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Thrive Themes Review – Is it the Best WordPress Theme?

If you ask me about my Thrive themes review and why I changed from Genesis, first I should ask how much you love my new site design? For those who are already using Thrive Themes, I am sure that you are a huge fan because of the advanced features and how easy it is to use.  

The fact is that I am not a programmer, but in just a few hours after a few glasses of wine late on the weekend was a changeover to the new theme without any coding skills. I understand that WordPress may not be the easiest thing to learn, but their content builder and plugins worked so well it was really easy to change. You can easily control all the additional style layouts, performance features, moderate comments, blog controls, or decide which related posts show up where.  

However, there are a few cons to go with the many pros and wanted to give you the list of my Thrive Themes Review. It is meant for bloggers who are looking to be able to make the changes themselves while focusing on conversions. Divi is the only theme that I found comparable, and with this cost more as the plugins like Thrives Lead Box was not included.  

Thrive Themes Review​​​​

There are multiple aspects of Thrive Themes that you need to know about. It isn’t just a single plug-in that you use for themes, it’s an all in one plug-in to transform your website into a money-making-machine.

The Thrive Architect WordPress Page Builder

As I mentioned above, the best feature of Thrive is how easy it is to use and is because of the Thrive Architect Page Builder. Previously called the “content builder” thrive has updated their previous plugging and made this compatible with no all Thrive Themes, but all WordPress themes.

The click and drag page builder has around 40 different elements that give you control over almost everything in the design. This includes changing the color, height, width, background, text without just a few clicks of the button. You can also edit or delete any elements or sections if you want.

A few other notable important things to note include:  

  • Having a live preview so you can see how it looks on different devices so you can customize the user experience.
  • Being able to hide or enable elements depending on if the users are visiting via a mobile, desktop, or tablet
  • Adjusting the width (margins) and padding without actually entering the size and manually editing the settings. 

And one of the very important features of the Thrive Architect that many others will not do, is that even if you deactivate the deactivate Thrive Architect plugin, the HTML content remains intact so you can change one day if you want to switch platforms. This means that the CSS modifications may not be working, but will not be lost.

Other Thrive Plugins Available:

There are 8 Thrive WordPress plugins available, and I can say that I use almost all of them. All of these are created with optimization and conversion tactics in mind and include Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, Thrive Clever Widgets, Thrive Headline Optimizer, Thrive Ultimatum, Thrive Ovation, Thrive Quiz Builder, Thrive Comments.

The Thrive Leads form is the plugin that I use the most. It is similar to Opt-In Monster (premium) but has far more features and does not lock you into a monthly plan. You can choose exactly what pages you want them to display on, split test results, and show different forms based on new visitors versus current subscribers, and much more.

There are a lot of different forms to choose from that have been specifically designed to maximize your conversions. As you can see from my pages, I normally use Post Footer, Slide-in, and Screen Filler. You have super prevised targeting features, with time-based trigger options and smart exit popups. Thanks to the dozens of professionally designed templates you will never have to worry about designing anything.

Landing Page Optimized Templates:

Choose from over 220 full in templates designed for creating beautiful landing pages in record time. I choose the Rise theme for my website, but use individual landing pages for specific funnels and targeted campaigns. As we showed you above with the Thrive Architect, everything is so customizable that you will never have to pay for another web designer again.

Plans & Thrive Pricing:

Thrive themes is not only good at optimizing your website, but they optimize their plans as well. You can get a single license for $67 that you can use for up to 5 websites, but odds are that you will at least want Thrive Lead and Thrive, Architect, making it pretty much the same price as the full membership.  

Thrive Membership – $19/month (annually) or $25/month (quarterly)

  • Use all of the plugins and themes on all of your own sites
  • Agency Membership – $49/month (annually) or $59/month (quarterly)
  • Use all of the plugins and themes on your sites and clients’

Note: If you decide to purchase one of the individual plugins now and want to become a member later, the individual licenses you bought will NOT be credited towards your membership. See full fine print here. 

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Things Thrive Can Work On (Cons)

I had planned to write pros and cons at the bottom, but my excitement for Thrive lead me to say more about the pros than cons. Thrive may lack some of the custom designs such as magazine theme of something more specific to your niche, but something you can fully customize.  A few other things to point out include:

  • Can be more expensive then a typical theme if you have a small budget
  • It will not allow you to change the custom color of the header, footer, and sidebar beside their 6 options without copying a custom code in it.  By the time you read this, hopefully, it is changed as Thrive is always improving and upgrading.
  • As the sidebar is responsive, you can not control the size of it. Some ad networks or publishers want specific sizes, so it will auto size it and may cause a few moments of anger.
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    The support forum needs a better search function and for users to categorize correctly.

Final Recommendations

In my opinion, the Thrive Themes provides the best conversion-focused websites for internet entrepreneurs. It may be more expensive then your typical “Theme Forrest template” but I believe it is excellent value for its money. You will save hundreds of dollars not buying additional plugins and save thousands from not hiring developers to do these easy changes for you.

There is the 30-day money back guarantee, so if you are not happy just ask for a refund with no questions asked. Interested? What are you waiting for, go ahead and purchase Thrive Themes! 

PS. If you are going to buy Thrive Themes and found my article useful, please buy through my link and send me a coffee and #virtualhighfive


Website Broker Review – 5 best places to sell website


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So you’ve grown your website into a profitable business and now you’re looking to sell your website?

