1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Make $100/day selling footer links to Wordpress Theme sponsors.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by acidevil, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    298
    Location:
    imagine-freedom
    The Concept:
    Create Wordpress Themes and sell footer links to advetisers over online auction.
    The links the webmasters buy are placed in the footer section of the Theme. The Theme is then promoted. Users download and install the Theme and the webmasters get backlinks.

    Average Reported Income:
    $100 - $200 per Wordpress Theme.

    The Method:
    Webmasters are ever looking to get their website placed higher in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages). To carry this out, they ought to have a lot of backlinks to the website that are built up over time. One way to get backlinks over time is to pay you to include a link to their website in the Wordpress Themes that you create.

    You sell the available link spots for the footer of your Wordpress Theme over online auction at the Digital Point Forums. After auction closes, you collect payment from top bidders. They pay you in Paypal, you afterward add their links into the footer of your Wordpress Theme as a "Sponsored Link".

    What you put in the footer looks similar to this:

    Proudly powered by Wordpress | Design by: Designer Link
    Sponsored By: Sponsored Link #1 | Sponsored Link #3 |Sponsored Link #3

    As you can see above, you also have the option to sell the "Designed by" link, which would take in the total amount to be 4 links. Always sell your designer link for a little bit more as opposed to your other links.

    You can always Google for "Create Wordpress Theme" and find many other larger amount of pages that explain how to do obtain a theme.

    Finally, you to promote the Theme.Zip up your theme, create screen captures of it, and submit it to the following Wordpress Theme submission websites:

    Code:
    hxxp://forums.digitalpoint.c0m
    hxxp://w3.bloggingthemes.c0m
    hxxp://w3.freelayouts.c0m
    hxxp://w3.freewordpressthemes.c0m
    hxxp://w3.namepros.c0m
    hxxp://themebot.c0m
    hxxp://w3.themesbase.c0m
    hxxp://board.themevibes.c0m
    hxxp://web2feel.c0m
    hxxp://w3.webtalkforums.c0m
    hxxp://w3.wpthemesfree.c0m
    hxxp://w3.wpskins.0rg
    hxxp://w3.webmaster-talk.c0m
    hxxp://w3.wpthemedatabase.c0m
    hxxp://themeboss.c0m
    hxxp://w3.wordpressthemebase.c0m
    hxxp://w3.wptmp.c0m
    hxxp://w3.talktheme.c0m
    hxxp://ithemes.0rg
    hxxp://w3.blogzoop.c0m
    Summary Overview:
    1. Have a domain and hosting to showcase your Wordpress Themes.
    2. Create a new Wordpress Theme.
    3. Install the Theme into a subdirectory of your website as a "Demo".
    4. Go to DP Forums > Buy, Sell, Trade >
    5. Create an post showcasing your Theme and asking for bids for the footer links.
    6. People will bid for the links, auction-style.
    7. Close the thread 72 hours later.
    8. Contact the winning bidders for payment by PM.
    9. Receive payment. Add their links to your Wordpress Theme.
    10. Promote the theme, by submitting it to Wordpress Theme submission sites.
    11. Recontact thriving bidders, let them know it is completed.

    Final Word:
    I am always suprised when I read regarding how Wordpress users are so ticked off that they downloaded a free Wordpress Theme and discover that it has sponsored links. They get upset, so be forwarned. Sometimes, people think that the authors should create the themes for the hell.

    Also note, such technique has carried on considered "Grey Hat", because Google does not approve of webmasters purchasing links in order to get higher list in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). However, these are Google's rules; there is nothing against the law about working at this.​
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 6
  2. eyashwant

    eyashwant Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2009
    Messages:
    582
    Likes Received:
    57
    Occupation:
    Delivering Results & Success through Content Marke
    Location:
    Everywhere...want to join me?
    Home Page:
    I have many themes designed by me. Grand themes. I want to sell footer links. Can I sell in BHW. Then please tell me the forum name. Because i dont want to get banned for this.

    Then tell me other list of websites where I can sell it.
     
  3. 195471

    195471 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    260
    Reported by whom?
     
  4. acidevil

    acidevil Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    298
    Location:
    imagine-freedom
    well,i guess u have to read the bhw's tos on selling those theme over here..or maybe DP.
     
  5. carbpm

    carbpm Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    9
    thanks for the ideea, i think i can do this better even automate it a lil bit :D
    but i`ll do some self promotion, firts
     
  6. Deviance

    Deviance Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    143
    Ahem, doesn't making a nice wordpress theme take time?
     
  7. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Student, Webmaster
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    or u cud hire someone frm freelancer website n sell links to make profit...
     
  8. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2008
    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    123
    Yeah outsource it higher a designer to design you 10 themes, get a coder to convert them all into themes - probably cost you $50-75 each.

    Then you could set yourself up an autosubmitter so it autosubmits to all the main sites for you.
     
  9. mightybh

    mightybh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,029
    Likes Received:
    1,714
    Occupation:
    CEO
    Location:
    UK
    Blackhat:

    Download existing free themes that not many people have seen before and add sponsored links to the footer. Only takes a minute.
     
  10. abhi1

    abhi1 Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    349
    Occupation:
    Student, Webmaster
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    haha...old days...i remember editing a wp theme n selling links on dp...i got banned...turned out it was a mods own theme...hehehe...i was 16 bck then...ultimate noob
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  11. photoads

    photoads Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2007
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    96
  12. y2kh8r

    y2kh8r Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    84
    This is not a new method by any means, but the OP did a pretty thorough job of explaining it in detail (except how to make a theme :eek: but that's worthy of a whole new thread... or website) ...

    As others mentioned, making a whole new theme isn't so easy... BUT... what about downloading a decent theme, replacing the header with your own graphics, removing any telltale remarks and calling it your own? Also, there are themes out there that are meant to be customized...
     
  13. qwickpk

    qwickpk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Messages:
    76
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Internet marketing
    Location:
    Sweden
    Artisteer is a really useful program that you can use when you create Wordpress themes. You guys should really try it out, spares a lot of time!