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JohnnyOhmz says

I thought it might be, but I figured, what the hell, I better ask to make sure.

Thank you guys so much. I wish Jeffery or any of the other Envato guys would step in here, but I’m sure they’re going to say the same thing, as long as the author ok’s it.

Thank you guys for understanding my request and responding so fast. I’m very appreciative.

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Ivor Reviewer says

@All I think this is good for both sides

@Johnny You just need to ask for permission to each author because you’re using these screenshots for commercial purposes. See: http://i.imgur.com/6o4w3.png

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JohnnyOhmz says

Check.

I’m going the TF right now and looking for themes that I could potentially use for this. I figure about 10 or so should do the trick.

Again, thank you all for the clarity.

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pixelentity says

I really don’t get why any author should be against it. He gets the job, you get the sale, everybody win.

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Anps says

You can definetly use myn :P

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CanYigit says

@infuse01 Thanks for the advice. I’m just moved back to Louisiana, and people around here have no idea why they need a web site. I know that’s where I come in. I would charge more but here’s what I noticed my problem was. ...

Person: I need a website that shows off my work.

Me: I can do that.

Person: How much?

...Do some discovery...

Me: For something that size, $800

Person: Do you have anything you can show me?

.....This is the point where things fall part...

Me: Well, I’m still building up my portfolio, and I don’t really have anything to show right now.

Person: ..........

/end

You can show them demo sites Johnny. I think that way it’ll be more solid for your customers. And yeah, please don’t hesitate using our previews as well :)

Best regards, CanYigit

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JohnnyOhmz says

Thanks again guys. This has been great for me to understand things better.

I wrote a few of the top authors and started asked, I’ve had one response that was like “Of course!” lol … So, this is looking like it’s going to be a great thing.

I would love to show demo sites CanYigit. I just have to be careful not to list one’s with “BUY THIS THEME NOW ” lol… because I promise, people will buy them, then be lost, and I’ll lose them as clients….

BUT … light bulb just went off. Instead of trying to pass it off as something I’ve done, Maybe change “Portfolio” to “Sites” then put a small text that says, “Here’s a few sites that I could possibly create for you.” ...then screen shot and link to the demo. This way, it’s not me saying, this is what I’ve done. It’s me saying, If you want X site, I can make that happen for you.

I’m not trying to re-sell, or anything strange. I’m sure (must of) you have been there before when getting started. I just need to have something up there long enough to get the first few clients, then I can start using my own work in the “Portfolio” section. Infuse01 had a great point too. Maybe make 2 sections on the site. Like have the listed theme, then after I make a site using it, show it completed for client next to it to show the exact work done. ....I don’t know….. It’s time to get creative though, because it’s sink or swim time now! lol.

Thanks everyone, I really do value everyone’s input. :-)

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