How to start a Personal Escort Service Business

Escort Industry: A Farrago of Personal and Professional Escorts

Escort industry works quite as wholesomely as adult entertainment industry. When people experience the season to be jolly, erotic and sexual, they ditch their routine porn viewing habits and book a professional escort model. Conscious people waste no time in booking escorts and for all good reasons, they distance themselves from sex workers.  People are stuck in the whirlpool of work and responsibilities. This leaves them with hardly any time to develop personal relationships. Personal escorts make up for this void. Sex workers engage neither in any conversations nor in any companionship. Escort services pack a solid and thoroughly professional companionship and camaraderie.

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How to start escort service business?

Escort business services are known for their unique startup-like work culture. If you are look to start an escort business service, you should be able to distinguish it from a sex worker factory and prostitution center. One of the many challenging propositions is identifying the requirements of your clients. Do not accept the lone ranger role if your clients are asking for something which an escort service business cannot provide. For instance, if one of your clients asks for details of all the people who have availed your escort services, do not hesitate to say NO.

Do not storm up any controversies by compromising confidentiality of your clients. For instance, Ashley Madison, the celebrated Canadian dating service was in headlines when a group of hackers breached 9.7GB data dump. This data dump contained information of nearly 32 million users. Crackdown on Cybersecurity is not that simple. You should not call it quits when your clients have reposed confidence in your escort service.

More often than not, escort service businesses are started by those who have been professional escorts themselves. Experienced escorts understand the challenges involved and they are well versed with what all it takes to be a good escort. The following business requirements should be fulfilled before starting an escort service business:

  1. Location: Competition in small towns is low. That being said, small towns aren’t amenable to the best possible extent. Urban areas are amenable and hence, you should always locate your escort services in urban areas. Location is a critical parameter which can define your success. Also, just because an urban area is friendly, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be escort-friendly. Identify all those states and regions which are escort friendly. Presence of competition is a healthy indicator of escort-friendly states.
  2. Recruitment:Hiring escorts is easier said than done. Many sex workers generally turn up for such jobs. Ensure that you check their health status and health history. Go through their detail health history. If a particular sex worker has a history of having contracted STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), do not hire him / her. Post your requirement in adult forums and also in Craigslist. If webcam models are willing to work with your escort service, your job is half done. In areas where escort services and prostitution are strictly forbidden, do not launch your business. Abide by the rules and laws. In certain scenarios, quite a significant portion of women who apply for the job of female escort model fail to understand the requirements of the job. They believe that a female escort model need not engage in any sexual activities. This is grossly wrong.
  3. Price:This is determined by the market dynamics. As you are just another player in this competitive landscape, you cannot be a price setter. To attract escort models already working with other escort services, you should offer higher salaries. There are many escort models willing to work for a duration of 12 months or so on contract basis.
  4. Business Plan:Whether you like it or dislike it, you cannot tread the path alone. Investors who act as chaperones expect a business plan from your end. A business plan documents the goals and entrepreneurial vision of a startup. Investors and other stakeholders thoroughly assess the business plan before vouching for any decision. You might think of approaching banks to set up the required capital. Be informed that many banks do not consider this business legitimate. It is almost not possible to get bank loans. Hence, it is suggested to pitch your business plan to acquaintances and investors. Your friends can help you with meeting advertising expenses for the next six months. Prepare a practical budget and spend accordingly.
  5. Marketing Plan:Your escort service business should have a scalable website with all features such as adult payment gateways, dispute management module, multi-language plug-in, knowledge base to keep your target audiences posted about trends, etc. SEO is another important factor which improves your chances of success. Talk to the support staff of Adent.io. They are experts in SEO and web development. They have been catering to the requirements of adult entertainment industry audiences for over a decade. Learn how to use Google Analytics and email marketing from them. Prepare a marketing plan and get it overhauled by their support staff.
  6. Competition:Very often, both experienced and amateur escort entrepreneurs overlook competition. Sometimes, they fail to assess the strength of the competition. Consciously, assess the competition and start crafting feasible strategies to tap into their customers’ base. Talk to as many business mentors as possible. It is highly unlikely that competitors will reveal their business ideas and revenue models. Talk to guys who failed in this escort business and subsequently learn from his failures. If possible, hire a business mentor who can help you in each and every step.

Buying vs starting an Escort Service Business

Buying an established escort service is not an easy task. Estimating the market price of the escort service is challenging. Avail the services of a qualified business broker. He helps you understand the legal, moral, ethical and financial position of the company. You may seal the deal accordingly only if you are comfortable with the mutually agreed propositions. Pay attention to the reputation factor as well. If you are acquiring an escort service which is mired in controversies, it doesn’t augur well for your future.

Final Thoughts

Before bidding adieu, I would like to summarize my key pointers:

Parameter Observations
Location More often than not, urban areas are amenable and hence, you should always locate your escort services in urban areas
Recruitment Establish a trade-off between sex workers, prostitutes, professionals, amateurs and newbies
Price Price depends on location, duration of contract and also the competitive landscape
Business Plan Have an investor pitch. Get your financials and budget sorted.
Marketing Plan Invest in initiating and executing marketing campaigns, SEO, Google Analytics, advanced keyword research and email marketing
Competition Consciously, assess the competition and start crafting feasible strategies to tap into their customers’ base.

In the upcoming series of articles, I shall write a blog post on the trends in porn industry.

If there is anything troubling you and your about to begin escort service business, feel free to drop a line or two in the comments section. I shall reply in a day or two. We promise to help you climb pantheons of glory by assisting you in every step. We respect your thoughts and opinions. Do subscribe to our newsletter and keep watching this space for insights on adult entertainment industry. Our best wishes are with you and your escort service business. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Definite Guide to Hosting Small and Large Adult Sites

 

Web Hosting

We often hear adult web masters talking about ‘web hosting’. Adult web masters fail to read the Terms of Service (TOS). Some fail to comprehend the rules and regulations. Some fail to find the right web hosting provider. Unable to figure out the right kind of  adult website hosting, adult web masters hit me upon my email and drop lengthy messages. First, let’s understand the basics. A website is a collection of web pages. It is more than a domain name. A website encompasses text and graphics linked by HTML code. A website is a collection of files. An adult entertainment website comprises adult content- both video and audio files.

