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Ok, this is disturbing

  1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago

    You know what I see almost everyday on my google analytics?

    People are googling "How to make money illegally"?

    They are getting my article Fast Cash:  29 ways to make money in one day or less and every single day I see "How to make money illegally" in the keywords section.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Woah! Looking for ways to get rich quick etc that's okay. But actually specifying illegally - Wow!

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The "real" world?
      Hop the cops are following them.

    3. btrbell profile image87
      btrbellposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Brie,
      Google searches work on the premise of keywords. In your case, they found almost all the words in your hub between the title and body of it.

      This is what it says:
      Quick Cash - 29 "ways to make money "in one day or less ...
      brie-hoffman.hubpages.com › Personal Finance
      Here are 29 practical ways to get money in one day or less with little or no money. ... They cannot make something "illegal "that you do in your mind. They can 

      But on that note, since when is card counting and begging legal, not to mention ethical?

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
        Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Card counting is not illegal and neither is begging in most cities.  It maybe unethical for some but personally I don't see anything unethical about it.  If you have to beg ..well it's sad, but it's not unethical.

        1. btrbell profile image87
          btrbellposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Brie, I was referring to your particular hub where you talked about being because the man in front of Starbucks made at least $200 and he got lunch. I don't think what he us doing I'd unethical. U think hiking about and considering doing it, too, when you don't need to beg is unethical.
          I stand corrected on the card counting. I thought it was illegal. Well, it is certainly unethical and as far as I know, it is definitely cheating.

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
            Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I'm not judging them.  Personally, I hope I never get to a point where I have to beg and if someone does..well that's there business.  They aren't stealing money, you don't have to give it to them.  And as far as counting cards goes..I think casino's are the one's who are unethical not the people who try with their own mind to figure out how to win.  It takes a lot of mental acuity to count cards..it's very difficult, I know, I've tried and couldn't do it.  But, my hat is off to those who can do it.  Gambling is a game and if they can tip the odds in their favor instead of against them..then more power to them!

    4. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Brie, not for me. I like sleeping at night with a clear conscience. Besides stealing is still a sin.

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
        Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No one said it wasn't, what does that have to do with the post?

    5. bethperry profile image89
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Good grief. Whatever became of the sense of self-esteem in making one's own prosperity?

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
        Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I don't know..why don't you ask all the politicians who have sent all the jobs overseas or who are allowing all the illegal aliens in this country to further bankrupt us.

        1. bethperry profile image89
          bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That's an interesting and important topic, though I don't see how it defends whatever position you are taking on this subject. But since you raised this particular point: as Bernie Madoff proved to one and all, not everyone that takes advantage of others is a politician, a CEO of a huge corporation or just someone that has been exploited by the former two.  Laziness, greed and the sincere dedication to screwing others really appears to be all that is required to become a successful jerk.

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
            Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I think that's why there is so much poverty in the United States now..which is why people are trying to get money.

    6. Hendrika profile image70
      Hendrikaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I won't worry about it. They look for illegal ways to make money and you are not giving it to them! In South Africa begging is not against the law, if it was many families will starve. The most ethical way in South Africa we have is "car guards" the "look" after your car while you are shopping, help you with your trolley and give you directions where you are leaving. Hard work for only a tip that some people does not even give them.
      The other sign of the coin is that the poor shoppers cannot keep this up. So, leave the ones looking for illegal ways, you are giving them a better option, so good for you!

  2. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago

    I doubt the cops are looking at it but it is rather unnerving to see this day after day after day.

  3. Greg Dean profile image87
    Greg Deanposted 2 years ago

    Disclaimer: I have never searched for illegal ways to make money.

    We live in an economy where the game is set up for people to lose. It is designed to give you enough hope to keep striving and allows an X number of people to make it to the top as evidence (aka every MLM in existence).

    The laws change all the time. So when people start making legal money and suddenly a law is created to make it illegal, it has broken the backs of many entrepreneurs.

    I think at some point people will start getting creative in the ways they try to survive in this harsh economy that was put on them by a corrupt and broken banking and government system.

    Obviously they are Googling new ways to make money because they don't like the idea of being a hit man lol (Maybe these people still have a conscience)

  4. incomeguru profile image85
    incomeguruposted 2 years ago

    That tells you how desperate they are to make money. They could go to the extent of killing just to have the money rolling in.

