OK, so we'd all love to
earn a few extra bucks, right? Well, if you're a web designer,
graphic designer or other creative, the answer might be closer than
you think. Of course, we're talking about the AmeriCommerce Theme
Store! Today we're going to talk about how, by simply doing what you
do best – creating beautiful web page templates – you can start
to earn a generous recurring commission to give your wallet a healthy
Let's start with the
basics. What is a theme? Well, these days, lots of people want to
hook up their own website and sell stuff online. But it can be tough.
Web design often requires a level of technical expertise that Joe
Public can only dream of...but, on the other hand, hiring a designer
to create a totally custom website can be really expensive, and these
are bills you can ill-afford when you're just trying to get started.
that's where themes come in. They're basically templates
people to download, install and edit – the bulk of the work has
been done in terms of structure, layout and design, and all the
end-user needs to do is add in their content and/or products.
Themes mean that even
total beginners can enjoy a professional, functional, beautiful and
responsive website...all without any training, and at a fraction of
the price of a custom site.
in it for me?
it's great for the users...but what about you?
here's just a flavor of the awesome stuff you can expect when you
start selling themes through AmeriCommerce:
to 70% commission rate,
each and every time a user buys your theme
which gives you the peace of mind to know that, should you spot an
error after your theme's been approved and added to the Theme Store,
you can make the appropriate changes
let you cater to different budgets with your themes. We offer tiered
pricing of $95, $150 or $300.
theme approval meaning
you won't be kicking your heels waiting around for us to approve
first step is to sign
up for a test site. You
just need to complete a short sign-up form, and we'll send you an
email with information for your sandbox account.
up, you need to build
We've got a range of helpful
to guide you on your way and answer any questions you may have. Of
course, if there's anything we haven't covered, you can raise a
support ticket and we'll get back to you.
it's time to submit
We like to keep things nice and simple, so we've created a list of
criteria that all themes must meet before they go live...check out
for this list in full.
need to build from scratch
you hate that 'blank canvas' at the beginning of each project, fear
not. Every AmeriCommerce theme is built from our 'Base' theme, which
uses the bootstrap framework. It gives you a complete toolset, 100%
table-less layouts and complete control over the look and feel for
all pages in our Ecommerce app. In short, it's a huge
what happens when my Theme is live?
your theme's approved, it's added to our Theme
at which point it can be browsed and purchased by AmeriCommerce
users. Themes can be browsed and filtered by features, color, price,
industry and style, so users are able to find a theme that really
works for them.
There are just 52 themes
currently available within our Store, so you're likely to get plenty
of visibility from your theme However, this number is always growing
so we encourage you to act quickly to take advantage of this great
Little bugs and issues
with your theme are to be expected, and – while we encourage
designers to deal with these issues directly – we recognise that
not everybody wants to spend time offering support once the theme is
live. That's why we offer two different options.
you to fix these bugs as and when they arise. Customers are
encouraged to email all support issues directly to you, so you'll
need to be able to advise them when necessary. Of course, the extra
commitment is recognised with a higher payout of 70% per purchase.
supported by our team here at AmeriCommerce, reducing the burden on
you as a designer. However, they are less lucrative for you as a
designer, paying out 30% of every purchase fee.
If you like what you
hear, it couldn't be easier to get started.
head over and complete our Sign
form right now and we'll send you an e-mail with all the information
About the Author
We're a bunch of nerds, a few cat people, several musicians, numerous gaming addicts, countless beard aficionados, and possibly a hipster or two. Since 2005 our team has been building one of the world's most powerful E-Commerce platforms designed to do stuff other platforms can't.
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