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[STEAM] How to Make $50-$100 a Day

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by AgentKaiju, May 21, 2015.

  1. AgentKaiju

    AgentKaiju BANNED BANNED

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    Alright, look. I know this method is a little off-the-wall, but it's definitely worth it if you put in a little effort. Believe me.

    FOR THIS METHOD TO WORK, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING:
    1. An active Steam account with at least one game purchased (the account itself is free; you can buy a super cheap game off G2A for around $0.50)
    2. A premium Team Fortress 2 account (costs around $0.35)
    3. At least one Mann Co. Supply Crate Key (~$2.50)

    Once you have everything you need, it's time to earn some easy cash. Before we continue, however, here are some pointers about the TF2 economy that you'll need to understand:

    1 Key = $2.50 / 19 Refined Metal (price in refined fluctuates; price in USD is static)
    1 Bud = 4 Keys / ~$10

    So, let's get started!

    STEP 1: Install and run TF2. Join a random server, preferably one where noobs congregate (such as a Payload server)

    STEP 2: Alt-tab out and open a browser. Navigate to tf2endgame.com (there's a newer version available, but the older one is more reliable)

    STEP 3: Go back to TF2. Press ESC and go to the game's options. Under "Keyboard/Mouse", enable the developer console. (Might be in advanced settings)

    STEP 4: Open the console by hitting "~" and type "status" without the quotation marks.

    STEP 5: Copy (CTRL+C) all the information brought up with that command.

    STEP 6: Alt-tab out again and paste that information into tf2endgame.com. Run the scanner.

    STEP 7: Select a player with a low number of hours and high-value items. Send a trade request to that player by hitting ESC, clicking on the crate icon, and finding his username.

    STEP 8: Exchange your key for the high-value item using social engineering. Enjoy your profits!

    STEP 9: Rinse and repeat. Move across several servers and keep racking up profits.

    STEP 10 (Optional): Cash out by converting your profits into keys and selling the keys via PayPal. You can find sellers and buyers on tf2outpost.com

    The key to this method is to find players who are inexperienced with trading and do not recognize the value of their item. AT NO TIME should you mention the true value of said item. This is not scamming, it is social engineering (referred to as "sharking" by the community).

    Again, I realize this is a bit of a weird method, but with some time and effort, it can net you around $50-$100 a day. Thanks for reading, and be sure to ask some questions!
     
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  2. atticanibal

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    Welcome to Scam Hat World :D
     
  3. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Buy low, sell high... We all do this, it's not scamming.
     
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  4. mdraino

    mdraino Regular Member

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    interesting. Seems like a lot of work for a little money and its you gotta hope you find the right person
     
  5. AgentKaiju

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    I agree with the work part, but it's much more money than you'd expect. "High-value" items are usually $20-30. In essence, you're making a profit of about $17.50 from each trade, and you can keep trading for hours on end. It's very easy to make $50-$100 for a day of work.
     
  6. CrackFantasy

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    Done this few years ago with dota2 on steam...Idk i never tried tf2 but i think steam is now listing every item on market with exact current price,at least they do it like that for dota2 these days...So i think it would be extremely hard to find "noobs" that doesnt know the prices SINCE THEY ARE ALRDY LISTED AND ONE CLICK AWAY. Or maybe i am wrong.But + for effort OP maybe it can work with some twists.
     
  7. aaron kev

    aaron kev Regular Member

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    Any income proof or screen shot how much you are earning through this ?
     
  8. DrFreemna

    DrFreemna Registered Member

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    This is just a good old arbitrage. It would be interesting if someone would find a way to automate things a little bit. Most of the mentioned steps could be done automatically.
     
  9. danicas

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    Thanks for the share but the scaner does not work with me. i saw tutorials on internet and it doenst work in my pc...
     
  10. Dioni

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    I will try this soon seems good
     
  11. lord1027

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    I think you won't have access to some features/marketplace without purchasing 1 game.
     
  12. msuper28

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    Thanks man! Do you think is possible to use a Bot to get automatically a list of high value items? You'll save some time!
     
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    Sounds really good on paper and thanks for sharing the method op, but are there really that many noobs?
     
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    Thanks.
    I know alot about the steam market and TF2. This can also work with CS:GO if you tweak it a little.
    But I wonder.. how much have you made from this?
    + You cannot get money out of your steam account. You have to sell games that you buy or something like that..
     
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    Awesome method, i'm not familiar with steam or pc games but will try this out :)

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  16. LoftPower

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    Seems like an interesting way to make some money. Hopefully someone will be able to utlilize this.
     
  17. LleixG

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    You can sell the items to people for $, using bitcoins or paypal for example
     
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    I think you need prior knowledge about tf2. How would you be able to know high value items if your not familiar with the game. Any tips for this one?