How to Send Payments Through PayPal

by Contributor

PayPal is a quick, user-friendly system for sending money instantly to people right next door or around the world. To send a payment through PayPal, you just need to know what to click.

Get the PayPal email address of the person you want to send your payment to. Their PayPal email address may not be the same as their personal email address, so be sure to ask them.

Register for an account or log in to your account. To register, you need a valid email address and you have to fill out a short form with your name, address, phone number and other information. To start sending or receiving money, you must input your bank account number, a credit card number or a debit card number. PayPal accepts Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Locate and click the "Send Money" link at the top of the page.

Type the PayPal email address--or phone number,if applicable--of the payment recipient into the "To" box.

Enter the amount of the transaction, without dollar signs, in the "Amount" box. Enter it in dollars and cents. Instead of "10 dollars," make it "10.00." Select the correct currency, usually "USD" or "U.S. dollars."

Choose the appropriate circle for the type of transaction. Then click the "Continue" link at the bottom.

Input the information you want included in the subject of the email for your PayPal payment recipient. You may include a message to them.

Hit the "Send Money" link and you're done.