How To Sell Homemade Porn For Big Money: The Amateur Blueprint

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Homemade porn featuring amateur models has become one of the porn industry’s defiant growth sectors, much to the fury of professional studios!

It’s no secret that the top porn stars make a lot money.

  • Porn stars like Hillary Scott can earn $250K per contract.
  • The average porn star makes between $600 and $2000 per scene.
  • Industry legend, Jenna Jameson, is worth an estimated $30 million.

But what often goes unreported is the huge amount of money earned by amateur models using social platforms to sell their own adult content.

And you are more than welcome to get involved. πŸ˜‰

Whether you sell homemade porn on OnlyFans, one of the biggest names in the business, or launch your very own personal website to sell videos, the income and fulfilment potential are huge.

In our guide to selling homemade porn, I’ll take you through everything from amateur porn’s popularity spike to the best sites for selling content, to the creation process and promotion methods.

Why Homemade Porn Has Skyrocketed in Popularity

How to sell homemade porn

While homemade porn has always been a popular category on porn sites, it has boomed since the pandemic.

Why?

We can put it down to three reasons:

High Demand for Authentic and Realistic Content

Professional porn looks the part, but it lacks the realism of amateur recorded material. Sometimes too much glossy shine is off-putting. Many of us want authentic scenes – realistic reactions and connections.

Homemade porn captures this perfectly. Nine times out of ten, it’s a real-life couple filming their intimate moments and it really shows. Everything (including the orgasms) is genuine, and that’s a real turn on.

Not only is it sexier than over-produced and polished videos, but it’s more relatable. As such, watchers feel as though they’re really there, either participating in the scene or an in-the-room bystander.

Too put it another way… you can’t fake the authenticity of a real-life couple bonking on camera. This is one of the reasons why cam sites have become so popular, and why celebrity sex tapes rack up millions of curious searches.

My mind goes back to the recent coverage of Lena The Plug’s sex tape with Jason Luv. Lena and her influencer husband ‘Adam22’ caught some serious mainstream attention when she agreed to sample Luv’s ‘bigger dick’, with the permission of her hubby.

Nobody knows how much the couple made from that tape, but Adam22 has gone on record saying that it was the highest grossing OnlyFans scene of all time. Not small change, then.

Clearly, homemade porn is life-changing money… if you can drum up the notoriety to land worldwide press!

Empowerment and Body Positivity

Historically, only models who were considered stereotypically attractive were given a chance in the porn spotlight. But thanks to the rise of homemade porn, this is no longer the case. 

The ability to create and upload content from the comfort of our own four walls has allowed people to make videos on their own terms, promoting empowerment and a selection of wonderfully diverse body types for porn watchers to admire. Nothing screams body positivity (in all its healthy forms) like being comfortable with your most intimate moments being available for others to enjoy.

Homemade porn lets individuals reclaim their sexuality and show it off in any way they choose.

We’ve covered how hard it is to get into the porn industry through conventional means. But who says you have to go about it the conventional way? A video view is a video view, right?

Direct Interaction with Fans

There’s always been a distinct divide between pornstars and their fans. Homemade porn blurs this, creating genuine connections between creators and their audiences.

Most platforms allow users to comment on creators’ posts, join their members-only areas, and even direct message them. Couple that with the Instagram and Reddit accounts they have (porn star AMAs do a roaring trade!), and it opens up a whole new dimension of community feel. 

Moreover, many amateur porn sellers do live streams a few times a month (sometimes even once a week), which allows loyal fans to talk to them in real-time, besides just buying their sex tapes.

When I talk about amateur porn, I don’t want you to think that amateur is a polite way of saying half-assed. The top creators in this space are highly organised and professional. In fact, many of these stars could teach the big studios a thing or two about monetising adult content.

Trust me, nothing says ‘finger on the pulse’ of what’s hot like 100 DMs before breakfast.

Where Can You Sell Homemade Porn Online?

