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mlando says
Is it possible for me to purchase a template from ThemeForest, and resell it as my work to my clients?

That is just ridiculous. Come on now. You can never claim another persons work as your own. Wrong, bad, and I believe against the license agreement.

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finsta2 says
We give customers a direct link to themeforest.

Most find themeforest difficult to navigate so we end up picking 5 or so to match their business and they choose one from there, but they always see themeforest and the prices and no probs there.

eg:

Template web design services

wow! talking about ripping people off

To get a website you need 3 things:

1. Domain name - your www. website address. ($55 for 2 years)
2. Hosting - Where your website files are stored. ($15 per month)
3. A website design -  That's what you get with our $770 offer.

$55 for a domain name? and 15 a month for what shared hosting? that is a rip off

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aldema says
Hello,

I am a web developer, I can hold my own in HTML /CSS, but not very well in photoshop. Is it possible for me to purchase a template from ThemeForest, and resell it as my work to my clients? I will be offering customizing and other support, of course.

I’m thinking that this will be similar to outsourcing, but I get the feeling it is ethically wrong.

(Just to be clear, I am talking about blatantly presenting my client with a theme from ThemeForest (the client will not know that the theme is from ThemeForest, nor its cost), and if he likes it, I will purchase it, customize it, and manage it for an additional profit margin.)

Speaking of scam is exaggerated. He just asked. However, the important thing is that you tell your customer that is not a unique and original design, But you have purchased on ThemeForest or more credits.

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theMOLITOR says

Just tell your client they have the option to purchase a template from Theme Forest (for a low price) that you can customize to fit their needs (not a low price ;-) ).

Like others have said, don’t pass it off as your own work. Besides, there is no shame in customizing a template if your client is on a tight budget or in a time crunch.

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jonathan01 says
We give customers a direct link to themeforest.

Most find themeforest difficult to navigate so we end up picking 5 or so to match their business and they choose one from there, but they always see themeforest and the prices and no probs there.

eg:

Template web design services

wow! talking about ripping people off

To get a website you need 3 things:

1. Domain name - your www. website address. ($55 for 2 years)
2. Hosting - Where your website files are stored. ($15 per month)
3. A website design -  That's what you get with our $770 offer.
$55 for a domain name? and 15 a month for what shared hosting? that is a rip off

That’s not a rip-off – a very common mistake freelancers make when creating a site for a client is the time spent on buying the domain – setting up DNS and managing it for 2 years – seems more than fair – and as for hosting – you think the client will want to contact the host when they have an issue? Or an email needs setting up etc – you HAVE to charge for your time people – nothing wrong with that at all – every other profession does the same thing – as a side note to any n00bs – you can also offer a maintenance package for the client per month – a set amount will cover weekly backup and storage off server – 2 hours of maintenance (to cover email setup – customer calling on how to setup email in outlook and general looking after of the site.

You can make a good passive income charging for maintenance packages and domain names and should never be overlooked.

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Pixelworkshop says

Interesting thread, but I have a question… For example, I want to create websites for an institution or a company, they already have a color’s range (let’s say blue, grey, white). What happens if I select some themes here with other colors ?

I imagine that a customer would like to see examples with his defined colors no ? Or do you say them “here are some good templates, just imagine them with your blue-grey-white combo and pick up one…”

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