Is there any perfect theme for e-commerce?
The developers behind Flatsome theme claims that their product is perfect for this niche. But, our job is to check the ratings and go through a detailed review before believing their words and making the purchase.
So far, the theme has managed to get over 45k sales on ThemeForest and have 4.81 average ratings out of over 3k ratings. The sales number is promising and is a clear sign that we are looking at a premium product.
Flatsome Theme Review
For a theme to be premium and perfect, there are certain criteria which need to be matched. Let’s find out if the Flatsome theme is worthy of the claims the developers make or not!
- It’s totally compatible with WooCommerce. In fact, specifically designed to achieve this compatibility.
- The mobile friendly design is kept in proper check to keep things modern and 2017 ready.
- The performance optimisation is taken care of, both at Desktop and Mobile level.
- The design part is crafted keeping e-commerce niche in mind which in financial terms means, conversion friendly.
- It has dedicated support for WPML plugin, ensuring the content is multilingual ready.
- Cross-browser compatibility is taken care of and so is the SEO norms compatibility.
These are the highlight features but, not the all! Let’s dive into the details and know the product even better.
SEO and Performance
Let’s talk about Performance first as it’s one of the primary highlights in the case of the Flatsome theme.
The developers have done a pretty good work in achieving almost 100% scorecard when it comes to performance tests. Not just the numbers but, the compatibility with both, smartphone and desktop is taken care of.
Now, such a smooth and fast performance not only helps in scoring a top-notch user experience but, also helps in the SEO. Unless you were living inside a rock, Google has made it pretty clear that performance is considered as one of the major ranking signals. And, it’s been an old news now!
The theme features required SEO tools and takes care of the norms. To add-on the remaining SEO tools, we always prefer using Yoast or any other favourite SEO plugin. The theme is compatible with all these well-coded plugins.
Unless you can gain a trust like Amazon among the customers, you need to have a pretty good looking website, when it comes to e-commerce. The design standards followed by Flatsome is perfect for this niche. In fact, it focuses on the ‘Design that Sells.’
Other than the default design setup, there are tonnes of customization options which can be played with. You can quickly bring possible changes and make the website look different.
The number of customization options is countless and thanks to the Live Page Builder with its library, it’s actually easy to craft a webpage from scratch. You don’t need to learn the technical part rather, simply drag and drop elements from the library and the page setup will be good to go.
Regardless of the custom visuals you finalise using, the overall design still remains smartphone-ready, minimal and responsive to function properly on all the devices.
Bottom line, the basic features are always present, keeping the functionality intact.
There are about 19 pre-ready Demos, each crafted to set up a shop and start selling products. Any of these Demos can be setup with a single click, thanks to the inclusion of One-Click Import option. The design and functionalities are configured as per the Demo and you can choose if to import demo content or not.
Once the Demo is setup, desired changes can be made using the Options Panel, which I’m going to talk about next.
Other than these, individual pages for portfolio, about, contact, stores, maintenance, etc., are also included in the package. Different versions of these individual pages are available in the package, which you can be quickly setup.
Bottom line, the design part is not only modern and responsive but, is well thought of, as per the e-commerce niche requirements. Go ahead and check out the theme’s demo. Check out the individual product’s pages in particular. You’ll fall in love with the design!
Theme Options Panel
Like all modern and premium WordPress themes, Flatsome comes with a pre-configured Options Panel. It’s fast and fully functional to help you do with a particular setup.
The functionality and visual changes can be done quickly, thanks to the easy to use interface. The User Interface of the whole Options Panel is quick to learn and all the toggles/switches are well-labeled.
You can quickly change the way Header area looks, or Navigation area functions. You can switch between hundreds of available Google Fonts and fix a particular one.
You’re allowed to drop down a particular functionality and make changes that can improve the performance further.
If you still find issues navigating around and learn how all it functions, there is proper documentation wrapped in the package. The documentation is available in both text and video tutorials, whichever you prefer to learn and make better use of the Flatsome theme.
Over to You
This was all I have to tell you about Flatsome product at ThemeForest. As you’ve gone through the complete review, I hope you also believe that UX-themes developers have done an incredible job, crafting this product for the e-commerce niche.
