Saturday, 11 July 2009

Join online businesses without a credit card

I had a sad little Twitter message today from a student who was interested in my online businesses but thought she couldn't do so because she didn't have a credit card.

Well, thinking about it, this could apply to a lot of students, in the UK and around the world.

The best alternative seems to be the prepaid or stored-value cards. I did a quick Google and this type of card is good to go for online purchases or anywhere you would normally use plastic.

There is plenty of information and advice out there to help you choose a card that works where you are.

In view of the fact that many university students are looking at huge debts before they ever get into the normal paid jobs and professions that they hope their studies will lead to, a way of getting into lucrative online opportunities could be a real help.

In the UK, you can look at these websites for some help and advice. There are more, and outside the UK, you are sure to be able to find something in your location.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Jenny, that is a wonderful idea. I think everybody should be able to get a debit card or h ow you call it stored-value card.

I have had this question too but didn't know what to answer because it is true, either you have to pay with a credit card or an online payment service like paypal or alertpay, yet you still need to have a credit card.

Thank you very much for that info. Now, I know what to say next time!
Greets, Xarah