If you are living in Nigeria, you are probably facing this challenge every other Nigeria is facing when it comes to receiving money with PayPal. As a matter of fact, PayPal can never allow anyone who uses its service from Nigeria and any other countries listed here to receive payment.
Good enough, there are other alternatives to PayPal, such as 2Chechout and Skrill. But these guys require some extra level of business verification. Does that mean if you do not have a registered business with a TIN (Tax Identification Number), you will not be able to process payment in foreign currencies?
Today, I am going to show you how you can create a fully functioning PayPal account in Nigeria, and be able to send and receive money right here in Nigeria and Any other country where PayPal doesn’t work in receiving Payments.
First of all, we all know what PayPal is. I believe we do. But if you are hearing this for the first time, let me quickly tell you what it is:
“PayPal is a payment processing software that enables us to send and receive money from any part of the world, in any currency.”
That means, with PayPal you can effortlessly send money and receive money from a client living in the United States while you are here in Nigeria.
PayPal can also be used to process payments on the internet. For example, if you sell things online, or if you offer any professional service on the internet, you will need a payment processor, there PayPal comes in.
Do you need a PayPal Account?
Well, I am not sure if you do, but as long as you are reading this post up to this point, something is telling me that your question should have been “How do I get a working PayPal account?” Oh! That means you probably need it.
Well, you need a PayPal account if:
- You sell stuff online
- You render services for money
- You have an eCommerce website
- You want to add a Donation button to your website
- You just want to receive money from a client.
In fact, more reasons why you need a PayPal account is because as long as money is involved in internet transactions, people trust PayPal.
Internet fraud is fast-growing, and for that simple reason, people are finding it very difficult to give out their banking information (e.g. Credit/debit card Data) to companies and websites they do not know much about. Even if such companies offer huge discounts for amazing products, once they are not using PayPal, there is a high level of doubt.
How to get a PayPal account that can send and receive money In Nigeria
I know what you are already thinking, “VPNs” right? Well, you are not far from it. But you are going to regret it if you jump right in without reading the rest of this post.
Let me share with you, my past experience with PayPal…
Sometime in the past, I Launched a Drop-Shipping website and I needed to accept payment in USD ($). Knowing too well that PayPal doesn’t work in my country (Nigeria), I had to seek help from people.
The best solution I got was to install a VPN, so I did. I downloaded “TonelBear” – my favorite VPN in 2016. And believe me, everything worked smoothly until eight months later as if my Village people were following me.
I had about $2,049 in my PayPal account and the next thing I saw was my account was terminated. – So bitter…
But why did they terminate my account?
I did more research and I found out “why”. It’s just so simple, The VPN I was using.
Later in this post, I am going to tell you how VPN brought about my account termination.
Let’s quickly go to the topic we have here…
Things you will need to create a fully functioning PayPal account In Nigeria and Other Countries where PayPal does not work in receiving Payment.
- A static IP VPN
- Strong Internet Connection
- Privacy Browser
#1. A VPN with a Static IP
You may be wondering why you still need a VPN here when I said it is the reason why PayPal terminated my account. Well, why my account was terminated wasn’t because I used a VPN, but because of the constant change in my IP Address.
OH! The “TonelBear VPN” I used was a free one, and honestly, you cannot get a static/dedicated IP address with such VPNs that comes free. That was why my account was terminated. My IP address kept changing…
PayPal will be like: “If we can’t actually get the real IP of this guy, that means he’s cheating us!” and that made me lost everything!
So, what you need is a VPN with a static/dedicated IP address.
Such VPNs don’t come free. You will have to invest as little as $3 per month to get one.
My favorite is “Nord VPN”, but there are many others that work better than and as good as Nord.
Check out my list of top VPNs with Static IP…
Hey! I am not trying to promote any of them. If you find any other one that you think is better, go for it.
#2. Strong Internet Connection
Maybe I should not have included this here, but you really need a very strong connection as long as you use a VPN. Sometimes, it takes a lot of time to encrypt. So using a VPN without a strong connection can be a pain in the ass
#3. Privacy Browser
Oh! Do you know what cookies are? I bet you do. Websites store cookies on your browser to crack and monitor your activities.
Some browsers take Privacy very seriously, and those are the browsers you actually need. Trust me, you do not need Chrome, Opera, Firefox or IE for this.
The browser I want you to download for this job is: Epizy Privacy Browser
Procedures To Create A PayPal Account In Nigeria
- Get a fast speed internet device
- Download, Install and activate Nord VPN on your computer and other devices. When connecting, choose your preferred location to be “America”
- Download and install Epizy Privacy Browser. When installed, open the browser and access https://paypal.com/ and proceed with registration.
Congratulations! You are now ready to accept payment right away.
If you are still having issues with creating a PayPal account, feel free to contact us, let’s do this together at a very cheap rate.
Other Alternatives to PayPal
Okay, it is not a must that you will have a PayPal account before you can accept payment in foreign currencies. There are still other alternatives that can work as well as PayPal.
The above-listed payment processors are owned and managed by Nigerian Financial Institutions, and they can as well process and receive payment in USD ($) but you will need a Domiciliary account from GTBank.
Other International Payment Processors worth trying includes:
PayPal is the best stress-free way to make and receive payment as an online business owner. If you are a Nigerian, or you are from any other country where PayPal doest work in receiving money, you should try what you have learned here today. I am so sure it will work fine for you.
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