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It's Intelius here, The Pound's Co-Founder.
I just wanted to let everyone know that I have completely rehauled the folders.
I've touched the names up, cleaned them up entirely, and basically just spent a lot of time on it.

Now I'd like to share with you a few tips on how to get your adoptables sold faster and just general things you should know.
Here we go.

1. Number your adoptables
Labelling your adoptables 1-whatever makes it a lot more easier for viewers to buy. It's not fun having to say, 'oh i'd like that one with the green and the blue and the heart and yeah'. With numbers you can quickly just say, 'I want to buy 4!' and be done with it.

2. When an adoptable is bought cross it out or put sold in the description.
Don't keep your buyers in the dark on whether or not an adoptable is taken. Make it easier on them and they'll be more prone to buy. Keeping your description neat and short is also a big plus.

3. Be polite.
No one wants to deal with a mean deviant. Especially not when they're dishing out money or points for something you'd made. Make them feel welcome to ask you questions or buy.

4. SUBMIT TO THE RIGHT FOLDER
This is just common sense. People view the folders they're interested in. If they click on Canine's and they see your Cat adoptable they're not going to buy it because it just isn't what they're looking for.

5. Put CLOSED in the title after all the adoptables have been sold
Or alternatively just remove it from the group. It makes it so so so much easier for me or just anyone to know that all the adoptables have been taken and there's nothing to see.

6. Submit to groups
This is the #1 way to get noticed and have people see your adopts. If you aren't doing this, you're doing it wrong.

7. Lower your prices if people aren't buying
This is your hint that your prices are too high. Especially if someone is nice enough to tell you that your adopts are over-priced. Don't take it personally, just lower it a bit and you'll see the difference.

8. Don't skimp out on one of them.
If 5 of your adoptables have lots of details and pretty color schemes, they're going to be bought first. Then your 2 colored plain adoptables will be left when, if you had taken a little extra time, they could've been bought for the same price. Rule of thumb: Make each adoptable as if you were designing it for yourself. If you don't like it, chances are buyers won't either.

9. Don't submit too many at once.
When watchers see 28 messages in their inbox they'll skim over them compared to 6. Submit all at once and you risk having your adoptables skipped over.

10. Draw what you're good at.
If you love doing Original Species don't force yourself to draw Scene dogs just because they're selling. Instead focus on one species and slowly, as you get more and more watchers interested in your adoptables, begin to raise your prices. It'll pay off in the end.



Alright, I'm done. Comment what you thought and let me know if this helped! 8D
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:iconhorrorstory404:
HorrorStory404 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Aye, I got a few little adopts feel free to come check em' out and I'll have more later on too!
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Fatoke Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adopt pony character (open) by Fatoke
my frist adopt
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SamTheDerpyOtaku Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another good tip is to not label any characters in your adopt sheets as your own. I see too many artists do this for adopts, especially when the design  that was pre-claimed is my favorite.
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GrowLegends Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want to sell my first adoptble.
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Azure-Inspires Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Awesome this helps a lot
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OtakumiArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Opening my first auction! If anyone interested, check her out! ^^/

(OPEN) ADOPT AUCTION 01 by OtakumiArt  
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iiMesketchii Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
No ones bidding on my adoptable~ how can i fix this!? i need help, feedback! are they good enough? is it to much to offer~!? am i just not that popular!? Sweating a little... Sweating a little... Sweating a little... Sweating a little... 
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Manglebrokenfox Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Student Artist
uh hello? i dont like advertising but other people are doing it...

