Are you interested in a monthly revenue based on a subscription model business that requires very little upkeep once established? Yeah, we thought so. Odds are that if you’ve found this blog post, then you are most likely looking into creating a reseller hosting enterprise. The good news is that you are on the right track! Reseller hosting businesses are a great way to earn extra income, or even to quit your day job and focus on full-time entrepreneurship.
Before you get started, there are a few aspects of owning your own business that need to be thought out before committing to a specific reseller host. Read through the top five questions that you should ask yourself before beginning your own reseller hosting business. You never know, a little bit of planning might be the difference between a good and a great online startup…
What services would you like to offer your clients?
The services you offer will most likely vary depending on the reseller host you choose, as well as your level of technical expertise. For example, at Resell.biz we offer a wide variety of products from domains to hosting and email to security. Our goal is to provide all of the tools and monthly services that your clients are searching for, including SSL Certificates and cPanel licenses.
How will you market your products?
Many startup owners have a mindset of “if you build it, they will come”, which unfortunately isn’t always the case. You may be focused on a small demographic of clients and word-of-mouth marketing. However, you may also want to consider additional marketing efforts such as email, social media, paid ads, and many other options to recruit new clients. It’s worth taking the time to develop a strategy.
What are your goals for one month, six months, and a year?
Creating a vision is the most important task an entrepreneur can complete before creating a small business. Knowing where you want to go and making a plan to get there might only take a few minutes to sketch out, but will save you weeks, if not years, of stress and failure.
Have you chosen a brand?
What will you call your new reseller hosting adventure? Branding your new business is typically one of the most exciting aspects of creating your own business. Be sure that your business name follows the criteria below:
- It’s original, and won’t be confused with any other business
- It’s easy to spell and type
- It’s respectful … or at least politically correct
- It matches your domain name
- You can professionally email from your brand
How much support will you need?
If you are new to the hosting industry, the jargon and abbreviations might be overwhelming. Don’t be discouraged though! Resell.biz offers 24-hour support to help you navigate the hosting maze until you can stand on your own two feet. Also, be sure to bookmark the Resell.biz Blog as well as our helpful knowledgebase. As always, if ever you come across a question you can’t answer yourself, our expert support staff is available around the clock.