Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How To Start A Real Home Based Affiliate Business
On The Internet

A real home based affiliate business has to comply with the
same legal regulations as an Internet business from any
other location. Here are the basic legal issues with which a
real home based affiliate business owner must be familiar.

The first issue, and a real concern for any home based
affiliate business is the restriction based on age. The U.S.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) follows the regulations
spelled out in COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy
Protection Act, and requires that children under the age of
13 cannot disclose their personal information unless a
parent consents to it. Children under the age of 18 cannot
be allowed to view adult content on the Internet, nor can
they enter into any contract.

Real time occurrences on the Web, such as chats, must be
controlled by the home based Internet business owner.
Bulletin boards would have the same control issues. The
rules of using each should solicit and retain the consent of
each online user to refrain from posting pornography,
defamatory material or anything that infringes on others’
rights. Your company should also clearly state on its site
that you are not liable for other users that commit to
following your policies and guidelines but subsequently
violating them.

To make real your ownership of all property and content on
your home based affiliate site you’ll need a
copyright notice on the site’s footer. The notice should
have the date and your name and the statement “All rights
reserved.” A real copy of your home based affiliate business
Internet site should be field with the U.S. copyright office.
This will effectively record ownership of the contents of the
site, as well as its look and its feel.

Your site’s domain name is an important part of the branding
and marketing for your affiliate business. It is best to tie
that domain name as closely as possible to your logo, your
brand and your business name. Carefully choose a domain name
that clearly conveys the products or services of your real
home based affiliate business. Register your domain name as
a trademark and you can retain ownership should it be
challenged by another business.

If your site is on the World Wide Web then you must comply
with export regulations. If you sell goods over the Internet
to these global consumers then you are exporting items for
sale and entering into international countries. If your site
is encrypted then you are exporting to other countries U.S.
Department of Commerce and Defense technology. There are
many U.S. federal agencies that have regulations in force
for doing business with other countries, and the times and
circumstances that require a firm to get an export license
to send information, technology or goods abroad.

There are countries with whom business transactions are
limited severely for U.S. firms. These countries are Cuba,
Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Yugoslavia. The best
decision about the real problems you might encounter for
your home based Internet business doing business with these
countries and/ or its residents should be made with your

A Real Home Based Affiliate Business You Can Start
On The Internet Today!

Home Based Affiliate Business