Design WordPress Themes For Money
I have been a member of the webmaster forums Digital Point for about a year, and I’ve seen hundreds of different ways people make money on there. One of the most profitable ways is designing WordPress themes and selling sponsor links on the footer.
While I don’t condone selling links, I don’t condemn it. I think selling sponsor links on WordPress themes is great for both parties. You get money for designing the theme and the link buyers get an unlimited amount of links from anyone who uploads the theme to their blog.
The themes that make the most money are the ones that look the best. Some really good themes will make up to $90 per link. An average looking theme will usually get between $15-$30.
To make the most money you should come up with an original design that has mass appeal, then post it on Digital Point with 3-4 link slots for sale. Usually there are 3 sponsor links for sale and one designer link, all in the footer.
After selling the links you should promote the theme to popular WordPress theme sites. Here are a few examples:
You can find similar sites by doing a Google search for WordPress themes.
The amount of sites you promote to and the originality of the theme will all factor into how much money you can make. This can be a fun and creative way to make some extra cash and to test your marketing skills.