This post was sent to me as a rough draft from Taiwo Abayomi, and I just completely revamped the whole thing to suit my blog, but all credit go directly to him.
If you’ve already gotten your payoneer mastercard from one of the partner networks, then you’d have probably noticed that you can’t use or load your card till you have gotten payment from that particular network you signed up with.
The reason is that, some of these networks made deals with Payoneer itself to render cards unusable and unload-able till at least you’ve gotten a first payment from them, either from promoting one of their services or selling something. They just don’t want you to take their free card and disappear.
However there’s a particular network that does not operate on that basis, you can load and use the card you get from them, irrespective of whether they’ve issued you a first payment or not. But activation is not free as in the case of the other networks. You’ll need to load $10 to it if you’re outside of the US to get the card activated.
The network is ReviewMe, which I’m sure you’ve heard about.
If you’ve not gotten a card yet, and you don’t want to make use of the other networks I blogged about here, and here respectively, then follow along, let’s request for a new card using the ReviewMe Network:
Registering With ReviewMe
The first thing you’ll do is to sign up for an account, hop over to their website and click on that big button that says “SIGNUP NOW”.
Fill the form normally with your correct Nigerian address details, and in the payment option, select “Prepaid Debit Mastercard”.
As soon as you’re done with the form, click on “Create Account”, and you’ll be automatically taken to the Payoneer Mastercard signup page.
Ensure you fill out the page appropriately with your original address, so your card can get to you effortlessly.
When asked for your Identity verification, choose the drivers’ license option, though you’re free to choose any of the other two listed (National ID card or Int. Passport) if that’s what you have.
Your mastercard should be approved within 24hrs, so ensure you check your mail regularly.
If you’d like your card to be delivered to a P.O Box, then after about 5days of application, go to Payoneer.com, click on the “Contact Us” link. Tell them you want your card to be shipped to a P.O Box, and provide details.
P.O Box is faster, and with that you should get your card within 33days.
If you dont have a P.O.Box you can reach Abayomi on 08039259477 and he’ll give you one free of cost.
How To Fund Your Payoneer Mastercard
There are 3 different ways you can do this. You can either use card to card transfer, liberty reserve and of course getting payment from the network.
1. Card to Card Transfer
If you already own a Nigerian issued credit card, you can use this option. Go to: https://load.payoneer.com/LoadToPage.aspx, follow the instructions on the page and your card should be loaded. Anybody other than you can equally load fund directly into your card from any credit card using this option. If you do freelance work or the sorts, you can get paid directly into your card from your employer with this method.
2. Fund Payoneer Mastercard With Liberty Reserve
The other option is funding using liberty reserve, that’s if you don’t own any Nigerian card that you can use. Though I’ve never used this option myself, so do your due diligence before making use of the following information:
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Click on “Debit Cards” on the top menu.
Click on “Found Debit Cards” (They used “Found” instead of “Fund”. Don’t know why, so don’t ask.)
Select the Atm card option .
Enter the amount you want to fund with.
Select Liberty reserve as the “Ecurrency Type”, then enter your liberty reserve account number.
Enter your full name in the next box exactly as it appears on your Payoneer card, and then enter your card number.
In the last box, which says “Additional Information” put in there that the card you’re funding is from Payoneer, and that it can be funded directly at: https://load.payoneer.com/LoadToPage.aspx using any credit card.
Then click submit. This will take you to liberty reserve payment page. Follow the instructions there to make your payment.
Check your card within 24hrs, and you should see your money in there.
3. Receive Payment Directly From The Network
This option is for getting payments directly from the network you’re working with. If it’s an affiliate network, then promote product and make sales. If it’s a freelance network, then look for work opportunities and execute them to get paid. If it’s a review type of network in the case of ReviewMe, then list your blog on their marketplace to get offers from advertisers, though your blog has to be popular with lots of great content to get advertisers’ attention.
You can now go on a spending spree.
Funds from your Payoneer mastercard can be withdrawn using any of the ATM’s at GTbank, Eco bank, International Airport, Zenith bank.