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Top Tip : Buy Good Proxies to Make Real Cash

Writing a blog about proxies which has been around for many, many years does have certain advantages.  One of the most important is that you often become aware of some wonderful online money making ideas, very early on.  The reason?  Well simply because almost any online opportunity which needs to be scaled will usually involve operating multiple identities in order to scale.  You can’t really do that without proxies.

Take for example the buying and selling of concert and sporting tickets, or scalping as it’s often (angrily) referred to.  You know that you can resell that extra AC/DC or Bruce Springsteen ticket at a hefty profit online.  Yet you’re never going to become rich doing this, for one very simple reason – you’ve only got one spare and that’s only because your girlfriend dumped you!  But wait what if you could get your hands on 10, 20 or even a hundred of these tickets?  Multiply that nice little profit 100 times and you’ve got the basis of a full time online career.

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What’s more this career involves very little actual work and gives you loads of free time to enjoy your income.  Let me give you a rough idea of the daily tasks that the average, low level ticket scalpers will have to accomplish in order to make his income.

Research – this is going to be the most time consuming and possibly the most boring part of the job.  You need to be aware of all the opportunities, which are the hottest tickets?  When are they being released to the public? Where’s the best place to resell them – craigslist, eBay, fans forum or a ticket resale site?

Buying – probably the hardest part of the job?  You need to get hold of enough tickets to resell?  No tickets means no profit and the tickets that provide the biggest returns are obviously scarcer and harder to get hold of.  Anyone who has tried to buy a ticket for an event like this knows how difficult it can be.  You are not just after a couple either you want much more than this!  However the organizers of these events don’t like the resell market so will take extra care to limit purchases to a couple per person.  This is where proxies come in, without them you have no chance of buying any number.

Selling – the experienced operators know exactly where to sell these tickets for maximum profit, with minimum hassle.  The trick is to offload them quickly and easily making a decent (but reasonable) profit on each one.  A discrete, quick transaction is best not a high profile, aggressive online bidding war!  Repeat customers where you can sell directly too are perfect, which you don’t get by ripping people off.

This is of course just a simple example, although a perfectly legitimate one that does work.  The concept relies on buying something in short supply and reselling at a profit, nothing particularly clever.  Tickets for concerts is a pretty obvious one and indeed there’s lots of competition from people (and large firms) doing this.  However there are many variants on this idea and lots of completely different opportunities to make your living online too.   Once you start looking for these ideas, they are literally everywhere yet obviously original ideas tend to have much less competition.

Whatever the Angle – its Critical to Buy Good Proxies

Back to our little example, where most people fail in the ticket marketing niche (and anything similar) is actually buying enough tickets to make it worthwhile.   Many years ago it was perfectly feasible to take a couple of days off work, sit down by your computer and make multiple applications and grab yourself a few dozen tickets.  Unfortunately those days are long gone, most ticket e-commerce sites are packed with all sorts of technology designed to prevent multiple purchases.  This is the case for most websites where demand is high and supply limited.

So what’s to be done, how do you bypass these limitations and operate freely?  Well like most online money making activities the key is the ability to operate under multiple identities.  This doesn’t mean you have to act like an undercover spy with fake passports and disguises.  What you need to do is have complete control of your digital identity.  This is absolutely crucial and allows you to switch your IP address and connect to the websites multiple times and thus conduct as many separate transactions as you need.

The proxies serve two important functions –

  • Hides your real identity and location.
  • Provides alternative digital identities.

The name is actually very descriptive as they really do act as your proxy, with the right setup you can appear to be a wide variety of people accessing from completely different locations all without  moving from your computer.  So whatever function you need – be it buying stock from an e-commerce site, operating a bunch of Instagram or Twitter accounts or promoting your own website or blog – then it’s so much easier to do when you have multiple options.

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The key though is to make sure that these multiple identities are both trustworthy and respectable ! If you use free proxies then even in the unlikely event that the servers are secure and safe, then the IP addresses will be definitely blacklisted because people will have been using them to spam across the planet.   Same goes for loads of commercial proxy providers, it’s tempting to buy proxies cheap but you’ll usually end up with a bunch of them which are loaded up with abused IP ranges that many servers block instantly.

Obviously this greatly depends on what you’re doing with them, using blacklisted IPs addresses to manage your precious Instagram accounts won’t end well.  While E-commerce servers will routinely be checking for any addresses flagged to prevent fraudulent transactions too. If you’re just doing market research, or using some automated SEO tool to promote your blog then using some cheap IPV4 proxies may be just fine.

