UPDATE: BusinessLetters was told by admin that it was against TOU and most of the listings have been changed.
Here’s a shop that is in violation of the TOS and nothing gets done about it. I know at least a half dozen people who have been flagging it for weeks. I think one person wrote to administration and got an answer back that this stuff can’t be sold. So why isn’t all this flagging and contacting administration doing any good?
Here’s the shop:
And here’s some of what is being sold that is against the TOS:
Proofreading at $25 per half hour.
Brainstorming $24 per half hour
Tag proofreading $40 for three pages
Shop title review and rewrite:
Now I thought services weren’t allowed if they weren’t for a tangible item? Proofreading and editing aren’t tangible. If sellers can’t offer photo manipulation or retouching, then why can editing be ok to sell? Doesn’t seem fair to all those who wanted to offer photo retouching and were closed down. This seller claims to be a “professional writer” but check out the shop announcement- doesn’t even know where to use comma’s, and a dangling preposition at the end of a sentence? No professional writer is going to break that rule. Most of us learned in 6th grade that dangling prepositions are a big no-no. What a joke!
If Etsy is allowing this type of service to be sold, then please Etsy, let the photo retouching sellers return. I can imagine how many freelance writers will jump on this bandwagon if this is allowed to be sold and how many photo retouching services (including me) will be pissed.