There’s a lot of free porn out there. It seems like everyone has their own personal site, and you can find everything from amateur content to professional shoots in the darkest corners of the Internet. So why would anyone pay for it?
The answer is simple: value added services. There are literally thousands of sites on the web that will give you access to thousands of videos for one low monthly price. But what if you don’t want to pay? What if you’ve got your own vision and you think you can make more money by making a better product than those other guys?
That’s where this guide comes in. No matter how much you want to hate me for writing it, I’m going to show you every step you need to take in order to build your own successful adult website. If you follow these steps exactly as they’re outlined here, I guarantee that you’ll be able to have all the hot porn you could ever possibly desire.
So let’s get started!
Step 1 – Pick A Niche
You may be tempted to jump right into building your site, but before we begin you should really consider what kind of niche you’d like your site to focus on. While it certainly doesn’t hurt to try something new, most people find success by sticking to a single topic or theme. You want your site to stand out among the crowd, so stick with your guns when choosing your niche. The best way to do this is to choose a subject area that you’re passionate about. That way you won’t run out of steam halfway through the project.
Some things to keep in mind:
Is this a common fetish? Some fetishes are more popular than others. Keep an eye on trends before selecting your niche. If you pick a niche that isn’t currently very popular, you’re less likely to succeed.
What kind of content is already available? This one’s pretty obvious, but you want to avoid setting yourself up to compete against established players.
How well does my idea fit in with current trends? Are you trying to create a brand new market, or are you just piggybacking off existing popularity?
Check some porn site reviews, like this one for PlusOne8 to get an idea of what people like and dislike about porn sites to validate your idea.
Step 2 – Choose a Domain Name
This is probably the hardest part of building your own porn site, but it’s also arguably the most important. Your domain name needs to be memorable, easy to spell, and unique. Ideally you’d also go for something that sounds sexy, but remember: “sexy” is subjective. And “sexy” is not always synonymous with “easy to remember.”
Here are some tips to help you come up with a great domain name:
Avoid numbers unless it makes sense.
Keep it short.
Think about keywords.
Consider using hyphens.
Try to avoid special characters.
Step 3 – Sign Up For Hosting
OK! Now that you know what you’re doing, it’s time to actually do it. You have many options, but we’ll be talking about WordPress here. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll assume you’re starting from scratch (i.e., no prior knowledge of coding).
If you’re not familiar with WordPress, don’t worry. It’s a free, open-source platform that powers over 25 percent of all websites in existence. It’s highly versatile, extremely powerful, and incredibly easy to use.
First, sign up for a hosting account. Websites live on servers that work together to serve your pages. If you plan on having visitors, then you’ll need to purchase hosting space. WP Engine is a great option for easily setting up your site. The basic plan is $29 per month, which includes 24/7 support via phone and email, automatic backups, and daily malware scans. They even have a handy online demo so you can test drive the system before committing to anything.
Now that you have WordPress hosting, it’s time to start building!
Step 4 – Build Your Site
With WP Engine, you’ll have a blank WordPress site ready to go! You’ll need to set up a plugin to display your videos. TubePress is a great choice here. It’s free, and it will allow you to embed video feeds from major networks like PornHub, RedTube, and YouPorn. Once you get the hang of it, you might want to experiment with different plugins. Remember, you want to keep your site as streamlined and user friendly as possible.
Once you have TubePress installed, you’ll be able to upload your own videos. Make sure you put them in a category called ‘Videos’ so that the content is easy for users to access.
Next, you’ll want to add a few pages to your site. Don’t worry — you can always delete them later if they don’t turn out the way you intended. Here are some ideas for pages you’ll need:
- About Us
- Contact Us
- Terms & Conditions
Step 5 – Get Traffic!
While it’s true that you don’t need many visitors to make decent money, having a lot of traffic is never a bad thing. It means that you have a wider audience, which in turn makes you a bigger fish in the ocean.
To bring in traffic, you can do a number of things. First, you can use social media and SEO to get noticed.
For the former, you’ll need to set up profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. Be sure to link back to your website on each profile.
SEO stands for “search engine optimization,” and it refers to the practice of getting your site ranked higher in search engines like Google. You can’t just throw any old content up on your site and expect to rank for certain keywords. Instead, you have to be smart. Use the right keywords in the right places, and you’ll see results.
Finally, there’s PPC advertising. This is a form of paid advertising that allows you to target specific audiences based on their age, gender, location, and a host of other factors. There are a number of platforms available, including Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook.
Step 6 – Monetize Your Site
The easiest way to make money from your site is to sell ads directly. Sites like PornHub, PlusOne8, and YouPorn get millions of views every day, and they’re able to generate hundreds of dollars per day without so much as lifting a finger. All you’ve gotta do is slap a few banners on your site and wait for the cash to roll in.
But that’s not your only option. You can also sell videos and photos, set up members-only sections, and more.
Step 7 – Stay On Top Of Things
A huge part of running a successful business is staying on top of things. That’s especially true when it comes to managing your website. Here are some things you’ll want to check regularly:
Traffic Reports: Monitor your traffic on a regular basis. This will allow you to identify your most popular content, and use this information to boost your rankings in search engines.
Security: Security is of paramount importance. You don’t want hackers stealing credit card info or screwing up your hard drive. Be sure to install the latest security updates and watch for suspicious activity.
Backups: Backups protect you from losing all your data if something goes wrong. With a good hosting service, this shouldn’t be too difficult to implement.
Automation: Automate as much of the process as you can. That way, you’ll have more time to spend on what matters most: creating amazing content and keeping your visitors happy.
Ready To Build Your Porn Site?
Congratulations! By following these steps, you’ve learned how to create your own porn site. As long as you’re willing to put in the work, you have nothing to fear.
Just remember to stay focused, avoid common mistakes, and keep your site secure at all times. If you do that, you’ll find yourself swimming in profits in no time. Good luck!