How to Use Residential IP Proxies

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So what are they, what are they used for and how can I use them to make money.  Residential IP proxies are the latest tool in the armory of the many entrepreneurs who make their living online.  They might sound boring and dull but potentially these servers can unlock earning potential all over the internet.

But first lets identify one of the biggest problems and why these proxies can provide the solution.  It involves a very big limitation that most web sites try and impose on use, basically that we are locked to one and only one digital identity.  This means that any opportunities which can potentially be scaled are restricted by this limitation.

How to Use Residential IP Proxies

You’ll see it all over the place, as soon as you try and scale, multiply or automate anything online you get throttled or blocked.  On e-commerce platforms where limited release items are available there’s normally a one per customer rule.  Try and buy items from different countries to resell you’ll face the same restrictions.  Profit maximisation techniques involve restricting your access to the country you’re in and limiting it as well.  The same situation occurs in loads of other situations too.  For example take social media platforms where marketers can make huge profits by operating multiple accounts.  However again you’ll normally be restricted unless you find a way to hide your identity to bypass the restrictions, cough, cough residential proxies!

In most scenarios the basics of these limits are enforced by the IP addresses we connect to the internet with.  Most of the time we’ll use the same ones, although if you can do all this stuff by moving around a mobile phone offers an alternative.  For the most part though we’re restricted to the address assigned in our office or home.  Try and run 10 Instagram or Pinterest accounts aggressively from one address and your accounts won’t last long.  Try and buy a load of those instant markup limited edition sneakers and you’ll be disappointed too.  Anything that requires multiplication needs a way to create multiple identities to match them.

How to Use Residential IP Proxies

It’s pretty simple if you have identified any sort of task that can be scaled to make money.  Many people just focus on promotional tasks often around SEO like building multiple links using automated software.  Yet there’s numerous other options too, just look at places like Ticketmaster, the forums where the sneakerheads hang out for starting ideas.

So if one account can make $x worth of profit, multiplying that by twenty makes $20X profit.  Which is where you’ll need multiple IP addresses to service these identities.  Now we generally have to keep these secret, most sites don’t like people using multiple accounts and/or identities so our proxies must be carefully configured.

Just check out this video – Introducing Residential Proxies

The key word here is residential, because it refers to the IP addresses that the proxy uses.   This is the primary difference between a residential proxy and a standard one.  An ordinary proxy will use datacentre registered IP addresses as opposed to these residential ones.

It sounds kind of insignificant but it is the vital, crucial difference.  The problem is that real people, ordinary web surfers rarely use datacentre IP addresses.  So any connections made with these addresses have a high probability of being from proxy servers. Although you can hide your real IP address, and indeed maintain multiple identities with these addresses this is a huge problem. For any site you access, any account you manage or transaction you make it will be labeled by the websites security system as – ‘probably a proxy’.  Which could be interpreted at a minimum as someone gaming the system or the worse as a fraudster/spammer.   Neither is recommended and which is why datacentre proxies are becoming less and less useful and sometimes down right dangerous to use.

Our residential IP proxy however is viewed in a completely different manner.  These addresses are considered ‘ordinary home users’ and are completely trusted.  There’s certainly no great expectation of them being from a proxy server, because these addresses aren’t normally available to proxy owners.  The residential IP flies under the radar allowing anyone to operate on whatever platform they need with impunity.  Want to run fifty Instagram accounts using automated software, then residential addresses will let you do this.  Buying tons of the latest sneakers, no problem.  Want to setup a ticket scalping operations, boooo but it will work.

You still have to be somewhat careful, there are still ‘bad’ residential IP addresses too.  If they’ve been used by spammers or crooks then they get blacklisted too.  There are a few decent providers though who curate decent residential IP addresses and look after them carefully.  A couple of recommendations can be found below.

Storm ProxiesOne of the first providers of residential proxies.

Rotating Proxiesdecent, honest provider of rotating residential proxies from the US and EU.

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