10 Online Form Filling Jobs Without Investment (AVOID SCAMS!)

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Let’s get one thing straight. 

If you type the words “form filling jobs without investment” into Google (or anything similar term), you’ll launch yourself into a world of scams and bad information.

I’m writing this article to set the record straight. Hopefully it’ll stand out amongst all the garbage out there, saving you a headache.

That said, there are opportunities out there that involve online form filling jobs with free registration and daily payment. They’re just not what you think.

And ironically, they aren’t even called form-filling jobs.

If you don’t have time to waste on scams, read this guide to the end.

What Are Online Form-Filling Jobs?

A form-filling job is just what you’d imagine. You get paid to fill out online forms. From insurance forms to registration forms to job applications — you name it.

But why would someone pay you to do this?

That’s actually a great question — a question most sites seem to gloss over.

The truth is, they won’t pay for it.

michael from the office whispering it's a scam

99% of so-called form-filling jobs are scams. Some even ask you to pay for the privilege to access these forms.

If that doesn’t sound fishy, I don’t know what does. Which brings us to the question…

Are Online Form-Filling Jobs Legit?

Yes and no.

You can tell if a freelance form-filling job without investment is legit by asking yourself one question:

What is the job title?

If the job title is “form-filling job”, it is not worth your time. Trust me.

But if it has another title, like data entry specialist, and includes form-filling in the job description, then it could actually be legit. In fact, data entry is one of the easiest freelance jobs from home.

Form-filling is also a common task for virtual assistants. Here are 50+ other virtual assistant services you could offer.

What Does Online Form Filling Jobs “Without Investment” Mean?

These are online form-filling jobs with free registration. As mentioned, some companies actually charge you to register with them. What kind of job does that?

I’ll tell you what kind — a shady kind.

Like I said, if you want to make money filling out forms, go to the sites mentioned in this post and search for positions like:

  • Data entry jobs
  • Data entry specialist
  • Data entry operator
  • Data entry clerk

Unlike random form-filling — where it’s hard to connect actual value to the service — data entry actually provides a valuable service. Many companies need help moving data from one medium to another (e.g., from a PDF to a spreadsheet, from a spreadsheet to a database, etc.)

Companies don’t have time to do this tedious work, so they hire it out.

The cool thing about these gigs is they don’t require much experience. And since you can do everything online and aren’t tied to one location, it’s also an easy way to earn money while traveling.

How to Avoid Data Entry and Form-Filling Job Scams

All this scam talk might sound intimidating, but it’s actually pretty easy to differentiate legitimate form-filling jobs from dodgy ones.

Rule number one is to stick to the resources mentioned in this post, and more importantly, trust your gut.

If the website looks janky, littered with weird typos, offering to pay you in Rupees, it’s probably not a company you want to work for. 

And if the job titles are all things like genuine form-filling jobs (or “trusted”, “legit”, “real”, etc.), that’s another red flag.

screenshot showing an online form filling job without investment that uses scammy language

I mean, what kind of company has to specifically state that their job listing is legit? Have you ever seen job listings for a “legit” dentist? Or a “genuine” plumber? 

I hope not. Legit companies don’t need to say they’re legit.

That said, if you’re still not sure if you can trust a gig, make sure to:

Research the company. If there’s no visible history or website, dig further. Ask if you can speak to another employee.

Use LinkedIn. If you can’t find the hiring manager, company, or other employees, that’s a red flag.

Never pay for a job. There’s no guarantee the other person is actually going to pay you, so you could simply be throwing money down the drain.

Ask for a contract. Most legitimate jobs have a signed contract with your agreed hourly rate, start date, responsibilities, and any benefits. Even as a freelancer, you can write your own contract if need be.

What Do You Need for Online Form-Filling Jobs?

If you have a computer, you’re pretty much set. Online form filling jobs from home are quite convenient because they don’t require much equipment.

You also need a basic knowledge of how to use the computer (duh), a decent internet connection, and speedy typing skills to blast through forms as quickly as possible.

Some companies also use additional software, but they should receive training on how to use it.

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How Much Can You Make With Form Filling Jobs?

As a form-filling beginner, your rate depends entirely on the company you’re working for.

Companies either pay per form, per hour, or per project.

So, similar to other freelance gigs, it depends on how fast you work and how many hours you put in.

According to Indeed, the average data entry clerk earns $15.49 per hour in the United States (although you don’t necessarily need to be located in the U.S. to work for U.S. companies). 

If you get paid per project, the faster you work, the more you’re paid. And while $15.49 per hour won’t equate to some earth-shattering 6-figure income, it could serve as a flexible side income (or full-time income in countries with a lower cost of living). 

