I realized a long time ago that I don’t always make the best decisions, but looking back over my life so far, there are three decisions I’ve never regretted: Joining the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, starting my career in the adult entertainment business and moving my business and personal life to Budapest, Hungary last year.
Being “Porno Dan” for the last 20 or so years has given me the opportunity to travel to all corners of the world. But like most of the industry, I ended up landing in Porn Valley trying to struggle with legal issues, flaky models, agents and just the overall grind of running my porn business. Despite all the obstacles, Immoral Studios and Immoral Live on Streamate became quite popular with live broadcast series like “Fuck A Fan” and our “Friday Night Fiestas.”
Seeing the evolution of live cams take over the internet and industry has been a very cool thing to be a part of, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Yet, every day was a struggle. One day it occurred to me that there was nothing forcing me to continue to deal with all the headaches and crap my business was causing me in L.A. I’d always been impressed in my European travels with the locations, talent and overall professionalism of the business there. So, I packed up my entire studio and headed for Budapest that afternoon! Well, it took a little more planning and time than that, but more than a year later my business is stronger than ever with 90 percent less stress and hassle.
Immoral Live now proudly broadcasts out of our 15,000-square-foot studio, which coincidentally is in the same building as Brill Babes, Europe’s largest talent agency with a roster of more than 250 actors and actresses. I broadcast live two or three times a week with a mix of models and male talent including myself. We have continued to keep our shows fun and playful like they have always been, but now with a much larger studio space we can do some really amazing things and have a lot more options I have continued to run my websites with Gamma Entertainment and promote my shows through their marketing channels as well. Our “Squirtamania” featured shows on Streamate have continued to grow each month with people being more interactive in chat and letting me know which beautiful ladies they would like to see live.
Now that I’m here I can’t imagine why it took me so long to get here, and I truly consider this to be the future hub of my porn and live cam business. Many of the concerns and preconceptions that accompany the concept of “foreign” porn and camming I found are just simply bullshit. English is the universal language of the industry and having that common denominator is really key … beyond that, the similarities in the U.S.-based and foreign cam markets are minor. Foreign viewers want to see different things than U.S.-based viewers. For example, girls rimming, multiple-creampies, cum play and older guys with younger girls are more popular here than the in the U.S., while other things like this whole fake-incest thing don’t appeal to the European customers at all.
Another difference is that the models are very reliable and responsible in terms of scheduling, and the marketing of our shows is easier than it has ever been. In fact, most of the models assist with the marketing of our shows by heavily promoting them on social networking. European models feel their social network accounts are for promoting their shows and scenes and don’t often get into Twitter fights.
Listening to our viewers and catering to their wants and desires is crucial, but that’s no different than any business. It’s pretty easy to know who’s watching our shows given the time difference too; we’re doing a morning broadcast to U.S. viewers that’s nine hours difference. As a result, a lot of our U.S. fans still tune into our shows that we do on Sunday nights in Europe.
I really couldn’t have done this all these years without the support from Streamate who has been such a good partner throughout the entire existence of Immoral Live. They’ve supported my efforts for so long and stood right there with me; when I called them about Budapest and told them what I was thinking they were just as excited as I was. It feels really good to work with a company that l know supports me and is always there to help with anything. When I pivoted into doing live shows with Streamate over seven years ago the cam market hadn’t exploded yet into what it is today. Seeing the evolution of live cams take over the internet and industry has been a very cool thing to be a part of, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Of course, I wouldn’t be “Porno Dan” without mentioning the hot sexy European babes that I have the pleasure of working with every day. These girls are sexuality personified! Some of my personal favorites so far include Angel Wicky, Sienna Day, Lady Dee, Tiffany Tatum, Gina Gerson and Kyra Hot … but the list goes on and on.
I’m truly one lucky guy, who’s made three outstanding decisions in my life and honestly, I couldn’t be happier both professionally and personally than I am right now. Keep watching us live from Budapest on Immoral Live exclusively on Streamate! We’ve got a lot of wild things coming up, sexy new starlets and of course me “Porno Dan.”
Cheers from Budapest!