The internet has graced us with many places to sell homemade porn, but these are the best platforms of the bunch:

  1. xModel by Adenti.io
  2. ModelHub
  3. ManyVids
  4. FanCentro
  5. OnlyFans
  6. Clips4Sale
  7. IWantClips
  8. Extra Lunch Money

Granted, there are pros and cons to each. Let’s take a closer look at the best use cases.

Which platforms are right for your next NSFW side-hustle?

1. With xModel by Adenti.io

https://adent.io/products/xmodel

xModel Adent.io

This one is different to the other platforms on our list β€” it’s a service that allows you to build your own website to sell your content. As a ready-to-use fansite script, you can easily leverage your fan base to amplify your income.

It’s no secret that many amateur content creators were shocked when OnlyFans announced its intention to ban adult content, only to backtrack several days later. While the ban never came to fruition, it forced many of us to re-consider how much of our income and livelihood is dependent on the whims of large platforms.

In other words… what if I wake up tomorrow and don’t have access to my OnlyFans audience?

The xModel software mitigates the risk of getting de-platformed by letting you build your very own website, from which you can sell your videos directly.

It’s easy to use, incredibly powerful, and can take your earnings from drab to fab. But there is a catch: to have the simplest ride, you need to already have an audience to leverage. So, you should think about this once you’ve built a following on our other recommendations and are ready to take things to the next level. 

2. PornHub Model Program

https://www.pornhub.com/partners/models

Pornhub Model Program

Formerly ‘ModelHub’, as you have probably already guessed, this program is powered by the world-renowned PornHub. With a parent platform that already dominates the pro space, it’s safe to say you’ll be put in front of a large audience on this platform, which boasts a currently monthly traffic of three billion

The payouts are as follows:

  • 65% for video sales and custom videos. 
  • 85% of tips and fanclub subscriptions. 

PornHub is trying to compete directly with OnlyFans and has rolled out a new amateur content platform called UViU, which is still in its early stages.

You can generate revenue from fanclubs, tips, and video sales. However, the PornHub Model program also lets you earn cash via ads β€” a huge plus if you want to take your porn creation business to the dizzying heights of success. 

3. ManyVids

https://www.manyvids.com/

ManyVids best paid porn site

I’m a big fan of ManyVids and it’s an underrated platform for amateur creators.

ManyVids is an OnlyFans alternative that’s popular in its own right. Although not matching up to the top dog, you’re sure to gain a substantial audience here if you make it to the top of the charts.

In fact, 2021’s sexually explicit content ban scare that rattled through OnlyFans caused many creators to head to ManyVids as its closest direct replacement. A good chunk of them stayed here, so you’re in tried-and-true hands.

Unlike other sites, it isn’t guided by algorithms. Instead, the platform is completely community guided, allowing creators to be rewarded for piquing the interest of the rabid audience.

It’s a cozy, intimate place with a modern interface where you can grow your audience steadily and foster a genuine community feel with your fans. Plus, they only take 10% from your subscriptions during your first year. A pretty sweet deal, all in all. 

4. FanCentro

https://fancentro.com/

FanCentro platform for selling porn

FanCentro is another popular hub for amateur porn creators, providing one-on-one chat and the ability to interact with fans through daily Stories or live streams. It seems to have more of a European vibe, which could appeal to amateur stars outside of North America.

The platform has allowed many Instagram models to step up the naughty action by allowing uncensored content. Of course, you can take advantage of this, too, without any risk of the dreaded banhammer. 

Still, there’s no getting around the fact that the platform is much smaller than sites like OnlyFans, ManyVids and Fansly – so you might have a harder time getting traction.

As for usability and functionality, the site is pretty easy to use, with a nice clean design. From my experience, FanCentro takes a somewhat lax approach to spammers. Nobody wants to waste their time dealing with trolls, but they pop up here a little too frequently for my liking.

5. OnlyFans

https://onlyfans.com/

OnlyFans platform

OnlyFans is a name that everybody in the porn world knows β€” and for good reason. It’s entered the cultural zeitgeist!

