Subscriptions Beta: Make Money, Connect with Fans

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Offer fans exclusive content to earn a monthly income and grow your audience with our new beta feature, DeviantArt Subscriptions. Try it now and share your feedback!

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Make Money While Connecting With Your Biggest Fans!

DeviantArt Subscriptions was built to help you, the artist, get paid for your creative passions. The largest art community in the world is your new home for making money and connecting with your supporters. With Subscriptions, you can create tiers and offer fans access to monthly drops of exclusive content and insights into your process.


Millions of art supporters visit DeviantArt each week. You could be their new favorite artist.

Now Available For All Core Members

All Core members get access to DeviantArt Subscriptions. Core Pro members will enjoy even lower fees on their earnings.

How It Works

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1. Build a tier…or many!

Create up to 10 tiers with different price points and content offerings. Once your tiers are made, it’s time to start submitting content exclusive to your subscribers.

2. Gain subscribers

Submit a deviation, make a status update, whatever way you want to do to let your watchers know they can get exclusive content by subscribing. Getting discovered is simple because your audience is already here!

3. Customize content accessible to new subscribers

Do new subscribers get to enjoy everything you’ve posted to that tier? Does it start from the month they sign up, or just the day? Make the choice that works for you.

4. Earn money doing what you love

You have a passion for creativity. While you enjoy making art on your own time, now your supporters can subscribe to get access to even more of your creations.

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Discoverability: We Promote You on Deviants You Watch and Home Feed

We’re here to help artists. DeviantArt’s millions of users are already at your fingertips. When you post new content for your Subscribers, your subscription tier will be promoted on Deviants You Watch and the home feed for free to help your subscriptions be discovered by those who enjoy your work. No need to start from scratch when the audience is already watching you.

Transparent Fees

We often hear that artists are frustrated with the amount of hidden, additional fees when selling online, so we understand how important it is to be transparent when it comes to your earnings. That’s why we are working on updates to Core Membership with Subscriptions and monetization in mind. Stay tuned!


Current Fee Structure:

  • Core: 15%

  • Core+: 15%

  • Core Pro: 5%

  • No currency conversion fees


A processing fee for credit cards (1.8% + $0.07) will be applied to each transaction.

Made For All Artists

Whether you make fan art, do photography, write stories, or prefer mature content, DeviantArt Subscriptions are for all types of artists! Share never-before-seen art, journals detailing your latest projects, new tutorial videos, custom brush packs, PSD files, or whatever else you may choose to show your supporters. Anything goes…as long as it follows DeviantArt TOS, of course.

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Build Your Business with Core Features

Core also includes a suite of features to help you build your business and sell more. These helpful features include: Stats & Insights, Commissions, Premium Folders, Sub-Galleries, DeviantArt Protect, and Priority Support. Upgrade to Core!

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Subscriptions Beta: Built on Your Feedback

This is an early version of a product born from your suggestions, with more updates already in development. We are welcoming any and all feedback and requests — we want to build this for you! The goal is to have a great product that supports you in your journey to make money doing what you love.

How can we improve Subscriptions? Share your feedback with us or join our Discord.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get paid and withdraw my money?

Your subscribers are billed at purchase and then every 30 days after subscribing. Once they are billed, you can withdraw your earnings at any time from your subscriptions tab once you have a minimum balance of $5.00 USD.

Do I have to be a Core member?

Yes, DeviantArt Subscriptions is a new product exclusive to Core members.

Can I sell mature content through Subscriptions?

Of course! As long as the content you are selling through Subscriptions follows our Terms of Service, mature content is allowed.

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femmma's avatar

Dear Deviantart

One huge problem, You don't tell how to actually add content. ONE: I want to pick and choose among existing and future art to create tiers. It doesn't see that you can do that. TWO: Also, with Premium, I wanted to add existing sets of pictures as premium but that doesnt seem possible either except my deleting work and re-downloading in into a new premium offering. Is it really this hard?

VanillaSoft's avatar

I have no strong thoughts on this update. It's not a feature I will use, but perhaps others will get something out of it.


Onto more pressing matters, I have other suggestions I think the site really needs:

  • A search option for literature specifically. It is difficult to find literature regularly, as it gets dumped in with other deviations. That'd be fine on its own, but we really need an option to just look at literature. You can do it, as journals, polls, and even status updates have their own search categories. It would just be another filter.

  • Giving folders the option to be either smaller icons or stacked vertically. The default horizontal system can make navigation tedious. But you don't need to remove it, as there are people who like it. Just give the individual viewer the option of how they want folders displayed. Vertical, horizontal (wide width), or horizontal (small width).

  • Giving us access to a better poll list on the side, like the old site. Specifically like the old site. A list with every possible poll stacked instead of just three (maybe sort it in groups of 50), text only. There was nothing wrong with this system, and it didn't need to be fixed. It would help to speed up navigation.

  • Following that above point, add back poll counts. Give us the exact number of people who clicked on a specific option. Again, this is something you took away that didn't need to be removed. The older site showed both, all while making effective use of the space. And in regards to Stash images being used in polls, that's a great addition. But maybe you should give the option to click on those images and go to their pages, because as is, we can't do that.

  • With all text-related options (statuses, journals, comments), MP4 files that we have in Stash should be able to play natively without having to link to that file in Stash. I'd think the Set Link for Video option would accept Stash submissions, but it does not.

  • This last one is more personal, but could we get a UI overhaul? I don't like this blocky aesthetic, nor do most people. Every corporation seems to be going this route, but DeviantArt doesn't have to. Make things rounded, a bit more cozy-feeling.


As for the mobile app:

  • Poll support. Come on, now. We shouldn't have to go into the browser just to see or respond to polls.

  • A light theme. Or better yet, a green theme. Give us both, as that's what the main site now offers. This is one of the improvements you made to Eclipse, giving us actual choice, but it has yet to appear in the mobile app. I like to see the black at night, but in the day or any bright environment, the black makes navigating hard. Pixiv already has this feature on its app.

  • A better See More Like This. The icons are too big, that's all. Shrink them to 1/2 or 1/3 of their size, and there would be far less need to scroll. Very helpful for landscape mode.

UnexpectedToy's avatar

It's been a few weeks since implementation so a few recommendations:


  • Need a method of selecting "Show less like this" on the advertised Subscriptions. (I have a persisting NSFW ad I have no interest in that lingers on my main page...)

  • Add a Mature filter to the ads.

  • And if I'm a paying core member perhaps an option not to get ads.

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FeatheredRainbovv's avatar

Actually, what you can do is to click on that tier, then report it as needing a mature tag. it works the same way as reporting deviations or journals.

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SketchyRae's avatar

🤖 DA's CORE = $3.95/month (No yearly subscription)


  • Commission Fee = 0%

  • Tiers Fee = 15%

  • Digital Sale Fee = 20%

  • Max Digital Sale Price/Item = $100


DA would take $20 from my $100 digital sale.

☕️ Ko-fi's GOLD = $6/month ($4.50/month if yearly)


  • Commission Fee = 0%

  • Tiers Fee = 0%

  • Digital Sale Fee = 0%

  • Max Digital Sale Price/Item = Any if possible


Ko-fi will not take a dime from my $999 digital sale. ฅ(*´︶`*ฅ )

ThatWasLeftHanded's avatar

Then don't use it :B

SketchyRae's avatar

I'm warning the others. XDD

ThatWasLeftHanded's avatar

How does that constitute a warning?

SketchyRae's avatar

I'm warning the others that DA will take more money compared to other sites with similar features.

ThatWasLeftHanded's avatar

It doesn't really need a warning since it's pretty apparent.

SketchyRae's avatar

Can I just say there are better monetary sites out there? XD

FeatheredRainbovv's avatar

Ko-fi is only for donations. DA isn't. Of course that the fees will be different. It's a feature amongst a lot of other features on DA, the service won't come for free.

Looks like both of my credit cards are declined for whatever reason - and no, it's not the bank/missing funds/daily limits problem. They work perfectly for Patreon/PayPal and everything else, but here it just refuses to work.

UPDATE: turns out that existence of VPN is messing things up. Even if I was connected to the same country I reside in. Disabling it completely fixed the issue. The FAQ (which was response for my ticket btw...) mentions "trying to connect from another location" which I assumed to be VPN - turns out, wrongly. So simply disable your VPN if you have the same problem as me.

KovoWolf's avatar

Hello @kg5,


I'm sorry to hear you are running into issues while trying to process a payment. I would recommend submitting a help desk ticket, so a member of the team can reach out and assist you in getting this resolved!


Have a great day!

Thanks, I submitted a ticket. Hopefully it'll work in the end.

LrdAlucard's avatar

You take 15% on top require a DA Subscription?

Lol Patreon only takes 8%... not to mention $/US ain't worth jack-0...(pun intended)


Are you trying to help us or screw us?😕 Be honest...

NadiNyan248's avatar

can we use also points instead of a credit card? I'm not old enough to have a credit card and I want to subscribe to my friend =(

HeartStorm4ever's avatar

Quick question: is this basically the same thing that Patreon and Ko-fi already do, only here it's only for paying users? (Just trying to see if I got it right)

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