You don’t have to be megastar to make money in the porn industry anymore. It’s believed that even the mid-level amateur pornstars are able to make significant cash by selling their content through social media – and Snapchat in particular – as opposed to the tried-and-tested website subscription model of days gone by.
Subscription numbers are falling, while pornstars’ social media followers are increasing. This isn’t a coincidence. It tells us that consumers of pornography much prefer the interconnectivity which sites like Snapchat offer, allowing for a more customized experience for both the fans and pornstars.
So, if you’re looking to make money as a pornstar on Snapchat, here are three points to keep in mind:
In contrast to the subscription model employed by the majority of pornstars and porn sites over the past twenty years, the advent of social media has allowed stars to cater to their individual fans in a more personalized manner. And Snapchat is the ideal platform for personalized content to thrive.
By connecting with individual fans though Snapchat, pornstars are now able to offer direct personalized content based on their fans’ requests, which the stars will then sell for a sum less than what a subscription is worth. The SnapCash feature built into Snapchat allows for simple payment transactions without the need for an outside platform like PayPal, and SnapCash is able to transfer the money to your account right away.
Even the big-name stars out there have jumped on the trend, including Lexi Belle, Jayden James and Christy Mack. Such content is usually shared for anywhere between $1 and $10 depending on the specificity of the request and whether it’s a picture, video or other.
One of the reasons which Snapchat has become a haven for pornstars is because it allows them creative freedom. In professional porn, most stars are told what to wear, how to act and what to say. However, when the only camera pointed at them is their own cell phone, pornstars are more likely to open up and show a side of themselves which professional porn is unable to capture.
Similar to the subscription model of most porn sites, fan-only access is a feature of Snapchat which users must pay for in order to access exclusive content. Behind this paywall is usually a combination of the star’s everyday activities, allowing a glimpse into their personal lives, in addition to more illicit content which is unable to be found on the star’s official site.
A popular marketing method used by most Snapchat pornstars is having one account to promote content, and another account which is exclusively for paid members.
With your free Snapchat account, you would simply post pictures with no nudity, but are still risqué enough to attract a good amount of attention. This would then serve as teasers for the kind of content lying behind your exclusive account’s paywall.
Additionally, a free Snapchat account will allow you a much bigger audience reach, especially if it’s intertwined with your other social media accounts like Twitter and Instagram. Think of your free account as being a mobile billboard, while your exclusive account is the product itself. Want to learn more? Check out the video below.