Web Development For Camgirls and Adult Stars

There’s many reasons why an adult performer would want to operate their own website. Running a website is a great promotional tool. It enables performers to tap into valuable search engine traffic. It’s also the main hub where models can list all their services, social media profiles, clip stores, camming sites and so on. This works as the main marketing hub for everything.

The website is also it’s own revenue stream. A model site can be monetized by a number of means; pay site subscriptions, clip sales, live camming and other store items. Plus it can generate affiliate commissions from other networks.

Best of all, this can be done 100% free and with minimal technical knowledge. Here’s everything you need to know about building a website.

How Much Building A Website Costs

There are a couple website building platforms for performers that are 100% free. They work on a revshare model, very similarly to how the clip sites and camming sites operate. If you’re starting out with a basic website that you’re hosting yourself, there will be some overhead. A website name only costs about $20 per year. Shared hosting will work at the start and only costs about $5 per month. If you scale up to a dedicated server, it gets more expensive.

But if you don’t want to put up any initial investment, you really don’t need to. All the free / revshare website building platforms are very solid and feature-rich platforms as well. Plus, they’re insanely easy to use and have great support channels.

How Difficult Is It To Build A Website

The honest answer: It depends. If you go with one of the website building platforms for models, it’s very inuitive and the company handles all the technical stuff. There’s also very good support as well as a performer community. If you’re hosting and building your own site? Then you’ll need to know a little bit about hosting and HTML. If you’re doing some complicated things, it might get a little more technical.

So really, it’s as complicated as you want to make it. It’s possible to get starting without any knowledge of hosting or HTML at all. Everything has visual editors and easy-to-use dashboards. If you want to build your own site? It does get more complicated. Especially if you’re implementing a payment processor.

How To Make Money From The Website

Running a website can be very profitable. There’s also many different ways that you can make money from the website. This ranges from membership subscriptions to live camming. Here are some of the main ways you can monetize the website.

Membership Subscriptions

One of the primary ways to monetize your website is membership subscriptions. Many of the website builders make it really easy to do this. Otherwise, you’ll have to implement the members area and payment processing.

Membership subscriptions are great because of the monthly rebills. If a die-hard fan subscribes and never unsubscribes, you’ll be generating revenue from those rebills for quite a while. The more loyal subscribers you get, the greater this residual income becomes.

In order to keep people subscribed, there needs to be consistent fresh content being published. Either that or so much archived content that it’s worth subscribing to access it all. Being active in other ways (blogging, camming, messaging, ect) also helps.

Clips and Store Items

Selling clips, galleries and other store items is another way to make money from the website. With store items, it’s possible to sell just about anything. Could be content, signed prints, Snapchat subscriptions and a wide range of other things. Many of the website building platforms make it easy to sell content and store items on your website.

Live Webcam Shows

Live camming is another way to generate revenue from the website. There’s multiple ways to go about doing this. Some performers cam in the members only area. It might just be shows for subscribers or it might be token-based shows. The website building platforms make it easy to cam from the website. There’s other platforms and services that can get integrated into the website as well.

Affiliate / Referral Commissions

This is a source of revenue that a lot of performers don’t really think about. Most of the camming sites and a decent amount of the clip sites have referral or affiliate programs. With these programs, you can earn a commission off new customers referral to the network.

By linking to your camming site and clip stores using affiliate links, you’re not only promoting your other networks, but you’re creating an entire new revenue-stream out of it! A residual one at that. If you’re getting a revenue-share on all new customer spending, and you refer a really good customer, that can be some very good money!

Using The Website For Promoting Other Sites / Services

The website is also a very valuable promotional tool for a performers other networks and services. In-fact, there’s plenty of performers out there running basic WordPress sites purely for promotion. These sites might not sell any actual services, but they can be used for listing out the clip stores, camming profile, social media accounts and other profiles.

There are some camming site and clip stores that do not allow models to link to competing sites. Many allow models to link to their personal website though. This is one way to enable surfers from one network to find your content / services on other networks.

Some networks also only allow you to link to a single web property. Do you link to the camming site? Clip store? If you link to the website, the visitors will be able to find all your clip stores, camming site and other profiles by visiting the website.

By learning the basics of “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO), which we’ll discuss below, it’s also possible to tap into search engine traffic. Once you’ve got the site ranked for search results, this brings in a steady flow of really good traffic. Running a website is the most effective way to tap into this form of traffic.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is definitely something you’ll want to learn. It sounds really complicated, but really isn’t that bad. The great thing about SEO is that you can either get really involved with it, or stick to the simple “Onsite Optimization” best practices and let everything else fall into place.

Search engine traffic is some of the most valuable traffic out there. And once a website is ranked, it’s a steady non-stop stream of traffic. SEO is a huge topic. So big that we’re not even going to go into it beyond explaining how important it is. There’s a full post on the topic linked-to below.

Learn More: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) For Adult Performers

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