My name is Jarod, and I'm a fresh college graduate that wants to kickstart his career with selling only websites. Before I go into the details of what I'm talking about though, I want to tell you my situation, and then maybe somebody can give me advice.
Okay so my situation is that I recently finished college only to discover that I only know how to make websites for myself, but not for clients when it comes to dealing with paperwork. And specifically, I'm talking about dealing with contracts, writing proposals, writing sign-offs for client approvals, etc. -- the legal process that'll allow me to work with my clients in a safe way without encountering legal issues that web designers commonly face these days. On top of that, since I only know how to design websites pretty good, and I'm just getting into wordpress development, I don't believe that I'll be able to give my clients a properly working wordpress website. Moreover, I don't feel like I'll be able to meet all of my future prospect needs because I only know how to make a basic wordpress website that looks like a blog instead of a business website that has it's own custom page format (A custom website like this, not a basic website like this...).
So my resort for this situation is to postpone making custom websites for clients and to start selling wordpress themes to local businesses for now, which I think will be a great starting point (especially since I'll have to start paying off my student loans soon).
Now, I've done a shitload of research on how to sell wordpress themes for 4 weeks now, and I've even started to contemplate about which market I want to target first. My problem though is working with these local business owners. I still feel uncertain about what happens afterwards.
It seems like all I have to do is get a check, take a picture of the wordpress theme before buying it, get the client's hosting information or get them to register with a host, then installing the website, set it up, and collect the payment...
Is it that simple or is there something else I'm missing? What do you all do after getting a payment from the client? Also what do you do after giving the client their website?