A: A reseller is a seller of web host
accounts. Being a reseller you are able to establish your own brand
name and control the features, pricing and content of the packages
that you offer. It means you also have full control of the marketing
and sales strategy.
Q: Who can be a reseller?
A: Web developers, VARs, system integrators
and others who provide Internet business solutions to their customers.
Actually, everyone who has a general understanding of web hosting
and the ability to interact with customers in a positive matter can
be a reseller since most of the job is Customer Services.
A: How can I become a reseller? The first
thing you need to do to become a reseller is find a web host provider
you are satisfied with and can trust to provide a respectable level
of support. This is very important because you are dependent on the
web host provider to create a reputation of customer satisfaction.
Once this is done, you just follow the registration procedures of
the web host provider to setting up the account. You will be asked
to fill out their application. When the account is set up, then you
create your website to sell your services and good luck.
Q: Why should I choose a reseller program?
A reseller program offers you the
opportunity to start and maintain a business with a minimum startup
cost. It means being a reseller you can generate additional income
from your web site.
Becoming a reseller
has many benefits. Here are the examples:
- Minimal Initial Investment
- Do not have to maintain equipment
- Can set own prices
- Can provide other services in conjunction
- Have access to hosting small, medium and
- Do not need to update/upgrade at will
- Do not need a wealth of technical knowledge
- Increased flexibility
- Saving on overall hosting costs
- Develop a premiere reputation if customers
are satisfied; which will develop into customer loyalty
- Web Server Administration is the responsibility
of the actual Web Host Provider
Q: What technical expertise is required to become a reseller?
A: Most web host companies will provide
technical support for your clients. However, basic knowledge in the
use of HTML and scripting languages, familiarization with FTP/publishing
utilities, knowledge of sending/receiving email and administration
of POP accounts, ability to register new domain names as well as edit
existing domain records for your customers are necessary.