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I'm here obviously, but barely still in the biz, anyone else?
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Because of health reasons I recently began dropping sites like flies (no time to work on them) but I do still have around 75 adult sites left that I'm keeping. I have no plans to build any new adult sites however.
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I'm still in.
What you up to Jel if not adult?
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If I could sell my domains id be gone fishing but till then i guess I'm locked in
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If I could sell my domains id be gone fishing but till then i guess I'm locked in
If I had your $ I would sell what you have to me today and be gone fishing tomorrow.
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By my fingernails I am still just about in. Ditched my dedicated hosting and allowed around 80 domain names to expire so far, some were developed but not making a bean.
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I'm still in.
What you up to Jel if not adult?
still in, but barely surviving. I'll be gone by the end of the year barring a miracle.
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Barely hanging on here.
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I like to check back to Inside Webmastering, boy... the good ol' days...

.. it's not just adult that every single fucking niche (even in mainstream) are saturated as fuck. That is really grinds my gears...

As for adult, I quit completely. Some freehosted sites are still out there tho making some odd buck...
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Still check in here once and a while.

Sold 95% of adult. The ones I have left are just sitting there.
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I haven't done any adult work in a couple of years now. I'm now doing freelance PHP development work, just had my first book published, and am back at school studying engineering.

Surprisingly, I'm still getting regular monthly cheques from recurring adult memberships, some from signups over 4 years ago! It's not a lot, but it covers my beer expenses

I think (know) there is still money in adult, since I personally know a number of cam girls and girls running their own solo sites that make good money.

I still had one half-developed adult site sitting around which I decided last week I'd use to give adult one last shot, so I've been working on getting that together all week. I'll update here if it goes well...if it doesn't, well, it was worth one last shot.


Reminiscing makes me chuckle, 6 1/2 years ago (2007), when I first started in adult, you used to spend a day putting up a site that (within a few weeks) would be generating 1+ sales per day. Rinse/repeat 7 days per week ad infinitum. Easy money. At the time, the forums were filled with noobs moaning about how hard it was and older webmasters that were saying "6 years ago in 2001 it was easy money, just throw up 2 galleries and a freesite daily and profit, now it's difficult".

I think, realistically, it was always going to come to this point. Ahh well.
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Couldn't edit my last post

EDIT:
Just found a screenshot of my first year in business. Makes me feel sad to think back. Kinda happy I haven't got a lifetime graph anywhere. Seeing it peak in 2010 then an almost vertical drop off would probably make me sick to look at :'(

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.. it's not just adult that every single fucking niche (even in mainstream) are saturated as fuck. That is really grinds my gears...
That's not true, I'm in a few dozen niches that aren't even close to saturated and I know about dozens more. There are lots that ARE saturated, but there are tons that are not even close. You just have to think outside the box
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That's not true, I'm in a few dozen niches that aren't even close to saturated and I know about dozens more. There are lots that ARE saturated, but there are tons that are not even close. You just have to think outside the box
Agreed, I've done a lot of development work for affiliates making a lot of money in obscure niches. There's also a lot of value in building online communities in microniches.

But, maintaining a website for 'model railway collecting Asian midgets living in Alaska' isn't my idea of fun and my hobbies don't extend beyond drinking (saturated), playing poker (saturated) and watching porn (dead). Maybe if I led a more obscure and interesting life I'd be banking.
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still in it a lil bit its barely a hobby now (partly cause my offline life has changed drastically) and it is still making hobby money. as long as the sites pay for themselves and give me some to play with I will keep playing with them somewhat.
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Agreed, I've done a lot of development work for affiliates making a lot of money in obscure niches. There's also a lot of value in building online communities in microniches.

But, maintaining a website for 'model railway collecting Asian midgets living in Alaska' isn't my idea of fun and my hobbies don't extend beyond drinking (saturated), playing poker (saturated) and watching porn (dead). Maybe if I led a more obscure and interesting life I'd be banking.
You need more hobbies I have several sites centered around things I love and 90% of them are doing very well
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Sad to see a lot of you guys barely hanging in there.
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That's not true, I'm in a few dozen niches that aren't even close to saturated and I know about dozens more. There are lots that ARE saturated, but there are tons that are not even close. You just have to think outside the box
Well, as you guys know I'm not native english and it's pretty hard to come up with new niches or find something to promote.

Currently I'm playing around with software products and content locking, somehow I made a lot more than in adult, but still. The competition is always there and once my stats started to take off, bamm, it's down again. It is really pisses me off.

But... lost my dayjob (i am happy about it lol) and made tens of thousands of dollars online so it's a proof to me that I can do it. Do it again. I think I'm struggling too much on what to do. I'd appreciate any hints from you guys if you could point me to the right direction
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Shakey you are a dOuche for posting the screenshot lol

In all honesty I am certAin there are still good kws that Will sell. I just don't time to chase them in the summer. And it's hard to find motivation in the winter when I'm laid off.
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