If you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your websites, but, in addition to resell hosting plans to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, since the number of people who build their first website grows and the demand for website hosting services is growing every year. Other than the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept transactions on the web, as well as a billing application so that you can link the two of them. To use your own server means having more control compared to the ordinary website hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client wishes to run some script which requires a certain application to be present on the server, there won't be a trouble to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it is impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimum effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting business of your own and to become a part of the ever-growing web hosting market.