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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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gabikittywolfshadow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
A- How do I get the money (points) after i sell it to someone?
B- Will I 100% receive the points? Because my profile isn't updated so is it the only way to get points?
C- what are points for other than buying other people's adoptables?
d- Thanks for this! Imma go get many points!
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PearOfDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
A-You create a donation widget on your home page.  Do this by clicking the "edit page" button on the top left of your profile page.  Scroll down and click on the donation widget to add.
B-I make a policy of ONLY putting a closed sign on my adopts once I have the points.
C-You can also use points to commission custom artwork from people.  Take a look at the Projects forum for more like this.  forum.deviantart.com/community…
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gabikittywolfshadow Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! This is really useful!
:D
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PearOfDiscord Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member
You are welcome!
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MegaMew2000 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'll have to give this a go.
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HikoPawz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I wish this helped.... ;___; im so in need of points....
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Sylonox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question when it comes to purchasing, How do you exchange the cash if your a minor with no credit card and it could be unsafe to give out your address? I'm sure those are the only two ways and if that is so how do you do that?
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bymeansof Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014
One tip I can give you is to purchase Visa gift cards at a Walmart or similar outlet. Lots of major grocery store chains have them too. They spend just like money online and you don't have to have a bank account. My little brother used this method to buy XBox points when he was a minor with money but no bank account.
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91vadpire Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student
good tip.....now i have a new species and i don't know a name
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isabellegiles Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tips!
Here are the ones I've made
Element Adopts- 25 points by isabellesadoptables
Sunshine Adoptable OPEN- 300 points by isabellegiles
point adoptables OPEN by isabellegiles
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