A couple of weeks ago, and just before I came down with a slight fever, I started talking about having your own unique premium WordPress theme created. Here’s the gist of it.
The same designer who created the two very successful Multiple Streams Themes for me will create a WordPress theme for you to your specifications. No-one else in the world will have a theme like yours.
You will own it outright and you can do anything you like with it. Give it away, sell it, have it designed for a client, whatever you want to do with it.
It’s yours and yours alone and we’ll have no control at all over what you do with it. It will be completely copyrighted to you:-
And I also then spoke about the importance of having a game plan.
If you decide that having your own unique theme created is the thing for you, then you also need to make sure you know exactly what your game plan is and how you expect to make your money back on the expenditure. I like every project to pay for itself within at least 2 weeks of launch:-
Let me put it like this. If you sold your new theme directly to your mailing list of say a few hundred people and without any other promotion, then I would expect you to easily make at least a thousand dollars if you sold it at $10 a copy.
If you have a larger mailing list, then you’d make a whole lot more money.
This is only true as long as you know what you’re doing.
Now I’ve taken care to say all this because I don’t want you to buy this design service if you’re not going to at least double your money on the deal and do it quickly.
You may not care about this, but I do.
The only exceptions I can think of with this is if you’re going to give it away to promote a site and build your mailing list in preparation to making money, or it’s for some other long term promotional plan you have running, or it’s for a site you have that you want to look a little bit special.
I also want to point out that right now at this point in time, I have no idea if there’s any demand at all for what I’m offering.
I know people like to buy WordPress themes if they’ll help them make money, and I also know that clients like well designed and functional WordPress themes.
But what I don’t know is if anyone will want to dig in their pockets and have a custom theme designed and coded for them and then cash in like I have. This is certainly not for everybody.
I’ve spoken to the designer, and he’s told me he can take on TWO jobs. The graphic design and conversion process to a WordPress theme from beginning to end will take 2-3 weeks depending on the complexity and the number of design changes you ask for.
It will go much faster if you already have an idea of what you want from a theme and can show us a site you already like the look of.
In a couple of days time, I’ll put up a buy link on this blog to purchase a theme creation and the first two buyers get the job done for them and I’ll then take the buy link down.
If you want both slots, buy one and then do it again.
One of two things will happen. Either both slots go immediately, in which case the link will disappear almost as soon as I put it up, or I’ve done such a good job of asking you not to buy if you’re unsure, that no-one will buy.
I’ll say it again, this is NOT for everybody.