Being infamous on the internet is one thing, but there are also people who monetize their infamy on the internet–and they make a killing doing so. Let’s take a look at some of them.
8. Deceiving click-bait hyperlinks
Clickbaits are horrible, but it works. People can easily be led to clickbait websites that has tons of ads. Imagine having to go through more than 5 pop-up ads just to proceed to the next page.
7. Cleavage game streaming
You get the picture. Girls who turn into “gamer girls” and stream their gameplay on Twitch, with a, ehem, catch—they intentionally go for revealing shirts that exposes their cleavage. They then convince the viewers to make donations on their channel, not necessarily because they’re enjoying the gameplay.
6. Writing internet marketing eBooks
It’s still hard to imagine how people for this cheap trick. These marketing eBooks have overpromising titles like “How I Got A 6-Pack in Two Weeks” or “This is How I Earn 1000$ At Home Every Week”. They’ll sell these eBooks for high price (that’s discounted for a limited time only).
5. Multilevel marketing
Remember those pyramid schemes? Well, they don’t necessarily have to do physical meet-ups in coffee shops anymore(thank goodness). They have gone digital, which means they can now easily transact through the internet. They deceive and make money by immediately asking for up-front investments.
4. Selling amateur porn
Yes, this happens, and it’s more prevalent than ever. Several adult sites are always on search for amateur video submissions in exchange for a commission.
3. Spread pirated eBooks
Making lots of money by selling pirated stuff is easier nowadays. Just set-up a download link that will force the user to open an ad first before getting to the link. Cha-ching!
2. Extreme public pranks
People now do pranks and post it on Youtube and hope it becomes viral so they can monetize from it. It’s a cheap strategy which only benefits the uploader. Inconvenience in exchange for views equals money. Of course, you will burn in hell. But you’ll be rich, so…
1. Setting up illegal streaming sites
Just imagine the number of ads you have to go through just to click that play button in some streaming site that you know is illegal. The guys who own these sites easily earn money.
Know other infamous ways people make money in the internet? Spill the beans below!