Do you need a business license to become an affiliate?

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  • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
    No, not normally necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seovault
    Lol absolutely not, you aren't starting a business or a business owner, so therefore you wouldn't need a license. The only time you ever need a license is if you start a business, however you may need to fill out Tax Forms depending on where you live and how much you make.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by Seovault View Post

      Lol absolutely not, you aren't starting a business or a business owner, so therefore you wouldn't need a license. The only time you ever need a license is if you start a business, however you may need to fill out Tax Forms depending on where you live and how much you make.
      I guess it might depend on where you live, if you live outside the US. If you live inside the US, it is illegal to make a dollar without declaring it to the IRS; obviously that doesn't stop millions of people from fudging, and someone making a few hundred a month in commissions probably can fly under their radar, but everyone should at least know there is a risk involved in keeping it hidden, as there is when breaking any law. I assume most countries with income tax want everything declared, and then they'll decide whether you owe and how much.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Your local government body may require that you register with them to do business out of your home.
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  • Profile picture of the author teEntrepreneur
    Not really, as far as I know of. Affiliate marketing is easy and doesn't have to make it complicated. You just join the industry, sell other people's product(s) and make commissions, 100% commissions, if that's what you're looking for.

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  • Profile picture of the author taxpayment1
    No you do not need a Business License to become an Affiliate Marketer. You are not an owner of a business, or company but the middle man. You help Companies or Business bring traffic to them, and you will be rewarded for that man. Good Luck Take care
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  • Profile picture of the author zimzalabim
    If you make any money from your affiliate activities then it could be classed as taxable income. This may well vary dependant on where you live and local legislation. I'd suggest taking some advice from an accountant may be beneficial.
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  • Profile picture of the author rizy
    My question with this would be, can affiliate and or adsense income be declared as personal income with the IRS or it requires you to declare it as business income?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by bigfoot875 View Post

    Do you need a business license to become an affiliate?
    Some people do: it depends on your location and the local laws and regulations. Without either your question or your profile mentioning a location, nobody here can possibly answer with certainty - it's a question for a local lawyer or accountant.
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