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8 Evil Ways To Make Money Online

| October 9, 2010 More

Money Making can be very hard online if you are a newbie. There are numerous ways of making money online but we need to first get adepted with the techniques of making it. The methods can be good as well as evil. While I have been sharing and will be sharing the good ways of making money online from time to time in this blog, today for a change let me discuss some evilish, devilish way of making money online. Before I list down the methods I want to tell you that I am only discussing the methods for your knowledge. This post is only a brief review of how people have been making money online using evil methods.  I do not recommend/condone using any of the below mentioned methods. I do not take any responsibility in any damage that you may cause or you may be caused by using the mentioned methods.

1. Making Auto Blogs or Scraper Sites:

A scraper site is a site which pulls content from other sites and an autoblog is somewhat the same thing, it pulls data from the RSS feeds of blogs.  You can make a site scraper/ autoblog from the many scripts available in the internet like AutoBlogged and WPRobot. You should narrow down to a particular niche by checking the keywords in any Keyword Tool. You can get a good amount of traffic using this kind of site so then you can monetize it with Adsense and other advertising networks. The bad part is that you hardly get any backlinks to your site from other sites since your content is not original so either you may need to do a lot of link building or maybe open a network of such sites and link them to each other.

2) A Blog wholly for Pay-Per -Post (Review Posts) and Text Links Selling

Another evil way of making money easy is by making a blog wholly for Pay Per Posts or For selling links. You could start up the blog by using free articles that you get in all those article directories  and excerpts of news and other articles (obviously with link back). Then in a few months after google has indexed your blog and you have started getting a good amount of traffic you could start accepting review posts and sell text links and promoting affiliate products.

3) Open Up a Proxy Site:

Well, we all know that even though we blabber about Internet being free, some way or the other we get blocked from using many of our favorite sites. Most of the times the administration of the schools, colleges and offices decide to block off social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or web based email and chat clients like Gmail and Yahoomail because they think that this may affect the productivity of the workers or the studies of the student. But well, life isn’t always “All Work and no play” so many people like us try to access these sites through the help of proxies. Thus proxies is quite a thriving business online. The need of proxies never ends.  You could create a proxy site using any of the available script out there in the Internet. A popular proxy script is CGI Proxy, it is great because it allows people to use sites that require a log in. You could use it and make a proxy site and then monetize it, probably a big 764X80 sized adsense in the header which will show when people are browsing.

4) Forex Giveaway Method With Forex Affiliate Programs

Forex has always been quite a high paying niche since all the hype surrounding it, the things like “You will earn 1000$ per day doing nothin” “your bot will do everything for you” etc etc. You can earn a got amount of money by promoting Forex Affiliate programs. The first step will be that you will need to create a simple membership site with a nice layout. You can easily do that using WordPress and some free membership plugin. Your site is basically giving Free Membership to gain access to Paid Premium Forex Products. You can then go to Clickbank and search down Forex products which are hot in the market and then list them in your website. Then, create a fake registration page on your website, and set it to redirect to your special monetization page. You will need to target this site to people who do not know that these Forex stuffs can be gotten for free through rapidshare etc. i.e. Third World countries since most of the people in the West already know people how to download pad stuffs for free (through rapidshare, mediafire etc).

5) Making Money By Giving Away Freebies

You would wonder how one can make money by giving away freebies but yes you can. You can collect all those freely available things in the internet and upload it in your website and then you can use CPA (Cost per Action) advertisements on your website. You can there share the links in other websites and forums. Many people who do not know know that about CPA adverts will complete those offers to download the content and then you can earn a good amount of money. There are a lot of CPA advertising networks out there which you can join and promote. The other thing you can do is that you can upload the files to file sharing which pay and then only paste the links in your website and now to even get those links the visitor will have to complete CPA ads and you will also be earning from the file sharing site.

