How much money do porn sites like pornhub xvideos make?

How Much Money do Porn Sites Like PornHub/Xvideos Make?

Let us give you a very motivational article today: How Much Money do Porn Sites like Pornhub, XVideos Make?. Since I have been into adult space for quite some time now (6 years to be exact), making money has been my sole driver. I entered into this industry by buying my first adult hosting and domain name and now I have several websites making enough money for a comfortable life. Can you make money on pornhub?

Since I am in the adult industry, I was really impressed by websites like Xvideos, clips4sale, pornhub, chaturbate, etc. And I always wondered how much money do these websites make monthly nd annually. Since I have tried my hands on starting and profiting from adult tube sites, webcam websites, adult affiliate, model recruiting, adult SEO agency, here are some links to get you started:

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I was always curious how much money do these big giants like Pornhub and chaturbate make in a month or a year. So today I decided to do comprehensive research and have curated this article giving you figures and an estimate.

Few of the question that people have is :

  1. How porn sites make money?
  2. How much money porn websites make?
  3. How much traffic popular porn sites get?
  4. How to make money from porn sites?

So let’s start by answering all these questions.

How Much Money do Porn Sites Like PornHub/Xvideos Make?

How Much Money do Porn Sites like Pornhub, XVideos Make?

How much traffic popular porn sites get?

Popular porn sites are huge and get millions of people on their website every month. So profit will also be in that range as well. Compared to a normal website, porn sites tend to get much higher traffic volumes because of the nature of their content. Everyone loves porn and they love finding new and amazing porn for themselves.

To estimate the traffic of popular porn sites I have drafted this table for you. The traffic estimates have been taken from Similarweb.com, it is the most reliable source of traffic estimation on the internet and I have found their traffic estimates of my various websites to be highly accurate

To check the list of top 50 adult websites in terms of traffic you can check out this link: https://www.similarweb.com/top-websites/category/adult

To give you a rough idea here are the numbers for a few websites:

  1. Xvideos: 1.50 billion per month
  2. pornhub: 1.30 billion per month
  3. Chaturbate: 195.6 million per month

I know these numbers are massive and impressive so yes just like you even i was amazed

How do porn sites make money?

Before starting how much these porn websites make let me first tell you how these big porn sites are actually making revenue. Let us first define the porn sites:

  1. Webcam sites: Primary income source is selling their services that is when customers make a purchase. They take a commission when someone pays money to connect with a camgirl personally.
  2. Selling clips site like Clips4sale and iwantclips : Here these websites take a commission of each clip that is sold on their platform. The commission ranges from 30-50%
  3. Membership websites like brazzer: Their income model is fairly straightforward and that pays a membership fee and watch unlimited HD porn till the subscription lasts
  4. Adult tube websites: I have already written a comprehensive article on how to start and profit from your adult tube site (How to Make $3500 per month from adult tube websites). Major source of income is advertisements in the form of Display advertisements, Popup ads, PPL ads (when someone enters their email address and verifies it you get a commission)
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If you are thinking of starting to produce porn then you must read this highly informative and important article: How to make money producing adult videos/porn.

How much money do porn sites make?

One thing you have to keep in mind is to handle such huge website and traffic on has a huge expense as well. Some of the expense cost is:

  1. Servers to handle such kind of traffic and huge video files
  2. Employees to handle such huge websites

I am sure the best part about these websites is that they market for themselves so they don’t have to spend money on marketing. What a great business idea 😀

For adult tube websites I can make a fairly easy estimate as I myself run multiple tube websites. One of my tube websites received almost 1 million visitors/month. And from that, I make around $70/day and that is $70*30 = $2100/month. (I was making more than $100/day but because of reduced popup ad rates it has reduced drastically – Reduced popads rates and revenue, income?)

How Much Money do Porn Sites Like PornHub/Xvideos Make?

Now you also have to count on the fact that my website is very small. Since these websites like Xvideos and pornhub can directly negotiate with the advertiser they can remove the middlemen commission that I have to pay so they per month income automatically increases by at least 20-30 %. Also since these websites are premium the advertisers also pay a little bit more compared to normal small websites so in all, I can safely say that they must be making at least $100-$130/day for 1 million/month website.

So if a website getting 1 million/month will make $110 * 30= $3300/month then a website getting 1 billion visitors/month will easily make $3,300,000/month.

Although this number might vary and I might have omitted various other earnings opportunities like :

  1. Pornhub HD feature which gives an ad free version of pornhub in exchange of monthly membership
  2. Higher rates that can only be negotiated by big companies like them
  3. Video ads: Since hosting videos is expensive I believe video ads revenue is compensated by hosting cost

For websites like clips4sale and Chaturbate it is extremely difficult to estimate the earnings as there is no direct correlation of income/earnings with the traffic. As the income depends on the number of people spending money and since no public records are made by these companies on their earnings so even estimating is difficult. Maybe in the future, I will have someone from high position in these companies on the podcast and will then ask them this question. Do remind me of this 🙂

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