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YES or NO ? Should i ask the client to buy the template ?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by kurosaki4d, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. kurosaki4d

    kurosaki4d Regular Member

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    Hello,

    As a freelancer, i'm about to start on a website project iwth a client, and i would like to know if it should be me who buys the theme or should i pick one and propose it to him so he can buy it.

    What is the best decision here ?

    Thank you
     
  2. Nandhugp

    Nandhugp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a divi theme for lifetime, so I don't have to ask my clients to pay me for the theme. Buy 1 year license from Divi. I think it costs like $100 so you dont have to charge anything from your client.
    Or quote your client, your charge + price of the theme.
     
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  3. Captain_Nothing

    Captain_Nothing Regular Member

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    The client should never buy it you should charge them then you buy it, that is what they pay you for.

    Also, if you are proposing premade templates to them that looks bad because it's not your work.
     
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  4. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dude you are on BHW, just visit the download section and get the theme.
     
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  5. Harlet

    Harlet Junior Member

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    It's grossly irresponsible to use mulled templates on a client side. And most templates are MAX $30. If you cant charge an extra 30 to buy a template you shouldn't be selling sites at such low profit margins. The lowest I ever sold to the cheapest jerkarounds is $500 for a very basic WP site and that is plenty to cover the template. You don't give you clients itemized receipts, you just deliver a final product so just build it into the cost.
     
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  6. PHPInjected

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    I'd recommend buying @Festinger package. He has all WP themes imaginable and they have licenses.
     
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  7. kurosaki4d

    kurosaki4d Regular Member

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    @Captain_Nothing
    What you said is very reasonable, and it's a less hustle for the client and avoids that embarassing situation. Plus i get to reuse the themes and plugins for other projects if i own them myself !

    @Nandhugp
    Great idea man, i will certainly buy it, it sees like a great deal to me and a great solution on the long term. Thank you for the suggestion i will most certainly buy it

    @PHP-Rockstars
    Thanks man, i already own a lifetime license, i'm one of the early testers :) I use it on some projects, but the crucial thing about it is the themes or the plugins you install on the website aren't automatically updated, you have to replace/update them manually. Any suggestions for that ?