Running DLH Productions is a full-time+ job. I started the company in September of 2008 to produce high quality bondage media for the internet (http://www.girlstieduptight.com/). I also wanted to use the company and its websites and productions to promote "normalization" of BDSM practice and interest. I support the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom which focuses on this goal.
Since starting the company (with a minimum of capital and maximum of elbow grease), I have tried to find "sweat equity" partners to help build the company and participate in its success. I've been through about 8 "partners" so far and for one reason or another it hasn't worked out. Lot's of work for little or no pay is definitely challenging, but that is the way it is when one starts a new business. The first partner to make a real contribution to getting into the earning money era was model, Missy Shae. She helped get our first clips up on our store, http://www.clips4sale.com/store/25909 at
http://www.clip4sale.com/ and sure enough, we started making a little money in June 2009. She generously agreed to invite two more model/partners, Eden Fairsea and Maya Paradox into the company in July. With their enthusiastic help we saw our income continue to go up.
This partner group was instrumental in helping me and DLH produce the first ever BDSM musical, "Sacred Pain: The Heroines' Journey." The show premiered for a one night debut on September 12. We played to a packed, sold out theater and we hope made history in this unique performance.
Sadly, Missy Shae and Eden left the company shortly after the show. I was gratified and very fortunate that Maya Paradox http://mayaparadox.blogspot.com/ stayed on. She's a real trooper as well as talented as all get out, hotter than hot and a genius to boot. A musician, writer, grad student, model...definitely a Renaissance Woman! Wow, what a great partner and I hope she's for keeps. Our challenge, as in any start-up is to make money. We have a huge inventory of photos and video and are working practically around the clock to edit, post and market our fabulous bondage movies and photos.
We've been getting a lot of advice, much of it nearly incomprehensible and arcane, but sincere from Walter http://c4slive.blogspot.com/ of Clips4Sale. He's a genius on marketing adult entertaiment on the internet and has done remarkably well. I'm just hoping we can figure out what he's talking about and make it work for us.
I spent much of yesterday and this morning multi-tasking while chatting with Walter on how to boost our sales.
And now, to take a break and go for a walk with my beloved son!