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smudgethis says

Even if the buyer only wants to buy one licence, it might be a good thing to show that they are only buying one licence as opposed to the rights to use the template over and over again.

By showing a number next to the item they are buying in the shopping cart and a small piece of text saying “one licence equals one use” (or words to that effect), we may well see an increase in sales and a reduction of instances of people innocently re-using a product thinking that they are perfectly within their rights to do so.

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smudgethis says

when are the new series coming out ? :DDD has the first season or “VH drama” ended ? I loved it ;D

Glad you enjoyed it. So did I and I’m now quite sad that contact seems to have been lost.

I am very very tempted to email the link to this forum to the guy ‘The Client:’ and see how he reacts. Might be pushing the button a little though, after all I do want to remain professional. :)

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smudgethis says

Etsy is awesome! I have bought so many gifts for my fiancee from there and every time it’s a winner.

Pretty much everything is either hand-made, up-cycled or vintage and almost always comes wrapped beautifully. For me that’s a massive bonus as I can’t wrap stuff for toffee.

Plus there’s the added bonus of helping out individuals such as ourselves who are starting out a business of their very own and offering an alternative to the chain stores.

‘Stick it to the man duuuude’, and get it wrapped by someone else. :)

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smudgethis says

maybe you should stop because the freelancer do all the things yourself and why you ask here?

Dude, lame! Do not listen to this individual at all!!!

@dnp_theme put it perfectly. Try new stuff every day and you will get there quicker than you think.

No one was born with the technical skill sets they require to be a successful freelancer and teaming up with a front end designer is a perfect way to get started. You will learn so much as you work with them and when you feel you are ready, try your hand at designing something yourself.

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smudgethis says

smudgethis, you are really so patient mate! thats so sad to see people who think like this.. for this guys everything is so easy. your works, your efforts are nothing.. and thats really sad lots of people think same about licenses. buy one and thats okay.. share it use it everywhere.. sad..

Thanks Caneration,

I have to say broadcasting the communication has forced me into acting as professional as possible.

Knowing that other people would read what you have written forces composure and politeness. I have been known in the past to lose my rag with clients and that is never a good thing. If this practice has taught me one thing it is to remain as calm, polite and professional in every single piece of writing associated with your business be it in a pitch to a major client or a petty, expletive laden argument such as this.

In the words of the highly popular war time propaganda poster… ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.

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smudgethis says

Identifying this guy as a client, buyer or whatever wasn’t really the point of the thread.

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smudgethis says

... and in response to the DoubleX… drum roll please!

UPDATE:

Client: OK then good days.and know that u person or animal/i am better than andrew kramer.and i didnt write down the last message to get ur f(bleep)g b(bleep)d project.i only wanted an c4d template.and that is really tooo easy to do.bb

Me: Dude, why are you being so offensive? Please just understand that I’m not just going to give my work away for free (even though $25 is pretty much giving it away anyway).

I don’t think that’s too difficult a concept to grasp and it definitely does not deserve a response of that tone or nature.

J

Tune in next time for another classic episode of ‘wtf’ starring Client: and Me: .

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“Client: (...) i can see that people seems alive but they are dead in my heart. (...)”

Well, that got emotional quickly… I can’t stop reading this phrase as if I’m inside some cheesy movie, looking into the horizon.

I’m going to copyright it and sell it to ‘Bullet for my Valentine’ to use as the title track for their next album.

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‘bb’ = bye, bye! :)

Ahh of course… I’m totally not ‘down with the kids’ anymore.

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smudgethis says

UPDATE!

Just got an email from my favourite client and it’s a blinder!

Client: I am a better user then you.Maybe y think i am elemantary user but i need that filecause i have no time and too busy.i dont need ur f(bleep)g file anymore.i can see that people seems alive but they are dead in my heart.How u think god bless u …ok bb

Me: I have no opinion as to what level of user you are. You could be Andrew Kramer for all I care I still wouldn’t give you the files for free. I invested a lot of hard work and time in creating this template and the files associated with it. Giving them away for free would not be a good move from a business point of view.

I am more than happy to supply the files to anyone who has purchased the template and have done so many many times in the past.

Regards

Perhaps live blogging this rather ‘intimate’ conversation is a little below the belt but it is my way of venting to the world the goings on in ‘La La Land’ where clients think they can get something for free by using naughty adult words and annoying abbreviations… ‘bb’ (anyone know what that even means?)

J

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