How to Create a PayPal Account

PayPal is a great way to spend and receive money safely via the internet.  With PayPal you can sell stuff on eBay seamlessly, go internet shopping in a breeze, or send money to anyone in the world; the best part is that it is the safest way to do so!  If you want to safely deal with money over the internet, then your first step is to open a PayPal account.

How to Start a PayPal Account

Step 1

Visit and click Sign up.

Step 2

First, select your country of residence, select your language, and select whether you are using PayPal for personal or business use.  Then click Get started.

Step 3

First, fill out your account information, such as username and password.  Next, fill out your personal information, such as name and contact information.  Finally, agree to the terms and click create account.

The actual process of creating a PayPal account is fast, easy, and painless, but there is more setup for further features.  Here is how to link a bank account to your PayPal account.

How to Link a Bank Account to PayPal

Step 1

Once logged into PayPal, locate the profile tab (located within the my account tab).  Once you have found the profile tab, scroll over it, and click the “update bank account” link.

Step 2

On the update bank account page, click the “Add Bank” button.  This should redirect you to a new page that says, “Link your bank account.”

Step 3

First, choose whether your account is a checking or savings account.  Next, fill in your routing number and account number for your bank account.  The website will show you how to find these two numbers on your check, so don’t worry if you don’t know it.  Then, just press continue.

Step 4

PayPal will automatically transfer 2 small amounts into your bank account, less than a dollar, for the use of bank account confirmation.  You need to check your bank account and get the exact amounts of the transaction (may take 2-3 days), so that you can confirm your account.

Step 5

When you are ready to confirm your bank account repeat step 1, and click confirm next to the bank account you would like to confirm.  It should redirect you to a page where you enter the amounts of the two transactions, and click submit.

Final Thoughts

PayPal is now one of the most used and readily available forms of online currency.  Along with synchronizing your bank accounts with PayPal, you can set yourself up for a PayPal credit/ debit card.  If you want to use the internet for any kind of buying, selling, or donating, using PayPal is a must!  Take 5 minutes out of your day and create a PayPal account; you won’t regret it!

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