Monday, February 7, 2011


Theme Building

With blogging becoming very popular , a new way of earning money has been created.  Each one of us would like our blog to have a theme pertaining to the topic about which we are blogging.  Thus we could personalize the blog.

 You could be the one to provide these people with a variety of themes.  To start off , some research has to be done.

If you look up ‘custom WordPress themes’ on the internet you will find several sites run by people who design themes and make a nice chunk of change from them too.

If you plan to have your own site fr promoting this business , it would be the best option. 

The simplest  way to get started is by offering a variety of designs and styles that will appeal to different bloggers. Secondly, charge a flat fee to anyone who wants to download and use it. This is the first step to gain confidence over your business.  As you become more confident of your design skills you can offer to create custom designs – one offs – to people who require them for a higher price.

A theme could sell of  for $10 - $40 approx. As you master your skills you could get high priced orders too.
Before putting up you theme for sale , make sure that there are no bugs or errors in it. Test it several times. Errors in themes could have an adverse effect on your business. 

Build at least 8 -10 custom themes before you launch your site. Give a proper description wherever possible about the theme and use keywords . This could pull in more traffic to your site.  You may build some basic themes as well and sell them for a lower price.

Knowledge of Wordpress , HTML ,CSS is necessary. Even if you aren't aware of these skills , its not a big hurdle! There are plenty of sites which offer step by step tutorial , video tutorials , etc for learners. If you are a go-getter and love to learn new techniques, then there is nothing  stopping you! 

Hope you learn and start as soon as possible! Better late than Never! Catch you tomorrow with another business  idea! Ciao!

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