Category

blogging

blogging Make Money Online

Paypal Cameroon 2019 ~ Read this first before Creating your account!

51

I have read many misleading articles about Paypal Cameroon. But I think I have the obligation to to clear things up, plus help you with steps to create and activate your Paypal Account for Cameroon.

Before the end of this post, there is a FAQ section where I answer many questions related to creating and owning a verified Paypal Account being in third-word country. Be sure to read through.

Paypal finally arrived Cameroon, Nigeria and some other African Countries, excluding Ghana. Though this first phase looks like half-baked cake, it is still useful to Cameroonians who want to do online Payments.

Internet users in Cameroon have been wishing for this expected move from Paypal years ago. This expansion therefore seems to be meeting a pressing need.

Though it’s now easy to sign up for paypal from Cameroon, there is still a limit…

Paypal is being very careful as it moves in slow steps. This first phase of coverage will only enable Cameroonians make Payments online – no reception or withdrawal possibility yet.

What this means is you can’t receive payment or transfer funds from your Cameroonian Paypal account to any Bank Account anywhere in the world. So for the moment, money is moving in one direction -> out of Cameroon.

I have helped so many Cameroonians pay and buy stuffs online. So if you are just on the buying end, you are surely covered. The only thing you need is a Debit/Credit card from a local Bank to verify your Paypal Account and fund your buying transactions.

Most recommended prepared card is the UBA Africard. This helps you verify your Paypal account and buy more stuffs online. I’m also currently using my ECOBANK VISA card with smiles. So if you are in Cameroon and happy about the new development, go get UBA Africard, BICCEC VISA, Afriland VISA, ECOBANK VISA,  etc to be complete.

Paypal Cameroon is still limited!

You cannot fund your Cameroonian Paypal account.

While this does not seem to be a big problem, it is a serious limitation. Without any bank account attached to your Cameroonian Paypal account, funding your account is practically impossible. With your debit/credit card linked, Paypal only serves as a middleman. The funds actually don’t get stored in your Paypal account.

When you make a buying transaction, your card is debited and funds sent straight to the seller, with no deposit in your paypal.

Here is what happens…

  • You create a free Paypal Cameroon account.
  • Verify your account with a Debit/credit card from local source.
  • Deposit funds in your card.
  • Then do payments through Paypal.

Paypal will bypass your Paypal account balance, collect funds from your card and do the payment on your behalf.

How to create a paypal account in Cameroon

One of the things Paypal has succeeded to do is simplify the signup process. Some of these merchant platforms make things really hard. But Paypal has completely delt with unnecessary long signup forms and complex verification processes.

Step 1: To create a paypal account in cameroon, first, go to Paypal Cameroon website here and click the Signup button:

This will bring up the next page where you fill a simple form and submit. The instructions are quite simple to follow. (Note that the page you see might be different from this)

Step 2: Then fill the simple signup form:

Select your language (French or English). If you miss this at this point, you will still be able to do some changes from within your account.

Step 3: Click the “Next” button and follow the instructions

From my experience, you don’t need any specific paypal cameroon login page. Just go to same page and you’ll be able to login.

How to verify your Paypal Cameroon account

A verified Paypal account is an account that has no limit on amount transacted within a month.  While to verify a US Paypal account is still a hard task, verifying a Paypal Cameroon account is very simple.

To completely lift the limit on any US account, you need to validate your address  (provide utility bills), ID (provide ID card, Passport, Drivers License) , attache a bank account, link a credit card, submit your social security number, etc. You see this is quite of a job.

To verify your Paypal Cameroon account, go to Paypal Cameroon website and create a free account. Next, add your debit/credit card. Follow Paypal instructions to confirm the card. That’s all you need.

Most of my blog readers are from US, India, Nigeria, etc. I know Indians have issues too with Paypal and Payoneer. I wrote about it in this post.

How to attach a credit/debit card to your Cameroon Paypal account

I mentioned above you can get a card from any of your local banks (Not micro-finance institutions). Common cards are VISA and Mastercard. Using a local ATM card issued by some financial institutions may not work.

