Recorded Audio Erotica At Hot Talking

Whether your an erotica author or a PSO, you should consider making additional money by recording and selling erotic stories at Hot Talking. While phone sex recordings aren’t necessarily limited to actual stories (they may consist of many things — from recording your own masturbation sounds to guided masturbation, from erotic hypnosis to to sounds of spanking sessions, etc.), at Hot Talking the focus is on erotic fiction. (Though I have seen some erotic guided session offerings too.)

In any case, selling audio erotica can be an excellent way make additional money while building your brand or name as an author/PSO.

There are no fees for listing your erotic stories on Hot Talking, so you are free to list as many single stories or albums (anthologies) as you like. What you earn is a commission, or percentage, on each sale, as follows:

Less than $2.00 53%
Between $2.00 and $2.99 55%
Between $3.00 and $3.99 63%
Between $4.00 and $4.99 68%
$5.00 or more 70%

To authors, this may seem like a gold mine compared the royalties you are used to; to phone sex operators, the pricing may seem low. However, the pricing of your erotic story recordings is up to you. The site states: “The default price for all material is $1.29, however you may choose to increase or decrease this price depending on the a variety of factories, i.e. length, sound quality, competitive pricing, etc.” (My additional thoughts on pricing for recorded offerings are here.)

You retain the rights to any audio story that you submit for sale at Hot Talking, which means you may also be selling the erotic story recordings at other sites, in other ways.

If making more money selling erotic audio sounds good to you, here are a few things you’ll need to know:

On the story creation side…

At Hot Talking, each recorded story must be three minutes or longer. Even the most experienced authors or phone sex operators may be clueless as to what that means in terms of written story length. Generally speaking, 60 seconds of human speech allows for 155 spoken words. However, audio erotica should have lots of infection, which will slow the rate down — approximately to 130 words or so. So a three minute sexy story would be at least 500 words.

To help with calculation, here’s an online words to time calculator; note the ability to change the speed of talking rate at the bottom.

On the tech side…

The recordings you upload to Hot Talking must be in MP3 format. Most Smartphones allow you to make such recordings and there are apps too. (I’m a fan of RecForge.)

Additionally…

There’s also the option of participating in Hot Talking’s Voice on Demand Program:

Our VOD program is a unique service we offer to our customers on Hot Talking. Customers who write their own erotic material can select one of the voices of Hot Talking to perform the story for them. Pretty neat!

Customers simply send us the text file for their story, along with and special instructions o requests. The customer can specify a voice perform, or they can let us choose. Either way, the narrator is notified of the request and given 72 hours to complete the recording.

If you opt to participate in this program, you will receive 70% of the price the customer pays for the recording. Currently, the price for a custom performed story is $20 for the first 750 words and 1 cent for each additional word, which means the compensation starts a $14 per story.

The Voice On Demand option is especially nice if you have clients who have requests or fan fiction of their own; simply refer them to Hot Talking and await notification. The only caveat here is that you have no rights to the VOD recordings.

Final Thought: At Hot Talking, active storytellers also have a profile in which they are allowed to include a link to their blog or website, which means you can cultivate new fans and clients.

UPDATE: 3/15/2012
HotTalking seems to be defunct.
However, all tech stuff in this post will still help you record erotic stories, so the post will remain here.

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