A few days ago I visited a forum related to internet marketing and its audience is Indonesian people. And found a thread with the title “Hunting Dollars With Selling WordPress Themes” (the title is translated from Indonesian) which tells the success story of person who has hobby with WordPress themes for his Adsense account. He took pains to struggle to get the revenue from Adsense. And not good at Amazon. Not that he could not find dollars on the internet at all. But there’s more.
He has found a marketplace that peddle WordPress themes, named Theme Forest. He jumped into the marketplace and started selling WordPress themes. Statistics over time continue to achieve its sales rose sold hundreds of copies in a month. He shows a screen shot of sales and income statistics in April 2012, 370 sales generating net profit $ 10,181.50. And then for the month of May (when he shows his screen shot, the sale still goes on for the month) – 107 sales and net profit $ 2,867.20. The data is taken from Berburu Dollar Dengan Jualan WordPress Themes.
Yes definitely, his performance was remarkable. Though he was not a programmer nor web designer. He’s just like work especial WordPress themes. Eventually he had a talent for modifying the WordPress themes. He is not building themes from scratch. And also not to recruit someone to make a WordPress theme from scratch with expensive budget.
He just downloaded a theme and then modify it by far does not violate copyright of the developer. Yes of course, he did not hijack the copyrights of others. Then he sold it to ThemeForest. Yeah sure, he’s not just selling one kind of WordPress theme, but some WordPress themes. This success story inspirate to people who can not make a WordPress theme from scratch but can sell a WordPress theme to someone. Yes of course, not just ThemeForest, there are still some marketplace that can be tried to sell WordPress themes. Currently, the Theme Forest is rank #209 on the Alexa for traffic in worldwide. It is fantastic!