The best theme for blogs to earn money (WordPress Themes)

While having the best money making wordpress themes (the best theme for blogs to earn money) does not guarantee earnings from your blog, poorly coded or structured theme can really have a negative impact on your objectives.

In this part VII of our series to create a blog that makes money, I want us to look at some of the aspects to consider before buying a premium theme for your blog.

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We want to create a blog that makes money so we are interested in certain things on our blog that can only be available on money making wordpress themes. One of the ways to generate income from our blog is by placing advertisements on strategic portions  on the same blog. So our theme must make this easy for us. Some themes out there will not make it easy and flexible for you to move advertisement objects from one end to the other. That’s not what we want.

NB: In as much as placing banners and links on our blog can generate real income, there is a limit. An uncontrolled display of ads can lead to stuffing of your blog, which is one of the repelling factors to avoid.

What are we looking for ? ( best theme for blogs to earn money )

1 – We are looking for a theme that’s designed to accommodate banners at different spots on our blog – top right, right sidebar, left sidebar, secondary sidebar, below post, above post, within post and footer.

NB: You may have all of these spots available but placing ads on all of these at once will be a very bad step. This can rather kill your efforts.

2 – We are looking for a theme that makes it possible to create widget and deposit them easily on spots that attracts attention.

Some high impression spots for banner ads

There are some areas with high impressions than the others.

Impressions are the number of times an object or a portion of a page is displayed to the viewer. Generally, as you scroll the page up, the number of impressions diminishes, reason being that not every visitor to the page navigates down to the bottom.

 -> Here are some  areas of high visibility on a typical blog page:

  • Header
  • Above the fold
  • Top left content area
  • Top right content area
  • Side bars
  • Within the content (Any acceptable size)

best WordPress ThemesNow if a theme will not enable you assign text or ad plugin widget to these areas, this may not be an interesting piece. The best WordPress themes to make money should allow us the flexibility to be able to place ads on areas of high visibility on our blog.

What can be advertised with banners

  • We can advertise our own products.
  • We can advertise affiliate products and earn commissions.
  • We can sell the ad space to clients.

NB: Here are 15 bloggers make money

How to identify the right theme.

  • Ask friends who have blogs with banner ads
  • Read theme specifications
  • Ask theme authors
  • View theme demos

My recommendations.

There are a couple of really nice frameworks and themes out there but as my principle goes, I recommend what I use. Here is my take…

  • Get the genesis framework for top speed, SEO and monetization
  • Now, there are a couple of child themes you can pick from depended on your niche and style. These guys of StudioPress have some of the best WordPress themes available today.
  • Or do your research following the points above.

-> Why I recommend Genesis

  • I use it so I know what I’m saying.
  • Genesis child themes are very customizable. You can literally change it to anything you want and place ads virtually anywhere on your blog.
  • Genesis Framework has  a host of very flexible child themes. You can always have your choice.
  • Genesis 2.0 corrals essential web standards like HTML5 and to make your WordPress website as fast, secure, flexible, and findable as it can be.
  • The Genesis theme is highly supportive
  • Genesis 2.0  is completely mobile responsive.

-> Check out Genesis FrameWork here

Another huge recommendation is ThriveThemes. As a matter of fact, that’s what I use on this blog right now. I use FocusBlog. Unlike Genesis, Thrive Themes are not Framework based. The team at ThriveThemes has done amazingly well in developing some of the most-sort after WordPress themes today.

With ThriveThemes, you will get the best theme for blogs to earn money.

Moving forward…

In the next part in this series, we will be looking at  installing the necessary Plugins on your income blog.

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28 thoughts on “The best theme for blogs to earn money (WordPress Themes)”

  1. Thanks muki to sharing a great post make money with blogging it’s every blogger’s dream and thanks to provide information for ads placement area and also provide best WordPress theme

  2. Hi Enstine,
    This guide is very awesome. I also like & recommend genesis theme to others because it’s SEO friendly & High-Quality wp theme for every type of niches.

  3. Hey Enstine,
    An impressive and interesting information about this theme that how to get much more money and how to utilize or benefit for us, thanks for sharing and I really enjoyed to reading this post.

  4. Thanks for sharing this post. But for us to really income, we really need to exerts more effort. I guest no once can earn income without consistent efforts and hard work. In my experience, blogging is really hard at first but once you know it, it become easier.