Creators are making a boatload of money on the platform, with some earning upward of $20,000 per month. If you want to start your NSFW content selling career with one of the biggest names in the biz, this platform is the place to be.

You can host webcam shows, sell photos and videos, post pay per view content, gather subscribers, and send private messages. But that isn’t all. The site offers you all the tools to build a community dedicated to you, including features like polls and tips. 

The obvious upside of using OnlyFans is scale. With domination of the amateur content creation space, OnlyFans has the advantage of network effects. More users come here to discover amateur porn, which in turn drives the earnings of amateur porn producers.

You’ll be competing with a huge number of amateur models, but there’s no reason why OnlyFans can’t play host to the content while you drive traffic from your other socials.

Of course, this is all assuming that OF doesn’t throw the baby out with the bath water by trying to ban adult content again. I can’t imagine they’d make the same mistake twice, but it’s important to note that their previous reasons for banning porn were banking related… which suggests the future of adult content on OnlyFans is not entirely within their control.

Always be wary about building your entire business on a single platform. I suggest you leverage multiple options from this list for the best chance of sustaining your audience over the long-term.

6. Clips4Sale

https://www.clips4sale.com/

Sell porn on CLips4Sale

Clips4Sale, otherwise known as C4S, is one of the longest-running amateur porn sites. It’s dedicated to the fetish world, so if you’re a vanilla creator, stay very much away. 

The giantess category was C4S’s fetish of the year for 2024. It’s a weird genre of porn that we’ve covered in the past, but needless to say… if you are a tall lady, you could make an absolute fortune from this category!

And if you’re not, there’s always… gooning, the second most popular category of the last twelve months. 🀨

What about the platform itself? Even though its appearance and functionality are quite dated, you’ll benefit from high-quality traffic that gives you the best chance of making sales. Don’t go expecting fancy features like live streaming or fanclubs… that’s not the deal here. This is an old-school clip library for fetish fans.

That said, the site takes 40% of your earnings β€” over the industry average of 20% to 35%. It’s certainly not the best deal for creators, but the number of waiting eyeballs for kinky content is seriously impressive.

7. IWantClips

https://iwantclips.com/home/model_signup

IWantClips porn store

IWantClips isn’t as well-known as ManyVids in the homemade porn market, but it’s similar in every other way. You can list and sell your videos while accessing the same features provided on MV.

Despite that, there is one major difference: the audience it attracts. IWantClips is the go-to website for homemade fetish and femdom videos. Vanilla creators won’t find a spot here, but if you’re a kink extraordinaire, this site might serve you better than ManyVids.

As for payouts, the platform will keep 40% of your earnings, which seems to be the going rate for amateur fetish movies (on par with Clips4Sale). A steep price, for sure. Still, the average fetish movie will usually sell for more than a vanilla mainstream video, helping to offset some of the lost revenue.

8. Extra Lunch Money

https://extralunchmoney.com/

ExtraLunchMoney options for porn creators

Extra Lunch Money is an all-in-one platform for selling homemade NSFW content. It isn’t just about selling photos and videos. The platform gives you the ability to:

  • sext (for money, of course);
  • sell lingerie;
  • arrange cross-platform shows on your other accounts; and
  • carry out cam model work.

There’s a lot to digest on ELM and I have to admit that my first impression dabbling here was: “Woah… too much, too busy.

Just because you can sell everything doesn’t mean that ELM is the best platform to do so. Having used the site a few times, I stand by that assessment. The site uses a credit system which takes some getting used to, and it’s not immediately obvious how the credits translate to USD (or your everyday currency).

While you’ll certainly find buyers on the platform, it’s not the simplest of sites to use and the audience is considerably smaller than those we’ve looked at above. If the idea of earning a little ‘extra lunch money’ appeals, sure, ELM is worth exploring.

But if you want to earn big bucks? Best to start with the larger platforms.

How to Make Homemade Porn

How to make homemade porn

OK, so we know where to publish homemade porn. But we can’t publish something we haven’t made, right?

So what are the best practices for creating amateur porn?

