Anyone wanting to make a Xapo faucet i have made a download with complete instructions.All i ask is that you post your new Xapo faucet in this thread when your done, also i am here if you have any questions.
-------------->https://github.com/destinybogan/Faucet-Builder/archive/master.zip<------------Demo: http://www.bitcoinfaucetexchange.comThe menu is custom but you can add any bootstrap menu or make yourself.Xapo Faucets are better !!!! ******If you're having problems with the faucet only paying to xapo email and want to pay both email and btc address then change your
Scopes: all, accounts, addresses, users, pay_email, backend
Scopes: all, accounts, addresses, users, pay, backend ....... just write to the developers to change!So, you want to run a faucet?This is my Faucet using Xapo http://www.bitcoinfaucetexchange.comTable of Contents
:Domains and Hosting | Creating your Faucet | Advertising | Traffic | Other Methods of Monetizing | Things to Consider
In order to try and answer a few people's questions, I decided to make this guide about making and running a faucet. This is mainly based on my own experience, so it may differ from person to person.
Most faucets measure payments in Satoshi or Bits. 1 Satoshi = 0.00000001BTC. 1 Bit = 100 Satoshi/0.000001BTC.Part 1 - Getting hosting and a domain:Contents - Hosting | Domains
To begin, you will need somewhere to host your faucet and a way for people to access it. This part will help with that.
I will be listing services that take Bitcoin as a payment option but Doteasy.com
is the best in my opinion and does not take Bitcoin.TIP
- As enticing as it may sound, try not to use anything free (Free hosting/free domain). Free hosting can stop working if you get a large amount of traffic, and a free domain can make you look unprofessional. In case this does interest you I will link places you can get these things, but I wouldn't recommend them.Hosting:
There are several places you can get hosting for your faucet which you can pay for through several means. I will be listing services that I have tried and that I've seen recommended by other users. If you don't want to use any of these services then search around or look in the Service Announcements section for others.DotEasy
This is what i use because it's the best ... check it out http://www.doteasy.com/web-hostingNameCheap
* - http://www.namecheap.com
I have never used this provider for hosting, however it is one of the most trusted in the business. It has affordable prices, and top notch support staff. If you don't mind paying slightly more for hosting, I would recommend this.
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin, Paypal and others.
I have used Hostinger's services before with few problems. Hostinger provides free hosting or affordable unlimited hosting. I wouldn't recommend this hosting if you intend to use blockchain.info's API. This is because, on the free servers at least, I've found that the API is blocked from use. If you want to use this hosting with blockchain.info, contact blockchains support staff and I'm sure they can help you.
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin, Paypal and others.
I have never used this provider, though have seen it recommended by users on BitcoinTalk. It has been around for a while, and has somewhat affordable prices for it's hosting.
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin.
This host was suggested by a user on the forum and offers SSD hosting for an affordable monthly price. I have never used it, though it is run by a trustable member of the community. Use coupon code BITCOINTALK for a free months hosting.
BitcoinTalk topic - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1022773
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin, Paypal.SteadyTurtle
This host provides SSD shared hosting at affordable prices. In addition to this, they have a large amount of promotion codes at their BitcoinTalk thread.
BitcoinTalk topic - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=972575.0
Payment processors accepted - PayPal, Bitcoin, Payza (Alertpay), 2checkout.000Webhost
* - http://www.000webhost.com
I have used this hosting for few of my projects, however it suffers the same thing as almost all free hosting in that the specs of the hosting are lack luster. With a large amount of traffic accessing the site within a day, it will almost certainly go down.
Payment processors accepted - N/A3Owl
* - http://www.3owl.com
I have also used this service's free hosting for a few of my projects, however it suffers the same problems as above, in that you cannot have a large amount of traffic accessing your site without it crashing.
Payment processors accepted - N/ADomains:
There are a few trusted places that you can get TLDs (Top Level Domains) for your project, however not as many as hosting. When purchasing a domain, please use your head. If you see a site with no interactivity or using a free domain and trying to sell you a domain, don't do it.
