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Nine Reasons You’re Having Trouble Getting Good Press

Nine Reasons You’re Having Trouble Getting Good Press
I’ve covered the adult industry as a journalist for more than 10 years, been backstage at award shows and front row at obscenity trials, and nothing I’ve seen shocks me more than the way the porn industry deals press. (And vice versa.) A few years ago, I got a frantic call from an old f... More »

Think Pink, Then Think Again

Think Pink, Then Think Again
Maggie Prescott marches though the manicured headquarters of “Quality Magazine” in the ultra-chic Technicolor love letter to all things fabulously ’50s, Funny Face, commandeers the intercom system and issues an order that has echoed 50 years later in the offices of some of the bigg... More »

What's up With Shemale Mania?

What's up With Shemale Mania?
Is the shemale gold rush over? After years of having only a handful of competitors in the transsexual website arena, it was no great surprise when every program whether large or small, started adding shemale sites to their roster in an effort to capitalize on what we’d known for years …... More »

Lighting for Amateurs: LED's Lead the Way

Lighting for Amateurs: LED's Lead the Way
Among the hardest things about being in front of the camera is trying to deal with the distracting glare of the bright lights typically needed to get a good video image while pretending to be comfortable performing under the immense heat the lights give off. Fortunately, there is a not-so-new te... More »

Considering Inbound Transactions

Considering Inbound Transactions
Is your company in Canada or the Netherlands Antilles but doing business in the U.S.? Are you considering a company outside the U.S. that would be using an office in the U.S.? Then this brief overview should be of interest to you. Too often we run across owners of a business or a web-based site w... More »

Getting Married? You May Want a Prenup

Getting Married? You May Want a Prenup
At this time of year, the weather's beautiful and whole lot of people are getting married. That's a good thing, for as a friend of mine once told me, "Marriage is a sacred institution. It's something a man only does ... two or three times in his life!" So I suppose that unfortunately this summer, li... More »

The Real Value of Sponsor Payouts

The Real Value of Sponsor Payouts
As more new webmasters enter the adult online affiliate business and veteran webmasters continue to complain about an 'ever-shrinking' porn economy, examining the real value of sponsor payouts is something everyone ought to be doing with a keen eye. The huge font text on an affiliate program webs... More »

Insuring Businesses in the Internet Age

Insuring Businesses in the Internet Age
In a business world that is becoming more dependent upon the Internet each day, companies must be aware of the risk involved in e-commerce and communication: the possibility of damage and loss due to computer virus. Especially for businesses that depend heavily upon the Internet or function pri... More »

Demystifying Contracts

Demystifying Contracts
For many in the online adult industry the idea of entering into written contracts with someone you do business with can be an intimidating one. As with most phobias, the fear of written contracts can be overcome by obtaining a basic understanding of them and the reasons behind the requirements invol... More »

Keeping the Kids Out

Keeping the Kids Out
It's a problem faced by all operators of adult websites: how can you limit access to your website to consenting adults only, while complying with relevant laws and limiting the number of legitimate users that you turn away? In the aftermath of the charges filed in the Evil Angel obscenity case, w... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

‘Alternative Facts’ of PC vs. Mac Users

Now that we live in a world of “alternative facts” it feels like somehow everyone has become a little more critical about what information and data they are digesting, and where it came from. Don’t... More »

Putting a Dollar Figure on Your Website's Worth

Daily, I get asked the question, “what’s my website worth.” And it’s the hardest question for me to answer. Someone will go to my website and fill out the contact form, put in... More »

New Solutions Require a Bullheadedness, Different Process

Each January we lead a small group of industry leaders on a tour of the crazy innovations at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s a grind on our bodies. We all train for it beforehand.... More »
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