6) Earning Money By Uploading Warez

I am sure you know that warez i.e. nulled scripts, ripped videos, music etc are of great demand in the internet. You must also be knowing that there is an array of warez sharing sites in the Internet. The thing that you may have not known is that many people make thousands of dollars just by uploading and sharing warez. The thing is that many of the file sharing sites pays for every download.  So what you can do is that you can first download some warez which are of great demand but are very rarely available in the Internet and then upload them to this file sharing sites. The next step would be to join a lot of warez forums and post these links  in each of these forums. Thus, you can earn a good amount of money from these downloads.

7) Open Up a Private Torrent Site and A Torrent Tracker

While this method can be highly risky, you know that right. You could make up a torrent site and ask donations to maintain the server and provide users who donate more upload space. Also you could heavily monetize your site with the help of advertising networks like Google etc. Well this method is too risky and if you use it you should try to save as much as you can to confront any legal situation that may arise.

8 ) Advertising Networks Arbitage

Arbitage is method by which you buy something for a particular value with an intention of selling it for higher values. In this method, you buy traffic from a advertising network like Google Adwords and direct those traffic to a landing page which has advertising of another network for example of Clicksor,Yahoo etc. The main point is to create a site with very less actual content but to place and format the advertising as that it appears as if it was the real content. Then your visitors will click on the adverts thinking it is real content. You should test different keywords and ad networks. A good amount to be earned and clearly evil.

I clearly state is again, the above mentioned methods are just for informative purpose. I do not recommend using any of the above methods. If you land in any trouble or cause any damage using these methods, I do not take responsibility of anything.

Do any of you guys have any other evil method of making money online in mind. If you do so then please do share.

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Kori is the editor and owner of Netchunks, a premier blog about Webmaster and Blogging Tips. She intends to make the web a friendlier place by sharing info and articles which will help other webmasters and bloggers to become successful online.

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  1. Aron says:

    Hi Shiva,

    I have been earning online for a while and I learned some new things of this post I had never seen before. By far one of the easiest ways to get started is to set up proxy servers and promote them by word of mouth to local students. Traffic soon grows quickly!

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  2. Siva says:

    These can shoot quick money though ..
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  3. Mani Viswanathan

    There is a huge demand for Uploaders still in the Warez market. Perhaps, they don’t have any huge future though :P
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  4. Sourish says:

    yes , every possible way to screw a sgtartup ..why not join the por* club , the bounce rate is low , and click rate is high . get advertisers like black label ads etc who are made for po*n only. Also i noticed that infolinks now allows po*n sites and torrents
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  5. Vishal Gaba says:

    Completely agree with you Shiva…these tricks might be successful in the short run..but could easily ruin your blog in the long run!
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  6. DanDasilva says:

    I am able to help everyone make $300+ per day online! It is soo simple, and Thanks for sharing this information with everyone on how to make a little bit of cash online! if you want to learn from me, then please… visit
    Ya know… i only knew about 2 of these methods and torrent sites are to risky, i have met people who own sites for torrents and make SICK cash they git shut down and went to prison for 160 years.

  7. Tek3D says:

    I see people earn a lot of money using these products, they could earn more than $1000 per month easily. That’s is very surprising especially with Forex Affiliate Programs. However, I am still not interested in these types of making money online.
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  8. Slava says:


    it really depends on what you call “evil” :) But I’ll give a shot with my ideas of evil-money-making methods :)

    Create a what seems to be an e-book called “Cash Domination”, which would contain a lot of links to your affiliate programs and send it to many torrent trackers.

    Make money from popups, popunders.

    Make money from virus-distributing sites (like toolbars, “freeware” that is not really free, some image hostings).

