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How (Not) To Get Rich Quick

How (Not) To Get Rich Quick
The latest spam to make a noticeable splash in my inbox promises me that I can "Make A $1000 A Day" in the wonderful world of online adult entertainment; and all that I need to do to make this dream a reality is to sign up for this particular marketer's version of the key's to success as a profitabl... More »

An Interview With Lensman: Part 2

An Interview With Lensman: Part 2
In continuing conversations with Lori Z from XBiz, Lensman talks about his business expansions, his views on the 1 percent chargebacks, the hot topic of Acacia, what's in store for the future, and why he feels content is key. VIDEO: Part IISponsored By... More »

It's Not Quite COPA-cetic

It's Not Quite COPA-cetic
Few technologies have spurred Congress to such rapid action as the Internet. The first great surge in popularity for the Internet occurred in late 1994 and early 1995, with the release of the graphical browser Mosaic (the predecessor of Netscape Navigator). By Christmas 1995, Congress had already dr... More »

Alternative File Protection

Alternative File Protection
Editor's Note: The process of protecting content from theft can involve several strategies and varying tactics to stay one step ahead of thieves. While the most basic method of using .htaccess protection can be enough in many cases, in others, such as when you have a non-Apache web server, other tec... More »

Porn and Relational Databases

Porn and Relational Databases
Adult website content can be characterized as large amounts of data that must be served quickly for many simultaneous users. As with more traditional applications, such as Wall-Street trading systems, the adult content provider actually is building a data warehouse of images, sound and text that mus... More »

"Bulletproof" Hosting?

"Bulletproof" Hosting?
The page cannot be displayed. The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The website might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings. As an adult webmaster, that message should bring a chill to your bones, and have you reaching for your s... More »

2257 Regulations Update

2257 Regulations Update
In June, 2004 the US Department of Justice published a comprehensive proposal for the amendment of the regulations implementing Section 2257; These regulations paid special attention to the Adult Internet. The proposal was open for comments from the public until August 24, 2004 under the informal ru... More »

Coping With Copyrights

Coping With Copyrights
Ever since the Justice Department proposed revisions to the federal record-keeping and labeling regulations, my office has been deluged with inquiries from concerned webmasters, content producers, performers, payment processors and others across the broad spectrum of the adult entertainment industry... More »

Build A Profitable Gay Site

Build A Profitable Gay Site
At industry events I am often approached — as are a lot of my colleagues in the gay adult online industry — for advice on how to enter the gay market. The questions come from very savvy and successful webmasters in the straight market who develop illogical mental blocks when confronted with same... More »

Traffic Through Acquisition

Traffic Through Acquisition
I spend a portion of my advertising budget every month on the acquisition of traffic generating properties. I find that it is often more profitable to purchase websites, domains and other properties that can generate traffic for me month in and month out. Dividing your budget and utilizing these tec... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... More »
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