For most other activities, you need fast, well configured ninja proxy servers with decent IP addresses.

Rotating Proxies Can Offer Quantity and Quality

One of the major detection steps that caused real problems for proxy providers is when sites starting to distinguish between the classification of IP addresses.  Previously the only things that were checked was location and whether the IP address was on any blacklists.   However when Netflix started to block access from commercial IP address ranges, the big web companies noticed how effective this was at detecting the use of proxies and VPNs.   Almost overnight millions of people who used VPNs to access Netflix or change their Netflix region, were instantly blocked from the site.

Essentially what they did was to only allow access to IP addresses which were registered to residential addresses i.e home users.  Anyone else was restricted from accessing the site, it did mean that you couldn’t watch Netflix from work anymore but that was considered a small price to pay.  All the VPN and proxy services used commercial addresses because they simply didn’t have access to residential addresses.  Nowadays it’s a common check that servers perform to look up whether the inbound connection originates from a residential IP address.

It was a major shakeup to the proxy industry, virtually every online business opportunity needed to use the same IP addresses that home users used.  However they were very hard and expensive to obtain, you could pay a lot and still get access but any sort of scale was extremely expensive.  Sure a few hundred dollars a month allowed you to buy residential proxy servers but they had to be dedicated too and very carefully managed.   Slowly the providers obtained more access to residential addresses however the cost didn’t fall much as they were still scarce.

The significant change was the development of rotating or backconnect servers which could automatically manage pools of residential IP addresses.  These could ensure that there was no concurrent access (multiple users on an address at the same time) while sharing the addresses among a larger number of subscribers.  Although this didn’t mean cheap residential proxies it did reduce the cost significantly so they became much more affordable.

Choosing the Right Proxy for the Task

If you look at the different sections in one of my favorite companies  RotatingProxies.com, you’ll see that not only are the services split up into type but they are also grouped into the specific tasks.  For people who just need proxies for a specific task then this is definitely the best method of selecting which service to use, here’s some of the sample types –

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Why are these proxies so different?  Simply because they are specifically designed for the task that you need.  The problem is that the specific requirements for each task,  change all the time and it’s very difficult to keep track of the specific requirements.  Just take a look at anywhere Instagram marketers hang out and you’ll see they’re forever getting blocked, shadow banned and even deleted when managing multiple accounts.  The idea is that these servers are custom designed for each platform and have IP addresses specially curated for use with them.

Some platforms require residential IP addresses, others look for concurrent connections and check blacklists, some will simply block addresses from different countries.  Certain activities like the SEO software category are not so restrictive and you can often just buy cheap proxy servers with standard IP ranges.  In fact I commonly will use VPN client software for tasks like this where it’s not so important about sharing IP addresses or having one from a residential range and it’s a much cheaper alternative.  My suggestion is to try out Identity Cloaker and switch it to rotate IP addresses automatically every few minutes.  Another option for those seriously short of cash is to buy a proxy checker to use free services but don’t on any account connect directly to these proxies or browse through them.

It’s so very tempting to cut corners in your online businesses especially when starting out.  However if you think you need proxies, and nearly all of us do, to make money online then don’t risk failing by using the wrong type.  Don’t focus on price as there’s only one way to lower costs dramatically and that’s by overloading, overselling or using ‘bad IP addresses’ any one of these will probably result in the failure of your online activities.  Find a decent proxy company and talk to them, tell them what you need and they’ll advise.  These businesses only thrive with long term successful clients, so they need you to succeed as well – they can and will help.

 

 

Don’t Use a VPN Router for UK TV !

Sometimes the simplest solutions are often the best.  Lots of British Expats spend an awful lot of time trying to replace the things from the UK that they miss. However happy people are in their new location, there’s always going to be an element of homesickness at some points.  For me I can never quite get used to Christmas in the sun or  foreign chocolate which never quite tastes the same.   Yet the real biggie for many of us is UK television, it’s difficult to replace as I reckon it’s  best in the world especially for English speakers.

So it’s not surprising that there are many discussions on how to access these TV stations from your new location.  Anyone who has lived abroad or traveled a lot will know that although all the UK TV stations broadcast everything online, if you’re physically outside the United Kingdom then it doesn’t work.  All the major British channels check on your location when you connect, if your IP address is registered outside the United Kingdom then you won’t be able to watch.

You’ll get something like the following screen – either an error message or a notification that you’re outside the UK.

