Wow, I am behind this week, but I have a good excuse. It was my husband’s birthday on the 5th and my daughter’s on the 6th! I had the whole family coming over thing to deal with, so there was the preparations and shopping for presents which left me with little time to post. Add to that the fact that my husband and I defragmented the computer and I deleted some files manually and I think I did something that prevented me from accessing my wordpress site. So I had some difficulty and obstacles in my way this week.
So last night I had my family over and my husband wanted my daughter to get down to opening her presents, having cake and ushering the family out the door so he could get his “real present” from me – so he tells my brother anyway! I disappointed him! I seem to be too sexed out from the coursework to do anything remotely real!
Seriously though, I watched the lectures about starting our own porn website and heard Dr. Halavais’ assignment and thought to myself, he can’t be serious! I don’t know if it was the fact that I had a lot on my mind this week or that the topic just wasn’t that intriguing to me. I have no desire to start up a website, much less one that provides pornography, even if it is just to see how much (or little) money I can make.
But I did search the internet to investigate how I would start if I intended to venture into the business. After all, this was a proposed assignment. I remembered about the AVS sites, which is more like a scam to make money than actually verifying age because any child can go into their parent’s wallet and grab a credit card and have a field day.
I did a quick google search and came up with this clever website. It is hysterical. It answers a lot of questions with humor. On this particular page, the site goes on to answer questions on how porn sites make money – much like what Dr. Halavais mentioned in his lecture.
My problem now is coming up with a niche that has not been tried or exploited. I thought of toe sucking, it’s been done, then I thought of “underwater intercourse”. Don’t know why, it just popped into my mind. Any psychologist want to take a gander as to why that might be…anyway…I googled it and it did not come up with much except for a love-making guide. Then I googled “underwater sex” instead and of course I got the fantasy finder search engine and I thought ok it has been done as well. But NO – it only had 3 matches and it really wasn’t a match. Hmm maybe I am on to something here! So perhaps that is a niche worth exploring!
Now where would I go for advertising and generating money other than the AVS and memberships. I suppose I can use banner ads, and I can sell items that pertain to the pool and the bath, such as loofah sponges, soaps, rafts, etc. Oh, I can think of a million mainstream items! And perhaps I can swap ads with a pool company! What a shock some of them will get when they enter my site, but once they are there, perhaps they will drown in their adrenaline or testoterone! Perhaps they’ll enter my site through one of my least favorite ways, blind links. I despise those. It is known that I am a little on the naive side. Not until hearing last week’s lecture did I realize that these links intentionally misled! Can you imagine the nerve and the unethical practice that is! We are being manipulated into clicking on this link and it is not what we anticipated it being! Up until now, I thought the link was an accident or it has been switched and no one updated the site to warn them. Little did I know they did this intentionally. Nothing aggravates me more than that – so perhaps I won’t use them, but wait, if I am going to start a site, I might as well throw ALL my ethic values out the window!