Sushil Phuyal

Web Designer

Security Researcher

Freelancer

Photographer

Hacker

Sushil Phuyal

Web Designer

Security Researcher

Freelancer

Photographer

Hacker

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How to earn money with hacking on 2021?

Introduction

The noble art of hacking is not only fun but it can be very lucrative as well if you decide to spend your attention on the right things. There are a million and one disciplines in hacking and it might seem like an endless pit that you can keep pouring energy and time into without ever getting back anything but did you know hacking can make you a pretty penny as well? Many hackers have received incomes that most can only dream of but if we go one level down, there’s a lot of opportunities for the beginning hacker to draw into the cashflow of the hacking industry.

Whatever path you decide to take i want to stress that we need to stay ethical in every action that we undertake. This is no longer a game, we are about to attack a real company or multiple companies.

Bug bounties

Let’s start with the one most people are probably familiar with and even if you do not recognize the name i am sure you have heard about hackers getting 5 to 6 figure bonuses for hacking big tech companies like google. Not every hacker should expect to get the same outcome but a significant amount of hackers that turn to bug bounty hunting manage to grab some extra pocket money from what was just a hobby before. Don’t get me wrong, bug bounties is not easy but it’s certainly worth a shot.

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Penetration testing

Another way to make money with our lovely hobby is to train ourself to become good enough to be accepted into a company which performs penetration testing. The thing with hacking is that you can’t really go to any school to learn it. You just have to do it a lot and companies that hire penetration testers know this. They want you to have tried every possible attack scenario you could find and to show that. After the hiring process you will be guided by a senior to start your career as a penetration tester which will execute test cases at first but determine security testing strategies for big companies in no time.

Besides working for a boss you can of course always decide to go solo and start up a consultancy company. While this is not a bad idea at all, you have to know this can be risky as companies usually don’t really trust new penetration testers that don’t have a proven track record to test their most critical infrastructure. If you can break this wall down however you will find a wealth of new and emerging companies that all need security testing badly in this day and age.

What is penetration testing? 11 hacking tools the pros use | CSO Online

Training others

Now that you know how hackers operate, you can help others by teaching them how to hack ethically or defend themselves better from bad actors. A lot of consumers use their computers and the internet like it’s a completely safe place that does not contain any threats but you know just as well as me that this just is not the case. You can help contribute to a safer internet by informing people about the dangers and training them on how to defend themselves all while making some side money. If you are really passionate about training, you can even consider making this a full time job after judging your chances in the market properly.

Helping people after a cyber attack

With covid-19 rising, we also saw a big increase in cybersecurity attack on companies and consumers. With your newfound knowledge of these cyberattacks, you might be able to help the victims of these cyber attacks recover and if you are providing them tech support, you can certainly make some good coin with this method. You can possibly offer to remove any viruses that were installed or possibly try to recover data after the system crashed and is unable to recover.

Doing research into hacking

If you are the kind of person that likes to take everything to the extreme and to be at the forefront of a field, there is great potential in hacking. It might not seem like it because when you discover something completely new, there seems to be no immediate reward. We can report defects to companies that we have found but if they are unresponsive there is not much we can do. After the issue has been fixed however and on the condition that you leave out any details that might reveal your target, it’s possible to start writing or producing video’s about what you found and how you did it. There are a lot of hackers who are always interested to learn new things and you can get paid to start your own blog or YouTube channel if it gets popular enough. You can keep growing these social media channels as you go along and make new discoveries.

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