What does it take to start a site?

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  1. Dr. Algonquin

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    How does someone go about launching a porn site, like SeanCody, JakeCruise, ACM etc? I've been thinking and it wouldn't be something I could attempt any time soon but I'd love to try it someday. It's not the technical aspects of building and hosting a website I'm wondering about, I can handle that stuff. But how do they find their models at first, before their site is well known? How much do models generally get paid? What types of cameras and camera techniques are needed for video of similar quality to the popular sites? Do you need any kind of licenses or permits to start that sort of "business?" That's the kind of stuff I'm wondering. Does anybody have any answers or know good resources and contact info for the popular site runners?
     
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    Before you start remember that these sites cashed in at the right time and are now established based on a devoted membership. It may be hard to get going in a market which is already so-very crowded.

    It depends, they will either use models locally by advertising in newspapers and online. Local gay rags will sometimes carry ads for "models wanted" which is usually for some form of adult shoot. They may also use a talent agency, if you wanted someone well known you would need to contact their management. They may also get guys by simply approaching them on the street etc.

    Once again it depends. An unknown model would usually get their travel expenses and a fee of somewhere between $200-$500 but thats just an approx guideline. Well known names will set their own price.

    All of the major gay porn sites (Corbin Fisher, Blake Mason etc) use multiple compact HD digital video camera such as the Sony HDR-FX7 (or similar). They nearly all also use additional lighting rigs and a set or somesort (a house, bedroom etc). Camera techniques would be hard to describe but a full body, half body and close up at the very minimum.

    You would need to keep a record of all the models, and proof of their age (some form of ID) so that you can legally declare all performers are legal to perform. You don't wanna get into hot water with this issue!

    You will find that the people who run the well established sites are incredibly brutal about their competition. If you're looking for help from inside the industry I am pretty sure you would find it hard to get any advice from any of the big sites. The smaller ones perhaps.

    Think hard before you go into this. There is a lot of hard work involved both in creating and maintaining a successful adult website
     
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    It's not just location, location, location.... it's content, content, and content :)

    need to find a niche and differentiate as well.
     
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    I think the way to go now is a YouTube rip-off and it is very easy to do.

    Easy as 1-2-3!

    1.) First register a domain name at a place like GoDaddy.com. It will cost about $10 per YEAR.

    2.) Then sign up at this site. They will create an entire "Tube" site for you for only $50 per month

    3.) Make money by becoming an affiliate with sites like Adultfriendfinder or your favorite "cam" site. Get the word out by linking your movies in your favorite forums. Once your tube site gets popular enough to start making money, you can easily start selling adspace on your pages.

    Now go out there and make some money!!!!!!!!
     
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