WorksTeam Site Closed for Upgrades & PayPal Warning

Welcome to the new WorksTeam site, which is currently under construction.

I had been busy creating this new WorksTeam site and was originally going to move everyone from the old site seamlessly without having to make any changes in members current subscriptions. However, because PayPal froze up my account and held onto about $8000 of my money, I can no longer trust their irrational business practices and won’t be using them for WorksTeam memberships or other areas of my business.

I’ll be writing an article about it and posting links on Facebook when I have time, but here is a brief account of what transpired:

I hold a GotoWebinar Corporate Account for the WorksTeam that was grandfathered in at a great price – about a tenth of what an account would cost for an individual account purchased through Citrix today. I hold 13 individual accounts within the corporate account that I have made available to WorksTeam members and business accociates now for 3 years. After everyone paid for their GTW account, PayPal froze my account and held onto about $8000 of my money. Apparently because the volume of money coming into my account was higher than it typically is on a monthly basis, that triggered the freeze. However, getting my account and money back has been a lengthy process and I won’t be using them for my business. A WorksTeam member called me to let me know PayPal actually called him, inquiring about his subscription to the WorksTeam and asked very probing questions which insinuated that I was running my business unethically. Fortunately he knows me well enough to know that isn’t the case, which is why he called to let me know what was going on.

It took me iover a week, many phone calls, uploading invoices and providing information about my business, which quite frankly was information that was none of their business, but I finally got the account limitation lifted. However, they still kept $3500 in reserve, which I can not withdraw, because, even though I have had a PayPal business account for over 11 years without any problem, they decided that my type of business, in their option, poses a “risk exposure”. After another phone conversation Monday, the PayPal rep told me that if I switch all my WorksTeam memberships to another service instead of PayPal, then they will release my money.

If you are using PayPal, I would definitely look at other payment options. After my PayPal email warning email went out, I received many kind replies back from people and many who said they had similar problems with PayPal.

I finally got them to release about $4500, and then the additional $3500 they were holding in reserve, but will no longer be able to receive payments via PayPal. In light of that, I have had to adjust plans for the new WorksTeam members site.

The Old WorksTeam Site Closed & This New WorksTeam Site Re-Launching Later

I already have all the content copied and up on this new WorksTeam site, and was working on setting up all the membership and affiliate software, however, the software I was using will only work with PayPal, so I now have to get different membership software for the site. Due to the problems with PayPal I have decided to shut down the old WorksTeam site on June 15th and work on this new WorksTeam site over the summer. We’ll have a re-launch once it is complete.

Some Planned WorksTeam Webinar Topics After Re-Launch

There are not any WorksTeam webinars scheduled until after the new site is up and running but after re-launch, WorksTeam webinars will be back on the schedule. Here are some of the topics we have planned so far, and please email suggestions if you would like training on a topic you don’t see.

  • How to Choose a Payment Processor for Your Website & What You Need to Know
  • Self Sufficiency in Your Business & Life
  • Facebook Strategies for your Business
  • How to Use Webinars to Market your Business
  • Ways to Create and Utilize Membership Sites for your Business

I’m looking forward to having the new site up and running even better than before and welcome your feedback!

To your success!

Wendy Malowany

About worksteam

Wendy Malowany is an artist, internet marketer, and educator. She has been a home business entrepreneur since the beginning of 2001. Since 2005, she has been training and helping people to be successful in their chosen businesses, has developed multiple income streams to support her and her three children after being divorced, and is helping others to grow and build their businesses to create independence and reach their goals too. One of her current projects is writing Art FUNdamentals, a self-directed, multi-age art lesson book, which will be available on her Homeschooling-Freedom.com website Working at home has allowed her to spend time with her husband, children and animals on their farm in Ontario, Canada. Wendy is focusing more on her own artwork and using what she's learned in marketing to promote her work. Self-sufficiency is one of their interests, so they spend time in their garden, canning, processing maple syrup, and are currently working on plans to "get off the grid".
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