Saturday, March 29, 2014

Difference Between Premium WordPress Themes vs. Free Themes

Generally the wordpress users prefer to choose free wordpress themes. After reading this post, you’ll definitely prefer premium wordpress themes over free themes.

Following are the differences between both themes Free vs Premium:

The free themes offered in wordpress have simple design and are made by following the basic theme structure. It is suitable when the user only needs to spread content, but these are limited in stock.

These come with default settings that provide good user experience.

Moreover the color and styles are not provided in many themes so it may be tough to get your website’s outlook.

On the other side the premium themes are occupied with latest designs and many settings are offered that are very easy to use to make your theme exclusive, attractive and best quality. But to get these features you need to pay.

Difference between free themes and premium themes

1. The design of premium themes is made by spending good time that getting these designs really worth to grab money from the user.

However it doesn't mean that free themes are awkwardly designed but the premium themes offer extraordinary design experience.

So if you want to begin a blog or website to promote your exceptional brand, these designs will worth your product. The premium themes are design while keeping the user’s choice on priority.

2. The premium themes are coded well and have excellent quality instead of free designs. These should be chosen when:

  • Buyer needs bug tested themes or he can claim for money back.
  • Sellers do not want troubleshooting frequently to eliminate their issues.
  • Sellers who offer poor quality themes, definitely get their reputation down and ultimately have low production.
  • Premium themes are actually the best way to choose.

3. The theme settings are the vital difference offered between regular and paid themes. Many free themes don’t have a quick option to update them but in premium themes you can rely on the panel that will update the settings.

In the panel section, configure settings are provided for diverse content requirements where you can find settings for google analytics code and social media. It offers multiple settings and variable themes.

The theme panel offers the most convenient user experience for non technical person and tech savvy people. 

4. While using free themes, you should take care of updates made by theme’s author. Mostly the free themes are not updated regularly with the speed of Wordpress posts that cause security discrepancies.

In many cases the free themes are designed for quality purposes but the users may not be specialized in coding to use them well due to which several security troubles occur.

Therefore severe protection issues occur while with these themes. On the other side, in paid themes, the users can get required help from support forums provided in the particular themes.

Also you can raise a query if you have troubles.

5. As, every premium theme is introduced with the customer care service generally through forums, it ads significant value to your experience. Also the support forums are always active and users can get valuable information through them.

Thus, we can see above the vital differences between premium and free Wordpress themes in terms of quality, user experience, exclusiveness and layout. Since these themes are offered at reasonable rates, therefore it is a better choice to choose them over the free themes for your business.

Tips for Writing Guest Posts on Other Blogs

You may wonder reading that several popular brands have got advantages through guest blogs. So here in this post, we will give you some important points to write great guest posts. Before starting to learn how to write guest posts, lets have a quick look on the benefits. The common benefits of writing guest posts are:
  1. Get position as a popular brand
  2. More popularity and spread your information
  3. Quality backlinks
You can achieve the above benefits by posting content on the popular blogs. For this you need to search for blogs that have adequate audience and size. If you are familiar with your goals, you can find the relevant blogs that can prove to be suitable for your guest posts.
  1. At first you need to determine guest post chances. Always find the relevant blogs to your niche.
  2. Google is the best search engine to find the blogs for your guest posts. Search using the keywords like "guest post", "submit a guest post", "accepting guest posts", "guest post guidelines" etc to approach the blogs that accept guest posts made by other people.
  3. Are you familiar with the productive guest blogger in your niche? Research about the productive bloggers in your industry. It will be advantageous as you’ll get recommendations of other bloggers too.
  4. If you research on the backlinks history of your competitors then you’ll come to know that they get significant percentage of backlinks from guest posts. Just check out the backlink source of them, it will be clear to you.
  5. Many bloggers and guest posters share their posts on the social networks. Twitter is the best source to search and get the latest tweets in your niche. Follow those links to know about the blogs that allow guest posts.
  6. MyBlogGuest is a group of guest bloggers where you can register free and find blogs that allow guest posts. However it is good to create own information on your need to write guest posts for a specific need. Then bloggers can help you in find out.
  7. Also, once you find a relevant blog, you need to follow few guidelines before making your post.

  8. i) Type of content written by the bloggers.

    i) You should be familiar with the type of content of your target blog. You may be familiar with the basic of content type mentioned in the blog but there are also other factors you should be familiar with: type of audience the blogger has such as general customers or business to business customers.

  9. Sometimes, blogs offer guest posts but these are not for social sharing or posts on website. In such case guest post may not work well if you want to create solid image or attract traffic to your website.
  10. Some kinds of blogs allow guest posts written by specific range of folks like freelancer, business consultant and bloggers. This is vital to know when you introduce your purpose to guest post on the particular blog.
  11. In order to get your guest post approved, you need to follow the pitch of the blog owner that he uses for his audience.
  12. It is important to get identified from the blogger list. This helps you more in getting your posts approved. This can be done by posting on their latest posts on regular basis instead of doing spam.
  13. When the blog owner includes your business, posts on social media or approves another guest post, it is the best chance to create the guest post.
The final aspect you should know that before contacting the blog owner, you should read complete guest post guidelines to get your application accepted.

