Paypal and The EON Cyber Account

So you've decided to do paid posts with your blog. But you have no idea how to get paid without a Paypal account. So you sign up for Paypal and then comes the problem. You don't have a credit card. Say, you're a Filipino student or just someone who doesn't have a credit card and is Filipino.

What is Paypal?

According to Wikipedia,

PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. It is also a European bank based in Luxembourg. It serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as cheques and money orders. PayPal performs payment processing for online vendors, auction sites, and other corporate users, for which it charges a fee. It sometimes also charges a transaction fee for receiving money (a percentage of the amount sent plus an additional fixed amount). The fees charged depend on the currency used, the payment option used, the country of the sender, the country of the recipient, the amount sent and the recipient's account type.

Really though, if you are a poor Filipino who can't afford to get yourself a credit card, just sign up for an EON cyber account online at Unionbank. Follow the link to read up on the Terms and Conditions of applying for a CyberAccount. As of the moment, the online application form is currently being upgraded, so the best thing you can do is find a Unionbank branch where you would prefer to be associated with.

Right after application, depending on your location in the Philippines, your EON CyberAccount kit will be available from 5-14 business days upon application. You're gonna need at least two(2) valid IDs to be able to claim your kit.

What you need to do when claiming the EON kit

1. Make a personal appearance

2. You must provide a photocopy of at least two (2) valid IDs:

* Passport
* Current Driver's License
* Permit to Carry Firearms
* New Social Security System (SSS) card
* Government Services Insurance System (GSIS) eCard
* Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID
* New Tax Identification Number (TIN) Card
* Postal ID
* National Statistics Office (NSO) authenticated Birth Certificate
* NSO authenticated Marriage Certificate
* Original & unexpired National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance
* Police Clearance
* Digitized Voter's ID
* Philhealth card
* Office of Senior Citizen Affairs (OSCA) / Senior Citizen card
* ACR Identity Card (I-Card)
* Consular ID
* Barangay certification
* Philippine Overseas Employment Association (POEA) / Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Card
* Seaman's Book
* Government office ID (e.g., Armed Forces of the Philippines, Home Development Mutual Fund [HDMF] IDs)
* Certification from the National Council for the Welfare of Disabled Persons (NCWDP)
* Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Certification
* PRA Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) ID
* Other valid IDs issued by the Government and its instrumentalities

On the next post, how to link your EON CyberAccount with your Paypal account. :)