You Should Never Do This: Start A Porn Company

You Should Never Do This: Start A Porn Company

Anyone who has gone through puberty has once thought about being in a porno. Unfortunately many of us lack the looks, stomach, or stanima to actually be a porn star. But those who can’t act can still direct and with the American adult film industry earning roughly $13 billion annually, the opportunity to start your own porn company has never been better.

Follow these six steps and you will be on your way to building your sexy sexy empire.

Find Your Niche

Lets be honest there is a lot of porn out there. It’s estimated that there are 42 million porn websites alone, making up about 12% of the internet, the American adult film industry alone produces upwards of 10,000 films a year, about 27 a day. So long story short the days where you could film a busty blond banging a muscle bound meat head are long over, its time to think out of the box.

Nowadays over 42% of the internet views porn, and the internet is a strange place which is why fetish porn seems to be the next boom market.  The more specific you get the more of a chance you have to survive, instead of lesbian or bondage porn try pregnant lesbian rope bondage porn. Really the possibilities are only limited to your sick imagination.

It might not be the porn you envisioned when getting into the industry but on the bright side fetish porn makes almost double on average compared to vanilla porn. So find a good kink and get filming.

Find A Good Location

A good location is crucial when starting a porn business. You can’t expect the models to show up to your living room for filming, they are going to veiw that with more suspicion than a chloroform scented rag. You are going to want a nice location that makes you look as professional as possible.

Technically in the United States making or acting in porn is only legal in Los Angeles and New Hampshire, though this is hardly enforced so no need to pack your bags just yet.  Surprisingly enough though most cities do not want a porn company moving into downtown, there are only a limited amount of areas zoned for “Adult Use” so make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you pay a security deposit.

As for the building itself it should have a nice, clean, but non descript, exterior. No need to advertise what you are doing in the building that will only attract the attention of neighborhood councils and perverts. The interior itself should be pretty versatile so you can change the scene of the film with ease and should obvious reasons be very easy to clean, so surprisingly no shag rugs.

Recruit Your Talent

Unfortunately Sasha Grey isn’t going to be knocking at your door right off the bat. Your first actors and actresses are going to be amateurs just like you. If watching your friends bang is your thing you can ask them to model, if not you’re going to have to rely on sites like Craigslist to find talent.

When you are putting an ad in the paper or online be as straight forward as possible. Be very clear that this is an Adult Modeling position, whether it will be film or pictures, and even include the specific acts they will be doing if the site allows it. There is no use wasting your time with an innocent model who just though she was going to be showing off the latest fall fashion only to walk into what ever crazy sex dungeon you have set up.

As for pay an amaetur model makes about a $100-$200 a day, with stronger talent going for $1000 and up. On average a straight model makes $500 per day, triple that for gay porn, so make sure you budget correctly depending on what type of porn you are creating.

Also avoid drug users and prostitutes. If a known prostitute or any amount of drugs are on set when the police show up (and they will show up sooner or later) you will be the one going down for prostitution or possession, not your actors. Which brings us to the next step…

Find A Lawyer

There are a ton of laws, loopholes, and red tape you will have to transverse in this industry. Don’t trust your life to Wiki Answers, find yourself a good lawyer, preferably one with a strong stomach. Porn companies walk a very fine line in America; pornograpy is legal, obscentity is illegal, there is a fine line between the two that varies state to state. you need a lawyer to figure out the line.

Custodian Laws also strictly enforce age and health requirements. You will need to keep very precise records of your models age and latest STD tests. No need to lose good talent because of a bad case of herpes or serve three to five because of a model with daddy issues and a fake ID.

Distribute

Now that you have a few films under your belt it’s time to start thinking of how to distribute your smut to the masses.  The porn industry is one of the fastest to adapt to new technology so your product mix will have to include everything from pictures to DVDs to mobile apps.

While you shouldn’t shy away from posting on free sites such as PornHub or Redtube (they are free advertising and quick pay) your own website is key. Your own personal domain is where you will make the most money from advertising and download sales, it also allows a place for you to store your amassing video collection. Monthly subscription sales from your site are going to quickly become your best friend and will be your biggest earner next to DVD sales.

As far as DVDs go, this distribution is a little more tricky. Normal video distributors are going to shy away from distributing your material and the types of companies that will agree to send your stuff out nationally are a little difficult to contact. Your best bet is to go to your local porn shop and look at the distribution company names on the back of your favorite porno flick.

Build Your Empire

Now all the keys are in place, you have a base of operations, a crew of models who love working with you, a distribution company sending your wares out internationally and a lawyer to make sure you stay out of jail. Life is good, now its time to expand.

Old videos and monthly subscriptions will keep the revenue flowing but you should constantly be making new films to keep your subscribers interested and to be expanding your brand. As your actresses get more popular they can start attending adult film festivals across the nation earning bigger bucks and earning you higher sales.

It takes a lot of startup capital to get everything rolling but once it does you can become more and more hands off and sit back enjoying your fortune.*

There you have it you horny bastards, how to build a smut empire from the ground up without getting arrested, the rest is up to you.

*If you don’t want to start a porn business apply this strategy to just about any legit business around.

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