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DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform

Providing the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings by making digital files of their high-quality work available for download. Sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.

What is Premium Content?

The Premium Content Platform was built to represent high-quality content — the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. We encourage the sale of everything from comics or stories for download, to high-res files like .PSDs, textures, tutorials, brush packs, and more!

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What are Points?

DeviantART Points are a virtual currency that can be used to buy virtual and real goods on deviantART. Points can be purchased using a credit card or PayPal, and one U.S. dollar is the equivalent to 80 Points. A buyer making a Premium Content Platform purchase must use Points for the transaction.

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Selling Premium Content

Premium Content Platform sellers have the opportunity to generate real earnings through sales. Sellers are able to set their own prices for downloads and a seller retains 80% of all revenue earned.

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Earnings

Buyers make Premium Content Platform purchases with Points.While all payments are made in Points, earnings from work sold can be withdrawn as U.S. dollars via PayPal or check, or converted into Points.

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Buying Premium Content

Buying Premium Content is a straightforward and user-friendly process. Simply click the "Purchase" button, ensure you have enough Points available to make the transaction, enter your password, and agree to the Seller's Agreement. Your download will start immediately!

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Rating Premium Content

To assist future buyers, we encourage previous buyers to rate sellers on a five-star scale. It only takes a moment to rate a seller and feedback is critical to helping others make purchasing decisions.

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Eligibility and Agreements

Sellers enter into an agreement with the buyer on each download. When making a download available for sale, sellers can use a standard Personal Use/Personal Non-Commercial Use License Agreement or can insert their own Custom License Agreement.

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Supporting Artists, Empowering Buyers

The majority of work on deviantART will always remain free. Members and visitors will still be able to browse and download millions of deviations at no cost. The Premium Content Platform was built to represent the premier pieces in an artist's repertoire of work. Our aim with the Platform is to provide a place where artists are able to sell their work and feel empowered and dignified by receiving a deserving share of the earnings. Buyers are able to directly support the artists they love through purchases made on the Premium Content Platform.

The Premium Content Platform launch is a staged release. All members are currently enabled to buy content. However, only a small segment of deviants have been granted the privilege to sell. Over the next few weeks, more and more deviants will be given the privilege to become sellers. Those who have the ability to sell will be notified with a Hot Topic notification in their Message Center.




DeviantART is proud to announce our Premium Content Platform — sellers are able to set their own prices while retaining 80% of all revenue earned, and buyers are able to quickly get the things they want with the satisfaction of supporting the artists they love.

~$Heidi
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:iconmooncreamadopt:
mooncreamadopt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Hey I have a question!
How can I know what DA user purchased my content I just see the notification on my account but can't see who bought  it >.<
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:icondeevart:
DeevArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   General Artist
*
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:iconpiposaru200:
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So how do I convert points into paypal cash
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:icongeistplan:
Geistplan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you gut any answers for this question already?
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:iconpiposaru200:
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
yes thanks ^^
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:icongeistplan:
Geistplan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please tell me, how that works?
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:iconpiposaru200:
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not entirely sure. I never tried anything.
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:icongeistplan:
Geistplan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you Piposaru200!
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:icondannysuling:
dannysuling Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What, isn't your advertising revenue enough? Now you want commissions on the sale of exclusive work that your less-than-privileged membership cannot access?

Not for me. Sounds simply like you want to be competitive with Patreon because it's turning out to be a revenue source that you're missing out on.

To me, this violates the underlying values that we as a dA community share: communication, open support, sharing of our work, critique, commentary, discourse. What the Premium Content Platform is doing is distorting the dA site in the service of monetizing art, thereby making its own nefarious contribution to the creation of two classes of people: those who can afford to purchase images in exclusive versions not posted at dA, and those who cannot.

And then there are people like me, a third class: those who will not, regardless of whether or not I can financially afford this kind of acquisitive behavior.

Let's hear it for classism. Is this a great country, or what?!
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:iconmegamastero:
megamasterO Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see it as a way for people to support artists that want exclusive content! No one is going to force you or your favorite artist to use it. It's better that DA has this option so that fans can stay on this site instead of splitting their fan base with other places like Patreon

...but that's just my opinion
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:iconlolililian:
LoliLilian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi, i wanted to buy a digital file but im on the phone so i dont see the purchase button, please help
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:iconpicpix:
PicPix Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Hello! I have recently updated one of my products and have upped the pricing on it as well. 
I was wondering, will this affect the price for my customers who have already purchased my product? I do not want my customers (who already paid before the price raise) to pay for the extra fee to download the updates as the price raise is intended for my future customers. I would greatly appreciate if anyone can confirm this.

