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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

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 (you do so by using points as a currency in the first place).

I hope this helps!

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




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:bulletred: (!!) Can I convert my existing points (which are not shown in my 'Earnings' site) to money?
Technically, you can. But DA has a strict rule against that so if you do this it might get you banned from DA. I personally wouldn't do it.

: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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SinaWho Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Question: How are people able to put 6 adoptables in a single image yet price them all differently? They don't use the purchase button for that do they? Because they'd end up receiving the whole image (with all 6 adoptables) instead of just the [one] they paid for. Always been wondering about this, thanks. 
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letsdrawwonder Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How exactly can you do this for adoptables?
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bucca2 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Let's say somebody's hired me as editor and they're paying me in points, how would I be able to turn those points into money? Would making the edited piece of work a commission, crediting it to my client, and getting paid that way get me or my client kicked from DA?
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RealmSprinter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
So if a person pays you through the commission widget you can convert them to money right? But why cant we change our points to money if those points were given to me as a gift or donation?? :0
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Surra2014 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Hi, so if you put a commission button up. And someone has points and they pay you the points through the commission widget. Can you take those points and turn them into money? Or will they only stay points? 
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YuuheiDanchou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
idk if you got this answered already but--
yes, yes you can! It's up to you, there's a button that says 'convert to points'...there are also 'withdraw money by paypal' and 'withdraw by check'
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Surra2014 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Student General Artist
ok thanks!
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:iconcursed-grimdark:
Cursed-Grimdark Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WHAT!?I CAN DO THIS?HOW DID I EVEN NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS!
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:iconmoo-shrou:
Moo-Shrou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sent you a group invite to my new group "money for points".=3
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ColorfullWinx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
What is "withdraw by check" ?
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:iconjust-a-little-knotty:
Just-A-Little-Knotty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Its where you have them mail you a check rather than use paypal
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liark2z Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
so, is legal and autorized by deviantart to convert your 'earnings' deviantart point to real money? I'm asking just to make sure, paypal is not allowed in my country and if this work for bank checks it will change my life D;
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IdunaHaya-Adoptables Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's legal :) If you can't use paypall, you can withdraw by check. However, this is a lengthy process, as the check is made in the US, and sent to you by mail.
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:iconliark2z:
liark2z Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the reply! do you think they can sent money outside USA?
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:iconidunahaya-adoptables:
IdunaHaya-Adoptables Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think so, but it might take a while. And it's a bit risky. They explain the process on the Earnings page :):

Shop -> Earnings -> Payment Options ->Withdraw by Check
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liark2z Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks you! :hug:
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Skf-Adopt Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is this is work in commission widget too? because when we using comm widget, DA already take fee (20%) of it ;; v ;;
did we will get to pay fee again when we want to convert it to money?

please, we need help ;; v ;;/
thank you <33
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hoIiday Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
I have a question, would it be ok if i posted a journal asking people to pay real money in exchange for points eg. Anyone would like to trade $2 for 200 points from me ?  
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WolfRazen Featured By Owner Edited Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would LOVE to do this.. Buuut there's also the part where all internet browsers offer to "Save Image As" .-.  

But I'm certain people that are very supportive to their favourite creator would buy it instead! :D
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
You can put different stuff in the premium content - that's the whole point of it - even if it's just the same picture without the watermark. Also just saving someone else's adoptables and using them as your own is regarded as stealing.
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WolfRazen Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok! And thats a good idea! And for those who steal adoptables are also considered douchebags.
But thats really good :D
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sawborg-pies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this.
It's going to help me a lot. c:
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:iconms-villeroy:
ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
you're welcome!
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OceanfoamTheCat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing a donation pool for charity. Do these rules still apply?
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:iconms-villeroy:
ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
donations as not regarded as earnings.
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OceanfoamTheCat Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhh ok thank you 
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ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Let's say I'm doing comissions and people pays me through the comission widget. Can I convert these points? Please, I must know!
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:iconms-villeroy:
ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
yes, you can.
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:iconcomandersprings:
ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Good! :D
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JayWorx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nope
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ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
But a friend did it :/
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JayWorx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i dont use the commission widget so please correct me if im wrong, but i believe there is an option to be payed in paypal/convert them? im not entirely sure. but i believe if the person already payed in points, then those points cant be converted
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ComanderSprings Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
I'm not sure either... I never used the commission widget, I still have to learn some things about the site, although I've been there for 8 months ^^;
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Does it work by the buyer spending points and you receiving earnings?
Could you convert points you have to money by spending your own points into that button on, say, an alt account? Or would you get banned for that?
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
I don't really understand the question, sorry. you earn points if you sell things via the commission widget or via the premium content button.
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
The tutorial says the exact opposite, though. It says to use the commish widget or premium content to convert. So if you use those methods, how does the payment end up in your Earnings balance rather than your points balance? Am I misreading something?
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
it says to use the commission widget or premium content if you want the points you receive to go to your earnings. But you'll have to wait for a bit until you can withdraw them through your earnings page.
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GlitchSixxle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student Filmographer
help, I actually purchased something for myself with my other account, it says I have 25.00 in pending transactions, but now they are stuck in there and i cant get my 25 dollars out!
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
try waiting for a bit. sometimes it takes a while. if it doesn't you should ask the guys from DA for help.
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SugarCandies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But what if someone buys more than one adopt? 
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:iconms-villeroy:
ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
either do it via a commission widget or just upload a picture of that adopt and add the premium content button to it. :)
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The-Blood-Teller Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student General Artist
My points will be converted in money too with the Commission widget?
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
yes, you can convert those too.
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Submerged08 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. But it takes 14 days for it to be able to be used in any way.
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The-Blood-Teller Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
ok thanks!
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SaiMistu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What if I were to give all the points I have accumulated through donations to a trusted user (irl friend) and than made a widget or premium content download for the price of my donated points I just gave them, so that my donated points are now "legal" am I able to convert those to money now?
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ms-villeroy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
any points not accumulated directly via the commission widget or through premium content "cannot" be turned into money. So I think officially donations are not meant to be turned into money. I understand that it's technically doable though (though not "legal") :)
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SkyIight Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deviant art will give it back to the person that gave them to you. its a shame too :/
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