If you want to make money by blogging, there are many different choices to consider, such as: What your blog’s focus should be, where it should be hosted, what advertising programs you should use, and what the blog should look like. In terms of the look and feel of your blog, you’ll want to choose a great blog theme. WordPress is the top blogging platform and you will find a lot of different WordPress themes out there to choose from.

Themes for blogs can be free, premium, and custom. Here are some pros and cons of all three options:

Free Blog Themes

A free theme has the big pro that it costs nothing. But it’s often got a few cons due to that $0 price tag. You’ll typically have to keep links in the footer of the site, listing the designer’s name and URL. You’ll also have limited options in terms of changing the look and the feel of the blog. You could also find that your blog doesn’t look all that unique from others because many bloggers choose to use a free WordPress theme and there are only so many available out there. Another con of free options is that you won’t be able to count on any technical support if you have a problem. It’s a “use at your own risk” sort of thing.

Premium Blog Themes

Premium themes for WordPress come with technical support and many choices. They’re typically very customizable, too, meaning you can change photos and colour schemes, and easily manipulate the headers and footers. They typically have some popular features and are highly optimized for search engines, which can increase your ability to more easily get your blog found on search engines. Premium options come with a fee attached and you’ll want to be sure you buy from a reputable themes marketplace so that you are happy with your results.

Custom Blog Themes

Custom blog themes will have everything you want as well as associated support. But they’re going to come with the steepest price tag and you’ll have to wait while the programmer creates the theme for you.

Choosing your blog theme is a personal decision. Whether you go with free, custom, or premium, look for something that’s going to help you maximize your blog’s success. Look for ease of use, great visual appeal, and for something that helps you reach the goals you have for the blog.

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