For those of you who might be unclear about what a NiteFlirt Template is, here is a short video that gives a basic overview of what you get when you buy one as well as what you will need to do with them.

I would suggest you watch it before making a purchases, just so you know what you are getting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the contact page.

FREE Templates:

If you haven’t already done so, I would also recommend signing up to my mailing list via the sidebar. I offer tons of free stuff, marketing advice, and as a thanks for joining and confirming your sign up, I offer a selection of free NiteFlirt templates, buttons, etc. that you can use however you wish.

Resources:

The following is a list of links to some of the software I discuss in the video. Most of it is either free or offers a free trial.

HTML Editing Software

Text Wrangler

Coffee Cup

Kompozer

Dreamweaver

Unzipping Software

Stuffit Expander

WinZip

I will admit that I am a little late in discovering the ASMR scene. It has been a growing trend for a few years now, but I still see a lot of untapped potential in it as a profitable niche and business opportunity, both for performers and marketing.

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.

It is a term to describe that tingling sensation that goes down your spine and gives you goosebumps whenever you hear a whisper, a crinkling noise, the sound of fingernails tapping, breathing in your ear, etc. It’s like an auditory gentle caress or a brain orgasm. Some people feel it, some people don’t, but if you do feel it, you will know exactly what I am talking about.

There has been a growing trend in ASMR videos and audio recordings online as well as a very supportive social scene that surrounds it. Search YouTube for ASMR recording and you’ll find a ton of them. The performers who create the audio and videos, ASMRtists or Whisperers, as they call themselves, create specialized recordings on request by their fans, also known as tingleheads.

(GentleWhispering, one of the more popular ASMRtists, is featured in the video above.)

These recordings tend to feature a lot of role-play, much of which is focussed on themes such as head and scalp massage, haircuts, facial and skin examinations. Some swing towards fantasy and includes a lot of post hypnotic suggestion, positive affirmation and relaxation themes.

In some videos the performers discuss normal, every day topics in whisper like voices. In other videos, they explore everyday items that cause ASMR like trigger reactions (or triggers) such as crinkling paper or fabric, the sound of a brush or comb, blowing air through certain items, or just describing the scent of certain relaxing items such as candles, beauty products and lotions.

Many artists confess that they do what they do because they just enjoy helping people relax. Others take a more business like focus.

What makes a good ASMRtist?

A good ASMRtist should ideally be a tinglehead themselves in order to understand the triggers. They should be part audio/video expert, part role-play actor/actress, part massage therapist and part hypnotist. Being able to create an engaging, relaxing, 3D surround sound trigger experience is crucial.

What’s the Profit potential?

Promoting ASMR still is in need of 3 key aspects:

1.  Awareness and Information – I think there are a lot of people who are susceptible to ASMR-like triggers and experiences, but maybe aren’t aware yet of what it is or it’s availability. There should be much more focus on awareness and educating people on what it is. This should ideally be done in a non creepy, wellness type approach. These recordings tend to feel somewhat intimate, so promotion as an alignment with massage therapy or relaxation would a good approach to get the farthest reach and impact.

2. Personalization & Specialization –  The need for personalized and specialized experiences, customized to the unique needs of the users.

I can imagine that there is a large base of affluent customers, people who spend a lot of time stressed out and sitting on long flights with headphones on, and would be happy to have their own personal ASMRtist to help them relax. A decent ASMRtist could charge top dollar for creating custom recordings or doing one-on-one chat sessions.

There is a big trend right now in invisible content. This being, audio recordings and stories that can be consumed in public on mobile devices with headphones or stories on Kindle, without the surrounding people being aware of it. It can be consumed on a plane, in traffic or at work, which explains the big trend in erotic stories being purchased on kindle.

3. Convenience – Creating easy to find, easy to access, downloadable products and services are still in need and in high demand.

Doing a few basic searches revealed actually very little ASMR content for sale, which was surprising. There is a little bit on iTunes and some downloads on Niteflirt and Clips4Sale which use ASMR as a keyword, but there seems to be very little of it that is of any quality, at least from what I could quickly find.

