Not a long time ago in the late 90’s, it wasn’t such a big deal to make money through porn business. There was so much money in the porn business back then that, people used to literally print money by selling porn. Nowadays, times have changed, but porn is still one of the most profitable businesses. It has actually become easier to earn through it, but there’s a little trick.
The internet is vast and about 15% of it is filled with porn websites. There are millions of porn sites available, but only a handful of them are visited by millions of visitors. One simple question that arises from this stat is- why only a few sites are visited by most of the people? The answer is quite simple and you yourself can find out the answer by visiting such sites. To sell something, you have to present it in a great yet easy way. Only a few porn sites like pornhub.com or xvideos.com have the most number of visitors because of their content quality and the responsive design of their websites. The top porn sites are designed in a way which let the user find the type and quality of porn they are looking for. And this increases the number of everyday users visiting their sites, which in turn brings them a lot of revenue.
The porn industry is very big and it has loads of cash. You cannot even imagine how much one single famous porn site makes in a day. Every second $3,075.64 is being spent on porn sites by users. In 2014, pornhub.com was visited 18.35 billion times and they had 78.9 billion porn videos on their site. You can thus estimate the amount of money being spent on a single site, and how much they are making in a day. And this just one porn site, in one year. There are several porn sites which are making tonnes of money every day.
The idea to join adult website business does pops up in minds of many people. Of course, while looking at the above statistics, you yourself must be thinking of starting one of your own. But what are the precautions and important things you must know before taking such a big step? How to actually make money through porn? All of your questions will be answered in this article. Let us start with some rules and regulations Enlisted below are some important points you must keep in mind while starting a company of your own.
Laws of Pornography
Before asking the questions about how to make money with porn, it is very important that you must know about some rules and regulations related to it. It seems like a very simple process to create a porn site and earn money, but believe me, it is one of the riskiest business to get in. There are many laws which are to be taken into consideration and followed while getting into adult website business. Here are some laws from around the world which are important to note if you are a citizen of any of these countries –
- Laws in the US: If you are a US citizen and wondering why most of the richest US countrymen haven’t started their own porn site yet, then this point might give you the answer. There are several US laws that deal with adult content. One of them is, you will have to prove that every model or actor featuring in the porn videos available on your tube site is an adult and not a child. You must be able to prove their identity and age when asked for. This isn’t very easy because, nowadays to become successful, most of the tube sites have made anyone capable of uploading videos onto their site. And you cannot trust everyone and expect everyone to follow the rules. Of course, you can always ignore it and hope that your porn site or you don’t get caught or fall under the radar of US officials. But the risk is very high here.
- Laws in the UK: In 2014, the law to produce porn suffered a huge blow when an amendment was made to the 2003 Communications Act. Several bans were made. Here are the acts which are banned in porn movies produced in the UK:
- Aggressive whipping
- Penetration by any object “associated with violence”
- Physical or verbal abuse (regardless of consensual)
- Urolagnia (known as “water sports”)
- Role-playing as non-adults
- Physical restraint
- Female ejaculation
- Face sitting
These all are banned and are not to be recorded in the UK. However, if the porn video contains any of the above-banned activity and is shot outside the UK, then any UK resident is allowed to watch it.
- Laws in Finland: Child pornography is strictly banned, either it is real or realistic imagery which sexually depicts children.
- Laws in Indonesia: The legal situation against pornography tightened sharply in 2008 when the Bill against Pornography and Pornoaction was passed. According to their law, it is forbidden to spread pornographic content. However, there are many Indonesian pornographic pay sites with Indonesian nude models that exploit legal loopholes.
- Laws in Singapore: A government agency, Media Development Authority in Singapore blocks a number of websites containing “mass impact objectionable” material, which includes Sex.com and Playboy. Also, the Ministry of Education, Singapore blocks access to pornographic websites. So it is almost impossible to view porn in Singapore.
Apart from these Laws from different countries, there are some rules and important points which you must keep in mind. Here are some of the important ones –
- Copyright Infringement: Many video hosting sites face this problem. Big guns like YouTube and Pornhub too fall under this category. There are many copyright cases on these sites due to infringing materials available on their sites. These things require a lot of money for lawyers.
