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How Do Web Hosts/developers Make Money In Nigeria?

To whom it may concern:

As a company/individual, how do you make money charging as low as N1,800 for various services? I ask this question based on the information I have gleaned from various sites advertised on this forum. I am not in naija and perhaps there is something I am missing here.

At the end of the day, saving the customer money and eliminating the competition are good things but as a business, the ultimate aim is to make a profit. Again, I am not there and so I don't want to make assumptions, but N1,800, the last I was there, doesn't buy much and I doubt covers the overhead.

Thanks in advance for your responses

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Base on the ?s 2cent asked is a very good 1. well i don't think that most incompitent webdesigners i don't think there desperate, but spoiling business for we that as accept this as a full time professionals and that we have future in it.

now, imagine building a dynamic multimedia website, some for 5 page and more, and clients that knows your are good in this field finds it hard to even pay #35,000 some will come down as low as #15,000 they will tell you somebody is ready to design for dem #7,500 this si crazy, ! i will say,

and check out those site, it meart be rich in content but not proffessionally layout,

examples http://www.successisnow.org/

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abhosts,

sorry for not making it clear. I am actually referring to various web services (hosting, development, etc) and not just hosting.

Even if I was referring to just hosting, still, N1,800 doesn't go far. It would if they had say, 100,000 customers but I doubt such companies even have 30% of that.

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Web hosting is a relatively cheap commodity the world over. That’s why you now find offers that give you 200GB of web space for as cheap as $6 a month all over the internet. So you simply cannot limit this observation to Nigeria.

In Naija, the prices do not really determine the service you receive. There are web hosts that charge awfully high prices, yet they have very poor customer relations and unreliable servers. I know of someone that paid N5000 to register a domain, at the end of the day, he got nothing. On the other hand, we have cheap hosts that offer great services.

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Those who charge this low never last more than a couple of months and sooner than later they fizzle out of business.

Good enough some of us would not be appreciated much if clients that first experience wahala from such service providers.

In reality it helps to differentiate the serious ones from the unserious, personal opinion so hide your sword if the statement is not welcome in your domain.

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