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Course: How to Build a $100K Hosting Business

By January 14, 2019August 5th, 2020No Comments

Most people think of hosting as a commodity.  And that’s if they even think of it at all.

In our early agency days, we used to have a cheap plan with a huge provider and we gave away hosting to our clients for free.  Bad idea for many reasons.

So, a couple of years ago we decided to up our game and we built out hosting packages and started them at $150 per month. Today we charge $225 for our baseline managed hosting.

That’s $225 x 12 = $2,700 per client per year.

So, do the math – bang out 37 websites and you could be sitting on $100K per year in hosting fees.  And that’s for managed hosting only – no web edits or other services.

Most of our clients are entrepreneurs, small, and medium sized businesses, so you don’t have to have enterprise customers to make this work.  At the end of the day, better than 9 out of 10 customers elect to go with our program.

I’ve heard of developers offering hosting services for $20 or $30 per month.  Sometimes more, sometimes less.  But the bottom line is that it’s going to be more trouble than it’s worth and you’ll never get ahead in terms of building up a base of low maintenance monthly recurring revenue.

The key to having a program that you can charge a premium for is stacking up a high value premium offering.  (You can’t just resell $5 GoDaddy plans.)

So, that’s what this course is.  I will teach you exactly what to do.

  • How to educate customers about hosting
  • How to build a strong offering with a high perceived value
  • What hosting services and technologies to use
  • How to maintain and service your hosted accounts
  • How to close the deal and sign on new customers
  • What NOT to do – things that will make this more painful than profitable

The cost for this program?  $2,700

Sound like a lot?  You’ll make it back with your first customer and be well on your way toward making $100K in annual hosting fees.

What you’ll get:

  • Live 2 Hour Web Based Coaching Session
  • Free Follow Up Emails
  • Step By Step Hosting Technical Playbook for Your Dev Team
  • Sell Sheet and Contract
  • Educational Articles For Your Clients
  • Website Copy for your Services Page
  • Downloadable E-Book on Hosting For Your Website
  • $$$ Credit for Premium Hosting and Other Technologies

Interested in finding out more about our hosting program?  Fill out the form below and we will be in touch.