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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Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hello :D I need help, today I make a commission widget for an adopt payment =v=~!
it's sold for 1000 :points: 
the buyer already pay through the commission widget and I already accepted the commission, but my trouble is, 
when I check my earning, I didn't get anything at all, I didn't received a pending transaction etc.
do I need to wait or something so the pending transaction will appear on my earning??
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, the exact same thing has happened to me ^^;
I filed an inquiry and im waiting for the help desk to get back to me.
I was a bit worried since I couldn't find anyone with the same issue, but alas here you are
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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner 5 days ago
oh my God you too
 TAT I hope they can process it as fast as possible, I really ned the money asdaksjgd
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah:')
the help desk got back to me really quick.
i was actually a day late in responding cus i didnt realize theyd send the response to my email orz
but they said theyre in the process of resolving the problem so :icondojimathumbsupplz:
good luck on your side
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Hi there! If it's not showing up on your Earnings page, then you'll want to file a My Earnings inquiry at the Help Desk. :)
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:iconriversparks7:
RiverSparks7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im sorry, i prob sound pretty dumb, but how do you add example pictures?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015   Writer
Hi there! When setting up your commissions, click the "Add Media" button, then select deviations from your gallery, and they'll be included automatically. I hope that helps! :)
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:iconriversparks7:
RiverSparks7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, geez, so obvious! Lol I must of missed that button! thanks :D
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   Writer
No worries! :D
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
How can I delete previously-listed commissions? I need to edit prices and examples and such, and it would be such an ugly, massive mess if I simply added them; however, the widget has no editing options?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If you edit the widget on your profile, you should see pencil buttons on each individual listing, and you can edit them from there. I hope that helps! :)
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I don't seem to even be able to edit the widget from my profile; all I see is "Remove Widget". D:
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
Hmm. Try installing the widget to your page, save the changes, then reload your profile. Sometimes it doesn't display properly on the first go. :/
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:iconcupcake-kitty-chan:
Cupcake-Kitty-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
That worked!! Thank you. :)
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
No worries! Best of luck with your commissions! :w00t:
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:iconthepartisanfaith:
ThePartisanFaith Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeeello! Good afternoon! Just wanted to ask: I've installed the Commissions widget on my profile page, but the Request Commission button doesn't appear for some reason. What can the source of the problem be?
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:iconwreckling:
wreckling Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   Writer
Hi there! The request button won't appear for you because there's no need for you to request a commission from yourself :giggle: Rest assured, the button's there for anyone else who visits!
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:iconthepartisanfaith:
ThePartisanFaith Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Now I got it! Thanks a lot for your help! ;)
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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 May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You get them in about two weeks.
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:iconyoutubeartist99:
YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay, Thank you!
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:iconsir-knite:
Sir-Knite Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconyoutubeartist99:
YouTubeArtist99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  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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