  5. jhehe profile image90
    jheheposted 2 years ago

    Guess you should probably write a hub about how to make money illegally big_smile And then the buzz kill at the end is a list of all the consequences and why it's not worth it in the long run big_smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's not a "bad" idea, other than the fact that it would get you permanently banned from HubPages and probably most other sites.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Not really. As long as it was only a general guide with WARNINGS plastered all over it. Or a reverse guide. Or the first sentence was "Don't try! Here are some ways to make money legally."

  6. word55 profile image83
    word55posted 2 years ago

    OMG!

  7. Brie Hoffman profile image82
    Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago

    Yeah..well, that really isn't my niche!

  8. Baby-Boomer-58 profile image88
    Baby-Boomer-58posted 2 years ago

    I'm guessing there's a pretty good chance that's one hub that is likely to be stolen. lol.

  9. calculus-geometry profile image87
    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    What's the problem?  They search for ways to make money illegally, land on your article, discover how to make money legally instead, and with their new knowledge avoid a life of crime.  You're a hero, Brie.  Are you in cahoots with Batman?

    1. Rhonda Lytle profile image86
      Rhonda Lytleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If there was a like button, this comment would get a click from me wink.

  10. Arachnea profile image84
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    calculus-geometry, love the logic. rates up there with my creative bookkeeping.  wink i think in absence of the word illegally, the search criteria are connecting with legal, or, how to make money is the trigger. either way, i thank calculus-geometry is right. many a crime detective will not be singing your praises, Brie Hoffman. they'll be hitting the bread lines due to a cessation of criminal activity and all thanks to you.

  11. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image88
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Don;t worry, be positive. i agree with the opinion of calculus-geometry.

  12. Suzanne Day profile image96
    Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago

    I've googled it before, usually when trying to figure out how to make $1 million without going through the normal channels. But I didn't kill anyone OK?

  13. Pico Triano profile image84
    Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago

    That is disturbing. I look up things like that fairly regularly researching for my novel writing. No intention of doing anything illegal myself.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That is comforting.

  14. Baby-Boomer-58 profile image88
    Baby-Boomer-58posted 2 years ago

    Good work, Detective btrbell. Case solved. lol.

  15. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 2 years ago

    Maybe they were all aspiring banksters looking to find a way into becoming a hedge fund manager or derivatives trader?

    Apparently most of the top 500 companies have a start from illegal activities, or can be traced back to the proceeds of crime.

    Kennedy's dad was a bootlegger.

    Bush's grandfather financed the Nazis

    The general public's definition of legality varies from the elites concepts of legal activities, and if you understand that then life is simpler.

    They keep their money, we keep our morals.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      True, very true.

  16. firstday profile image59
    firstdayposted 2 years ago

    aguasilver  you are right….Rockefeller ring a bell?

  17. Kain 360 profile image87
    Kain 360posted 2 years ago

    This made me think of the TV show Breaking Bad. A chemistry teacher starts cooking meth and selling it to make money illegally lol...

    I can't believe people are typing that in a lot. Are there not security programs that know your activity? That's almost as bad as sending someone an email and saying you are going to **** them.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image82
      Brie Hoffmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I happen to LOVE that show!  I think that too many people are googling it, how in the world would you be able to do anything about it..you can't arrest someone for googling and there isn't enough manpower to watch everyone.

      1. Rhonda Lytle profile image86
        Rhonda Lytleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It wouldn't really take manpower, only bots.  If they weren't already tracking what folks searched for, they  certainly could not be tailoring results which we know they do to the individual.  The questions become not only why, which I don't see how it could be for anything good for humanity, but further, why show such query strings at all?  Sure, the program says x number of folks are searching for illegal ways to make money online but how do we know it's true?  Even if it is, why show it?  They surely filter and censor other things, why not this?  It has to be a conscious choice by someone or everything would show and it doesn't.  Just a thought.

      2. Suzanne Day profile image96
        Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Best show in the past year.

  18. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    There are worst "How To" on the internet.  How To........is how the Boston Bombers got there instructions on what to do.

 
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