How To Make Money Producing and Selling Homemade Porn

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Become An Amateur Porn Producer and Start Making Money

Having you ever considered getting into the adult industry as a porn star? Well now it’s easier than ever! Before, you’d have to find a legit agent who would book the gigs through a studio. Now it’s possible to cut out the agent and the studio and start producing and selling your own content! Best of all, instead of just getting paid for the shoots, your content will generate sales for as long as it’s available for purchase!

Producing and selling amateur porn is so lucrative, that many of the big name porn stars (We’re talking AVN-caliber) are turning to producing and selling amateur content instead of doing professional shoots! These girls would much rather make their own money, rather than making money from a studio. Best of all, there’s no interview or hiring process. As long as you’re eighteen years old or older, you can start uploading and selling your own porn. Here’s all the information.

 

Build A Residual Income: Each Video / Gallery Can Earn Money For Life!

The best part about producing and selling your own content, is that it builds up a residual income stream. As long as your content (pics or video) is available for sale, it has the potential to earn. The more content you have available, the greater the earning potential! Over time, you’ll also develop a customer and fan-base. This will make your work even more profitable. Keep in mind that it’s also insanely easy to throw together a subscription-based paysite. We’ll go over that further down in this post. Running your own paysite is even more residual, as you’ll keep banking off the monthly subscription renewal fees.

 

What’s Required To Get Started Selling

There’s not much as far as equipment requirements are concerned. In fact, you might already have everything you need to get started. You don’t need top of the line equipment either, although the better the production, the more you’ll earn off it. Keep in mind, you can always upgrade your equipment as you go along. Here is what is required to get started as an amateur porn:

Camera – You’ll need a camera. A quality camera will produce better content. That doesn’t mean you can’t get started with either a smart phone or an HD webcam. There’s tons of models out there producing content with just that. If that’s what you’re using to start, you might consider upgrading as soon as possible. Also, a tripod, boom mic and other accessories come in handy.

Place To Perform – You’ll also need a place to shoot your content. Whether this is your bedroom or other rooms in your house, or some place else. The place should have good lighting (natural or artificial) and everything you need for your performances. If you can setup sets or stages for different type of scenes, that’s even better.

Toys, Props, Outfits – Although this is totally optional, it helps to have any toys, outfits and props you might need for your performances. Keep in mind that this is something that you can acquire over time. There’s also certain items needed for certain type of performances. For example, for food fetish content, you’ll obviously need food.

Computer For Uploading – You’ll need a computer (and internet) to upload the content to the various adult marketplace sites. This computer will also come in handy for editing the clips and photo galleries.

Lighting – If the place your shooting at doesn’t have good natural light, it’s advised to invest in a 3-point lighting system. There’s 3-point lighting available for purchase. It’s also not that expensive to build your own setup.

Video Editing Software – It’s highly recommended to get some video editing software. At the very least, something that can cut and splice clips. Most computers come stock with software that will work. If you’re planning on doing more elaborate things, it’ll be worth investing in better editing software.

 

Sites You Can Sell Your Homemade Porn On

There are tons of networks out there that specialize in the sale of homemade porn. These sites let you register as a producer and upload your content for sale. They also do a lot to drive traffic to their network. This will result in naturally occurring sales. Keep in mind that these sites take out a percentage to cover overhead and their profit margins. The percentages vary from site to site. Here’s what is available:

AmateurCommunity – AmateurCommunity is a site that is most popular in Germany, but has global traffic as well. In addition to selling clips and pics, models can also get paid from live camming and messaging over Hello Machine, they’re internal messaging feature.

Customs4U – Customs4U is an adult marketplace site that specializes in custom content requests. Custom content requests pay more than normal clips, and can also be resold (or priced higher to remain exclusive) after the production is complete. Customs4U also supports live camming.

ExtraLunchMoney – ExtraLunchMoney is an adult marketplace site. Although they specialize in downloadable content (clips and videos), sellers can also make money offering a wide range of services. This ranges from sexting to setting up custom services.

ManyVids – ManyVids is a very popular clip-selling site. In addition to selling videos, models can also get paid from Skype shows, phone sex, custom content and setting up their own custom store items that can be used to sell just about anything.

MydirtyHobby – MyDirtyHobby is another network that is most popular in Germany. They’ve got global traffic as well. In addition to selling content sets, models can also get paid from texting and camming.

Who’s Online? – Who’s Online? is a very unique site. They allow you to list out other camming sites and networks you belong to. Who’s Online also puts an emphasis on premium chat networks like Kik and Snapchat. They also support Skype shows and many other services.

YouKandy – YouKandy is a site that allows you to sell your adult galleries and videos. In addition to selling content, performers can also get paid from custom content requests and their live camming feature.