A simple online store with basic keyworded SEO that offers audio downloads would be very successful, because again, the competition seems fairly low and the demand, fairly high.

There is a decent split of male and female customers who consume ASMR content. Most of the existing themes tend to be very female focussed (haircuts, facials, scalp inspections) so I would assume there is more female than male, but I could be wrong.

Sexing it Up!

For the males especially, ASMR sensations do, however, teeter on a very thin line of being sexual. On the safe side, an erotic performer could use their seductive skills to branch out into the mainstream world and create relaxation videos. Since the theme of the content is non erotic, using mainstream marketing and sales tools such as Paypal and Gumroad should be no problem and very easy to set up.

On the flip side, there are very few erotic ASMR recordings and a TON of demand, so sexing it up and doing recordings that stray to the naughty side would also be very popular.

If you sell audio/video equipment, catering to ASMRtists and providing instructions, consulting and specialized equipment could be an interesting niche to address. To do ASMR right, the artist needs sound isolation, surround sound and shotgun mics, recording software and video editing equipment. To consume the content, specialized headgear and headphones, especially that are comfortable to wear while trying to sleep, seem to offer a lot of opportunity as well.

For companies who sell relaxation, health and beauty care products, you should listen up. A customer who is listening to ASMR recordings are in a relaxed, semi hypnotic suggestive state and are in the prime position for having certain products suggested to them.

Hiring a good ASMRtist to make product suggestions or product placement in videos could do wonders for sales. Not to mention that decent ASMR videos get TONS of traffic from an affluent customer base, so you should really put some thought into sponsoring a few ASMRtists and exploring the niche.

For those of you already involved in the SMR scene, I have also not seen all that many online communities. There are a few, but not as many as I had anticipated. There is plenty of potential for ASMR related websites, especially ones that offer both discussion and sales.

To sum it all up, I see a prime opportunity to create content and products that caters to a very hungry targeted customer base of people who will always have the need for things that help them relax. There is a lot of demand and not much competition, so jump on it!

Are you involved in the ASMR scene? If so let me know your experiences. I would love to learn more.

ASMR Resources:

http://www.asmr.fm/

http://whisperfinder.com/

This post is particularly important for anyone who has purchased a NF listing or any of my template video courses.

It has come to my attention that there have been some font resizing problems that are now happening when posting the NF templates to NF. It seems that when the listing is submitted, some of the fonts are being auto-tweaked by the NF code checker and resized to a really small size.

This is understandably, very annoying…

The Problem

The problem is that NF is now hard coding any text that exists within the paragraph HTML tags, which makes the font size default to the small size. Not sure how long they have been doing this, but it’s something I have only recently been alerted to.

Here is the problem as described directly from Jenn at NF:

“The use of the paragraph tag breaks other formatting code in listings. As it turns out, we have custom styling for our paragraph tag so as to accommodate the not-so-saavy-with-HTML Flirts. This means that you’ll have to tweak your formatting code to work around our customer styling.”

The Fix

To fix this, you basically have to override their default settings by adding some different code before and after any text chunk that lives between a paragraph tag. The other solution is to either tweak the paragraph tag itself, or else just not use the paragraph tag and replace it with something else.

The best solutions are to either use a span tag before and after any text chunks to control size, color etc, or to add custom styling to each paragraph tag to override the NF default.

In my previous NF templates I have been using the following example code for text (which now is getting “smallified” by NF)

To fix the resizing problems, here is a solution:

Just change the font-size to whatever size you want and change the #ffffff to whatever hex color code you want for your text color.

Here are some other variations of fixes that NF suggests:

So, I hope that helps solve this annoying problem. I will be updating listing code accordingly, but it will take quite some time, so stay tuned for any updates.

Update:
All the templates included in the 60 Minute Listing Video Course, including the bonus pack have been updated with the new code fixes. If you purchased this course, just re-download the files via the password protected product download page.

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Spoiled Brat 2014
$25
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

A bratty, funky, vintage, retro styled template for all types of fetishes. It is a non exclusive, complete template with no customization options and so it is available for immediate download as a zip file.

