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How should I handle using Paypal and Adsense as a minor?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by 5ayem, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. 5ayem

    5ayem Newbie

    Jan 23, 2015
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    Somewhere between the sun and pluto
    I'm a highschooler beginning to get into internet marketing and related stuff and I'm running into problems whenever I try to do something Paypal or ad based, because these sites obviously require you to be over 18. At this point I'm either considering just lying about my age or getting my parents involved and using their information for adsense (with their consent) and possibly Paypal if it comes down to that. Both options have their own pros and cons in my case, with the former including the risk of getting banned from Google's Adsense and having my Paypal account frozen, while the latter involves giving my non-technology savy parents control over those two accounts and would make the initial setup take 10x longer.

    Any input on which route I should take, or additional suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I can give additional information if needed. Finally I apologize in advance if I posted this to the wrong sub-forum, this seemed like the most appropriate one.
  2. g0han

    g0han Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 12, 2014
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    Use your parents info is probably the best bet, or another relative etc. As paypal someties limits your account and requires identification