This list does not include sub-domains.NameCheap
* - http://www.namecheap.com
The only place I would go for buying a standalone domain. With better prices than a large amount of the market, and a nice selection of TLDs it is arguably the best place to go.
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin, Paypal and others.Hostinger
If you buy any kind of hosting package with Hostinger, you get a domain free with your purchase with a number of TLDs. In addition, you can buy a domain separately.
Payment processors accepted - Bitcoin, Paypal and others.Bitronic Tech
Same as Hostinger, though I have never used this service so I cannot vouch for it.
Payment processors accepted - BitcoinVisfirm
As suggested by a user on the forum, this host provides fast SSD hosting for an affordable price. I have never used it, but it is run by a trustable member of the community. Use the code BITCOINTALK
Forum Topic - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1022773.msg11068229
* - http://www.dot.tk
This service provides free .tk domains for people to use. A downside with this is not only does it make your website look somewhat unprofessional, but .tk domains are regularly associated with scams.
Payment processors accepted - N/AFreeNom
* - http://www.freenom.com
This service provides free domains under 4 TLDs. The downsides with this service are the same as Dot.tk.
Payment processors accepted - N/ADotEasy
- http://www.doteasy.comThis is what i use because it's the best
... check it out http://www.doteasy.com/web-hostingPart 2 - Creating a faucet:
Before we begin, there is another guide on how to create a faucet using the FaucetBox micropayment processor here created by SpreadBit
If you have little programming knowledge, not to worry, there are several pre made scripts for you to use for your faucet.
Something you have to choose from is which payment processor and script you would like to use. There is little difference between them, so just pick based on your own opinion.
If you would like something custom made, try posting in the Services section and a dev may help you.TIP
- Once you have your faucet up and running, try to put an initial somewhat large deposit into your selected processor (0.01BTC or more). This will give you time to spread word of your faucet, without you having to worry about funds.FaucetBox
* - http://faucetbox.com
This processor was a successor to Microwallet after the admin left. This processor supports payments from Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Peercoin. This processor currently has a very large amount of faucets running on it, and is very trusted by the community. They offer a free faucet script here, and also a way to migrate a Microwallet faucet to FaucetBox here.
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1094930.0Paytoshi
* - http://paytoshi.org
I currently use this processor on one of my sites and it has worked very well. The admin is good with support and even made a library for payments on request. I would recommend this processor. This processor also provides a free faucet script, which you can find here.
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=881989.0Minifaucet
While this is not a payment processor, it is a faucet script created by Elbandi and supports withdrawals through Blockchain.info, Coinbase.com, FaucetBox.com, Xapo.com or a custom daemon. Using a daemon means that this script supports any coin. It is based off of the MyFaucet script for inputs.io, which was very popular and widely used a year or two back. This is the only faucet script here that supports on site balances, and direct payments to wallets. Because of this, you should use a high cashout minimum if you decide to use this script (0.0001BTC\10,000 Satoshi minimum).
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=333748.0
Once again, this is not a payment processor, but a faucet script made for http://wow.bitcoinproject.net/
. This script doesn't use any online API, instead it uses daemons to send the coins. This means that this script can use any currency, and also is not reliant on any other website to send payments. This script also supports blockchain.info withdrawals. In addition to this, it has very in depth settings and even an anti-tor script. However, this also means that this script requires some technical knowledge to set up and get running and also requires a VPS server to run well. The github has a link to get everything set up.
Contrary to the previous two, this is not a faucet script but a Bitcoin payment processor so you must make your own but your in luck keep reading. This is becoming increasingly popular in the faucet world as it provides bonuses for any webmaster who take up this payment processor. Xapo supports micro-transactions in the form of bits, allowing you to send from one wallet to the other. Here is a X
apo script with full instructions on how to install !!!! https://github.com/destinybogan/Faucet-Builder/archive/master.zip Part 3 - Advertising:
Contents - Captcha Advertising | Banner Advertising
So, obviously if you are giving out free bitcoins, you will need a way of getting money back. The main way to do this is through Advertising. In this section, I will give you a run down of the most popular ad networks.