It all starts with a basic but very important decision… what type of porn are you going to sell?

Going Solo vs Filming Together

If you have a partner, deciding whether to film porn together (or not) is a massive decision β€” one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Either way, it could put a lot of strain on the relationship, unless you’re both into it from the off.

Generally speaking, it’s easier for singles to go solo, potentially collaborating with other creators as their presence in the industry grows. But regardless, you should strongly consider the pros and cons before confirming your decision. And always talk to partners about said decision, even if they aren’t directly involved.

Going Solo Pros:

  • It can be fun. 
  • You can make a lot of money.
  • It allows you to work from home and work as much or as little as you like.
  • There are hundreds of niches to get into.

Going Solo Cons:

  • There isn’t as much scope (positions- and angles-wise) as filming with somebody.
  • It can be stressful if you’re in it solely for the money.
  • The money can be inconsistent until you build up a loyal fan base. 

Filming Together Pros:

  • There’s a lot of scope. You have various angles, themes, and poses to try when there are two (or more) of you.
  • Account management and promotions are easier to manage.
  • It can add a ton of exhibitionist spice to your relationship.
  • You can make a lot of money together while setting hours that work for both of you. 

Filming Together Cons:

  • Porn sex isn’t always the best sex. What looks good on camera isn’t necessarily what feels good in real life.
  • Although, you can just ignore this, do what feels good, and let your honest (orgasmic) reactions do the arousing.
  • It can put undue pressure on relationships.
  • Until you have a loyal fan base, your earnings will be inconsistent. 
  • Can you handle the jealousy of your partner being popular online?

Selling Amateur Pics vs Videos

You’ve landed on this page for a reason, so you’re probably looking to sell homemade porn videos rather than still shots. However, selling nude pics can be another revenue stream, or even your entire business.

Selling pictures isn’t as taxing on your body or your brain. Yes, you have to set up the camera, get ready for the shoot, and edit them, but you don’t have to worry about changing positions in a seductive manner or orgasm on camera. You don’t even have to get naked. There are fetishes and kinks out there that require amateur content without any requirement for full nudity.

The lucrative feet pic market is a grand example.

That said, you probably won’t make as much money as videos and there isn’t as much scope to play around with.

Selling Amateur Pics Pros:

  • It can be a confidence booster.
  • You can make decent money.
  • The start-up costs are non-existent.
  • Your customers are likely to turn into loyal fans.
  • You can dive into a variety of niches.

Selling Amateur Pics Cons:

  • Earnings are inconsistent. You’ll make less than models who sell videos.
  • You need to take steps to diminish privacy concerns, such as ensuring people don’t buy and redistribute or reproduce your photos.
  • If you want to keep your identity a secret, you won’t make as much as those who are willing to show their faces.
  • The internet is forever. 

Selling Amateur Videos Pros:

  • There are tons of niches, so finding your space in the community will be relatively easy.
  • You’ll make more money than selling NSFW pictures. There’s potential to earn a boatload of money
  • It can give you a platform to live out your wildest fantasies.
  • You may get opportunities to collaborate with your favorite creators in the amateur porn industry. 

Selling Amateur Videos Cons:

  • Until you have loyal fans, your earnings will be inconsistent.
  • Similarly to selling pictures, you won’t earn as much money if you want to keep your identity under wraps. 
  • The internet is forever. 

The Essentials: Cameras, Lighting and Setup

Knowing where to sell your homemade porn and who to film it with (if anybody) are major parts of the puzzle, but they aren’t the be-all and end-all. Your video quality (and your ultimate success) will be based on a number of things, cameras, lighting, and setup being three important factors.

Much of the requirements for creating homemade porn are the same as starting a cam show. Your setup needs to be optimal for the best results… and for attracting the most viewers.

Setup

Amateur porn recording setup
Amateur porn recording setup: probably not gonna cut it!

While you’ll likely shoot videos in various places, you should still have a go-to spot for filming. Consider this your new home office, but instead of having a desk and a chair, you’ll have a bed and a few other things. 

