As we all know that PayPal is the more convenient way for online transaction.
We Bangladeshis are suffering a lot in the absence of PayPal in our country. Most of us do not have an intentional credit card and we even can’t afford it. Again as PayPal is absent here so we can not get payment from lot’s of online affiliates. Even we face difficulties when we try to buy domain and hosting like Justhost or Hostgator. We have no options. We have to go to the Bangladeshi resellers and you should know that I lost two of my sites while they were in the hosting of a Bangladeshi resellers.
I am a Bangladeshi too – so please don’t get angry. I am not telling that all of them are bad. But I don’t want to take risk anymore. So I transferred my domain to namecheap. Now I am happy and risk free. The few Bangladeshi resellers are taking too much charges and the quality is also poor.
I have opened a PayPal account and verified it with my Payoneer debit Master Card. Offcourse I have to pay some charges like around 3 dollar (I don’t know why). But now I can buy things and receive payment with it. So those who have Payoneer card can open a PayPal account and verify it even from Bangladesh. The steps are pretty simple.
How to do it
01. Apply for a Payoneer card. If you are a freelancer at oDesk or Elance, affiliated with the companies that support Payoneer as their payment method then this thing will get easy. Even if you are a blogger and using ads from infolinks or textlinkads you can apply for the card easily inside from your account.
02. Once you have the card now you’ll need some money loaded into it. As mentioned earlier- if you are a freelancer than you can earn some money and load it into your payoneer card.
03. Before opening a PayPal account you must know that you can’t add Bangladesh as your country. So, you’ll need someone who lives in any of the PayPal accepted country. It’s better if he/she is your relative. Ask them if they can help you in this regard. Open a PayPal account in your name and with your e-mail address, but for physical address or location use their address and country. PayPal may (I know they will) send papers for approval in that address. Tell them to forward those in your address.
04. Now add your payoneer debit master card in your PayPal. Verify it as instructed there. Don’t forget to have at least $5 balance in the card. Once you have it verified you can spend money with your PayPal. The amount will be cut from you Payoneer card.
But wait, there are more to go. You can spend money with your newly activated paypal account but you can’t receive money with that account. There is another step to achieve that too.
05. In this step- you should apply to payoneer for a virtual US bank account. If you have a good transaction they will provide you with a US bank account number and routing number in your name. Now- use this account to add a bank account in the paypal. Verify the bank account also as instructed in the PayPal.
Once it is verified you are good to go with receiving money too. So- theses are the steps you need to follow to get a PayPal account from Bangladesh.