Update: PayPal referral program is closed. You can find more affiliate programs in these posts:
This is going to be interesting for every U.S. PayPal account holder. You now have the chance to earn up to $100 by referring people to PayPal.
For those that don’t know, PayPal is one of the most popular web tools for people who work online & need to get paid.
Back in the days when PayPal started, they used to have a referral program where they were offering people $20 if they opened an account and $20 if they referred someone. However, PayPal then became so popular that they completely removed their referral program.
For the past several years, PayPal was undoubtedly the winner of the online payment system services. However, in the past two years or so, things have changed & many new players are coming into this field every day. The number of PayPal alternatives are increasing; we also can’t ignore the popularity of Bitcoin in the past few years.
I can’t claim that these are the reasons why PayPal is bringing back their referral program, but it would make sense.
Regardless of the reasons, the PayPal referral program is back.
PayPal referral program: Earn $5 for every referred user
The PayPal referral program is available for anyone who has a U.S. PayPal account in good standing. If this sounds like you, let’s go ahead & learn how you can earn up to $100 by inviting others to join PayPal.
You should also note that the users who are joining on your invitation will also be getting $5 when they open a U.S. PayPal account & complete an eligible transaction within 14 days of signing up.
An “eligible transaction” means an online checkout payment of at least $5 USD which gets marked as “complete” in the referee’s account and which has not been canceled, refunded, or reversed by either the referee or the seller.
Before I add more, let me show you how to get your PayPal referral link.
As I mentioned above, this option is available for anyone who has a U.S. PayPal account in good standing. To get your referral link, use the PayPal mobile app. If you haven’t started using it yet, simply download the app by searching for it in the Google Play store or the iOS App store.
Steps for PayPal app:
- Log in to the PayPayl mobile app.
- Click on the gear icon at the top right (settings button).
- Click on “Invite a friend and get $5”.
- Click on “Share an invite” or “Choose contacts” if you want to directly invite a contact from your phone.
If you need your referral link for posting on a blog or message board, click on “Share an invite” & select your email. Send an email to yourself & you will have your personal PayPal referral link.
I have tested & verified this on my U.S. PayPal account & it works seamlessly.
Here are a few fine points about the PayPal affiliate program:
- You can earn maximum of $100.
- Only allowed to send to personal contacts.
- Not allowed to post publically where people who are not personal contacts can see it.
- Here are the complete terms.
Please note that whenever you decide to share your referral link, you must tell your referees that you will receive a commission from PayPal if they sign up and complete an eligible transaction. Failure to disclose this information is a violation of the terms and could result in PayPal disqualifying you from the program, and may result in you forfeiting any rewards you would otherwise have earned through the program.
If this is your first time becoming a part of such a program, you should read our earlier guide on FTC affiliate disclosures.
Again, this is for people who are operating within U.S. boundaries. I hope in upcoming days, PayPal allows users outside the U.S.A to reap the benefits of their affiliate program as well. Until then, it’s a good time for U.S. PayPal users to get a chance to earn up to $100 by recommending other users.
Here are a few guides to learn more about PayPal:
- PayPal Me: Easiest Way To Accept Payment via PayPal
- How To Cancel PayPal Billing Agreement or Automatic Renewal
- Paydrill: PayPal software for desktop
- How To Create an Invoice Using PayPal & Request Money
Go ahead & make some money!
If you enjoyed this post, do share it with your friends & family in the U.S.A about this referral program from PayPal. Maybe you can refer them and get $5!
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