If you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your own sites, but, in addition to resell hosting packages to various other people. This allows you to make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website keeps growing and the need for web hosting services is growing year after year. In addition to the server itself, you'll also need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept transactions on the web, and a payment app in order to link each of them. Using your own server means to have extra control as opposed to the standard hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client has to run some script which needs a certain app to be present on the server, there won't be any 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 created. With small effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting firm on your own and to become a part of the ever expanding hosting market.