Becoming a pornstar has never been easier. This is primarily due to the ‘Indie Revolution’ and the transition from mainstream shoots to indie services such as camming, selling amateur porn, phone sex services and the various other services that adult performers can offer. There’s also no hiring process to getting started. As long as you are 18+ and not residing in a country with a porn ban, you can get started today! This guide will go over everything you need to know to get started as an adult performer.
What’s Required To Get Started
The only major requirement is that you must be eighteen years old or older. You’ll have to get your identity verified by any of the sites you plan on performing on. This is something all sites must do to stay compliant with law. There’s also going to be some equipment requirements. For example: you’ll need a camera to produce and sell porn and a webcam for live camming.
How Much Money Pornstars Make
This is a very loaded question with a very loaded answer. First, it depends what we’re talking about here. Mainstream shoots are paid by the shoot, starting at roughly $800-$1,000 per shoot, and will go higher for more extreme fetishes or for performers with star power. With camming, the privates are priced by minute, with the performer getting a percentage of the cost. Indie clip sales are priced however the producer wants to price them. Phone sex sites price talking by the minute and texting by the message. Fanclub platforms and membership sites have a monthly subscription fee. Members must keep paying the monthly fee in order to stay subscribed.
Pornstar Estimates Hard To Ballpark
This probably sounds cliche but when it comes to pornstar earnings ‘You get out of it what you put into it‘. The reality is that earnings are really hard to ballpark. Even with mainstream porn where the earnings per shoot is easy to estimate, it varies based on how much time a performer spends in LA or Florida shooting porn. When it comes to the indie services, ballparking is even harder to estimate.
Indie Pornstar Revenue Even Harder To Ballpark
The cliche term ‘You get out of it what you put into it‘ goes even further for indie pornstars. That is because earnings are not guaranteed. They can be a lot more lucrative, but it’s still not a given. Each service (clips, camming, fanclubs, PSO, ect) generates revenue in a different way, and each service has a different earning potential. There’s also other factors involved, such as the size of the performers customer-base as one example. Before we try ballparking, let’s look at the different services:
Ways Amateur Pornstars Earn Money
Camming Shows: Camming shows are paid per-minute for privates. Public shows work off either tip goals, tip menus, tipping games or interactive tip-to-vibe sex toys. Performers are able to set their own rates for everything.
Clip Sales: Clip sales are priced per clip. Clips generally sell for the ballpark of $1/minute, but performers have complete control over the pricing of their content. Custom videos goes for more, and most customs can also be resold after created.
Phone Sex: Talking is priced out per minute and PSOs can set their own rates. Messaging is generally priced out per message received.
Fan Club Subscriptions: Fanclub subscriptions are rebiilled monthly. Performers are able to set their monthly rate. As long as the performer is posting quality content, the subscriber count should be rising, increasing the residual monthly revenue.
Panties / Tangibles: Panties and other tangibles are priced out per item. Keep in mind that there’s also some overhead associated with selling apparel and other tangibles. There’s also other overhead such as postage, ect.
Premium Social Media Subscriptions: Premium social media can either be sold as lifetime/unlimited, or on a monthly basis.
Affiliate / Referral Income: Many sites offer what’s called an “Affiliate Program”. This pays a commission or revshare from all new customers the performer refers to the site. By using affiliate links during promotion, it’s possible to gain affiliate commissions in the process. This will lead to a longterm residual income, even if you quit the industry.
Other Services: There’s other ways to make money such as tips and tributes, offering girlfriend experience, financial domination, the list goes on. By running a wishlist (Amazon the most popular service) models will also get spoiled by their fans and customers.
Balkpark Indie Pornstar Income
Now that we understand how the different services generate income, let’s talk realistic numbers. It’s very feasible for brand new performers to make a couple thousand per month. That income can scale up to some really incredible numbers for the right performers. For example: There’s many performers making $10’s of thousands off their premium fanclubs alone. That’s on top of their clip sales, camming sales and other income. There are performers that are in the top 1% of income earners. So the earning potential is definitely there, but everything is performance-based.
Ways Amateur Pornstars Can Earn
We already briefly touched on many of the services pornstars can offer. Now let’s go more in-depth into each of them.
Make Money As A Webcam Model
Camming is both popular and profitable. In fact, it’s revolutionizing the adult industry as a whole! Because camming is interactive in nature, it offers something that standard porn can’t do. Anyone can become a webcam model, regardless of gender. There’s many different sites to perform on, and each site has slightly different features and functionality. Learn more about getting started as an adult webcam model.
Producing And Selling Amateur Porn
Producing and selling porn is great, as it creates a residual income. That is because sales can occur, even when you’re not online and working. The more content you have, the greater the chance of sales occurring. There’s a lot of ways to make money off the porn you produce. It’s possible to sell individual videos on the clip sites. You can also use that content to build your very own membership site. Learn more about making money producing and selling homemade porn.
Adult Fan Club Subscriptions
Running a premium fan club can be insanely profitable for pornstars, camgirls and indie porn producers. In fact, many performers state that most their income is now coming from fanclub subscriptions. The reason fanclubs are so lucrative is because of how it’s possible to scale the subscribers in the revenue. $15 per subscriber doesn’t sound like that much money, but once you’re working with 1,000+ subscribers, it starts getting lucrative!
Offering Adult Skype Sows
It’s also possible to make money from offering adult Skype shows. Skype shows are different from camming on site as the actual show takes place on Skype. This means a higher percentage for the performer, but they’re responsible for driving their own sales. There’s also many networks and tools available and built specifically for Skype models. Learn everything you need to know about hosting adult Skype shows.
Premium Snapchat Subscriptions
Snapchat is a very popular messaging and photo / video sharing app. It’s also a source of income for models. Premium Snapchat has gotten very popular over the past few years, and some models are stating that it’s their largest source of income. This is due to the personal 1-on-1 interaction that’s possible, combined with the fact that the Snapchat app is more discrete to have on a phone. Learn how to make money off premium Snapchat subscriptions.