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How much do porn performers make?

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Probably not that much. May be less than $1,000 a video. Guessing. It's the studio that makes the money. You pay $40 to $60 for a video that probably has a unit cost that is very low.
 
It's always been my impression that porn stars make very little. I think you have to be HUGE (no pun intended ;)) before it pays off. At least that's my impression, but I could be totally wrong.


And I moved your thread out of Requests into Hot Topics. Requests is located within the Adult Content Areas of JUB. That area is intended for literally adult content - so themed discussion threads such as this fit better in an area for discussion. It's still possible that your thread could fit into a couple of different places, so if you don't want it in HT, please PM a mod or admin and discuss it with him or her.

Requests is for things like 'who is this hot guy?' and 'where can i get more pics of Jason Branch?' etc ...
 
From what I've read, the guys in gay videos make considerably more than male performers in straight videos. The males in straight porn are there more out of necessity than anything else. Obviously most straight porn videos are sold to straight men and they are more interested in what the women look like.

I have read that gay video workers make an average from $750.00 - $1500.00 per scene with some big name performers making upwards of $3000.00 - $5000.00 per scene in a big budget flick. Someone like Ken Ryker (in his prime) was someone who could have made a big paycheck if he would have bottomed. I wouldn't doubt any of the big companies would have paid him $10,000.00 or more for that scene.

Some people ask why these guys would do this type of work, possibly ruining their reputations or losing their jobs and families if found out. Many of these guys do escort work outside of their porn work and the porn videos are nothing more than paid advertisements for them. They make MUCH more escorting than they do making porn videos. A few performers actually have good, stable, real jobs and do not escort on the side and they do it just to make extra money. Frankly, I think anyone who would do that is incredibly stupid as the chances of them getting recognized by someone on the job or outed to their bosses is quite high. A little extra spending money isn't worth losing everything if you ask me.
 
It's always been my impression that porn stars make very little. I think you have to be HUGE (no pun intended ;)) before it pays off. At least that's my impression, but I could be totally wrong.


I'm inclined to agree...Not bloody much.

Consider the fact that once you have done a bit of porn your future job prospects are severely curtailed. Just a few jobs that you won't be likely to land: Teacher, counsellor, social worker, virtually any position working with children or teens, public figure except perhaps activist, mainstream actor (in most cases), actor in commercials... The list is endless. All those possibilities of a future wiped out for a month's rent money (maybee). Even main-stream modelling agency contracts have a prohibition on past or present porn appearances.

Porn may be ubiquitous, but it still isn't a acceptable way to make a living in the eyes of many as it is viewed as a form of prostitution. Weather that is 'right or wrong' is another matter all together.

I'd venture guess that having a wank or a dick up your cootch on camera generally closes more doors than it opens. No something that most people would want to see on your CV.
 
I think there is a lot of exagerating of wages cause many of these guys don't want you to know how cheap they sold out for.

So here is what I know directly from guys I know who have worked for the companies and did vids.

Military Classified-- 300 to get blown.

Buzz West 200 bucks for a jerk off video.

Chaos Men with another guy and did everything said he got paid 4k- though, I think this guy might be lying.

Active Duty.com photo shoot/solo -- $900; bareback video with another guy (with Cole) $2,800; bareback 3- way video-- $3,000; Webcam show -$200.

Sean Cody solo -- $1000; Sean Cody with another guy $3,500 for doing everything under the sun and a different guy who did a Sean Cody vid with another guy got paid $900.

Randy Blue group jerk off video $1,100.

Body Shoppe -- $175 to bottom for another military guy (yes, I told him he was cheap!); $100 for a jerk off video including Uncle Don's creepy molestation feel up.

San Diego Boys video with another guy $300 - 600

Dirk Yates marine on marine scene- $1300

I keep hearing that Jake Cruise pays extremely well.
 
Some people ask why these guys would do this type of work, possibly ruining their reputations or losing their jobs and families if found out. Many of these guys do escort work outside of their porn work and the porn videos are nothing more than paid advertisements for them. They make MUCH more escorting than they do making porn videos. A few performers actually have good, stable, real jobs and do not escort on the side and they do it just to make extra money. Frankly, I think anyone who would do that is incredibly stupid as the chances of them getting recognized by someone on the job or outed to their bosses is quite high. A little extra spending money isn't worth losing everything if you ask me.

agreed -- the pay is too low for the risk. I've warned marines who have thought about doing porn to at least think of all the consequences including jail time from the military; being hit on by guys when they are more into girls; family and friends finding out; and after they are out of the military- having the video pop up at work to their embarrassment.

Most of the guys I know needed money for a cell phone bill or a car payment- a luxury item.
 
