How To Start A Porn Site And Make Money In 2018 – The Definitive Guide

There are millions of porn websites on the web and thousands of them are started every single day.

Recently, even though I have been in this industry for many years, I was really shocked when I learned that almost 50% of all content on the Internet is pornographic material.

PornHub alone receives 78.1 million visitors a day and this number is rapidly growing and I am sure that a year after I publish this post, it will be 100 millions or even more.

The truth is that nowadays more than ever before, there is a huge demand for porn (85% of 18 to 30-year-old American men watch internet porn at least once a week) and more and more are searching for an erotic content on the Google.

XVideos gets more visits than the huge mainstream companies like DropBox, CNN or Twitter.

Did you know that the adult industry generates makes more money than Major League Baseball, The NFL, and The NBA combined?

So why not build your own porn site today and have a piece of the cake too?

If you feel kind of lost because you do not know what to do first and which companies you should avoid like hell and which ones you should use and you just need a newbie friendly, step by step guide then you have just come to the right place, my friend 🙂

Everyone Can Do It

When I was starting out, it was very hard for an average Joe to create a porn site, let alone make a solid income.

You would have to pay hundreds of dollars for just a basic hosting account and back in that day, there was no good pre made themes so you would need to hire a developer and it would cost you at least $2,000 to have a simple template created.

I have to admit that we all are very fortunate to live in times in which everyone can start a website.

Thanks to the growth of the open source communities like WordPress and amazing companies, you do not need any prior coding knowledge or any technical skills.

You do not need to have a deep pocket either, in this post I will show you that you can start your journey with as little as $50 and then pay only as little as a few bucks a month.

I will also show you how I generate more than $100,000 as an adult affiliate without really owning any company or hiring hundreds of employees so you can turn your new porn site into a money making machine.

I see people even in their 60s starting out in the adult and making a nice profit, so these days it is super easy to build your own site no matter your age, race, gender, income level or education level.

So even if you are a complete newbie and you do not a thing about WordPress, you can start your own tube (or whatever kind of site you want) in less than a one hour if you follow this guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Choose A Niche
  2. Get A Domain Name
  3. Choose A Web Hosting
    3.1 Do Not Use Free Hosting!
  4. Choose Your CMS (Content Managing System)
  5. Setting Up Your Porn Site
    5.1 How To Start A Tube Site
    5.1.2 Get These Plugins If You Can Afford Them
    5.1.3 Where To Get Content From?
    5.2 Create An Adult Webcam Site
  6. Start Making Money As An Affiliate
    6.1 Choose RevShare Program For Cam Offers
  7. Now Put In The Work

Step 1: Choose A Niche

Choose Your Niche

This is one of the most, if not the most important steps of this guide.

If you choose a wrong niche, you will end up making very few or no money at all and you will close up shop quickly.

I have been there, done that 🙂

A porn niche is a topic that is catering to a specific market.

For example, webcam is regarded as the most lucrative niche in the adult industry. Other niches are big tits, gay bears, emo, milf, anal or public nudity.

The fact is that the main reason why so many new adult affiliates leave the industry is that they just pick any niche they come across or even worse, they start a general tube like PornHub with all categories included.

If you want to become next PornHub, then you have to compete with them and other giants like XVideos or Hamster, which means that you have to have a huge budget, spend thousands on the SEO (backlinks, guest posts) and possibly hire hundreds of people since you will not be able to do everything alone.

I know that not many blogs put much emphasis on this, but you have to make sure that your chosen topic is something you are passionate about.

If you start a porn site in the gay niche, just because you have seen a one webmaster talk on one forum how many sales his gay site generate and you do not have any interest in that niche, then you basically set yourself up for failure.

And I am speaking from my own experience.

I failed miserably with a few of my adult sites and I had to delete them after just a month or two, because I was not even a bit interested in creating posts, adding videos in these topics that I have chosen.

I did not have any motivation at all and I did not really know anything about these niches either.

Now, I know that I will never be able to run a successful BDSM website since bondage simply is not my thing.

With that being said, do not choose one solely because of the money, you have to pick something you really like, because you are going to spend hundreds of hours a month adding posts about this subject.

You will not be able to last more than a few weeks in the adult, let alone become successful, if you can not commit yourself to create new content and work on it every day.

If you really want to make good money with your porn site these days, it is very crucial to make sure that you choose your niche wisely.

Step 2: Get A Domain Name

Choose Your Domain Name

The next step is to get a domain name (it is a unique address like MrAdultAffiliate.com) for your new adult website.

Getting one is pretty easy, it takes less than five minutes even for a newbie but I am going to give you a few pieces of advice that you should consider before registering anything.

So I assume that you have already chosen a niche, it is highly recommended that you select a domain that includes the main keyword which should be your niche name that you are going to target.

It does not have to be something perfect. Well, it would be very hard to get a perfect one anyway since most of them are long registered.

Your domain has to give a good hint to your potential visitor what they can expect to see on your website (what kind of content more precisely) and that is why you should include a keyword.

I will give you a few examples of names to give you an idea of how you can choose one for yourself:

If your niche is more narrowed like milf webcams then I would pick something like:

  • MilfWebcamShows.com
  • MilfsOnCams.com
  • HotMilfsWebcam.com

If you have chosen more broad niche like porn amateur then I would suggest getting something similar to one of them (if those are available):

  • PornAmateurVids.com
  • AmateurPornClips.com
  • HomemadePornxxx.com

I promise you that you will find a name if you think more creatively.

I am still registering new domain names and I am often surprised how many names are still available for registration.

So, what domain providers would you recommend?

I have used most of them but I transferred all of my names to two name registrars since others are doing very shady things like charging you five more times after the first year or they even make your names to expire earlier to steal them from you.

