20i Reseller Hosting

What to do with £2K hosting credit?

Discussion in 'Business Discussions' started by peacock, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. peacock Sweden

    peacock Active Member

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    I have 2K sitting in a web-hosting company.

    Long story short: it's affiliate commission, but they won't pay out as cash.

    Any fun / creative ideas on what to do with it?

    Reseller hosting? Seems a bit saturated and hassle?

    Register domains? And then re-sell them?
     
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    DomainM Active Member

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    You could give it to me if you'd like ;) Buying domains and reselling is possibly the quickest and easiest route. You don't need to worry about long-term support which is part of any professional hosting package. I'd buy quality over quantity and reg 3+ years. Should recover at least your investment if done right, with a possible profit built in if you choose well.
     
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    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    An affiliate that does not pay out cash.

    That's strange
     
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  5. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Is it a host that no ones ever heard of :rolleyes:
     
  6. peacock Sweden

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    Was supposed to be cash but they claimed they couldn't afford it.
     
  7. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I'm assuming this is satire? 9/10 hosts who offer affiliate schemes only pay out in credit. DigitalOcean, Krystal Hosting, etc.
     
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    dig bick Active Member

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    We were in a similar situation years ago and ended up hosting Tor downloads for a while until we turned the machines over to a grid project with BOINC. Had a look and cant find the project we were involved in (was genetics based) but there are hundreds out there to choose from now.
     
  9. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I think I'd use it for hand registering domains (unless they have some sort of API you could plug into?) and then moving them over to Nominet and selling them or whatever.