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Web hosting for my clients

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by gilder, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. gilder

    gilder Regular Member

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    So I have a few people that want websites done and im considering trying to push for more sales(not growing too large but have a small steady supply of non demanding website clients)

    Now when it comes to hosting which do you find more profitable, signing the customers up for hosting through one of your affiliate links or setting up a hosting package that can hold alot of domains and charge them a monthly or yearly fee?
     
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    This question was asked quite a lot, if your asking for a good hosting provider, I would go with HostWinds.
    And I guess charging them a monthly or yearly fee is better than affiliate - try to calculate and see what fits in better.
     
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    I prefer a reseller program so that I have access in the event that the client wants to make any whole changes. I use Blue Host for that and am VERY pleased with what they offer as well as their support when it is needed.
     
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    gilder Regular Member

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    Awesome thanks for the tips guys Im pretty familiar with hostgator (able to troubleshoot simple problems and the such) would you recommend using that one to host for them or should I run with one of the other ones you guys are using due to better pricing or support
     
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    Truthfully every host is going to have issues - just part of the game. All the reseller options mentioned are fine along with Hostgator as you mentioned.

    Use it as an upsell option.

    Example:

    Monthly hosting: $69/month or $400/year paid upfront
    Monthly hosting + 24 hour support via email: $99/month or $600/year paid upfront
    Monthly hosting + 24 hour support via email + 4 changes/content additions (customer supplied): $129/month or $800/year paid upfront

    You may be shocked at how many people will jump on that...
     
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    Thanks for the laid out pricing I was afraid of how much to charge them lol I wanted to make it as profitable as possible I just get nervous asking for higher prices since I'm still young
     
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    No prob, but those were just random numbers I pulled - you will want to price it according to your market etc - good luck with it!
     
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    No doubt they're lawyers so I feel like they should be afford it!
     
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    If you have a HostGator account now and it is running fine, then use it. I had 2 reseller accounts... the first was great. The second one was extremely slow. They wouldn't move me to another server so i had to cancel it. HostGator is luck of the draw...
     
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    I have a dedicated server through HostGator, as I used to be an employee there so discount, and customers love when I explain the difference between shared & dedicated. They hop right on-board after that.

    I basically explain to them that since they're on MY dedicated server only the accounts I handle are on there, and not bumping elbows with 1,000s of other people as they would on a shared server. I charge $99/month for "un-monitored" space and bandwidth.
     
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    I am glad OP opened suck a thread.

    If I may, I have a few questions, if someone can answer me or help me out with some tips it would be greatly appreciated.

    I am confused about how much space should I offer per package and how much should I charge per month.

    I am offering free web design for people who sign up at my hosting site.

    Thank you guys,