A) How to Upload a Video

  1. Click on the upload button or go directly to the video uploader 
  2. Select the file(s) you want to upload
  3. Give your content effective metadata (for more information see section C)
  4. Verify that you are present in the video [A4]
  5. Specify if the content is homemade or professional [A5]
  6. Click Save and stay on the upload page until you receive a notification stating that the upload was successful [A6]
  7. You video will appear on your stream once it has fully converted (it can take up to 24 hours)
  • Only public videos are eligible for payment.
  • The more videos you have, the more opportunity you have to earn money!
  • Uploading consistently helps to build a strong fan base who will routinely come back and check for new content.
  • Write a post on your feed when uploading so your fans know what’s coming out soon. 

B) Video Quality

  • Size matters! Videos over 10 minutes are more likely to get featured.
  • “Amateur” shouldn’t mean low quality. Use good lighting and a camera with decent resolution to catch all the sexy action.
  • Have a beginning, middle and end to your video! Videos without a cumshot/orgasm leaves the viewer unsatisfied and are less likely to get featured.
  • Users want to hear the action as well, so make sure to have quality audio.

C) Metadata – Making Your Content Stand Out

  • The title of your video should describe the action, performer and/or location (if it is interesting).
  • Use tags that describe the video, performers, fetish and action. Tag what makes your video stand out!
  • Using popular categories will help your content performer better and use niche specific categories to ensure your content is visible to the right fans.
  • If you have a Pornstar Profile on Pornhub, you can tag yourself in the video. If you do not, you can email models@pornhub.com to see if you’re eligible.
  • Do not tag, categorize or title your content with actions/story line that are not present in the content. This could lead to removal of earnings. Read our blog for more information.

D) Thumbnails and Action Tags

  • Once your content has converted, you can edit the thumbnail and action tag your content in your Manage Videos Tab.
  • Choose a thumbnail that is clear and shows sexy action. If you don’t like the selection of thumbs, you can click Regenerate Different Thumbnails to get more options.

Action Tags are action specific tags that are time stamped, which helps users get to the action that they want to see!

E) Social Media and Self Promotion

  • Be sure to promote your profile and content on your other social media profiles.
  • Twitter allows adult content, so it’s a great way to promote your Pornhub links.
  • Follow @Pornhub and @PornhubAmateurs on twitter to stay in the loop and mention us in your tweets.

 F) Photo Albums and Teaser Content

  • Uploading picture sets, tributes and behind the scene shots help keep your fan base enticed in between video uploads.
  • BTS content helps show a more personal side of you, which can attract more fans!

G) What Not to Do

  • Don’t spam users with videos links in the comment section or in direct messages. This might trigger our spam filters!
  • Posting your cam links are fine, but please don’t overdo it.
  • Quality over quantity! Posting a bunch of short clips won’t do as well as a few long, better quality videos. We recommend a minimum length of 10 minutes. 

Ideal Video specs

Resolution: 1080pLength: 10mins +Audio:Clear, able to hear the model/actionEditing: Clean cuts

Top Performing Videos

Top Pornstar Videos - Couple
http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph5799b7432c4c3 

Title – Fucking Owen Gray at HomeTags – choked-while-fucked choking alt-girl owen-gray janice-griffith riding missionaryCategories – Amateur, Pussy Licking, TeenLength – 24:02Views to Date – 7,397,671Rating– 80%Amount made - $10,351.30

Why is this video successful? 

  • Video length – Over 10 minutes. This video was also featured on the front page due to quality, length and amount of views.
  • Full video with foreplay, sex, blowjob and cumshot.
  • Steady shot throughout the whole video. When camera angles were changed, it did not take away from the quality of the video. Camera was moved quickly, on a tripod (see 3:45), then later switched angles with a quick cut (5:35) and fade away (18:45).
  • When doing POV (see 11:36 to 18:40), the camera was kept steady and was none of the action was out of the shot.
  • Thumbnail shows action and is not blurry.
  •  “Homemade” video with adequate lighting and good quality (1080p)

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Title – Riley Reid Fucks Random Guy at HomeTags –teenager young pov point-of-view small-tits brunette-teen riley-reid cock-sucking small-natural booty petiteCategories –Amateur, Brunette, POV, TeenLength –22:42Views to Date – 2,456,414Rating– 79%Amount made - $3,303.58

Why is this video successful? 

