You will hear folks saying that they are leaving the corporate world for the freedom of running their own businesses. They do not realize that they are leaving one employer for another even more demanding employer in a small business.
Are You Really Suited To Be A Web Host?
Before you launch that web hosting business, it is important to stop and ask yourself if you are really suited to running this kind of business.
For starters, if you do not have any technical expertise then you start at a disadvantage because hosting is a highly technical business and for folks who do not have that inclination, they will have to purchase technical skills and services from others, which will put you at great disadvantage. Although one way of dealing with this is entering the hosting business as an affiliate in a web hosting affiliate program, still an understanding of the technical issues will always give one an advantage even in the affiliate marketing of a hosting service.
There is no doubt that the hosting business has great potential, but it is also a fact that it is a very involving business. Hosting is a 24/7 enterprise in that all your clients have to be kept online with minimal or no downtime. That in itself is a tall order. It means total devotion with little or no leisure or time left to your own.
This is the misconception that many people have when they leave the corporate world to run their own businesses. You will hear folks saying that they are leaving for the freedom of running their own businesses. They do not realize that they are leaving one employer for another, even more demanding, employer in a small business that demands the total dedication and every minute of their time (especially in the early stages). The web hosting industry is a good example of such a business that requires a lot of personal and unwavering attention.