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How to Start a Porn Site

How To Start A Porn Site

How To Start A Porn Site In 2019
How to Start a Porn Site

Why Start An Adult Porn Site?


Porn is everywhere.

It’s on billboards in New York City’s famous Times Square. Half of Tumblr users are seeing porn pop-up on their dashboards next to what we can only assume are Christmas cupcake tutorials and B-list celebrity pages. A 2015 analysis by Channel 4 news concluded that 1 out of every 1,000 Tweets is pornographic.

Taking it even further, here are five more statistics proving our society is absolutely obsessed with porn.

  • 35% of America’s daily Internet downloads are porn-related.
  • Porn websites receive more monthly visits than Amazon, Netflix, and Twitter combined.
  • 11 of the top 300 largest websites on the Internet are porn sites.
  • Consumers spend approximately $3,075 on Internet porn every second.
  • The porn industry is worth around $97 billion.

Porn is accessible and arguably one of the most lucrative online niches to be in. In fact, this guy Adrian has been making around $100 a day for over 3 years with video porn sites alone. Adrian gained notoriety when he earned $104,500 in 2017 and then went on to share his methods on his website.

Before starting porn sites, Adrian was just a regular guy going through the motions of a 9-5 job. He eventually decided to start from scratch and try his luck online. With some hard work and a little persistence, Adrian is now killing it by earning a six-figure income.  

And guess what? You can too.

No matter how much experience you have building websites, or navigating the online porn industry, this comprehensive guide will cover the following topics showing you how to start a porn website.

1) Types Of Adult Sites to Build

  • Video Sites
  • Cam Sites
  • Membership Sites

2) Choose A Niche

  • Leverage Popular Porn Sites
  • Check Exact Search Volume
  • Uncover Niche Competitiveness

3) Find A Domain Name

  • Use .com When Available
  • When .com Is Not Needed
  • Experiment With Word Play
  • Make It Brandable
  • Thesaurus.com and UrbanDictionary.com

4) Adult Web Hosting

  • Location Is Key
  • Computing Resources
  • Security And Privacy
  • Know Your Support Team

5) Types of Adult Hosting Solutions

  • Shared Hosting
  • VPS Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting

6) Select A CMS

  • xStreamer
  • TubeAce
  • SmartTubePro

7) Create Sexy Content

  • Make Your own Porn Videos
  • Let Users Upload Videos
  • Embed Videos From Other Porn Sites

8) How To Monetize Your Adult Website

  • Banner Ads
  • Pop-Up Ads
  • Link Ads
  • How To Make Money With Other People’s Videos

9) Billing Your Customers

  • Epoch
  • Payment Cloud
  • CC Bill

10) Revamp Site Design

  • Use Your Brand
  • Important Design Elements

11) Implement SEO

  • Niche-Related Adult Domain
  • High-Quality Written Content
  • Keywords And Tags
  • Social Media

12) Porn Business Considerations

  • How Long It Takes To Make Money
  • Content Ownership
  • Legal Requirements

13) Build A Porn Site Checklist

Types Of Adult Websites To Build


There are various types of adult websites you can create, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. This guide focuses primarily on how to start a video porn site. But because similar concepts, tools, and tips can be applied to multiple types of adult websites, we will briefly touch on cam and membership sites, which are the most popular type of porn next to video sites.

1. Tube Site


Websites that consist primarily of porn videos and mimic Youtube’s video interface are often referred to as tube sites by webmasters. Tube sites are hands down the most consumed form of porn on the Internet. This goes for both people trying to look at porn and those looking to profit off it (
you). So it goes without saying that video porn sites come with a larger range of benefits.

Advantages

  • Nowadays, porn in video format is what the people are looking for. Long gone are the days of awkwardly waiting for dial-up internet to load that one perfect, heavily pixelated image for you to relieve yourself while your mom asks why the door’s locked in the background. High definition videos can be easily watched on any smart device.
  • In addition to popularity, there are dozens of ways to monetize porn tube sites. We will cover these monetization methods in more detail later. Some of the ways to make bank with porn videos include: pop-up advertisements, affiliate referrals, pay-per-click programs, percentage programs, gaming, gated content, donations, contests, and more.
  • There is a vast number of free and paid tools at your disposal. From website themes to software solutions that automate the creation process and content generation, there’s a specific tool we can recommend for you, regardless of the type of adult tube website you’re building. All the tools, tips, and product recommendations are given further below this start your own porn site guide.

Disadvantages

  • The adult tube space is extremely competitive. But what lucrative niche isn’t?
  • If you’re not a savvy marketer, be prepared to spend at least a few hundred dollars on different advertising methods to find what works. An adult tube site can be profitable, but keeping the operation running comes at a price.

2. Cam Site


Like tube sites, cam sites use a Youtube-like video layout. But unlike tube sites, cam sites are made up of models (regular men and women) streaming themselves in real time. And instead of watching a pre-recorded porn video, visitors are enjoying and paying to watch these models pleasure themselves in their homes, cars, and
hell, even airports.   

What a model is sexually willing to do to themselves or with a partner is determined by how much money the model has made in that live session. Users tip models using each website’s token system, rather than tipping actual dollars. To see a “private show”, a customer needs to pay the price set by the model.

It doesn’t take a social media expert to realize that vanity and voyeurism should be its own industry at this point. Just take a look at Instagram, where thousands of people have cultivated successful careers as influencers, usually thanks to their looks. Every person and their dog want their name in the limelight. Adult cam sites are no different.

Advantages

  • Of all the types of porn sites to build, cam sites are arguably the most automated. No, it doesn’t mean they’re easy to make – they still take a lot of work. But once your cam site attracts a reliable group of attractive webcam girls or guys who use your platform consistently, most of your job will only involve getting more paying customers to the website.
  • Touching on the point above, one of the main reasons cam sites can be automated money bags is due to psychology. You see, one of the main reasons people prefer cam girls and guys over standard porn videos is due to the intimate connection they feel with the model. Porn videos were filmed in the past, cam videos are live. Cam models understand this, and so they do their best to keep their paying customers happy and coming back. If you’re able to snag a few cam models who are really good at maintaining customers, you should do anything you can to keep them on your platform. Whether that means enticing them with free cam tokens, real money, or even forming some sort of co-ownership deal is all up to you.

Disadvantages

  • One of the most difficult aspects in running a cam porn website just happens to be the most crucial: finding cam models. Cam models tend to bounce around the most popular adult cam sites until they find a loyal audience. However, you can always find new models by contacting model agencies, using classified ad listings, and even by hitting up local strip clubs.

3. Membership Site


Ever paid for a video subscription service that made you pay a monthly fee before accessing their movie and television content? Well, paying for a Netflix or Hulu subscription is really no different than paying to access an adult membership site.   

