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ZenThemes
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Well, from your thoughts, it seems pretty good that I’ve made the choice of making a niche theme. Glad to see what this marketplace buyers think.

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wahkeenasitka
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wow this is a really interesting thread. thank you CLINE123 for your valuable comments!!

it makes me want to co-create a niche theme w/ a developer. it would be an interesting project to co-create a template as a designer w/ a developer who’s not as good at the design…

i’d love to create a niche theme w/ a focus on yoga / healing arts / massage / new age….

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CLINE123
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wahkeenasitka said
wow this is a really interesting thread. thank you CLINE123 for your valuable comments!! ...

Thank you. Too bad authors here don’t think that way. To them I’m a lazy reseller getting away with their hard work. Maybe I should be ties to the stake and burnt :).

That’s a good idea to team up with a developer. Yes, spas are popular and a good niche theme.

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mpc
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Time to create some wp niche themes ;)

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flixflix
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CLINE123 , the niche website idea is a good one and theme designers should understand that many buyers (especially newbies) will purchase something they can relate to. Look at TemplateMonster.com for example, where they even have a search by “theme” (i.e. industry) feature. Of course, TemplateMonster has slid into irrelevance by now but during the golden years of HTML templates, the variety of “themes” was one of the best selling points. You could find anything from transportation to pharmaceuticals to food retail and barber shops.

Needless to say, a smooth demo importer will become a necessity ;)

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CLINE123
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flixflix said
Needless to say, a smooth demo importer will become a necessity ;)

Ha, wink, wink back!

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jeffeatworld
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Niche themes are great, sometimes some of the WordPress themes here manage to convey their usage well though.

Someone mentioned that the older Authors are dominating the marketplace – i disagree with that because just look at Orman – he’s not been doing this for very long and he’s doing brilliantly and the reason he is doing so well is he made the concious decision to do it as a full time thing.

I love ThemeForest because I can make some passive incoome pus I dont have naggy clients to deal with – i can literally do what I think looks great :-)

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