How To Start a Porn Site and Make Money in 2019

Maybe you need extra cash and have some free time?

Or you are looking for an investment, your passive income source for early retirement?

Do you want to quit your job and work for yourself, from home?

A porn site, or several of them, is a great, proven solution.

So the only question is:

Do you want a part of all that money in the adult industry?

Friends are repeatedly asking me “How did you make the decision to start a porn site? Why did you do it?”.

And after I explain comes “How did you do it?” and “Can I do it too?”.

This tutorial is my answer to all those questions.

It can be your entry to this highly profitable business. Follow me and you can have a site just as this one, or even better.

Besides basic steps, it contains introduction to Adult SEO and Affiliate Marketing. And many tips and tricks I learned on the way.

So… Here we go!

Why Should You Start a Porn Site?

Let’s talk about why we should consider starting a porn site. Most probably you have a daytime job and you are paid for every hour spent doing it. It’s nice. The more hours you work, the higher the salary. But if you don’t invest most of that money in something profitable, year after year you are in exactly the same situation, no change. If you can start your own business, that’s great. But for that you must have a vision, capital… and courage to quit your daytime job.

But to make a porn website you need 10-15 hours a week (on the start, later less), less than $200 (first year), a lot of patience (don’t be easily disheartened)… and you can keep your regular job, working on the website from home in evenings. And it doesn’t matter if you live in USA, France, Balkans, Turkey or India – you’ll enter the game under the same rules and earn the same money just as everybody else, which is not true for almost any other job.

The effort you put in your site (or sites) will bring money today and tomorrow, also next month, next year… forever! That’s the difference from your daytime job’s wages: you work for yourself and not for someone else, you don’t rent your time and effort but you invest it. With time you can even hire others to do websites maintenance.

Your porn site will never be “fully on autopilot”, you will never totally stop working on it, but as time passes the time you spend on it will be dramatically reduced. In the same time, the money you get from the site will just rise with time. And when you get to the point to have again spare time, you can open a new site! While profit rises linearly with the number of sites, effort rises slower. For example, two sites bring twice money than one site but effort (spent time) for two sites is just a bit bigger than for one porn site only. So we have excellent scaling here.

I know what you want to ask and the answer is: No, most probably you will never get super rich, but… Yes, your sites are an investment and from its return you can live. It is called passive income. If you are not after continuous work and big money but you’re in early retirement this is maybe the easiest way to archive it.

Can You Make Money From a Porn Site?

Yes you can! 🙂 Porn web industry is in many ways like most of the others, we are all here just for the money, there are ads, affiliate marketing… But it is also different in many ways from any other business: you can advertise/host ads just inside the same industry, most of the people you work with use just nicknames, opening bank account is easier for a drug-pusher than for a cam-model, most of website hosting companies don’t want your porn site, some countries block all porn sites or you can even go to jail for owning one…

But traffic is just incredible! All those people that are horrified with porn during day, during night they search for “family porn” and the like. Yes, it’s ugly hypocrisy but that’s the way this business works. I know no man, whatever religion, ethnicity or culture he belongs to, that has never entered a porn site… at least once a week. 🙂 So it makes ahuge number of potential customers, ever rising.

According to PornHub (2017 statistics) it had an average of 81 million people per day! First approximation (rule of thumb: every 1,000 visitors bring $2) gives $162,000 per day. And no matter how many sites there are around, the pie is so big there is a piece for everybody, there is always space for more newcomers.

So How to Start an Adult Site?

If I kept your attention up to this point it means you are at least interested in learning how this colossal industry works, especially small-to-medium adult websites. And of course where is your place in it, how you can get a peace of tasty cake. Porn industry is huge, both in involved money and in variety. You can invest in production of professional porn films, be a porn actor, become a webcam model, open a sex shop, invest in a big site… or open one or several small-to-medium porn websites without much investment and enjoy profit from it. We’ll keep to the last choice.

