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For the past few months, Edwiser RemUI has been creating a lot of buzz in the Moodle theme space. With reviewers claiming it to be “a UI game changer for Moodle” this theme has certainly piqued our interest.

The theme developers make some pretty bold claims owing to the numerous features the theme contains. But is the theme all it’s claiming to be? Does it live upto the hype?

Here’s our take on it.

What is Edwiser RemUI all about?

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Edwiser RemUI, a theme for Moodle by WisdmLabs, is a front-end as well as back-end theme for Moodle. That is to say, not only does it change the homepage of your Moodle website, it also adds new skins or layouts on the admin side.

With user-oriented functionality added to each layout, it’s meant to not only improve Moodle’s visual appeal, but to make interaction as easy as possible.

The latest version packs in even more features, the highlight being Moodle 3.2 compatibility.

 

Edwiser RemUI Theme Features

 

When you think of a Moodle theme, the most you expect is a remodelled homepage. But Edwiser RemUI brings more to the table. You start noticing the difference between this theme and other Moodle themes once you log in.

 

Custom Layouts

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Course archive page

 

Edwiser RemUI offers unique layouts primed for optimal viewing and interaction. May it be for the dashboard, the course archive page, single course page or blog. These layouts offer an updated view over the out-dated Moodle interface, while being functional and customizable.

Customization Options

The theme offers several customization options ranging from color theme customization, to the logo, to the footer. These options make the theme completely white-label, and help you personalize it for your business.

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Edwiser RemUI Settings Page

 

Navigation Options & Quick Links

 

A major advantage the theme presents is simplified navigation options. Apart from the traditional left navigation menu, the theme offers quick links at every step to increase user productivity. For example, one click enrollment option or student report options on the course archive page, or an event creation option on the calendar save a manager’s or teacher’s time when working with the theme. This flexibility provides a solid reason for anyone looking to switch to this theme.

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Notification, Messaging, Course creation shortcuts and quicklinks

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Quick course editing shortcuts

Collapsible Sidebars

 

Options on the left and right sidebar, allow for distraction free-learning by letting users collapse either one, or both the bars when not needed. This makes the layout flexible and easy to adjust according to user preference.

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Collapsible sidebars

Quick Messaging Option

 

Edwiser RemUI provides a quick messaging widget that you can add to your dashboard. This widget allows you to easily send and receive messages to or from other members. The admin bar also contains a link to view these messages in your mailbox along with an instant message received notification option.

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Quick Messaging option from Dashboard

Graphical View of Data

 

The theme offers graphical view of student progress and performance reports making it easy to comprehend and analyse data. The user profile page also offers course progress bars for quick analysis.

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Graphical course statistics on Dashboard

Mobile-Ready Interface

 

Edwiser RemUI offers interfaces that display seamlessly on both desktop as well as mobile devices. The layouts adapt to fit well on smaller screens without the need  of any additional settings or customization.

 

Edwiser RemUI Theme SetUp

While the theme options are plenty, one can’t help but wonder if this very plethora of options makes the theme laborious to set up?

Well, it’s quite the contrary.  The theme has a clearly laid out options panel wherein settings are categorically divided. The theme guides you through the settings and you can skip them if you need and edit them later.

A detailed documentation backs the settings options, additionally providing you tips to optimally set up your Moodle website.

 

Final Thoughts On Edwiser RemUI

 

Edwiser RemUI is clearly a path breaking theme for Moodle. It sets itself apart as one of the first theme’s built keeping end users in mind. This theme delivers where others often fail – it greatly improves Moodle navigation and makes for faster, simpler interaction. The documentation is impressive and support is responsive.

Overall, the theme completely overhauls Moodle’s interface and provides a great deal of functionality and customization options. What’s more, the theme is relatively user-friendly and has a fresh new look.

The translation option makes it a great buy for Moodlepreneurs across the globe.

From a pricing point of view, the theme is priced at $79 for a single site yearly license, $99 for a two site yearly license and $299 for a lifetime license. If this seems a bit steep to you, you should consider the fact that the multitude of features the theme offers, are considerably more than those offered by other premium themes.

