Most people online have heard of or used PayPal. If you frequent eBay you probably use it all the time. Being a freelancer or small business, having PayPal would be something you would expect to have too. You can use PayPal to send invoices, or can provide an email address to receive a payment.
Using an email address can look quite unprofressional if you’re using a free email service like gmail or hotmail, especially if it is an address like beerbelly123[@]gmail.com for example. However PayPal have resolved this by allowing you to have your own short PayPal URL like paypal.me/YourName in which you can share with family, friends, or anyone to get paid.
How do I get a PayPal.Me short PayPal URL?
If you have a PayPal account head over to to PayPal.me and click on Get Started. On the next page type in your desired short URL and click on Use This URL to create your own short URL.
If you already have a PayPal account you then need to login to link your new unique PayPal.Me URL to your account. If not, you can create a new PayPal account.
Paypal.Me links cannot be reserved, and are a first come, first-served basis. Make sure you choose your short URL carefully as it cannot be changed in the future. I created paypal.me/justynsmith and this is what the page looks like which gives you the option to copy the short URL or share it.
This is a welcomed addition to the amazing services that PayPal offers, and makes giving out a unique PayPal.ME URL all that more professional than an email address. Here is what the PayPal.Me/justynsmith page looks like when navigating to it, giving you the option to send money directly to me. Neat huh?
Have you signed up for a PayPal.Me short URL yet?