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Michele70

Posts: 28

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Does anyone know of any websites that will buy my nude photos or how I can make my own website and charge people to join in order to view my nude photos?I'm wanting(& have) expanded my nude photos and some are more erotica based. Also, what are some of the alt agencies that represent the nontraditional, alt models?
Thanks!smile

Nov 08 09 12:00 am Link

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PBK Photography

Posts: 1109

Dallas, Texas, US

Making your own website is easy. Getting through all the legal aspects of selling nude photos across state lines is the fun part! This is assuming you have the rights to the photos to do so.

My advice, contact a lawyer to see what forms need ot be kept on hand or filed in order to do so. Others on here may be doing already and can give you better insite

Nov 08 09 12:23 am Link

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291

Posts: 11911

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, California, US

Tina King wrote:
How do I sell my nude photos?

why would people buy them when you post them on a free web site?

just curious.

Nov 08 09 12:29 am Link

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Yan Tan Tethera

Posts: 4184

Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

291 wrote:

why would people buy them when you post them on a free web site?

just curious.

I think the ones that Tina proposes to put on the new website are not the ones on her current MM site.

DUH

Nov 08 09 12:36 am Link

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A Alejandro

Posts: 123

San Antonio, Texas, US

There's no need to worry about selling photos across state lines, as the government for now, has decided to stay out of it. 

My suggestion, is to collaborate with a photographer who is already doing this and who you can trust, learn all you can, and then start your own site, after you learn what there is to learn. 

This way, after you start your own site, you can control the money part of it.  I know a lot of photographers who have paid sites, but they never pay the models, telling them, "No one paid to look at your photos".  Of course, the model has no way to verify this, so they end up not making any money, while the photographer pockets all the money for himself.

Best of luck.

Nov 08 09 12:36 am Link

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MLRPhoto

Posts: 5754

Olivet, Michigan, US

A Alejandro wrote:
There's no need to worry about selling photos across state lines, as the government for now, has decided to stay out of it. 

My suggestion, is to collaborate with a photographer who is already doing this and who you can trust, learn all you can, and then start your own site, after you learn what there is to learn. 

This way, after you start your own site, you can control the money part of it.  I know a lot of photographers who have paid sites, but they never pay the models, telling them, "No one paid to look at your photos".  Of course, the model has no way to verify this, so they end up not making any money, while the photographer pockets all the money for himself.

Best of luck.

Cynic much?

If I had a site that made money, rather than merely having revenue (not that I even have THAT), I'd be happy to pay models.  It makes for a much smoother process, and it's only fair.

But, from what I've read, getting a pay site up and running is hard; making it profitable is VERY hard.

Nov 08 09 06:33 am Link

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John Horwitz

Posts: 2918

Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Tina,

I do about 30 shows a year and sell photographs at galleries - PM me if interested


John

Nov 08 09 06:40 am Link

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SensualThemes

Posts: 3043

Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, US

Make a profile on MakeItSexy.com - a new adult myspace.  They're selling photos online as membership and as per-image.  You set the prices and what you'd like to make per.

Nov 08 09 06:56 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

At 38 the OP is already well into MILF territory.

Studio36

Nov 08 09 07:28 am Link

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picturephoto

Posts: 8687

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov 08 09 07:41 am Link

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Fun City Photo

Posts: 1552

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Tina King wrote:
Does anyone know of any websites that will buy my nude photos or how I can make my own website and charge people to join in order to view my nude photos?I'm wanting(& have) expanded my nude photos and some are more erotica based. Also, what are some of the alt agencies that represent the nontraditional, alt models?
Thanks!smile

It is easier to have a web site and charge for a membership than selling pictures.
Click through this site and see the many ways how to generate income.
http://www.bellavalentine.com/user/photo_album.php

Nov 08 09 08:06 am Link

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Emily Addison

Posts: 106

New York, New York, US

you can sign up to clips4sale.com they have an images4sale section. There are tons of categories...mainly fetish, but you can pick whatever suits your picture set style the best! The minimum is $5.99/set but you can charge basically whatever you want. I suggest updating regularly and using a pic post site to promote and get traffic. I don't use it very much, but can be a little extra money in your pocket! The minimum payout is $50. They will even direct deposit to your bank account. Just so you know...they will send you a 1099 at the end of the year.

good luck!

