Are you a web designer or webmaster looking for a bit of extra revenue? Actually…aren’t we all looking for a bit of extra income? If you’re a web designer or webmaster, reseller hosting may be just what you’re looking for. Reseller hosting is an arrangement in which you purchase a large web hosting package from the web host of your choice, and you break down the storage, bandwidth and disk space into smaller chunks which can be sold to your clients. And, while reseller hosting may sound like a get-rich quick scheme, it isn’t – you’ll need a bit of technical knowledge and the ability to convince your clients that hosting through your company is a savvy decision. Read on to determine if reseller hosting is the logical next step for your small business.
Reseller Hosting for Webmasters
If you’re in the business of building websites, you’ve probably found that after the initial building of the site, a client becomes merely a sporadic source of income instead of a constant source of work. Reseller hosting will keep you connected to each client on a regular basis and will provide you with residual income long after the initial project is complete. Although your income from reseller hosting client won’t be significant, the combination of a few sales of hosting packages will provide noticeable results on your overall income.
In addition, if you’re a savvy businessperson, you’ll be able to sell parts of the web hosting account separately to your clients. Many of your clients, especially those who aren’t specifically web savvy, will be willing to pay you for reports that come standard with most web hosting packages, because it will prevent them from having to access the reports and analyze the data independently. Likewise, you can make even more money by selling additional site security packages, domain names or other add-ons with each web hosting package.
Reseller Hosting for Web Designers
As a web designer, you probably know about the basics of building a website, even if you’re not an expert webmaster. By taking your knowledge of what it takes to build a website, you’ll be able to explain to your clients why they need hosting services, and why buying them from you will be easier than buying a web hosting package directly from the hosting company. While you probably won’t be using the host directly, you can take advantage of this arrangement by having reselling hosting services that can directly benefit you, such as those with a site builder that you can use to easily edit your pages.
Choosing a Web Host for Resale
Many web hosts offer reseller programs that can enable you to make money easily while providing your clients with quality web hosting. Before you make a deal with a specific host, consider the pricing and packages that they offer as well as your projected needs. If for any reason you’re not able to sell part of the package, you’ll want to minimize your loss. On the other hand, if you’re able to sell more than you’d originally planned, you’ll want to be working with a web host that will be flexible enough to meet your needs.
Good luck with this new part of your business!