Membership porn sites consist of almost entirely gated content. To access a site’s collection of porn videos, you must pay the fee set by the webmaster. However, membership websites almost always offer customers a free or low-cost trial to check out the quality of their porn before becoming a monthly paying member.

Advantages

  • Turning a profit might take some time, but seeing people sign up for a free or paid trial is a good motivational boost. Say you charge $3.95 for a three day trial and $14.95 for a full monthly membership. Assume 90 people sign up for the free trial after three months. That’s $355.50 right there. If roughly 30 of those 90 people pay for the full membership, that’s an additional $448.50, for a total of $804. That’s a pretty good start. Just make sure to set a reasonable monthly price. Most porn sites charge an average of $27.72 per month for premium porn.
  • Not having to rely on freelance cam girls, on-site pay-per-click ads, or figuring out different monetization methods just to break even is another benefit to creating an adult membership site.
  • If you choose to film your own porn videos, advertising is free and effective. Just take snippets of your latest or most popular videos and upload them to big porn sites like PornHub or Xvideos. This advertising strategy is used by all major porn production companies.

Disadvantages

  • The single biggest question membership porn site owners ask themselves is: How am I going to convince people to pay for porn when it’s available to everyone for free? Will it be a membership site for cam models with a small loyal following? A site for a specific type of amateur porn that uses high-definition cameras and equipment? A very specific fetish site? You need to find what’s unique, what can sell, and update consistently if you hope to make any profit with a membership website.  

Starting An Adult Website – A Step-By-Step Guide


Don’t worry, we won’t leave you limp and hanging.

We’ll be going into comprehensive detail on how to set up a porn tube site below. This guide will cover topics such as niche selection, domain name research, content creation suggestions, software recommendations, some light business advice, and tips on getting your brand new porn business off to a healthy start.

Step 1. Choose A Niche


If you’re learning how to start a porn website, one of the first things you
must consider are the potential niches you would like to enter. Sure, you could follow the route of post-anything-and-everything you find, but guess what?

It’s been done a million times.

Follow this path and pat yourself on the back, you’ve just poured a helluva lot of money into a project within a highly competitive global market that has been done over and over again.

So what’s your plan?

Make your way through the ranks of Google’s algorithms in the hopes that some schmuck makes his way to page 169 for the term “amateur porn.” If this is the case, you better be a master guerrilla marketer, search engine optimization (SEO) wizard, or know someone at Google HQ because that’s the only way you’re getting organic traffic through the search engines.

We’re not trying to discourage you from setting up a porn site, or saying that SEO and the search engines are useless for adult websites, not in the slightest. Our point is to set up realistic expectations for navigating the adult industry. This is why we recommend for beginners to find and exploit a very specific adult niche. If you’re only starting out, focus on one specific porn topic that is not overly saturated with competitors.

Using Major Porn Sites for Research


Just like professional writers say write what you know, niche porn site owners should start by uploading what they frequently watch when they visit porn websites. Posting what you enjoy helps you avoid burnout. But this isn’t mandatory and doesn’t mean you can’t post what you don’t care for. Money is money.

Let’s use Indian women and Xvideos.com as an example.

Go to the search bar, type in Indian, and what you’ll see are the most and least popular queried results based on the number of videos available for each term.

The Indian porn niches with the lowest to highest number of videos are:

Least to Most Saturated      Number of Videos

1. Indian BBC                                             1,643
2. Indian Forced                                        1,760
3. Indian Massage                                     2,285
4. Indian Maid                                            2,367
5. Indian Lesbian                                       2,543
6. Indian Actress                                       6,827
7. Indian MMS                                            9,636
8. Indian Aunty                                          22,140
9. Indian                                                     26,870
10. Indian College                                      32,912
11. Indian Sex                                              34,678
12. Indian Couple                                       41,013
13. Indian Mom                                          42,895
14. Indian Blowjob                                     44,529
15. Indian Milf                                             47,683
16. Indian Anal                                           48,357
17. Indian Wife                                            48,730
18. Indian Girl                                             49,571
19. Indian Teen                                           50,580
20. Hot Indian                                             51,261

As you can see in the table above, there’s a massive jump in the number of videos available between Indian MMS (9,636) and Indian Aunty (22,140). The most general terms, like Hot Indian, Indian Teen, and Indian Girl contain the most videos and probably some of the most heavily searched terms.

Now, here are the automatically suggested results for Indian in the order that they appear in Xvideos’ search bar.

1. Indian                                          11. Indian BBC
2. Indian Teen                               12. Indian Actress
3. Indian Aunty                             13. Indian Sex
4. Indian Anal                                14. Indian Blowjob
5. Indian Maid                               15. Indian College
6. Indian Couple                           16. Indian Lesbian
7. Indian Wife                                17. Indian MMS
8. Indian Girl                                 18. Indian Forced
9. Indian Milf                                 19. Hot Indian
10. Indian Mom                             20. Indian Massage

This indicates the most heavily clicked on recent search terms. Keep in mind these are only the top 20 auto-generated search terms for Xvideos, there are many more Indian sub-niches out there.

By comparing this list to the one containing the most saturated Indian niches, we can find which porn niches may be worth entering. While Indian BBC only contains 1,643 videos, it ranks 11th on the most searched for Indian terms. This porn niche may be worth looking into.

Indian MMS, on the other hand, ranks 7th for the least saturated search term but has a popularity of 17 out of 20. Probably not too much demand there.

Check Exact Search Volume


To find out if these porn niches are really worth building websites around, let’s dig deeper to find out how many people are searching for these terms each month. For this strategy, we’ll be using a free keyword tool called
Keywords Everywhere, a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. Keywords Everywhere simply uses the API of Google’s Keyword Planner, but it saves time.

For Indian Maid Porn, we see that an average of 22,200 search queries are being made each month! With the right optimization, a porn site covering this niche could have thousands of monthly visitors.

Indian Maid

While the Indian BBC term did return a search volume of 2,590 searches per month, Google’s page results were looking at the UK’s BBC news network. Switching over to Indian BBC Porn, we saw no average search volume but the front pages were, of course, filled with links to major porn sites. This definitely does not hold as much potential as the Indian Maid Porn niche.

Check Exact Search Volume 3

Indian Actress Porn showed twice as much search volume as Indian Maid Porn, with 49,500 monthly search queries and a CPC of $0.05. Like the Indian Maid Porn niche, this niche also has potential.

Indian Actress Porn Keyword

From this quick keyword research, we can see the most money shot potential in the Indian Maid and Indian Actress porn niches. We like these porn niches because they’re not too saturated and there is a solid amount of demand for content.

If you’re an Indian couple starting an adult website, take advantage of these niches. Go out and buy a maid outfit and a few shiny Bollywood dresses and get busy. You don’t need to be a real maid or a professional actress to make money off this low-hanging fruit. If it looks real to the viewer, that’s usually good enough.

