Why do freelancers need to ask for tips?
Because they’re already underpaid.
I compiled data on the freelancing website Fiverr, by using a template response every time I delivered an order.
Before this experiment,
I delivered an order
Said thank you to the buyer, left a review, and maybe followed up with them for more work.
Never asked for tips, but sometimes received them. Maybe 1 out of every 30 orders.
Then working on my own projects I ordered from a freelancer that used a very GREAT response when delivering their order.
They basically asked me to leave a tip by “buying them a coffee.”
I laughed when I saw this.
Probably because I’m a tech guy and find great ideas comical.
But yes I laughed at this…at first.
Then I tipped the freelancer.
The tipped the freelancer an extra $10 on a $50 order.
Because she asked for it.
Delivered great work.
I thought this passive way of asking for a tip was genius, so I decided to try it out on every order I delivered.
I modified the delivery “template” to suit my orders and started to use that phrase on every delivery.
Now, I have a 65% chance of being tipped after every order. And these tips have already doubled the amount of revenue I receive on Fiverr.
Not bad for a couple of words.