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roy360
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Hey guys,

I finally found a designer that wants to partner up with me. He seems like a nice guy, but how can I protect myself?

I just met him and I’m about to put in a ton of work to convert his PSD to HTML / CSS. He wants to alternative, where we take turns putting the products on our accounts. (His account first…)

He’s all the way in the Netherlands, so I figure a contract won’t really do much. He said he’d provide me with documentation at the end of each month with sales statistics and I would get paid on the 15th of each month.

What is stopping him from just taking my HTML / CSS build and never responding to me again? If he does do this, can I get Themeforest to take the template down? Would I need a contract to prove that I did the work?

Thanks guys!

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FinalDestiny
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Sign an NDA and in case he steals your work, you submit a DMCA to envato with the dmca and his signature.

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urbanray
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If the designer has only PSD and you are converting it to HTML and WordPress then you should never upload the work from his account because you will be the doing 80% of the work.

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seal
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Get a new account, that you both share. That is the best way

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Prothemeus
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Get a new account, that you both share. That is the best way

Pretty much this, trust is the first thing you’ll need to master in a partnership.

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