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Web hosting resellers of this unique service provider enjoy the lowest customer account cancellation rate. These resellers (most of them are web designers) love this since it means that there's no need to spend time on dissatisfied clients.
Another reason why the company's hosting resellers are able to spend more time on web development and design, is the fact that they take care of everything including billing, technical support, customer care, after sales and renewal reminders, all on your behalf and without charging you.
Resellers make approximately 5 times more than affiliates because their revenues are recurring.
So, to summarize it all: no cancellations, no complaints, less work, better revenue and free of charge.
The difference between web hosting providers and their resellers.
The US counts approximately 10,000 web hosting providers on an average basis per year. About the half of these web hosting companies disappear every 1-2 years after startup which is compensated each year by new startups. These disappearances are caused by fierce competition and search engine ranking problems. So about fifty percent is able to survive. These remaining 5,000 web hosts are permanent companies. Ninety percent of this number (approximately 4.500) are web hosting resellers hosting their customer's accounts on the web servers of another company. The remaining ten percent (approximately 500) are the hosting companies themselves.
Why reseller hosting is, in general, better for customers.
In general reseller hosting is cheaper. This is because a reseller can take less profit than the hosting provider itself and still survive. After all, the only basic investment a reseller has to make is a domain name which costs around $10 a year. Some web hosting resellers have the opportunity of hosting their sales site for free with the web host itself. Examples of these hosts are ResellersPanel in the UK and ResellerCluster in Germany. Other resellers pay hosting fees between $15 - $25 a month. If the reseller decides to advertise and/or to hire professional web design services, a marketing expert or other additional services, the investment will be higher but still less than investments made by the hosting provider itself. Starting a web hosting company means that one has to rent, lease or buy at least a dedicated server or a data center and an office. It also means that the host should hire employees or outsource the work. The minimum investment to start your own hosting business is about $50,000.
In general resellers are small businesses. So another benefit of choosing a reseller instead of the web hosting company itself could be a more personalized service and bonuses offered by the reseller such as free search engine optimization services, tips or other free extra's.
Is there a way to find out if a host is a reseller?
Thats a good question! Probably if you do enough digging you could find it out. But why not simply ask them? They'll be happy to confirm it if they are reselling their web hosting packages. By the way, I'm a web hosting reseller myself. I offer domain names, SSL, shared, semi-dedicated, dedicated, VPS and managed hosting.
What if I want to resell myself?
If you're interested in reselling hosting plans, then you have many choices. There are enough hosting resell companies to choose from. Most of them offer paid packages and some of them are free. Examples of good free providers are ResellersPanel, ByetHost and Youhosting. Well known paid providers are, among others, Webhostingbuzz, Payperhost and Godaddy. Let me emphasize that the companies that charge money are not per se better than the free ones. If you find it difficult to make the right choice then you can check online for reviews about the above mentioned businesses.
Can I open a reseller account without actually reselling plans?
Yes, you can. For example, the company ResellersPanel allows you to open an account only for yourself. As a member you will be able to buy multiple hosting accounts if you'd like to. There are many people using these kind of paid reseller hosting accounts for themselves. The reason behind this is the fact that it's easier to have one master account that is in control over as many sub accounts as you like while receiving only one bill on a monthly or yearly basis. These sub accounts can be used for unlimited domains, sub domains, email accounts etc. Other advantages are the fact that you can host websites of family and friends, you can have personal name servers, the creation of SSL certificates, signed by yourself, is possible and, last but not least, you have more control over your sub accounts because you will be able to set limitations for bandwidth and web space if needed. Take a look at the video if you want to learn more.
About the company.
This reliable no charge reseller hosting company has developed an automated program that has proven to work smoothly under many circumstances since 2003. Currently more than 100,000 partners are selling the company's trustworthy and sophisticated web hosting packages for free. Most of its partners are involved in web design and development. The company's main goal is to keep on maintaining and improving a system that enables its associates to focus on web design as much as possible instead of spending time on work that does not belong to their core activities. I know several other similar companies located in the US and Europe. However, none of these younger resell hosting costless companies has been able to reach or surpass the advanced technical and service level as realized by ResellersPanel. The most important advantage of them is the fact that the partner has no more work after selling the product to his or her design client. Once the account has been opened, the work related to it will be done by ResellersPanel. This makes the company the first choice for most of its associates.
Features of the Program.
You pay nothing if you opt for the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. CPanel re-sellers pay a small contribution. Personally I prefer the first option. Hepsia has all the necessary options and it saves fast. Never had any issue with it.
You get a total of 3 free sub domains so you can create 3 different online stores if you want. Think about websites in different languages, different pricing, different hosting packages, different countries or whatever you choose. If you want you can replace this sub domain with a paid domain name. I prefer the last option and I have created one store for the USA and the other one for the UK.
You can set your own retail pricing in your account up to a specific maximum. The wholesale prices are determined by the resell company. Overall these basic prices are low which gives you the opportunity to create higher profits than usual. The difference between the wholesale price and the retail price represents the profit that you will be able to make.
If you want you can also recruit affiliates and let them do the work for you. You earn 10 percent from their sales profits. Personally I'm quite active in this field hence the page you are reading just now.