  5. Wow! great post you have here enstine! I love blogs with two side bars but you just proved a lot on your post. I think its time to pimp my blog with one of these studiopress themes. thanks for sharing.

  6. These are nice themes, however, I believe WordPress should develop some themes that are appropriate for academic blogs.

  7. I love that this article is not about which are the best themes to make money from selling as an affiliate! I definitely expected this article to be about that and found this much more fascinating because it dealt with the importance of a themes ability to promote more impressions as a means to make money. Very insightful Enstine!

    • Hi Josh,
      Good to see you here and thanks for your comment.
      Rather than listing plugins, I think it’s better to list the features in a good one 😉
      Thanks for making this point. I hope to see you around again

  8. Some great tips in picking the right theme Enstine. Very helpful 🙂

    I messed with Genesis and your right it is feature packed. I just have not taken the time to learn it. It’s that easy to use huh? Having so much control over ad spots wold be a very nice feature.

    I also like the fact you can use child theme’s, sure makes it easier to edit your theme and not losing those changes if it updates. Done that, been there.

    Thanks again for the post!

  9. The Genesis Framework is a top WordPress theme. I have fancied the very many websites that use it. Many top bloggers and Internet marketing sites do recommend it. Thanks again for recommending this them Enstine!

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  10. Hi Enstine!

    This is my first time (I think) to visit you site that was named by you. Anyway, I am foreign to genesis framework so glad you gave an idea about it.
    While about the theme, it helps you earn more customers and preserve the existing ones. Also, I suggest that you must make it simple.
    You know what? What impressed me in this post is that you gave us a lot of information. So thanks and more power to your site!

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  11. Good point in there Enstine! Sure it is not a guarantee, but if I were an audience I would like to subscribe into a blog who has a neat, presentable, appealing and a catchy theme.

    Somehow it could always give an impression to your audience. Thanks for this post!

    I found and I “kingged” this on the Internet marketing social site – and left a comment.

  12. Hi Enstine,
    I first used Standard Theme, then I moved to Thesis and now I am using Genesis Framework. Of all the above, I must say, Genesis has its true advantages.
    As for monetization, genesis framework goes unmatched. Ad spots positions, SEO and design are just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Good to hear your journey so far 😉
      Genesis really is the master in flexibility. Good luck to you on it Vineet and I’m feeling so good to have you around

  13. Hello Enstine,
    Nice article if i must say. We all love responsive theme with great design. I do use studio press when designing clients blogs but for me personally, i am using theme weaver. With the right skills of coding, you can simply customize the places you want your ads to come up on your blog.
    Thanks for the lovely post and do have a wonderful week ahead…

    • Hey Bab,
      Good to see you here today and thanks for you input.
      Yes, having the skills give you full control over your blog.

      Thanks for stopping by and do have a wonderful week you too.

  14. Good article, Enstine. Who doesn’t want to know the best wordpress theme to make money? Everyone of course. You made it easier by analyzing why you suggest this theme and what it’s advantages are.

    Thanks to Piyush Mathur, for sharing this on the #1 Internet marketing social bookmarking and networking website,, where I found and “kingged” it.

  15. Wow! great post you have here enstine! I love blogs with two side bars but you just proved a lot on your post. I think its time to pimp my blog with one of these studiopress themes. thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Enstine,
    valid points.
    I love Genesis framework, I use it with Generate child theme on one of my 2 main blogs.
    I like, above all, the customization freedom that Genesis gives you.
    Also, you do not have to install a plugin for the ads, you can just insert the code in the CSS easily with theme settings.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Erik,
      One very strong point I love with Genesis is that most of the themes do come with inbuilt facilities to add ads to your blog and you mentioned that in your comment.

      Thanks for your contribution and do have a wonderful week

  17. Great discussion Enstine 🙂 Yes it is important to have a professional theme – although it is not guaranteed that by just having a professional theme you will be blessed with visitors and money, having a pro theme will help you achieve that goal.

    And as to advertising, it is important that we strike the right balance between optimizing and making the site useful for readers!

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Jane,
      Good to see you here and thanks for your contribution.
      You are very correct! Having the best theme on the planet does not in anyway guarantee visitors and money. However, a poor theme may be the origin of failure 😉

      Do have a wonderful week ahead

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