Fiverr Forum

The 20% service fees charged by Fiverr


#1

Guys, what do you think about the 20% that Fiverr charges for every purchase that our clients make? My thinking is that perhaps they should introduce a scale such that when freelancers reach a certain threshold in terms of revenue, perhaps Fiverr should reduce the percentage to say 7 to 12%. Surely after making sales of more than $3000, it is only fair to get a lower service fee with future gigs.

Ken


#2

Personally, I don’t really mind 20% fees! They are giving me work, keeping me busy. If I had my own site, even after spending thousands of dollars on marketing and promotion, I could have never earned as much as I earn on fiverr. They really deserve 20% of what I make.


#3

Agreed. They are taking 1 from 5 but I am getting 4. I don’t mind. They have to run the business too. And it takes lots of money.


#4

As nice as it would be to make more money on each order, the system Fiverr has in place works. It’s their fair share for having a platform, and for being the middleman. Instead of being worried about making more on my previous orders, I worry about getting more orders.


#5

I feel the same way. On Fiverr, buyers come to me. This spares me the work of hustling and marketing myself, so it pays for itself!