We often get asked about work from home without investment jobs. There seems to be a big misconception that you have to pay to work from home. Many clients also tell us that they hesitated to find remote work because every ‘opportunity’ required upfront investment.
And we tell them that, with very few exceptions, you should never, ever pay to work from home. Period. That bears repeating — Don’t pay to work from home. Those are usually scams.
Stay Away From Multi-Level Marketing
So-called “opportunities” to work from home that require you to pay a fee or cost money are scams. The biggest culprits are those disguised as network marketing, multi-level marketing (MLM) or direct sales. But they are pyramid schemes that I highly recommend you never sign up for. Not only are they costly and time-consuming, but there are so many better options to create a remote career that won’t make you pay.
The Case Against Multi-Level Marketing highlighted the dreadful state of MLM.
Based on 15 years of research, it was found that:
- 100% of MLM companies are recruitment-driven
- 99% of recruits lose money
- Less than 1% of MLM participants make any profit
The study concluded that:
“MLM as a business model is flawed, unfair, and deceptive. Worldwide feedback suggests it is also extremely viral, predatory, and harmful to many participants. This conclusion does not just apply to a specific MLM company, but to the entire MLM industry. It is a systemic problem.”THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
The bottom line? MLM is expensive, yields little (if any) results, and does not offer a sustainable way to earn an income from home. Even if you’re desperate to start working from home, remember MLM is not the answer. There are better options to work from home without investment.
Get Clear On What You Want (And What You Don’t)
Wanting to work from home is excellent. There are a lot of benefits to remote life, including more time with family and friends, better-earning potential, no commute, and being able to work from anywhere in the world. But just a desire to work remotely isn’t enough. You need to get clear about what kind of remote job makes sense for you — we call these your “career ideals.” When you identify your career ideals, you seriously simplify your remote job search.
Your career ideals will include specifics like:
- The type of company or client you work for
- Pay rate
- Job responsibilities
- Hours you want to work
Your career ideals identify your perfect work scenarios, as well as any deal-breakers. It also means you need self-reflection to identify what is truly important to you. Skipping this step can add tons of time to your job search.
As Behavioral Scientist Steve Maraboli says:
“It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.”STEVE MARABOLI, BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
It’s time to get clear on what you want in a remote job, so you can actually make progress in your job search (and finally work from home without investment).
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Here are some of the best work from home without investment jobs for beginners.
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This is a great place to start;
This is a lucrative field to get into that is excellent for beginners. Virtual assistants or VAs take on a wide variety of secretary work and usually receive training for specific tasks. You just need to be an excellent communicator, catch on quickly, and do quality work.
Beginner VAs can expect to earn $5 – $15 per hour while more experienced VAs can earn $30+ per hour.
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These places are great for beginners;
There are a plethora of home-based customer service jobs available today. It’s a great home-based job option for beginners because most companies offer stable hours. You’d most likely just need to get some essential equipment like a headset, good internet, a home phone line, and have a quality computer to get started.
This is another work-from-home job that’s great for beginners. The job typically involves using software to input data into a company’s system. The most critical skill required for this job is organization. It may not be the most exciting job to have, but it’s easy to get into and can help you earn some money on the side while you stay at home with your kids.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few work from home scams surrounding data entry work so you need to be careful.
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If you want to land a work from home gig, you’ll have to be diligent with your search and focus on making sure you meet the criteria outlined in the job listing. Start with beefing up your resume and making it remote ready.
One easy and quick improvement you can make is to add a testimonial or two to your resume along with more specific skills and achievements. You may also want to brush up on your interview skills. Even though employers likely won’t be able to meet you in person, they’ll still want to interview you either over the phone or via video call.
As long as you have a great resume and do well during your interview, you’ll be well on your way to starting a work from home job. When conducting your job search, it’s also important to look out for scams. My main rule of thumb is – if it sounds too good to be true, then chances are it’s a scam.Follow my blog with Bloglovin