One of the biggest scams in the online job world is that a company will ask you to pay a registration fee before you start.
Sadly, 99% of the time, it’s a scam. As that old saying goes, “If it’s too good to be true, it most definitely is.” I know it’s cliche, but it’s valid in many cases.
In today’s guide, I wanted to talk about the many online jobs that require no registration fee. It’s as simple as signing up, getting approved and then starting your work. In some cases, you can get started in as early as five minutes.
As always, I only recommend honest companies/strategies and I would never post something I personally wouldn’t sign up for. This is the case with any guide online as my goal is to become the internet’s most honest finance website.
If you want to start making some money online, put your credit card away because I’m about to talk about multiple opportunities you can take advantage of right now.
Online Jobs Work From Home Without a Registration Fee
NOTE: I have already written about many of these jobs in detail, so I will be linking out to many guides I made in the past. Click on it for more information to see which companies are hiring today.
Help Out Research Companies
If you want to earn money right now and don’t want to go through an application process, then helping research companies is the way to go. I must warn you, however, that you won’t get rich nor will you be able to quit your full-time job. Instead, plan on making anywhere from $25 to $500+ a month. How much you make depends on which companies you join and how often you complete your work. It is possible to supplement your income with surveys, I can promise you that much.
I have mentioned so many of my favorite research companies before, but I will quickly list some of my favorites below:
The premise is easy.
Answer the survey questions and get rewarded for the amount specified. Yes, it’s easy, and you will always know how much a survey is worth before you start. Aside from surveys, you can also make money watching TV clips, completing offers and even surfing the web.
At-Home Customer Service Rep
Today, companies continue to hire more and more customer service reps from home. It’s your job to take calls and then help a customer with their inquiry.
If you don’t mind talking on the phone and committing to a schedule in some cases, then check out the more than 50+ companies hiring customer service agents right now. In many cases, no experience is required and you could get started in as little as a week.
Search Engine Evaluator
A search engine evaluator is responsible for searching for particular keywords on Google and then rating it according to the company’s guidelines. Don’t worry, these companies will put you through the proper training before releasing you to the searches.
Two major companies are almost always hiring, Appen and Lionbridge, and pay an average of $14 an hour.
This job requires no talking on the phone, only searching the internet, making for a great choice if you’re not a fan of phones.
To learn more about the job in depth as well as some lesser-known companies, refer to my search evaluator jobs guide.
“Freelance” is such a broad term, I know, but it’s one of the best ways to start working from home. It will take some time to build a client base, but once you do, your opportunities are endless.
Whenever I talk about freelancing, I love to post the following graphic (click to enlarge) to just show you how many types of gigs are out there…
Take a glance at these jobs and see if there are any you’re willing to learn and/or feel you can start today. There has to be something!
The great thing about the internet is that you don’t have to aimlessly find your clients as there are a ton of platforms that can help you find jobs and even help potential clients find you. Some of these include Upwork, Freelancer, Guru, Fiverr and PeoplePerHour, to name a few. There are many more than just this, but it’s a great starting point to get your freelancing career started.
For now, I would at least check out Upwork to scan the current job postings. If you see one of interest, it may be wise to at least apply.
The graphic above mentions a ton of freelancing opportunities, but some are, of course, more popular than others. One of them being freelance writing.
And, no, the great thing about freelance writing is that you don’t have to be an A+ writer nor do you have to write as if you’re writing the next Amazon bestseller. As long as you can put your thoughts on paper and write with very few spelling/grammatical errors, you should be fine.
I have talked about freelance writing so many times in the past, including in my 17+ entry level writing jobs post, my 11+ content mills that hire beginners and get paid to type online. I would start with these guides as I have mentioned so many writing platforms that can get you making money in early as 24 hours. And, the best part is that you don’t need to find the clients, either. A lot of these websites do it for you!
If you don’t like the idea of putting your thoughts into words and even worry about your grammar, that’s fine as other opportunities in the writing world exist.
Known as transcription, this is the process of simply typing what you hear. Now, you will have to be able to type fast, usually more than 45+ words per minute, but it’s yet another great online job opportunity that requires no registration fees.
Whether it’s medical transcription or transcription in general, I have written about more than 101+ companies hiring transcriptionists today.
Generally, as long as you can type fast and type with minimal errors, most are willing to hire you, even if you don’t have experience. Check out these free transcription courses if you want to learn more about how this job works online.
Teach English Online
If you have a Bachelor’s degree and reside in the United States or Canada, then you may want to consider tutoring children overseas, primarily in China. Of course, this is all done via a video conferencing setup, so no travel is required.
Lessons usually last 30 minutes and pay can be upwards of $25+ an hour. You get to set your own hours and work whenever you choose since most companies hire you as an independent contractor. Just show up and teach the lesson plan given to you.
For more information, I talked about more than 31+ companies hiring ESL tutors right now, most of which pay an average of $18 to $25 per hour.
Create a Course
Are you knowledgeable in a particular topic? And, yes, it can be anything.
This option can take some work, but with the right marketing and a good course, word-of-mouth advertising could really take off.
To learn more about succeeding in creating a course, I highly recommend the many course creation courses on Udemy itself. For as little as $10, you can learn what it takes to create your very own course online.
TIP: Aside from creating a course, also consider uploading your course as an eBook. Publishing online is easier than ever with the Kindle Direct Publishing tool.
Sell T-Shirts via Merch by Amazon
Merch by Amazon, yes, that Amazon, allows you to sell your designs to its customer base.
All you need to do is upload your artwork, choose a product type and color, and add a product description. Amazon does the rest, from, producing the t-shirt to shipping it to the customer.
