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Can You Make Money Selling Web Hosting?

There is a new fad in the web hosting market. Reseller hosting. Where individuals like you and I can become web hosts (sell web hosting) without having to buy all the infrastructure and do-hickeys that go along with setting up such a business.

Becoming a web hosting reseller for a web hosting company is becoming a very profitable past time for a lot of Internet marketers. Being able to earn a monthly on going income selling a service every webmaster needs with out huge setup costs is a hard business model to ignore.

So what exactly is reseller hosting and how can you get started?

Reseller hosting allows you to sell a web hosting companies services as your own. This is called private labelling. Basically they offer you a discount rate on their web hosting services and you sell it off as your own at any price you want.

Reseller hosting can start for as little as $20 a month. That means you can have a full featured web hosting business without any major start up costs.

The great thing about some companies offering reseller web hosting is that they do all the technical work for you as well. They provide around the clock support for you, they manage your servers and they can even bill your customers for you, so all you have to sell is focus on selling their products.

There is more to it but you can find out more about a web hosting companies reseller program by asking them directly. In this article, I want to focus on how to make money by selling web hosting.

So how can you make money selling web hosting? Here are my favorite methods.

1 – Create And Sell Businesses On Ebay

This is my favorite method of generating sales for my web hosting services. In a nut shell, what I do is I create turnkey businesses (businesses built just to be resold to other people) on Ebay and charge people a flat monthly fee to host the site they just brought on my web hosting service.

If you go to Ebay and have a look in the website/businesses for sale section, you will see people doing just this. It might look strange seeing a website sell for a few dollars. I never use to understand exactly how they made any money, then I realized, they were not making money from the sale of the business, but on the back end. They would create good clean website site, sell it on Ebay for a few dollars and then charge the buyer to host this site on their hosting service.

This is perfectly legal, as long as you tell them up front that they must continue to host their website on your web hosting services for a certain period of time.

You could easily sell 100 small websites a week on Ebay. On average, you could sell hosting for $10 a month. So every week, you could be making $1000 a week. But that’s not the best thing, since web hosting is paid monthly, you get paid monthly for as long as they stay with your web hosting service. This is as close as a steady pay check as you are going to get with Internet marketing.

You get paid every month whether or not you actually even work.

2 – Become A Dedicated Hosting Service Just For Blogs

Blogging is hot right now. Very hot. There are an estimated 40,000 new blogs started every day. EVERY DAY. Can you imagine that? Sure, most of them are hosted for free, but there are a lot of blogs and bloggers who want the control of having a domain name and their own web hosting for their blogs.

The great thing about blogs is that they take up very little disk space and transfer (bandwidth) allowance. You can host many, many blogs with very little resources and you can charge a good price for your services.

Another great thing about blogs and bloggers is that most successful bloggers have more then one blog. This is great because blogs take very little technical assistance on your part which means you can grow your business quicker and have more paying customers without the need for costly and time sapping technical support.

So how can you market your blogging web hosting service? Good question! Here’s an even better answer.

Forums! And not just forums about blogging. Any forum, any topic could be perfect for a blog, and there are a lot of people in forums looking for a way to express their interest in their hobby or passion.

You could easily position yourself as the service to go to for niche blogs. You could target forums that talk about any subject. Fishing, gardening, dog training, pie eating, you name it.

Posting in forums with helpful answers will no doubt bring you a lot of qualified business. Just make sure you answer with helpful posts and not just blatant plugs for your business.

The way to really make an impact with this type of service is to offer something no one else is doing. Maybe you could get an ebook written about the secrets to niche blogging and give that away with every hosting sale, or maybe you could give away free unique content that they could use every month on their blogs when they sign up for 6 or 12 months of hosting.

There are many ways to make money reselling hosting, and as you can tell, it is quite the lucrative business model.

To your success.

Web Hosting Industry in 2005

A dream of ?big things? can be seen on a concrete platform only. Interconnection of Web Sites, that in the last one decade became appropriate for e-commerce, communications, special software etc. Now, that can be said as the first era of the web hosting Industry. However, the second era of web hosting was an applicable era consisting of new online platforms, with the traffic further shifted.

Within a small nick of time things like commerce, content and communications found their home on the Web. The shopping cart became the core of the online commerce, but in the current period of time a number of small traders (and some large ones) are selling their wares through the mediums like Amazon, Yahoo! or eBay etc. besides providing the transaction and the catalog technologies, they also bring the life giving blood of commerce: the customers. On the hosted stores from Amazon, Yahoo! or eBay, instantaneous access to a very huge number of customers from every part of the world is possible.

One can take the application-service-provider business model as the live example of several these new homes that were formerly hosted on one?s own server.

Everything is outscored, even the task of search build on several websites. There is existence of only few larger sites that requires implementing their own search, while others prefer Google.

One can say that, email is also an outscored function, like for example who does not employ Google?s Gmail or Yahoo!?s Mail, now their accounts are made up for free and one can have a whole gb for storage. User can imagine how many web hosting offers are provided to him/her with one GB per user, even for a fee. In a condition where the applications are moving out of the web hosting data center, what can a Web host do?

What can a host offer to the customers?

Definitely, imminent can be the answer: ?value migrates to adjacent layers? for this particular condition that value migrates to services. The web hosting vendors are constructing muscular businesses to survive though time.

Due to constant flexible nature of the Internet, the services that embrace, rather then compete with, the migration of services away from the web hosting data center is the key aspect. Clients that are helped to wander on gmail, or several big companies for e.g. Amazon, eBay or Yahoo!, will symbolize the crucial walk towards a progressive Web host.

However, the process of the migration is not a simple task, so an ideal host must help his/her clients by offering them free toolkits and libraries for the purpose to assist them in this overall migration process.

