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Hosting buisiness and site building how to start?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wooSj, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. wooSj

    wooSj Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I am building a site together with a friend. We want to start or own hosting buisiness. Almost everything is up and running now, just a few more things and then we can start promoting. Now is my question, how do we promote a hosting buisiness. Well, what's a good place to start. In the future we also want to build websites for our clients. First we just want to start with hosting.

    We got this offer for a free website with 100mb and 1 gig traffic to lure our customers our way. Tho, don't know where to advertise with it.

    Anyway, some tips are very welcome.
     
  2. rohitseth

    rohitseth Regular Member

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    best way is join top 10 ranked hosting forum, Make some valuable post there , then share your offer with them. You will get rush of sign up
    Enjoy
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    wooSj,

    Unless there is something I'm missing, you would promote it in the same way you would promote any other business. Rohitseth's idea is a good start. Find a forum where there is a section for web hosting (like on BHW), put a link to your offer in your signature, and then start being helpful to the members there. Find other forums to do that on as well.

    You could also post thoughtful comments on related blogs (i.e. web development, marketing and seo related blogs or anywhere where there would be people interested in hosting). You could also do some PPC advertising with your offer attached (make sure you develop a good landing page).

    Create social media profiles and a blog for the business and start generating content on a weekly basis and sharing it across these networks. Try and build these networks out so that you can get your stuff in front of some eyeballs. Make some compelling videos and share those on the networks as well. Make as much of a buzz as you can.

    Here is a post about 10 free ways to promote your business online,

    http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/resources/10-ways-to-promote-your-business-online-free/

    Hope that helps and good luck!

    Shawn
     
  4. rohitseth

    rohitseth Regular Member

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    Thanks for agree on my idea,
    I have also open a hosting company,
    But before earning money from it i am giving free hosting to noobs who cannot buy hosting plan,
    Just wanted some prayers from others before earning any money from it
     
  5. IMwizard

    IMwizard BANNED BANNED

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    where are u from?ur name sounds indian...what ISP u using?
     
  6. jason2009

    jason2009 Senior Member

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    I started, brought SSL also but couldn't continue for promoting...... And hosting is very competitive so you have to work hard for that. Best of luck.
     
  7. jayrat14

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    Be aware of Hosgator because they eat up competation... kidding... all the best for you