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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Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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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:iconyoutubeartist99:
YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Sometimes people donate points through the commission widget. but, then i get 80%. as an example: my friend wanted to donate 40 points. so she used the 40 point and 10 point widget. she told me she gave me 10+ points because she wanted to help me, but the 80% went off. i think that's a waste of her points. 
also, i still haven't got these points. i do not really understand these commission widgets.
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:iconsir-knite:
Sir-Knite Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
You get them in about two weeks.
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:iconyoutubeartist99:
YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
Okay, Thank you!
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:iconsir-knite:
Sir-Knite Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconyoutubeartist99:
YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
c:
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:iconthegodofblue:
TheGodOfBlue Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you link your commissions to other people?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Writer
You can direct them to your Profile Page. For the time being we don't have anchors for the Commissions widget itself, though we all agree that it'd be useful.
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:icongabbyalicorn:
gabbyalicorn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still stuck ;/
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Writer
Hi there! What seems to be the problem?
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:icongabbyalicorn:
gabbyalicorn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I just cant figure it out. ;/
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:iconsilvesary:
silvesary Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Can you help me!? I try to edit my widget, but I can't since someone requested a commission, but I DLELTED THE MESSAGE. Please help!
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Writer
Hi there! You can see Commission requests from the Correspondence page, which can also be reached from the More menu at the top of the site. :)
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:iconsilvesary:
silvesary Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
THANK YOU! I FINALLY FIXED IT! ^ ^
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Writer
:w00t:
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:iconqhostel:
qhostel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Artist
   i opened a journal skin commission and two people bought them with the commission widget , but when i finished their journal skins and i checked my earnings it said this . "Incoming funds not yet available for withdrawal" and then under the status category for the commissions it said "Clearing in 14 days." what does this mean ? will i be able to get my money/points ? what happens after two weeks , do i lose my money/points ??
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Writer
Hi there! That means after two weeks you can withdraw your earnings. There's a clearing period so we can ensure the system is being used properly. :)
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:iconqhostel:
qhostel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist
but that has never happened to me before . last time i started doing this i never had to wait until now ??
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Writer
Did you use the Commissions widget previously? If so, then the same wait applied, that clearance period has been in place since before the Commissions widget was released. :)
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:iconqhostel:
qhostel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Artist
yes , okay . thank you !
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Writer
No worries! :D
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:iconkeymayers:
keymayers Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why is deviantart selling 400 points at like 40 dollars, but when i earn 400 points i get like 4 dollars? it's ridiculous.
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Writer
We sell 400 Points for $5 USD. The reason you get $4 USD on a 400 point commission is due to the 80% royalty rate, which you can read more about here. :)
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:iconacrylliav:
AcrylliaV Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if someone buy's a commission from you for for example 100 points, do the person selling it only get 80 points out of it? Where does the rest of the points go? why is it like this?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Writer
There is a 20% royalty on commissions made through the Commissions Widget, and that's because the earnings from the commission can be withdrawn as real earnings. You can read more about it here. :)
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:iconnara-sama:
Nara-sama Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So, can you sell commissions for points and NOT real money? Another thread I read said that you cannot receive points.. -u-'
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Writer
Hi there! When using the Commissions widget, people requesting a commission will have to pay in Points. When the payment is made, it will show up on your Earnings page (which can be reached from the Shop menu), and will be put into a 14 day clearance period. Once that period has passed, the earnings can be withdrawn via check or PayPal, or as Points, should you want them there. Hope that helps! :)
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:iconnara-sama:
Nara-sama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconblazedpony:
BlazedPony Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does the payment happen immediately or do I have to wait? Because someone ordered a commission from me for 1000 points, I accepted it but I didn't get any points. Will I have to finish the art work first in order to get the points?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015   Writer
When a Commissions payment is made, the earnings will show up on your Earnings page (which can be accessed from the Shop menu at the top of the site). There's a 14 day clearance period before you can withdraw your earnings, also. Hope that helps! :)
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:iconblazedpony:
BlazedPony Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does, thank you ^^
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:iconpinkamena483:
Pinkamena483 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Tried this before, but it won't show the request commissions button????
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:iconaugustsings:
augustsings Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
other people are able to see them, you can't.
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:iconpinkamena483:
Pinkamena483 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, thank you so much ^^
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:iconburlew:
Burlew Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's the Browse/Search Commissions area gone off to?  I'm having trouble locating it at all.
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:iconlyricanna:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't find it displayed anywhere myself; luckily my browser history had it =) (Smile) www.deviantart.com/commissions…
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:iconburlew:
Burlew Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, thank you!  I'll have to bookmark that. 
It's a shame it's so hard to get at now, though... anyone who doesn't know about it already won't be able to browse for commissions unless they add it back in somewhere.
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:iconlyricanna:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It'll probably have a more noticeable place once it's fully launched; as far as I recall, the commission portal is still not open to everyone XD
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:iconkaleidoscopial:
kaleidoscopial Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
How do I search commissions now? I cannot find where to search them with the new interface.
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:iconlyricanna:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't find it displayed anywhere myself; luckily my browser history had it =) www.deviantart.com/commissions…
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:iconnight-star-onyoutube:
Night-Star-OnYoutube Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason my Commission widget doesn't have the request commissions on it and I don't know why? Can anybody help me please?
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:iconzouthdust:
ZouthDust Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because you cant comission yourself :giggle: but others will see it
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:iconnight-star-onyoutube:
Night-Star-OnYoutube Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks
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:iconzouthdust:
ZouthDust Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome c:
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:iconspiritwolf120713:
Spiritwolf120713 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
How do I get the points once I finished someones commission? That part always confused me
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:iconfoxieskylar:
FoxieSkylar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
umm well my friend commissioned me and I don't know the points went in some kind of earnings and I can't get them,I am so confused and sad D:
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014   Writer
Hi there! When someone commissions you, the payment will appear on your Earnings page. After a 14 day clearance period, you'll be able to withdraw them. This clearance period is to ensure that all transactions made are legitimate, so as soon as the 14 days have passed, you'll be able to withdraw. :)
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:iconinsanemollum:
InsaneMollum Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i give the completed art to the client? 
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Writer
You can do so by uploading it to your Gallery or your Sta.sh, and then sending a link to it to the client. :)
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:iconalmightyayama:
AlmightyAyama Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How do I edit already made commissions on the widget? 
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:iconpanda-pencils:
panda-pencils Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
There should be a little pencil icon that you can click on.
Is that what you were wondering?
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