OtherGround Forums How do the economics of porn work today?

8 days ago
5/2/02
Posts: 26982

There seems to still be no shortage of porn being produced.  Maybe less high budget stuff like Vivid used to make, or maybe still does.  But still a lot of content.  There are also a number of streaming sites.  

Is it all essentially add supported now?  Did performer pay drop significantly?  Is the pressure to get production costs as low as possible and to churn out as much content as possible to drive views for rev share?

there seem to be ad and subscription models still, but I don’t see why anyone would pay for premium subs when so much content is available for free with no more effort than a google search.  

8 days ago
8/20/03
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8 days ago
11/10/18
Posts: 2738

They fuck on camera for money. 

8 days ago
4/18/01
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I imagine all their actual costs are paid for by the clicks they generate when uploading to popular 3rd party sites like PornHub.

The subscriptions to their site is where I bet they make their cash
8 days ago
3/13/17
Posts: 7560

Ad revenue. I am in the online advertising industry (non-adult) and the amount of traffic going to porn tube sites dwarfs anything else online easily. 

Generate a lot of views for pornhub? They could detect how many clicks, Views, purchases, your video made, and then pay you off that.

8 days ago
3/29/19
Posts: 164

There is a reason porn is free.  

8 days ago
4/1/10
Posts: 59076

I was reading an article about the tax implications for the performers.

They were talking about how there is a large shift to where porn actors and cam models are producing allof their own content. The point of the article was how the IRS was going after them for unpaid taxes as they aren't declaring the income.

It turns out a lot of them are making great money just from tips on Pornhub, apparantly you can send them cash right there. They offer  amix of free and paid content, but the bulk of the revenue comes from tipping.

 

8 days ago
1/1/01
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They only shoot vids to show off their escorting skills

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 95932

Let me show you.  

Sit on this black leather couch, first. 

8 days ago
1/1/01
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Zned - 

I was reading an article about the tax implications for the performers.

They were talking about how there is a large shift to where porn actors and cam models are producing allof their own content. The point of the article was how the IRS was going after them for unpaid taxes as they aren't declaring the income.

It turns out a lot of them are making great money just from tips on Pornhub, apparantly you can send them cash right there. They offer  amix of free and paid content, but the bulk of the revenue comes from tipping.

 


Apparently a LOT of Snapchat thots went from making serious bank to getting audited overnight.
8 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 26471

have heard most of the production companies have massive back logs of content.  when stuff hits the market, sometimes it's years old already.

8 days ago
1/1/01
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Trust -

Let me show you.  

Sit on this black leather couch, first. 

are you willing to go the extra mile?

8 days ago
9/24/07
Posts: 4412

JJitsu (think that's his SN) has all kinds of crazy insight into the industry, because he was in for years. 

8 days ago
8/20/03
Posts: 144067
Pedro Navaja - 

Ad revenue. I am in the online advertising industry (non-adult) and the amount of traffic going to porn tube sites dwarfs anything else online easily. 

Generate a lot of views for pornhub? They could detect how many clicks, Views, purchases, your video made, and then pay you off that.


Do those third websites act like YouTube in paying people for views, ads, and clicks etc?

7 days ago
2/19/19
Posts: 83

I was honestly shocked and hilariously amused that I saw a site had an option where they charged you to stream video-on-demand by the minute. Fucking hilarious. I cannot imagine these guys that open up their credit card statements and have 28 Brazzers charges for 76 cents a day.

7 days ago
5/20/19
Posts: 568
b.d. -

JJitsu (think that's his SN) has all kinds of crazy insight into the industry, because he was in for years. 

Makes complete sense now. Scumbags gonna scumbag. 

7 days ago
1/1/01
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I saw a documentary on the porn industry that said that most of the content is published to generate name recognition so the women can then earn their real money by dancing or escorting.
7 days ago
3/11/11
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7 days ago
5/2/02
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Proteus The Invincible -

 

That was surprisingly informative 

7 days ago
7/12/16
Posts: 609

I'll marry her.

7 days ago
11/16/17
Posts: 4765

When I got my first credit card at 18 in 200t first thing I used it on was bangbros. Then found ways to get free porn. When I called up to cancell it on my card the sound of disgust on the woman's voice was hilarious.

Of course they kept charging me so I had to cancell the card.

7 days ago
9/13/14
Posts: 5820
pumpkinpuss -
Trust -

Let me show you.  

Sit on this black leather couch, first. 

are you willing to go the extra mile?

I can't just hire a pretty face. I'm gonna need to see what you look like naked.

7 days ago
9/15/15
Posts: 532

Pretty cheap when it's just 2 people and a camera

7 days ago
1/1/01
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VFR -
pumpkinpuss -
Trust -

Let me show you.  

Sit on this black leather couch, first. 

are you willing to go the extra mile?

I can't just hire a pretty face. I'm gonna need to see what you look like naked.

i am also going to have to see how you perform with male talent, and today i am that talent.

7 days ago
1/1/01
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PatK -

They only shoot vids to show off their escorting skills

Agreed