Can I make money from hosting?

I’ve noticed that my hosting provider also offers “reseller accounts”. Can I use this to make some money from hosting other people?


I get this question every now and again from different people, particularly in the blogging community. The short answer is Yes! Reseller accounts are aimed at webmasters who want the opportunity to use their skills to host other people, and maybe package their services in a way they make anything from some pocket money to some serious cash. But let’s get some more pointers from this great post on WebHostingGeeks, a website that specialises in web hosting reviews but also includes some great information for webmasters.

  • First of all, reseller hosting doesn’t have to cost the earth. You can find packages for as low as a few pounds a month, a cost that you can easily cover with a couple of clients.
  • Once you have a package you are happy with, the next step is to network, find potential clients and get them on board
  • Spend some time marketing your service. Join forums, send newsletters and you can even run a targeted campaign.
  • Keep in mind that there are a number of other people out there selling the same thing you are. Just factor this into your projections.

There’s some valuable material in there, so might want to pop in and read the whole article.

WebHostingGeeks also has a number a great reviews on different hosting providers, so if you’re in the market for a new host, check them out.

4 thoughts on “Can I make money from hosting?

  1. For the yearly cost of a reseller account I can set up my friends with the ability to ost host their sites. Not only does this help them along but also puts out my name as well. Of course I set that in the footer. Reseller account are as cheap as regular hosting services if a good hosting service is found.

    If you are also interested in setting up multiple domains then the reseller account has additional benefits. I do have a reseller account as can set a whole slew of sites cheaper than if I hosted one individually. Of course the cost of each domain registrant is an incurred cost the host for the additional site is effectively free.

  2. it is easy to make money on hosting if you are very good in promotion and you know a lot of friends that needs some hosting.

  3. I host my own website and never really though befroe about selling the spare capacity. I’ve had people ask me about setting u psite for them but alway thought it was too much trouble. I might now be interested!

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