Fiverr Forum

Tipping


#1

Hi! I just got a great job from a seller, in a just a few days. I thanked them and then gave them the thumbs up. They asked for a tip. Is this normal for Fiverr??



Thanks!


#2

Uh, well, buyer should be the one offering tip. Otherwise it’s sort of weird, I think.


#3

They shouldn’t ask for that! Bad etiquette. That isn’t normal. I would never ask for a tip!


#4

No, this is not normal. Also, it is unappreciated. I cannot imagine feeling comfortable being asked to give someone money because they thought they did a good job.


#5

I do get tips through my tip gig every now and then, but I have never asked ( or was asked) for a tip. I think what you experienced is not normal.

If you feel like the person deserves a tip. I’d say by all means you can tip them, but you should never be asked or forced to do so.


#6

That sounds incredibly odd. Even if they are used to other buyers tipping them left and right, tipping is not something that should be expected/demanded from all buyers as a result. If they think their work is worth more, then they should change more, not ask for tips.



#7

I am guilty of leaving a link to my tip jar while delivering sometimes. I don’t find it a big deal considering I work extremely hard.


#8

Reply to @matt_garry: But you don’t come back after delivery and ask for one, do you? :slight_smile:


#9

Reply to @matt_garry: I think it’s okay to just add a link, it’s fair to let them know they can consider it. You don’t beg them, you don’t just ask them. I think there’s no reason for you to feel guilty at all! :slight_smile:


#10

I’ve seen many sellers ask for a rating and/or tip. It’s usually positioned as an aside thought …something like…



If you are excited about the results you received. Please take a moment to share with the community with the feedback tool by picking the green thumbs up and sharing your enthusiasm. Further, if the work in you mind rates it, I can take a tip at (LINK)



Etc.


#11

Ask for good rating is he know he did well ----> OK



Asking and beg for a Tip


> totally wrong!!!

#12

Reply to @ynneblack: :slight_smile: and the best part of it is it actually works :wink:



I live in BC, Canada we have the lowest wages in the country and the highest living costs by far. Tipping has become a way of life so people can survive off a 40 hour work week. I tip my barber, my waitress, mechanic. I even tip the person who makes my subway sandwich or sells me a coke at the store. In fact my girlfriend makes 40% of her income from tips! And when I worked at a restaurant it was about 30% of my income. So why would I not except a tip on fiverr…


#13

I would think that a seller asking for a tip is highly unusual. I figure, if I did a good job and they want to tip me they will ask me where and how.



In general though, I do try to encourage additional orders aka gig extras or other more advanced orders as I deal with SEO and that can be pretty expansive and hits multiple areas.


#14

If someone asks for a tip, it’s a surefire way of NOT getting one, in my experience.



I am aware of the tip option and will use it as I feel it is deserved, but to blatantly tout for tips is one way to lose any repeat business.