How can you, as a web designer, generate more income? Start offering web hosting services to your clients. You don’t have to own a dedicated server or have technical server administration skills. In this article, let’s explore the benefits of combining web design business with web hosting services. And in the end, you will see how easy it is to generate additional income by hosting your client’s websites.
How can web hosting generate more income?
We’ve already established in the title that including web hosting can generate more income for you. But let’s look at the science behind it.
When you begin offering web hosting services in your web designing projects, you offer a complete package to your clients. They came to you to get their websites developed and designed. But they still need a hosting provider to establish their online presence.
And that right there is your cue. In addition to web designing, you can also host their website, so they don’t need to look any further. Let’s look at some of the advantages associated with it:
- Being a hosting provider, you establish long term relationships with clients. And they are more likely to come back for their website upgrades.
- For a small investment, you can get a substantial profit in the long run.
- Offering web hosting services adds a competitive edge to your business. Because it saves the client some time and money, searching for a hosting provider.
How to set up your web hosting for clients?
So, you understood all the upsides but are still not convinced yet? Well, you will be once you see how easy it is to set up your hosting business. You don’t even need dedicated servers, hardware, and other technical stuff for it.
Basically, there are four ways you can do this depending on skills and requirements.
1. Shared Web Hosting
Buy a new shared web hosting plan for each site you design. Shared web hosting is the cheapest web hosting option, an ideal option for low traffic sites. Ideal solution if you prefer to keep all clients hosting and billing separately.
2. Business Web Hosting
Business web hosting is the best of both worlds, it provides dedicated resources with the effortless admin of cPanel. You can host all your client websites on one hosting plan. Your dedicated resources will only be used by your client’s websites. Start with a “Launch Business Hosting“ plan which gets you 60 GB storage, 2GB RAM and 1 CPU. Scale up to higher spec plans when needed.
3. Fully managed VPS Hosting
Managed VPS hosting plans come with reseller and sub-account optional features. Create unlimited hosting accounts with optional cPanel/WHM installation or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition. We take care of all the technical side of things. This option is an ideal choice if you are not technical or don’t have the time to manage servers on a regular basis.
4. Self managed VPS Hosting
If you have server admin skills, self-managed VPS hosting is an ideal choice. With both managed and self-managed VPS hosting, you can create your own plans and packages that best suit your client’s needs. It also gives you complete control over billing. You can host and bill your clients using your own brand.
Hosting your client’s websites is easily settable with so many benefits; the most notable being revenue generation and establishing long term relationships with clients.
So, what are you still waiting for? The world is evolving at an incredible speed, and so should you. Combine web design business with web hosting services and give yourself a competitive edge in this web world!