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  Post #16 (permalink)   08-26-2006, 05:51 PM
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I want to make money reselling web hosting. I see two paths: Be an affiliate and get money from simple referrals. Be a reseller and buy services and resell them.

If I become a reseller, what do I do, spend $15 a month on 5 gigs of space, and resell the 5 gigs into two or three "chunks" each sold at $20?

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You have the right idea. I personally suggest you consider the reseller route - if you feel that you can provide the support required. There is greater potential to make money - with greater risk. With an affiliate, the host will provide all the support. With a reseller account, you have to support your own customers. If your host has major server problems, you will have to deal with the angry customers.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   09-09-2006, 10:35 AM
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You have the right idea. I personally suggest you consider the reseller route - if you feel that you can provide the support required. There is greater potential to make money - with greater risk. With an affiliate, the host will provide all the support. With a reseller account, you have to support your own customers. If your host has major server problems, you will have to deal with the angry customers.
You always have the option of choosing a hosting with end-user support for resellers. It cuts out the middle-man needed to relay messages and will increase the overall speed of the tech support dept.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   10-06-2006, 10:34 PM
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I suggest you try resellerpanel.com

It is free and they handle things like billing and support in a professional manner. All you have to do is market your site. You can make your site unique and if you are good at marketing you can make money.
 
 
 


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  Post #19 (permalink)   10-25-2006, 02:25 PM
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I would suggest you don't bother with affiliate programs. Anyone who knows anything about hosting will see that you are an affiliate and just go straight to the source. The only good thng about affiliate programs is that you do not have to support the clients.
I do suggest a reseller plan though. If your budget allows, you can get a reseller package, and then get an outsourced support package for resellers at http://bobcares.com . Combined, you should expect to spend "about" $35 a month to start. Alternatively, you can check out http://resellerzoom,com or http://jodohost.com . They offer end user support (they take care of yoru clients) with their resellers.
Good luck to ya!
I agree. Affiliate programs are probably the hardest to pull in terms of hiding the affiliate link. Another problem is that even if you do hide the link well, it will still lead to the website.

The best idea for you is to research running a website host, and becoming a reseller with those links listed above. Also, a quick google search should give you some resellers you can look at.
 
 
 


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  Post #20 (permalink)   12-18-2006, 02:10 AM
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The only good thng about affiliate programs is that you do not have to support the clients.
Not always true, think of reseller companies with in-house support. I agree about resellerzoom, their failover plan seems interesting, you might also want to check ************* reselling offers, where you can resell 20 Gb for 20$ a month.
 
 
 


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  Post #21 (permalink)   12-24-2006, 01:35 PM
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Amandeep, I think it was my-e-space that had down resellerzoom as a recommendation. I use a reseller account from them, not for reselling, but to manage my websites and I have been happy with them. There are many good ones out there, but that is the only one I have direct experience with.

However reselling, or web hosting in general is a hugely competative business and people can get hosting almost anywhere for 5 or 6 dollars a month. You will want to have a specialization. I know of a company who specialized in hosting and web design catered to independant insurance agents. They can resell at a premium price because the agents are not as computer savvy as a web designer, plus they have semi-premade templates and graphics related to the insurance industry. They give hosting and web site maint/updates for about $35 a month. That includes a couple of updates, if needed beyond that they charge more per service.

My advice, do a lot of reading and research in this forum, you will find a lot of good information.
 
 
 


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  Post #22 (permalink)   12-25-2006, 03:49 PM
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Add support for your customers. It's not just buying and reselling, you have to manage the customers and support them.

If you're not up for that, then as everyone had already suggested, find an affiliate program
I would advise you to go with reselling hosting only if you are enough knowledgeable with all hosting stuff as you have to handle support at your own as a reseller. For small company / new born you have to do investment to provide good support to your clients. If you can do this then reselling is fine else affiliation will be better since the parent company manages support on behalf of you.
 
 
 


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  Post #23 (permalink)   02-10-2007, 03:17 AM
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Not always true, think of reseller companies with in-house support. I agree about resellerzoom, their failover plan seems interesting, you might also want to check ************* reselling offers, where you can resell 20 Gb for 20$ a month.
Yeap. It is true. Ahosin.biz provides inhouse support. But I don't know if reselerzoom does.
 
 
 


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knowing hosting business will help you succeed. If you can make good plans, decent pricing, and good support, your business will boom. Also keep in mine you need to get your sites name out.
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