  • Video length – Over 10 minutes. This video was also featured on the front page due to quality, length and amount of views.
  • Full video with foreplay, sex, blowjob and cumshot.
  • Steady shot throughout the whole video. When camera angles were changed, it did not take away from the quality of the video. Camera was moved quickly, on a tripod (see 3:45), then later switched angles with a quick cut (5:35) and fade away (18:45).
  • When doing POV (see 11:36 to 18:40), the camera was kept steady and was none of the action was out of the shot.
  • Thumbnail shows action and is not blurry.
  •  “Homemade” video with adequate lighting and good quality (1080p)

Top Pornstar Videos - Solo

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Title – Vote Eva Lovia for DP StarTags –eva-lovia dp-statr brunette babe pornstar masturbationCategories –Babe, Brunette, MasturbationLength –7:47Views to Date – 680,111Rating– 87%Amount made -  $887.68

Why is this video successful?

  • Model talks to the camera throughout the full video
  • Even though the video is a little short, there is a clear beginning, middle and end
  • Pornstar name in title and tags, which helps with the searchablity of the video
  • HD (720p) webcam video gives the user a more ‘personal’ video of a top star

Top Cam Girl Videos - Couple

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Title – Beautiful Sex with JennyBligheTags –teasing redhead shaved tight fingering fake-tits spread-pussy heels riding pov point-of-view booty skinny doggystyleCategories –Babe, Big Tits, POV, Reality, Redhead, WebcamLength –20:12Views to Date – 27,044,008Rating– 78%Amount made - $19,565.93
Why is this video successful? 

  • Long video – Over 10 minutes
  • HD (720p) “Homemade” video with adequate lighting. All action is clearly visible. 
  • A mix of close (4:05) and further (10:30) POV shots which gives variety. Steady POV throughout, camera only moves minimally and keeps the action within the shot.
  • Descriptive tags and name in title which helps fans find the content.
  • Video has a clear beginning with teasing, foreplay, full sex and a cumshot.
  • Audio is clear throughout the video.
  • Most views Amateur Program Video 2 months in a row!

http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph560d89ee9226b 

Title – Football Sunday Complete GoldShowTags –petite emma-lovett emma-lovett-show football-game cowgirl reverse-cowgirl-pov doggystyle pov-blowjob blonde webcam-show webcam-couple amateur-webcam real-married-couples live-showCategories –Amateur, Exclusive, Small Tits, WebcamLength – 15:18Views to Date – 2,977,834Rating– 68%Amount made - $1,496.42

Why is this video successful? 

  • Long video – Over 10 minutes
  • Model indicates that is her full Goldshow, and that there is another video on Pornhub that corresponds to it (with the a cumshot)
  • There is a mix of POV and tripod shots which gives diversity to a long cam show.
  • Descriptive tags (with cam name) which helps the user find the content
  • Audio is clear throughout the video and model speaks to her fans directly

Top Cam Girl Videos - SOLO

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Title – HOT HOT anisyia livejasmin sucking and gagging, fucking and riding dildoTags –big-tits big-ass gagging penetration hd masturbation romania petite sucking anisyia jasmin private webcam beautiful teen brunetteCategories – Amateur, Big Ass, Big Tits, BlowjobLength – 6:41Views to Date – 1,269,370Rating– 79%Amount made - $833.13

Why is this video successful? 

