If you have knowledge on a particular subject, sharing it by teaching people online is a great way to give back to the community and earn yourself some income as well. Sites and blogs which contain tutorials are hugely popular because there will always be people eager to learn. Some popular subjects are photography, web design, arts and crafts, gardening, finance, affiliate marketing, you name it and there's a good chance there are blogs dedicated to teaching about it.
If you'd like to start your own tutorial blog, a great theme I have had my eye on is called Vectors by Maximus - I considered using the theme for WPLift at one point. It has some great features :
- Content Column Shortcodes
- Mulitple Layered Photoshop Files
- Localization Support Built In
- 2 Widget Areas (Sidebar & Footer)
- 4 Advertising Locations (Header, Homepage, Sidebar, & Content)
- 10 Color Schemes
- 8 Custom Widgets
- 7 Page Templates
- Extensive Theme Options
Installing The Theme
After you purchase the theme you will receive a zip file, unzip this and you will have a folder called "Vector Theme", inside this, open the folder called "Theme" and inside that upload the folder called "Vectors".
Click activate under the theme :
Thankfully the theme options panel for Vectors is nice and simple and is all contained on one page. It is located under "Appearance" > "Vectors Options". You have the choice of 10 different color schemes for your site, then spaces for all your social media accounts - facebook, twitter, dribbble, feedburner etc. Then you have the featured posts options and related posts options. The last section is for footer text and footer scripts.
This is a really attractive theme and absolutely perfect for a tutorial site or news / magazine style blog. Its very easy to set up - I like the simple options screen, you dont need a million different options for this style of site - it includes the necessary features such as social integration and and advertising placements.