I was really exited thinking about starting my own hosting company locally in my area. Then I found out in my little town there are 2 sites already.
Now both of these providers charge $25 per month and from $300 to $5,000 for a website and there work is really outstanding to boot. They mainly target the businesses in the area which I was going to do.
So I had a few ideas
First, I could offer FREE hosting to them and then upsell on aweber capturing the affiliate commission and provide related affiliate programs which would have my aff ID, since I am hosting for free in the first place. Or just charge 4.95 and promote aweber etc
Second idea was to create some kind of general template and offer this to the local community who wanted to get there feet wet in internet marketing. Much like Stone Evans created with pips but on a lesser scale that would float with the local community.
Any ideas would be appreciated