Posts tagged ‘Sex’

A Website for Young Ladies and Sugar Daddies

April 13th, 2009

New York Times Magazine has a feature story about the dating site, SeekingArrangements.com, where young ladies can find sugar daddies and vice versa.

“The site now claims more than 300,000 registered members… Sugar “babies” outnumber daddies 10 to 1…providing what one sugar daddy called “the best fishing hole I ever fished in… About 30 percent of the arrangements on the site involve the daddy paying an “allowance,” usually a thousand or two a month, though the site claims some reach $10,000. The rest provide the baby with incidental cash, shopping sprees, gifts, travel or the fleeting illusion that theirs is a high-end, easy life. “I get flown to whatever city I want,” wrote a North Carolina college student…” 

Twenty-two-year-old Mercedes says: “I could go out and work three jobs and still go to school and probably make decent grades, but is that really what I want to do? I make more money this way, and I have a lot more fun.” For the babies, it’s free to join; the “daddies” pay $44.95/month (plus an optional $5/month for discreet charges on the credit card statement). A sugar daddy can become a Diamond Club Member, where his income and net worth are verified, and his profile is featured on the home page. Full story here.

Sugar Daddy Site

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How to Blog Like Hugh Hefner, Or Build an Internet Business Like That

April 11th, 2009

One of us just finished the biography of Hugh Hefner, Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream. The key take-way — that kept coming back again and again — is that, Hefner was not only the Editor and Publisher — he was also the demographic. In other words, he was putting together a magazine that HE would want to read. In MORE other words, he built a business that he was passionate about. And THAT is the key to success. Look at McDonald’s: Ray Kroc was not passionate about hamburgers; he was passionate about franchising, and one of his executives was passionate about real estate — the result: a $40 billion business.

What we’re saying is, you need to build a business around something you are passionate about. “Naked girls, sounds good!” Yes, grasshoppers, but look at the situation, Hefner saw the opportunity in 1953 — in a world of Esquire-type mags — for nudity, in a cool, sophisticated way. He wrote a whole Playboy philosophy about it. So what are you passionate about? Yes, it can be sexual, but what opportunity can you find today, in 2009? If you blog about your passion — or if you build an e-retail site about your passion — you are automatically WAY AHEAD of your competition, if they are just thinking of it as a way to make bucks. You will eventually make more bucks because you will attract those who have the same passion as you. You will have no problem blogging about your topic late at night, after work (or adding another product to your online store) because you like — love — doing it, just like your readers/customers love it.

Expertise — and eventual success — is simply, ultimately, the result of passion.

(original content by www.richdogmillionaire.com)

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Book Review: “We Are What We Click”

April 4th, 2009

As Bill Tancer says, in the last five words of his book, Click: What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why it Matters — “We are what we click.” In other words, you can draw a profile of people by looking at online behavior — what they type into search engines, what sites they visit… It is the kind of market research that your grandparents’ generation could only have imagined, even for “real world” applications. For example, as Tancer explains, if you own a store that sells prom dresses, brick and mortar or otherwise, and you assume the biggest promotional or sales season  is April/May, you would be wrong. (For prom dresses it’s actually January.)

Like any good storyteller, Tancer starts his tale with some sex — Chapter One is entitled PPC, as in “Porn, Pills, and Casinos.” Fun fact: the domain www.sex.com has generated upwards to $750,000 per month in PPC revenue. A self-employed software salesman registered sex.com in 1994. The domain was subsequently stolen from him, but he eventually got it back. Another fun fact: Twenty-percent of all email spam is for Viagra.

“How to” questions are nearly 3% of all search-engine queries in the United States. That may give you some ideas when you are marketing your business. The internet has fundamentally changed the nature of marketing itself. As one hotel executive told Tancer, “I use to rely on my brand to keep my hotel full.” Now he spends his time keeping up with TripAdvisor.

