When you obtain a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your own websites, but also to resell hosting packages to various other people. This allows you to make good money, because the number of people who build their first site keeps increasing and the need for hosting services is growing year after year. Other than the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with a payment processor, that will enable you to accept payment transactions on the web, as well as a payment application to link each of them. Using your own server means having additional control when compared to the standard website hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a client needs to run some script which needs a specific 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's impossible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimal effort and investment, you will have the opportunity to start a successful hosting firm on your own and to become a part of the ever expanding hosting market.