Looking for easy remote jobs that earn a little more?

Check out these free trainings on how to become a virtual assistant and how to earn as a freelance proofreader.

10 Best Form Filling Online Jobs Without Investment

There are hundreds of job sites online where you could land trusted form-filling jobs (AKA data entry). But since this field is so rife with scammers, I recommend sticking to the following sites until you’re more comfortable weeding out the B.S. jobs.

1. FlexJobs

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Flexjobs is one of the most well-known and trusted sites in this niche. They have been around since 2007, so are a reputable and trusted source. All jobs posted here are sifted through by the editors to catch any scams or dodgy listings.

The site specializes in all types of remote work and offers jobs from all over the world — including part-time, full-time, contract-based, and freelance positions. Many of these are online form filling jobs with free registration.

Listings are updated daily, so there are always new jobs to apply for with pay rates varying from $0.20 per form to $40.

The Flexjobs platform itself does have a small monthly fee, but this is not a scam. This covers the cost of the manpower needed to vet and handpick the best jobs (so you can avoid scams). If you don’t find a job or are unsatisfied with the platform, you can request a full refund.

(Update: FlexJobs now has a free plan as well). 

The trick with finding data entry and form-filling jobs online is that sometimes they go by different names.  

For example, a quick search on FlexJobs brought up a “Grants Coordinator” position. Responsibilities include filling out grant proposal forms and getting them ready for submission for $18 bucks an hour (plus gym membership reimbursements). Not bad, eh?

There usually aren’t many straight up form-filling jobs listed on FlexJobs because, like we’ve seen, most form-filling jobs are scams, and FlexJobs has a team that filters out the bad apples. 

That said, there are plenty of legit remote work opportunities that involve filling out forms for money (or tasks equally as easy).

That said, these usually require some kind of commitment, ongoing work, and application process. These aren’t the types of form-filling jobs where any old Joe can sign up and fill out a random survey here any there.

2. LinkedIn

screenshot of linkedin data entry jobs

LinkedIn is the world’s number one business social site, and it’s the perfect place to look for free online form-filling jobs. Over 750 million professionals are on this platform and most reputable businesses have their own page.

Once you’ve created a LinkedIn account, you can connect with similar businesses and hunt for potential employers.

Finding job listings is just as simple.

Search ‘data entry’ via the search bar and filter by ‘jobs’ – you’ll then get plenty of options. You can apply by submitting your LinkedIn CV or uploading a document directly from your computer.

Pay rates for jobs you find on Linkedin depend on the company you work for. But since LinkedIn is one of the most reputable job sites in the world, you can expect to earn a little more than, say, Fiverr (which we’ll explore shortly).

Not all job listings include pay information, but a quick search shows many fall between $10 and $24 per hour, with some positions even offering full benefits and a 401(k). 

Again, keep an eye out for similar positions with different titles. For example, I found a promising form-filling gig under the title “Submissions Associate”.

Sometimes you gotta do a little digging.

3. Google (Be Careful!)

If you’ve been researching online form-filling jobs, almost all blog posts on the topic recommend Google form-filling jobs. 

Ignore these people!

If you do a little digging, you’ll find that every single one of these articles either:

  1. Repeats the exact same information, but doesn’t link to where you can actually find these jobs, or…
  2. Refer you to super shady websites that are clearly not made by the “real” Google 

It just goes to show that not all articles at the top of Google search can be trusted. (Unless it’s my article, of course!).

But seriously, the more I research this topic, the more I realize every website that has written about it has no idea what they’re talking about. They are all just copying each other, with no “real” information to back it up. Many claim that Google pays up to $50 per form. Does that sound realistic?

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Feel free to do your own research on Google form-filling jobs, but I sure couldn’t find anything that looked even halfway legit.

That said, while Google (the company) doesn’t offer form-filling jobs, you can find legit jobs filling data into Google sheets. 

This is basically a data entry position that uses Google’s tools. These gigs can be found on many of the job sites mentioned in this post. 

4. PeoplePerHour

screenshot of people per hour data entry jobs

PeoplePerHour is an outsourcing site (AKA freelance job board) where anyone can post gigs they need help with. And it turns out, many people are looking for help with data entry.

Since anyone can post jobs on PeoplePerHour, you have to be extra careful to dodge scammers. But if you follow the tips above, you can find plenty of legitimate work.

To get started, create a profile and add as much info as possible to stand out from the competition. Then advertise yourself, set your rates, and apply for jobs. It’s as simple as that.

