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Reseller or Affiliate?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tulumbo, May 20, 2010.

  1. tulumbo

    tulumbo Newbie

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    I am preparing to design and host websites for a few clients. Should I buy a reseller account and host them myself or direct my clients through an affiliate link?

    what are the pro's and con's of each? I would really appreciate some advice from people who have experience with both methods. Thanks!
     
  2. kivaari

    kivaari Registered Member

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    Reseller:

    pro's
    + (Long time) paying clients
    + More customizable to your needs
    con's
    - You have to provide support in almost any cases
    - You have to maintain your reseller site
    - Monthly Cost

    As an affiliate:

    pro's
    + You only have to make sure your clients go trough your afflink
    + Pretty good payout
    con's
    - Many lead/sales won't be qualified
    - No long term clients
     
  3. unmark

    unmark Junior Member

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    There are few hosting companies up there similar to innohosting.com [with end-user support]. If you decide to go "managed resellers" way - do you research first.
    However, I have to admit, I've only heard good stuff about innohosting.com