15 blinking Headers, including: The Spoiled Brat, Totally Anything Goes, Cum & Spoil Me, The Girl Nextdoor, I’m Home Alone, I’m Totally Preggo, I’m Sexy & Sweet, The Sexy Cougar, One Sexy Milf, I’m So Naughty, I’m Soo Horny, The Spoiled Princess, Cum & Spoil Me

Now MORE Buttons! 2 large “Call Now” promo/buttons in the middle and the bottom of the page, a large “free voice sample button” and 19 blinking buttons: Tribute: $25, $50, $100, $250, $666, $999, My Website, My Store, My Wishlist, Videos, Photos, MP3’s, Buy Now. Additional buttons not shown: My Chat ID, Pay to Cum, Pay to Suck, Slave Application

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ: Use of this template requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting. If you require assistance setting up this template, Template Setup Services are available at an additional cost.
For more info on Template Setup Services, Click Here

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Succubus 2014
$25
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

The perfect theme for all succubi, satanic witches and queens of darkness, made for targeting blasphemy and other sacrilegious niches. It is a non exclusive, complete template with no customization options and so it is available for immediate download as a zip file.

15 blinking Headers, including: Black Magick, Blasphemy, Cum for Satan, Damnation, Domination, Mistress, Pure Evil, Queen of Darkness, Satanic Slut, Satanic Witch, She Devil, Sunful, Succubus, Unholy, Wicked.

Now MORE Buttons! 2 large “Call Now” promo/buttons in the middle and the bottom of the page, a large “free voice sample button” and 19 blinking buttons: Tribute: $25, $50, $100, $250, $666, $999, My Website, My Store, My Wishlist, Videos, Photos, MP3’s, Buy Now. Additional buttons not shown: My Chat ID, Sell Your Soul, Pay to Cum, Pay to Suck, Summon Me, Release Me.

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ: Use of this template requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting. If you require assistance setting up this template, Template Setup Services are available at an additional cost.
For more info on Template Setup Services, Click Here

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There has been a lot of noise recently about how certain banks and billing platforms have apparently been closing accounts held by adult entertainers. Their vague excuse is that these types of accounts are “too risky”.

This is not a new subject. It has happened before with lots of other adult related business and billing platforms, and it is usually the same line of BS.

I find it absolutely amazing that the same banks are now happily seeking and open to doing business with the new marijuana industry, or industries that destroy the environment and fund wars, but not to anyone in the sex industry. When you think about it, which one results in more new tax payers, future sources of interest generating income and monetizeable debt?

Or maybe it’s because nobody pays for porn anymore? (or so the adult industry says…) I have consulting clients that make multiple 6 figure incomes who would beg to differ… but anyway…

Oh the money is there all right, so what’s the real deal?

Well, at this point I can only speculate, but I am certain that it is not the bank’s fault. History has proven that they will do anything if there is money to be made. The real culprit is something much higher up the chain, and is buried deep in a soupy hole of politics, morality and other, much more sinister motivations.

Typically these types of witch hunts in the adult industry happen every couple of years and if you dig up the political chain high enough it is caused by someone trying to use the porn card to rile up the puritanically militant voters in America to get reelected. It’s a great strategy that works pretty much every time, because we live in a country that perpetuates paranoia, hypocrisy and fear of our shadows.

Porn is the ultimate boogie man because it is one of the only taboo subjects left that can still make both conservatives and liberals uneasy.

In the mean time, until that monster shows it’s ugly head for what it is…

Here’s Some Advice:

The good news from all of this repression is that it creates a constant demand. The more sex is repressed and banned, the more people will pay out the nose to get it, have it, see it, and keep it a secret. The more it is vilified by the media and religion, the more people will rebel against it and peruse it at any cost.

Yes, it will remain difficult to complete the transaction for the short term, but where there is an addiction, there is plenty of money to be made by being the drug.

