Update on paypal situation and The Future™
As an update on the Paypal ToS change, that seems to only apply to residents of the US. as a Canadian, I'm fine on that front. But, well, I do not trust Paypal at this point, and I'm leery of Patreon also given the debacle that was February's pay period. Uuuuuuunfortunately, there's not a lot of options out there aside from those two! Subscribestar, unfortunately, will only pay out if I've got at least $150 available. paying that out is also difficult, as Paypal isn't an option even disregarding the ToS change. Payoneer is an option, but they ask for the same information I'm unwilling to give to Paypal – and, like Paypal, they seem to not give options to hide your real name from customers. I'm not particularly interested in doxxing myself.
So what does that mean for this account? Well, for starters, Subscribestar is staying up for now. I have fans who point-blank refuse to use Patreon, and honestly for good reason. Likewise, there's people who don't really have an option other than Paypal, and Subscribestar pointedly does not take Paypal. Not using Paypal would also render me unable to take commissions, or at least make it exceedingly complicated. Thus, I'm going to be keeping both options up for now. That means votes will hafta be handled by strawpoll, so people on Subscribestar can participate. It's not quite as robust, but it'll hafta do.
I get the feeling that no matter how I handle this situation, I'm gonna take a hit financially. So for now I'm gonna just play it by ear and see how it goes. If anyone has any questions, feel free to get in contact with me here, on discord, or on social media!