Learn How You Can Become a Successful IPTV Reseller in 2020
IPTV services have become more popular today than ever. This relatively new form of entertainment is being embraced by millions of people all over the world. There are so many IPTV providers and set-top boxes available today that one must assume from the outside that it must be quite a booming market, right?
Perhaps you have recently begun thinking to yourself that you want to get a piece of the action but you don’t know where to start?
If you have been curious about what it takes to become an IPTV reseller or even if you’ve just stumbled upon the idea just now, we will aid you in your journey. Becoming an IPTV reseller is an exciting way to start your own side business by providing a product that is definitely in demand right now.
However, like starting any business, there is a lot to learn and may end up being more work than you initially expected. If you’re still interested in figuring out what you need to do to achieve success, or even if you’re just curious about the nature of this business and simply want to find out more, read on.
IPTV reselling is a low-investment business, you can start with a few hundred dollars
It will take both time and dedication to become really profitable
By buying credits as a reseller, you leave the technical details of hosting and running an IPTV service to the pros and simply focus on marketing and customer service
Create a brand for your IPTV reselling business
Let’s discuss how you can learn to become an IPTV Reseller.
An Important Note on IPTV Reselling
Consider this a disclaimer that we need to get out of the way immediately. The business of IPTV reselling should not be interpreted as a simple opportunity to earn a quick buck. Like any business, this journey will require research, patience and hard work on your part.
Some people might initially get the sense that becoming an IPTV reseller is very easy and that a minimal amount of effort is all that is necessary to earn some easy cash. This is simply not the case.
A good amount of your time and energy will be needed to pull this off. You will have to learn some in-depth knowledge about the specific characteristics of your IPTV service and your market audience (something we will discuss in more detail later on).
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You will also have to realize that while you can make some decent money, it will take both time and dedication to become really profitable. How much you can earn ultimately depends upon your work ethic and skills. And like any business, you will, of course, be dealing with competitors. This is by no means a “get rich quick” scheme.
We don’t say this to alarm or dissuade anyone but it is important to approach this with a level head and have all the facts before you get started. If done correctly, then IPTV reselling can become a very decent source of money for you.
Finally, this is in no way an endorsement of IPTV services or streaming. It is your responsibility to ensure you are operating within the laws of your country.
The Benefits of Becoming an IPTV Reseller
Now that we’ve gotten the serious talk out of the way, let’s discuss some of the reasons why you should become an IPTV reseller. While we have stated that it will take effort on your part to have a thriving business, that doesn’t change the fact that it is still considered to be easier than say, opening up a restaurant.
For one thing – and we bet that this is part of what really attracts people to this practice in the first place – IPTV reselling is a low-investment business. It takes a relatively small amount of money to get started. If you’ve got a few hundred or a few thousand dollars lying around in your savings then you can get started faster than you may think. This is by no means the type of business venture that requires a huge loan from the bank.
Another nice thing about becoming an IPTV reseller is that you do not have to be a tech wizard. Don’t get me completely wrong though. You will have to know a good deal about IPTV services in general, especially the one you plan on reselling yourself. But it doesn’t require you to have a degree in computer science. Anyone can learn how to become an IPTV reseller regardless of their academic or career background.
One last thing we’ll say about the business of IPTV reselling is that it is highly scalable. This means that you can easily make adjustments to your business depending on how many customers you have at any given time. If you receive a surge of new customers, for example, all you have to do is stock up on more subscriptions or monthly credits from the IPTV service of your choice. You won’t have to deal with hiring new staff, buying new kitchenware or renting out a larger building, as compared to running a restaurant for example, which is one of the most popular businesses in the world for novices who want to start their own business.
How to Get Started With Your IPTV Reselling Business
Now that you’ve decided that you want to dedicate yourself to this entrepreneurial opportunity, you’re going to have to learn the basics about this business. Let’s start by discussing how you can get your foot in the door.
Next, you will need to familiarize yourself with the IPTV service you are interested in reselling for. Look up and figure out all you can about that one service such as what kind of content they specialize in, where their biggest markets are, who their main demographic is and things like that. How well does the EPG work, does it cover the most popular channels? Does the service provide video on demand? How often is the VoD content updated? How stable are the streams? All these things may be important to your future customers.
This will come in handy for you later when you will have to do some marketing. Knowing is half the battle as they say, and being able to attract potential customers necessarily involves knowing what your IPTV is good at and who it can draw in. For example, if you resell for an IPTV that specializes in streaming sporting events then you will have to adjust your marketing accordingly. Visiting sports forums and online groups would be a good way to get into contact with people looking for content.
Try the Service Out and Get Familiar with it Yourself
We highly recommend actually testing out the service for yourself. Maybe you’re already a customer of a particular IPTV and want to resell for them. You should then use the service as a regular customer so that you can become accustomed to all its details. Know all of its functions and features, know what channels it has, etc.
Be sure to also use it on as many devices as possible: smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Android TV boxes, MAG or Dreamlink/Formuler, with Kodi, with an m3u player and more. This is very important because your customers will also be using your IPTV service on a variety of platforms, so you need to know how it works on each one. If a customer comes to you with a question about how to use the service on a phone rather than a TV then you’ll need to know how that works so you can deliver solid customer service.
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When selecting an IPTV to resell for, there are a few more things to keep in mind. Ideally, you want to be reselling for a company that delivers a quality product as not all IPTV services are the same. Look up reviews of various services and see if the one you want to resell for is considered a reliable service by people who have used it extensively.
Things like consistently strong streaming capabilities, a useful schedule guide and compatibility with as many devices as possible are considered very good aspects in any IPTV streaming service. If you can sell for one that is popular in several countries then that’s even better as it expands your potential audience size and will allow you to scale up your business much easier in the long run.
Lastly, once you select the IPTV provider you want to resell for, they will offer you a package of reseller credits and technical components that are necessary for being an IPTV reseller. These components typically include minimally a reseller panel to add new customers, in some cases, you will also get access to apps and web-based streaming sites to provide to your customers. All of these things are what will allow you to provide content for customers without any additional hardware or software.
The reseller credits are usually bought in bulk and allow you to convert them to subscription lines for your customers. As an example, your IPTV service may sell you 50 credits for $200. Each credit is worth one month’s subscription. You then sell to your customers monthly subscriptions, charging them $10 each and using one of your credits for each subscription sold. Once you run out of credits, you simply buy another package of 50 or 100 credits.
These packages will vary in cost depending on which IPTV service provider you resell for. This is also the first step in investing money into your business which brings us to our next section.
Taking Stock of Your Finances
Because IPTV reselling is such a flexible business, people of varying financial situations will be able to get in on this opportunity. We’ve mentioned earlier that IPTV reselling is a low-cost investment, which is true, but you don’t want to aimlessly spend cash even if it is just a couple of hundred dollars.