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How to Pay an Online Invoice Through PayPal, WITHOUT Using a PayPal Account

This isn’t really a social media tutorial, but I do get asked frequently how to pay my online invoices from Freshbooks (aff) if one doesn’t have a PayPal account, or if one prefers to not go through PayPal. It’s really pretty simple and I used a recent invoice to make this quick video tutorial for you.

You don’t need a PayPal account to pay an invoice via the PayPal system. (Click to Tweet This)


So, now you don’t have to put invoices through your PayPal account if you don’t want to. And you don’t have to ask if the person will accept another method of payment, or wait until the event occurs to pay. It’s simple and quick to pay online through PayPal, even if you don’t want to log in to your account (or if you don’t have one). This also means, there’s really no reason why small business owners should be afraid to have PayPal buttons on their website…because anyone can pay with a credit card, without having an account. And now you have a video to send them to!

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Comments (3)

  • Donna Walker Reply

    hi, I am having the hardest time trying to figure this method of payment. I have been e-mailed a invoice from my doctors office and the receptionist had explained a little bit about this she said I could pay the invoice (from)my doctors office using paypal but had to have a credit card. How do I pay the invoice through my paypal BUT not putting the charge on my credit card? this is where I get confused 1)why do I need a credit card, if it is not being charged to my credit card? how do I make this payment with money from my paypal balance, so why do I need a credit card to do this? I am so lost, please help. As well keep in mind I have a comprehention disability, so I need to be “taught” in baby steps. Thank You and I hope you can help

    February 1, 2017 at 12:08 am
    • Anita Kirkbride
      Anita Kirkbride Reply

      Hi Donna, If you have enough money in your PayPal account already then you don’t have to have it go through a credit card. However, I believe you have to attach a credit card to your account “just in case” there isn’t enough money to cover a charge. I hope that helps.

      February 1, 2017 at 10:08 am
  • Donna Walker Reply

    I forgot to check off notify me of new posts by e-mail, on my coment I just sent

    February 1, 2017 at 12:09 am

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