Nov 08 09 08:12 am Link

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K E E L I N G

Posts: 39863

Peoria, Illinois, US

studio36uk wrote:
At 38 the OP is already well into MILF territory.

Studio36

Ummm....ok.  Thanks for the info.  hmm

Nov 08 09 08:14 am Link

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BrooklynHill

Posts: 4790

Newport Beach, California, US

studio36uk wrote:
At 38 the OP is already well into MILF territory.

Studio36

Look pretty good at 38, though...

Nov 08 09 08:34 am Link

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Good Egg Productions

Posts: 16142

Orlando, Florida, US

What kind of market are you looking at?

I'll be brutally honest with you here.  While your images are pretty, they're not exactly what I'd call something I'd HAVE to see.

So... if all you're looking to do is be naked and make money, there are a few megasites out there that will supply a space and a template for you to supply them with tons of content.

One's called Southern Charms.  But I don't know what you're really looking to do here.

These sites usually become a lifestyle if you want to actually make any money on them.  And the money isn't THAT good.  Because in general, they only give you 50% of what you actually bring in.  Not a bad racket for the sites.

Nov 08 09 08:44 am Link

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Lucas Chapman

Posts: 6129

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Tina King wrote:
Does anyone know of any websites that will buy my nude photos or how I can make my own website and charge people to join in order to view my nude photos?I'm wanting(& have) expanded my nude photos and some are more erotica based. Also, what are some of the alt agencies that represent the nontraditional, alt models?
Thanks!smile

If you actually think selling nude images of yourself, even very "adult" ones will make you any kind of a living... you are sadly mistaken.
I have noticed more than a few "models" from well known amateur adult sites, showing up here on MM trying to make money as non-adult models.

Nov 08 09 08:45 am Link

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Lucas Chapman

Posts: 6129

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
What kind of market are you looking at?

I'll be brutally honest with you here.  While your images are pretty, they're not exactly what I'd call something I'd HAVE to see.

So... if all you're looking to do is be naked and make money, there are a few megasites out there that will supply a space and a template for you to supply them with tons of content.

One's called Southern Charms.  But I don't know what you're really looking to do here.

These sites usually become a lifestyle if you want to actually make any money on them.  And the money isn't THAT good.  Because in general, they only give you 50% of what you actually bring in.  Not a bad racket for the sites.

Funny you mention SC.  I have found no fewer than 4 SC girls show up HERE lately.  I have also worked with girls to produce pages on SC.  There is so much of this type of content on the web thats available for free, that the average SC model is making maybe $100/month for the first year, IF she stays that long.  Most don't...

Nov 08 09 08:47 am Link

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Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
What kind of market are you looking at?

That's the key question right there.

I have a paysite, and it's a very specific fetish for a very specific audience. My best-selling work is non-nude videos, though I offer both nude & non-nude to appeal to a wider audience. I seldom shoot pictures for that site...people want video.

If you don't know your market, you will fail.

Very few people will pay for adult pictures of "just porn." They want specifics...specifics that they can't find anywhere else. Oh and videos are a must!

Nov 08 09 09:09 am Link

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Removed Member

Posts: 1

STUDIO CITY, California, US

gp here: gfy.com and ask

Nov 08 09 06:41 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Paul Bryson Photography wrote:
That's the key question right there.

I have a paysite, and it's a very specific fetish for a very specific audience. My best-selling work is non-nude videos, though I offer both nude & non-nude to appeal to a wider audience. I seldom shoot pictures for that site...people want video.

