How To Make Money On Pornhub (Simple Guide To Making Your First $100)

Can you really make money on PornHub?

Girls will probably know the answer to this. Guys, on the other hand, will drool in anticipation as they'll think they have a chance to realize a teenage dream.

But seriously, is there a way on how to make money on Pornhub?

The short answer is a resounding yes!

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In fact, you'll probably be surprised to find that there are several ways on how you can earn a living in arguably the most popular porn site in the planet. In this article, we'll talk about the best ways on how you can make money on Pornhub and we'll lay out a detailed guide on how you can achieve this.

But First, Why Pornhub?

PornHub is to sex videos as YouTube is to entertaining videos. It sits on top of the pornography pile and is largely considered the #1 adult porn site on the world wide web.

You've probably heard of Pornhub or maybe even watched a video or two, but the thought of making money hasn't probably crossed your mind. But the potential is undeniably there, as millions of people from all over the world visit the site daily, which means there's a lot of traffic and an opportunity to get in on some of that profit pie.

Method #1. Become An Amateur Adult Performer

Performing in front of the camera has become one of the most profitable ways to make money online.

Everyone's doing it. On YouTube, Twitch and yes, Pornhub. Aspiring adult performers and those who want to make a side income can turn to the world's popular porno site and make a living creating, uploading and selling adult videos.

You can be a webcam model, do it as a couple or become a pornstar and earn up to a whopping $40,000 a month by making porn videos or custom clips and selling them.

In today's digital age, becoming a full-fledged internet adult performer has never been easier. You won't need an agent and go on a shoot with producers. All you'll need is confidence, equipment and a designated spot in your house, apartment or studio. What's more, you will have complete control over all the content you make, and the success of your career will depend solely on how you perform.

Camming is somewhat different from standard porn videos as they offer an interactive experience with the audience. The good thing about webcam shows is that there's a niche you can get into, regardless of age, status, gender and sexual preference.

How Can I Get Started?

The only strict requirement for joining Pornhub as an adult performer is that you'll have to be 18 years or older.

Head to and sign up for an account. Pornhub staff will then verify your identity so they'll be in full compliance with the law. After that, it's time to pick out your equipment.

People will want to watch high-quality videos, so investing in a professional camera is a must. A laptop's built-in webcam won't be enough for camming, so buy a separate unit that has a high megapixel count and voice capabilities. You'll also need editing software to polish your videos before uploading them.

Earning is performance-based and will depend on several factors such as ad revenue, views, ratings, etc. Put in the time and effort though, and soon you'll be making as much money as your day job, or even more!

Sign Up In The Amateur Program

Pornhub's Amateur Program is pretty straightforward and easy. Here are a few tips on how you can make it a seamless, stress-free experience.

Use A Sexy/Witty/Creative Stage Name. Don't ever, ever use your real full name! Your username should be something that's unique and easy to remember so that people can quickly find you if they like your show.

Get Verified. Sign up and get a free Pornhub account. All you'll need is a username, password and a valid email address. Then, take a picture of yourself holding up a piece of paper or board with your Pornhub username on it and submit the photo to the Pornhub staff. This is an important part of the process as it fosters trust between you, Pornhub and your future fans and viewers.

Complete Your Profile. Don't forget to upload your profile photo and say something about yourself. Make it spicy, sassy and witty to draw in more viewers. Pornhub will put a "verified" badge as soon as they receive and review your credentials.

Qualify For Payment. Last but not the least, you will need to submit 2 valid, government-issued IDs for yourself and for people who will be appearing in your videos. Since this is private and sensitive information, Pornhub has set up a secure system especially for this process.

That's about it. Once you're in the Amateur Program, you'll find that there are several ways on how you can make money by becoming a Pornhub amateur performer.

Upload Free To Watch Pornhub Videos

One of the best ways to make a name for yourself on Pornhub is by uploading free-to-view adult videos.

This method works just like uploading videos on YouTube. You get a share of the money made with ad revenues on your video. Factors such as ratings, views, etc. will dictate how much money you'll earn on a particular clip.

Just how much money are we talking about? Well, for starters, a thousand views equaled $0.69 in 2017. In today's average, one thousand views equals $0.64. If you got 100,000 views on a particular video, then you'd get around $64 for it.

So you've made an adult video and want to upload to PornHub. What's next?

Go to the Pornhub website, search for the "Upload" button that's sitting right next to the search bar. Locate the file you want and give it a good metadata description. Verify yourself in the video, then proceed to the next step.