 

Pros

  • Front-end and Back-end Moodle theme
  • Unique and functional page templates
  • Simplified navigation options
  • Helpful documentation
  • 140+ Language packs included
  • Sleeker interface elements and graphical view of data

 

Cons

  • Might be an overload of features for new users
  • Not ideal for those seeking a minimal theme

 

Summing everything up, Edwiser RemUI is a theme for Moodle that delivers more than you would expect. It could be a theme you could use or one you could recommend fellow Moodle users. But don’t take our word for it. Test drive the theme yourself. The detailed theme demo guides you through the theme features to provide you a student’s, teacher’s or manager’s point of view.

 

In this post, I am showing you the best way to start an eCommerce website. There are many ways in starting your eCommerce store(like shopify,woocommerce,magento,bigcommerce, other shopping cart softwares etc). I assume you want to start an online ecommerce store, but you are not that sure about how to start it. This post helps you to start your eCommerce website in the best way.

So whats the best way to start your e-commerce store?

Answer: Bluehost+WordPress+Woocommerce+Woocommerce Theme.

Hmm… So what made me come to such a conclusion?

I am a Web Developer and has been working with various eCommerce platforms like Magento,Shopify, Opencart,Bigcommerce and many others(for 8 years) for various clients. I have also developed a shopping cart software. My judgment comes from this solid experience working in the eCommerce sector.

These are the factors I’ve considered in coming to this conclusion

  • Pricing – Woocommerce is totally free while for hosted shopping carts like shopify, bigcommerce etc , you need to pay life long(also a small amount of your sales as fee). Consider long term, even if you are using the most basic plan of shopify, you have to pay $3,480 (for 10 years). If you are going for higher plans you have to pay $35,880(plus the per sale fees). Keep in mind that its real hard to change the ecommerce platform once its chosen(you have to re-add the products, keep the url structure and all, believe me, its a real pain).
  • Design – I’ve developed some woocommerce themes for themeforest. And I can confidently says that woocommerce themes are the most good looking themes available in the industry. Themeforest wont approve sub standard designs, and you can see that a number of new woocommerce themes gets uploaded day by day in themeforest. All the designs are highly competitive, code is well written and highly secured.
  • You keep your code – If you are running an offline store, its better you be the owner of your own property right? By using woocommerce, you can achieve this. All the code, transactions etc will stay on your own server.
  • Light weight and fast loading – One of the biggest mistake in my life was to start an ecommerce store in magento for one of my important online business. Magento was notorious for slow loading speed and complexity, yet I decided go with magento(as my partner was a fan of magento, there was a general conception that woocommerce is suitable for small scale online business). But after 1 year of launch and facing lots of issues(like slow loading, bad feedback about design(we were using a magento theme), hacks(the store was hacked regularly)) we decided to change the store to woocommerce. Things got better afterall, the store loaded in seconds and the sales improved.
  • A wide range of plugins and easy customization– The WordPress plugin library is filled with woocommerce extensions. There are lots of free woocommerce plugins for many functionalities. Also, when it comes to customization, its far easier to customize woocommerce compared to magento and all.

So hope you are convinced with what I said from my experience.

Now, let’s have a look at 4 steps in starting an eCommerce store

Step 1: Register a domain and setup a hosting

The first step is to register a domain. You need a domain name for your e-commerce store, if you are not sure about your domain name, this article will help you in picking the right domain name for your ecommerce store.

Luckily, bluehost offer a free domain name along with their hosting, so that you can have it all in one account.

So, these screenshots will help you in setting up your bluehost account

1: Select the Pricing Plan

Bluehost does have 3 major plans(basic,plus and prime). To set up your first eCommerce store, I’d recommend you to take the basic plan. Initially, your blogs wont be having that much traffic so that the basic plan will be the perfect one to start with. Later on, once you build some traffic(visitors) to your blog, you can updgrade to bigger plans(this can save you some good money). The basic plan is $3.95 while plus and premium plans are $5.95 per month.

Well, you can go ahead with the plus or prime plans if you can get good amount of traffic initially. I am not at all against these plans, but what I meant is that you can always upgrade to higher plans anytime you want. This might probably save you some bucks.

Recommended: Basic Plan

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2 :Register the domain

Enter the domain you want to register for your e-commerce store. You can enter a domain if you already have one, bluehost will show you how to transfer the domain to bluehost server.

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3: Fill in your details and the payment details.

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I am highly recommending you to uncheck the following options(which can save you some good money). Moreover, you don’t need this in the initial stage.

