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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 »

Next Big Success Could Come From Greatest Failure

Next Big Success Could Come From Greatest Failure
Some people think that success is inevitable for successful people, or that some people are just lucky. In reality, success is something more like dating. The vast majority of first dates are probably going to be terrible. Even fewer make it to the long term relationship phase, and (with any luck) t... More »

Evaluating the ROI of Social Media Campaigns

Evaluating the ROI of Social Media Campaigns
So much of our business world surrounds the term ROI (return on investment). This word can be used to empower, as justification or as a weapon. People are happy when they have positive ROI. They feel justified in spending, or not spending, based on their ROI. They also feel better about letting serv... More »

8 Tips for Successful Business Partnerships

8 Tips for Successful Business Partnerships
2016 marks my 16th year in the adult entertainment industry and the 10-year anniversary of my adult paysite management CMS software company, Elevated X, a still-thriving business formed out of a partnership that began 12 years ago. Like many business owners, I have a business partner. My partner is... More »

Publishers: Here’s What You Can Do About Ad Blocking

Publishers: Here’s What You Can Do About Ad Blocking
Ad blocking is a problem that impacts the whole advertising industry and the foundations of the Internet for free content distribution. Here are some key questions on ad blocking and what publishers can do about it. What Are Ad Blockers? As its name suggests, an ad blocker simply hides all types o... More »

Bitcoin: The Next ‘Must-Have’

Bitcoin: The Next ‘Must-Have’
In early 2015, when I started to focus on bringing Coinsnap’s Bitcoin payment solutions to the adult industry, following successful experiences in similar markets, I had to do a lot of explaining. Most people in the adult world that I talked to — despite being online professionals with ... More »

How to Respond to Chargebacks

How to Respond to Chargebacks
Chargebacks are a topic with which we are all familiar. Unfortunately, a bulk of them in our industry can be attributed to “friendly fraud.” Chargebacks can occur for many reasons, but the most common reasons such as “cardholder does not recognize” or “canceling recurr... More »

Fraud Mitigation a Top Priority

Fraud Mitigation a Top Priority
I’ve always had a holistic approach to our business. We all exist in a complicated business ecosystem with a lot of interdependencies that are not always readily apparent. Internet payment service providers (IPSP) are a critical part in the online high-risk adult industry ecosystem, linking ba... More »

Another Attempt to Blame Pornography

Another Attempt to Blame Pornography
And round and round the censorship wheel goes. Utah state Sen. Todd Weiler is just the latest to try and shape the marketplace of ideas to his own superstitious views of morality. Weiler proposed S.C.R. 9, seeking to have pornography declared a public health hazard. The resolution is hilariou... More »

Will Adobe Animate CC Catch On in a Big Way?

Will Adobe Animate CC Catch On in a Big Way?
Anyone who knows me can tell you I’m not one for flashy things. I do appreciate them, however, and was reminded of my affinity for flashy things as I made small talk with Alec Helmy in the valet line after the XBIZ Awards show and admired the nice cars. One pulled up and I thought, “Hm... More »

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Camming Issue: Models vs. Affiliates

One of the most contentious conversations among cam models today involves affiliate promotions that include unauthorized photos or videos of the models. This isn’t a matter of a model’s, network’s,... More »

Camming Issue: Profits on Rise for Performers

It’s been 20 years since JenniCam rocked the infant internet with the first adult-oriented live cam shows, revealing the intimate details of this groundbreaking cam performer’s daily life —... More »

Caring About Camming: Academia Takes a Closer Look

Editor’s Note: Rachel Stuart is a PhD Researcher at the University of Kent’s School of Sociology, Social Policy and Research, undertaking an investigation of some of camming’s nuances,... More »
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