Establishing your name online

The first and most integral step to creating a memorable online presence with good conversions is to start simple… come up with a good, memorable, and effective name. You’re going to want to research your name to ensure that it’s not taken on other platforms so that you can have the same username across all of your adult website and social media accounts. Having the same name across all of your accounts will make it easier for fans to find you and help search engines index relevant results about you, your streams, and your content.

Enhance your Search Engine Optimization

Marketing is more than just posting on social media! Making sure that you can easily be found via online web searches is a huge part of ensuring your success in the adult industry. Fans and potential customers may see your posts randomly and not quite remember everything about the post but may remember your username or things about you so ensuring your profiles on adult websites and social media are keyword rich will help your fans find you and connect with you. You can also gain organic traffic from search engines if you make sure your profiles are keyword rich because people who are looking to buy pornography or watch streams that pertain to certain types of content or kinks can come across you if your profiles are keyword optimized.

Advertising on Social Media

You can use the following platforms to find new fans and convert them to customers! Some webcam sites even offer customer referral programs for you to advertise on social media to earn an additional percentage of their spending on site. There is a lot of value in advertising on social media as a webcam model, adult content creator, or any form of online sex worker because it is typically easy to convert social media followers and fans into spenders due to linking and “thirst trapping.”


Twitter / X

Twitter is by far the most popular social media site for adult entertainers. Twitter is adult-friendly, but remember that you’ve got to indicate that your profile is NSFW from the account settings. Failure to do so could get your account banned. And even though Twitter is adult-friendly, it’s important to realize that there is some type of content that is against their TOS. There’s also tons of Twitter tools out there and many networks offer Twitter integration. 

Twitter has a lot of opportunities for networking and many performers enter retweet groups to help gain exposure and fans although it isn’t necessary to grow on Twitter. It’s a great place to post when you’ll be going online to let your regular customers know and just keep in contact with customers in general.


snapchat

Snapchat is a popular app for sharing photos, short videos and messaging. Snapchat posts only last for 24 hours, opposed to other social networks where the content remains available unless deleted. Although Snapchat technically doesn’t allow for adult content, that doesn’t stop Snapchat from being popular. Because Snapchat doesn’t have the discoverability that Instagram and Twitter have it’s not super great for finding new clients but utilizing it to keep in contact with current ones via a public account where you post when you’re getting online can be useful or you can consider running a private Snapchat account where you sell your nudes.

Youtube

YouTube is the largest video sharing site in the world. YouTube isn’t adult-friendly, but it’s still possible to promote through the network. In-fact, YouTube is perfect for many fetish models who are catering to fetishes that don’t necessarily require nudity. JOI / JOE for example. Even though the content doesn’t contain nudity, it’s a good idea to flag the content as sensitive. It’s also not the best idea to post links to explicit content in the descriptions. YouTube is another site that can be utilized to funnel potential fans to your Twitter or linkhub which links to your adult content.

reddit

Reddit is a forum based social platform that allows adult content! You’ll have to find subreddits to post to that are relevant to the kind of content you produce or things you cater to. There are plenty of subreddits dedicated to specific types of porn, specific attributes, camming sites, etc. It’s a great place to market once you get the hang of it!


Instagram

Instagram is a very popular photo / media sharing app and network. Instagram isn’t adult-friendly, in fact “partial nudity” is even against their TOS. Adult creators can still promote through the platform though. You just need to be careful about the type of content being posted and the hashtags being used. Instagram acts as a great funnel to your adult content but you have to be careful about how you utilize links on Instagram because they aren’t adult friendly, directing people to your Twitter or to a linkhub/website is your best option.

Tiktok

TikTok is an algorithm based platform, it will display your content to people with interests in the kind of content you’re producing. While I’m not sure what kind of witchcraft or magic they do to ensure that, I know that it happens and they are very good at it. For example: if you post a twerking video, it will recommend a song about booty, and it will show it to people who like booty. Use this to your advantage and try out “like fishing.”

More Important Marketing Avenues

Your own website

Having a “home base” for all of the links you want to direct fans to is an important part of your marketing plan. This “home base” should be something that is keyword rich and includes important details about you so that it’ll take priority in search results. It’s also recommended to make sure this website is safe-for-work in terms of media content so that you won’t have any indexing penalties on search engines or be unable to link to it on certain safe-for-work social media apps. You can create your own website if you are tech savvy or you can utilize a linkhub building platform that is adult friendly. You can even use an adult CMS if they don’t mind that you link to other websites.


network with other creators

Once you get established online by getting started camming, creating content, and posting to social media then it’s time for you to follow some fellow adult creators! You can show your support and generate organic friendships through reposts of their content or you can join groups designed to connect you with likeminded creators on the same platforms as you by looking for engagement groups within the space you’re active on. There are a lot of engagement groups on social media specifically, the more active you in creating your portfolio in adult work, the more likely you are to be invited to these cross networking opportunities.

promote everywhere

A lot of online workers get put off by the idea of promoting their content and services on apps that are considered “safe for work” like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok but these apps actually have an amazing reach to audiences that are interested in buying content and supporting live streams and due to the algorithmic nature of the websites you’ll likely be connected with this type of audience! There are app features which allow you to ensure your content is only being viewed by adults if you are worried about your SFW posts still being a bit too risqué.

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