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hi good people!

Monetizing where? Patreon? Onlyfans?

And where to post nsfw art and get views?
Tumblr is off limits right? Furaffinity is furries...

finally, what kinda media? animations are time-consuming, so maybe comic/manga? - where to post that, and get money?
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Patreon is good if you already have a fanbase, but not worth much otherwise. Commissions can be fantastic and potentially a lot more profitable than Patreon, but of course then you rely on how much individual customers are willing to pay. Either way, how good you are and more importantly how popular you are plays a large role in how much you can earn.

Tumblr banned porn year ago. Twitter is good for visibility. Having your own site with a gallery is a good idea if you've got a significant archive of pictures. Sites like Pixiv or Hentai Factory are useful too. You could directly upload your stuff to places like the various r34 archives and boorus if it's appropriate. It won't help you much but it's probably going to end up there anyway and might give some extra visibility.

Comics are great in combination with Patreon because they're good for stringing people along and keep them paying for more pages. Single images are best if you go the commission route. Animations tend to be more popular than still images but the amount of time a good animation takes is generally not worth it, profit per hour wise.
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>>6427770
thanks for reply! it shows you know what are you tolking about.

hentai factory? do you mean hentai foundary?
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>>6427770
don't want to do commissions tho. apart of patreon, nothing comes to your mind? cause i have feeling that patreon is banning porn.

i want to make some semi-passive income from it.
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oh and what about REDDIT?
Could be good for visibility, right?
As i saw, porn is not banned there. i think...
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And what about PRINTS?
Do shops with prints ban etchi art, that is somewhere outside shop part of real nsfw comic or stuff?
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>>6427848
Honestly that is pretty much it. Comms have the downfall of drawing what other people want instead of what you want to draw but if you have a clear comm sheet then that will help filter out the shitters. Of course if you do you like someone's request you can always turn them down.
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I made this leap over the last couple covid-filled years. I started just by posting my own stuff on Twitter and a couple of the gallery sites with a note on my profile saying I was open to commissions. Eventually people started reaching out.

Since then I've set up a patreon, but if you can work fast enough and get the clients you have potential to make much more off of straight commissions.

Since you said no commissions, though, and you're concerned about patreon viability, you might consider substar or pixiv fanbox-- same concept of subscription, but (so I've heard) more open to porny stuff. OTOH patreon is the most common and I know people have chosen not to subscribe on the other platforms because it means two different payment setups.

Anyway, I wouldn't want to be sitting on a patreon/other subscription thing with no supporters, so if I were you I'd make sure I have a few willing supporters before I started that
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>>6428469
thanks for info. i will check out fanbox.
found nothing under "substar" tho
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>>6428506
sorry it's a lazy way to say subscribe star
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>>6427848
There's Subscribestar.
I'd also recommend putting stuff out on a timed-release system - IE paid people get it first, non-paying peasants get it eventually. Might prevent piracy if the full thing's going to come out eventually anyway.
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>>6429208
I don't do early access but I do higher-res for subscribers on the same sort of reasoning. Early access would be better but I get too impatient about posting.
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Hello, this is a very interesting thread, thanks OP for creating it!

I have a somewhat related question: where is it possible to post your nsfw art to get advices on how to improve it?
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>>6430468
sadly I don't have a great answer for this. I think anywhere you go where you're guaranteed to have people see it (in draw threads, for example) you'll get people offering helpful advice, but you have to be ready for the trolls and otherwise unconstructive criticism.

Once you have fans/followers, you can pose it to them for friendlier feedback but then you might not to get much constructive help either, because they might just say it's great without a critical eye.

Honestly I think your best bet might be to find specific artists whose work/talent you admire and see if they're open to redlining or critiquing. Some offer it as a supporter benefit, some do it for free.

Actually there are probably good discord servers for this, but idk which
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>>6430616
Thanks for those tips, I'll try following them!
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>>6430616
Thanks for the advices
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>>6430468
Discord is also the thing that come to my mind. Maybe reddit or deviantart too?
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Just draw something awesome and put a note at the bottom like

"I'll draw another one if more than $XXX bitcoin is deposited to [address]" and drop it on ur favorite porn boards.

