Fatten The Wallet

How To Make Money On Pornhub – 9 Different Ways

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.

The adult industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry and it’s never going away, not unless we all turn into robots one day.  In this article, I will go over how to make money on Pornhub for beginners.

While working on this article, I took a little break to read some Yahoo news, and guess what I saw?  Steven Spielberg’s daughter wants to be a solo porn star!  She plans to produce and star in solo adult films, meaning she will be doing all the acts…by herself.

If you don’t know who Steven Spielberg is, he directed/produced some of the biggest movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Transformers, etc. and he is worth 4 billion dollars!

I can’t imagine she is hurting for money.  We all have our reasons and there is nothing wrong with doing what we feel most comfortable with.  But if this is out of your comfort zone, you can check out my other article on how to make extra money texting and flirting.


Make an Extra $300/month Sharing Your Opinion!

Survey Junkie: SurveyJunkie is a market research company with over 10 million members that lets you participate in focus groups and take high-paying surveys. You can make anywhere from $5 to $20/day in your spare time.

Swagbucks: The most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for playing games, watching videos, surfing the net, shopping online, and of course taking online surveys. Get $10 for signing up.

InboxDollars: You get paid to watch videos, play games, shop online, and of course, take surveys.  There’s also a $5 bonus just for signing up.  You can also earn $1 for every friend you refer and 30% of their earnings.

PineCone Research: Another trusted and reliable platform for users to earn gift cards from Walmart, Amazon, etc. or PayPal cash. Surveys will be sent based on the user’s profile.


What is Pornhub?

Pornhub is the #1 online pornography website and the 16th most visited website in the world!  That’s very impressive considering it’s competing for sites like Google, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, etc.

Think of Pornhub as a dirtier version of Youtube, where users can leave comments on videos, save their favorites, and even upload their own videos.

If you’ve ever tried to earn money on YouTube, you know it takes time and consistent work.  Pornhub is the same way – you can’t upload just one video and expect to get rich from it.


How to Get Started on Pornhub?

Before we get started, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind:

Quick Tip:

  • Do not share your personal information no matter how comfortable you might feel.
  • Do not use your real phone number.  Personally, I like giving out my Google number because it looks like a real number, but you can use WhatsApp, Line, etc.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Think of your long-term career goals.  Will this affect you negatively down the road?  We all know that it helped launch Kim Kardashian and her family’s careers, but we can’t all be Kim.


Now that we got all of that out of the way.  Let’s start with Pornhub sign up!

  1. Sign up for a free account
  2. Join the Verified Amateur Program (also free)
  3. Upload your videos
  4. Market your videos/comment on other people’s videos

how much does Pornhub pay

Easy enough, right?  Now that we got the easy part out of the way, let’s dive into how to make money on Pornhub and how much does Pornhub pay!


How Much Does Pornhub Pay?

The most important question – how much does Pornhub pay you!

Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to this.  How much you make depends on a lot of factors such as the quality of the videos, how often you upload, and how many followers/subscribers you have.

It takes hard work and consistency to turn it into a full-time gig.

You see those flawless pictures on Instagram?  The pictures look effortless but they probably spend hours putting on makeup, doing their hair, finding the perfect outfit, taking a lot of pictures to find that one perfect pose, editing/filtering, and then uploading it with the perfect caption.

That being said, let’s dive into how you can make money on Pornhub.

Recommended Reads:


9 Ways to Make Money on Pornhub:

Pornhub has something called Model Payment Program and I will go over how you can make money with each one.

1. Free-to-view Ad Revenue

Similar to YouTube, this is the most common and passive way to make money on Pornhub.  Your earnings are based on the views of your video multiples by the ad rate. The ad rate is calculated based on well the ads do on your videos (how many people click on the ads, sales, user country, etc).

The average RPM (rate per 1000 views) was $0.64 in 2018, and you get paid 80% of the ad revenue that your video earns.

What the heck does this all mean?  How much can you make if you get 1 million views?

Let’s do some math!  Let’s say your video gets 1 million views:

Step 1:  1,000,000 views / 1,000 (RPM) = 1,000

Step 2:  1,000 x $0.64 = $640

Step 3:  $640 x 80% = $512 (you get paid 80% of the total ad revenue)

If you have 10 videos, that’s $5,120/month just from ads.  Most videos don’t get 1 mil views though and that’s why it takes time and a lot of videos to make decent money.


