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Profits made through the Commissions widget can be withdrawn as real earnings -- through check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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 Earnings can then be withdrawn as a check, PayPal, or converted to deviantART Points.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


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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:iconsilvermoon975:
Silvermoon975 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I created a commission post yesterday on my page, and while searching around to make sure I didn't overprice it, I found this. I can't seem to find the limit option, which makes me sad because it'd be very helpful for my limited availability. Was this option removed, or am I missing something?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015   Writer
Hi there! I'm afraid I don't work here anymore, you'll want to contact the Help Desk about that. :)
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:iconsilvermoon975:
Silvermoon975 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay! Thanks anyway :)
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:iconwinters-dawn1221:
Winters-Dawn1221 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably sound rather stupid, but could you please walk me through the commissions widget set up? I have it up, I just don't know how to offer for separate commissions or anything.
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015   Writer
You don't sound stupid at all. Do you still need assistance? :)
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:iconwinters-dawn1221:
Winters-Dawn1221 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, though I think I managed it. This was an incase if my friend didn't get back to me as she's been extremely busy lately. I've worked it out though, but thank you any way!
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:iconankit1480:
Ankit1480 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
If I get 10$ for a commission, would DA take 2$ out of it and give me 8$
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:iconbizonekx33:
Bizonekx33 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
ikazon when or how do I acctualy get the points if someone already paid me and I've done my work ? :c Cuz it says that the points have been paid but i can't use them 
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Writer
They'll show up as earnings on your Earnings page. After 14 days, the earnings can be withdrawn via PayPal or check, or as Points. :)
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:iconbizonekx33:
Bizonekx33 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Thanks :hug:
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:iconindigosith:
indigosith Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did the commissions browser/shop go? It seems to have been 'forbidden' for a long time now. When is it going to return? 
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015   Writer
You'll want to contact the Help Desk about that, I'm afraid I don't work here anymore. :)
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:iconnyantendods:
NyantendoDS Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ikazon,
When creating a commission,regardless of how much points I enter,the money section of "Your earnings" always shows $ 0.00 :(
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If you've accepted a commission, then the payment from that commission should appear in the Pending Transactions section of the Earnings page. It takes 14 days for payments to clear before you can withdraw. :)
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:iconhalfknight:
Halfknight Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to delete previously listed commissions?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015   Writer
You can remove options by editing the widget and clicking the x on the particular listing you want to remove. Doing so will also remove any pending commission requests for that particular type of commission, as a heads up. :)
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:iconhalfknight:
Halfknight Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for responding, but i just can't see the x anywhere?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015   Writer
Once you click "Edit this Widget", you should see a red x off to the right side, like in this screenshot (which is too wide for thumbnails, so you'll have to click through to see it :P):

Screen Shot 2015-09-07 at 4.44.54 PM by ikazon  
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:iconhalfknight:
Halfknight Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh i see i see. Thank you so much!
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015   Writer
No worries! :)
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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Hello :D I need help, today I make a commission widget for an adopt payment =v=~!
it's sold for 1000 :points: 
the buyer already pay through the commission widget and I already accepted the commission, but my trouble is, 
when I check my earning, I didn't get anything at all, I didn't received a pending transaction etc.
do I need to wait or something so the pending transaction will appear on my earning??
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, the exact same thing has happened to me ^^;
I filed an inquiry and im waiting for the help desk to get back to me.
I was a bit worried since I couldn't find anyone with the same issue, but alas here you are
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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
oh my God you too
 TAT I hope they can process it as fast as possible, I really ned the money asdaksjgd
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah:')
the help desk got back to me really quick.
i was actually a day late in responding cus i didnt realize theyd send the response to my email orz
but they said theyre in the process of resolving the problem so :icondojimathumbsupplz:
good luck on your side
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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
yeah me too, I hope so too...
I haven't got the earning until now tho
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it started working again for me a bit ago
i just asked the commissioner to try using the widget again and it went through, so i guess its all resolved now
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:iconnemorafarraige:
NemoraFarraige Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
eeeh?? but if you asked for the commissioner again then they will lose their points 2 times right?? ;-;
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:icontokolosheyouth:
TokolosheYouth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope! the points stayed in their account the first time they paid and it didn't work, so they didn't lose any points
nothing was transferred to my account automatically either when the problem was fixed so they only paid what they were supposed to
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If it's not showing up on your Earnings page, then you'll want to file a My Earnings inquiry at the Help Desk. :)
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:iconlionsluv:
LionsLuv Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im sorry, i prob sound pretty dumb, but how do you add example pictures?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015   Writer
Hi there! When setting up your commissions, click the "Add Media" button, then select deviations from your gallery, and they'll be included automatically. I hope that helps! :)
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:iconlionsluv:
LionsLuv Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, geez, so obvious! Lol I must of missed that button! thanks :D
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   Writer
No worries! :D
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:iconsugary-stardust:
Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
How can I delete previously-listed commissions? I need to edit prices and examples and such, and it would be such an ugly, massive mess if I simply added them; however, the widget has no editing options?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
Hi there! If you edit the widget on your profile, you should see pencil buttons on each individual listing, and you can edit them from there. I hope that helps! :)
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:iconsugary-stardust:
Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I don't seem to even be able to edit the widget from my profile; all I see is "Remove Widget". D:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
Hmm. Try installing the widget to your page, save the changes, then reload your profile. Sometimes it doesn't display properly on the first go. :/
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:iconsugary-stardust:
Sugary-Stardust Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
That worked!! Thank you. :)
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Writer
No worries! Best of luck with your commissions! :w00t:
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:iconrubinblitzkeiser:
RubinBlitzKeiser Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeeello! Good afternoon! Just wanted to ask: I've installed the Commissions widget on my profile page, but the Request Commission button doesn't appear for some reason. What can the source of the problem be?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015   Writer
Hi there! The request button won't appear for you because there's no need for you to request a commission from yourself :giggle: Rest assured, the button's there for anyone else who visits!
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:iconrubinblitzkeiser:
RubinBlitzKeiser Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay! Now I got it! Thanks a lot for your help! ;)
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:iconavaerion:
AVAERION Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Sometimes people donate points through the commission widget. but, then i get 80%. as an example: my friend wanted to donate 40 points. so she used the 40 point and 10 point widget. she told me she gave me 10+ points because she wanted to help me, but the 80% went off. i think that's a waste of her points. 
also, i still haven't got these points. i do not really understand these commission widgets.
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:iconsir-knite:
Sir-Knite Featured By Owner Edited May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You get them in about two weeks.
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:iconavaerion:
AVAERION Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay, Thank you!
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:iconsir-knite:
Sir-Knite Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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:iconavaerion:
AVAERION Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Student General Artist
c:
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:iconthegodofblue:
TheGodOfBlue Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you link your commissions to other people?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner May 4, 2015   Writer
You can direct them to your Profile Page. For the time being we don't have anchors for the Commissions widget itself, though we all agree that it'd be useful.
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:icongabbyalicorn:
gabbyalicorn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm still stuck ;/
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