PayPal is literally the easiest and fastest way you can start accepting payments on your website. Creating PayPal accounts is free, and only takes a couple of minutes.
Once you create the account, you will be able to accept payments right away, however, you will have to verify your account to be able to accept larger payments.
Here are the exact steps to creating a PayPal account
Step 1: Navigate to http://www.paypal.com and click “Sign up”
Step 2: Select your country, language and account type.
The type of PayPal accounts are the following:
- Personal Paypal Account: For private individuals who shop online.
- Premier Paypal Account: For private individuals who buy & sell online.
- Paypal Business Account: For merchants who want to use a company, group, or website name on their checkout for.
You can upgrade from any of the accounts later on as well, but to sell things online in a professional manner, we recommend you opt for the business account, it’s free as well.
Step 3: Fill out some details about yourself
Step 4 (optional): You will be asked to enter a debit or credit card registered under your name. You can do this step later on as well.
Step 5: Go to your email account and click the verification link PayPal just sent you. You must do this to activate your PayPal account.
And thats all there is to it!
Now to be able to take money out of your account, you will have to verify your account, add a bank card, and enroll in PayPal’s expanded use program. This is all free of charge, and required if you want to be able to start making money and withdraw funds to your bank account.
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