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Toughest ways to earn money online.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Baraba, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Baraba

    Baraba Regular Member

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    Most people on the Internet Marketing Forums, including the visitors of BHW, search for easy methods to make money online. Indeed there are many easy methods to make money online, but there are also some very hard methods, that can cost thousands of manhours for few dollars.

    Okay, my idea:
    Lets make a list of the toughest methods/sites/ways/stories of making money online, so people can know them in order to avoid.

    This list can be also useful for bored IM marketers who would want to test some new methods. Later they may reconsider their previous experience, if they were believing they were earning their income too hard.

    Okay, I will start with my experience.
    So far the hardest/lowest paying method to earn online is by solving captchas on the site captchatrader.com

    I registered there in January 2012 out of curiosity and started solving captchas and earning credits. After more than four hours of solving different kinds of captchas, I collected the impressive amount of 441 credits, which amounts to $0.04. But I am out of luck - to claim my money via PayPal, I have to earn $2.50 and pay $0.25 fee. That means that I have to spent 250 hours solving captchas in order to receive the money by PayPal, eventually 550 hours to receive $5+ bucks and afford a gig on Fiverr. Oh, well, the Alertpay minimum is $1.00 - still 100 hours for payment. They also offer Amazon gift cards with minimum $5 payout.
    I saw some reviews of people claiming to have received payments from CaptchaTrader, but it's too much for me to test. They have referral program which will give a credit for each captcha solved, so 100 captchas solved by referred members is a whole $0.01.
    I will not give my referral link on captchatrader, because I will hate myself for every credit received by referrals.

    Do you know tough method to earn money online?
    Please share it to get the ball rolling.
     
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  2. isoshare

    isoshare Newbie

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    am feeling kind of bad for you mate
    listen dont be slave wasting 200 hours to earn 2 dollars
    keep searching online you will find something
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  3. young player

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    Yeah man. Don't waste that much time for that little. Instead take that time to read all you can about how to make money.
    Read "emergency cash generators" it might give you some ideas, you can add your own twist and you might get a better idea. Write down all the things that you are really good at and focus on that area. Find something that you would enjoy doing. If you enjoy doing you can do it for hours and hours at a time. Time is money and there are hundreds of other ways that you should try.
     
  4. rulez05

    rulez05 Power Member

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    I been Serious about making money on January 2012 At time I have nothing but now I can Really earn good and I have some auto pilot income that takes A lot of trial and error before Works series of depress Etc.. people laught at me because They said I just waste my time on computer well now I can really earn 500$ - 1500$ a day it's really depend most of them are just copy paste method and I just appplied it I feel so bad for you :(
     
  5. Baraba

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    Hey, guys. Don't feel bad for me. I shared my experience on the toughest methods to earn online. I have several other methods working that bring me steady income, including gigs on fiverr than earn me in less than 1 minute more than what I will earn in 15 days on captchatrader.

    I asked other members to post similar slavery online jobs.
    I just love to have many baskets with many eggs and don't put all my eggs in one basket.
     
  6. jb2008

    jb2008 Senior Member

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    Yeah I would say the worst is captcha solving.

    The second worst I would say is SEO. Stressed me out so much that I ended up in hospital. (Not a mental hospital, my liver and digestive system fucked up.)
     
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  7. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Wow those figures on captcha trader are unbeliveable. I don't think there is anywhere in the world you could justify that.. I like the thread but don't have much to add myself I'm afraid, but a blacklist of scumbag slave traders is a great idea
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Wow man you really got implied into that.

    A nice method to earn $2,67/year is to make a site, add content, monetize it, and don't promote it.
     
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  9. moneyman182

    moneyman182 Newbie

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    I feel like you should do what you want to do

    instead of going towards the money, go towards yourself,
    Look Into Your Heart<3
     
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  10. daveguy

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    SEO really is a terrible profession to be in. I stoped offering link building. Manuel whitehat link building is boring as shit.
     
  11. caspka

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    I would say Paid to Click, because you have a 5% chance to get your money.

    thanks
     
  12. Soayame

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    I would say things like microworkers and other mirco freelance sites. All of my success came from 2 things. Youtube Marketing and selling services. I would say Youtube was the easiest and stable of the two.
     
  13. Baraba

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    Another tought method to earn is writing articles on sites like Triond. You can write quality articles there and earn very low. Their PayPal payout threshold is $0.50, but many people don't reach it on the first month. The $50 check is something which many writers don't reach it when they start there.
     
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    Wow, that sounds terrible. Not even $0.50 in a month!?!
    If anyone is interested in writing articles to start off on IM, I would recommend Yahoo Contributor Network - they actually pay decently, and after acquiring a bit of reputation (if your writing is decent) the money is quite decent - at least better than the US minimum wage.
     
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    i think the op is doing this for fun :beach2:
     
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    i find making money with adsense, adbrite, chitika, etc. very hard. It is so much easier and more rewarding to generate income as a direct affiliate. My own server based stats show twice as many visitors as served ads show in their stats. Allways found that to be very funny.
     
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    chitika lol :p. Yeah that's hard. Must have earned something like $1 in 6 months instead of $5 a day with adsense ....

    @OP build a search engine and try to beat google just in one country. Have fun ;).

    To answer properly you should have added doable way to make money the hard way, otherwise it is pointless. Therefore, my answer would have been to build a white hat business...
     
  18. jb2008

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    Makes me feel a bit better knowing I'm not the only one. You can really hurt yourself by overworking if not careful. I've stopped SEO since being in hospital as it shook me up quite a bit, so I knew I had to change things. Nothing is worth compromising your health.
     
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    ADbrite - pays like sh*t
    another tough way - surverys, they send like 1 survey a month so u need to wait like 6 months to get paid 10-20 bucks
     
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    Forum posting would be the toughest for me. It was a real pain working 2 hours to get 5$.
    Its better now.