If you’re not producing your own porn content but plan to start an amateur Indian tube site on a specific niche, go out and see how many amateur videos you can find and download on these topics. If you find a large enough video inventory, an Indian porn website covering one of these niches may be exactly what you’re looking for.

But this doesn’t mean you can’t start your own porn tube site covering furries, or pregnant women over 50. All porn niches are up for grabs.

To find more niche ideas for your own porn site, check out the Xvideos tags section (or any major porn site’s tags). It shows hundreds of different search terms alongside the number of times those tags are used in videos. Even if you’re starting a non-English porn site targeting local consumers, there’s no reason to worry. Xvideos is available in 45 different languages.

Scanning the tags of popular porn sites can give you some unique ideas and help narrow down your list of potential porn niches.

Check Exact Search Volume 4

Checking Niche Competitiveness


You can use tools like
KWFinder and SEMrush to gauge how competitive it will be to rank for a porn keyword in Google.

But unfortunately, tools just give you a rough estimation of a keyword’s difficulty index, they’re not 100% accurate. And contrary to popular belief, a highly competitive niche can actually be a good thing.

But if you want to make a porn site and stay on the safe side, we advise you find a niche that has relatively little competition with a decent search volume. This is where easy money can be made.

Final Notes


If you’re starting an adult website, it’s important to remember that written content typically outranks standalone videos on Google. This is why during your research you’ll come across a few dusty old porn blogs that mostly contain articles with little to no video content and have no recent updates.

Words just rank better than standalone videos.

Use this to your advantage and write steamy descriptions of your most popular videos. Hire a creative writer to write sexual encounters with strangers, then throw in a video.

Finally, remember to do proper research! Use any keyword tool at your disposal. KWFinder and SEMrush are both good options. And don’t be discouraged by the number of search results you see from the big porn sites like Xvideos, PornHub, Xnxx, xHamster, and so on.

This industry is big enough for everyone.

Recap: How To Find Your Perfect Porn Niche


1. Scan tags of popular porn sites like Xvideos, PornHub, and Xnxx. Find a search term you like and type it into the site’s search bar. Pay attention to how many videos are available under each automatically suggested phrase and the order in which they appear. Select niches that are not overly saturated with videos and have a solid amount of demand. These niches tend to appear somewhere in the middle of the automatically generated search bar results.

2. Use the Keywords Everywhere tool in Google to find the exact search volume for each potential niche. A niche that has tens of thousands of monthly searches with little video competition could be the pornographic gold mine you’re looking for.

3. Even though the big porn sites can give you an idea of how competitive a porn niche is, it’s a good idea to do a little more research to find out if the niche really is as unsaturated as it seems. Use free tools like KWFinder.com, SEMrush.com, or another SEO tool to determine a keyword’s actual competitiveness.

Step 2. Find A Domain Name


After you’ve found a potentially lucrative porn niche, the next step to starting an adult website is brainstorming a catchy domain name. Choosing the right domain name for your new porn business is absolutely critical.

A porn domain name is something you should brainstorm for hours, if not days. This is especially true in the adult industry, where a poorly thought-out name could break your business by failing to catch the audience’s attention.

5 Tips for Choosing a Porn Domain Name


Here are 8 essential factors to consider when choosing a domain name for your own porn website.

#1. Purchase A .com When Available


The Internet has been accessible for nearly 30 years and .com’s are still the number one most powerful Top Level Domain (TLD) extension. They are preferred over other domain extensions for several reasons.

First off, .com’s are the most memorable domain extension in the minds of consumers. This is probably due to the fact that nearly 47% of the world’s domains end in .com. Another reason .com’s are preferred over other TLDs is due to the fact that they hold more SEO authority in the eyes of Google and other search engines.

The next most popular TLDs in line are .org and .net extensions.

#2. When A .com Is Not Needed


This tip may be contradictory to the first one but bear with us. There actually
are exceptions to the .com rule.

The first exception to the .com rule is if your new porn website is targeting a specific country. If you’re targeting the German market with incestual torture porn, for example, then Germany’s .de country code top-level domain (ccTLD) extension is always an option.

Using a country’s domain extension to appeal to those citizens boosts that website’s trustworthiness in the eyes of the audience. A ccTLD tells people you’re based in their country and want clicks from them and only them.

Aside from ccTLDs, there are several great domain extensions tailored to the porn industry. From .adult and .xxx to .webcam and .exposed, even if the .com version of your idea is taken, the adult-friendly domain version probably is not.

For example, using our Indian niche examples above, we see that IndianMaid.com is taken with the owner asking over $4,000 for ownership rights. Fuck that! Slap on a .porn to make IndianMaid.porn (it’s available) and you have a targeted domain name that won’t be confused with an actual Indian maid cleaning service.

Other domain extensions that fit perfectly with adult websites include:

When A .com Is Not Needed

#3. Experiment With Word Play


While .com domains are not mandatory, especially when you’re just starting out, they are definitely the preferred option. Just take a look at the
most popular, profitable porn sites on the web. Of the 37 porn sites listed, only one website in Fantasti.cc does not end in .com. But the .cc Fantasti chose is far from being a random choice.

After all, the .cc domain belongs to Cocos Islands, an Australian territory. So is the porn site Fantasti.cc targeting the 600 citizens of the Cocos Islands? Fuck no. The .cc is a play on words that simply spells out Fantastic.

So, what can the 36th most popular porn site in the world teach us? Several things.

First off, a good brand name for a porn site doesn’t even need to indicate that porn is the main topic. Fantasti.cc literally tells us nothing about ass, tits, or bodily fluids. It’s subtle, low-key, and when the wife asks why you spent $185 dollars on Fantasti.cc, you can just point to your hobby and not worry about getting yelled at.

Another popular porn site that uses wordplay is Fuq.com, which is unintentionally close to the acronym FAQ and intentionally meant to be read as Fuck. YouJizz.com is another off-the-cuff porn name that accurately describes its audience in a humorous way.

#4. Think About Branding


The good thing about trying to brand a porn website is that you’re free to have more fun, move outside the box, and try different things that would not fly in other industries. Here are a few branding factors to consider:

  • Your porn brand does not require real meaning! Google and Youtube have no specific meanings. Xnxx.com and Xhamster.com are both wildly popular porn sites that also carry no true meaning. Xhamster has nothing to do with hamsters or animals and Xnxx is not an acronym for anything specific.
  • Be unique. There’s tons of copycats in the online porn space. Don’t follow suit, stand out from the herd by coming up with an interesting name, tagline, logo, color scheme, graphic design, etc. Just check out the website you’re reading this guide on. Do we look like all the other websites you’ve seen during your how to make porn site research?
  • Make your brand name easy to remember. Keep your domain name short, simple, not too wordy. When it comes to the number of words and syllables of a domain name, less is always more. Just look at the top ten most popular porn sites on the web. Eight out of the top ten sites listed below contain one to two syllables. Nothing more.

