Running a successful reseller hosting account

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I have seen people making a lot of money with their own small hosting company just by buying a reseller hosting service. I know how to get a hosting account and setup a website but what I don't know is, how i can sell hosting packages to public? What's the quickest way to achieve this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jack Gordon
    Look up WHM and WHMCS.

    There may be other good options as well, but that is the combo I used back in the day (early 2000's) and it was the best out there at the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author felisitie
    First of all decide your target market some people who would be interested in hosting such as offline and online businesses, internet marketers, bloggers etc then create an e-book that adds value to that market and find a way of making sure somewhere in the e-book you stress the importance of owning your own website, then offer or market your hosting services and give it away for free to your target market or you can offer to build websites at a discount if people use your hosting account.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cubomedusae
      Originally Posted by felisitie View Post

      First of all decide your target market some people who would be interested in hosting such as offline and online businesses, internet marketers, bloggers etc then create an e-book that adds value to that market and find a way of making sure somewhere in the e-book you stress the importance of owning your own website, then offer or market your hosting services and give it away for free to your target market or you can offer to build websites at a discount if people use your hosting account.
      What are you talking about? It doesn't have to be that complicated.

      OP, if you're interested to start a reseller hosting account, PM me. I'll help you out. We have plenty of resellers without technical knowledge reselling our services with success.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by nomaanali View Post

    I know how to get a hosting account and setup a website but what I don't know is, how i can sell hosting packages to public?
    I think it's a bit more involved than that. You also have to think about client support, trouble shooting (Unless provided by Host) etc.

    Originally Posted by nomaanali View Post

    What's the quickest way to achieve this?
    Do your homework before you jump into something you don't know much about...
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Originally Posted by nomaanali View Post

    I have seen people making a lot of money with their own small hosting company just by buying a reseller hosting service. I know how to get a hosting account and setup a website but what I don't know is, how i can sell hosting packages to public? What's the quickest way to achieve this?
    You need WHMCS script if you going to do public because your need a billing system that could handle your hosting business. However, if you just want to provide hosting as bonus for your customer, no need this, just WHM (which you get when you subscribe Reseller Account) is enough. Its very simple. Just create package, new account for your customer and tadaa...and each customer will have their own cpanel account.

    I recommend you to get cheap WHM account first just to learn how to do manually, then think about to use WHMCS when you decided to go public. Do some research first as it not as easy as you think when you go public because you need resources to handle the customer support as it can be hectic work.
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  • Profile picture of the author IncomeWitness
    Originally Posted by nomaanali View Post

    I have seen people making a lot of money with their own small hosting company just by buying a reseller hosting service. I know how to get a hosting account and setup a website but what I don't know is, how i can sell hosting packages to public? What's the quickest way to achieve this?
    I see people on Ebay selling turnkey websites for a really cheap price and making money from the hosting. Give it a try and it might work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author nomaanali
    I like the suggestions of felisitie and IncomeWitness. But im confuse about using Ebay. I think it is limited to products only.And I've very limited budget at this time. Will social media marketing help me to get customers?
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