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Commissions on deviantART

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 5:09 PM
The deviantART community is full of talented artists and art appreciators willing to pay for custom artwork. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re launching Commissions on deviantART to all Beta Testers, a feature that connects artists with clients, creating custom artwork in exchange for real earnings. 

Commissions is a Profile Page widget that allows artists to market their talents by advertising what they are available to create. Potential clients can easily send artists a Commission request, which an artist can either accept or reject.

Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.

Generate Real Earnings Through Custom Creations

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 10.26.14 AM by wreckling

1. List Commission availability on your profile
The Commissions Widget showcases your offerings, showing potential clients that you are accepting requests. These commission prices are based on 
deviantART Points, are set in increments of 10, and can range from 10 to 4000 Points.

Screen Shot 2012 12 21 At 10 29 04 Am By Haldron-d by wreckling

2. Clients request Commissions
Commission requests are sent to the artist’s Message Center, allowing them accept or reject the request.

Screen Shot 2012-12-21 at 10.41.13 AM by wreckling

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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.

Try it out!

All Beta Testers can now install the Commissions widget on their page, so give it a try by heading to your Profile! Installed Commissions widgets are visible to everyone on deviantART, so you can offer your own commissions, and you can request commissions from your fellow artists as well!

Please note: Currently, the Commissions widget can only be installed by Beta Testers, but everyone has the ability to request a Commission from Beta Testers during this testing period.  

If you encounter any bugs or issues, please file them in the #devBUG Issue Tracker under the Commissions project.

Beta Testers, we've just launched a new Commissions widget for Profile Pages that lets you offer commissions directly from your page!
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BaconDoesEverything 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, very important questions, I accecpted a commission request, and then drew it, uploaded it blah blah, and he agreed it was done, and he says his points have been deducted, but i havent recieved the points, nor can i convert my earnings to points/check/paypal, and i'm very confused. If someone could help, i'd be very happy.
KittyOfTacos 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Mine won't put request commission on it...
Shawneigh Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I deliver the artwork?
Xx-Jinouchi-xX Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this still just for Bata testers? Because I have the Widget installed and it says I have a commission showing  when I click edit, but when I save it says 'No commissions have been listed yet. This module will be hidden from the public until commissions are added.'.
No, it's available to everyone! Once you've got the widget on your page, edit the widget and click the + button to start setting up a commission. :)
Xx-Jinouchi-xX Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'v done that. And it had a commission listed, but showing it. But now when I added another one it's showing that one but not the first one. So I made a cope of the one not showing and the copy and anything else is showing when I save. So I guess problem solved.
Please everyone remember that by using the commission tab you are granting 20% of your earnings to DeviantART for doing nothing but providing you an additional widget i.e. formatting.

I feel like this article is a little misleading in that it does not making that clear. If I am wrong, feel free to correct me, but thats what I'm seeing here and its really messed up. Paypal, an essential service in the transaction of commission goods, only charges 2%. I know saying anything isn't going to do a goddamn thing but I had to put that out there.
Sorry new to the commission thing but not to points. So someone ordered a commission from me and I was wondering how to get the points? They said they sent it yet I still haven't recieved it though I can see the transaction in the earnings do I get the points?
Hi there! Earnings made from the Commissions Widget will appear on your Earnings page, which can be accessed from the Shop menu at the top of the site. Your earnings can be withdrawn after a 14 day clearance period. :)
Ok thanks it makes sense now
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