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sevedd says

I decided to build sites for friends in family because it’s easy to work with the great templates here. I am working on a site to sale services and offer packages that include hosting and a site. I will purchase several themes from here to use as examples, and once a customer purchase the package I will pay for another copy of the same template when it’s time to start the work. That sounds ethical to me, but someone suggested purchasing the developer license for each template that I use as an example. That can be expensive starting off, and I personally don’t see anything wrong with the way I plan on starting off. Am I doing something wrong by going this route? I understand the time that goes into each template, and even more after editing to make someone happy, so I will always pay for a new license whenever I complete another site.

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campolar says

Well, almost all themes here offer live previews… why not use that?

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says
I decided to build sites for friends in family because it’s easy to work with the great templates here. I am working on a site to sale services and offer packages that include hosting and a site. I will purchase several themes from here to use as examples, and once a customer purchase the package I will pay for another copy of the same template when it’s time to start the work. That sounds ethical to me, but someone suggested purchasing the developer license for each template that I use as an example. That can be expensive starting off, and I personally don’t see anything wrong with the way I plan on starting off. Am I doing something wrong by going this route? I understand the time that goes into each template, and even more after editing to make someone happy, so I will always pay for a new license whenever I complete another site.

Well as Campolar said, you could just direct your clients to the live previews here for them to sample the templates. And then as long as you purchase a new license each time you build a new site, or start a new project, there’s nothing unethical about that. No extended license needed.

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godonholiday says

I think he/she will be buying a few templates and customising them, to show the clients what he can do and what they can expect from his service?

Then when he gets the business, he will buy the right template for the client and then customise as appropriate.

I think….

Either way, you are fine and within any possible ethical issues.

Just make sure you buy the theme you use for your clients or projects and all is well and good.

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_rg_ says

Reading this i asked my self? and what about the licence? i mean, if you bought a theme to use for a client project, who bought the theme? the client or you as a “re-seller”? Got what i mean?

Let´s say i buy a theme here and i use it for a client project, i guess many people do this actually and not only the final client is the one that buy it, but, in those therms, what happens to the copyright licence?

In that case, is not the client the one that should buy the theme to have his own licence?

I became a little confused about that.. :)

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sevedd says
I think he/she will be buying a few templates and customising them, to show the clients what he can do and what they can expect from his service?

Then when he gets the business, he will buy the right template for the client and then customise as appropriate.

I think….

Either way, you are fine and within any possible ethical issues.

Just make sure you buy the theme you use for your clients or projects and all is well and good.

This is exactly what I have planned. Most of the themes have default content that would redirect the customer to another site. The goal is to provide a few option related to common request, such as personal blogs, and small business like lawn care. The good news everything will be on good terms all the way around. Thanks for the replies.

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