If you don't know your market, you will fail.

Very few people will pay for adult pictures of "just porn." They want specifics...specifics that they can't find anywhere else. Oh and videos are a must!

MILF as I noted above.

Cougar!

And, yes, Southern Charms

Studio36

Nov 08 09 08:32 pm Link

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Paul Bryson Photography

Posts: 48035

Hollywood, Florida, US

studio36uk wrote:

MILF as I noted above.

Cougar!

Studio36

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Nov 08 09 08:37 pm Link

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Four-Eleven Productions

Posts: 758

Fircrest, Washington, US

Post hidden on Nov 09, 2009 09:05 am
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Trolling.

Nov 08 09 08:48 pm Link

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HollyGordonStylist

Posts: 7

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
What kind of market are you looking at?

I'll be brutally honest with you here.  While your images are pretty, they're not exactly what I'd call something I'd HAVE to see.

So... if all you're looking to do is be naked and make money, there are a few megasites out there that will supply a space and a template for you to supply them with tons of content.

One's called Southern Charms.  But I don't know what you're really looking to do here.

These sites usually become a lifestyle if you want to actually make any money on them.  And the money isn't THAT good.  Because in general, they only give you 50% of what you actually bring in.  Not a bad racket for the sites.

Vince: That's a little rough. Many people would love to see her photos and she wasn't asking for a critique. Female models are not always looking for critiques from male photographers.

Nov 08 09 08:54 pm Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Four-Eleven Productions wrote:

studio36uk wrote:
MILF as I noted above.

Cougar!

And, yes, Southern Charms

Studio36

What a prick.

Some of us know the market... and some, apparently, don't.

Studio36

Nov 08 09 08:55 pm Link

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HollyGordonPhotography

Posts: 352

Jacksonville, Florida, US

Good Egg Productions wrote:
What kind of market are you looking at?

I'll be brutally honest with you here.  While your images are pretty, they're not exactly what I'd call something I'd HAVE to see.

So... if all you're looking to do is be naked and make money, there are a few megasites out there that will supply a space and a template for you to supply them with tons of content.

One's called Southern Charms.  But I don't know what you're really looking to do here.

These sites usually become a lifestyle if you want to actually make any money on them.  And the money isn't THAT good.  Because in general, they only give you 50% of what you actually bring in.  Not a bad racket for the sites.

Vince, I still think you're really hot, for in case you wanted an unsolicited photographer's opinion about you. smile

Nov 08 09 09:00 pm Link

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Four-Eleven Productions

Posts: 758

Fircrest, Washington, US

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Really, can you please grow up.

Nov 08 09 09:47 pm Link

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Greg Kolack

Posts: 17921

Downers Grove, Illinois, US

Four-Eleven Productions wrote:
WTF does that have to do with you being a prick?

Wow - twice in the same thread.

Nov 08 09 09:55 pm Link

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Lumigraphics

Posts: 32743

Detroit, Michigan, US

Op, good luck- its going to be difficult and you may have to pay a photographer for content (rather than you usual "pay me" policies.) Maybe partner with someone for Zivity, and contact other paysite operators to see if they want to use you? Generally, the more rare/niche and more hardcore the content is, the more likely it will be salable.

Nov 09 09 06:14 am Link

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Bobs Fine Art

Posts: 1365

Annandale, Virginia, US

thanks for all the sites, I'm so nieve about these places..

Nov 09 09 07:38 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Greg Kolack wrote:
Wow - twice in the same thread.

Must be an echo in here. Ya' think?

Doesn't bother me at all. In my business I've been called worse than
that on a good day. A MOD might take a different view though. LOL

Studio36

Nov 09 09 08:02 am Link

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-Jen-

Posts: 46851

Howell, Michigan, US

Moderator Warning!
Stop the threadjacking.

