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Convert DA POINTS to REAL MONEY - Tutorial by ms-villeroy Convert DA POINTS to REAL MONEY - Tutorial by ms-villeroy
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Apparently this is kind of an issue here on DA, so here's a short tutorial on how to convert DA Points into real money. <3

*hint: DA takes 20% of your money, so make sure you calculate that in the price of what you are selling or consider having them pay you through paypal instead.

If you use this feature you should make sure use the 100p = 1$ system when selling your stuff (adoptables, commissions, etc.) because otherwise you lose quite some money (however, you do so by using points as a currency in the first place).

Feel free to ask questions and distribute this tutorial in any way you like. <3




FAQ



:bulletred: Can I convert my existing points (which are not shown in my 'Earnings' site) to money?
Technically, it is a possibility. BUT DA has a strict rule against people sending themselves points and converting them, so if you do this it might get you banned. Not fun.  help.deviantart.com/927/

:bulletred: Can I convert my existing points (which are not shown in my 'Earnings' site) to money by giving them to a friend and asking them to purchase my stuff (so it goes to my 'Earnings)?
The clever type are we? Yes, technically you can. But still, it might get you both banned from DA. I personally wouldn't do it.
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:iconchihi77:
chihi77 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooo cool! i'll try this someday if im in need oof money
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:iconfiregirl1666:
FIREGIRL1666 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
thank you this is rlly helpful!
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:iconsunlight-over-leaves:
sunlight-over-leaves Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
So if I want to send someone money through the "Give Points" menu, are they going to be able to convert it to real money?
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gamesquel12 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Student Artisan Crafter
mine say i need a valid e-mail ;-; but the e-mail is valid someone have 45 dollars to trade for my 4500 points?
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:iconfennecgenderfuck:
FennecGenderfuck Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you need a core account to do this?
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:iconsimply-sonder:
simply-sonder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you do :heart: revamp 
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:iconfennecgenderfuck:
FennecGenderfuck Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply Heart 
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:iconsimply-sonder:
simply-sonder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome! Pink Message v2  :heart: revamp  
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:iconxxfallenambitionxx:
XxFallenAmbitionxX Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh oof, wish You didnt have to be core membership. core is expensive xD
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:iconzeraphos:
zeraphos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
uhh what does it mean when it's clearing in 14 days?
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:iconuta-noface:
Uta-NoFace Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You will have the money/it will be in your bank within 14 days and then you van use it. Basically your money is pending.
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:icongimgemindigo:
GimGemIndigo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist
Can I convert points that have been gifted to me into money? I don’t have a commission widget for my adoptables so does that mean I can’t convert them to money?
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:iconvyolain:
Vyolain Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me but, if you convert your earnings into points, can it be converted back to money?
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:iconloligoo:
loligoo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hii ♥ i'm not 100% sure but i think no, sorry :c
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:iconvyolain:
Vyolain Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found out that you can't. If you convert it, you can use the commission widget, and then it can be re-converted. :3 Thank you so much, anyways! I read the dA rules!
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:iconloligoo:
loligoo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aah okie ♥ ♥ np
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:iconvyolain:
Vyolain Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconsugarqoffee:
sugarqoffee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it says i have to wait 14 days ;w;
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:iconkibrii:
Kibrii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi (sorry to bother you) but since I haven't been able to find much advice on this points conversion anywhere else,
was your transaction successful?  And did this method actually work?
Thank you so much for you time!
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:iconsugarqoffee:
sugarqoffee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i couldn't convert money 
im poor now
have a nice day
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:iconkibrii:
Kibrii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see D:
Thank you for letting me know!
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:iconvyolain:
Vyolain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It says that, but after the 14 days, it will be transferable. You can change it into points or withdraw it with Paypal.
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:iconjust-gev:
Just-Gev Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UGH, I NEEDED THIS SO BADLY Flips A Table Emoji 

Thank so much for posting this!!France (Love Spread) [V1] 
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kazamiii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay so if i've been doing commissions and asked the payer to send the points to my donations pool, i cant convert that?? 
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
No. Donated points just like a gift or purchase cannot be directly converted back to cash.
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:iconlazylenie:
LazyLenie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
just incase you haven't found a awnser yet... nope it won't
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:iconkazamiii:
kazamiii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
huh thats annoying.. thanks for reply!
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:iconlazylenie:
LazyLenie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup i agree... ANd no probs! qwq
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:iconbar-kun:
Bar-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ay thanks for the tutorial! for ages i've had no idea how i covert to real money

it honestly is pretty dumb they don't have a converter on the site itself tbh
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:iconfinchbreeze:
Finchbreeze Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ms-villeroy does your PayPal have to be a business account to be able to convert points to money?

My PayPal is linked to my bank account, but I’m not sure if it’s a business account. Will it still let me withdraw?
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:iconartiiu:
Artiiu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist
So basically, I sell my commissions using gifting, and I can't make real money, that sucks xD
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:iconthedmcarts:
TheDMCArts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I've been doing this method but when I check my transactions there are no points/dollars showing up.

Do I need to upload the file into my sta.sh first and set the Premium Content from there? I've been uploading some files straight to DA and this method doesn't really work.
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:iconmagicashark:
MagicaShark Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Hi,

DA take also 20% when we use the commission widget ? Thanks you ^^
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:iconryumas:
RyuMaS Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have some trouble :( my paypal account is not connecting with bank account so I can withdraw funds TvT
can someone exchange my 1360 point to 15$ paypal? :(
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:iconidunahayadesigns:
IdunaHayaDesigns Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When people buy premium content from me, DA still takes 20%... It's even in official the explanation of Premium Content:
heidi.deviantart.com/journal/I…
heidi.deviantart.com/journal/P…
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:iconjebie:
Jebie Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Student General Artist
so does this mean that its better to do this rather than the commission widget?
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:iconcmykidd:
CMYKidd Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
Okay a really weird question:

After you withdraw your points, how does the transaction appear in your Paypal activity?  Does it state your deviantart username?
(asking this cuz my parents 
have access to my paypal account and I don't want them to find my deviantart page lol)
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:iconaohen:
Aohen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No you can't see the deviantart username ^^
There's only : deviantart Inc.
And the link to deviantart c:
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SychoET Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have a question
If converting existing points into money would get me banned.
What about if I need to get money back from the points I bought to spend so I can use the money in real life (due to like how little money we get every so week)

Would it still get someone banned if they tried coverting points back into money so they can actually use it?
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
I can't tell you for sure what WILL or WON'T get you banned for sure. I am certain some people get away with sending themselves points and then converting those every day. However, DA has a rule against that (and they probably don't care much about the reason WHY people do it). It's your choice. I wouldn't recommend it.
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Lesya7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't find this rule what you was talking about, when people sending themselves points and converting them.
What rule says exactly about that? Can you tell me please? 
Thank you.
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
From Points Terms & Conditions:

deviantPOINTS may be transferred from one member to another member (collectively, a "Transfer" or "Transfers"). A Transfer does not include an exchange for real world currency.

Members are expressly prohibited from and may not sell deviantPOINTS for real currency to one another either within or outside of the Site.
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:iconms-villeroy:
ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
I appreciate you posting the link. I added it to the description.
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:iconidunahayadesigns:
IdunaHayaDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) 
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:iconlesya7:
Lesya7 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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IdunaHayaDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) But even through the premium content button, DA will take 20%. The best way to cover for this is calculate it in the price, or ask for payment through Paypal. 
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