Working for yourself has its challenging points…
Originally posted on Teacups Press:
Do you ever get the feeling that you’re only just keeping your head above water?
I feel like that with technology sometimes, and with the business of creating a publishing company and writing a book. Actually writing the book isn’t the difficult part, it’s all the other stuff that comes with it that I struggle with.
For example, today I’ve been trying to figure out how to give customers the option of buying my book using PayPal. I added a page to this blog called ‘Buy the book’ that I hoped would address the problem. However, I then discovered I had no control over postage rates to different countries. PayPal can seemingly only calculate one postage rate, so I would either have to overcharge to UK addresses or undercharge to overseas addresses.
I spent ages on PayPal’s website and on discussion forums trying to figure this out, only to find…
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