As a free web hosting reseller you can set your own prices so you will earn more than affiliates provided that you set your pricing at the correct level. Moreover, your income is recurring. Example: Let's say you earn $100 per shared hosting plan as an affiliate. Now you sell a similar hosting package as a reseller and you charge your customer $7.50 a month. This means that you earn $5 a month (wholesale price is $2.50). Assuming that your customer will stay with you for 25 years, you'll earn $5 times 300 months = $1,500 on one hosting package! This means that you'll make 15 times more than affiliates selling the same plan. And upgrades plus the purchase of additional services by your customer aren't even included in this calculation.
Generally there will be no other work for you but promoting your business. So, you have probably the same work as an affiliate while earning more. There will be professional technical and customer support to you and your clients and the company will do all the billing and reminders on your behalf. The company's top hosting packages are of high quality so there will normally be no complaints or cancellations by your customers which is actually another extra earning factor compared to the often lower level plans that are being sold by people who prefer the affiliate status. These partners are regularly confronted with clients who either don't renew their account or they cancel.
The company owns data centers in the US, UK, Australia, Bulgaria and Finland which means that we are talking here about one of the largest resell and affiliate web hosts. The business was founded in 2003.
No waiting time. Your earnings are paid to you instantly after the customer orders online.
You will immediately be notified by email when there is a sale or any other activity in your account. A voluntary subscription to the company's newsletter is included when you become a free of charge member.
Unlike the affiliate position, you will receive all contact information of your customer so you are in the position to follow up and sell more if you'd like to.
You can set up 3 different sales websites, all without paying a dime. This comes in handy if you want to charge different prices to different customers. Or, if you prefer to create localized sites with different languages. You can also use the three websites to sell specific packages. For example, site one for shared hosting, site 2 for VPS and site 3 for semi dedicated and dedicated plans. The advantage of this setup is that you will be able to market to very specific target groups.
You can set up your first store in 10 minutes without any knowledge of programming.
An extra feature of the program is that resellers can recruit affiliates.
Why this company?
The foremost important reason to choose them is the fact that it was the first company that started this web site hosting resell system without asking payment from their members. The company started in 2003 and was a success from the beginning. At that time the competition only offered paid memberships for web space vendors. Now there are more web hosts offering free plans to potential merchants and some of them partly imitated the system of the original inventor. None of them however succeeded in matching the modern infrastructure of the original provider.
The second reason to opt for my favorite provider is the fact that they have proven to be reliable in comparison to others which expresses itself, among others, in a low number of customers cancelling their web space account. In other words, the company is enjoying a high customer satisfaction rate. This minimizes the chance that you, as one of their partners, have to sacrifice time to resolve consumer complaints.
Then of course there is also my personal experience with them. I started selling their modern web space packages in July 2011 and now I have 370 satisfied clients who have a total of 1230 domain names. During the last few years there were only a few issues that were promptly resolved by the company's fast and professional IT engineers. Yes, you read it correctly, their support representatives (both for re-sellers and customers) are IT engineers.
I would also like to mention the company's Store Master WP Template. This is the company's flagship WordPress theme that will be hosted on their web servers at no charge to you. It will be your online store. The theme is fully responsive, SEO optimized, 100% customizable, easy to manage and it has unique content for every single associate.
The advantage of affiliate programs is the fact that they generally pay high commisions at once. On the other hand a disadvantage can be that, over a longer period of time, the commission is much lower. The disadvantage of reseller programs is the fact that the profit usually comes in slow while, on the other hand, the much higher profit over a longer period of time can be considered as an advantage. A reseller can eventually easily make $1500 on one cheap hosting package. I hope this comparison between resellers and web hosting affiliates clarifies the differences between the two partnership systems. If you are still not convinced or there's something you don't understand, you can watch the video below. It compares paid and costless reseller website hosting. I'd also like to emphasize that the conclusions in this article are not waterproof because rules can have exceptions. For example, if you cannot wait for slow recurring income because, for some reason, you need a lot of money fast, an affiliate position at a provider who pays high commissions could be the better option. The advantage of reseller programs in general is the fact that, over a longer period of time, you earn more than affiliates. On the other hand it can be seen as a disadvantage that you have to wait longer for your profit to arrive and, maybe you have more work compared to affiliates, depending on what program you choose. With ResellersPanel however, you can rest assured that they take all the work out of your hands. This leaves us with the conclusion that the advantage of affiliate programs can be less work and faster income while, on the other hand, an affiliate program's disadvantage can be the fact that you earn less overtime and, with most programs, you won't be able to contact your customers so you can't sell more. Now you know all this information why not start your own gratis reseller hosting business? As we have seen, the advantage of a reseller company can be its lower pricing and, maybe, better services. On the other hand a disadvantage can pop up if you fall into the wrong hands. Most of them are reliable but, as with everything, there are exceptions to this rule. See to it that technical support and billing are taken care of by the web host itself and not by its partner selling the packages. Last but not least I'd like to emphasize that the information in this article is not waterproof because ResellersPanel is permanently improving its system. Finally, may I invite you to click the banner at the top of this page? It points to the best company for designers and developers like you. Thanks for dropping by!