For those of you who don’t know this, I joined the adult industry in 2012. I’ll share my full story another time, but in a nutshell, I had a series of events in my life occur that eventually led me to quitting my “real, grown up job” to be a full time webcam model.
Fast forward another 2 years and I had moved to Los Angeles to be a porn star.
What can I say. When I decide I want something, I go get it.
Again, story for another time.
I will be eternally grateful for my stint as a cam girl BEFORE getting into porn for a multitude of reasons, the most important being that I learned the art and science of the hustle that would later save my pretty little future ass time after time again as scene cancellations, flaky talent, surprise surgeries and, you know, random life shit that causes you to lose or spend money unexpectedly comes up.
As an adult entertainer, you’re equal parts artist and entrepreneur. And just like any other situation in which you’re working for yourself, it’s absolutely crucial to have MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME.
What does this mean, exactly? It means that you want to have as outlets set up for yourself as possible so that you can make sure you’re always getting paid. It means that it’s a death sentence to put all your eggs into one basket.
Frankly I think it’s impossible if you’re working for yourself in this day and age anyways, but I’ll say it just in case.
If you work for yourself you NEED to set yourself up for success, not to mention protect yourself in case one or even several of those income streams goes through a slow period. Which WILL happen. Because life.
Plus, if you already chose work for yourself, therefore deciding that you and you alone are going to be responsible for your earnings, doesn’t it make the most sense to make the most money possible if you’re going through all this trouble?
Even if you’re not a porn star. Even if you’re not a full time adult entertainer. Even if you’ve never done any sort of work in this field whatsoever, but you’ve been thinking about dabbling in making anonymous porn with your wife for some extra monthly cash flow.
The bottom line is to do as much as you can to set yourself up for maximum success. Ain’t nobody got time to half ass anything!
So, without further ado, here are my absolute favorite spots in cyberspace for adult fun that bring in that oh so sweet cash money every month.
And yes, this is a long post. But anything worth having takes effort and work. How bad do you REALLY want it? 😉
At this point, everyone and their mother (and probably grandmother) has heard of Onlyfans. The big thing I see on social media as of lately is people tweeting saying stuff like, “Well if _____ job doesn’t work, there’s always Onlyfans!”
AGAIN, this is a discussion to be left for a different post, but I will say this: just because people can and do make BANK on Onlyfans (some of whom are selling nudes and/or are adult entertainers) does not whatsoever mean it’s an easy venture.
Onlyfans is an absolute FUCK TON of work.
Ultimately you’re building and nurturing a fan base and community.
For those doing really well on there and making a living off of it, and I can personally attest to this, it’s a full time job.
But ANYWAYS. I’m OBSESSED with Onlyfans. Like, OBSESSED. It’s kinda like when I was a cam model. The site I was on at the time, My Free Cams, was an open platform.
So basically you had to create everything from scratch. Your profile, your tip menu, your member clubs, your videos…everything. That’s how Onlyfans is.
There are essentially infinite ways to make money on Onlyfans for adult entertainers. You can…
- Offer monthly memberships for a fixed price as well as monthly membership bundles for fans who want to pay for longer up front
- Sell exclusive photo sets and videos
- Do live stream shows and set up a tip menu for your fans
- Sell custom videos
….these are just a few ideas. But do you see what I’m getting at here?
The sky’s the limit! I also happen to love the fact that it lets me connect with my fans on a more personal level.
They can really get to know me. We have fun, we joke, we banter, we chat about life. We celebrate birthdays.
It’s a really cool way to take the whole fan experience to a brand new level.
If you’re ready to give Onlyfans a whirl, see what all the hype is about and cash the f out, click here.
I remember when I first got into the industry in 2014 and a lot of the sets I went on would talk shit about Pornhub all day.
“They’re stealing from us!” “Porn will never be the same because of them!” and I get it. Before streaming sites, porn was a different animal.
People did become easy millionaires. Sets were catered with chefs. Girls were flown out to exotic locations all over the world for shoots and paid double, triple the going rates now.
VERY different times. And when Pornhub was brand new, it WAS the wild wild west for pirated scenes.
But it’s all changed. Just like any other business model, industries evolve. And it’s up to those in said industries to evolve, too, if they don’t want to get left behind.
Last I checked, Pornhub was getting something like 100 MILLION hits a day. They’re the 13th most visited website in the world.
Yep. Let that sink in for a minute. Imagine, as a brand new talent, you have the opportunity to be exposed to THAT MASSIVE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC as often as you wanted to. What do you think that might do for you?
So, when I decided I was going to go ALL in on porn all those years ago, I immediately contacted Pornhub. I wasn’t even on the site yet! I asked them to list me as an adult star, made myself a profile and posted a few scenes.
A couple of them were full scenes, and a couple of them were edited down specifically for the site. Like a movie trailer of sorts, but a whole lot spicier.
The idea was to give the humans juuuust enough sexy time and leave them wanting more.