Think About Branding

#5. Use Thesaurus.com And UrbanDictionary.com


No matter what we say about branding, experimenting, or being simple and unique, coming up with a great domain name for a porn site can be hard.
Really hard.

Odds are you’re going to check off several different ideas before you find a domain name that actually fits with what you’re trying to go for. But even then, it still may not seem good enough.

If this is the case, then resources like Thesaurus.com and UrbanDictionary.com can end up being your secret weapon.

Just look at the 8th most profitable porn site on the web, Beeg.com. Beeg is Scottish slang for blowjob. It’s a short, one-word domain name that covertly describes the porn site.

Use these sites to find random words that can accurately describe a porn website. You can find some gems by looking up slang words on UrbanDictionary.com.

Take a list of interesting words you come across and throw them on Thesaurus.com.

For example, a quick check for Irish slang on Urban Dictionary produces some interesting words, one of which is langer. Apparently, langer is Irish slang for penis, or in the context of an insult, it can mean dickhead.

A quick search for the definition of the word langer on Thesaurus.com tells us it means long. Checking out the synonyms for long, we come across several interesting words that can be used as porn domain names.

Some of which include:

  • Elongated
  • Enlarged
  • Prolonged
  • Lasting
  • Towering
  • Stretched

Again, you’re dealing with an audience who are using the lizard-like part of their brain to search for porn, so it’s best to avoid using complex words. Don’t make them think too much.

A short synonym for elongated, for example, is extended. Not only is Exxxtended.com available, but it uses one word to accurately describe a sex-related website.

So there it is. That’s how to use Thesaurus.com and UrbanDictionary.com to brainstorm domain name ideas for your new porn website.

Now grab a pen and paper, turn off the porn you have playing in the next tab over, and start brainstorming ideas!

Step 3. Adult Web Hosting


A vast majority of newbies learning how to build a porn website think they can just go to Google, look up
porn hosting, and pick the most popular company without worries. Their support team said they allow legal porn so everything will be fine, right?

Wrong. This is not the correct way to go about choosing a hosting provider for a porn site.

The big mainstream hosting providers are very vague about porn. Sure, they accept porn content, but does that mean porn sites on their servers will experience little to no service interruptions, resource limits, or content takedowns?

Absolutely not.

This is why it’s important for you to use a very specific type of hosting provider to house your porn site. Here are all the characteristics of a hosting provider best suited for hosting adult content.

What To Look For In An Adult Hosting Company

Location Is Key


Believe it or not, the location of the company hosting your adult content can directly affect your website. Hosting companies are bound by the laws of their country.

This means a hosting company based in the United States will immediately take down any content that infringes on someone else’s copyright. This is due to the DMCA law passed in the United States in 1996, wherein any copyright complaint, no matter how small, frivolous, or its country of origin, must be acted upon.

So even if you used content that has no verified copyright owner, there’s still a good chance that a piece of adult content will be taken down by a bad actor posing as the rights holder. The same goes for other Western countries like Canada and England. During your research on starting a porn site, you’re bound to come across complaints from adult website owners using popular Western-based hosting companies because of this very issue.

That is why we highly recommend you use an offshore hosting company if you’re starting an adult website.

See, offshore hosting companies will only act on a DMCA takedown notice if the request is made by their local court system. This is why more and more website owners, no matter the niche, are flocking to reliable offshore hosting providers. Because people can upload and manage content without having to manage a ton of DMCA notices. Dealing with a constant influx of takedown notices stifles people’s ability to make money through their websites.

Even PornHub.com, one of the most popular adult sites in the world, maintains its servers in The Netherlands.

Offshore locations we recommend include:

  • The Netherlands (Holland)
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria

Computing Resources


Media websites require flexible hosting providers that can meet the specific demands of each website in question. Media sites, especially porn sites, can see radical spikes in web traffic and with it, high resource demands. This requires enough
bandwidth and storage space to handle rapidly loading images and videos.

This means you should use a hosting company that is able to accomodate a large influx of web traffic at any point. Whether this is due to an advertising campaign or a new marketing approach, it’s critical that you use an offshore hosting company willing to work with your specific resource needs.

Memory capabilities and the type of hardware the company uses is also important. Servers and its corresponding hardware should be up-to-date and instant memory upgrades should always be available.

Security And WhoIs Privacy


Never overlook data safety and personal privacy.

If you’re handling people’s credit card information, you need to make sure your website, your web host, and the physical server the information is stored on is safe and secure at all times.

This means ensuring your hosting company never overloads its servers and does not host any phishing or scam-related sites. This also means making sure the company owns and maintains its own hardware inside secure facilities that are monitored at all times.

Avoid hosting resellers who rent out their servers from larger companies. Most of these brands do not have direct physical access to their servers and probably won’t be much help to you if a technical issue comes up.

WhoIs privacy protection is also imperative. If you don’t want your name, phone number, and physical address directly tied to a porn site for everyone to see, you need a hosting company who offers this feature.

Know Your Support Team


A knowledgeable support staff is just as important as a web host’s location and hardware capabilities.

One of the major problems that come with using a large well-known hosting company to house your website is that they almost always outsource their support features to a third-party service. The same goes for resellers. This means it will take more time to have a problem solved since the person you’re talking with does not directly work for the hosting company.

The solution lies in finding a hosting company that directly employs their own support staff in-house. Make sure they are technically-savvy, friendly, and able to solve any problem that crops up in a timely manner. You can fact-check this feature by looking up customer reviews.

3 Types of Adult Hosting Solutions


Now that we’ve covered a few key features a reliable adult hosting provider would have, let’s dive into the various types of hosting services available to adult site owners, as well as the pro’s and con’s of each one.

1) Shared Hosting


Shared hosting is the most basic, cheapest type of web hosting.
Adult shared hosting packages are tailored towards people starting their first porn site, websites with very little traffic, and people on a tight budget.

Shared hosting is so cheap because your website’s data is stored on a single server alongside hundreds, potentially thousands of other websites. This means computer processing speed, memory, storage space, and monthly bandwidth are limited.

Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Beginner friendly
  • Great way to test out new ideas
  • Tech knowledge not required

Cons

  • Monthly resource limitations
  • Higher potential for slow page loading, errors, and possibly even downtime
  • Higher likelihood of visitors running into on-site issues
  • Not suited for media heavy sites or porn sites with large amounts of traffic
  • Sharing a server with so many other users puts a website at risk of being infected with a virus

Is Shared Hosting Right for an Adult Website?


Shared hosting plans are not exactly ideal for adult websites.

One of the reasons for this is because porn sites often have large fluctuations in traffic. Passing over the allotted monthly data transfer limit can cause visitors landing on your site to hit a 404 error. This means less eyes on your site, a poor experience for the customer, and lost revenue. The same applies to file storage, memory, databases, and domains allowed.

