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Money From Asia and Iraq

Money From Asia and Iraq
Given the fact that 60 percent of the world’s population lives in Asia and that the Internet is a global medium, the profit potential from there is clearly enormous. For example, according to www.internetworldstats.com, Iraq has an Internet penetration of just 0.1 percent. During the last year,... More »

Straight vs. Gay

Straight vs. Gay
Recently, XBIZ World Magazine asked several players in the gay market, "What are some key differences between doing business in the straight and gay markets?" Here's what they had to say: "When I first started in the industry five years ago, there were a number of key differences between both mar... More »

Promoting Gay Sites

Promoting Gay Sites
The differences in the gay and straight markets run much deeper than just content. While in many ways marketing is marketing no matter the product, the gay market is very different from other types of content. How program owners and affiliate managers market their programs to webmasters, therefore, ... More »

Switch Hitting

Switch Hitting
I was once asked, "Don't you have to be gay to do gay site promotions?" My answer was a resounding "No." There are many opportunities within the gay or straight market for webmasters and affiliates of any sex or sexual orientation to increase their revenue and earn some extra cash. Recent tes... More »

Shrinkage

Shrinkage
"Inventory shrinkage" is the term for financial losses resulting from a combination of shoplifting, employee theft, administrative error and vendor fraud. As more retailers come to market, shrinkages continue to grow, totaling $31 billion overall in 2004. Shoplifting accounted for 34 perce... More »

Making the Leap

Making the Leap
How does an adult video production company successfully take an existing brand from the offline world to the Internet? This is a question that has challenged marketing gurus for the past decade. The Internet has launched very powerful brands such as Google, eBay and YouTube, but they all share one ... More »

Divide and Conquer

Divide and Conquer
A "Good vs. Evil" seminar was held during Florida Internext on the subject of extreme content, during which, according to Ken Knox of AVN Online, "...panel participants seemed to be having a hard time keeping their cool." If passions were running hot, however, it was not over disagreeing about wh... More »

2257 Overload: 2

2257 Overload: 2
In part one, we examined the '2257 landscape and the role that religious conservatives played in developing it. In this conclusion, we'll look at the land of the free, aesthetics, softcore problems and more: Land of the Free The reason that the industry has not quite awakened to the urgent situa... More »

2257 Overload: 1

2257 Overload: 1
In June 2005, the adult entertainment industry was on high alert. Throughout the summer, the industry seemingly screeched to a halt to deal with what was rightfully regarded as a looming disaster of the highest magnitude: the issuance of new regulations by the Department of Justice modifying the fed... More »

Leveraging Technology

Leveraging Technology
Like most of you, I use MS Word and Excel from time to time. I suspect that many of you, like me, do not use this software to its full capability when compiling a letter or spreadsheet. Ditto TV remote controls. I have just counted 41 buttons on mine, of which only a fraction are used on a regu... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

2017 XBIZ Webstar of the Year Harriet Sugarcookie Dares to Evolve

Start with a heaping helping of charming personality, sprinkle a dash of delightful quirky antics, then lather the final product with a whopping dollop of sensual sweetness… and what do you get?... More »

2017 XBIZ Trans Performer of the Year Reigns Supreme

It’s easy to see Aubrey Kate now — the modelesque, blonde bombshell — and dismiss her recent awards in the erotic arts as inevitable. It’s easy to say that she was simply born with... More »

WIA Profile: Carmen Miller-Branch

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 »
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