Commissions on deviantART

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Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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

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 ikazon

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 ikazon

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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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

© 2012 - 2021 ikazon
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WaterElementalGirl's avatar

How do I find the commissions widget on somebody else's page

ArtwithAri's avatar
how do you deliver the art tho?
TotemEye's avatar
The comission widget seems to be gone?
Blackrose-Ink's avatar
I don't know to get the commission button.. it's not showing up,_,
AnmeGirl's avatar
I don't see request commission button...:(
Raven2100's avatar
can i ask a question How to actually deliver it?
Kreydus's avatar
I have noticed that some people have more than one commission widget. For example, look at my friend's:
If you know how to do it, would you mind explaining to me how to do it?
actionpilot's avatar
I have a question. I have already delivered the artwork, but i didn't receive the payment yet :P what happened?
Shadow-pikachu7's avatar
it's in your earnings report
59thSevalle's avatar
commission shop list can be accessed only via beta tester?
AskufSans's avatar
I got A question. My friend commissioned to make a sprite for them.. I set the price to 20 Points and they did it. When I accepted it I didn't get my points... What happened? 
ikazon's avatar
Earnings show up on the Earnings page, which you can get to from the Shop menu at the top of the site. Once it's past the 14 day mark you can withdraw the earnings as points or money :)
AU-Imaginator's avatar
I don't understand how to enable the commission availability part. How do I do that?
ikazon's avatar
You've already got it worked out, looks like! I can see the commissions widget on your page :) Do you need help with anything else?
AU-Imaginator's avatar
Well...not really! I guess I found help somewhere else, but thanks anyways!
Megumi-ChanYT's avatar
can i ask a question How to actually deliver it?
Ion-Umbreon's avatar
how can i become a beta tester? cuz i rlly wanna do commisions for fnaf posters from sfm!
ikazon's avatar
You can set up the Commissions Widget without a Core Membership now. This is a pretty old journal, it's been available to everyone for a while. :)
Ion-Umbreon's avatar
ok kewl, but how do i find that widget, ive been having trouble finding it. :/
ikazon's avatar
Go to your profile, click "Edit Page" in the top right, then scroll down to the bottom where it says "Widgets You Can Add", click "Show All", and it should be in the last row of that list. Hope that helps :)
Ion-Umbreon's avatar
oh okie! thanks m8
BlinkingBlueCaramel's avatar
I can not see my commission button. When I try to do so.
Starworksrly's avatar
That's because you ARE the commissioner, so you can't buy from yourself. It's like that for everyone.
masterofhorr's avatar
How do you add a commission by another author that you requested to said to your gallery?
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