Not long ago we published an article on opportunities for bloggers using our affiliate program. But what about web studios? Are you running one? Maybe you are a gifted web designer or developer? How can you benefit from the TemplateMonster Affiliate Program?
Good for you. TemplateMonster has vast experience working with web studios. Did you know that over 70% of the world's web studios are working or have worked with us? That is not really surprising as we have nearly 50,000 templates in stock and 14 years of successful experience in the fields of web design and development.
We are proud to be the only template provider who gives its affiliates a ready-to-use online business with our RMS shops. Levels of integration are different and you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
The first level is your personal web studio catalog. In short, you showcase TemplateMonster themes without prices. When your client chooses a particular theme, the order comes directly to you and you set the price for its customization.
What benefits do you get?
You don’t need to create a project from scratch. All you need to do is customize a ready-made template according to your client’s requirements. This means you will be able to handle 10 times more projects a month than you did before.
The next level is a ready-made template shop. It needs minimal integration with your website and is easy to customize. You can up-sell your clients with additional offers available on TemplateMonster.com.
Benefits of the second level
After the installation the shop starts to run itself. However, we strongly recommend that you customize it: change colors, add your logo and name, make it look like your own project and your work will pay off really soon.
This is the number one choice for big companies as you may need several people to operate the order and billing system. Actually, it is your own ready-to-use business solution. The shop is fully customizable: language, currency, support, etc. You can also set your own prices.
What's so special about it?
It works for any country as you can provide all the information in any language you need, and provide billing in the currency of your country. You have an opportunity to contact clients directly, right after the purchase because you receive all the details. You don’t need to invest time, money and effort into website development as you can simply integrate and customize the ready-made template shop.
What's more, you can integrate live chat within your RMS. It will direct your clients to the TemplateMonster pre-sales chat representatives who will guide them and help them to choose the right theme. It is unbranded, as our pre-sale department will see that the call comes from RMS live chat.
RMS installation and customization are very simple. You will find heaps of practical tutorials covering every aspect. Don't forget, if you have any questions or issues, a TemplateMonster affiliate technical specialist is always ready to help, including integrating the shop for you. Here is an e-mail to stay connected: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's convert everything said above into numbers.
Web studios can earn $2K a day with TemplateMonster.
The table below illustrates the annual revenue of freelancerss and web studios in the US, Canada, GB, and Europe.
|US||$42K||$1 million - $10 million+|
|Canada||$47K||$5 million - $10 million+|
|GB||£23k||$5 million - $10 million+|
The calculations have been made on the basis of the following specifications:
|Web studio average cost per site:||Number of full time employees:||Active clients:||Services provided:|
Where to find clients?
|No clients here||Best places to find clients|
|Cold calling||Job boards|
|Google Helpout||Referrals from clients|
|Print ads||Referrals from client websites|
|Spammy emails||Partnerships with other designers, print shop, etc.|
How to boost earnings?
A web designer earns $40 per hour, which is a $1000 budget for every website.
|An average site takes 3 days to complete||$1K per 3 days|
|A theme-based site - 3-5 hours to complete||$1,9K per 1 day|
How to be more productive?
|Custom site||Site built with TemplateMonster's themes|
|Expensive ($1000+)||Affordable price (up to $199)|
|Time-consuming (1 month+)||Speedy web development (a site can be launched live in less than 1 day)|
|Designing and developing all site elements from scratch||You can build a unique design on the basis of a theme, uploading it with your own content|
|Extra expenses on promotion||Free SEO optimization and analytics included. You can develop your own corporate strategy|
|Paid support and further site maintenance||Free 24/7 support on any issue|
Most popular solutions to build sites:
|CMS templates:||Web templates:||eCommerce templates:||Top website builders:||Sources of income after website launch:|
Now we will return to the reseller program and let you know what it has to offer.
Why should one become a TemplateMonster Reseller?
- First of all, it is profitable. You will have flexible pricing and a progressive discount scale.
- It is comfortable. You will have your own personal control panel to manage your reseller account, make necessary financial and technical settings and get real-time reports.
- It has been optimized for you. We have created multiple manuals and ready-made sets of scripts for demonstration purposes. They will help you to get screenshots and product information that can be shown to your customers.
- You will feel at ease. You will receive quick and friendly support from our staff any time you need it.
- We are the best in the industry. You can be sure that you are selling the best product to your customer. You control the price and payments from customers and you can sell any other services along with our templates: e.g. hosting, domain, installation/customization etc.
What is the difference between an Affiliate and a Reseller?
Can you become a Template Monster Reseller? Sure! You should….
- Have a good knowledge of PHP and API.
- Understand and agree with the Terms and Conditions.
- Be ready to support your customers. However, you can still consult the TM support team to obtain first-hand assistance.
- Be ready to work on deposit-based conditions.
How to Apply?
Read this short article, explaining the process step-by-step.
Do you follow me so far? We are making progress.
If you are an expert developer, create your own custom template shop using Web-API. It is a brilliant choice for programmers, who are ready to spend some time creating something awesome.
But that's not all, far from it. TemplateMonster has bold plans for the future. We are going to become a market place, so that web community members will be able to submit the products they are proud of and sell them on our site.
Do you have a portfolio of awesome projects? Cool, don't wait, sent us a request right now! Who knows, maybe we will start a mutually beneficial cooperation straight away.
Here's what we need to know about your project:
- Project description with all technical details
- Your portfolio (where we can browse through your products)
- Link to the project you are offering.
That's it. Not too complicated, is it?
What else is worth mentioning here?
We are running a Certification Center that encourages talent and certifies partners.
What is a “Certification Center” in brief? It's an absolutely free project that welcomes everyone eager to enroll and learn.
The Center includes free courses for beginners who want to learn more about the possibilities provided by the most popular CMSs, and for experienced web developers willing to confirm their skills and become certified TemplateMonster partners.
The Certification Center is intended for freelancers and web design agencies. It invites you to pass a quick quiz, confirm your knowledge and experience of working with WordPress, Joomla, OpenCart, PrestaShop, or Moto CMS templates, and become the proud owner of a personal certificate from TemplateMonster.
Additionally, everyone who completes the certification successfully is added to the localized list of TemplateMonster's potential partners. This is a brilliant opportunity to broaden your client base and grow your revenue.
Just let this information sink in for a minute. Actually, we send/recommend you to local clients who want to customize a template or design a project in your particular city/town.
Are you interested in this kind of partnership? Contact Gerald Smith for more details.
We now hope that the affiliate program from TemplateMonster.com looks much clearer to you. Do you already know which program is suitable for you? Watch the videos, read the tutorials, look through the programs and tools we offer once again.
Don't be afraid to try something new. They say: 'who dares wins'. We believe that you could find yourself rich in the foreseeable future.
P.S. Any feedback/questions/opinions will be highly appreciated. If you partner(ed) with us, please share your experience with the community. If you are going to join our affiliate program, please tell us which option you decided to choose.
Thanks for your attention and good luck!