I’ll assume that:

  • You know close to nothing about HTML, PHP, JS, CSS, WordPress…
  • Have no desire to learn about programming more than it’s necessary.
  • Have about two hours a day free (or for example plan every Saturday for this).
  • Have decent Internet connection.
  • Have and willing to invest about $200 during first year.
  • Have patience and you are not easy to panic.
  • Good enough command of English (if you had no problem reading this you’re good to go).

We’ll dive into details later but now let’s just list what starting an adult website consists of:

  1. Choosing your niche.
  2. Finding right hosting company, choosing right packet and enrolling for it.
  3. Installing WordPress (WP), basic settings, and getting comfortable with it.
  4. Installing special WP theme and plugins for adult tube sites.
  5. Getting familiar with several standard WP plugins and installing some of them.
  6. Making decisions about your site’s basics, at least first version, and implementing it.
  7. Loading first videos.
  8. Learning how to make money from hosting ads, applying for it and placing ads.

That’s for the basics, next level will be:

  1. Learning about affiliate marketing and implementing it.
  2. Applying for one or more Internet paying/banking/eWallet/money transfer services.
  3. Learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization) basics.
  4. Buying traffic basics
  5. Adult SEO
  6. TODO and NOT TODO list
  7. What you can expect in one month, 3 months, first year…

How to Host an Adult Website?

If you have your own server, fast internet connection with a public IP address and know how to start a web server, set DNS, register domain and the like – don’t read this. If while reading the previous sentence you said “WTF?!” this is the right place for you, just continue reading.

So what is a website hosting company (web host, web hosting service provider)?

For the money you pay you get access to their infrastructure and services: servers, internet connection, disk space, preinstalled programs, technical help, they manage domain registration… When all is set up you have few links to access your site and work on it, everything else is their job.

Are there any free providers? Of course there are, but they can’t be used for several technical reasons (porn sites draw a lot of traffic), economics (you want your ads on site in order to make money, not your provider’s), and one specific: they don’t want adult content.

Ok, so I need a provider, how to choose the right one?

Let’s say you want to blog about coffee or fashion shoes, then you can choose between hundreds of website hosting companies. Compare them by price, speed, technical help, used technology, server allocation, upgradability… You control the situation.

But 99% of them don’t allow adult content and, even worse, it is not always obvious from their website. So it’s possible to buy their packet and spend hours, days or weeks working on your site, just to get one day message like “Upon manual inspection… we concluded your website contains adult content…. so your site will be deleted…”.

Well, before paying anything, you must be sure your provider will not kick you where it hurts. Learn it by directly and openly asking web hosting service provider, or from others in this business (specialized blogs, forums…). And be aware provider’s policy might change, last year’s info might not be correct anymore.

TMD Hosting

So you chose a provider that accepts adult content, great. Now you have to choose packet, domain, and (depending on the chosen provider) many other important or less important details asked from the provider. It is really hard to cover all possibilities so I’ll do it on one example, for my current provider. With the others it should be similar.

TMDHosting is an example of an adult-friendly provider. I have good general experience with it and really excellent, above any expectation customer service. They work 24/7, but really – day or night, weekends, holidays! You get the answer and fix sometimes in minutes, most that I had to wait was less than an hour.

Tip – At some moment there will be a problem with your site and you’ll be spending hours trying to fix it, all in vain. We all have had those moments. Quick, educated and really helpful technical help service makes a huge difference.

Let’s open TMDHosting homepage… There’s a lot of info, offers etc, but let’s keep it simple now. You can see most common packets sorted by price, at the moment of writing there are 4 of them with prices ranging from $2.95 to $79.97 per month.

Yes, they all do the same job but, as you can guess, there are some differences. Without entering the details (if you want to learn more there’s all info you need on TMD site) you can choose STARTER PACKAGE. It the cheapest one but includes all you really need and it will fulfill all your site needs at least in the first year of working, probably much longer. If the site gets so successful that you need more, you can always upgrade the service or transfer site to some other provider.