VPN Router for UK TV

Trying to Connect to UK TV Abroad

There are solutions of course and many millions do enjoy the best of British TV from all over the world. They’re not that hard to find,  after all the internet is jam packed full of workarounds, cheats and hacks.  However many of these can be needlessly complicated and expensive.   The simplest solutions are all based on accessing the various TV stations websites online  – e.g BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub etc, but even then there’s quite a few methods and many simply don’t work in 2019.

To access the online channels, you need to convince the website that you’re actually in the United Kingdom.  Each site determines your location by looking up where your IP address is registered, if it’s not in the UK then nothing will work.   Unfortunately it’s not actually possible to change your IP address however you can hide and obscure it.  The main methods are to use VPNs and proxies to ‘bounce’ your internet connection through, so instead of seeing your real IP address the website sees the address of the intermediate computer.

As long as the proxy/VPN server is

  • In the United Kingdom
  • Configured so it can’t be detected.
  • Not Blocked by the website
  • Doesn’t have too many user

– then it should work perfectly, the website will think you’re in the UK and you’ll have full access to every UK only website.  Sounds easy? Well it is really but there are some complications.  However there’s really no need to pay big bucks for a preconfigured VPN router, because there’s easier options.

One of the major difficulties though is that we now watch TV on all sorts of different devices, not just computers.  Anything with a screen and network access from Smartphones to Games consoles can be used.  Getting these devices to connect to a VPN or proxy server can be difficult and sometimes almost impossible.

Fortunately it is possible to solve this problem and actually enable a fake UK IP address for all your devices in one place.

Using a VPN Router for UK TV

As mentioned, there are many complicated methods to enable VPNs on your different devices.  You can even set up your internet router to establish a VPN to a UK server too.  The advantage of this is that all your traffic is routed through this UK including all the traffic from devices connected to this router.  So theoretically you can enable UK TV access on all your devices without having to enable anything on them directly.

This does involve owning a specific type of router though and I can guarantee it’s not the crappy, under powered one your ISP gave you either.  Remember it’s a client side outbound VPN connection you need to the UK server.  Many routers which advertise VPN functionality actually mean they’ll handle inbound VPN connections from the client only.   Which is great for accessing your router securely but useless for David Attenborough on BBC iPlayer!

If  you have the right router, some technical knowledge and a little perseverance it is perfectly possible to use a VPN router for UK TV.  It might even be the best solution particularly if you only use the router for specific devices and just to watch the BBC for example.    But remember when you enable a VPN on your router all your traffic will go through that tunnel which is connected to a server in the UK.  This includes your email, messaging, simple browsing absolutely everything all redirected to the UK.   It can be a nuisance as well, because useful geolocation like Google finding you local results instead of those in the UK will also be affected.

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It’s called Smart DNS and for many people who just want to watch UK or US TV stations makes more sense than a complicated openvpn router.  There’s actually no direct VPN involved but you simply change your DNS settings to point at a specially configured DNS server.  Just input them into your router’s internet setup page like the page on my Linksys VPN router below.

router with vpn and firewall

So instead of going to a standard DNS server, which will normally be automatically allocated for you when you connect to your ISP you use a Smart DNS one. This works in exactly  the same way as a standard DNS server resolving IP address and domain names apart from one crucial difference.  Whenever it sees a request for a geo-blocked web site like the BBC it will route the initial connection through a server in the appropriate country.

One quick change and everything on your network will be unlocked!

So for the BBC your connection will be temporarily routed through the UK, for US sites it will go through a server in the USA and so on.  Basically  the Smart DNS server contains a list of sites to unlock automatically and when required will hide your location.

This has loads of advantages but one of the major ones is that unlike a full VPN the rest of your connection is unaffected.  What’s more only a small amount of your traffic is routed through the external servers, just enough to hide your location, so the rest of your browsing will work as normal.  It’s like having a dedicated VPN router which automatically works but only when you really need it.

What’s the Catch – Sounds Great !!

For watching TV and bypassing blocks it works really well but there are catches which you should be aware of.  Probably the most important is that although this provides the same functionality it’s not exactly a VPN router for UK TV.

There’s no layer of encryption for example so your internet connection is not protected.  There’s also a requirement that your exact IP address has to be registered with the Smart DNS company to work.  So every time it changes you need to reregister the address with your provider, it’s not so bad on a home connection but not really feasible for using on a mobile which will switch addresses frequently.   This is not a problem when the mobile is using your Wifi at home though as the IP address in this case would not change.

