Affiliate Question Suggestion: Use someone (anyone) other than PayPal

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  1. PonchYT

    PonchYT New User

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    Hey guys, first off I want to say I love TubeBuddy. Super useful features, 5/5 would recommend to a friend.

    I have one suggestion though: drop PayPal and use *literally* any other payment processor.

    Time and time again, PayPal puts holds on accounts, closes accounts without asking, etc which always ends up with the account holder left high and dry. Here are just a few discussions on Reddit about how bad of an idea it is to use PayPal:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/paypal/comments/6lhxme/what_happens_when_you_pay_paypal_15k_in_fees/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4/comments/6k9z5f/psa_paypal_just_did_a_mass_chargeback_on_psn/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/startups/comments/5pdwww/advice_do_not_use_paypal_as_a_form_of_payment_if/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/510bna/new_paypal_tos_say_dont_talk_bad_about_paypal_and/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Entreprene...ypal_just_froze_over_70000_in_my_account_say/

    Huge note here: these stories come from every different industry and level of user, from huge businesses down to private consumers. Entrepreneurs, cryptocurrency miners, and freaking video gamers have all been hit by PayPal closing their accounts, putting holds, draining it, etc.

    If you want proof, look at the literally hundreds of comments in each of those thread relating their stories of accounts get frozen, locked, banned, or drained with no recourse or communication. Or, search for the countless other threads where people experience the exact same things. Just look at the /r/entrepreneur and /r/startup subreddits and you will see many stories of companies literally going out of business because they were using PayPal as their primary financial channel.

    In addition to running my YouTube channel on computer benchmarks and builds, I also run a real-life business in the audio industry. We will never work with PayPal. It is simply too dangerous.

    My suggestion? Use a different payment processor. Not just for the benefit of us (your affiliates), but for your own sake.

    All that aside, I really do like your work and that's why I'm happy to recommend TubeBuddy to other people. Keep it up, guys.
     


  2. Andrew

    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    Hmm, I'll tag @Phil I don't think getting rid of paypal is the solution, but perhaps offering other payout methods.

    Though I think you have fair points, and thank you for sharing!
     


  3. Tito Tim

    Tito Tim Newbie Member

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    I have heard of Paypal problems but have never had one. I used Paypal for many years. I used to run all my E-Bay auctions through them. I still use them to manage my US bills, from the Philippines. I use them to pay for all kinds of online shopping. No need to get rid of them. They offer a great service.
     


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    Andrew Superman Administrator

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    Agreed, but like I said adding another option might be a good idea, but am not sure how easy it would be. Again waiting on @Phil :)
     


  5. Draconicrose

    Draconicrose Newbie Member

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    As long as you pay attention to PayPal's terms of service you're unlikely to have a problem and when you do, PayPal support will definitely help you deal with that. I do think it'd be nice to provide other payment options, just in case people don't use PayPal.
     


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