I made sure to watermark every video with my Instagram handle back then so people could find me, and as time went on I gradually started adding watermarks that directed people to other places they could find me, like my texting app and clip stores.
I never stopped doing this. And, to add to the icing on top of this oh so delectable cake, I started doing my research.
On Pornhub. Not “research” cough cough I mean watching porn pretending to do work (lmao).. I mean actually going on Pornhub to see what people were watching.
Checking in consistently to see what videos were top ranked and how, if at all, they were correlated.
The first huge trend I started to see what people could NOT get enough of was…you guessed it….STEPDAD PORN.
So I started making Stepdad porn. I posted one video, MADE IT COMPLETELY FREE, and it BLEW UP. Like 10M views blew up. I think it’s at like 20M now. But the point is, I made ONE video ONE time and made like $10,000 in the first wave. Off of one video.
IN A LITTLE OVER A MONTH.
That’s NINE TIMES MORE THAN I WAS MAKING FOR ONE BOY/GIRL SCENE MY AGENCY BOOKED ME FOR DURING THAT TIME. I DID IT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WITH A FRIEND.
AND I’M STILL MAKING MONEY OFF OF IT TO THIS DAY.
I didn’t start working for myself to make every day a struggle for money. I started working for myself so I could make a fuck ton of money on my own accord in the easiest way possible while having fun.
Work hard, but also work smart. Ya feel?
And, as time went on, Pornhub added more and more features. Now models have the option to create cool stuff like their own fan clubs, sell video clips, and offer custom videos.
I’ll leave it at this: whether you’re a seasoned adult industry professional or brand new to the scene, use Pornhub to your advantage. Make Pornhub your best friend. Pornhub is Queen. And they’re here to stay.
If you wanna hop in bed with me and the overlord of porn, and make some serious cash, click here.
There’s something about Sext Panther that just strikes me right in the nostalgia chords. Like, PHONE SEX! It reminds me of when I was a kid and would see ads in the back of Playboy magazines, “Call 1-800-HORNY4U and let’s get WILD!” with a super hot blonde chick with huge tits in a bikini.
In the world of adult entertainment, it’s just, like, ICONIC.
And it’s soooo fucking fun.
The way Sext Panther works is you get to set up your own price points for everything. You can charge for your phone number (disclaimer: this is a number you get to choose yourself. Everything is super discreet. You will never see your fans’ real numbers, nor will they see yours).
Once your fans have access to your phone line, it’s off to the races!
You set your price points for each text message you send, along with picture and video messages. You also set your price points for phone calls (as in, how much you want to charge per minute for phone calls).
I’m a firm believer in premium everything when it comes to my brand and business, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be, too.
Charge the maximum you are comfortable with because you are a fucking prize. You’re a luxury.
Of course, that means you have to BE a fucking luxury. Walk the walk. Give these fans an experience of a LIFETIME and then some, or else you’ll be left with nothing but some measly fast cash and no fans in sight.
Always think long term! (And do your best to BE the best).
The phone calls are my absolute FAVORITE part. Sometimes you’ll be texting with a fan and they’ll want to crank up the heat and carry on the conversation the phone.
Sometimes you’ll just get calls from out of the blue from random numbers (I used to just pick these up always, but as my life got WAY busier, I now I keep it more structured and have the fans schedule their chats. Plus, it gives them something to look forward to).
Sometimes they’ll be watching one of my scenes and decide they want to level their entire experience the fuck UP and call me while they’re watching me get my freak on. And sometimes, people just wanna talk.
I’ve had times where I’ve been on the phone for 2 hours, just chatting about life.
I will also say here, on a more serious note, that if you do this, sometimes it gets heavy. Sometimes fans will call and they’re going through some crazy shit and they just need someone to talk to. This is a massive responsibility.
I’m usually comfortable taking these calls and can navigate them gently, with love and compassion. And if shit ever does get REALLY serious, I am able to refer them to a service for professional help. This is few and far between, but just know that this is something that can potentially occur.
And if you’re not comfortable interacting with these types of people, you also have every right to express your discomfort and refer them to someone else.
And, on a lighter note, sometimes you’ll wake up to a bunch of photos of a micropenis from 20 different angles, asking you to rate it. Sometimes you’ll get a surprise call from a random fan who won’t tell you anything until you’re on the phone, and then he’ll share his huge fetish for gymnastics matches and want you to roleplay with him right then and there.
So you not only gotta be down for a whole lot of randomness on the daily, but you also gotta be able to think on your feet and have a HUGE creative brain.
It’s not for everyone but if this sounds like something you’d THRIVE on, DO IT.
You can also have fans tip you to make custom videos and even Skype shows, too.
All I can say is that it’s a great fucking time.
If you’re ready to get your freak on (and let’s be real here, you’re already on your phone all day anyways. You might as well make money while you’re scrolling Instagram) click here.
