Reseller Hosting Saves Money and Increases Revenue Opportunities
This often-overlooked service is essential for niche website creators
Articles from Nick Nolan and Abena Talks provide inspiration for anyone considering a venture into niche content creation. If you’re debating whether to focus your efforts on niche sites, check out their content for more info and some great ideas for getting started.
I can’t help but notice a missed opportunity as part of the niche website creation process, though… And that’s reseller hosting.
What is reseller hosting?
The name might sound time-consuming or complex, but it really isn’t. Reseller hosting is nothing more than a hosting package that lets you use allotted hard drive space and bandwidth to host multiple websites.
I’ve been using reseller hosting for 15+ years. For a reasonable monthly fee, I can host up to 50 URLs in my account. Some of these sites are for business and writing endeavors, some are for external clients, and many are now allocated to niche website creation.
By the numbers
To put this in terms of monetary value, if I were to purchase hosting for 50 web sites at an average price of $8.99 per month, I’d spend $450 every month just to keep those sites online. The annual cost for this service makes me hyperventilate.
As a reseller, I spend less than a tenth of that… And I gain so much more.
Along with the obvious cost savings, reseller hosting gives me control over email accounts, WordPress installations, and allotted space per website. I can adjust these settings as needed, as well as add users, set up domain forwarders, and even create subdomains.
If you host sites for clients, of course, you will be locked into whatever services you agree to at the onset. You might also be responsible for providing some level of support. But you can set your own price, charging more for clients that need lots of TLC, for example. This creates additional revenue potential if niche website creation is not your thing.
Finally, you can sign up to be an affiliate, providing yet another potential revenue stream for…