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Adult content site - worth it anymore?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by siv555, May 11, 2011.

  1. siv555

    siv555 Newbie

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    I feel like it's not even worth it to think about a membership based site anymore, Is there anything at all that can command a longer attention span and commitment on a month to month basis anymore??

    There just seems like there's soooo much content for free. I feel like the train has left the station.

    On that topic, WHY is there so much free stuff? Is it a loss leader to TRY to get people in the door? Are the only folks making money the one's taking the pictures/video?
     
  2. Pixel Pirate

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    Free stuff still converts and it's a method for company's to launch branding campaigns.

    I believe you can still do membership sites but you need to provide value to the consumer. It might not be as easy as it once was, but it is definitely possible. If you launch a site, expect to put tremendous amounts of effort into it.

    You can utilize the free sites to post clips from your paid site with the URL watermarked on the videos/images.
     
  3. reallife

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    Started my first adult paysite in 1999.
    Wouldn't DREAM of getting into it today. You can go to any of the major tubes and see 100x the material that's inside a paysite, without paying a nickle.
     
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  4. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    came across this thread, i wonder..perhaps if you guarantee the customer's computer wont get any viruses, spam, cookies etc. maybe folks might bite? ie "safe computing"
     
  5. reallife

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    If they've been lied to about content, prices, upsells and pre-checked/hidden cross-sells for years.....would they believe someone promising anything at this point? Probably not....but I don't think that's the major problem. The major problem is that just by visiting a tube or torrent site, they can get enough material to satisfy their needs for years and years --- for free.
     
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    There are two sites of adult membership sites still work

    1. Sites actually run by an individual gal where she is "the site" writing a blog, adding photos/videos, camming, replying to people and interacting with them.

    2. Webcam membership sites, get a 1000 gals on webcam and charge ppl $ for accessing them.
     
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  7. reallife

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    Very true...but I'd add one more.

    3. VERY niched sites (think plushies and balloons, not teen and asian) with a significant "community" involvement.
     
  8. panicore

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    Indeed, normal pron doesn't sell anymore
     
  9. mohitjmehta

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    yeae it works if u make it like slutload or brazers
     
  10. Krazy Kitty

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    There is virtually no hope of a newbie creating a profitable adult membership site. Take it from someone who's been in the industry around 20 years.

    Going sub-niche or solo girl is a gross over-simplification. The entire process is kind of like someone who can drive a car thinking they can build a car engine.

    You'd have far more chance of success promoting existing entities. And, in that case, go for solo girls, niche / sub-niche, and cams on a revshare payout.
     
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  11. cameraguy

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    I think it really depends on what you are doing. I am a photographer/videographer and I shoot with every day average girls here in the 4 state area. I have stuck with shooting custom content for private collectors and have been thinking about expanding to shooting custom for web content, etc. Actually business hasn't been too bad. I just think it depends on what you are doing. I myself have stayed away from making a subscription based website because there is nothing I can do to set myself apart from the big boys other than providing true amateur content.
     
  12. wkirk

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    I would suggest to first do a research, and try to find some really rare and weird fetish content, then take the time to grab as many content as you can in that niche.
    If you can't find anything then quickly put together a general adult blog and fill it up with tons of porn.
    Then check the log files for search terms ppl used to find your site. You'll be suprised :)

    This could be a little disgusting sometimes but try to approach it as being funny instead.
    Works better with friends.

    Build an authority site in that particular niche, and then maybe try the following:
    - Previews on site for free
    - Download whole material for free but limit the amount of data allowed for like 24hrs or so
    - Offer a 'support us' option ( paypal on a different site, blank referrer )

    Give those who "donated" unlimited downloads.

    That seems to be working although the weirder stuff you find and build the site around, the less traffic you get of course, but the percentage of ppl willing to pay some bucks is really high.

    Key is having a large collection of unique weird content at one place, collected from different sources.

    General adult is dead I think.

    Good luck :)

    Edit: keep the site clean, no advertising or banners, just make it look like a hobby site, and tell them to donate for the bandwidth or whatever you can come up with.
    Always collect the "donations" on a clean site, for two reasons: people obviously don't want traces of them browsing weird stuff, and paypal will also shut you down instantly if you're not covering your ass.
     
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  13. onegoodman

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    I think it is late for adult content membership time too. There are already many out there and within today, go to any search engine and ask for adult material, and you will get result that, if you spend checking it will never finish.

    Beside many free tube are already there only for adult content.

    It is hard to find a new niche specially once a website show up and start making some earning, next day in the morning another 1000 website show up. Magic lol
     
  14. riktubrs

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    What do you mean collect the donations on a "clean site"? Would you register a site only for the donation? so if my site is xx.com, and they click the 'donate here' button, it'll take them to "donation-for-bandwidth.com", and there will be a paypal button for the donation?
     
  15. ying-yang

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    i used to do porn going back 10 yrs and wow money was all over it.

    now in the free online porn sites, i feel nothing will work. i was looking to re-do porn again , but on reading today , several posts are coming out pushing me away from porn, cos all i can offer is asian porn.

    the porn working now is adult babies or foot/ sock fetishes , or freaky stuff like that lol no one wants the girl next door , or amature stuff now.

    my idea was to submit on the content, not a locker, but even that requires an action which porn viewers are no willing to do when there is so much free porn online. even entering ur email is an effort today , why do it when u got so many freebies going round.
    IMO.... porn membership is dead. unless u got some really bad sh** lol

    i mean " 2 girls and a cup " style stuff , that made a fortune online .
     
  16. tpaolo

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    I own some adult sites, 99% of them were tube sites, but recently turned them to promote dating and webcams because videos don't convert at all...

    however I still run a couple of tube sites with good traffic, my earnings come from these sources (in decreasing order of income):

    - dating
    - ppc
    - selling mobile traffic
    - selling services to adult webmasters
    - webcam
    - advertising campaings
    - pharmacy
    - video paysites memberships

    I recently realized that the best way to gain money from adult market is selling services to other webmasters, for example link building, basic seo, banners, video promotion, directory submission, script installation (in order to hide your links somewhere on their server :cool:), there are a lot of noobs out there ready to spend some bucks to get traffic
     
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    find that specific niche and you can be successful, just find something not everyone else is doing
     
  18. Russian425

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    Adult content sites can be very successful, just pick a route that you want to go ( videos, live cam, social network etc. )
     
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    good luck finding something not everyone else is doing.
    10 years ago, sure.
    now - it's like saying "go find an EMD for a popular culture phrase."
    once upon a time, it was easy.
    now, they're all gone.
     
  20. gr8mate

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    I was think of something along these lines thanks for all the input guys.