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No Fee Work at Home Jobs

Don't Pay a Fee for Work at Home Jobs


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Job seekers shouldn't have to pay to hired.

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There's a very simple rule when it comes to looking for work at home jobs. Don't pay a fee - for anything. You shouldn't pay for job listings, you shouldn't pay to apply for jobs, and you shouldn't pay a fee to get on the payroll.

Legitimate companies don't charge you to hire you. They pay all the expenses of recruiting, training, and hiring. Legitimate employers also don't charge you for start-up kits, for work at home directories, for lists of work at home jobs or for anything else related to getting hired.

Fees Can Indicate a Scam
In fact, companies or websites charging fees for work at home job listings or information on working at home are high on the list of red flags you should watch out for when trying to stay clear of online job scams.

Paying for Equipment
The only time you may have expenses, and remember, you are not paying to get hired, is that some call center work at home jobs may require you to invest in home office equipment after you have been hired for the job. Before you invest in an office or equipment, carefully check out what you'll need to spend, and, decide if the investment is worth it.

Work at Home Job Search Tips
Tips for finding legitimate work at home jobs, finding companies to work for, and avoiding job and employment scams.

Job Scams
Information about job scams including how to check out job listings, how to avoid employment scams, how to report a scam, and where to find lists of scams.

You may see advertisements for work at home jobs on this page, because that's the topic of the article. Just because you see an ad here, that doesn't make it a legitimate company. Carefully investigate companies that you are interested in.

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