Earning a regular high income from running adult dating sites during times when many people are experiencing reduced levels of net income, might not sound very feasible. Remarkably, it is actually proving to be one of the best performing types of Internet business during these hard times. There several reasons why that is the case.
Firstly, although it is an easy business for anyone to start up and therefore one that encourages competition, this is mainly from wannabes who are looking for a get rich quick without any effort scheme. They are generally, individuals who have little staying-power or idea of how to run and promote a business. Where a business is easy to set up and requires little investment, it will inevitably attract this kind of person to give it try. Most fall at the first hurdle.
Secondly, adult dating is still much less ‘socially acceptable’ than ‘mainstream’ dating. This helps to prevent competition saturation and also restrains interest in it to individuals and businesses that are already ‘adult industry friendly’. Whilst serious, corporate competition has in the past turned mainstream, online dating into a much less profitable enterprise; it tends to avoid being associated with any businesses that might be described as being part of the sex industry.
A third reason may well be a strange phenomenon of consumer behaviour that manifests itself in periods of economic difficulty. During such periods, many leisure industries do surprisingly well and consumer expenditure on their products and services seems to go against the common sense notion of declining personal spending power resulting in people cutting back on non-essentials. With specific regard to the sex industry some psychologists believe that it is the escapism element that drives consumers to spend more at times of economic hardship. In everyday terms it’s that, ‘we might as well enjoy ourselves whilst we can’ sentiment, temporarily relieving the stress caused by facing up to the ever-increasing utility bills, grocery costs and mortgage repayments. In this respect, sex can be like drugs, alcohol or gambling to many people.
There are not many business opportunities that have such potential for sustained profitability during times of economic downturn and the level of austerity we are facing at the moment. But not only is online adult dating flourishing, it also offers an easy-to-start business opportunity for individuals with no experience, no capital and no special skills or qualifications. The only requirements are to be reasonably computer literate, own a computer with broadband access, and to be prepared to work patiently and persistently for a considerable period of time before seeing the fruits of their labour.
If running an online adult dating business appeals to you, it is that last condition you need to consider most carefully. Starting up a site can be achieved in less than an hour by becoming an affiliate of one of the large adult dating networks and it is by far the best way to proceed. But getting yourself a state of the art, sophisticated site set up isn’t going to earn you any revenue. It’s what happens next that matters and it’s that which takes time. You will need to work persistently and imaginatively at promoting your business and your site for several months or possibly longer before you can expect to receive any meaningful income from it. If you are the sort of person who is prepared to do that, the eventual income from operating an adult dating site business can be very good, even in these financially difficult times.