1. Create a Bitcoin wallet: In order to use Bitcoin for online payments, you need to first create a Bitcoin wallet. This will provide you with a digital address to which you can send and receive Bitcoin.
2. Buy Bitcoin: Once you have a Bitcoin wallet, you can purchase Bitcoin on an exchange, or by directly purchasing from someone else who has Bitcoin.
3. Send Bitcoin to the merchant: After you’ve purchased Bitcoin, you need to send it to the merchant you want to make a payment to. You can do this by using their Bitcoin address.
4. Redeem the Bitcoin: The merchant will then redeem the Bitcoin for cash or for goods or services that you’ve purchased.