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Poking at Pay Sites

Poking at Pay Sites
Yesterday I ran an article entitled "Would YOU Join a Pay Site?" which discussed the results of a recent XBiz Webmaster Poll asking that same question. I received several responses to this piece (one of which is reprinted below), and they got me thinking: Thinking isn't something new for me, as I... More »

Would YOU Join A Pay Site?

Would YOU Join A Pay Site?
In a recent XBiz Webmaster Poll, I asked the question "Would YOU Join a Pay Site?" This is a much more important question than you might think. Here is what you had to say, along with my thoughts about the final results... I believe that this was a very important question to ask, as the backbone ... More »

Tasteful or Tawdry? A Toy Story

Tasteful or Tawdry? A Toy Story
Elizabeth had asked me for some advice on starting a potentially profitable adult Web business that was not the typical "hardcore fuck fest" that seems to have become all-too commonplace. She wanted to find something "comfortable" enough to deal with if her mother ever "found out..." Here's her stor... More »

Top Lists: A Traffic Looping Tool

Top Lists: A Traffic Looping Tool
In the continuing quest to evolve my old 'crypt' sites, I have looked at several different methods for sharing traffic among them. Today I'll discuss one of them, my "in-house" Top List. While more server-intensive than a simple link list, the advantages of this technique are compelling: One of t... More »

Why Do Webmasters Steal? Revisited

Why Do Webmasters Steal? Revisited
I found this "anonymous" post on the Article Dialogs Board that concerned my recent Editorial, "Why Do Webmasters Steal?" I really enjoyed the many points that the author had to make, and I wanted to share his (or her) thoughts with those of you who might otherwise miss them. I hope this anonymous a... More »

Are Those Your Breasts on that Billboard?

Are Those Your Breasts on that Billboard?
Fred Lane returns with another legal update to help keep you well informed of the important issues affecting Adult Webmasters and society today. As always, keeping "abreast" of these issues is one of the most important responsibilities we face. Check it out: Pornography & Obscenity in the Courts ... More »

Why Do Webmasters Steal?

Why Do Webmasters Steal?
While I'm sure that I can expect howls of indignation from those who will feel as though I've just trodden upon their virginity, or attempts at justification from those who would try to obfuscate the truth of the matter, disguising outright theft with innocent phrases like "simply inspired by," "pub... More »

Creepy Crawlies: Part Three

Creepy Crawlies: Part Three
It's not hard to make yourself more visible to the major Search Engines. By using the tips and tricks in this article series, you can easily get yourself listed higher in their ranking's without resorting to expensive Promotion Programs. In the first part of this article series I gave you some hi... More »

Pay Site Revenue Streams: Part 5

Pay Site Revenue Streams: Part 5
In my last installment, I looked at the concept of Web site profitability, and laid out the minimum financial requirements for Dawn's pay site, along with the monthly membership volume needed to sustain it. I also took a glance at whether trial memberships were profitable or not. Let's continue now ... More »

Creepy Crawlies: Part Two

Creepy Crawlies: Part Two
It's not hard to make yourself more visible to the major Search Engines. By using the tips and tricks in this article series, you can easily get yourself listed higher in the ranking's without resorting to expensive Promotion Programs. In the first part of this article series I gave you some hint... 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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