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We often have other types of sites as well. In these cases, the owner of the site is usually expressing the utmost care to make sure that the identity of their site or company doesn't get out for a variety of reasons. These are also generally larger listings with big revenues. If you're interested in finding out more about our private listings, please complete our buyer's NDA on our website and contact us to see if you qualify now, time for this week's interview. My guest today on adult side, broker tuck is Maria Poro, Geena C O O best studios.
I hope I didn't budge your name too bad, Maria. Thanks for being with us today on adult side broker talk,
Speaker 2 (2m 26s): Thank you for having me as a guest. And yes, my name is correct. So no problem.
Speaker 1 (2m 30s): Oh, good. I did good. That's that's fantastic. All right. So now we'll tell everyone about you. Maria has built an impressive 15 year career in the live cam industry. She knows from experience what it means to be a top life cam model trainer and studio manager. She created and developed the model management concept, which aims to enhance performers, personalities, and objectives for achieving sustainable wellbeing of models. And over time, she's become one of the industry's ambassadors.
She's been recognized with a series of awards, such as best cam industry ambassador by why not best industry representative by the Lal expo, the live cam awards and the AWS summit. Best studios is one of the leading live cam studios in the world. They've been in the market for over 20 years and received more than 60 awards for business excellence. Best studios motto, be the best or be the rest represents the company. Vision.
Best studios is recognized for professionalism, innovation and dedication towards continuous development of all models. The studio's reputation is established following the experiences of thousands of models and the experience team, which has been actively involved in the business development and overall market progress by constantly challenging the status quo in 2020, the studio successfully launched the largest business expansion project in their history.
Investors were quick off the mark to show their interest in best studios franchises with three new exclusive studios opening in the first six months with others in various stages of development, both in Romania and other countries as well. So, Maria, tell me about your career. What made you choose the live cam industry and what led you to your current?
Speaker 2 (4m 28s): Oh, I've become a model for the money. I know everybody's expecting a greater answer, but if it was because of the money, I was a manager before that working for some Irish pops here in Romania, I was having a lot of money and then I didn't have that job anymore. So I was like, looking forward to see what can I get? I went to some interviews here and they told me I'm too young, too much experience. I'm asking for too much money. And I was like looking in the newspaper and I was finding jobs and I saw an app that they were looking for webcam models in Hollywood.
So I say, let's give it a try to see how is it. And this is how I become a model. And this is the story. And then I was working for seven years as a model because some health issues I had to stop and I've become a trainer, then a manager, a training manager at some point. And now I'm the operational manager of the best studios. Wow.
Speaker 1 (5m 34s): Wow. And how long did it take you to climb that ladder?
Speaker 2 (5m 39s): It wasn't like a goal for me. I just stayed in the industry because I really like it. And I started as a trainer. I have to say that after three months I wanted to become a manager and I applied for the job and they told me it was not the time for me. And then in another three months they said, oh, we need you as a studio manager. That's fantastic. Well obviously, and everything and everything else just came along because back then we didn't have like training manager and I was the first one to get this position right now.
We have Carmen taking my place. And then they said, okay, we are getting bigger and bigger. We need an operational manager. So here I am. Fantastic.
Speaker 1 (6m 30s): So do you, did you have any moments when you felt overwhelmed in doing your operations job that you do now?
Speaker 2 (6m 41s): Yes. Sometimes I want to go back online. So tell me about, tell me about that. I'm like to interact a lot of well with people. And right now, most of the time I sit on my desk with my computer doing a lot of internal stuff. So when I'm overwhelmed with that, I just want to go back online or go back to training right now, yesterday I was talking with one of my colleagues is like, I'm not doing webcamming training at all.
I'm only in papers and more papers and predictions and research. So yes, I don't have that every day.
Speaker 1 (7m 25s): I think anyone who works in the corporate world and you're really in the corporate world now, cause you were because the company that you're with has grown by leaps and bounds since you got there. I think anyone in the corporate world, especially someone like yourself who has climbed the ladder and got into an executive role sometimes kind of looks down and they go, eh, sometimes I kind of wish I just had the simple life again. Action. Well, well I'm sure you could still cam you're in charge there.
Speaker 2 (7m 60s): Oh yes. I still am not allowed by my contract to do that.
Speaker 1 (8m 3s): Aw man, I would renegotiate that.
