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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 03:30:41 PM »

Like I said, the underground stuff is a subject matter for another thread.  The TinfoilTube idea was just a random thought.  This is for something legit.

Yes, we need above ground liberty-acceptable work, to increase the wealth of those involved with liberty, and fund the underground projects.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 03:52:12 PM »

From what I have observed second to porn the biggest money makers on the internet are those that entice people to offer free or virtually free content.  You mentioned you tube.  But social networking, search engines, free web hosting, if you think about ebay and cafepress also get users to provide their content for the most part.  The more user friendly and intuitive a site is as well as having a simplistic memorable name as also key ingredients to internet success.  Every post users put on FTL increases their SEO.  That in turn increases traffic which translates in to greater advertising revenues.  

The thing that kills it for sites like Myspace is when spammers manage to get in and ruin it for users.   Or the government cracks down and forces the site to become so restrictive users are turned off.  And that is the fine line between success and failure, pretty much all over the internet.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 10:44:06 PM »

But where in the world would you be able to have your servers that government agents would come after you?  I mean the guys that do Pirate Bay were in a country which doesn't have copyright and they got their asses smacked by the state.

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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010, 05:22:03 PM »

I plan on putting up a web based store, but I don't have any plan on making a huge amount of money with it. Maybe not any. It will be a good learning experience for me even if I don't make any money. I may try to target a couple different markets. One will be geared to the homeschool/crunchy mama crowd mostly.

If/when I leave my corprorate job, I will probably try to do some consulting/contracting. Start an IT consulting firm, but it may be just me. I mostly work in virtualization/VMware stuff now, and that should be pretty good for a while. Remote work would be ideal, but I'll travel if it's worth it. I can pretty much deal with any industry standard sever(AMD/Intel) hardware as well as IP and storage networking.

I've got an LLC, so I will do all this stuff under that.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010, 11:51:43 PM »

I plan on putting up a web based store,

weebly.com
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2010, 12:31:53 AM »

The server could be on a satellite orbiting the earth.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2010, 02:23:36 PM »

I've always been a fan of precisely that idea.  :D
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2010, 03:03:29 PM »

The server could be on a satellite orbiting the earth.

You don't think if it came down to it the government would make the reception of your signal illegal and/or jam the signal?
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2010, 04:28:25 PM »

I remember they had big radio towers in a park near where I lived in Moscow as a kid.  We later learned they were radio signal jammers.  Strangely, they weren't as effective as you'd think, even for weak analog radio signals.  A digital signal is much harder to jam.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2010, 04:41:52 PM »

Jamming an uplink signal to a satelite isn't hard if you have the right equipment.
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2010, 04:59:55 PM »

To even attempt jamming an earth-satellite connection you have to know (A) where the earth-based node is going to be, and (B) the coordinates where the satellite node is going to be.  You have multiple networked nodes both on earth and in space, and even the ones on earth can be moved rather quickly.  And you can't jam all of the frequencies in all signal trajectories all of the time - that will require huge amounts of energy and disrupt all wireless telecommunications all over the planet, including the "legitimate" ones.  And jamming doesn't stop the digital signal from getting through completely, it just limits the bandwidth.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2010, 06:00:16 PM »

You don't need to know the location of the ground stations, just where the satellite is. Those aren't hard for the government to track. It also isn't hard for the government to figure out what frequencies are being used.
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2010, 11:14:10 AM »

Anyone know of good place for a business/merchant account?

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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2010, 09:33:52 PM »

Sorry, offhand I don't.


Speaking of the hardware idea...  I just found out that in spite of not having any major metropolitan areas New Hampshire does have one Fortune 1000 company - PC Connection [PCCC] [WP]!
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Re: Web-based money-making venture
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2010, 09:45:05 PM »

Go for a locally owned bank. They kiss your ass.
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