Jolene Brody (JoleneBrody.com)

COSTS/PAY/EARNINGS

What are the costs associated with setting up my site?

Your website won’t cost you anything. There are no setup fees or maintenance fees. We only make money when you do! Please visit our pricing & fees page for details.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes! We have a generous and easy-to-use referral program so you can earn money referring clients to AMS.

How much can I expect to make?

Well that really depends on how well received you or your content is and how well you are able to promote your site. The more popular you are, the better your site will do. As a general rule of thumb, (if you’re a cam model) you can expect to make as much as you do on the major cam sites, except that the site produces residual income.

What currency will I be paid in?

You will be paid in U.S. dollars.

How often will I be paid? What is the pay cycle?

Our pay cycle is every two weeks. We process payouts every second Thursday for the pay period ending two weeks prior.

Is there a minimum number of members or sales my site needs to maintain and are there fees if I don’t meet this minimum?

No, there is no set minimum.

Is there a minimum payout amount?

Yes, the minimum payout is 25 USD. This can be raised if you send us a request.

How do my site’s model get paid? Do I pay them or does AMS pay them directly?

For the time being, model payouts are the responsibility of the site site administrator. In the near future, we will be adding direct model payouts and payout management tools.

What payout methods do you offer?

We offer the following payout methods:

  • U.S. direct deposit (ACH)
  • Non-U.S. direct deposit (ACH) available for banks in the following countries: ​Austria, Belgium,

    Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,

    Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,

    Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  • Wire transfer
  • Paxum
  • FirstChoicePay (Payoneer)

TAX/LEGAL

Since you guys are taking a cut of the sales, how do I figure out what to claim as my income for tax purposes?

Your income from the site is what is deposited into your account after we take our percentage. We provide payout reports that detail all of this.

Do I need to be incorporated and get a business license?

No, you can run your site as an individual. We do recommend speaking with a licensed accountant and tax professional in your jurisdiction, however. Once your earnings reach a certain point, it usually makes legal and financial sense to register a business.

Will you be the one that holds the 2257 regulation info required or will I be the one that keeps that on file?

Both the primary producer (you), and the secondary producer (us) are required to keep the appropriate records to be in compliance with 18 U.S.C. 2257 Record-Keeping Requirements.

DOMAIN NAME

Do I use my own domain name?

Yes, you can / must use your own domain name. All clients are required to point their own custom domain name to our service. We do not provide domains for, or purchase domains on behalf of clients.

Can I buy my domain through you?

At the moment, we do not offer any domain purchasing services. If you don’t already own your own domain name, you must purchase one through a domain registrar. We recommend namecheap.com.

Do I keep my domain name if I no longer want to use AMS?

Absolutely! We never control, or claim ownership over your domain name. You can simply point it elsewhere if you no longer want to use our service. BE WARY OF ANY SERVICE THAT MAINTAINS OR ASKS FOR CONTROL OF YOUR DOMAIN.

AGREEMENT/CONTENT OWNERSHIP

Will there be an agreement?

There is a terms of service that you must agree to.

Will I be locked in?

No. You can cancel the agreement and walk away any time.

Who owns the videos and picture of me that will be posted on my website?

You always retain ownership of your content. During the term of our agreement, we license the content from you. All content uploaded is strictly monitored by us for compliance to our Acceptable Use and Content Policy.

What happens if I don’t want to work with you anymore?

If you no longer wish to work with us, you simply close your account. There are no fees associated with closing an account.

CONTENT/TIMELINES/PROCESS

How does the process work, how do I get started?

It’s easy! After uploading your content, we will help design your site then submit it to the credit card companies for approval. They take about 24 hours and then you are free to launch. If you have all of your content ready you can be up and running in less than 48 hours.

Is this a CMS?

Yes, it’s a complete adult content management system.

Is it difficult to get the website setup?

No, it’s super easy! We handle all of the technical stuff. All you need to do is work on the photos and the videos.

Is there any any content that is not allowed?

Yes, our payment processors are very strict with regard to which content is acceptable or not. You can see our Content Policy here.

Can I upload content myself or do you have to do it for me?

You upload and manage all of your content yourself.

How much content do I need before I launch the site?

It depends what content you will be offering. If you will be offering videos, photosets and a store, you must have at least 10 videos to start, 2 photosets and two store items. If you are just offering photosets, you must have at least 10. If you are offering just a store, you must have at least 5 store items.

Can I film my videos with phone or webcam?

Although it’s not Mandatory, videos should ideally be filmed with a proper HD camcorder or DSLR camera, not a webcam.

Can I use past pro photo sets for the design of the site or do they need to be exclusive to this site?

You can definitely use a set from the past if photos from that set work with the design you’re looking for.

Will I be able to sell my site videos elsewhere?

Yes. There are no restrictions on your content, although we don’t recommend selling them elsewhere as you will limit your membership numbers.

How long does it take to create a site?

It all depends on how ready you are with the content. If you have all of the content ready, you could have your site complete in a day or two.

Would creating my website with just my picture sets, at first, be acceptable? I don’t have any videos available right now.