If, on the other hand, you are at the absolute beginning stages of starting an adult website, then yes, a budget-friendly shared hosting package is exactly what you need. If this is what you’re looking for, then you’re in luck.

Our adult shared hosting plans come with unlimited monthly traffic, cPanel, a dedicated IP address, state-of-the-art hardware, and much more for the price of just €5 per month.

2) Virtual Private Servers (VPS)


VPS hosting packages store data on a semi-dedicated software-based server. While
VPS hosting shares server space with other websites, that’s where the similarities with shared hosting end. In short, adult VPS hosting uses virtualization technology to divide one server into multiple virtual servers.

Rather than share resources with hundreds to thousands of other users, VPS websites have their own allotted resources.

Pros

  • Offers considerably larger amounts of resources compared to shared hosting
  • VPS hosting typically costs 2x – 3x times the price of shared hosting plans, which is fairly cheap considering most shared hosting plans cost less than $5
  • Increased server security due to hypervisor protection
  • Ideal for small porn businesses
  • Easily scalable

Cons

  • Some hosting companies do not allocate the correct amount of resources to their websites, which may cause service interruptions
  • Sharing virtual space on a physical server still puts a website at risk of being infected with malware

Is VPS Hosting the Way to Go?


For the majority of you reading this guide on
how to make a porn site, VPS hosting is arguably your best hosting option. Even if you’re a complete beginner in the adult industry, VPS hosting offers a greater degree of server flexibility and security. It’s also not too costly.

VPS hosting gives you much greater control over managing and growing your porn business. If you run an advertisement campaign and anticipate a spike in web traffic, you can upgrade server resources in a matter of minutes. This is not possible with shared hosting solutions.

If you’re looking for an adult VPS provider that grants full root access on a stable network with unlimited bandwidth and enough resources for the average sized porn site, our reliable VPS packages start at just a €15 a month.

3) Dedicated Servers


Rather than renting out a small portion of a single server,
dedicated hosting plans give you full control of an entire server. Computing resources are not divided and shared by multiple users with a resource limit. Rather, websites running on a dedicated server use as much storage and memory as the physical server is able to hold.

And since your websites aren’t sharing physical or digital space with other people, your sites are not at risk of being infected with a virus, as can be the case with shared and VPS hosting. With this, your porn site can never be negatively affected by another user’s negligence or ill intent.

Pros

  • Offers porn site owners the greatest amount of resource flexibility
  • No one other than the web host and site owner are able to affect a website’s status, which means zero downtime
  • Offers maximum site security
  • Ideal for medium to large porn sites that receive anywhere from 10,000 monthly unique visitors up to 100,000 monthly hits.
  • Offers maximum scalability

Cons

  • Higher costs
  • Requires at least some technical knowledge
  • Higher margin for error
  • Requires more maintenance
  • Servers not always maintained by hosting provider

Are Dedicated Servers Worth the Cost?


A dedicated server plan is the ideal solution for your adult website if you have an established porn site that has large resource requirements.

If you’re already familiar with the online porn industry and are looking to transfer your portfolio to a fast, reliable company, the dedicated servers here at ViceTemple.com are some of the best in the business.

Step 4. Select A Content Management System (CMS)


If the adult hosting company powering your new porn site is the engine to your new porn business, the content management system (CMS) you use is the driver. The CMS is where you will edit a porn site’s design, upload videos, manage advertisements, take payments, and everything in between.

xStreamer Layout

You should be happy to know that there are dozens of CMS platform options finely tuned for adult website owners. Some are free, others have a price tag.

But before we make specific recommendations, here’s a few things every powerful adult CMS should offer.

  • Responsive Design – According to PornHub.com’s annual statistics report on user behavior, 67% of 28.5 billion global visitors for 2017 came through a smartphone device. This is a 5% increase from 2016 and dominates desktop (24%) and tablet usage (9%). Because more and more people are watching porn on their phones, your adult website should be optimized to fit mobile devices. A responsive website design does exactly that. Each adult video script we’ve listed is 100% responsive and mobile-ready.
  • Video Formats – It’s important that your CMS allows you and your visitors to upload and download videos in different video formats (.mp4, .mov, .avi, .wmv, etc.). Since the devices your visitors use to browse your website are different, some users may not be able to stream, watch, or download a video if it’s not available in their supported format.
  • Video Quality – Of course, HD video quality is important, but it’s also a good idea to make sure the adult CMS you use allows videos to be watched in lower quality. Not everyone is able to view videos in HD quality without consistent interruptions. Network quality varies from area to area, so make your new adult site accessible to everyone. Shop around for a platform that allows between 360p and 4k. The more video quality options the better.


1. xStreamer

Created by Adent.io, the xStreamer software is one of the most commonly used adult platforms. In fact, even porn giants like PornHub.com and xHamster.com use xStreamer. The platform is responsive, customizable, and uses a powerful framework able to withstand large amounts of traffic. However, due to its sophistication, xStreamer has a $179 price tag.

2. TubeAce

TubeAce is a premium WordPress plugin that includes a free theme. Built in 2013, TubeAce is a reliable piece of software that features an automatic video importing tool, video ratings, a porn star list page, and two different video player options. The TubeAce WordPress plugin starts at $79.95.

3. SmartTubePro

SmartTubePro is a free tube script adaptable to adult websites. A few of the platform’s features include: advanced caching for high-traffic sites, multiple video format options, responsive instant watermarking, a paid membership system, and an advertising management tool. To gain access to all of SmartTubePro’s platform features, you need to upgrade to their premium version which costs $499.

Find all the CMS systems we recommend for setting up a porn site at our porn script page, which features dozens of non-embedding and embedding friendly adult scripts along with their demos.

Step 5. Create Sexy Content


So, how the
hell do you plan on creating and uploading content?

There are basically three ways to generate porn content for a video site. This includes using porn videos from other websites, creating your own content, or allowing users to upload their own content.

Here’s a quick breakdown of what each content generation method requires.

Film Your Own Porn Videos


Creating and uploading your own porn videos is pretty straightforward. Shoot a video, by yourself, with a partner, or with multiple people, upload the video through your CMS, and hit publish.

The downside to creating your own porn videos, aside from carrying the weight of a disappointed father, is that you must invest in an HD camera and proper lighting equipment. There’s nothing worse than coming across a 5-star porn clip only to be greeted with shoddy camera work, grainy images with little to no light, and muffled audio.

You must also consider the fact that you can only generate so much content in one day. No matter how fit and hydrated you are, every man and woman has his/her sexual limit.

But creating your own adult videos isn’t all doom-and-gloom. It’s one of the most effective ways to stand out from the herd and grab horny people’s attention. Go to any popular porn site and you’ll inevitably come across individuals who make their own branded porn content for a living.

You’ll also see people uploading videos with branded logos that includes their domain URL in the title and description. These people tend to upload a specific type of content. Some focus on anal, others are picking up women at bars and offering them cash on the side, and some people are just hiring obvious-looking prostitutes (not that there’s anything wrong with that) to be in their videos.