I will be separating this into two parts, as there are two ways of putting advertising onto your faucet.CAUTION
- Some of these do not support Bitcoin withdrawal, which may make them unsuitable for some people.TIP
- Do not plaster your site with advertising. Believe it or not, you do not need 4 468x60 banners stacked underneath each other in order to make ends meet. Try to keep your advertising non intrusive, and do not encourage users to click your ads (it is against the ToS of most ad networks).TIP 2
- Do not use popup ads, or ads that redirect the user away from your faucet. This will make you look unprofessional, and will likely make it so you cannot advertise your faucet on certain sites (If you use the FaucetBox payment processor, your faucet will not be approved if you use pop up ads).TIP 3
- You may need to implement an anti-adblock script in order to stop loss of funds. There are a lot of scripts around for this, simply search Google for them.Captcha Advertising:
This is advertising which is displayed inside your captcha. This is useful as it is non intrusive and also gives your faucet some protection against bots.
This advertising source is not too great when it comes to earning money, and should not be relied upon for your funds. I will give examples of my earnings where I can.
?* - http://www.areyouahuman.com
This captcha gives the user small puzzles to solve in order to complete the captcha. These puzzles can sometimes be based around a certain product, which is how you generate money with this captcha. This captcha is apparently one of the better ones when combating bot abuse.Funcaptcha
* - https://www.funcaptcha.com/
This captcha gives the user small puzzles which must be solved in order to complete the captcha. This captcha is apparently one of the better ones when combating bot abuse.Captch Me
This French captcha provider gives a similar model to Minteye, in that you slide a bar to prove that you are not a bot. An ad is then displayed once the captcha has been successfully completed. I do not have much information on payouts and such, as there doesn't seem to be much on the website.Reklamper
A Russian captcha provider which provides a basic text captcha with an ad to the right hand side of it. This could perhaps be read by a bot, as the captcha seems to be pretty basic and not very skewed. Once again, I do not know much about payments and the like.SolveMedia
* - http://www.solvemedia.com
This is an extremely widely used and supported captcha type on most faucet scripts. Occasionally a small pre-roll ad will appear in the captcha, or simply just a banner at the top. You will earn for every captcha solved on this system. However, since some of this captchas questions are multiple choice answers, it can be easy for bots to decipher. In addition to this, in order to get a cash out, you have to fill in a tax form.CAUTION
- This captcha has been known for easy abuse by bots.Banner Advertising:
This is the advertising that will make you the money to help cover your faucet costs.
As said before, please do not plaster your site with as much advertising as humanly possible. Not only is it ugly on the eye, but it makes you look desperate.Anonymous Ads
* - http://www.a-ads.com
Probably the oldest bitcoin ad network still running. Pays based on the amount of views, but is dependant on which advertisers are advertising and their daily budget. I have used this network on all of my bitcoin projects and have been paid by it every time without fail. This ad network is for banner and text ads.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.0001BTC (No fee)BitMedia
* - http://www.bitmedia.io
This network displays both text and banner ads, and also boasts similar rates to Google Adsense. It also runs on a pay per click system.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.01BTC (No fee)Bee-Ads
Bee-Ads runs on the same system as AdBit, however their minimum bid is only 0.000001BTC. This ad network is only for banner ads.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.001BTC (0.0001BTC Network Fee)
MellowAds runs both CPM and CPC campaigns through out it's site. It allows advertisers to place both network and site-specific ads allowing it to reach out to sites of any size. In addition to this, it boasts 0% fees across it's network making it good for beginner sites.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.001BTC
CoinAdvert runs on a CPM (Cost per 1,000 views) system, mixed with the bidding system used in AdBit and Bee-Ads. An advertiser pays for 1,000 views or more for a price you set, and you get paid per view on that ad. This ad network is only for text advertising.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.002BTC (0.0001BTC Network Fee)AdBTC
This network runs on a network share system where publishers get money for their share of the impressions/clicks. In addition to this, this network allows advertisers to place a free ad on their network.
