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Getting What You Paid For

Getting What You Paid For
It's a rainy Monday morning here on the NH Seacoast: I'm on my second cup of coffee, Dawn Elizabeth is watching "Martha Stewart" – and I'm about to tell you another little story; a brief epic about expectations, disappointments, rewards, and satisfaction: Before you decide that my unfolding rant w... More »

Adverse Effects or All An Act?

Adverse Effects or All An Act?
In 1986 in the small town of Renton, Washington, adult motion picture theaters faced a monumental challenge: the Mayor of this city of 32,000 suggested to Renton City Council members that it enact a zoning ordinance to deal with adult entertainment venues. Their response? A prohibition again... More »

Selling Yourself for Fun and Profit

Selling Yourself for Fun and Profit
No, this isn't an article about how to make extra money by hanging around in certain sleazy districts of your home town/city, but how to market yourself to a wider audience – both other Webmasters and potential visitors. Before starting in the adult industry, I spent three years as a "Web Grunt... More »

Finding Models and the Pitfalls of Beauty

Finding Models and the Pitfalls of Beauty
So you have decided to take pictures of naked women. Your wife or girlfriend is either non-existent, doesn't know, real secure (bi-sexual), or really money driven. Now that out of the way, you listened to my first article and know some of the things not to do. This time I will step you through one o... More »

Do Marriages and Porn Mix?

Do Marriages and Porn Mix?
Given a current message board thread, I'm now sure that I'm not the only one that has seriously questioned this issue; but I have a feeling that like other people who enter this biz looking for more money and a better lifestyle, I'm probably not the only one who has at least thought about mixing por... More »

Creating An Adult Web Site, Part 4

Creating An Adult Web Site, Part 4
my last article I created a free thumbnail gallery site complete with Warning, index and gallery pages, all set to start receiving traffic. Before I start sending traffic to my site however, I want to make sure I optimize the use of that traffic. So today I'm going to discuss managing the traffic th... More »

Biting The Hand That feeds You

Biting The Hand That feeds You
I will always be grateful to my former supervisor at FEMA, Col. Harold Nutt, who asked me what my greatest strength, and weakness was. After a bit of thought, I responded that my greatest strength was my enduring faith, my weakness: commitment. Today, I'm on about living up to one's commitments, and... More »

My First TGP: End Game

My First TGP: End Game
In this final installment of MY First TGP, I'll show you where I'm currently at with this project, where I'm going with it, and tie up some loose ends. I'll give you a few things to think about, and then I'll reveal one of the primary ways that I expect to profit from this site. Check it out: Th... More »

Creating An Adult Web Site, Part 3

Creating An Adult Web Site, Part 3
Well finally we are going to get down to the nitty gritty of building a free site. If you remember in my last article I discussed building the hub page for the site. The free sites will all be linked to the Hub page to tie everything together. I am going to construct a network of simple free sites, ... More »

My First TGP: Part 3 - Foundations

My First TGP: Part 3 - Foundations
In my last installment, I finished up with a very basic, out of the box installation of My First TGP. I've since customized it a bit, added a basic revenue option, and have now begun to populate the gallery archive. Let's take a look at it now: Setting Up My First TGP I spent some time over the ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

We just completed the first XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup in Prague. We caught lightning in a bottle. I first heard that expression from a friend who works in TV. He started in TV in the 1960s selling advertising,... More »

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their... More »
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