I've received this question before, but I'll
answer it again. First of all, when you say
"deep web," I assume you're referring to the
"dark web," which refers to web content that
exists on "darknets" (overlay networks which
require specific software or configurations to
There are many darknets that exist, but the
most popular of these are Tor, I2P, Freenet,
and perhaps GNUnet.
Now, as for your main question - how do you
make money using the dark web? It's
possible, but most of the businesses I've come
across on Tor, for example, are darknet
markets that sell drugs, guns, fake IDs, fake
birth certificates, counterfeit money, stolen
PayPal accounts, etc.
Is that what you're interested in? There are
legal ways, I'm sure, they're just not nearly as
Perhaps what you could do is to set up your
own email service or some other kind of
service provider (especially something that's
privacy-themed). That's the other major
reason that people use networks like Tor -
privacy and confidentiality.
For example, there are well known email
services like SIGAINT (http://
sigaintevyh2rzvw.onion/ ) that ajjore
successful because they allow you to send
email without revealing your location or
Or, if you have the know-how, you could
design your own social network, blog service,
or something along those lines. You would
have to find a niche that hasn't yet been filled
on the dark web (say, extra privacy, or it's a
place that doesn't offer scams, etc.) That, in
theory, is legal - although some of the social
networks I've come across do advertise for the
drug markets, etc.
I would just advise that if you plan to do
something like that, become familiar with the
network itself first. As with any business,
you'll have competition, if you don't know
what you're doing, it will show, and people
will pick up on that.
For example, if you're creating a social
network, what sort of niche does it fill that
the others don't? Is it geared toward a certain
type of person? How would you make it stand
out against all the other social networks and
The rules are almost the same as on the
clearnet, but the types of goods and services
people are looking for tend to be different.
And also, the most popular currency on the
dark web (at the moment) is bitcoin. So I
would become familiar with that as well.
Is that helpful? Good luck to you.