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MikeMoloney says

Hey everyone, today I am wondering. Is deviantart worth the time and effort? I am starting to join groups, watch others, and ultimately share my work. Do you think this could lead to sales, and or more views. Has deviant art worked for you? Does it help you get more views and comments? If so please let me know. I am just exploring another free way to possibly share my work and get some more purchases ;) Any tips for DA are appreciated!

Thanks guys!

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quickandeasy Volunteer moderator says

Yes it is worth it.

Tips, upload, submit to groups, erm….. yeah, Upload :D

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joiaco says

If you don’t already have a circle of contacts who will share your work exponentially, then ANY share site is worth it – although i can’t see much difference from my own new DA site. I aspire to join the more professional places when i grow up.

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magillu says

DA is a very good community. Not as mature as conceptart.org but it has its benefits. Getting followers is easy. I have been inactive for about 2 years because I moved to a place with no constant net but my handle there is magaly :D. Using groups is a big boost and writing journals is also a good way of getting potential fans. Though because DA generally caters to enthusiasts and younger age groups, it isn’t the ideal place to network for potential clients or to gain tips from pro’s.

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MikeMoloney says

Alright thanks for the tips guys! ;) I am getting more involved, joining groups, sharing my work. Hopefully it will lead to some sales and stuff!

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Giallo says

If you don’t already have a circle of contacts who will share your work exponentially, then ANY share site is worth it – although i can’t see much difference from my own new DA site. I aspire to join the more professional places when i grow up.

You need to have much patience and dedicate yourself to it. Just surf the community, enjoy commenting and discovering people similar to you. Everything will automatically works fine :) Remember to place your ref code in the links, to achieve an extra income ;)

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MikeMoloney says


If you don’t already have a circle of contacts who will share your work exponentially, then ANY share site is worth it – although i can’t see much difference from my own new DA site. I aspire to join the more professional places when i grow up.
You need to have much patience and dedicate yourself to it. Just surf the community, enjoy commenting and discovering people similar to you. Everything will automatically works fine :) Remember to place your ref code in the links, to achieve an extra income ;)

Yes I have done that, in my signature and stuff! ;) I am getting better with the community, we shall see how it goes! Thanks for the tips dude!

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ShermanJackson says

Can’t really say! coz there is no sure shot way of actually knowing if the sales came from DA. But, yes, I like throwing my work to as many communities as possible.

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mgdd says

Any DA groups to recommend? And do you promote your works on Flickr? I’ve found there some groups dedicated Envato authors :)

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artbreeze says

Any DA groups to recommend? And do you promote your works on Flickr? I’ve found there some groups dedicated Envato authors :)
check out my flyers posted on DA. i’ve submitted them to more than 10 groups with a great number of members/pageviews.
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