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Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship

Today’s Realities With Paysite Entrepreneurship
The online adult entertainment industry has come a long way these last few years. We weathered several storms in the form of content saturation and devaluing from a decade of low barrier to entry, rampant piracy, free tube sites, a bad U.S. economy (and all that comes with it) and trying to sell to... More »

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving

The Cam Space Keeps Evolving
There has been an ongoing evolution in the live cam industry, which is now almost two decades old. There are multiple business models that have worked and continue to work in the cam space — free chat, paid private chat and cam site social networks. The latest trend is for cam models to dema... More »

The Underestimated Value of Content

The Underestimated Value of Content
Back in the early 2000s, I was lucky enough to be working in a very creative digital design agency in New York. In these heady “media” days, the standard slogan was always: “content is king.”’ It was always up there in the value chain. Content was, and still is, the ke... More »

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt

FTC Continues to Make Its Presence Felt
Make no mistake about it, if you are an online business operator, legal compliance should be at the top of your list of priorities. For the better part of the past decade I have preached about the importance of being cognizant of the Federal Trade Commission and its various powers. Once again, the ... More »

Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)

Finding Business Enrichment by Failing (Part 2)
Editor’s note: Following is the second part of a two-part series by Juicy Jay. The first part appeared in XBIZ World’s April edition. I was invested for six figures. Family and friends had told me it was a bad idea, but the world is full of successful businesses who ignored the naysayer... More »

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing

Paysite Owners’ Big Challenge — Optimal Pricing
I’ve been writing for adult industry magazines for nearly a decade and have somehow managed never to touch on a topic that every paysite owner has to content with — the pricing conundrum. It’s one that every business owner faces. Unless you’re operating solely on charity, yo... More »

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives

Mobile Redirects Fading, Here Are the Alternatives
Now that the number of mobile users has outpaced desktop users and Google has forced the world to mobilize with Mobilegeddon, all publishers are aware that sites have to be responsive and mobile friendly or they will be penalized in the Google search rankings. But are publishers and advertisers awar... More »

Business Models Can Trigger Regulatory Compliance

Business Models Can Trigger Regulatory Compliance
Adult website operators are typically familiar with the obligations imposed by Title 18 U.S.C. § 2257 (Section 2257) which mandates the compilation and maintenance of certain records relating to the production of sexually explicit content. Less well known, but equally if not more important, ar... More »

Pirate Who Let His Guard Down Capitulates

Pirate Who Let His Guard Down Capitulates
If you follow developments in piracy closely, then you know it’s almost constantly evolving. Content theft has become big business, with some prolific pirates actually making more (in some cases by a factor of 10) than the creative folks in our industry who actually produce the content origina... More »

Safely Monetizing Cam Traffic

Safely Monetizing Cam Traffic
It has been stated that adult pornography has been a driving force behind the expansion of the internet. In the 1990s, dial-up was slow, and production of adult content was created by a studio system that distributed produced films via DVD and VHS to consumers. While consumers turned to the World W... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

WIA Profile: Jasmine James

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... More »

CherryPimps: Forging a Path With Daily Live Shows

So many premium brands started out in the free site affiliate days of adult online entertainment and attempted to make the transition from that side of the business to become successful content programs... More »

CEO Andy Wullmer ‘The Captain’ Steadily Guides SGM

Andy Wullmer probably doesn’t need any introduction. After all, you’ll see him at nearly every trade show, networking with industry peers or weighing in on the issues of the day on the numerous... More »
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