I want to use my PayPal account to purchase a multihoster account, but they don’t accept PayPal. Is there any way to use PayPal to pay for my premium account?

In many cases, yes, there is. There are two ways I know of, and one of these situations will potentially apply to you.

Option #1 – indirect PayPal payments

Multihosters and premium filehoster sites do not generally accept PayPal payments directly for reasons outlined here. However, some filehosting sites and multihosters may offer indirect PayPal payment options for premium accounts.

Take Zevera for instance. They offer a PayPal option for premium account packages, but payments are accepted indirectly via Regnow:

Using PayPal to buy premium accounts

Many different payment processors allow vendors to accept PayPal payments indirectly: 2Checkout, Avangate and Clickbank are a few of the many.

Option #2 – PayPal debit Mastercard

PayPal gives members (most or all: I’m not sure on this) the ability to use a PayPal debit Mastercard. I’ve had one for years, and it’s fantastic. It works just like any bank-issued credit or debit card. It literally works anywhere where Mastercard is accepted. If you’re eligible to receive a PayPal debit card, it’s free and there are no weird fees involved when you use it.

Just about every multihoster or premium account filehoster accepts credit card payments. Not all, but most. For example, look at the multihost Putdrive’s payment options:

Putdrive payment options: credit cards and bitcoin

This multihoster accepts credit cards and Bitcoin payments for multihoster accounts. You can use a PayPal debit card to purchase a Putdrive account or any other premium account from a filehoster site or multihoster that allows credit card payments for membership.

Side benefit of the PayPal debit card

This really is unrelated to paying for premium accounts, but I sing the praises of PayPal in this regard whenever I can because it’s essentially free money. PayPal gives members who use the PayPal debit card 1% cash back on certain purchases. You just need to use your PayPal debit card like a credit card: all (or most) online transactions can accumulate cash-back rewards, and any “signature” purchases (using the card as a credit card versus debit) at local retailers will get you cash back as well. Us old-timer eBay sellers are grandfathered in at 1.5% cash back, but nowadays all members receive 1% cash back, but still – if you spend $1,000 on your PayPal debit card, you’ll get $10 the next month added to your PayPal account.

Here’s my cash-back rewards for the past couple of months:

1.5% cash back earnings using the PayPal debit card

Now, if you don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars in your PayPal account, that’s not a problem, either. You can transfer money from your bank account to PayPal, which is free, then spend that money and earn the cash back. I get between $15-$30 in cash back rewards (“free money”) each month, but if you’re not grandfathered in to the old rate, spending $1,000 – $2,000 per month will still net you $10-$20 in free, spendable currency.

Here’s a guide on how to earn cash back using a PayPal debit card.

For those who want a bit of background on why filehosters and multihoster service providers don’t generally accept direct PayPal payments, you can read this piece on paying for premium with PayPal.

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