Uploading clips of your own content to popular porn sites is an effective way to quickly generate traffic to your own website. Best of all? We’ve automated the entire process of finding, building, and designing free and paid adult video scripts and themes for streaming and uploading your own adult videos.

Let Users Upload Videos


There are major advantages and disadvantages in allowing strangers to upload videos.

The benefit is obvious. You really don’t need to worry about generating content once you attract a few consistent uploaders. Just throw your ads in, let people upload their videos, and watch the ad revenue roll in.

But even though user-submitted porn videos seems like a great idea at first, it requires more resources than you might think.

For example, letting random people upload whatever videos they want would require some policing. There’s always the chance someone could upload illegal material, such as child pornography or actual torture porn, and this could spell massive legal troubles for you, the owner of the website as well as the hosting company.

So, instead of getting caught with your dick in your hand in the worst possible way, you would need to hire a team of assistants to monitor the quality of the uploaded videos. Unless you have a partner or a few horny friends with nothing to do, this would require an additional investment.

Embed Porn Videos From Other Porn Sites


We’re down to the final way to consistently generate content for your new porn website. This is arguably the most popular way to quickly grab content for beginners starting an adult website. We have a feeling this is the route you’ll end up taking as well.

Porn sites like Redtube, xHamster, PornHub and many others offer partner programs that allow you to share their videos and get paid for it. But not all porn sites allow embedding, which is why we’ve saved you the guesswork and made a list of the most popular porn websites that allow embedding of their content.

Embedding adult videos from popular porn sites is the quickest and easiest way to share new videos on a daily basis. And it’s a method we highly advise using because it’s so damn simple. Zero technical know-how required. Just take the embed code from a video that goes well with the website you’re building and paste it into your custom website platform or WordPress dashboard.

Embedding porn videos is even easier with an adult video script that automates the embedding process. Check out our complete list of free and paid adult scripts and themes here.

Using Torrents To Download Porn


Torrent files are software pieces that are shared between users for the purpose of downloading. Unlike a BitTorrent file, these files come with a .torrent extension that contains information of what can be downloaded. In order to download this file, you need to install a torrent client. Torrent clients are separate applications that allow you to download and share torrent files across the web.

Legally, this is one of the safest ways to download and upload someone else’s porn videos to your own website. You can also use this uploading method if you’re letting other users upload their own videos onto your website.

The first thing you’ll need is a torrent client terminal to download the porn videos. We recommend using one of the following applications.

Now that you have a way to download the porn files, you need a website whose users are actively sharing porn files in the torrent format. While some torrent sites focus on a wide variety of media, such as music and video games, other sites deal in straight up porn.

Here are five torrent sites you can use to download free porn and upload onto your website.

Step 6. How to Monetize Your Adult Website


Now that you’ve found a lucrative niche, thought of a short relevant domain name, considered web hosting options, and have decided on a viable way to produce content on a regular basis, it’s time to get into the good stuff:
making bank.

There are various factors that affect how you can monetize your new porn site.

  • The type of porn site
  • Your budget
  • Content generation method (user generated, self uploaded, embedding, etc.)

For example, the way you monetize a cam site for MILF’s will be slightly different from the way you make money off an embedded BBW tube site.

In this section, we’ll cover several different ways to monetize both video streaming and embedded porn sites along with a few reliable adult ad network providers.

Monetizing Porn Video Sites


The question you might ask yourself while learning to create your own porn website is,
If I can go on any search engine and find an unlimited amount of video porn for free in seconds, how the hell do I make money?!

Simple, advertising. Banner ads, pop-under ads, and link ads are just a few of the ways to monetize an adult tube site with advertising.

Here are the top three adult advertising networks we recommend you use.

Top 3 Adult Ad Networks


1. ExoClick

ExoClick.com has been in business since 2006 and is now the world’s fourth largest advertising network in the world. They offer over 20 different types of ad formats that include: billboard banners, in-video banners, multiple display banners, pop-unders, video banners, direct links, as well as interstitial and mobile redirect ads. There are no restrictions on the number of ads that can be displayed, you can select you ad category, and ads are relevant to the visitors location. ExoClick also uses NeverBlock, which bypasses ad blocking software to maximize your website’s earnings. Monthly payments are made via PayPal, Payoneer, Paxum, WebMoney, or wire transfer. The minimum payout for most payment options is $20. Wire transfer and cryptocurrency payouts must be at least $500.

2. JuicyAds

JuicyAds.com has been in the advertising industry since 2002, and offers porn publishers CPM and CPC banner ads, pop-unders, and mobile redirects. Unfortunately, JuicyAds offers no banner ads for mobile. Fortunately, the network has no minimum traffic requirement, so every porn site is free to join. Account approval only requires a verified email and takes one to two days. Payments are processed on a daily basis and the minimum payout for most payment methods is $25.

3. EroAdvertising

EroAdvertising.com has been around since 2006 and offers PPC, CPM, and period-based advertising solutions. Ad formats include: in-text ads, floating ads, banners, video display ads, thumb advertisements, pop-unders, and link ads. EroAdvertising does not require a certain amount of unique visitors or pageviews. The minimum payout is just $10 and their payment options include PayPal, Payoneer, and wire transfers.


Link ads are commonly used by independent uploaders on the world’s largest porn sites. The web’s two most popular adult link ad providers include CrakRevenue.com and Chaturbate.com. These ad companies offer pay-per-lead and pay-per-signup commissions. International PPL payouts range from from $0.50-$5 per lead. PPS commissions sway between $25-$80.

Link ads can be leveraged by anyone starting an adult website.

Applying link ads to a porn site works like this:

1. Purchase a sex-related domain name (any name)
2. Look for an affiliate advertiser
3. Grab their referral code
4. Post the domain with the embedded referral code on your website
5. Users who type in the domain on their browser are redirected to the adult company’s offer
6. Get paid when a user becomes a lead or makes a purchase

You can even use this method to leverage the traffic from big porn sites and advertise your own website.

To use link ads on your own adult video site, simply place the URL next to the video title with the link and Watch Part 2. Here are a few real-world examples of this method being used by random dick-beaters on major porn sites.

Using Link Ads 1 & 2

Think you can do better than this? Of course you can. Link ads are easy. Aside from throwing the URL in the title, you can also put it in the description, comment section, or anywhere that makes sense.

You’ll notice that most people using this ad method in the adult space are redirecting people to cam site offers. This is because cam sites have a greater potential of delivering recurring revenue due to the token system used to tip cam girls.

How To Make Money With Other People’s Videos


If you’re learning how to start a porn video site and want to embed videos from larger platforms,
and you want to make money from the ads they place on their videos, then there’s a few simple steps you need to take.

Most popular porn companies’ only place advertisements (money) on original content.

