I was asked by Tim whether I was paid to promote the Thesis Premium WordPress theme at the end of every one of my posts. I responded that my relationship with Thesis is officially mentioned on my About page, but I thought that I should answer / explain more here. Because it sure as hell isn’t to make a buck (though Thesis pays me some if you buy the theme from my site).
I promote Thesis because I really love the work of Chris Pearson. In 2006, I used to bug Brian Clark at Copyblogger for his designer. He said I couldn’t afford Pearson. (I really couldn’t back then, but always said I could).
Years later, Chris makes the best WordPress theme out there, and I love it. It’s what I use. It’s what I tell others to use. It’s exactly everything I want in a theme: great SEO, simple editing tools, and a palate that a real designer can turn into something amazing. (Mine was designed by Chris himself, but when I buy my next design on the same theme, it will be easy for them to work with it, too).
So that’s why. I firmly stand behind the product. I believe it’s the best in the game. I use it myself. I tell others to use it all the time. To me, any question about a WordPress theme ends in Thesis. (Okay, not ANY, but you get the point).
And THAT is how I wish advertising worked, by the way. I promote things I love. I promote things that matter to me, and if you want to buy it and enjoy it to, I get paid a few bucks by Chris for the referral. Chris pays me, not you. Chris pays me because I help him find new people that want his theme.
That’s the best of all worlds to me.
Want to buy Thesis? There’s a few links for that, I’m told. : )