Q: I have a certain program that I would like to sell over the Internet. Unfortunately, my country is not supported by PayPal when it comes to getting paid. I can only buy with PayPal. I am aware that there are other sites that let you charge credit cards from your customers and get paid, but I would really like to know what is the legal procedure here (besides opening/registering your company).
What works best in practice?
Maybe I should try selling the program over some company, to let them do the selling for me. In that case would I leave them a percentage?
I am not seeking legal advice, just an experience of people who are freelancers and are selling their software over net.
To get better answers, I think you need to rephrase your question to "How can I best market my product over the internet?"
Here are your answers--
In order for you to market your brand (product or service) on the internet:
- get a website
- build a team around you
It's never a good idea to worry too much about the details. The details will take care of themselves when you see the big picture. If paypal wouldn't let you accept payments from where you are, use something else. Soon or late, either paypal will lift country restrictions, or you will find a better alternative. If you are concerned about the legal structure of your company, then incorporate.
The point I am trying to get across is that these issues will take care of itself when you are making money. If your brand fails, then getting these details ironed out will not make sense after all. Don't you agree?