The two ones that I can suggest to you:

  1. NameCheap (affiliate link)
  2. NameSilo

I have been using them for over six years now and they are currently the best companies in the domain provider industry and they both give you a Whois-protection for free to protect your personal information.

This Whois protection feature is especially essential for adult website owners who do not really want to be found by their family, coworkers, girlfriends or they just do not want their email address to be publicly displayed so spammers can spam the shit out of you.

If you really want to stay completely anonymous then you will need it.

I can’t imagine what my parents (or colleges I applied to) would do if they found out.

If you use the Whois protection for your domain, your personal information such as the following is protected:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Full address
  • Email address

It is a very crucial feature that you as an adult affiliate should have it enabled unless you do not mind having your personal details very easily accessible (it takes just a few seconds to find it on Google).

I would like to add that some of the most reputable host companies will give you a domain name for free for a one year provided you sing up for them.

The one hosting provider that I personally use, TMDHosting is giving away a free name with the Whois protection included even if you purchase their most basic plan.

Step 3: Choose A Web Hosting

Choose A Web Hosting

Every single website (even the free one) on the Internet has a place where the all the files (including posts) lives on and this place is the best known as hosting.

Unfortunately, finding a hosting company that accepts adult content, you can trust, rely on is a difficult task.

Many are unreliable, and the pool you have to select from is even smaller when you factor in the reality that many of them will not accept adult content on their services.

However, there are a select number of hosting companies out there which allow you to host adult content on their servers, so naturally, when you are planning a new site you want to make sure you pick one you can comply with.

But it can be a real challenge to find a good hosting, especially if you are new and you have very little or no knowledge about this industry and in this day and age when companies are being bought up and destroyed, and where so little help is available when things go wrong.

I have used dozens of different hosting companies over all the years that I have been running porn websites and I can recommend you the guys from TMDHosting.

It is is one of the most affordable and the best options for those of us that are in the adult industry. They have been in the business since 2007 and I have been with them since 2015.

I have been recommending the other provider 247-Host which is a solid one too, but TMDHosting is even better and they are excellent and their customer service is top-notch and if you needed any help their support staff can be reachable by ticket, by live chat or by phone.

To be honest, I had a few small issues with them, certainly, but no more than I have had with several others over the last 7 or 8 years but they always resolve the issues promptly unlike other providers.

You can start a porn website with them for less than 3 bucks a month and if you go with them, they will give you a one domain completely for free and they will also give you an SSL certificate (HTTPS) for no money at all.

I would suggest you order the business plan that costs $5.95 a month, if you are planning to build more than one site and if you want to get a faster server to make your visitors and Google happy.

They are the only adult friendly hosting that offers a 60 days money back guarantee for all of the plans including the most basic one but honestly, I do not think you will not need it since they are very solid.

I have two dedicated servers with TMDHosting and they host over 20 of my high traffic porn websites and I am going to order another server from these guys next week.

I have partnered with TMDHosting to give you the best deal possible for all the readers of MrAdultAffiliate.com.

Now, if you click on this link now, you will save 65% on the first order and they will also give you a free domain name of your choice and daily backups.

Do Not Use Free Hosting And Here Is Why

Avoid Free Web Hosting

For those who do not know, 99% of all free porn hostings have terrible reputations and they are only alive because there are still many new affiliates that fall for them.

They buy up successful businesses, gut them, rip them apart, minimize their staff and cut their services down to the bare minimum they think they can get away with, and often without the customer even knowing what has happened.

You have to know that they let you start porn sites with them for free but they will also make money off of you in return by plastering your whole page with ads so much that you will barely have a place left for your own advertising.

The shadiest free host providers will give you just a little bit space for free so you can add a few posts and just several pictures, but then they will force you to upgrade to their paid plan or they will delete your whole data.

So they certainly are not samaritans, they are only there to entice newbies and rip them off.

I have used such services in the past and I know how horrible they are.

Their servers went down every few days without warning. This kind of thing happens very often with the free service, but very rarely it does happen with a reputable paid hosting company.

My free porn sites have been entirely inaccessible for weeks.

I filed a ticket on the first day, got an automated response on the fifth, and I have heard nothing since then despite adding a second ticket and despite updating them both.

I would have to basically hire someone to fix my stuff but after a few months of constant issues, I pulled the plug and I went with a real host and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my online business journey.

So stay clear from these guys if you care one bit about your sites and you are in it for a real money, not pennies.

Step 4: Choose Your CMS (Content Managing System)

Your CMS WordPress

Once you have your own domain name and you have signed up for a reputable hosting company, it is time to choose your content managing system that you will use to create your own porn website, add content, themes, plugins and do other things.

Well, the only real chose for you is WordPress and no other CMS comes even close to how amazing WordPress is.

The best thing about them is that they are completely free (I have been using them for my project since 2007 and they never charged me for anything) and they make it super easy to manage all kinds of websites (including porn ones) for people who do not any coding whatsoever.

Back in the day, you were forced to master the HMTL, CSS and other programming languages to even do simplest things like adding a video but thanks to awesome content managing systems like WordPress these days are long gone.

I hope you went with the TMDHosting because they are one of the adult friendly hosts that will install WordPress automatically without any hassle so you do not have to spend hours watching tutorials and reading very long articles.

However, you can also install it yourself in less than five minutes using the automatic app installer, if you do not want to wait for a customer support to do it for you (they can be very busy sometimes so it can take some time before they reach you).

Just follow these simple steps from this video. It is a newbie friendly guide so everyone following it should be able to have their adult WordPress site up and running without any issues.

My congratulations to you fellow webmaster! Your WordPress site is live now but there are few other things that you have to do if you truly want to make a good income in this naughty industry.

