Thanks for the feedback guys
Like we’ve said in the past, the platform fee is used to support the service – which includes user support, provider marketing and maintaining tip-top infrastructure. It also gives us the ability to continue innovating the product and growing the value we offer users. While it’s true there are other services that have a lower fee, it’s not necessarily an apples for apples comparison (sites like Freelancer or Elance use a different business model – bidding for jobs etc). We have no hidden costs like: the buyer paying to post a project, the provider needing to pay any subscription, the provider needing to pay more to be higher in listings, the buyer paying more to get the work faster. We also review all providers to ensure Microlancer is a quality marketplace, where you can find buyers willing to pay extra for that quality – rather than a free-for-all where quality is not important, or where you as a freelancer do work without even being sure you’ll get a cent for it! This approach costs more to maintain than some other models.
That said, we appreciate your opinion and feedback on this, and are always considering how we can deliver more value for our providers. So keep it coming! You’re always welcome to email me directly with any thoughts too (email@example.com)Jords
I think this is the only platform where I should wait for 2 months to be paid
I reached the magic number of sales: 69 :)))
I guess that the next magic number is 1.000.000
Yes MediaSFX you are right about it. They have promised to bring in flexible rate system. Lets hope when they could. Thanks for your comments.
Just few things that I think is worth mention.
1. I have to wait to about 1.5-2 months to get my money . 2. I have to wait at least 7 days till my money gets into my account 3. The clients don’t know that 30% are going to envato 4. I CAN’T DO ANYTHING WITH THE MONEY FROM MY ACCOUNT, I can’t buy a service I can’t buy an item from any other marketplace so I can’t spend my money. 5. In order to spend my money I have to pay commission to paypal.
They are trying to justify that the are taking 30% because of costs but come on…. those are basic things, I’m working on something I want to be payed as soon as I finish(if in my account I reach the pay limit)
I hope I’m not offending anyone with this post!
I think that 30% is way to much. Yes it is a service but for instance for me as a programmer I have to work on every single client as it is a new project, so I actually ended up working for almost nothing.
You pay 30% to envato then more 33% to our beloved country then what ? So I had to raise the price or stop using it.
My opinion is that the service is almost just like an eliance service only you have to put a bigger price in order to get what you deserve resulting in less clients or none.
“is like fishing, you can either catch something or not”
as kid i was good at fishing too here is my pics, but actually this month is weird:
iam pretty sure the stats from quickandeasy or some other top affiliates are more impressive.
I’m happy for you keep it up 10x more/day
I’m also good at fishing , but I guess I’m not using the right bait…
I use referrals all the time, but never a single deposit or at least a registered user…
The conclusion is pretty obvious, if you can use the affiliate program(is like fishing, you can either catch something or not ) but don’t spend to much time because you can make more money by developing items!
I have like 3% conversion rate… ~1000 clicks / 30 deposits … But mostly from the sites of my products. So I would say it can work with the right target. I think it’s worth to spend some time on it. You set up a site with your links, you put it out there, drop a few links here and there and it’s done. But I don’t think spending money on adwords or similar things is worth it.
I actually I tried and Google Adwords with no results
@krafti what is the percent of earnings ?
Do you earn money from Affiliate Program ?
I’ve started to take more interest in this affiliate program and I managed to increase my sells( as a side effect[good one]) and increase and my affiliate clicks but no even a single penny from this program.
So is it working ? Is it worth investing time and money in this program ? Any good tips ?