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to Make Money Online Using Your Blog

Want to make money online? Blogging is the best possible way out being a very simple practice and spanking one out in today’s business. There are thousands of people who find it fun to start a blog and make money online.

Blogs are nothing but a website like an online magazine or diary which needs to be kept updated. It actually has a specific topic to be discussed about like in a discussion forum. Wordpress and bloggers are two most common programs that are used to construct blogs. Quality content of a blog is one thing that attracts the attention of the readers. Customization and Personalization of blogs also makes it useful to bring it in the eyes of readers. But if your intention is purely to earn money through blogging, then content writing cannot alone serve the purpose.

For the approach of earning income, you have to not only write content and wait for your money to come in but also have to sell some related products, services etc. To cut out short there are easy ways to make money online through blogs.

Tips to make money from your blog

Here are few tips you can use to make money from your blog.

CPC programs:
There are various networks that one can use on CPC. The most common of all is the Google Adsense. A few alternatives are AdBrite, Chitika etc. These are large appropriate advertising networks, a way through which you can allocate parts of your blog for various advertisements.

Here just you need to sign up with those networks, ask for code to display ads and wait for the money to come in. The ad networks scan the article, then find relevant ad according to the written content and display those ads beside the articles. This makes the article content and process much more understandable to the reader. Google Adsense pays on per click basis.

Direct Advertising:
Here there will be no need of involving a third party. The bloggers can directly negotiate with the one who is interested to put an ad over the blog. The interested advertisers will directly contact the bloggers in case where the bloggers provides advertising space on their websites. It can be graphic advertisement or some text advertisement of a link to the other site. But in either way, the blogger needs to first develop its audience then try to attract advertisers.

Affiliate marketing:
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to earn income through blogs. For this the blogger just needs to have information regarding how to get started over it and what program he/she needs to sign up for the same. It is the best way to make more money without doing many efforts. You just need to be in contact with the community or society on a regular basis which will make it easier to sell of affiliate products to them, specially the once required by them. is a great site for affiliate product selling. It provides the details of product you want to sell. Be sure to have the one with great goodwill and good payout. It can give you up to 80% commission, but it is the case with some products, not all. There is no kind of overhead or delivery cost involved here; the blogger just get the commission part once the sale is completed. It is actually promoting other people’s product. Amazon, Linkshare are some of the examples of larger affiliate programs.

Blog marketing:
After direct advertising, blog marketing is a way out to earn more money online by monetizing your blogs. It helps to link various sites to your blogs. It joins bloggers with various companies. But the thing to be kept in mind during blog marketing is the reputation of the site the blogger is providing link of. The reason behind this is that- linking with the site having bad reputation can not only spoil the bloggers reputation in front of readers but also for the search engines.

Social marketing:
Popularize your blogs over social sites, this will help you to build a strong audience and readers who would like to read your contents and promotions if made appropriately. The resultant will increase the level of social media activities on your site leading to a higher ranking level in search engine results.

Selling own products and other Merchandise:
The various websites connect the bloggers and companies who want and are interested in selling their product through online support. The bloggers can write product details and reviews and can earn revenue in return.

Other than products, other type of stuffs referred to as merchandise can also be a part of this. Bloggers can make it useful be selling merchandise without actually manufacturing it. No inventory or shipping charges are involved. But they could earn a percentage of income through the sales of the merchandise. This involves the existence of third party in the transaction to some extent.

One of the other alternatives is selling your own product. If you have an offline business other than blog writing then you can advertise your own product and increase the sale of the product which in turn will help you earn more income. If not involved in any business, then especially for student bloggers one can write an eBook on some present evolving trends and advertise its sale on your blogs. This will help to earn income from other than having blogging income.

One can add donation button to the blog through PayPal. You need to sign up for PayPal account, get a code to link your account and copy paste the code on your blog. Once the code is inserted on the blog the donation button is created and when the visitor clicks on the donation button, the reader or visitor is taken to the personal PayPal donation page. And finally the money deposited by the visitors will be deposited in the bank account directly. However this does not help to make much income but is a supportive step.

The blogger can propose consulting services to other people and business. This would help the people use the expertise of the bloggers, their knowledge and implement in a useful way in their particular tasks. To take an example, the blogger can advice people for writing a successful blog or developing a blog to attract audience etc. This helps in return to earn a supportive income.

In this way you can monetize your blogs and earn a high income and fulfill your wish of earning or making money online upto your best possible efforts.

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