Maximum income, minimum time investment

We’d all like to earn money for doing nothing, right? While that isn’t actually possible, passive income can separate the time you put into work from the money you earn, allowing you to earn money when you are not actively working. The key to passive income is doing something once that can then earn you money several times with no additional effort.

What is Passive Income?

Passive income is earnings from a business activity in which a person is not actively involved. In the adult industry, passive income is typically defined as earnings from sources that do not require a performer to be actively performing or logged on in order to make sales. Webcamming and performing in porn for which the model is paid a flat fee are two examples of activities that are not passive income. The most common forms of passive income in the adult industry are clips, fan clubs, and affiliate marketing.


Making and selling fetish and porn videos (commonly referred to in the industry as “clips”) is a great way to earn passive income. While there is a hefty investment of time and energy upfront to film, edit, and upload a clip, once it is available for sale it can be sold an infinite number of times with no further effort on your part. Platforms like IWantClips and Manyvids handle all of the payment processing and customer downloading / streaming of the clip as well, so you don’t need to worry about contacting your customer to send them the content they have purchased.

Fan Clubs

Running a simple subscription-based adult fan club can be a great source of passive income. Even fan clubs with daily post schedules can be passive income! The key to earning passive income from adult fan clubs like AVN Stars and JustForFans is using the scheduling tools built into the platform. You put in the effort up front to create the content and schedule posts, and after you “set it and forget it”, it doesn’t matter if you have 100 or 1,000 subscribers, you are earning that income with no additional work on your part. If, however, you earn most of your fan club income from activities like sexting and dick ratings, it is no longer passive income.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the ultimate in passive income. If you are unfamiliar with the term, affiliate marketing is where a person (the “affiliate”) promotes (“markets”) a product to their followers, and receives a commission on any sales that occur through their specific link. In the adult industry, affiliate marketing is often used when getting new members to sign up and spend money on webcam sites, clip sites, or fan club platforms. There are also model referral programs, which reward you for signing up new models for a platform who then go on to earn money on the site. There are also affiliate marketing opportunities for membership sites and sex toys.

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