Originally Posted by hostmything
Do you think this is a good idea? I just began offering this as a promotion, and already have a few foreign clients (not from Europe/America). Spam is my biggest concern, as well as host jumpers. Has anybody else offered any similar promotions? And if so, what was the turnout?
I would personally recommend against doing this, it will only attract abuse and the wrong type of clients (IMHO). Sure, some big hosts like EIG brands can offer such deals and market them successfully, but the volume of orders they receive alone is one of the main reasons they can offer such deals and "get away with it".. They have huge marketing budgets, lots of staff, and many, many servers. A smaller host or new startup is just asking for trouble running super low promos. Specially if you only have a few servers. You could be jeopardizing your good
clients by filling your servers with bad apples.
My advice is not to try and compete based on price alone, you can not, and will not win.. Instead, ask yourself 'what makes my service better than others, and why would someone pay more money for it?'..