This means if you try to place ads on videos with watermarks or if the content is reported by the original creator, then you will not make any money directly from those videos.

Sure, you can rely on external banner and link ads to earn money. But by taking the extra step of slightly changing, embedding, and uploading a video that is not yours, you earn money every time it’s watched. Videos can be uploaded on your own website, a major porn site, or both.

This is an obvious win-win situation.

Of course this requires a little extra effort, but if you’re trying to maximize your earnings, it can easily be worth the time.

Here’s how to take a video from any large porn site and quickly make it your own. Make money on both your website and theirs by embedding that same video.

1. Download a video related to your niche that is not watermarked, the property of a powerful porn brand or produced by a professional studio (i.e. BangBros, Blacked, etc.)
2. Crop out a few seconds or minutes of the video (crop a video that is originally 8:49 to 8:15, for example)
3. Add your own brand’s watermark or URL
4. Grab a sexy thumbnail that accurately portrays the scene
5. List off a niche-related title with 7-10 accurate tags
6. Upload your brand new video to any big porn website. Be careful to not upload more than 10 videos each day to any one site to avoid having your account banned. Spread uploads across the most popular porn sites to mitigate your risk.
7. Embed the video to your porn script or WordPress dashboard
8. Make money with ads playing directly on your new video without having to place and choose the ads yourself.

Step 7. Billing Solutions


A billing provider is responsible for handling online transactions between your customers and the credit card companies. If a billing provider’s website or software becomes compromised, so does your customer’s personal information. A scenario as negative as this can not only affect your website’s reputation but even your own personal legal situation. The importance of your website’s billing provider cannot be overstated.

Most big name payment processors like PayPal all have one thing in common – they don’t do business with porn sites. And there are multiple reasons for this.

Public relations wise, doing business with porn websites probably would not be perceived in a positive manner. Aside from that, porn sites are classified as high-risk accounts by mainstream billing providers due to the real-life legal repercussions involved.

While many in the adult industry use payment processing providers who cater to high-risk accounts, others have taken advantage of the security benefits that come with accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency payments.

Here are three reliable payment processing companies for adult websites that act as alternatives to PayPal.

Epoch

Epoch.com has been in business since 1996. They offer customizable international merchant solutions that accept various payment methods such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Discover Card, Direct Debit, and dozens of other payment types. They also accept 60 international currencies and support their corresponding languages. The downside to using Epoch is that they charge high processing fees. An average weekly volume of less than $5,000 in transactions comes with a 15.00% processing fee.

Payment Cloud

PaymentCloud.com is a merchant account provider that specializes in high-risk accounts and readily accepts adult websites. This payment system can be seamlessly integrated with WordPress, Shopify, Magento, Presto Shops, and several other popular CMS solutions. Payment Cloud’s processing fees vary by account and are determined upon account approval. Monthly accounts fees can range between $10 to $20. Their tiered processing rates range from 1.69% plus $0.25 per transaction to 3.35% plus $0.31 per transaction.

CC Bill

ccBill.com serves over 30,000 merchant accounts worldwide and is one of the most commonly used payment processors among independent porn site owners. The company has also won 29 industry awards. Each high-risk ccBill account includes a suite of ecommerce tools, flexible website compliance support, risk mitigation, fraud protection, regulatory management, and 24-hour billing support for consumers. ccBill offers five different types of accounts. Their Complete account appears to be the best value buy, and comes with a 3.9% processing fee in addition to a flat $0.55 charge. This account also accepts all major credit card providers, ACH online, and a slew of other online payment methods. Accepted consumer currencies include: USD, AUD, CAD, JPY, EUR, and GBP.

BitPay

Accepting Bitcoin payments is easy, anonymous, faster than many other payment methods, and has very low fees. BitPay.com offers a merchant service that allows users to pay with Bitcoin on your porn site. The coins are then deposited directly into your BitPay wallet. Bank transactions come with a 1% fee. BitPay supports dozens of major platforms and can be used to accept one-time payments, subscriptions, and even donations. Invoices and records are all automatically generated.

Step 8. Improve Your Site’s Design


Although many CMS packages we recommend on our
video script page come equipped with an adult-themed design, most other porn site owners using that script are probably using the same premade theme. With this said, it’s important to take every opportunity you have to make your newly created adult website stand out from the rest of the copied turnkey porn sites.

For example, look at the website you’re on right now. Does our design look anything like any other porn hosting company you’ve visited? What about the website of any other how to start a porn site guide you’ve read? Odds are our website design stands out from the corporate crowd in more ways than one.

Standing out and catching the visitors brown eye will make their visit to your website more memorable. A slick, well-executed design means customers are more likely to remember your domain name or bookmark your site. Website design is also known to affect a website’s SEO and branding power.

A few key design elements to improve on your new porn website may include:

  • Logo
  • Navigation bar
  • Color scheme
  • Page layout and organization
  • Ad placement

If you’re ready to take your adult video website’s graphic design to the next level, feel free to contact us through Live Chat or send us a detailed email at [email protected] for more information.

Step 9. Implement SEO


Yep, just like with any other type of website, porn sites rely on search engine optimization (SEO) to get targeted organic traffic.

In short, SEO is the process of optimizing a website on-and-off page to appease search engines in a way that allows your site to rank above other related websites.

There are far too many SEO strategies for porn sites to include in this guide. For the sake of time, here are a few key adult SEO factors to consider and improve upon.


Despite what some self-proclaimed SEO gurus may have you believe, the domain name you choose does have a direct impact on your ranking in the search engines. You want your domain name to include a targeted keyword relevant to your niche.

For the Indian Maid Porn example we used earlier, we suggested using the domain IndianMaid.porn not only because it was available, but because it contains the primary keyword you’re audience is looking for, Indian maid porn.  

High-Quality Written Content


As far as ranking organically in the search engines goes, this is arguably the most important area. Search engines see well-written content as adding value to visitors. They reward added value with a higher ranking for the searched term.

But at this point you’re probably asking yourself, Why the hell would I need to add written articles when I’m starting an adult website filled with porn videos? What would I write about?!

High-Quality Written Content

It’s a good question, and here are a few adult topics that you could easily cover or pay to have written for your new porn website.

  • Write TaxiCab Confession-type articles detailing sexual encounters related to your adult niche. Believe it or not, people still get off on adult blogs. Real or fake, people love a good story. Throw some related pictures or videos onto the article and you have yourself a satisfied visitor.
  • Create your own sex FAQ page. Write simple sex articles teaching men or women how to have better orgasms. Talk about how to give better oral so the old bag stops complaining. Write about sex technique, what women want in and out of bed, how to deal with jealousy, how to buy lingerie (with an affiliate link to an adult lingerie store), and touch on any topic that deals with sex, porn, and relationships. Most people are reluctant to talk about sex with their friends and loved ones. This means many turn to the Internet for sex advice. Use this fact as your ticket to increasing organic traffic.