This very site still uses TMD’s STARTER PACKAGE, overloads are really rare and most of the time reason for system overload wasn’t too much visitors but problems with WordPress plugins.

Tip – TMD has data centers on almost every continent and you can choose where your server will be. It is important to choose this wisely because, in some situations, it can mean a few seconds difference in page loading, which translates to site visitors’ frustration, they are leaving the site and you are losing the money. According to your niche and other factors choose your preferred visitors’ origin and then choose the place for the server. Most of the time it will be the USA because money is there.

When you apply for web hosting one of the first steps will be to enter the domain you own (or want) and that’s our next subject.

How to Choose Domain Name, Niche, Keywords?

This is one of the most important decisions you must make, if you make mistake there’s no easy way to go back. SEO, SERP, CTR and many other things important for you depend on it. You most probably don’t even know what they mean but don’t be afraid, you’ll learn it. For now, don’t buy any domain or hosting service before you fully understand this subject.

Why SEO is important

We’ll talk much more about it later, but now just briefly: in order to get money from an adult site you must have high traffic (a lot of visitors). The most important (but not the only one) source of traffic is Google. So the story that ends with fresh money on your account starts like this:

1. Some person enters a search query on Google page for some specific porn type, actor, niche, position, fetish…

2. Google lists sites, pages, videos or pictures in order of importance for that query (SERP)

3. Hopefully, your site is there on the first page, and if you’re good at SEO then it’s among first 3-5 results.

4. (Potential) visitor reads your site’s name, domain name, description (all of that is part of SEO) and if it looks like something he wanted in the first place it clicks and enters it (CTR).

So if your SEO&co are bad, you’ll get no visitors, so there will be no money.

SEO is a wide and deep subject and extremely important, so it will take more than one chapter. But for now, just trust me: it is important.

Choose your niche

Choosing a domain name starts with choosing your niche. Can you try with “general porn” site, like PornHub, or Xvideos? Yes you can, but you have no chance! It’s because you’ll fight against giants in this business, maybe the biggest sites on the Internet regardless type. Many tried, all failed.

So what you can do? You can choose a niche, and it must be a narrow niche.

Niche example is MILF. But there are many too strong sites here too, again they are too big for you. To make it more narrow you can try Asian MILF, Black MILF, Blonde MILF, Cheating MILF, Lesbian MILF… In some cases even this might not be enough, you might need to go to for even narrower one. Now if your site is all about that sub-niche, with good SEO, you can get your part of traffic and beat big guys!

How? Remember, potential visitor ask Google for some porn. If the query is specific enough (example: “blonde lesbians milf porn”) Google might find your site better, more useful for visitor than some more general porn site like PornHub. So for such queries your site might rank above much bigger sites than yours.

Now, if niche is too narrow just few people will actually search for it, so although most of them will end on your site you’ll never make serious money. So every niche idea must be checked, if there’s enough queries to make it profitable, if target audience is big enough. That is also part of SEO so we’ll talk later on that subject.

Choose your keywords

If you chose your niche, now it’s time to find related keywords, at least most important ones. Will you be surprised if I say that keywords are also a SEO subject? 🙂 So now just basics: keywords are words and phrases (one or more words) that describe what your content is about. Those are words that visitors will most probably use when searching for your niche. For example: milf, hot milf, milf porn, blonde milf porn, sexy lesbian milf, cheating redhead pale milf…

Choose your domain name

For now, I’ll just say that your domain name (yes, we’re back on that subject) must contain one or more keywords from your niche, and if possible it should contain niche’s name. Don’t exaggerate with keywords in domain name, Google is hostile to anything that looks “spammy”. Also, your domain name shouldn’t be too long, should be easy to recognize and remember, don’t use any character except letters and it must be clear on first sight what is your niche all about.

