Fiverr Forum

Do you think commissions should be reduced?


#1

Hey guys - do you think commissions should be reduced on fiverr?



1 in every $5 = 20% which seems quite steep



Whats your view on the topic?


#2

I think it’s very reasonable in comparison with other sites. If you have a website and it makes money through AdSense, Google takes out more than 30% of your ad earnings. It may not make much sense comparing AdSense with Fiverr, but I think you have the idea :slight_smile:


#3

I would like for it to be less, sure. But if a 20% cut is what Fiverr’s determined is needed to keep them healthy and growing, then that’s OK with me and it’s just the cost of doing business here.



The bigger problem I’ve found is creating gigs that provide meaningful work in my area for just $5 (well, really more like netting $3.80 when it’s all said and done) is difficult. The gig extras are definitely helpful, but many buyers are conditioned to think that nearly unlimited work for $5 is a reasonable expectation. Combine that with the push to “always over-deliver” and it really starts to squeeze blood from the turnip. Creating the gigs properly involves a careful balance.


#4

I agree with @theironwhale the commission amount is reasonable to some but to others its quite high. Personally I have no problem with it, I still get a good amount of money per gig, and with extras I can double the amount of money I get in an hour but to some this might to be so true. Maybe we could strike a balance, maybe having the more demanded sellers pay a higher commission 25% to 30% while the less demanded pay a 15%-20% commission or something of that sort.


#5

i dont care about the 20%…i just dont like the long wait time to get your money. 14 days or more its a little too long to wait…since FIVERR already has collected the money in the first place!


#6
oliver22 said: Hey guys - do you think commissions should be reduced on fiverr?
Well what we think doesn't matter, its THEIRD website and they will profit however they want


#7

I do wish money would clear as soon as gigs are delivered (Esp with positive feedback has been sent) as for the 20%, any reduction would be nice (and no I don’t think busier sellers should pay more). For me it’s boiled down to getting as creative and specific as possible about what the BUYER GETS for $5. I don’t mind telling them that I only net 80% and so my time and work is valuable… (yep no shame in the sympathy income lol) because they need to understand the work they are getting is so much more valuable than the price!


#8

I think it’s very reasonable in comparison with other sites. If you have a website and it makes money through AdSense, Google takes out more than 30% of your ad earnings. It may not make much sense comparing AdSense with Fiverr, but I think you have the idea :slight_smile:


#9

I would like for it to be less, sure. But if a 20% cut is what Fiverr’s determined is needed to keep them healthy and growing, then that’s OK with me and it’s just the cost of doing business here.



The bigger problem I’ve found is creating gigs that provide meaningful work in my area for just $5 (well, really more like netting $3.80 when it’s all said and done) is difficult. The gig extras are definitely helpful, but many buyers are conditioned to think that nearly unlimited work for $5 is a reasonable expectation. Combine that with the push to “always over-deliver” and it really starts to squeeze blood from the turnip. Creating the gigs properly involves a careful balance.


#10

I agree with @theironwhale the commission amount is reasonable to some but to others its quite high. Personally I have no problem with it, I still get a good amount of money per gig, and with extras I can double the amount of money I get in an hour but to some this might to be so true. Maybe we could strike a balance, maybe having the more demanded sellers pay a higher commission 25% to 30% while the less demanded pay a 15%-20% commission or something of that sort.


#11

i dont care about the 20%…i just dont like the long wait time to get your money. 14 days or more its a little too long to wait…since FIVERR already has collected the money in the first place!


#12
oliver22 said: Hey guys - do you think commissions should be reduced on fiverr?
Well what we think doesn't matter, its THEIRD website and they will profit however they want


#13

I do wish money would clear as soon as gigs are delivered (Esp with positive feedback has been sent) as for the 20%, any reduction would be nice (and no I don’t think busier sellers should pay more). For me it’s boiled down to getting as creative and specific as possible about what the BUYER GETS for $5. I don’t mind telling them that I only net 80% and so my time and work is valuable… (yep no shame in the sympathy income lol) because they need to understand the work they are getting is so much more valuable than the price!


#14

I think it’s very reasonable in comparison with other sites. If you have a website and it makes money through AdSense, Google takes out more than 30% of your ad earnings. It may not make much sense comparing AdSense with Fiverr, but I think you have the idea :slight_smile:


#15

I would like for it to be less, sure. But if a 20% cut is what Fiverr’s determined is needed to keep them healthy and growing, then that’s OK with me and it’s just the cost of doing business here.



The bigger problem I’ve found is creating gigs that provide meaningful work in my area for just $5 (well, really more like netting $3.80 when it’s all said and done) is difficult. The gig extras are definitely helpful, but many buyers are conditioned to think that nearly unlimited work for $5 is a reasonable expectation. Combine that with the push to “always over-deliver” and it really starts to squeeze blood from the turnip. Creating the gigs properly involves a careful balance.


#16

I agree with @theironwhale the commission amount is reasonable to some but to others its quite high. Personally I have no problem with it, I still get a good amount of money per gig, and with extras I can double the amount of money I get in an hour but to some this might to be so true. Maybe we could strike a balance, maybe having the more demanded sellers pay a higher commission 25% to 30% while the less demanded pay a 15%-20% commission or something of that sort.


#17

i dont care about the 20%…i just dont like the long wait time to get your money. 14 days or more its a little too long to wait…since FIVERR already has collected the money in the first place!


#18
oliver22 said: Hey guys - do you think commissions should be reduced on fiverr?
Well what we think doesn't matter, its THEIRD website and they will profit however they want


#19

I do wish money would clear as soon as gigs are delivered (Esp with positive feedback has been sent) as for the 20%, any reduction would be nice (and no I don’t think busier sellers should pay more). For me it’s boiled down to getting as creative and specific as possible about what the BUYER GETS for $5. I don’t mind telling them that I only net 80% and so my time and work is valuable… (yep no shame in the sympathy income lol) because they need to understand the work they are getting is so much more valuable than the price!


#20

I think it’s very reasonable in comparison with other sites. If you have a website and it makes money through AdSense, Google takes out more than 30% of your ad earnings. It may not make much sense comparing AdSense with Fiverr, but I think you have the idea :slight_smile: