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Do I need a business to sell online?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by kivd1, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. kivd1

    kivd1 Junior Member

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    I want to sell an online video service,

    do I need to register as a business to do this?
     
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    Taff_Man Junior Member

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    Depnends on what scale you plan on selling videos.
     
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    white92 Regular Member

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    What is your country?
     
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    monkid Power Member

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    You can try it first without register your business. If you have massive orders then you need to register your business.
     
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    infocraze Junior Member

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    You should start it off first to test the waters out and see how it does for you. If you find success and would like to continue running the same business, you may want to register it so you could scale it up. It would also depend upon the country that you operate from, so it would be good to look for information relevant to the country that you come from.
     
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  6. Mastermaster2

    Mastermaster2 Newbie

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    if your going to make it a prime source of income you should just set up a LLC with just you in it
     
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  7. brandama

    brandama Registered Member

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    If your not shipping a physical product or having a physical presence, I wouldn't register a business until you make the money to do so.
     
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    kivd1 Junior Member

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    But how can I accept payments without a business?
     
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    if your Country requires - you need to register within 3 month - don't play with tax!! you register as sole trader,you pay tax after your income,- may get first advice from a solicitor
     
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    It can be done without registering a business.. but register a good domain name related to your services and create a quality site, do SEO for that so that you would be getting visitors from search engines.
     
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    beatngu Registered Member

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    No you do not need a business to sell online.
    However each country has a limit on how much money you can earn without a business,and without a business there are some payment options you can not get.
    I started without a business and when i earned enough money i registered a company,when you start without a business then you can get a picture on how much you can earn and how much it would cost you to setup a business.
     
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    brandama Registered Member

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    You can use a 3rd party payment processor for that.
     
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    cladproxy.com Regular Member Premium Member

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    Use 2checkout.com for your payment solution.. it is best for you and safe. can accept all types of payment and good for avoid fraud buyers.
     
  14. BlueVenom

    BlueVenom Newbie

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    You don't need a business to sell online.
     
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    Spock187 Newbie

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    100% of experienced business men will all give you the same answer. No.

    Try out your business idea first, if - and only if it works, at that point, you should come back and ask the same question here at BHW.

    100% of accountants will give the exact opposite advice experienced business men will give. Pay little attention to accountants related to this exact question and you can often avoid wasted effort and money.

    Expereinced businessmen know this: Most start up businesses fail. That's just the truth.
     
  16. pringlez

    pringlez BANNED BANNED

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    Definitely not. lol
     
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    Your country, nature of business, amount of taxable income, sales volume would decide whether you have to or not!
     
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    arkaplanda Newbie

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    If your business scale is to high you need to.
     
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    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Yes, are you planning on fail?