I just got to $25 for my first payout which is great and wonderful but I’m having a little issue with something.
My total support before fees was $33.60. After fees, it was $25.03. The fees depend on how the ink was obtained, on mobile, desktop, or earned. I get all that.
When I requested payment tho all I ended up getting was $17.45. That’s roughly 31% that’s been taken as Tapas’ share. But from what I read they’re only supposed to get 15%, after any fees.
Now because the amount for the fee depends on how the supporter got the ink, sometimes the fee can be anywhere from nothing to 30%. I get that.
But my issue becomes that the $25.03 was what I had with the fees already factored in. The $33.60 amount was from before fees. So that means what I got was roughly 69 - 70% of the total ink I’ve earned. However the dashboard says that Tapas’ share of the proceeds is 15% for support - after any fees.
15% of $25.03 isn’t $17.45. I’ve heard that PayPal fees are factored into this too. I can’t confirm until I actually get the payment.
But I’m wondering how much does PayPal actually take out? I’ve read that it’s only like 2.5% but according to my math, which really isn’t the best I admit, it seems they take out closer to 10%.
So if Tapas took out the correct amount for their share, 15%, then 10% of the remaining amount would be close to my final amount. So I’m wondering if PayPal fees are in fact factored in and just how much PayPal takes out for fees because I can’t seem to get a straight answer on that.
Then again, I’m pretty bad with math, so if I’m wrong about the numbers please tell me. Still it just seems wrong to me that I only made half of the total amount, before fees (the $33.60 amount), that my supporters gave to me.