Step 5: Setting Up Your Porn Site

How To Start A Porn Site And Make Money In 2018 - The Definitive Guide

Like I said before, you can build all kinds of websites with WordPress, the sky is the limit.

However, in this article, I will show you how to create a porn tube and a cam site because these two are by far the most profitable ways to make money in the adult industry.

It is not just my opinion, you will find this two kind of websites dominate most of the results on the Google and they are also listed on Alexa as the most visited websites on the whole web.

How To Start A Tube Site

You do not have to have a deep pocket to start a porn tube site like PornHub or XVideos these days.

You just need a domain name, a basic hosting account, a content management system WordPress and a theme which you can purchase for less than $40 and I will show you how to do that.

I have been using XWPThemes’ products for five years now and they are my go to shop.

I have tested all other alternatives but XWPThemes is the most reliable shop and their support is second to none support.

Unlike other shops, they update their products, actually fix bugs and they do not charge you to solve issues that are related to their plugins or themes or blame you every time you open a ticket.

Now, the themes that I am using are the ZingTube and the BuceTube but the other ones are quite good as well and they can do the job.

However, I personally recommend the ZingTube because it is their most popular product used by thousands of adult webmasters and five of my porn tubes are built with it.

It is a clean and simple theme and it does not have any “fancy” features that will only slow down your website and make your visitors angry.

The ZingTube is build with the code that is professionally written to make it super easy for search engines to “read” your content thus boost your rankings.

I can see that they also give you the RosaTube theme (which normally would cost $35.99) for free as a gift if you buy the ZingTube.

These guys really let me sleep easy. Knowing that my sites are well optimized for Google searches, secure and lets me focus on things that I am really good at, like adding content or promoting my tubes.

They are a good choice for the newbie or the advanced adult webmaster since there are no coding skills required to start a porn tube website using their products.

All you need to do is purchase their theme, upload it to WordPress and activate it. The video below will walk you through the process of installing any theme:

Get These Plugins If You Can Afford Them

Ken Player Plugin

If you are really looking to build a profitable porn business, then the plugin named KenPlayer from XWPThemes is a must have for you.

It currently costs $59, but you can use it on as many as 30 different domains and it is my favorite tool that I use for every single tube website build with WordPress.

But, why it is so good?

Thousands of adult webmasters choose the KenPlayer because it removes redirections and all kinds of ads, including the most annoying ones like pop ups from embed players.

So normally when you share content from let’s say PornHub on your porn website, they will automatically display advertisement and their big PornHub logo on every video.

That way, you will lose lots of visitors forever because they will either get frustrated because they will be bombarded with ads that are imposed by PornHub or they will simply click on the logo and they will be redirected to PornHub.

What this plugin does is it completely removes any advertisements (including redirections, logos, pop ups) that added by PornHub, XVideos, RedTube and YouPorn and it also lets you add your own advertisements (including a banner or a logo) to maximize your profits and improve your SEO.

I personally noticed that my bounce rate drastically decreased from 50% to 20% just a few hours after I installed this plugin on one of my porn tubes and it leads to improvement of my rankings on Google because visitors would actually stay and watch the videos without being redirected.

Ken Importer Pro Plugin

The second plugin that is a must have for all of my WordPress porn sites is the one called Ken Importer Pro Plugin and it is also from XWPThemes.

It is a very useful tool and it has been helping me to fill my porn websites with videos and save my time by easily importing thousands of videos literally in seconds instead of manually adding each video.

It lets you import content from the most popular tube sites like XVideos, PornHub, RedTube, YouPorn and XHamster and it also supports the biggest tube in the world – YouTube.

The other important feature of this plugin is that it can put your porn website on auto pilot.

You just have to choose the categories aka niches you want to grab videos from and it will frequently update your tube with new videos without you doing anything.

With this plugin adding new videos in bulk to your porn site is so easy and quick.

Before I started using the Ken Importer Pro, I used to spend literally hours every day searching for new content to publish.

Now, I just need to enter the keyword and in seconds it will find thousands of videos that are ready to be embedded.

I have so much content to satisfy all the visitors and make them stay for more than just a few minutes so they will come back for more.

It is not just only about time saving, but this plugin actually helps you to improve your SEO, since the more good content you have, the more videos your visitors will watch and the longer they will stay on your website, all of this will increase chances of improving your rankings.

I highly recommend the Ken Importer Pro from XWPThemes to anyone that has a porn website. I have used similar plugins before but they were too buggy or they would not work properly most of the time.

Where To Get Content From For My Tube?

You can populate your own website with content for free by embedding aka adding videos from other popular websites like PornHub, RedTube, XHamster, XVideos.

If you do this instead of actually uploading videos on your server, you will save on lots of work and money because you would need a very solid (and pricey) dedicated server to be able to host all of these videos yourself.

It is a perfectly legal method since they (PornHub and others) allow adult webmasters to share their content and they even give you an embed code under every video (just like YouTube does) so you can copy and paste it to your WordPress tube site with ease.

They have unlimited amounts of videos that you can embed so there is no need to buy content or shoot it yourself unless you really have resources to do that.

And trust me, I have been running porn tube sites for many years and you will never run out of content if you will embed their videos.

Create An Adult Webcam Site

Are you looking to start your own adult webcam site as an affiliate without all the big investments and headaches?

Well, you could not come to a better place because I am going to show you an easy and very affordable way to build your own adult cam site with WordPress for less than $50 and without any paperwork.

Now, I have already written a guide how you can do that and you can check it out as well.

Until a few years ago, you would have to spend a couple thousands of dollars for just the software and pay tens of thousands per month for hosting, hiring models, coders, lawyers, accountants and who not.

My friend used to run such a business and trust me, it was very hard to get any return on investment and on top of that, he was very stressed out and it was not fun for him at all.