Wanna know a secret about me? Sometimes I’m really, really averse to change. Like, sometimes I have to be dragged through the waters by my toenails by my manager, Matt, kicking and screaming, in order to get my ass on the latest trendy app. What can I say? I like what I like and I like things as they are.
HOWEVER, I also fully understand that being my own boss means that a lot of times I have to do shit I don’t always initially wanna do, because it’s not fucking about me. It’s about my fans and giving them the best experience and the most FUN I possibly can.
So a few years ago, when Snapchat was really poppin off, Matt badgered me NONSTOP for weeks to get on there. I finally did it, begrudgingly, and frankly just to get him to stop harassing me about this stupid app.
And of course, once I was on, I immediately fell in love with and became obsessed with it.
This tends to happen a lot. Lmao.
I won’t sit here and explain how Snapchat works to you, because I know you know how to use Google, but I will tell you that it’s REALLY rad. I find that Snapchat brings in a lot of my younger, college-age fans, who are an absolute boatload of fun.
I run my premium Snapchat account using Fancentro, which makes things super easy and organized on my end. You set your prices to charge fans per month (I’m a big fan of the bundle deals)! Anddd that’s really it!
Like everything else, the rest is up to you to promote. You can run this any way you like. I like to mix things up and keep everyone guessing as to what I’ll be posting next. Sometimes I’ll upload a full on hardcore sex scene and sometimes I’ll post a video of me with a cat filter dancing around my room butt ass naked.
Whatever tickles my fancy at the moment. And I love to surprise my fans and randomly send my subscribers text messages here and there.
Snapchat’s one of the lowest maintenance ways to bring in the cash money, but of course, like anything else, you get what you put in.
If you wanna start turning your fire nudes into cash (your ex never deserved them anyways), click here.
I saved this one for last because it’s, well, different than the others. Different in the sense that it kinda just brings everything all together. Like a pretty pink ribbon on a perfectly packaged present (now say that ten times fast)!
Modetize is a website created by one of my good industry friends who worked his ass for for YEARS as an independent adult film creator and network owner, starting from scratch and working his way up, learning everything there is to know about the business of porn as well as learning about the most common problems we face as artists.
So basically, this guy REALLY knows what’s good. Which is very easy to see with this incredible platform he built.
Modetize is different in the sense that it’s more of a TOOL to make your life as an adult entertainer 10000x easier. Let me explain.
In the adult community, there are a TON of stores on the interwebs where you can sell video clips (everything from homemade to professional, specific fetishes, ASMR…you name it, it’s a “THING” that’s been done and that’s got a community who’s fond of it. I mean, anything. Like videos involving bouncing on balloons until they pop. But I’ll save that for a different post).
Along with these clip-selling sites, there’s also a bunch of fan club sites.
When something in the adult community does well, like any other industry, people hop on that shit real quick and create lookalike platforms. Boring AF if you ask me, but hey, I don’t make the rules here. I just play the game.
So needless to say, Onlyfans and Fancentro popped off and now there’s a bunch of other lookalike fan club sites with a similar vibe.
SO what Modetize does is allow models to upload their scenes to all of these platforms. AT THE SAME TIME.
So, for example, let’s say I make a really hot sex tape and I want to share it across all my accounts on all of the clip stores. Normally this would take hours. I can personally attest to this, because I don’t even want to think of all the probably hundreds of hours I’ve spent sitting in front of the glow of my laptop, uploading each individual clip to each individual store with their own specific previews, GIFS, titles and tags.
So instead of spending half a day uploading a couple of your latest video clips, you log on to Modetize, sync up all your clip stores (all you gotta do is log in), upload the video and info, select the stores you want to upload your scene to, press “Upload,” and BOOM.
It uploads your video to ALL THE STORES AT ONCE AND YOU NEVER HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.
And if you’ve got fan clubs, like Onlyfans and Fancentro, you can also use Modetize to upload everything from your full length scenes to short video clips.
Now, I will say that this means that yes, you have to go to each individual website, register for an account and set up your store. This takes time. But once you’ve done that ONE TIME ANNOYING THING, you can use Modetize to upload your scenes to all of them. AT ONCE.
This one is a HUGE GAME CHANGER, guys. Modetize was designed by a performer, for performers. They just GET IT. I’ve already uploaded like 40 scenes using this site and I’m never going to stop using this incredible tool.
It frees up my time so I can focus on what really matters: creating hot AF art for my fans.
If you’re ready to level the fuck UP, spend more time creating dope adult entertainment and earn money in your sleep, click here.
So there you have it, friends. The top tools and resources, hand selected by me, for you, that you need to start cashing out in the business of porn. The world is your oyster.
And as far as I’m concerned, we should ALL be able to get our freak on, have a blast, AND buy ourselves a nice new car. Or pair of tits. Or a house. Or a dream vacation. Actually, all of the above.
We only get one life, so why not give ourselves the gift of financial freedom so we can properly enjoy it?
Got questions about cashing out in porn? Drop em below. Now go and get that cheddar, bb.