I never did blog about how I decided to solve my PayPal problem.
Essentially, I decided to bite the bullet, so to speak, and submit to the forced upgrade. Since I have clients who only pay via PayPal, I didn't really have any other option.
However, although I've upgraded my account, I haven't given up the fight! I have spoken to one of my biggest clients about paying via check instead. That alone should save me between $15 and $20 in fees every month.
Eventually I plan to switch with all of my clients who offer check payment, which should be about 90 percent of my business. All in all, I think should be able to reduce my fees to less than $5 per month.
Take that, PayPal!