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    what tools do you use to sell hosting online?

    Besides social media and forum ads, what other tools do you use to sell hosting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostuto View Post
    Besides social media and forum ads, what other tools do you use to sell hosting?
    We have a business vehicle that we use to connect with the locals, we fix technical issues for companies in the Houston area so I guess that would be a form of selling products that is besides social media and anything online.

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    Word of mouth
    Direct emailing (not spam) of current and past customers
    Affiliate selling
    Adsense

    These are just some ideas besides social media and forum ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by energizedit View Post
    Adsense
    Just out of curious, how did you sell your hosting via Adsense? It is for monetizing your website and YouTube channel and that's for publishers.

    Quote Originally Posted by energizedit View Post
    These are just some ideas besides social media and forum ads
    According to me, forum ads is working better social media if you choose right forums that related to your niches. On social media today they only interact on likes and comments and rarely click on website link to visit your website and reading offers there. That's only my experience since advertised my digital products on social networks.

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    I have a couple of friends that are resellers of web hosting services and they have told me that they do well by advertising using Google AdWords as well as Bing ads.

    They also put up banner ads in forums that have members of their target audience and do well using this to gain clients/customers.

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    Good morning,

    Currently, we advertise our business by local relations. We recruit sales operator which has good relations with enterprise owner, politicians, and other persons which may need to make (or host) websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulterios View Post
    I have a couple of friends that are resellers of web hosting services and they have told me that they do well by advertising using Google AdWords as well as Bing ads.
    Those are highly competitive keywords though, could easily burn through thousands without getting a single conversion, so be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferngullygraphics View Post
    Those are highly competitive keywords though, could easily burn through thousands without getting a single conversion, so be careful.
    Yes but the OP didn't say anything about free or paid and if paid that he was looking for cheap.

    If someone is looking to save money by using PPC advertising then Bing ads is cheaper than AdWords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulterios View Post
    If someone is looking to save money by using PPC advertising then Bing ads is cheaper than AdWords.
    But which of Google and Bing are the most efficient ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by manoaratefy View Post
    But which of Google and Bing are the most efficient ?
    That depends on what you define as "efficient". If you use Bing then you will get a lot more clicks for your money, so more clicks can be more potential sales.

    The lower cost of Bing can also be used to target more keywords for the same amount of money as on Google for less keywords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manoaratefy View Post
    Good morning,

    Currently, we advertise our business by local relations. We recruit sales operator which has good relations with enterprise owner, politicians, and other persons which may need to make (or host) websites.
    Yeah, we did this too and can confirm it will work. Unfortunately some people think that because it's an online company, then all marketing must be done online. Especially at the start, hosting company needs word of mouth than anything else because most customers don't really understand it and they need to trust the company first. After that, if they're satisfied they will refer more people in.

    But that does not answer OP's question so here's a tip. Look out for businesses or non profits whose websites doesn't look that great. Most people who's starting their hosting company have technical skills and free time but no customers so do some free work, improved their website for free but offer paid hosting, with special discounts. This goes a long way towards building good will and some word of mouth marketing, and you can still do this all online. Just make sure your sales pitch emails doesn't look too spammy though. Make it personal.

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