Any freelance web developer or a web development enthusiast who runs or looking to run a web development business would know what it takes to scale it and keep the profits running. Needless to say, like any other business, web development also comes with its challenges; tight timelines, too many deliverables, short-staffing, etc. to name a few.
Most importantly, over time, managing everything alone can get daunting. You could, of course, outsource some of your projects, but then you would end up sharing the profits and increasing overheads. After a certain point, you hit saturation, wondering which direction to take next. If you are running a web development business and want to take it to the next level, you can consider adding web hosting reseller to your services.
Reseller Hosting fits right into your existing web development business. Unlike a full-fledged hosting company, all you need is a hosting provider, from whom you can purchase bulk plans and upsell it to your clients, who are already signed up with you for the development jobs. Your hosting provider will give you everything that you need, and you can sell them into smaller units to your clients as per their requirements. You can also add your business branding to promote your services.
Still contemplating reselling? Here are a few ways how it can help your web development venture.
It enhances your work portfolio.
If you are a dedicated developer, and already spent years building websites, why not go a step beyond and host them as well? Adding hosting capabilities to your services will not only enhance your portfolio of skills but also increase your demand as a service provider.
It works as a complete solution for your clients.
People seek more from their service providers/vendors today. As an entrepreneur, the more you can provide to your clients, the better it is for customer service and loyalty. It saves your clients from spending their tech budget and hassle of running to multiple vendors, thus making it a holistic solution for them. And when they review your work, it will only invite more people to you as a one-stop-shop for website design, development, and hosting.
It helps boost income.
Two sources of income are always better than one, especially in the current economy, when keeping the numbers growing has become quite a challenge. Even if you manage to get continuous projects, most often than not, your web development jobs will be one-timers. Therefore, there is no assurance of continuous work. With hosting, on the other hand, you can expect a recurring income, because site owners will need to host their websites 365 days, and until the business dissolves. Thus, you can boost your income and scale the profits in no time.
Diversifying your services is the need of the hour for any modern entrepreneur. Although on a small scale, reseller hosting helps you increase chances of scaling your running web development business. With minimum investment and maximum returns, it can be a reliable platform to start growing.