What Are The Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes

Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes

Deciding what are the best free responsive wordpress themes are will ultimately make the difference of how long your visitor remains on your website. When creating a website, it is important to remember that visually it has to be attractive and more importantly, easy to read and follow.  Not only does your theme need to produce a website that supports easy to read content, it also must be easy for you to navigate and customise as you use it.  For this reason, I have derived to write a ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ around how to choose the best WordPress theme…

Divi WordPress Theme

Avoid Those ‘Fancy Pants’ Themes

It is very easy to get sucked into these ‘all singing, all dancing ‘Fancy Pants’ themes, in fact, these types of themes often take more time to learn and master, than many ‘standard’ WordPress themes.  Good examples of these themes are the Divi Theme, Visual Composer for example.  Don’t get me wrong , if you want to build a really professional website with all the bells and whistles in one theme, or you maybe building a website for a company or client, then go for these – but only once you have mastered them.  I have made this mistake when attempting to build a blogging site using Divi for example, there are literally TONS of feature and modules, and i felt like i needed a degree to master many of these functions.

Having said that, I have actually mastered the Divi Theme from Elegant Themes,  as a few client’s have acquired my services which required me to have more control over some aspects of their Websites, and for all intents and purposes Divi Theme enabled me to build a professional business looking site.   But in terms of building a website just for blogging etc, or a website just for promoting Wealthy Affiliate and maybe you are  building a website around a niche or interest, then many standard themes you get with WordPress will be more than suitable.  Keep watching this space, as I intend to write a Divi Theme review soon.

There Are Some Great Free Themes Out There

If you are a free or indeed a Premium member of Wealthy Affiliate, then you will have access to 1000s of quality WordPress themes.  Again, when choosing these free themes make sure they fit the following criteria:-

  • Visually appealing
  • Easy to navigate
  • Good widget support (some themes do not support specific widgets)
  • Customisable
  • Includes Social Media ‘Follow’ icons

So What Are The Best Free Responsive WordPress Themes?

I cannot possibly say with any conviction what the best free WordPress theme is.  Wordpress Themes are very individual and unique in their own right.

Well, there are some great free themes that I do recommend are:-

  • Weaver II
  • Iconic One
  • Total
  • Twenty Fifteen
  • Twenty Seventeen

You can also find the best free wordpress themes 2018 here

‘Paid For’ Premium WordPress Themes

Many free WordPress Themes are great as they are, but many include more functions and features when you update to their ‘Premium’ version.  These extra features may include social media plugins, and more customisable options etc.  If you like the free version of a theme and use it alot , then sometimes it is a sensible idea and even cost effective to upgrade to their premium version for that reason.

I have already mentioned the Divi Theme and Visual Composer to name just a couple, and these themes in particular can produce some really great looking websites.  But there are many Premium themes which are worth a look.  Some of which are:-

  • Divi 3.0
  • Visual Composer
  • Eleven40 Pro Theme
  • Thrive Themes
  • Parallax One

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Final Thoughts

Whilst it is widely known that WordPress itself is very easy to master, choosing the right theme for your blog is essential.  But how do you choose the best free responsive wordpress themes ?

Well, as explained, keeping things simple is the best way forward when choosing a WordPress theme, thus avoiding those ‘Fancy Pants’ themes and page builders.  Sometimes it pays to do some research and what themes other folk are using, and there are plenty of advice within the Wealthy Affiliate Community relating to this.  I hope you have found my post helpful, and I would be very grateful if you can leave a comment below.  Thanks for reading!



How Do I Build My Online Business ? – The only way is UP!

How Do I Build My Online Business

If you are serious about building your own online business, then it must be built from the ground up – much like a house, with bricks and mortar. But to build an online business can be likened to building a sky scraper – it has the potential to earn BIG revenue.  So how do I build my online business? …. Read On…

How Do I Build My Online Business – Build A Sky Scraper!

First of all, you need to build the foundations to ‘hold’ your Sky Scraper (your website) in place. The main crucial part of the foundation is have an effective Domain Name. Your Domain name is effectively your BRAND. Your Domain Name must be catchy but also relevant to your niche.

How Do I Build My Online Business

Pages and Posts Are Your ‘Floors’

When you build your website, think of your basement as your basic pages such as Home Page, Privacy Policy and maybe a couple of other pages. But your Posts / Pages are going to form every floor of your ‘Sky Scraper’ – your website. As you add regular posts that captivate and interest your audience, you are effectively adding floors to your structure. Think about that for a second – the more posts you add, the bigger your website becomes right?

Eventually after dozens of added posts, your Sky Scraper is big and tall, built on a solid foundation. And the bigger your webiste, the more Google will like it. The more Google like it, the better ranked it will become. The higher the ranking, the more visitors will find your site. And that will almost certainly lead to site interaction, like comments, feedback and ultimately sales and conversions.  When people ask me how do I build my online business then this is most certainly the best method.

How Regular Should I Post Content?

Having been involved in this business for a number of years now, I can honestly say that there is no right or wrong answer to this question, but what I will say is that posting content regularly maybe 2-3 times a week will get you ranking and subsequently traffic fairly quickly, that’s only of course if you are targeting good keywords.  My advice is to aim for 1000 words, but if it’s less than 1000 don’t worry – it doesn’t really matter, do not take this literally.  If you write 998 words, don’t go out and find 2 extra words, if you try and ‘plug in the gaps’ its like ‘Meat Loaf Marketing’ right?  Imagine making a Meat Loaf and just stuffing in the meat to make it bigger – try to avoid this when writing content.  If you try to stuff content in there to meet your 1000 word target, it’s probably not going to make much sense.  Write naturally and get straight to the point.

