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Get others to compete in a REAL competition

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by charles123, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. charles123

    charles123 Newbie

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    I have not tried this yet, but it is an idea which frauds noone and rewards your clients. It also wouldn't rely on affilliate payments etc.

    In the recession there's alot of bored people, myself included, so if there is a competition, there will be competitors.


    Find a video game which supports a large amount of players, and it
    needs to have some minimal form of anti-cheat because it is very easy to create hacks nowadays (a console videogame might be more secure). And make a professional quality website supporting your competition. Rent or host a game server and advertise in other peoples video game servers to direct them to your sign up site.



    The key would be TRUST.. your "player base" would grow daily if your business is trustworthy. Now everyone registers on this site, and there is a weekly competition where everyone sends e.g. $5 by paypal or whatever to participate.. The winner(s) of the weekly competition takes "all" minus your portion. You will need a clear but well-defined "terms of service". As long as you don't fraud them of all their earnings you could repeat this for a long time.. They will want to pay to play with other serious players . Make a forum that everyone can see with discussions.


    This idea could also be used offline or with traditional gambling style games like poker or whatever with any form of advertisement, just use your imagination.. Breakdance competition? I'm just trying to make profitable ideas which don't fraud, waste other's time, or cause great harm to innocents.

    This is a method kind of like cash gifting.. Its a method which is on a primitive level, cutting out unnecessary middle men like the affiliate companies.
     
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  2. FreeTheTV

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    Meh, not a bad idea. Not the best, but one of the better ones.
     
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    Not a bad idea really if you could keep track of stats and such. Don't really know how many games support this level of player tracking but Im sure you could find a couple.

    The only issue is that this is probably classed as gaming and you would maybe need to look into whatever gaming laws apply in your area.

    Jim
     
  4. charles123

    charles123 Newbie

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    Thanks guys :p

    Just trying to get some different ideas out besides the usual 'get grandpa to view ads' or 'trick john into filling this form out with credit checks'.


    Btw In most video games you can set the server up to automatically record demos of every match and pretty much every online PC game (fps, etc.) keeps logs on the server with all the match statistics. I'm not sure about console games though.


    If you had the time, you could even spectate all the matches or appoint moderators.

    The idea is to use an existing product or activity which is entertaining, to set up an event which people will pay to participate in, because its not something that would ordinarily have rewards for them. It should not just be for the reward of money only, but also just the sake of a structured, entertaining competition where everyone has fun.



    if you could get 500 people to participate a week, which wouldn't be hard at all if you used viral promotion and blackhat techniques, and charged them $10 each, that would be $5,000 a week.

    2000 people a week X $10 would be 20,000 a week :p




    Also, another idea: a viral thanksgiving potluck with invitations to your local city. Have two rounds: a free potluck at 4:00 where everyone brings food in, and a $10 charged potluck at 9:00 where they gobble the leftovers :p