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How To Open A New Paypal Account
If you use Paypal, chances are that at some point your account will become limited. In some cases this problem can be solved, however in many cases your account will be permanently limited, therefore unusable. Any funds in your account at the time it becomes limited will be held by Paypal, and you will not be able to withdraw these funds for a period of 180 days, at which time you may or may not recover your money. If you intend to continue selling products online, you will need to open a new Paypal account using different information. In this article I will give you step by step, easy to follow instructions on how to open a new Paypal account and how to avoid any further limitations.
Making A New Account
Before you start to make any new accounts, you should try to determine what went wrong in the first place, why your account was limited. This will help you avoid making the same mistake again and becoming limited again. There are many reasons your account may have become limited, the most common reasons will be a high sales volume or a sudden spike in sales, or an IP conflict. If you are using a fixed IP address from home, you will need to change this right away, this simply will not work for doing business with Paypal. You can get a cheap USB modem that you can use at home or on the road, before you buy one you should check and make sure you will not get a fixed IP from this unit. Unfortunately while your goal is to make as much money as possible, you will have to limit your sales volume on a new Paypal account to less than 1000USD per month until your account is at least a few months old. If you want to accept more than 1000USD, you should split up your business between several accounts.
Step 1: Create A New Identity
Before you get started, you will have to decide on an Alias or new identity. You can actually use your own name as long as you change the address, email, IP, credit card, phone number and any other details. You may want to use an Alias, if you decide to go this route, I suggest simply using a variation of your own name. For example, if your name is Bryan, change it to Brian, this will be fine for signing up a new account. You can use any new address, however it should be in or near your city, and you are better off if you have access to this address. If possible you can use a friends house or your parents house for a new address. You will need to set up a new email account with this name, and you should make sure you save this information on file so you do not forget it.
Step 2: Create A New User Account
Paypal and eBay track users with flash cookies on your browser, you can avoid these tracking cookies by setting up a new user account on your computer. You will need to use several of these if you want to use several accounts (I use about 20 of them).Never sign into your account using any other computer, or any free Wifi locations or any IP address other than your own (having a modem that generates a new IP address each time you log on and off is a must!)
Step 3: Get A Credit Card
If you have another credit card that you have never used for eBay, then you can use this card. If you do not have a credit card, don't worry, it is easy to get a virtual credit card online. There are several websites offering such services, I recommend Aspkin.com.
Step 4: Get A New Bank Account
This is the easy part, just make sure you don't try to use a bank account that you have used before. You can open a savings account online with the same bank in most cases. Most banks will allow you to have several savings accounts attached to your main account, and there are no shortage of banks if you need to open a new account.
Step 5: Get A New Phone Number
You will need a new phone number, especially if you want to use eBay. The best way to get a new phone number is to sign up for an online call forwarding service and purchase a virtual phone number. Calls will be forwarded to your home phone or you mobile phone. I recommend Callcentric.com for this because they accept paypal to pay your balance.
Step 6: Sign Up For Paypal
Now you have everything you will need to sign up for your new Paypal account. Simply be careful not to sign into this account from any other computers, make sure you never use the same IP address for different accounts and keep your sales volume low in the beginning.
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