Sometimes life catches up in ways that take you away from things you want to be doing. It’s been a few weeks hasn’t it? I added a new freebie today. Considering the traffic I get here, it’s not surprising there hasn’t been a single download of either.
While I know the template probably isn’t everyone’s “cup of tea” (or coffee, or latte, or energy drink) I can’t believe I’m the only one in the world who likes it. I suppose I need a catch phrase like “Home of the $10 template” (and a couple of free ones, too!). While I may like to write and may like to design, I’m the world’s worst sales and marketing person.
Anyway, here are three that were used to get the new cart going in the right direction. Or you can click the link that says “WordPress Templates” at the top of the page.
Yes, I do have some “normal” looking ones coming up
I’m still a wanna be writer and likely will be for the rest of my life but I’ll keep wanting to be, I suppose. In the meantime, I have this nifty software that I bought for the occasional web site that I might build for this customer or that. I do web hosting, remember? In any case, rather than let it go to waste, I’ve been making WordPress templates. These won’t be “all the bells and whistles” included kind of templates; simply straight forward what you see is what you get.
I thought about making some with all the “bells and whistles” but the more I researched the more I realized that most of those “bells and whistles” are wasted space on the customer’s hosted account. Besides, the WordPress developers have a dynamite database of plugins. I can pull in some of those plugins but then I have the job of anticipating exactly what a potential buyer would want. That is a particularly difficult task when sometimes a plugin promises something that it doesn’t quite deliver or delivers something that isn’t exactly what the customer wanted. Best to let the customer find his or her own plugins and get exactly what they want.
So, we arrive back to my simple templates. Oh, some will have custom headers coded into them for those who might like the layout and colors but want a different header up top. I’ve got a little more tweaking to do on the really simple ones and a cart to install, prices to set and then off we go! There might even (almost certainly will) be a freebie or two.
In the next week or so, I should have a small inventory up and loaded into a cart. See you soon.