Speaker 2 (8m 9s): You're still, oh wait. Yes. I have so much information about the, the members base that we have for the models. So that will not be fair. Almost everything about the members.
Speaker 1 (8m 23s): Yeah. I guess I could be a little bit of a problem while you're still, you're still a beautiful lady, so I'm sure you do well.
Speaker 2 (8m 32s): Oh, I will go online and I will say to them, I know you, I know from that model and you like that and you have a fetish on that.
Speaker 1 (8m 41s): There you go. So how do you manage a big studios, daily operations? Maybe you can explain a normal day on the office or at the office
Speaker 2 (8m 54s): To explain we have right now with all the franchise. I think we go up to 200 models, maybe more. Wow. And yeah, and we have about 100 people in the staff working for the models. So that's a big challenge. And we have like cope, corporate structure. We have owner, we have a CEO that's Raluca, I'm the operational manager. Then we have development developer manager and we have a franchise manager.
We have the marketing manager, the training manager. We have a lot of managers and then a lot of people working for them. So it's hard. You have to keep up with your internal staff and then you have to keep up with the market because everything is changing so fast in this industry. So I do have to be the connection between what the industry is right now and what we need to do in the studio and follow up the owner's vision because we are doing right now, what the owner wants and what he thought that we can do in this industry.
And right now we are doing it very well.
Speaker 1 (10m 9s): Yeah, yeah, no, you guys are certainly doing well. Do you manage the operations for the franchises as well? How are you involved in supporting these partners?
Speaker 2 (10m 22s): Oh, I managed them as the, we manage the studio. I get the same involvement both into the studio and also for the franchises, because I have to keep, keep up with the quality that we have in the studio. This was the biggest challenge that we had as a franchise. We say, okay, we can sell the franchise. That's not a big problem, but we want to keep the quality that we have and the standards that we have here in the studio, also in the franchise. And it's sometimes it's very hard if we are not involved 100%, it's not going to work because we are the only studio that we don't encourage our models to use toys.
And we go more into communication. Yeah. And it's very easy at some point to say, oh, I'm not making enough money. Let's get a deal though and make more money. So we have to keep an eye on the franchise just for that. Sure,
Speaker 1 (11m 17s): Sure. How does somebody become a franchisee has to have money.
Speaker 2 (11m 25s): You have to know about the industry. You will have to stay with us for a while to see what kind of person, because yes, you can have the money, but you have to have the same mentality and the vision as we do, this is very important.
Speaker 1 (11m 42s): W how does the process work? I mean, let's say I'm here in Thailand and I'm going, okay. I want to start a studio. Maybe Thailand is not a good example because it probably last about two days before the police broke in. But let's see, I'm actually in a country where the stuff is legal and I want to start a studio. What's the process.
Speaker 2 (12m 7s): The first thing is to see if it's legal or not. Yes. How much money do you have to invest in this? How much time do you want to invest in this business? If you want to run it yourself, or you want to have someone in charge because having the studio, it's more like a personal business. If you put someone in charge is not going to work as much as you do. And it's a lot of human interaction with the models and then with the members.
So you have to be very involved and we will have to see in which city you want to do to see how the market is over there. If it's okay to open a studio over there or not, it's like going in, try to open a studio in Luxembourg people over there, they have a salary equal to what a model is earning. So you're not going to have models over there. Right,
Speaker 1 (13m 5s): Right, right. No, you're not going to have, and you're not, you're not going to have a studio here. I promise
Speaker 2 (13m 10s): You. I think we had someone telling that they want to open a studio over there and we asked them to first verify the law and then see how safe it is.
Speaker 1 (13m 23s): Let me verify. Can I verify the law for you? It's illegal.
Speaker 2 (13m 29s): Yes. And then to see again, the, the market, if the goes over there, we'll love to work in, in the webcam industry, where is a lot to work or they will prefer to do something else.
Speaker 1 (13m 43s): I think in Thailand, like many countries, especially Asian countries where culturally it's not accepted. I, I think you'd have a tough time getting models to show them, to show their faces on webcams. Just to hunch.
Speaker 2 (14m 1s): Yeah. I know when I was a model, well, like the Asian market was a big market for the models. There were a lot of Asian models on the, on the site. I don't know what happened, but they've lost the interest and they were not making a lot of money. And they were like willing to do everything for $1. Right.
