What is MLM Hosting?
MLM stands for Mutli-Level-Marketing, and it’s also called “referral marketing” or “Network Marketing”. When you refer a new customer, you earn a commission on that customer’s purchases (in our case web hosting, or fees for “Hot Conference” and other commissionable items). What makes “multi-level” different from a simple one-tier affiliate program, is that if you sign-up a customer, who in turn signs up other customers, you also earn a commission on multiple levels.
The term “Network Marketing” is used because people “network” with their friends and associates. They share products that they are using, and often recommend them to their network. Network marketing might be more common in businesses such as health, beauty, nutrition, but many high-tech companies such as Kiosk’s “web hosting reseller program” have begun to use this marketing method.
Kiosk uses a 4×10 “Forced Matrix”. What that means is that if I sign up 5 customers, then 4 customers will be put on my first level. Since my first level can only have 4 people, the 5th customer must be on my second level, which means that he will also generate commissions for the lucky guy on my first level. This is called “spill-over”, and can often result in commissions on people recruited by your “upline” (those above you in the pay-out matrix).
The number 10 in the “4 x10” forced matrix means that you get paid 10 levels deep. With Kiosk, you get paid 25% on your first level. If you sign-up someone and put them on your second or third level, you earn 20% (15% for a direct referral, and the same 5% you get on everyone on your levels 2-10).
What is WHM? WHM stands for Web Hosting Manager. This is a web-based tool provided by hosting companies to people who buy reseller hosting accounts. People who just get a regular hosting account get CPanel (Control Panel), but people with reseller accounts get access to WHM as well. WHM allows the reseller to add websites for each of his customers. The WHM reseller can set up his own hosting plans (for example, bronze, silver, gold), each contains a certain amount of disk space and bandwidth.
Most web entrepreneurs will have 10 to 100 (or more) of their own websites (for example, 10 minisites each with a sales letter, 5 blog sites, etc…). So internet marketers often sign-up with a reseller hosting account, even though they don’t plan to ever resell anything. It’s just a convenient way of getting up 10, 20, 30 or more of your own websites.
What is bandwidth? When a prospect or customer visits your website in a web-browser, your HTML or PHP pages along with the images and videos are sent to that customer via the web. The total of all the data sent to all visitors to your website makes up your bandwidth usage. It’s almost like a meter running on the water, gas, and electricity running to your house.
Your hosting plan includes a certain amount of bandwidth.
Let’s say for example your sales page is 100,000 bytes or characters of data. If 10 people visit that page, that’s 10 x 100,000 or 1,000,000 bytes of bandwidth (one million bytes is called a megabyte). If 100 people visita that page, you would use 10 megabytes of bandwidth. If 1000 people visit, that would be 100 megabytes. Finally, if 10,000 people visit that page, that would be a gigabyte. So I hope you can see that 200 Gigabytes is a lot of bandwidth. So with the Titanium hosting plan, you could for example, host 200 websites that each used 1 gigabytes per month of bandwidth.
Videos are very large, and require more diskspace and bandwidth. One way to save on disk and bandwidth, is to put your videos on YouTube or Videos.Google.com. This will work as long as you don’t mind your videos being public and available to the world. If, for example, you sell video training, you wouldn’t want your propietary videos being available to the public, so you would have to host the videos on your own websites (and you would need to consider how much bandwidth you really need).
If you need less disk space and less bandwidth, Kiosk provides two smaller hosting options called Sliver and Platinum.
I host all my video training sites with Kiosk, the videos stream just fine. I use Camtasia Studio (and Camtasia Recorder) to create my videos, then host them on my own Kiosk sites.
Network marketing is a vast subject which needs to be applied practically and can be understood little with only theoretical study and web hosting is one which can help you to it so just search for the best and, to be on the safer side, the most affordable web hosting services to get to know it better.