Meet Offbeatr, the Kickstarter for Porn

08/09/2012 10:45 AM |

Sexy, Sexy Crowdfunding
  • Sexy, Sexy Crowdfunding

Finally, a way to crowdfund your weird sex fantasies. Not only is this eternal reaffirmation of Rule 34, it’s a great way for performers, whose work is often grabbed by aggregation sites and offered for free the moment it’s made available, to guarantee that they’ll be fairly compensated.

“People talk about all the money that you can make in porn, but after attending numerous industry shows, talking with studio heads, and interviewing actors and actresses we realized it’s not what people think at all. The proliferation of free content has taken its toll on the industry no different than their mainstream counterparts. What’s worse though is that adult industry is a ghetto where your options for monetizing content are extremely limited,” [founder Ben Tao] said. “For Offbeatr it’s about going directly to the fans and supporters and engaging them in the process and giving content creators access to capital they previously never had access to. By getting this capital the industry will start to innovate and take more risks with business models, products they make, and how they reach out to their customers.” [Tech Crunch]

I think this is really cool! I know there are a lot of entrepreneurial porn performers out there who are looking for new ways to make authentic, interesting, satisfying porn that connects with viewers on a deeper level than just a quick xtube search and jerk, and to get paid for it.