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Do I need semrush?? Having problems...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by moo24, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. moo24

    moo24 Newbie

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    Hi guys I'm thinking of starting my first amazon associates site and I think I might have found a niche. However i'm very new to seo and keyword competitiveness. I keep reading around how good semrush is for this and how easy it is to come up with keywords that I might have not otherwise.

    So here's my problem i'm from the UK and so within the EU. They must charge vat if your from an EU country which I completely get, however you need a VAT number to actually pay for the product and guess what ... hmrc won't give me one :( as they only give out vat numbers for trading purposes. So i'm left wondering is it worth it? Does anyone know of an alternative? I have long tail pro and while it's awesome it obviously hasn't got backlink checker etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Sorry...

    but you clearly are talking out of your anus, if making money from amazon does not enable you to register VAT then you spoke to the wrong person.

    Any self employed person or company can volunteer to register for VAT.

    What exactly did you ask HMRC?
     
  3. moo24

    moo24 Newbie

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    Hi I literally asked how I'd go about registering for a vat number, the lady I spoke to asked why I wanted one , told her it was in order to buy a software product, now I think about it I should have said it was for a website I wanted to create. Thing is as of now i'm not self employed, i've made no money from any website or only venture. I think I should start again then....how would i go about telling the next person so i don't get too many questions??

    Thanks
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    You are testing my patience.

    The easiest option is just to tell SEM Rush you are not from a EU country. It makes no difference to you.

    The proper solution is register a ltd company and register for VAT. It will take you about 2 hours and cost £12. You don't even need to leave your home.
     
  5. moo24

    moo24 Newbie

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    i'm not really sure how i'm testing your patience, it was an honest question you didn't have to answer but you did so I thank you.

    I'm on the site now so i'll go ahead and try to register online versus someone on the phone .
     
  6. powlow29

    powlow29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hi,
    Just go on Fiverr and get semrush for 30 days for $5
    Enjoy
     
  7. blackiesap

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    Yes, this is a good option for trying it. If you search in fiverr you could even find private account for cheaper price.