On your dashboard, click the “Link a Card” button:

On the page that follows, carefully enter your card information:

  • Card number
  • Expiration date
  • Security code
  • Card type and
  • Billing address.

Note that an expired card will not be allowed.

Paypal will then attempt connecting and charging your card with a small amount, usually under 1000FCFA.hat means you will need to have some money in your account before successfully attaching it.

If there are no funds in your card or some entered data is incorrect, you will have an error message.

NB: You will need to have access to your card’s transaction history to complete the process. Attaching the card is one thing. Activating it is yet another.

Paypal normally creates an entry on your card’s transaction history table with a unique code. That code will be required to finally activate the card.

If you do not have access to your card’s transaction history table, please contact your card dealer.

Other Merchant option for Cameroon?

The simple truth is that there’s been a lot of tech changes since those early days. Today, Cameroonians have other online payment options than Paypal.

A simple search will reveal quite a number of institutions that provide online business facilities. You may want to quickly take a look at 2checkout or Payoneer as alternatives to Paypal Cameroon.

The good thing is that these merchants still allow your buyers to pay with their paypal accounts while your funds are transferred to your Card or local bank account.

Some Paypal Cameroon commonly asked questions (FAQs)

I get to be asked so many questions by Cameroonians who wish to rely on Paypal for online transactions. The latest I got before editing this post was from a guy who wanted to receive $700 from a client out of the country.

I remember a pastor friend struggling to receive donations from faithfuls allover the world. It’s been a difficult step given that most of his worldwide Christians are heavy Paypal users. Here are some questions:

Q: Can I create a paypal account being in Cameroon?

A: Yes you can create your Cameroonian Paypal account to make payments online

Q: Can I attache my Paypal account to a bank account in Cameroon?

A: No. This isn’t possible at the moment of writing this article

Q: Can I receive money in my Cameroon Paypal Account?

A: At this point I’m writing, this isn’t possible. You can only make payment, which is a serious issue

Q: What are the currencies I can use? Is FCFA available?

A: FCFA or XAF is not a digital currency on the Paypal system. If you are making payments, you have two currencies available: American USD and EURO. But at the receiving end, there is a longer list of currencies available.

Q: How can I fund my account to make payment?

A: Funding your Paypal Cameroon account isn’t required. It’s just a bridge between your debit/credit card and your merchant. No funds are stored in the account.

Q: What happens in the case of a refund. Does Paypal not deposit the funds in my online account?

A: I haven’t had this experience before. But my guess is the system will rout the funds back to its source, usually the credit card funding source.

Q: What about using Paypal and Payoneer Card?

A: You can attache your Payoneer card to your Paypal account (At least it worked the last time I checked) but you won’t be able to withdraw to it.

Q: What about using Paypal and Payqin virtual card

A: Payqin is a virtual card system developed for African. It goes with MTN Mobile Money and Orange Money. You can simply top-up your account using these two carriers, powered by MonetBil. However, my Payqin virtual card was rejected by Paypal.

Q: Are there APIs to integrate Paypal Cameroon in my app?

A: No APIs available at the moment for receiving funds

Q: What about using my Cameroon account with freelance platforms like Fiverr, freelancer, etc

A: You can use your Paypal account in Cameroon to buy services on these platform. You won’t however be able to receive funds

Q: What does Cameroon Paypal account does like?

A: Here below is a screenshot of a typical Cameroonian paypal account at the moment of writing:

From the menu items, you can already perceive what you can do with your account:

  • Summary: Your account dashboard
  • Activity: Just a brief historique of your recent transaction
  • Send Payment: This takes to you the function that allows you to send money
  • Wallet: Simply lets you see your attached bank cards and of course allows you to link more cards
  • Offers: Paypal suggested offers with discounts
  • Help: For help
Q: How to receive money from paypal Cameroon

A: Many Cameroonians have constantly asked me how to withdraw paypal in Cameroon or how to receive paypal payments in cameroon. Of course the simple answer is that it’s not possible for now. Let’s hope paypal does in the few years ahead.

Q: Are there paypal banks in Cameroon ?

