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Hey, it’s easy to flirt with people online, right? And everyone you know says you’re the hottest person they know. You could also really use the money and the flexible hours and all!

But do you know how to sell homemade porn online in 2021?

Since everyone else seems to be getting in on the amateur sex scene lately, why not you too? Hey, all you really need to make money doing homemade porn is: 

  1. High self-confidence (like, extremely high!) 
  2. Strong commitment
  3. And yes… connections!

But we’re not talking about knowing special people up in the California adult industry.

You don’t have time for all that networking!

We’re going to show you how to find all your “connections” online, from all the coolest tube sites and OnlyFans pages that can help, to the basic equipment that all amateur porn stars have.

Finally, we’ll talk about that extra “edge” you need to stand out from all the other amateur stars out there and actually succeed in this line of work. 

Selling amateur porn isn’t as easy as it looks!

Everything You Need For Selling Amateur Porn

Let’s start by listing all the things you need before you get serious about branding yourself the next OnlyFans superstar. 

You Need Followers & Social Media

Your followers don’t have to be “fans” – just friends. You can find lots of buddies and followers on social media just by providing PG-rated photos on sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

Use sex-related hashtags and follow some pages/people producing adult content!

As your fan base grows, you can then start posting sexier content on Pornhub, Xvideos, Xhamster, and other tube sites. You could even do Skype shows, or Chaturbate, or BongaCams.

The point is not only to attract attention but also to provide social media links so followers can keep in touch with you. Don’t give away for free what people are willing to pay for. 

Post “free” stuff that is a teaser for the higher quality buys. 

You Need Some Basic Business Savvy

It’s very important to take after the smart porn stars of old and actually run your escapades as a business, not just a hobby. Think of your shows and your showbiz personality as a “brand”, a company name. 

When you start a new company you have to think about the fundamentals of business and turning over a profit.

Pricing, marketing, and branding are crucial!

You don’t need to be the next Steve Jobs, but it’s good to learn some business 101 if you want to start selling homemade porn videos.

You Must Know How to Set Prices

First, consider how much the average porn star makes, then scale it down a bit to what you need to make on a weekly basis. Porn star paychecks vary greatly, from $1,500 to over $15,000 per month. 

Try to be modest at first!

Many believe that joining a web cam model site is the only real option for beginners. When you work as a webcam model you receive “tokens” and then pay a commission to the company that sponsors you. 

The commission rate usually starts at about 50% of your earnings, so don’t forget that 50% of those earnings are going to the platform and then an additional percentage is going to taxes!

Yikes.

Get more tokens by doing private shows, or spy shows. What you’re actually stripping for is tokens not just attention. Your goal then is to earn as much as possible during the hours when you’re online. 

Once you find an audience that likes you, it’s time to sell pictures, video clips, and other multimedia content. You can start receiving residual payments for a monthly membership fee or unlock special clips or photos unavailable to the general public.

Original homemade porn videos tend to sell for $1.00 per minute, though you could certainly raise the price for custom content. 

How much are camming site tokens worth?

Tokens themselves are not equal to dollars.

On average, one token costs approximately 10 cents, depending on the site. Once your balance hits a certain amount (usually about $50) you can convert tokens to money and receive it via direct deposit, or various ePayment vendors.

Every site does it differently, so make sure you check the rates before you set your prices as a webcam model.

Read this guide on how to be a cam model here.

You Must Know How to Market Yourself

Look for niche fans, rather than general fans.

General fans watch lots of free porn and hardly remember it. Niche fans look for something specific and that’s where you can stand out – by reaching for those niches. 

Niches and fetishes include things like:

  • Foot fetish
  • BDSM & Femdom
  • Roleplays
  • Smoking
  • JOI (Jack-Off Instructions)
  • Cosplay

It’s better to have a dedicated cult following than a broad following that will likely lose interest and go elsewhere after a while.

The secret to marketing in the adult industry is to view the web cam sites as a stepping stone to selling unique video content, where you can set your own price and get numerous clicks for membership and unlocked porn videos, drastically increasing your payout. 

You Must Know How to Start a Brand

A brand is not the same thing as a company.

If you (and only you) want to try selling your porn online (and not employ other people) you will be spared the paperwork of starting a company. Lucky you!