Tip – Domains ending with .com are still the best choice.

And, when you find your perfect domain name, check if it’s free, unoccupied. If not, start all over again. Big players sometimes show money and buy domain they want, but that’s not for us.

Warning – choose niche that you know something about, maybe you got familiar as a user 😉 . You will have to choose right videos, understand slang, select products to sell of sites to advertise, chat on forums, run several social media accounts etc. If you just jump in without understanding your niche, your success depends on pure luck.

WordPress Adult Themes and Plugins

If your porn site is powered by WordPress (WP) and you are not a skillful PHP/JS/HTML programmer with nothing to do for next few months, chances are you’ll be looking for some adult WordPress theme and plugins. But first few definitions…

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a database based web content management system. Data kept in database is selected and glued together to form a web page by PHP. It uses a plugin architecture and a template system. It suits best blogging sites but supports other types of web content including… well everything 🙂 . WordPress powers 33.0% of all the websites on the Internet!

What is a WordPress theme?

A WordPress theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress powered website. They can be changed, managed, and added from the WordPress.

What is a WordPress plugin?

A WordPress plugin is a piece of software (written in the PHP) that can be added to a WordPress website. It extends functionality or adds new features to your WordPress websites.

Now back to business…. If you blog about cooking or fish tanks you can try several themes or change them periodically, if they are good you will run in no troubles because of changes. It’s like changing clothes on a doll.

But adult themes are more specific, they are not made to be general so they are less interchangeable. More than that, they are sometimes made to be used with specific plugins (described later) so installing some new theme might be catastrophic event for your site.

Just as non-adult, there are both free and themes you must pay for (premium themes). Free ones are usually made by one man or a small team, so updates and support are according to that. Most probably there is no additional specialised (free) plugins to connect with, so their job you’ll have to do manually or find some other way.

All that said, I saw many successful adult sites run on free porn themes but few times I entered a chat with their webmasters I always heard sentences like “Yes, I tweaked the theme code…” or “I had to made a script myself…”, “PHP is fun, I enjoyed while…” etc. I guess you got the point.

Premium themes and plugins

On the other hand, premium themes (and plugins) cost some money but (if you choose good) you get all you need to run an adult site over WordPress in a single package, from one vendor, dedicated to quick updates and bugfix (well, the’re paid for it), new features, and everything else you expect from a quality product you bought from a respectable vendor. I guess you again got the point.

I’m a software developer for many years, writing software in many programming languages on many platforms, and even if Web developing is not my job description I’m able to understand and even write basic code in HTML, CSS, JS and PHP. But I never seriously thought about writing my own code for site in order to save some money, it’s just not worth of it. Yes, I did tweak a bit theme code but it was more for fun and later it proved mistake, costing me a lot of time to clean the mess I made.

So while your site is still new and almost empty I suggest you to try free themes, play with them, see what they can do. Then try some premium themes (if they have free trial period), together with associated plugins, and see what they can do.

For a site that will make money and not be just a hobby I do recommend you to use some premium theme, or better package together with specialised plugins, but decision is yours.

This site uses WP-Script‘s premium theme RetroTube and plugins Adult Tubes Mass Videos Embedder and Clean Tube Player.

All-In-One Adult Site Solutions

Here I describe in details what I use on my site because that’s the product I know best 🙂 There are other more or less similar packages and I recommend you to look around before choosing (and most probably buying) one. But after reading this you will at least know what features to look for.

When I say “a package” or “a solution” in context of this text it means a combination of WP adult themes and plugins, specialized for porn sites. Sometimes they might be bought and used separately or in different combinations, but their full strength is shown when used together, in combinations recommended by vendor.

Now about WP-Script’s solution

They have many products, with themes covering the same ground (same functionality, visually different) and plugins offering different features, so you can choose plugin functionality you need and combine with chosen theme.