A: There are no Paypal banks in Cameroon at the moment. That simply explains why we here can’t withdraw paypal money.

Conclusion

I’d like to hear from you in the comment box. If you are Cameroonian, let me know what you think about Paypal Cameroon. If you are from a different country, tell us your experience.

And for my friends in Nigeria, how are you guys moving with this new development?

No Comments
blogging Make Money Online payoneer

Free Payoneer Prepaid Debit Card for online payments worldwide (2019)

30

payoneer cameroon

Have you tried out Payoneer Payment Gateway for online payments as a company or solopreneur?

If you are blogger or Internet Marketer not living in areas covered by Paypal, you certainly have gone through some pains receiving money from individual clients, companies or affiliate marketing platforms.

In my personal experience, living in a country where Paypal is not an option, it has always been with tough times and frustration seeing my affiliate earnings in my ClickBank or CJ account and not knowing how to cash out.

I have tried several options like having it paid to a friend’s bank account in Europe before being transferred to me by my friend through Western Union, having the check sent directly to me, etc. As a matter of fact, these are all very costly cash out methods that kept me wondering if it’s worth it doing this online business thing.

However, things have changed with the solution I want to share with you. You can now receive your online earnings or receive money from any Company in the United State of America anywhere in the word, in your local currency.

Recommended Post: Here are 15 and more ways I make money as a blogger

Now that’s not all about it!

If you have some online business that recruits affiliates or necessitates mass payments to workers or experts who live in these areas yet to be reached by Paypal, I’m sure you have had some bad experiences in such monetary transactions. I’m fully convinced this solution is a huge relief.

The Payoneer Prepaid Debit MasterCard® Card

Payoneer was founded in 2005 and is based in New York City. It provides an industry-leading global payout platform that simplifies the world of commerce by removing the limitations that typically surround international business.

Receiving funds from 2,000 international companies

As a blogger and Internet Marketer living in Cameroon, Payoneer has brought the most accurate solution to my online business.

Payoneer makes it easy to receive funds from more than 2,000 international companies (including Clickbank, CJ, Paypal, Elance, Freelancer, Amazon, Fiverr, SEOclerks, ShareAsale, etc). These companies have partnered with them in order to offer Payoneer’s payout solution as part of their service.

As a matter of fact, from recent development, I can receive payments from any US company through payoneer’s US Payment Service and this is just for 1% fee. So out of every $1000 received, I pay a ridiculous fee of $10

Receiving Payments from Individuals

If you are freelance writer, graphics designer, coder, blogger, etc, Payoneer makes it possible for you to receive direct payments from your clients who can pay with their Credit or Debit Cards. All you have to do is send to them your Payoneer Email address or MasterCard number.

You get the funds in your account instantly. However, this will have to go through a 72hr manual approval process.

From my experience, the amount of money you can receive from individuals (Private Loads) is initially very limited. However, this limit can be adjusted at Payoneer’s discretion.

Do you do Mass Payment?

The Payoneer Prepaid Debit MasterCard® Card can transform the way you make payouts. Fully supported in more than 200 countries, your payouts will be available for use by the payee within 2 hours! This low cost mass payout allows you to transfer funds within minutes.

Why transferring funds with Payoneer’s Mass Payout Service?

  • The low cost payouts reduce the time and money you spend on transferring funds.
  • It is Quick and easy.
  • Global coverage with support in more than 200 countries, multiple currencies, with no bank account required.
  • Safe and secure

Get the Prepaid Debit MasterCard Card for free

I know one of the questions ringing in your mind this moment is how much does it cost to get the card. It’s absolutely free. All you have to do is click here to apply and get $25 signup bonus.

>> Apply Now for the free payoneer prepaid debit card and get $25

Payoneer Cameroon

Like Paypal Cameroon, some of my friends have asked if there is anything like Payoneer Cameroon. As a matter of fact, I don’t k now if the company has regional offices in Africa. Well, Paypal offices aren’t not in Cameroon too. I think you should just go to Payoneer website and create a free account.

