How I made $1000+ Last Month with WordPress Theme

You might be thinking that I am a WordPress theme designer and I sold one theme or some themes in $1000 and made the money.

Second thought you might have that I made theme for my clients and made $1000 last month.

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Sorry Friend. Both your assumptions are wrong.

And there might be one case that you were not having any single assumption and just opened the post to see what is inside.

But the question is again how I made that much money with WordPress theme?

Let me not confuse you anymore otherwise you will leave this article without reading πŸ™‚

Friend as you know that internet is expending and many companies are arising daily and internet have become one-stop destination for attracting many buyers. Companies keep looking at potential websites so that they can advertise there and have more customers.

Few months back one friend told me that he is making money with paid posts. This term was very new for me and it forced me to think upon it. According to my friend companies were contacting him for paid post and paying him good amount of money.

After hearing from him a big question came in my mind that why they are not contacting me?

And very soon I got the answer of this question.

This was WordPress Theme.

My theme was not so much good so that I can attract more advertisers.

I spent $300 for custom theme design and give my blog a unique design.

And Whaatttttttttttt?

After some days companies started contacting me for paid posts on my blog.

This concludes that my theme was the biggest reason that companies were not contacting me for paid posts.

So what are the characteristics of a good theme?

Here I am going to explain the things which a good theme should have.

A Great Logo

I know that logo is not a part of theme but this is one of the most crucial things which support your theme very well. A logo should be compelling with unique idea so that people should not feel bad after seeing it. Color selection of your logo is very important so always choose colors with help of designer only.

I have seen that many people keep experimenting with logo without even having basic idea of colors and symmetry. Always hire designer for logo and make it unique.

Easy Navigation

Your must be easily navigational. Visitor must not feel lost in theme after coming at your blog. Place the things like ads, sidebars, call to action on proper places and let your visitor have decent feeling. Your menus must be easily accessible and all the categories must be well formatted.

Color Selection

Choose the colors of theme very carefully. According to color theory there are some colors which make more impact on our mind as compared to other colors. I will suggest you to consult any professional designer regarding colors of your blog.

Colors make our mood vibrant and help us feel good.

Never select too bright colors for your blog.

Readable Font

Chose the size and family of fonts so that they can be easily readable. If your fonts are too small then readers will have to stress his/her mind while reading. In most of the cases visitors don’t come back to any site where they don’t feel comfortable.

Size must not be too big, because this will make your blog post look too odd.

I will suggest font size 16px which a standard size.

Fast Loading

This was one of the thing on which we worked for three days and implemented the thing suggested by GtMetrix. You can use premium service CDN for your blog which will help you to load your blog at much faster speed.

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Final Words!!

Finally I would like to say that theme was one of the prime factors for me which helped me to make $1000 last month and still many advertisers are contacting me for paid posts and banners ads. I am not accepting all because some of the links are not from the same niche.

If you want to make money like this and want to take your blog to next level then invest your next dollar on theme.

Don’t waste the money on things which you don’t want.

Your blog is your business so invest on it and expend your business.

About Kulwant Nagi

+Kulwant Nagi is a Passionate Blogger from Haryana, India. He is having knowledge about HTML, PHP and CSS. He is Fun Loving guy and in his Free time he keeps Playing with Wordpress and Maintaining his other Blog Blogging Cage and TechnoBOL. Before coming into Blogging he was working ASIC Verification Engineer. You can Reach to him on Twitter @kulwantnagi and on Facebook @kulwant.nagi

Comments

  1. That’s great Kulwant. Paid posts are obviously one of the most lucrative ways to make money out of a blog. I guess all the paid reviews you had received were from theme clubs, right?

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Yes PrIyAnGsHu. For me paid posts are the only monetizing method on my blogs.

      Soon I am entering in Affiliate Marketing after learning the tactics.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Great Article Kulwant Bro. A quick loading design doesn’t only impress visitors but also search engines love it.

  3. It’s Nice to know About your Success And U r doing really awesome… And Please Suggest Me A Good Designer Amit.. plz tell me who designed your theme as i want one too… So plz Reply….

  4. The practical ways proved by you mate and YES! obviously Theme is important factor to defile the quality of the blog.

    Thanks to the share πŸ™‚

  5. That’s a great thought of you. 1 2 3. and boom speed loading of site will get more high ranking..

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      speed speed speed !! πŸ™‚

      It’s always great to have fast loading site. This was the biggest reason that I moved all my blogs to genesis.

  6. Ravi budhwar says:

    Good kulwant bro. and yes paid posts trend is increasing day by day but i was not aware much about this.But now got little bit information about paid posting.

  7. Great Work. I know your capability. Wish you all the best for future projects. πŸ™‚

  8. Design does have a lot to do with a person’s success in blogging. It’s weird that people are drawn to different colors and such, but they are.

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Wade some blogs have made such an identity in blogosphere with the themes that they are known with their design only.

      So a great theme can give many benefits.

  9. I am very scared of investing in my blog. I need some motivation or some money from direct banner adverts πŸ™

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Anchit if you are scared to invest then you can do little customization with any theme and make it look awesome.

  10. You can check my current theme it is customized one.
    I like my current one but just thinking on getting a better like on of yours or Amit’s

  11. That’s great to know Kulwant πŸ™‚ So this seconds the thing that a blog design can do wonders with conversion (a recent post on my blog – commentluv link attached :)). Thanks for sharing this! Hope more blogs become clean and professional!

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      For me a great looking theme have too much importance. This is the biggest reason I am very choosy in themes now. I have gone through your posts also and the point you mentioned are worth reading and implementing.

