When it comes to earning money online, “reseller hosting” is considered as one of the best and unique way. People who do this business are called resellers and they act as retailers like we see in mom and pop shops. Reseller hosting is when an individual or a small company buys server space in bulk from hosting companies and starts selling it to their customers at higher price and earns commission.
Is reseller hosting profitable?
Yes, the reseller hosting business is definitely profitable. You can create a website and start selling products to your customers by re-renting it. You can easily make money with a reseller hosting business however, to make it more profitable you would need to do marketing for your business.
How does reseller hosting business works?
It’s pretty simple, you need to buy space on a server from a larger hosting provider like GoDaddy, Bluehost, Hostgator, Namecheap etc.
For example, you buy a hosting space for $100 a year and you can sell it to a customer under your business name for $150, earning $50 profit. So, before you get into this business make sure you find a good hosting reseller which is reliable.
You can read this article for more information on reseller hosting providers.
How to start a reseller hosting business?
When you purchase reseller hosting, for example from GoDaddy, it will give you a fully customizable store with all the functionality built in it. If someone has to buy a domain, they would go to the domain search section of your website and choose a domain they want to buy. Whenever your store gets a domain sale or hosting you will get commission from your reseller.
The best part is you can connect your own domain and customize your store according to your design skills. It’s just the same as shopify stores. You can build your storefront on wordpress website as well.
Apart from that you can also choose the markup, percentage, promotions and prices. that you want to sell.
For example, if you want to sell a cpanel starter account. The wholesale price is $1.14. If you want to earn 118% commission you need to sell it for $2.99. You can set that in the price section in image below. It’s easy to set a different commission rate for every product that you want to resell like I have set for Backups add on and other products in image below