But now, thanks to guys from RoboScripts.net, you can literally start your own porn webcam site with a very tight budget and in less than an hour, whether you are a beginner or an advanced webmaster.

And you do not have to deal with any models or hire dozens of people. You can very easily manage it yourself, even if you are a complete newbie.

The costs are very minimal since you buy their WordPress plugin once and then your only monthly fee is your hosting.

I am a huge advocate of RoboScripts because their products are very powerful and they have helped me build very profitable adult cam sites that require very little work since they run on autopilot.

If you are just starting out then I would suggest you to get their WP Plugin first since it is easy to work with and it works with WordPress.

How Does WP Plugin Works?

This plugin is so popular and liked by adult affiliates (thousands of sites are powered by it) because it eliminates the need for dozens of plugins that you would normally use, it has very intuitive settings and it is fully SEO optimized to maximize your rankings on the Google.

You just have to upload it to your WordPress, activate it and enter your affiliate code and then this plugin will do the rest for you.

If you buy this WP Plugin (or any other product), the owner (Nick) will be glad to help you with the installation or any issues that you encounter.

It will not only fill up your porn site with hundreds of models in seconds but it will also update your website every few minutes and it will automatically add new models that are online.

Their text spinners that are integrated with the plugin will create unique titles and text to get good results on the search engines.

You can also add hand written posts if you want to since it allows you to easily add a blog section so even more horny guys will find you on the Google.

If you buy this WP Plugin, the owner (Nick) will be glad to help you with the installation or any issues that you encounter.

I have created dozens of adult webcam sites and about 95% all of them are built with the RoboScripts and I make a very good money with them even though I practically do not work on them.

They have the best solution for anyone who wants to promote any webcam program and the best thing is that you can start your own webcam business for less than $50, even if you do not have zero experience in the adult industry.

Start Making Money As An Affiliate

Make Money With Porn Site

While porn pay site’s sales are significantly decreasing with each passing year and the adult cam industry is becoming more and more profitable.

I have learned this hard way. I used to generate hundreds of sales a day while promoting pay sites but times changed quickly and now they do not convert well even with targeted visitors.

In 2014 I stopped working with pay sites altogether since I would just waste my time and traffic and get a third world payout which could not even pay for my servers.

It is no wonder that so many affiliates stop monetizing their traffic the traditional way and they start making money with programs like Chaturbate.

Everyone with about $50-100 can start a porn website without leaving the room and make a very nice living as an affiliate.

You do not have to hire anyone, have a million dollar budget or have a college degree, you just need an Internet connection, a computer, around 100 bucks and a little bit of creativity and you are on your way to make a solid cash out of webcams.

Camgirls are selling. But how are you going to get traffic, traffic that is willing to spend money on cams?

I am making 95% of my online income with these two affiliate programs who have lots of webcam offers:

Adult cams are selling so well because they give a visitor something that no porn pay site can give them and this thing I am talking about is the live interaction.

There are thousands of live models on each popular site so it is very easy for a guy to look around and fall in love with a one cam girl, watch her every day for hours and spend hundreds of dollars on her.

And I know it from my personal experience.

I mean, I used to watch some girls live and I became addicted to a few of them to the point that I would sit in front of my computer and chat with them all night long, take them private and follow them on Twitter.

I could not control myself and I was so desperate at that time that looking back I can not believe I have done such things.

Over the years I have referred many guys (known as whales among porn affiliates) that bought over $10.000 in tokens in just one month time.

If you become a cam affiliate and you go for revshare of course, you will be paid a commission every time a person that came from your site spends any money.

It is very common to see people join the website, get hooked up on the model and keep buying credits for months or even years.

An income of a few thousands of dollars a month is very possible with porn webcams provided that you are working hard.

I can see in my statistics, that there are hundreds of members that have been constantly spending money on their favorite models (and for the last five years.

My Two Top Webcam Programs

Like I said, webcams are selling like hot cakes and that is why I am mainly focused on promoting live offers.

As an adult affiliate I am earning mid five figures with the programs that I am going to mention below:

Make Money With Chaturbate

 

These guys continue to be my best selling webcam site, because I believe that they have the best models in the industry and they are constantly improving their product.

They pay me (and their other affiliates) 20% of all sales that I refer for life.

It is not the highest commission rate compared to their competitors but I have extensively tested all webcam programs and no one converts as good as Chaturbate does.

Hell, there are even sponsors that offer even a 45% revshare but trust me, selling them is very hard since either their sites look like trash or their cam models are not that good as the ones from Chaturbate.

Some of them have been exposed for shaving sales aka stealing sales from their affiliates and doing other very doggy things.

I have been pushing Chaturbate since 2014 and I can only say good things about them and I highly recommend them for anyone that wants to monetize their porn website, no matter the niche or your traffic range.

So click here to register with the Chaturbate affiliate program; It takes less than a minute to create an account with them.

Chaturbate Affiliate Earnings
I made $4937.93 in just ten days in the June 2017.

Make Money With CrakRevenue

I have been a huge fan of CrakRevenue ever since I have created my affiliate account on their site.

They are by far the best CPA network in the porn industry and every year they win tons of awards.

After five years of working with them, I have joined their Elite Club of Top 50 affiliates and now I have access to some exclusive offers and promotions.

They have more than 1000 offers you can promote on your website, most of them are cam and dating related but they have something for every niche.

They have many good cam sponsors that you can promote right away, like “Slut Roulette”, “CamSoda”, “BongaCams”, “I’m Live”, “Live Jasmin”, “Cam4” but my two favorite ones are “Streamate” and “MyFreeCams”, both top notch sites that you can exclusively promote only through CrakRevenue.

Guys from Crak also have a very wide range of dating offers and I strongly recommend to test them out as adult dating products have always been profitable for me.