      Thanks for being here.

  12. Great post Kulwant!

    Just goes to show that the way a blog is presented goes a long way. The more professional looking a site, the more professionally you will be treated.

    Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Thanks Matt !!

      Yeah it’s true that the more good looking theme you have the more advertisers you will have. πŸ˜‰

  13. Hey Kulwant,
    I like the way you wrap this content and bring out a very impressive point. This is good pointer to how important theme design is to the success of any blog.

    Thanks for sharing your story with us

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Yes Enstine. I shared my real story here and hope this is going to motivate many bloggers to have great looking theme.

  14. Kulwant, Design is very important for any site, having too many dark or very bright colors and graphics affects the site appearance and readers don’t like reading in such sites. To analyze the performance of site, we can use some of the tools recommended by google like yslow.

    • Kulwant Nagi says:

      Yes Lokesh, we can use such tools to see the speed of site and then improve it accordingly.

      We must always to A/B testing with colors.

  15. Its time for me to change the theme i guess or at-least customize it.
    I have ELEVEN40 Child (Genesis) theme .Should i wait for my website coming in 100k ALEXA ??
    Looking forward for a reply πŸ™‚

  16. Yet another thing motivating me to upgrade my website design! Thanks for the push in the right direction!

  17. Congratulations Kulwant!

    It’s amazing how a simple difference in design can have great positive impact.

    Well, when I saw the title of this post, I thought the post could be about how you were selling a wordpress theme with affiliate marketing. You proved me wrong!

    Nice post!

  18. Hey Kulwant – I can’t say enough about how much of a difference a quality theme makes to the monetary value of your site. Sure the theme alone won’t bring in the dollars but it will attract your visitors and in turn lure potential advisers to your website. I have increased the size of my font to 16x of late and it’s safe to say it has impressed my audience.

    • I agree that theme alone cannot make such big impact. Content at your site must be relevant and must contain information.

      Happy to hear that you took the action to change font size.

  19. Hello Kulwant! This is a very interesting post. I thought you are selling wordpress themes – but the integration of your title to the main subject is powerful!!! I love it.

    I also believe that a good looking and professional WordPress theme is one of the factors to make sales or win advertisers to advertise on your blog. My blog is too new and I am waiting and hoping to make money too like $$$$ in near future!

    I am using a Genesis child theme and I am currently improving it – and one thing – a new idea came out when I read your post … I need to post on WF and ask them to review my current design, what do you think?

    Regards,
    Prime

    • It’s great that this content was able to help you and force you to think upon it.

      A great theme always attract more readers and they love to visit that blog again. Genesis is a great framework to run great looking blog.

  20. Well I Have the Same thoughts as it clearly reflects how Seriously Blogger takes Blogging and How genuine he/she is trying for it, but if I consider some Successful Blogs such as ComLuv.com or Problogger.net, they do not have that much Attractive Designs as compared to many others in the Blogosphere.

    • Ravi Are you saying that both don’t have compelling look?

      Friend the colors they have chosen are so much compelling that once you will enter in problogger then you will feel that you are at a place having calmness. They have worked on colors and design so they are still on top to attract more returning visitors.

      • Ok I agree with Your Point about ProBlogger. And sorry to Say so, But what about ComLuv, Do you really find it’s Color Composition and other Factors compelling?

        • They have recently changed the look and it is looking great now.

          And Ravi they have reach at the stage that even if they will have ugliest look people will follow them.

          Hope you got my point.

          • Yes .. That is what I meant to Say and I perfectly Got your Point. Thanks for making it SImple.

          • Kulwant bro, I’m not fully agree with you, design does not matter that much, mostly SEO companies offer such sponsor posts and, and they doesn’t care that much about look, their criteria is your blog DA should be more than 20-25+, PR 2 + etc, first time reading this design is also key factor behind paid posts …

  21. My blog’s theme is having some of the things you listed there but I’ll still work more on my blog’s theme. Kulwant, its good you took you time on this. Thanks

  22. I agree with you completely, A cool looking design will not attract readers but also advertisers as they will assume that the webmaster is really passionate about is website..

  23. Hi Kulwant

    This is has Has certainly been an interesting post!

    So many people get lost in their content creating that they forget the importance of the site looking as good as it sounds.

    Your certainly got me thinking too!
    Clair

  24. Sneakywolf says:

    i decided to design my own theme , made a structure of home page on photoshop and started coding from scratch. but with in 3 or 4 days.. i decided to postponed my project ecause of some technical difficulties i was facing with the code. and i bought genesis. the best in business, i am totally contented with my design now, and for logo, i design them by myself, atleast thats something i am good at πŸ™‚

  25. in total It only require to attracts the attention for which we have to make easy navigation,interactive & attractive view ,logo and the way of impressions are in such a way that it makes our own identity.speed & navigation are the two things that keep viewer on the right track

  26. According my own experience with my 6+ blogs, Theme, loading, look and few more things are playing 15-20% role in attracting advertisers to your blog.

    Main players are : PageRank, DA, Alexa Rank, Comments on your blog, social media sharing and estimated traffic.

    isn’t it?

  27. Really interesting story Kulwant this means that we all should invest money in buying custom themes. You also say true that log of any blog needs to be very professional and unique.

  28. gautham says:

    Thats brilliant, I am going to spend some money on good design, lets see what happens!

  29. That’s a great post. Making money from blogging is getting harder these days and until you start leveraging your money on something to create, you won’t be able to make the money from your efforts!

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