And Artgerm and Stjepan Šejić work for DC Comics. Stjepan also sells his own comics. Sakimichan has made bank on selling her NSFW pieces on Patreon. Kuvshinov Ilya makes bank there too. Talking about the stars over there as if it happens to everyone is like dropping Anna Todd’s name on Wattpad. People have made their career on tons of sites, but they’re really not the norm.
I know. But in the context of the thread, we’re talking about making some money.
I’ve been there for 12 It’s a hard site to get on, because there’s sooooo many people on it. And if people are just looking for a community, they can find one equally as good on Wattpad. So it’s rather irrelevant to bring that up here, tbh.
Hm, I gotta go hard on disagreeing there. Throughout the years I’ve seen some absolute shit modding over there. People have been mercilessly harassed, art thievery is running rampant and their mods do nothing.
While I really like DeviantArt and love the community over there, it’s not really a place to put all of your effort into. It’s becoming more and more obvious they think more of their senior members and stars, rather than all of their user base. Oh and money, obviously. The reason so many DeviantArtists move all of their business to Patreon is because the money side of it is shitty. The points are crap and DeviantArt takes a large cut of a deal. You don’t see a whole lot of the very big artists (like the ones I mentioned above) doing any business on DeviantArt. It’s all Patreon based.