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Affiliate Programs Then and Now

Affiliate Programs Then and Now
You've heard the stories about the "good old days," the storied era of the mid to late 1990's, when conversion ratios were low and profits high. Affiliate programs were few and far between, competition for search engine placement was relatively light and DVD was a young medium just getting its footh... More »

Keeping With the Times

Keeping With the Times
If you’re not online, you’re not in business. As we head into 2008, it’s almost impossible to run a successful business without having a website. Here, three retail store industry experts explain the importance of search engines, the advantages to offering your inventory online and the effe... More »

Behind Every Director Is A Hard-on

Behind Every Director Is A Hard-on
Just what is it that porn directors do, anyway? It could be fairly said about some directors that you still wouldn't know what they do even if you spent a day on their sets. However, for the few good directors who create the bulk of high-quality, high-earning titles that come out of Porn Valley,... More »

Giving Aid, Content to Our Enemies

Giving Aid, Content to Our Enemies
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but people who hate all our guts are stealing our intellectual property and trying to destroy us with it. Worse yet, as an industry, we’re not doing shit about it when we so easily could. Unlike the much larger and more daunting problem of piracy, the thiev... More »

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing

Jettis Celebrates Decade of Processing
If longevity is the key to success in online payment processing, then Jettis has earned its place among the top companies in that arena. Formed in 1998, the credit card gateway processor with offices in Florida, Los Angeles, Toronto and Spain is not resting on its laurels just because of a 10th anni... More »

The Powers That Be

The Powers That Be
Jim Powers, closing in on two decades in the porn business, has not seen anything quite like the last two or three years. “We are in this weird period,” he says,“where porn people don’t know where to go, what to shoot, how to act. Everybody is realizing that the websites are failing, th... More »

Novelty Knock-Offs

Novelty Knock-Offs
Like the fake Louis Vuitton bags that litter Manhattan's streets, rip-offs can be found in almost any industry. If it's not a designer bag, it's a watch or a designer shirt; the fact is, copying is an inherent part of business. As the adult industry takes steps to become part of the mainstream ma... More »

Even a Good Jew Masturbates

Even a Good Jew Masturbates
‘I’m a bad Jew.” I’m walking with my friend, an ex porn journalist who has finally shunned my sordid world in order to devote himself fully to Orthodox Judaism. He’s lamenting that though he dedicates himself to his religion, he cannot seem to rise above his carnal desires, which is namely... More »

Working from Home?

Working from Home?
A Typical ‘Day in the Life’ Some online businesses have offices – others have offices in the home. However you work – wherever you work - whatever equipment you use to accomplish your work – there is no typical online entrepreneur. For the webmaster entrepreneur, the ... More »

Country Snapshot: Spain

Country Snapshot: Spain
Since Spain is my current home, I write this particular country snapshot outlining its Internet and telecoms characteristics with a degree of practical experience. Specifically, I live in the middle of nowhere; on a vacation island called Tenerife off the northern coast of Africa, which is actua... More »

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