When you donate using the standard PayPal button, 3% of whatever you sent is actually going to PayPal. That percentage doesn’t sound like much, but sometimes it can make a big difference. For that reason, this quick little step-by-step is here to help get around that fee, and allow people to help me out, without having me pay all those fees.
If you would rather just do it and get it over with, and don’t care about the fees, CLICK HERE. Otherwise, check out this simple process below, and save those precious dollars.
To do this, you only need 1 of 2 things: A checking account on file with PayPal, to make a transfer directly from the checking account, OR, you’ll need to have a balance currently in your PayPal account. This is easy to do, and it normally takes only a couple days for your bank to transfer it.
Step 1: You’ll need a PayPal account. You can get one by signing up HERE. It’s totally safe, and it’s the number 1 safest way to transfer money online.
Step 2: You should have a checking account on file with PayPal. You can send money directly from that, or have that money transferred into your PayPal account balance.
Step 3: Once your account is established, you can navigate to the “Send Money” tab at the top menu. Once there, you will be presented with a screen looking similar to the one pictured below. Click the image to view full screen, and set your settings to match it. The email address is ” [email protected] ” and the option you should select is “send money to family or friends.”
Step 4: Click continue. You’re now at the transaction details page. In the middle of the window, about half way down on the left, you’ll see a small section that looks like this: [CLICK HERE]. Click “Change” on that section, if it’s not already set to deduct from your PayPal Balance. If you see that the Fees section of the window already says “$0” then you’re fine to proceed, and won’t need any further help really.
Step 5: Select a payment method that doesn’t qualify for fees. This means either “eCheck” from the checking account on file with PayPal, or “PayPal Balance.” Click the image below to enlarge:
Step 6: Once that is selected, you should now see that the fees section shows nothing. You should see “You’re cost” and “they’ll receive” being the exact same number. If you need a visual confirmation on this, your payment details should look LIKE THIS.
When that’s taken care of, feel free to proceed as you wish. I send the most sincere thank you imaginable. You are an amazing human being.