For this to work you need to be a web designer or have a web designer friend. You will also need to know how to code a design so it becomes a WordPress theme or you can outsource this. Outsourcing will cost around 250 Euros.
1. The niche
Currently, there’s a shortage of High quality web shop templates for WordPress on Themeforest (check out 3. Monetize for more info on Themeforest).
Shop owners wanting to buy a template for their shop can choose out of only about 12 templates or so. Themeforest is extremely popular at the moment and lots of people are starting to realize they can get a high quality template for their web shop with custom CMS for pocket change.
2. The Product
To find out the kind of web shop people are looking for, take a look at the search results on ThemeForest. You can choose to make a template for a category that’s not on there yet or you can choose to make a “universal” template for all kinds of web shops. Just be sure to make it for something specific. Naming it “booster” like the one on the image below will generate less sales because buyers have no idea what you’re on about.
ThemeForest offers 40-70% of the price to you as a web designer for your unique work. You can’t sell it elsewhere if you want to get this %. If you do sell it elsewhere, you get 25% of each sale. The percentage depends on sales volume.
Now stop reading this article and go make a template and report back to me on how much money you’ve made. I’ve seen people make 12,000 or more in 1 month. Go check out ThemeForest if you don’t believe me…