 

British IP Proxy for a UK IP Address

Many people end up on this site, because they’re looking for a method to change their IP address to a UK one, for instance using a British IP proxy.

There’s a variety of different reasons for this, quite often it’s British Expats who have moved abroad and still want to watch the BBC or ITV, some people who just like UK Television or simply those who realize that a British IP address is much less likely to get blocked or filtered than their own.  Even things like academic subscriptions have restrictions – read here about how Oxford University Press restrict access based on your IP address.

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It’s kind of sad really, the internet used to be a very level playing field, and one that was open and accessible to everyone – irrespective of location.

Those times have changed though, and wherever you are based you’ve probably come across one of those “video not available in your country” or “sorry that’s not available” type messages.  The reality is web filtering and blocking is becoming increasingly common,  even if you’re based in somewhere like Europe or the USA.   Having said that the likelihood of it happening increases greatly if you’re in a country like Turkey, China or Iran whose governments heavily filter the internet.

In any case, although these blocks are common place, there’s no doubt that having something like a US or UK IP address means that you’ll get denied a lot less often.  In fact if you use the advice  in this post, you can actually ensure you’ll never get blocked at all, ever.

 But let’s start with getting something from a UK IP address list.  Your IP address is the number (internet protocol number) assigned to you when you connect to the internet.  It is actually completely unique to you and can also used to link you to a specific location.  Most of the major web sites do this when you connect, they look up your IP address and then check your location.  If you’re in the UK, your ISP will only assign addresses from a UK IP address range.

Why You Need a British IP Proxy if You Travel

So why is this a problem?  Well just have a look at this screenshot, which I took last week when I was waiting for a plane in a Turkish airport.

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As you can see it didn’t work, a polite but firm message informing me that I could only watch the BBC iPlayer when I’m in the UK.  It’s been like that for many years and it doesn’t matter where you are – France,  Spain, Canada, Japan or the US – anywhere outside the UK and you’ll be blocked.   The reason is that you won’t have a British IP address which is the mechanism the site uses to control access.

You’ll see exactly the same thing happen on thousands of other sites.   Try and access Hulu from outside the USA or the music site Pandora, then exactly the same happens.  It wouldn’t perhaps matter so much if these were small unimportant sites, but the reality is that most of the biggest, best and most important media sites on the internet do this.  What’s more the number of sites doing this is growing all the time.

But fortunately there is a way to bypass these blocks by hiding your real IP address as and when you require. You can also show the site you’re visiting a completely different one if you need as well.  It’s all done through using an intermediary server which sits between you and the web site your visiting.  These servers are called proxies and you can use them to bypass virtually any country based filter.  You just use a proxy in the correct country before you visit the site – so a UK IP proxy will allow you access to the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 for example.

In fact there’s now a mini industry built up giving people access to a variety of these proxies in different places, precisely to bypass these blocks.  There are even a few that sell a software tool so you can simply click at the country you need and they do the rest.  Which means you can switch from using a UK proxy online to a US one, simply by clicking on the right server.

It’s Simple to Use a UK Web Proxy to Change to a UK IP Address

 Here’s one of the best UK proxy programs being demonstrated in this video –


This is a program called Identity Cloaker, a security program that as well as protecting your internet connection by encrypting everything you do, also allows you to hide your real location when you need to.  So you just click on the country you need and that will be the IP address assigned to your connection.  Switch from UK for the BBC, choose an Irish IP for RTE, grab a US address for American only sites like Hulu and so on. It takes literally a minute to switch from country to country.

If you’ve ever been blocked or filtered from a site this is your solution.  It also works if you live in a country which blocks websites itself. It’s very popular in countries like China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Thailand for example both to hide your location, bypass blocks and keep your browsing private.

Additional Information

Here’s the link for Identity Cloaker – I can recommend the 10 day trial subscription here to try it out first.

Finding your IP Address on Windows – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/find-computers-ip-address#1TC=windows-vista

Using Proxies for Ticketmaster

So why would anyone need to use a proxy server to access Ticketmaster?  After all what’s the point in hiding your location to someone who you’re presumably trying to buy tickets off, after all they have to send them to you don’t they!   Well the reason might surprise you, shock you or perhaps even give you a great idea to give up your day job!!

