just wondered, but all the resellers ive come accross work on the same model: you buy one big account and then split it up however you want
does anyone offer something where by you buy accounts as and when you need them, for a stupid price ($2/month or something) and then sell them yourself for whatever you want
and then maybe they host your company website (the one your selling from) for free? the point being, it doesnt cost you anything to get started
Where would the reseller's host see the benefit in that business model?
The whole point of resellers getting space/bandwidth cheaper is that they buy in bulk, resell, and provide support themselves.
Wish people would think that hosting is a business and it should cost you something to start up.
Seems like your looking for too much to start with, ie. free hosting for your own site plus your not paying them anything if you dont get any customers.
Just wait until you have some more money to start up then have a shot at being a reseller if you want
funny you should say that, as i was actually looking at it from the other side, ie, us selling to resellers
we're prepared to offer the above service, but just wondered if anyone would be interested in taking it?
Im sure people would be very interested in taking it but I dont think you will see as good a return as doing it the usual way of selling in bulk.
Its just like you selling shared accounts to people at a lower price, then them selling it on for more.
I dont really see the reasoning for that though to be honest.
I sell reseller accounts cheaper than the shared because they are buying in bulk.
I think what you are saying would be going between an affiliate account and a reseller account
yeh, its a cross between an affilate and a reseller account (two things that can both work very well)
the target audience is people who have access to a group of people who will need hosting, and want to deal with someone they know
or to people who want to get into the hosting industry but dont want to shell out a lot of money
we really want to develop relationships with our resellers, talk to them regualy, give them any help they need
we already give free domain hosting to a lot of people we work with, so the hosting-their-website-for-free bit isnt a major issue