How much should MyBB custom themes sell for

ozzy47

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That would all depend on the quality. Anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred.
 

JadeBlade

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In most cases though that some people have used MyBB because of the free price tag, so I can't see anything over $75 that's not custom made selling well.
 

Liam

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Depends on how much you think it's actual worth is, assuming you're the author. I could slap a re-color of the default theme and release it as a free download, or I could actually put effort into going responsive, integration of various UI helpers in the form of JS tooltips or validations, etc. and release it as $50-ish. Anything above $75 would be overpriced though.
 

OptimusVault

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I reckon around $20, $30 if the author is willing to work with the client.
 

euantor

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For a totally custom theme from scratch, you're looking over $100. I've had a few done by various people (including Audentio) and have paid $300 for some with high levels of customisation.
 

PoetJC

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$50 - $75 - $100 for a complete custom theme????
Am I reading these replies and mistranslating them in my brain? Are you guys smoking crack or do you just not value a designers' time, effort and creativity??? :cautious:

J.
 

Liam

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$50 - $75 - $100 for a complete custom theme????
Am I reading these replies and mistranslating them in my brain? Are you guys smoking crack or do you just not value a designers' time, effort and creativity??? :cautious:

J.
My reply was for a pre-made theme :p Of course a custom design would be waaaaaaaay more than that lol
 

PoetJC

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My reply was for a pre-made theme :p Of course a custom design would be waaaaaaaay more than that lol
Ah okay. Yeah - for a premade $50 sounds fine. Probably even a bit expensive tbh.
But when you think about creating a premade theme and selling it for $50 --- 10 people purchase it - you've made $500 - which is a decent medium price for a complete custom theme. 20 people purchase it and you've made $1000 ..... And that will have been well worth your time & creativity. So you can see my concern about a complete custom theme going for $50-$100 --- It'd generally not be worth the designers' time.

However, CUSTOMIZING a premade theme for $100 might be more appropriate, depending on the amount of customization of course.
Anyway - thanks for the clarification. Makes sense now :p

J.
 

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Pre-made themes should be offered at around $15-$15 and custom themes for $100+.
 

Alycium

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Depending on the quality. I personally would be willing to spend up to $150+ for a well made theme.
 

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$50 - $75 - $100 for a complete custom theme????
Am I reading these replies and mistranslating them in my brain? Are you guys smoking crack or do you just not value a designers' time, effort and creativity??? :cautious:

J.
Best reply I've ever read. XD
 

DonCoryon

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Back in my theming days I would charge around $300 for modified Drupal themes. I charged $100 an hour. I made some free templates and put them up on Drupal's site and got clients that way.
 

PoetJC

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$100 an hour? And you got many clients charging that price?
Must be nice :D

J.
 

FamousTAZ

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I do them for $20 with full customer support and 1 week support with the theme as well as installation. I do not do amazingly advanced themes but I do nice clean custom themes.
 

Mount Zion

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If it's exclusive use, maybe $100-200 depending on time placed on the project. If it's a public theme for anyone to download provided they pay a fee, around $20 seems fair.
 

Okoji

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It depends. I feel it should not be more than $50 I might be very wrong!
 

Senpie

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$50 or less, depending if any features specifically are implemented into the theme.
 

PinoyFused

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I knew one site that sales $15 and its very fine and responsive.

PS: its on sale now for $10. http://netpen.info just find the "premium" button in menu.

They also have free theme that can compete to the latest premium themes these days.

I'm using it now. the premium one. ^_^
 

Jason76

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If it's exclusive use, maybe $100-200 depending on time placed on the project. If it's a public theme for anyone to download provided they pay a fee, around $20 seems fair.
A totally custom theme would of course be a lot. But a custom theme that would be resold to many people would be more than 20. I think around 100 would be fair. I would also say this should be the price for other forum software also like XenForo or phpBB.
 
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