It is a well discussed but no solution problem in Sri Lanka. PayPal do supports Sri Lanka but the support is limited to buying stuffs and sending money out of the account. Most important feature is receiving money to the account which is not supported for the country.
The reason always given by PayPal was the legal restrictions in the country. But most funny thing is CBSL (Central Bank of Sri Lanka) allows currency flow out of the country but it doesn’t allow income. I’m sure the main concern is that CBSL should have control over the amount of money flows into the country to avoid black money and all. But it is being done and properly monitored in many countries even in India.
Recently there is an online petition prepared by some Sri Lankan PayPal freelancers to urge SLGov, PayPal and CBSL to proceed with the paper work etc. and allow Sri Lankans to reap maximum out of the PayPal.
All these days getting full PayPal support for Sri Lanka has been a never-ending quest for both freelancers and online entrepreneurs. Let’s see what future holds for us.
Those who are interested in the updates can join the FB group.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective ways to make money online. Most of the affiliate products are focused towards U.S market. Especially for a site like MAYUonline, it’s very difficult to do affiliate marketing as most of the users of my site are from Sri Lanka.
Now, I have good news for Sri Lankan affiliate marketers. The premier IT education provider is now offering affiliate opportunities for Sri Lankans. E-Soft is a renowned IT institution in Sri Lanka. Even I did my BCS in E-Soft.
E-Soft is undoubtedly the NO #1 IT institute in Sri Lanka.
ESOFT has emerged as the Leader in Professional ICT Education. We specialise in conducting classes for the BCS and BIT Programmes in Sri Lanka and we are undoubtedly Sri Lanka’s #1.
When you sign up with their programme you’ll be given with a unique ID. Ask your friends to refer your ID when they are enrolling for courses in E-Soft. E-Soft will track your affiliate through this ID and will deposit money to your account. You can earn upto 2000 Rupees per referral.
In addition, you will also receive prizes for reaching milestones such as a T-Shirt for 5 registrations, a Flash Drive for 10 registrations, etc. going all the way upto a Return Air Ticket.
To make your job easier, each customer you send to ESOFT will receive a special discount upto Rs. 5,000 to encourage them to participate in the programme!
Once you reach 10, 000 they’ll send you a cheque to your home address. I have started 2 days back already got 3 referrals.
Good luck comrades…! Make use of this Sri Lankan affiliate programme
Twitter is still not sure about how to make good amount of money from their site. Still they’re trying to figure it out, but Twitter users are already found handful of methods to monetise their account. Now you can find handful of Twitter applications. It was made possible after Twitter opened the twitter feed to third-party application through API. Twitter monetising was born through this same API.
Earlier I wrote a post on five ways to make money from your Twitter account. There I’ve talked about five methods such as selling your Twitter profile space, selling Ads on your twitter feed and also I told you that there is some Twitter who’s even sold their Twitter account in EBay.
There is one point I told you about becoming a Pro-Twitter and give access to followers after getting some payment from them. But if you’re to offer that service you’ll have to set-up your own payment gateway or you should go for third party gateways such as PayPal or 2CO.
By knowing above mentioned hassles TwitPub has been introduced to cater the demand for Pro-Twitters. If you’re to become a Pro-Twitter then possibly it’s the most potential service for you.
Check out this Video about TwitPub
But I have doubt; will you pay some money for a Pro-Twit???? Because I won’t! Many people have criticised it. Most of the categories are still empty. Hope they’ll have a good time and Pro-Twitter concept will become possible. We’ll have to wait and see.
I personally suggest you to have a look @ the ebook Make Money on Twitter. you’ll learn first what Twitter is, and then how it may be used to secure your financial freedom.
If you ever want to change your country in PayPal, forget it. You’re not allowed to change the country your account. If you really wanna change your country in profile then you have to close your account and open an account again with the same email address.
Recently one of my friends came back to Sri Lanka after finishing in Masters in USA. He just wanted to change his country to Sri Lanka, so he wrote a letter to PayPal. As I said earlier they want him to close his account and open a new account.
If you wanna know how you can withdraw money from unverified PayPal account, check out my Easy Steps to Withdraw Money to Sri Lankan Bank.
I do apologize
for the inconvenience this issue may have caused you. I understand that you would want ton change the country in your account and add a new credit card on your new account having the Sri Lanka as the country.
When changing your street address, you will be unable to change your country of residence, as PayPal currently does not have a feature where you can add addresses from multiple countries on the same PayPal
account. The only way to change the country of residence is to open a new PayPal account, and select your country of residence during the sign up process.
Please note that an email address can only be used on one active PayPal account at a time. If you want to use the same email address on your new account, you will first have to close your existing PayPal account
however, since you still have balance in this account, I would suggest that you have to initiate a check withdrawal for you to get the money in your PayPal account balance.