RetroTube theme

RetroTube theme contains all features expected from a WP theme plus many specialized for a porn content tube site: organising videos thumbnails, reserved places for ads (on video and other pages, header, footer, sidebar, pre-roll in-stream ads…) and many other.

Although the theme is responsive (automatically changes visual appearance and page layout according to screen size) it makes possible different settings for mobile users – for example, you can show different ads to mobile users and desktop users!

If I want to keep it short I can just copy vendor’s own description: RetroTube – Create Professional Tubes with our Full Options Responsive WordPress Adult Theme.

Adult Tubes Mass Videos Embedder plugin

Together with the theme I bought plugin Adult Tubes Mass Videos Embedder because they together made my site working in shortest possible time and least possible effort.

The plugin collects porns from 50+ biggest porn sites (including PornHub, Redtube, xHamster, XVideos…) and together with the theme shows them on your site. Video files are not downloaded but embedded – there are still on original sites, just their location, description, keywords, actors etc are stored on your site. It’s really good because you don’t need to pay for storage of thousands of videos, or for bandwidth they use – those expenses are on original sites!

You can choose porns to embed by selecting categories and by searching for keywords. And it can be saved so every time someone enters your site, script activates and automatically searches for new videos, using the same criteria. So even while you are sleeping your sites is growing, adding more and more videos without any effort from you!

Clean Tube Player plugin

The second plugin I use is Clean Tube Player. You remember first plugin was importing videos from other sites? So why they allow it, even encourage? Because although video is playing on your site, ads shown before the video starts, on pause, over video etc are shown by original site and they take money. Some of sites even force opening new page for watching video, actually kidnaping your visitor.

Well, this plugin is our hero. According to vendor “Clean Tube Player removes redirections and ads from Pornhub, Redtube, Xvideos and Youporn embed players.” It is nice by itself, but when this plugin entered market new feature was added to their themes: pre-roll in-stream ads!

You know, short video ad you must watch before porn actually starts? It came out watching and click on that kind of ad brings about 10 times more money than a normal banner. Before this plugin that money was going to already more than rich sites, now it goes to my pockets.

For more details visit WP-Script’s site, you’ll find more info, both technically details and otherwise.

How to Monetize an Adult Tube Site?

Let’s say you have your small-to-medium porn tube site up and running. You’ll definitely see no money before you hit at least 100 visitors per day. You’ll earn enough for coffee and breakfast when the site rises to 1.000 (1k) visitors daily, and you can quit your daytime job (in some countries) if you can push it over 30k – it’s 1.000.000 (1M) per month!

So on the start don’t worry about monetization, work on you site’s growth. That’s the best investment you can make.

To earn money you need two things: visitors (huge number of them) and ads, affiliate links etc. How to get visitors is a separate subject, complicated and wide but really important, and we’ll talk about it later. For now I suppose you have enough visitors, which means between 500 and 10k visitors daily.

Tip – You’ll have to learn acronyms like CPM, CPA, CTR, Rev-Share, CPC, banner, header ad, footer ads, sidebar ads, under-video ad, affiliate, landing page… Ad business is full of it. But don’t worry, all of them are explained in a separate chapter. And I promise I’ll avoid using them here.

Impression, click

The simplest case is revenue from presenting and click on banners (and Iframes etc) you got from your adult advertising network. Of course first you need to apply to a advertising network (usually you’ll have more than one) and be accepted, that way you become their affiliate. Promotion material (banners…) you got from them you put on your site and they count number of presentations and number of clicks. Usually just clicks bring money.

Amount of money depends of your affiliate status, kind of ad, quality of your traffic,… or it can be fixed. In any case it is extremely small amount of money, so you must have huge traffic to earn anything meaningful. But even if you don’t earn much, by following banners performance statistics you can learn more about your site and visitors: which ad position brings more clicks, which ad type your visitors like more etc.