Given that Cameroon is covered, I believe it gives us a great experience

Let me hear from you …

Do you have the free payoneer prepaid debit card? Do you do mass payout? Are you in one of these countries not covered by PayPal? Let me hear your thoughts in the comment box.

If you found this post useful, give it more exposure by sharing on social media using the social media buttons just below.

No Comments
blog blogging Make Money Online

What if your current business fails? Here is what you must do!

12

I have not personally published articles on my blog here for the past couple of months. That’s because of a local project I’m working on.

However, thanks to you my active community and guest authors, my blog is still thriving.

I remember creating this article helping female bloggers aspiring to be moms with tips on how to keep their blogs active while they are away taking care of babies.

So a few minutes ago, I was just thinking on something and decided to write about it.

The point is that we are in a world of uncertainties. Everything seems to be moving on. They say “change is constant…” and that’s affecting online business big time.

A lot of things have stopped working and a bunch of new things have popped up. A few months back, Google came up with a big change and so many webpreneurs got hit. Here is my question…

What if your current business fails as a result of a major change?

Do you have any guarantee it will never fail?

Ok let me be very specific and talk to content marketers and everyone else online.

We are all depending on someone’s business to run ours. I don’t care how you see it. You are using something someone has created for its purpose:

  1. Google for natural/sponsored traffic.
  2. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for social media
  3. Pinterest for Traffic
  4. Etc

Maybe you should go ahead and tell me in the comment box how your business is succeeding as an Island.

Oh! I see you have a huge list. Isn’t it on AWeber? It’s definitely hosted by someone. Again, those email users depend on Gmail, Yahoo, etc. At every level of your business, there is dependency.

So this makes it so risky to depend on one source of income. Your business depends on someone who, when following change will be obliged to change something that may affect your business.

I remember when I created EasyRetweet in 2011. It fully functioned on Twitter. So its success is at the mercy of Twitter. My friend from Nigeria created JustRetweet, basically cloning EasyRetweet.

By the time I sold out EasyRetweet in 2012, I was averaging $1500/m from the platform alone. But I smelled a dead rat. Twitter was beginning to breed changes.

Valentine sold out JustRetweet too. It kept doing well, generating income for the new owner. Then Twitter hit:

The JustRetweet Twitter API has been suspended and there are no chances the suspension will be lifted.

Social media platforms change their Terms Of Services and kick people’s businesses off. Google does daily changes and bring many ventures down.

These chances are taking place every day because we live in a world where change is unstoppable. So woe to you if you build and depend on a single online business.

Why?

Because change will soon affect you too. If you aren’t lucky, you may see a drop in business:

Develop a Multiple Source of Income

The only way to be financially stable is to develop multiple sources of income (MSI). Relying on a single blog could be suicidal. I don’t care what you think and say about it.

  • You focus on Google traffic
  • Pinterest traffic is your best
  • YouTube is like your grand ma
  • Etc

The simple truth is that change is coming some day and that may be soon.

You may be thinking you are 100% compliant.

Congratulations!

But let me tell you this…

Years back, 500-word article was good food for Google.  If you wrote 1000 articles then, I imaging you were king. You were probably 100% Google’s friend.

But what becomes of your 1000 articles today? You see it’s not just about being in compliance. It’s about positioning yourself for the evident change: Build different sources of income. Period!

How to build a Multiple Source of Income!

The first step at building an MSI is to make up your mind to do so and start with one. But do not engage another business until the first business is somewhat stable.

Well, you may have enough resources to run your new businesses on parallel rails. But for many, a better approach would be to take one business to a point that will be able to sponsor your next new business.

Secondly, I’m going to recommend you spread out and don’t rebuild the same business. If your first business is an SEO tool, your second should NOT be an SEO tool again. Avoid building two business on the same platform. If all your businesses are powered by Facebook, a change by the platform owners may ruin your MSI.

Investing offline is a nice way to create an excellent source of income. There are lot of business ideas for offline ventures. Don’t pour all your eggs online. Get a local business you can turn to if something goes wrong with online.

Listen…

All I have been trying to tell you is online is risky. That’s because of interdependence and change. You can’t avoid any of these.

