Pakistani Freelancer Makes $1 Million by Selling a Single WordPress Theme

13 Aug, 2013

Entrepreneurship and making money online is not all about having a big company or huge amount of funding for your startups. Having a talent and bootstrapping can be all what you need for successes. It is also not about creating too many things at the same time but focusing on single niche and platform that have huge adoption like wordpress.

muhammad-haris-wordpress-developer-avadoMuhammad Haris proves that, he is a young Muslim Pakistani freelance wordpress developer who earned 1 million USD from selling s single wordpress theme. He did so selling over 30,00 copies of a WordPress Theme called as Avada. To be precise, the number was 32,066 when last checked. This makes Avado the most selling WordPress theme on Themeforest. The theme costs $45 for a regular license. Avada is showcased on Themeforest, a marketplace for WordPress and other framework theme by Evanto. The theme was published by ThemeFusion, a company that Haris and his friend Luke formed.

Haris started as a freelance WordPress theme and plugin developer. Later, he teamed up with a US based designer Luke Beck to create WordPress themes and sell them on Themeforest. Both the mates were soon able to create a WordPress based theme that was sold over 30,000 times in just one year. According to Muhammad Haris on Earnistan, he has sold the goods (WordPress theme) for about a million US dollars. This doesn’t have to be the destination. The theme is still being showcased in the marketplace and can be sold as many times as the authors want. Haris and his team also provide complete support for the theme and release new version of the same theme from time to time. The most recent version of the theme was released in May, 2013.

Pakistan is one of the top freelance countries in technology. A study suggests that half of the freelancers on oDesk come from Pakistan. oDesk is an online platform that connects skilled workers with clients.

Haris can be an inspiration for many developers and freelancers out there in the Muslim world and the rest of the world.

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  1. TheAnand  |  August 18th, 2013 at 4:41 PM #

    Not just to the muslim world, to any freelancer, a million dollars is certainly a positive inspiration!

  2. STEVEN J. FROMM, ATTORNEY, LL.M. (TAXATION)  |  August 19th, 2013 at 3:09 PM #

    Pretty impressive stuff. Really amazing as to what one smart young man can do with a lot of hard work and knowledge. Congratulations to him. He is an inspiration to all. I am now going to check out Avada to see what all the fuss is about.

  3. STEVEN J. FROMM, ATTORNEY, LL.M. (TAXATION)  |  August 19th, 2013 at 3:12 PM #

    Just checked it out. One question: Is it available through

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