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Just because you own a domain name, it does not necessarily mean that anybody will be able access the files you have created. You require a web server which facilitates requests from the porn audiences / users. Let me mention an analogy here: Assume that you have gone to a restaurant and ordered food. A waiter in the restaurant takes your order, forwards the order to the kitchen, collects the food and subsequently brings you the food. In other words, the waiter facilitates your request. Hence, the waiter is also called ‘server’.

A web server is a dedicated computer or an application or a program or a system which uses a protocol called HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) to receive requests from other computers for the files stored on a website and send those files to the requesting computer. The primary functionality of any web server is to process the requests. Thanks to the various software installed on the web servers, creation and management of databases is easy.

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Categories of web hosting

There are three categories of web hosting:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • VPS – VPS entails two sub categories: Managed VPS and Un-managed VPS

Shared Hosting

Not every website contains hundreds and thousands of files and graphic content. A few websites contain content pertaining to a very small section of audiences. As the number of visitors is limited, small websites do not require complete resources of a web server. For example, websites that teach Yoga and meditation cater to a very small section of audiences. In an era where youth prefer hitting the gyms, not many target audiences will be betting their chances on Yoga and meditation.

Take a large general site such as Yahoo! which targets every user who uses the internet. Yahoo! definitely requires all the resources of a high-performing server. Shared hosting does not work here.

Web servers are powerful computers. They can handle more than one hundred small websites. Shared hosting is a web hosting environment in which more than one website is hosted on one particular server. Here is an interesting stat- Approximately, 95 percent of all websites on the internet run on shared hosting platforms. The various resources to be shared amongst the websites are:

  • Disk space
  • Email Addresses
  • Network Bandwidth

Thanks to sharing of the resources, websites can minimize their respective operating costs. Be informed that shared hosting is also known as ‘Virtual Hosting.

If you are new to adult entertainment industry, you may opt for shared hosting. Once your adult venture becomes profitable, opt for a dedicated hosting platform.

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Dedicated Hosting

Established adult entertainment websites such as XVIDEOS, YouPorn, PornHub etc., require huge resources. The magnitude of digital content on such established porn websites is huge. There are quite a few problems associated with shared hosting. A few hosting providers are notorious for their non-performing servers. They impose extreme restrictions on every resource. Some entities may intentionally or accidentally crash the server. As a result, all the other parties suffer. It is therefore understandable why certain smaller adult sites mostly prefer dedicated hosting platforms.

The hosting environment in which all the resources of a server are leveraged by one and only one website is known as dedicated hosting. The web hosting company takes care of maintenance of the server’s hardware. However, you have greater degree of control over configuration of the server.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting

Semi-dedicated hosting is a hosting environment in which a dedicated server is shared among not more than 3 clients. This hosting environment is also called ‘Managed Hosting’. To prevent companies from over-utilizing the resources, strong partitions are laid.

Server Co-location

There are a few people who desire to control every aspect of web server. In other words, ownership and maintenance will be controlled and taken care by them. The hosting company sells its servers to them. It is not a good idea to purchase a web server unless you have enough resources to deal with power outages, roof leaks, thieves and other hazards. It goes without saying that you should have a fast and a reliable high-speed internet connection. Purchase a data center to take complete control of the server (both configuration and maintenance). If you have enough expertise and time to run a web server, this should be an ideal alternative.

Co-location is the process of renting a physical locale which has continuous electrical power and a super-fast internet connection. If you engage in co-location, data center will not be responsible for hardware or software maintenance of co-located severs. Of course, this is a cheaper alternative to dedicated hosting.

Purchase and maintenance of servers is not economical. You should pay for the expertise of the people who can keep it online and run seamlessly round-the-clock in a secured data center. You should consider hiring a separate team for this.

VPS

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS is nothing but a virtual machine whose services can be availed by paying certain amount to Internet hosting service providers. There are two sub-categories in VPS:

  • Managed VPS
  • Un-Managed VPS

Whenever an adult web master opts for a managed VPS, service provider is responsible for fully managing the server. In other words, the service provider takes complete care of system administration, software installation, support and configuration of services. In case of un-managed VPS, the adult web master has to take complete control of software installation, support, administration and configuration. The service provider is not responsible for managing the server. Unless and until you have certain expertise in managing web servers, it is recommended to opt for Managed VPS services.

Before choosing a web hosting service provider, you should definitely look into the following factors:

Storage

Storage is also known as ‘Disk Space’. In other words, every web server should have enough hard disk memory to store your files. The higher you pay, the higher is the disk space allotted to your files. Web server’s hard disk is capable of stacking pictures, videos, web pages, etc. The space allotted to your website may not be sufficient. Purchase more disk space from the adult website hosting service provider.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the data transfer rate at which you can transfer a file from the web server to the requested computer. Bandwidth has to be purchased from ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Let me explain the true essence of bandwidth with an example- If you are viewing a page whose file size is 3KB and apart from the file, if the web page encompasses three pictures of sizes 43KB, 104KB and 249KB, you have used 399KB of bandwidth. In other words, you have downloaded 399KB of data from the web server.

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How is bandwidth measure? More often than not, bandwidth is measured in Gigabytes (GB). Your target audiences can download as many copies (more than a million) of your files. One and only copy of your files has to be stored on the server. If you exceed the permissible levels of bandwidth, your website may be turned off until the next billing period starts. Depending on the policies of the adult website hosting service provider, you might be billed for the excess bandwidth consumption. Bandwidth consumption and website traffic go hand-in-hand. If the traffic increases, you should always purchase more bandwidth.

