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Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin
About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce in flesh), in an old Georgian neighborhood, lies tree-shaded Tishkinaya Square. On that tri... More »

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings

How to Successfully Market Your Paysite Offerings
With a flip-flopping public consensus on message boards, depending who you choose to listen to, you’ll be led believe that one paysite business model is better than another. Unfortunately, the silent majority don’t participate in message boards and as my last XBIZ World article covered,... More »

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits

Sure Ways to Project Revshare Profits
Sometimes, advertising and media buying as an affiliate is like trying to play major league baseball after one at-bat on your high school team. You may not be prepared, may not have the resources, and may not have the ability, training, or skill of the more experienced players. However, it is an ill... More »

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing

Top Myths of Dynamic Pricing
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.” — John F. Kennedy Let’s bust some myths, shall we? First, what is dynamic pricing? “Showing the best price for each pro... More »

Tweets Stretching Past 140 Characters, Allowing Better Writing

Tweets Stretching Past 140 Characters, Allowing Better Writing
Twitter is never boring. It is on of the few social networks that is truly evolving to the needs of their users. Facebook stated a long time ago that they do not care what their users want or think of their features. They make changes and adjustments according to company needs, not the interest of ... More »

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 »

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

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... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

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,... More »
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