"It takes just as much work to make work to make a dishonest buck as an honest one" - Lucky Luciano What make use choose black hat methods as your main mechanism of income production? You're laboring under these significant disadvantages: - You need to constantly reinvent your method of income. While black hat methods work, they all seem to be short term. You're in a ever present cat-and-mouse game, from those who end up on the short end of your black hat dealings, who eventually wise up. - You have the regular worries of being caught, with all of the possible sticky legal percussions (and costs) from it. - Uneven income flow, and it's not like Black Hat methods come with health insurance and 401Ks. - There's no labor savings. You're working just as hard with black hat methods to make money, and you would to make money developing white hat ideas. So, what's the practical advantages of earning your money via black hat instead of white hat?