    There was an epidemic in Russia with a virus that locked up the computer, showed up porn banner and then asked to send in SMS to unblock the computer and remove the offensive banner :) When police captured them it has been said they’ve made more than $1bln in profits by that moment :) Also earned about 20 years of prison time.
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  9. I am happy I am not following even a single of these methods… but if the right way does not work, you have given all the people 8 ways to make money… haha :D
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  10. Carl

    These are good methods for newbies and if you are consistent, for sure you will make some money. For long term strategy and to make big money on internet proper SEO campaign is required. Top rankings for competitive keywords that convert is very important.
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  11. Andreas says:

    I know several people who made some good money with proxy sites. I wouldn’t consider it as ‘evil’ because the sites may serve a useful purpose, for example when you are somewhere on holiday and try to access sites that are blocked from that location.

  12. Interesting post. I haven’t seen many people list all of the black hat techniques used in the online world. From a blogging standpoint I probably hate scraper sites the most. Nothing more frustrating then seeing another site puling in traffic from an article you wrote.
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  13. While these tactics are black hat, if done correctly and only for a short time they can help tremendously. You do need to be careful though. Google will getcha!
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  14. Hello, Shiva. I don’t think I’ll recommend any of the things you listed here to anyone I know because I don’t want to cause any trouble, but your post is certainly a good read. Thanks for sharing.
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  15. Evil ways, black hat seo, there are a lot of ways to make money online. Question is does it worth it? If you do it in an illegal way you can get banned from your affiliate program or penalized by google as well. I think there are much easier ways that are legit to make money online and a lot of people do it. Making money is a job and like any other job this takes time and effort. If you don’t want to work it doesn’t matter what technique you’ll use, you’ll never make money, online or offline. It’s all about hard work and commitment to what you believe in.
    Good Luck to all.

  16. Thomster says:

    A lot’s of helpful stuff… Great THANKS!!!

  17. anuj says:

    Interesting post. I am try to followi 1 or 2 method :)

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  18. One of the worst method i ever tried is Uploading warez. We get so less and need to spend so much energy on it. It gives nothing but an underground world mode of living … i strongly recommend people not to go for such way of income. There are plenty of positive and genuine way to earn money online.

    All we have to do it “Search…” that will surely bring the best one for everyone. Cheers.

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  19. Crunchynow says:

    Nice evil ways to make money fast…..
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  20. Kimi says:

    Hey ShivaCettri,

    Thanks for these awesome lists.

    However i have a question, is adsense allowed to be put on a website where linked to warez sites?

    I guess not, i guess it against adsense TOS.

    However, i have tried monetizing my blog, affiliate programs and services gives more money.

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  21. Gina says:

    thanks for the post. I wouldn’t say most of the methods listed are “evil” – like creating a proxy site, for example. Though some of them are really evil, and I would be afraid to posting them online:)

  22. IT Rush says:

    Haven’t tried some of these examples, but thinking of trying some.. Actually, I think not all listed here are evil ways just like what others are saying.. anywayz, thanks for mentioning it.
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  23. There are too many easy way to make money online and you don’t need to use evil tricks anymore.
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  24. but these ways will not sustain for long periods..
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  25. Jason says:

    Wow – those are really all stuff Google hates and what I would call evil. I guess more and more people would become desperate at making money because it does take an awfull lot of time to be able to get ranked into Google – and eventually get more people to your blog.

    The eerie thing is this: The more blogs competing against each other every single day, the harder it is for a total newbie to the internet, more especially the LONGER it will take before a newbie benefits from any of his endeavors.

    Your advice (although that needs to be hid from Google) is thus great for a Newbie.

    Lastly: I never realized that your 5th way of making money evil is really evil?: Making money from giving freebies?


  26. Oferta says:

    Well thank you for making a list for us. Good to see something I haven’t yet thought of .. Thank you. I might launch a web proxy.

    I’ve read some of the comments and I can say that : Many people that had no intention of seeking exact ways of defining most “evil” ways have come to this post. Most of the people are just looking ways to make money but not in an evil way.