i have some dogger adopts that i would like to sell, uh please check them out
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Zaasha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if it's ok to advertise on here but I don't see anyone getting yelled at for it, so here I go! I've got four wolf adoptables up for sale for pretty cheap prices! I'll also be putting up human adopts in a few weeks or so, so if you like either one of those, make sure to check me out!
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2ArtsyWolves Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
we have alot of adopts on our account! 
plz check out:)
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Lunar-wolve Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These haven't sold so there 1 point now. I have sold a ton of them but these are the left overs. I wasn't very popular when I tryed to sell them. Also I'm still not really creativekitty323.deviantart.co…
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FeelingGenki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
If anyone is interested in buying my adopts, here you are:
feelinggenki.deviantart.com/ar…
(they are mlp, willing to haggle on the prices)
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Cactuscat12 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No one's bidding on my adopt, usually these things are snatched right away up when I put them out. sb was originally 30 points but I lowered it to 10 I thought the design was pretty cute and I did all of the things above o-O what is it i am doing wrong ???
here: cactuscat12.deviantart.com/art…
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MoonPalette Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a similar problem...I've priced my adopts at around 300-500:points: each so I can make some money to live on (I'm recently out of work since I just moved) and no one is buying. Now, I know it sounds expensive. BUT: I saw 3 cases just yesterday where someone wanted to pay 900+:points: for something way simpler than I had! Maybe you just have to have a ton of watchers or something... :/
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Cactuscat12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
guess so
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hannxm Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I recently sold an adoptable which was up for a couple of months and thought would likely not sell. It eventually was bought by someone who liked dragons (it was a dragon adoptable). Sometimes it's a waiting game so in the mean time, make more! 
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:iconhoiiday:
hoIiday Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
:c why isn't anyone buying my adopts... where have i gone wrong
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:iconhannxm:
hannxm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're selling more than me! 
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amberomgomg Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
how do i add adoptables in groups? sorry im a bit new here X3
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:iconhannxm:
hannxm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Search for adoptable based groups and join them, then click on "contribute art" when you're accepted. 
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J-Jinx-x Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm doing an adoptable auction and the starting bid is 100 points. I've been told by others who make adoptables as well [that sell really well] that I should be charging more for it. It's in a lot of groups, so I'd assume a lot of people have seen it, but no one's even made a single bid. It's just a human adoptable, so I was hoping the clothes would be interesting enough to gain interest, but it appears not. I've seen other people price theirs at much, much more at similar quality, and they sold, so what am I doing wrong? I've been following the advice of some adoptable makers I know, but it just doesn't seem to be working out for this one.
Link:  fav.me/dap3xry
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Adoring-Adopts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao i sell my adoptables under 10 points normally

what am i doing wrong

am i just in the wrong groups? my stuff used to sell.
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ErasedMe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it okey when my price is 100 ponits ? Because I see many artist who say that this is actually really low, but still: No one is buying my Adopts. =/
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ikr mine is under 180 points and still no one is buying even though 2 other of mine sold for $8.
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ErasedMe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I´m lucky that two of them are adopted now, but I still have one left =/ 
But maybe it´s because I am not puplare enought because I watch someone who sell there Gems for 3500 Points in a second...and people are even buying them with real money. =(
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah that's the same for me. I have 700 watchers but only about 10 are active so you need lots of exposure to get them sold.
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ErasedMe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
700 is much compared to 50 XD
Let´s just hope for a miracle that someone comes and buys our adopts ! 
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup hopefully.
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:iconxkirameku-lunaix:
xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup hopefully.
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ErasedMe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Dude , you send the message twice ! ...ore you have a secret twin ..who knows?
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Ravenmist4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My adoptables are usually under 20 xD
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xKirameku-Lunaix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that my internet hiccuped for a moment and said an error occurred the first time I sent it. :/
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cupcakeeadopts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
is the price too high?

cupcakeeadopts.deviantart.com/…
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Ponies104 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
helped ALOT!
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yuki-white Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student
thanks for the advice but i was just wondering if I priced mine to high since no one are buying them....
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:iconanneartz:
anneartz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Great Advice! :D Thanks! I hope this Works! 
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RampantDesire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have a question. If someone does buy your adoptable how does the transaction go? Do they just give you the points then you give them a note and send it to them?
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AdoptsAndShtuffs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
It really depends on the seller's preference. 
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RampantDesire Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :}
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AdoptsAndShtuffs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconliszarts:
LiszArts Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you this is very helpfull! I hope to gain enough atention to start selling Adoptables.. I made some of them already, none are selling so far uwu
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Daleeny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx for the help! But i wanted to ask: is 650 Points too much for this?: daleeny.deviantart.com/art/Mys…
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CreativeCrafts2756 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
How do I add my adoptables to a group?
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:iconliszarts:
LiszArts Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When you join a group you can click on the above buttons that say Contribute Art to Gallery, you click on that and add the ones you wish!
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CreativeCrafts2756 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
excited happy HapPY RALPH Squee! Thank You
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Nuperjo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, this was very helpful :)
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:iconnightmarezoroark:
NightmareZoroark Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist
I cannot draw so I use bases ;-;
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iFloofy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
This was very helpful.
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:iconmaramori:
MaraMori Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the help hnng started doing adopts and having a very hard time with it
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SizzCake Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If i sell a adoptable for 2 Da Points how do I get the Da Points and give them the adoptable. I know they can just use the adoptable. But how do I get the Da Points?
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