I believe you have worked online OTA bought something online. I don’t mean you bought it on a site that accepts M-PESA. Sites like Freelancer, iWriter, Course Hero are all moneymaking sites through freelancing. All of them have PayPal as a mode of payment. So you have completed that task you were assigned and you’re expecting those few dollars in your account so you can withdraw and use them. And then the most unfortunate thing happens your account is limited by PayPal. Limiting your account means you can’t sent any amount out, you can’t withdraw, change credit cards or change bank account. So how bad is the limitations of your PayPal account by PayPal. The bad thong is that you won’t get that money into your account.
My friend Walter Akolo, of Freelancer Kenya shares out his post on how PayPal sucks in Kenya. In his post he shares out his disappointment brought about by PayPal when it comes to withdrawing your amount to your bank or through M-PESA services. I haven’t been a victim of the same, am lucky that I have faced the issue myself. But I have faced it for a friend, he was to pay me some amount through his PayPal account because I had to pay for some Facebook Ad arrears. And to his surprise a message of his account functions being limited.
I really don’t like what PayPal is doing. It is supposed to better online transactions and allow revolutionize the way people pay for goods online. If this is the rate at which PayPal is limiting accounts from majorly Kenyan citizens then I think resolving to alternatives is just better.
The bad thing though is that majority of sites prefer PayPal to their competitors and that’s why am beginning to fallout with PayPal for such things like this.
Below are services you can’t for with your PayPal account if it is limited. Check them out.
You’re lucky enough though that there are tips on how to avoid your account from being limited by PayPal.
–> Resolve to only one phone, laptop or desktop while logging to your PayPal account.
–> Better use old PayPal account than a new one.
–> If you need to withdraw amount from your limited PayPal account, refund it to your client so he/she can sent it back through a different PayPal account.
For more tips and issues Read Why PayPal sucks by Walter Akolo of Freelancer Kenya