Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone once said, “The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest…” For Lahore-based freelance developer Muhammad Haris, that belief was reinforced when the Pakistani web developer earned over a million dollars from the sale of a single WordPress theme.
Haris’ theme ‘Avada’ was made available for download on ThemeForest, an online directory for website templates. Today, ‘Avada’ has earned the accolade of being the site’s “Highest Selling WordPress Theme of All Time”. The proceeds of the template will go a long way in building Haris’ dream house, right here in Pakistan. The three-story residence will accommodate his entire family and reportedly serve as his new ‘Command Center’.
According to Business Insider Australia, Haris partnered with US-based designer Luke Beck to start their web template development venture. The dynamic duo has since sold over 60,000 copies of their WordPress theme, which is available for download for the reasonable price of $58.
ThemeForest customer ratings gave ‘Avada’ 4.7 out of 5 stars. One review from user Monica Shearer said, “Between two accounts at Themeforest we have spent nearly $1000 and have never received this kind of committed customer support. I am beyond amazed. Thank you, thank you, bless you.”
And it appears users weren’t the only ones mesmerized by ‘Avada’. So impressed was Envato CEO Collis Ta’eed that he called ‘Avada’ the “Swiss Army Knife” of web themes. He was quoted in Business Insider Australia saying, “It does everything.”
Muhammad Haris sahib, we salute you! May you serve as a point of inspiration to us all…