When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your personal websites, but, in addition to resell hosting packages to other people. This will allow you to make good money, as the number of people who build their first site grows and the demand for web hosting services is growing every single year. Along with the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with a payment processor, that will allow you to accept payment transactions on the web, and a billing application so as to link the two of them. Using your own server means to have more control when compared to the ordinary hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer needs to run some script that requires a particular app to be present on the server, there will not be any trouble to set it up on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimum effort and investment, you have the chance to start a successful hosting company of yours and to become a part of the ever expanding web hosting market.