Uptime

Uptime is the time during which a computer or any other machine is in operation. If the adult website hosting service provider guarantees 99% uptime, he means that the web server will be operating and running for 99% of the billing period. Why don’t the service providers guarantee 100% uptime? Web servers are computers. Computers need repair and maintenance. They may get obsolete and out of date. Therefore, web hosting service provides provide 99% uptime and not 100% uptime.

Support

This is extremely tricky. The magnitude and quality of support varies from one support representative to another. Evaluation of web hosting service providers on this parameter is extremely dicey. Many web service providers offer best of the class support for a few days. Once the bill payment is done, the so called ‘best of the class’ becomes worst of the class.

Traffic Statistics

Many web hosting service providers offer traffic statistics software with their hosting package. Traffic statistics software is capable of providing insights on:

  • Number of unique visitors
  • Number of frequent visitors
  • Most popular video
  • Most popular page
  • Most frequent search terms

Statistics can be displayed in an excel dashboard in the form of tables, graphs and charts. Excel dashboard should have intuitive features with great displays and effortless navigation.

Reputation

A famous adage says, Be concerned about your reputation. Reputation is what others think you are. A good reputation is more valuable than money. Check the reviews, ratings and take opinions of industry veterans. Sometimes, reviews and comments can be fake and misleading. Use your discretion to evaluate your judgement.

CGI Scripts

CGI stands for Common Gateway Interface. CGI scripts serve as an interface between forms on web pages and web servers. The data from the forms will be put into databases. The data collected from forms can be used for sending personalized email messages. CGI scripts can be used to process information. In addition, they can be used to create interactive programs. CGI scripts are usually written in Perl. Some programmers write CGI scripts in C++, C and UNIX. CGI scripts are capable of enabling cookies and reading the data from them. They facilitate behind the scenes interaction with web readers.

The functionalities of CGI can be duplicated by newer technologies such as Java, JavaScript and ActiveX. However, not all browsers support the newer technologies. CGI scripts are supported by all web browsers. Moreover, CGI scripts are not limited by any firewall restrictions. Newer technologies are limited by firewall restrictions.

Efficient CGI scripts enhance the performance of web server. A poorly written CGI script will put a lot of load on web servers.

M3 Server is known since 1996 for its excellent web hosting services. Apart from Managed virtual server and dedicated server hosting environments, M3 Server offers global CDN (Content Delivery Network) to give you an extra edge over your competitors. Its hosting plans come with brilliant server backups and SSL certificates. Apart from state of the art infrastructure and best of the class support, M3 Server is well known for its cost effective plans and schemes. To know more about its features and pricing plans, visit M3 Server.

If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to drop a line or two in the comments section. I will be happy to help you. My best wishes are with you and your adult website. Keep watching this space for tips and tricks on starting an adult site and adult website hosting. Cheers!

How to start an Adult video tube streaming website?

Viewed in the context of technology and adult entertainment industry, this is an era of near-complete dominance of video streaming scripts. Adult web masters are often in awe of the holy nexus between technology and adult entertainment industry. Not so long ago, when internet was still in its infancy, certain imperatives associated with website development were hiring a team of web developers, leveraging non-Bootstrap framework, relying on obsolete methods of testing. And yes, this old school method was tiringly tedious and immensely time consuming. When adult video scripts hit the market, adult webmasters were caught unawares.

To be upfront, adult video streaming scripts will save us from the hell of troubles and bring us to the heaven of pleasures. It is in this spirit, I would like to associate myself with a compelling narrative which throws insights on how to start an adult video tube streaming website by using xStreamer, a popular video tube site script.

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Domain Registration and Hosting

Very often, people purchase and register domain names from internet domain registrars and opt for hosting services provided by other companies. There is little harm in following this strategy. At the same time, there is little merit in embracing this strategy. Visit M3 Server. M3 Server lets you choose not only your domain name but also an affordable hosting plan. Be informed that many hosting service providers do not support adult video hosting. M3 Server is an exception though. It supports both adult and non-adult video content hosting.

Your domain name should convey the niche of your adult website. Also, protect your privacy by purchasing WhoisGuard protection. Porn is still considered taboo in many countries. The irony is that everybody watches porn but nobody admits the same.

Choose a Template

xStreamer comes with many responsive templates. Every template is endowed with Bootstrap based interface. Thanks to the Bootstrap framework, templates look pixel perfect on every device- right from smartphones and laptops to desktops.

Customize the Template

The best thing about xStreamer templates is that they can be customized. Make necessary changes to your template.  If you have HTML knowledge, you can tweak the templates as per your desires. If you aren’t a tech-savvy customer, don’t worry. If you face any hurdles, contact the support staff members. They will help you in each and every step of customization process.

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Choose Relevant Languages

Porn is one of the few industries where language is never a barrier. That being said, people have certain preferences when it comes to listening to the rabid and arousing conversations. xStreamer has Multilanguage system plugin. As the site administrator, you are at complete liberty to add multiple languages from the admin panel.

Upload Videos – Bulk Video Upload

xStreamer has this amazing bulk video upload module that lets you upload videos from the admin panel. The interesting thing is that adult tube sites built by using xStreamer support videos in multiple formats such as AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, QuickTime, DIVX etc. All the videos uploaded to xStreamer will be converted to web-ready formats. And needless to say, all the possible resolutions and qualities: ranging from normal (flv), high definition and mobile are fully supported. There is another amazing feature in this video streaming script. xStreamer creates rotating thumbnails for each and every video. This is a proven growth hacking feature which enables audiences to get a bird’ eye view of what’s instore for them.

Test the Video Player

It is in the best interest of your adult video tube streaming website that you test the video player. It is highly unlikely that the video player will fail. This adult video streaming script comes with a sophisticated video player well-endowed with multiple features such as navigational bars, pre-roll ads, post-roll ads, watermarks, in-video text ads etc. The sophisticated video player will work perfectly fine with multiple streaming servers.

Not everybody owns a feature rich smartphone. And not every smartphone supports Adobe Flash. In such scenarios, the mobile version of the video is streamed. This minimizes bandwidth consumption to a certain extent.

