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eswdesign says

Hi guys, I would love some feedback from freelancer web designers/developers and the authors of some of these great Wordpress/HTML websites on ThemeForest on how you feel about Freelancers/Web design business using templates for clients?

I’ve come across some truly amazing Wordpress websites on Themeforest and I myself have thought about buying a theme to use for a clients project. Are there many people on here that do just that? Run a successful business using Premium Wordpress themes for their clients?

Also would love to know how the Authors of these excellent templates feel about this, and what their thoughts are about the process. – I myself think it’s a great idea!

Look forward to your replies.

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eswdesign says

Sorry this should have been posted in ThemeForest – you can move it over there if need be! :)

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SamBerson says

I’ve done this in the past, and don’t think there’s any problem in doing so.

Providing that you are doing exactly what you can and can’t do in the license, you should be fine!

Sam :)

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PixelForces says

Yes, many people do that, and I believe successfully. This may be a good business if you have at least minimal skills in editing and customizing themes you are going to offer to your clients.

Unfortunately some of such “businessman” are just lazy people who don’t want to do anything useful, they just mediators. Sometimes when it comes to even smallest and simplest customizations (sure they don’t have enough skills even for that) they just start spamming the authors with infinity requests, and if you don’t meet each their wish they will start complaining (your theme is bad, my client is angry etc…) and give an item poor rating.

Of course, sometimes this is an authors fault, because not every item on TF of a good quality, so be careful here too. Read item comments section and check overall author’s rating before you buy.

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

it’s kind of what the marketplace is for… as long as the client knows then it’s fine… if you make the client think that you made it yourself then I think that’s wrong…

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greenline says

I do work as freelancer also. I’ll tell you how I do it: when a customer wants a new website, I usually send to him 4-5 links to themeforest templates. He selects the one he likes most, then he buys it, then he hires me for the customization/setup part.

The alternative: buying a template with a regular license, then using it for multiple projects/clients is not allowed.

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SamBerson says

The alternative: buying a template with a regular license, then using it for multiple projects/clients is not allowed.

Was just going to suggest that – seen a few people do that, when they should’ve bought two or more licenses. I suppose they think that no one will ever know..

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eswdesign says

Thanks so much for the great advice guys.

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