The waiting list lets me know that you are interested in a commission. Right before I open for new work again, people on the waiting list will get an email notifying them that I am going to be accepting new commissions. This will give anyone on the list a couple of days before my commissions officially open to claim a spot. Occasionally, the waiting list will be enough to fill up the new spots before I even open to the general public!
The waiting list does NOT guarantee a commission spot however; it only grants a short period of time to secure a spot before the normal commissions are open. In other words, the waiting list gets the opportunity to be first in the first-come-first-served spots.
TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST:
Use my commission inquiry form. Fill it out like you would for a normal commission and indicate in the "more info" section that you know it's for the waiting list. I will email you back informing you that you have been placed on the wait list. Then simply wait until I email again letting you know I have open commission spots!