The Reseller Web Hosting
Website owners who have already been optimally operating their own website can choose to offer web hosting services to other individuals or businesses as well. As a reseller the skills acquired in developing and managing your own website will be used to enhance other websites. However you do not have to be skilled in server administration since the technical support and server management can be passed on to the webhost provider. You only have to create, promote and manage your web hosting company.
This type of hosting is perfect for:
Individuals, entrepreneurs, web designers, and business owners that are good in sales but does not have a significant amount of money to invest. This is also open to those Individuals or business owners that are looking for additional sources of income without needing to know technical terminology. The reason for this is that the webhost provider will include the services of its technical support team as well as the management of its servers.
This is because webhost providers have excess server space which needs to be maximized. But the profitability scope of the reseller program is dependent on the motivation of the reseller since it only requires the achievement of a minimum number of web hosting domain sales with no maximum limits.
The best things about this hosting are:
Resellers will be given billing and client management software, website building templates and tools, and a domain name reseller account free with their package.
Any of the reseller packages include an unlimited number of email accounts, MySQL Databases, domains, sub domains, cPanels, FTP accounts, name servers, the site builder software, domain reseller account, and billing systems.
This is done by using the web host manager control panel which will allow the new website owners to access their own website account. Upon purchase of the offered web services, the new website owner is given a username, domain name and password. This is to allow the new website owner to access their own control panel setup even as fast as a few minutes.
The best thing about being a reseller is that package sales from webhost services are considered as your income especially when this is in excess of your monthly payments to the webhost provider. Therefore depending on your sales skill, the amount of income will therefore be dependent on the number of potential customers that have taken advantage of your offered web host packages.
The advantage of being a reseller is that you do not have to employ your own customer support team. This is because the web host provider will also include this service to you depending on your reseller package.
The not-so-good stuff:
The reliability and skill of the customer support team which is included in the package can be a source of aggravation or as an enhancement. This means that a good support team will also enhance your reputation as a web host provider. But if the customer is having problems with the support team then this could be considered as an albatross.
These reseller packages are available in 22 different languages. This means that if you know two or more languages then selling web host packages will be easier. But it is considered as a double edged sword especially if you only know one language.
What we think…
There are pros and cons in starting a business which is enhanced by the amount of risk. With the reseller program you will not have to develop a new product or service since it is already available for resellers. The amount of income from reselling depends on your skill which is considered to out-weigh the amount of time, money and energy that you have invested. This is further enhanced by the fact that you do not have to significantly invest in developing a customer support team since it is already included at even the most basic package.