Maru: “This is not my idea of fun!”
Okay, decided to whip this up because of the following reasons:
1) I get this question a lot. Apparently there are a ton of folks out there that are really new to paypal and while I don’t mind helping, having a good reference page for folks that shows you exactly what to do will cut down the time I spend explaining it.
2) I’ve had two flags on my account in the past year because no one check the “No Shipping Required” box. So Paypal comes to me and says “Hey you didn’t ship our their thing!!!” but I do digital commissions…there’s nothing to ship! So this step is really important!
3) I often have to give out my Paypal email over and over for this and I figured having it in one spot might help!
There will be a new page on my blog with these images and I’ll try to keep them up to date if Paypal happens to change their format! Hope this helps you guys!
(Interested in commissioning me? Check out this page here!)
Putting this on my art blog ‘fo my folks.
NEVER MENTION ANTHRO CHARACTERS, FURAFFINITY/DEVIANTART/INKBUNNY/ETC., ANYTHING OF AN ADULT NATURE OR ANYTHING EVEN MILDLY QUESTIONABLE (EVEN AVOID THINGS LIKE TRANSGENDER). PAYPAL IS A SHITTY SERVICE AND WILL LOCK YOUR ACCOUNT DOWN WITH ALL THE MONEY INSIDE IF THIS HAPPENS.
Oh my god, seriously???
Yes! They associate furries with porn. It’s recommended to not leave any comments at all for it if possible, and discuss the commissions themselves off-site.
This has happened quite a few times and if they do it, bye-bye money.
Alternatively, if people need to pay you, YOU can send THEM a request for money via PayPal, which prevents them from leaving comments in the comment box.
This prevents idiot commissioners from commenting in it like “oh I forgot plz make my character’s dick like 6 feet long ty”.
Either instruct your customers in this and make 1000000% sure that they follow along with it (and if they don’t follow along, refund the payment and decline the commission - trust me, it’s the only way to talk paypal out of locking your account, I’ve had to call them several times to fix this)
- OR -
SEND YOUR CUSTOMERS INVOICES.
Get their e-mail address, make a professional looking invoice, and fill it out with labels like “Custom Illustration” or “Character Art” so that some dingdong customer doesn’t say
"omg ty so much so excited to see my wolf character in your style! So sexy!"
Because as harmless as that sounds, IT. WILL. GET. YOUR. ACCOUNT. LOCKED. DOWN.
Then your money is in a place where you can’t touch it -AND- you can’t refund your customer.
WHY RISK IT? SEND AN INVOICE. IT MAKES SURE YOU GET PAID IN THE CORRECT MANNER AND PREVENTS SIMPLE MISTAKES LIKE THIS FROM MESSING EVERYTHING UP.
Plus, if you make enough, it makes doing your taxes like a million billion times easier.
Her face is priceless! :3
AU where toothless is a cat
what do you mean AU