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Introducing Commissions on deviantART

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 4:08 PM
Generate real earnings through custom creations

1. List Commission availability on your profile

The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests.

2. Client request Commissions

Commission requests are sent to the artist's Message Center, allowing them to accept or reject the request.

3. You receive payment, you deliver artwork

Artists can track their Commission transactions and generate real profit through My Earnings, garnering 80% royalty on each transaction. Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, via PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.

My Correspondence

The new My Correspondence page gives you access to all of your correspondence messages, including Commissions and Group requests. Comments and replies can also be left on accepted commission requests, for a more convenient experience for buyer and seller alike.

The 80% Royalty, Explained

DeviantART offers one of the few places on the Internet with millions of visitors interested only in the incredible depth and breadth of artforms presented by our deviants. And, the truth is, it costs money to run the site. The Commissions Widget alone required building a number of new technologies, as well as harnessing and tweaking existing features to work with the new changes. The 20% fee we charge helps build and maintain everything that's involved -- and there is more to come on this feature.

We're considering tiered fees in the future for people who reach monthly sales levels, and for Premium Members, but we'd like to see this spread onto the site before making those changes so we can accurately project where the breaks for the different levels should be placed. Anyone who chooses to use the widget will be providing us valuable insight and data that we will use to mold the future of the widget and the forthcoming Portal/search ability that will allow people to browse and discover artists who are offering commissions. For those who don't see the value in the widget, deviants still have the ability to provide commissions via the same methods they've always had.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming Soon: Browse and discover artists who are currently offering Commissions.
We're excited to announce Commissions on deviantART, allowing artists to generate real earnings through custom creations.
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ohitsuji101 Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kazhmiran Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is great.. I LOVE THIS IDEA .)
sonicviviana Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
how you why but 20% low in give did so commissions?
It's a good idea, I like it! :D
That will make it easier and faster transactions at points, and the opportunity to turn them into cash. And if DA will disseminate those who do commissions, I think it's fair to make a charge ... Anyway, It is an optional module for premium accounts, and those who do not agree with the terms simply do not use it. :shrug:
faerismoka Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I look for both, actually. :D But i'm usually in for the points. ^_^
Sure! :)
8Bpencil Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I agreed!
charlot-sweetie Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was amazlying well put, I sure hope they listen.
Akiyata Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! :)
This is so fantastic! Great idea and opportunity for the artists on :devart: :aww:
ewm Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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