Speaker 1 (14m 24s): Philippines. Yes. Although that's changed with door tan, there that's another place where it would be, let me just say it would be, people would be risking their lives, trying to do porn over there. So what do you find the most challenging about your daily job?
Speaker 2 (14m 46s): Oh, right now the numbers, but what it's very challenging is working with people with emotions because models in the studio are not just numbers. They're people with feelings and they interact back with members and they have also feelings. So you have to have a, a line of communication over there to explain to the model for what they have to do in this job, how to provide the burst, the best quality service that can offer to the members.
Right. So I think that's the most challenging to explain to the models, what they have to do. And to me, to make the members understand for, to understand the models, what they are here for.
Speaker 1 (15m 37s): Sure. Sure. What do you feel is most rewarding about your job?
Speaker 2 (15m 43s): Oh, when I see people happy, when I see the stuff that it's happy, when I see the models that they are happy, that's the things that really encourage me. And I love my job.
Speaker 1 (15m 56s): Fantastic. Fantastic. What do you feel makes you successful at what you do that
Speaker 2 (16m 3s): I care we are. It's not only me. It's about the team that I work with. It's that we, we really care for what we are doing. We are carrying from. I know it sounds like a cliche, but we are caring from the member, right. To what the sites want to, what the model wants to, what we want to give and this caring. It's very, very important.
Speaker 1 (16m 31s): Now, what gets you excited about coming to work every day?
Speaker 2 (16m 35s): Coming to work every day. I'm not the kind of person that will love to stay home. Even if I say I will take a holiday for one month and I will go and lay in my bed and do absolutely nothing, give me today's like that. And I will just go crazy. I don't know what to do home. I don't know what to do in a mall. I like to interact with people. I love working. This is the thing that I always had. I think it was an escape from home, but I really love to work.
So only the thought that I'm going back and doing what I love. Maybe if I had a job that I hated, I will not think like that, but it's like, oh, I'm going to work. It's I wake up. I stay in my bed and I think what I'm going to wear today, what I have to do to know what kind of shoes I need today, and then go back to the office and I'm not going to take a cup of coffee or tea. I'm just getting there on my desk, open the computer, reading the males, the messenger, and just get into action.
And I, then I see, oh, it's almost six. O'clock
Speaker 1 (17m 48s): Well, you always look really by the way. So now I'm now I'm understanding that I think some people really don't care how they look. I can tell you do. It's very obvious. What do you like least about your job?
Speaker 2 (18m 1s): Hm. I don't know what, Hmm.
Speaker 1 (18m 4s): Oh, come on. There's gotta be something you really hate. Sometimes
Speaker 2 (18m 8s): I hate what I'm doing right now because I have to sit in front of the computer and do a lot of paperwork. This is what I don't like. I know it's something that we must do and it helps my job, but it's something I really hate. It's like being an accountant. I cannot do that in my life, but it's what I, I don't like, I know it's necessarily, but if I can manage without it, I would be so happy. Hmm. You know, when
Speaker 1 (18m 37s): You first said that, I thought you were talking about the interview. So what I'm doing right now, I'm going, oh geez. She hates this.
Speaker 2 (18m 46s): I do love to talk. I like to be in the center of attention. I
Speaker 1 (18m 51s): Understand I'm a former radio guy. So I completely understand. I think that's, that's a good part of why I do the podcast because it's something that's, you know, it gets my creative juices flowing and I do enjoy what's it like to work? I mean, I know the answer to this because I was at the same company for 21 years. I was at a radio station in the San Francisco area. What's it like to work at the same company for 15 years.
Speaker 2 (19m 15s): Oh, it's great. It's great. When you see to grow. Yeah. If you like go to a big company right now, it's not going to grow. So it's going to feel the same. But when you saw that you started in a small studio and you open a new studio and you move around and you have more stuff and you open new departments and you just grow every day. Oh, this is it's huge for me to realize where you've been like 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago.
When, where you are right now, it's impressive. What I like to watch on the pictures from different events that we have been like summits and to see how we used to be and what we are right now. Oh, this is a great feeling. You got to feel
Speaker 1 (20m 4s): Really proud too. You've been a big part of it.
Speaker 2 (20m 7s): Yes I am. It's my baby.
