Did you know you can sell your contest entries to contest holders? You get paid for your design even if they award the contest prize to another freelancer.
Here’s how it works: Employers may select multiple winners by way of buying runner-up entries. When they have awarded the contest prize to the winning freelancer, they have the option to acquire other entries they also like. They just have to buy them at the Sell Entry Price dictated by the freelancer. You can read more about how employers buy runner-up entries here.
So how do you set about selling your design? When you submit an entry, you will be asked for a sell entry price. Specify an amount equal to or lower than the contest prize before you click Submit.
The sell entry price can also be set after submitting your entry. Just hover your mouse over your entry on the contest page and click Sell Entry.
Note that this is an optional feature. If your entry is purchased, it will be tagged as Runner-up Winner on the contest page. Both you and the employer will enter the Contest Handover. Once that’s done, the contest holder can get your entry file/s and you will receive your payment.