How to Choose Theme for Blog

How to Choose Perfect Theme For Money Making Blog ~ Part 7

Even if you have Best WordPress Theme or Premium Themes it doesn’t provide guarantee of earning. By mistake if you had chosen wrong theme which is poorly coded can negatively affect your blog.

We are on Part 7 of Money Making Blog Series for Newbies ! In Part 6 we had discussed about How to Increase Security of our New WordPress Blog. Today In this part we will discuss some points to consider before buying any Premium theme for your money making blog. Before I proceed, if you want to check all the previous post, click here to visit the front page of the series.

How to Choose Theme for Blog

Our main focus is to create a blog which makes money, so we are interested only on certain things which can only be present on Money Making WordPress Themes. For bloggers one of the way to generate income from their blog is by placing advertisements on some specific places on same blog. So we should select a theme which make it easy. There are many themes available which are very flexible and provide ease in moving ads from one end to another.

NB : As much as Banner and Text advertisements you will place on your blog income will be higher but there is a limit. Uneven display of banners and links ads may led you to stuffing which audience doesn’t like that what we should avoid doing.

What Perfect Money Making WordPress Theme Should Have?

A Perfect Money making WordPress theme should have following things listed below :

  1. Theme must designed such that it can accommodate at different spots on blog like – Top right corner, right sidebar, above post. below post, footer within post and if required in secondary sidebar as well.
  2. Themes should allow creating widgets and allowing to deposit them easily on the places that attracts attention.

NB : Placing ads on all available places will look like stuffing, so we should avoid these otherwise it will destroy our blog.

High Impression Spots for Banner Ads

There are some spots available on blogs where banners get high Impressions.Impression are the numbers of times any part of the page is displayed to viewer/reader. Every Visitor doesn’t scroll down to the bottom of blog.

Some of the High Impression Spots with High Visibility are :

  • Header
  • Sidebar
  • Top Left and Right Content Area
  • Inside the Content

Perfect Blog Layout

If any theme doesn’t allow to place ad or widget to these areas, then you should not choose these theme for your money making blog. As i said above Perfect Money making WordPress theme should be flexible and provide ease to place ads on this high visibility area.

Things which can be advertised with banners ?

  • You can advertise affiliate products.
  • You can sell ad space to any client.
  • You can advertise your own products as well.

How to Find the Perfect Theme

  • There are many bloggers who are already using these kind of theme you can ask your blogger friend as well.
  • View demo of theme before purchasing.
  • You can ask authors.
  • Reading theme specification will surely help you a lot.

What I Recommend ?

There are so many themes and frameworks there, but i will recommend only those which i use personally.

>>-But Why I am recommending Genesis Framework ?

  • I am using Genesis framework so i know it is working best for me.
  • Genesis supports HTML5 and which make your blog fast, flexible and secure.
  • Genesis themes are highly mobile responsive and supportive.
  • You can place ad anywhere you want on the genesis theme.

In the next part we will discuss about Must have plugin for money making blog.

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15 thoughts on “How to Choose Perfect Theme For Money Making Blog ~ Part 7”

  1. Avatar of Ravi Chahar

    Hi Suprabhat,

    You have listed some great points here. There are many things which matter a lot while choosing theme for your blog.

    It should be responsive, there should be many ad space so that you can make money by placing ads.

    In my opinion Genesis and Thesis have their perfect service. And if know how to design? then go for Thesis.

    Great articles indeed.

    Have a good day.:)

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    1. Avatar of Suprabhat

      Hey Ravi,

      Thanks for visiting MoneyGossips,

      If someone know web theme desining a little bit then He/she should go for Thesis, As Harsh Agarwal from ShoutmeLoud is also using Thesis themes which is working great as well as Genesis is also working great it had so many child themes to select from and we can start working on it anytime and anywhere.

      Thanks for commenting
      Keep Visiting us
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  2. Avatar of Minakshi Srivastava

    Hello Suprabhat,

    Selecting a WordPress theme is one of the important step .When you choosing a WordPress theme there are many points that you will have to keep in your mind like what is purpose to run a blog or readers shows interest in your theme or not and you have mentioned it in detail as how anyone can choose their WordPress theme.

    Thanks for sharing this article with us 🙂

    Have a great day!!

    Minakshi Srivastava
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  3. Avatar of Sahil Arora

    Hello Suprabhat, this is my first visit to your blog. I came through Facebook and found this article really helpful. I am having a premium theme from templatemonster(dot)com and the theme code is theme 46570. I will be glad if you could tell me its good or not as per you. 🙂 Though your tips are damn helpful but I have already purchased it.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Avatar of Suprabhat

    Hey Sahil

    Welcome to MoneyGossips, Sorry to say but whenever i had tried to have a demo of that theme there server goes down, so i can’t say whther the theme was good or bad but it was something like Magazine template i guess, which is mostly suitable for Multi-niche, News niche.

    Thanks for dropping your comment.
    Keep Visiting us.

  5. Avatar of Joy Healey

    Hi Suprabhat,

    Thanks for pointing out what we should consider when choosing a blog theme. I remember the first time I was faced with the choice I was just overwhelmed by all the “pretty” designs and didn’t have a clue about the other things I should be considering.

    This will be a helpful post and stop people making the same mistakes as I did!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy
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    1. Avatar of Suprabhat

      Hi Joy,

      When i was also new to blogging i had also chosen a theme which was good looking and attractive but never even tried to view whether it was nulled or nor even considered “How will i be going to monetize it”.
      But i was newbie now i know how to choose.

      Thanks for putting your views here,
      Keep Visiting us

  6. Avatar of Areesha Noor

    Hi Suprabhat,
    You really point out best option while choosing great theme for success blog,
    After reading this post, I looked at on my theme that I am using for my 3 sites. and after that I found my is 100 % according to your this post.

    This is free theme but have those qualities that you mentioned here.
    Thanks Suprabhat for guiding to us to choosing best theme.

    Areesha Noor!
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  7. Avatar of Satish

    Hi Suprabhat

    Informative post ,i tried below and side bar ads but my blog is getting less ctr its hardly 1% can you please suggest how can increase my blog ctr (CPC is 0.10$)

    Thanks & regards

    1. Avatar of Suprabhat

      Hey Satish,

      Try changing your Ads dimensions also try changing there places it, finding the best ad size and location can only be done by testing them for a particular time period over there.

      Let me know if you need any more help.
      Best Regards

  8. Avatar of Bhajans

    Interesting post! I’m planning to move over my blogger blog to wordpress and I’m looking for a template that suit my needs.

    Any tips appreciated!


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