I’m not against you creating all your businesses online. Weigh the risk and decide which direction to take.

Drop a comment!

How many businesses do you have online? BTW is your blogging a real business?

Do you have a business offline?

I’d like to hear from you in the comment box.

No Comments
blogging Create a money making blog Make Money Online

10 Tips to help you choose the right domain name ~ Part 2

16

In Part I of this series on how to create a blog that generates incomes, we saw actionable tips on how to choose a topic to blog on. You may want to check that out so you don’t get confused where we are going. Be sure to join my list so you don’t miss a thing.

In this Part 2, I thought it’s important I share some guides on how to choose a good domain name for your blog.

Your domain name is your online identity. Its the way to your online presence. Without the domain name, it will be difficult to locate you online so choosing the right domain is crucial.

– > Before we continue …

Do you want a brand-able domain name – Your name, company name or unique word, or you want a keyword based domain name like bestwordpressthemes.com or seoconsultant.com?

NB: In September 2012, Google rolled out the EMD (Exact Match Domain) update. This actually was meant to to prevent poor quality sites from ranking well simply because they had words that match search terms (or keywords) in their domain names. This is not our portion as we are about building an authority blog that provides in-dept contents that meet searchers’ intent.

Table of Contents – What is covered in this post

10 Tips to help you choose the right domain name

Whether you are going in for brand-able or keyword domain name is up to you. However, let me throw in some more  tips to help in your choice of the perfect domain name;

1 – Social profile availability

Social media plays an important part in blogging. That calls for the need to check with with services like KnowEm to see if the social profiles for your domain name are available. For instance –  https://facebook.com/enstinemuki and https://twitter.com/enstinemuki are all social profiles for my personal domain name enstinemuki.com. This is an important point in branding.

2 – Make it as short as possible

The shorter the domain name, the easier it is to memorize and print on materials such as business cards, handouts, etc If the name is long and complex, you risk customers mistyping or misspelling it.

3 – Make it unique

Don’t get your blog confused with a popular site already owned by someone else. That’s foundation for failure. If you register fivre.com, you may be directly sending traffic to fiverr.com. In the same line, avoid picking someone’s domain name on a different extension except it’s your personal name.

4 – Make it easy to remember and easy to type

This is very important. If people find it hard to memorize your domain name because it contains some difficult characters, you are already loosing a good portion of your marketing value. If you use only vowel or consonants, it may be difficult to read or type except you are within 3 letters. Think of a domain name like ikdfopg.com. Something like this is definitely hard to remember or even type.

5 – Hyphens and Numbers may not be good

These characters are often misunderstood. People who hear your website address don’t know if you’re using a numeral (3) or it’s spelled out (three). In some cases, people misplace or forget the dash.

6 – Avoid Copyright Infringement

Make sure the name you’ve chosen is not copyrighted, trademarked or being used by another company. It could result in a huge legal mess that could heavily weigh on you, as well as cost your domain.

7 – Use an appropriate extension

Extensions are suffixes at the end of Web addresses. These can have specific uses, so make sure to choose one that’s appropriate for your blog. While .COM is the most popular, there are some other top extensions: .co, .info, .net, .org, .biz, .me, etc.

8 – Use online tools to search for domains

Most often, our brains are limited. Using tools such as panabee can help in getting the right domain name.

9 – Don’t be so obsessed about selecting a domain that describes your topic.

Sometimes, it may be difficult to find a domain name that describes what you blog about. It may not be keyword rich but just a descriptive word or 2. Get something that can easily be handled and go with it.

10 – Act fast

This is the last and some what very important points. Domains are picked very fast. As soon as you find your right domain name, register it immediately. It may not be available the next minute.

Registering your domain name

Where to register your domain name may not really be an issue. However, Godaddy is a widely used registrar. You can get your domain for as low as $0.99 for the first year.

  1. Go to Godaddy.com
  2. Search and use a godaddy discount code

In Part II, we are talking WordPress vs Blogger – Which of these 2 CMS to use.

Thanks for being part of part 3. Please leave your comments and share this post

No Comments
Android blogging Make Money Online Reviews

SeedingUp ~ Sponsored Posts for your blogs and Social Media in 2019!

