Don’t get hung up on expensive themes!
Starting an online business can be much cheaper than opening a brick and mortar business, yes! However, those small costs can add up quickly, especially if you’re on a tight budget. There are definitely expenses you’ll have to take on, like domain names, hosting, logo design and theme setup. But, your initial theme does not need to cost you $150 or more (unless you got it like that). A premium Shopify theme can go for $180 or more, and that money can be better served elsewhere. Getting started with a free theme makes more sense than wasting money on your “dream theme.” At least get your store up and running, get a few sales under your belt, then start upgrading accordingly.
Your initial theme does not need to cost you $150 or more (unless you got it like that).
Truuust me, whether it’s a Shopify theme or a WordPress theme, going the free route can be a life saver. The theme for this website is actually FREE, and it’s wildly popular! At the end of the day it comes down to your content, your products and your brand, you can always remodel your store later. I liken it to getting your first car, it doesn’t have to be a Mercedes, just needs to get you where you’re trying to go. When choosing any theme, make sure there are good reviews, good support, and overall good functionality, this will save you a headache in the future. Check out our “Resources” page for free themes, or simply type “free themes” into Google. I hope this helps you get your store up and running quicker, and as always, we’re here to help.