July 10th, 2008 13 Comments

Market Leverage and Google Adsense

WPTD is turning 3 months old and since I started I have focused my energy on branding, building traffic, and gaining loyal subscribers. Therefore, it’s about time I step-up in Monetizing this site. From now on, other than continually releasing WordPress Themes, I will also be blogging about Making Money Online and Internet Marketing. Both topic interests me a lot, and I thought this would be the most opportune time to inject personality into this site.

Therefore, I have signed-up for Google Adsense and got approved right away. I will be using it not only on WPTD but also on other Niche Websites I have been working on. I hope to be making this site content-rich from now on as this would absolutely help me earn from it.

I have also joined Market Leverage. It was an easy choice for me to do that since they have offered to sponsor a contest on WPTD, we are still in the process of finalizing the arrangement. Hopefully, I will be able to kick off the contest next week. Something to look forward to since our deal sounds really awesome. I would really love to get those items myself (but its for you my dear readers) so do not miss out the chance to win their cool prizes.

I have also noticed the way Market Leverage treats their publishers, it’s nice to be able to interact with them to try to come up with awesome ideas that could be beneficial to both parties. Definitely a win-win situation as 90% of my site’s traffic comes from USA, so I am hoping to be beneficial to the Market Leverage Family and to have a long term relationship with them.

Lastly, I will now start working on continually increasing my RSS Subsctribers, I’ve been a tad behind but it doesn’t matter, as I’ve said, I’m all in for Blogging Idol.

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June 8th, 2008 8 Comments

WP Theme Designer’s Growth Report

May Stats

I do monitor my site’s growth.. the reason is that I want to know if I am headed at the right direction and if I have successfully followed my Goals. What is nice about this site is that.. right from the start, it has always exceeded my expectations. In fact, most of the time I am having a hard time catching up. But challenges like this keeps me on my feet and after all, that is always a good thing.

This site was online on April 13, 2008 and will be turning 2 months old next week.

April 2008
Unique Visitors = 3342
Number of Visits = 4280
Pages = 38910
Hits = 257389
RSS Subscribers: 150
Alexa Rank: 300,xxx

May 2008.
Average Daily Visits = 400
Unique Visitors = 8151
Number of Visits = 11508
Pages = 103644
Hits = 640031
RSS Subscribers: 275+
Alexa Rank: 190,xxx

Number of WordPress Theme Releases = 4 Themes

Goals for June 2008
Average Daily Visits = 500
RSS Subscribers = 350
Number of WordPress Theme Releases = 10 Themes

Lastly, I would like to inform you guys that I am currently looking for a “how-to” person that I could hire to provide Customer Support. I already have 3 people applying for the position but I simply want to make sure that I am going to hire someone that is friendly and helpful at the same time. I do know that I am not obliged to provide this service since I am not offering Premium Themes but I do feel guilty everytime somebody asks me how to customize or fix something on the theme. I am also uninstalling the forum and thought of a different and an easier way to handle and manage customer support. I will introduce him/her to everyone soon.. Hopefully, this will be a relief on my part so I can have more time focusing on my other projects and producing more Free Themes for you here, and indeed an advantage for all of you to finally have a buddy on here you can turn to, right?.. Lol. 😀

By the way, I have finalized how we are going to pick winners for the Premium Themes Give-away Contest, more info on my next post.

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April 23rd, 2008 15 Comments

Bits and Pieces

I am not in the mood to write a long post nor do I have something grand to say.. I hope these bits and pieces will do for today..

Goodbye Stumbleupon!
What’s up with stumbleUpon? It’s not giving the usual traffic as it does before. A lot of accounts have been banned as well (even established ones). I understand that they are doing some clean-up but have they overdone it? Even editing your own review would need a captcha? Oh.. Come on!!

I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of them are attacking each other! But really.. it all boils down to one thing.. “Controversy creates Traffic”. Thus, they are actually doing each other a favor.. if you attack me, that’s a hot issue right there.. and people would want to hear my side of the story so I also gain visitors! We both have heavy traffic! We both earn money! We’re both happy. *winks*

1 Design a Day Challenge w/ a Twist!!
(If you haven’t, pls read my previous post) I am determined to do this! At the moment, I am just gathering ideas from people.. But I also want to connect to my audience and make it interactive. So here is my idea..

I show you my Design.. I’ll leave it for 24 hours so you can comment on it.. tell me what I have to improve on .. what to add .. and even change.. then I will post a revised version of it in the next 24 hours. Fun isn’t it? Just one problem.. The title “1 Design a Day Challenge” won’t fit into this idea anymore.. Lol.

Advertise on this Blog
I have Four 125×125 spot on my sidebar. Each spot is at $25/90 or $10/30 Days. I know this is just a new site but I am gaining steady traffic and 85 RSS Subscribers in just 10 Days of being online. What does this tell you? wpthemedesigner.com is growing fast and definitely has potential. Also, I will make sure I promote my own “Design Challenge” as heavily as possible.. that alone should make this blog busy. If you are interested, please contact me (yahoo/gmail:wpthemedesigner).

WP Themes
I am now working on the next Free WordPress Theme that I’ll release for free! Also, thank you so much for the warm response on the Mag On Wood Theme. If you have time, please be kind to vote for the theme on the Lunarpages Design Contest.

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