Is porn or porn related fetishes a good niche?

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Is porn or fetishes related to porn a good niche? Just curious.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spree Ads
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    Yes they are .

    i have an adult forum and adult video sharing site in a country i targetted.
    and it's doing well and earning me a quick bucks with little to noo less work reason for this is i have a tool that scrapes video and am into a adult ppd site which i have a premium upgrade status on my account as well cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi,

    1 - You can make money thru just about any niche.

    2 - You will want to think about clarity on this one; you need to be clear on why you are running adult sites, because many will see these as spammy....but if you can find the ideal customer, you can prosper.

    Not that I run any of these themed sites....just saying

    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author mysteryleaves
    I dont like that type of niche and their is far too much of that type of stuff on the net,
    however if that is what you want to do thier is a big market for it
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    Isn't all porn free these days. That was the big mistake the industry made by giving too much stuff away free. I think there may be money to be made from the web cam niche though.
    I am no expert in this area, so I may well be wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by andybeveridge View Post

      Isn't all porn free these days. That was the big mistake the industry made by giving too much stuff away free. I think there may be money to be made from the web cam niche though.
      I am no expert in this area, so I may well be wrong.
      Mhmm, respectfully you are wrong. I have a few buddies that make quite a bit in the adult world. It's that mentality that too much is free and that people don't buy that they smile at and wish to encourage so fewer people enter in as their competition

      People still pull out their credit cards to join sites even when free sites exist. Pay per lead offers pulling in those emails are also equally as strong.

      Adult offers typically pay out quite a bit so it only takes a few to make good money on a consistent basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
      Originally Posted by andybeveridge View Post

      Isn't all porn free these days. That was the big mistake the industry made by giving too much stuff away free. I think there may be money to be made from the web cam niche though.
      I am no expert in this area, so I may well be wrong.
      Plenty of people pay for porn.

      The best quality porn is not free and plenty of buyers know that.

      And those websites have affiliate programs.

      I speak from experience as someone that's had adult affiliates as clients.

      See, I ghostwrite fiction for marketers looking to get into the Kindle game now, but eight years ago when I started, I was doing fiction alongside copywriting for paysite tours and blogging for adult affiliates.

      There are some fabulous programs out there, and you can make good money doing it. I never actually had time to start my own sites, full disclosure, because I was always so swamped with client work, but I made very decent money from affiliate clients because they used my blogging to keep making their money.

      If I was getting regularly paid as well as I was, I know that was only a fraction of what they were earning.

      I had to comment because I see this all porn is free there's no point anymore talk all the time. I'm a avid porn peruser (enthusiast? consumer?) and I'm fiercely loyal. I don't bother with free stuff and I stick to my favorite network.

      I can tell you that I'm not the only one, either.

      Plus, pretty much every niche I can think off, all kinds of things are out there for free. People still pay money for them.

      It isn't always about only the good quality stuff being available for paid users. Though I'd say for good porn, at least fetish/BDSM porn, the paid stuff is where its at.
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      • Profile picture of the author koreancowboy
        Originally Posted by jessiewriter View Post

        See, I ghostwrite fiction for marketers looking to get into the Kindle game now, but eight years ago when I started, I was doing fiction alongside copywriting for paysite tours and blogging for adult affiliates.
        You know what's crazy? We got started around the same time, doing about the same thing (although I was running adult sites, I slowly transition into writing reviews for other webmasters)...and both of our names are Jessie. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        Originally Posted by jessiewriter View Post

        Plenty of people pay for porn.

        The best quality porn is not free and plenty of buyers know that.

        And those websites have affiliate programs.

        I speak from experience as someone that's had adult affiliates as clients.

        See, I ghostwrite fiction for marketers looking to get into the Kindle game now, but eight years ago when I started, I was doing fiction alongside copywriting for paysite tours and blogging for adult affiliates.

        There are some fabulous programs out there, and you can make good money doing it. I never actually had time to start my own sites, full disclosure, because I was always so swamped with client work, but I made very decent money from affiliate clients because they used my blogging to keep making their money.

        If I was getting regularly paid as well as I was, I know that was only a fraction of what they were earning.

        I had to comment because I see this all porn is free there's no point anymore talk all the time. I'm a avid porn peruser (enthusiast? consumer?) and I'm fiercely loyal. I don't bother with free stuff and I stick to my favorite network.

        I can tell you that I'm not the only one, either.