Now that you have an idea as to what to write about on your new video porn site, let’s go over a few ways to make your content more appealing to the search engines.

  • Never copy and paste. Unique content only. Google penalizes websites that steal content. Use Copyscape.com to make sure your written content is original.
  • Make articles easy to read. Use short sentences and simple language. Use videos, images, and gifs to help the reader better understand the story.
  • Add articles and new content regularly. Google favors frequently updated websites.
  • Link keywords and phrases to other relevant pages on your website.
  • Like your ex-girlfriend used to say, longer is better. Avoid short articles that contain little substance. Shoot for longer articles that contain at least 600-800 words.

Keywords/Tags


We’ve touched a little on why
keywords are important so no need to repeat the information. Simply try to include keywords where relevant. This means in video tags, article titles and subheadings, within an image’s alt texts, permalinks, and taglines.

To help with this process, use the free Yoast SEO WordPress plugin. Within your CMS dashboard, Yoast will automatically check and grade your keyword usage within the article. The keyword grade is based on how frequently the keywords are used compared to the length of the article.

The Yoast plugin also analyzes an article’s readability using the Flesch Reading Ease test. Control over breadcrumbs, internal link checking, and duplicate content detection are a few more features that help you save time.

When researching your porn niche, compile a list of primary and secondary keywords to consistently include on your web pages. Your keyword list should use both short words and long tail phrases.

Social Media


Even though Facebook and Instagram don’t allow pornographic content, these social media sites are still a great source of targeted organic traffic. For these social outlets, post funny and suggestive images. Beautiful women in lingerie, funny sexual comics, and short video clips related to the adult entertainment industry are bound to get reactions and engagement.

On the other hand, Tumblr, Reddit, Snapchat, Flickr, DeviantArt, and Twitter allow adult content. Choose a username that accurately describes the type of porn you’re posting, and start sharing your best videos. Remember to set up social sharing buttons on your website. While most people don’t share the porn video they’re watching to their friends and family, this lets your visitors know you have a social media presence.

Words Of Caution


So now that we’ve covered everything from keyword research and niche selection to content generation and video monetization, you’re probably asking yourself,
How long will it take for me to start earning money with my new porn site?

Based on our research and experience, it all depends on the amount of time you put in. We recommend uploading 20-30 videos per day. Initially, this can take anywhere from 2-4 hours per day. After one month you should begin to see a return on your investment.

Even if it’s only $40 in ad money, that’s still passive revenue. The number one rule to making money with your own porn site is consistency.

Before we end this article, we need to briefly touch on a few legal requirements. First, it’s a good idea to setup an age gate on any porn site you own. An age gate forces users to verify that they are adults and can legally watch porn. This is important because it’s illegal to advertise porn to minors. Sure, anyone can lie about their age, but an age gate helps free you of any legal liabilities.

Include important details in your Terms Of Service page. State who legally owns the content. Even if you’re using videos from other websites, list the websites. If you’re letting users upload their own videos, be clear about the type of videos that are (not) allowed.

We’ve given you tips, suggested tools, and provided a detailed outline on how to make money with your own adult website. Now it’s time for you to develop a plan and do the work. And if you have any doubts, questions, or need help building your first porn site, feel free to contact us anytime.

Porn Site Checklist

Choose A Niche

  • Use popular porn sites for your research. Pay attention to tags and automatically suggested search results. Aim for the low hanging fruit in non-saturated niches that have demand or popular niches that have an established fan base.
  • Use the free Keywords Everywhere tool to check a niche’s exact search volume.
  • After finding a niche with at least some demand, use tools like KWfinder or SEMrush to measure a keyword’s competitiveness.

Purchase A Domain

  • Try to stick to .com, .net, org, or adult-related domain extensions.
  • Aim for an exact match domain name that contains one of your keywords.
  • Think about ways you can use your domain name to help brand your porn site in a unique way.
  • Play with words and don’t be afraid to use tools like Thesaurus.com or UrbanDictionary.com.

Use Adult Hosting

  • Stick to offshore hosting companies based in countries like Iceland, The Netherlands, Romania, Bulgaria, and Luxembourg.
  • You want your hosting provider to maintain their own servers inside a secure datacenter. Avoid companies using resellers.
  • Make sure their support team is familiar with adult web hosting and the many challenges porn webmasters face.
  • WhoIs privacy protection is a must-have. Don’t allow strangers to freely look up your personal information.

Consider CMS Solutions

  • A good CMS platform is easy-to-use with a responsive design and offers features that help automate mundane tasks like uploading videos and adjusting media settings.
  • CMS solutions should let your users sign up and customize profiles, manage their favorite videos, make comments, and download videos.
  • Platforms we recommend looking into are xStreamer, TubeAce, and SmartTubePro.

Create Your Own Content

  • Film and upload your own adult videos (optional). This requires a quality camera, lighting, and sound equipment.
  • Allow visitors to create their own profiles where they’re able to upload their own videos or embed them from other porn sites.
  • Create content by embedding videos related to your niche from popular porn sites. Do this yourself or hire people.

Monetize

  • Place banner ads, use pop-up ads, and put link ads across various locations on your porn site.
  • Download videos from popular porn sites. Slightly modify them so they become uniquely yours. Then upload the videos to different porn sites to earn ad revenue from those sites. Embed those same videos onto your own site.
  • Charge users for premium content. This can include your most popular videos or content you made yourself.

Pick A Billing Service

  • Fees affect your bottom line, so pay close attention to how much billing merchants charge per transaction. Also consider any monthly or yearly fees. Read customer reviews to find out if their fee structure is as advertised.
  • We suggest looking into the following billing companies: Epoch, PaymentCloud, and CCbill.

Improve Design

  • Most CMS solutions come with different adult website themes, but because they’ve been used by so many people we recommend customizing your porn site. Improving your website’s design makes the site stand out and catch the visitor’s attention.
  • Get a logo that accurately portrays your porn brand.
  • Consider your website’s color scheme, navigation layout, page organization, and potential ad locations.

Implement SEO

  • An exact match domain name will help a website’s search engine ranking, if only slightly.
  • Creating uniquely written content, such as an adult blog or a sex FAQ page, is preferred over copied content.
  • Compile a list of primary and secondary keywords.
  • Use Yoast SEO to check the keyword density for each page.
  • Take advantage of every major social media channel. Use Reddit, Twitter, and Tumblr to advertise your latest and most popular porn videos. Look to Facebook and Instagram to share sexually suggestive images and sex-related memes.

Words Of Caution

  • Use a website age gate to make sure visitors are legally allowed to consume or purchase your adult content.
  • Be factual in your Terms Of Service. State who legally owns the content, even if it’s not you.
  • If you allow users to upload their own videos, state what type of videos are not allowed.
  • Upload 20-30 porn videos each day to start making money. It only takes 3-4 hours of work!
2 Comments
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