If you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your personal websites, but also to resell hosting plans to other people. This will help you make good money, due to the fact that the number of people who build their first Internet site keeps growing and the demand for hosting services is growing every year. Aside from the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, which will enable you to accept payments on the web, and a billing application so that you can link each of them. Using your own server means having extra control compared to the standard website hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a client wishes to run some script which requires a particular app 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 not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are set up. With minimum effort and investment, you have the opportunity to start a successful hosting business of your own and to become a part of the ever-growing web hosting market.