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Hosting and Personal Information

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by DelilaJane, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. DelilaJane

    DelilaJane Newbie

    Apr 13, 2016
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    Hello everyone,

    I have spent a few hours reading around here

    Here are my basic basic questions,

    Firstly Hi :)

    I run my own front end web development business and have a great relationship with two hosting providers.

    I am now keen to have some fun with IM and see where it takes me

    1. I don't want to sour my relationship with my current hosts, so would look elsewhere. Where would you go for hosting ? is a large US/UK based shared hosting provider big enough not to care about my content ( it wiil be legal )

    2. For hosting and affiliates schemes, ( payig and receiving payment ) I plan on using my own name, credit card, paypal and not trying to hide my identity in any big way - seems easier this way.

    Am I being stupid re 2?

    What are the alternatives and implications? I want to be legal and pay tax like a good girl, but don't want some stranger rocking up at my house

    FWIW I'm going to try...

    1. niche markets reviews / affiliate schemes via referral traffic and

    2. (maybe) highly niche local unique adult content.

    The adult site(s) may require me to be more anonymous than I planned - but how ? Ultimately I need to get paid, and will need my real identity for that.

    Thanks for listening :)

  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

    Nov 1, 2012
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    1. If you're just looking to have a bit of fun with IM, the large reputable companies like HostGator, NameCheap, Godaddy will all do well. They have multiple hosting options, so just pick what suits your needs best.

    2. No, you're not being stupid, using your correct details to send-receive payment is often necessary. You're right to be dubious and careful but providing you're dealing with reputable companies/merchants like ClickBank or Amazon, I wouldn't worry. Unless you're receiving a check or a direct deposit, omitting or faking your address/phone number etc for 'security purposes' is pretty common. So long as the credit card is valid, you're generally good to go. Setting up a PayPal account is a good idea and adds another layer of protection to the consumer.

    3. Plenty of ways to conceal your identity. Use proxy's, VPN's, use PO Box addresses, alternative e-mail adresses, open new bank accounts etc.

    In general, I wouldn't worry too much. I can honestly da I;e never encountered an issue with any payments - sent or received - when dealing with online transactions. And even IF something happened, your bank could and should cover you and alert you if something seems awry.
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  3. loedown

    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 29, 2009
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    There should be no issues with souring your reputation unless you're doing something illegal.

    Making money online, and maybe even being a little sneaky at it is far from illegal.
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