If you want to get the best possible price for your site (start your site here, if you haven’t already) you need to be working with one of our recommended website brokers. Would you rather sell your site yourself for $50,000 or $100,000 and pay an expert? By taking control of the transaction and professionally guiding you through every step of the sales process,  a website broker is the only sensible option when your profits are on the line.

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Domain Hunter Gatherer Review

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Domain Hunter Gatherer is arguably one of the most popular tools when it comes to finding aged and quality domains which already has amazing backlink profiles with ready to use targeted traffic. Finding a decent aged domain can be time-consuming and difficult depending on the depth of your research. Domain Hunter Gatherer makes your life easier by automating the process. It helps you narrow down your research by helping you find the domains that are most relevant to you through their system. All you need to do is provide a keyword and with a click of a button, you get a list of domains which you can compare based on price and ratings.Continue reading

5 Monetization Experts Who Inspire

When monetizing a Web property, it’s often helpful to learn from the best. These are the five monetization experts who really know their craft. They have inspired a lot of my own monetization efforts over the years, as they have plenty to teach on the topic.

Neil Patel

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The founder of KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and QuickSprout, San Francisco-based Neil Patel is a bona fide monetization guru whose Web tools help other webmasters track key monetization-related metrics on their own sites. Neil has made a lot of money over the years, first as an Internet marketing consultant, and then as the owner of the aforementioned Web tools.

Widely regarded as an SEO, Internet marketing, and monetization expert, Neil eventually plans to retire as a for-profit entrepreneur to focus on non-profit work.Continue reading

25 Celebrities Who Got Rich & Famous on YouTube

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David Di Franco is an established YouTuber with 8+ years of experience. He has created a 10-step online course showing you how to properly monetize your YouTube content. Check out his course and get his 8 years of knowledge, neatly packed into one course.

Most of the hundreds of millions of videos uploaded to YouTube attract relatively little interest; they may be viewed by friends or family, but don’t get a lot of attention from elsewhere. In fact, about half of YouTube videos get fewer than 100 views in their first month, and only 30% of uploaded videos are viewed more than 200 times.Continue reading

Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo vs. GoFundMe vs. RocketHub: Crowdfunding Platforms Compared

The Ultimate Marketing Platform for Your Crowdfunding Campaigns

Krowdster is an amazing, free platform that will help you market your crowdfunding campaigns, no matter which one you use. Reach backers and superbackers, relevant authors, build a following and much more. MonetizePros readers get a free trial!

If you read our post on 45 ways to make money through crowdfunding, then you’re likely ready to test the waters for your business. But the question is: which crowdfunding network is best? The answer is: it depends. It depends on your goals, the type of funding you need, and several other factors. In this article, we’re going to look at the top four crowdfunding networks and what makes each one unique.

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How to Make Money with Crowdfunding: 45 Tips, Guides, & Resources

The new Veronica Mars movie. Facebook’s latest $2B acquisition, Oculus VR. Pebble, the smartphone-syncing watch. What do these all have in common? Crowdfunding. If you have a brilliant idea that you want to turn into a profitable business, or a cause you want to support, then crowdfunding can be a great way to gain some initial capital to take your idea to the next level. Crowdfunding networks allow you to tap into your potential customer’s pocketbooks without having a fully finished product, giving you the capital you need to bring it to market. In this article, we’ll look at 45 tips, guides, and tutorials that will help you succeed in turning your dream into a reality through crowdfunding.Continue reading

How to Monetize a Forum: 50 Tips, Guides, and Resources

They were the original form of online social media before anyone coined the term social media, and forums are still going strong. We know you’ve probably already read a lot about creating and managing forums; what you really want to know is how to make money from all your hard work. Here at MonetizePros, we’ve got you covered. (By the way, if you’re enjoying this article, you may want to subscribe to our free newsletter; we’ll send monetization tips straight to your inbox each day.)Continue reading

Top 25 AdSense Alternatives: Alternative Monetization

Having trouble with getting approved for Google AdSense, or not making the revenue you were expecting? Then you will need alternative avenues of revenue to either supplement your AdSense earnings or replace them altogether. In this article, we’re going to look at the top 25 Google AdSense alternatives. They consist of great display advertising, affiliate marketing, and content monetization networks that will help you earn more revenue.Continue reading

How to Make Money on Tumblr: 25 Proven Tips

8 Simple Steps To Automating Tumblr For Profit

Paul Tilley is a true master when it comes to Tumblr and he has created one of the best online courses on making money off Tumblr. He'll show you exactly how to create your first sites and how to automate the whole thing to scale up!

When it comes to making money online, Tumblr is one network to consider. It’s blogging meets Facebook in a sense, because you can create blog posts that can be liked and shared by other Tumblr users. The catch with making money on Tumblr (or using Tumblr in general) is abiding by their rules. Specifically, they do not tolerate spam, and they consider spam the use of “deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create blogs with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing.” With that in mind, here are a variety of ways you can make money on Tumblr, along with some great resources, too.Continue reading

50 Blog and Content Monetization Strategies for 2014 & Beyond

Ready to start making more money from the content on your blog and beyond in 2014? In this guide, we’re going to look at 50 ways you can monetize your content both on and off of your blog.Continue reading

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