Just wondered if I could remove one of my older templates from being for sale here on Themeforest and offer it for free on my website?
I know, I know it could still make me money but truth is it might be a better investment for me to offer it for free and drive some follow up sales.
Can I do this?
Of course you can, if you don’t sell it in envato then you can pretty much do as you like with your files
Your buyers can get mad if they see that the template they paid is being offered for free …
Just my 2 cents
I’m doing it but I just give only PSD
Are you taking the template off the marketplace or leaving the rest up?
Thats interesting actually because what I could do is release certain elements free
Are you taking the template off the marketplace or leaving the rest up? Thats interesting actually because what I could do is release certain elements free
I have 40 items before and I deleted half of my themes and then update those deleted themes (PSD only) and give it for free in my blog site
You can remove it from TF wait some time and offer it for free in a couple of weeks/month
Buyers don’t find it for free only if the purchased it a while ago
- Microlancer Beta Tester
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 2-3 years
- Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
- Bought between 10 and 49 items
- Referred between 1 and 9 users
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
May you should make a “light” Version and brand it as well as “light” – Possible you can offer the “light” Version for free while still having the “Pro” Version selling on themeforest. That way you can difference between actual buyers who you should give support and the users of the free version who don’t get support
- Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
- Community Moderator
- Author was Featured
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
- Referred more than 2000 users
- Has been a member for 3-4 years
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
To my knowledge, once you remove an item from the marketplace you’re no longer bound by the exclusivity agreement, so there wouldn’t be anything keeping you from doing what you like with it.
Managing buyer’s reactions is another issue altogether, but I see some good ideas here
If you want a 100% official response, you probably want to contact support directly.