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    Pricing

    Without revealing anything regarding your own pricing structure..

    As a new reseller I am curious to know what the "going rate" is to charge customers for shared hosting. This goes for space and BW as well.


    many thanks,
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    We charge $19.95 per month for our base plan and $29.95 per month for the e commerce plan.

    We had a $9.95 plan for a while and had to discontinue it due to the type of clients that the low price was attracting. Mostly what we got for the starter plan were spammers and high maintenance multi support request customers.

    I notice most hosting companies have a starter plan around $10 per month, but it just didn't work out for us. We keep the prices higher so we can stay in business and provide support for our existing and new customers.

    Quality not Quantity.

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    easysite, what is your site? (pm me if you don't want to make it public)
    I ask many questions

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    Re: Pricing

    Originally posted by clevohost
    Without revealing anything regarding your own pricing structure..

    As a new reseller I am curious to know what the "going rate" is to charge customers for shared hosting. This goes for space and BW as well.


    many thanks,
    clevohost
    This depends on where you promote your services. If you promote locally [in your own back yard etc], you can charge more as your competition there is most likely less. If you want to compete in the ad_forums here, then prepare to practically give away your hosting. There's no laws that dictate what you charge. It's just dependant on the market you're in and what you can get away with and what the local market forces of supply and demand allow etc....
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    The going rate also depends on what you include in your packages. For example you might say $3 per year is cheap but if it only came with 1kb of bandwidth, that may be a rip off. It really depends what comes with the package. Many companies have different pricing structures and as Bob says it all depends on your target market
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    We charge $19.99 per year, but then again I'd have to say our prices are way below the 'going rate'.

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    This depends on where you promote your services. If you promote locally [in your own back yard etc], you can charge more as your competition there is most likely less. If you want to compete in the ad_forums here, then prepare to practically give away your hosting. There's no laws that dictate what you charge. It's just dependant on the market you're in and what you can get away with and what the local market forces of supply and demand allow etc....
    Thanks for the inout, this one struck home most.

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    Originally posted by clevohost


    Thanks for the inout, this one struck home most.
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    Bob, that's the post with the lowest text-to-faces ratio I have ever seen.

    May want to work on your content a bit.

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    Bob, that's the post with the lowest text-to-faces ratio I have ever seen
    I know it's unlikely but maybe he couldn't think of anything to say

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    Bob, that's the post with the lowest text-to-faces ratio I have ever seen
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    Most people here, especially the kiddie-hosts, don't understand the basic principle of business; you need to charge enough to make your business profitable. Part of the exercise of writing a business plan includes projecting your profitability. What's that, you don't have a business plan? Seriously, if you're running your hosting service as a business, you need to consider profitability when you're pricing. If you're just doing it as a hobby, I guess it doesn't matter to make a profit or not.
    I’d have to say that I don’t understand about 75% of the hosts who post offers here on this board. Seems to me that a job flipping burgers at McDonalds would be more profit. The only thing that makes sense is that this is a hobby for them. That just makes it more difficult for the people doing this as a business, as they then think that they should lower their price to compete with the kiddie host hobbyist.
    So, I guess my point is that you need to know whether you’re in this for a business, or for a hobby, then that will help you plan your pricing structure.

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    Originally posted by ckpeter
    Bob, that's the post with the lowest text-to-faces ratio I have ever seen.

    May want to work on your content a bit.
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    Originally posted by Vox - Tony

    I know it's unlikely but maybe he couldn't think of anything to say
    Aussie Bob always has something to say.
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    I know it's unlikely but maybe he couldn't think of anything to say
    I don't have anything to say, but my current post count is 1110, I would like to see the four one's, so I am posting this post.



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    ofcourse, aussies always have something to say

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    Originally posted by edude
    ofcourse, aussies always have something to say
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