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You’re A Guy That Wants To Get Into Porn? Here’s My Advice.

So you are an adult (18+/21+ depending on location) that identifies as male, you have a penis and you want to make porn with women but you don’t know how to get started.

This is a question I get asked on a fairly regular basis so I’ve decided to write this blog to share what advice I can.

But before we dive in, it’s very important to note that I have not yet taken part in any “actual” porn shoots. I am a self-made cisgender female content creator and my advice is based on my experience.


The first piece of advice:

Stop messaging random women that make content and asking them how to get into porn or if you can “collab” with them.

Especially as half these messages are sent to content creators that don’t film boy/girl content or if they do, it’s exclusively with their partner.

The other thing that’s really important to understand is that the majority of content creators that you are likely to message are fairly likely to be self-made nowadays. All of their content is amateur/homemade and not done through an actual porn company. So they will likely have no experience of “working in porn” and won’t be able to give you any advice.

It’s especially rude when you message a content creator, ask a million questions, and pester them to work with you but you haven’t done any research and you’ll expect them to hold your hand and spoon feed you every step of the way.

So, don’t message random content creators as a first step, all you’ll do is annoy them and probably get yourself blocked.

But if someone does talk the time to talk to you and answer your questions, remember that they are giving up their time to help you. Time that they could be using to do admin work, cam sessions or something else that could be making them money. So be respectful, and polite and if possible thank them with a cash gift.


Glad we got that out of the way.

Next piece of advice:

Do the work.

Before you think about finding a partner to shoot with you need to have established at least two profiles on adult sites. That means you need to be ID verified (passports are usually the better option) on those sites and already have content uploaded. Try to pick a name that you can keep the same across platforms so it’s easier for everyone. Stage names are fun but do some research to make sure you pick something unique when possible.

“But Alice, if it’s before I’ve shot with anyone how can I have content?” – Rando Dude

I’m glad you asked Rando Dude!

The first type of content you’ll be uploading will be solo videos. That’s right, videos of you jerking off or fucking toys will be your starting point. You’ll also want to upload some photos.

You’re also going to want to figure out if you can edit your own videos or if you’re going to pay a third party to edit them for you. Then you’ll need a logo/watermark, so you need to decide if you can make that yourself or if you’ll be paying a third party to make it for you.

And you need to know the legal and paperwork side of porn/adult content. So start reading up on which sites need what forms, which forms of ID are accepted and how to keep records of your shoots and content in case you’re ever audited. Plus you need to know what types of content are banned on what sites, which terms can and can’t be used in video titles and descriptions and if any specific content is illegal where you are filming/selling.

Quick recap:

  • Create at least 2 profiles and get them ID verified
  • Pick a stage name that’s as unique as possible and stick with it
  • Create solo content
  • Learn to edit content / find someone to hire
  • Learn to make a logo/watermark / find someone to hire (technically optional but recommended if you’re serious)
  • Learn about the legal side of things

Not sure what your profiles should look like or not sure what to film? Look up solo male performers (just like you would a woman) and see what they do.


So now that you have your profiles established here’s the next bit of advice:

If you want to work with someone when you are brand new and have no experience or references then you are going to have to pay them.

There will be very few performers that will be happy to work with someone that has no experience of fucking on camera when it will potentially cost them time and money. They can’t trust that you’ll be able to stay hard, cum when you need to or work with the camera (remember this isn’t about you, it’s about the audience). Not to mention that filming for porn means sharing legal names and ID. It’s a big deal and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

You’ll also need to get an STI test results certificate before you film with anyone. Some people may request that you have certificates going back a few months (can be up to 6 months). Depending on where you live that will be a whole other task to deal with (if you live in Scotland, UK then you’re going to have a hard time but if you live in London, UK it’ll be a piece of cake).

So the way to get started is to pay to shoot with someone. And there are plenty of performers that offer shooting porn as a service already so you’ll be able to book a wide variety of performers.

You can even book me for a shoot! Just head over HERE for more info!

Remember, you must keep a copy of all paperwork (usually 2257 form) and IDs for any content filmed. If you don’t do this you won’t be able to upload your videos and make money.


My last piece of advice for now:

Don’t expect to get rich quick. You’re going to have to advertise your content and put time and effort into making money off of your content.

I feel like this should be fairly obvious but don’t expect to film one boy/girl video and then be able to retire somewhere warm and sunny.

Once you have your content you have to advertise it. You have to try and get people to pay for it and let me tell you, people hate paying for porn nowadays. So you’re going to have to work at it.

Don’t rely on it including a specific woman/performer therefore it will sell well. You still need to advertise it. Post promo clips, gifs, and thumbnails and build up hype for it.

Once you’re at the stage where the content is a collab with another performer then you will both be advertising the same content but on your own sites, keep that in mind. Work together.

Twitter and Reddit are currently the only two mainstream social media platforms where you can mostly exist as an NSFW/Explicit profile – use this to grow a following and to try and increase your sales. But remember that’s not guaranteed forever, accounts get deactivated all the time, so plan backups.


So you’ve got your profiles up, you’ve got solo content up and you’ve filmed some boy/girl content but what’s next?

At this stage that’s entirely up to you. I would, however, recommend that (now that you’re an established adult performer/content creator) you try to connect with the adult industry community where you are. Here in the UK, we have groups like SNAP that allow adult industry professionals to connect with each other and to work together/share advice or information. These groups/communities can be invaluable in so many different ways, so it’s well worth doing some digging to find them.

This advice is only meant to serve as a very basic starting point. It’s not intended to be an in-depth guide. It’s not a guaranteed method. It’s just the advice that I would give to someone that asked me how to get into porn.

“But Alice I want to find out how to get into “professional porn”?” – Rando Dude

Me too Rando Dude! So if I figure it out then I’ll update this blog. But maybe you can do your own research and beat me to it? I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you Rando Dude!


Want to thank Alice for writing this blog? Check out her Deposit Policy page for ways to say thank you or you can buy some of her content (call it market research) ;D

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