Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Etsy Shop and Other Things

When I deactivated my Etsy shop on 5/31, I was pretty sure I’d never re-activate it. The issue then was that they demanded that all shops go to “Etsy Payment” structure. That meant tying it to a credit card or bank. 

At that time, I took PayPal payments. I have no credit card and would need to tie it to my debit card and/or bank account. In case of a dispute, they are allowed to put a hold on that account until the issue is resolved. This could mean major disaster for me because of unexpectedly bounced checks. So I chose not to do it. Now I am wondering if I should give it another try, and just pray, and pray hard, that no such dispute arises, ever.

Meanwhile, I am continuing my free lance writing efforts. However, that ship takes a long while to come in. Many things get written, but not everything gets accepted. Once accepted, payment can take months, or even up to a year, to arrive. It’s just a fact of that field.

I refuse to stress over it to any worrisome level, but I must admit it is on my mind. I’ll simply re-assess the facts and make some decisions.

Along the way, I’m still crafting for the local needy with the yarn folks have donated to us for that purpose, and I still have my own yarn for lots of projects. There is never a day I’m not crocheting and it is still one of the best stress-busters I know, except for a purring cat.

Wishing and hoping and praying that each of you has, or quickly finds, your own such stress-buster, as well.


Tammy Plaster said...

Wal-Mart has the Bluebird account. You would get a debit card & when you activate it you will be give an account & routing # to accept direct deposits.
It makes it easier if anything comes up & it is free once you spend the $ 5 to purchase the card at Wal-Mart.

Evelyn Mayfield said...

Thanks for that tip, Tammy - I'll look into it - I'm not sure I want to deal with yet another card or account, but this does sound worth checking out. There's no way I'd use it primarily as my SS goes into the bank which is also tied to my PayPall and also has two insurance payments coming out of it. Too many complications again.