There’s a lot of competition on PeoplePerHour, but as a general rule, the more you apply, the more likely you’ll land a decent gig. And the more good reviews you build up, the easier it gets.

Pay rates are all over the board on this site — from slave wages to absolute gold mines. Most data entry jobs pay between $10 to $20 per hour.

5. WebPay Online (Be Careful!)

WebPay Online is another site that offers form filling jobs with free registration that many other blogs recommend.

But does this look legit to you?

screenshot of scammy looking free form filling job online

To me, this is the definition of sketchy. I’m not even going to link to it because I don’t want you to waste your time there. It’s impossible to know for sure without actually signing up. But why go through all that time and hassle when there are so many other better opportunities out there.

I definitely would not feel comfortable downloading this company’s software onto my computer or sending them any of my information.

The only reason I included it in this list is to warn you not to use it. 

6. Fiverr

screenshot of fiverr data entry freelancers

Fiverr is one of the top sites online for finding freelance work on the web. You can find all sorts of jobs on Fiverr — from writing to designing to, you guessed it, online form filling.

To get started, you just need a profile. Then, you can create packages and advertise your services to potential customers. 

On Fiverr, you’re not just limited to form filling jobs either. You could also advertise proofreading, freelance writing gigs, virtual friend services, freelance translation services, or any other type of job that fits your skillset. I’ve literally seen freelancers getting paid to talk to lonely people.

The more different packages and services you offer, the more you can earn.

Once you’re set up, sit back and wait for the jobs to come in. You can also search for clients yourself if you want to move things along.

One of the best things about Fiverr is you can set your own rates. You can charge per hour, per form, or create your own unique package. Just make sure you price yourself according to your experience.

The idea is to build up as many good reviews as possible. And to lure in your first few clients, you may need to start with lower rates.

7. Upwork

screenshot of upwork data entry jobs

Upwork is another freelance job board and, similar to PeoplePerHour, you can find pretty much any freelance job under the sun. That includes data entry and form filling.

To start landing work, you need to create a profile, verify your identity, set up a payment method, and search for jobs. There is a subscription membership option, but you don’t necessarily need to go down this route to find good opportunities.

Payment depends on the client, but you can expect an average of $5 to $10 per hour. The cool thing about these types of freelance marketplaces is the flexibility. 

You can easily find short-term gigs if that’s what you’re looking for. So if you’re just looking to make an extra $50 a day online every once in a while, you don’t need to make any long-term commitments. 

8. Guru

screenshot of guru data entry jobs
Data entry and form-filling jobs come in all shapes and sizes.

Freelancing sites are a popular way to find online form filling jobs, and Guru is no exception. This freelance marketplace is similar to Upwork and Fiverr — you sign up, create a profile, and start choosing your projects.

After poking around, I found a few projects paying as much as $1,000 per month for data entry and form filling.

Since most freelancing job sites are free to join, you mind as well join all the popular ones to help find your first clients. The more fishing lines you have in the client pond, the better.

9. Government Form Filling Jobs (Be Careful!)

Earn money by filling in forms for the government? That’s gotta be legit, right?

Not necessarily. 

If you search for “government online form-filling jobs”, you’ll see that some pretty questionable sites pop up. 

Many of these are in India. I have no idea how things work over there. For all I know, some of their government form-filling jobs might actually be legit. 

But compared to other options on this list, you probably won’t earn much.

If you’re a U.S. citizen, you’re better off looking for government data entry jobs on USAJOBS.gov.

You may not find data entry positions, per se. But there are often jobs that involve heavy data entry, like a Program Support Assistant. 

Keep in mind that not all of these government form-filling jobs are eligible for remote work, so you have to filter for ‘Offers Telework’.

10. CyberEXPo (Be Careful!)

CyberEXpo is another Indian website that claims to offer online form filling jobs with daily payment.

Similar to WebPay Online, this site looks a bit dodgy. Many other top-ranking articles about best online form-filling jobs mention CyberEXPo, but I would use caution.

I mean, in their main menu, it says “Logn In” instead of “Log In”.

Seriously?

Again, I only included it in this list in hopes that readers would find my guide (which was actually written to help you) before other articles on the topic (which were just written to rank in Google to earn money). 

I would not recommend this site.

Are Form-Filling Jobs Worth It?

If you find a website dedicated to form-filling jobs, it’s probably a waste of time. A “form-filler” is not a real job title. That said, many companies do hire data entry clerks. Data entry can include a range of tasks, but often involves filling out forms and spreadsheets. 

If you’re looking for an easy remote job with a low barrier to entry, data entry is worth exploring.

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