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The Bettie Page Revival: 2

The Bettie Page Revival: 2
In part one, we began our look at "The Notorious Bettie Page" and her ongoing popularity and influence. In this conclusion, we'll look at the Klaw connection, societal attitudes, the Sex Queens and beyond: The Klaw Connection One of the reasons that fetishists and BDSM practitioners hold Page in... More »

The Bettie Page Revival: 1

The Bettie Page Revival: 1
April marked two major events in the life of 1950s erotica queen Bettie Page. On April 22, the 1950s pinup model/burlesque star celebrated her 83rd birthday, and April 14 was the U.S. release of "The Notorious Bettie Page," a 91-minute mainstream film starring actress Gretchen Mol as Page and direct... More »

Beyond the DVD

Beyond the DVD
If the grimy storefront in the red-light district carrying nothing but movies and stroke books is the stereotype of adult emporia from the past, the well-lighted, carpeted shop with an open floor plan is rapidly becoming the template for adult entertainment stores of the 21st century. Up front is ... More »

On Location

On Location
Idyllic waterfalls surrounded by colorful birds, lush water gardens teeming with reptiles, a backdrop of panoramic cityscapes — all of these visual enhancements to an adult film are available on location. But at what cost? And are they worth it? "Everyone desires to shoot in an exotic locati... More »

Affiliate Program Basics

Affiliate Program Basics
Joining an affiliate program is a ground floor opportunity; all you have to do is send visitors to your affiliated website by placing a text link or banner on your website and you will receive a commission on each sale, without the complication and expense of actually selling anything yourself. Inst... More »

Porn Syndicate

Porn Syndicate
When you hear the word cartel, what comes to mind? Drugs? Dangerous men with large guns? Well, the word cartel actually means "a combination of business firms to control production and marketing and to avoid competing with one another." With this in mind, Javier C. and Alex Ladd, the prin... More »

Adult Ads on the Airwaves

Adult Ads on the Airwaves
Because of its reach and cost-effectiveness, radio advertising usually is the first step up from the print medium for adult-business advertisers. But is mainstream radio truly open to adult advertising? And what can adult industry advertisers really expect from radio today? Debra Peterson, marketin... More »

Stats for Success

Stats for Success
For many website operators, the subject of stats analysis often boils down to a simple matter of asking this basic question: "How many visitors did my website receive?" But while this information is good to know for comparative purposes, it can be a useless gauge of your website's overall health. ... More »

Merchant Accounts

Merchant Accounts
In our line of work, we are constantly approached by merchants of all types asking us: "When is the time right for me to obtain my own merchant account for my websites?" While we would love to just yell out "Right now!" the answer is not that simple. Deciding to obtain your own merchant account a... More »

Password-By-Phone v. Dialer

Password-By-Phone v. Dialer
Historically, the dialer was the solution to monetize your international traffic. Whilst the dialer is dying, the underlying mechanisms on which they are based are still alive and kickin’ – pay-per-call billing. Dialers are blocked or restricted in many profitable key markets, with European m... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite... More »
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