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Content Delivery: To Cloud or Not To Cloud? By Katy Churchill

At first glance, content delivery seems to be the least of an adult content creator’s worries: create an account on a clip site, interested customers can buy videos and download them directly from the purchase page. Simple, right? For individual videos, audio files, or photo sets, that solution works. Buy one item, receive one item, everyone is happy. Once you start creating bundles, though, things get slightly more difficult. For selling content sets, you have 3 main options: existing adult content sites, accepting payment for access to content in the cloud, and Project Maenad.

 

Clip Sites

 

NiteFlirt: The “goody bag” content sales system allows for multiple files to be uploaded together into one bundle. Files included can be videos, photographs, audio files, or written documents. A customer purchases the goody bag off the model’s profile and has immediate access to download all of the files in the bundle. Goody bags can be sold repeatedly with no additional effort or re-listing required. Customers must be a Niteflirt member and pay with their NF account.

ManyVids: The “MV link” system can be used to send multiple videos to a customer. MV links are not generated automatically, and can only be used once. A customer can pay on Manyvids or via another method, then the model must manually generate the MV link and send it to the customer. Only videos can be sent in this way. Customers must be a Manyvids member, but do not have to pay with their MV account.

 

Cloud Content Sharing

Without a good content bundling and distribution option available, many models turn to non-adult cloud sharing services, selling access to particular files or folders within their account. For all of these options, payment must be made on another site. Additionally, some of these services ban the storage and/or sharing of pornographic content.

 

Popular cloud options:

 

Dropbox

  • 2GB 1 TB $9.99/mo
  • Free storage: 2 GB
  • Paid plans:
  • Up to 1 TB $9.99/month
  • The only rules related to adult content forbid “unlawful pornography”, which is undefined in the terms of use, indicating that it likely refers only to content that depicts illegal acts.
  • Acceptable Use Policies

 

Google Drive

  • Free storage: 15 GB
  • Up to 100 GB – $1.99/mo
  • Up to 1 TB – $9.99/mo
  • Storing and sharing pornography in photo or video form is forbidden under the Program Policies.
  • Written erotica content is permitted as long as it does not depict “unlawful acts”, with bestiality and underage content specifically mentioned.
  • Content that drives traffic to commercial pornography is also banned.
  • Program Policies

 

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Free storage: 5 GB (plus unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime customers)
  • Up to 100 GB – $11.99/yr (plus unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime customers)
  • $59.99 – per 1 TB per year (plus unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime customers)
  • Using the service for commercial purposes is banned under section 1.2
  • Using the service to share pornography is banned under section 1.3 (b)
  • Terms of Service

 

Project Maenad

Project Maenad was created by a cammodel Sabihah, who recognized the lack of options available to performers and producers who wanted to share their content. A customer can buy content directly from your profile (which requires them to create an account on the site), or you can create custom download links and send them directly to customers who have paid through another site. You can limit the number of times your content is downloaded, how long the link is active for, and you can protect your content links with a password. Each link is to an “album”, and each album can contain multiple files, allowing you to create bundles of content to sell. Albums of content can be sold on a model’s profile repeatedly with no additional effort or re-listing required. Custom links can be set to be re-used, or they can be good for only one use.

Free Plan:

  • 20 GB storage
  • 10 GB bandwidth for downloads
  • 70% payout

 

Paid plans:

 

Basic $10/mo

  • 100 GB storage
  • 50 GB bandwidth for downloads
  • 85% payout

Plus $25/mo

  • 250 GB storage
  • 125 GB bandwidth for downloads
  • 85% payout

Professional $45/mo

  • 400 GB storage
  • 200 GB bandwidth for downloads
  • 85% payout

Premium $90/mo

  • 1.2 TB storage
  • 600 GB bandwidth for downloads
  • 85% payout

 

Remember: Even Adult-Friendly Options Have Rules!

Please keep in mind that all of the content storage and sharing platforms referred to above include clauses in their Terms of Service (which you must agree to before using the services) that permit the closure of any account at any time at the discretion of the platform, regardless of the content stored and/or shared. Content sold in bundles on Niteflirt or Manyvids must adhere to the acceptable content rules of those sites.

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Hi there! I’m Katy Churchill, camgirl, phone sex operator, fetish filmmaker, and DIY pornographer. I love baseball, beer, and burgers, and I have big boobs and a big butt. See what I’m saying, BB?

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