The internet has completely altered the way we conduct business, dating back as far as the 90s when online marketplaces like EBay and Amazon were first formed. Since then, the world of business has shifted to the online sphere, particularly as more and more people gain access to the web via mobile phones or tablets.
This trend undoubtedly has contributed to a veritable explosion in the world of business opportunity, with numerous platforms available to anyone with a device and an internet connection.
One such opportunity lies in the lucrative world of counterfeiting and piracy, where illegal activity can earn you massive amounts of money if done right. And if you’re looking to make some fast cash, it’s relatively straightforward to do so in the Grand Theft Auto Online (GTAO) – the virtual world of San Andreas – with just a few steps. We’ll list them below.
Step one: Set up your fake storefront
The very first thing you’ll need to do is to set up a fake storefront for your business. You can use any online store builder that you wish, but make sure that it’s completely legal and within the bounds of good practice. Once you’ve set up your storefront, register it with Google (or another search engine) and make sure that people can find you.
Step two: Purchase domain names
The second step is to purchase various domain names that are relevant to your business. It’s best to purchase these domains from reputable companies that offer affordable pricing, as you don’t want to risk running up unnecessary costs. When selecting a domain name, try and find one that is already available and is relevant to your business. The better the domain name that you can purchase, the more chance there is of someone mistaking your site for an authentic business.
Once you’ve set up your domain names, it’s time to move to the third step.
Step three: Set up your payment gateway
The third step is to set up your payment gateway. This is where you’ll link your bank account for direct deposits and make online payments. You have two options here: either use a dedicated payment gateway service or set up an account on your own with the various payment processing companies that are available. Your selection here will depend on your budget.
Dedicated payment gateway services are widely available and can be set up with the click of a button. You sign up, input your credit card details, and you’re good to go. When people make payments, the money will automatically be deposited into your bank account.
The second option is to set up an account with one of the many payment processing companies that are available. The advantage of this is that you can add more platforms and more types of payment methods (e.g. bitcoin) without having to worry about security breaches or glitches. The disadvantage is that you will have to go through an initial set-up phase to get your account verified by the company and then input the necessary information (such as your bank details) each time you make a purchase. This may take several days to complete, depending on the company’s verification process.
Step four: Use your newly created tools
The fourth and final step is to use your newly created tools. It’s important to note here that these tools will only be as good as you make them. If you’re looking for success in this line of work, you should look to hire contractors who have lots of experience. Then, you can focus on running your business while they handle the technical parts.
To start, you can use Google’s free Keyword Planner to find the most suitable keywords for your business. When choosing keywords, try and find those that are relatively easy to understand and are relevant to your product or service. If you’re just getting started, start small and choose easy to remember keywords that you can incorporate into short URLs that you can use in your website’s content.
The next step is to create a digital marketing plan. This will lay out a program of search engine optimization (SEO) that aligns with the keywords you’ve chosen and will form the basis of your campaign. If you don’t have a digital marketing specialist on staff, now is the time to engage a freelance expert or a virtual assistant to help you develop this plan.
Once you have your digital marketing plan in place, it’s time to implement the fifth and final step.
Step five: Monitor your progress
The fifth step is to monitor your progress. You can use various tools to track the success of your campaign, including Google Trends, which can help you determine whether or not your SEO efforts are paying off. You can also use Google Analytics to track the results of your campaign in real time. And don’t forget about the old-fashioned way of measuring results: you can use click tracking software to follow the path to a sales conversion.
If you’re looking to enter the world of counterfeiting and piracy as a means of making money, be sure to keep all of this in mind. If you keep meticulous records of your expenses and generate thousands of dollars in profit, you could potentially increase your income by several hundred percent. It’s important to remember that this is not a road to riches overnight, but rather a business that requires a lot of effort and planning.
Ensure that you’re doing everything legally and ethically, and watch out for scammers; they’re everywhere. Also, make sure to vet your contractors and freelancers carefully before engaging them. With any luck, this article will help you formulate a plan to enter the lucrative world of counterfeiting and piracy.