Checklist: What to consider when Starting a Reseller Hosting Business

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Reselling web hosting can be a profitable, easy to manage business, if you do it right. However, there are resellers out there who have neglected the basics and are struggling to get it back on track. To save you the trouble, we’ve created a Reseller Hosting Business Checklist with points most important to check off your list before you start your web hosting business.

What is Reseller Hosting?

According to Wikipedia, Reseller hosting is a form of web hosting wherein the account owner has the ability to use his or her allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host websites on behalf of third parties.

Here is what you should consider when starting your own reseller hosting business

  • Identifying Business Goals:

This Could include traffic goals, sales targets, customer base growth etc. Having a plan and a goal can keep you on track.

  • Fix a Budget:

Before you start any business, it’s imperative to have a budget in place, be it a monthly or a yearly budget.

  • Figuring the Price Range:

Too high and you may not have too many customers, too low & your profits might be minimal. Pick the middle ground & offer seasonal discounts & offers.

  • Know Your Host:

Consider the support service, money-back policies, uptime reliability, customer reviews, additional features, terms & conditions & prices of your web host before you choose one.

  • Get familiar with Common Terms:

If you’re unfamiliar with terms like ‘bandwidth’, VPS, ‘Linux’, it’s a good idea to take a while to understand them before you start your reseller hosting business.

  • Have a Marketing Plan:

Know how you want to market yourself and to whom. Will you include online marketing? Who will you target?

Was this checklist helpful, if so let me know what you think or if you have any addition

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