        Plus, pretty much every niche I can think off, all kinds of things are out there for free. People still pay money for them.

        It isn't always about only the good quality stuff being available for paid users. Though I'd say for good porn, at least fetish/BDSM porn, the paid stuff is where its at.
        I gotta love solid honesty when there's far too many sexual euphemisms being thrown about. Just need to stop beating around the bush and get to the topic at hand
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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by andybeveridge View Post

      Isn't all porn free these days. That was the big mistake the industry made by giving too much stuff away free. I think there may be money to be made from the web cam niche though.
      I am no expert in this area, so I may well be wrong.
      Some of the free tube sites have affilate programs where they pay just for sending traffic to them - customer doesn't need to buy anything.

      But from what I've read, the cam niche is really growing because people want a more "personalized" experience. So I think there's good money in that niche too.

      I think the biggest problem in the porn niche is how crowded it is, not necessarily all the free stuff available.

      Like you, though, I'm not an expert here and I don't do any marketing with adult websites.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Awhile back, I was chatting with the tech who was putting a new drive in my wife's laptop. He was talking about another job, where the client had over a thousand different virus/malware/adware files, all of them from "free" porn sites. There's a reason they're giving it away.

        I also met a guy who ran a chain of adult book/movie stores before the Internet went mainstream. He told me that the more "esoteric" (i.e., kinky) the fetish, the more he could charge for it.

        If all you want is tittie pics, those are all over. But if you're into something where safety and anonymity are important to you, you're probably going to look for something paid.

        If you can cater to those esoteric tastes and convince potential patrons on the safety/anonymity angle, you may have a license to print money.
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  • Profile picture of the author edmltw
    Well, that's the first thing any guy searches for on the internet, if you were wondering will there be any demand.

    But yes, it will be great if you could boil down to a fetish/niche within the industry, for example, cosplay theme etc.

    And remember the essential IM tools of trade, grab their emails, form a list, email them content updates, upsell them premium stuffs, send a monthly newsletter with the "PLAYBOY" format etc.

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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    I did actually point out that I am no expert in the matter and my opinion may well be wrong. That said the market must have changed a lot because it is commonly known that the free side of things did have a massive impact.
    I do get that there would always be a market for different fetishes though.
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    • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
      Originally Posted by andybeveridge View Post

      I did actually point out that I am no expert in the matter and my opinion may well be wrong. That said the market must have changed a lot because it is commonly known that the free side of things did have a massive impact.
      I do get that there would always be a market for different fetishes though.
      I quoted you before my message, but I wasn't trying to attack your or anything, dear :-) Sorry if it seemed like it. I just get very passionate about the pr0n is all!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    I made a bunch of money in the naked yoga niche.

    Who knew?

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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by Mark Pescetti View Post

      I made a bunch of money in the naked yoga niche.

      Who knew?

      Mark
      Wow! There really is a niche for everything in porn. This made me laugh.

      Good on you for making money from it though. :-)
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  • jessiewriter is correct...

    i am not a regular poster / visitor... i come by every so often and "look"... perhaps i should look more often.

    what i can add to this conversation is:

    the adult marketing world is alive and well for those who know how to play.

    though tubes have certainly been a part in "destroying the adult video industry"...

    and so has (affiliate) competition.

    i consider myself to be an expert... in the "adult world"... the "experts" know...

    it's not about porn anymore... porn is free. or should i say... crap is free.

    if you want quality or specific fetishes... the good stuff is still paid for.

    for the past 10 years... i have been an adult affiliate... now moving into mainstream affiliate marketing.

    my adult niche sites are still producing... though "general porn"... dead.

    it's about content... and knowing what the customer wants.

    just like mainstream... from what i've learned so far... but with an obvious slant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Max Anderson
    sex sells... easy as that
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    People pay for porn just like people pay for WP plugins, themes, marketing tools, etc.

    There are free options to just about everything online but people pay for quality, convenience, etc.

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    • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
      Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

      People pay for porn just like people pay for WP plugins, themes, marketing tools, etc.

      There are free options to just about everything online but people pay for quality, convenience, etc.

      -g
      I'd say it is just so much more than convenience. I like quality fetish porn and I only trust my time (hey, I don't have all day to find my porn) and thusly my money with a single network of sites. They deliver.

      I'm not their only customer to feel this way.

