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Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)

Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)
Editor’s note: Following is the second part of a two-part series by Juicy Jay. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s April edition. I was invested for six figures. Family and friends had told me it was a bad idea, but the world is full of successful businesses who ignored the naysayer... More »

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing
I’ve been writing for adult industry magazines for nearly a decade and have somehow managed never to touch on a topic that every paysite owner has to content with — the pricing conundrum. It’s one that every business owner faces. Unless you’re operating solely on charity, yo... More »

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content

Kink Report: Studios Discuss Mainstreaming of Fetish Content
BDSM/fetish erotica has been a part of adult entertainment for generations. Bettie Page’s black-and-white videos with filmmaker/photographer Irving Klaw in the early 1950s were way ahead of their time, depicting spanking and bondage and black leather attire back when BDSM was the antithesis of... More »

Launch of an Industry Job Board

Launch of an Industry Job Board
It’s been a long time coming. There always has been a need for this thriving industry to have a formal outlet for companies and those looking for employment to come together in a neutral setting. Now it is a reality. It’s called XBIZJobs.net, the industry’s first formal job board.... More »

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales

Kink Report: Retailers Discuss Maximizing ‘Fifty Shades’-Inspired Sales
If the words “Fifty Shades of Grey” don’t trigger even the slightest need to roll your eyes, then you haven’t been in the pleasure products industry very long. Like every Hollywood pop phenomenon, the books and film have been overplayed and marketed to death. Despite our love... More »

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives
Now that the number of mobile users has outpaced desktop users and Google has forced the world to mobilize with Mobilegeddon, all publishers are aware that sites have to be responsive and mobile friendly or they will be penalized in the Google search rankings. But are publishers and advertisers awar... More »

Business Models Can Trigger Regulatory Compliance

Business Models Can Trigger Regulatory Compliance
Adult website operators are typically familiar with the obligations imposed by Title 18 U.S.C. § 2257 (Section 2257) which mandates the compilation and maintenance of certain records relating to the production of sexually explicit content. Less well known, but equally if not more important, ar... More »

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom

Kink Report: Manufacturers Credit Couples for Market Boom
The popularity of soft bondage products has grown exponentially since “Fifty Shades of Grey” took readers and filmgoers by storm. The product category is still growing and evolving, along with its target demographic, and the ways retailers are preparing for the next “Fifty Shades&r... More »

Pirate Who Let His Guard Down Capitulates

Pirate Who Let His Guard Down Capitulates
If you follow developments in piracy closely, then you know it’s almost constantly evolving. Content theft has become big business, with some prolific pirates actually making more (in some cases by a factor of 10) than the creative folks in our industry who actually produce the content origina... More »

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream

Kink Report: Fetish Gear Transcends Into Mainstream
BDSM and fetish items were once considered l’enfant terrible of the sex toys/pleasure products market. In the past, many people who visited a sex shop to purchase a vibrator, lubes, condoms or lingerie didn’t know what to make of floggers, ballgags, leather restraints, butt plugs, blindf... More »

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