#129 – “First Gig #19”

So, something funny.

Some of you might have noticed a few changes to the website since Monday. Moving the links from their own separate page to the main page, getting rid of the goofy images and just attaching standard text links for my subscription services, stuff like that. One of these included finally verifying my PayPal account for donations, which I admit I had put off for FAR too long because of laziness related to what e-mail my checking account was tied to and blah blah blah. Point is I got it resolved and my everything’s cleared for donations now (donate $10 or more and receive a sketch card from me in the mail as a thank you).

It was getting there that proved to be more convoluted than I had imagined.  As anyone who has had problems with PayPal can attest, PayPal does not list their customer service phone number on their website. Oh it exists, they just make a point of not listing it on their website.  They prefer to deal with all their customer service problems by form e-mails.  The company says they do this to cut down on phone costs, but others feel they do it because they get so many complaints that they just try to avoid them now.  I did find their customer service number, but ironically it was through an anti-PayPal website.

Why do I mention this?  PayPal is one of the most common ways webcomic artists receive their donations and income from fans.  I mention this to warn anyone who wants to make a profit from webcomics.  Thank you.

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