      Sex, sexual pleasure...it is intimate. Even online. Customers want to trust they're going to get the fantasy they're looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradleymatthews
    Not too sure about these days with all the free content that is out there. In 1997 I was making $25,000 a month marketing a webcam site. Those sure were good times! I haven't been able to produce the same results after the internet boom happened. Too much competition. Back then I was top listed in Yahoo and I mostly used Yahoo chat rooms to advertise. Ahhh.. the good ole' days! I still get checks from marketing a few fetish sites so there is still big money to be made. Maybe I need to look into it harder. (uh, no pun intended)
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Adult is a good niche but there are a lot of free adults sites there. You must have unique content/videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4DayWeekend
    They can be profitable.

    Very competitive though, so your best bet is to find sub niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Runboxxx
    Originally Posted by newapplause View Post

    Is porn or fetishes related to porn a good niche? Just curious.
    Yes they are. The porn biz is so big that you really need to know exactly
    what nice are you gonna promote

    So far the best profitable on 2013 and it seems many years from now are the

    Revenge Pics - Videos /Selfies/Ex GF/ Ex Wives...niches.

    Real amateur content all the way. People got sick of all the fake porn/plastic dolls - pornstars. They want something, more exciting
    And this would be the real amateur content/next door teens/milfs...u name it
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    I love a thread that has women (or in this case a woman) willing to advocate and speak highly in defense of porn...

    While it was the first thing I ever promoted online, I too was dismayed by the misconception that all the "free stuff" was having a massive impact on my results. Looking back, it was likely due to a lack of vision (perhaps slightly blinded by the product, lol) and marketing know-how to properly reach a paying consumer market.

    My wife still asks me; "So why is it you never sold one of those platinum and diamond embedded toys for $3,000? - I was looking forward to you earning enough commissions to buy me one!"

    Had I successfully marketed said item, each sale was paying $300!

    So "YES" - I agree there's a ton of money in the adult niche, as with any popular market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Absolutely...

    99.99% of all humans use porn at some point in their lives, and people spend billions of dollars on porn.

    Searches for porn outrank literally *everything*, including health, make money, biz ops, and SEO Combined.
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  • Profile picture of the author senderbot
    I'd say porn is one of those "evergreen" niches like "golf" and "weightloss" that will always be popular. And like the other niches fads will come and go and new products will spring up.

    So its not about the niche, more about trying to be at the forefront of whats popular. Like others have said before me, currently private webcams seem to be the way to go...
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    Sex sells... Always has - always will!

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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Yessir, yessir, yessir!

    Whenever i tell someone that i have an internet business, they ask me if i sell porn. I guess i dont look too intelligent... just smart enough to sell sex to fiends. Oh well... if it pays the bills, it pays the bills. Great stress reliever too.

    And good luck keeping focus while promoting your porn sites. Hope you got a girlfriend/wife to release that sexual tension on.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      I love a thread that has women (or in this case a woman) willing to advocate and speak highly in defense of porn...

      While it was the first thing I ever promoted online, I too was dismayed by the misconception that all the "free stuff" was having a massive impact on my results. Looking back, it was likely due to a lack of vision (perhaps slightly blinded by the product, lol) and marketing know-how to properly reach a paying consumer market.

      My wife still asks me; "So why is it you never sold one of those platinum and diamond embedded toys for $3,000? - I was looking forward to you earning enough commissions to buy me one!"

      Had I successfully marketed said item, each sale was paying $300!

      So "YES" - I agree there's a ton of money in the adult niche, as with any popular market.
      I guess you weren't listening when your mama said "if you don't stop that, you'll go blind..."

      Now go shave your palms and get back to work.
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      • Profile picture of the author art72
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        I guess you weren't listening when your mama said "if you don't stop that, you'll go blind..."

        Now go shave your palms and get back to work.
        So easy a caveman can do it... referencing getting to work, of course! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    The only porn related money I ever earned online was promoting "live girls on web-cams" types of programs... and now, when I look back and reflect with some confusion on how I even got guys to pay for watching and interacting with girls on cams...

    I suppose they were desperate guys and perhaps to shy/timid to have/get a girlfriend or even go pay to have a GF for a couple of hours "in the flesh" - so they would prefer to pay for 30 minutes of cam time with a girl.

    I was not making a significant amount of money with those cam programs though, so moved on to Adsense, Amazon, Clickbank, etc.

