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Old 05-27-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
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Ideas to make money :-)


Check this out ya'll.

Just wondered if any of you had any suggestions on making money with the following hardware? I have available to me the following items:

A rack.
A good server.
A Fractional T1 line.

There has got to be something that I can do with this setup. There are so many ways to make money, that one would think that there is a way to utilize this server and make money.

A game server (rentable)?
Online file sharing?

Please help. I have enough capital to do just about anything, I just need some help brainstorming

Thanks all!

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Old 05-27-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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Come to Holmes county Ohio and start a wireless ISP. What keeps me from doing it is the capital. Honest, If interested let me know.
Old 05-27-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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Wow nice...

offhand I'd say webhosting for local could sell or subcontract webdesign services...

Or just forget about the bucks and have a real b*tchin linux install
Old 06-01-2003, 05:03 AM   #4
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A bottle of vaseline in your nearest "red light" district, must be a sure fire winner!!!

Sorry, just being a little sarcastic hope you don't mind.

good luck


Old 06-01-2003, 05:16 AM   #5
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Good one John

Webhosting, although it's already been mentioned, would be 1 easy way. Virtual Hosting, setup through apache, for several different companies would be a very easy thing to do.

Another idea:
Online backup/storage space. The problem with this is legallity. You'd have to check the files on your server every so often to make sure nothing illegal is on there.

Forum communities, these seem to be the easiest thing to setup, and you could offer the tech support to the "renters" as well (save them a few while making you even more). The good thing about these too is that they seem to be a big hit now. Give someone a "Site Admin" name, and they feel like God and don't care that it cost them 20 bux a month to do it

As mentioned above (I just saw)
Local ISP...

Old 06-27-2003, 01:16 AM   #6
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If you want to make the big bucks, use the server for spam, you can sell access to spammers to be able to store their lists and then spam people. You can then collect all the email addy's and sell them at a premium price to more hope ya don't act on this
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You would have to put some time in to learn the software, but game servers (if done right) can be a pretty good income source. People are paying 90-120 a month for a 20 player Counter-strike server, and I think prices are similar for Q3, MOH, and UT. With enough processing power and bandwidth you might be able to have 4 or more games running off of the same box.

Or you could just use it to store pron. (j/k)

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game server or a isp would be a good go.
Old 06-29-2003, 06:44 PM   #9
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Originally posted by tangle
Come to Holmes county Ohio and start a wireless ISP. What keeps me from doing it is the capital.
and possibly the FCC.
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All boring (except the red light suggestion!)

Surely on this forum, we could come up with some lateral thinking solutions a.k.a. How to measure the height of a building with a barometer. (



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