 

Easily Create Your Own Adult Pay Site

In addition to selling individual clips and photo galleries and the adult marketplace sites, you can create your very own pay site. ModelCentro is a free website builder that allows you to do just that. You don’t need any technical experience with hosting or coding to get started. They provide an easy-to-use website builder. Building out your site is as simple as choosing a theme, entering all the required information to build the pages and adding new photo or video content. ModelCentro handles all the hosting, billing and payment processing. They’ll even throw in a free website name!

Running your own paysite is great. You’re able to offer your customers the choice between subscribing to all your content, or just purchasing the clips and photo sets that they’re interested in. Websites are great, because you’re also able to get search engine traffic. By learning the basics of SEO, you can tap into an infinite stream from Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.

See Also: How To Build A Porn Site

 

Perform Solo Or With A Partner

It’s possible to get started solo, or perform with a partner. If you’re performing with a partner, he/she will also have to get verified with all the sites you’re selling on. If you are performing with a partner, it’s also possible for the two of you to have accounts for your solo content as well. It’s also possible to perform with different partners, as long as each additional performer gets verified with the different sites. Check with the sites to make sure there’s no restrictions on the max performers in a single scene, as some sites have restrictions. If there are none, you can film full on orgies.

 

Privacy Protection: Regional Blocking and Other Tools

Concerned about privacy? There’s tools that can help. Keep in mind that these tools aren’t fool-proof, but do incredible things to help protect your privacy. Here’s some of the different things available to help protect your privacy and hide your real identity:

Regional Blocking – Many sites (not all) will offer regional blocking capabilities. This allows you to block specific states or regions. Just so you’re aware, this only works if the viewers aren’t using a proxy, and people might always move or travel outside of the state. This only blocks content on the site too, not social sharing or anything else.

Proxy Server – Getting a proxy server will hide your IP address. This will allow you to mask your location. This prevents people from finding out what city you live in.

DMCA Services – Content might get downloaded and added to tube sites and pirate sites. On these sites, there is no regional blocking. Also, people can get your content for free instead of buying it. A DMCA service monitors the internet for your content and goes through the proper procedure to get it removed.

 

Make Money Accepting Custom Content Requests

Custom content is a great way to make additional income. Many of the sites listed above give you the option to accept custom content requests. Custom content sells at a higher price than regular content. Best of all, you can also resell the custom after the production is complete. Either that or sell a price modifier to make the content 100% exclusive to the purchaser. Meaning you won’t resell it. Models generally markup the content by an additional $300-$500 to make it exclusive. Otherwise, it’s a great way to get a high paying commission, and to develop a piece of content you don’t already have available.

 

Tube Sites: Marketing Your Content While Making Additional Money

In addition to making money selling your content, it’s also possible to make money off the tube sites. You might wonder how it’s possible to make money off a site that gives away porn for free. The answer is through a revshare on advertising revenue. Tube sites display ads along with their content. Certain tube sites pay publishers a percentage of the ad revenue. So, in addition to getting valuable exposure, you can also earn money. Pornhub is a perfect example. They’ve got an amateur program that allows verified producers to get a percentage of the revenue. You’re also able to compete in competitions for cash prizes. XTube is an example of a tube site where you can sell your porn on.

The trick is to upload watermarked teaser content. The watermark is to let the user know where they can find and purchase more of your content. Most producers will use a website name or logo for the watermark. You want to only upload a teaser clip, because if you give too much away for free, there’s no incentive to purchase. It’s one of the best ways to market your products, build your fan-base and make some extra income doing it.

There are some people that don’t even sell content, but just publish to tube sites and gain revenue that way. Although I don’t recommend this, and highly advise producers to be selling their clips in addition to marketing through tube sites, this is something that is possible.

 

Make Additional Money Through Affiliate Marketing

In addition to making money from selling your clips and photo galleries, you can make additional money through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when a company pays you for referring new customers to them. In this case, it’s referring new customers to the sites you’re working on. Networks with affiliate programs will either pay a commission or a revshare. Best of all, you get paid even if they don’t spend that money on your content. If they do spend it on you, it’s like double-dipping on the profits!

If you’re already going to be doing your own marketing, you might as well be using referral links. That way, you have the chance to earn more revenue in addition to driving traffic, sales and building up your fan-base. Most sites will provide deep-linking to your profile on their site. These links let the company know that it’s you sending them the traffic, and allows them to attribute any owed commissions to you.

There’s tons of other affiliate programs outside of the sites you’re performing on. To see what is available both inside the amateur / homemade industry, as well as in mainstream porn, check out our adult affiliate program database, linked-to below.

See Also: List of Adult Affiliate Programs

 

Resource Site For Camgirls / Amateur Porn Producers

The amateur porn star side of the industry is so big, that we’ve created a resource site just for it. On Webcam Startup, you’ll find everything you need to know about making money as an amateur adult performer. This includes selling homemade porn, live adult camming, phone sex and more. Find all the different sites you can sell and perform on, tips and tricks to help you make more money and tons of other resources.

Learn More: Become A Camgirl / Amateur Porn Producer