On the Privacy Settings, you can choose ModelHub (available for sale), Unlisted (can only be accessed via invitation) Hidden (private) or Free To View (public)

Upload on a desktop and on a stable internet Wi-Fi connection so you won't encounter upload issues and interruptions. Stay on the page until a notification pops-up that your video is successfully uploaded to Pornhub's servers. That's it!

You can monitor the video's activity, i.e., how many views and ratings it has received on your Profile dashboard page. If you decide to put a price on it, the video will be auto-uploaded and placed in your ModelHub profile. For Sale adult porn videos can range from $.99 to $150.

Making Money by Creating Modelhub Videos

ModelHub is PornHub's sister company and operates in the same industry. The online adult marketplace is home to thousands of porn videos created by amateurs and professionals alike. Uploaders take home 65% of the total sale price of their videos, and registration is free.

Selling on Modelhub can give you the boost you need to jumpstart your career on Pornhub. You'll be in the Featured section of PornHub, which can attract more fans, viewers and video sales.

Selling adult videos is considered a passive income because you'll only need to do it once to start making money from it. Viewers can watch, buy or give you a rating as long as the video stays on Pornhub's servers. You'll continue to earn money even while offline, sleeping or working a day job. The more videos you make, the greater your fan following and the greater the chance of making bank!

Commit to the process and churn out content on a regular basis to maximize revenue and increase your chances of becoming famous.

Remember the "control your content" thing we talked about? Pornhub gives you several options on how you can monetize your adult videos. You can sell on ModelHub, make it viewable only for paying customers or have it free to watch for all Pornhub visitors.

You can be creative and make up "teasers", or short clips that attract potential buyers to subscribe or purchase your videos at Modelhub. You can ask the viewers what they want and start catering to their needs via special, custom-made adult videos to grow your fanbase. Just make sure you stay within Pornhub's guidelines and have the site verify all participants in your videos.

Compete For Cash And Prizes

Every now and then Pornhub comes up with exciting events and competitions that feature awesome prizes and cash incentives.

The adult entertainment site has a monthly and yearly selection of amateur performers that receive money and a spot in the Hall of Fame. There's the Pornhub Model of the Month and Model of the Year, and themed competitions that promise cash rewards for interested parties.

Pornhub does this in order to generate some buzz on a new fetish or sexual preference and to invite their amateurs to take a dip and explore the unknown. More importantly, it's a fresh, new way for adult amateur performers to gain new audiences and increase their exposure within the Pornhub community.

Check out Pornhub regularly to view contest themes and fun events for a chance to make extra money. Last year, the Pornhub Model of the Year took home around a whopping $30,000 in cash! All verified Pornhub models and amateur video makers are eligible to join.

Pornhub Premium

Putting up a For Sale adult video on Pornhub? You can tick the box that says "make this viewable on Premium" for added revenue options. Doing this makes the porn video available to paying subscribers and nets you a cool $45 per one thousand views (same as with free to watch videos).

Keep in mind that there are more free Pornhub watchers than subscribers, which is why Pornhub ups the pay-per-view in the Premium categories. Still, if you're confident enough that people will watch your videos, then why not give it a try?

Premium Pornhub subscribers pay $9.99 a month and get to watch exclusive content, DVD titles and uncut scenes in glorious HD. There's a good chance that you can get a fanbase who will buy all your stuff when you continuously create outstanding content in the Premium section.

Fan Clubs

Setting up a Fan Club is like having a special room in Modelhub where you can sell exclusive stuff, including photos, messaging, text posts, dedications, scenarios and just about anything you and your fans can dream of.

Stay within the rules and legal limits and you keep up to 80% of your total Fan Club earnings.

Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Here's how you can get started.

Enable the Fan Club feature by going to your Modelhub Settings. The subscription service gets activated and you'll have freedom over how much you charge per month and what kind of services you offer, i.e., 1 on 1 messaging, special photos, poses and more.

Fan Clubs is your next best step once you've established a name for yourself within the Pornhub community. You get a consistent cash flow and a means to develop a deeper connection with your followers.

Custom Clips

Think of Custom Clips as a sort of "fan service" that you do for paying customers.

Simply put, it's a special request that you must complete in a video. For example, fans may want you to wear a specific costume, do a certain act or carry out a certain scenario on camera.

Pornhub and Modelhub amateurs can fill up an online form stating what they're willing to do and what they won't and wait for the requests to start coming in. Like Paid Videos, you keep 65% of the total revenue. Moreover, you can choose details such as video quality, length, acts, clothes and turnaround time.


Tips are a part any service-related industry, and Pornhub is no exception.

Your fans can get to your Modelhub or Pornhub profile and leave a tip for a job well done.

Keep in mind that this feature is only for Pornhub Amateur Models and pornstars who make adult videos.

