Web templates are the in-thing now-a-days and most
of them are selling like hot cakes resulting into huge
profits for web template providers. You too can cash-in
on this web template craze and make money. Discussed
in this article are five effective ways of making money
out of web templates.
Five effective ways to make money out of web templates
1.) Creating turnkey pages from web templates
Turnkey websites are the hottest resource on the internet.
If you are a web designer, web hosting company or simply
own a website you can make good money by creating turnkey
websites from readymade web templates.
What are turn key websites?
Turnkey websites are completely functional websites
having relevant content, domain names and hosting. Depending
on the type, turnkey websites can have shopping carts,
interactive scripts, graphics forms, forums, live chats
etc. All that a buyer needs to do is buy the website
and he is ready to do business.
What you need to do?
In order to set up a turn key website business, you
need to do the following;
1) Purchase professional looking web templates with
resell rights or join a template membership program
2.) Modify the web templates by adding relevant content,
links, images and graphics
3.) Purchase domain names and hosting accounts
4) Host the completed web templates as websites
5) Advertise/promote your websites for sale/rent by
SEO and Email marketing
What will be your ROI?
You ROI Will surely be very high. This is because of
the fact that the retail value of turnkey websites is
around $200 - $500 per website and can also go higher
based on the website quality. You can also go for renting
your websites instead of selling them. As you will be
purchasing web-templates for a cheaper cost your ROI
will be higher. The best way to go about it is by joining
membership programs that will give you access to a host
of http://www.buytemplates.netweb templates at a low
one time cost. Also make sure to host your sites with
hosting service providers who offer unlimited domain
name hosting. One good example of a turnkey website
service is ready-set-web.com.
2.) Joining an affiliate program
Affiliate programs are quite popular over the net. If
you have a well ranking website with a good traffic
margin then you can very well join an affiliate program
offered by many if not all web template providers. All
that you need to do is promote their templates and you
can make easy money in the form of commissions.
What you need to do? In order to join an affiliate
program you need to register yourself for the program.
As soon as the registration process is over you will
receive a link or banner advert that you can place on
your website at strategic places. In case your website
visitor clicks the banner and makes the purchase you
get a part of the commission. Commissions can range
from 2% to 10% of the actual sales proceeds. Most companies
use tracking software programs or individual services
like clicksgalore, commission junction etc. for tracking
Some good web template providers who offer affiliate
programs are buytemplates.net, templatehunter.com, templatemagic.net
and webzonetemplates.com Before joining an affiliate
program make sure that the template provider offers
allied/complimentary services like web hosting, search
engine optimization, content insertion, domain name
registration, template customization etc. In fact the
more the complimentary services offered the better will
be your returns.
3.) Reselling/redistributing web templates
If you own a website that attracts good traffic or
is likely to attract traffic in the future, you can
go for purchasing templates as a bulk and reselling
them. To get redistribution rights all that you need
to do is purchase reseller templates that many web template
providers offer today. Some good web template vendors
who offer reseller templates are http://www.buytemplates.net
, http://www.templatemagic.net and freewebsitetemplates.com.
Purchasing reseller templates on your own and reselling
them can fetch you more returns than by joining an affiliate
What you need to do?
All that you need to do is purchase web templates that
come with resell rights. You can then modify the templates
and sell them to potential customers with non-exclusive
rights. You certainly need not be a html pro to start
this business; instead you can partner with template
providers who offer related services like template customization,
hosting, SEO etc. and earn good commissions by referring
your customers to them.
4.) Joining Referral based programs
Referral programs are very unlike affiliate programs
in the sense that they do not involve you to place links
or banner ads on your site. This is basically a word
of mouth program and requires you to promote products
by word-of-mouth. In case a customer referred by you
joins a membership program or buys a web template and
refers your name in the referral section, you get a
commission. But such referral programs are offered by
very few template vendors today.
5.) Web designing with web templates
If you are a professional web designer you can earn
higher returns by making use of web templates. Firstly
you can satisfy your clients with the speed at which
you complete the work and at the same time get more
ROI as the readymade website templates are way cheap.
All that you need to do is buy exclusive templates and
resell them after making modifications. One way to go
about it is by joining membership programs offered by
web template providers. This will give you access to
a host of web templates at a one time cost. Most web
designers can almost double their profits, take care
of multiple projects and also retain customers by making
use of this technique. Also web designers can attract
new customers by lowering their service charges.
So what if you cant make web templates on your
own, you can still cash in on web templates by making
use of these sales techniques.
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