However, you can still create a “brand” for your services by: 

  • Choosing a memorable name (that’s easy to spell!)
  • Finding a specific audience
  • Having a sexy porn persona
  • Researching your competitors
  • Writing down ideas for slogans, contests, etc
  • Creating a distinct logo
  • Branding everything with your logo & name

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a “brand”, that’s how you need to treat your amateur porn career if you want to get paid and be taken seriously.

You Need Age Verification

Practically every cam site and porn site requires that you be over the age of 18 and have the ability to provide name, date-of-birth, and other identifying information (such as Social Security Number for tax purposes). 

DO NOT sell porn if you’re underage.

You Need Sex Toys & Lingerie

Selling adult content is largely about the tease and the virtual foreplay that comes before the orgasm(s).

That’s why many performers spice things up with sexy lingerie, an attractive bed for the background (not to mention decent furniture and set decor), and the most innovative chat-interactive sex toys. 

Go for variety when shopping for outfits. But when choosing sex toys, buy the top-selling toys that web cam sites recommend.

Interactive Sex Toys That Sync With Camming Sites

If you spend time of camming sites, you’ve probably seen bright pink sex toys hanging out of camgirls and camboys – but what are they?

Lovense and OhMiBod offer interactive sex toys that let viewers pleasure the performer using either tip amount-controlled vibrators or sound-activated vibrators. 

Popular toys include: Lovense Lush 3, or the competing OhMiBod Esca 2, which targets the G-spot. 

The Lovense Nora is a rabbit vibrator that offers both clitoral and G-spot stimulation while the Lovense Domi 2 focuses on clitoral stimulation. 

The Lovense Hush is an anal toy and the ShockSpot Fuck Machine is exactly what it sounds like – an automatic rapid-fire dildo machine for those who want it rough. 

You Need High-Quality Camera & Lighting Equipment

While there are a number of HD cameras to buy, it’s equally important to learn the very basics of filming porn. Soft lighting is the most flattering and many porn stars actually use softboxes which are like cheap, studio-imitation lights

3-point adjustable stand lights lighting systems work best. 3-point systems give you two lights on each side and one in front, which is basically the industry standard.

Don’t put lights in view of the camera!

For making sex videos or cam chat, you must buy a high-quality HD camera, preferably with Digital Single Lens Reflex (for better visual clarity) and a minimum of 1080p resolution. Choose a camera that connects to a tripod for better camera shows. 

What about my computer and internet?

Make sure your PC has at least 2.4 GHz of processing speed, a minimum of 4 GB of ram, and at least 300 GB of hard drive space. 

You might not even think about stuff like a mouse or keyboard but visitors do like to chat. Get a quality wireless mouse and a portable keyboard so you can answer (the best) users when they ask questions or make flirty comments. 

Finally, don’t forget unlimited internet at the highest possible speed.

Top 5 Best Sites To Sell Amateur Porn Online in 2021

Whether you’re camming or selling your content to dedicated fans, here are 5 sites that are perfect to sell your content and make money in 2021!

1. OnlyFans – Best for Established Porn Stars

OnlyFans is the most popular site because it lets performers lock content from the general population, give content to regular subscribers, and even unlock special video/photos for a price.

As you can imagine, it’s a great site to use when you’ve already established a following. That way, you don’t have to pay high commission fees in tokens. 

Pros

  • Sell porn videos directly to fans
  • High traffic
  • Unlockable sexy content
  • Monthly subscriptions to you

Cons

  • You need a following

2. Chaturbate – Best Live Camming Site For Amateurs

Chaturbate is one of the top cam sites online, with 1000S of users online at any given time in a variety of niches.

Nonetheless, there are also small rooms with just a few viewers if you want a more intimate chat. Chaturbate is also the easiest site to use, as well as one of the most fun! 

Pros

  • Sophisticated & popular site
  • Good for amateurs & established names
  • Lots of viewers
  • Sell amateur porn & sex videos too

Cons

  • Higher commission than other sites

3. LiveJasmin – Best For Experienced Cam Girls

LiveJasmin operates like Chaturbate, with live shows and a lot of competition from models.

However, experienced cam girls like LiveJasmin the best because of the lower commission rate, sometimes letting performers keep up to 60% of tips.

They also offer private shows, gifts, and a high amount of traffic. 

