Many people think it’s required to have a VPS (virtual private server) in order to spam links or run scraping software, well the truth is it’s not at all required and most people can get by without it.
If you’re just doing some occasional scraping then you can even do this on your primary system, but if you plan on doing some spamming and/or letting some big scrapes run it’s ideal to have it on another system. This is where a VPS comes in handy, but also comes the added expense which can be anywhere from $30-$150 per month depending on the system you choose. But don’t worry, there is a really easy and free solution to this expense and it’s likely in your closet right now, an old laptop!
Well if it’s not then you can easily dig one up and even if you have to spend a few bucks you’ll still save money in the long run. Just a few hundred dollars will buy you a nice system to run everything and the cost will wind up being less than that of a VPS over time. Some questions you might have:
What about my internet connection getting hogged up?
Chances are you won’t notice this, I run GSA or Scrapebox around 100 threads and things run just fine. If you’re going really hard then it’s wise to monitor your internet usage to make sure you don’t go over your allotted amount. Worst case you could upgrade if necessary, an extra $10-$20 to boost your connection is still less than a VPS.
What about the spam police arresting me?
Come on bro, get yourself a set of proxies and you’re good to go.
What if I need to run software 24/7?
Not sure why you need to do that, people running GSA like that are confused.
Will the results be any different on a VPS compared to my home connection?
Nope, it’s all on the proxies my friend. And you’re likely going to have much more power on a laptop with your home connection than a VPS.
Can big G tell I spammed from my home IP where I built my site and check my ranks 20 times a day?
If you’re asking this question then you need to take your tinfoil hat off my friend.
Does it have to be a laptop?
No of course not, I just like having a laptop closed and tucked away, that and most of us have one around.
Ok Jacob, shut the hell up and tell us how to setup our own VPS already. Well it’s pretty damn simple so don’t get mad at me for making you wait this long.
- Free account for Team viewer
- Decent laptop
How to Setup your Spam Station
Make yourself a Teamviewer account and install that shit on both systems, your home and the laptop. Now change the settings on your laptop so it never goes to sleep and runs with the lid closed. After that, install all your tools and you’re good to go, just login to the laptop through teamviewer to run everything.
Voila, you’ve got yourself a home VPS spamming station!
Now take that extra money you’re saving now and put it to better use. Until next time bros, good luck smashing out more SERPs.
If you live outside the US (or even in the US for that matter) then your ISP could have different rates, fees, and terms so be sure to use your due diligence!