64

It’s becoming increasingly less difficult for anyone with or without a blog to make money online these days with sponsored posts. Initially, you needed a fairly active blog to be paid to post content on it.

Recently, SeedingUp (Formerly known as Teliad) has introduced sponsored posts for social media to its line of services.

What this means is that you can get paid $50, $100, $200 and more for a post to your Facebook, Google plus, Twitter and/or YouTube profiles.

Before I give you some more details about monetizing your social media profiles with SeedingUp’s new Social Seeding service, let’s briefly see other ways you can make money with SeedingUp.


Sponsored posts for your blog from SeedingUp

The first thing that’s interesting with SeedingUp is that it’s international. Unlike other content marketing platforms, SeedingUp is available in 5 different languages:

That’s exciting for bloggers who blog in another language that’s not English. It’s been difficult to find platforms that invest in international coverage.

I have had many of my readers ask me where to find advertisers for their blogs. While you may sit and wait for them to hit your contact page, you have to be smart and signup to platforms where you can increase your exposure and be more easily located.

SeedingUp is an active platform with thousands of advertisers looking for blogs like yours to pay and publish their content. There are different types of content from SeedingUp you can publish on your blog and make some money. These include:

  • Blog posts written by you for the advertiser.
  • Blog posts written by Advertisers.
  • Press release.
  • Videos.
  • Text links.
  • Infographics.

To comply with search engines guideline, you have the option to nofollow the links in sponsored content.

Once you sign up for free, add your blog and create an offer.

Once you click the plus sign, you will be taken to the form to enter your blog details. There are enough tips on this page to guide you through the already simple process.

Here is what the form looks like:

The SeedingUp staff will have to manually approve your submission before it becomes available to advertisers. This is to make sure quality is maintained on the platform.

One of the  things bloggers worry about is how much to charge per post. SeedingUp makes it easy by making available a Price check calculator. This helps you determine the amount you want to charge per content published on your blog.

Social Seeding – Monetize your social media profiles!

Social Seeding is a relatively new service on SeedingUp. It simple allows you to monetize your social media profiles with and without a sponsored post.

While you post content from your blog, from friends’ blog, fun content and content from around the world, Social Seeding allows you to post targeted content, offering value to your followers while generating income from the same activities.

Social Seeding covers the most popular social media platforms: Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube for video content.

The more your followers, the more you charge per post. All you do is set a price per follower and get the final price following your number of followers:

Now, it’s simple to set your price. However, it’s been noticed that expensive offers are hardly booked. So I recommend you start from the lowest and gradually move up.

How do you create a Social Seeding offer?

Creating a social seeding offer means adding a social profile to the platform. Once your profile is added and approved, it will be available for booking by advertisers.

To add a social profile, click the plus (+) sign corresponding to the social network you want to create.

The next step will be to fill the form carefully and submit.

Note that fake social media accounts will easily be identified and rejected. If you’ve bought fake Twitter accounts on Fiverr or some similar sites, don’t even waste your time submitting.

Does SeedingUp really work?

I know there are lots of platforms out there that don’t keep to their claims. However, SeedingUp is not part of them.

SeedingUp keeps to its words. With over 24,000 active bloggers, you have reasons to function with them without fear. Here is proof that they pay in 2019.

Other methods to withdraw your earnings are Cheque, Bank Transfer (Account outside EU)  and Skrill.

NB: I would love to see Payoneer as an option on the list of payment methods.

SeedingUp content platform for Advertisers

SeedingUp is a marketplace of thousands of well selected top blogs from over 13 000 bloggers. With an ever-expanding publisher social media coverage of over 240 000 000, it stands as one of the most attractive content promotion platform you definitely would like to be part of.

The strict attention and manual approval of blogs guarantee quality in terms of exposure and traffic delivered.

Are you an advertiser looking to gain extra targeted exposure and traffic to your products? I recommend you try out SeedingUp

Meanwhile, drop your comment and let me know what you think about this platform. I’ll be grateful if you share this post with your friends on social media.

No Comments