In order to be accepted into this network, you must add the code to your page and email the owner of the site (as is explained on their FAQ Page).Adalso
This network runs similarly to MellowAds, as it allows CPC ads broadcast over the network and bidding on specific sites. This network is only for banner ads.CPMLeader
An ad network that pays by a CPM system. You get paid for every unique impression every 24 hours.
Minimum withdrawal - $5 via PaypalBitClix
* - http://www.bitclix.com
BitClix runs on a pay per click system, meaning that every click on your ad gives you a set amount that the advertiser paid for. Can be good if you have a high click rate on your banners. This ad network is for banner and text ads.CAUTION
- There has been a scam accusation towards this site, however BitClix argue that the removal was due to low quality traffic from the site - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1032535.0
Minimum withdrawal - 0.001BTC (0.0001BTC Network Fee)AdBit
* - http://www.adbit.co
A successor to an older Bitcoin ad network which shut down after the admin went awol, AdBit runs on a pay-per-day bidding system. Basically, you put an ad space on your page, and people bid on it. The higher the bid the more of a share the advertiser has. Due to a spam of one satoshi bids, the default minimum cost per day is 0.0001BTC. This ad network is only for banner ads.CAUTION
- If you are using the default FaucetBox or Paytoshi script to advertise here your site may be taken off. Be sure to customize your script before adding this ad network. In addition to this, controversy has been created over the large amount of fees this network takes. These fees are up to change at any time.
Minimum withdrawal - 0.001BTC (0.0001BTC Network Fee)
* - http://www.google.com/adsense
The most popular ad network in the world. Runs off of both a cost per view and cost per click system based on the ad. A large amount of faucets use this system.CAUTION
- Bitcoin Faucets are arguably against the ToS, so if you earn a lot of money in a short amount of time your account may be banned. Please take care, and do not make your faucet's funds dependant on this network.
Minimum withdrawal - Dependant on your Country and Payment method
Media* - http://www.media.net
Media.net offers a CPM system which pays for every user which visits your website.CAUTION
- Some Bitcoin faucets can be against Media.net's ToS and Guidelines. Once again, use with caution and do not make your funds dependant on it.Part 4 - Traffic:
Traffic is extremely important for a site similar to a faucet. Without it, there would be little to no point running your site and it would likely put you in the negative. I'm not going to list every faucet list/rotator here else it would be endless, only those that pull in decent traffic.TIP
- Higher rewards are very likely to get you more traffic. With this in mind, don't offer rewards so high that your faucet is regularly dry (empty of funds) or filled with advertising; this will likely minimize traffic towards your site.FaucetBox / ScanTheBox
* - https://faucetbox.com/en/list
In addition to offering a micropayment processor and free faucet script, FaucetBox also has a faucet list and rotator that your faucet is added to. In order to get on this list, you must fill certain conditions listed on the site (e.g No popup or redirect ads). Your faucet must also use the FaucetBox API to be listed here.
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1094930.0Ifaucet
* - http://ifaucet.net/
Available in Russian or English, this faucet list/rotator brings in a large amount of traffic to faucets listed on it's site. As it caters specifically to Russian users, traffic from Russia/Ukraine can be increased significantly through this site.
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=826896.0
Paytoshi - https://paytoshi.org/faucets
Similar to FaucetBox, Paytoshi offers a faucet list in addition to a micropayment processor and faucet script. While I don't believe this gets as much traffic, you will get put on there if your faucet uses Paytoshi and is within their conditions.
BitcoinTalk thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=881989.0Xapo Faucet list - The Best Xapo Faucet list on the web !! -- http://bitcoinfaucetrelay.comMy Xapo Faucet - No.1 Xapo Bitcoin Faucet & List In the U.S.A !! -- http://www.bitcoinfaucetexchange.comPart 5 - Other Methods of Monetizing:
In addition to advertising, there are several other ways to monetize your faucet. As a faucet owner, you should take advantage of every way to monetize you can in order to allow for bigger rewards and more earning opportunities for your users. Here I will be listing non-shady methods of making extra money from your users, as I do not endorse anything shady personally.
