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Just a short journal to answer one of the questions that I get a lot.

First of all, it's important to know what exactly are DeviantArt points?
DeviantArt points are a currency that is used on DeviantArt alone. In this website, you can buy points, you can get them, collect them, and buy things for them. It's basically the DeviantArt equivalent to money. Which might come in useful because even for those that don't have a credit card or Paypal account, it is now possible to get a premium membership. Points can be either bought, or gotten for free from other members. There are many ways to get them. I will list a few here.

:bulletred: Most obvious one: Buy them for money. You need credit card or Paypal, though.
:bulletred: Trade them for llama's. your-username.deviantart.com/badges/ will list people that'll trade llama's for point on the right side. Give that person a llama, and you'll get some points. It's as simple as that.
:bulletred: Open up a donation on your page with the donation widget. So people that feel generous can give you some. It helps stating what you use the points for. For example: a premium membership, contests or giveaways.
:bulletred: Do point commissions. You draw, and people will pay you in points. It's as simple as that. Remember. 1 point = $0.01. So make sure you don't sell yourself short.
:bulletred: Join giveaways. The journal portal often lists many giveaways in which the prizes are points. Rules differ per giveaway.
:bulletred: Join contests. Prizes are often in points. Rules differ per contest.
:bulletred: Bots like dAhub or dATrade will give you points for watching, faving and giving llama's to people. While this might seem unfair to some, it's certainly a way to collect points more quickly. And it might be even a good way to discover new and unknown artists.
:bulletred: Asking people. It's a way... but I would advice against doing so, as it will certainly NOT gain you any sympathy by people here. Asking for points is seen as the online equivalent of being a beggar; downwards annoying. You might be able to succeed, if you have a good reason, though (although I don't know whatever reason that would be)

Anyhow... happy point collecting! :points:


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Azleah44 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Damai you have become immensely helpful with your last 10 or so journals. Not only are they constantly featured in the Journal Portal constantly, but they inform people one proper etiquette around DA. Now there are plenty of these journals around DA finding them is a problem. For someone who has over 22,000 watchers, many people get exposure to these rules, and you see the results from them. :) If only more people actually read the etiquette FAQ more often................... Thanks for being such a good role model.
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DamaiMikaz Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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The largest sum of points I've ever been given was in response to this poll. “Make a weird joke” apparently is an unlisted option.
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DarkSlayerSmith Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
good to know since im new and all,much appreciated!
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zubair43 Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank u very much it really helped a lot.Hug 
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HKFA Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the info..
..and for the gift ;]
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smrrfette Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Helpful--!

I've always wondered what they were used for but always managed to forget to Google it haha

Anyways, thanks you!
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TigerDragonMaster Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just be careful with the bots. If they don't consider you active enough they won't give you points. 
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sexyfairy Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I didn't know about the bots D:
Thanks for the info! :D 
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En1gMa92 Feb 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is why I watched you because you're the most informative person on dA
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