Before you think you have a promising plan to start a web hosting business, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
- Did you target the best segment?
- Do you have a backup plan
- Did you consulted with any industry experts?
- Is this business model going to work for the next 5 years (at least)?
- What about your initial investment?
You need to give a deep thought to your idea in order to answer these tacky questions. Let the following tips help you!
Everyone tries to target the shared hosting market. You need to take the reseller hosting account to the level of big names like HostGator, BlueHost, etc. This will help you to kick start your web hosting business.
The problem is, people don’t check the competition in marketing, nor they care about segments such as business or dedicated hosting. You can’t spend a lot of money in the start to set a strong infrastructure, but you can target a different market.
If you offer Virtual Private Service, or Dedicated Hosting, you can start hosting services for corporate sector just by getting a professional looking website. Just don’t forget to spread the word out. People may be hesitant to try a new shared hosting company but these services are scarce thanks to high demand, so you might be in luck.
Give Your Customers Something More
You need to offer more than web hosting if you want to make a name for yourself. You can add special services like web design and SEO along the way. This creates a perfect package for beginners. Web design, web hosting and SEO, these three things are crucial to create an online identity.
You are most likely to find clients who are willing to pay for web design, hosting, marketing and all things together. Creating such a model will give you recurring business and fetch in good earnings.