Business Opportunity In Reseller Hosting
Understanding reseller hosting
The vast majority of website owners, including private individuals, small to medium sized businesses, and big enterprises, locate either physical websites (the files that make up the website) on hardware resources that are owned and managed by third parties, and that are located in remote data centers.
Doing it this way is the most effective for several reasons.
2. They do not have to invest in infrastructure such as climate controlled computer rooms, fire protection, physical and digital security, etc.
3. Support functions, such as server monitoring and repair, backups, software updates, anti-virus and firewall protection are all provided by the hosting service. This eliminates the need for website owners to recruit experts IT staff to manage their website.
The demand for hosting services is huge.
Hosting companies want to tap into as much of the market as possible, and one of their prime marketing techniques is to enable third parties to sell their hosting services. That is what reseller hosting is all about.
How does it work?
It is really easy to become a web hosting reseller. All you have to do is sign up for one of our reseller hosting account. Our basic reseller hosting package costs just $99 per annum. When you register with us as a hosting reseller, we give you all the tools you need to manage your customers’ accounts.
You will need your own website to market your business, and we make setting up your website really simple. With our cheap reseller hosting account, you get a ready-made template that has been created by expert designers. It looks really good, and will give your business a professional appearance that will inspire confidence in your visitors.
You use drag and drop to select the products you want to sell. Once you’ve done that, you are ready to launch, and all you need to do is publish your website. It takes just a few minutes to get your business up and running. Since you are a reseller, web hosting is available to you at discounted rates. Likewise, as a domain reseller, you get wholesale rates on domain name registrations.
What technical knowledge do I need?
You need very little technical knowledge to get started as a reseller of hosting. Our reseller hosting packages are almost fully automated, so if you can do simple things like drag and drop, you already have enough knowledge to get started.
If you already have your own website, you will almost certainly be familiar with the backend administration functions. The chances are that you have already used cPanel, the most popular web administration system. Our reseller host packages come with an extended version of cPanel. This is basically a master cPanel that lets you create cPanel accounts for your clients. You can then brand your customers’ cPanels with your business name.
If you are completely new to managing a website, you will have to learn how to use an FTP software program to upload your websites’ files to our server. There are several easy-to-use FTP programs available, and many of them are open source (i.e. free of charge). You will also have to learn how to use cPanel, which is not very difficult.
Most cPanel functions involve making selections and just clicking submit. For example, to set up a new email account, you click on the email option, type in the new email address, allocate the amount of storage space for the email account, and type in a password. As you can see, that does not require a great deal of knowledge.
How do I answer questions my customers may have?
You will only have to answer questions that people put to you directly through your website. These questions will most often come from potential customers, and will usually be related to the service you offer. If somebody poses a technical question about hosting, you can pass it on to us. Once your visitors sign up for a hosting account, they will have direct access to our support facility for any queries they may have.
While you need very little technical knowledge to get started, it is in your best interests to learn the jargon and terminology related to web hosting. This will give you the knowledge to be able to answer any questions directly. You can also compile a list FAQs and their answers, and post them on your website.
Can I make money as a reseller host?
There is tremendous potential for making money as a domain name reseller and a hosting reseller, However, as with all businesses, the amount of money you make will be dependent on the amount of effort you put in and on how you run your business. Our easy-to-use tools make the process of setting up new customers as simple as possible. You do not have to dedicate a lot of time to this aspect. We look after billing, so you do not have to manage any payment processing. We also look after renewals.
You get income in various ways. As a hosting reseller, you are free to set your own prices for the products you sell to your customers. The margin you make will be your gross profit on each sale.
The vast majority of your sales will bring in additional income. Domain names and hosting accounts have to be renewed, usually on an annual basis. You get your margin on each renewal, and this money comes in without you having to do anything.
You also make money when a customer upgrades as account. As websites grow, the owners often have a demand for additional resources, and that means they have to upgrade.
The real key to earning money as a hosting reseller is bringing lots of traffic to your website.
The second crucial aspect to making money is getting as many visitors as possible to sign up for a hosting account or a domain name registration. While you can set your own prices, you must keep in mind the need to be competitive, so it would be a mistake to charge overly high prices.
There are several ways you can give visitors a compelling reason to use your service to sign up for a hosting account or to register a domain name through you. You could follow the common retailing practice of offering loss leaders. This is where you sell below cost. You take a loss on the initial sale in the expectation of making profits on renewals and upgrades. Obviously, this is a risky strategy, but it can be very successful.
Alternatively, you could offer something that makes you stand out from your competitors. Nearly all websites will want to generate as much traffic as possible. You could offer a free ebook explaining how to do that to those who sign up with you. You can source such a book from an online content provider.
Starting a business in reseller hosting is one of the quickest and simplest ways to start making money online. You do not need any special skills, or a large capital investment. Our system is almost completely automated, and we provide support for your sign-ups. If you have any questions, why not call and chat to one of our experts here at webdevel.com.