Greetings to the Black Hat World community! I'm a professional photographer and amateur web designer in the process of launching a membership site that will offer 100% original, exclusive content in a specific softcore fetish/niche that has very little North American competition. I will be offering mostly photosets with 100-150 images each and a limited selection of 5-10 minute videos. The only true competitors I have found are based in Japan or Russia. I am confident there is an audience that will pay for this content. I have the hopefully modest ambition of acquiring and maintaining between 300-500 members. I'm using the Divi 2 Wordpress theme with Digital Access Pass for controlling my member vs non-member options. These two systems together are extremely versatile, so I have a nearly unlimited number of options for how to structure the site. The problem is that even though I'm very good at producing high-quality content, I have dreadful business instincts and no salesmanship skills. I can create the site and supply the content with ease, but I'm lost when it comes to the Business Admin & Marketing side of things. I've done a lot of research into various sites of this nature and I have defined several seemingly successful business models, but I'm having a devil of a time making a final decision about which one to pursue. I'm going to list out the business models I've currently defined and I'd love to get any feedback or suggestions that the community may have: Model #1: Online-Only Galleries (This model is based on CosplayDeviants) -Members pay $10.00/month and get full access to all of the site's galleries instantly. However, you can only view the galleries on the web and cannot download them to your own hard drive. If your membership expires, you lose access to the content. New content is released every week. They also have a store that sells merchandise like T-shirts, coffee mugs and calendars. Model #2: Downloadable Galleries (This model is based on ShadowPlayers) -Members pay $29.95/month and get full access to all of the site's galleries instantly. Galleries can be downloaded via .zip and the member will own them forever. New content is added every month. This model seems to run a high risk of someone joining for a month, downloading all the content, then canceling their membership before it can renew. Model #3: Direct Buy Store (This model is based on Images4Sale and Clips4Sale.) -There is no monthly membership fees. Sign-up is free and members purchase videos or photosets directly for a one-time-only fee. Members own the content forever. A photoset with 100 photos might cost between $10-$15. Model #4: Content Dripping (This model is based on Zoo Books. Not an adult service by any means, but still a valid model) -Members pay a set price per month, such as $19.95, and receive 4 or 5 new photo-sets or videos per month for as long as there is content to supply. There is no way for members to access content that has not yet been dripped to them and they have no control over which sets they receive each month. This seems like a good way to ensure long-term membership, but I can imagine it being off-putting to users who want a specific set and don't want to wait an unknown number of months before it is delivered. Model #5: Hybrid Online Galleries + Store (This is the model I've defined after reviewing the others, but I'm not sure if it's a good plan or not) -Members pay $9.95/month for full access to online-only galleries that cannot be downloaded. In addition, there is a store where each photoset and video is available for direct purchase & download for about $14 each as well as other merchandise. Anyone paying the monthly membership fee will get a 75% discount for any purchase from at the store. That's it! Model #5 is currently what I'm leaning toward, but since I came up with this in a vacuum, I'd like to get some external thoughts and feedback before I fully commit to it. Thanks in advance!