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Would bots be a good source of income?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by dalcf, May 10, 2012.

  1. dalcf

    dalcf Newbie

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    Hi guys, I am a pretty good programmer. I could probably make a decent bot in a matter of weeks. I think I will make a bot that will spam yahoo answers and post amazon affiliate links. Is this a good way to make money?
     
  2. chad362wiley

    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    Of course.
     
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    c0ntenth|ef Power Member

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    look around to see what is in demand and make bots for that, look at how successful some bots here have been.
     
  4. apoorv

    apoorv Regular Member

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    Yep. There's a good market that buys bots that can make their life easier.

    So, do your research. Find out what people want and then make that. Make it the best you can. Support it. You'll make money, almost guaranteed.
     
  5. audioguy

    audioguy Power Member

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    You want to sell your service? YES.

    You want to sell your bots? YES.

    You want to program and send traffic to your site? YES.
     
  6. Master-x

    Master-x Junior Member

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    come up with something new and you can make good money in no time. People willing to pay if it's worth it. Good luck with your ideas!
     
  7. PhoenixAir

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    This is a great thing. Even better than just selling bots is making exclusive bots for someone. Thats step 2!
    If I would have more available money for bots right now, I would love to hire someone like you for exclusive custom made bots.
     
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    Using YA is definitely a good idea. And there is a lot of space to post them. But ... for you... in particular.

    The missing point is: where and how to you want to post them? Posting e.g. about sweets in a diet forum might lead to removing your post. So how you choose the right platforms (which) and how to make choice on the right answers?(/questions)
     
  9. PhoenixAir

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    I see more potential in more complex or custom software, cause simple bots you can make with ubot or zennoposter as well. So specialize your programmed Bots in things you cant do with those programs!
     
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    myloveishot Newbie

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    Posting link in yahoo answers is a gold mine you could make money easily just throw some CPA offer links or affiliate.
     
  11. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    As an experienced bot programmer the answer is both Yes and No. Offering bot programming services is time consuming and people are not really willing to pay for quality (may prefer a cheaper ubot programmed bot)...
    If you try to make something unique and offer it to the public its a matter of how good it is and how many people actually want this bot. However keep in mind that if you make a bot and a good quality bot already exists doing the same thing it's a really tough market to break into.
     
  12. ugjunk

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    As long as the bots you make are quality and it works, you will do a great job on selling those and making some awesome cash!
     
  13. fatboy

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    Is it worth it - yes, nothing better than getting something working after a few days of work.
    Downside, support, people wanting something for nothing - people don't realise how much time it takes to go back and fix something after a site changes something (looking at you Tumblr and Pinterest!! ;))

    As for people putting down Ubot, either they think its below them or its no good. I only ever use Ubot and its helping me make some good beer money. Not sure why everyone is down on it, it works, it produces a decent bot and it lets me get on with the job without learning all the ins and outs of .net coding.

    Do people who buy from me not like Ubot bots? Nope, I am up front and tell them what I use and everyone is happy.

    Horses for courses!

    Sorry for going off track - however, if you think its quick money you are mistaken. If you are good at coding then go for it but don't take the cash and run, that makes people tar all coders with the same brush then!
     
  14. DarthM

    DarthM Regular Member

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    Yep. Useful, good quality bots can bring in decent revenues. IM'ers love to buy tools that make their marketing lives easier. The drawbacks are the ones fatboy mentions: Having to provide tech support plus the constant need to update bots whenever the 'target sites' make changes, so that your bot continues to work.
     
  15. dalcf

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    I am sorry that I was not more clear, I am not looking to sell the bots that I make. I was going to use it myself! I am planning on spamming Yahoo Answers. Is this proven to be a stable source of income? Thanks
     
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    Selling bots to the masses is a customer service nightmare, which is why its essential to have monthly billing.
     
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    I hear you fatboy....and I know a lot of yours are free...nothing is more annoying as a software developer than having a few free products and people nagging the shit out of you because it doesn't work for them.

    It's free, go do something else.
     
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    Bots - the trick here is to code them to do something that other "off the shelf" bots don't do.
    Something that needs doing.

    I can think of loads of activities I do that daily that I wish were automated, and a subset of those probably could be automated by a decent bot.
    Don't get caught in the cycle of thinking all bots have to be about account creation or content submission.

    I built a crappy Zenno bot that hunted for places to put links, another that scraped about 30 media sites to see what was "trending" and then exported it to a keyword tool to see if there were any domains worth grabbing.

    There's such a lot that can be done.