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Everybody wants to be Black Hat

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by shezboy, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Side note: I really wasn't sure where to post this as it's advice covering a couple of areas so I plumped for posting it here. If a mod decides it needs moving then please feel free.


    I've been around this place since 2008 and I've seen a lot (and I've done a lot too) but one thing that has become glaringly obvious is that many people have a total misconception of what "black hat" actually means and what it entails.

    When you hear that something is 'black hat' people automatically think it's cool and clever and sneaky and amazing and brilliant and hush-hush etc but the reality is somewhat different in many instances. Yes, it is cool to make money using a black hat method - making money online is considered pretty cool anyway - but if it's via a BH method then it adds a few more degrees of coolness that a white hat method doesn't offer.

    But whatever shade of the hat when it comes to making money online either via a method or using a BH tool or BH service then you are asking for trouble if you fail to grasps the very basics of what it is you're meant to be doing. Just because you own the latest and greatest bot/tool that allows you to machine gun a method doesn't mean you're gonna have any success.

    In fact, if you blindfold someone and hand him a machine gun, just because he knows where the trigger is doesn't mean he's gonna be able to use it effectively. The same applies to using a BH tool/bot/service etc.

    You can very easily get in to trouble and do more harm than good if you don't know what you're doing. Automated SEO tools are a prime example of this. Scrapebox is an awesome tool and very powerful but it was oh so easy for anyone to buy it, use it and screw over their websites simply because they didn't appreciate what the tool did.

    Yeah, sure, we can all read the instruction manual and watch the video guides on how to use our new toy but unless we fully understand the wider picture then we're going to get ourselves in to trouble one way or the other.

    There have been some brilliant bots for marketing on Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube etc but as good as they are they're not going to be any use in the hands of the person who just blatantly blasts away with it. You MUST have a good understanding of the method for which the tool you are using it on.

    No matter how good the tool/bot/service is, if you use it with poor judgement and understanding then it'll be a painful exercise for you.

    What I would say to anyone that is thinking of using any automated tool in their marketing is before you start using that tool lay out some kind of plan based on the goals that you want to achieve. Have a strategy and think things through carefully so that you become an expert in that method.

    Know the pitfalls to avoid. These are the same pitfalls that would trip you up with or without any BH tools.

    Once you have a road map, a plan, a strategy it is then you should begin to open up the instruction manual of your new BH toy that will help you succeed in your journey of success.

    Shez
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Someone once said on this forum that, "If you can't make money doing the method manually first, then you probably won't make money using automation either". I believe this compliments what you said in your post.
     
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    I´m for more than 8 years in the game (IM and BH) and my advice for beginners is...do it as slowly as possible, be patient...and first of all use your brain not your money !
     
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  4. Jared255

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    ...but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.
     
  5. H3CBL

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    This is the kind of post that is more important and that never forget!
    Thanks Shez!
     
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  6. shezboy

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    That condenses it down extremely well doesn't it.

    Very true.

    Also very true and that's where the problem begins.

    Thanks for your feedback

    It's kind of like someone who can't drive very well. Driving faster isn't going to make them a better driver, it's just going to increase the chances of something going painfully wrong.
     
  7. DemonStar

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    Nice post and topic.