Studying the internet like this is new, and potentially very powerful. You can start making predictions, based on what people are doing online. More to the point — as an associate of Tancer says — you aren’t so much making predictions as finding out about stuff before everybody else does. The author explains how he has used his research to pick the winners of reality TV shows. And by examining the early adopters of today’s biggest websites, you could, potentially, predict the big websites of the future. Another important part of internet marketing: the superconnectors of social marketing — the increasing power of sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Tancer is a statistics geek and sometimes his excitement for the stats can get into dry territory, but overall we find this amazing material. He works for Hitwise, a firm that concentrates on this type of research. As we have said before, most of your competitors have no idea about this stuff; they probably don’t even think to care. Meanwhile, our copy of Click is highlighted with all kinds of notes and ideas. POP QUIZ: If you are a common celebrity ( female, particularly), what is the #1 thing you can do that will catapult you straight to the top of celebrity-world? In this book, Tancer reveals what it is…. hint: Paris Hilton did it…

Click: What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why it Matters

(review by www.richdogmillionaire.com)

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A Fact About Marketing Online Dating Services…

March 28th, 2009

We’re currently reading the book, Click, by Bill Tancer, which we will review here shortly. But we wanted to mention a very interesting statistic that Tancer includes in his book, which you may want to keep in mind, as you build your online business. Basically, the more it costs to sign up for a dating service, and the longer the registration/survey process is, the more that site skews toward females. In order to skew back towards males, a site has to offer the ability to surf/browse photos without having to join or register. The psychology behind this, as you might expect, is that females are more interested in relationships, and the quality of potential partners, versus guys — who wanna see the pics. Tancer’s book contains a lot of other insights,  which we will blog about as soon as we finish the book.

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Death Penalty for Bloggers

March 25th, 2009

If you’re one of the estimated 45,000+ bloggers in Iran, be careful — that wacky country  is contemplating imposing the death penalty on bloggers who violate “Islamic law” — that is, for writing about activities such as adultery, homosexual behavior, or drug use. While the world races into the internet age, some people seem determined to race back into the middle ages. Anybody wanna register a dot.IR domain?

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Craigslist Prostitution Task Force in New York

March 22nd, 2009

Police in Westchester County, NY are the latest to go after Craigslist advertisers/clients of the “oldest profession” — they’ve made over 100 arrests. Most recently, they arrested a husband and wife who were allegedly running a bordello in their quiet neighborhood home.

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Sheriff Sues Craigslist Over Sex Ads (Updated)

March 6th, 2009

The sheriff of Cook County, IL says Craigslist is “a public nuisance” and wants a federal judge to shut down the “erotic services’ section. And he wants $100,000 to reimburse his department for investigating the website. The sheriff is not the first law enforcement official to go after Craigslist, which is often in the bullseye for its size (Craigslist is the #9 most popular website).

Brook Meeks, spokesperson for the Center for Democracy and Technology stated: “Craigslist is providing an interactive computer service, and as such is protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This provision essentially says that a service like Craigslist can’t be treated as a publisher or speaker of any information put there by a user. So Craigslist isn’t responsible for the content that users put on its site. That said, Craigslist has worked with law enforcement and toughened up the procedures — requir(ing) (a)  name and valid credit card — for putting erotic ads online.” Here’s the full story.

UPDATE: WE RECEIVED A QUESTION ON THIS: “Where’s this county located?”

This is the county Chicago is located in.

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“Do It Yourself: Amateur Porn Stars Make Bank”

March 1st, 2009

This is interesting: An ABC News story features Antoinette, a 25 years old interior designer from Baltimore, who makes an extra $500-600 a month, for about 20 minutes worth of “work.”  “I’m not a porn star. I don’t want to be a porn star,” she said. “I’m a pretty normal woman. I don’t wear makeup that often. I’m 5’6 and 140 pounds. I’d say I’m nice looking, sure, but otherwise I’m pretty average.”  She is making money by posting videos to a new section of the video-sharing site XTube.com.

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