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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-14-2006, 07:03 AM
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For those who have been in the hosting business for the last 10 years, last 5 years, last 2 years, or even last few months...

How is the business growing for you? I started back in 2001 and right from day 1 there were quite a few people showing interest... that was in the free accounts of course After a while I changed things around a lot and the business was more known among different countries and things just started to happen. Sometimes 2 - 5 people a day were signing up.

If you have started recently, how are things going for you? Do you see a nice amount of signups? or do you believe they are only going to the more established well known hosts?

I believe there is still room to start but it seems you need to start differently then 5 years ago. If I was to start again, I wouldnt just start up like before... I would plan more and have a lot more preperation in place and then target a niche I feel could do well.

So, how are the new start up's doing? and is it harder or easier then you expected to get clients?
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  Post #2 (permalink)   12-14-2006, 10:15 AM
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It seems to me that niche marketing is really the way to go. Everything's so competitive for advertising and pricing - I would think catering to the needs of a specific group, and making it known that you want to serve that group, is probably the better way to grow a business anymore.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   12-15-2006, 01:55 AM
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Competing on price wouldnt be high on my list anymore either. Specific groups (or even several specific groups) would be my next step if I were to start from scratch.
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