But your work has to be
>sauce?
tier
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Good information thread
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What are the biggest challenges hentai artists face nowadays?
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>>6436712
Honestly? People's unwillingness to pay.
There's a lot of competition and artists out there, and you've got to be good enough to bring in a big enough crowd to sustain you
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>>6436752
I see, I'm a dev and interested in hentai so maybe a platform for it could be built.
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>>6436767
There are already plenty of platforms. That's not really the problem.

The problem is that good, well-known artists get all the love and money, and small artists struggle to make a place for themselves
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>>6436791
Which means they aren't helping the small artists, so I guess that's what must be improved. What else do they struggle with? Distribution among normies? From what I've heard furries pay a lot and very well for porn
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>>6427770
Aren't furries willing to pay more? And why is that?
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>>6429208
Does it have people?
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>>6437183
less than patreon, but yes it does
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>>6427661
There use to be a commissions thread but now the mods are actively banning anything relating to that. At least that's what I've heard.
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>>6427661
>>6437283
But other than that, it essentially boils down to your skills as an artist, how you'll use those skills to standout, and having a following. Twitter is obviously the biggest place for artists. (Despite having really shit image compression) I find that filling niches and drawing what fetishy bullshit you like will attract others with the same ideals, which in turn will give you more of a following but only for those types of people.
Use it as a side hustle for now. Build up a portfolio and then open up some commissions afters.
Once you've gained that following. Use whatever paywall platform of your choice.
FYI, make an alternative area to upload your stuff. Such as pillowfort. I don't think they're as ban happy, plus I do not think they have any sort of image compression.
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>>6437283
a shame. Everytime I had extra money at the end of the month, I would throw it away on commissions.
It's way easier to have artists all gathered in one thread that spread over twitter and other sites where you have to dig for them
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>>6437358
Do you think a directory or way to easily contact them would be useful?
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>>6437300
>filling niches and drawing what fetishy bullshit you like will attract others with the same ideals, which in turn will give you more of a following but only for those types of people.

can confirm, I started in a weird niche and really had to work at getting rid of the impression that it was the only thing I wanted to draw.
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>>6437552
What niche do you work in, anon?
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>>6437358
there is a discord for it from last I saw, I'll see if i can find it
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>>6437608
started with multilimb stuff, but I've moved into more general smut
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I know this is a stupid questions but, how do I know how much I should charge for commission? I usually charge 45 USD per drawing, not matter how complex the commission is, but I can't help thinking that's not enough. Even worse, some people eve ask me if I can lower my prices. On the other hand, if I change my prices, what will I do with my old clients who are used to my current rate?
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>>6438160
Pricing depends entirely on how much your time is worth to you and what the demand is. If you can't make minimum wage off of a commission you're probably not fast or good enough. Negotiating prices on a case by case basis can get annoying but most just charge per character+background.
Don't ever let prior clients guilt you into undercharging. All that matters is whether you can fill your commission slots.
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>>6427661
I've cpommissioned a few artists through twitter and one face on insta/4chan/email. works well since they showcase their free work. payment through paypal.
I usually spend 60 to 80 usd on a sinhle piece but they are very good realistic style or drawn style.
As long you dont mention naughty words on paypal it works well. also screen you requesters so you can avoid scammers. half now half on delivery. couple of sketches then complete when they are happy. limit your changes requests and the complete in a month. anymore than that can feel bad for everyone.
All my personal experience
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>>6438289
also depends on your style, time and do's and don't's. your personal interests.
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I fucking hate twitter, I wish there was a better alternative
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>>6430468
/trash/ has a drawing progress/improvement thread, can be helpful to get feedback there. Sometimes there's a how's your webcomic after dark thread that could be helpful too.

If you have artist friends, doesn't hurt to ask for some feedback.
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>>6437552
doing niche work of memey trend characters is a good to do both.
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>>6442213
that's true, I've personally avoided any trend/pop culture characters for several reasons, but I always suspect they'd do better numbers than the OC stuff I do.
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>>6439558
Now it is not possible to browse w/o account.
Unless there is some Tw@atter "wrapper' like tumbex for tumblr.



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