Speaker 1 (20m 10s): Yeah. Yeah, no, I completely understand. And you know, I, I get that also from being a website broker, because when I talk to people, they're very proud of what they've built. It's not just money for them and it's not just, okay, I want to sell this thing. I want to get rid of it. Whatever. They're like, well, I want to make sure the owner takes good care of it. Cause this is my baby. At least that's the case in a lot of, and a lot of cases. So look, I completely understand that because you put a lot into what you do every day.
At least I hope you do. You know, when I'm talking to other people about other people, you and I do. And, and you'd like to hope that everyone feels that way. Unfortunately, not everyone does, but a lot of my clients do, which is a good thing. So what makes best studios different? You know, this is a very highly competitive market, the studio business, especially in Romania, but what, what makes you guys different and what makes you better?
Speaker 2 (21m 8s): Oh, they have made,
Speaker 1 (21m 10s): Right? I know you're not joking. And it's true.
Speaker 2 (21m 15s): The vision that we had, we started as a, as a studio. And then at some point the owner, because it's all about the owner. The owner said, look, I wanna make the models happy. It's like, yes, they come to work. They make a lot of money. But at the end of the day, they are not happy. They will say, oh, I will give up this job. I don't want to do it anymore. I have enough money because I'm not happy with what I'm doing. Right. And I said, okay, why you are not happy?
And it was a huge thing for me to realize that I was teaching them how to be a good model. But I was never thinking about their happiness because I was a happy model. I was choosing to do this yes. For the money, but I was not starving or anything. It was just a good job. And then we realized that they are not feeling happy. They are not feeling happy because they are not able to show their humanity in front of the camera.
They will just be like sex toys. Remember they don't want to talk too much with us. They ask us to get naked very fast. They, we are using a lot of toys. So I'm feeling bad when I leave my work, because of all the words that the member are saying to us and was like, yeah, but I was not feeling like this. And the winner was like, we don't want to have this with the models. We want to have happy models, how we can make happy models. I said, okay, let's check off everything that they don't like about this job.
And to see if we can have a good product in the end said, okay, we lose the deal dose. We dress up the models. We go to a better English. Let's see what is happening. And we got that product and the members were very happy and say, oh, I was looking for this. And I never thought I'm going to see it on a web camel site. Right. And we realized that members do need that because members are men and they then need only sex.
They need interaction more than sex. Right? Some of them, they need only sex. And there they have, they only have the money to pay for the sex, but others, they have the money to pay for interaction, socialize with the model to talk with the model, to have a over here, we'll say, oh, this is a good idea. Let's do this. And we saw that we have happy customers, the members happy models in the studio and people who were happy to come and work with us in the stuff we explained the interview, what the trainer has to do.
It's like, oh, I only thought that I can show her how to go Doggystyle and slap her ass. It's not, this is not in the industry. It's something that we don't do. You have to teach the models how to be happy. Right? Right. Yeah. We don't have trainers. We have coaches. They coach them how to be happy with their self to have goals in their life. And that not everything is about the money.
It's about giving something back and then going to get rewarded.
Speaker 1 (24m 42s): It sounds like the coaches are as much life coaches as they are, as they are.
Speaker 2 (24m 49s): Yep. They are life coaches. They are not about that. We sit with the model. It's what makes you happy? Yeah. I don't know. Okay. Let's try to figure out what makes you happy right now. What is going to make you happy in the long term? And we're going to work on that. It's not about work. It's not about how much money you make at the end of the day, because a happy person will always make money.
Speaker 1 (25m 15s): Yeah. And, and the customers are certainly going to spend a lot more if they, if they're. Yes, that's true. I mean, one goes with the other, so how would you describe the live cam industry from 15 years ago? And what are your thoughts on the industry today? It
Speaker 2 (25m 35s): Has changed a lot. It was small. Now it's very big and I'm very competitive. We have so many brilliant people inside the industry. I think 15 years ago was like, we didn't know each other so better right now. We are like a family. Right. It's so nice to see when you go to an event and you just wish to meet people and go and party with them and do more business. And you see people growing into this industry and doing something new that maybe like 15 years ago was not available.
And someone came up with an idea and said, everybody was like, oh, that person is crazy. And right now it's very successful in what it's doing. Yeah. So I do like the industry and what it's become.
