Sunday, November 11, 2012

Customizing Blog Templates?

Here is another work from home idea that may interest you.

Of course you know that the internet is filled with blogs - in fact you're reading one right now! But what you may not know is that people - bloggers to be more exact - are looking for ways to customize their own blogs. They may be tired or bored with the templates that their blog sites are offering and may want to have a design of their own - something more personalized and/or customized for their own blog.

There are numerous sites all over the Internet that offer free blog templates but a blogger may want something that is not offered on these sites - and that is where you come in!

You can design custom blog templates for bloggers and sell them from your very own site (or blog).

Mind you, this is a specialized kind of work and you would have to know html and CSS and you might even have to design a graphic or two! But if you have a lot of experience with blogs then this is something that you might want to look into. Even if you don't know html it still may be possible for you to custom-design graphics if you are good at making graphics. Just think about, if you have your own computer then it would hopefully have a graphic-making program already included. Since I have the Windows operating system, I have the Windows "Paint" program which can certainly be used to design a graphic or two. I also have Microsoft Word which comes with its own graphics program as well.

Creating logos is a very popular work at home thing that you can try with these programs as well! Businesses and organizations are always looking for a good logo. As a matter of fact I have seen sites where places are asking for logos and you have to be careful because you don't want to give away your work for free!

I really suggest that you take a look and see what kind of graphics/drawing programs that you have on your computer. Open them up and play around with them for a little while. You can also do a search online for free graphic programs, you can visit my blog, The 3D Beginner to find free graphic programs that you can download.

This is a very good work at home idea that you can try for yourself. I think that I'm going to try it myself just to show that it is possible! Using a simple program like the Windows "Paint" program to create logos and graphics that you will be able to sell.

How would you sell them? Well first you would create a couple of designs and put them on a website or blog of your own - you should be able to find free websites online as well as sites that will let you blog for free. Set up your own site and upload the graphics that you created and offer them for sale. Now there is the question of people "grabbing" your graphics without paying for them but there are some simple solutions for that. Number 1 you could "watermark" your graphics and number 2 you could upload "sample" graphics just to show what you are capable of doing as far as creating graphics are concerned.

So do some checking on your computer to see what kind of graphis programs that you have, play around with the program to see what you can come up with.


I have created a logos page where I have created a few simple logos (and graphics) using the simple program "Paint" that came with my Windows system.

Hopefully this will give you a general idea of what can be done with such a simple program!