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How do I set up a paid webinar using PayPal

This article is for: Legacy WebinarJam Users (Customers who joined prior to Sept 2017)

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With WebinarJam and EverWebinar, you can charge an individual for your webinars.  Here's how using Paypal (any other merchant processor you choose will have a similar process).
 
First, in the New Webinar setup, under the Monetization tab, click the Charge to Register option.  
 
Read more about Charge for Registration
 
 
This brings up the image you see above, with these links filled in.  Choose your currency symbol and then fill in the amount you'll be charging for the webinar.
 
Next go to your paypal account (or other provider) to set up the product.  In PayPal, choose Merchant Services (you'll need a business account)
 
 
Then click either the box to "create payment buttons", or the "My Saved Buttons" link.  At the time of this writing when I tried clicking the "create payment buttons" I received a PayPal error, the saved button link option took me where I needed to go...
 
 
but I had to perform one additional click here...
 
 
Before I got to the screen where I could create a new product.  You need to only fill in the highlighted sections on step one (but you're welcome to fill out more- only the highlighted areas areas are required)
 
 
and be sure to select if you want to use your merchant ID or email address for your communications with your customer (red arrows above)
 
You are welcome to fill out step 2 if you'd like, but nothing in there is needed, move on to step 3 and be sure to fill in these links
 
 
Then click the "create button" button
 
 
And on the next screen, ignore the code and choose the email tab.
 
 
Then copy this link, and place it in your Webinar Jam interface (see the screenshot at the top)
 
Now when someone visits your Webinar Jam registration page, they get redirected to paypal to make the purchase, then after the purchase are redirected BACK to the Webinar Jam interface to complete their registration (this is where they are able to enter their name and email to register for your webinar).
 
NOTE: Paypal is known to not return people automatically to the URL you've specified when creating the button. If you are receiving payments but not seeing any sign ups on the actual webinar, this is the most likely reason. You can manually send out the Post-payment registration URL to your customers if they fail to register.