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Maximizing Profits Online

Maximizing Profits Online
A newcomer to this market needs to consider a few basic questions when it comes to choosing the right cash register for their website. The first decision would be to determine if using a payment gateway and merchant bank account would be best or if using a third-party billing company is more appr... More »

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch
I Watched A Movie Called "North Country" on the flight from New Zealand, where I went to talk with the ICANN people about .XXX — but more about that another time. The film features Charlize Theron (reason enough to watch it) as a single mother of two, struggling to provide for her family... More »

A Comprehensive Approach

A Comprehensive Approach
Whether you're an experienced webmaster developing a new premium website or a newbie looking to start your first paysite project, there are certain considerations that must be addressed, including how to manage, present and charge surfers for access to your content. What if I told you that there... More »

Renewed Focus for Paycom

Renewed Focus for Paycom
The March 10 announcement that Epoch/Paycom cofounder Clay Andrews was stepping down as president of the company and that cofounder and chief technology officer Joel Hall would assume the role of president and CEO has sparked interest in how the changeover might affect the company or services provid... More »

Five Processing Concerns

Five Processing Concerns
Online merchants in the adult industry have many more processing options than they had just a few years ago. In the beginning — throughout the middle and late 1990s — there were few choices. Alternate billing options were difficult to find, and those that did exist came with enormous integration... More »

Mainstream Advertising

Mainstream Advertising
Those of us in the adult entertainment business find ourselves with a shrinking market — not due to fewer customers but due to the restrictions on places to find these customers. Many mainstream publications, including those that were once supported by our advertising dollars, are now refusing to... More »

Mobile Profitability

Mobile Profitability
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What will it take to make mobile porn profitable?" Here's what they had to say: "The entire mobile industry, in particular mobile adult, will benefit from less market fragmentation and open markets. With a more cohesive mar... More »

Being A Stud

Being A Stud
For adult star Dave Pounder, the shooting day ritual is similar to any professional athlete's warm-up regimen: a small-to-medium meal 2-3 hours before arriving on the set, a single Viagra pill 15-30 minutes before shooting, a quick shower, a zinc tablet for extra "pop," a quick sit-down with the ac... More »

The Way Traffic Is Cleaned

The Way Traffic Is Cleaned
Phising scams, "Nigerian" email scams, 419 spam, credit card fraud and fraudulent sales – do any of these ring a bell for you? They do for me! They belong to the dark and ugly side of the Internet and 98 percent of them come from countries which I even haven't heard about. Fighting against these a... More »

The 3D Revolution

The 3D Revolution
Over the past few years, the adult gaming industry has steadily captured the minds and wallets of surfers, putting the player in the driver's seat of a computer-generated fantasy that involves everything from sex acts to the courtship ritual. This experience gives the user unprecedented control over... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Kate Hodgson-Egan

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Q&A: Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Reflects on Decades of Career Accomplishments

Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., as an only child, Moe Levy learned to become business savvy at an early age from his parents. Even more importantly, Levy says his parents instilled in him their people-oriented... More »

AWSummit’s Alexandru Gheorghe Has Eyes Set on Growth

The AWSummit has quickly made its mark and has become a top draw for chat hosts, studios and cam sites from all over the world. Founded by CEO Alexandru Gheorghe just two years ago, the cam-centric AW... More »
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