Webflow Freelancers: Making Templates, but Hit by Unhosting Restrictions?

I’m a freelancer who uses Webflow to create websites for clients, and I’ve been thinking about contributing some templates to the Webflow marketplace.

However, I noticed that freelancer plans on Webflow are limited to only 10 unhosted websites, which seems a bit odd to me. If freelancers like myself are contributing templates to the marketplace, wouldn’t it make sense for Webflow to allow us to remove this limit for unhosted websites?

It seems like this would be a win-win situation - freelancers get to create templates for the market and potentially increase their income, while Webflow benefits from having more templates in their marketplace.

It’s not clear to me why Webflow would put this limitation in place for freelancers who are already contributing to the company’s revenue through template sales.

Can anyone shed some light on this business model and explain why freelancers are limited in this way?

They have a plan that does not have the limit on projects. It is called agency. So if you want more than 10 that is the path foreword. Obviously they feel that this is the optimal solution.

Thank you for your response.

However, it doesn’t make logical sense for freelancers who are already contributing their time, knowledge, and experience to create templates and increase Webflow’s revenue to have to pay more (or even at all) for hosting these templates.

It feels like we are being asked to double-pay for the privilege of contributing to the marketplace.

It’s also worth noting that Webflow’s current plans do not seem to take into account the needs of template makers in this context.

Is there any way that Webflow can accommodate “Template Makers” who want to contribute to the marketplace without requiring additional payment for hosting?

Maybe that will happen but depends on Webflow. They do read some posts so maybe this will make it to the product team. Otherwise you might consider adding something to the Wishlist.

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