Do you create websites for other people, or want to be a Web Designer? Generally, web designers design website interfaces and sometimes develop them. They then hand the client a final product, which then has to find web hosting. One way to maximize business is for a web designer to provide a web hosting solution to the client and the design service. In a way, this can be seen as being a web hosting reseller, with the added service of designing a website. This article provides an overview of the services we offer and how web designers can increase business.
Website Designer: Building/Hosting
As a web designer, you may already have your preferred collection of tools for creating content. Here at Elite Hosting USA, we have curated products to streamline the production and delivery of websites. Our first recommended product is WordPress. We have a special plan for web designers, called developer hosting, which allows web designers to host multiple domains under one account. More information can be found here. Note that you do not need a WordPress plan to host a WordPress site, more on that in a minute.
Experienced website designers may enjoy the freedom shared hosting plans offer, which includes email accounts and software (including WordPress). If you are considering becoming a reseller or having more than 25 hosted sites at a time, then it may be more cost-effective to go with a CPanel deluxe plan, which allows for unlimited hosting, includes email accounts, and includes industry-standard software (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and much more). More on this can be found here.
Managing Your Web Design Business
Designing websites and providing hosting to your clients will require a lot of moving parts. Email communications, managing a calendar of deadlines, video communication, pitching products with PowerPoints, and managing expenses with spreadsheets. Sounds like a lot of work to us! Fear not. We offer an all-in-one solution with Microsoft365. Microsoft 365 includes Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Outlook calendar). Microsoft 365 also includes Microsoft Teams, which can be used for team communication and virtual meetups with your clients. It truly is the next level of business management. More on that here.