Optimize your videos

This video streaming script takes care of search engine optimization. It lets you build search engine friendly URLs. Thanks to search engine friendly URLs and auto-generated meta tags, your adult video tube streaming site will have better indexing and ranking. That being said, the onus is on you to provide suitable video descriptions. Video descriptions should have keywords. If you are new to this stuff, contact the support staff of Adent.io. They will explain everything.

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Experience the Benefits of Scalable Architecture

Adult video tube streaming websites built by using this video streaming script are horizontally scalable. In other words, they are capable of handling huge amounts of traffic. Chances of a potential crash are reduced to zero. Your adult video tube streaming site will run on multiple servers, thereby making the content accessible to everybody.

 Leverage Monetization Options

The admin panel of xStreamer gives you full rights to classify the video content into two categories: Free porn and Premium porn. Premium porn can be accessed only by those who subscribe to your premium plan(s). Other monetization options include banner ads, interstitial ads, pop under, video ads etc. You can also earn money from sponsors. What this means for you is essentially a heavy wallet and consistent income.

Add Multiple Payment Gateways

Adult video tube streaming websites are treated as ‘risky’ by the popular payment gateway PayPal. As a matter of fact, PayPal doesn’t support adult video streaming sites. xStreamer is therefore allied with CCBill. Guess what, as many as 20 payment gateways are available as add-ons. Talk to the support staff to know more about payment gateways integration. I personally feel that you should have at-least four robust adult payment gateways. My favorites are CCBill, Epoch, Paywall and Epay.

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 Administer Everything

Very often, audiences do not read terms and conditions. Sometimes, a few audiences may intentionally upload child pornography. This can land you in prison. It is your responsibility to administer everything. If users fail to abide by your rules, terminate their membership. xStreamer gives you the ultimate authority to administer each and every aspect of your adult video tube streaming website.

Learn more about xStreamer here.

If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to drop a line or two in the comments section. We shall reply in a day or two. We can help you climb the pantheons of glory as far as adult entertainment industry is concerned. Keep watching this space for insights on video tube site scripts and adult video streaming. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep yourself abreast of upcoming trends in adult video streaming. Our best wishes are with you and your adult video streaming tube site. Cheers!

 

 

Porn 3.0 – Essential Features of The Next Generation

Porn 2.0 was big when the idea first came out. The idea of user generated content caught on like nothing else, similar to what happened with Web 2.0. Back then, porn was only static, controlled by the industry itself and there was almost no true amateur porn. It wasn’t until social media and online video platforms came out that everyone realised that they could be performers as well, they could have followers and fans. But now, after a decade or so of Porn 2.0 becoming mainstream, Porn 3.0 is looming on the horizon, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the next generation of porn!

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Porn 2.0 – What was it?

Porn now pretty much adopted the exact set of features that Web 2.0 was proposed with. While not a technical upgrade peruse, it was simply a term given to the shift from static websites to user generated content, interoperability and increased ease of use. Porn 2.0 was in fact a subset, influenced by the changing mindsets around the internet and what it’s capable of. The whole idea of Web 2.0 has become so embedded in daily life that not all of us actually remember what the internet, and by extension, online porn was like before this time. Some of the features or services that came up were:

Photo Hosting and Communities

Sites like Flickr, Imgur, Picasa and more allowed users to share photographs of pretty much anything they took over the internet, and allowed not only amateur photographers and designers to flourish, but also amateur couples to share their bedroom experiences.

Social Networks

Networks like Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter caused an explosion of sharing all over the world, both of adult and non-adult content. This allowed users to create online personas for all to see, and also connected them to the other content they uploaded, either as photos or videos. They also allowed users to create niche communities or sections that catered to a very specific set of people.

Blogging

The buzzword these days was introduced around the time Web 2.0 came out. Along with giving writers, poets and more the opportunity to express themselves, erotica writers and sex blogs came into existence.

Video Communities and Platforms

YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe and more were websites that truly connected the world together. You could now see the work of a filmmaker from across the world and watch content from just about any place on the globe, it was the dawn of a new era indeed. So many stars got noticed from sites like YouTube and are now part of the mainstream music and film industry, and this is also exactly what the porn industry did. All the sites we regularly browse today, like YouPorn, PornHub, Xvideos and more came out only because of the advent of video communities and platforms. We pretty much owe the ease of accessible free porn today to Web 2.0’s innovations.

Porn 3.0 – Looking Ahead

So what’s next for the world of porn? The last generation was mostly about getting people into the limelight and giving them the power to express themselves, what is this generation going to be all about? We’ve got an inkling of what it could be, and boy does it look awesome. Unlike last generation’s user focus, the next generation of porn is all about an experience. The idea is to really make you part of the film, and not remain a viewer. Here’s some of the trends and features emerging that will be a big part of porn in the future.

Virtual Reality

We’ve always dreamed of faraway worlds, space exploration and whatnot. While we may not get to visit them in person anytime soon, there’s nothing stopping designers from creating video games and movies that take you there. But we’re still just staring at a screen. What if you could be IN it? What if you’re not restricted by field of view and could look where you want, go where you want and see things as if they were in front of you? That’s what virtual reality is bringing in.

It has obvious usage in porn as well, no more pseudo being-there experiences like POV porn, you could be the performer or be a spectator watching the action in any way you like. You could be in a scene with your favourite porn star. It’s not just a fantasy, there actually is VR porn available, and with the Oculus Rift VR headset coming out soon for 600$, it’s not going to be much longer for the next iterations to get more affordable.

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Connected Peripherals

Being in the experience is one thing, but actually touching and feeling something is another. Sure, you have Flesh lights and they’re pretty cool by themselves, but in a VR experience, that Flesh light could enhance the experience even further. All of these working in tandem will make the next generation of porn even more awesome!

Brain-Computer Interfaces

Now this might sound something straight out of Star Trek, but there are technologies being developed that would allow users to completely ditch traditional input devices like mice, keyboard, controllers and more. You could just control anything by thinking about it, and as part of virtual reality, you could create worlds and experiences unique to yourself.