    So to all of you people that have read this and if in some case you are reading this : Only method 1 is evil !!. All others are just normal ways to make some fast revenue.
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  27. Someone tried auto blogging using my blog and many other using Feed Email on Blogger… I blocked his ID and keep checking that no new such ID comes in my Feed mail list…
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  28. You have forgotten one main online Business-Porn SITES :P
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  29. Jane Araguel from Destin Harbor Place condos says:

    There is no short way to success and those who try to do that by practicing black hat SEO will definitely be penalized. We sacrifice so much to run a site and more than just monetizing we try to make a reputation about our brand name. Fast money comes easily but it comes with risks.

  30. Evil ways? that’s surely not good idea just to make money online. I believe that if you give an effort in ethical method you will be blessed more than what you have expected. One the Ancient Philosopher said that “Both virtues and actions are connected to what is hard, for success is better when it is hard to achieve”.

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  32. Jane Araguel from destin florida real estate says:

    We all know that we need to earn money for us to live, but let us see to it that we make money in a proper way.

  33. Forex says:

    Thanks for every other informative blog. The place else may I get that type of info written in such a perfect means? I have a undertaking that I am just now operating on, and I’ve been at the glance out for such information.
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  34. Haw. Illegal tips. I think you should be put behind the bars for promotion of cyber crime. :P
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  39. There are many good ways to get money online. This one could be the one but the question there is the credibility our work particularly the strategy. Most of us look the stability and the being intact of our work in the long run so still, it is indeed recommended to make it in a good but effective approach.

  40. Jawed says:

    Hey Shiva,

    Nice post and you have prepared a nice list of ways to make money online. In all those above listed methods I like the 5th one most. Actually that method works best because you are giving away something in free which helps increase the conversion rates.

    Thanks & Regards,
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  41. shivachettri

    Obvious I told you know, these kinda techniques works for only few months then after either you get caught or the earning is too low since you come to know more easier, more legal and more better ways of earning more money ;)

  42. Sathish says:

    Well many of you guys, don’t know about my early days. I was a warez uploader with and I am still having the site. But now I stopped working on that since its not making enough money for me and I was getting lots and lots of DMCA complaints. As Mani said, warez is a huge market and whenever a new guy enters, everyone will welcome him, since the term “free” is what making warez very popular.
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  43. shivachettri

    But dont you try it lol :P

  44. shivachettri

    That adds to our another way of screwing yourself big time trying to earn money quickly online without thinking of the future

  45. Siva says:

    I like to give a try. Not for a long run , but will cover up expenses for a new Legal business :)
    Black to white business
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  46. I agree!
    Black hat is another way to earn money online but it won’t last like you said because you can be punished by google and maybe even kicked out of the program you’re promoting.
    I think whomever wants to go black hat should load hundreds of sites online each time since you never know which one will be down the next day. I myself don’t like black hat promoters but hey, that’s life.

  47. It’s not just the blog it’s ruining, it’s your entire reputation. Think about the internet, no one knows anyone and you have to start from scratch in order to get known and recognized. After a few wrong tricks you’re out, I think it’s really not worth it, better work in an old fashioned manner and don’t look for short cuts, they don’t work.

  48. stargaterich

    I couldn’t agree the more with you. I do know of some people who got their IP ban and blacklisted by their host service provider or the ISP simply because someone wrote to complain about spamming where in the actual case, it wasn’t the case. Apparently someone has used same ISP go under radar to cloak their URLS and using some technique to spoof and make it seems as if his IP was the one doing all those spamming stuffs.
    It took him almost 3 months to get the clearance and have his IP ban uplifted but by then the damage has been done. He lost a sizeable amount of income as a result of the false ban imposed.

  49. stargaterich

    I guess the term ‘black hat SEO’ depends on the context of what Google or any of the big search engine says. For instance, what is seen as white hat or grey hat today might be categorize as black hat somewhere in the future.

    Black hat SEO can be seen as a way to work smarter to get things done, to get fast results and so long as it is under the radar, no doubt it will generate massive profits for those adopters.

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