How to request money via PayPal

One sometimes needs to request money from others in the genetic genealogy community. This is simple, as long as you have a PayPal account.

Step 1

Go to the PayPal website and click the Log In at the top right.

The PayPal Website
The PayPal Website

Step 2

Login by entering your email address and password then clicking the Log In button.

Your PayPal email and password
Your PayPal email and password

Step 3

You will be taken to the PayPal dashboard. From the top menu, select Tools.

PayPal Dashboard
PayPal Dashboard

Step 4

From the Tools menu, select Request Money.

PayPal Request Money Option
PayPal Request Money Option

Step 5

Fill out the request money form.

Enter their email address
Enter their email address

Step 6

Enter the amount of money you are requesting and a note to the person. Click the Request Money button.

Fill out the form
Fill out the form

Step 7

Check your email for a confirmation message from PayPal.

Confirmation email
Confirmation email

In the second part of this series, I will explain how to pay for a money request that is sent to you.

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