They also have a smart link tool that automatically picks the best performing offers based on the niche, location, operating system, browser, device of your visitors.

CrakRevenue Affiliate Earnings
I made with Crak $146,731.95 this year alone!

Click here now to join CrakRevenue now for free!

I need to mention that you will have to submit an application in order to create an account and make money with them.

But do not worry!

Just make sure that you are as detailed, serious and honest as possible when it comes to providing them the information that they need from you.

Trust me, it is better to take an extra five minutes to ensure that you have thoroughly filled out this application.

Also do not even try to fool them, because they are very smart and they are dealing with thousands of affiliates both small and big, so your applications will be denied if you try to cheat them and you will not be able to promote the best offers in the adult market.

As far as I can remember, when I have applied, I was running only a one website that was getting like 100 visitors a day, but I have explained in great detail how I generate my traffic, how I plan to market their offers and I basically has shown that I am a legit, hard working affiliate, not another spammer.

Honestly, there is no need to join other affiliate programs than Chaturbate and CrakRevenue since they have best offers that will not find at any other adult networks.

Choose RevShare Program For Cam Offers

I have tried to monetize adult cams with the pay per sale or pay per free for a few months but only made a fraction of what I make on the revshare.

Why is that so?

Well, the reason is actually very simple.

It is very common for an average guy to spend money on models that they are attracted to.

And there are also many men (whales) out there who are both horny and rich and they will happily pull out their credit cards and spend literally thousands of dollars on cam girls.

And if you are on the revshare payout, you will make money every time the guy that you referred buys tokens for his girl/s.

So let’s say that one guy named Zack spends $2000 worth in tokens every month on the Chaturbate and he came from your porn website.

You will make at least $400 a month from just this one guy if you are promoting CB on the revshare.

On the other hand, if you were on the pay per sale payout, you would get only a one buck (!) for referring Zack.

So you can say that just one guy can pay your bills or even the rent (it depends on where you live, of course).

With that being said, monetizing webcam affiliate programs on the pay per sale is a pure waste of traffic.

I highly suggest you all to go with the revshare from the very first day.

Do that and you will thank me later 🙂

Now, Put In The Work

Working On Porn Site

Please let me congratulate you.

Your porn site should be live by now and you should already know how you can make money from it and which adult affiliate programs are the best… but it is just beginning.

Now, you will have to focus on adding new quality content that will get you good rankings on Google and thousands of targeted visitors for free.

You need to actually promote the content you create or embed (whether it is a cam or a tube site), have unique text content, and present it as a fan and not just a porn spammer.

Unfortunately, there is no magical way to get great results quickly, make money fast and effortlessly.

So please do not ever believe these “gurus” who say that just can basically start a porn site, add a few videos and then after a week or two you magically make millions while not doing any work.

The good profits in any business only come after hundreds if not thousands of hours of hard work, testing, sweating and hustling.

As you can see, there is a shit ton of cash to be made from porn as there is no shortage of horny people, so follow the tips I give you for free in this very article and other ones that I have written, put a lot of effort into your project and I can guarantee you that it is only a matter of time before you will see fruits of your labor.

My last but not the least tip is to keep working every single day, do not give it up after a one month or two, because none of my new sites make much money or rank for high volume keywords right away.

Also, do not stop learning new things. There is already lots of useful information in my posts, on my forum and on other sites, you just need to reach for it.

As always, you can count on my help, just ask me anything that is related to this post in the comments and I will reply back to you as soon as possible.

I wish you lots of success with your new porn website 🙂

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  1. I’m a broke college student and I’m going to build my own porn site for the first time. It’s a great post full of good information, without I’m sure I would make some pretty huge mistakes like I wanted to use a free web host since I have seen some threads on other forums but your arguments against it seem to be solid and I abandoned the idea of using them.

    Judging by your stats, you know what you are doing so I have a couple of questions if you don’t mind.

    Should one use a .xyz extension for porn or not? I mean it’s very cheap, on the registers you recommend a xyz domain sells for less than a one buck for the first year?

    If not, then which extensions are best for porn related websites? There are so many of them and hard to tell for a novice like me which one is better.

    I already have a name in my mind and I can add a word or change it a bit if it’s not available.

    • To be honest with you, dot xyz domains are not worth these 99 cents in my opinion. Most registrars sell them so cheaply but the second year they start charging you $10 a year.

      The thing is that the biggest sites on the world use the dot com extension so it is the most preferred one and in the contrary, the dot xyz is just some weird made up extension just to make money and it is not trustworthy at all since they look very spammy and amateurish.

      Besides, I very rarely see porn sites with the dot xyz domains rank on Google so search engines might not like them too.

      I only see these domains being used for spamming, cloaking and other dubious activities and I think some social media sites, Facebook, Twitter block dot xyz domains by default.

      I think that if the dot com is not available for your name then get either dot net or dot org but others are not worth and some even do not allow porn related activities, so they can actually seize your domain just like that.

  2. I like the part about embedding videos. I myself used to host videos on my porn tube site and my hosting bill back in the day was a well over $1000 a month (it was four years ago so maybe it is cheaper now) and I was getting like 50,000 unique visitors every week so I can only imagine how expensive it can be for really big websites that get a couple millions of visits and many times more page views.

    I do think hosting videos is a good idea and there is nothing wrong with that, but your bandwidth and disk space run out very quickly and your expenses increase pretty fast once you start getting more traffic.

    Now, running a tube that embeds videos from third party sources like XVideos is really smart, especially if you use a custom video player so your visitors do not get any redirections and they can not tell that you just share these materials from other porn websites.

    The biggest tube that embeds videos that I know is Xnxx and their Alexa rank is insanely low, now it is just 76 and it is lower than YouPorn, Porn.com and only XVideos.com outranks them.

