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Why do I only make $4 instead of $5?


#1

Is this going to continue to be this way? As a new seller, I could see how the company might take like a buck from every first few gigs sold, but do they do that for every one? :frowning:


#2

Yes they do…they take 20% the same amount you pay for VAT in the UK!


#3

Well Fiverr has to make its money somehow to pay the salaries of its employees and make sure all facets of the site are at 100%!


#4

On a similar note, is anyone else having an issue with an “extra bug”?



Basically, $4 from a Fiver is fine. $12 for three Fivers is fine. But, when you sell a Fiver plus a $10 extra, you get… $8?



Check over your revenues to see. It might just be a recent programming error - a major one, if this affects payments - but I just noticed that this affected $15 orders from several months ago.


#5

There is no bug. Think of it this way. For every $5, they will take $1. No matter how high you go, that rule will always apply.


#6

Fiverr takes 20% right off the top. Fully worth it in my opinion.


#7

Reply to @beatcraigslist and @kjblynx: If you review your revenue listings, some orders register at $12 for order completion on a $15 sale. That’s fine, no complaints.



However, on specific orders that include a $10 extra, several orders show up as an $8 order completion, not $12. If that’s not a bug… then explain what it is, please!



Update - just checked a few orders listed as $8 completion and even the banner above says “Congrats! You just earned $12!”. From 20% to nearly 50%… come on…


#8

Learn how to upsell. Create gigs worth value so you can command more than $5. High quality service = return customers :slight_smile:


#9

Thanks for clearing it up for me. :slight_smile:


#10

Reply to @kjblynx: I discovered the flaw. It’s not a bug, but an overdone revenue page, if you can call it that.



The original Fiver is credited with the $4, then a separate extra is credited with its own amount. Two revenue lines for one order - if you check the dates and order numbers, it adds up correctly. But, at first glance (without double-checking each order page), it looks like two separate orders. Just would be easier if the total revenue for each order was put into one line.


#11

Ahh now I understand why I only earned $4 for my first gig sale. I had just finished a sale on English to Bahasa Indonesia translation and I thought something was not right as I only earned $4 instead of $5.



Thank you for the explanation.


#12

but what about the processing fee that the buyer have to pay? $Its 0.50 per transaction?


#13

That’s Fiverr and that’s how it’s gonna work.


#14

Someone obviously didn’t read the FAQ or TOS before they joined…