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Starting A Home Based Internet Business - Payment Services

Aug 17, 2007
The first and foremost thing that comes to one's mind when thinking of business is money and payments. The same stands true when it comes to starting a home based internet business. One of the main things you should have worked out is how to obtain payment and how make payments if required.

There are many ways to accept payments over the Net today with so many types of e-currencies, which every day grow in number. There is paypal.com promoted by ebay, there is e-gold, net gold, and so on. You can offer as many types of payment acceptance as you want. Each site has its own rules and regulations and method of payment (and fees) and these have to be done on an individual basis. It is actually good if you have a multitude of ways of payment when starting a home based internet business because it gives more scope to people to buy something if it is within their reach to do so.

When you think of payment, you also should think of security of payment. In this context, you should think of how best you can assure your customers that making a payment to your website does not expose them to hackers or financial identity theft. This many a time is a make or break point when starting a home based internet business.

In order to assure your customers about the security of your website you have to enroll in accounts that specifically ensure this aspect, such as verisign, cardservice international, etc. There is a high transaction fee for this type of enrollment but this is one place where you should not cut corners. It is crucial not only when starting a home based internet business, but for any internet business that the customer feel secure when making a payment or he/she will not make it.

You should keep in mind when starting a home based internet service that security is crucial and failure in providing this aspect can shit down your business overnight. Promote actively credit cards usage because this is yet the safest method of payment. However, ensure that the server uses the latest technology (and here the latest technology is important) in scrambling and encoding the financial transaction that take place on your website.

Check the legitimacy of the credit card users instantly over the net with AVS (address verification service) and CVV (Card verification value) where you can get and check details of the cardholder with the issuing bank in matter of seconds over the net. This will ensure that only genuine users can get through to your net and make payments.

Starting a home based internet business is useless without these checks and balances. Make sure you take care that your business, your website has it all.
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