    So if you remove the ads that obviously negatively affect the SEO, you can do well with your porn tube site without hosting videos on your servers.

    • it has been over four months since i started my first adult tube in a specific niche. luckily for me, i was already familiar with the SEO and WordPress since i own small mainstream sites but porn is something new and it is great that you post these informative posts for us to make our lives way easier.

      i am not getting constantly over 200 views from Google and other search engines and i monetize this traffic with the cam affiliate programs and so far i made $250 this month so it is very promising for me and i am thinking about opening other new porn websites.

  3. these are very nice earnings. i have created my first adult website almost a year ago and now i have three niche tube sites built with WordPress and i am doing better than i thought i would do.

    my best month with the cam affiliate program so far was last June and i made $1400. i am from a one small European country and it is about four times as much i made in my real job, so it is a lot for me.

    i hope that if i put more time into them then i will make even more.

    i really laugh hard at guys on some other forum that say that there is no money anymore in porn.

    if you are willing to hard work on the site, you can do well and choose the niche, don’t try to cover all categories because you will compete with the biggest names and it’s the worst thing you can do because they are impossible to beat unless you have a $10 million budget.

  4. I didn’t even know that you can start a porn business without shooting the content yourself, working with models and doing all the paperwork and for less than 20 dollars a month, until I read this post. I am really excited to build my first adult site and I have some free time to work on it so with some time I hope that I will be able to make some great extra money. I don’t mind making a couple of pennies at the beginning since it isn’t going to be my first source of income.

  5. It really blows my mind how much money some people are wasting on models on the screen. I had recently seen a guy spend a two grands in less than a week and I already made a nice income from him. I only hope that he does not stop and he will continue buying credits so I get a commission from him. I am not a guru or something, but it is possible to make the good amount from just a few spenders while promoting cam affiliate sponsors like the CB.

  6. I purchased the domain and hosting, I got the WordPress tube set up and I am about to add some videos but I wonder if someone could tell how long does it take to make first 100$ from it?
    I am completely green so I do not know what to expect and how much work does it require to start earning some dough in the porn market.
    I am going to monetize it with cam affiliate programs as recommended in this article and I already signed up and got approved with Crak and I can see that they have hundreds of offers so I will test them out, but for now I will focus on just two or one.
    I already have a well paying job, so it is not like it is my primary income source, but I am really interested in hearing how long does it take, because I have never built a website of any kind before so it is still an unknown field to me.
    I also want to know if embedding videos are legit? I mean, I understand that I am not hosting these videos and someone else uploaded them on someone else’s server and now, I do not know if I have a right to share them on my porn tube. They are the ones that paying for the bandwidth and hosting the content and they do not make anything when I embed their videos, I assume, so it is kinda confusing to me.

    • This is a one question that is asked many times on this website. I have to say that I can not tell you how long it will take you to make that amount.

      Why? Well, because there are too many variables in play to make such a prediction.

      It depends mostly on your knowledge about the industry, your niche, how dedicated you are, how long you are working on this porn site and if you keep learning and applying new strategies.

      For most of the new webmasters it will take a few months, because do not take it seriously. They think that they can add two videos a week and they will become rich just like that.

      The best advice would be to not think about making much money. If I build new sites, I do not check the stats to see how many sales they generate for a few first months, until they start getting a great amount of traffic.

      If you are passionate about the niche you have chosen, you should be motivated to post and post every day, preferably multiple times per day and if you do that, the money will eventually follow.

      But if you only care about on how much commission you make, then there are big chances that you will give up quickly, because you will not be willing to do all the hard work that is required to achieve any success.

  7. Great blog i came through today everything is well explained. I have created a tube website allporntube.net withtubeace.com/?ref=30 plugin and i want to try a clean tube player. . I see you are using kenplayer but can you tell me which one would be better. WPCleanTubePLayer fro wp-script or kenplayer.
    I usually embed video from tubecorporate.com/?ref=20225 because they dont have much popup ads or redirection menthod. Only once the viewer complete whole video then it will show some suggested video which will lead you to the original website. Till now it works for me.
    Please also suggest which niche would be great for a start a new website.

    • I have been using the KenPlayer for a few years now and it is a must have plugin. I have seen the other one, but it is not as stable as the KenPlayer is and it is also much more expensive if you have more than one website.

      That is why you should use such a plugin if you embed videos and like I have said in this post, a plugin like KenPlayer will actually help you with the SEO as the people stay longer on your adult site, watch videos and they click on your ads and do not get any pop ups from the tube that you embed content from.

      If I would have to suggest you the most profitable niche as of today then no doubt I would say cams. I stopped promoting pay sites in 2014 or 2015 it was and now I only promote adult cam and dating offers, but if you are passionate about other niches (let’s say big boobs) then you can still make some great money promoting premium sites but not as much as with camming affiliate sponsors 🙂

  8. Hi there, am a newbie model at chaturbate, still not much into affiliate thing, have a link for registration on my profile but not much out of it… I am looking into ways to promote my room and how to sell my original content beside cb and some direct payment like wu or paypal (used them for small ammounts so no risk there yet). I have bunch of squirting vids, some pvt shows recorded,loads of sexy photos,close ups with toys, I sold even some panties lol, and from what I gathered I do need to make my own site and invest some moolah there, thanks for underlining that:) I’ve tried twitter but am bit sick of it since am there irl for almost a decade and am generally sick of social media atm. I realised that best way to find viewers for camsite is at the camsite, so I hang in some of the big rooms there, found some crew to hang out with and even found few whales that started to leave me few k of tokens a week, but I need 10-20 of those to make it worthwhile, right? I am camming for 2,5 months and now at around 2,5k followers but not doing it full time yet, so any advice for poor camgirl who wants to make it into business is welcomed 😉
    You can catch me at cb/queerbi or queerbicam(at)gmail
    Also, if anyone in the comments is interested in my original content pls let me know, thanks!
    Sorry if this sounded like ssp, it kind of is 😉

    • I see many cam models sell content outside of the CB, on sites like the ManyVids or building their own sites independently, the way I present in this article or through sites like ModelCentro, that handle all the billing and other things.

