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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. 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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justinizbored Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Student Digital Artist
Watch me I watch back! :)
JAlexGamer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Llama trades are so difficult to find... Also, there are people who like to "hunt" trades to collect points.
EleosL Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I See... thank you for your help
youtubeware Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just do a second account...
Then I do the llama trade and give it to my main account :D (Big Grin)
JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks for the info. Now I know what the points mean and what you can do with them. Also how to get them!:)
Kate-ColourTheory Featured By Owner May 20, 2014   Writer
Only recently I started reading journals, and I've found yours to be helpful and interesting to read. Thank you for sharing, because honestly I don't know a lot about DA points. :D
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW :)
I'm happy to share what I know
Azleah44 Featured By Owner 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.
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lewanut Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
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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