    I share the belief that there are so many free porn video sites that it seems like it would be extremely difficult to make money, unless perhaps you get into a super-specific niche like maybe "Milfs from Tahiti" or "Eskimo Milfs"
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  • Profile picture of the author Beatinest
    Yes there is still plenty of money to go around in porn. Just don't be a pirate like the filipino above if you have any assets because porn companies are seriously going after pirates behind the scenes.
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    I just got a private message - I'm assuming because of my post above -

    You have received an infraction at WarriorForum - Internet Marketing Forums.

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    stop talking about porn


    Anyone else get this? I got 9 messages from this clown including one that called me a "c... face" I thought we were talking about marketing... which coincidentally is 99% of what this forum is about... :0)

    Aah no worries I see he got banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Sorry to break it to you but, unless you're targeting very finely tuned and specific sub-niches, porn is dead. Manwin consolidation, tubes, and cross sale restriction smacked the industry hard.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      Sorry to break it to you but, unless you're targeting very finely tuned and specific sub-niches, porn is dead. Manwin consolidation, tubes, and cross sale restriction smacked the industry hard.
      Got any evidence for this??

      I don't see porn dying any time remotely soon buddy. You don't even need to target the sub niches. Get the traffic and you will get sales.

      There is nothing that says that porn is dead in any form or frame of reference that I can imagine.
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanLB
    Adult is highly competitive. I've never messed with it, but have friends that have done well in it. The advice I keep hearing for adult is to go super-niche. Find a crazy fetish and market toward a small subsect, because you'll probably never compete on a large scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    Go for it, you'll make sales one way or another. I remember last year I published a few short Kindle books on "lactation fetishes" -- AKA guys who loved drinking breast milk during sex, and most of these short books (4,000 words, maybe?) consistently brought in $100 per month.
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    • Originally Posted by Elvis Michael View Post

      Go for it, you'll make sales one way or another. I remember last year I published a few short Kindle books on "lactation fetishes" -- AKA guys who loved drinking breast milk during sex, and most of these short books (4,000 words, maybe?) consistently brought in $100 per month.
      "Guys who love drinking breast milk during sex", Now that's what I call a SUB-NICHE.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    Of course there will always be money to be made with any form of sex, plain and simple.

    The free tube sites haven't killed the porn industry, but they have definitely changed it.

    Free porn hasn't "smacked the industry" any harder than torrents and file sharing sites smacked the music industry.

    Others in this thread have been wise to point out that you will need to focus on very fetish-specific niches to succeed with adult stuff.

    Sites like extralunchmoney.com and others prove that there IS a market for custom made adult content.

    I've made money on that site and guys are always willing to pay me directly for private Skype shows where they can be the director of their own porn videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author loveya
    If there wouldn't be any money in porn, there wouldn't be free porn at all. I remember there was a time I used to believe that Internet is for Free
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  • Profile picture of the author gsinfovision
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    Originally Posted by newapplause View Post

    Is porn or fetishes related to porn a good niche? Just curious.
    Its a high paying niche. You won't have trouble finding advertisers if you have the traffic, but there's stiff competition and you need to follow a whole bunch of rules and regulations so everything runs smoothly.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaedi
    There may well be money to be made in the fetish porn niche, though as already stated much is spammy type content..
    Saying that it, I'm a member of 3 porn/fetish related sites and a Moderator of two of them, and as we are looking at ways to support the sites as they are free memberships.
    I would say the only way one could capitalize and make any money on this niche would be as an affiliate or add networks..

    There is the issue of PayPal not accepting payments from Adult content sites..

    I may well be wrong here of course as my memberships are not profit or make money related..just my thoughts here.

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  • Profile picture of the author FlamingWolf
    Yes, they are. The adult industry in general is very rich ( probably the richest niche online ). However, you have to keep in mind that is also extremely competitive ( guess why )
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    It is really compettitive and highly immoral in my opinion but if you can break into the market there is a lot of money to be made.
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  • Profile picture of the author JagSEO
    I'm doing the sexy photos niche and I think it's more moral.
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  • Profile picture of the author NRabosa
    As Avenue Q stated: The internet is for porn. It is really a profitable niche, otherwise it wouldn't be too prevalent on the worldwide web. About the niches/fetish you'd like to target, PornHub released a complete statistics of all the searches per state. (I can't post the link to it, might be against WF rules and also I don't want to indulge anyone with this info. Just search for it) You'll learn a lot from here and you'll find out what each State got their freak into.
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