If you are an adult entertainer, some keys to survival are:

  1. Don’t panic. Don’t get discouraged nor take it too seriously. This happens all the time and is just part of doing business as an adult entertainer. You and I both know that the people that pay you also include the same bankers and politicians who are trying to make your life difficult. Bankers and politicians need sex and porn too, so I have a feeling they will keep their addictions accessible, regardless of the policies they claim to support.
  2. Keep your shit low key. There is no reason to go running your mouths off on Twitter or wherever about what banks you use. Stay low on the radar and wait for the storm to pass.
  3. Diversify your financial platforms. Don’t rely on just one bank or billing platform. Have multiple bank accounts, spread your wealth around, stay out of digital funds and high on cash, invest in tangible items, explore virtual currencies. Always stay informed about what is happening in the industry and in the financial world. Join a lot of mailing lists, alerts and keep up on the news.
  4. Move Your Money Around:  Have two bank accounts at all times. Use one for adult related deposits and immediately transfer it to another bank that is free of all adult transactions. This way if the adult deposit bank shuts you down, you always have the other as the safety net.
  5. Control your line of communication with your customers. If one bank shuts you down, stay in control of being able to communicate the alternatives to your customers. Build your sales funnel and grow your mailing lists. This is imperative for your business survival and success.
  6. Write your local politicians and educate your customers: Who knows? Chances are that your customers are themselves, politicians and lawyers. If what you do is legal and you pay your taxes, then what the banks are doing is discrimination and a potential civil rights violation in the making. Finding a champion to fight for sex worker rights is a tough one, but it’s happening slowly.
  7. Diversify your business opportunities. There are plenty of ways to use your adult skills in non adult ways. Sex sells all kinds of things. Maybe it’s time for a change of approach?

The Revolution will be Monetized.

Cultural and sexual revolution will happen. Maybe not overnight, but there are rumblings and change is happening, albeit slowly. There is simply TOO much porn out there to ignore it and I personally know that my clients are making bank with it. I consult with them on how to do it and I see the results. They just have a hard time finding a bank for it… for now at least.

All I can say is that “someone” out there is eventually going to start a bank or some other alternative soon, that is going to make a shitload of money off of an already profitable existing business model. It is bound to happen. There is simply too much money sitting around to let it all go.
(Lets just hope they also don’t become the only pimp in town and rape us all for 40% like most of them already do. And you know who you are…)

Until next time, stay classy humanity….

Thoughts?

Today it was announced that Facebook has purchased WhatApp for $19 billion.  While I completely understand why this was a good strategic purchase for Facebook on many fronts, this is yet another defeat for those of you who have online businesses that rely on being independent of Facebook’s rather strict, non adult policies.

WhatApp is a nice, fast, smooth running alternative for chatting on mobile. It has a huge user base and much of it is comprised of users who DON’T want to be part of Facebook’s restrictive adult policies. It was the rebel and now, like many, it sold out.

Sadly, more and more these days, tech is starting to feel like a Walmart. The second an innovative platform pops up that offers value, it is snapped up by one of the big 5 tech companies (Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon) and get’s munged into new platforms and new restrictive policies that completely ruin the ecosystem that made the platform enjoyable and useful in the first place.

A Warning for the Future. Build your Platform NOW!

If you follow my blog posts, newsletters and courses, you’ll know that I keep referencing a book called Who Owns The Future by Jaron Lanier. I can’t stress to you enough why you should read this and start to get a grasp on where the world of tech and business is going. The book may journey off into the metaphysical at times, but his opinions of the future are very real and possible.

I work in tech and strategic marketing. I deal with platforms, social media, mobile technology and big data for major corporations and organizations and I am arms deep in it every day. I can tell you from personal experience that, based on what I have seen and have built, the world IS going to the places described in the book.

As a result, I also can’t stress enough to you how imperative it is for you to build your platforms NOW and start getting control of your ability to freely communicate to your customers.

Build your blog, build your mailing lists, nurture a relationship with your customers (whatever that is for you) so that you provide value that can exist independently of any external platform, should and when it gets gobbled up by the mega corps.