Tip – On the start you can try to guess what your visitors like, but just hard cold statistics tells truth and you will get it after several months, not before. So on the start don’t select type of ads (niche) or landing page on your own, let your porn advertising network do it for you. They usually call it smart ads, smart links or the like. Until you know your standard visitor inside and out, they’ll do it better than you.

For this type of revenue I have good experience with several advertising networks: JuicyAds, ExoClick and PopAds, but there’s much more and you are free to explore.

Warning – You are free to experiment with different adult advertising networks but on the start keep to big ones, well established and recommended. Because sometimes there are newcomers in that business, they have too-good-to-be-true offers for affiliates but when time comes for paying they just disappear with money. With time you’ll learn to recognize them but now it’s all new to you, so be careful.

Registration

Next step in adult ad business is getting money not for simple click but if visitor finishes predefined action on target site. If it sounds complicated let’s break it to steps:
1. A visitor on your site clicks on a link, banner etc
2. Target website’s landing page opens
3. User registers, or leaves email address, or credit card number… (requested action)
4. You get money.

Amount depends of niche, requested action and quality of traffic (visitors’ country of origin) but it’s much more than first monetization method. For leaving email in order to register you can get $0.5-$5, if registration requires leaving credit card data it goes to $20-$70. Oh yeah, now we are talking about real money.

Problem is here that this kind of offers are highly targeted, both as niche and as a country, even age often plays a role, so you must know your visitors really good. If ad is not optimized for your site’s profile of visitors, click rate will be low and rare ones that end visiting target page will not enroll for offer. And you get nothing. So get know your visitors, their wishes, age, paying capacity, origin – any bit of information might help.

Leaders in this kind of marketing are CrakRevenue, WhaleCash, JAVBucks.

Warning – While for the first type of monetization we presented here, money comes almost the same amount every day so it’s easy to plan, see trends and get statistics, for the second one it is totally opposite. For several days you will have zero, then again zero, then $2, than zero, then $75, then zero… So be patient, don’t be hasty in making decisions if offer is good or not. Give it some time, if site is old week or two, if your site is still growing month or two. Then you’ll have enough data for valid statistics.

Sale

The last kind of monetization I will present is Revenue Sharing (rev share, rev-share, revshare). We again have banners, Iframes, text links etc but neither visitor’s click nor his enrollment in offer brings you money. If and when visitor you brought to target site spends money there, you get your part. It can be anywhere from 8% (online shops) to 50% (games, premium sites). Again, if you present wrong ad to user, even if it clicks, enrolls and uses free version of the offer, you get nothing. But if you know the soul of your standard visitor and carefully choose offers to present, you will get money from him the first time he/she pays, and every other time paying occurs, it can goes on for months or years! For experienced affiliates, this brings most money.

Tip – Till you get to know your visitors really well, you’ll fare better with simpler methods to earn money. Jumping immediately in Revenue Sharing will just discourage you.

Here there’s no general adult advertising networks, they are all specialised for a niche. So you can find adult games, cam sites, premium porn websites, online sex shops… Here are several I worked with (for learning niche just visit them): Gaming Adult, Bonga Cash, Paper Street Cash, Chaturbate, Sexy Real Sex Dolls, ImLive.

Acronyms in Adult Affiliate Marketing

TLA (Three-Letter Acronym) is extremely popular in online marketing industry. I’ll put here everything that comes to my mind, without specific order. I hope in time all important ones will find the way here.

Besides acronym meaning, the context and related concepts will also be presented.

CPM – Cost Per Mille – This model refers to paying ads according to number of impressions. Value is equal to price paid per 1000 impressions. So if CPM is $0.5 you’ll earn $1 for 2.000 impressions.

CPV – Cost Per View – See CPM.

PPV – Pay Per View – See CPM.

CPC – Cost Per Click – No matter how many visitors see the ad, just clicks count. So the value is equal to price paid per a click. For example if CPC is $0.2 for 10 clicks you get $2.

