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Do you sell your artwork and earn money with deviantART? 

43%
1,261 deviants said No - I try to sell prints with deviantART but nothing has happened so far
30%
875 deviants said :whisper: Other - please comment
7%
215 deviants said No - I am an "idealist" and don't want to make money with my hobby
6%
165 deviants said No - I sell my prints just outside from deviantART
4%
124 deviants said No - I hate the deviantART print sale
4%
121 deviants said Yes - 1 -10 US-$ per year
2%
61 deviants said Yes - 10 - 100 US-$ per year
2%
58 deviants said Yes - 10.000 US-$ or more per year
1%
38 deviants said Yes - 100 -1.000 US-$ per year
1%
19 deviants said Yes - 1.000 - 10.000 US-$ per year

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:iconvosterion8:
Vosterion8 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I doubt people would be interested in what I put up for prints. Never had luck selling my art.
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:iconjeffzod:
jeffzod Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have been here for a day,let see how it pans out.
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:iconolloin:
Olloin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
how can I sell my sold pictures and how can I found my money on my friend
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017   Photographer
Just put your finest art in the print shop and than wait and hope ;) May be you are the Picasso of the future!
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:iconbluewolfro:
BlueWolfRO Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have to pay to sell prints?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016   Photographer
No! dA take a certain part of money of every picture you have sold...
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:iconbluewolfro:
BlueWolfRO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!:D
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome! :heart:
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:iconimaginedragonsfan7:
IMAGINEDRAGONSfan7 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I chose other and mine is because I am new and don know how to sell art.
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:iconlinkdreams:
Linkdreams Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't really know how. I've never tried really. What if I want a separate account for business and pleasure?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016   Photographer
Why not? Good idea!
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:iconsisterhipster:
SisterHipster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Try Redbubble or Society6.
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:iconjuanmena:
JuanMena Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
New Here...
So, DA keeps 80% of the base price of any artwork?
And, let's say that, I put something to sell, and one person buys it... can any other person buy the same piece? And still I'll get 20% of my base price?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016   Photographer
Please sent your question to help desk of dA to get the right answers. 80% for dA seemed to be too much for me. You are the owner of this pic . for ever! You just can give the using or print rights to anyone who is interested for a payment you have to fix in a contract. Read the contract you have made with dA. If you care about this you have to check it with dA. For my side I trust the print department of dA to handle payments in the right way. I have no chance to control it later if I agree for prints!
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:iconjuanmena:
JuanMena Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Thanks for the reply and excuse my late reply.
Yes, I've read the dA FAQ's and I can't decide wether or not this will be a good idea.
dA offers free services, and i'm grateful with this site just for that.
But paying to get more than 20% of my base price of any possible art buyed, it's not as attractive as getting paid for a freelance job.

I'll have to pass with this, and maybe use dA as a self-publishing platform/tool and nothing more.
Escuse me if I bothered with my question/response.

Greetings.
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016   Photographer
Juan, everything is fine! Have fun! :hug:
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:iconjestephotography:
JestePhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Photographer
I gave up here, but I still enjoy uploading and being part of the community. 
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:iconrenee0729:
Renee0729 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
idk how to on deviantart...
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016   Photographer
Just click the print button! ;)
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:iconrenee0729:
Renee0729 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
i mean get the money, and i've never actually been paid on here for anything....
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:iconangelwatchingyou:
AngelWatchingYou Featured By Owner May 23, 2016   Artist
I am just starting but my art is going to need to make profits or I am going to be screwed over this is a new venture for me and this is going to make or break me real quickly so I am watermarking my stuff and the dead pistol (The CO2 Pistol CZ-75 D Compact Dual Tone) is the first art piece I did and I am going to be posting my artwork but I am working on a timeline that isn't my friend. My goal is to get my airsoft bill to be less and then I can post more art to help that part of my life cheaper then I am going to be working on financing my Youtube Channel with the funds this is to start my life and I am grateful for anyone to buy my merchandise cause this is admittedly med-quality at best but soon I will try to do more. until then please help support me.
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:iconassortdis:
AssortDis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I suppose I can put some of my arts for sale just for fun. I don't expect much profit though.

