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Site Suggestion

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SweetLime, Jun 3, 2010.

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Good idea for a site?

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  1. SweetLime

    SweetLime Newbie

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    Hello BHW I believe this is my first post here. I've got some pretty cool info on monetizing from here haha. But I'm looking into making a site to help me get some moneys.

    No not a blog or stuff like that, more of like a service site. Something like this probably already exists, maybe I've just never heard of it =[ But today I was thinking, that everyone wants legit clicks on their link for whatever it is adfly, blogs, sites, youtube, blackhat tingz, etc. right?

    So I was thinking of running a service site, where you sign up and post the link you want promote and add a reward of lets say 10 points when someone shares it. So everytime someone shares your link they get 10 points credited to their account and then they can rack up those points to either cash out or get a prize.

    You'd start off with lets say 500 points, and we'll say 100 points = $1 but your bonus 500 can't be used towards a prize or cashing out. and in order to get more prizes you'd have to do a survey via whatever to get more and then you can use those points to either post your links and/or save up for cashouts. Or if it ever gets to a good enough level of a site, you can alternativley pay for points starting as low as 9c for 10 points or something like that.

    What do you guys think, I just thought of it this morning. I'm sure there are sites like that, I've just never seen them though =[. I think it would be a pretty cool to be honest. What do you guys think, is this worth the investment? Obviously it'll start out slowly to see if it even gets anywhere.

    I'm sorry if this should be in another section, but seeing as this is the lounge I think I'd get some fair answers here. It would be a win=win site. So any ideas? Yes? No? It would be more of a socially friendly site rather than business.
     
  2. MisterGemini

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    This is called cash surfing, or surf for cash, or get paid to surf type thing.

    There are already existing scripts out there that will help you setup a site like this. You will have to get a lot of user traffic for it because you won't keep people very long when they realize just how little they will make trying to click around for credits/dollars. There are people out there who indeed use it to boost various things you mentioned.

    You can give it a go if you like. It's not a new idea, but if you have a decent marketing plan for it, like most things related to MMO, it could do well.
     
  3. SweetLime

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    Well they're not exactly clicking around, they're sharing those links via their social networks or some other alternative ways. That way the person who owns the link is sure to get something out of it for their price, and the person sharing just basically shares a link like they would a youtube video for example.
     
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    How do you account for people who delete the links afterwards?
     
  5. SweetLime

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    Well yeah there is that problem, but it doesn't mean there's no solution for it. It's just a simple and early idea I had, I just wanted to see what other people had to say.