Method #2. Uploading Porn

Not interested in making adult videos but still want to make money on Pornhub?

You can!

Our second way of making money on Pornhub involves uploading videos to and from several adult websites, then putting in your domain name and having the viewer continue to your site to watch the video in full.

That's the short of it. Follow our guide below and see how you can make bank with this method.

First, you'll need to get your own domain and hosting. Then, sign up for a webcam affiliate network. The gist of it is that when people click on the link and arrive at the affiliate offer, you get money from the affiliate company.

Sounds easy? In truth, it's a bit more complicated and involves a few steps, but once you set it up it's one of the best ways to make money online.

The domain name will be your watermark brand. Register on adult affiliate networks that give you full use of tube sites, then start scouting for the hottest and the most popular sex videos around. It helps to align your domain name to that of the videos you'll be uploading. For example, your domain should be in the likes of "" if you're planning to upload creampie vids. Granted, you're not technically restricted to one genre per domain, but having a continuity will help convince viewers to click on the link.

Using some wizarding techniques you can have the watermarked domain lead to the affiliate offer. The visitor will see the watermark, type the URL and arrive at the offer. Once they sign up or act on the offer, then that's good as cash for you.

One thing you'll have to know when choosing a hosting plan is to read the Terms of Agreement and make sure it's ok for you to host adult content. You can read up on forums, online reviews or ask fellow adult affiliate marketers for their recommendations. Don't sign up until you're 100% sure or else you risk losing all that effort and hard-earned money.

Oh, and one more thing. Traffic in regards to redirecting porn videos tend to take up a lot of server space, so you'll need a plan that can accommodate that need.

Did you know that you can use the Pornhub platform to promote videos and let the community know what services you offer?

Pornhub is a great site to upload cam shows and other attractive adult content. Moreover, it has social elements such as Friends, Comments, Subscribers and a built-in messaging system so amateurs can interact with fans.

Affiliate members can join in on the action and market their products within the community. After all, Pornhub gets a hundred thousand visitors each day, and it would be unwise not to tap into that traffic potential.

Here's a great bait-and-hook strategy that you can try. Don't give the viewer everything at once- upload teasers or low-resolution videos to leave them wanting for more. When you have their attention, display the domain and watch as the visitor count goes up. Post and comment actively on chatrooms, clip selling sites and always include your website link on all your profiles.

Method #3. Send Traffic To Pornhub

You can act as Pornhub's ambassador and promote it so that people will want to visit the site. When they do, it counts as a made commission inside the Hubtraffic platform.

What's Hubtraffic, you ask? It's one of Pornhub's programs that pay people money when they drive traffic to Pornhub, Modelhub and other network sites. First, you'll need to establish the domain where you're sending traffic from so Pornhub will know it came from you. Then, it's just a matter of creating content and enticing people to watch adult videos on Pornhub or any of its tube sites.

Pornhub gives you the tools you need to make things easier on your end. You'll be able to import content from various genres, embed Pornhub elements and have pop-up and display ads at your disposal. You'll have complete freedom over how you want to combine Hubtraffic with other means of monetization as long as you stay within the rules.

If you've worked on affiliate marketing before then working with Hubtraffic shouldn't pose any problems. You'll want to concentrate on putting your site on the map using SEO tactics. Post keyword-optimized content so your website will appear on search engines. Make sure you change the title and description in the videos you'll be using or else Google will think it's plagiarized and you'll be penalized.

Method #4. Host PornHub Videos On Your Blog or Website

The great thing about Pornhub is that they allow web owners to post adult videos on their websites without any copyright or trademark infringement issues.

Not only does Pornhub allow this, they encourage it! Bloggers and marketers who sell adult toys, for example, can use these videos as a way to attract more visitors while boosting their content's value. There are millions of videos you can use on your niche site to excite your audiences into taking action, i.e., buying your product, signing up for a newsletter or clicking on an affiliate link.

Pornhub makes things easier by providing XML feeds that allow for seamless adding and deleting removed content. If you're on WordPress, then you can install the WP-Script to auto-import video content with just one button. You can create a blog, a niche site or your very own tube site, which PornHub hosts so you won't have to spend a huge amount for storage or server requirements.

We'd recommend signing up as a publisher for adult ad networks and putting up ads, pop-unders and banners. Add Pornhub's snippet for the video and it will be automatically uploaded to your website. Don't forget to register on HubTraffic to make even more money from the embed codes that generate traffic.

Here's a cool idea you can try. Host the appropriate Pornhub video on your site, then have it linked to a 3D porn game or VR videos that you're an affiliate of. When they visit, sign up or try the game, you get compensated. Easy money!

