It's just too easy! Website design and hosting is what I call EZ Money. Anyone can learn to do it quickly, correctly takes practice. So practice doing it for friends and family like I do. Step 1: Get a re-sellers hosting package (cheap/shared hosting to start) Step 2: Learn to create websites! WordPress is an easy route to go. Step 3: Offer to create websites for friends for a small hosting fee. Then with luck and word of mouth you will attract wealthier clients. It doesn't take talent as much as it takes practice and desire. You can hire freelancers for artistic or stuff you can't do. A lot of local businesses need websites and help getting found. Hotels, tour companies, contractors, artists, mom & pop shops... This list goes on, I've done them all over the last 20 years. It all started with one website, then another and another. Word of mouth works wonders so give a little to get a lot. One grateful friend may tell a dozen others about you. Ask if you can put a link to you on their websites. Some will gladly advertise your service for free. Oh, and the money? A $100/yr hosting package can return 100x that. It all depends on your attitude and how much you want to handle. Website design and updates pay more than just bare hosting. I charge a minimum $250 to set up a basic 5 page website. In other words, one client pays the annual hosting fees. The rest is free income that is residual in nature. Plus they pay for updates and maintenance. In my opinion the best on-line business is helping others create a web presence. It's cheap and easy to get started and can grow as big as you want it to be. I thank my mentor 20 years ago who told me to "think cyber real estate". Buy an apartment building (re-seller package) and rent out apartments.