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Adult pay site questions

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by A-E-I, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. A-E-I

    A-E-I Newbie

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    I need a way to take money from members. I shopped around a bit for a cc processor, but they all seem to cost 500+. I checked out some of the ones mentioned when I did a search but they all say they cost alot of money. Is there any way to take creditcards and the like that wont cost me an arm, leg and my first born child that allows adult sites?
     
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    Well, most people that make pay sites are willing to pay $500. If you're paying the actors, actresses, and studios, then I don't see how $500 is an "arm and a lag". So I'm guessing you're not posting original content, just stealing it from other sites. Correct?
     
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    ccbill
     
  4. A-E-I

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    Not correct. All of the content will be new.
     
  5. heiny

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    Then I dont see how that initial capital would be any problem.

    Unless it's you and your girlfriend(s) making amateur porn :)
     
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  6. A-E-I

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    I am a little hesitant to say how I am going to go about doing it for a few reasons. The cost up until now has been minimal and the only real cost I have come across that is more than petty cash is the way to get money. Several hundred (or more) is alot more than I have spent total so far so I am a little motivated to find the cheapest way possible to achieve my goal of taking money. I am not necessarily looking for free ways, just the cheapest way possible that will do what I need and is reliable and easy to work with.

    I have never done anything of this nature, but that is more than half of the fun. I think I found a way to make money without losing all that much and I am really hoping that it works out so I can share it once I polish it up. Only time will tell I suppose and I found myself here because you guys seem like the people to ask about these things.

    It isnt me nor anyone I know personally. Though I do wish I knew some of the models. I suppose I should also note that the content will be entirely pictures for now.
     
  7. freelapse

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    Definitely ccbill.com.
     
  8. freqout

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    Ccbill is a pain in the ass, you need not only to give your SSN to them but also have a llc, with verotel, no set up and isnt as bad: http://www.verotel.com/price/ticketsclub

    There are a few others out there, I would go out and look at all the other adult sites and see what they use
     
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    Try other than CCbill it sucks
     
  10. Britannia

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    Hi there I am a paysite owner from the UK, I am assuming you are US based as all the main processors ccbill, epoch, netbilling etc all require a visa signup fee of between $500-$750 this isnt the case if you are EU based however, epoch/ccbill both have EU arms to their business and for some reason dont charge a fee if you are based in the EU. So knowing where you are based 1st may give me a pointer as to where to send you.

    I am not sure about verotel . com they're based in the Netherlands and process for adult and have everything you need if you are based in the US then give them an email and see if you are subject to a VISA fee.

    I do have to backup what jasonac2 and heiny have said, its not a cheap game making paysites and making them profitable, so that fee usually isnt something that would be a problem when most spend that and more per week just on content let alone server costs, cms costs, fee's and so on.

    I wish you luck but you may want to think hard before you take the leap the market also isnt what it once was, we are getting hammered by the economic downturn the prolifferation of Tube sites and a generation unwilling to pay.
     
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  11. A-E-I

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    I decided to go with CCBill for now. The verification was ridiculous, but its whatever because now I have a processor and stand only a few objectives away from "done". I think I can deal without VISA for now and if I ever want to accept it, I am sure I could switch processors or pay up when the time comes.

    I reside in the USA for now.

    I have paid very little up to this point and wont be spending any more of money from here on out as I see it. I have already accepted a few models IDs and am working to recode my site from the ground up while I wait for the other 50 or so models to get me their IDs. I am running a commission system of sorts when it comes to the models. It is of course all explained to them from the get go so they know what is going on, but will hopefully ensure that the site supports itself from here on out. That is of course if everything goes as planned which is rarely ever does in dealing with anything.
     
  12. Britannia

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    you would may want to think about creating a new subaccount per model, so you can split the account and get ccbill to handle paying the model out directly you just get whatever % you split, if thats across 50 models it makes it easier for you to administer plus they will be more inclinded to signup as they will be guaranteed payment from ccbill not you directly, not that you wouldnt pay them its a trust thing for models.
     
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    just another thought for you, if you want to use phone and sms as a payment option try txtnation . com talk to them they have some neat products esp the widgets for sms inc translations in local languages they're Brits I know them well, or you could try gxbill . com they do both phone and sms are are US based talk to Sam there.
     
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  15. Adult Insider Dave

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    Ok dude, gratz on the new site and welcome to the adult biz. The upfront cost with Ccbill is visa registration, which is 750 USD. You are committing suicide if you dont do this mate. 75-85% of transactions are VISA (unfortunately cause VISA is a pos monopoly and assholes to deal with).

    So you will see about 3/4 the sales IMO if you do not use VISA. You could try adding ACH debit as well but the fraud is pretty high in the adult side of things I think (I just use ACH on non-adult products and cant speak from experience of using on the adult side).

    ICQ me for a couple other ideas that you could use in order to get started and build capital - 102 85 81 86. I am new so I dont want to spam :p
     
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    I personaly like epoch, I've used them alot in the past, and plan on using them for a new bigger projects I got in the works. I've never much cared for ccbill but I honestly don't have anything huge against them. Guess I just don't like how they brand the shit out of your join pages.
     
  17. differentmovies

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    I have been working with CCbil more than 2 years...never have any problem with them...
    we had some experience with European processing companies...CCbil is much better
    just my opinion