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How do you manage your income from Fiverr?

I help where I can! For me 200 isn’t much, but when I know the difference it can make for someone else, it’s an easy choice.

What are the taxes like in India?

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Well, I work 14 hours a day too…but you have a wife, I don’t…so congratulations. I am seeing a couple of people here in this thread who have no idea how lucky they are.

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30% of what I make goes into taxes.

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Dude, looking at your pic I can say for certain that the only reason you’re single is because you want to be. Considering how great you look as well as being from India you would’ve been married years ago!

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Those are some pretty horrifying numbers O_O We don’t have tax for freelancers here in Pakistan - YET!

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About the same as here… But we have to pay 250 euros per month just to stay registered as freelancers…

I am single because I am in a community where everyone is a PHD or has done MS in computer science and lives in the US…one of my cousins is a professor in MIT, for example…I am a college dropout. Well, anyway.

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Nothing to do with being a freelancer, everyone who earns an income has to pay tax, as simple as that.

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You should just get in touch with some shop owners in Gran Canaria. Lots of shops ran by indians, and they can make 5000 euros easy in provisions :stuck_out_tongue:

Stuff you wish you knew before you decided to go withs something else.

At least you’re making an honest living. Pride in life.

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The people on this site are too nice dammit. You guys are really nice, you know that right,

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Actually, not really… I complained about this a while ago… It’s 14 days after the order completes. But many times buyers won’t leave feedback, adding 3 more days for auto-completing the order. And I’ve had several buyers who requested modifications right before those 3 days ended, adding yet another 3 more days, totaling to 14+3+3=20 days!

Luckily, though, Fiverr changed the withdrawal periods for TRSs, and now I get to withdraw after 7 days in best case scenarios, and 7+3+3 =13 days in worst case scenarios.

Always done that ever since my computer failed some years back and found myself in a very nasty position.

Ever since my account was hacked back in 2010-2011 and lost 200 bucks, I decided to always withdraw before I reach $40-50 in my balance.

Yep, I found that giving yourself a treat (because you earned it!) makes freelancing much easier to cope with. We can’t live just to work and pay taxes/expenses, I tried that, it almost ruined my mental health!

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I have a pay period, where I accumulate money from the 15th to the 15th, and withdraw the money on the 30th. I work two jobs as well, one is part time and the other is Fiverr/writing ebooks, etc. I also try to make extra income on the side, doing small things in my spare time, like YouTube, Qmee, etc, that makes very little money, but something is better than nothing. I am very frugal, so I can make even 1 dollar buy a significant amount of food.

Ay extra income that I have, I put into a savings net from Betterment, which invests my money and increases my income over time. Since I only need at least 600$ a month to survive, I can make a decent chunk from Fiverr, but if I can get a little extra, I will. It’s good to have multiple income sources, or side hustles, just in case.

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Where do you live in the US Lucy? I find it amazing you can live in the US on just $600 a month…you can’t even live well in a city like Bangalore India with that. [Of course, you probably get an additional household income from your partner, in that case it makes sense.]

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Well, I am kinda cheating, as I live with my husband and a roommate, so we split the bills. I currently live in Chicago, but might be moving to Arizona soon, where the rent is even lower.

I would be paying less than that too, but I have to pay 135$ a month minimum in credit card fees, so…

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Oh. You just spoke my mind. My folks dont even know that I have a source of side income. I’m still studying, so all of my Fiverr income goes to my Real Estate investments. Way to start the future on a strong footing, I suppose.

I also withdraw once in a month. That helps me keep better track of my earnings, and reduces the charges I’d have to face on every withdrawals

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I’ve earned around 60$ on Fiverr so far and 2 orders are ongoing now. I spent all 60$ on fiverr itself. I have decided to spend my fiverr money on fiverr itself but there’s a purpose behind it. Suppose my client on different platform wants me to distribute business cards in India and sends me money to print and distribute it. (It’s part of project) So what I do is hire a good top rated business card designer on Fiverr and get the job done with professional quality. Then I print them somewhere else. I’ve purchased some gigs on Fiverr as part of my job on other platform and I’m still planning to purchase more. It’s strange how I suddenly started getting lots of orders on Fiverr from yesterday but it’s good to get some credits.

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I use my Fiverr income as extra money. I have a day job that is full time.

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