* - http://ifaucet.net/
I believe this to be the most ethical method of earning extra bitcoins from your users. Certain rotators (such as ifaucet) allow you to input referral links to earn the referral earnings from the faucets your referrals visit. This allows users of your faucet to earn more from other faucets, while you earn referral commission without linking hundreds of faucets at a time.CoinWall
An easy to use offer-wall which is simply activated by signing up to their website and inputting code they give you onto the page. The reason this isn't recommended is that some offers can contain Adware or other malware to the users PCs which can be difficult to remove. Simply giving a warning about such offers should be sufficient.Part 6
- A few things to consider:
Alright, so now let's clear up some things about a faucet that people seem to think.Starting a faucet is insanely easy, and you require no programming knowledge.
While there are services out there that boast giving you a faucet, these can cost up to 1BTC and are a waste of money (in my opinion). Creating a bitcoin faucet is as easy as putting a few files into an FTP server, changing some text in one of the files, putting some advertising on it and keeping it funded. As people discover your faucet it will gain traffic naturally, even more if you help it along.Adding a referral program will (most likely) drive more traffic to your faucet.
Adding a referral reward to your faucet will cost you more to run, but will almost certainly increase the traffic to your faucet. This is because people will have an incentive (a reason) to share the link to your website and get users to join. In addition to this, as long as the referral isn't anything too ridiculous, it will cost you very little in comparison to the traffic you will get.Making a faucet will not make you rich.
Contrary to popular belief it seems, this is not the case at all. If you have some decent rewards on your faucet, you will be lucky to break even from advertising alone. I have known people that can make a large amount of money from owning a faucet, however it is not the faucet itself that gives them that money. so here is how you make money !!!
This is strictly my opinion owning and operating Bitcoin Faucets and experience that works for me.
1: First thing to do is open a Xapo account.
2: Find a good Faucet list on the web you admire.
3: Find one of those free hosting that doesn't cost anything. You will need two sites.one for a faucet list and two for a faucet until your faucet takes off then you can decide if your faucet is worth keeping and then buy a dot com domain and just forward the address.Keep in mind I payed for a domain and hosting after i saw good traffic.If your having problems finding a good free hosting + domain try this for an alternative until your faucet takes off http://www.noip.com/support/knowledgebase/diy-hosting-using-no-ip-wamp/
.Then i suggest you buy a no limit site when you start to profit.
Or if you can't afford it at all i would use this one personally for the list https://wordpress.com here is an example of one i made to show you how easy it really is https://xapofaucetlist.wordpress.com
but the wordoress should only be use for the list not the faucet.The faucet needs a Cpanel for installing.
1: Choosing which faucet script to use that is linked to a online paying system for auto payouts is a whole letter grade in my book.While some are more popular than others, some are better. In my opinion Xapo or custom faucets are the best for profits but Xapo is better than all in my opinion and you will see why in this post. Here is a faucet script i use for X
p and here is a Custom Faucet site but cost money http://www.faucettheme.com
. FaucetBox is another popular script and can be used the same way the Xapo maximizes automatic payments if you like FaucetBox
2:ok, so remember #2 about finding a faucet list you admire?? well, on one of those domains you must make a faucet list. take your time to make it nice spend lots of time on it .Don't just slap one together.This is going to be the bread and butter to pay for your faucet. The secret is this::: use the bitcoin address that is used to fill your faucet account for payouts for the ref link in the faucet list.In my Xapo account i never have to refill the faucet because i get thousands more deposits into Xapo wallet then payouts with the Xapo faucet on the same wallet acount and xapo payments are instant from one Xapo account to another including faucets. so basically my faucet bitcoin address payout account is the same as my faucet list referral bitcoin account address.
3: Once you have your list booming from advertising on all the social media and other faucet blogs like http://freebitcointalk.org
try and figure out your average a day. Once you make so much a day you can adjust your faucet to those payments so your faucet never goes dry. Keep in mind you must be making bitcoin on a daily basis to start you faucet up or you will run dry and that kills your faucet
4: keeping a faucet list on your Bitcoin Faucet is a must. To maximize profits for payouts you must have a small list somewhere on the faucet, preferably in their face .