Speaker 1 (26m 25s): And it's really, it's really matured. Yes. So how has the company and the team changed since you joined? Oh,
Speaker 2 (26m 34s): The company. I think the team changed a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot because some people cannot keep up what we are doing. So we only have people that they have the same mentality as we do. Right. So it has changed a lot, but the vision and what we believe in it. Hasn't yeah.
Speaker 1 (26m 58s): Which were your favorite and least favorite moments of your career?
Speaker 2 (27m 3s): Hmm, my favorite one. It was when I first got my first award, it was yes. For the best industry representative. It was like, wow,
Speaker 1 (27m 16s): You got more than one. Which, which award
Speaker 2 (27m 17s): Was it? Yes. I have four. The first one was why not the words. Okay. And, oh, I was so happy about it. The first one that we had, like for the best studio, it was the recognition for what we done. Nice. And then when I was able to get a model to be top one on incomes, on live, Jasmine, that was a big goal for me.
And when we were able to do that with my first model, I was crying.
Speaker 1 (27m 56s): That's nice
Speaker 2 (27m 57s): Because it's easy to do it on you. When you work on yourself, it's very hard to do it with someone else. And that was a huge moment. And what I, what I didn't like, it's not what I didn't, it's what I don't like when people say that webcam models are stupid, that's true or not
Speaker 1 (28m 22s): True in a lot of cases.
Speaker 2 (28m 25s): Yes. And this is the thing like, oh, what a webcam model can do get naked, then that's all. Yeah. And it's like, you don't know the hard work behind it.
Speaker 1 (28m 34s): Yeah. It's a tough, it's a tough job.
Speaker 2 (28m 38s): Yes. And this is what I, I really don't like when people look at models like that, it's something that I incur every day and it's very hard and it feels like I want to go outside and scream. This is not true. Let me explain to them,
Speaker 1 (28m 55s): Well, you see the people who say that are ignorant. So you know that stupidity in itself. So what do you want? And there's a lot of sexism mixed in there as well, which is also stupidity. What do you want to achieve next in your career now? Would you consider this, your dream job? Or are you thinking about the next,
Speaker 2 (29m 19s): No, this is my dream job. I don't see myself doing something else. Outside the industry. I would love to work in the industry, work with best studios and grew up. I don't know what the next step will be, because if you asked me about three years ago about the franchise, I would say, oh, this is not for us. It's not something that we want right now. Very happy with it.
Speaker 1 (29m 42s): Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. And you know another question, you mentioned the franchises. Now, there are others that offer franchises. Why would somebody take a best studios franchise as opposed to brand X?
Speaker 2 (29m 58s): I dunno. It's about the, I wouldn't say, oh, let's sell this franchise, but it's about the feeling. When you want to open a business, you will have to, you have to be able to choose, go and talk with franchise ex, go in franchise that, and then go to the best studios and see how you feel inside it. Because we are not the franchise for everyone. We are a franchise for someone that has the same beliefs as we do.
Yeah. So if they want to choose us, it's because they want to get involved into something together with us and to, to have the same beliefs as we do. Yes. You're gonna make money less, more. Sure. But the difference is to invest in something that you like and work with the people that you like, because you're going to interact with us a lot. Even don't like us, it's not going to go okay for you.
Speaker 1 (31m 1s): No, no. Well like any like any business, like any job.
Speaker 2 (31m 7s): Yes. It's the same thing that I'm always telling the models. When they come to an interview, go to other interviews, talk with other people, see, see, where are you going to feel better? Yeah. Because you're going to do this for a long time. You're going to buy a franchise. It's not going to be for six months. It's going to be for life. So you have to enjoy it because you have this opportunity to choose. Right. And when you're going to choose us, make sure you do it for the, for the right.
I dunno how to say not motives. Yeah. Maybe for the right reasons, but for the right feeling. Right.
Speaker 1 (31m 46s): Right. And really sounds like what you're trying to establish. There's kind of like, like a family type atmosphere.
Speaker 2 (31m 54s): It's not family because family, you cannot choose. It's about friends, team, a family. It's something that you get, you stuck with it with your brothers and mothers and you cannot change it. But friends and the team, you can choose it. Yep.
