bootleg crm + scraper

date: 2024-04-02, tags = ['projects']

quick exploratory solution to generating leads for cash strapped enterprises

this is just a set of scripts towards automating lead generation from c_base and t____k. first, i use c_base's free api to search for all company names that match my search query, then i parse their state data for each company's website on c_base. this probably can be categorized as exploiting an vulnerability, as their source code exposes data that they are trying to charge $$$ for!! (perhaps their devs are noobs...) output is a csv with linkedin, emails, contacts, etc for any company thats on cbase :3

note: use proxies and header randomization if you want to automate this and scale it up ^_^ they banned my ip from making http requests LOL

k__odata? t__**k?

k__odata has decent data for t_k marketing and t_kshop, but you won't find any useful lead generation from them. my approach was just to scrape and clean whatever companies they had as top ranked, then run them through c_base's search api and find contacts that way.

this approach is still in progress and i might not finish it as im pursuing other lead generation angles, but generally it goes like: find company/shop names, abuse c_base for their contacts, then clean/format everything and use it in either a proper CRM or just some spreadsheet 0.0


possible future avenues for lead generation that i'm exploring:

  • finding a burner android phone with a US sim and scraping for emails/whatsapp through the tiktok shop using ADB to automate
  • same as above but using an emulator (bluestacks and memu dont work, but memu has higher potential using the python package memuc)

shoutout to

miffy zone dedicated to my loving gf, jasmine e. tran