  • Domain Privacy Protection – Only select this if you want privacy for your domain,. Means you dont want to disclose the identity of the domain owner
  • Site Backup Pro – Your blog wont be having tons of contents intially. So that, it wont be hard for you take backup initially. You can easily take your blogs backup using the Backup WordPress plugin. You can always select this option later(if you need this)
  • Search Engine Jumpstart – This is not necessary, you always have the yoast seo plugin to make your blog seo friendly
  • Site security lock – Not needed intitally, you can use this later once your blog gets established. This can save you some money

I am saying this because I dont use any of these additional features for my eCommerce store and everything is super cool for me.

Again, its all up to you, if you think you need privacy and backup feature, just go for it.

Approximate Pricing for Bluehost: 45-72 USD a year

Step 2: Install WordPress in your domain

Now you’ve set up the domain and hosting. The next thing is installling the WordPress in this domain in your bluehost. The one click install of bluehost makes this process so easy(like installing a software in your pc). If you want a complete guide about installing WordPress in your bluehost account, read this tutorial . I’ve given a quick tutorial below about installing WordPress in your bluehost using 1 cilck installation.

1. Login to your bluehost and select the Install WordPress option.

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2. Click the Install Button

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3. Select the domain you want to install WordPress
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4. Enter the WordPress site title, username and password(to access the WordPress admin dashboard of your website)

step 4 setting wordpress user name and password and installing

5. Completing the WordPress Installation

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6. Logging into the admin dashboard using the admin URL
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Step 3: Install Woocommerce plugin in your WordPress

Now lets set up the WordPress ecommerce (Woocommerce) store.

1. Select Plugins>Add New
Once you log in to the dashboard, select the Plugins> Add New button

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2. Search for “Woocommerce” and Press enter

This will prompt WordPress to search for the Woocommerce in the WordPress Plugin Repository. The Woocommerce Plugin will be shown in the list. Click the install button to install Woocommerce
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3. Activate Woocommerce

After all you need to activate the Woocommerce. After activating woocommerce, you will be directed to a small survey page. You can select the Not Right Now(which can save 3 minutes of your life time) or complete the survey.
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That’s all! You are done! The store functionality is ready.

Step 4: Buy a Woocommerce theme and install it in your WordPress website.

The next step is to buy an apt Woocommerce theme for your woocommerce store. I would only recommend themeforest woocommerce themes as they have the best quality and the most good looking and high quality WordPress themes available in the industry(I’ve developed many WordPress themes for themeforest and their quality guidelines are top class).

Download the WooCommerce theme(installable zip file) and upload it to the WordPress theme directory.

Go to Appearance>Themes>Add New>Upload Theme

 

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Once the theme has been uploaded you have to Activate the theme.

Approximate price of WooCommerce theme – 50$

Step 5: Integrate a Payment gateway in your WordPress-Woocommerce store.

After uploading a Woocommerce theme, your store will be ready. Now you need to integrate your payment gateway into your Woocommerce store. You have to take an account some payment gateway which is convenient for your like(stripe,braintree or whatever).

You’ll get WordPress integration plugins for the payment gateway you are using. For instance lets try an example with stripe.

Go to Plugins>Add New and search for “Stripe” and press Enter.

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Select the right plugin you are looking for and install it. Here you can use the first one and second one(I prefer the second one).  Make sure, the plugin does have good start rating (I’d say something above 3.5).

Install the plugin and Activate it.

Configure the payment gateway plugin

You can configure the payment gateway at Woocommerce> Settings > Checkout > Stripe Payment

 

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I am saying about Stripe here. If you are installing another payment gateway, you can take the settings of that payment gateway.

You have to enter your stripe account credentials here, like Secret Key, Publishable Key, Live Secret Key, Live Publishable Key etc. There are two modes Test mode for test transactions and Live Mode for live transactions.

Any payment gateway should have these basic configurations.

How to integrate Paypal with Woocommerce.

Go to the same Woocommerce payment checkout settings

Paypal comes default with Woocommerce, so you don’t need to install any separate plugin for that.

Woocommerce> Settings > Checkout > PayPal

You can enter your paypal email, paypal receiver emails etc.

Once you’ve saved the settings, you can see the payment gateways integrated automatically in your checkout page.

Have a look at how I implemented paypal and stripe in my checkout page.

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You can select your preferred payment gateway and make the payment and complete the purchase.

That’s all with setting up your first eCommerce store! And all under 100 $.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial in setting up the best ecommerce store for you using WordPress and Woocommerce.

You can contact me to help or implement an e-commerce website for you (I won’t be charging for the first 50 enquires).

