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Q&A With SegPay's Cathy Beardsley

Q&A With SegPay's Cathy Beardsley
It didn’t take long for SegPay CEO Cathy Beardsley to turn the startup high-risk biller into a profitable company. After all, Beardsley’s a veteran processing executive who has more than a dozen years of experience leading and managing payment processing companies. At SegPay, Beardsley o... More »

Director's Chair: B. Skow, Rhythm & Flow

Director's Chair: B. Skow, Rhythm & Flow
B. Skow told XBIZ he has entered a zone in his career that has taken him almost three decades to find. Not unlike the twists in his diverse series of feature films, the journey to arrive at such a harmonious stage has been unexpected for the former mainstream photographer from Elizabeth, N.J. &ldq... More »

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle

Director's Chair: Q&A With Nica Noelle
In the end, she was homesick. After a string of hits with Rock Candy Films at AEBN — including two that were nominated for Gay Movie of the Year at the XBIZ Awards — award-winning director Nica Noelle decided to return to Mile High Media to launch Icon Male, a new gay studio that continu... More »

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara

WIA Profile: Shirley Lara
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 the industry's most influential female executives. Women like Shirley Lara, COO of Chaturbate.com ... More »

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution

Sh! Women’s Store Playful Revolution
Sometimes identifying a niche can become a lifestyle business that makes a business person a little money and allows them to create a job they can be fulfilled by. But the story of Sh! Women’s Store is a little different; that of a determined woman who found a niche in a male-dominated and at ... More »

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon

Exec Seat: Q&A With Epoch's Frank Gannon
Meet the gregarious Frank Gannon, senior account manager at Epoch, one of the leading and most dynamic processors that provides its service to the adult entertainment business. Gannon is a veteran in the business, who can easily walk you through the steps that lead to prosperity. We chatted with Ga... More »

WIA Profile: April Lampert

WIA Profile: April Lampert
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 the industry's most influential female executives. April Lampert made the smooth transition from ... More »

Q&A With Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez

Q&A With Webmaster Central's Founder Andy Alvarez
Andy Alvarez, Webmaster Central founder and chief executive, got his start during the Golden Years of online porn, when membership sites were burgeoning beyond belief and content was relatively limited — at least it wasn't as diverse as it is today. Well, fast-forward 18 years, and Alvarez con... More »

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche

XR Brands: Branding Beyond the Niche
What happens to a company when they realize they are much more than what they’re known for? The answer is simple: they diversify their offerings and spread the word wide – that’s exactly what XR Brands is doing. What began as a niche manufacturer specializing in fetish and SM prod... More »

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven

Dave Levine: E-Retail Maven
In this wacky world of online sex toy sales, one company stands heads and vibrators above the rest. That company is SexToy.com, founded and owned by none other than “Sex Toy Dave,” aka Dave Levine. Founded in the early days of the Internet and online sales, SexToy.com began humbly, and,... More »

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Retail Tactics: The Wow Factor

Setting sales goals can greatly increase the bottom line in your business. Taking the time to explain the advantages in purchasing items that give you more bang for your buck help increase sales dramatically.... More »

Sure Ways to Monetize Your Traffic

Today the most common monetization of website traffic is advertising. This is obvious for many, but surprisingly many sites owners still do not know what type of traffic they have, does it mainly consist... More »

Paysite Power: Looking at Tour Optimization

Prompted by recent message board discussions on XBIZ.net, this is the second in a series of articles on paysite optimization. For the purpose of these couple of articles I’m focusing on tour optimization... More »
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