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

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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
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrii Ozemko
    Here I can say two things:
    1. Clients dislike when freelancer asks them to do something. They hire freelancer to save their time. So, the best decision I think is to do as much as possible and not to bother the client.
    2. I don't like to buy templates. Many of them are too heavy, not optimized from SEO point of view, contain many CSS and JS files. So, it might be good idea to get familiar with templates building.
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    • Profile picture of the author caesarianobora
      Thanks , I learned a lot..For a newbie freelancer like me, I really need a heap of advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by kurosaki4d View Post

    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

    Is it a Wordpress theme and does it reuire paid plug-ins, domain name purchase, hosting and any add-ons, etc.?


    Best to do the math and present a "price quote" to your client "before" you start the project.


    Originally Posted by Andrii Ozemko View Post

    Here I can say two things:
    1. Clients dislike when freelancer asks them to do something. They hire freelancer to save their time. So, the best decision I think is to do as much as possible and not to bother the client.
    2. I don't like to buy templates. Many of them are too heavy, not optimized from SEO point of view, contain many CSS and JS files. So, it might be good idea to get familiar with templates building.
    ^This^
    Once you have your own theme you can sell it to your client.


    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author angrybudcom
    My personal view, if you please: As soon as you're hired, the rest is your problem, but... giving him all keys is a must, if you purchased something to make your work easier or faster. Just a polite way to trade. Think that Nobody in offline asks a customer to buy extra in a nearby shop, and everyone expects (chooses) a one stop shop as the best approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Another option would be to buy a developer license for a theme like Divi and use it for all your clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    I personally use 3 and every once in a while a 4th theme in all of my development, and that is it. I do this primarily for efficiency. I don't have to learn all the small nuances of a theme and I don't have to start from scratch learning all of the needed CSS tricks to modify a site. I have an existing library for the themes I use.

    2 of the themes I use "commercially" are actually FREE themes. If you are interested they are Mystile and Storefront. The 3rd site is Divi..and I have "Lifetime Access". I would say the 3 of these could would and should get you everything you would need as a developer. The Mystile theme is actually the most flexible in terms of modification of the 3 - looks like tailin the demo, but youcan actually do some amazing things with it.
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