 

 

In one of my previous posts, I’ve mentioned about 8 ways to make money with your videos. In this blogpost I am writing about makeing money online selling your videos. Well, you can make money through your videos from YouTube(through ads and other programs). This write up is about creating an independent platform for your videos and selling it to various subsribers.

Uscreen comes up with an idea of creating and selling content(especially videos) online. It’s been used by wide range of business owners, startups and many other internet savys. Uscreen is a monetization platform for over 1,100 live customers. Uscreen allows you to upload Videos, Audio, PDFs, Documents, Text, Live Streams & Webinars. All these contents uploaded can be presented on behalf of the users and they can subscribe to the content you provide.

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You can upload your videos to Uscreen via direct upload,google drive, dropbox etc or even sync directly with your Vimeo,YouTube,Wistia accounts . A special feature of uscreen is the live streaming, you can live stream your content through the live streaming player of uscreen.

You can upload your video and build a community where you can interact with other video uploaders (like commenting,messaging etc).

Check some of the real life scenarios where uscreen will be the choice for you.

Courses

Are you a personal who want to sell your courses online? Whether it be training videos, motivational speaking videos, English speaking courses, Web development courses or whatever, uscreen is a perfect platform to promote your skills by selling your courses online.

Live WebCasting

Uscreen allows you to live cast your videos. This will be perfect solution for your webinars.

Internal Video Hosting

Say, if you have a firm or an internal network of people where you need to showcase your videos . For instance , you have a team and you need to train your team using training videos. You can host the videos in your uscreen account and share it with your team.

Uscreen recommends its service mainly in these sectors,

  • Educational Content
  • Membership Sites
  • Fitness Training
  • Entertainment Videos
  • Corporate Training

How to make money with Uscreen

You can make money with Uscreen . The biggest attraction of uscreen is the different modes of money making like,

  • Subscriptions
  • Rentals
  • Pay Per View

You can also setup coupons and bundle offers for your users and once a user subscribe to your plan you will make money.

Other highlight features of Uscreen

Lead generation

With Uscreen you can create high converting landing pages with top notch designs. You can also promote these landing pages through various marketing platforms and create sales funnels through it. This can generate good leads to your landing page and help you to attract more subscribers and thereby more money.

Built in Themes

Uscreen theme library has lots of good looking themes which you can use for your video portal. The themes, very much like the WordPress themes , can be set up in minutes and require zero technical knowledge. You can even create a website like Netflix in terms of look and feel using these Uscreen themes. The best advantage of using a theme is its portability, if you think your design is not that effective, you can easily change to another theme without any complications.

Uscreen Analytics

Uscreen does have an inbuilt analytics system through which you can analyse your viewer’s behavior. You can track user engagement,popularity, who is watching what parts of the video etc. You can also connect your uscreen account with popular analytical platforms like google analytics and all. This analytics helps you in analyzing the overall performance and user interaction.

Performance

Uscreen is heavily optimized for video hosting. Uscreen leverages multiple CDN’s to scale and reach audience world wide. The best thing is that you won’t be charged any additional fees in using the CDN. This makes your video smoothly streamed around viewers residing in different parts of the world.

Pricing and features

Pricing of UScreen starts at $99 per month and ranges up to a luxury plan of $499 per month. For all the plans, you’ll be having unlimited bandwidth and courses. One of the best feature of uscreen is the 99 % up time for the basic plan and 100 % up time for all the other higher plans. It also provide a website hosting & blog for all accounts. For higher plans($299,$499) you can use the uscreen affiliate program where a 3rd party can promote your videos. This can attract more sales to your videos. Well, you need to give a percentage of your sale as commission to your affiliate marketerer. Uscreen also accepts credit cards, Paypal and multiple currencies across the world. Coupons & promotions are eligible for all plans.

Some of the other highlight features offered by Uscreen are,

  • Upselling- The upselling feature can drastically improve your conversion rate by prompting the users to upgrade the subscription package.
  • Email Automation – Automated emails to users with respect to various actions
  • Social media integrations
  • Offers – You can create awesome offers like free content subscriptions,rentals etc
  • 100% Whitelabel-Uscreen branding wont appear in any part of your website
  • Multi language support- Uscreen allows your website to be presented in native language of users
  • Customisable order form
  • Custom checkout fields – You can add custom fields to your checkout form (This can give you better tracking)
  • Seo Optimization – The Uscreen is very much seo optimized so that you can leverage the advantage of search engine traffic

So, summing up, Uscreen is a good platform which you can use to create some awesome contents and to sell it online.

