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Finding A Way

Finding A Way
The American Heritage Dictionary defines perseverance as a “Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.” It is this purposeful steadfastness which drives us forward as we seek ways to lawfully and profitably operate our online businesses, regardle... More »

Future Dinosaurs

Future Dinosaurs
According to The American Heritage Dictionary, one definition of the word ‘dinosaur’ is “One that is hopelessly outmoded or unwieldy.” As technology increases and brings profound changes to our world, redefining society in unexpected ways, can our business models remain flexible enough to s... More »

The Polarization of Porn

The Polarization of Porn
There are a wide variety of threats to our industry, and I am sad to say that not all of them are external. Seeing an unfortunate shift towards increased infighting, over the Acacia issue in particular, I felt that it was time to speak out. Even as the online adult industry moves ever more into m... More »

Gay IS A Niche

Gay IS A Niche
While I had some very interesting private commentary on my recent “Stephen Goes Gay?” article, one of my readers publicly commented that “Gay isn’t a niche.” He is of course wrong, and to help those who do not understand the practical implications, I present the following: My aforementi... More »

Email Management Tips

Email Management Tips
Sheldon Cooke returns with another batch of tips and tricks to help streamline one of a busy Webmaster's most annoying daily rituals – dealing with tons of email... Sending Super-Size Attachments One thing most people don't know about email is that it wasn't really designed to handle large fil... More »

Stephen Goes Gay?

Stephen Goes Gay?
While the title might be an obvious ploy to garner a few extra page views, the underlying message that “Even the ‘straightest’ of adult Webmasters can (and should) profitably and inoffensively integrate gay offerings into their marketing mix…” is one that must be heeded if maximizing profi... More »

Spike Speaks Out

Spike Speaks Out
Editor’s note: Shortly after a recent XBiz story about Acacia’s proceedings against Webmasters, I was contacted by Spike Goldberg, CEO of HomeGrown Video – and one of Acacia’s most vocal opponents – who wanted a forum to address statements made by Acacia. In the interests of fair and balan... More »

Oh, It’s SoBig!

Oh, It’s SoBig!
Are Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, and Spam the new Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Most people love drama, especially when it doesn't take too much of a personal toll on them, and hackers, anti-virus companies, service providers, and individual users are no exception... If it weren't for things... More »

Watchers and Doers

Watchers and Doers
I used to have a framed picture hanging in my office signed by a famous artist of a cartoon duck crazily skiing on a lake with a huge smile on his face, while a turtle floating in the water looked on enviously. A daily reminder to me, that even though it's important to have the watchers in the Adult... More »

39 Hot Internet Tips: 2

39 Hot Internet Tips: 2
Email Tips 21: Email Bounced Back? There are many reasons why emails you send may get bounced back. First, check that you sent the email to the correct address. It’s easy to transpose characters. If the address was correct, the recipient’s mailbox may be full or there may be a temporary pro... More »

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