Anything that’s in demand online has the potential to make someone some money.  Tickets for popular concerts are always very difficult to obtain.  Even if you’re super organised and sit at your computer with credit card in hand the moment they’re released is no guarantee.  As anyone who’s tried this and ended up frustrated as the screen freezes or times out until you end up missing out can testify to.

Proxies for Ticketmaster

The simple fact is that you may think you’re prepared to be first in the queue for the latest Ticketmaster release but there’s a whole bunch of people who will get in front of you.  For a start you’re not competing just against people, because lots are using automated software to buy their tickets.

Special computer bots designed just for ordering and buying tickets as fast as possible are freely available on the internet.   They are impossible to beat by just doing it manually, as their response time is so much quicker and they can be pre-configured with all the information to make a sale instantly.

What’s worse they are rarely used to just buy a couple of tickets, most of the times they are designed to pick up tens or even hundreds of tickets.  Using multiple identities to grab all the best seats and usually the best prices too.   You know what happens next, they appear on those other ticket sites at hugely inflated prices being sold to those who were probably in the same digital queue.

Of course, Ticketmaster and all the other ticketing companies don’t really like this.  They spend lots of resources trying to detect and block the automated purchases but usually results in little more than lots of updates to the Ticket bots.  The other focus is on blocking the multiple purchases usually focusing on detecting connection and IP address information.  This is normally much more effective and anyone who relies solely on the Ticket software will get their IP address blacklisted quickly  at this stage.

Which is why people need lots of IP addresses and hence proxies to buy lots of tickets.

Proxies for Ticketmaster

Now I should point out at this point out that not everyone who uses the automated software and these ticket proxies is trying to make lots of money and resell at inflated prices. Although there’s certainly a lot of these people and firms as you’ve probably seen, they’re normally referred to as Ticket Scalpers. Many people I know simply use the software and proxies to buy their own tickets for friends and families, often only reselling at cover price for people they know.

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In some ways it’s the only way to guarantee being able to get these tickets without having to pay ridiculous amounts on the secondary market. There is some investment involved the Ticket Bots can be quite expensive, simply because they need to be updated so often. However the costs of proxies has come down significantly if you use the correct set up.

Firstly an ordinary proxy with a standard IP address is absolutely no use if you’re intending to buy multiple tickets from Ticketmaster. There are several pre-requisites that are essential to avoid detection:

  • They must not be blocked or already used recently with Ticketmaster
  • Must be quick in relation to the Ticket agencies website.
  • Residential IP address – these are much less likely
  • Reasonable price – if the costs are too high it’s easier to simply pay the higher costs directly.

This could get expensive, especially because residential IP providers tend to charge a lot for these addresses because they’re hard to get.  So if you combine these with a dedicated proxy which is not used by anyone else then you’re talking a lot of money to even rent for a few weeks.

However the proxy market is well known for being adaptable and a series of providers have developed specialised packages for all sorts of purposes.  This includes some companies who have developed proxies for Ticketmaster, a cheap supply of residential IP addresses which can be used directly to buy from the Ticketmaster site.

So it’s not that hard to do, the biggest initial cost is the Ticketmaster Bot at a few hundred dollars.  The proxies can be hired on short term for however long you need them and are surprisingly inexpensive.  It’s worth pointing out that you have to use residential proxies like these or the software won’t work.  Ticketmaster block multiple connections from single IP addresses and if you try and use free or commercial proxies those accounts you create will get blacklisted and filtered very quickly.

It’s actually quite simple to set up and the advantage of using the software is you don’t have to even be there if you’re computer is switched on and connected.   Of course there is a moral element to this, and these programs do create some shortage in the ticket markets especially when they#’re used on a commercial level.

It’s not actually correct to blame all the woes of the ticket market at the door of these programs and the providers of these monthly proxies.  These bots only allow people to compete for the tickets which are released to the general public which is sometimes only about 10% of the total.   The majority of tickets get siphoned off before this to agencies, sponsors, providers of corporate packages and other such groups.  This is where the real issue is, and these form the majority of the tickets which you’ll find being resold for vast sums.

Anyway if you’re interested in buying concert tickets online or for any high demand event including football and soccer matches then there’s a bot available for you.  Check out the Ticketbot site for a huge range of different automated ticket software including some for UK football tickets like Arsenal and Liverpool.

To make these work you’ll find below the best option to buy Ticketmaster proxies online.