A bed is the perfect place to start, and I’m assuming that you won’t have to invest in one of these! It should be comfortable enough for you to get into all kinds of positions without risk of injury. If you have the space, consider adding a couch for good measure; it offers a bit of difference to ensure your content doesn’t become too “same-y.”

As for the background, opt for a solid color on the walls, bed sheets, and comforters. You shouldn’t have to splash any cash on this β€” most people have a one-color fitted sheet. And yes, you’ll definitely want a fitted sheet. Anything else will slide around the moment you start getting wild.

There’s nothing worse than filming a zinger of a scene and then discovering the bed linen is in the way of the money shot. 🀦

I recommend adding a dash of flavor to your setting with a few standard-size and throw pillows. Get two or three in contrasting colors for the perfect shot. 

Adult Casting Center has some useful tips for first time homemade porn videos, including a visual depiction of why the camera should be slightly above you (preferably on a tripod).

Of course, your room should be neat and free from clutter, too. Plus, the pro performers always have everything they need at arm’s length.

You don’t want to be disappearing off screen to grab a toy! Although this is less of a problem for porn creators with post-editing available than it is for a live cam broadcaster (who can lose viewers to an empty screen in a matter of seconds).

Camera

Once your room is all set up, it’s time to focus on the camera. But don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you blow your entire bank account on the latest and greatest technology the industry has to offer. Believe it or not, there is a camera good enough for homemade porn that you can afford.

And if all else fails, you can always go full-on gonzo style with your mobile phone. For some porn consumers, this simply adds to the illicit thrills!

Regardless of your budget, you need a camera that has the following three things:

  • Autofocus
  • 30fps (frames per second)
  • At least 1080p recording

All the cameras below come recommended by creators in the industry, starting with a budget of under $100. These are not affiliate links, btw, they are just what I’ve seen recommended by top amateurs.

And if this is too much of a stretch financially, don’t sweat it. Just use your phone!

Less Than $100

  • Logitech C922x – It’s a webcam, so you aren’t getting cinematic quality. That said, it still shoots 1080p and it comes with autofocus. 
  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio – On top of autofocus and the ability to shoot 1080p, it has a tripod mount and a built-in microphone. 

Less Than $500

  • GoPro Hero6 – They’re usually used for extreme sports, so you can guarantee it has the best autofocus on the market. It also has a built-in microphone. 

Less than $1,000

  • Panasonic HC-x920 – Optimized for video, this one gives you a consistent output. If you want exceptional quality HD video without needing to do anything, this is the one for you. Plus, the autofocus is fantastic and it’s easy to use. 
  • Canon G7 X mk2 – It shoots 1080p, has auto-focus, takes great photos, and has a flip-out viewscreen to ensure it’s capturing allyour best sides. 
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera – Clocking in at $600 with a lens, you can consider this the baseline for shooting quality video without spending tons of bucks on a production-grade camcorder. 

Less than $5,000

  • Canon XA30 HD – This one has exceptional autofocus, professional-grade stabilization, and full HD quality. It’s good enough for professionals.
  • Sony RX100 VI – As far as point-and-shoot cameras go, this one takes the cake. It’s lightweight and produces brilliant video quality. It also has “Fast Hybrid AutoFocus” to ensure your shots are always in focus. 

After purchasing your camera, you need to figure out how to place it.

The top-performing amateur pornstars ensure the camera is centered and focused on them, ensuring it zooms in on the juiciest parts at the right moments. That’s what industry professionals call the “money shot.

With all that in mind, it’s worth noting that even the best camera is useless without fantastic…

Lighting

Types of lighting

If you’re wondering whether to splurge on a camera or lighting, allow us to help solve the conundrum β€” lighting all the way. The best amateur porn videos have lighting that emphasizes the models’ beauty and ensures the viewer can see everything. It makes all the difference. 

You’ll often see amateur videos with very low lighting. And while that can create that “filmed-on-a-potato” aesthetic, these guys aren’t climbing their way up the homemade porn video ranks.

