Q: How can an affiliate be expected to start creating sites (each domain/hosting is around $100 for 2 years) when a profit has not even been generated from the first site? I was thinking I would launch ten domains each selling different products.
A: One thing I’d like to correct with your cost estimate is that it doesn’t have to be that expensive.
You can get a shared hosting account from a variety of hosting companies and you can put all of your domains on the same plan.
One of the hosts I use is 1&1 Internet, and they’ve got a package called the 1&1 Developer plan for less than $20/month.
With this plan, you get five domain registrations, as well as 600 sub-domains and 200 external domains. the plan also gives 300 GB of space, 4,000 e-mail accounts, and a whole laundry list of other features.
Anyhow, you’re looking at less than $250 for a year of hosting and five domain registrations. If you wanted to have ten sites, you can register domains for less than $10 each.
So you’re looking at less than $300 for hosting and registration for up to ten domains for a year.