Thank you!
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:iconblooguy:
BlooGuy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm here to ask this same question. Would really appreciate an answer. :|
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:iconpicpix:
PicPix Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Good news! I have purchased some points to test this out and fortunately, customers do not have to pay again to re-download the updated product. :D
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:iconblooguy:
BlooGuy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Student General Artist
That's really nice to hear :D Thank you for the response! :D
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:iconpicpix:
PicPix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
No problem, glad I could help! :D
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:iconaenea-jones:
Aenea-Jones Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello Heidi, I use the premium content tool for almost all my stock works, so thanks for that :meow:
I know it has been mentioned numerous times already, but I'd like to express one more time how useful it would be for both deviantART and its users to have a separate browsing page for premium content.
I believe that a lot more people would spend their points on premium works if they could be directly pointed to it.
Just wanted to say that :)
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:iconksan23:
KSan23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Premium Content is awesome, I love it a lot. It automatically download after payment but i have a few problems.. First, when we set our own price, why do we have to go by 5 and start with 10 points ? Second, how come we cannot see who bought the products? Third, after the buyer bought your items, they can rate the product out of 5 stars. But what's the point for that if no one can see it except the buyer who rated it ?
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:iconbadmonkeyla:
BadMonkeyLA Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!!
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:iconroninarts:
RoninArts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do I have to pay to be a premium member? Because I want to sell my pictures for my own price!
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:iconwobushi:
WoBuShi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is Premium Content for pay points?
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:icon666maka:
666maka Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
I bought premium content and I can not download it!
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:iconantpru:
antpru Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Does the Premium Content have a dedicated store? So I can browse digitals downloads only, or is there a filter for the existing shop? 

I'm currently doing picture research for a HP Lovecraft book, and the main picture libraries don't have a decent selection of suitable artwork, so this DeviantART Premium Content is of big interest to me. 
Can anyone suggest any other premium picture sites that might be useful? 
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:iconnymphes-adoptable:
nymphes-adoptable Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Is it possible to make something only available for one person to buy? Like if once a person buys it no one else can?
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:iconkasuko001:
Kasuko001 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This means it takes 2 weeks until I can get my earnings to points...
It's a little bit long!
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:iconhanajiofcards:
Hanajiofcards Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How would this work with written pieces?
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:iconmellowradiance:
MellowRadiance Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Written works usually don't get the option to be selected as Premium Content.
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:iconp-i-c-k-l-e:
p-i-c-k-l-e Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
someone just purchased something of mine using the premium content, and I would like to know how to get the points from it???
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:iconspider123357:
spider123357 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Writer
I have a question? How do I get stuff out of my bookshelf so that I may read it?  
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:iconbayobayo:
bayobayo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have one question though. If the premium content (that was purchased and the points in one's earnings haven't been withdrawn yet) was deleted, will the points gained from this purchase be deleted as well? :O
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:iconimmortalmeganekko:
ImmortalMeganekko Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Ogres are like Premium Content
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:iconkilkegard:
kilkegard Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
We need to make it so sellers of Premium content can see the ID of those who purchase.  Let the artists know who is supporting their work!
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:iconnemesisgreatrex:
NemesisGreatrex Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense, but what about purchasers who don't want to be identified?  There are privacy and anonymity issues involved for the purchaser which I think should take precedence over the wishes of the seller, just as in any other "online" type purchasing.
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:iconkilkegard:
kilkegard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I'm curious what the privacy and anomymity issues are for the purchaser.  A purchase of Premium Content on DA is not broadcast to the entire community.  It is private between the buyer and the seller.   In almost every other marketplace on the internet buyers and sellers are not seperated like they are here (Etsy, eBay, Amazon, etc).  Where else in "online" type purchasing is the buyer completely occluded from the seller?  Also, many people use psudonyms on DA so there already is a fair amount of privacy simply because people use something other than their own name.  Letting a seller know that "IDrawUnicorns" purchased Premium Content from the sellers page doesn't appear to be a breach of privacy at all.

I've purchased some Premium Content.  I was suprised when I found out the seller did not know it was me who purchased the content.  I would guess that most people purchasing the Premium Content aren't aware that the seller cannot see who they are.  It is not an advertized (or even talked about) feature except here in this thread.
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Also, if your content appears elsewhere on the web for free or for sale, you'll be able to narrow down the suspects. That way you can either contact your lawyer to help you receive monetary damages as those purchases could and should have been yours, or, you could contact the deviantART Help Desk and have the admin team put some disciplinary actions in motion.
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, there should at least be the option to remain anonymous.
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cheastnut Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student General Artist
would fan art be in violation of the "content that is original to you and/or that you have the full authority to offer the content for sale"? if someone commissioned a image of a character from a tv series or something?
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TigerDolphinGirl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it is a violation because it's your art, you drew it and you own it. Think about those people that sell fanart at places like Comic Con and Supanova. It wouldn't be a violation.
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:iconbergkatze:
Bergkatze Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Yeah, I think it is a violation!
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:iconquinntheking:
quinntheking Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just googled this and this unanswered question is the only one i could find. darn. 
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:iconmelmuff:
MelMuff Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just found out about this. Interesting.
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:iconjuan-pablo-ardila:
juan-pablo-ardila Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So excited about this
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:icondolphinindian:
dolphinindian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
great
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:iconavgreen:
avgreen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ok, so you can sell our art, and in return you get points, but you have the option of turning it into real US cash? please help!!!!
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:icondeepbluedesign:
DeepBlueDesign Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you do. When you've sold something, dA will notify you and then you can choose whether you want points or cash (Paypal or check).
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WalterCChaney Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Not sure what's really going on here. So far I like (the art, the diversity) that I have seen. All looks very complicated, but I guess that I'll learn as I go. I've just thrown out a couple of my paintings as a way of wading into this. Will see what happens. Oh yes, compared to most (all) of you, I'm nearly computer illiterate. 
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iesnoth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So is this only for .pdf sales? Like, multiple page documents?
That makes sense, but this article makes it sound like anything can be sold using Premium Content Platform. If that is the case, how is it any different than the buyers copying and pasting the picture?
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:iconericbdg:
ericbdg Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Groovy! Does the content available only to DA members?
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