Speaker 1 (32m 14s): Now what qualities does someone need to succeed as a manager in this industry
Speaker 2 (32m 20s): To love the industry. And that's all everything else you can learn, but you cannot teach someone to love something. It's a different kind of industry. But if you don't love the industry, you're not going to be able to be a good manager. You have to love the industry. You have to love the people that you work with. So understand that it's very different, but you have to love the industry. If you don't do that, you're not going to succeed.
Speaker 1 (32m 50s): Okay. Now, do you think any woman can be suited for a career in the live cam industry? Or if not, what kind of woman has the best chance to succeed?
Speaker 2 (33m 2s): Not anyone can be a webcam model. Not anyone can work in this industry. It's like not everyone can be a teacher. Yeah. I will be a bad teacher. I will kill the kids. My students. Yes. It's very different. What do you need? You don't have to be beautiful. You have to be smart enough to understand that you can grow and you need to grow and develop yourself, hardworking people that they are interested in about develop their self more and more every day.
This is what you need. We can make you beautiful in two hours. That's not the problem. You can learn English. That's not the problem. Right. But you have to believe in yourself and to have this, to be open to the idea of develop yourself.
Speaker 1 (34m 4s): Hmm. And doesn't, doesn't being in this industry, make a lot of women believe in themselves.
Speaker 2 (34m 10s): They do. They understand they can do anything in their life. And it's because of the interaction that they have with the members. It's about what they are learning. Because talking with different people, from different cultures, with different jobs, you get a lot of information. Something that you cannot have it from books, right? Because you're not going to open a law book, but you're going to talk with a lawyer and he's going to talk to you about his life and daily things that they are doing.
And you're going to learn from it.
Speaker 1 (34m 46s): And he's going to charge you $500 an hour. Do you have any advice for other women who want to build a career in the webcam industry? It, wait, I think that's, I think that's taken. I think you're going to get sued. I think you're going to get sued by Nike.
Speaker 2 (35m 8s): Yeah. But that's a Moto in leasing. This is an advice don't ever think twice. Do what you're feeling right now. Right. Then what you think it's best for you right now? You don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Right. But if you want to do something today, just do it. Don't wait. Don't think twice. Because when you think twice, you're going to find bad things. Good things. Just go with your instinct. You
Speaker 1 (35m 37s): Can talk yourself out of good ideas. Can't you think back to when you first got started as a model. Okay. Now, what do you wish you'd known when you first started that? You know, now everything
Speaker 2 (35m 52s): About the members know to understand what kind of service I can provide as a webcam model, because I thought it was about selling sex, selling an image, not selling your heart. And this is about selling what you can give from inside you, not what you can give with your body.
And to understand that member are more sensitive than women. They need more compliments that we need as a woman. It's something that I realized. I think after four years, when I told one of my members that he was looking good in a suit and he was blushing, and I said, why are you blushing? And he told me, you know, no one told me that you look handsome and really believe it.
It's like that and said, Nope, you as a woman, you hear that every day, if you have a new dress and you go meet your friends or go to the office, everyone is going to say, oh, you look so nice in that dress. Even if it's true or not, but you get a lot of compliments, right. As a man, if you get the new shirt, no one is going to say, oh, you look so nice in that new shirt. That
Speaker 1 (37m 23s): Is, so that is so true.
Speaker 2 (37m 25s): Yeah. It was like, yeah, that is true. And he was like, I need compliments. I love getting compliments. I don't get it enough. I wish I was a girl. I'm going to make compliments. And I start doing that with my members. And they were like, surprise. Like, you know, I, haven't got a compliment in a very, very long time. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (37m 45s): Yeah. Well, if he wants to be a girl, he, he just needs to come out here. It's pretty cheap to get the change. How, how would you describe your, your life work balance? Oh, I don't have a balance
Speaker 2 (38m 1s): When people say they can manage a career and a family life. That's not true because when I'm home with my husband, I want to have more time to spend with him. When I'm at work, I need more time to spend at work. So again, the, the day I don't have a job from nine till six, I go, I get later to the office because I want to spend more time with my husband in the morning, but I'm staying longer at the office.
And sometimes I get work back home. So it's not that bad. So it's like, you got
Speaker 1 (38m 38s): A little bit, it's a bit of a balance there. You know? You said, you said you, you said you, well, you said you spend time in the morning with your husband. So
Speaker 2 (38m 47s): Yes, but I don't spend time with my daughter. I just become a mom. And right now I am not keeping my daughter with me there with my year with my mum, mum, we're in LA, she's taking care of the baby. Got it. Because I don't have time for the family. And I do realize, but I'm giving her the best opportunity that she can have it right now. But I cannot say, oh, I'm happy back home.
