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  Post #16 (permalink)   06-09-2010, 09:31 AM
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Hi David, Welcome to HD. It is good to start your own company. If you choose the reseller hosting provider which provides great technical support to your clients then I think you do not need the Support Technicians.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   06-09-2010, 04:19 PM
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Stay with this idea! I was 14 when I started and I did fail 2-3 times but I did manage to get a good host going. I stuck with it and it eventually paid off. Due to health reasons I closed down, but I still had lots of fun and enjoyed my job as being a host
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  Post #18 (permalink)   06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
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Hi there Hostxtreem and welcome to HD as many others have said. I'm with Hostleet in saying that the sky is the limit as far as any business goes and certainly age shouldn't be an impeding factor in any industry, as there are prime examples of this both in the hosting industry and others (The Junior Apprentice - £48/k profit in one day being an example) of sucsessfull teens.

The issue with both younger entrants as well as to older entrants into any field of business is that of specialised industry incite and knowledge, strategic alliances (partnering with other providers in a way that reduces a competitive force or aides a comparative strategy ) and importantly funding, there are many mistakes to be made and some are somewhat essential however they can be somewhat an inhibiting factor with limited funding.

All that said, I know of two providers (one personally) that were started by those of the ages of 14/15 the fact of this is a closely guarded secret of each provider, however one achieved a monthly turnover of £38k/mo before hitting a "snag". The other didn't unfortunately make it past the first hurdle.

My advice would be to ask as many questions as humanly possible, read as much information as you can and set out a detailed plan, without this you will lose track of things within a market which in frank is very dynamic.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   06-10-2010, 10:20 AM
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Welcome to HD Hostxtreem - Just curious, where are you located? A few years back I was in your shoes!
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  Post #20 (permalink)   06-11-2010, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeHobgood View Post
Welcome to HD Hostxtreem - Just curious, where are you located? A few years back I was in your shoes!
I'm located in New Jersey.

  Post #21 (permalink)   06-12-2010, 05:48 AM
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I think asking for a team online is very risky. I know hosts who do that too and that resulted in their clients files deleted (I won't say who). When opening CGIwire I first started with a friend who i've worked with on many projects. Suddenly lots of people started asking to help but because of security we said no. Now there are four of us, one support and three technical (though we all help out on support).

Like cns-uk said:
"My advice would be to ask as many questions as humanly possible, read as much information as you can and set out a detailed plan, without this you will lose track of things within a market which in frank is very dynamic."
that is very true. I wrote up a business plan in a few days with lots of research. I had price plans before and after paypal deducted it's fees, money expenditure, expected income, advertising campaign etc...

Once you have this you know exactly where you want to be going and you can work towards it!

Best of luck,
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Also I love what hostleet said:
the sky is the limit, but you can touch the moon if you try.
It's very true!
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  Post #22 (permalink)   06-15-2010, 07:32 AM
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I started PsyberHosting with a friends Free Reseller and a WHMCS license.

I've since grown to a larger scale service, and you know what, when I started PsyberHosting, I was 16 years old doing design work for local businesses making maybe 100.00 a month (Hey, had to work cheap to build my portfolio)

Now, I'm 31, and PsyberHosting/PsyberArts (at least, in my area) is a household name, with a little over 200 design clients, and a small handfull of shared clients. We recently decided to expand into the public market, and since then We've picked up dedicated server clients, VPS Clients.. Now, fast forward 15 years from the start, I'm making a little under 3 grand a month (Still not much, but hey)

So don't let anyone discourage you, don't let anyone tell you that you are too young and to enjoy your childhood. The way time flies these days, your childhood will be gone before you know it, and guess what.. The moment you become an adult, the economy tells you you aren't good enough, and you need to make at least 3 grand a month to make it in life, let alone pay for college, and everything else.

Start building your nest egg now.
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