Do You Have Access To Potential Clients?Reseller hosting packages are very popular among businesses and individuals who already have an online presence with access to potential clients. This includes graphic designers, freelance writers, script developers, and so on, because by the very nature of their business they will come in contact with clients every day who may need web hosting.
This is obviously not required in order to start reselling, and even become successful at it, but since the hosting market is so competitive it can be seen as a great advantage. If you regularly sell blogs, other websites, or just like to flip domains every now and then, you could also make use of a reseller hosting account to earn more money.
Technical Knowledge Not RequiredOf course it will be of great help if you are at least somewhat familiar with hosting websites and the terms used within the industry, but the point is that you do not need to be some kind of technical wizard or study networking for years.
Keep Your Projects OrganizedThrough the use of cPanel and WHM, which will be offered to you free of charge by most reputable companies which offer reseller accounts, you can effectively separate different segments or categories of your online presence. For example: you could group together all of your finance blogs, or even setup partitions for individual websites.
This can come in handy when you want to make sure that each of your websites gets a fair share of the server resources available. You can be very specific with this too – by limiting the amount of disk space or bandwidth, for example – which will allow you to be more confident that your popular websites won't hamper the growth of your new ones.
Although you don't really need a reseller account in order to setup these kinds of partitions between your projects – because you could do much the same on a dedicated server – but the fact is that this is one of the most cost-effective ways of doing it. Renting your own dedicated server would generally cost you a lot more, and probably would not pay for itself during the early stages of use while you are still attempting to monetize all of your various projects.
Before You StartThere are a few more things to keep in mind before you rush off to start building your empire, and these quick tips could save you a lot of time and headaches in the future. Realistically assess your situation and ability to bring in customers. It's good to have high hopes and a lot of confidence in your abilities, but it's also good to start small and work your way up. Start with a reseller plan that you think you will be able to fill with clients almost immediately.
Research common hosting packages and prices. Can you compete with the prices that other hosting providers are offering? What else can you offer that they can't? What is your hook? Be a shameless self-promoter. As mentioned already, this business is highly competitive and there are thousands of hosting providers to choose from.
You need to be ready to spend a lot of time and/or money in order to bring in clients. Now, having said all of that, nobody except yourself can answer the main question of whether reselling is right for you. As with any other new business opportunity that you hear about, it is very important to do your research and make an informed decision that will benefit you.