Every aspect of your adult site is important to it's success. From your domain registration fee to the advertising spots you purchase, each element is part of the whole package of a profitable adult website. As much as the Cozy Academy staff likes to laud the advantages of free services the fact is, you will (eventually) have to spend money in order to advance your interests beyond the realm of free hosts and sponsor content. Arguably, the most important expenditure for the adult webmaster is content. Content is the meat sandwiched between marketing and layout. Content is what they come for. Content is what they want. You can cut corners with other elements of your site but not with your content.
This lesson from Cozy Academy will familiarize you with what costs what when it comes to adult content. Adult content is not equal in quality or price. From fuzzy webcam screenshots to high-dollar glamour poses, each type of content has a purpose and a price range. Before you spend one penny on that CD crammed full of nudie pics, you need to learn the criteria adult content providers use when pricing their wares.
Image sets can have as few as 10 or as many as 500 dirty pictures per set. A set can cost as little as $5.00 or as much as $500.00. While it may seem to be more economical to purchase as many possible images per set for one price, the quality of the images in the set should be the deciding factor when shopping for sets. The quality of images depends on the site theme you have in mind. An amateur site will not benefit from glossy high-rez images. A paysite needs as many images as they can get but they usually need to be good photographs. A gallery maker will want to buy images in set form because of their need to produce multiple pages.
Yes, you can purchase individual images from adult content providers. Individual images are usually priced between $.25-$3.00 each. Individual images are most times extremely high quality and feature the most attractive models. Webmasters who purchase individual images most times use them for their site designs. They will take individual images and incorporate them into their logos and tour pages.
Video Clips and Full-Length Movies
Video content comes in larger file sizes than images. Video may be a hardship on bandwidth but it's what the surfers really love and any site benefits from video. Just the same, there's a lot of good video out there for amazingly fair prices. You can purchase just a set of small clips or you can buy complete movies or a combination. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hundred dollars to several thousand dollars for quality licensed video content.
Plugins are a great service for the adult webmaster/site owner. A plugin is a complete package that is lies on the provider's server. All the webmaster has to do is add the plugin link to their site and they have a ready-made member's quality collection of images or video. Plugins can cost as little as $99.00 per month to as much as $1000.00.
Of course, imagery is but one of the many types of adult content for the webmaster. There are also cartoons, games and erotica to be purchased and applied to your web. The above explanations of content prices will give you a good understanding about how much you should spend.
Once again, we remind you to thoroughly read the terms of service posted on the sites of content providers. Look for compliance with TITLE 18 licensing requirements on provider pages. Make sure you are getting legal content and don't be afraid to email the provider with any pertinent questions.
For links to the sites of the adult Internet's best content providers, don't forget to visit the Content Providers Listings on Cozy.