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How to profit from automation and or bots?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BeerMe, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. BeerMe

    BeerMe Junior Member

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    I have some money I'd like to invest. I don't really care about the return on investment. I'd even be happy with close to breaking even. I've researched automation and things bots can do and have come up empty handed. I can't really seem to think of anything that can make money. I understanding that there are all kinds of social medial bots... but I'm not interested in that at the moment.

    What are some ways to make money with automation? I feel on some level people probably won't talk about this. No one wants to give up their cash cow. There has to be something someone is willing to talk about.
     
  2. BeerMe

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    I wasn't expecting any replies. I've spent weeks and months searching. I don't think anything exists. It's kind of sad really. I'm not sure why.
     
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    blogzandstuff Elite Member

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    You only asked today, have some patience. Lots of experts on here
     
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    There's a lot of ways to make money with automation, but you may be looking at it backwards. You need a method that makes money, then you automate it - you don't just run a bot hoping it will make money with no end goal or method in mind.
     
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    Most of the services in the BHW Marketplace are being automated with bots. find one that you might be able to replicate and start working.
     
  6. BeerMe

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    I like your way of thinking. Give me an example of a task that can be automated? I haven't come across any outside of social media. With the exception of game bots and I'm a little iffy about those.
     
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    Well, for example, I have an in-house bot that watches Google Trends for breakout keywords in my target niches, and it notifies me any time a new keyword breaks out that has an EMD available to purchase. That's just a quick example of how domaining can be automated - I could have the bot auto-purchase domains for true automation but I like to screen the potentials.
     
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  8. BeerMe

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    This is a very unique way of thinking. I never thought of doing something like this. I guess I haven't been thinking about of the box enough like this. I just thought there would be more available bots or automation tools currently on the market. I guess instead I need to come up with tasks that need done and find ways to automate them.
     
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  9. SerpHawk

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    You say you don't want do do social media bots rn. Any reason? Most of the SEO services as mentioned above on here are done using some automation so it's a big market.

    A couple of weeks ago I also came across a UDEMY course that had training in automation. I didn't scan it thoroughly but I think it was partly to do with those AI type chatting bots that are on a site when a human isn't available? I can dig up the course, it's been in the back of my mind for a bit and been meaning to go back to it.
     
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    Sorry for bothering, but what is an EMD? I can't find meaning on google.
     
  11. SerpHawk

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    Exact Match Domain?
     
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    Thanks. I just found it.
     
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    As mentioned above, it works that you first find and try method that makes money by hand (even very very small amount), but it must be something what has some potential to grow. Then comes the automation, but you usually automate only some parts of the method, not the whole thing. I would say I have made 95% of my income in IM by automation, both using my very own methods and tools I bought which I then combined with my own tools.
     
  14. BeerMe

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    I currently have my own social media stuff going on. I don't need any solutions for that. I guess I was looking for something already made. I see there are things like GSA and Scrapebox, so I figured there would be others.

    I don't know what I would automate. That's the problem. I figured there would be software to do some routine tasks that could potentially make money.
     
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    Without going into great detail if you don't want to... What types of tasks do you automate? I'm trying to figure out what can be automated. Did you buy off the shelf software or have something custom made for you?
     
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    The 2 most common ways you can make money from bots/automation.

    1. You can sell bots..
    2. You can do something that makes you money.. then automate the entire process.
     
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    Well, I have created very simple chatbot to get leads to dating sites for example, I have also used bots (massplanner which i think now does not work..) which automatically posted for me to few dozens facebook pages I used to own, I had some quite expensive chatbots for mobile apps also.. Do not do that anymore, since it stopped generating me any income, but I still use automation every day, I'm creating my own bots for scraping data from web, filling data etc.. One thing I thought about lately is automating some mobile games, because there are people who buy accounts in such games if you reach some high level etc.. Well i think the hardest part really is to find working manual method, automating the stuff later is easy and also fun.
     
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    Automation + I'd even be happy with close to breaking even.
    I know where u are going lol :D
    bad boy ^^
     
  20. SerpHawk

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    What about chat bots? There's this coding boot camp online called Bot Academy and it's run by someone called Andrew. I cannot post urls but just plug in Andrew and Bot Academy into an SE and you'll come across his site and program. He's saying:

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    How To Build Profitable Chat Bots & Get Paid To Do It
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    Chat bot campaigns are 4x - 8x more profitable than emails
    
    You can charge $1000 to $6000 per bot campaign
    
    Chat bots are the new email
    
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    “Learn How People Like Mary Are Making $12,000+/mo Building Bots For Businesses.”
    Is this legit? I mean the market that he's chasing after. What sort of chatbots are these and is this niche really lucrative? Or is his course overhyped?