Thus through this one can see a glittering future of The web hosting Industry.

Voted Best Online Shopping Mall 2008

www.shopaisle19.com Online shopping is the process consumers go through to purchase products or services over the Internet. An online shop, eshop, e-store, internet shop, webshop, webstore, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or in a shopping mall.The metaphor of an online catalog is also used, by analogy with mail order catalogs. All types of stores have retail web sites, including those that do and do not also have physical storefronts and paper catalogs. Online shopping is a type of electronic commerce used for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions.The term "Webshop" also refers to a place of business where web development, web hosting and other types of web related activities take place (Web refers to the World Wide Web and "shop" has a colloquial meaning used to describe the place where ones occupation is carried out). HistorySince the early 1990s, online shopping has emerged into every corner of life, linking people to the culture of capitalism in frequent and daily ways. It lets us buy what we want, when we want at our convenience, and helps us to imagine ourselves buying, owning, and having positive outcomes by the goods available out there on the web. Shopping has been a way of identifying oneself in todays culture by what we purchase and how we use our purchases. Online shopping has always been a middle to high class commodity since its first <b>…<b>

Voted Best Online Shopping Mall 2008

www.shopaisle19.com Online shopping is the process consumers go through to purchase products or services over the Internet. An online shop, eshop, e-store, internet shop, webshop, webstore, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or in a shopping mall.The metaphor of an online catalog is also used, by analogy with mail order catalogs. All types of stores have retail web sites, including those that do and do not also have physical storefronts and paper catalogs. Online shopping is a type of electronic commerce used for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions.The term "Webshop" also refers to a place of business where web development, web hosting and other types of web related activities take place (Web refers to the World Wide Web and "shop" has a colloquial meaning used to describe the place where ones occupation is carried out). HistorySince the early 1990s, online shopping has emerged into every corner of life, linking people to the culture of capitalism in frequent and daily ways. It lets us buy what we want, when we want at our convenience, and helps us to imagine ourselves buying, owning, and having positive outcomes by the goods available out there on the web. Shopping has been a way of identifying oneself in todays culture by what we purchase and how we use our purchases. Online shopping has always been a middle to high class commodity since its first <b>…<b>

Choosing Your Web Host

With thousands of website hosting companies all wanting your business, carefully consider these 7 points below, designed to help you make the best possible decision for your website.

1. Server Space

Think about how much space your site will need. Unless you are planning on having a software distribution company or running an image gallery, the files/pages that make up your website will probably only use between 2 and 10 megabytes of disk space. Hosting companies will offer several hundreds of megabytes, often gigabytes, of space for a very reasonable fee, trying to out perform the competitors and attract your business. It is true that you should allow your website space to grow but at the same time do not opt for what seems like a great deal with a massive amount of space if you will never use all of the space offered. Chances are, with a little searching, you will find a better deal for an amount of space more suitable for your site size. If it is a personal website then the maximum space you will need is 50 megabytes. All hosting companies offer an upgrade facility should you require more space later.

2. Bandwidth – Data Transfer Allowance

This decision is made on the same basis as the space decision. Though you may believe that your website will be the next eBay, Yahoo or Amazon and receive a millions of visitors each day, be realistic! The majority of websites have just a few visitors a day. The chances that you will need more than 500 MB of bandwidth in any one month are slim if your website is a personal / homepage web site and just as with space you are able to upgrade at any time should the need arise. “Awesome deals” are enticing, but realism should be your goal – why spend money on space you cannot possibly use? Be wary of web hosting companies offering “unlimited” data transfer as there are usually some fineprint stipulations that make this claim questionable. If you have a small to medium business then one gigabyte of bandwidth allowance is plenty.

3. Support

Ideally a web hosting company will offer 24/7 email support at the minimum and preferably with telephone support. There is nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of working on your web site and you need a piece of information to finish the work and not being able to contact your web hosting company to find it out. That said, most hosting companies do offer informative, comprehensive online FAQ and knowledge base type support and you should take some time to investigate this aspect of the hosting company you are considering, reading the provided information – consider it part of the learning process at the same time.

4. Scripts and cgi-bin Access

It does not matter what sort of website you are planning, chances are that at some time in the future, if not immediately, you will need to install some type of cgi or perl script and this requires access to a special folder-directory on your server named the “cgi-bin”. You need to ensure the hosting plan offers this. Also be sure that the account you are considering supports the language in which your scripts are written, such as php and perl.

5. Control Panel

One important point to remember is that the simplest Control Panel that comes with your hosting account is named cPanel – so that should be a serious consideration high on your list when comparing web hosting companies. There are various control panel software offered, including plesk and others, but cPanel really is the simplest to use especially for someone new to websites. Ideally you want a linux server with cPanel. Another advantage of cPanel is that usually includes a one-click-install system named Fantastico, making the installation of such things as guestbooks, bulletin boards, blogs and a lot more, very simple.

6. Reputation

It is difficult to define a way to ensure that the web hosting company you choose is reputable, but there are signs that can indicate their reliability. On their website see if they mention how long they have been in business as this will be an indicator of their likely permanency. This can often be found under a link named About Us. See if there are any testimonials posted on their website by current clients. If your friends have a website, ask them details about their web host, the support they receive and how they feel. In addition there are web hosting companies specialising in specific areas; for example, a web hosting company may specialize in hosting websites for golfers; such a host is likely to have specific knowledge of the requirements of golfing enthusiasts and you may do well to consider such a host if your website is based around a specific topic.

Remember that the largest host boasting a huge number of clients, is not necessarily the ideal either. Whilst they may have the knowledge and experience, do they have the personal support that you will likely need or will you end up being just a number amongst the thousands? Consider all these points when you choose your web host, and do not be afraid to email them before you sign up and clarify any points that you are unsure about.