I finally cancelled our subscription to ccbtools (which we’ve been using to deliver promos, link codes, etc.); they haven’t updated in years, our banners disappeared (again), and now their site is totally down. I tried calling them yesterday … no response. So our license is invalidated. It’s still working a little with what we’ve got, but we need to come up with an alternative.
YOUR LINKS STILL WORK – this doesn’t impact you as an affiliate (you can totally keep using our tools as they are now, and we probably can keep adding to them but I fear something could break further and the whole thing be dumped) except it makes it more challenging for us to deliver promos to you in an efficient way, and really it’s high time we re-assess (as webmasters, affiliates and sponsors ourselves) how we sell stuff.
The past couple of years I’ve been slowly coming out of denial: we can’t do it all — can’t sustain doing things by other people’s standards (that I’m old enough now to recognize I can mostly reject) and just HOPING we can squeeze in doing things to our own standards. I’ve stopped doing pretty much everything obligatory, and am in a grieving and hibernation period that I expect to emerge from doing fewer things, BETTER. Unfortunately that has not left room for me to build promos or do the things I want to do to help affiliates make money on our sites. But I still want to. In the meantime, I apologize. Delia’s site is still awesome and regularly updating, and you should promote it … and the rest of our sites are still valuable (especially to augment Delia’s and our unique stories – there truly are no sites — no couple — like us with a collection spanning as many years and CHANGES as we have and still updating) enough to promote.
The sites in our network have incredibly unique homemade content. I very much want to bring more old-school dawn-of-the-internet porn and autobiographical sites into our network to be good stewards to the herstory of do-it-yourself porn on the internet and how all of that came to be, preserving what some amazing unique people have created and challenging the standardized corporate-controlled templated bullshit that reigns supreme nowadays. And because I care about the people who made (and still make) independent porn and all kinds of naked self-exposing content.
We are passionate about homemade porn, the wild spirit of the old WWW — how it connected us and encouraged true entrepreneurship and creativity. We care about (and know that people out there CRAVE) personal stories unfiltered unmanipulated unFUCKED-with by what facebook or the porn industry or “new media” or google say is popular or acceptable.
We want the freedom of the the nineties-internet back with the speed and tools of today, and to do meaningful pleasurable intimate work with it. People in the porn “industry” have never understood how much our success is about love and providing love stories to people. Surfers want to fall in love: with us, with themselves, with sex, with work, with risk, with bravery … with something (someBODIES) unique and valuable. That’s why crowdfunding is an unstoppable hit; people want to feel invested in someone’s story and passion and see it play out. If you can harness that as an affiliate — that enthusiasm (which you should have yourself for anything you promote) eager to follow A STORY — you will make money. You will even add meaning that people are desperately searching for in a sea of clickbaity bullshit, shallow memes and cookie-cutter content.
Best of luck to all of us, and stay tuned … my site’s members-only area turns thirteen in just a few days / on May 1st. And I still love it and want to live there. Forever.
Here’s our press release on xbiz – feel free to reprint, etc.:
LOS ANGELES — For the third year in a row, Delia DeLions has received a Tranny Award.
Delions received the Shemale Stroker’s 2011 Model of the Year award. She has been featured in three “Shemale Stroker” scenes, and on the box covers of “Shemale Strokers #47” (2012 AVN Award Nominee for Best Transsexual Release) and “Shemale Strokers #51.”
The recipient of the award is chosen based on votes by ShemaleStroker.com members.
“I’m very honored to have been picked from a pool of other very lovely and talented transwomen in the industry,” DeLions said.
She traveled to the Tranny Awards ceremony in Los Angeles and received the honor in person.
“I really enjoyed spending a few days connecting with others who also work to hone their craft into something to be proud of,” she said.
Her personal site is part of the WebWhoreBucks.com network of homemade sites of which she’s also an owner.
WebWhoreBucks includes three paysites featuring a DeLions at every stage of her transition, from her beginnings on TrixiesHouseboy.com, to her crossdressing site, and now DeliaTS.com, winner of the 2009 Tranny Award for Best Amateur Website and the 2010 Tranny Award for Best Independent Site.
On April 5th we soft-launched the new WebWhoreBucks.com – a new landing page, a new design and welcome area for potential and existing affiliates built around this new blog with updated information, and a new area and system for delivering promotional content and new tools using ccbtools.
This is much better than me trying to do everything by hand, and much easier for you to customize your link codes!
There are cosmetic things to tweak and of course more promos to build, but you can already see the potential and a few things we didn’t have before:
- more video promos in a variety of formats
- gallery exporter
- customize your link codes on site for every promo!
NOTE: we have NOT changed payment processors; all of your old link codes will still work! The changes have nothing to do with how sales are made, tracked, credited, or how you’re paid out. Basically we just have two new CMSs for WebWhoreBucks — wordpress and ccbtools — to make it easier and better for all of you AND for us!