Can anyone explain why Fiverr takes away from of my tips as well!


#1

Can someone please explain or direct me towards some explanation, on why Fiverr takes a percentage from my tips earned?

I understand that they take their cut from a finished projects earnings, but that should be it! Fiverr has no right to take a portion of tip money that a buyer felt I earned, not Fiverr, me, for my work. This is the first time I have dealt with a 3rd party freelance site taking a portion of tips versus just taking their portion of the amount owed from the project.

Personally I think this is not right and should be fixed immediately. I can’t seem to not be able to contact Fiverr about this issue either.

That’s it. Best of luck out there to you all.


#2

Hi there!

If it weren’t done like this, some sellers would try to get around it by charging a small amount for the gig and asking for the rest to be paid as a tip, thereby reducing the commission Fiverr would get.


#3

because people then can miss use tips facility by taking charge of the project by tips.


#4

Fiverr charges commission on tips to make sure there is no abuse of the system. Abuse could prevent Fiverr from utilizing funds to make the site better. See:

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/why-does-fiverr-charge-20-commission-on-tips