Originally Posted by Aquarezz
Apologies for going off topic here but I dont agree withe terminology being used here. Some places are expensive to live and some are cheaper. 0.23 Euros turns into around 14-16 INR . I am not sure how many of the webmasters are goinna make a living on that daily earning. It wont cover the internet bills either. So I will appreciate some research before having an opinion on such things. peace
Coming back to the topic, Yes people submit them manually. Being in India and knowing a few people who do it, I can give u an idea about its done(atleast by the people whom I know). A friend of mine from New Delhi(capital of India) does directory submissions, social bookmarking, SEO sort of jobs and is well renowned at DP(lets leave his identity apart). He has setup an office with around 10 emplyees. He pay them around 2500 INR to 4000 INR per month depending on the job they do. They work 12 noon to 5PM. So, at maximum his expense is 40000 INR thats around $1000. So if he gets 20 orders at $100 per job, he is already making a profit of $1000 per month.
Now, 2500-4000 INR is not that big a amount but then, these guys who work 5 hours a day from him are mainly students who utilise their free time to earn some bucks.
That's about one guy whom i know, there must be many more people doing it the different way. But still 1 Euro a day for spending your whole day on computer? That dont make sense.