Popular company made MyBB themes free

Salt

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Why did ThemeHouse make them all free? Were they just not able to sell them? MyBB must be less popular than the other forums, no?
 

Jason

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Why did ThemeHouse make them all free? Were they just not able to sell them? MyBB must be less popular than the other forums, no?
Could be a marketing thing. Free means more traffic!
 

Empire

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Free means more people visit the site and he gets some profit from it. Free themes are always good for those that are starting out. and I do like one theme but what I don't like about it that the theme that I do like is used allot on other sites.
 

Jason

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Free themes are always good for those that are starting out. and I do like one theme but what I don't like about it that the theme that I do like is used allot on other sites.
Another thing I dislike is the lack of MyAlerts integration. In fact, the ThemeHouse team is needed for most of it - but it's free.

Anyway, I say most of it because they won't fix the pop-up box problems - so in that case, you need an expert. OK, lucky for me, I have a volunteer but others might have to pay.
 

Keranov

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I think they made it available for free because the traffic would explode there. And they will make profit from it. From people seeing ads and other ways. Anyway, it's good to see more MyBB themes for free.
 

Ash

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I think they made it available for free because the traffic would explode there. And they will make profit from it. From people seeing ads and other ways. Anyway, it's good to see more MyBB themes for free.
They don't have any advertisements on the site. They realised that no one was buying it so they just made it free. However, they hope that the traffic will encourage some people to buy their XenForo themes which they can make money from.
 

xXInfectedXx

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Why are they marketing there services as free? They have no advertisments on there website so they won't be creating revenue. I believe as it wasn't a success, they made there products for free as this will encourage customers to buy there services in the future. They are advertising "taste" goods and services which could lead to clients being lured into paying. Anyway, thank you for sharing, I will check it out as I am considering converting my forum to myBB.
 

Jason

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Why are they marketing there services as free? They have no advertisments on there website so they won't be creating revenue. I believe as it wasn't a success, they made there products for free as this will encourage customers to buy there services in the future. They are advertising "taste" goods and services which could lead to clients being lured into paying. Anyway, thank you for sharing, I will check it out as I am considering converting my forum to myBB.
They don't have any advertisements on the site. They realised that no one was buying it so they just made it free. However, they hope that the traffic will encourage some people to buy their XenForo themes which they can make money from.
Yes, of course, tasting is a big part of marketing. I implement that on my drum lesson forum.
 

Ash

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"Tasting" is a really good way to market to people and can be one of the most effective ways to do so especially if you have a good product to let them try out