Connected Experiences

Cam models today are just visible on screen and there’s no other interaction apart from what you’d usually get from a video chat, but in the future, combined with connected peripherals, cam girls could probably help you masturbate by controlling devices from anywhere in the world. Enhanced pleasure? Yes please!

Artificial Intelligence and Robots

Now the closest you can get to a companion is a sex doll, which frankly, isn’t anything worth writing about. But with increasing artificial intelligence and more realistic robots, there might be a time when you can actually have a companion for those times alone which actually looks and acts like your favourite pornstar. It may be a while for this to come true, but we’ll be damned if people aren’t working on it already!

 

A Product Guide for Adult Membership Websites

Membership Website

Adult entertainment industry comprises several categories of adult websites such as tube sites, webcam sites, membership sites etc. Before delving deep into the adult membership websites, let me define the term – ‘Membership site’. A membership site is a site which features content- both user generated and featured. Access to the digital content is provided to only those members who register and subsequently subscribe to one of the various pricing plans. Audio files, videos, photos, e-books, webinars and online courses come under the whole gamut of digital content. Membership sites can be free or paid. More often than not, in adult entertainment industry, the content of membership sites can be accessed at a certain premium.

Examples of adult membership sites are Brazzers, NaughtyAmerica, RealityKings, FakeTaxi etc.

Benefits of having an Adult membership website

Revenue, Revenue and Revenue

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Imagine a membership site having 100 members. If you charge a reasonable $30 per member per month, you can earn a steady income of $3000 per month. $3000 per month is what most of the novice adult webmasters strive for. Once your website gains popularity and good reputation, this figure just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Traffic

It is important to get consistent traffic every day. Consistent traffic will improve your website rankings, page authority and domain authority.

Digital Content

In adult membership sites, you are selling digital content for a certain price. You are not selling any physical goods. You can therefore do away with the problems of logistics, supply chain, drop shipping and operations. You have to focus on digital content creation and content curation. Shipping costs can be obviated. Moreover, you need not incur any inventory holding costs and storage costs.

Long Lasting Loyalty

For any membership business site to canvas profits, it is important to maintain good relationships with the customers. Members look for endearing content. It is therefore your responsibility to create endearing content. Just do not pick content from other websites. Identify the pain points of the customers and resolve their issues. By doing this, you will not only earn loyalty but also their respect.

For all intents and purposes, customer loyalty may not be possible in other sites. Consider an online adult toy store. The last communication that you shall be having with your customers is when you bill the invoices. Customer relationship is a test of customer loyalty. Customer loyalty is the solid foundation that any business should strive for.

You need not build any membership site from scratch. There are several membership sites for sale. Before purchasing an adult membership site, ensure that it has the following features:

Seamless Streaming

For seamless streaming, high performing streaming servers should be used. An example of a high performing server which sets new standards for scalability and reliability is NGINX. It is a HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) server which can also be used as a reverse proxy. Talking about live streaming and professional grade services, it is important to have a server which perfectly synchronizes with cloud infrastructure. WOWZA streaming server is capable of reaching any device as it comes with several built-in CDN (Content Delivery Network) options. There are several porn sites for sale. But not many are flexible, scalable and server friendly.

Pixel Perfection

Long gone are the days of radio and telephone. People are looking for great content on smart phones, tablets and desktop. The membership website you purchase should look pixel perfect on all types of devices. Regardless of the screen size and resolution, watching videos should never be a tiring experience. It should be a memorable experience.

Range of Memberships

More often than not, adult membership sites run on subscription based revenue model. Your adult membership site should let you create multiple pricing plans. Apart from this, it should also let curious users try and test the trial package. Generally, trial packages are tagged at cheap rates. Once the user takes a tour of your membership website, he / she can either vouch for a premium membership or continue as a free user. Converting casual and curious users to premium members is a daunting task. Your website should have all the possible growth hacking features to entice customers.

Hosting Media Files

Most of the membership sites for sale are not capable of storing huge data. Hosting media files and scaling them is a gargantuan task in itself. Look for those sites whose data is being hosted on massively scalable servers such as Amazon S3. By the way, S3 stands for Simple Storage Service. Amazon S3 can be integrated with third part technologies. Again, most of the servers charge you a fortune for hosting your media files. Take an informed decision.

Payment Gateways

The very purpose of maintaining an adult membership site will be defeated if there aren’t any payment gateways. As a matter of fact, your membership site should feature various adult payment gateways such as CCBill, ePoch, Veretol, ePay, etc. Please be informed that adult merchant accounts are considered as ‘high risk’ accounts. It is important to have more than one adult payment gateway. If by any means one of the adult payment gateway fails, payments should be facilitated through other payment gateways.

Monetization options

One of the criteria that you should definitely take into consideration before purchasing a porn site for sale is the range of monetization options. Membership sites should feature multiple monetization options such as ads, banners, membership based payments (different membership levels have different pricing plans) etc.  Sometimes, you may be required to sell physical products. To facilitate this, eCommerce store feature has been integrated. Apart from physical products, you can sell Snapchat accounts and Instagram accounts.

Multiple Video support

You should be at complete liberty to upload a wide range of video formats such as 3GP, FLV (Flash Video), QuickTime, WMV (Windows Media Video) etc. Your website should have all the adequate features to convert them to the desired format in the background. Sometimes, videos may be infested with malicious commands. Your adult membership website should have enough provisions to tackle virus and malware attacks. A robust alert system will certainly serve as a panacea to all cyber-attacks.

xMember is a versatile adult Content Management System and an affordable video streaming turnkey software that helps you build adult membership websites with all the afore-mentioned features. Some of its other features are:

Search Engine Optimization

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For better indexing and ranking, search engine friendly URLs are required. This turnkey script software has several built-in SEO features. There is a dedicated Knowledge Base section where you can keep yourself abreast of all the developments in adult entertainment industry. It goes without saying that all the photo albums, eCommerce store products and model profiles are meticulously carved for search engines.