      Many models create their own WordPress blogs with their names like queerbi.com or queerbicam.com that contain some posts or just links to their social media sites, to their CB profile and their other shops created on ModelCentro and with some information about them.

      From what I have seen, camming regularly is the best way to get new followers, preferably every day, as often as possible and for as long as possible.

      Here is a post that gives you ideas on how to promote cams:

      https://mradultaffiliate.com/how-to-promote-adult-webcam-site/

      It is more catered toward affiliates but it is also applicable for models and other individuals 🙂

  9. Thanks for getting back so quicky, will check out that other links, and yes I was thinking of buying queerbicam.com and start with mailing list or something and see where it goes, and yes you’re right, longer hours bring bigger following, that i figured as well

  10. Thanks for your detailed tutorial and if you use ken importer to grab the embedded videos massively do you change titles or descriptions? Or not change?
    (Changing titles or writing descriptions needs to be much time but for seo(unique contents) and avoiding duplicate contents from original sites like pornhub etc.)

    And using yoast seo plugin also needs huge time for good result on seo, is it deserved to use on tube site or not?

    • It is better to change some titles and it plugin allows you to do that when you grab videos in the Ken Importer panel, so you do not have to go to posts’ page and change them.

      You can use Yoast or All in One SEO Pack. You do not have to edit posts with these plugins, just installing and configuring the basic settings can help as well.

  11. Dear sir.
    i am an undergraduate college student i am corrently working too , i am intrested in making a porn tube site and i guess everything you explained is clear thanks a lot for that i liked your site very intresting , But the problem is i live in a country in africa and if i tried to target poeple from my country the pay will be so low , i wanna target the USA / UK area but when i think about this i see a lot of huge and small sites allready doing it so the competition will be so hard and i wont get a chance with those guys , can you please advice me with ways to promote my site after making it and is there some chance i can make it even though there a lot of similar sites like the one im intending to make .
    best regards.

    • That is why you need to start a niche website so there is not that much competition. You need to focus only on a one specific topic (that you like) like big black tits or Asian women on cam or something like that you have a great chance of getting some results provided that you do the hard work.

      Your adult site should be written all in English and it does not need to be a perfect English. A good thing in porn is that people do not care that much if you always use the proper grammar because they just want to see pictures, videos, cams to get off to.

      Make sure that you have a keyword in your domain or at least you choose something that is related to your core topic (read niche).

      You can use videos from XVideos, PornHub and other sites, like I mentioned in this very post.

      Let me know if you want to ask more questions on this topic. Also, check out my forum for some tips.

  12. hello

    Im trayed all free version from xwpthemes.com

    but no one working!
    where did u know iff paid versions are ok

    are u the owner?

    • About what plugin or theme are you talking about? From all free products, only Monster Xvideos Importer seem to be working, but they obviously put much more focus on paid products and I am currently using their latest themes and two plugins (the KenPlayer and the Ken Importer Pro) and they all are working just fine. You can also find some topic on the forum discussing about them as well.

  13. What do you do when the videos get deleted from the big sites? Quite a lot of them get deleted, quite often.

    Another problem is that you may end up embedding videos that other uploaded with their own watermark, thus stealing your traffic, sending it to their offers or to their tubes. A solution would be using a third party site which hosts your videos for free and they run ads on the videos, but the issue I am having is that their ads are also offers that I promote, so I am not ok with sending my traffic to their affiliate link.

    • Sadly, you can do anything about that, you can only minimize the chances of the videos you embed getting removed by only sharing content that is legit, not some stolen full length movies that are obviously stolen.

      There are still many videos that do not have any watermarks but I do not worry much about that since in my experience not many people actually type in the domain name from these watermarked videos anyway.

      If you are posting a promotional content from a pay site or an embedded video with a watermark, then just place a banner or a text link just below the player. It is an effective way to get many clicks for your affiliate links.

      You should definitely consider using the KenPlayer plugin from XWPThemes, since it removes all the ads from the site you embed videos and it lets you add your own logo that can overwrite existing watermarks.

  14. Thank you for the answer, Mr. Adult Affiliate! That was my guess, too, and you confirmed it.

    I have already failed in porn, I stated this before on the forum. So I am not very eager to start a new porn site again, although I like the idea of it, but I know from experience that it is difficult to stay motivated when your site takes a lot of time to work on and it produces a lot less than you pay for the hosting. Besides, I am still struggling to receive some organic traffic for my cam site with robo, but still nothing, I am still the only visitor, ‘playing’ with a new site now (porn) is not such a good idea, since I get no results with this one (robo). I cannot even embed rooms from another sponsor, because I get an error, and the ticket I sent to Nick has not been resolved yet, although it has been quite a while since I asked for help with this. I hope Nick feels better and can help me embed rooms from the second sponsor soon.

    So my plan is that when I start receiving organic traffic with the robo site, only then I will consider opening a porn site again. And yes, definitely making sure my visitors do not get redirected to the main tube, as you said. But about that, how long will it last? The big tubes already know about this, and I am pretty sure they do not like the idea of webmasters leaching to their servers, because we just consume their bandwidth, and produce no income for them. They will be trying to stop this, and they will keep searching for methods. I think you agree with me on this.

    P.S.: I placed another site of mine in the WEBSITE tab, and I want to ask you if, based on the content that you see there, you think it would be a good idea to change it to wordpress. Do you think that it will gather organic traffic with wordpress? Again, I do not want to pay for the hosting and gather no organic traffic, thus making me lose money. SO I need to know your opinion, if you think it has potential or now, once I export the existing content to wordpress.

