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  1. #1
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    How many sign ups u get daily?

    Im starting my own hosting biz and im interested to know how others are doing, so i can compare if i'll be doing good or bad.

    how long did it take before your have a steady flow of income? how much advertising?

    thanks.
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    You won't be a millionaire overnight
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    Originally posted by Myacen
    You won't be a millionaire overnight
    nor in a few weeks....

    many companies make it look easy but it really is a lot of hard work..lots of hard planning, lots of long nights...lots of everything to deal with....

    i know a guy that is already 500 in the red for the month of august alone...everyday expenses can add up fast
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    ...everyday expenses can add up fast
    heh and the more you grow the faster they add up! It's a business like many others and the owners tend to work extremely long hours with the added flavor of it being a 24/7/365 industry. It took about a year for us to begin seeing a steady flow.

    Many begin hosting without any "real business" experience or planning. Oddly enough many forget it is a real business. The more you treat it like a real business the better off you'll be in the end. Visiting the local Chamber of Commerce or places such as www.score.org will provide you free classes and ideas for some of the 'real business' areas you'll want to make yourself aware of.
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    dont look for any honest answers when you ask such questions.....
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    You won't be a millionaire overnight
    dont look for any honest answers when you ask such questions.....
    You mean I should have been a millionaire overnight?!?!?
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    Originally posted by Deb
    You mean I should have been a millionaire overnight?!?!?
    Well, it took me almost an entire week. I grew so tired of waiting and nearly gave up.
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    Re: How many sign ups u get daily?

    Originally posted by Aplusmedia
    Im starting my own hosting biz and im interested to know how others are doing, so i can compare if i'll be doing good or bad.

    how long did it take before your have a steady flow of income? how much advertising?

    thanks.
    Your question really doesn't help you much.

    Look at the recent fiasco, they apparently were signing up well over 1000 domains a month it seems, and grew themselves into nothingness.

    What's important is overall in vs overall out and the length of time required to make your in comfortably larger than your out
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    Originally posted by Myacen
    You won't be a millionaire overnight
    What about every 4 months? Anyways, i doubt many companies will give out their signup/income figures.
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    Originally posted by Myacen
    You won't be a millionaire overnight
    That's for sure. After 12mths of building your business [full time or part-time], you should be able to make an "income", after your costs etc. Getting your business off the ground is the hardest part. Once you've got momentum, it's just a matter of keeping up with new servers and systems that track clients etc..
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    Originally posted by Deb
    heh and the more you grow the faster they add up!
    Aint that the truth. The trick here is to keep your expenses a certian % of your total revenues. This is not always easy as there may be times when you need to increase your expenditure to cover one off investments. Here's the golden rule of business - never spend more than you make. CASHFLOW IS KING!!
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    around 15-20 signups a day


    if you can get 30 signups a day, you can be a millionaire in 1 year or 1.5 years.
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    Originally posted by mrbling
    around 15-20 signups a day


    if you can get 30 signups a day, you can be a millionaire in 1 year or 1.5 years.
    lol. Hardly.

    Care to enlighten us on your figures? Remember, we're talking being a "millionaire" with money in the bank, real assets - not some blue sky [crap ] valuation of your business.
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    never spend more than you make

    lotsa people (esp newbies) seem to think never spend more than you think you can make....then they overspend in the first 2 weeks of service and dont have enough money left for anything else
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    Oops. Pressed quote instead of edit.
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    The first million is always the hardest.
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    Originally posted by Kiwi
    The first million is always the hardest.
    Noone likes a showoff, Kiwi.
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    100 a day ( I wish ) hmm let me check my billing ...
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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob

    Noone likes a showoff, Kiwi.
    Was just adding to your financial knowledge showoff.
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    Re: How many sign ups u get daily?

    Originally posted by Aplusmedia
    Im starting my own hosting biz and im interested to know how others are doing, so i can compare if i'll be doing good or bad.
    I'm going to be serious here for just one second. If you are comparing yourself to other hosts to determine the relative good/bad of your own operation, you're focusing too much on other peoples' business and not enough on your own. One of our reseller is a web designer who also does hosting. I'm not sure comparing his signups per day with our signups per day would indicate anything good or bad about his business if he's satisfied with the growth of his business.

    how long did it take before your have a steady flow of income? how much advertising?
    Well, as long as that first customer keeps paying their bill...
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    well I am getting...

    ... 1 sign up ...

    .... per week! ROFL
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    It also depends alot on the profit margin you make as well, you can get 50 signups a day on a $5 account or 25 on a $10 one, make more money, provide better service, and do less work... make sure you have a good balance with the pricing of your packages.

    -Brendan
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    Originally posted by MotleyFool
    well I am getting...

    ... 1 sign up ...

    .... per week! ROFL
    hey, im down there with you

    probably 1 a week right now, but i think i might be starting to get a teeny teeny bit of momentum.
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    The guys at Arthur Anderson said I should have $1,000,000 (*wink, but on pinky) pretty soon ...
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    Originally posted by HRBrendan
    It also depends alot on the profit margin you make as well, you can get 50 signups a day on a $5 account or 25 on a $10 one, make more money, provide better service, and do less work... make sure you have a good balance with the pricing of your packages.

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    well thanks for all your responses, im not really looking to compare myself, i just want to know what to expect,

    Originally posted by MotleyFool
    well I am getting...

    ... 1 sign up ...

    .... per week! ROFL
    my goal (for now) is to catch up to you!
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    Originally posted by Kiwi
    Was just adding to your financial knowledge showoff.
    Your knowledge was added to our collective. Resistance was futile.
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    When we first started up, we allowed an advertising budget of about $1000/mo and were signing up 2-3 clients a day after about 2-3 weeks.

    That was then, this is now.
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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob

    Your knowledge was added to our collective. Resistance was futile.
    Gee Mr.Bob, you seem to have a vast array of knuhledge hidden everywhere huh?

    Not only do you have 50 Million Email adds, your with the collective?
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    Originally posted by mrbling
    around 15-20 signups a day


    if you can get 30 signups a day, you can be a millionaire in 1 year or 1.5 years.


    This is the log that fuels the fire of people who never should have started a hosting business.

    WOW!!! In 1 year I can be a millionare? Where do I sign up? Rackshack? Great! They have all the tools. Plus they are cheap. Let me see. $99.00/mo x 12 = $1188. That means I can net $999,8812 per year.
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    yes, 30 signups a day will make you a millionaire in 1.5 years

    at least $10+ signups

    do the caculations.
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    You forget the price of support servers and bandwidth. Not to mention the fact that before you get that many sign ups you will probably have to build your own datacenter. You will eventually hit a zero point where you are losing customers at the same rate they are signing up.

    You would be a millionaire with ulcers
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    You would be a millionaire with ulcers
    That's why all of us millonaires hang out at WHT
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    You would be a millionaire with ulcers

    I can see it now...

    New hosting special.. free tums with every signup

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    You will eventually hit a zero point where you are losing customers at the same rate they are signing up.
    This is something new host never understand. They think that because they are signing up 20 new accounts a day and losing 1 month, that this trend will continue. Eventually the two will balance out unless you make changes.

    The industry average is like 1 - 4% churn for business over one year old. So expect to lose that percent of your business every month. For a place with 10,000 clients, that is 100 - 400 canceled customers per month.
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    i get 2-3 per week
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    Originally posted by mrbling
    yes, 30 signups a day will make you a millionaire in 1.5 years

    at least $10+ signups

    do the caculations.
    Really? I guess that you forgot some expenses.

    How much do you pay for your techs? how many techs do you have working?
    How much do you pay for your servers? how much for your bandwidth? how many resources that $10+ per month customer use?
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    so you mean I can't be a millionaire as a host?
    im retiring
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    only if your the owner of www.rackshack.net
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