How to Add a PayPal (Buy Now) Button to Your Blog

In response to a recent question received from a subscriber, I am going to show you how easy it is to add a PayPal “buy now” button to your blog.

You can watch the video below, but if you don’t care for video, I’ve included text instructions and a PDF download link underneath the video.

Watch the Video:



  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Choose “Create payment buttons for your website” tab
  3. Click the blue “Create a button” button
  4. Enter your product information
  5. Fill in advanced features
  6. Customize your PayPal buy now button
  7. Highlight the HTML code
  8. Copy the contents to your clipboard
  9. Paste the clipboard to your blog post

Download the PDF

I have prepared a written tutorial that you can download, if you prefer visuals other than video.

Did you like this tutorial? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Thanks for reading,
– Bonnie

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About Bonnie Gean

Bonnie is a full-time writer and marketer with over 20-years of experience as an entrepreneur. She loves helping people overcome the technical challenges associated with an online business. Need a step-by-step tutorial? Simply ASK her and she'll help you too.

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  1. Ozichi Alimole

    Hi Bonnie,

    I’m new to your blog. I wish to say your presentation on how to add PayPal is straightforward and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

  2. Thanks Bonnie. I think my concern is how to set it up for a download. I just finished writing my first art eBook and I know nothing about setting up a download page. Do you have instructions for that? Also how to do a webpage on WordPress. Their templates all look like a blog!
    You are so good about explaining things that I sure hope you do.

  3. Hi Bonnie,
    I just subscribed to your YouTube videos. What kind of blog were you using. Can I put a PayPla button on Blogger? I have an eBook I want to sell. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  4. Hi Bonnie. I went through your tutorial and the comments of the other readers. I wish the PayPal site explained things as well as you do!

    A quick question or two. If one already has a Premier Account can one apply for the Website Payment Standard without further upgrading? PayPal does not state Premier Business Account in their description (maybe they expect us to know it?:) ) Would that restrict the user from using PayPal to make occasional payments? Thanks in advance!
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    • I’m glad the tutorial was easy to understand, Vatsala. :)

      Even if you don’t have a Premier Business you can still use the Website Payment Standard buttons without upgrading. This method through PayPal even offers a shopping cart, if you need it.

  5. I already knew how to make this button but I appreciate the video anyways. It was quite detailed and helpful.

    I subscribed to your Youtube channel.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. Good explanation in simple terms. I will share this with my customers.

  7. Bonnie, you never cease to amaze me. I love your videos! I need some of you to rub off on me. Which screencast service do you use? Eydie :)
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    • Welcome back to my humble home, Eydie. It’s so nice to see you again!

      I use Camtasia “screen recording” software, which is a bit pricey, but worth it in my opinion – if you want to create audio and/or video products.

      I’ve used this program since it came out, so I feel I could use it in my sleep. LOL

      I’ve been thinking of creating a “how to record great videos using Camtasia” product to show people just how easy it is to create professional videos, but I need to rearrange my office first to fit the big white screen in my room. :)
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      • I’d love to see that video, Bonnie! I’ve tried their trial version and I think I’m just hopeless when it comes to using it.

        Nice to have been missed. I’ve been out of the UBC for a bit. Couldn’t seem to keep up so I phased it out. If Michelle is starting it up in January again, I think I’ll give it another shot.

        Eydie :)
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        • To start, I could do a screen recording video to give you an idea of how to use some of the tools inside Camtasia; would this help you? If so, I’ll make it a point to whip one out before the week is over.

          The last UBC collided with the “Article Writing Challenge” I held on Facebook in October, so I didn’t do a very good job of keeping up with the daily posts. This was mainly do to the fact that I was writing more than 11,000 words for my Article Writing participants and there wasn’t enough time at the end of the day to write a daily blog post. I wanted to write for my challengers (I gave them daily tasks, etc.)

          However, Michelle has mentioned more than once, it’s not about posting 30 posts during the month (although that’s what it implies)… it’s more about writing MORE OFTEN than you normally do, getting extra traffic back to your blog, and building relationships through the challenge.

          So don’t feel as if you’re failing when you don’t post daily to your blog. Just as long as you’re posting when you can, you’re fine. Extra traffic from a few blog posts a month is better than no traffic. Right? :)
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  8. Thanks for the fab tutorial Bonnie. I am definitely thinking of adding a PayPal button to my ad page. It will make it loads easier for people who want to purchase to check out :)

    Louise x
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  9. Very timely Bonnie, as I created a buy now button a couple of days back but didn’t add the link. So now I know to add that as well. Great video!
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  10. Hiya Bonnie.
    Been a while I know but I follow your comments on FB…:)
    I have read through the PDF file – thanks for that – but I am not sure how to open a Merchant Account. Do you have to be a registered business for that?
    Keep up the great work! And thanks for helping us all out.

  11. Hi Bonnie,

    A very useful tutorial, thank you for it. I learned it some time ago, but haven’t done it for a while, so this is a great reminder. I will experiment with it, and see what I come up with. :)

    Best wishes,

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  12. Thanks Bonnie! Always great to watch your quick tips!
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  13. Thanks Bonnie. Is it the same principle to put an opt in box in a post?
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  14. Hi Bonnie

    Thanks for the helpful instructions. I’ve created buttons on sites before but never thought of doing them in emails using a link.

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  15. Stop i from ubc hope your day is going good. People who runs those mom and pop shops sure can always be one point up. Thank you for help those who run and own a small business.
    Came in from ubc…Coffee is on
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  16. Thanks for the quick & easy tips. I have created PayPal buttons, but never added the link underneath it in the past.
    Always something new to learn.
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