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Commission Widget Tutorial by parallellogic Commission Widget Tutorial by parallellogic
This tutorial explains how a buyer and an artist can set up payment using deviantART's Commission Widget.  Through this process, the artist receives CASH through PayPal.  The artist DOES NOT receive any points.  There is a two week delay between when the buyer sends payment and when the artist receives the funds through PayPal.

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As you can see, this process is needlessly complicated.  To see a proposal for a far simpler system, refer to:
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:icondrizzleybear:
DrizzleyBear Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
what happens if you commission someone through the commission widget and they don't answer and by the time you answer you don't have enough points??
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DragonTamer411 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Just how much would I lose to PayPal along with Deviantart's fees?
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:iconloli-mac:
Loli-Mac Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
oh its already a thing? How cool!! 
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:icontobecontinue44:
tobecontinue44 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
hey
i did a commission but i couldnt but an example bic 
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:iconariathedreamer:
AriaTheDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As others said, I don't know how to delete old commissions. The pencil button for me only says "Remove this widget" and nothing else. Is this a core feature to delete existing commissions?
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Ludoki Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
soo, somebody commissioned me today, ( it's under 5$) and it says clearance in 14 days too. but I want to keep the points simply in my da account, so will I still have to wait two weeks to get the points? ":3
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:iconcharcoalfeather:
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently this is how the widget works. BeautifulLaceMoon 

Does it mean you have to wait 2 weeks to get the points?
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:iconlunaurorakoroleva:
LunauroraKoroleva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think so. Okay, that's fine. ^^ Don't worry about it, I'll just not use the widget anymore.
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:iconcharcoalfeather:
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's really confusing.
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:iconanomalousantarctican:
AnomalousAntarctican Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
is there anyway to refund/cancel commissions that have already been approved? I could just send the points back but then I still lose the deviantart fee over nothing.
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:iconmarithevampire:
MariTheVampire Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Welp this makes since now. I was sitting there like an idiot till i found this so thanks~! ^^
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:iconscarves19:
Scarves19 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you help me how to add pictures to my commissions?
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:icondj-lucio:
DJ-Lucio Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017   Digital Artist
Okay but like... I can't remove previous commission types I had up. And I really need to because I'm redoing the price. Any help please? ;3;
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IcebergCabbage Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To remove old commission options, first make the commission visible by clicking "show" and then click the red x button on the right.
Untitled by IcebergCabbage  
Hope this helped! <3
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:icondj-lucio:
DJ-Lucio Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks!! You're a life saver uwu
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:iconicebergcabbage:
IcebergCabbage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob!! :}
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:iconravenluvssesshomaru:
RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How do we edit or remove commission options?
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:iconicebergcabbage:
IcebergCabbage Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heya! To edit commission options, first click the pencil/edit button on the widget and then choose the commission you'd like to edit.
To remove commission options, click the red x button.
Untitled by IcebergCabbage  
note: only commissions that are visible can be edited and removed. Click "show" to make the commission visible.

Hope this helped! <3
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:iconravenluvssesshomaru:
RavenluvsSesshomaru Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconicebergcabbage:
IcebergCabbage Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np!
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:icondoggodear:
DoggoDear Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont have the "request commision" button thing, what do i do?
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:iconluna2528cp:
Luna2528CP Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student General Artist
the button request commission is only to other users, does not appear to yourself
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:iconumameep:
UmaMeep Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the answer that i was looking for.. i was getting so irritated!
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:iconhannah-hiccup:
Hannah-hiccup Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Wait what if you dont have a paypall?
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:iconshinypaints123:
ShinyPaints123 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you can withdraw it as points.
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:icontessmill:
TessMILL Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Very helpful, thank you)
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:iconxrivv:
xrivv Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Instead*,*conduct a paypal transfer
just a little grammar error
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:iconsaltwaterdreams:
SaltWaterDreams Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The points that I have been sent wont come through at all??
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:iconhiimdex:
HiImDex Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2017  Student General Artist
For some apparent reason, I can't add pictures to my widget ._.
Any idea why is that? Is that because some setting or something like that
It doesn't let me do the add pictures from your gallery thing :/
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:iconkeyoei:
Keyoei Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can add pictures when you click that area on the widget. If there is a curser in the place where it says "click or drag a picture etc. here" then you can access your pictures from your gallery through the media tool; much like when adding an emoji to a comment. When you have all the info, title of the commission, and picture examples set up, then click "save" and save again to make everything affective. Hopefully you worked it out!
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:iconhiimdex:
HiImDex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeah it works now!
Thanks for the help :)
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:iconcatsielstrife:
CatsielStrife Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i have a question 
i just did a commission and the person Gave me the points 
Can i give them to another account and then use that account to commission this one? will i get cash that way? or will the points just be points? also do i NEED a paypal to get the cash? 
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:iconmelancholywatermelon:
MelancholyWatermelon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only know the answer to the last question, sorry. But yes, if you want cash, then you'll NEED a Paypal. Or you could transfer it to points instead.
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luo-chan Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
I can't seem to edit the widget like I used to...when i click on the pencil thing to edit, it says no editing options available 0-0
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steffie Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there. Thank you for this tutorial.

I have a little problem: how do you add extra points when you order a particular one and you need to pay a certain amount of points per character?
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Neonstar4 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So wait, you can't get points through commissions??
I don't get it, someone commissioned me, and I don't know how to get the points
I also don't have a Paypal... So I'm utterly confused
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Glii-tch Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want just the points, do NOT use a commissions widget as I think you can get the points but they take a fee, instead have them donate through the donation pool or simply just give them to you
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Neonstar4 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, okay thanks!
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:iconvoiii:
Voiii Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey what are your thoughts on this issue this user is having: banana-yvana.deviantart.com/jo…

They don't seem to be able to get their cash they earned through this widget, and in the post they wrote on the forums asking for help, people were telling them that you can't earn real money through this widget, but this is saying that you can earn real cash through the points commissions.

I'm really confused! xD;
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017
The Commission Widget is integrated with PayPal - earning real money is not he issue.  DA considers transferring points between artist and buyer accounts to be fraudulent activity and stopped the payment on those grounds.
comments.deviantart.com/1/3477…
comments.deviantart.com/1/6740…
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Voiii Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Oh okay thanks for showing that, now it makes me realize I just didn't read it correcty to understand exactly what they were discussing! Makes more sense now!

So basically this means if you ever donate points to someone, they can never commision you via the widget? (I tend to donate a few points to quite a few people, usually it's not more then 5 points, but if any of those people wanted to commission me in the future, I wouldn't be able to get funds from it?)
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:iconparallellogic:
parallellogic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
~they can never commision you via the widget?
I don't know.  I was going to say the staff likely use an automated tool to flag fraudulent activity, however the case you link to had a two month gap between when the transaction occurred and when the staff stepped in.

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I wouldn't be able to get funds from it?
You should be able to use it in the case you're describing I would think.  The staff are addressing a more 1-to-1 relationship between the points transferred and the price of the commission.
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:iconvoiii:
Voiii Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions, makes sense! <3
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LameonBlazeIt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Whenever it tells me to choose an example picture in my gallery, it doesn't allow me by saying "no results found". 
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Squishy-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah same... Have you resolved it? 
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:iconlameonblazeit:
LameonBlazeIt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Nope...
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Squishy-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried creating folders and it suddenly worked!
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:iconlameonblazeit:
LameonBlazeIt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's works now after i did that!
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:iconsquishy-angel:
Squishy-Angel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yessssss!
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