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Fashion Blogging was a big trend in 2016 and it continues to be so in 2017 as well. Fashion bloggers are followed like celebrities nowadays. They write about latest fashion trends, personal styles, dress codes, event and theme based styling and a lot more. Based on what they write and share they get readers on their blog, subscribers for their Youtube channel, thousands of followers on Instagram and other social medias like Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. These readers and followers engage with what they write and share on their blogs and social media accounts.

Fashion Bloggers make money through their social media accounts and blog traffic. They promote specific products, brand campaigns, help build brand awareness, promote new product launches and all such activities related to fashion industry through their blog and social channels. Fashion Bloggers get paid for each and every endorsement they sign (be it promoting a product or launching a brand campaign). The amount of money made by each and every blogger differ based on the ‘influence capacity‘ they hold in terms of monthly blog traffic, email subscribers, the number of followers on social channels etc.

Before going deep let’s dig a little to see the Top 3 Fashion Bloggers.

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GalMeetsGlam by Julia Engel

Julia Engel started GalMeetsGlam back in 2011 while she was in college studying business. Julia’s story is very much similar to many successful full-time bloggers out there like Darren Rowse and Pat Flynn in the sense that they all started working on their blog (initially) as a hobby finding free time after their day jobs. After working for 2 years on her blog part time, Julia decided to quit her day job and go full time with GalMeetsGlam in 2013. She never looked back since then. Now she has an established full-time business through her blog and its followers (which includes social media followers which she got from the popularity of her blog and its contents).  Julia is truly an inspiration for anyone planning to take up blogging as a full-time or part-time business venture. She is your idol if your blogging venture is supposed to be in the fashion industry!

Julia makes money via Affiliate Marketing and Sponsored Posts. If you are curious how it’s done, take a look at her post- Blush Pink Dress – Red Coat. She promotes all those outfits she wears on those photographs through this blog post (be it the Maje dress, the Vince coat or the Mansur Gavriel bag). For another example, take a look at her blog post- A day in Charlotte with Lela Rose -where she promotes another set of products. She has not disclosed her actual income from online business (via her blog, Instagram etc) anywhere. However based on some web sources, she makes above $1Million a Year.

Quick Facts about GalMeetsGlam

Monthly Traffic3,000,00+ Unique Visits (approx)
Followers1 million+ on Instagram
IncomeAbove $1 million a Year
Monetized viaAffiliate Marketing + Sponsored Posts
Major AffiliatesShopStyle and RewardStyle

So far we have seen 3 outstanding fashion bloggers and learned a bit about how much money they make. You should be inspired by now to start your own fashion blog, isn’t it? Just by writing this much, I feel charged to move ahead in my online businesses. If you are passionate about the fashion industry, have an eye for good designs and latest trends, have a flair to work hard, then you definitely can make the success with a fashion blog. So let’s begin to learn how to start or create a fashion blog from scratch. I assume you are an absolute beginner with no prior knowledge in starting websites/blogs.

I’ve divided the whole article into 2 sections.

  • Section 1: How to create a fashion blog
  • Section 2: How to make money from your fashion blog

How to Create a Fashion blog in 4 steps

Are you amazed at the heading? Well, you read it right. You can create your first blog in just 4 steps. The very first one being finding the right domain name and registering it. The second step is to find a good web hosting solution, buy the hosting account and setup the hosting account. The third step is to choose the right platform for your blog and no other platform is as good as WordPress for a blog. The 4th and final step is nothing but to start blogging or start publishing contents.

Step 1: Register your Domain Name

First of all, you need a domain name for your fashion blog. If you don’t have an idea what a domain name means read all the tutorials given below. A domain name is a name represented by a blog. In the above example of Julia Engel, her blog domain name is Galmeetsglam.com. Domain name of this blog is – DollarFry.com

You have to find the right domain name for your fashion blog. Read our guide on – How to Find a Good Domain Name for your Blog. This article explains different techniques in finding the right domain name.

When it comes to ‘fashion blogging‘, you can opt to choose a generic fashion related name like WhatToWear, Fashionista or a more personally branded domain like GalMeetsGlam or WendysLookBook. The choice should be based on your business ambitions with the blog.

Once you finalize your domain name, the next step is to register it. We have a well-explained tutorial on – How to Register a Domain Name.

