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I am asked this question a LOT. lol There is not an easy answer. It is different for everyone. This is why I do my Meet Series so that you can hear from the guys themselves how they got into the industry. It is not an easy thing to do. For men it is harder than for women. The statistic I hear is 1 in 100 guys can actually perform in front of a camera and crew. The path into the industry is very different for men than women.

One thing to keep in mind, doing porn affects the rest of your life. Do not make this decision lightly. Once you have done a porn video, your other job choices have significantly lowered. Society as a whole views porn negatively even though damn near everyone has sex. So most companies will fire you if they find out you have done porn. The discrimination is real and very strong.

Have you decided on a porn name yet? Remember your name along with you is your brand. So choose your name wisely. Then do a search of the name on the internet. Does anyone else have the name? Are they in the adult industry? Don't use it. Choose a different name. If you find the name you have chosen, is of a well known or famous person in the non-adult world, you might want to choose a different name. Once you have chosen your stage name, get an email with your stage name and even a domain in your stage name. Set up your social media with your stage name as well.

So first things first .. you need to start a business. Pick a company name and incorporate. Literally start a LLC or Corporation. Everything should run through your business. Now set up a bank account for your business. Business and personal funds should always be kept separate. Don't forget to set up all your social media profiles for your business. Decide if you will use clip stores or will you build your own sites. Do you want to be in control or do you prefer to be at the whim of other people's platforms? Learn how to market yourself. Marketing is the biggest component of this business. If no one knows you exist, you won't make money. Something to keep in mind .. you should have multiple income streams. Do not depend on one platform for your income as it may disappear one day. Or even worse, you might be deleted for one reason or another.

Do you have a camera, tripod, computer, editing program?

Do you know what type of content you want to film?

Men, be aware that you will have a tough time getting started as most women want to see that you have experience and a site of content whether it be a clip site or a membership site. How do you honestly get started in the adult industry? It is a very different path for men than women. I am a woman so I really don't know how to tell you to get started other than basic info here. Your pornhub profile with several videos of you wanking for 1-2 minutes is not considered experience. We all know how to masturbate and get ourselves off.

Women do have it easy in this industry. You could even say that women are THE asset in the adult industry. Women are paid more, pampered more, get more work and shown off more. Men, you are the ones that are supposed to help make the woman look good in addition to getting hard, staying hard, cumming on command, keeping open for the camera so the action is captured for everyone to see. oh and sex positions are not always comfortable when you are fucking for the camera. But it looks hot! lol

Also keep in mind that porn is forever. It may affect you getting other jobs in the future so you need to be sure this is what you want to do for the rest of your life. Seriously .. porn is forever.

How did most get into this industry? Research!! Constant research. Google becomes your best friend. Or YouTube. Or your local bookstore. Whatever your preferred method of research is. Research! Plus lots of hard work. As with any business you will be working 7 days a week. 7 long days a week. General rule of thumb concerning starting a business is that it takes 2-5 years to break even. The adult industry is a bit different. You don't need a lot of money to get started. You CAN make a lot of money quickly or it could take awhile to build your business. Either way, invest any profits (extra money after all bills are paid) back into your business until you have the all equipment you need. Always have a rainy day fund in case you lose a profile or get kicked off a platform that you were making money on.

Here are a couple of sites I know of with a ton of great information on the industry ..

Webcam Startup has info on clip sites, phone sex, fan clubs and so much more than just cams.

I am sure there are many more sites with information about getting started in the adult industry. 10 years ago, when I first started there was not all this information out there on how to make it in this industry. There were not even as many sites to sell your work on. One thing about this industry is that you need to be diverse. You need multiple income streams. Some do this as a full time career others do it part time.

So this is the basic information. My best advice is to always be professional. Remember this is a job, a career, so act like it. Good luck!

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