Why are my two largest expenses per month proxies and vps...do proxies really warrant the same price as a vps? Why are they so expensive when all it does is forward an http request and return the response. Not like a full blown operating system or anything. I found 100 private shared proxies for $35/month...before that I was paying $24/month for 30. My vps is $28/month for 2gb unmetered. I pay around $10/month in captcha solving. I've started to use CaptchaSniper a lot more. For hosting I pay about $200/year for fast, reliable shared cloud hosting. ~ $17/month Plus about $9/year in domains...at around 50 domains. ~ $37/month That's a total monthly cost of about $100/month. Now I bring about $90/month on paid directory listings And about $20/month on adsense. That's a profit of $10/month.