Also, it’s a four years old product, receiving regular updates. So, everything is looking rock solid. Considering the price of $59, my final verdict is that, Flatsome is really a perfect theme for this niche.
What do you think?
How Much Traffic Do You Need to Make Money Blogging?
But I do know this; if you ask this question you think like employees. Bad mindset for a blogger. Employees think putting in set amounts of work or reaching some specific goal results in receiving income. 100% of the time, this is NOT true as a professional or amateur blogger. Nobody has any idea how your traffic behaves. Is it targeted, or general? How did you attract your readers? Drilling deeper, it is impossible to surmise that a specific amount of traffic leads to some set amount of income.
Traffic and blogging income are only related in that, if you drive titanic amounts of targeted traffic to your blog, you will make some coin. But other than driving monstrous amounts of traffic – and any blogger asking this question is 10,000 to 20,000 hours away from this type of traffic – you need to understand that making money blogging is about generously helping people, building bonds, creating value, trusting in the process and developing your money mindset diligently, vibing abundance.
Do you want to make money blogging? Stop looking at traffic stats. Nobody pays you like an employer if you register 100 visitors daily to your blog. Stop thinking like an employee. Begin thinking like an entrepreneur. Help people generously. Make friends. Trust in the blogging process. Trust yourself. Think abundantly. Keep helping people. Develop your money mindset. Open multiple streams of income. Money will flow your way if you focus less on traffic stats and things, and more on generously helping human beings. Help people generously, patiently and persistently. Make money. This is the secret to successful blogging. But most bloggers fall lost in a world of stats and employee-level thinking, falsely believing generating a specific number of daily blog visitors results in some blogging employer paying them a set salary, a paycheck, for a goal achieved.
Do not fall prey to this common blogging mindset error in error. Money flows to you based on your generous service and based on your trust in the blogging process. Money can and will arrive but only after you relax, detach, help folks and give little or no thought to money, traffic and other blogging outcomes. The less you think about making money through your blog, the more you help people. The more you help people, the more money you eventually make. Successful blogging and making money is simply about helping tons of people for free to increase your blogging skills and exposure. Open multiple streams of income through which to prosper. Eventually, money flows to you.
Do not get distracted by ideas consistent with the blog post title question. Do not get caught up in blogging money and traffic outcomes. Stop looking for your blogging pay day and get busy helping people freely to learn the secret of effective blog monetizing. Money finds generous servants and money sprints away from bloggers routinely obsessed with making money. Sure you want to promote yourself at every turn. Goodness knows, I am always promoting my 100 plus eBooks and 2 blogging courses in all I do. Plus I promote my audio books and paperbacks, too. But my intent is mostly about helping as many bloggers as possible through guest posting, posting to my blog and via podcasting and broadcasting live. Prospering grows easier the more I help folks freely.
How to Develop Super Human Confidence in Your Blog
Baby steps, my Young Blogging Padawans.
New bloggers, baby step your way to being super human confident in your blog. Being wracked by doubt, with a little wild excitement mixed in, you cannot gain unreal confidence in your blog today. But slowly and steadily gaining clarity gives you the foundation upon which to become a highly successful blogger who feels bold, knowing your blog rocks.
I am about super human confident in my blog. I am developing the same level of confidence in my eBooks and courses, too. Why? Believing in my blog and premium offerings helps me to help more people and I also make more money too, which is neat, considering I live a worldly life.
Follow these tips.
1: Feel and Release Fears-Doubts Aligned with Your Blog
Before you become confident, you need to purge any lack of confidence. I know this feels bad but tis a necessary step to become super duper confident in your blog and in your premium offerings, too. Sit with doubts, those nasty traitors. Be with your fears about self, your writing ability and your blog presentation. Feel these unpleasant energies. Clear the energies. Proceed from a clearer, more confident, space. Confidence is borne of clearing a lack of confidence. Do messy energy work to become uber confident in your blog and in your blogging abilities.