I know that bottoms get more than tops, but I read that the average was 500 bucks with no royalties

I actually think I read that here in a thread once, but i can't find it. its just a vague memory, not something I'm sure of.

I think that was michael Knight who said that when he was a member.

Maybe Pierre will log on and tell us
 
IMO, the money isn't worth it. There is just too much risk.
 
from the stuff i have heard its about 100 for solos 200 for blows 300-500 for fucked and it also depends on the guy... so they do make semi decent but its not that great especially on liek Sean Cody where "your straight" the more and more you get fucked the less straight you look i would think and then the lower goes the money
 
Well I'm obsessed with Jenna Jameson and I have her autobiography and she talks about the porn industry as a whole and she said that if you're a male in the porn industry, the only way you'll make good money is if you do gay porn so apparently it pays well, but I think she was talking about professional studio porn, not amateur websites.
 
there are very few that arent amateur now that digital files can be slung around the net like detritus
 
I've heard from people who tried it that it was an avreage of like $400-$1000. Plus apparently women make more money then men.
 
They better make a lot cause I was just accepted as a model for Blake Mason and I won't do it if you don't make enough. :/
 
Porn star can make millions if they own there own site like me .. i like to own my site and also work for other company like falcon they paid very nice ... :)
 
I always wanted to be a porn star since i was a kid .. I wanted to be famous and have a very well known name .. I would love to be a real actor also ... but i choose porn since i love sex and have allot of fun in my work... Since i been 18 i been making money i made allot of fans i always tought twice about what people should pay me .. i mean i agree allot of porn stars don't get paid allot is because most porn stars don't have much money and are looking to make any kind of money really ... Well i always made sure to be paid what i'm worth and not be paid like evreyone else .. i always invested my money in making more while still enjoying my work ... Right now i have my own website and few employee helping me ... i'm also invested in other site to make more money i'm going to be investing my money into real estate condo's and ect.. ..
I think i was one of the smart porn star .. i do enjoy my money but i also make sure i invest to make more .. i want to be well of when i'm older and not have to worry about money..

But i think most porn star won't go far in life since most do drugs and escort .. and never save or don't think about invest their money so they can make more instead of investing most do drugs and party ....

When i did start my porn career i was spending tons of money my self on party and drugs but then i realize that porn is not a forever thing and i need to invest before i run out of money so .. thank god i tought of the investing.. i always had a business sence in me :)

well dunno what more to say i think most porn star need to be more wise with their money because if not they will end up with nothing

I also have seen how some porn stars live it is a bit sad ...
i'm happy to have a nice home and live like i want .. i'm glad i'm wise with my money :)
 
this type of career can lead to a downfall?

One of the downfalls is that you get labelled. Porn doesn't last forever and once you are out of a job, it is hard to find a job with you clothes on.
 
contributor just means that he donates money to JUB.

I don't know... I don't think there is that much money in porn personally. Soilwork... we're still waiting for you to grace us with your presence on this one.
 
I think there is a lot of exagerating of wages cause many of these guys don't want you to know how cheap they sold out for.

So here is what I know directly from guys I know who have worked for the companies and did vids.

Military Classified-- 300 to get blown.

Buzz West 200 bucks for a jerk off video.

Chaos Men with another guy and did everything said he got paid 4k- though, I think this guy might be lying.

Active Duty.com photo shoot/solo -- $900; bareback video with another guy (with Cole) $2,800; bareback 3- way video-- $3,000; Webcam show -$200.

Sean Cody solo -- $1000; Sean Cody with another guy $3,500 for doing everything under the sun and a different guy who did a Sean Cody vid with another guy got paid $900.

Randy Blue group jerk off video $1,100.

Body Shoppe -- $175 to bottom for another military guy (yes, I told him he was cheap!); $100 for a jerk off video including Uncle Don's creepy molestation feel up.

San Diego Boys video with another guy $300 - 600

Dirk Yates marine on marine scene- $1300

I keep hearing that Jake Cruise pays extremely well.

I suspect the fees are highly variable on these "amateur" sites, since the guys are usually doing it for the first time and may be pretty naive. On one of Bobby Garcia's shoots (awolmarines) I thought I heard him tell somebody he'd be getting $50! Of course he goes through a huge amount of guys and the quality is -- shall we say -- variable.

On the other hand, if you get a guy like Dean on Active Duty -- possibly the hottest guy ever -- and you use him repeatedly like Dink does, I'll bet he's making pretty good money. Maybe not enough to live on, though. Damn, wouldn't I love to hear that he does "escort" work, not that I could ever afford him.
 
Criticizing contributors should be a bannable offense.
 
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