If you’re a freelance or self-employed web designer or developer you know all too well about the ups and downs of cash flow. You’ll also know that the concept of passive income in our field is not one that many of us web workers entertain or know much about. So here’s what I can share with you on the subject of creating and profiting from a passive income as a web geek … and hopefully give you an insight into how you can smooth out the peaks and valleys of your cash flow in a way that can truly change your life.
Posts Tagged ‘Wordpress’
Some of the best free WordPress themes will take the design of your blog or website to a whole new level … if you can find them. How to locate a great WordPress theme is like panning for gold. Every now and then, your patience is rewarded and you find a free theme that just shines head and shoulders above the rest; a rare nugget that feels like it could almost be a premium theme if the author wanted it to be.
This crop of WordPress themes moves the “free line” closer to Premium than ever before. Regular readers will know that late last year I featured “413 Best Free WordPress Themes” which although cool, felt like overload. I mean, sifting through 413 WordPress themes is no small task. So with this round up, I’ve saved you some time and handpicked what I feel are some of the best free WordPress themes currently available.
So lets get this show on the road! Let me start with a free theme that I liked immediately.
There are more WordPress SEO plugins out there than you can poke a stick at; or ever use. I’ve seen at least twenty SEO plugins for WordPress and I wonder who the heck has time to use even a fraction of them? You can learn the bulk of the SEO game by understanding the simple words of StomperNet’s Brad Fallon … “Use your keywords early, and often”.
If you’ve tried to put video on a WordPress powered site, you’ll know it’s a little tricky to make it all work. Afterall, you’ll need to encode the video, upload it somewhere, then embed a player into your WordPress post. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can go about putting video onto your WordPress site.
WordPress baby themes aren’t something I get asked for everyday. But I got an interesting email asking me if I knew of any good ones. I didn’t offhand so I did some digging around and what I found for WordPress baby themes was weak sauce. The themes were either lame or overpriced or both. I found this surprising considering how much demand there is for parenting and baby information and products; a highly emotional market with motivated readers and buyers (parents!). You WordPress theme designers out there might want to take note and fill a void while there is one.
Personally, if you are looking for a WordPress baby theme here’s what I would do. Continue reading…
Some don’t know about free hosting for WordPress blogs. I mean, if you are in the business of designing and developing sites or you’re just savvier than the average Joe then yeah, you’ll know you can host a WordPress blog for free. However, many people don’t know about the joys of WordPress, let alone they can get their own WordPress blog with free hosting. So here’s the perfect solution you can recommend to low budget clients … you know, the one’s you have to turn away due to budget constraints.
With 2008 coming to a close in a couple of months, we’re showcasing the best free WordPress themes from around the web. WordPress continues to go from strength to strength and the volume and quality of free WordPress themes released in 2008 is staggering.
This makes 2008 another epic year for WordPress users who have more free themes, plug-ins, hacks and fellow users to draw upon than ever before. Why are these 413 themes the best? Simple … because they were hand picked by some of the top web design and development blogs on the planet then tagged, bookmarked and shared by tens of thousands of people across the major social networks. Continue reading…