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I'm under 18 and I want to start selling.

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by BlueWaterLover, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Hey everyone.

    I am 17 and i'm planning to sell the following things;
    -Social media services (followers, likes etc)
    -Webdesign & graphic design. I don't want to join a freelance site i am going to open a website with fixed prices where people can buy services and they pay everything in advance.

    But I have the following problems
    -I can't get a paypal vendor acccount (I have no credcitcard), also not a 2checkout (cause of their age restriction, they told me in the live chat).
    - I want to sell under a name of a business but I can't register a business cause i'm under 21 (my country business register limit).

    What can I do? i have also looked at avantgate or something. They don;t have the anwsers on their site i'm looking for.

    Do you know a alternative?

    ps, i am not planning to buy some paypal vendor account from anyone
     
  2. Dajte

    Dajte Newbie

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    You could accept Bitcoins or similar, but if you want to have a "typical" payment processor, you're gonna need a credit card or a PayPal account bought from a vendor.
     
  3. UltraLink

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    Have you asked your parents if they could set it up for you?

    All you have to do is register an LLC in their name. Your customers would only see the LLC name and not your parents.
     
  4. RuthSam

    RuthSam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah I would say the same ask your parents or someone else you trust (family member) who can set this up for you. Shouldn't be too hard.
     
  5. Nut-Nights

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    or you can wait till your next birthday.
     
  6. rabbitking

    rabbitking Elite Member

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    You have to find someone that will help you get started and open a PayPal business account. You aren't far away from
    doing it yourself. Make sure it's someone you can trust. ;)
     
  7. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Ok ok. Awesome. My parents would not help me with that so yeah. I have to wait then. But what is an LLC? And can yous tart one online :p
     
  8. BlueWaterLover

    BlueWaterLover Junior Member

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    Btw, i'm outside of USA
     
  9. David Cameron

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    Find a time machine. Failing that, ask the family.
     
  10. UltraLink

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    An LLC (limited liability company) is essentially a type of business you can open.

    You'll have to find the equivalent in your country. In the UK I believe the options are sole trader or limited company.

    You'll get all the info you need here on the Wiki page.
     
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  11. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    So I dont see anything alternative but only Freelancing Marketplace, There you will get Huge Potentials Clients.
    People feel more safe to pay via Big Authority Site rather than a Private Site.

    And if you use Freelancing Marketplace, you dont have to spend money to Advertise your Site.
     
  12. excash

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    Do you need only paypal account? Look into other services!