I’m pretty excited about a new feature I’m adding to our Startup Hero blog.
We’re going to be launching a new subsection where we will be offering courses to help further our teaching.
This will include a course on Reseller Hosting as well as WordPress, setting up virtual private servers, and even advertising and marketing your online business.
While a lot of these courses will be available for free, we’re also going to have some that are available only to active Name Hero customers as well as some that can be purchased. It’s going to be really cool :).
As I continue to work on these though, I wanted to share some material for my Reseller Hosting 101 course.
The Reseller Hosting Cycle
Personally, I’m a visual learner, so I feel that it’s important to graphically display how the Reseller Hosting process works.
I feel like some beginners get confused between the difference of Reseller Hosting vs. being an affiliate.
When you’re a Reseller you’re completely in charge of your business. You accept payments from customers and charge them as you see fit for your service. You’re not limited anyway by NameHero.
With that said, you’re also able to 100% white-label your service so your customers don’t see us nor do they know you’re a Reseller.
Free WHMCS License
A lot of this automation is accomplished by using the WHMCS billing software.
As a reminder, we are providing free licenses throughout the rest of this year to those that subscribe to our Corporate package.
You’ll notice WHMCS in the step two of my graphic which provides you a website where you can actually send your customers to complete the sign-up process.
How To Make Money Hosting
With all of that said, the Reseller hosting cycle is quite simple:
- You signup for your Reseller Hosting package
- You install WHMCS in 5 minutes
- You configuration the options in WHMCS to accept payments / customize your website
- You start marketing your business
- Customers can then go to your website and sign-up for hosting services that is all automated.
I also filmed a brief video tutorial where I discuss this:
As I mentioned in the video, you’re not going to become HostGator overnight. But if you stick with it, over time, you’ll begin to develop a base of hosting customers that pay you for your services each and every month.
Stay tuned to our blog for details on the full course as I will be posting the registration link as soon as I have it all up and ready to go!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.