5: Monetize your faucet with bitmedia, a-ads, mellow ads, google adsense and bee adds. You must mix them up in my opinion but only have 1 or 2 a-ads on the faucet the rest 2 of each. Remember to do the same to your faucet list to maximize profits.This is my faucet for example to see what i mean by in there face http://www.bitcoinfaucetexchange.com and diffrent advertising i use. Here is also my list that supports my faucet payouts 100% http://bitcoinfaucetrelay.com
. I have not paid one cent except when i started to profit i bought a domain for 40$ no limit site on doteasy. i started off with the wamp example . Smiley
I don't use google adsense because they screwed me out of paying me. They pay once a month when you reach 100$ and i was at 90$ and they said people were clicking using proxies or vpn. I tried to explain my site is based on bitcoin and anonymously but instead i ended up cursing the guy out so fuck google adsense. LOL
The reason most faucets die is because they can't afford to keep paying bitcoin and not making a profit.This is because they never had a profit to start with to feed the faucet. Don't make the same mistake.Fact is, all advert companies don't make you enough to make a profit except adsense but they pay you in cash and you will have to put up the bitcoin the first month and then you have to worry if they will cancel you and you lost all that bitcoin. Bee ads is good to profit if you have a popular site and they are having a bid war to place ads on your site but even that is for a season...
To be honest i don't make that much on ads ! I make more bitcoin or money on the referrals for different things on my site then on ads. On bitmedia i might get 3 clicks a day on average and they pay about 17000 sat a click. on a-ads I make about 30,000 everyday. Bee ads it depends on the bidding.
To get real traffic you should submit your websites to all search engines here http://www.entireweb.com/free_submission/
some you must do manualy on that site and make sure you check your email and click the submit in the emails.Another good traffic source is a crypto directory .Just list your site and the traffic will increase by 100% or more doing both.
Most of my money comes from the list and affiliates ads with different things related to bitcoin including giving away 10$ in bitcoin i get a commission. last week i made 600$ in commission giving away 10$ in gold which you can trade back into bitcoin. Its on my site if you want to sign up and work for them too!
All the Bitcoins i get from advertisers helps pay for the faucet. (You should know) The faucet is just one big free advertisement for what you're really selling,unless you like making micro bitcoins as a hobby that is fun too!
If you take my advice and come up with a way to make bitcoin on auto you will have a free faucet that you own and can advertise to 1000'S of people a day with stuff from amazon cause you are a affiliate of sell gold etc, there is plenty of items you can sell and this video helped me
with learning :::: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bedxiZXtxKo
6: The whole idea is to set up the faucet and just gather bitcoins with no maintenance other than to prune the dead faucets once and a while from your list and find new ones. So making money on auto is another definite letter grade . Using Xapo people get paid directly and there is no threshold to cash out because they don't charge you to use your money. Make sure you have more than one wallet account in xapo because you only want to keep as much money as you need in the account attached to your Xapo APP key in case you get hacked all websites can get hacked !!
7: Start using more social media sites to advertise your faucets more also get your faucet on other lists and make sure your faucet list has a link on the faucet
Kind Regards, Gifted
PS. Hope this helps, I had no teacher when i started so i thought this would help the poor and new.
PSS: The whole idea is to make a faucet that doesn't cost you anything so if it dies you never lost anything but pride but you gained knowledge and a steady income list forever.
Please post anything i missed or want to add and i'll add it to the top post if its feasible.
Here is stats from my page http://statcounter.com/p10532560/summary/?guest=1
At the moment i'm seeing how popular and how far this method will take me down the rabbit hole. As of now seems to be working fine.
That's it, now that you've read through this you should have a bit of a better idea on running a faucet and what it entails.
Have any more questions? Feel free to post them in this thread and I'm sure that either me or another faucet owner will help give you an answer.
Do you have a service that you want featured on this guide? Post here or send a PM and I will add it.
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Have a good day, and happy faucet-ing!
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