- Child Porn Offense: It is a statutory offense and you will be caught guilty if you see child porn or possess child pornography content. You can easily be framed by anyone even if you haven’t uploaded it. Even if you have it somewhere inside your computer, you will be caught.
- Bandwidth Charges: Hosting a porn site means having a huge load of content. It requires a lot of funding to build an infrastructure to keep a porn site running. Many providers are available who will easily host your site and provide bandwidth, but again, it will cost you a lot of money.
If you are financially strong, and by strong, I mean very strong, then you should go ahead with the idea of getting into adult website business. Now as you have decided that you are definitely going to start a porn company of your own, let us talk about money. How are you going to earn money through it? Creating a porn website isn’t going to earn you enough money. Let us discuss how to make money with porn.
How to make Money with Porn
Money making is not much difficult in the porn business. You don’t need to sell porn through a shop. Porn website owners use various different types of tricks which work as a source of income for them, and you can use them too. Here are the 5 best ways which porn websites use to earn money –
1 Premium Content: You will find that most of the porn sites are free, and yes, they do make money, but not as much as a paid porn site does. Why? Paid porn sites offer premium content. On free porn sites, most of the videos are of low quality, or they are short videos, like trailers. But, on a premium porn site, they offer videos in HD quality. Videos are of longer duration. And since the world went HD a few years ago, everything from smartphones to computers to TVs are having HD screens, and visitors love to see porn in HD quality. These paid sites provide videos in HD quality and to do that, they ask people to subscribe. You must have seen various banners on porn sites asking you to register and become a premium user. If you have ever clicked such banners, then you must have also seen that they ask for a certain amount of money to become a premium user to view full videos in HD quality and also to remove ads. Upload premium content and charge visitors for them. This is the best way to make money through porn.
- Video Advertisements: Every porn site is basically a video streaming site, and a very few of them provide the option to download videos. Once you click a video, a streaming player opens up and the video plays in it. But, just over the Play button, you must have seen that there are several ads. Some have the option to close it, and some take about 30 seconds to 2 minutes to unlock the close button. Many times, ads pop-up during the play and sometimes even when you pause the video. These ads are sometimes in the disguise of a play or a pause button as well, and many users think that these are real buttons to play/pause the video, and they click them. These clicks on ads earn money to porn sites. You can use these as well. They are known to be the most profitable source of money.
- Webcams: Camming has become very popular in the past few years. It is being loved by users of all age, and the performers on camming sites are also regardless of age. What has made it more popular is the ease of performing from your personal space for a porn actor, and for a user, it gives him/her the freedom to ask the performer to do whatever he/she wants and a chance to interact with them directly. If you have used skype, then you must be knowing that it is very similar to it. Only the person on the other side will perform adult related things, and will charge you for it. You can pay the performer to do anything, as far as they are comfortable doing it. There are many camming sites, and they have thousands of camming models. They ask you to subscribe, and they may charge you for subscription. Porn sites earn money this way as well. You can use this strategy, and you can also embed cam models from other camming sites if you don’t have enough or any cam models of your own. You can do this using a tube script software.
- Affiliate Advertisements: Affiliate marketing has become very popular in the business of porn websites because they have targeted users. Porn websites have a nice demographic base, and they know what kind of visitors they are going to get. They place affiliate advertisements close to the videos, and they tempt the viewer to click them with flashy pictures and gifs. Many users click on these advertisements, then they are taken to a new page, in a new window, and sometimes many pop-ups open up. The sites on these new pages ask you to join for free at first, but then later, they charge you a lot. To be upfront, there are many hidden charges. There are three types of affiliate programs:
- PPC Program: Pay per click program gives up to $1 per unique visitor every day.
- Percentage Program: It depends on the amount of traffic you send. The more traffic you send, the more you earn.
- Per Order Payout: Some sites pay you up to 70$ for any order placed on their site.
You can earn a load money daily through affiliate marketing as well.
Almost every porn site uses tricks like those mentioned above so as to take money from the pockets of the visitors. You can use any or all of these tricks, and start earning. If after some years, you are unable to manage the porn site, you can always sell it. There are many porn companies out there looking to purchase adult websites. These companies are always interested in a site which has quality content and has performed well in past. They purchase adult website at a very good price. So after making money from adult website business, you can make a fortune by selling it.