to succeed as a web host reseller
How to succeed as a web host reseller
Web hosting services are in very high demand and therefore any
re-seller who knows what they are doing can make a bundle quickly
without too much trouble.
However, just like in any other business, one needs to be cautious
and to be very much aware of exactly what they are doing.
The first and most important thing you need to do is find a reliable
web hosting service. And that host also needs to have a good reseller
program. There are not too many around that have this ideal combination
but they are there, if you know where to look.
A reliable web host will mean that the clients you sign up will
not run into problems and in case they do, the host must be able
to provide proper customer service and respond quickly to any technical
problems. This is very important because your reseller business
will grow much faster if your current customers are able to refer
others. Or if you can refer prospective customers to a portfolio
of satisfied current clients.
You will be able to earn more with hosts that already have reseller
programs as they will already have good packages on offer that you
need to pay very little for and yet have high revenue potential
with. Some reseller programs are specifically designed so that resellers
are able to enter the web hosting business with very low overheads.
These days we have hosting services that have flexible plans. This
will enable you to sign on a higher volume of customers and should
also give you a more reliable and steady stream of income. In one
popular program I know the reseller pays only $ 29.95 per Month
for 2 GB space/10 GB Bandwidth. If the reseller has 100 accounts
hosted @ $ 6.00/month. He has to bill his customers every month
and will get paid a total of $ 600 income ($ 570.95 Profit)
As a reseller you will also need to have a well thought out plan
on how you are going to market and promote your own web site. There
is no way your reseller program is going to be successful unless
you have a system for attracting enough traffic to your web site
so that you have a good chance of turning a high percentage of that
number into actual paying clients who will pay the web host you
are working with, so that you can in turn get your reseller commissions.
It is absolutely important for the reseller control panel at the
web host to provide absolute control for you as a reseller to manage
and invoice your clients. This is especially useful where you have
a monthly payment system. In this case good records are imperative
so as to ensure that follow up for payment is made as easy as possible.
There are some hosts that even have private label features and offer
multi lingual control panel.
About the Author
Luis Perez is the president
and CEO for MDS-Host - http://www.mds-host.com/,
a web hosting company. He can be reached at info at mds-host.com.
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