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The Last 5 Percent

The Last 5 Percent
In our last two articles of this seven-part series we touched on how A-I ("artificial intelligence")-like programs can reduce your cost and massively increase your profit margin by creating the illusion that a real human is reacting with your webcam clients. Part two, “When Seeing is Believing,”... More »

Increasing Surfer Retention

Increasing Surfer Retention
It's no secret that one of the main reasons many amateur websites retain members far longer than typical mainstream adult websites is because they tend to focus on providing a highly personalized, interactive experience for their members. From personal emails to text messages, live cams, chat or mem... More »

Traffic Boosting via RSS

Traffic Boosting via RSS
For many, the thought of website content syndication is more naturally associated with mainstream e-commerce than with online adult entertainment. This perception may be in for a change as an increasing number of adult websites are deploying news feeds as a multifaceted marketing tool. Since the ... More »

Great American Porn Script

Great American Porn Script
Over the years, many people have asked me how to write a script that will grab an adult film producer's attention. These people come from all walks of life and are driven by a need to contribute creatively to the social soup. And to meet Jesse Jane. Regardless of motive, I offer the following advice... More »

Working the Asian Market: 2

Working the Asian Market: 2
In part one, we looked at cultural differences and the Asian market. In this conclusion, we'll look at legal problems over shooting in Asia as well as the issue of age verification: Adult Producers Jailed "In Japan," Goldfisher says, "a couple of people have been jailed for very long periods of ... More »

Police Raid Survival Guide

Police Raid Survival Guide
You're the owner or manager of a retail adult entertainment outlet, and your worst nightmare just began. A police SWAT team pours into your store from three directions. Lots of shouting. TV cameras recording it all. Search warrants. Barking drug dogs. Shocked customers. That awful feeling you won't ... More »

Working the Asian Market: 1

Working the Asian Market: 1
Any casual look into recent adult entertainment sales figures will show that there's a hefty market for Asian models. This has been a lure for many companies to produce movies in Asia, but some of them have learned a hard lesson. The nectar of that blossom covers some sharp thorns. In the past... More »

Toxic Novelties

Toxic Novelties
As consumers are becoming better informed and more discriminating about the health implications of what they eat, aficionados of sex-enhancing toys are discovering that there are products they may not want to insert into their or their partners' nether regions. Recent research has highlighted the p... More »

Put An End to Chargebacks

Put An End to Chargebacks
The global network of millions of interconnected computers is the growing heart of the Internet – and the phone lines needed to connect them are its blood. By definition, practically everyone who has access to the web has access to a phone or cell – which is why if you are not offering phone ... More »

The Great Condom Debate

The Great Condom Debate
The debate over condoms often boils down to a numbers game. Players are willing to wager health concerns and the potential for infection against the demand for marketable content that feeds consumers' condom-less fantasies. Male performer Dino Bravo looks at it like this: "Say we did 800 movie... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Pleasure Product E-commerce Experts Discuss Latest Trends

Adult mail order is a concept that has existed for many years. Phil Harvey famously operated a groundbreaking mail order business for adult products during the 1970s. But e-commerce has expanded the concept... More »

Adult Retailers Predict Consumer Trends for 2017

When adult e-commerce was exploding in popularity in the 2000s, some tech writers predicted that brick-and-mortar adult stores would be meeting their demise. But those obituaries were premature. E-commerce,... More »

2017 Outlook: Viewpoints of Top Industry Trends

Executives from the leading businesses of the online adult entertainment industry recently weighed in the question, “What do you see as the likely top trends that will influence the industry?”... More »
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