Members registered from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, or Uruguay can request a check to be mailed to the address on their PayPal Account by following these instructions:
1. Log in to your account at https://www.paypal.com/
2. Click the ‘Withdraw’ subtab
3. Click ‘Request a check from PayPal’
4. Enter the amount
5. Select the address the check is to be mailed to using the
6. Click ‘Continue’
7. Review the confirmation page
8. Click ‘Submit’
When you request a check, it will take 4-6 business days to process the request and prepare the check to be mailed. Postal delivery time is additional and varies depending on your country of residence.
· PayPal has no control over postal delivery times
· Check delivery may be delayed by government holidays in both the
U.S. and in your home country
· PayPal is not responsible for inaccurately entered mailing
Once you receive the check for your withdrawal that is the time to close
the account so that you will be able to use the same email address and
create an account under Sri Lanka.
To close your PayPal account, please follow these steps:
Log in to your account at https://www.paypal.com/
Click the “Profile” subtab.
Click the “Close Account” link located under “Account Information” and
follow the online instructions.
Once your old account has been closed, please follow these steps to open
a new account:
Select the “Personal” radio button for a Personal or Premier account.
Select the “Business” radio button for a Business account.
Choose a Country from the drop down menu.
Fill out the form. *The Business account form has two pages to complete.
Click the “Sign Up” button at the bottom of the page. You will be taken
to a new page.
Once you have opened a new account, please follow the directions to confirm your email address. Once your email address is confirmed, your PayPal account will be ready to use!
Again, I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. If you have further questions, please feel free to email us back
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
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You may know that, as a Sri Lankan user, you can’t receive money in PayPal but I found a Work around to Withdraw PayPal Money to Sri Lankan Bank
Today it’s almost impossible to see a single site or blog without Google Adsense ads. Many people were tried to compete with Google’s Adsense, such as Yahoo, Microsoft etc, but no one was able to catch up with Google Adsense.
Adsense is a great tool, but you need to tweak it to make maximum out of it. You might have heart about MFA (Made for Adsense) sites. Their content is targeting some high paying keywords. They managed to get ads which pay more than $5 per click.
These evil MFA sites buy cheap ads from Google (using Adword) and drive traffic to their sites. For example take I have a MFA site. I subscribe to Google Adword and choose to pay $0.1 for one click. My ad will appear in a site, when a visitor of the site clicks on my ad they’ll be directed to my site. This will cost me $0.1 only. This visitor who came to my site might click on an ad on my site where I’ll make $5.
Let’s do some math, $5 – $0.1 = 4.9. I make $4.9 by spending $0.1. Some case it’ll go upto $50. It’s so unfair. Isn’t it?
These MFA sites will end up stealing our traffic for such low price. We’ll gain only $0.1 for a click. We must find out and wipe of these stupid evils out of our site. Then only we can make decent amount of money from Adsense.
Google don’t take much concern about this matter as they’re earning in both ways. They don’t care as long as they earn just like a WHORE.
We can use Google AdSense’s competitive ad filter feature to bring down those ugly MFAs.
But how to get the list of MFA sites??? Don’t worry http://www.adsblacklist.com is coming into action to help you out. I used this site and got 133 potential MFA sites which may suck traffic out of my blog and leave few pennies. They track down MFAs specific to your site using the keywords you provide about your site.
Once you got the list, go to Adsense and click on AdSense Setup tab. Now click on Competitive Ad Filter and list your sites on the given text box. Within 12 hours Google will stop showing ads from these sites and it’ll show genuine sites.
This is only just a step. New MFAs will come every day and will eat your traffic. Time to time we have to check and block those people from our site.
There are enough sites saying that they’ve made thousands of dollars. If you want to know the secret then you need to pay some amount so they’ll reveal the secret.
They use some screen shot to inspire the clients. One developer has taken initiations to show how easily you can make such spoof.
Check out this Adsense image generator.
Btw, I made $1000 in Adsense yesterday, If you want to know the truth pay me $500 so I can reveal.. he.. he.. he..
There are many sites claiming that they can offer you online jobs. And you can earn from home. But most of the time, these people are just scammers who want to steal something out of you.
These people are either interested in your credit card number, bio-data or your identity. Say for an example they’ve got hold of your Credit card number, they can buy all the stuff while bill is being created on your card.
Some people steal your bio data and edit it and sell it for other people. Above all some might steal your identity such ID number, Social security number, etc and use it illegally. You’ll end up in jail for someone else works.
But the good thing is you can easily identify this scammer very easily. Most of these people will promise you some stupid stuff. Check out the following examples.
