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may sound stupid but as long as the content is good can you make money off free wordpress themes as apposed to premium ones?
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  • Profile picture of the author dressupdown
    yes. It's content that makes you $$$, not the theme.
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    • Originally Posted by dressupdown View Post

      yes. It's content that makes you $$$, not the theme.
      Definitely focus on the content. The theme can play a factor, but it won't be as big of a factor on your revenue as what you're actually showing on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesBorg
    Depending on your niche, the vast majority of your visitors probably won't even know what Wordpress is, let alone whether you're using Wordpress, let alone whether you're using a free or premium theme. And of those who do know whether you're using a free or premium theme, there's only one person in the world who'll base a buying decision on it outside of site flipping, and he's currently in a psychiatric institution to deal with his monomaniacal obsession with 19th-century sewing machines.
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  • Profile picture of the author alliance
    Some of the best wp themes are still free.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    The theme means little.
    What you post and how you optimise those posts is more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhammock
    Yes, you can certainly make money from a free WP theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKing
    In one of my site I am using wordpress default theme with solid good unique content,,, Don't ask me how much I am making and answer to your question , its only content that matters that does not mean you use ugly theme ,,simple decent theme would work does not matter if it is paid or free.
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  • Profile picture of the author wpninja2013
    What visitors care most is the content you created. At the early stage of a site, it is highly recommended focusing on writing unique content. When the traffic goes up, check the visitor information, such as exit rate, duration, ads click rate. If these data below an ordinary level , it is better to use a well-design premium theme as everyone wants to see an attractive website. Plus, premium theme also comes with advanced features such short codes, easy page builder, which will save a decent of time for those who is not familiar with wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
      Originally Posted by wpninja2013 View Post

      What visitors care most is the content you created.
      That's not correct. Course content is important, but the site design (colors, layout, navigation etc) is important too. When I search for some information and find a few similar sites, I close those that have ugly design and bad navigation. All these poor-looking sites are never get added into my bookmarks.
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      • Profile picture of the author wpninja2013
        Originally Posted by CyberSEO View Post

        That's not correct. Course content is important, but the site design (colors, layout, navigation etc) is important too. When I search for some information and find a few similar sites, I close those that have ugly design and bad navigation. All these poor-looking sites are never get added into my bookmarks.
        Everybody prefers to read well-design site, this is no doubt, and I did declared in my post. When compared site design with content, it is obvious, content is more important in most cases. The reason why people visits your pages is that the site provides the information he/she needs, instead of its design.
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  • Profile picture of the author katequinn1983
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    Of course you can. Just make sure that you do not focus on the theme, but on the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    The theme has nothing really to do with potential success as long as there is good quality content on your site.

    Of course you should avoid bad themes that are clearly just awful, but just look around and you'll find what's good for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Collins
    I aspire to Thesis but will NOT purchase it until my IM activities pay for it. Until then free is for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by jumpman233345 View Post

    may sound stupid but as long as the content is good can you make money off free wordpress themes as apposed to premium ones?
    Theme plays a big role in the success of whatever you are promoting.

    Haven't heard people making little changes to their websites and pronto they double their conversion rate.

    Always pick a theme that is tailored towards your niche/product.
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