To be successful, you should invest in some standing soft boxes; they give a real porn set vibe and light you up with professional efficacy. Or go all the way and get yourself some LED ring lights. They’re the crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me of amateur porn lighting setups. 

That doesn’t mean you can’t string fairy lights up or turn on a few salt lamps to give your room an intimate, spa-esque vibe, but you need some effective lighting to make sure your camera picks up the action in stunning quality. 

Editing and Post-Production

You’ve got the raw footage, but your work isn’t over yet.

It’s now time to edit it into something that will make paying customers go crazy and hand over their hard-earned cash. Obviously, you don’t want to keep in dead air when you reposition the camera or the close-up shots of your nose while checking whether it’s recording. 

Remove the beginnings and ends of your clips to ensure they look professional. By removing the beginning, I mean the very beginning of the intro – not the part where you’re still wearing clothes! Never start with full nudity; it takes away all of the suspense and build-up.

You may want to cut some sections that don’t look as good as you expected them to. If that’s the case, play around with your editing software’s transitions to create a smooth viewing experience β€” and don’t forget to watch the whole thing back!

If you’re filming with others, make sure they’re involved with the editing process. The result should be something that everybody enjoys to guarantee the cast and audience are happy. 

How to Sell Porn Online

Selling porn online

You know how to make it and where to publish it, but the how question still remains.

I hate to break it to you, but you can’t just stumble online and start selling porn without jumping through a few hoops. This is one of the reasons why PornHub had to delete all unverified content back in 2020!

Any self-respecting adult marketplace will have safeguards in place to ensure that all amateur content is legal, before it goes live. That process starts with age verification.

Age Verification

As you can probably imagine, you can’t start selling porn online until your chosen platform has verified that you are over the required age (which varies by country). Thanks to modern-day tech, this is now a seamless, pain-free process that doesn’t necessitate a face-to-face meeting.

While things can vary slightly from company to company, the general steps are as follows:

  1. Complete the basic sign-up form β€” The creator sign-up form may be the same as the general user form. However, most sites have a different one. Generally speaking, you’ll need to type in your display name (choose this wisely), email address, and a few other basic bits of information. 
  2. Submit valid government-issued identification β€” You need to submit a color picture of your valid government-issued photographic identification. This includes your driver’s license, passport, and similar types of ID. Some sites may request two types, but the majority stick to one.
  3. Submit a selfie β€” Along with your government ID, you need to submit a selfie so the platform’s team can assess whether you match the photograph on your identification. Don’t worry too much about this; you aren’t trying to show your best angle. Instead, it needs to be akin to your passport photo: look straight ahead and ensure you capture everything from the shoulders upward. 
  4. Wait for verification β€” Typically, you’ll wait less than an hour for age verification to come back. These days, it tends to be an automated system. Although, not every platform has the same modern tech, so expect to wait a day or two at most.
  5. Start posting and earning β€” Once the website has verified you are of legal age, you’re ready to start posting videos and making some money!

Setting Up Profiles

All of the sites we’ve looked at are populated with amateur NSFW content creators who are trying to make a name for themselves.

Many will fail to do so because they haven’t created a profile that’s engaging enough to attract money-spending porn aficionados to their pages.

I’m not gonna lie. Much of this boils down to producing rockstar content, since it’s your thumbnails that will pull eyeballs from the main listing pages. But a good profile goes a long way to giving your content the ‘sticky’ factor. πŸ˜‰

  • It’s all about that profile pic β€” Your profile picture is your centerpiece, especially when people are yet to see you in action. Choose a photograph that highlights your best side and pay attention to the details (e.g., background, outfit, hair, expression, etc.).
  • Give ’em it good β€” People will judge you based off first impressions whether you like it or not. So, you need to give them something juicy upfront to pleasure their eyes (and their nethers). Ensure only your best clips or pictures end up on your front-facing profile. 
  • Retain a mysterious air β€” While providing something raunchy right off the bat is a necessity, you shouldn’t give everything away. Don’t go with full nudity. You need to seduce your audience. 
  • Add something personal β€” If you can, film an introduction video that appears when users click onto your profile. Say something about yourself and talk about kinks, fantasies or what they can expect from your content. Don’t make the mistake of assuming viewers will ‘get’ what you’re about if it’s not immediately obvious.
  • Make your “About You” section worth the read β€” Follow the 80/20 rule; write about yourself 20% of the time and what your fans can expect 80% of the time. 