1. You can make $2000 in one week while sitting in home and doing some easy data entry work.
2. Ask you to make a payment of $49.99 to make $4000 in a week
3. Slogan starts as “We have hundreds of jobs for you!!!”
4. Some fake people and their profile picture along with some quote as they already made enough money online.
5. Funky unprofessional web page.
6. Requests your personal details such as ID number, Bank Account number etc.
If you really want to find some jobs online or make money online, please read these articles
- How to find online jobs
- How to make money with your Blog, web site using Pay Per Post method
- Make money from Twitter account
Please refrain from using this method as GAF is no longer supporting this method. This method is no longer valid.
Though I write this article for Sri Lankans, anyone who has problem withdrawing paypal money can try this out.
As I wrote earlier Sri Lankans can’t receive payment in Paypal, so most of the users register as Indian users and receive payments. But there is an issue that you can’t cash out your money that you have in your paypal account. I was trying several ways and found out a way to cash my money. It’s a work around and you will loose small amount of money in transactions but still you can receive most of your money.
Have you created the accounts??? I presume you have created the accounts
First login to your Get A Freelancer account ->
Go to Manage Accounts ->
Payment Transactions ->
Deposit Money ->
Now enter the amount
Complete the transaction
Once you have withdraw the money from PayPal to Get A Freelancer, again Click on Payment transactions
Click Withdraw Money
Choose the amount you wanna transfer to Moneybookers
Complete the transaction
GAF will take about a week to transfer your money to Moneybookers account. From Moneybookers you can wire the money to your local bank accounts.
When you wire all you need is Bank Account Number and the SWIFT code of your bank. Search your bank’s site for SWIFT code or call their customer care and check out the SWIFT code. (Check Commercial bank Swift code)
If you still have any doubts please feel free to ask here.
Yesterday I come to know that I’m the third most ELITE twitter user in Sri Lanaka . Here I’m going to write a post on 5 ways to monetize your Twitter account.
I personally suggest you to have a look @ the ebook Make Money on Twitter. You’ll learn first what Twitter is, and then how it may be used to secure your financial freedom.
1. Advertise on Twitter
You can sell space on Twitter profile and make some money out of it. I recently come to know about two sites which will help you to monotize your Twitter account. Check out the sites
Rumbling Lankan has written a post on How to find advertisers for your Twitter profile.
You can allow followers only after they paying some fee. This method is not possible unless you’re a popular figure in a niche. For example say, you’re a well known Internet marketer and you start Twitter account and make twits. You only allow members who paid to follow your twits.
If you’re a popular figure then you’ll have enough followers. Check out about TwitPub which is made for Pro-Twitters.
3. Use it to Promote your products
Use Twitter to promote your products. If you’re an e-book seller then use twitter and promote your eBooks on Twitter. It does works when you have enormous number of followers.
Promote your blogs and get more traffic to your blog. More traffic more money
Also you can use Twitter to promote your affiliate products to make money online.
4. Pay Per Twit
You contact the advertisers directly and you come to an agreement where they’ll pay you for each Twit. This will work when you’re a popular and known Twitter.
5. Sell your account on Ebay
This may sound ridiculous to you but there are people who sold their Twitter account for $500 even. So don’t give up work on it.
As I always say, you can’t make money out of nothing. You need dedication and it’ll take some time to generate money online. Don’t give up keep on trying. One day you can make enough money online.
I make around $100 – $150 per month from several sources. I gave you these figures just to inspire you. Remember this amount is kept on increasing every month.
We’ll soon meet in another Make money online tutorial.
We can withdraw money using this technique, but debit card company charging a lot as fee. Found another way to withdraw money to Sri Lankan Bank. Check it out
Two years back, I could still remember that we Sri Lankans can’t open PayPal account. Now things have changed and we can open an account in PayPal. But the most annoying thing is we Sri Lankans can’t receive money on Pay Pal while our neighbors such as Indians can receive money.
If you registered an account as Sri Lankan user, then you can’t receive payments from other Pay Pal users. In the other hand if you registered as a Indian, US user you can receive money to you PayPal account but you’ll have a sending limit (500 USD) and you can’t cash that money.
If your sending limit $500 reached then you’ll not be able to send money from your PayPal account. If you’re to send more than $500 then you have to verify your account by adding a credit card.
Recently one of my friends found a way to make it cash. You can withdraw the money to Get A Freelancer.com’s account and then you can withdraw the money using their debit card.
I have already requested for a debit card from them and they have approved my card too but yet to receive my card. Once I receive my card I’ll let you know the answer for the million dollar question, how much convenient will it be?
* Personally I’m not encouraging anyone to do so, till I learn the reality.