The life of Darcie, our b5 HQ manager, has been made much easier with the release of full PayPal support in the Philippines. Ever since 2005, b5media has been using Xoom to pay Philippine-based bloggers their monthly income. The service was actually very reliable until two years later – today,
The Xoom payment ceiling was especially tiresome for me as I served as a payment hub for three bloggers. PayPal’s grand return will sure make a lot of people at b5media happy.
Mike Abundo was most poetic about it:
Let that sink in for a second. Rural Filipinos can now sell their townsâ€™ products directly to the world over eBay. Talented Filipina babes can become the next Happy Slip by posting their videos on Revver. The Philippines â€” indeed, individual Filipinos â€” can finally earn money in the global Long Tail of ecommerce.
Nope, it’s not April 1. Thank god. This is the real deal.