2. Free-to-view With an Option to Download

In addition to earning money from ad revenue on Pornhub, you can also earn extra money by giving viewers an option to download your videos. You get to set your own rate and if nobody wants to purchase the videos, you can still make money from ads.  One video and multiple ways to make money from it.

3. Sell Videos on Modelhub

Modelhub is the sister site of Pornhub where you can sell your videos and earn 65% of the sale price every time someone purchases your video. Content is available to stream or download only if the user purchased the video. You must select “For Sale” when you upload your video.

If you’re just starting out and not getting any sales, then you can just upload it and earn ad revenue from Modelhub just as you would on Pornhub.

4. Pornhub Model Premium

You can earn significantly more money on Pornhub Premium.  The rate is based on how well the program does as a whole for that particular month. The average RPM is around $45 per 1000 views on Premium vs just $0.64 per 1000 views on the free section.

To join the Pornhub Model Premium, you need to:

  • Sign up for a free Pornhub account
  • Get verified by sending in a photo of yourself holding a sign with your username.
  • Submit your model application with two valid forms of Government ID for you and anyone else that will be in your videos in order to get paid

5. Fanclub

You could make some serious money if you have a lot of followers/subscribers.  The big YouTube influencers do not make most of their money from ad revenue, but from the products that they promote/sell.

If your followers/subscribers love you, then they will have no problem buying whatever you’re selling.  Creating a fan club is like having a subscription service for your content.  You get to set the fan club monthly fee (between $0.99 and $99/month).

You choose what to include in your fan club such as videos, photos, text posts, etc.  The fan-only videos/photos are only available if they are a member of your fan club.

6. Sell Custom Videos

Pornhub allows verified creators to take custom video requests directly from fans.  You can decide if this is worth your time and how much you want to charge for it.  There is no rule to say you can’t sell the same custom video to more than 1 person.

7. Tips Money

Your fans can support and show their appreciation by leaving you a tip on your profile.  Unfortunately, you don’t get to keep all the tip money.  Pornhub takes a 5% cut and a 15% processing fee.  You end up with 80% of the tip money.

8. Referral Bonus

Pornhub offers a referral program for their verified users to earn money by referring friends.  A bonus of $50 will be added to your account for each approved referral who signs up and has uploaded 2 unique verified videos.

9. Patreon Donations

Outside of their Model Payment Program, you can also set up a Patreon account for loyal fans to make a one-time or monthly donation.  I have used it in the past to donate and support my favorite artists and creators on Instagram and YouTube. It’s a way for your fans to show their support and appreciation.

You can also create something unique to send to your VIP fans as a way of thanking them.  I usually get cute stickers for my donations.


Make Money On Pornhub – FAQs

1. Do I Need To Create Porn To Make Money?

I know this sounds silly since the name of the site is Pornhub, but you don’t have to make porn videos to make money on Pornhub.  There are joke accounts that get a decent amount of views.   An account under the name BellDelphine posted a few prank videos with suggestive titles like “Belle Delphine gets stuffed”,  then she eats a sandwich.

2. Do I Need To Pay For A Membership On Pornhub To Work?

Pornhub is completely free to join and upload content.  Pornhub is already making money off of your content, so why should you pay them even more?

3. Do I Have To Pay Taxes On The Money I Make On Pornhub?

Yes.  Any money you earn whether online or offline, Uncle Sam wants a piece of it.  Make sure to keep track of all your expenses and payments to make easy when it comes time to file your tax return.

4. How Will I Get Paid On Pornhub?

Once your balance reaches $100, you will be eligible for a payout.  You can choose one of the following payment methods, depending on where you live:

  • Direct Deposit
  • Check
  • Cosmo
  • Paxum
  • Verge CryptoCurrency
  • USDT


How To Make Money On Pornhub – Final Thoughts

Before you get all excited and start making your first video, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

Privacy – always protect yourself and your information.  This applies to just about everything else you do on the internet.  You can never be too careful.

Consistency & Quality – it takes time to build a fan base and to get traction.  It might not be easy starting out, but don’t give up.  While having an expensive camera is great, you don’t need it to produce high-quality videos.  All you need is great lighting and your smartphone camera to produce great videos.

Make friends – other creators are your competitors, but they’re also your friends.  Comment and post under their videos, it can be a great way to give yourself a boost in traffic.  And remember to have fun!


Other Ways to Make Money From Home


1 comment

  • Great information and content on how to be successful on PornHub! This will help me, “Jasmin Jai”, make my way to the top of the porn food chain. Thank you SOOOOO much!!!