You can use your own items to create sites for clients, so your friends are your clients and you setup the website for them. Why would this scenario break any rules? Nope.
You can’t buy licenses for you and that would be stupid, since it’s your work and you have all the right in the world to use it, for any project you want).
Hello, you can take a look at my SCRN, it’s a one page theme too and I think it may suit your needs.
Welcome! Does that mean I’ll now get the “Custom Envato branded ‘Crumpler’ backpack” I should’ve received months ago?
Sorry to say it, but yes it’s really bad.
Hey all guys,
Isn’t it because our items are available freely. I found a site which is offering items for free and if they dont have and someone ask thn thy provide it. really weirdI already mailed envato guys for it
No, there will always be sites like that and most of the people that look to download themes free won’t purchase it anyway, no matter what you’ll do. This is just an excuse some people find for their lack of sales, but in my experience it doesn’t really affect the sales.
Perhaps your offer isn’t that much of an offer for any serious dev? What’s your budget? If you don’t have a serious budget, then go for a partnership, my personal advice.
Not trying to be a deal-breaker, but 50-50 is far from fair for what you’re offering. @ http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/is-it-worth-the-50-designerdevelopers-partnership/179370?page=5&message_id=1282549#1282549
This is a classic where the designers will say they deserve 50% for bla bla bla reasons and the developers will say they deserve way more than 50%.
A design pretty much never takes more than a month or so. I don’t care if you don’t have ideas or creativity or anything else, that’s not really my problem as a developer, if you take 6 months to do a PSD it doesn’t mean that I should pay you 80% because you took so long.
Not only it’s taking more time to develop the HTML and the WP versions, but support and updates are things that will need to be offered by the developer months, years after the initial release. I have items from 2+ years that I still offer support and updates on. If you want a business and not to just release a few themes, 50 – 50 is unacceptable.
70-30 seems fair, perhaps 60-40 for a designer with great past items / sales / experience in ThemeForest, but there’s no chance I’d go lower.
Sure, a new author might not be able to ask for 70-30, since he doesn’t really bring much on the table(experience, sales, followers, etc), but for an experience author it’s a different story.
Design was submitted in december 2013 which is 1 year and half ago, trends change a lot in one year and half. I’d say HTML was approved because the niche is quite small and more variety is welcome in certain niches, but in WP things are different. Overall the design doesn’t look up to the standards here, I’d say the hidden “rule” that says psd/ html approved -> wp approved works usually for files that have at most 6 months since they were added.