Reseller Web Hosting vs. Affiliate Marketing
Reseller web hosting or affiliate marketing? What suits you best? I bet you’ve already asked yourself questions like these and tried to figure it out, which is the most efficient way to earn some extra income. In the following 6 minutes, I’ll provide all the info you need to help you make the right decision.
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What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing represents the commission-earning system adopted by several brands for promoting through online ambassadors their products and service. A business pays commissions to an influencer (blogger or professional) or even to another business (company) for growing traffic and conversions on its website. Affiliate links stand in the core of affiliate programs (affiliate link = a dedicated URL that contains the affiliate’s ID or username). Through affiliate links can be tracked the performance of a specific affiliate during a predefined period.
Instant advantage of affiliate marketing: You earn money only by sharing your experience and impressions through your own (more or less technical) content, and in your way. The more people will click on your affiliate links and buy the (web hosting) product, the more you’ll earn.
What is Reseller Hosting?
Reseller web hosting is an opportunity for (small and mid-size) companies to make a profit by reselling an existent product (web hosting). Usually, the reseller buys the hosting product at a discounted price and sell it to their clients at a higher price.
Reseller hosting is ideal for designers and agencies, as it makes it easy to maintain multiple websites through WHM. With reseller hosting, your clients purchase and host their websites through you as if you were the hosting company.
Instant advantage of reseller hosting: This is the easiest way to start a web hosting business or extend your services offer. You don’t have to create a new product from scratch. All you have to do is: wisely select your hosting provider and sell its products to your clients.
What does it take to make a profit (Affiliate vs. Reseller web hosting – a ranking perspective)?
Some of you were, maybe, tempted, at some point to hit the Join button of an Affiliate or a Reseller web hosting program but quickly backed down from doing this because in the next second asked yourselves questions like:
Am I really able to promote such a technical topic? How much money should I invest? And how much time or….other types of resources should I consider to put in a business like this?
Take a look at the following table to visualize what skills, investments, and benefits involve Affiliate and Reseller web hosting programs (ranking system range: from 1 to 5):
So, while reseller web hosting requires a pretty high level of technical knowledge (recommended for web developers, designers, and agencies), web hosting affiliate marketing counts mostly on your sales and marketing skills (and it’s the kind of business where everyone is welcome).
Also, notice that while for Reseller Hosting you’ll need some money to start (for the reseller hosting plan that suits you best), for becoming an Affiliate you need almost nothing (promotion investments only). On the other hand, the reseller comes along with an excellent opportunity to grow your business.
The good news is that in both situations, you can get a significant income.
Need more clues? Take a look at the following four reference situations. 👇
You have a blog. How many visitors do you have on a blog post? And, how many of them may have their own website or intend to launch one? You already have your audience who’s expecting news from you. On the other hand, you are looking for efficient ways to monetize your blog. With web hosting affiliate marketing, you can do both.
– provide valuable information (it’s easy to buy a product/service based on someone’s recommendation);
– sell hosting products effortlessly (integrate your affiliate links in your content).
You are a dynamic social media player. If the “k” letter describes well the number of your (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.,) followers, you call yourself a social media influencer. Take into account to join a web hosting affiliate program and start turning that social power into profit by using the affiliate link in your posts.
[Find out more about how to promote your affiliate link from the article 10 Smart Ways to Promote Affiliate Links and Generate Sales]
You are a web developer/designer freelancer. There are (at least) 3 efficient ways to attract customers and grow the number of your projects: through your portfolio, your offer, and recommendations from other customers. By becoming a web hosting reseller, you can extend the offering services and increase the interest of potential clients.
You have an agency (web development/design). The more valuable the services you sell are, the greatest the income will be. Take into account reseller hosting as a competitive advantage able to increase your agency profit.
About ChemiCloud’s Reseller Web Hosting
We’ve built a high-performance cloud reseller hosting platform that perfectly suits web developers, designers and agencies’ needs.
At ChemiCloud a reseller hosting plan starts at only $19.95/mo, and all the plans include:
- SSD Storage
- Free Domain Reseller Account
- Worldwide Server Locations (Learn why server location matters)
- Free SSL Certificates
- Free Daily Backups
- Free Website Migrations
- Reliable Email Service
- 1-Click App Installs
- Custom Nameservers
All backed by our ChemiCloud know-how!
Our reseller hosting services give you peace of mind and allow you to concentrate on the actual development of your website or business without having to worry about the server management or customer support. You can sleep well at night, knowing that your server stays safe and secure and your websites stay online.
Every plan includes cPanel/WHM and comes preconfigured to work out of the box. You don’t need to configure anything. Just upload your websites and you’re ready to go!
In addition, you’ll have direct access to our amazing 24/7 support team, ready to help you at any time. That means, if you have a question at 3 AM you need to be answered, you’ll receive a live answer from us!
About ChemiCloud’s Web Hosting Affiliate Program
It costs nothing to join ChemiCloud’s affiliate marketing program. It’s totally free for you to join. If you are an existing customer, you will have to access your client area, then visit the Affiliates section and activate your Affiliate account.
You have at least 5 reasons to join our program:
Great services = great reviews. Reliability and trust make ChemiCloud an easy sell. You don’t have to worry about bad reviews and unsatisfied customers because we are doing our best to provide great services and support.
Becoming an affiliate is a transparent and straightforward process. We love to keep things as simple as possible so you can fully enjoy our web hosting affiliate program benefit.
Always there when you need us. You will never be alone in this. Getting in touch with us is simple and one-click away, and we are always willing to give all the answers you need
Longer Cookie Duration. We understand users might not convert right away, that’s why we provide 90-day tracking cookies to ensure you get credited for the sale.
When you sell more. – YOU earn more. You can earn more for every sale based on the number of sales you deliver each month.
Making money hasn’t been easier! Join ChemiCloud’s web hosting affiliate program today.
Both reseller hosting and affiliate marketing are great opportunities to earn extra income and start a business with low (or even zero) investment. What makes the difference between them is “how you do it”.
While affiliate marketing is based mostly on creating promotional content and generating sales through the affiliate link, reseller hosting is an add-on to your current offer.
Start deciding what suits you best your needs and increase your revenues with one of our partnership programs:
- Reseller hosting (Plans starting at only $19.95/mo)
- Web Hosting Affiliate Program (Earn up to $125 for every referral)