Distributed Architecture

Distributed architecture is a type of architecture in which components of a system are hosted on a different platforms or severs. The components communicate with each other through a network. This reduces the burden on the servers. Adult membership websites designed by using xMember are perfectly scalable. As far as the process of encoding is concerned, it can be done on a different server. As an alternative, an external service can also be used for encoding. And yes, streaming is done from a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

Robust Admin Backend

Business owners and backend administrators should be able to administer, monitor and overhaul the activities of the members. A few members may be notorious for paying scant respect to the terms and conditions of your membership website. Terms and Conditions should be carefully chronicled. If anybody is found violating, issue a warning. If he / she doesn’t accede to the warnings, terminate their membership. This module helps you achieve the core objectives of your adult business.

HTML 5 video fallback

Certain smart phones, tablets and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) may not support Adobe Flash player. In such a scenario, xMember relies on HTML 5 video player. The resolution of the videos is adjusted according to the screen size of the device. In addition, bandwidth consumption is also minimized.

Built-in Features

For your convenience, I am enlisting all major the built-in modules of xMember:

  • Seamless Streaming
  • Pixel Perfection
  • Range of Memberships
  • Hosting Media Files
  • Payment Gateways
  • Monetization Options
  • Multiple Video Support
  • Search engine Optimization
  • Distributed Architecture
  • Robust Admin Backend
  • HTML 5 Video Fallback
  • Amazon S3 Integration
  • Integrated eCommerce Store
  • Trail vs VIP membership

Please be informed that this list is not exhaustive. It covers all the major built-in plug-ins and modules.

Certain modules do not come default with xMember. Such modules are called ‘add-ons’. To avail the features of add-ons, you should purchase them.

Bulk Upload Module

More often than not, video content is present in different locations, especially remote sites. It is important to consolidate the large amounts of data and upload in a single action. Essentially, there exists two methods to upload bulk content- the first method is where a simple CSV file (Comma Separated Value) is used. The second method is a bit sophisticated. An XML (Xtensible Markup Language) file is used to facilitate bulk upload. Apart from structuring the elements and bulk uploading upcoming video trailers, you can also bulk upload photo albums.

Growth Hacking

Growth hacking is the process of identification of genuine, effective and efficient ways to grow a business. It essentially deals with customer retention, customer acquisition and lead generation. To convert your occasional porn viewers into loyal premium customers, xMember comes with a built-in growth hacking module. This module automates the email delivery system. Emails are customized and personalized. This is achieved through Mail Chimp, an email automation software. Also, this module lets you offer special discounts to your special customers.

Two Step Verification

Adult entertainment industry is notorious for fraud and cyber-theft. For membership accounts, security of the highest level is a prerequisite. Two step verification is all about authentication through an email and SMS.

PayPal Subscription

As mentioned earlier, xMember turnkey product comes with CCBill. It is completely left to your discretion whether to integrate PayPal into your billing management. Payment gateways bring money. It is therefore suggested to integrate as many payment gateways as possible.

Send Tips to Models

I would like to classify the models into categories: Solo performers and Production Studios. Models accept tips in the form of tokens. Tokens can be converted into cash. This module lets your members send tips to their favorite models.

Pay per Text Chat

A few models desire to engage in horny and sexy conversations with members. This module facilitates this.

Pay per Minute Phone calls

Quite a few adult performers intend to engage in phone sex with customers. Members shall be charged on the number of minutes the models have spent conversing with them.

Pay per Minute Live Webcam

A few models / adult performers may nod in the affirmative for live webcam shows. Members will be charged on per minute basis.

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If there is any porn site for sale, do not purchase it immediately. Verify if the adult membership website has all the features. You may take the assistance of Adent.io. The support staff of Adent.io are cooperative. Believe me, they are the go-to guys.

If you have any concerns, feel free to drop a line or two in the comments section. I will be happy to give you suggestions and address your concerns. My best wishes are with you and your adult membership site. Cheers!

How to Run Adult E-commerce Site without Product Inventory?

Running a sex toy business store is as easy as running an adult website. The best thing about adult sex toy business is that money sells money. SEO is quite pointless in this business and it’s all about paying $1 and to get $1.50. For all intents and purposes, you can make a niche out of keywords. You should target the long keywords.

Needless to emphasize, the most important thing in adult website business is traffic. If you spend $100 per day on PPC marketing, you may get as many as 1000 visits on your website. If you spend $100 on PPC for the long tail keywords, you will be able to easily attract 1000 visitors. As a matter of fact, long tail keywords have low competition and decent search volume. Finding those keywords is thus important.

Also keep in mind that you don’t have to select any kind of free hosting providers for adult script. They’re slow and have the outdated tech. Even their design looks old. You might get a free domain etc. but there is no sense in giving web hosting providers for adult script a significant chunk of 40% of your sale. We have come up with a solution to this – xMarketplace. It is one of the simplest ways to start a sex toy online store. xMarketPlace is known to be most powerful e-commerce script software for sex toys, as it is built with the latest cutting-edge technology. To highlight, it has got all the necessary features to run a business ready adult toy store. It is basically a turnkey software to build your adult toy business. It has also got drop shipping API and adult payment gateway integrated by default. The wholesale drop shipping API gives you access to more than 70,000 products which you can sell on your online store.

xMarketPlace has single vendor system. In single vendor system, you’re the owner of the site and you’re the vendor too. If you’re a single working person and have a handful of vendors, you can always start off with a single vendor system.

xMarketplace offers a complete package for your adult toy business. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a vendor at all, you can still use the drop shipping API to pull products from adult toy drop shippers and sell it. Adent.io has partnered with one of the leading wholesale drop shippers for adult products, and their inventory is full of all kinds of sex toys.