What Walmart and Amazon did to destroy the mom and pop stores and businesses in your local towns and cities is very rapidly happening to online e-businesses and entrepreneurs, and before you know it, you will eventually be totally reliant on living within the rules, regulation, policies and restrictions of these mega platforms.

Don’t let this happen. Stay alert. stay educated and take proactive steps to secure your customer communication.

Four Free WhatsApp Alternatives

http://mashable.com/2014/02/19/whatsapp-alternatives/

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Simple & Classic Call Buttons
$15
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

A set of very clean, simple, classic styled, blinking call buttons to be used with custom call button scripts. (Script not included) The set includes 6 different color combinations and are the same size as the existing NF call buttons.

Includes the following buttons: Available / Call Now!, Alerts On / Call Now!, Arrange a Call, Away / Send Mail, Busy / On a Call.

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ:These buttons are meant to be used with existing NF call button scripts. (Script NOT included). Use of these buttons requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting.

cuitiepie_th2Cutie Pie Call Buttons
$10
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

A set of cute, blinking call buttons to be used with custom call button scripts. (Script not included) The set includes both blue and pink variations and are the same size as the existing NF call buttons.

Includes the following buttons: Available / Call Now!, Alerts On / Call Now!, Arrange a Call, Away / Send Mail, Busy / On a Call.

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ:These buttons are meant to be used with existing NF call button scripts. (Script NOT included). Use of these buttons requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting.

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Pillow Talk 2014
$25
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

An all purpose template featuring:

  • New! Scrollable DIV Tables for selling lots of PTV items! Includes category headers for Buy My Photos, Buy My Videos, Buy My Mp3’s & Buy My Stuff. (All code, no Flash needed and supported on most major browsers and mobile)
  • 3 Additional Big Buttons: My Wishlist, My Website & My Store
  • Free Audio Sample button for seducing new customers and growing your mailing list.
  • Tribute buttons located at the top of the page (so they wont be missed!)
  • Multiple blinking Headers including: Addictive, Anything Goes, Cuckoldress, Expensive, Girl Next Door, Goddess, Hot Milf, Humiliatrix, I Suck Cock!, Mistress, Princess, Submissive, Suck a Dick?, Your Fantasy & Hot BBW.

Special Notice Re: Scrolling Tables: This template features 4 scrolling DIV tables that can be used for selling multiple PTV items. The current code count for this template is 10,517 however since NF has a code limit of 14,000, it is recommended that you use only 2 of the 4. The reason for this is because, once you add all of your hosted image links and your button links, your code count will probably be close to the limit. This is to be used as a construction kit and not recommended to be used fully loaded.

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ: Use of this template requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting. If you require assistance setting up this template, Template Setup Services are available at an additional cost.
For more info on Template Setup Services, Click Here

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Big Button Pack 1
$49
Non Exclusive – Download Available via NF or CC

If you need buttons for your NF listing, this is the ultimate deal! This package includes a huge file with over $100 worth of buttons at over a 50% discount.

Includes the following button packs:

  • Sequin Sparkle Button Pack
  • Iron Mistress Basic Button Pack
  • Sparkle Lips Button Pack
  • College Rule Button Pack
  • Cherry Bomb Button Pack
  • Gold Sparkle Button Pack
  • Pink Glass Call Buttons
  • Black Sun Call Buttons
  • Fetish Button Pack 1
  • Plus Special Bonuses!

Before Purchasing, PLEASE READ: Use of these buttons requires a prior, basic understanding of unzipping, HTML coding, FTP and image hosting. If you require assistance, Template Setup Services are available at an additional cost.

For more info on Template Setup Services, Click Here

It’s contest time again, so here’s the deal. Starting today you can enter for a chance to win a copy of my new video course The Dominant Marketing System!

Every day, starting today, for the next 8 days, I will pick one winner at random. You can enter multiple times and the more you do, the more chances you’ll have at winning. Winners will be announced each day on Twitter.

How to enter:

It’s pretty simple. Just go to my twitter page and ReTweet the following tweet.

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Remember, you can enter as many times as you want and every day there is a new chance at winning.

Have fun and good luck!