2: Surround Yourself with Loving Bloggers
Loving, caring, compassionate bloggers see brilliance in you when you cannot seem to see it in yourself. Although all confidence issues flow inside-out, you need a network of supportive people around you who believe in you, versus being around haters or negative nellies. Never, ever, ever surround yourself with poverty conscious, failure conscious bloggers. Are you running a cyber charity? Are you a therapist? No! Negative people stuck in fear and failure throw negative cross currents into your being, shaking your already fragile confidence in your blog.
Hang with folks who believe in you and who believe in your blog. Pros share where and how you can improve but they always believe in someone who follows their dreams, and will instill that faith in you, and in your blog, too.
3: Write Your Butt Off and Publish Content Like the Dickens
Writing and publishing content is like breathing to me. I do not lose confidence in my ability to breathe because this is an automatic, auto-pilot, process. I just breathe without thinking about it. Ditto for writing and blogging. I wrote and blogged for 20,000 to 30,000 hours so now it is an automatic, easy process I have super human confidence in. I do not even think about it because I do it routinely, automatically, on a type of auto-pilot borne of making writing and blogging a habit.
If someone criticizes my blog, it is like someone criticizing my breathing; sounds weird, or funny, but it stirs me not, because I have equal confidence in each.
4: Do Energy Work
I do not play around; 3-4 hours of energy work daily allowed me to face, feel and release blog doubts, to become the clear, confident blogger I am today. Consider meditating, or doing yin yoga, or doing Kriya yoga, and power walking. Or do it all. I spend 3-4 hours doing each – collectively – daily, to expand my awareness so I can feel and clear doubts and so I can blog mainly from an abundant, generous, relaxed, detached vibe.
Be confident guys. Believe in your blog. Follow these 4 tips to succeed and to become super human confident in your blog.
Should You Search for New Blogging Niche Ideas?
Ask yourself that question and you will get an answer that best suits you.
I went with the blogging tips niche for people who want to circle the globe. But I did not go for this niche to be new, edgy or different. I had lived that life for many years. This made sense for me. I was being genuine, honest and as authentic as one can be. Perfect match. But if I chose a new niche from an energy solely of financial gain, being popular or some other fear-based driver, I would have fallen flat on my blogging face.
Why would you ask someone for new niche ideas? What is the energy or intent there? Do you want the fast track to success? Or are you in a creative space, wishing to do something different? I see searching for new blogging niches as being a waste of time considering the endless, established niches we already have at our disposal. Why waste time and energy searching for some niche if you have all the niches you need right before your cyber eyes? Toss in the fact that you need to research the niche inside-out if you have no prior knowledge and you invest a significant amount of time just to get the blog off of the ground. Makes no sense to me.
What do you love talking about? What is your biggest passion? Start there. Select that niche. You already have an ample supply of information in your noggin and the confidence to discuss the niche in clear, cogent fashion. Who cares if the niche is new or old? The blogging tips niche – my main niche – has been around for a few decades. Who cares? There is nothing new under the sun blogging-wise but thousands of new bloggers join our ranks daily. I also find that I seem to be converting people to blogging the more I persist in creating and connecting, keeping at this gig, being present, helping spread awareness about a pretty cool blogging niche, and, about a pretty cool way to help people and to free yourself.
Go with What You Know
When it comes to picking a blogging niche, go with what you know. Pick a niche inside of your blogging and knowledge wheelhouse because being armed with knowledge, experience, and a pulsating passion for discussing the niche makes you stand out from the blogging crowd in a major league way. I created this blogging course in under a day. Imagine that? 6 hours of recordings and oodles of blogging knowledge, packaged into a course that I created in under 24 hours. Imagine how much I needed to know about blogging and how confident and clear I had to be in myself, to ship in 24 hours? I go with what I know; sure doesn’t hurt me.
But when you pick a new blogging niche you have no knowledge of, it takes you 2 months to create and ship the course. Not good. There is the quick, and the dead, in the blogging world. We need be patient, persistent and generous to succeed online but in the same regard, adding years to your learning curve by deviating from what you know is a foolish blogging idea. Why? Go with what you know to prosper mightily over the long haul and to hit the ground running.
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