Posts by gholem

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gholem says

You sound very sensible!

Probably this is why I’m not being taken seriously on other forums. :) Just kidding.

Thank you for your kind words, Alex. I worked with some “developers” myself: somehow I learned that I know more about WP than they did. And I’m no developer.

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gholem says

Thank you both, Gifky and digitalimpact, your answers definitely help and bring light to my question.

For digitalimpact:
It’s definitely not illegal (many people buy on behalf of their clients); I would only call it immoral to take credit for all the work.

But isn’t it illegal to sell a product when you don’t clearly state that the product is not unique or that the owner is not the only owner of that product? I mean, if someone expects that his/her website is custom-made for them and later finds out that, in fact, the “same” look/template is on 100 other websites I’m guessing there’s going to be a long face. It’s not that the client would be lied to on purpose, it’s that omitting to say that he/she is not the only owner of that template could come back and bite hard. I’m only guessing, obviously; regardless of any legal issues there’s always a moral issue that needs to be addressed, like you well said.

For Gifky:
That way you can get both types of jobs.

That’s what I was planning to do, yes.

One more question (if I’m not breaking any rules by posting it here) and I’m done: is the TF affiliate program worth the while or it’s usually a lot of work with little satisfaction? I’m asking from the perspective of someone who never blogged about WP, themes or Open Source.

Again, thank you very much for your answers!

George.

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gholem says

Hi all,

I hope I’m in the right forum with this issue.

I would like to know more about the themes business, the “how to” and “when”. I want to buy themes from ThemeForest and install them (modify them if necessary) to my clients.

But how do I get to do this? I can’t advertise myself as a web designer and then give them ready-made themes (it must be illegal as well not to make this clear) and I can’t find clients if I’m stating with big fonts that I’m not doing much of web design work, just buying themes and customize them if needed.

I don’t know how to / when to ask a client if he’s alright having a TF theme or tell him that I’m going to use a TF theme for his company website. To send him have a look on ThemeForest and pick a theme he /she likes will probably result in him not going through me and just buy it from TF in the first place and maybe ask some one else to install it / customize it.

So what I’m asking, is it possible and if it is, how does one do this?

I want to be honest with my clients and convince them to hire me to take care of their website issue, from A to Z. Basically, they need a website and I can address their need properly, even without making the template myself. But I need to inform them that the theme has been bought from here and it wasn’t custom-made for them in particular.

Thank you very much for any input, much appreciated. I just hope I’ve managed to make some sense with my questions.

George.

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