Pros

  • More options for experienced cam girls
  • Multiple fetish options
  • Limited free membership for viewers

Cons

  • Many professionals here – amateurs don’t last

4. ManyVids – Best For Selling Homemade Porn Videos

ManyVids has a distinctly homemade look to it, with girl next door types, some live cam shows, and a variety of X-rated activities for sale.

For the videos, the price for viewing the show is shown immediately, letting viewers pick according to budget. Shows may be as little as a dollar or as high as $19.99, depending on the content.

Pros

  • Girls-next-door & amateurs welcome
  • Sell videos or do live cam shows
  • Advanced filtering for users

Cons

  • Not as popular as other cam sites

5. Bongacams – Best Cam Site For Low Commission Fees


Bongacams offers a higher percentage of gross to the cam girls, from
50 to 70 percent.

Girls next door and amateur performers can find work and it’s the best place to work if you don’t want to compete with the “perfect-looking girls” at LiveJasmin.

The best way to make money is to start selling videos on-site and get a break from the commission.

Pros

  • Down-to-earth girls
  • No difficult screening process
  • Sell video content & get a bigger payout
  • Multiple categories

Cons

  • Less generous tips than Chaturbate or LiveJasmin

Why Should You Sell Homemade Porn?

OK, so you’re kind of psyched at the idea so far but you’re also holding back.

The problem is, not committing fully yourself to the career could be the reason you don’t make it. Let’s talk about the reasons why you should want to sell your videos and homemade porn: 

  1. You can make more money selling porn than working in an office or retail job
  2. You can make money even when under lockdown
  3. You can set your own hours every week
  4. You can use porn as a stepping stone to producing, writing, directing etc. 
  5. Sex is always recession-proof!

For the right kind of person, making money by titillating people online is the dream!

Homemade Porn Tips – How to Make Amateur Porn That Sells!

Don’t take our word for it – listen to the advice from an actual cam girl (AwesomePrincessXXX69) who shared her “tokens” of career advice for starting off on the right foot. 

“Don’t be fake. Rock your own personality! Guys want authenticity.”

“If you’re naturally dominant, or shy and nerdy, or goofy, work that into the act.”

“Whatever weird fetish turns you on, rock that too! Guys want more niche stuff.”

“Spend time scouting the competition and watching more porn for ideas.” 

“Study what works and what doesn’t. If an idea falls flat, try again. If it works, do that more.”

“HIGH-quality cameras, good lighting, great lingerie, and the best sex toys! High production value at all costs!”

“Try to set a regular schedule for yourself. Guys need to know when you’re on they can find you.” 

“Encourage guys to follow you so they can get notifications.

“Spend time researching keywords (specifically for selling adult videos), as well as hashtags, link trees, and other stuff the adult community is trying. Don’t be an island….share the wealth!”

“Do live shows with a sex partner(s) or crossover with other cam girls to boost views. Multiple partners rake in the dough!”

Homemade Porn FAQs

Still have questions about making porn under hot lights? Don’t sweat it! We have answers. 

Will People Find Out Who I Am?

If you never use your real name or any personal identifiers, you’ll probably be fine. Use a screen name, a stage name, and keep your sex life on live streaming only or locked videos, which hides private content from search engines. 

Also consider hiding your face or any scars/tattoos, but you’ll make more money if you do show your full self on cam.

If you stick to these simple rules and avoid talking about it to the family (always a must with grandma!), it’s highly unlikely you will be approached by strangers.

You can even take advantage of features like geo-blocking local city folk from your homemade porn shows. That way, you have a far less chance of being recognized!

What If People Steal My Adult Content?

Practically all the major cam sites have “DMCA systems” in place, which assist you in locating copyright pirates and forcing them to take down illegally acquired videos and links.

Most will back down the second a Chaturbate lawyer sends them a message! 

Besides, if you have good relationships with your fans, THEY will help you find these pirates too, and make sure you’re covered. 

So, Should You Sell Amateur Porn Online?

If you have a lot of self-confidence and want to commit to making this a profitable job, you can do it! Be smart about it, start from an established and trustworthy website like Chaturbate, and then grow your fan base. 

When you find your fanclub take them over to OnlyFans and let them willingly pay for content, content requests, and get all the other perks of being an official member of your brand. 

No, not “everyone” is making big money, making homemade porn. Only the best will succeed and you have to have that drive and determination to see your plans through. Be stubborn and be business-minded and you CAN start making money. 

Good luck!

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