I couldn't decide what subject line to use for this thread so I used them all.
Whether some "successful" business people can comprehend it or not. PayPal "seems" like the only choice for many.
Due to whatever circumstances, which are varied and many, some people just can't get a merchant account, the incredulous tone and the saying "Just get a merchant account!" is not an answer to this problem for most who are really worried about losing their PayPal account. That is why they are sick worried.
Some very well respected authorities online got started with products like, "How to get a bank account when you are with chex system," based on their own real life experience, Just to name one out of many.
As a result of many posts regarding the sudden freezing of PayPal accounts some labour under fear day and night thinking "What will I do If PayPal freezes my account?" What if PayPal does a credit check on me and closes me down?" On and on.
End of Reality Check
I thank the school of hard knocks for teaching me that THERE IS AWAYS A WORK AROUND FOR EVERYTHING.
If your PC gets Stolen or crashes there is a work around. I over a period of time I've had them stolen and crash and instantly I found a work around. And the work around was not going out and buying a new PC.
By the way does anyone remember what a famous doctor came here to the WF needing?
My point above is just to impress on ME and you that there is ALWAYS a work around.
Back to the PayPal problem.
Yes Virginia there is Life after PayPal.
Several years ago when I was an IM baby I had my PayPal account frozen, and my alternative family member account frozen. I was innocent but those who don't believe "innocent" people's accounts get shut down won't believe my explanation so I won't give one. Those who do know this happens don't need an explanation.
So here is what I want this thread to do; Discuss paypal alternatives other than "get a merchant account."
I'm going to post this challenge to come up with workarounds for PayPal and then immediately post "my" workarounds in the next post.
I hope this thread helps any and all who live from day to day in fear of being shut down, that is I hope it helps relieve the fear. And I hope it helps those who have been frozen by PayPal to keep on keepin' on.
By the way as I write this I like PayPal and I use them every day. I know the reality is that could change in 5 minutes. Yet I'm not afraid. (anymore)