How To Set Up PayPal Subscription

I’ve gone screen cast crazy! This time, I’m going to show you how to set up a PayPal Subscription service that will automatically take money from your advertisers each and every month.

One of the biggest hassle of selling direct advertising is chasing the advertiser for payment. PayPal Subscription takes that hassle away. Advertisers subscribe to an ad spot and Paypal takes the cost of the ad spot from them each and every month (or whatever time frame you choose). PayPal will continue to withdraw the money every month unless the advertiser (or you) cancel the subscription. Often times, you can get an extra month out of an advertiser because they forget to cancel. 😈

38 thoughts on “How To Set Up PayPal Subscription”

  1. Gyutae Park says:

    lol, that’s pretty evil. I use oiopublisher to set up my ads and that allows the advertisers themselves to choose whether or not they want to set up a Paypal subscription.

  2. Neat, I want to be screen cast crazy!

  3. dcr says:

    Please post a July earnings report so we can see what effect these screen casts have on your blog earnings. And if you continue the screen casts, an August earnings report too.

    1. Abdul says:

      I doubt that he’s going to do that, in his last income report he said, this may be the last income report in a while!

  4. I’m just starting to podcast…. PODCAST CRAAAAZZZYY!!!! 😈 πŸ˜€

  5. Looks like John is running out of stuff to write, so he’s just screen casting whatever he can think of now. 😈

    1. John Chow says:

      Screen casting is easier than writing. No need to proof read. 😈

      1. Abdul says:

        yeah I hate proof reading, the last thing I’d like to do!

  6. What’s missing in the screencast is a full screen of the whole blog! Notice that only half my entrecard ad is showing up!!! πŸ‘Ώ

  7. Eliza says:

    Instead of reminding the advertiser for the payment, you’ve shown very nice way to get that automatically. Frankly, I didn’t know such a thing exists, but after reading your post I’ll definitely implement it.

    It always worth to visit your blog, thanks.

  8. Ya, I agree people always forget to cancel the subscriptions ahah you can make some pretty good money off of this.

  9. fas says:

    Very informative post John. Thanks a ton for sharing this. Very handy.

  10. Kevin says:

    Cool… nice screen cast…

  11. Benzamin says:

    nice! I want screen cast CRAZEEEEEE !

  12. That’s evil at end John 😈

  13. Teddy Wong says:

    That is a great post for all people who need to take money from advertiser. πŸ˜€

  14. This was one of the tips John mentioned at the Tazzu WordPress camp a few months ago.

  15. joe says:

    thankyou for the tip the next time that an advertiser complains about paying the extra month I’ll just tell em that I learned it from the guru john chow.

  16. I knew about this, but WAIT – do they HAVE to have a Paypal account?

    1. Anyone have an answer to this?

  17. Xavier says:

    This is cool, especially the video demo! Thanks a lot John for posting this great tip!

    Xavier Lur, the World’s Youngest Professional Blogger

  18. Eric says:

    I have to scan my PayPal account every month to weed out any subscriptions I might have forgotten about.

  19. This is an INCREDIBLE idea!!!
    I never knew you could do this! I am definately going to do this on my website. Especially when my traffic increases and my ads start costing more money (like $1,000 per month!! that is amazing). I am lucky to make a total of $10 per month in advertising at the moment on my entrepreneurs blog. But one day soon I will have this

  20. James Wilcox says:

    I also use oiopublisher direct. It’s the easiest way to have advertisers pay for their ads and takes the hassle out of email and getting ads set up.

  21. malapu says:

    I want to be screen cast crazy!

  22. RB! says:

    Good Stuff.

  23. You know, I just posted the fact that I don’t like video. I DO like it for tutorials, and thanks for this one, John. (Though I still can’t understand why someone would want 12 seconds of my saying, “Look I’m drinking some OJ”)

  24. soares says:

    Thanks John I will implement in my blog advertisment

    Regards 😈

  25. Awesome, thanks for sharing this with us. I’ll definitely give it a whirl.

  26. Dollar dude says:

    Thanks for sharing an important aspect of make money online. I don’t know how to set up paypal subsription. This post helped me a lot.

  27. I would have to think twice before trusting PayPal. they even put verified premier accounts on limited access.

  28. May I ask…How much money does Paypal charge you for a check or a bank transaction? ( PaypalΒ΄s slice of the pie πŸ˜• )

    1. 2.9% + $0.30 for verified members in India. And yes $1.25 for fund withdrawals to a bank account which are less than $200. Fund withdrawals above $200 are free to a bank account in India.

  29. Tim says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your video on Paypal subscription billing. I have a video service that I’m thinking of having people pay monthly vs 1/2 up front and 1/2 upon deliver. As these videos run $1000 per piece I felt that it may make the service more affordable for the small business owner. Question though, I charge a onetime setup fee of $299 and $80 per month for 11 months per video. Is there a way to have paypay charge an intial $299 and then bill $80 per month?


    Love all your information, you truly are an inspiration to all bloggers


    1. John Chow says:

      The way you would do that would be the bill them with PayPal for the $299 and then put them on the $80 subscription for 11 months.

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