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Make $$ WITHOUT copyrighted content! You don't need to break the law to bank!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by meathead1234, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Hello,

    *WiM* asked me this question earlier: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ched-their-incentive-network.html#post5243890 and I thought I would put something together for those of you who think using copyrighted/stolen content is the only way to make money with CPA or online in general. While it can be lucrative for some, it?s not particularly sustainable and has a number of legal issues.

    I tend to monetize these sites using content locking, but it can generate quite a lot of traffic so you could easily do something different, such as building your own email list and product (Clickbank can work well for this). Products are a bit more work to build, but can be more lucrative in the long run.

    People have been coming online for years to search for solutions to problems or answers to questions. Using search engines they can get answers to their questions discretely and without embarrassing themselves. These are the best people to target. They want help with their problems, but they don?t want to ask someone in person, and they don?t necessarily want to pay for the information (no-one wants a bill on their credit card for an embarrassing health problem!).

    When it comes to finding the best keywords to target, you have to be creative. Use searches such as ?how do I??, ?what is the best way??, ?how to get rid of??, ?how to remove?? etc. There are millions of problems people search for on a daily basis.

    I won?t be giving away my best keywords (obviously) but I will use a generic example for you to get ideas from. I don?t tend to use SEO for my traffic, so I use the Google keyword tool to get ideas rather than searching out niches that aren?t very competitive.

    Here?s an example keyword:

    ?how to get rid of pimples?. This has about 40,000 searches which won?t make you rich, but it?s a good start!

    I would build a simple site with some basic articles on the topic. It?s better to write unique content but if you?re not going for organic traffic then it?s not essential, especially if you just want to test the method.

    Most people will just be lazy and put Adsense on the site. While this is ?passive? it?s usually one of the worst ways to make money from your site and you are also heavily restricted by Google as to where you can promote (e.g. if the site goes viral you?re in trouble!), whereas with CPA you don?t have this issue.

    What I like to do is give them very general advice on the site (or half of the solution) and then hype up an ebook/video/picture that can help them further.

    Something like:

    Pimples can be a major problem, especially when you are young. There are a number of ways to get rid of pimples. You can start with these five simple steps:

    Then give them step 1-3. Then tell them to watch a video/download an ebook to get the final steps.

    If the first few tips were good, they will be more than happy to do anything to get the rest of the content. At this stage you can sell them a product (although I find you often need more pre-selling than a short article) or just content lock a video/ebook. The video you can easily just find on YouTube. It doesn?t need to be good as they aren?t paying anything and they can?t see the video until they unlock the content. You won?t have issues with fake content as it will be real? just not particularly good. Ebook wise ? either write something short yourself or find a PLR book on the topic. You can usually buy these for a few dollars on the bigger PLR sites.

    This is obviously a VERY basic outline, but should give you an idea which niches to go after. Don?t think you have to use copyrighted content, there are plenty of legitimate niches out there where people are DESPERATE for content. You could also search Clickbank for popular niches (look for high gravity products in obscure niches) and see what people are buying. If they are buying products on the subject? you can be pretty sure they will complete a CPA offer, too!

    When it comes to driving traffic, I?m not going to discuss this here. This was more to get people to think more creatively when building sites that make money and to stop people thinking that stealing content is the only way to go (there are so many ?journey? threads on BHW where people are doing PPD with illegal movies/tv shows) that it gets frustrating for me to see!

    I wrote this thread about review sites, but it can work equally well however you decide to monetize your sites: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/359445-easy-100-day-perfect-noobs.html

    Happy to answer any questions. Enjoy!
     
     
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  2. SEO Authority

    SEO Authority Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thank you for this great post MeatHead. This is great. You're always sharing great stuff.

    This is exactly what I've been emphasizing as well.

    Niche Content + High Rankings = BANK
     
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    Thank you MeatHead. Very useful information for All. Soon we will have new locker tool named - Text "Blur" Locking ;)
     
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    I'm sure there's excellent info on almost any subject on Youtube. You can use that alone to content lock videos, collect their email and send them followup videos and more. Leverage the hard work of other people and use their content (legally and for free) to save yourself time and money. An intro video would also not only help the flow of things but help you convert more visitors.

    Just make a quick intro video 3-5 minutes long and leverage other people's work for the rest. They will be happy that your driving traffic to their YT videos and your happy because your monetizing the visitors outside of YT. It's a win-win and shouldn't take long to setup.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Precisely. So many people jump into the common niches like movies, tv shows etc. they forget about the basics. Just because everyone else is working on one niche doesn't mean you should too... there is more than enough money to be made in the more obscure niches that no-one else thinks of!
     
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    Until then, make a page with blurred texts (use image), lock it and set the locker redirection to a page with clear texts :D
     
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  7. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I tend to just hide half the page but if you are clever enough to be able to blur some of the text this could work well too!
     
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    thanks for sharing this !
     
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    It is amazing how some members die for a money making method and yet this thread does not have too much activity.
     
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    Well, better for the rest who know good methods when they see them. All they are looking for are methods with no effort or brain usage required. As soon as they see that you need to figure out how to get traffic they ignore everything else completely. Amazing...

    Thanks for the share OP!
     
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    This is amazing! Especially for someone like me who only have some knowledge and is lacking the direction to head to. I am still confused, but finally inspired. Thank you.
     
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    Another great method by meathead1234! Thanks and +rep added!

    EDIT: You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to meathead1234 again.
     
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    Thanks for this thread meathead (unintentional rhyme :p). But how do you hide the page? This is an issue I face when using your content locker...(LOVE CLP btw!) but I'd like to hide the page behind it so people can't see it...
     
  14. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    You don't necessarily need to hide the page. You could just link to another page with the rest of the tips (or whatever you're using) and make the content locker pop up on click.
     
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    The easier it is to get into a niche the faster competition grows and lowers profits for everyone in the niche. Stealing content is easy, creating it isn't hard but does take effort. Effort will weed out the weak/lazy marketers and reward the hard working ones.
     
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    Very good post for both noobs and oldschoolers' alike. This is a fantastic way to earn money, and really is about as easy as it gets...just takes a little bit of time and effort.
     
  17. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I've been split testing this method vs Adsense this week and am seeing around 2x the earnings. It works especially well on content that people are desperate for - not so well on content that is freely available elsewhere.
     
  18. cricket1

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    This is something I have never really thought about, although I have seen a few sites using very similar concept.
    I like the "blur text" idea so I will definitely implement this into one of my methods.

    I imagine this can bring good money as long as the website you create is high quality. Copywriting skills will come handy for this one to work.
     
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    i would add this since it worked very well :
    1. go to other forums and offer free services like seo/social/..etc services .
    2. refer them to your site (set up quickly wordpress site and install contact form plugin) and ask
    them to submit details there .
    3. lock the contact form with your offers content lockers , they will do the survey as long as you offer
    real free service (no fake always deliver what you promised)
    4. that services could be anything : like 200 socialbook(will cost you nothing if you run captcha sniper with bookmarking
    tool) or free seo report or YT likes (if you have bot for that ) ......etc any service you can do it free and quickly
    just offer it , don't try it here but a lot of other forums (specially that forums with almost kids communities they love
    any YT service )
     
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  20. magotuller

    magotuller Newbie

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    how to find any desperate niche?