If you are a blogger, then at some point, you would have heard of a few black hat earning methods at some point. We have discussed a good number of white hat ways to earn from blogging and we have also discussed the micro niche earning possibilities. But we have not gone into the black hat methods to earn money, or why you need to avoid such methods.
These black hat methods can be very tempting as they are easy money in quick time, but they come with a few consequences, sometimes even legal consequences.
Let us look at the 5 Black Hat earning methods that you need to avoid at all costs -
Especially in India, there are many Adsense click frauds that keep occurring. These are web based and faceless organizations that hire people online to click on ads of their clients from different places around the world, this they feel will beat the Adsense counting system.
Usually these companies get caught in a few months but restart again as no one seems to get prosecuted. Better to stay away from this fraud system.
Piracy, for the most part, does not pay. But there are ways in which you can make money from piracy, which I would strongly advise everyone to stay away from as these can have legal consequences and comes under cyber crime.
If you are a blogger and are thinking of selling links that pass pagerank, then you need to know that this is a blackhat method of earning online.
Yes, you may make a good amount of money in a short time, but your blog or website will get affected badly and your site may even get banned by Google.
There is yet another more diabolical and black hat method of earning online. This is by scamming people. I have seen many people on Fiverr and other such sites ask people for money and then do not provide the service which they had promised. I strongly advise you to stay away from these practices.
You do not want to be known as a scammer.
There are people out there who hire hackers to hack the websites that provide a competition to them in search engines. This vulgar tactic is usually used by online companies which want to be dominant over others in the same niche.
There have been instances of hacking and virus/malware upload to sites which causes the victims to drop down in search rankings.
This is something no one should get into, if you have the “skills” of hacking, please do not use it.
So these were 5 black hat methods of earning online that one should never try although it might tempt them. If you know of anymore such blackhat earning methods, then please let me know in the comments section.