Is There Is Recommended Amount Of Words I should Write In My Page Or Post?

In a word – No.  The rule in writing content is make it relevant to the subject.  Google will still rank you even if you write 300 words or even less.  But I think 1000 words is great number of words to have in your content, as typically 1000 words equates to 5 minutes reading time.

Write Your Content With INTENT And Make It RELEVENT

When you write content for your page or post, it must be relevant and with the targeted keyword in mind, it should be relating to the title of the subject you are writing about.  Jaaxy is a great place to search for great keywords.  There is no point in writing something that does make sense and not related to the subject you are writing about.  It is very easy to wander off the main subject when writing content, the trick is to always keep your audience engaged right?

What is the ‘intent‘ of your content?

During writing this content my aim is to get my point across to you, the reader.  I want you to learn something about how and how not to write content, and also give you an insight into Wealthy Affiliate, where you can learn all of these great skills in order to build your online business from the ground up.

Final Thoughts

Content writing and doing it correctly is essential if you want your content to rank in google.  As I have discussed, if you follow the rules above you will be successful.  Write content that is engaging, captivating and interesting will help your visitors and provide them with useful information.  That should always be your aim – write for your visitor, do not lose sight of that, there is someone, another human on the other side of keyboard looking for answers to questions and information they want to find out about.  Make sure you provide them with this information and aim to help people and your business will surely thrive.

It would be great to know your thoughts on my post and would be grateful if you leave a comment below.  Thanks for reading!


The Road To Online Success – My Perspective

The Road To Online Success

I want to get YOUR attention here in this post – yes I want YOU to read what i have to say because this will be the best advice anyone can give you online.  How many SCAMS do you see online and you are probably saying to yourself is Wealthy Affiliate a scam or what??

Please read on….

Well, there are many scams online – and you will be forgiven to think that Wealthy Affiliate is a scam also – i thought Wealthy Affiliate was a scam, until i started to read reviews, success stories etc. That is when i created my free starter account with Wealthy Affiliate, i started by visiting the live chat room, i had a look around the site, looked through the many training resources provided. I quickly realised that the folk who are members within Wealthy Affiliate are actually people like you and me, people that wanted to be successful online, but just as important, wanted to learn and improve their skills.

This is YOUR Business …so Treat it like a Business…!

Venturing into the world of online business is just the same as any other business, to be successful you have take it seriously. You have to work hard, set goals, organise your time, have a diary and stick to your diary. Identify areas where you need to improve, for example you may feel you need to brush up on SEO, content writing. Set time aside for self study and learning, there are many video tutorials here in Wealthy Affiliate, there are weekly Live Webinars, join in, take part, use all of these resources. My Wealthy Affiliate Review covers these in more detail. You know the old saying ‘Fail to Prepare – Prepare to Fail’.

Building any business takes TIME and PATIENCE

An online business is just like any non-online business, it takes time, commitment, hard work and dedication. Yes there will be obstacles along the way, but that’s how you learn. Yes you will make mistakes but you will be better prepared to be successful because of it. To become an authority online does take time, but with hard work and regular posting of content you will achieve greatness.

AVOID distractions…

It is VITAL that you have a separate place to work, either a spare room to use as your office, the local coffee shop, anywhere as long as you:-

  • If you work at home, let people in your home know they are not to disturb you
  • Turn your TV off
  • Turn off your mobile phone
  • Play some relaxing background music to help you focus (does not work for all)

Now go and start to plan your own online business, quite simply, there is no better place online to help you achieve your dreams than Wealthy Affiliate !

I would be grateful if you can leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts on what you have just read. Thanks for reading!

How To Research Keywords For SEO

How To Research Keywords For SEO

Writing an article or post on your website should always be targeted around a keyword or keywords(s) that people will search for within Google or another search engine. For example, ‘ How to research keywords for SEO ’ is an example of a keyword that I had researched using the best keyword research tool which is of course, Jaaxy.

Now if you do not know what Jaaxy is, Jaaxy is a keyword research tool, but that is not all it does. Not only can you find the best keywords for your website, but you can also use Jaaxy to find out where you rank in Google for a specific keyword, ie your SERPS position (Search Engine Results Position). You can check out my full review for Jaaxy here

I will now show you how to search for suitable keywords using Jaaxy.

As many of you are searching for keywords relating to a particular niche, in my video I used the keyword term ‘ how to search keywords for a niche ’ as an example. The KQI is GREEN and the QSR is under 300. For more of an explanation into what KQI, AVG etc means, then check out my Jaaxy review.

If you found my post / video helpful, please chime in and let me know via the comments box below. Thanks for reading !

It takes hard work and dedication

If you want to make a success of it here in the online marketing world, you need to learn how to be dedicated.  There are a few qualities that you must have.

learn how to be dedicatedThose who succeed are those who:-

  • Live and breath Wealthy Affiliate & Online Marketing
  • Are serious about starting their own online business
  • Are eager to learn how to make money from home
  • Take action on what they learn
  • Most of all – Work Hard!

Without these qualities it will be very hard if not impossible to achieve success. You can learn how to work from home part time and escape that daily 9 to 5.

Remember, making money online does not happen overnight, you have to learn how to be dedicated and starting your own online business is like any other business no matter what it is, it takes time to build.  You also need to have the right mindset.

Think of this as a Journey and not a race, and you should enjoy your journey as i am doing, and you could be well on your way.

Hope this helps.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions!

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