Get Rich Selling Your Own Porn?
We sometimes receive requests from our online visitors to provide advice on how to sell their Amateur videos on the Internet. There are two options. You can sell your content to an established porn site or you can create your own site and sell porn. Keep in mind that no matter what your content will have to be good to sell and even better have a unique niche because the competition is fierce. Below we will begin with selling it yourself and then explore selling your content to established porn sites.
Selling Porn Online
Those who want to have a successful web site and dream of being their own boss need one main attribute... an entrepreneurial mind set. Are you the type of person that enjoys creating structure when there is none? Are you someone who is often a leader in the work place? Are you willing to work long hours and take risks?
We have often had people come up to us and say "Wow, it must be great to be your own boss, work from home and do what you love!" Our reply is always "Yes, it is!" Then we smile knowing that they also most likely don't understand the tradeoffs of what adult webmasters do with 15 hour days of work, work, work and all of the company success or failure is their responsibility. No one tells them what to do, which may sound nice, but that means that they have to not only tell themselves what to do but take the extra effort of determining what needs to be done.
Not getting what you paid for happens to people every day through unethical web site designers, ecommerce companies, web hosts, and merchant account providers and is something that you will need to keep in mind when selecting companies to work with and always check their policies to make sure they allow adult content! That is why if you see anyone telling you that you can make lots of money from working at home via the Internet with no effort... you should question their true motives because it sounds just as truthful as "No new taxes." Yeah, sure.
Even if you have the best looking site with incredible content, if you are not ranked well on the search engines then it won't matter because no one will ever see it! Often people make the mistake of thinking all they need is a web site and they will be taking in money hand over fist. Then there are those who think that all they need to do is submit their sites to a search engine or using something like a pay-per-click (PPC) site like Google Adwords and presto they are millionaires.
If you think that any of the above mentioned is an instant ticket to your salad days then you really will want to think again... because these things are the tip of the ice burg in the world of ecommerce. That is not how it works and if it did don't you think everyone in porn would be rolling in money? Trust us, there are only a handful of big players in the game. This is a highly competitive industry with many, many areas that you can be taken advantage of from people stealing your content, hackers, credit card fraud from sales and so much more. Yet every day you have some gullible person throwing money away to have their porn promoted only to find it yielded no sales.
One thing to keep in mind is that in ecommerce if you have a 1% conversion rate in sales (meaning 1 out of 100 web site visitors will buy your products) then you are doing well. The adult industry typically has less than a 1% conversion rate because there are a lot of what we call "Looky Lou's," meaning people like to look at the sample pics, etc. and not purchase anything. This is why targeted web site traffic is soooooooooooo important!
We are not suggesting that you can't become successful, but we will tell you that you need to get educated about the search engines even if you want to hire a company to help you get ranked well, because there are a lot of companies out there that will just take your money and submit your site (which you can do for free in most cases in about 5 minutes) and nothing will happen.
Simply submitting your site to the search engines is not going to get you ranked well. You need to know about key word density, link popularity, and other important factors in getting ranked well on the net. If you don't know about at least the concepts, how in the world are you going to know if the company you are hiring can help you make a difference in getting your site seen on the web? How will you know if they are going to do what it takes?
Trust us when we say that even the really good web site optimization companies that submit sites to the Internet and optimize sites can fail at promoting your site well. It's just that complicated and nobody except those lucky bastards at the Search Engine companies know everything you need to be ranked well because they guard their secret criteria and change it often. Again, it is about staying informed on the latest trends of the search engines and knowing what will get your site ranked highly.
You are going to need to get educated so Xbiz.com is the best news resource for the entire adult industry. We will provide some more resources below.
Selling Adult Content
If you are already exhausted, bored or overwhelmed with the idea of learning ecommerce then you may want to take your sexy adult content (videos, pics, etc.) and sell them to adult sites (primarily content providers: companies that buy content and whom then resell it to many adult sites). Female ejaculation content tends to sell well in addition to other niche content.
Many people are naive about how much competition there is and providing content that is unique is the best way to go. Most content providers do not produce their own material. They either have photographers they subcontract or they find one of many freelance photographers or videographers wanting to sell their images.
Components of Good Content
Many content providers going into the business without any experience make a mistake by not going niche specific. That means they start by filming anything. Things like BBW (Big Beautiful Women), fetishes and others sell well. Having niche content allows you to have an edge over the thousands of other people trying to sell their content.
Make sure to have samples available via a web site download, CDROM or DVD to send to interested parties. You don't have to send them everything, but you will want to be able to provide them a sample of what you have.
Adult Content Laws
Remember to abide by adult content laws or you could get into big trouble! A lot of people have heard about the enormous profits that adult webmasters can make and say "I want to get on that bandwagon". So they go out and put up a site and have no clue of the peril they are putting themselves in. Most new webmasters and existing webmasters have underestimated the risk of this business.
One thing to keep in mind is that while many adult web masters make a lot of money the majority of them don't make as much as you think. It is important to make realistic goals, study what the competition is doing and learn from them.
No matter what you choose to do, there are always opportunities for hard working, creative people to succeed and we am sure if you put your mind to it, you can achieve the level of success you desire.
Companies We Recommend
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