Are You Willing to Lend an International Hand?

I have a feeling this plea will fall on deaf ears (or would that be blind eyes since you’re reading this?), but I’m going to give it a go.

If you live outside the U.S., I need a teeny tiny itty bitty bit of help with something that’s breaking my brain and that I can’t solve myself.

My Problem

I can’t figure out my Paypal Business account.

Well, no, I think I’ve figured it out, but I need someone to help me test it. Preferably three someones.

Don’t go away yet, I promise this is not a scam and that there will be FREEBIES to say thanks to anyone willing to help me out.

The Issue

In March, I set up a Payhip store so I could sell my books directly to my readers. Sales started trickling in, but when someone in Ireland tried to buy one of my stories a message popped up saying my Paypal account wouldn’t accept payments from people outside the U.S.

This makes no sense since I have invoiced people outside the U.S. and I’ve received payments from them via this Paypal account without a hitch. But maybe that’s just an invoice thing.

Anyway, I went through all the tutorials on both Payhip and Paypal and I think I’ve resolved the international payment issue, but I’m desperate to know if I’ve actually got it right and if things now work.

Which is where you come in.

How You Can Help

I need you to buy something from my store. I know, I know, that sounds like I’m just trying to make money off you, but I promise I’m not. I just REALLY want to get this sorted.

Keep in mind, you only have to purchase one item and it can even be one of my 79c short stories (the cheapest thing available).

If you’re willing to help, contact me first and let me know you’re willing and able. This not only gives me a heads up, but also provides me your email so I can reward you for your efforts.


Yes, There Are Rewards for Your Efforts

Because I realize this is a big ask, I want you to give something for your efforts and your kindness.

So, if you help me out, I will give you a FREE coupon for any book or story in my store.

Let Me Spell That Out Again

  1. You must be based outside the U.S. to help me out.
  2. Contact me first before you proceed. In the email tell me what country you’re in, which book or story you plan to purchase, and which book or story you would want for free (so I can set up the coupon code properly).
  3. Once we’ve chatted via email, you’ll go to my store and purchase the item that tickles your fancy.
  4. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that this works.
  5. If it does work, I’ll send you a giant dose of thanks and a coupon code for a free item from my store.
  6. If it doesn’t work, I will still send you the coupon code for your free item.

Thanks everyone. I’m aiming to try this with three readers from different countries, so if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to let me know!!

If you want to check out my Payhip store first, head over to 


Help image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay