The Free Reseller Program – An Overview
We, at ResellersPanel, know how hard it could be being new to the reseller hosting business and have always aimed at making things as easier for beginners as possible . This is why we are starting a weekly series of posts in our blog – guides, explanations, how-to’s, with the main purpose of making your life as a reseller a whole lot easier.
If this is your first time on our site, you are probably a bit confused – what is this a Free Reseller Hosting Program and how come it’s Free? Well, we are not misleading anyone here – it’s free indeed, you don’t have to pay anything to start reselling web hosting services. Good, it’s free, but how does it work? How do I make money out of something that is free?
The Free Reseller Hosting Program is a bit different than the usual cPanel reseller program. With the Free one, you don’t need to first buy the server resources (disk space, monthly traffic, etc.) from us and then break them to separate plans before having the chance to start selling hosting to your customer. Instead, you can start reselling web hosting plans right away. No need to buy anything in advance! We have 3 pre-configured web hosting plans already set for you – the Business, the Corporate and the Enterprise one, and you also have the ability to build your own web hosting plans, using the Liquid Plan Builder that we provide. All you will need to do will be to just define the new plans’ names and pricing and sell them on your store. That’s easy indeed.
Speaking of a reseller hosting store, we will also provide you with a default URL for your online store of the type : resellerusername.douservers.com and give you a set of 5 customizable turn-key templates to choose from. And all these features are delivered to you the minute you create your free reseller account with us! To improve your reseller anonimity, you can always replace the default store address with a domain name of your own, you can get one from us for just 9 USD.
To sum up everything mentioned so far, here is a short list of what you get at sign-up as a free reseller:
1) an instant and fully-operational online store – check
2) a possibility to create your own web hosting plans and/or offer our pre-configured ones – check
However, there is more to this. With the other reseller programs, in addition to being charged for becoming a member, you will also be required to set up billing accounts, configure support systems, deal with payments, account verification and all other similar time-consuming operations, which will take up much of your precious time needed for promoting your hosting store to potential customers. Luckily, with the Free Reseller Program, you will not need to deal with that whole bunch of tasks at all, since we will handle them for you. Yes, that’s right, we’ll take care of them all – we will provide 24/7/365 support to your customers, verify every incoming order and provide quality fraud prevention. We have teams of well-trained professionals who will perform all these tasks for you round-the-clock.
And now let’s go straight to the question that has probably been tickling your mind all the time so far – in the end, how do I get paid? Again, this is simple : every plan that you create and the ones that we have created for you have a pre-defined price, the wholesale price. The pricing varies according to the type and quota of features included in each plan, so the wholesale price is supposed to be different for all of your plans, unless you set up two equally-featured plans. On the basis of the wholesale pricing, each reseller must set his/her own retail prices – the cost at which each plan will be sold to customers. The difference between the retail price and the wholesale price will be your net profit, which will be sent to you as a commission each month.
In the light of the afore-mentioned it could be concluded that all that is left to lie in your hands is the marketing side of your reseller hosting business. You will simply need to find suitable ways to advertise your hosting store in order to attract more customers and make more easy profits. What are you waiting for? Get into the reseller hosting game at absolutely no cost and you will see for yourself how profitable it is indeed!Originally published Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 2:22 pm, updated March 18, 2009 and is filed under The Free Reseller Program.