Create Additional Income Streams

I am loving the freelance life, but until my plan of winning the lottery becomes a reality, I will continue to be on the lookout for ways to maximize what’s going into my wallet while minimizing what’s coming out of it.

Raj Dash wrote an excellent article about creating multiple income streams for digital nomads. I’d like to build on the foundation that he’s written, in hopes that you might be able to find a way to put a bit more cash into the pockets of your pajamas.

* E-books, books – Raj’s article is a bit skewed towards writers, but anyone can write and sell a tutorial on a topic they know thoroughly. If you plan on selling it, have a professional editor/proof-reader go over it. Excellent content will sell, but if it’s full of grammatical errors, you’re making it harder than it needs to be.
* Ad Revenue – Your website could be making you money. Google Adsense can make you some cash if you have a lot of traffic. BuySellAds.com will place ads on your site, and split the profits with you. Entrecard has an interesting system to monetize your blog. With a good ad system in place, you can focus on providing quality content to get people to your site.

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I am loving the freelance life, but until my plan of winning the lottery becomes a reality, I will continue to be on the lookout for ways to maximize what’s going into my wallet while minimizing what’s coming out of it.

Raj Dash wrote an excellent article about creating multiple income streams for digital nomads. I’d like to build on the foundation that he’s written, in hopes that you might be able to find a way to put a bit more cash into the pockets of your pajamas.

  • E-books, books – Raj’s article is a bit skewed towards writers, but anyone can write and sell a tutorial on a topic they know thoroughly.  If you plan on selling it, have a professional editor/proof-reader go over it.  Excellent content will sell, but if it’s full of grammatical errors, you’re making it harder than it needs to be.
  • Ad Revenue – Your website could be making you moneyGoogle Adsense can make you some cash if you have a lot of traffic.  BuySellAds.com will place ads on your site, and split the profits with you.  Entrecard has an interesting system to monetize your blog.  With a good ad system in place, you can focus on providing quality content to get people to your site. Leer más “Create Additional Income Streams”

A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes

The premium theme market has really exploded in the past few years. There are now many of premium themes sites (i.e. WooThemes) for WordPress alone, and that’s not even counting the hundreds of authors who publish themes on marketplaces like Themeforest or Mojo Themes.

With so many options out there, it can be hard for buyers to know which theme to buy, so here are a few key elements to pay attention to when shopping around.

Although this article applies mainly to WordPress themes, most of the advice here can be applied to any theme out there.

Whether you’re a designer looking to put up a blog or portfolio, a developer looking for a quick way to get a client’s WordPress site up, or a WordPress theme developer wanting to know how to make your theme more attractive to theme buyers, this guide should help you see what makes a premium WordPress theme great.


by Sacha Greif

A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes

The premium theme market has really exploded in the past few years. There are now many of premium themes sites (i.e. WooThemes) for WordPress alone, and that’s not even counting the hundreds of authors who publish themes on marketplaces like Themeforest or Mojo Themes.

With so many options out there, it can be hard for buyers to know which theme to buy, so here are a few key elements to pay attention to when shopping around.

Although this article applies mainly to WordPress themes, most of the advice here can be applied to any theme out there.

Whether you’re a designer looking to put up a blog or portfolio, a developer looking for a quick way to get a client’s WordPress site up, or a WordPress theme developer wanting to know how to make your theme more attractive to theme buyers, this guide should help you see what makes a premium WordPress theme great. Leer más “A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes”

WordPress Theme Development: Custom versus Commercial

WordPress theme development and design is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of web development. Whether you’re building a custom theme for a client’s website or designing a theme for widespread distribution, WordPress theme development is one of the most sought-after skills in our industry currently.

As a freelance web designer specializing in WordPress, I spend roughly half of my time designing themes to release as commercial products through my company, ThemeJam. The rest of my time is spent building custom themes for clients through my consultancy, CasJam Media.

In this article, I will break down these two avenues of WordPress theme development and discuss how you, the designer/developer, might approach each situation differently.

For the sake of easy labeling, I’ll refer to each as follows:

* Custom Theme: Refers to a theme designed for a client or personal project.
* Public Theme: Refers to a theme designed for distribution as a commercial product or free download.


WordPress Theme Development: Custom versus Commercial

WordPress theme development and design is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of web development. Whether you’re building a custom theme for a client’s website or designing a theme for widespread distribution, WordPress theme development is one of the most sought-after skills in our industry currently.

As a freelance web designer specializing in WordPress, I spend roughly half of my time designing themes to release as commercial products through my company, ThemeJam. The rest of my time is spent building custom themes for clients through my consultancy, CasJam Media.

In this article, I will break down these two avenues of WordPress theme development and discuss how you, the designer/developer, might approach each situation differently. Leer más “WordPress Theme Development: Custom versus Commercial”