  • Clear, sexy thumbnail which will entice the viewer to click the video
  • Even though there is music in the background, you can still hear the model
  • HD video (720p) and the camera is steady and doesn’t move for the duration of the video
  • Model name in video with descriptive tags that are present in the video
  • Model is constantly moving throughout the video, not staying in any position more than a few seconds
  • A lot of action (strip tease, toy riding, toy blowjob) makes up for the shorter length of the video (less than 10 minutes)

Top Amateur Videos – Couple

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Title – Teen Wakes up to Step Brothers cock in mouth, fucks him while parents sleepTags – teenager young petite facefucking step-brother step-sister cumshot doggy-style reverse-cowgirl gaggingCategories –  Amateur, Blowjob, Small Tits, TeenLength –  17:26Views to Date – 22,229,992Rating – 72%Amount made - $13,152.64

  • Why is this video successful? 
  • Good length (over 10 minutes) with a story line and cumshot 
  • Descriptive title and tags. Fetish described in metadata is present in the content (audio and action).
  • Angles change to and from POV within the video, giving a variety of angles.
  • Clear, sexy thumbnail
  • Pre and post rolls are not too long 
  • 2015 Amateur Video of the Year Winner

http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph57ce62f90cc3d

Title – Eye Rolling Clit Orgasm - Blonde Girl Fucked After SchoolTags –point-of-view blowjob amateur-teen amateur-couple orgasm clit-orgasm skirt deepthroat mirror-fuck teen close-up petite small-tits maryjane-18Categories – Amateur, Blowjob, College, POV, TeenLength – 13:48Views to Date – 8,675,021Rating– 77%Amount made - $5,695.36

Why is this video successful? 

  • HD video (720p) with clear audio 
  • Has a beginning (teasing), middle (full sex) and end (cumshot)
  • Tasteful watermark that is not present throughout the entirety of the content 
  • Cell phone video, but is kept steady throughout the full video
  • Descriptive tags and accurate categories. 
  • Clear thumbnail that is representative of the title of the video
  • Video and Amateur of the Month winner (September 2016) 

  

http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph5786a0df331dd

Title – Teen Nympho Dildos Pussy and SquirtsTags –masturbate big-ass babe nympho teen brazilian squirts squirting-orgasm dildo pussy big-tits solo solo-squirt orgasm squirting cumCategories – Amateur, Babe, Exclusive, Masturbation, SquirtLength – 16:26Views to Date – 2,272,172Rating– 81%Amount made - $1,741.82

Why is this video successful? 

  • Video starts off in cell phone quality with teasing then changes to HD (1080p) steady camera
  • Long video (over ten minutes) with a good amount of lead up to the action, even though it is a solo video
  • Clear audio and good lighting throughout
  • Accurate and descriptive title
  • Tags are repetitive but vary to help searchability (example : squirts, squirting-orgasm, solo-squirt, orgasm, squirting cum) 

Lower Preforming Video Examples

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Title – Smoke and HumiliationTags – big-boobs teenager young smoking-fetish smokingCategories – Big Tits, Smoking, Teen, UniformsLength – 2:44

Why is this video not successful? 

  • Short video with lack of action
  • Loud music instead of regular audio
  • Lack of descriptive tags
  • Incorrect use of categories (no uniform present in video)

http://www.pornhub.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ph57b5e1ef27464 

Title – Sexy busty italian natural amateur teen compilationTags –teenager young masturbate busty-italian-teen italian-amateur-teen hot-teen-compilation hd-teen-compilation italian-amateur busty-teen busty-natural-teen verified-amateurs hd  Categories –Babe, Big Tits, POV, Reality, Redhead, WebcamLength –19:40

Why is this video not successful? 

  • Too long of a video for the same repetitive action, not enough variety 
  • Blurry thumbnail
  • Not HD, low lighting and bad editing
  • Misuse of tags (HD and busty tagged when not present in video) 
  • Music in the middle of the video
  • Nonsensical title, too many key words.

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Title – Girl masturbates in front of the mirrorTags –petite morena amateur joven real masturbacion fingeringCategories –Amateur, Small Tits, HDLength –3:17

Why is this video not successful? 

  • Bad quality and blurry
  • Camera isn’t steady 
  • Shot video with a lack of action/variety in angles
  • Tags are not very descriptive
  • Content is not HD 
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