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urbanray
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What is the fair way to split the profit of a product if you develop it together with a partner.

Here’s the situation: Designer creates the design and his job is done in some days, while the coder guy converts it to HTML and then codes it completely for the CMS. The coder guy also provides all the support and updates the product, which is a continuous process. In such situation how the profit should be split considering that the graphic work is not continuous while the support is a continuous process.

Should they make agreement that for first X number of sales they will share the profit? If yes, how many number of sales is a fair number?

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dansjostedt
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I have had a few offers and all of them are diffrent but the best suggestion I’ve heard so far is 33% for the designer and then 66% for the coder/developer.

And why is this? .PSD > HTML (imo) should be 50/50 .PSD > HTML > Wordpress should there for automaticly be 33/60.

1/3 of the work = 1/3 of the money.

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urbanray
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So if you do 33/66 partnership, do you mean you should give 33% from all the sales considering that the support and updating work is continuous while the design work is one time work only? Or should you give % only for first x number of sales?

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seal
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If the designer creates also the frontend coding (html/css) then the split should be 50:50

If it’s just the psd – it’s open for debate

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urbanray
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If the designer creates also the frontend coding (html/css) then the split should be 50:50 If it’s just the psd – it’s open for debate

@Seal:

The question is not the percentage, but the question is should they split the profit for all sales, considering the fact that the coder guy will be working on the theme even after 1 year (providing the support and updating the them), while the designer’s work will be over after a couple of weeks.

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wopethemes
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50:50 for html -> wordpress still unfair for coder because support and updates.

however if your html template have good sale then 50:50 is ok. like crevision :P

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ThemeProfuse
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40:60 is good, 40 for designer only for design, & 60 for developer (WP+HTML)

Can any one suggest how Should make agreement ?

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seal
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Your question was about percentage: “What is the fair way to split the profit”

If the designer makes also the html there is no way in hell to agree on 40:60. Indeed the developer do some upgrades, but they can also involve design work. Moreover for support the designer also participates (for questions regarding styling, css etc.). And last but not least – if an html template is already accepted it’s almost 100% confirmation that the WP will be accepted as well. And this is crucial for this marketplace



If the designer creates also the frontend coding (html/css) then the split should be 50:50 If it’s just the psd – it’s open for debate

@Seal:

The question is not the percentage, but the question is should they split the profit for all sales, considering the fact that the coder guy will be working on the theme even after 1 year (providing the support and updating the them), while the designer’s work will be over after a couple of weeks.

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