Note: –  You can get a Free Domain Name (free of cost) while signing up for a web hosting account with BlueHost. So if you don’t already have a web hosting account (explained in Step 2), we advise you to register the domain name while signing up for the hosting account as you can save around 10USD.

Step 2: Select Your Web Hosting

Once you have finalized your domain name, the next step is to find the right web hosting for your blog. A web hosting account is basically a server space to store your blog’s files and contents. There are 3 different types of web hosting account (as a primary classification) to choose from – 1) Shared web hosting 2) VPS web hosting and 3) Dedicated web hosting. Beginners and first-time bloggers are always good to go with Shared web hosting.

Read: – Our Guide How to Choose between Shared-VPS-Dedicated Servers for WordPress Blog

We are running around 50+ WordPress based blogs and websites on our own. In addition, we have hosted over a 100+ WordPress based websites for our clients (as part of the services offered in our Web Development company). Based on our experience, we have shortlisted the top 3 hosting companies that offer the best Shared Hosting solution for WordPress.

Step 3: Install WordPress

Once you’ve registered with bluehost, you need to go to the Cpanel and then select the one click installer option. After all, you need to select the domain name(the fashion blog domain name which we registered newly), and install WordPress into that domain. You need to set a database as well. If you don’t know, a database is where the data gets stored. WordPress is developed in Php platform and the database is Mysql. All your blog contents will be stored in this database. The content you see in any blog is been pulled from their database. You need to set a username and password for your database and another user name and password for your WordPress back end administration(where you can login and manage the blog posts). Click install, that’s all and you are done!

How to make money from a fashion blog and get paid.

You can make money from your fashion blog . Number of fashion bloggers live full time with the money made from their fashion blog.

So, how do they get paid for fashion blogging? Let’s have a look.

10 ways to make money from your fashion blog

1. Affiliates

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways in getting paid for your fashion blog. Haven’t heard about affiliate marketing? Its a simple concept of promoting 3rd party products in your blog. Okay, so how’ll you be paid promoting a 3rd party product? You will be having a unique link(url) to the third party product(may be a fashion apparel in our scenario) and if a customer buy a product following this ulink(unique for you) the corresponding affiliate program will pay you.

There will be predefined commissions for the products sold. The payment threshold for most of these affiliate programs are 100$(means you’ll only get paid once you touch 100$).

In the fashion niche, the most popular affiliate programs are

Rewardstyle

Reward style is the most popular affiliate program used by fashion blogs. It’s affiliate program has been developed exclusively for the fashion bloggers.

The best thing about reward style is the average commission rate of 10%(this vary as per brands) , or in other words, you’ll get 50$ if someone makes a purchase of 500$.

Amazon associates

Amazon associates is the affiliate program of amazon. FYI, amazon has the biggest affiliate network in this world. Billions of dollars are paid to the amazon affiliate marketers. You can navigate into the amazon fashion and promote the products mentioned in this category through your blogs.

Amazon not only offers commission to the purchase made, but also to every purchase made by the customer in the next 24 hours. This makes amazon, the most favorite affiliate program for a blogger.

The commission rate for amazon in fashion category is around 6%, but this can improve on accordance with the number of sales .

Have a look at this chart,

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If you ship 3131 items a month, the commison rate will be increased to 8.5 percent(for that month).

2. Pay per click program

Pay per click program pays you once a visitor clicks ads in your fashion blog. You don’t need the customer to make a purchase to earn. Lets have a rough look at the shopstyle ppc program for fashion bloggers.

Shopstyle

Shopstyle is a fashion shopping search engine that has products of a number of brands incorporated under one platform.

Shopstyle has an make money program Shopstyle Collective through which fashion bloggers can create affiliate links of the mentioned products and promote it through their fashion blog. The best thing about shopstyle is that you’ll get paid per clicks, which means the customer don’t need to make a purchase of the product for you to get paid. On the flip side, you wont get commissions if a customer makes a purchase.

You can create links to individual products or widgets(a collection of products). To promote an individual product, you can make your unique link, copy it and paste in your fashion blog along with the image. To promote multiple product all in one, go to Create > Create Widget and you can select the products you are intending to promote(from shopstylecollective), select the dimensions and select Publish. This will generate a a javascript code and you can embed this in your blog’s sidebar, content or wherever.

