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Essentials of Coverage: 2

Essentials of Coverage: 2
In part one, we began to examine ways of insuring risk in the adult entertainment industry. In this conclusion, we'll look at ways of unlocking your business' insurance coverage. Unlocking your business' insurance coverage starts with a basic understanding of the distinction between insurers' obl... More »

Essentials of Coverage: 1

Essentials of Coverage: 1
Despite what many think, you can't be naked in today's adult entertainment industry, especially when it comes to insurance coverage. Whether you operate a website, make films, or simply invest in the entertainment field, effective risk management mandates that you "cover up." Step one in this pr... More »

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?

Straight Flash, Gay Cash?
Back in 1997, gay web content was pretty slim — mostly poorly scanned images from 1980s magazines. It seemed most of the webmasters were straight and had a real phobia about doing gay sites. At that time, I was pitching my plug-in, DickMag.com, to anyone who would take my calls. A conversation ... More »

Site Maps for SE Success

Site Maps for SE Success
Of all of the working webmaster's most sought-after prizes, having a steady and increasing supply of fresh search engine traffic ranks among the highest. In the constant battle to elevate their website's Google PageRank, many webmasters focus almost exclusively on known search engine optimizatio... More »

The New Assault: 2

The New Assault: 2
In part one we looked at Utah's and Michigan's new statutes, their criminal and civil penalties and beyond. In this conclusion, we'll examine personal and institutional contact point registries, their associated fees and more. Personal and Institutional Contact Point Registries Both laws create ... More »

The New Assault: 1

The New Assault: 1
This month's column will focus on two new and very troubling laws enacted by the states of Utah and Michigan that are currently in effect, and unbeknownst to many in the industry, directly affect large segments of the adult entertainment business. Both laws prohibit the sending of certain types ... More »

Surfer Interaction

Surfer Interaction
Checking your stats isn’t a great way to get in touch with your client base. IP addresses don’t make personal impressions. Surfer paths do little to tell why a surfer went where he or she did and what his or her thoughts about your site were. Do you care? There are a few webmasters who think t... More »

Marketing Materials

Marketing Materials
Adult webmastering is all about marketing – in our case, it's all about marketing adult entertainment through the multimedia communication medium known as the Internet – and sometimes beyond. For today's discussion, however, we're going to look at some of the more popular, as well as some of the... More »

Making Your Mark in Porn: 2

Making Your Mark in Porn: 2
In part one we examined some of the technical requirements of adult filmmaking. Today we'll look at talent, distribution and beyond. Action Now you have a room full of equipment, you need people to operate it, performers to work in front of it and a place to shoot, tasks that can present almost ... More »

Making Your Mark in Porn: 1

Making Your Mark in Porn: 1
There's a widely held misconception among people who have never worked in the adult entertainment industry that making a porn movie is a path to quick riches. Buy a video camera, place a few ads in your local paper, and you're in business — at least according to conventional wisdom. There's ... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Adult Industry Keeps Fighting On

On Nov. 8, we had one of the most momentous — and to political observers, improbable — victories in the history of our industry. We defeated, by popular vote, a purportedly progressive measure... More »

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 »
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