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Confused about Reseller Hosting

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by TheStylo, May 21, 2014.

  1. TheStylo

    TheStylo Newbie

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    How am I suppose to make money as a re-seller if people can buy hosting packages for $3.95 per month from other sources. I'm confused as to why people would buy hosting provided by resellers rather than just buy hosting directly from the original provider.
     
  2. tg01

    tg01 Regular Member

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    By offering web hosting you can add value to the service or package you are offering. For example as an offline IM you can develop websites for customers most have little or no experience with web hosting and have no interest in finding out, thus creating a market opportunity.
    Think outside the box, add value, create a unique selling point and a reason to pay you more. Local businesses charge upwards of £25.00 per month plus £50.00 for a .com renewal.
    Resellers are also ideal if you have multiple websites, each can be managed individually on each account and tracked.
     
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  3. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    You set your own prices and packages.
    Determine a market that requires hosting, build a package that would be attractive then price accordingly.
    Your USP could be cheap hosting or try to add value and offer specialised hosting.
     
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  4. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Like others said dont limit your services only to web hosting. You can provide them with website installations and setup and do some basic link building and get some extra money in return.
    You can even provide a free domain for bigger packages. There are lots of things you can add. Just visit similar websites to get an idea
     
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  5. pavan

    pavan Elite Member

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    no doubt hosting business is competitive but
    you can even beat that price
    you can offer hosting at 1$ per month
     
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  6. TheStylo

    TheStylo Newbie

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    Thank you to everyone who replied. Your opinions matter a lot to me and I'm grateful the BHW community is so helpful.
     
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  7. markmp3z

    markmp3z Registered Member

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    Reselling allows for like start up hosting companies to set their foot into the door and when they're ready they can begin on the next level