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Using Rotating Residential Proxies Online

Finding a proxy or two online isn’t very hard, there’s always a few new ones being left open somewhere. Perhaps from an inexperienced administrator who’s accidentally left his server open to the world or someone who’s not configured their firewall properly. It’s actually much more easily done than you’d imagine, often web enabled applications install or enable proxy services with little warning. Before you realise then thousands of strangers are piggybacking your server and bandwidth without your permission. Of course, this scenario is even more likely with the prevalence of ‘always on’ internet connections in millions of homes across the world. Lots of malware is configured to install things like Glype proxies or FTP servers for attackers to use without their owners knowledge too.

Rotating Residential Proxies
Despite this, the reliability and of course the safety of using these servers is obviously not great. Using someones misconfigured or worse hacked server is never a wise move even if you accept the fact that you’ll be sharing it with thousands of others. Yet the demand for proxies for a variety of reasons is growing all the time.

So why do people need loads of proxies? After all you can only use one at the time when you’re browsing the web or watching something online. Well there are actually lots of reasons, people use all sorts of automated software which harvest and analyse data, post adverts on multiple sites, or even bots which are used to buy products online.

Internet marketers for instance use all sorts of software to promote their products by automatically posting on social media, creating links on websites publishing adverts on commercial sites. Other people use bots (automated robots) to make multiple applications for online goods like sneakers and concert tickets for reselling. There are literally hundreds of applications which require access to multiple identities to work properly and they need proxies and lots of them.

Let’s take one example, there’s a whole host of online tools which allow people to buy lots of the latest sneakers online. These work by making repeated applications and requests to the web servers until they are successful, unfortunately if all these applications come from the same IP address then they get blocked very quickly. In order to work these ‘bots’ need lots of residential IP addresses to work, they’re commonly described as sneaker proxies but all they are is proxy servers which have access to lots of these home registered addresses. Each one of these residential addresses however is expensive and if they are overloaded become worthless as they end up being blocked by the websites themselves.

There is a solution developed by the specialist residential IP providers who operate in this space, who’ve developed systems that give access to hundred of residential proxies and addresses.

Rotating Residential Proxies

The problem is two fold, the IP addresses that are needed are classified as residential ones which in turn are extremely difficult to obtain unless you own an ISP. These applications also need lots of these addresses to run properly because each individual connection needs to be made from a different IP address. Having dedicated access to hundreds of residential IP addresses would cost a fortune every month so a systems has been developed which allows these addresses to be shared effectively.

They are known as backconnect residential proxies and they are in effect a single proxy gateway which gives access to a whole network of individual proxies with different configurations. The backconnect proxy operates usually under a single gateway IP address yet rotates it’s external calls through randomly selecting individual residential based proxy servers. The gateway will automatically rotate through these addresses every few minutes so that no single address is ever the same or over utilized. This is essential because if too many requests come through a single address then this will be flagged by the destination websites and they’re likely to be blocked. This makes them worthless for that particular site until the block is lifted.

This setup means that all you need to do is configure your application to point at a single gateway IP address and the backconnect proxy will then rotate through individual proxies automatically, making them virtually indistinguishable from normal home users. They can be used to automate all sorts of tasks from applying for concert tickets, to posting hundreds of adverts on localised portals like Craigslist or Gumtree. Without using software and residential proxies then posting more than a single time would be pretty much impossible.

Each individual connection therefore looks like it comes from a completely different location and machine.  Each of these proxies not only has a different residential IP address but a completely different footprint too supplying varying metadata like OS, browser types etc to complete the deception.

The other main advantage though is that it significantly brings down the cost.  Because each server is only used for a couple of minutes by each backconnect proxy before being rotated, that means that they can be shared around users and applications much more effectively.  Paying for dedicated access to thousands of residential proxies would cost a fortune and would simply not pay.

Using this method,  for a few dollars you can have automated software running through this network of residential proxies almost twenty four hours a day. This  means that it’s much more affordable for all sorts of online entrepreneurs.   remember some of the applications only cost a few hundred dollars and can earn people a substantial online income.  We’ve mentioned the ‘sneaker bots’ above, the applications which automate buying designer and limited availability sneakers – many individuals earn a six figure income from running these Bots and reselling the sneakers on places like eBay and Amazon.

So if you’re looking to expand your online empire, or need to run automated software which requires multiple residential IP addresses then you’re best bet is using rotating residential proxies.   This is a very specialised market and they’re only a few companies who maintain and run such a network, here’s our recommendation.

The fastest, safest and best rotating residential proxies come from a company called Storm.

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Check out their backconnect residential proxy trial which you can test for 48 hours and get your money refunded if they don’t work for you.