The life of a professional artist isn’t always easy. In addition to actually making the work itself, there’s also marketing your work, pricing new pieces, and trying to explain to people that what you do is an actual job (as an English major, I can empathize).
And maybe the most difficult part of it of all: all that money stuff. Many online stores or platforms use PayPal, and if you wanted to buy new supplies from Rio with the incoming cash from your store, you’d have had to transfer it from your PayPal account to your bank account, then go to the Rio site, etc. That extra step was a huge hassle for a lot of you, we’re happy to say: be ye hassled no more!
It’s been a few weeks since we eliminated that extra step, and here are some of the initial reactions, straight from our fans on our Facebook page:
(I don’t think I’ve ever even met 256 people)
And here is what a few of our pals on Twitter had to say:
Would you like details on using PayPal at Rio? check this out!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen, and thank you—yes, YOU—for your feedback, comments, and support!