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Old 06-19-2012, 01:47 AM
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Hosting Reseller - Is it Worth it?

Hey guys, has anyone had any experience in reselling hosting? What kind of income is achievable and is it worth it?
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:36 AM
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Hey Malcolm,

I think if you are a designer, it makes sense to offer your clients web hosting as a way to provide them with end-to-end web service. I started out as a web designer, tailoring my service to web hosting industry. Then I started to branch out where I'd do designs for photographers, schools, churches, etc. This is where my knowledge about web hosting came in handy because I was able to upsell web hosting along with my design service.

As for your second question, you'd be surprised how many profitable hosts there are now now that started out as a reseller. It's certainly not an easy get-rich-overnight type of business because of how crowded the market is.
 
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:08 PM
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The hosting niche is highly saturated. I've only seen it bring in substantial income with Webmasters having sites based on website building, etc. It really has to be targeted. For this kind of promoting I'd recommend building an email list that's opting in to a site providing useful information on building a web presence. Hope that helps.
 
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:50 AM
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Not long ago I came across a useful article http://webhostingw.com/best-reseller-hosts regarding reseller hosting providers and that review really helped me.

I think that you can also make your choice after reviewing the information provided.
 
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:40 AM
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People Are always looking for Hosting. Its not my Main income, but it does make a few bucks.
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:21 PM
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Hey guys, has anyone had any experience in reselling hosting? What kind of income is achievable and is it worth it?
Our clients have, otherwise they would have left so yes, it is worth it.
 
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:59 AM
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You can start with a simple reseller in the beginning to check it first ,and you should know that there's no the best web hosting company but there's the company which matches your needs . Also, Try to find the quality before checking the prices .
 
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I am earning $400 - $500 from reseller hosting
i open blog on it also to help people

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:51 PM
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We would say if you create websites for others as for living, then reselling hosting can bring you good money and people can trust your business even more. Otherwise, it will be a lot of hard work that won't really pay you for the effort you have put.
 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:52 AM
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Hey Malcolm,

I think if you are a designer, it makes sense to offer your clients web hosting as a way to provide them with end-to-end web service. I started out as a web designer, tailoring my service to web hosting industry. Then I started to branch out where I'd do designs for photographers, schools, churches, etc. This is where my knowledge about web hosting came in handy because I was able to upsell web hosting along with my design service.

As for your second question, you'd be surprised how many profitable hosts there are now now that started out as a reseller. It's certainly not an easy get-rich-overnight type of business because of how crowded the market is.
Yes, it is worth on reselling hosting, especially if your budget is limited and you need to host many visitors with low costs.
 
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I think reselling is a good start of running an IT business.
 
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I think reselling is a good start of running an IT business.
How so?

Could you explain why it is good?
 
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:02 AM
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How so?

Could you explain why it is good?
Because you no need to think about server management , maintenance, Security etc.etc.. your provider will do all this for you.
 
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:44 PM
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Because you no need to think about server management , maintenance, Security etc.etc.. your provider will do all this for you.
That's true but if you start your own reseller business, you need to know about all of this stuff.

I work in the IT field and mostly install hardware in servers with little software installing and configuring but know how important it is to keep a server running 24 hours a day with little to no problem's.

Our Admin crew at work is always upgrading and tweaking things on our company server's 24 hours a day.
 
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I think that if resold hosting service is no longer your concern.
 
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:38 AM
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One more important thing is support.
 
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:53 PM
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We are resellers of a sort too, but it's more about a value-added service to add to our Design and SEO. We know our support is pretty amazing, which is a treat amongst hosting plans - that, and we know what our servers can do, which is also good for the client. Add ASP? No problem. Install a chat feature? No problem.

For us we make some revenue on it, but it's more a value add-on for our other services.
 
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If you are Reseller you focus on Support & Marketing

As talk about known about hardware or softwaer in reseller is not quit hard bcz reseller

can't hold any hardware as if he buy VPS or else
 
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:14 PM
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Reseller Hosting often offers a complete-money saving solution. Often they will come with free domains and free billing software; to that end, I would highly suggest someone wishing to start a host, to start with a reseller package. Later, you could more to a VPS or Dedicated Server.

It's important to choose the right host, you can pretty much guarantee a poor quality host if they are seriously under selling themselves, though you can't guarantee quality through a higher price.

I hope this helps.
 
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:11 PM
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What most people don't know about the hosting business, is that the cost of support is probably the highest expense.
As you grow in clients, you have to hire more staff to answer simple questions like email setup and passwords resets, and such.
For hosting to make sense as a business, you have to be ready to work with thousands of clients. Less than that is not really worth it.
 
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