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Making money with xMarketPlace becomes easier. Here, if the wholesale price of a certain product is, let’s say, $15, you get the product for that price. Now, you can sell that product for $20 or $25. This way, you earn that $5 or $10. Of course, the shipping fee has to be paid by you. In other words, the shipping fee gets deducted from the profit you make. Shipping fee varies according to the location where the product has to be shipped. But don’t worry. You will still make a very good amount of profit through it. Drop shipping has many more advantages than easy profit making capability. Enlisted below are a few of them –

  • A wide variety of products for selection.
  • Low capital investment.
  • The risk is minimal.
  • No inventory warehouse required.
  • Highly scalable.

There is only a handful of sites which are above par, and rest are all crappy ones. The reason behind it is the outdated and awful design. Moreover, cutting edge technology is also not used to run the business. Technology is the backbone of your business and if you don’t get it right, then you will find it difficult to scale big money. Also, the second most important thing is adult website marketing. If you don’t follow any kind of black hat techniques, you will get to score more via organic SEO. xMarketplace is completely SEO optimized and comes with built in Google webmaster tools like site map indexing all the product URL’s and Google analytics integration. You do not have to worry about adult website marketing of your sex toy store anymore.

Steps to Building an Adult Ecommerce Site without Inventory

People tend to make mistakes even after having everything in a wholesale drop shipper. They sometimes get confused or forget one or two important steps, which could lead to a hole in their newly created e-commerce store. But don’t worry. We are here to guide you through step by step process to build an adult e-commerce website without any product inventory.

Before beginning with the steps, you will need to buy a domain and hosting services from web hosting providers for adult script. You can go through m3server.com, where you can find easy plans. It is one of the most affordable adult web hosting providers. It will also provide you with a free domain and 75% discount by using the promo code “ADENT” on the checkout page. Now, when you are ready with a domain and hosting service from hosting providers for adult script, you can start with the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: The first and the most important step is to sign up for an adult drop shipper. The best suggestion according to us is xMarketPlace. It is available for a one-time fee of $699 only. It is filled with innumerable features that are important and very useful for running an adult e-commerce website.

Step 2: The next step you have to take is simple- Just signup for data fee agreement. This agreement will ensure that you receive access and updated data from the source.

Step 3: Now you have to select the data feed and you need to load it onto your site. If you have master drop ship feeds in CSV or XML, you can upload these products easily onto your site using the bulk upload module of xMarketPlace. It supports shopping cart feed, standard feed and marketplace feed.

Step 4: Now there is nothing much you need to do. The drop shipping API of xMarketPlace is advanced level and fully automatic in ordering products. It even sends the shipping status without any hassle. Now, when a customer on your site will place the order, then it is your choice to order them manually by logging-in to the drop shipper’s website and selecting the product, or you can set your website to send them the orders automatically. While manually selecting, you will need to mention the buyer’s address as well. Now when the drop shipper receives the order, they will pick the items ordered, and pack them. The order will be then shipped by them directly to your customer. The order will contain your company name on the receipt.

Step 5: As far as the payment and cost of the product are concerned, you can load your wallet by using PayPal funds or by attaching your credit card to it. The wallet must always be filled with enough amount so that the orders can go through easily. This process is very important as it shall help you in paying the drop shipper for the orders.

Step 6: The thing about shipping prices is that the wholesalers keep the shipping price always at a fixed price. They always charge you a fixed amount for every order that comes to them through your website. If the shipping price of the desired product in any order is below the fixed shipping price, the remaining amount shall be credited to your account, and if the shipping price of the order is more than the fixed shipping price, then the amount will be debited from your account.

This is how you can run your adult ecommerce site, even if you don’t have an inventory. To attract some customers, you have to leverage a few marketing strategies. Normally, a new site experiences a little trouble in finding customers during the early phase. If you also happen to face the same problem, there are ways to attract new customers. One of the most common methods is content marketing. Writing creative and controversial articles will always drive more traffic to your store.

Social media traffic from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr etc. is always good for promotion. Facebook doesn’t support adult marketing, and twitter also prohibits sex toy promotion. But if you take a look at the live feed, many people market their toy store products on Twitter. Instead of spamming like others, you need to use a few growth hacking techniques – setup automation tools and find out people who talk about adult toys, follow #adulttoys or without # – retweet those tweets and start a conversation from the official twitter account. You can also try PPC campaigns, adult ad networks, posts on adult forums.

The world of sex toys is growing at much faster rate than it used to be in the last 15 years. The adult toy industry is expected to cross the target of 100 billion dollars by the year 2025, and there’s no one stopping it. Enter into this world of easy money making business, and use the services of xMarketplace to start or expand your own sex toy online store.

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Perfect Guide for Adult Web Hosting

You must have probably heard of Adult Web hosting, but you might not be having enough information about it. Don’t worry, in this guide for adult web hosting, we shall cover comprehensively about its advantages and what to look for while selecting hosting services for your website. Though you don’t necessarily need to go with an adult specific host and any web host will be able to host your adult website for you, it cannot however be denied that there are many perks and advantages of choosing a web hosting provider who is experienced in adult hosting.

Let us go through the advantages of adult web hosting,

Hosting providers for an adult script, who have been in this business for many years, know the special needs that adult websites have, and this alone is one of the biggest advantages of choosing an adult web host. Adult websites require bandwidth and storage space, and to tell you the truth, adult websites require both these resources in significant amount. Many adult website owners aren’t aware of just how many of these resources they need when they first start their website, and can be caught unprepared without them. We are here to advise certain website owners or webmasters about a few important things ahead so that many problems can be effectively dealt with before launching of the website. We believe in taking a proactive stance. If these are not taken care of, it could cause a lot of problem in the future.

Along with it, ‘legitimacy’ is something which almost every experienced adult site host knows a lot about. This is yet another benefit of having an adult hosting provider. They deal with gambling sites to erotica sites on a daily basis, and they all include a lot of legal issues. An adult site host will keep you informed about every issue in advance, which will eventually save you a lot of research time, along with a handful of money as well.