Quick notes

  • How will you be paid: Through paypal
  • Shopstyle is very easy to join
  • Pay per click program
  • Allows you to share affiliate link on pinterest

3. Brand Collaboration

Once you’ve built your brand, you can endorse other brands. As you know, fashion is an industry crowded with tons of brands and these brands are looking to promote their brands through various methods. This is why they are looking to collaborate with fashion bloggers(in other words, fashion influencers).

You can promote products of these brands making a deal with them. Well, the deal can vary as per the collaboration, it can be for a time period, it can be for number of blogposts. Its all up to the blogger and brand.

4. Sponsored Posts

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Sponsored post is a good method through which a fashion blogger can make money. There are many fashion brands out there looking to promote their products through blogs. Once you have a set of readers, you can approach these brands(or they’ll come to you if you become that popular) for sponsored posts. There are many online program that’ll give you around $600 for a blog post endorsing a brand. momitforward is one such kind of program.

Some of the popular websites through which you can apply for sponsored post in a fashion blog are,

1. Choies

Choies welcomes fashion bloggers to promote their products. You can get paid and avail special discounts for promoting their products.

You can apply to choies as a fashion blogger to promote their products.

2. Oasap

Oasap is another good brand that offer cash, freebies and reward points to fashion bloggers. Check their sponsored posts page to read more.

3. Stylemoi

Stylemoi has a bloggers program that allows fashion bloggers to have sponsored products. The only criteria is that the blog should have a minimum of 5000 followers on any major social media network.

4. Shein

Shein sponsored posts program doesn’t says about paying for product promotion but they do give clothing worth $40-$200 a month for fashion bloggers. The major criteria for the approval of your fashion blog is to have 1000 followers for your blog and 5000 followers in any major social media network.

Apply for Shein’s Fashion blogger program.

5.Fashion Photography

I personally know many fashion bloggers who get paid for fashion photography. Many fashion models or wannabe fashion models(not the bigger ones,but the smaller ones) are looking for a fashion photographer to make a portfolio. If you have that photographic skills, you can offer your service as a fashion photographer. And now a days, many brands are also hiring fashion bloggers to take photographs. Showcase yourself as a fashion photographer throughout your blog and offer your fashion photography as a paid service.

6. Be a fashion model

Being a model is the dream of every fashion enthusiasts. You are building a brand through your fashion blog, if you check this fashion blog of Julia Engel, you can see that she is building a brand of herself.

A fashion blogger often upload photos in the latest fashion wears. Or in other words, he/she is the model of their fashion blog. Once you build a readership, you can offer modelling as a service and you can get hired as model and make money.

A good real life example would be Aimee Song, from songofstyle.com. She do have more than 4 million followers in her instagram account, which means she is a style sensation and is model who has lots of followers. This massive amount of followers can bring in more brand to her modelling and thereby more money.

7. Write an ebook about fashion tips/style guide/fashion blogging etc.

When it comes to 2016-2017, a digital product selling is one of the most profitable online businesses. The biggest advantage of having a digital product is that it is a one time investment business. Once it reaches a break even, all the sales will generate 100 percent profit to the creator.

Ebook is such one digital product through which you can generate tremendous amount of profit. Once you build some traffic to your fashion blog, you can write some ebook about fashion tips,fashion photography or something, or even about starting a fashion blog and sharing your journey. Primarily, analyze what your reader want to hear from you and write an ebook in that niche.

Once you’ve written an ebook, set a descent price(I’d say something in the range of $10-$15) and promote this ebook on behalf of your readers. If you can achieve a conversion rate of 3-5 %,and a traffic of 500 unique visits a day, you can easily touch $6000-$7000 a month in revenue, not at all bad! right?

You can also sell your ebook through amazon ebook store and kindle store.

8. Sell a course through your fashion blog

Course selling is another good income opportunity from your fashion blog. Justagirlandherblog sells an online course(through her blog) for ($200 avg) and make great deal of money online.

9. Starting an eCommerce fashion store

Once you have a set of readers, you can convert this readers into potential customers. Theblondsalad is one perfect example of converting a fashion blog into fashion eCommerce store.

10. Helping others to start a fashion blog

If you are a regular follower of popular fashion bloggers out there, you can see them set a separate page helping other people to start a fashion blog. You can also see affiliate links to hosting and various platforms like Genesis Framework(helps bloggers to easily setup an interactive WordPress blog). Once a reader clicks and signsup these affiliate links, the fashion blogger earns money as commissions.