Have you noticed anything different around here? No, not the fact that I haven’t really been posting anything lately. I am talking about the brand new theme! Did you notice? I like it a lot and now I am going to tell you how and where I got such a great looking theme!
About one year ago I was cruising the Digital Point forums for a cool, sweet, nice, attractive blog theme. Uncoded was the goal, because at one point I wanted to
teach myself learn how to code wordpress themes, since it’s a decent way to make freelancer type money! After looking for about a week, I stumbled across this one, thought it was nice, yet seemed like an easy conversion. Snatched it up for $10, I think, not bad huh?
So, once I got the theme in my email and tried to find time to learn a thing or two about coding it. That was about 6-7 months ago and finding time was actually harder than I thought it was going to be. I found a tutorial at http://psd.tutsplus.com/, signed up and downloaded a very well planned video tutorial on “how to code a wordpress theme”. I still did not find the time to get through the whole tutorial.
With all that set aside, I realized that I might just take a minute to search blogs and see if any of these fancy coders are giving away a conversion from PSD to WordPress. Guess what? I found one, what a one-in-a-million shot that I find one, when I am looking for one and have a PSD that needs to be coded.
The contest was simple, leave a comment showing the URL to the post you have about said contest. BAM! I love those contests. My new buddy, Thomas, wanted to have at least 25 entries otherwise he might cancel. So I was all over the place on Twitter, etc, just trying to get enough entries.
Long story short, there were only 2 people that left comments, thus entered into the contest. I thought for sure it would be cancelled, but once I commented and asked Thomas, he agreed to let us two fight it out. The best part is, the visitors were going to have to VOTE as to which entry should win.
It’s a WIN-WIN for Thomas, cause now he doesn’t have to pick the winner himself and he gets a couple extra visits from those voting in the poll. Well, because I am such a ninja at marketing whatever I want on the web, I went ahead and found my favorite forum, with poeple that actually like me, and asked them all nicely to vote for me. They did and I won the contest with 17 votes and the other guy had only 2! Woot!
So, I killed in the contest, my first ever win online, so that was nice and now I am jamming all my affiliate marketing stuff with this cool new theme that Thomas converted for me, a $200 value, for FREE!