When you get a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not only to host your personal websites, but also to resell website hosting packages to other people. This will allow you to make good money, as the number of people who build their first website keeps growing and the demand for website hosting services is growing every single year. Along with the server itself, you'll need a merchant account with some payment processor, that will allow you to accept payments on the web, and a billing app to link the two of them. Using your own server means to have extra control as opposed to the ordinary web hosting reseller programs. If, for instance, a customer has to run some script that requires a certain application to be present on the server, there won't be a 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 set up. With small effort and investment, you'll have the option to start a successful hosting company of yours and to be a part of the ever-growing web hosting market.