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How to make money with porn

You must have heard time and time again about the billions of dollars that go into the adult industry every year. It is no wonder, as every one of us was at the receiving end of such content at least once in our lifetimes. Yet, it is funny how even in the 21st century it is still a bit of a taboo to talk about the porn itself, not to mention discussing details of how you can make money from porn.

Even if you are not interested in getting into the industry itself, there are lessons here about innovation, choosing target audience, niche marketing, and much more. This might be of value to any entrepreneur.

If you are looking for answers, look no further, as we are going to delve into all the details of this highly profitable industry.

So, what can I do?

It depends on your preferences. You don’t feel that you’d be comfortable in front of the cameras? It is not a problem. You would like to do something creative? There is an option for you. You just want a part-time job? That is possible as well.

Possibilities here are almost endless.

Due to the lack of support from the government (as opposed to some other industries), the adult industry has always had to find ways to be one step ahead. That is why the rapid development of the World Wide Web created a plethora of opportunities both for finding your kink and for starting your own online business.

There are several branches in the industry, and each of them hold various options.

To quickly name a few:

  • Adult advertising
  • Tube sites
  • Webcam sites
  • Skype shows
  • Phone sex
  • Writing porn

 

As you can see, options are versatile. Depending on what you are comfortable with, what is your budget and how invested you are in getting in this business, you can choose the best option for yourself.

Nevertheless, this diversity can be pretty confusing. In the following paragraphs, we’ll go into more depth about various options, to help you get a better grasp of it all.

 

1. Tube sites

This is one of the more popular options among beginners in the industry, as it is one of the easier ones. Here, there is no need to create original content, so you are free from all the expenses and complications that would come with it.

As long as you follow some simple rules, like hosting your website offshore, there are no legal complications either. All you have to do is download content from porn websites, crop it, and upload it to your website.

Tube websites are the most popular among users who look for adult content nowadays, in the first place because paid membership is not required. Due to this, the way you can make revenue is from video advertising and affiliate advertising.

The most popular way to earn money is by placing ads for camgirl websites or chat rooms on the website banners. By renting this ad space, you get a commission for each user that clicks the ad. This can provide a steady income over time, and it is one of the most straightforward ways to make money uploading porn.

2. Professional porn

When talking about the porn industry, the majority of people will first think of porn stars. The truth is, they do earn an astounding amount of money, between $100,000 and $350,000 a year. Male porn stars earn less than their female co-stars, but this can also vary depending on a specific niche.  

Nevertheless, starting a professional career this way can be complicated for numerous reasons.

Here, you have to invest more time and effort. It is required that you have more than 18 years of age, you are supposed to do regular health tests, and in a majority of cases you are supposed to be fairly good looking. Finally, you are supposed to find an agent that will represent you, and this step itself can be tricky, as there are many ways to get scammed. Make sure to do a thorough check-up on your prospective representative.

Still, with enough effort, perseverance, and caution, this can be the most lucrative role in the industry.

3. Homemade porn

Again, homemade porn is one of the more popular options, as it allows you to start an online business from your home. Also, it is much easier than getting into the professional porn industry.

There are two distinct branches here:

  • Amateur porn
  • Custom porn

Amateur porn is one of the first options people turn to. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, and there is even a specific niche for this kind of content. It is convenient to make at home, you set all the conditions and control how much you earn.

There are a lot of websites that buy this kind of content, but beware of the competition, as nowadays it is getting harder to sell.

Custom porn became increasingly popular with the rapid growth of video piracy. Not only that, but in contrast to what traditional porn had to offer, this is custom porn. That means it cannot be pirated, and you have an opportunity to offer your customers something that others cannot. This offers a chance to be unique.

There are several categories of custom porn, such as:

  • Webcam sites
  • Skype shows
  • Snapchat

Anyone can start this kind of business, as long as you have the necessary equipment. Many websites offer camgirl services, where you can register to broadcast a sex show.

Your revenue will mostly come from private chats, where customers often pay to see more explicit content, or for you to play out a specific fantasy.

The only thing you need to devote your time and effort here is promotion, for which Snapchat is predominantly used.

These websites also offer privacy protection in two ways. You can block people from specific locations, as well as you can hide your IP address, in order not to get traced. Just make sure to register at one of the more reliable websites, and you shouldn’t have a reason to worry.

4. Phone sex

If you are not as comfortable in front of the camera, this might be the right option for you. Also, this is the oldest branch in the adult industry.

There are options for earning money by becoming a phone sex operator, as well as sexting. Numerous factors influence your income, from the time of the day you work, to the company itself, or your level of experience.

This is a good option if you just want some additional income on the side.

There are numerous phone sex companies, as well as websites that pay you to sext with customers. It all depends on what you feel more comfortable with, but keep in mind that in the first case, usually you have to pass a voice test, and occasionally you will have a training period. In both cases, you will have to use your imagination a lot.

5. Writing porn

Finally, there is always a way to profit by putting your creativity and your personal fantasies to use. Numerous forums are dedicated to such content, and while they don’t pay money, you can get a glimpse of what it is all about and what your target audience is looking for.

After that it is up to you whether you want to sell your stories to a website or start your own sex blog – but consider that in the second case, most of your revenue will come from advertising.  

What should I watch out for?

Of course, like every other industry, some issues can represent a significant setback, or alternatively increase your success (if dealt with properly). Let’s take a quick look at what those might be.

Laws, regulations and permits

When it comes to laws and regulations, they can be very strict when it comes to adult content. The first rule is universally applied and it forbids everyone who is under 18 (and sometimes 21) to participate in the industry. Other than that, in some countries there are strict regulations about producing and distributing adult content, so it is advisable to have some legal advice before going headfirst.

Competition

Competition in this industry can be fierce. Make sure that your content is unique enough to attract your target audience. This can also vary from one country to another. If you find that competition in your country is too high, it’s a safer option to target a specific niche or to offer custom pornography.

Funding

When it comes to funding, you won’t have as many options as people starting business in other industries. That is why it is of utmost importance that you have a solid financial plan. It is advisable to have an additional source of income during the first year.

Personal issues

Finally, we have to mention that getting into the adult industry can cause some personal issues in your life. As mentioned at the beginning, this topic is still taboo. Be prepared to be judged by friends and family, or at least for them not to be so supportive. Also, keep in mind that various organizations (predominantly religious) might make your life harder.

Is it worth it?

While you may not have imagined yourself working with porn, it can be a surprisingly lucrative choice of career, even if you prefer not to show yourself on camera. The rise of the Internet allows you to remain anonymous, while profiting from adult content made by others.

Pornography has one of the largest customer bases in the world. This alone makes it a suitable means to earn money, more than many other goods or services. Besides, as the porn industry tends to quickly adapt to all the newest technological advancements, it can be as dynamic and lucrative as any other online business.

With persistence and good organization, it can be highly rewarding.

Uzair
Uzair
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