How to Start a PayPal Account

By Andrew Meer

PayPal is a service that you can use to send payments to anyone with an email address. You can also use PayPal to receive money from anyone with a PayPal account. After creating an account with PayPal, you can purchase goods and services from websites such as eBay. You can also transfer funds in your PayPal account to a local bank account.

Step 1

Go to

Step 2

Click the "Sign Up" link.

Step 3

Select your country of residence, then click "Get Started" under the "Personal" tab.

Step 4

Enter the email address that you want to associate with your PayPal account into the box under "Email Address." Enter your first and last name, date of birth, address, postal code and phone number into the boxes. Type in a password for your PayPal account into the "Choose a Password" box.

Step 5

Use the drop-down menu under "Nationality" to select your nationality.

Step 6

Click "Agree and Accept" to create your PayPal account.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can log in to your PayPal account using the "Log-in" link at the top of the PayPal website.
  • As a security measure, PayPal requires you to verify your account. You can use either your bank account or credit card to complete the verification process.

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