Nov 09 09 09:07 am Link

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glamour pics

Posts: 6095

Los Angeles, California, US

Tina King wrote:
Does anyone know of any websites that will buy my nude photos or how I can make my own website and charge people to join in order to view my nude photos?I'm wanting(& have) expanded my nude photos and some are more erotica based. Also, what are some of the alt agencies that represent the nontraditional, alt models?
Thanks!smile

There are a number of websites and boards for the adult industry. Mucho information out there.

Be warned that it's a tougher and tougher business, according to industry sources. A simple, solo-girl, membership website is a pretty tough biz now, among other reasons because of the tons of competition and free stuff. Not to mention the endless piracy going on. You may get some useful suggestions in this thread, and specific leads, along with the usual insults and nonsense.

As far as agencies, I doubt that there are any in Minneapolis that specialize in nontraditional, alt, nude, erotic models.

Good luck.

I'm not hands on in the adult industry, much less adult webmastering, so I'm sorry I can't give more specific advice.

Nov 09 09 09:19 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

We now return to our regularly scheduled thread - - -

There is always an alternative, an indirect method of seeing turnover and possible profit, and that might be to simply do the production work and broker the images. Brokers will often be able to accurately target the specific market niche and do the donkey work on sales. Brokers will operate on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis. With non-exclusive brokerage agreements you can list, likewise [non-exclusively], with several of them at the same time. Many will allow you to set the price absolutely; OR- set a minumim price; OR- let them judge the market based on their experience and set the price.

You ultimately will not have direct control on the usage, and pay a goodly commission, but you also do not stand many risks other than the actual production costs.. Certainly you are not assuming the financial risks associated with a start-up website.

Studio36

Nov 09 09 10:01 am Link

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SLE Photography

Posts: 68937

Orlando, Florida, US

Southern charms & Clips/Images4Sale (both of which have been mentioned) are good choices without the huge overhead & hassle of running a site yourself.

You can also do Zivity, but you have to work with Zivity photographers for the most part.

Nov 09 09 11:12 am Link

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studio36uk

Posts: 22264

Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

SLE Photography wrote:
Southern charms & Clips/Images4Sale (both of which have been mentioned) are good choices without the huge overhead & hassle of running a site yourself.

You can also do Zivity, but you have to work with Zivity photographers for the most part.

Yes, and clips4sale [videos] has a companion site called images4sale [for stills] - same company.

They are effectively brokers and they front the sales and billing for you on commission.

Studio36

Nov 09 09 12:53 pm Link

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Digital Reflectionz

Posts: 27

Memphis, Tennessee, US

Start your own website at www.castme.xxx. They have all the tools for creating a membership website. You can charge ppv to view your photosets and take monthly subscriptions. By far the best website to make your own website and make alot of money. I know a few people that make a ton of money charging pay per view and running a membership website.

Jul 16 13 01:09 pm Link

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zaxpix

Posts: 1988

New Brunswick, New Jersey, US

Digital Reflectionz wrote:
Start your own website at www.castme.xxx. They have all the tools for creating a membership website. You can charge ppv to view your photosets and take monthly subscriptions. By far the best website to make your own website and make alot of money. I know a few people that make a ton of money charging pay per view and running a membership website.

D.R.,

I know they say , "It's never too late.", but...

http://24.media.tumblr.com/9e3ad7af066dc553efc82fef5da682f9/tumblr_mjj653Wxjq1r3idioo1_500.gif

Z.

Jul 16 13 01:15 pm Link

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Digital Reflectionz

Posts: 27

Memphis, Tennessee, US

What do you mean by that?

Jul 16 13 01:49 pm Link

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JessieLeigh

Posts: 2059

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Digital Reflectionz wrote:
What do you mean by that?

Maybe you should look at the date this thread was created?

Jul 16 13 01:53 pm Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

*** ZOMBIE THREAD ***

I wonder how the OP got on with her plan?






Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jul 16 13 01:55 pm Link