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Success Breeds Success

Success Breeds Success
No strangers to controversy, XBIZ events have always featured a wide variety of informative and thought provoking speakers that provide viewpoints that could be considered “beyond the norm” for much of the adult entertainment industry. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Fed... More »

Killian Time

Killian Time
If gay porn historians existed, they would marvel at the amazing anomaly that is Adam Killian. While no one is officially keeping track of the record books, one look at his remarkable career leaves little doubt that he has the Midas touch. In 2003, he appeared in a non-sexual role as the masturbatio... More »

Mitigating Chargebacks

Mitigating Chargebacks
In a world where the measure of a merchant’s worthiness for credit card processing is based on the rate at which transactions are returned by the issuing banks, it is worth a refresher on ways to mitigate chargebacks. Assuming all chargebacks that occur are legitimate, there are ways to reduc... More »

Are Third-Party Tools Right for You?

Are Third-Party Tools Right for You?
It doesn’t take too long for most new paysite operators to realize that they are leaving money on the table through declined sales transactions and inadequate affiliate tools if they only rely on the services and technology offerings of a single billing provider. While some affiliates take com... More »

Mitch Farber: Dedication — The NETbilling Way

Mitch Farber: Dedication — The NETbilling Way
If there is one person that is synonymous with “adult merchant accounts,” it is the affable President of NETBilling, Mitch Farber, an experienced operator who has helped many top adult entertainment companies prosper amid ever-changing market conditions. NETBilling offers credit card an... More »

Blogger Spotlight: Cultural Exposé

Blogger Spotlight: Cultural Exposé
Based in New York, 24-year-old Sarah White became an international media sensation as the Naked Therapist offering counseling services in the nude online via video-chat. As a subsidiary to her business White launched Naked-Therapy.org to expose various views on sex and the impact on culture. Through... More »

Working With 3rd-Party Service Providers

Working With 3rd-Party Service Providers
For many companies the question of “how can we save money and reduce overhead?” arises as part of an internal optimization process that typically involves the re-negotiation of services with third-party providers, as well as an analysis of other operational costs. They say that “t... More »

DatingGold Approaching a Decade in Business

DatingGold Approaching a Decade in Business
Approaching nearly a decade in the online dating game, the amount of knowledge, savvy and hard knocks experience DatingGold can offer is … well, worth its weight in gold. Founder and CEO allan Henning took the plunge in 2001 into what was at the time a fledgling market to start his own mains... More »

WIA Profile: Karen Raehpour

WIA Profile: Karen Raehpour
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 the industry's most influential female executives. Karen Raehpour joined Big Teaze Toys as a seas... More »

Is the Affiliate Model Dead?

Is the Affiliate Model Dead?
The question was asked at the recent adult entertainment Virtual convention, and has been asked elsewhere before — including on the XBiZ.net industry forum: is the adult affiliate model dead? The short answer is “no,” but it’s not quite as easy as all that. First, realize t... More »

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