Apparently, finding out exactly HOW to be a paying member on this site isn't as easy as I would hope it would be. So someone asked me to provide some assistance with this task. Sorry if I just assumed this was easy to do for everyone.
But anyway, here we go.
First off, you need to find the menu option link on the green menu bar with the white lettering (or maybe the lettering looks light green on your screen)...
Click on that link that says "User CP", to display this long list of menu options in your Control Panel..
About half way down the menu, in the Miscellaneous section, there is an option that says "Paid Subscriptions".
When you click on that Paid Subscriptions link, you get a new page displayed that says "Available Subscriptions" and looks like this:
Let's assume you are interested in becoming a paid Contributor level member. Notice that Option C? That's what we are looking for...
Over on the right hand side of that screen is a little drop down menu that says "Cost:". What you want to do is to click on that little down pointing arrow in the blue box.
That will display the available options for paying for that particular membership level. In this case, the only one available is a yearly subscription for $25.00. So you click on that option.
Now what you want to do is to click on that button that says "Order":
That will display another small page that says "Select Payment Method". Since the only one available at this time is PayPal, you will need to click on that button that says "Order Using PayPal".
At this point, you are taken to PayPal and presented with a logon screen to log into your PayPal account and complete the payment.
From there, it's just like making any other payment through PayPal.
When that has successfully completed, you will then be brought back to FaunaClassifieds, and hopefully have the banner medallion now displayed in your user profile area. Bear in mind, however, that if your payment is via an eCheck, this process can take about 4 business days to complete. You don't have to do anything further, as the process is automated and as soon as the eCheck clears, your paid subscription membership will be processed.
Hope that helps everyone. Sorry for not thinking of this earlier...