PPC – Pay Per Click – See CPC. Meaning is actually slightly different but most of the time it just doesn’t matter.

CTR – Click Through Rate – Ratio of number of visitors that clicked on the ad to number of impressions. If CTR is 3% that means for 100 impressions there will be (on average) 3 clicks. CTR is the easiest way to measure which banner is more successful. If content of banner is bad on not relevant for visitors, or design is bad, it will have lower CTR than some other (better) banner put in the same place.

LP – Landing page – Page where a visitor “lands” after click on ad, link, banner… Click on banner was victory for its designer, but in order for user to do the action that really counts (registration, leaving email…) it’s not enough. Link in banner leads to a landing page and its job is to keep visitor’s attention and persuade him/she to do desired action (conversion).

Conversion – Visitor’s desired action (registration, confirmed email address, credit card data…) on a landing page. If visitor does it, we have a conversion.

CR – Conversion Rate – Used for example for landing page, represents ratio of conversions to number of visitors. So CR of 15% means out of 1.000 visitors 150 of them will actually leave data/register/buy/… Conversion Rate is the easiest way to measure how much some landing page is more successful compared to some other page.

CPA – Cost Per Action – In this model you get money if case of conversion on landing page. It works this way:
1. Visitor clicks on a banner on your site
2. On landing page visitor does whatever is defined as conversion (registration, paying…)
3. You earn money.
If CPA is $50, for 2 conversions you get $100. CPA model is often different for different classes of traffic you are “sending” to advertiser’s landing page, and “traffic class” is usually defined by visitor’s country of origin. So most of the time you’ll get much more money for traffic from USA than from some African country, for example.

CTA – Call To Action – It’s those loud buttons with big letters “Buy Now!” and the like. Usually on landing pages, can be on banners too.

EPC – Earnings Per Click – How much money a click on a selected link/banner brings. It’s calculated for a period time, by dividing total earning with number of clicks.
For example if some offer brought $100 during last month, and in the same month it was clicked 50 times, it has EPC of $2.
This is measure of profitability of an offer, and is used for comparing two offers. Inside enters everything that happens after click on your site: landing page quality (CR), payment model (CPA or CPM…) …

CMS – Content Management System – Content (of a website) is kept in a database and on request web page is dynamically formed. The oldest sites were static, server was serving ready web pages. Example of CMS is WordPress.

WP – WordPress

CPL – Cost Per Lead – see PPL.

PPL – Pay Per Lead – It’s advertising payment model in which payment is based solely on qualifying leads. And a “qualifying lead” is generally a signup involving contact information and perhaps some demographic information; it is typically a non-cash conversion event. A lead may consist of as little as an email address, or it may involve a detailed form covering multiple pages.

CPS – Cost Per Sale – see PPS.

PPS – Pay Per Sale – Advertising payment model in which payment is based solely on qualifying sales. So you get money when visitor not just registers but actually pays, not before. PPL payments are much more often but PPS payments are much higher.

ROI – Return On Investment – That’s the ratio of profits (or losses) to the amount invested. For example if you entered some project with $10.000 (investment) and earned (profit) $1.500, you have ROI of 15%.
ROI is the easiest way to measure profitability of some project and to compare two projects.

SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – Such a wide subject! It includes EVERYTHING you do, or don’t, both on your website and its pages and out of it, both technical and non-technical subjects…
That ends with your site (or some pages) placing well on the result page of a search engine when user is searching for something and with some intent that is relevant to your pages.

SERP – Search Engine Results Page – Page of search engine listings, typically the first page of organic results. Why stress on “the first page”? Because it almost doesn’t matter if your page is ranked on the third or 56th page of results, almost all visitors click on first 3 results on the top of the first page, all the others don’t get much attention.

Organic – In SEO “organic” means everything (traffic, results) obtained without paying for it.

Organic traffic – All traffic coming from SERP, after visitor’s clicking on organic search results links.

