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[Question] Paypal Business Account

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by MrGr33n, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    I have a personal paypal account and there is no way to prevent the buyer from seeing my name when I send invoices. I have a long Russian name which freaks out buyers so I use alternate names when marketing my services via email. The only way around this seems to be opening up a paypal business account. I live in the UK. Am I able to open up a business account without having a registered business? Does anyone in the UK have any experience of this. Many thanks.
     
  2. Jimbo42

    Jimbo42 Newbie

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    Can't speak for the UK, but in the US you can open a PayPal business account with a business that has not been incorporated yet. You can use your EIN or SSN to set it up.
     
  3. MerchantAccounts

    MerchantAccounts Newbie

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    Why not consider using an alternative to Paypal?
     
  4. eXampL

    eXampL Power Member

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    Try upgrading your account to business and choose self-employed if that option is still available. I remember I've done something like that in the past and it worked just fine without providing any documents
     
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  5. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    Paypal is popular and well known. Anything else will look scammy to my clients, especially since I cold approach them by email.

    Thanks I was planning on just making up a business name if they asked. If there's a self employed option I'll do that. Was a bit apprehensive but f it, never know until you try.
     
  6. abhi007

    abhi007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Wire payment is not an option for you?
     
  7. MrGr33n

    MrGr33n Regular Member

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    Wire payment is even worse in terms of my name showing. International transfers require my full name, address etc