    • It really depends what you plan to do with that blog. If you are just going to build it and link to your other sites and your sole propose of it will not be making money, then you can keep it on the Blogger platform. I have not used Blogger for years, but they are far behind WordPress in all aspects, so I would not host a money making site there, unless you really do not have funds but if you have a paid hosting, then you should be able to add it to your shared server.

      You should try blogging thing, because it can be profitable if you can write some posts, add some video content, embed chat rooms from cam affiliate programs, and if you get good at it, an adult blog can get good results on the search engines.

  15. Thanks for the answer!

    I plan on getting organic traffic with that site which is currently hosted on blogger, because if I do, then that traffic will be redirected and monetized, because you must have already seen that I have advertisement there. I think it is visible only on pc, not on mobile, though. So I am not sure if it is worth to export the content to wp, because my question is the same: will it receive organic traffic, if I keep doing what I have been doing with it until now?

    As for the blogging thing, yes, I am good at writing, but every site that I create suffers from technical issues. Creating content is not the problem for me. For instance, my robo site took today between 5 and 10 seconds to load. I do not know how the heck I am supposed to fix this. I have plugins like wp optimize, w3tc, and they were supposed to make my site fast like a rocket. Well, it is still slow like a snail. So I am afraid that this is what I will always face when I make a site: technical problems that I have no clue how to fix, and I will just spend my money and my time creating content for nothing, because google will see my site as being crappy, because it loads so slowly. If you can tell me how to make it fast, I am all years.

    Perhaps you will even consider writing a blog post about speed, but maybe other things than the ones we can find on the internet, because those things and those plugins do not make my site faster at all. Thanks in advance!

    • I think you should consider adding some more text meaty posts like on your adult cam website build with the Robo. Always look at your top competitors that rank for your desired keywords and see what they are doing and try to replicate their strategies.

  16. Oh, by the way, I talked to Nick in order to get my issue with that sponsor fixed, and it turns out I wrote to him on skype about it and I forgot to write a ticket, also. I just wanted to clarify this, because I do not want anyone to believe that Nick is not helpful. So it was my bad.

  17. Very informative!
    Except one thing: How to promote it?
    Almost all adult website have a traffic exchange script, what script do you recommend?

  18. Having read your posts I have purchased Ken Player, Ken importer and received the Rosatube theme free with the purchase.
    The first problem I have encountered is that there appears to be no user guides, instructions or support related to these products. This means that I have purchased products that are going to take many times more than necessary to be able to use them effectively, than they would if the developers had spent some time and effort on producing user guides. Purchase in haste .. regret at leisure!

    • Sorry to hear that. They are not that hard to use and once you learn how to work with them, you will love them. I especially like the KenPlayer, since it is very useful. With this plugin you do not have to do much, you just add embedded codes from porn tubes and it recognizes and automatically adds its own player so your visitors do not get any pop ups and you can add your own logo and ads and et cetera. If you have any questions, let me know, you can ask here or on the forum.

    • You just have to login into your account and then go to Linking Codes page and scroll down to the Program: Revshare: 20% codes and copy the link you want to promote and add it anywhere you want to on your WordPress website.

  19. Mradultaffilatie im Elise (Siswet19 on chaturbate) can you please contact me on e-mail? I have Some questions about adult tubes and content programs.. hope you can help!
    Best regards Elise

  20. hello Mr

    I bought ken Importer, Auto posting isn’t working?
    I do not find any contact, support on his page, only any cheapy forum where I cant post

    My question can you tell me how to contact the owner or I should make PP dispute?!

    thx

  21. Hi again Mr. Adult

    thx for tips and for your effort!
    For mee working everything fine, the Ken Player is Amazing worth much more like his price!

  22. Have I died and gone to heaven? Thank You, Mr. Adult, Thank You!
    Though I have operated websites for many years and enjoyed a modicum of success. I have always been attracted to the adult industry but never did.
    In the past few year, I have acquired some very compelling domain names, all easy to recall, short and targeted.
    There are opportunities, obviously outside the adult industry but while I have always been outside that industry, I have a handful of friends who have made it really big in the adult business.
    Knowing about site building, development, SEO is second nature for me but until I got this little article, I was clueless. Thank you, again, for the knowledge

  23. I have about 8 websites, and I have to fix everyday license code, cause save only for 24 hours, someone has the same problem?
    no reply from xwp

  24. Hi
    Thank you for all the information.
    I have a question. How do I change the background color of a WP-RosaTube template?
    Thank you

    • No one can tell that. I can agree with what Szentes has said. It depends what kind of traffic is it, is it a targeted (from search engines like Google or Yahoo) or an untargeted one (from general forums or other unrelated porn websites) and it is also important if you get it from first tier countries aka the Western world or from poor ones.

      You can make a decent revenue with just only a few thousands of visits a day from Google for your profitable niche site and you get most of the traffic from the so called wealthy countries that spend a lot on porn.

  25. @pepe

    Mostly Important from where did you get traffic, if you buy expl like me from Plugrush.spend a lot of money for nothing. ower 400 K no one register or from a search engine is a difference! without SEO you get nothing

  26. Hi

    I have been thinking purchasing the Adult Video Script package since they seem offer an easy start for a newbie like me. What is your comment on AVS?
    Your info is very useful and many thanks

  27. i see there are some pre-made package outside for porn site such as adultscriptvideo, they seem over a nice package within 250USD, any thought of that?

    • If you are starting your first porn site then I would recommend going with the WordPress and pick a theme from XWPThemes.com. It is much cheaper and easier to maintain than tube sites that use its own content management system.

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