Web design themes are big business, and any designer that thinks making themes is for design sellouts is missing an opportunity. Envato recently announced its first $500,000 theme in the ThemeForest marketplace, an SEO-optimized WordPress theme called U-Design by internq7. That’s some serious income!
ThemeForest is a marketplace for all kinds of web design templates and commodities, including WordPress themes, ecommerce elements and more. Designers who sell an item exclusively on the site get 50-70% of the sale price; nonexclusive items get 33% of the sale price. This isn’t a business for everyone, but themes are a real cash cow for many designers.