Method #5 Monetize Your Pornhub Account

There are quite a lot of ways on how you can monetize a Pornhub account.

But first, you'll need to concentrate on growing it first, mainly by building up a huge following and having a large fanbase. In other words, you'll need to become famous!

From there, you can start branching out to other streaming platforms. YouTube is a great way to add to your portfolio, as are cam sites. Let your followers and fans know that you're on Chaturbate or on YouTube to boost your views and other metrics.

The possibilities are endless. You can promote adult products, sell subscriptions or do live cam shows for money. Product and brand endorsements will come knocking. Oh, and don't forget to point your Hubtraffic account for more earnings.

Remember, the greater your reach, the more popular and successful you become. Grow your fan base and you'll have a reliable source of income in no time.

Method #6. Sell Snapchat Subscriptions

Social media and Pornhub can work well together, especially if you're looking for ways to make money on Pornhub.

As a word of advice, we recommend you not mixing up your personal life with your Pornhub account.

This means that you should never, ever combine your personal Facebook page with your Pornhub username. It's common knowledge for amateur adult performers to have a separate social media account on all platforms. Other than that, feel free to upload photos, promote your services and invite fans and future followers on your "business" account.

One standout social media app is Snapchat, a video and photo-sharing app with messaging capabilities. Moreover, Premium Snapchat is becoming a lucrative source of income for Pornhub models. You can take advantage of the app in terms of convenience and 1 on 1 features to really sell on the platform.

Recently, Pornhub has added the ability to sell Snapchat subscriptions using the SnapCentro technology. All you need to do is register on SnapCentro and sync the two inside your Pornhub profile. Your fans will know that you have a premium Snapchat subscription and (possibly) sign up for it.

You can put your other work social media accounts to good use by posting your new service, i.e., in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Someone in the community might even share your post to their friends, which can result in a new Snapchat subscription. The more you have the higher your profit margin will be each month.

Method #7. Report Vulnerabilities And Get Money

Now you'll have an excuse to spend all day on Pornhub and exploring its many features.

When asked for an explanation, you can simply say that you're testing the world's most popular porn site for vulnerabilities. It'd be such a shame for say, a malicious attack or backdoor script to bring the server down and leave a large percentage of the male population with nothing to do, doesn't it?

If you're well-versed with programming, have experience troubleshooting systems or want to hack into Pornhub (to make money, of course), you can fire up your favorite browser and probe into the website's security for weaknesses while enjoying the sights and sounds Pornhub offers.

Pornhub wants you to get down and dirty for the sake of making their website a better place. To this end, they're offering a monetary reward for anyone who can discover bugs in the system. It's a smart move considering that a lot of user's accounts, including Pornhub amateur models, are at stake if there was ever a massive breach. The longer you spend and the more videos you watch, the greater the chances of finding a bug and getting monetary compensation.

We wouldn't really recommend this for ordinary folks who want to make the most of their time making money on the web, but as long as you're spending time on Pornhub, why not try a few maneuvers and hope that you'll encounter a glitch? But if you know your way around software and can crack a site's security system in a few minutes, then by all means go for it. You'll be given a pat on the back and can even work for Pornhub as a "Penetration Tester".

Various reports and articles show that yes, Pornhub does really pay out cash for reporting vulnerabilities. Here's what you should do when you come across one:

Noticed a security glitch in the Pornhub main site and in the Premium sections, or while using the Pornhub Android app? You must immediately report it and hope that you're the first to get the cash reward. Get to the Help section and fill out the form.

The Pornhub security team will have 30 days to respond and check the issue and up to 90 days to come up with a fix. You can get anywhere from $50 to a whopping $25,000, depending on the severity and scale.

What's more, you can get a sense of satisfaction knowing you did Pornhub and its viewers a huge favor by keeping it safe from attackers.


Based on the choices above, becoming an amateur adult performer is one of the best ways on how to make money on Pornhub. When you decide to go down that path, you're offered several options- to go the Free to View, the Video For Sale or the Modelhub route. Each will have their own unique monetization mechanics and pros and cons as well.

Other methods will have something to do with affiliate marketing, using a blog or a website to connect with Pornhub, using Hubtraffic or going on Snapchat. Regardless of the money-making solution you've chosen, you'll need to invest in equipment, a hosting service and a lot of time and effort.

Website owners and bloggers can take on several methods at once and generate passive quite reliably once the engine gets going. A few promotional content here, some good leads there and you'll be well on your way to making supplemental money.

Who knows? You might even find a whole new way of making money on Pornhub. Let us know when this happens!