Thanks for the article!
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:iconxmaria-onee-samax:
XMaria-Onee-SamaX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
well im thinking to start selling some of my arts....but need help with that ^^'
any advices?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016   Photographer
Just make something unique and peerlessly peerlessly peerlessly peerlessly... dragon..par mixedmilkchocolate 
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:iconxmaria-onee-samax:
XMaria-Onee-SamaX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
oh ok..and how do i put them like...to be selled? like to i make the sellable (?) XD
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016   Photographer
When you upload a new picture just follow the print button...
for all you old pics you have to go in the edit mode and follow the print button...
and then just wait and hope! deviant art is doing all the rest for you!
Good Luck!
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:iconxmaria-onee-samax:
XMaria-Onee-SamaX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ok thanks! ^^
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016   Photographer
welcome! :La: in Love with :Dummy: 
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:iconspiritobscura:
spiritobscura Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I've been wanting to sell but still don't know how to & I want to ask people if they want anything specific drawn but no one has approached me either so I'm just unlucky.
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Photographer
Never stop waiting! An artist's life isn't easy! Just wait and hope and develop your technics up to a profi! And don't be sad!!! Walking in the raiiiiiiiiiiin Premium fella (Badges) 
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:iconshezza1967:
shezza1967 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2016
Hey I have a question :) I know someone bought one of my pictures but I still don't have the points in my account and it's been 3 days. Should I do something ? I didn't even get a notification that I sold something ... I'm a bit worried
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:iconchii3d:
chii3D Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2016   Digital Artist
Hello, sorry for disturbing, but were you finally paid ? shezza1967 
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016   Photographer
You can contact the help desk. I think they will solve your problem in 2 - 3 days!
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:iconmiseuteolinolae:
MiseuteoliNolae Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Can i sell art that are like drawn with ink pen/pencil. It may not be professional but I never know if people would love to buy art as for some use of ownership/creation ideas.
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016   Photographer
Please just try! It's very difficult to sell art. But may be someone likes especially your drawings!
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:iconmiseuteolinolae:
MiseuteoliNolae Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyellowroseanimee:
YellowRoseAnimee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Artist
Hello, I have a question.
How much do people usually get per month from Deviantart?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015   Photographer
This is a very good question! May be 1 US Dollar, may be 2, may be more if you on top level! It`s depending on how your art is accepted. Most of the people pay more for the "core membership fee" than they get money from deviantArt by selling their art. :)
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:iconxtheonlyoneleftx:
xTheOnlyOneLeftx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, I´m new here so I have a quick question. Do you have to have the drawing on canvas or something like printer paper, or do they just get the image and you don´t have to buy anything?
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015   Photographer
They just get the image! :)
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:iconsurusakura:
SuruSakura Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Nice :officechair: :officechair: 
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:iconsuckerpunch5670:
suckerPunch5670 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Do I have to pay for selling my art? I mean what do I have to do - just put art for sale and if someone want to buy it DA prints and ships everything without charging me and I can get my money from check or paypal?
I'm really confused, I don't want to put a lot of art and after a while see that they charged me for putting my stuff for sale, taxes, etc.  - most of us are broke.   
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015   Photographer
Please contact Help and FAQ! As far as I know you don't have to pay for selling your art! May be you have to be a "core" member.

"...what do I have to do - just put art for sale and if someone want to buy it DA prints and ships everything without charging me and I can get my money from check or paypal..."

For every sale you will get some points. It is your turn to decide how much 
people have to pay für you art. Just push the edit button and decide on the right side if you want to sell your art! The follow the menu! Good luck!
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:iconartistnk:
ArtistNK Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
sir can you tell me how do i sell my art work i am very new here
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   Photographer
During the uploading submission process of your art follow the menu prints (on the right site)! Good luck!
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:iconartistnk:
ArtistNK Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
thank you dear sir
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:iconmichilauke:
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconsuckerpunch5670:
suckerPunch5670 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! 
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