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A few questions about affiliating

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by cartmanezz, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. cartmanezz

    cartmanezz Newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I need your help in sorting the stuff out in affiliate marketing. I am newbie in this, so would be very grateful if you give me some pieces of advice, in particular I am interested in the following:
    1. Do I need to register as a private entrepreneur in order to resell somebody's products/services?
    2. How to handle the law? I mean, taxes etc. Is this sort of income taxable?
    3. If I start an affiliate program, let us say, resell an antivirus software, can I actually take part in several affiliate programs simultaneously and make a kind of a web-site of top 5 antivirus apps and get income whenever somebody buys one of them?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    1. no, you don't need to be a private entrepreneur
    2. yes, it's taxable if you make more than a certain amount in a year which varies by country (in US it's $600/year), the rates depend on your country's laws, talk to an accountant if you're unsure about this, try to find one who's not clueless about internet marketing, good luck :)
    if you work for legit US affiliate/CPA companies and you make more than $600 a year, they will require you to submit a W-9 IRS form (if US pub) or a W-8BEN (if non-US/foreign pub), they won't even pay you until it's not done
    3. generally yes or it can depend on the TOS of the specific affiliate program you use
     
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  3. cartmanezz

    cartmanezz Newbie

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    Thank you, dude! That helps!
    What is the best CMS for such kind of business?
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're free to sell anything as an individual. Yes taxes will be there until the day you die.

    Hire an accountant or a lawyer, don't just take advice in forums.