If you intend to feature videos at any point in the future, we would like you to launch with at least 10 videos. The approval process becomes more complicated if you plan to introduce new content types later on.

Do I have to have a live cam or any particular content?

No, there are no requirements for any particular type of content. You are free to offer just videos, just photosets, just a store, just live cam etc.

Can content be purchased or does it have to be created?

Yes, you may use content that was purchased elsewhere as long as you have distribution rights and all of the necessary releases and IDs.

Are there time constraints? Do I have to have my site build by a certain date?

No, you can take as much time as you need to create your site.

Am I able to offer different types of memberships, with different costs and levels of access?

Yes, you can customize the cost and access permissions of each membership for streaming or for video downloads. You can also customize the access restrictions on individual content items e.g. videos.

MODELS & ID

Do my other performers in my recorded videos have to register on the site too?

You must submit valid proof-of-age and model releases for all individuals featured in your content.

Can I have multiple models on my site?

Yes. You can have an unlimited number of models as long as you submit the appropriate documentation.

Do I have to submit ID even if I am obviously over 18?

Yes. to be legally compliant, we must keep a copy of valid photo ID in our records for all performers.

STREAMING

Are there any fees associated with live streaming?

No. Featuring a live stream and chat on your site is included at no cost.

Are there any fees associated with doing lots of streaming?

No. You can stream as often and for as long as you like. You can even feature voyeur cams that are on all the time if you like. In fact, we encourage you to stream as much as possible as it increases membership levels.

Can I have multiple live streams?

We will be offering multiple live streams shortly.

Can members tip during the live shows?

Yes, members can instant-tip via credit card or with pre-paid tokens.

Do you record live streams?

This is something we will be offering shortly.

STORE

Are people required to be members to take part in the store or can anyone do a one-time order for merchandise?

You can set up your store however you like. You can have it for members only or open to the public. You can even specify if individual items are available to the public or to members only.

Do you allow the sale of DVD’s?

Yes, we allow the sale of DVDs as long as the content adheres to our terms of use policy.

PAYMENT PROCESSING

How do members pay for memberships?

Members will sign up through your site and be redirected to one of our payment gateways where they will complete the payment. They can pay with a number of different payment methods.

What payment gateways do you use?

We use Segpay and CCBill.

Will I be able to accept PayPal payments?

Not at the moment but we hope to introduce that soon.

Do I have to sign up and pay for a payment gateway account with CCBill or another gateway?

No, we process all of the payments through our gateway accounts.

Do I have to pay the “high risk” $1000 per year/per gateway fee for Visa and MasterCard?

No. We cover this cost for you. This saves you $2,000 per year.

Do you accept Bitcoin?

Not yet, but soon!

Can I offer promotions?

At the moment, you can offer special sale prices. Soon we will introduce the option to offer percentage discounts.

Can I offer free trials?

Yes, you can offer a limited number of free trials. You start with 10 and we can top those up on a case-by-case basis.

What happens in the event of a chargeback - what are your fees?

After a chargeback, members are banned across the entire AMS network. Chargeback fees are listed on our Pricing & fees page.

What payment options are available for members?

We accept major credit cards and direct debit/EU debit.

Technical

Where are your servers located?

We have servers deploying our platform in over 30 countries. Our main servers, however, are located in the U.S.

Can I run your service on my server?

No, our platform must run on our servers.

Can I chose NOT to have my site run on any U.S. servers?

No, not at the current time.

How long does the video uploading take?

This will depend on your internet connection speed. You can expect video upload speeds similar to those of YouTube.

Other

Will anyone else have the same website as me?

We will design your site so that it’s as unique as you want it to be.

Do you accept clients outside of the U.S. and Canada?

Yes! We accept clients from all over the world.

Are there any countries that you don’t accept clients or payments from?

We don’t accept clients or payments from countries listed on the U.S. OFAC list.

Will this be an affiliate site?

No, these are stand-alone sites. You don’t share your members or member revenues with any other of our clients.

What will the monthly fee be for members?

We have many presets you can chose from. And you can ask to have custom price points set up.

Will my website be mobile friendly?

Yes. Your website will re-size automatically for most major mobile devices including tablets or phones with Android or iOS operating systems.

Is it hard to manage?

Not at all! You have all the tools you need in the admin. You can have zero website management experience and you’ll be just fine. We’re also here to help 24/7 if you’re having any problems.

Can I block problem members?

At the moment, we offer full blocking for any country, and state and province-level blocking in the U.S. and Canada via IP address. We may offer city-level blocking and region-level blocking in other countries soon. Yes, problem members can be easily blocked.

Will you do graphic design for me?

If it’s related to your website, yes, and usually we don’t charge.

Is support available at nighttime (USA) or on weekends?

Yes. We can be reached in the USA evenings and on weekends. We try our best to respond to support inquiries within the hour. Often you’ll receive a response within 1-5 minutes.

Will the AMS logo be present on my site- or is there a way to mask it? Do you offer white labelling?

We will soon be offering the ability to remove any AMS branding in the admin and on the public-facing websites.