Being in this kind of business is like feeling your way in the dark with a short stick. You can only learn as you go and accept the fact that some things you wont notice or understand until it's all fucked up in a pile at your feet. THEN maybe you'll be able to understand what the problem is. No, not understand; take another guess about. The porn comics biz is small and theres not enough money in it to study the market at all. You know what works when people start signing up. That's the only thing that seems to matter.
I had hoped the variety approach would work out since I love to do a variety of stuff. But since the success of my site is still very small...disappointingly so....and starting to slide backwards, I have to take another stab at what I feature on my website.
Variety on a site such as SSSC is hard to achieve and keep everyone happy. Many of you out there like a specific kind of story. I'm beginning to suspect that most of you do. And anything outside of that specific kind of story you just aren't really all that interested in. And since you only see me do that one kind of story once in a blue moon, you loose interest and feel your money is best spent elsewhere. Variety may end up being a good idea but I'd have to be cranking out stuff every week in each category to make it work, or build up a library of each type over the years. After several years I'd be able to attract enough subscribers to make a living entirely off the site. Obviously, that's not going to happen.
I don't know how to concentrate on one thing without alienating a lot of you who've signed up with interest in the kinds of stories you like only to see that area of interest disappear from the site altogether.
All I can do is make the shift and hope I've picked the right one.
Now then, what niche shall I try to establish? Invisible Sex Maniac is a big deal judging from the reaction I've heard. So are the MILF stories: a lot of you are waiting for the Ring to be a series here. And I've been told by veterans in the field that Superheroines in peril is the most stable and broadly successful of all the genres in the erotic comics area and that I should at least start with that alone and then add my own stuff later.
So I'm thinking about concentrating on the Superheroine stories on the pay site. I'm also thinking about selling individual stories in other genres as downloadable pdfs for a few bucks each.
Mom's Weekend Visit is done! Whew. Always decide how long a story is gonna be before you start it. This one was kind of a tribute of the old hardcore sex novels published. Which this one easily can do. I had to stop when I hit a stopping place or it would have gone on for a couple of more months easily. In other words I started a novel here. Not gonna do that any more. Why?
For one thing I'm trying to have a variety of story types on the website and spending so much time on one story isn't practical for that. I will still do long story arcs, but it'll be made up of many 5 to 15 page stories that can stand as chapters.
I'm going to try going back to rotating stories each week. That's what I need to do to get the variety I'm after in a reasonable time.
My next story will be a horror story. I have recently had someone ask me to throw one to him and so here it is! And many folks are coming to my site looking for something like Sector 13, so I'll be looking to do something that has that flavor here. I'm considering re starting the Urban Legends series that I had going on Monsterbabes for a while.
After that I'll be finishing the Superheroines female combat story, and will continue the Code. And I will also be continuing the Meet the Gradys series. That story will end it's first chapter in a few pages, btw. It's gonna be a series of chapters as well.