There’s up front costs, but they do take a small fee of every sale. Nonetheless, it’s an awesome way to get your designs out there for a low cost. You can learn more about merch.Amazon.com.
Staying on the education theme, tutoring is another option to consider if you want to expand your options and/or you don’t like the idea of teaching English.
If you have experience in a particular topic and have the education credentials to show for it, then online tutoring is one to consider.
Check out the more than 20+ online tutoring companies hiring at this moment. Many of them allow you to work at your own pace, even finding the students for you.
This is another gig that will require an education and some experience, but hey, I want to include everything on the list.
If you’d rather correct mistakes rather than write and potentially make them, then you may make for a great online proofreader.
Tons of companies are always hiring online proofreaders, many of which I cover in my 60+ companies hiring proofreaders right now.
Data Entry requires you to take information from one place and type it into a database/form usually. For example, you may have to read a scanned document and enter the name and addresses that someone wrote by hand.
This type of work can be boring to some, I know, but hey, if you’re looking for an online job with no registration fees, it’s one of the many to consider. Just be warned, however, that the “data entry” industry has a lot of scams out there, so never EVER pay a fee to get or find out about a job.
If this sounds like something of interest, I wrote about the many online companies looking for data entry employees right now. Take a gander at it and see if it’s something you’re interested in.
Most of your mystery shopping jobs are done in person, I know that, however, there are some jobs you can perform at home.
Known as telephone mystery jobs, this is the act of acting like a customer and talking to someone over the phone. This can be anything from confirming hours to asking some questions to see how friendly an agent is.
I talked about the many mystery shopping companies that often have telephone mystery shopping work. As long as you don’t mind talking over the phone, it’s something to consider.
Picture a virtual assistant almost like that of a secretary at a local doctor’s office. You could be in charge of just about anything, from making calls to confirm an appointment to managing billing. You never know what you’re getting yourself into.
If you love the idea of a diverse job and don’t mind being someone’s right-hand man/woman, then it’s one to consider.
Keep in mind that this type of job is competitive, often due to overseas competition. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least apply, however.
Unlike many websites that charge you to view a guide, I created one for free that’s just as good. You can see it here.
Test Apps and Websites
This option doesn’t pay all that much, but you could make $100~ a month if you work hard enough.
As an app/website tester, it will be your duty to test the app/website as indicated in your instructions and then report your thoughts in either verbal or written form. It’s pretty straightforward and can pay upwards of $60+ in some cases. This depends on who you work with.
Get Paid to Take Pictures
This is another option that won’t make you rich, but it could net you a few bucks if you take the right shots.
From taking pictures and uploading them to a marketplace to taking a picture a client wants, there are quite a few websites/apps that are willing to pay you for your photos. In fact, there are more than 20+ of them to be exact.
Take a gander at that guide and see if it’s worth selling any of your digital photos.
Creating a channel on YouTube could take a lot of work and patience, but it could pad your bank account once it does take off according to plan. Even if you don’t like showing your face on camera, you can always use screencasting software to create how-to and/or step-by-step tutorials.
Succeeding on YouTube deserves its own post on how to succeed, so for now, I will direct you to one of my favorite books, YouTube Secrets: The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Following and Making Money as a Video Influencer. They create a fantastic roadmap to help you succeed and potentially earn six or even seven figures a year.
Highly consider this option if you have the patience to wait up to a year before you see your first dollar and you’re willing to invest a ton of your time without seeing a dime. It can be stressful, but I promise you it can pay off in the end.
Like YouTube, blogging can be a very lucrative option as well. I mean, look at this site. It’s a blog and it makes me some money, but it took me at least 12 months before I saw a $100+ a month. No, I said I would post jobs that require no registration fee, but you will have to pay a domain registration fee, which, I feel is a business investment, not as a way to get started with a company. You will have to pay for hosting as well. Other than that, for less than $15, you can get your website off the ground in no time.
I would only recommend the blogging route if you’re more of a fan of writing and don’t really want to edit videos/show your face, etc.
One day, I may plan on creating a course on ways to succeed in the blogging world. For now, I will direct you to some of my favorite FREE resources… Authority Hacker, the Ahrefs blog, QuickSprout and the guys over at Income School. You can learn almost everything I have, all for the price of nothing. While it’s tempting to pay a price to join a “club” or learn a skill, most of the time, you’re only making the creator rich and you won’t learn anything you can’t find online.
Final Tip: Use FlexJobs to Find Even More Opportunities
I can only list so many categories. For that reason, I highly recommend you check out the premium job hunting tool, FlexJobs.
This job search tool focuses only on remote opportunities only and posts them in a nice, easy-to-read format. No matter what kind of experience you have, you can set the filters and even receive alerts whenever a new job pops up.
It does cost a small fee, but it’s use so that they can use a workforce to find jobs that many websites don’t have the time/resources to find.
If you want a part- or full-time job with a legitimate company, then this is one to highly consider. If you don’t like it, you can always use the company’s “satisfaction guarantee” to get a full refund.
Phew! I think I’m finally done.
As you can see, there are a ton of online jobs that require no registration fee. Yes, every single job opportunity I mentioned is 100% free to you and will be no different from that of applying to a 9-5 job.
Whether you want to make a full-time income or a few dollars on the side, check out every option and see which one best suits you. You only have the answer to that one as everyone has their own interest. For the one you are interested in, just follow the link to my in-depth guide as I have written on just about every topic mentioned above. On those links, you can find a variety of companies to consider.
Now, I leave it up to you.
Have you tried any of these options?
Am I missing any?
As always, you’re more than welcome to add your thoughts in the comment below!
For now, get to work and hopefully, you can find an online job that you’re happy with. Best of luck to you!
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