I've been a member of BHW since 2007 and have shared various stuff, but never a method of my own so I thought it's about time I share one of my own methods. The method I'm about to explain has made me $45-50k between 08-09 with very little work. The main concept behind this method is to: 1. Create high PR web directories the blackhat way 2. Get traffic and submissions 3. Flip the directory for a ROI of 400-1000% I'm not gonna write a bunch of fluff here. I'm gonna cover the whole method briefly and answer your questions regarding the details if necessary. What makes a web directory appealing to a buyer is the following 3 factors, in this order: 1. A high PR value 2. Amount of revenue 3. Amount of unique visitors it gets (Alexa ranking) Now, of all these factors, 2 and 3 come easy if you follow my guidelines. As for 1, you're gonna need to buy a high PR expired/deleted domain and this is exactly what makes this method blackhat. Simply, you're gonna go buy an expired/deleted domain that has a PR of at least 3 (the higher the better). Make sure its PR value is not fake, this is crucial. When you are getting the domain, pay attention to four things: 1. Try to avoid domain names with dates in them as much as possible 2. Try to avoid domains names that are annoyingly long 3. Even if you end up buying a weird domain name, just be smart about it and make it sound like a brand name when you're going live with your web directory 4. Make sure the domain's PR value is valid, and that the domain is not banned from Google Some good places to find expired/deleted high PR domains are freshdrop.net and dopedomains.com (I'm in no way affiliated with any of these websites, just fyi) You could also use name.com/expired_domains.php, but you are gonna have to manually check for the domains' PR values. Once you have the domain, setup phpLD v2 web directory script on it. Just use google to find a download link. Install the script, configure it to your domain and don't forget to enter your PayPal e-mail while configuring because once you start promoting your directory you'll get paid submissions without even trying. Configure your featured links as yearly, and price them as you like, though for example a good price for a yearly link on a PR4 directory is $8-10. Oh, and, MAKE SURE to disable captcha (crucial). Also, find a nice theme to make your directory look as appealing as possible. I'm gonna do you all a big favor and save you all from having to type in tons of categories manually, just download this category dump I've created a while ago and use it: http://www.mediafire.com/?kcg2aiogw2q2opa Once you have everything setup, all you need to do for getting the traffic and submissions is post a thread at: Just check other people's threads for examples. That's it brothers, just watch the traffic and submissions roll in. Bump the thread a couple times throughout the first week, from then on, the traffic is gonna be on autopilot. Now as blackhatters, you all know how to raise the value of a website. To make it even more appealing to potential buyers, do some backlinking, social bookmarking, Alexa boostin' etc. and you got yourself a directory to sell. After a month or so, just head over to flippa and flip your website for 3-4 figures. MAKE SURE to flip your directories after a month or so, before the domain gets hit by a Google PR update. Any questions, ask away!