PayPal is an online service to make and receive payments. The company asks for one of three pieces of information before you can use your PayPal account (but not to set it up): a credit card, a debit card or a bank account number. You’ll need an e-mail account to sign up for any of PayPal’s accounts. The company offers four types, but the Premier is the only one that allows multi-user access. PayPal accounts are free to set up; however, fees apply depending on the transaction.
Go to PayPal.com and click on “Sign Up” on the top menu.
Select your country and language on the two drop-down menus.
Click on “Get Started” in the box that says “Premier.”
Scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link that says “User Agreement” and read the agreement. Close the “User Agreement” window.
Scroll to the top of the page. Complete the form on it. All information asked is required.
Click on the button that says “Agree and Create an Account.” PayPal will send you an e-mail confirming your new Premier account.
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Emma Watkins writes on finance, fitness and gardening. Her articles and essays have appeared in "Writer's Digest," "The Writer," "From House to Home," "Big Apple Parent" and other online and print venues. Watkins holds a Master of Arts in psychology.