Best Adult Industry Secrets & Practices | Ebonynsweet


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February 16, 2018 | Stanley M.

About the Author 
Stanley M. is a Certified-Bookkeeper, CPS with an bachelor's degree in accounting.


Updated: 8/12/19 

The two questions that you should be asking yourself: Are my videos too short? And How lengthy should my videos be?
 
The right length is dependent on the objective of each video—the scope that you want to cover, and the amount of detail. There's no one size fits all. However, your overall mission should be to create content that your fans can sit back and enjoy, without rushing to the finish line. First, you need to understand your audience and how the content will be used. For example: Onlyfans have an audience that is primarily MEN, both  Hetero and Gay. A large majority of those men are expecting videos to be long enough to view while masturbating to ejaculation. This can't be accomplished with clips shorter than 5 minutes, which is more suited for snapchat. It's important to create an full experience on a platform that allows you to post longer videos without any limitations.

Creating new content could be consuming if you don't practice good time-management. The most critical error that I've seen "experienced and amateur" models make happens while shooting and editing their videos. For example, if it takes a male model 5-10 minutes to ejaculate, the entire filming session should be recorded. Instead, I've seen models have a  start the recording just a few moments before they cum, creating a much shorter clip. That's a huge mistake. You're doing more work than what's actually being produced. If you masturbate for 10 minutes, then the video should be 10 minutes. Don't waste valuable minutes. The Length of your videos is very important, and it's the most valuable aspect of of the video.

If you're skeptical  and think 40 minutes might be too much.Think about it in another way. Based on my chart (above), If you completed your first full year on Onlyfans, you would have posted around 8 hours worth of videos during a 12 month period. 

A typical work-day is 8 hours. If you maintained atleast 40 subscribers, you would have made $4,795.20 ($9.99 x 40 subscribers x 12 months). For a regular job, at $10 per hour you would have earned $80 (8hrs x $10). With Onlyfans, you would have made 59 x times more in comparison to an 9 to 5 job. Keep this in mind.

What are your costs? Are you charging too much or too little?

There are several factors that should influence the price for your adult subscription. Your rate of work should include the burdens associated with delivering your product to the market, as well as competitor's prices.

Market penetration pricing is a pricing strategy that sets a low initial price for a product. The goal is to quickly attract new customers based on the low cost. This strategy is most effective for discouraging customers from joining your competition. The price is usually set around $5.00 to $8.00 dollars.

Premium pricing
is the practice of setting a price higher than the market price, in the expectation that customers will purchase it due to the perception that it must have better quality (not recommended). This pricing practice won't fit most amateur models, and must suited more for professional pornstars or entertainers that have some level of accomplishment in an intersecting industry. This price is usually set around $11.99 to $20.00.

An amateur model should NEVER  use a pricing strategy that resemble the costs associated with a professional adult website which could range between $25.00 to $40.00. You might ask yourself why? Well, the first major difference is they don't shoot video with a low-quality camera phone. And they have real costs associated with their production. 


Check out the following list of professional expenses below:
  • Experienced Photographers and Videographers (usually have college degrees in visual arts) and hourly rates range from $50 - $150 per hour.
  • Equipment: Ultra-high definition 4K Camera, microphones, teleprompters, green screen
  • Location:  Some Film productions cover additional fees to cover travel expenses
  • Stage Crew: Additional equipment, and operating crews for lighting, editing, and set design, stylist, and makeup-artist.
Most onlyfans models shoot their video and photos from the comforts of their own home, and without the benefits of an professional production crew. You also won't have thousands of hours worth of videos that's available on a professional porn-site. For example blackboyaddictionz.com have over 400 full-featured length videos (15 minutes or longer), and 20,000 photos that's available for just $20.00 (monthly fee). As a amateur model, you will not be able to match that level of content nor quality. So, you should a charge a respectable fee based on what you truly offer.

Check out the info-graph of typical Onlyfans prices below.


Your fans won't like being overcharged, and similarly Models won't like being underpaid. So the most widely used FEE for onlyfans is $9.99 that meets somewhere in the middle. If you do charge more, then make sure you match your offerings with exceptional service.

What you shouldn't do?
Within the last 2 years, the number 1 complaint that I've heard  are models attempting to to charged them twice for the same service. You shouldn't charge extra for services that your customers should "rightfully" receive through their paid subscription. This practice is known as price gouging, an term referring to when a seller spikes the prices of goods or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair, and is considered exploitative, and unethical.


Unfortunately, there have been an large amount of models that choose to take advantage of their supporters by withholding their best content and using their fan's immense curiosity against them. This can be accomplished in several ways, but the most common practices are:

  • uploading shorter clips of an original video and then up-selling the real video for an extra fee.
  • withholding frontal nudity entirely instill a subscriber ops to tip or pay an extra fee.
  • Cutting one scene into several smaller parts, then selling each video clip for an large fee. 
 Example:
This user will charge a monthly fee, and only post clips "Shorter" than 1 minute long, and then sale the real video for an extremely high fee.
It's not recommended to use any of these tactics. If you wish to generate extra revenue, then create an comprehensive package that's attractive to your buyers. For Example:
  • Live Webcam Shows
  • Customized Videos or Photos
  • Autographed Merchandise
  • Personal phone calls or text messages.
  •  
Understanding the Marketplace
Professional scenes can be placed on sale for a premium fee. For example: Redd Wolf and September Reign's scene in Dark Divas 3 has an running-time of up to 20 minutes and will cost $5.99


So, the prices you set to provide "additional services" shouldn't exceed $10.00 or the cost of your monthly subscription. This is the case no manner what you're offering. As an Amateur model, you must charge an fair fee based on quality and your status in the industry.


 If you're still having trouble, use this fee-schedule below as an example:
  • Live Webcam Show $8.00 for 15 minutes
  • Customized video $10.00 for 6 to 8 minutes
  • Customized photos $0.50 each photo (with an minimum purchase of 5 photos)
  • Phone Call $5.00 for 10 minutes
  • Personal Text Message $1.00 for a special message

Tips should always remain (optional) and not used to price gouge your customers. If you believe that you're not making enough money through your subscription revenue, then try harder to generate more subscribers and gain a stronger marketing position. Don't increase your monthly fee simply because you have a low subscriber base. That would be punishing your early adopters, and they won't be encouraged to renew their subscription once it expires.

In Conclusion, it could be challenging to find the balance between pricing and best business practices. Your services should be affordable with a great value for the money. Have faith in your product and don't try to rush to be successful, it takes time.
 

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