Today I did something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and have been afraid to do. I decided to get paypal on my website. I’m sure being afraid to get paypal will seem silly to many people, it even seems silly to me intellectually, but most of my fears have little to do with intellect. So I went online and got some information then emailed Chris at Mannix Marketing, my web designer, and told him I was ready for paypal.
I think my fear has to do with losing control. I have this idea that people will start ordering and paying for work that I don’t have and I will be overwhelmed and not be able to give them their money back. See what I mean, not very rational. This imagined fear has kept me from even just checking out paypal for a long time.
It was selling Jon’s notecards (and a desire to make it happen for a long time) that made me see the light and take the plunge. In the past few weeks I’ve spent so much time sending emails back and forth and figuring out the paper work, I figured there must be an easier way. And from what I’ve seen, paypal can make a big difference. This doesn’t mean I won’t answer emails anymore or take checks, ( I actually love making that personal contact) it’s just another option and should make less paper work for me. I like that.
And it’s funny, like most of my fears, once I actually do what I’m afraid of, the fear goes away. Yesterday I was really nervous at the idea of getting paypay, after email Chris, I can’t wait to use it.
I may be slow like tortoise, but it’s a steady and constant slow, in the right direction.