How to Build a Website With a Live Webcam & Paypal
By Emily Fisher
Creating a website is often a labor of love. Although it takes a good amount of time and effort, the feeling of satisfaction is worth it. Integrating a website with a live webcam and Paypal will allow you to own a webcam site in which viewers can purchase items such as webcam viewing memberships via Paypal.
Register a domain. There are many domain companies available. A domain is your website address and the space on the Internet for your site. Some domains offer the option to design your site, while others do not. Once you register and pay for your domain, the web address is yours until your domain contract expires. If you want to keep your web address, you can renew the name.
Enter the necessary code to stream a live webcam. Streaming gives the viewer of the site ability to view the video file in real time. This means looking at video live and not having to download the video to view it. Most streaming sites use html code. If you do not know how to write or interpret code, hire a freelance website designer to create and add the code to your site. There are several sites such as odesk, hire-a-designer and ifreelance, that focus on providing highly skilled website designers for temporary jobs.
Open a Paypal account if you do not have one. While you are in the administrator mode of designing your website, input the Paypal code. Paypal provides more than 10 electronic checkout options for your site. Browse the various options and choose which is best for your website.
View the finished website. Most webcam sites feature trial views on the first page. The Paypal checkout should be in full view prominently on the first page. Once a viewer purchases a membership, they will be able to click through to the live webcam viewing page.
Emily Fisher is an alumna of North Carolina State University with an academic background in civil engineering. She has professional experience as a telecommunications manager and numerous positions in the hospitality industry. Her writing interests include business, finance, economics, health and beauty and she is a consistent contributor to various websites.