VENICE, Calif. — Adult star Ashley Sinclair has announced her launch of a new online billing platform, My Secret Payment, which is designed to maximize performer revenues.
Ashley was recently named “Sexiest Adult Starlet” at the Alt Awards and “Crossover Performer of the Year” at last month’s 2015 Cammy Awards.
According to Ashley, while the adult movie industry is still struggling to make a transition into the digital age, there are others who have had enormous success without having any attachment whatsoever to the Porn Valley wing of the industry. Although she has performed in a handful of scenes for some of the biggest adult industry producers, Ashley has made her name — and her money — working for herself.
A popular cammer who does hundreds of shows per month, Ashley is also a prolific producer of custom videos and operates a popular website. Now, her inventiveness and business smarts are allowing her to branch out in ways that give other performers the opportunity to get in on the action — with her release of My Secret Payment — allowing cam girls, fetish models and performers to accept payments for items such as Skype shows, custom videos, tips, merchandise and more.
“My Secret Payment allows them to keep most of the money while building their brand instead of another company’s brand,” Ashley explains. “This is one reason why I make double or triple what other girls providing the same service. It has a synergistic effect. Not only am I investing my time into building my brand that will last — whereas working for a cam company just builds their brand and has people returning to their site — but I also don’t have to pay them 50% of the profit plus transaction fees.”
Ashley has been consulting newcomers and veterans on how to succeed in this new era of online adult entertainment, and indeed, her success is on the lips of many of Porn Valley’s biggest stars — many of whom are wondering how they can branch into some of the same areas that she has mastered.
“I’m talking to them about how to build their brand, keep most of the money and develop a following,” Ashley adds. “If they are smart about what they are doing they can do really well.”
“Traditional adult stars aren’t making what they were even just a few years ago, but there are things they can do that weren’t available just a few years ago as well,” Ashley says. “I don’t think there have ever been more opportunities than there are today.”
While My Secret Payment is still a beta project, which Ashley describes as “a work in progress,” she is already attracting the attention of performers, such as early clients Dava Foxx and Kimber Lee, each of whom now boast a straightforward option for receiving payments.
“I believe the more simple it is for the client the better,” Ashley concludes. “They just want to interact with their favorite [stars]. A one-stop page with their options has been a winner for me and I’ve tested everything!”
For more information, visit MySecretPayment.com.