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What steps to take next?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Bespin, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Bespin

    Bespin Newbie

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    For the last 4 months now I have been incoming ~$500/month from automating a video game, however, I know that will soon come to an end with a game update or competition. I really wanted to get my monthly income from something more reliable/stable/steady. I have been programming, designing, and scripting now for many years, but I never really got into doing more with my work than personal use and hobbies (which is how my current income started -- a hobby) or the occasional freelance job.

    I have been renting a pretty beefy vps for over a year now, however it's doing nothing besides relaying and storing some information for my video game venture mentioned above. I have been giving some serious consideration to starting a website, or a series of smaller websites to start earning another source of income for myself, however, I never really looked into it from a business perspective and wanting to earn income. Even though I am earning a decent amount monthly online right now, that's all going towards bills, which doesn't really leave me much to save.

    With all of that being said, I still have a small amount $50-$100, that I could commit to initial start-up costs and fees. I mentioned above that I already have a vps and I know how to manage and program anything that would be required... I just don't know where to go next. I started reading tutorials and guides, but I am really hoping to skip past this year or two of trial and error, hit the nail on the head the first time. I don't really learn well from tutorials that are posted online -- I personally feel I am more of a visual learner. I would give anything for someone to do a remote viewing session with me and just give me an overview of their system, I keep wanting to think this is more complex than what it needs to be, because I know there are kids out there making money doing the same things. I want to break all of the rules and say that I only have the time and money for success, not failure, so with that should I look for someone to accompany me on this journey, or give up before I begin?
     
  2. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Creating a product has been a proven success for you, so why not go down the same route and create another product (and another and another)?
     
  3. Nikola Gligorijevic

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    If you are scripting in PHP pm me because we can maybe work together on one project of mine.
     
  4. Bespin

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    What I have created is not necessarily a product, as the consumer is not gaining any property from it. I would consider it to be more of a service, because I am playing a game signed into their account. I have programmed my own tools required to automate the game, and my system to auto accept payments for services within the game. It's an extremely large and complex system, specific to a video game that I spent year on and off (mostly off) developing everything required to get to my current position. Doing something like this for another game would require countless effort, research, and programming to accomplish this again. There's also the risk of a potential lawsuit, which is another reason that I am wanting to expand my income, so that I can stop taking risks with automating video games (even though I'm still tiny compared to a bunch of others doing this).

    Unfortunately, I am either restricted or unable to figure out how to contact you via private message. Perhaps you would be interested in sending me a private message instead?

    I have a broad range of programming/scripting languages that I work with frequently: html, css, javascript, au3, php, sql, python, vba, vb6, vb.net, c#, asm/c/c++
     
  5. Bespin

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    Thanks for the input guys :(