Customer service is another important factor, which is always at the top of the list on adult site hosts. It cannot be matched by any other type of site hosting. Most of the webmasters who are using a normal web hosting service may be hesitant to call in case of any problem, because they will have to provide detail explanations regarding certain problems and files. Also, they might think about what the customer service representatives perceive about their profession and website.  With an adult site host, you will never be facing any such problem or hesitation. It has been noticed that people feel much better in calling and explaining about their problems to the customer service representative of an adult site host, and they don’t wait to ask for help from them. Yeah, this may not seem a very big advantage, but it is one of the biggest benefits to the adult site owners who have been in this business for quite a long time.

You might not need to avail the services of an adult site host just because you are planning on starting an adult website. But if want to make the most out of your website and hosting experience, there are tons of benefits which you will be able to experience and witness when you hire only their services.

Web hosting is one of the most important parts of starting and keeping up your adult tube site. Finding the best hosting provider is a job which may seem difficult to many people due to that fact that most of the web hosting providers do not allow hosting adult content on their servers. This is the reason people find it difficult to get affordable adult web hosting providers. Although, it may seem difficult, it is not impossible. The clients need to carefully consider their hosting options if they are thinking of hosting an adult website. There are a few factors which are required to be taken into consideration before hiring a web hosting provider for adult script. It includes the type of server needed for the hosting of your adult website. In other words, server can be a dedicated one or a shared one; maximum bandwidth allowed; server space; server uptime guarantee; provider’s reliability; pricing structures; speed and much more. It could be a little complicated to choose the best hosting provider, so, let us take a deeper look at it –

Dedicated or Shared Adult Web Site Hosting

Almost every web hosting company will offer you shared web hosting services by default. In other words, various other websites or users would share a single server space. Though, shared server option is good for a basic website which requires a limited bandwidth and disk space, it may not be great for an adult website. Why? An adult website requires hundreds of images and videos to be stored, and for that, a shared hosting service wouldn’t do the job for you. Adult websites attract huge traffic and visitors, mostly all at once, and they will be downloading images and videos all the time. This undoubtedly means large consumption of bandwidth. You need to go for a dedicated server for it. Moreover, if your adult website is going to be an e-commerce enabled one, where the visitor is required to pay money to download images and videos, then a dedicated server is the best option, as it offer the best and secure server facilities.

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Co-located Adult Website Hosting

Most of the site owners do not like the idea of leaving certain sensitive data like movies, images, email addresses and credit card information on someone else’s web host. They do have the option of maintaining their own server data centre, but it can turn out to be quite expensive. On the other hand, a co-located server is capable of eliminating all the above risks by hosting your adult website. What happens in co-located server is that the hosting company connects your hardware to the internet and they provide you with some rack space, along with a secure environment to store your server and technical support. Here, the client provides their own server, maintenance facilities and software to host their website on a co-located server.

Legal Concerns:

This is an important matter as it is paramount to keeping everything legal. It is advised that you should check with your hosting provider in advance about any and every legality involved. This is to make sure that nothing is illegal and everything is legal before you move forward.  As a matter of caution, most of the web hosting companies do not allow adult content or adult website hosting on their servers.

Space

Any website which involves or features images and videos is required to have a large amount of space. And an adult website would feature thousands of pictures (in .jpg format) and videos (in .mpg, .avi, .wmv etc. format). 100 images require about 30 to 50 MB of disk space to store. And a good margin is required because your website will only grow by leaps and bounds with time, and this in turn will require increased bandwidth and disk space.

Tech. Support

Any problem can occur at any time, and you might need tech support to fix it. You need to ensure that you have 24/7 technical support from your web hosting provider for adult script. You also have to make sure that they are capable of clearing any and every doubt related to technical issues, because what good are they if they can’t help you while your adult tube site is not working properly.

Administration Tools

It is your duty to ensure that all the essentials are included in your package. CGI scripts, shopping carts, email management, control panel, file management and much more are mandatory. Make sure that these essentials are covered in your adult web hosting package.

As you can see above, choosing the best and affordable adult web hosting provider isn’t such a difficult task. You just have to keep an eye on some important points, and you will be able to get the best web hosting provider for adult script. We have seen many adult sites hosting servers, and we have come to the conclusion that almost every single one of them is missing a feature or two, which the other popular ones have. You have to make sure that the adult site hosting service that you are thinking of selecting to start your new adult website is free from every bug and suits your requirements. Even the speed can be an issue if the bandwidth is not enough, and it can result in the diminishing of signup numbers on your adult tube site.

But still, if you don’t have enough time to research or put your time to find the best affordable adult web hosting provider, we have an answer for that as well.

Adent offers cheap and one of the best adult web hosting advice. You can get advice on great hosting deals for your Adent products, which are perfect for starting any type of adult website. You can get solid advice on the best server setups as well. Adent has been in this business for many years. Through years of experience in dealing with several adult websites, Adent has come through many hosting companies as well. Many of which, have been the best with their services, and they have been a pleasure work with as well. Many times they have gone out of their ways to lend a helping hand. Adent can also recommend on cheap adult web hosting if this is your first time in the world of adult website business.

Adent has a whole list of trusted server partners, and they also have an agreement with most of them which allow them to get their customers awesome deals. And you know what the best part is all about? It is completely FREE. And yes, there is NO catch. It is a completely free service and costs you not even a single penny. They are just able to get you through their agreements, they are able to negotiate wonderful prices for you. Of course, Adent gets an affiliate commission for this service, but it is completely free for you, which I think is the best thing about it, because they have enough experience, along with a big list of known and experienced web hosting providers, and they also bring you good deals. I don’t think there is anything more you can ask for free.

An Undeniable Offer: Adent recommends M3 Server for all sort of adult websites and it takes pride for having partnered with M3 server for its products. It comes with 75% off on VPS hosting + 1 year domain free. You can avail the services of Adent for free, or you can go research on your own and look for the best affordable adult site hosting server.

We have covered about the advantages of adult web hosting, we have mentioned everything to look for while selecting the best adult site hosting service for your adult tube site, and along with it, we have provided you with a free service to get adult web hosting advice. Choose the best and affordable hosting service for your adult tube site, and take your website through the gates of success.