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    work needed behind reseller hosting?

    Does anyone have experience running a reseller service? Are you basically acting as another hosting company with customer support, etc?

    My friend and I plan to do some freelance site design/coding on the site, and I was wondering whether it would be clever to do reseller hosting as well for any clients without hosting...

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    My suggestion would be to stay away from the reseller game and collect rhe affiliate/referral fee.

    An alternative would be to use your account and deliver the hosting as part of your service. If they terminate your service it's their responsibility to transfer the website.
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    Is it legal to use your hosting for a client (and charge them monthly)? Or did you just mean for free?

    Otherwise, are there any recommendations for hosts with good affiliate/referral programs? I know hostmonster offers a flat payment of $65.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mildlyhotpeppers View Post
    Is it legal to use your hosting for a client (and charge them monthly)? Or did you just mean for free?
    If you are talking about the reseller hosting, it is legal. Reseller hosting means that you can sell it to your clients and charge them.

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    I know hostmonster offers a flat payment of $65.
    You can join the affiliate program that they run though CJ.com, and you'll get paid more there (~$100).

    Yes, with a reseller account you typically appear to your customer as a host yourself. Web design jobs can go slow at times. A constant income stream from hosting can be quite a relief then.
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    idcdc - is the cj.com a general advertiser/publisher relationship-thing? it looks like they expect me to run ads and such rather than just referring design customers to a hosting service. .__.

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    It's an affiliate network. You don't have to run ads per se. You just need to make sure that the end users click the affiliate coded link. You will need to signup as "publisher".
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    With reseller account all customers will be yours. And once you grow you will move somewhere on the VPS or dedicated. All inclusive do attract customers and I believe that big part of the web design studios do work as resellers.
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