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Should I leave my computer on 24/7 to potentially more than double my income?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Rentriutoigjtuowl, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Rentriutoigjtuowl

    Rentriutoigjtuowl BANNED BANNED

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    Currently I run it from when I wake to when I go to bed.

    My money comes all from the bots I run while its running.

    Also I'm not in US time zone, which is where the bulk of my traffic comes from, so just when I'm logging out for the night is when the eastern US peak times are coming on; through the night to the westen peak time Id imagine.

    So I'm probably missing out on prime time opportunities.

    At the same time I feel 'sorry' for my computer if it doesn't get to rest. I have a sentimental attachment to its wellbeing. I was also taught as a child to be very frugal and not waste anything. Then again it wouldn't be wasted if it's bringing in more money.

    It feels kind of wrong to me to have it running all the time. I know servers run 24/7 but for my home computer it feels naughty somehow.

    Maybe seeing the extra cash it brought in would ease my mind and I could say that I can 'treat' my computer's hard work with upgrades when it requires it with the increased revenue it brings in.

    Also in terms of safety is there any fire hazard leaving it on like that all the time?
     
  2. ego_whore

    ego_whore Regular Member

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    Just go with VPS if you have capital.
     
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    satyawrat Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Amazon AWS, create a instance image and launch 100x instances?
     
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    How much are we talking about ? Because at the end, it's all about when can you buy other computer VPS to reproduce what you're doing wiht your main computer
     
  5. Aatrox

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    Why not go for a VPS? Or, you can always buy another computer with low specs and turn it into your server at home.
     
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    If it's making money scale it up with VPS. Also remember your PC is costing you anyway - in power, bandwidth etc.
     
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  7. Ellsyy

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    I used to run a bunch of bots to capitalise on peak US time activity (being from the UK as well, so miles out on the GMT time zone). AWS and Rackspace was a god send, worth every penny
     
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  8. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    I dont want to spend on a vps I saved so much money when I decided to cut that off and do everything from home.

    I only make 5-10 dollars a day. But I could make 10-20 :D. So firstly I cant afford a vps but secondly I don't want to. I want to do everything from home. If I had the inclination/money then I'd rather make a home server but as I said I don't need ANOTHER computer currently. I do have an old one at home already anyhow.

    I'm really getting into the open source philosophy recently since I started learning python a couple weeks ago so I much prefer the idea of making everything from scratch yourself and having the whole mainframe/skynet running from my home.

    Also my main comp is 8 cores and 16gb ram currently so I have more headroom in terms of processing power. Its more a timzone/overall uptime thing than processing issues.
     
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  9. Boriss

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    I leave my PC work for me every night, I never shut it down.

    What I usually do, is restart it from time to time, when the US people are sleeping, also clean it every day. I removed the side of the PC so it can get more cool air, and now, since the weather is colder I open my windows for 15-20 minutes (my PC is just near the window).
     
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  10. Rentriutoigjtuowl

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    I was thinking of running it through the work week and giving it time off on weekends. :) or well maybe if people are off work not then but a couple nights a week maybe when it would be quieter.
     
  11. Aatrox

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    VPS are cheap. You can get one for under $20 a month. That's what, 2 days of work for you, well, for your bots, right? So you invest $20 and you expecting to make x2 more? It's worth to buy a VPS then. You can also just try to leave your PC whole night Leave it for a 2-3 nights and see if you make more money. If you do, invest into VPS.
     
  12. Ellsyy

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    Before buying VPS's I ran all the bots from an old desktop tower I had lol, was on 24hrs a day for like 4 months. You should be fine as long as you're not topping out your PC, my desktop/main pc hasn't been off since I bought it lol
     
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  13. DaJeepKeep

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    Since you claim you have sentimental attachments to your computer, look up "keeping a computer on all the time" on Google and read some of the articles. I can't post links yet but the basic tl;dr is computer parts wear faster when you turn it on and off. Keeping it on can be especially important for older computers :)
     
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    my pc is on 24/7 i shut it down maybe once every 3 months
     
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    You usually get international traffic at certain hours of the day which is a mix with like 53% United States traffic.

    My laptop gets a rest every 5 or 10 days depending on the heat.
     
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    That's right, if you subtract your electric and Internet bills from your gross income and you're seeing a significant ROI from running these bots 24/7, then I would say go for it.
     
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    Try for a week and see how much extra it made you, then base your decision of that.
     
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    What kind of bots are you running? I'm willing to run your bots on my vps
     
  19. milanb

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    As long as your computer was built in the last decade, it shouldn't have any issues running 24/7. As for the economics part of it, you should figure out how much your costs are for keeping it running (electricity, data) and make sure they are less than your revenue for that part of the day. Even if you are only earning a $1 profit, I would still say keep it on.
     
  20. Not Ste Hughes

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    If you cannot afford a VPS you're not making money.
     
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