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How to Start and Make Money with Porn Sites

The porn industry is blessed with loads of money. Many adult webmasters make millions every year. Of course, it’s dominated by tube sites such as Pornhub, XVideos, etc. But this isn’t stopping passionate and fiercely enthusiastic adult webmasters from starting their own porn tube sites. To begin with, adult webmasters have to identify all niches that are profitable and under-served.

Curious to know more about the subsequent steps? Here’s a brief on how to make a porn site. Read on.

Step #1: Domain & hosting

Not all hosting providers are adult content friendly. The following factors are worth considering before purchasing an adult content friendly hosting subscription:

  • Space for your web pages
  • Disk space
  • Bandwidth
  • High speed or low access time
  • Features such as built-in templates, online builders, etc.
  • Extensive technical support

There are many affordable and exclusive adult friendly hosting service providers. It’s important to compare the features, price, etc.

To host your own hosting, opt for either a VPS plan or a dedicated hosting subscription. Shared hosting is absolutely affordable. But it has its own set of limitations. Many web masters often run short of bandwidth. This is where dedicated hosting and VPN plans work wonders

You can purchase a domain from adult hosting service providers. It’s not uncommon for adult hosting service providers to offer free domain(s) to their clients for a year or two.

Step #2: Set up your porn site

Here are a few reasons to distance yourself from the age-old way of building porn sites from scratch:

  • It’s expensive. It costs you more than $50000 USD
  • It takes a lot of time.
  • You are dependent on programmers and testers. Technology may become obsolete. Upgrading your site may become nothing short of a vicious nightmare!
  • If you aren’t tech savvy, you may have to hire a couple of IT support professionals. This costs you a fortune!

In short, this age-old approach is best relegated to dustbin. Here’s what you can do:

  • Purchase a porn tube script or porn site CMS
  • Popular porn site scripts have many pre-loaded themed templates. Tweak them as per your judgement
  • Set up your adult payment processors. Test them. PayPal is not adult friendly. Look for alternatives such as CCBill, Epoch, etc.
  • Test all the features before launching your adult tube site.

Best adult tube scripts ideally tick all the following checkboxes:

  • Sophisticated video player
  • Numerous monetization features
  • Multiple video format support
  • User engagement tools
  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Video preview
  • Advanced meta-tagging
  • Video grabber and embedder module
  • Scalable architecture

Step #3: Content

It’s important to provide niche specific content to your audiences. The internet has many porn sites that are mostly pandering to different niches. As a matter of fact, there’s not much unique content.

The modus operandi followed by many adult webmasters has little merit. They just embed videos from popular tube sites. This approach lets them earn not more than $10 per month. To be upfront, some webmasters earn not more than $1 per month. Adult webmasters are relying on popular tube sites to survive. In essence, the existing adult webmasters are doing a shoddy job!

Here’s where you can make a difference and carve a niche for your adult tube site. Purchase niche – specific content from adult content production studios. Upload at-least one video per week. Of course, niche-specific content is expensive. But the returns are amazing. Consistency and content quality cannot be compromised.

Here’s a cost-effective alternative. Amateur porn is the next big thing in this industry. You can hire a few porn amateurs, shoot HD porn and upload the videos to your tube site. It’s important to take care of adult SEO. Adult SEO is a huge topic. Here are a few fundamentals:

  • Videos should have dynamic thumbnails
  • Video titles should be rich in keywords
  • Meta-tags should be added
  • Videos should have your website watermark. Watermarks will address piracy to some extent.

Create short trailers and upload them to popular tube sites such as Pornhub, XVideos, etc. The watermark shall direct interested audiences to your website.

Step #4: Drive traffic

The next step in the pipeline is to drive traffic. It’s a tough job. You can get inorganic traffic by running PPC campaigns. Let me be honest with you – the returns may not be amazing. So, let’s concentrate on driving traffic organically. Here’s how to drive organic traffic:

  1. Tumblr is an established adult-friendly social networking platform. Be active on Tumblr. Post a few pictures and trailers of your adult tube site. Be patient. It’s tough to become an over-night celebrity on Tumblr. Give your very best!
  2. Use Reddit to the fullest. Do not promote your site at the very outset. Reddit community members are known for helping each other. If you have expertise in adult consulting, provide free advice. Address the queries of Redditors to the best of your capacity. Subtly promote your adult tube site.
  3. Twitter is another great adult-friendly platform. Approach a popular webcam girl. Here’s how you may approach her:

Hey Cindy, your webcam shows are great. Mind checking out this website? Let me know your thoughts.

Many amateur webcam girls reply in the affirmative. Convince them to tweet a message about your website to their followers. Do not nudge them. Be patient. Don’t forget to thank them.

  1. Adult forums and directories are great places to get good organic traffic. Use them to your advantage.

Step #5: Make BIG money

There are many ways to make money in this industry. Here are a few ways:

  • Subscriptions: There’s a lot of free porn on the web. But that’s irrelevant to audiences who seek pleasure in watching niche – specific videos. Sell subscription plans. Different plans should have different duration and different benefits.
  • Pay per View: A particular section of audiences may be interested in watching only a few videos. Pay per View monetization model is best suited to such audience
  • Website Space: You can sell a small portion of your website space to sponsors. More often than not, sponsors promote products such as penis enlargers, lubricants etc.
  • Advertisements: There are different types of advertisements such as pop-ups, pop-under, display ads, banner ads, video ads, etc.

No doubt, porn industry is highly lucrative. But it’s not for every adult webmaster. It’s for those who are motivated, patient and consistent. Do not get overjoyed with positive results. Do not get bogged down with the downward trajectories. It’s essential to be calm, composed and smart.

Now that you have an informative article on how to make a porn tube site, take the plunge and get going. If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to shoot them in the comments. I shall reply in a day or two. If you face any hurdles, get back to us. We are here to help you. Our best wishes are with you and your adult tube site. Cheers!

A post by Kidal D. (3243 Posts)

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