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Need honest feedback on a new (to me) idea.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by number101, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. number101

    number101 Junior Member

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    I am very much new at this IM stuff and my question will most likely reveal that. Here goes anyway.

    I am from the U.S. but moved across the globe (an Asian country where labor is dirt cheap) and have been here for the last 4.5 years.

    I have been exploring my talents, interests, and past experience for a niche.

    I opened an internet cafe, and it is open for 12 hours of the day. I had the idea that I could easily hire 10-15 people for about US$10 per day (total). During the time my internet cafe was closed I could direct those people to surf, hit, join, comment, post on any site(s) on the web. I did the math and it is a lot of traffic to direct.

    This seems like this would be blackhat so I ask the question here.

    I have a few ideas on how to monetize this idea, but I am sure there are many of you who are better qualified and experienced to advise.

    I am not sure if it has been done before, would be popular, and/or just how valuable it could be.

    If you have ideas on how to monetize this idea I would be very appreciative to hear them.

    Thanks for you time,

    #101
     
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  2. Poison

    Poison Junior Member

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    If you train them to do set tasks you could hire them out.
    i.e. 50 blog comments for $xx
    First idea that comes to mind.
     
  3. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I thought about having my own internet cafe, and one thought come to me:

    Your idea is cool if it don't make your real and primary business more difficult. If you manage to do this without loosing normal clients, could be a great idea.

    But if this would hurt the internet cafe, I will think really carefull about doing it.


    PS: If your cafe isn't doing very well, by all means this could save your business
     
  4. shockwave

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    There are companies that pay people to do this - google "get paid to surf" and other phrases and join some networks - give your cafe users option to earn credits by doing the work for you

    When you get enough people cut out the network and offer services directly on freelancing sites
     
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    Roversierr Registered Member

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    Sent you a p.m with some thoughts:)
     
  6. number101

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    Poison, dynander, and shockwave - Thanks. Your suggestions are helpful.

    Roversierr - Come on man. I am new to IM, not naive.