December 7, 2012
It is that time of year again where I try to give everyone more bang for their porn budget!
This Yearly Summary is a bit preachy, so sorry in advance!
Things have definitely tightened up this year. Piracy via tube sites, Twitter, and Tumblr, as well as the poor economy have made it super hard to keep the pace I have set for the site.
These people who share full-length scenes are killing the industry that they seem to love so much. They are killing it faster than any super conservative could ever do.
I am not saying ChaosMen is going to crash and burn anytime soon, but you may have noticed a crap ton of sites have “50 Percent” sales, as well as “Join for a $1” type of promotions to get paying members back in the door. That is no coincidence.
The writing is on the wall guys.
It is time to encourage friends and fellow porn aficionados to stop pirating porn. Everyone loves free stuff on a tube site, but chances are very good that if it is a studio-based porn, it was not uploaded for free by the studio itself. Viewers may not upload the videos, and likely gloss over the fact that it is likely stolen, but every view is a chip away at our ability to create new content.
Free stuff is great, but many boutique sites can not keep pace with the volume of piracy.
Tube sites SHOULD be about people uploading their own homemade porn, or even sneak previews of videos. I have two anti-piracy companies doing their best to try to remove it as fast as it is posted, but the pace is astounding. Tumblr seems to be the latest trend in swapping full-length videos, increasing astronomically how often a video is shared.
PORN IS EXPENSIVE!
What would it take to get you to do porn? How much would it take for you to have sex with someone you are not attracted to? Be sure to include in the estimate missing two or more days of work and/or school due to travel time. Maybe you wouldn’t charge much if you love porn or cock a bunch, but most guys are not performing with scene partners that are their first choice. If they are going to put their private parts online, they usually expect to be compensated a decent amount.
I have always loved doing what I am doing because it impacts the performer’s lives. They could make some good money, get on top of their issues and stabilize their lives. I have seen many Blog sites talk about the depressed industry and models not being up to snuff, well, I believe we are all seeing what lower budgets do to the industry. My guess is by 2015-16 there will be very little porn being produced. Why make it when it just ends up on a tube site or being shared? For that matter, why buy it when it is out there for free?
It is very expensive to make porn. Take “Travel” for example.
I book all my model’s travel on a credit card that gives me points. It is the only thing I place on this credit card. I am not a big fan of credit cards. I am more of a “do without until you can pay cash” kinda guy. But I can get a free flight now and then by booking on the card. Since it is all on one card, it really shows how much I spend on Travel each month.
Last month, my travel bill was over $10,000! Yep! 10K! And that was just for air travel/hotel. Sure I could try to find more local models, but any producer will tell you that you have to go far and wide to keep finding new guys to do adult work. A typical ticket costs $500-600 these days, so that is roughly 20 flights. With two performers in every scene, that is 10 videos. I air 12-15 videos each month. So you can see how it adds up and why I do so few 3-ways or group stuff. Just because I add more players into a video, does not increase sales, but eats into the profit. It is just a matter of math.
I have tried to get guys to perform in more than one scene while here, but I have found the guy’s performance is not great after the first video. They get tired, have less than stellar cumshots. Assembly line shoots are very noticeable in the final product. Jury is still out on marathon shooting spree. My gut tells me it is better to space them out to keep the guys fresh
THANK YOU LOYAL PAYING FANS!
Ok, so I am likely preaching to the choir on this. If you are reading this, it is likely you are already a member of ChaosMen, or have joined at least once this year. THANK YOU! I can’t do this without you! I can’t pay the travel bills, the models, heat, electricity, server storage, bandwidth, gadgets/equipment….LUBE!! with out you loyal members!
Many sites have been having sales. I even had a small one for the 3 marathons that aired this last part of the year. But I am not a big fan of sales because it rewards Non-Members and not your loyal already Paying Members.
So I have always worked hard to double or triple the output of videos a couple times a year to not only encourage new members to join, but to reward current paying members with some extra treats. A 50% Off Sale doesn’t reward current members.
I started slowly with a Halloween Marathon, ramped it up some more for the T-Day Marathon, and have really blown it out for the Holiday Marathon. There are some amazingly hot videos coming out at the end of December 2012!
Before I give you some sneak peeks a few of the videos airing, I do want to thank you for reading this post, but also for sticking with me, especially when I know members have tight budgets as well as plainly seeing there is plenty of pirated material to consume.
Your continued support is totally appreciated and once again, I hope these marathons are a great way for me to thank you for your continued support.
Keep bucking the trend and helping the industry that gives you so much enjoyment and will keep the guys cumming!