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Making your Premium WordPress Theme Competing
Starting my carreer as a premium WordPress theme designer, it wasn't a big challange to make a theme compete. Those weren't those few days when you could build a premium WordPress theme with a pre-defined slide bar, no page creator at all, no need for hundred of demonstrations, no need for WooCommerce compliance, no more than you couldn't care less about WooCommerce compliance than you could care about using your own or another large plug-in, and you could still look forward to respectable selling without advertising just because your theme was good enough to look good and of good enough quality among its colleagues.
Once I experienced how a topic in just three month's time gave an writer élite rating without complicated advertising or advertising. Today, developing a premium WordPress theme that is truly competitively priced is a real challange. However, the overall growth of the CMS industry is increasing and more and more clients are preferring WordPress as their CMS solution. W3Techs says WordPress operates 30% of all web sites on the web, including sites without a CMS or with a user-defined CMS.
If you restrict the dataset to sites with a well-known CMS, WordPress's dominance will increase. How can we be successful in the WordPress Premium theme markets today? The creation of WordPress topics for sale is not always enjoyable, it is a genuine game. When you want to regularly resell WordPress topics, you should take them seriously rather than consider them a pastime.
The creation of high-quality WordPress topics from on occasion, when you are in a good spirits, is unlikely to be a successful commercial success. Thus, the first element of development is competitively premium WordPress theme with a clear commercial focus. Another important aspect is related to it. Your topic will not even go through the evaluation phase without compliance with our stringent service levels.
Imagine your company: Imagine your company: Imagine marketing, marketing and (once again) marketing! You will find it hard to achieve sound revenue without any kind of merchandising. An upscale theme that is not advertised in any way will not attract as many leads as an upscale theme that is well monetized. The first step in your corporate development process is deciding which phase of your professional life you are in.
Maybe you have just created a new Mymeforest affiliate or maybe you are already trading topics, but you want to take your business to the next stage. When you sell on Themeforest and are completely satisfied with your results, this item is not for you! Good luck with the sale of GLWS, as you will be hearing them say in the Themeforest Fellowship!
Don't be scared to waste six month forming yourself before you create something to sale. Investigate on which alcove you will base your topic. In the WordPress arenas, many category (such as Creative, Blog Magazine, eCommerce and Corporate) are highly satisfied, making it even more difficult to succeed in these areas. In the ideal case, it should not take longer than 30 workingdays for planning, construction, development, examination, submission and permit.
There is no check on the reviews but at the moment of the letter the reviews and re-submission processes take 24h. On the Envato markets, you can follow the processing times for each item. And if the reviews slow down, don't worry, don't spend your valuable resources in Themeforest Forum, but move on to your next projects and be patient.
Unless you have a dedicated staff and are planning to do both your own designing and development, make sure you are proficient enough in both areas, otherwise I strongly suggest you find a good professional or an appropriate authorized one. When you search the PSD categories on Themeforest, you'll see hundreds of millions of approved documents.
Spend your free moments exploring your favorite styles, and if you find something that interests you, you have a few opportunities to collaborate: Develop and theme assistance from you (60-70% of sales if your capabilities are correspondingly good) and licensed desing from the designers (30-40%). 50 %/50% if your WordPress abilities are mediocre.
A one-time fee for exchange privileges (the cost varies depending on the article, but you may find that you are dealing with about $800-$1500). It' a standard feature of theme development, so don't be amazed if a design you contact has already made an agreement with someone else. Ensure that you can provide added value, otherwise focus on 100% in-house development.
Good corporate strategies begin with good research. Spend your free moments investigating the most powerful of your rivals. Begin with the makers behind the best-selling topics in your selected area. However, it is important that these topics are the top sales, but do not fall caught imitating their own products logics, aesthetics and demonstration presentation.
See what makes these topics top sales (without advertising). Usually you will see older topics in the top of your categories and these will be the pioneers, so one of your major responsibilities is to better grasp how they are designed and organised. Don't just judge the categorical potentials by the best-selling topics.
Instead, view your favorite category's list of recently added topics sold. When you see every weeks tens of millions of sales from the bestselling theme, but single-digit numbers of recently added topics, you should reckon with your first few leads matching the lower numbers. Something else that' s definitely something to consider: If you look at the older bestselling topics' update log, you'll find that their launch was probably much easier.
will be added over the years. I' m all too acquainted with the default slogan "Hard Reject" from the Themeforest reviews crew - it hurt! Only way not to relive this grief over and over again is to concentrate on it. In case you have any doubts about your designs, you should submit a PSD copy to Themeforest.
Technological excellence can be obtained by checking the WordPress theme, which sets the submission criteria. Review all contents thoroughly - your topic must match 100%. Recent demands mean that theme writers must easily withstand the Envato Theme Test, along with the WordPress Foundation's fundamental Theme Test Session. Today it is more a policy than an exemption to include premium plug-ins in the theme-making theme "3rd Party Plug-in Compatible".
The Revolution sliders ($125 advanced license) or Layer sliders ($125 advanced license) are perfect for your motif sliders. Any of these plug-ins can be packed with your design for free. You must purchase a seperate advanced licence for each topic you create. Consider to add additional functionality to your designs to make them interoperable with favorite plug-ins like WPML, BBpress, Buddypress, WooCommerce and so on.
The one you supply strongly varies depending on the product you have. Think of the important rule: If the client does not see the function of your design, these functions cannot even coexist. Are your prospective purchasers aware of the following: The theme has several headers, it has infinite colours, it has a box or frame edition, it has several slider, it has different bottom line variants, it has an RTL-edition?
If your designs are brilliant and original, your codes are omnipotent, but your demos are bad, your designs still won't achieve their full potentials. When you are planning to make WordPress theme development your company, you need buisness serversolutions. Hosting like HostGator, GoDaddy are almost certainly not the best choice for your company.
Recommended to buy a VPS (Virtual Server Private) or Cloud solutions from specialised company like Kinsta or MediaTemple (see Themeforest page for discounts). And if you are interested in finding out how it all works, let me know in the comment section; if there is a need, I will be writing a seperate tutorial with step-by-step guides.
Prior to producing a theme creation demonstration, make sure that your host system complies with the WordPress requirements. When you want to accelerate your demonstration performances, I strongly suggest you use a CD-ROM, especially given the overall nature of Envato's client basis. In my opinion, a CD-ROM can cut the load time of WordPress demosites by 50%.
Power is one of the most important facets of any website, but it is something that humans seldom seem to take into consideration when they buy WordPress topics. If you don't use your own branding, you may achieve 10-20% of your product's revenue potentials. Good research and investments are required for good results in the field of market research. There'?s no secret that only 1% of the top themed vendors know.
They should be completely careful when they create their own campaign, they should be experimenting, they should be measuring and analyzing their own market, but they need cash for all that. You should better focus on improving the products and save your regular but slow budget for your sales. Which is the suggested retail for a WordPress theme?
Depending on various factor such as theme type, market, season, theme group. However, if your article is niche-based and designed for particular purposes, you should consider a theme prize of $59 or higher. When your article is in a mature class, you might consider trying to experiment with prizes around $39-60.
In addition to the discount topics, you will see some topics recorded at $29, although in my view this is only used as an opportunity to underbid rivals. Undervaluing your topics will not do you or the whole industry any good. Finally I would like to say the following: The theme development is really tough work and sells topics even more.
Keep in mind that once you enter the WordPress Theme Exchange, you need to make day-to-day improvements if you want to keep your store going. Also, please be grateful to all the individuals who have spent so much effort, so much effort, so much effort, so much effort and so much work.