Promoting, The Right Way!

Few weeks back I released a WordPress theme – Portraiture.

When I first released it, I thought it will be a huge hit and that too all by it self, with zero external force. Quickly I realized I was wrong. For a week I was checking Google Analytics every day to monitor progress and hits. Damn, It was depressing.

So eventually I decided to take some steps. I started of with tweeting on twitter. Result was bad. I had such good product for community and didn’t know how to promote it.

Then, I went back to grand daddy of information – Google. And after a couple of hours of research. I understood that I was doing it all wrong.

It doesn’t matter if your product is good or bad. If you want to sell, You need to market it right!

In short, I learnt an important MBA lesson :) Anyways, If you want to promote you WordPress theme then following are the places you wanna hit:

  1. http://weblogtoolscollection.com/
  2. http://www.simplethemes.org/
  3. http://wordpress.org/support/forum/themes-and-templates
  4. http://wordpress3themes.com/

There’s one more thing that I did! I searched Google for free themes and started posting comments and links. Don’t spam though, give brief intro about your theme

Result? 100+ downloads in less than two weeks.

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Neeraj Kumar

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