And I'm happy at work. And no, when I have to travel with work, I wish I was home. When, I mean holiday with my family. I'm thinking about work that I don't have time to do that. And that, and that's not the balance. It's something that you have to be grateful with what you have and not think about that. I don't have that
Speaker 1 (39m 38s): Well, something to work towards, I guess. So I, so I usually ask people what they do in their free time. But I, I won't ask you that question.
Speaker 2 (39m 49s): Oh, I'm doing a lot of, a lot of things in my free time. Sometimes I'm doing work.
Speaker 1 (39m 56s): I was afraid. I was afraid that was going to be the answer.
Speaker 2 (40m 1s): And I also take time for my free time to travel, to do some things. When I want to keep away from work, I just don't have the internet. And I have time for myself. So I'm not doing as much as I wanted to do. Yeah. There are lots of things that I've give up, but not all for work. Right. But for myself, I go home and I watch movies because one of my favorite things, I know reading a lot of books.
I'm meeting with friends. Yeah. Try to do fun stuff. Fun stuff for my age. Because if you asked me when I was 21, I was like, Bobby, right now, it's not the bulk party. Tell me about it. I'm 63 so
Speaker 1 (40m 52s): I can play. I come. I completely understand. So there's some balance there
Speaker 2 (41m 1s): Depends on the perspective. If you ask a mom. Yeah.
Speaker 3 (41m 5s): Oh definitely.
Speaker 2 (41m 7s): She's not spending enough time with their family. If you ask them, I get that. I get that some day. We'll see. You're not staying enough at work. So,
Speaker 1 (41m 18s): Ah, the life, the life of a female executive with a family, it's not an easy thing.
Speaker 2 (41m 23s): Oh, it's not these. Even for that, I think this is something that we say, oh, mom, has it harder? No. Did that, that had the same feeling, the same needs. They feel bad. It's only that we look at them from a different perspective. Sure,
Speaker 1 (41m 40s): Sure. How much do you miss? The
Speaker 2 (41m 44s): A lot than not. I miss traveling. I miss meeting with the people when I was at the shows, I was thinking, oh, I do have to be here for another day. Wish I could go back to work. I have so many things to do. And right now I miss not the parties, the mingling with the people. I miss the hugs. Yes. And to see people and see what everyone was doing. So what I really miss.
Speaker 1 (42m 15s): Yeah. Because that to me is family. That is that's our adopted family. Yeah, absolutely. Well, Hey Maria, I'd like to thank you for being our guest today on adult site, broker talk. And I hope we'll get a chance to do this again really soon.
Speaker 2 (42m 34s): Thank you so much for having me. We can do this anytime you want. Okay. Tomorrow let's do it tomorrow. I have time. I will make time for sure.
Speaker 1 (42m 45s): Thank you. My broker tip today is part five of what to do to make your site more valuable for when you decide to sell it later, when you decide to sell your website, make sure you have the following information available for potential buyers, detailed information about your company, your website, and any other aspect of your operation that a potential buyer may want to find out about. This should include for a pay site, a detailed inventory of your content. Number of images and number of videos. How much of it is exclusive and how much is non-exclusive financial information for at least the last three years.
If your company is that old, this should include sales reports, profit and loss statements and billing reports. Get all that information organized in a legible format that a good broker can use to sell your property. If you decide to sell it yourself, organize a list of potential buyers and start the process of contacting them. Be realistic about what your company is worth in today's market. The kiss of death is overpricing your property. Is there anything a potential buyer needs to know such as well?
Are you being sued? Do you have any substantial debts or anything else like that? Don't let these things be a surprise to a potential buyer. They'll either find out before the sale and not buy or they'll find out after the sale. And you'll have another lawsuit on your hands, disclose everything. We'll talk about this subject more next week. And next week we'll be talking to Aree of Webcam Startup.
Speaker 0 (44m 18s): And that's it on this week's Adult Site Broker Talk. I'd once again like to thank our guest Maria of Best Studios. Talk to you next week on Adult Site Broker Talk. I'm Bruce Friedman.