Difference Between Reseller and Affiliate Programs

If you are running a web design or web development business or freelancing as one, then you have a great opportunity to expand your portfolio and grow your business by adding web hosting services to your offerings. There are two ways you can do this. One is by becoming a hosting reseller and the other by becoming a hosting affiliate. Each of these opportunities is unique and have their benefits.

Read on to understand the difference between reseller hosting and hosting affiliate programs so you can determine which one is right for you.

Reseller hosting vs. Affiliate Programs

As a reseller, you sell your hosting capabilities to your clients. You can buy hosting plans from third party hosting providers in bulk, ranging from cloud to VPS hosting and across different hosting platforms, depending on what you want to sell and what your clients need. Reselling becomes an additional service to your current business offerings. You can opt for white label hosting, which allows you to add your business branding to the hosting service, without disclosing the third party providers to your clients. There is minimal investment involved in reselling, which is usually the monthly/annual cost of hosting package that …