With today’s job market being so uncertain, many people would like to start their own businesses. But, because of the economy, a lot of people do not have the money needed to start a business. Does this sound like you? Perhaps you should consider becoming a website hosting reseller.
Starting a hosting company does not require much upfront cost, nor does it necessarily require much experience. If you do have any type of related experience, you may find the process of starting a reseller business to be a bit simpler, and you may have more options as to how to begin. There are software plans, though, that can walk you through the process and teach you about opening a business through a certain web host if you have no experience.
Many people who become hosting resellers are also web designers. There are countless web designers all over the internet, which makes it very difficult to earn a living doing freelance work. By partnering your web design work with a hosting package, though, you will be able to gain more clients. Your design work will get seen throughout the internet–and it may even serve as a means of referring people to your web hosting. People who are impressed with the websites you create for your hosting clients will be more likely to sign on as clients themselves. Also, because your hosting packages will include website design, you can charge more and earn increased revenue.
Most website hosting resellers tend to seek out clients in their local area. This isn’t a requirement, of course, but it is often easier for resellers to obtain clients from their local market. Web hosting is very competitive, with larger companies spending great amounts on advertising on major websites and search engines. It is difficult for smaller resellers to compete with that; therefore, capitalizing on the local area by contacting social and professional connections can often gain clients for resellers. There may also be inexpensive (or even free) advertising opportunities locally, such as in hometown newspapers and city-wide magazines.
It isn’t difficult to begin making money as a hosting reseller. You could choose to begin very small at first, then build up further as time goes on. For instance, let’s say that you could purchase a large hosting package that contains 1,000 MB of disk space and 1,000 MB of bandwidth and that the cost for this package was $15 per month. Now, you could divide your package up into ten client accounts with 100 MB of disk space and 100 MB of bandwidth for each. Charge $10 for each of these packages, and you earn $100 per month. Your only cost was the $15 package cost, so your monthly profit would be $85.
Reseller web hosting is a great way to start a home business without having to put out a lot of money upfront. With some advertising and some effort, you can be on your way to some great profits.