It’s always fun to watch a porn movie and have your favorite star perform some really kinky sex acts. But how does one monetize this behavior? Is it even possible to make money off of porn? Let’s take a look and find out.
Pornography is a form of visual media that focuses on sexual acts. While there are many different kinds of pornography, the majority of content falls within two categories:
- Adult films, which are films that are legally required to contain a minimum of 18 years old.
- Videos of sexually suggestive acts, such as nudity or masturbation, performed by male and female actors.
This type of content is usually created for a gay audience, but it’s popular all over the world. Some producers even create content designed for women, but it’s mainly targeted towards men.
Because of its explicit nature and ability to generate revenue, pornography has always been considered ‘free’ content. However, that doesn’t mean it’s easy money. Let’s dive into how to make money from a sex cam.
Like many other traditionally ‘free’ content creators, pornographers want to make money too. They use a variety of methods to accomplish this such as showing ads, selling affiliate products, sponsorships, and more.
The first step to monetizing any content is to find a way to measure its value. In the case of pornography, it’s fairly simple. You can measure the amount of time that a user spends viewing a specific video or the amount of money that they spend on kinky adult products.
Once you have a way to measure the value of your content, you can figure out how to make money with it. There are a variety of ways to do this, but the simplest and most popular is to show ads. You can either show interstitial ads or you can integrate online advertising into your video content.
In theory, at least. In practice, it’s a little more complicated. You can’t always trust that users are going to click on the ads that you show them or that they will be able to monetize their viewership. Engagement is a key factor in deciding whether or not to show ads, and that takes a little more work.
Getting Viewers To Engage
If you’re going to start a pornographic blog or YouTube channel, your first priority should be to figure out how to get as many viewers as possible. That way, you’ll have something to monetize when you do decide to.
The best way to get viewers to engage is by experimenting with different types of content. You should always be seeking to improve your channel and figure out what works best for your audience. Deciding what is and isn’t working is vital to making the right moves forward. That way, you’ll be able to determine the proper direction for your channel and expand your audience even more. What you want to avoid is showing videos of the same type over and over again. Instead, you want to constantly be experimenting with new things to try or to show.
Once you have a decent amount of viewers, you can start to experiment with different monetization methods. Make sure that you have enough video content to experiment with before you start showing ads. If you don’t, you’ll never be able to tell whether or not the ad model is working. Alternatively, you can try selling and displaying affiliate products (which we will get to in a bit). This is a win-win for both you and the viewer. If they like what they see, they may click on an affiliate link or buy a product that they see advertised. You’ll make a commission off of these sales, and so will they. But again, this depends on the viewer. Some may feel more comfortable buying products advertised in content than they would if they were watching an instructional video or reading an article about the product.
From a purely technical standpoint, integrating online advertising into your video content is the simplest and most convenient way to make money. When a user sees an ad while watching your video, there is a slight chance that they may click on it. The more ads you show, the greater your chances of generating revenue. So, it is a valid option for those who don’t want to go the affiliate product route.
It’s always exciting when a porn producer or blogger decides to try a new way to monetize their content, and the world of affiliate marketing makes for an exciting opportunity. With affiliate marketing, you don’t have to show ads or experiment with different content to get compensated for your work. Instead, you can simply promote a product or service that is associated with an affiliate program and get paid when someone clicks a link or buys a product that they see advertised. The best part about affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to risk getting anything wrong. Everything is done for you by the affiliates themselves.
There are several different affiliate networks that you can join. Some of the more popular ones are ClickBank, Affiliate Marketeer, and ShareASale. Once you join an affiliate network, you can start to look for vendors that might be interested in sponsoring your blog or channel. Once you get a few of these sponsorships rolling, you can start to see some nice money come in. It’s not a quick or easy process, but it’s definitely achievable.
What About The Lawsuits?
It’s almost inevitable that as you begin to grow your audience and start to get some legitimate recognition for your efforts, that you will eventually be sued by someone. With all of the content that is now available online, it’s easy for people to find and target your specific audience. When that audience is mainly composed of children, the chances of being sued increase. However, the fact that you are practicing pornography doesn’t mean that you are violating any law or that you will necessarily get sued. Some companies that are associated with pornography productions have been sued and ended up settling out of court for unspecified amounts of money. This is mainly because they didn’t want to risk being shut down by the government. Because pornography is considered ‘free’ content, many of these companies are based in countries with more lax pornographic content laws. For example, in Germany, it is legal to produce pornography for adults, but you must place age restrictions on the materials that you make. Similarly, in Russia, it is legal to produce pornography for adults, but you need to put warnings on your content regarding child safety.
Make Money With Affiliate Marketing
One of the more popular and effective ways to make money online is to start an affiliate marketing business. This is when you create content (usually online) that is designed to promote specific products or services. When someone clicks a link or buys a product that they see advertised, you will earn a commission. Some of the most popular and widely used affiliate programs include Amazon Associates, Digital River, and Shopify Plus.
The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to risk getting sued by creating content that is meant to be pornographic. Plus, you can write and publish as much as you want without having to worry about content restrictions. While it’s still relatively unknown, the world of affiliate marketing is a lucrative one and is growing every year.
Monetizing Through Product Reviews
If you love to travel and enjoy being able to see new places and meet new people, why not take advantage of the opportunity and create a travel blog? You can review hotels, restaurants, and anything travel related and get paid for your efforts. The best part is that you don’t need to establish yourself as an expert in order to be able to do this. Simply by demonstrating an interest in and ability to cover travel topics, you will be able to get started establishing yourself as an expert. From there, you can continue to build your audience and eventually evolve into a full-blown travel blog. You can even use the blog to promote hotels and tours that you are interested in doing in the future.
Forbes recently listed the most popular travel blogs and websites. Here is the complete list: