If you’ve been in affiliate marketing for any length of time you know there is an affiliate program for just about anything you can think of. Adult content is no different, there are many ways to monetize porn traffic with adult affiliate programs. Dating, live cams, sex games, paysites and umm… enhancement products are just a few of the types of offers that are commonly run on adult sites.
How Much Adult Traffic is There?
The amount of traffic that visits adult websites each day is massive. Sites like PornHub, Xvideos, Xhamster & YouPorn are some of the most visited sites in the world, easily beating almost all the mainstream sites you can think of. The top 500 most trafficked websites according to Alexa (Amazon’s web ranking company) is full of big porn and cam sites right next to sites like Google, Amazon, Twitter & Facebook.
PornHub published a year in review for 2018 and they had 33.5 billion visitors or 92 million per day. Since publishing the review they state that number has increased to 100 million per day. This is one just one website.
Is It Hard to Work With Adult Traffic?
It depends on what your definition of hard is. If you have any kind of moral objection then you’re definitely in the wrong place. You’re going to be working with graphic material in the adult affiliate programs, making banners and looking at sites to advertise on. You don’t have to be a porn fanatic to work in the field but for a lot of people, the adult industry is offensive. If this is you don’t try to force it, you won’t be happy. We couldn’t care less which is how we ended up here.
It is also very important to know the laws in the area where you live. We’re based out of the United States and other than very obviously immoral and illegal things which we don’t even want written on the site, most things are fair game. We don’t know the laws of other countries but we do know there are places where being caught working on or viewing this kind of stuff can lead to big problems. Be smart about it and know the legalities where you live.
How Much Money Can You Really Make?
The sky is basically the limit. Now don’t mistake this to mean that it’s easy. Adult traffic is very competitive and you’re going to be head to head with people with years of experience and huge budgets. But as with most affiliate ventures you’re going to want to start with a niche. Whether you’re straight running banner traffic, making a tube site or a review site finding a niche is going to help you specialize and get some traction.
If you’re used to paying mainstream CPC & CPM prices at first you’re going to be shocked at just how cheap porn traffic is. Pennies and fractions of pennies, yay! You’ll quickly find that adult traffic also converts very poorly compared to most mainstream traffic. And it’s full of bots and fake traffic, not yay!
The major sites are typically higher quality and the cost reflects it. But when you are dealing with huge traffic networks like Exoclick, Plugrush, JuicyAds, etc. there are 100s or even 1,000s sites that seem to be in-network just to destroy your budget. You can blacklist or avoid run of network all together prime traffic costs prime money.
It’s an uphill battle for sure but there is lots of money to be made if you treat it like a real business.
What Are The Best Adult Affiliate Programs?
Just like there are countless porn sites there are countless adult affiliate programs and affiliate networks. Many of the mainstream affiliate networks have some level of adult offers, often dating and male enhancement. We’ve worked with a lot of them either in straight-up advertising or incorporating them into CamsRated.com. Some work really, really well and others we’ve had no luck with but your mileage will vary.
The purpose of this section of the website is to give you in-depth reviews of the various adult programs, let you know how they work(ed) for us and give tips on how to get the most out of them. Just remember that what works for us and what works for you may not be the same. Don’t write off a program we didn’t have luck with because it may work really well for you and your promotion ideas.