Do real, legal work at home opportunities actually exist where I don't pay a cent?

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Raderick, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Raderick

    Raderick New Member

    I've been just casually looking around at assorted companies that offer the chance to "work at home" part time or full time as your main source of income, and all I've found are the following:

    - Gifting scams in which you give X amount of dollars to the person who referred you and you try to get others to do the same to you. Very much illegal.
    - Companies that want you to sell their product, mainly a diet supplement, but I have to pay for the item before I buy it (I souldn't have to pay a cent to work, except for gas money and my lunch)
    - Companies that are very vague on what they are selling and who to sell to.
    - I have to buy their services before I can work with them.

    I'm just looking around for something that I pay nothing, zip, $0, and I am employed, on a base pay (or base + commission, I ****ing hate jobs that offer just commission pay, or at least one where I don't have to jump through flaming hoops just to get paid), that I can work with. There must be a "work at home" company that does this. There must!
     
  2. MedTranHome

    MedTranHome New Member

    You can do transcription at home with no investment, other than some ear phones and a foot pedal, which is optional.

    There are companies that hire general/legal transcriptionists with no training or experience.

    There is also medical transcription, which I do, which requires schooling.
     
  3. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    There are many companies that hire people for customer service work at home jobs.
     
  4. mmitchell73

    mmitchell73 New Member

    From personal experience I have earned money as a forum poster. I started forum posting when I couldn't find any jobs that didn't require some sort of investment.

    Those companies may hire people to work from home, but some will have waiting lists or for the transcription jobs, they need you to have a 60 or 80+ typing speed, for the phone operators from home you need to pay to have a separate phone line dedicated to the job.

    So during my hunt for work I can do at home without paying a penny....

    Forum Posting
    I found companies like Paid Posting Tools, Forum Shock, and Inb0x which are some of the top paying companies that really payout when you do work for them.

    The one I've currently applied to is called Forum Booster, if you're interested in signing up click here. Oh be sure to sign up for a paypal account if you haven't already because that is what most companies will pay with.

    Article Writing
    If you can write at least 400 words on something you know about, then it is possible to make money from it. They will pay you $1.50 for every 1,000 people that read your article. When you have more than one and do some serious promoting, I imagine you can make some money from it.
    Associated Content

    HITS (Human Intelligence Task)
    You perform tasks for a few cents to x amount of dollars depending on the task and the level of difficulty. Like I did a task the other day that involved making 3 posts on different forums to promote a product for $1.00.
    Amazon Mechanical Turk

    That's all I've really got for now... hope this helps you [​IMG]
     
  5. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    There are free legitimate opportunities like affiliate marketing.
    You just need to promote the products to earn commission.
     
  6. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Raderick: I'm just looking around for something that I pay nothing, zip, $0, and I am employed, on a base pay (or base + commission, I ****ing hate jobs that offer just commission pay, or at least one where I don't have to jump through flaming hoops just to get paid), that I can work with. There must be a "work at home" company that does this. There must!


    What you just described is what a million others are looking for - I have yet to find it. [​IMG]
     
  7. sgkul25

    sgkul25 New Member

    Hi Raderick,
    There are lot of legitimate work at home jobs. Research Research Research [​IMG]. According to recent article in Readers digest the ratio of legitimate wah jobs to scams is 1:52. Can you believe it?
    Have you tried craigslist? I found my first work from home job there. It takes a lot of applying and weeding through the scams but you will get one.
    What kind of job are you looking for? There are lot of call centers ( Arise, Working Sol, Live Ops) that hire wah workers. Transcription, Writing, VA etc job are also a good option.
     
  8. srama3

    srama3 New Member

    Affiliate marketing is the best job. Most of the work at home programs teach you how to this this, when there are some free guides floating around. I'm sure people here will also gladly help you with learning the ropes.

    Hope this helped
     
  9. greatidea

    greatidea New Member

    Thats it you are looking for a Job so look in the job postings for legit companies. There are some companies that let you work from home but people are lined up to get those jobs.

    You can sell affiliate products but you have to pay to promote them and then get a commision when someone buys. I made $450 a week doing this only to find out I was spending $800 to advertise.

    Most people who work from home work for themselves. Thats why network marketing is so popular. It's cheap to get started you can do it from home.
     
  10. samda

    samda Member

    I can understand your agaony. Just search in freelancer and you may land up something. There are some other websites like contracterwork.com

    I hope you can earn some money without any investments.,
     
  11. Mak Doodle

    Mak Doodle New Member

    it sounds like you want to work for someone as opposed to work for yourself. When you do a job search use the term telecommute as opposed to work at home. For untrained individuals the best opportunity is in a call center role that you work from home. You can find both local and national companies that are now hiring call center operators to work from home. Just need a land line phone and high speed internet access.

    good luck
     
  12. unselfishbuddy

    unselfishbuddy New Member

    Most programs online are not based pay, but commission based. However, if you do some extensive research, you might be able to find what you're looking for.
     

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