Step 4: Themes

Don’t have web design in the budget when starting out? No problem. There are collections of amazing looking, professionally coded website templates called themes you can purchase. These are relatively inexpensive, especially if you compare them to a $2,500 designer.

Recommended Theme Resources


Flagship Premium WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes

I’ve purchased so many WordPress themes over the years. I got to say one of my favorites is Divi by Elegant Themes (ET). Their products are intuitive and easy to use and their support is great.

I use Divi for 2 other sites I operate, and I have also used Divi for several client websites over the years. Plans start at $89/year.

Website Jolt used to use Minus by Thrive Themes (they don’t sell it anymore) but now is fully converted over to Divi.

Visit Elegant Themes

Pick a Reputable Theme and Roll with it

Free themes are good for simple HTML websites but for other website builders like WordPress they can get a little tricky. Sure you can find some good looking, free WordPress solutions but they won’t be as clean or professionally maintained as premium offerings. Even if you didn’t pick WordPress as your website builder, still looking into a solid theme.

I started with Strappress (not recommended), then Catchbox Pro (good theme but there are better options), then X-Theme (the first theme I purchased that didn’t require fixes or customizations), then Divi (amazing progression), then Thrive Themes (their plugins are MUCH better than their themes), then StudioPress (great framework – Genesis).

Recommended solutions:

Premium Themes Are Worth It

Premium solutions save so much time, it’s crazy.

ETs’ membership quite possibly provides the best value per dollar in the business. You have access to Divi and Extra, plus 3 premium plugins for unlimited websites.

Note: they have 89 other Legacy themes but since they no longer support them (and will remove them from the membership at some point) I recommend you no longer use them or count them as part of the value.

And while we’re on the topic of saving time, page builders are where it’s at.

* Divi Builder (included in Divi)

* Elementor (annual)

* BeaverBuilder (annual)

* Thrive Architect (annual)

Free Resources to Help Style Your Themes

Your theme will not come with nice looking colors or photos. Check out the resources below to help get you started filling out the skeleton of your website:

Theme Related Posts

The last 3 theme related blog posts are below. To see the posts, head over to the blog page.

No posts in this category yet. Still working on it!

Write a Better About Page

Write a Better About Page

During your quest to build out your website, there's a page that's important but is usually overlooked. That would be the About page. Websites either don't have them or worse, have bad ones that don't even scratch the surface of what their website is about. In this...

Getting Started with Email Marketing Sequences

Getting Started with Email Marketing Sequences

Email marketing is something that internet marketers say is critical and in most cases it is. If you don’t have a list or don’t have a plan, then you’ll be paying a lot of money for access to a SaaS account that is doing you no good. Join me for a quick beginner guide...

Online Business Stats for Beginners

Online Business Stats for Beginners

In this post we'll go over some basic online business stats for beginners and wrap up with a mention to 2 other stats mid to advanced business care about. Basic Online Business Stats Let’s say you had a product or service you’re ready to sell and you decide to market...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This