Paid traffic – SERP traffic that is not organic 🙂

Organic search results – All results on SERP except paid search results.

Direct traffic – Visitor came to your site directly, not from some other page. So he/she probably typed the address directly or selected in Bookmarks.

Referral traffic – All traffic that is not from SERP and not direct. It usually means visitor clicked on link to your site on some other web page.

Social (media) traffic – Visitor clicked on a link to your site on some social network.

TLD – Top Level Domain – For example .com, .net, .org…

UV – Unique Visitor – That’s a visitor that have visited a site at least once in a fixed time frame. Second and any later visit don’t count as unique. Sites typically use cookies to follow this.
So why is this important? Well, you usually won’t sell the same thing to the same guy again and again, especially in a short time. So when calculating statistics, almost always it’s better to use UV instead of total number of visits.

SOI – Single Opt-In – For registration (on landing page) to be accepted and you to get money, user just needs to leave email address.

DOI – Double Opt-In – Visitor’s email address is not enough, it must be also verified. It’s usually done by replying to email sent to that address.

Adult Affiliate Marketing Payment Methods

As you can guess: there are many, and they change from time to time. If you live in the USA most of the time you can even ask for an old-fashion check, or if you live for example in Turkey (where PayPal is kicked out, besides other restrictions), you must use imagination and move money through one or two extra nodes (payment services) before being able to access it. And if you live in some EU country, you can get your money by using just one payment service and then just forward to your bank account.

Paxum

In the time of writing, Paxum paying service dominates the adult market. Their website looks like some teenager’s homework (and it is really user-unfriendly just as it looks like), but the company handles and moves your money without any problem. Yes they are slow, and they take a part of your hard earned money – but all other services do it too.

Like it or not, you will have to open a Paxum account because many adult affiliate programs have it as the only option, and almost all have it as an option. So get used to Paxum, learn how it works and make it your friend.

Adult Affiliate Marketing Payment Methods

PayPal

PayPal doesn’t directly support adult business, but some ad networks support it, or online sex shops, so for sure you will see it around. In the case of online shops it might be the only payment method they offer so sooner or later you will end up with a PayPal account. If you live in a country not supported by PayPal there are ways to open an account but you can enter serious problems and even lose your money, be warned.

TransferWise

Sometimes you receive money on Paxum but for some reason (like leaving in some specific countries) you can’t (or don’t want to) directly move it to your bank account. In such cases, you must be creative because different problems ask for different solutions, but there are services to help you. One of them is TransferWise.

TransferWise is a money transfer service specialized for sending money abroad with lesser fees for transfer and eventual conversion than most of the other services. It also does something no one else does: it will show all fees and transfer time, in details! On screen, you will get the exact amount of money that will come to the destination and when, and all fees are shown separately. If you’ve ever done any big moving of money and currency conversion, you know how rare is this.

You can open several accounts with different currencies and, the most important thing, for some currencies you are getting real, your own, unique bank details: bank name, address, account number… For someone sending you money to that account, it looks like you are living in that country and money is sent locally. If you are from USA, Canada or EU you most probably don’t know what I’m talking about and why all that excitement about TransferWise, but some of you might cry tears of joy while reading this 😺

Adult Affiliate Marketing Payment Methods

Of course, before applying to any of these services read all info you can find, especially small print. And if something looks too good to be true… you know the rest. And if you really want to try some obscure money transfer service, do I need to say first try with as small amounts as possible before throwing something like $300 into unknown and hope best.

And More

We also have amusing introduction and guide through Anime Hentai and it genres, and best hentai Shops and Games review.

Our last addition is a review of the best Japanese porn sites. Just as Hentai it’s something different. You’ll love it.

On the end if you lose your way around or you just know exactly what you want, you can search for it or visit Tag Page.

Because of special interest shown in it we made special article on Futanari. Futas are important part of hentai.

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