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Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle
We just completed the first XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup in Prague. We caught lightning in a bottle. I first heard that expression from a friend who works in TV. He started in TV in the 1960s selling advertising, and he just retired last year. We were talking about the explosion of great, scripted TV pr... More »

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering
Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure from the monotonous scene on which he has been an actor of importance would seem to be the... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format
The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their cash with you? Have you tried online advertising? This article gives you some practical advice... More »

Are Your Payment Forms Losing You Sales?

Are Your Payment Forms Losing You Sales?
Whatever product online merchants are selling, their ultimate goal is conversions — and one cannot overstate the importance of payment forms, which can make or break a transaction. The difference between effective and ineffective payment forms can mean the difference between finalizing the sal... More »

Cam Merchants Should Be Wary of Fraud

Cam Merchants Should Be Wary of Fraud
In recent years, we’ve seen an explosion in adult cam sites. This unique and personalized content that’s being created across the web has brought in a lot of revenue. Cam sites facilitate personal connections between consumers and models, resulting in high stickiness and large transacti... More »

Piracy, Fraud Prevention Guide for Adult Paysites

Piracy, Fraud Prevention Guide for Adult Paysites
Editor’s note: Following was provided by a client of Walters Law Group. The author, an online adult industry veteran, has chosen to remain anonymous. After carefully monitoring the usage patterns of thousands of subscribers to our adult paysite network, I have come to the conclusion that... More »

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.
Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, was first introduced to the European Union Parliament in 2012 an... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Could Adult Content Be Banned?
Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization, on firmer footing than we have been in years. In the past year, we’ve stabilized our b... More »

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Cutting Costs in the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
Adult website owners are comprised of two groups: One is comfortable giving up 30-50 percent of their site’s gross sales revenue (aka profit) in exchange for software, hosting and services despite being able to obtain them for as little as a few hundred bucks a month. I envy this group becaus... More »

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance

Technological Advances Typically Meet Wall of Resistance
Our lives have changed immeasurably in the past 100 years. Think of the wealthiest, most powerful person 100 years ago. It was probably John D. Rockefeller. In inflation-adjusted terms he is the wealthiest businessman in history. He had something like $320 billion in today’s dollars. That&rsq... More »

PROFILES & BIOS

Evil Angel Chief Adam Grayson Champions Brand Evolution

Evil Angel is hardcore. More than a quarter-century after John Stagliano revolutionized adult filmmaking with his unique brand of gonzo titles and a lucrative director-as-producer business model, CFO Adam... More »

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

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 »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »
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