Here on AdultVisor, we’ve addressed how AI is reshaping the adult industry. While I always favour a personal touch with profiles, you can use tools like ChatGPT to refine your Bio and About Me and make it more engaging.

If all else fails, look to the top performers. How are they setting their profiles apart from the rest?

The cream always rises to the top, so get that notebook out and start taking some notes…

Social Media and Promotion

You won’t make much money if you don’t promote your work. However, many social media outlets don’t take too kindly to promoting NSFW content, so you’ll need to stick to the likes of Reddit and Instagram, like other amateur raunchy content creators do. 

Reddit has a subreddit for every type of porn. Your videos are bound to fit into one. Target those and you’ll access a bunch of otherwise untapped fans.

best nsfw subreddits

That said, make sure you read the subreddit rules β€” some don’t allow you to share links to your premium platforms. Although, there are usually ways around this clause, such as including your links in your bio and asking users to visit your Reddit profile for more. 

Instagram is a more censored way of promoting your porn, but pretty much every notable performer has an account boasting thousands upon thousands of fans. So, it’s worth setting up an account. Just avoid posting anuses, female nipples, genitals, or anything R-rated. Suggestive content is a massive A+, though. 

Like certain subreddits, you won’t be able to link directly to your paid adult content in your Insta posts or bio, however, you can use services like Linktree to gather all your socials in one place. Then, people can move seamlessly from your Instagram profile to your premium full-length videos. 

5 Tips for Selling Homemade Porn

Let’s finish with some useful tips for launching your amateur porn career.

1. Don’t Try to Cover Every Single Niche

I see many amateur creators making this mistake and it’s incredibly limiting.

You aren’t trying to become the Walmart of the homemade porn world β€” you don’t need to sell everything or try to satisfy everybody’s unique tastes. Regardless of how enticing appealing to everybody may seem, attempting it to is an impossible feat.

The biggest slices of the homemade porn profit pie go to the standout performers. Thus, you need to become one of them. It’s certainly easier said than done, but one of the best simplest, fastest ways to do so is to gain notoriety in a small but profitable niche.

And as I’m sure you know, there are plenty of niches in the porn world: teen, anal, feet, MILF, big tits, and so on. Choosing one allows you to tailor content to meet the specific requirements of said niche, growing an eager-to-splash-their-cash audience as a result.

But the question is: which niche is right for you?

The best niche for you is one you’re actually into. Otherwise, creating and selling homemade porn will start feeling like an actual job β€” so much so that your audience will notice. That’s not a good look for someone wanting to climb the metaphorical ranks.

To make the process easier, write a list of all the things you enjoy in the bedroom and see how your fetishes/kinks/toy preferences rank online. Then, aim for market segments with high interaction rates that aren’t as exploited as others. Think not too mainstream, not too “out there.” 

At the time of writing, the most interesting and lucrative industries to join as an amateur are:

  • JOI (Jerk Off Instruction)
  • BDSM
  • MILF
  • Cosplay
  • Feet
  • POV
  • Creampie
  • Squirting, and
  • Outdoor.

If you’re short on inspiration, I’d suggest browsing through the top categories on Clips4Sale and sorting the top videos by popularity. This is an excellent benchmark of what currently works.

Trending homemade porn

2. Promote Your Stuff on Major Porn Sites

Alongside the sites I recommended earlier, you can use well-known industry tube sites, such as XVideosPornhub (and its lesser-known entities, RedTube and Youporn), EpornerHQPorner, and xHamster, to promote your content.

Granted, you’ll be one small fish in a massive pond, but joining the countless newbie models can substantially boost your audience. 

