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How to get started with PayPal

Create a free PayPal account

Step Six. When you want to make a payment via PayPal, you'll typically select that option at the checkout screen on a website such as eBay. However, you can also click on the Send Money tab on PayPal's site and enter the details of the recipient. If the money is sent as a gift, the receiver won't pay a fee.

Send money

Step Seven. Click Continue and select whether you would like to pay via an Instant Bank Transfer or by Credit/Debit card. You can also enter a personal message. When you have checked it over, click the Send Money button.

Check details

Step Eight. By clicking on the View All Transactions button you can bring up a summary of all payments made and received. This is helpful when checking your purchases and items you may have sold.

Transaction details statement

Step Nine. If you've received money from a generous friend or relative, or from an eBay sale, you can either use this balance to make future purchases via PayPal or send it to your bank account. For the latter, hover your mouse over Withdraw and  click Transfer to Bank Account. Enter the amount and choose a bank account to which you would like to send it.

 Withdraw funds to bank account

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