15 Genuine Online Jobs from Home Without Investment in 2019

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Online jobs are a great way to make money from home especially for stay at home moms. But they sometimes require registration fees or a little investment to get started.

I understand that not everyone has the money to register or invest and that most of those jobs requiring registration fees are scams anyway. 

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So if you are looking for legit online jobs to do from home without investment and registration fees, sit back and relax. In this article, I’ll be showing you 15 of the best genuine online jobs for you.

15+ Online Jobs Without Investment For the Determined

1. Freelance Writer

If you love to write then you’ll love the idea of being a freelance writer. Now normally, I would advise you to start a freelance writing business of your own because there’s more potential. Freelance writers like Holly and Elise comfortably make six figures yearly following a tried and true method for succeeding as a freelance writer.

But that would require a small investment of close to $50 to get your website set up.

I know Danny Maguire makes six figures writing on upwork, I also know a friend who makes $50,000 a year on upwork so if you want to start freelance writing online without investment, register on sites like Upwork, create your portfolio and start bidding.

2. Social Media Manager

If you’re that social butterfly who gets hundreds of likes and comments on your social media posts, I’ve got the perfect online job for you!

Did you know that you could post on behalf of small businesses and celebrities? You would maintain their social media accounts, bolster their brand image and help them win leads.

Typically, you should be making between $1,000 – $10,000 monthly depending on your clientele and if you work alone or outsource.

To get started, build your portfolio using pro-bono work or your own profile and start pitching clients.

3. Virtual Assistant

Chances are you’ve worked as an assistant at one time or the other, it’s just a little different being a virtual assistant. You’ll be managing schedules, checking emails, and messages.

Sometimes, you’ll need to do social media, graphics, editing, researching, just about anything agreed in the scope of your contract.

Virtual assistants typically earn anywhere from $10 to $100 per hour depending on skill, scope of duties, and the clientele. To get started, apply to one of the many virtual assistant jobs on Indeed.

4. Transcribe

A transcriptionist takes recorded audio from meetings, interviews, or simple dictations and turns them into readable text.

This is on online typing job so it works best if you are a fast typist.

Transcriptionists make around $15 – $30 per hour but this is what it comes out to using the average human typing speed. If you type faster, your hourly rate can be much higher.

Transcription companies like Transcribe me.com always have remote jobs available for transcriptionists.

5. Research Assistant

One of the many online jobs I tried before I settled for blogging was Research Assistance. I worked briefly with Ask Wonder earning around $25 per hour.

If you have a curious mind and don’t get bored easily with new and sometimes boring information, you are going to love this online job that pays you to get trained.

Your job will be to dig up data for time or knowledge challenged

people while you get paid to learn stuff!

An entry-level research assistant can make anywhere from $21,000 to $52,000 per year.

6. Proofreader

If you always find yourself spotting and correcting grammatical and spelling errors when you read, you can get paid to be a fantastic proofreader.

Bloggers, editors, writers, all the people in the writing business need proofreaders to put that final shine on writing drafts and you can make up to $45 per hour doing so. Get started using this guide.

7. Graphic Designer

This is a dream online job for most creatives. If you have an eye for design, love playing with fonts and colors and know any design software (even Canva qualifies), you are in for a profitable surprise!

Depending on the kind of project (logo, brochure…), clientele you choose and your experience, your hourly rate can range anywhere between $25-$150 per hour and above. Fiverr is especially popular for graphic design jobs but you can also check sites like Indeed and Flexjobs.

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8. Online Tutor

If you are a teacher or you simply love to teach, this is an online job you will love.

The most common teaching job available is teaching English through companies like VIPKid to foreign kids who don’t know English that well.

You can make between $10.50 – $60 per hour when you work for a company, but if you decide to sell your own courses, the margin widens a lot on both ends.

Check out companies like VIPKid to teach English, and Udemy to sell your own courses.

9. Customer Service

Even more than tutoring online is the massive shift towards hiring customer service reps to work remotely. If you get to spend a few hours alone daily then customer service could work really well for you.

A customer service representative supports customers by providing helpful information, answering questions, and responding to complaints. What customer service reps do in a nutshell is make sure that customers are satisfied with a company and that the company receives and handles complaints in a timely fashion.

Customer Service Reps typically earn between $10 – $20 per hour. Check out Rat Race Rebellion or jobs on indeed to get started.

10. Become a Travel Agent

If you know how to find the best travel deals you’ll do great as a Travel Agent.

Your job will mostly involve booking business trips for executives, retreats, family vacations, newlywed honeymoons and special trips like that.

Travel agents take home around $28,000 to $56,000 yearly according to Glassdoor. To get started, apply to a travel agent company.

11. Virtual Receptionist

If you want an online job that lets you “meet” people every day, you are going to love being a virtual receptionist.

Your job will be to act as the face/voice of a company, answer calls, respond to emails, and provide customer service to clients. Some less exciting aspects of the job include organizing files and scheduling appointments.

Typical payment ranges between $26 – 72k per year. You can get started with Vicky Virtual.

12. Search Engine/Social Media Evaluator

As complicated as this sounds, this is one online job that doesn’t require previous training.

Search Engine/Social Media Evaluators rate search engine results like Google and social media ads like facebook ads for accuracy and relevancy.

The aim is to make the platforms even better.  You get paid around $12 per hour for exposure to a lot of awesome knowledge, plus you make your own schedule and never get on the phone. You can get started with companies like

13. Youtuber

The internet has made it so easy to make money these days. One of those really cool online jobs you can do without investment if you have a great personality is vlogging.

You create and upload videos to your youtube channel in a particular niche and as more people watch you earn money for your ads. You can also market affiliate products on your youtube channel.

I have a friend who makes a full time income just by sharing her lifestyle on youtube.

14. T. Shirt Designing

Another great online job with no registration fees or investment is T. Shirt Designing. I used to do this on a local T. Shirt store online.

You simply create beautiful designs for your shirts using their software or upload a design created in photoshop and every time someone purchases a shirt with your design, you earn a commission.

Needless to say, the more designs you have and the more trendy they are, the more money you’ll make with this job. A good place to start is Amazon Merch, you can also check out other sites too.

15. Get Paid to Test Apps and Websites

This is another easy online job you can do. Companies need feedback on the user experience of their websites and apps and they gladly pay for it.

Testing takes around 20 minutes and you get paid $10 or more. To get started, check out User Testing.

There you have it, 15 online jobs without investment and registration fees to get started with today!

I wish you good luck with any job you choose. I also have a job board that you can check daily for new jobs you can start right away.

Before you go, let me push starting a blog a bit because it literally changed my life and I wouldn’t trade it for any job at all. I want it to change your life too.

The thing that makes blogging special is that unlike a job where you have income that’s fixed or hovering around a certain number, and directly tied to your time, blogging income scales quickly and at a point becomes almost 100% passive.

It’s a lot of work in the beginning for very little return, true. But if you do it right, you can get to full-time income in a year and after that, it just grows and grows. The potential is unlimited, five figures, six figures, I even know a few seven-figure bloggers. If you feel that $50 is worth all this and you can afford it, then check out this step by step guide on how to start a blog and start building your own digital empire.

Good luck, whatever you do, I’m cheering for you.

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