None of the tutorials, advice, tips or tricks that I found online would work for me. Paypal and Stripe were NOT available in my country and I was left to look for my own solutions.
I discovered that if I registered my business in the U.S. as an LLC, I would immediately have access to the payment gateways I wanted. I was very happy because it felt like I had finally made progress.
My happiness turned to sadness when I tried to actually start the registration process and all the agencies I reached out to were charging ridiculously expensive fees.
Stripe Atlas was another option, but it was application only and the waitlist procedure was taking too long.
In quarter three of 2019, I decided it was enough and I started to do my own research. I finally figured out an affordable solution to getting my LLC registered legally in the U.S. and activating my Stripe and PayPal Business accounts from right here in the Caribbean that's why I can sell online today
I also took the privilege of documenting exactly how I did so and everything I needed to get it done. Then, I perfected the process by helping a few friends do the exact same thing.