Understanding the Different Types of Reseller Hosting

Posted by Isaac jacobs, on Apr, 2016

If you are looking to become a reseller, it is important that you understand the different options that are available to you. Many hosting providers have significantly expanded their reseller hosting options as a way to bring in more revenue without having to increase their marketing efforts.

Let’s take a look at some of the different types of reseller hosting that most providers offer:

Affiliate

The affiliate program is the most popular form of reseller hosting and was the reason that many new types of reselling have become common. The program basically works in a way where you are paid for sending visitors to a particular website. Most of these programs only payout to the affiliate if the visitors they send to their site end up becoming customers.

Semi-Transparent

This type of reseller cloud hosting works by allowing the reseller to purchase a certain amount of hosting space from someone who is already a reseller. From there, you have the ability to sell the accounts that you purchase at whatever price you would like. Many web developers use this as a way to offer free hosting services to their clients in exchange for helping them setup their website or business.

Complete Reseller Account

The complete reseller account is one in which you basically become your own business. Most providers that offer this option do so in a white label fashion that allows you to have complete control over your brand. From there, you can figure out how you would like to price your products and/or services while also taking care of the marketing and support associate with the business.

The Final Word

Overall, the complete reseller account is the one that offers the most potential for resellers to earn a significant amount of money. It is also the only one of the three options in which the reseller will have control over several different aspects of their business.

While the complete reseller account has several advantages, it should be noted that there are also many risks involved. For one, the fact that you control your own brand means more responsibility. Whichever reseller cloud hosting option you choose, hopefully this article has provided you with a better idea of what opportunities are available.

Awesome Cloud is an experienced cloud storage provider that offers users the opportunity to participate in reseller cloud hosting. You can find out more about their programs by contacting their support team.

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