Not only can they promote your offerings elsewhere, but they’re extra revenue sources. By uploading short clips, teasers, and even full-length videos, you can drive horny fans to your preferred porn-selling platform and earn money from the ad revenue.

Of course, the actual amount you’ll make from joining these sites vary based on a myriad of factors, you can expect to make $0.50 to $0.70 per 1,000 views. This may not be the dizzying heights of wealth you were imagining, but you’re effectively getting promoted without paying for the privilege. It isn’t a lot, but we still think it’s a pretty good deal. 

Put yourself in front of the right eyeballs and you will attract new fans.

3. Research Your Competition

Anybody who watches porn has a go-to creator or two (or five), but they’ve gained this “favorite” status for a reason. By researching your competition, you can get a feel for what works and what doesn’t, allowing you to incorporate it in or omit your findings from your videos. 

You can start by looking at your favorite channels. Think about what you like amount them. Then, move on to the niche you’ll explore. If the latter is the same as your favorite channels, then you’re good to go. But many people enjoy watching things they don’t actually like doing, so keep that in mind during your research. 

Obviously, you can’t copy content. However, it’s more about getting a feel for how other NSFW creators market their channel, promote themselves, and keep up with trends. 

4. Keep a Schedule

Building a loyal following is crucial to long-term success in the industry β€” and earning a substantial amount. Doing that involves being consistent with your schedule. 

Uploading videos randomly or going live when nobody is expecting you will garner nothing except low view rates and even less actual engagement.

Ultimately, it means next to no success. So, set a schedule and stick to it. 

The good news is that it’s your schedule β€” you can make it as demanding or as relaxed as you like. An upload timetable of one video a week on a certain day is a great place to start. As you gain a loyal following, it will help people find you and know when to expect new content.

5. Hit Pause If You Need To

At one point or another, you’ll probably be halfway through a raunchy scene when something completely shatters the fantasy you’ve worked hard to create. It’s an undeniable mood killer but you can recover β€” and so will your audience. 

Whether you take out the decidedly less sexy portions of your video (think changing positions or setting up cameras) or physically pause a live session to answer unignorable phone calls or go to the bathroom, taking a time out is absolutely fine.

And I’d argue a minor stream disruption or a cut in the video is better than ruining the moment entirely.

How Much Money Can You Make Selling Amateur Porn?

The amount of money you make depends on a plethora of factors (e.g., how many videos you post, the site you post on, how active you are on social media, custom orders, brands that’ve noticed you, and any additional services you offer). Some models earn $1,000 per month, while others are raking in $20,000 to $200,000 and beyond. However, there are also performers who aren’t scraping a dollar.

A few OnlyFans creators spoke to BuzzFeed at the start of the year to detail how much they make, and it’s safe to say earnings are all over the shop. For example:

  • Monica Huldt has made over $750,000. 
  • an anonymous creator makes $50 a month in new/recurring subscriptions, capping out at $300. 
  • Ladylynn1111 makes six figures per year, keeping a lax schedule and sticking to only one streaming platform. 
  • a couple made $347,000 in 2022. 
  • an anonymous creator makes $20,000 per year, stating she isn’t a big name nor has any clout. 
  • another anonymous creator makes $150 to $800 per month since starting it as a side hustle.

It’s a massively mixed bag. And this will vary based on the platform you use.

Ultimately, you’ll make more if you upload NSFW content as a full-time business and stick to a regular schedule than viewing it as a side hustle. But, as you can see from the above, it doesn’t necessarily work out for everybody (although it’s certainly worth a shot!). 


That wraps up our little foray in to the world of homemade porn.

Have you sold porn online? Let us know your recommendations and experiences so far!

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Marie Ngo

Marie, a fresh and dynamic voice at AdultVisor, brings a wealth of insider knowledge to our team. She is a freelance journalist with a background working for a renowned sex toy brand. Marie expertly fuses her passion for adult entertainment with her keen understanding of the industry's latest sex-positive trends.
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