If you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your own websites, but also to resell website hosting plans to various other people. This will allow you to make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first website keeps growing and the demand for website hosting services is growing each and every year. Along with the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with a payment processor, which will enable you to accept transactions online, as well as a billing application so as to link the two of them. Using your own server means having extra control as opposed to the regular website hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client wants to run some script that needs a certain application to be present on the server, there won't be a trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it's impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimal effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting firm of yours and to become a part of the ever expanding web hosting market.