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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 »

Brave New World of Gay VOD

Brave New World of Gay VOD
No gay adult producer needs to be told that the industry is changing. A flat DVD market, increased competition from smaller, amateur studios coupled with the quick penetration of broadband, both at home and abroad, all threaten the current business model. While only a small percentage of profits for... More »

Adult Content Evolves

Adult Content Evolves
For webmasters, adult content has historically been more of a product, but today it seems as if the production and distribution end of the business has moved into the service sector, with traditional photo galleries and individual video clips purchased on CDs and DVDs having been largely replaced by... More »

Shooting Content 101

Shooting Content 101
Covering the basics of adult content production in a single article means that only the briefest of treatments can be given to a mind-boggling array of concerns. Having said that, there is a never-ending supply of people who are embracing low-cost, high-tech, user-friendly photo and video equ... More »

Expert Content Tips

Expert Content Tips
Unless you're able to produce vast amounts of quality exclusive content in your basement rumpus room, licensed content is a mainstay on your member site. In order to keep converting and retaining today's savvy surfers, webmasters are under constant pressure to update with fresh offerings and deli... More »

The New 2257

The New 2257
On July 26, with much media fanfare on the White House lawn, President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection And Safety Act Of 2006 ("Walsh Act"). On the White House website the law was characterized as strengthening "federal laws to protect our children from sexual and other violent crimes, ... More »

A Binding Agreement: 2

A Binding Agreement: 2
In part one, we examined some of the basic issues that contracts are designed to address. In this conclusion, we'll look at copyright issues and beyond: On Copyrights Under the copyright laws of the U.S., the photographer and the performers, not you, are the joint owners of the copyrights in the... More »

A Binding Agreement: 1

A Binding Agreement: 1
"Some of the biggest deals in the entertainment business were made with a handshake or negotiated on a cocktail napkin over lunch." While this bit of Hollywood lore is based in fact, what also is true, and is by far much more common, is the fact that some of the biggest, most expensive and most a... More »

Incorporating in Nevada

Incorporating in Nevada
Five years ago, Las Vegas resident John Vanhara was your average Czech expatriate looking to make money on the Internet. Then came the bursting of the dotcom bubble, 9/11 and the subsequent dramatic reshuffling of business plans. "When the Nasdaq went down, I was just thinking, what else can I do... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Xgen Products Celebrates 7-Year Anniversary

In August, Xgen Products celebrated its seventh anniversary with a special promotion. The winner of Xgen’s Lucky 7 raffle, Xgen announced in late July, would win a three-day, two-night trip for two... More »

WIA Profile: Kristi Greer

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: Dorr’s Ivan Ho Discusses Launch of Luxury Toy Line

Dorr made its debut with a sophisticated selection of vibrators and an “advanced intimate toy care system” with a UV light for disinfection. Dorr is a manufacturer, design house, engineering... More »
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