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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Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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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Spiritwolf120713 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  New member  General Artist
How do I get the points once I finished someones commission? That part always confused me
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:
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. :)
InsaneMollum Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do i give the completed art to the client? 
wreckling Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014   Writer
You can do so by uploading it to your Gallery or your, and then sending a link to it to the client. :)
BlackBloodPsychos Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How do I edit already made commissions on the widget? 
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?
BlackBloodPsychos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I did but thats just to add a new commission apparently. 
panda-pencils Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Sorry I couldn't help you then :whoops: 
I hope you solve your problem!
MMDKayKay Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh Cody Hackins you~ ^^
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