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How non-professionals can be successful on Pornhub as couple become most viewed amateurs of the year

How non-professionals can be successful on Pornhub as couple become most viewed amateurs of the year

Yinyleon have racked up more than 1.2 billion views on the site

The adult film industry can be a pretty lucrative business.

Award-winning star Riley Reid has an estimated net worth of a whopping $19 million (£15 million) and at the height of her career, earned up to $12,000 (£9,490) for a single shoot.

And it's not just the pros who are raking in massive amounts of cash from it.

Yiny and Leon - better known by their stage name Yinyleon - are the most viewed amateur couple on Pornhub.

Over the years, the married couple have uploaded hundreds of videos onto the site and have racked up more than 1.2 billion views.

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Yiny and Leon revealed how, as their fanbase has grown, they've been able to fund their lifestyles almost entirely through their earnings from the site.

They say they are now making between $15,000 (£11,860) and $25,000 (£19,770) a month for their content.

And anyone can do it by signing up to Pornhub's 'Amateur Model Program', through which you earn a cut of the ad revenue generated by your videos.

Pornhub's most viewed amateurs, Yiny and Leon, earn thousands a month from the platform. (YouTube/Chente Ydrach Clips)
Pornhub's most viewed amateurs, Yiny and Leon, earn thousands a month from the platform. (YouTube/Chente Ydrach Clips)

This is dependent on the video's performance, which is determined by its views and rating, and creators can expect to make $0.69 (55p) per 1,000 views.

While that may seem like a meagre offering for your dirty work, if you can build up a fanbase like Yinyleon, it'll add up pretty quickly.

But, just how do you become successful as a non-professional on Pornhub? The experts at Sofia Gray have shared some tips.

They explained that Pornhub is to erotic content creators what YouTube is to vloggers. It takes time, consistency and hard work to make any money from it.

When starting to create content for the site, they stress that consistency and patience is key.

"One of the biggest things you can do to help yourself is to work consistently at this for at least a few months. If you aren’t making any good progress within the first few months, you can step back and re-evaluate your strategy," they say.

It takes hard work, dedication and a lot of patience to become successful on the site, according to Sofia Gray. (Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
It takes hard work, dedication and a lot of patience to become successful on the site, according to Sofia Gray. (Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

And be original. Millions of videos are uploaded to the site each and if you want people to click on yours, they have to stand out, whether that's shooting in black and white or catering to certain fetishes.

But, if you want your content to really blow up, you need to do some promo. Sofia Gray calls X (formerly Twitter) 'the land of the nudes', as it doesn't have the same censors as other social media sites.

Finally, churning out content every week won't achieve anything if it's bad quality.

Since most users of Pornhub are probably scrolling through the site with one hand and will likely click on the first thing that catches their eye, the thumbnail should be 'clear and captivating'.

And, you can upload a grainy, blurry video and call it vintage if you really want to but apparently high-resolution content will always win view-wise. So, if you're interested, maybe now's the time to upgrade to the latest iPhone.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Topics: Money, PornHub, Sex and Relationships, Adult Industry