- How many directories can I build with a single license?
- Can I monetize (earn) from my directory with Regular License?
Part 1: How many directories can I build with a single license?
All of the licenses on the Envato Marketplaces are single-use licenses. When you purchase a single license of ListingPro WordPress Directory Theme, you are allowed to use the theme on one single finished directory site, and one sandbox for testing purposes.
If you need to use it on a second site or multiple sites, it requires you to purchase a separate regular license for each individual directory site.
If you need to install on a Test Server
If you need to install and activate ListingPro on a test server for the same directory site that you plan to build on or move to a production server, then you may have a total of two instances running with the same license as long as the test server is not used as the production site for another project at any time.
Test sandbox is recommended to have it as a sub-domain or sub-folder but it’s not required. In some cases, your hosting will provide a unique URL that is separate from your domain so you are allowed to use it.
PART 2: Can I monetize (earn) from my directory with Regular License?
The simple answer is YES you can monetize. Before we explain further we would like to clarify that usually there three types of users (personas) in a directory.
User 1: Directory Owner
In most cases, it’s you, the site owner or the administrator who manages the entire backend.
User 2: Business Listing Owner
In most cases, it’s your customer. This is the user who will submit their listing on your directory for Free or Paid Plan. This is the type of user who you can monetize by offering Paid listing plans or charging for Ads spot in your directory.
User 3: Visitor (End User)
This is the end-user which is the Business (Listing) Owner’s customer. This user visits the directory to get necessary information about a business listing such as the phone number, directions, ratings etc. This user may also submit a contact/lead form on any particular listing and may to leave a positive or negative review.
Now you understand all the three different type of users, let us explain how you as the Directory Owner (User 1) can monetize under the Regular license.
a. If the Business Listing Owner (User 2) is allowed to list their business on your directory for a one time fee or a recurring fee, along with charging Business Listing Owner additional fee to further promote their listing by running Ads Campaign.
b. If the Visitor (User 3) which also is considered as the end-users can access the site for free. For example, if the visitor is allowed to visit and access the directory listings and it’s information for free then there is no violation of the Regular license.
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