Have you heard of MyDirtyHobby?
No, we’re not asking you to witness our own side line of entertainment. My Dirty Hobby is one of Europe’s largest amateur porn sites and has grown considerably over the last decade. Based in Germany and offering a range of services, My Dirty Hobby celebrates home-made adult content.
In this guide, we take a look at what this innovative website has to offer home models looking to earn extra cash as well as porn fans who want to get a little more social with the stars of their favourite amateur porn.
What is My Dirty Hobby?
My Dirty Hobby is a network of amateur porn stars sharing their videos, photographs and live cam channels. It is owned by MindGeek the porn giants behind popular tube hosting sites Pornhub, RedTube and YouPorn as well as the adult studios, Reality Kings, Brazzers and Digital Playground.
Launched in 2006, the site is designed to allow members to interact with each other in a similar way to social networking with instant messaging and private messaging systems. It was originally produced in Germany though there are also English and Dutch language versions of the site.
A little like a tube hosting site, all the content is published by amateurs so you won’t find any studio produced porn here. There are over 3.8million images to view and more than 370,000 videos across an estimated 40,000+ registered amateur models.
The site has won several awards including the 2010 Venus Award for Best National Amateur Website and the 2011 Sign Award for Best Amateur Portal.
It is ranked the 252nd most popular Adult website in the world. In Germany, the site is in the countries top 150 most frequently visited sites.
What Can You Find on My Dirty Hobby?
The majority of the site is dominated by amateur cam shows but you can also purchase content such as videos and pictures of your favourite performers. Once purchased, these items can be viewed at leisure and remain in your account. However, you can’t download the content.
Every amateur has their own Timeline to which they can post content of all kinds. This is viewed as part of their public profile and can include naughty invitations, special offers and some amateurs write saucy short stories.
Most popular amateurs (and certainly those that are more successful) publish a regular blog so you can follow them on a more personal basis.
The appeal of the site is as much about the interactivity and networking as it is about the content. Certainly there is good deal of demand for being able to get in touch with amateur performers in this intimate and personal way.
Due to the large numbers of amateurs using the site regularly, there is new content being added all the time, however some of it is not exclusive and can be seen for free on lots of tube sites.
Who Uses My Dirty Hobby?
The site receives over 28 million visitors each month, the majority of whom are German. However, the site is also popular in the United States, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Up to 4000 cam girls are online at any given time and can be based anywhere in the world. You can search for different nationalities and there are plenty of languages spoken across the network.
There are an estimated 4million users, some of whom are using the site for premium porn access whilst others are using My Dirty Hobby to make money.
How Do You Make Money on My Dirty Hobby?
Registering as an amateur performer on My Dirty Hobby is easy to do and simply requires you to verify your account with one piece of government issued photo ID (e.g. passport or driving license) and a selfie taken with your issued ID.
Once your account has been authenticated, you can start selling your amateur porn or start broadcasting as a web cam model.
All amateurs set their own price for their products so the earning potential is only restricted by your own output, prices and schedule.
Amateurs earn from their cam shows, including tips, as well as selling their content for a fixed price. The more popular a cam channel is, the more likely it is that fans of the performer will buy memoirs and souvenirs.
What Does My Dirty Hobby Cost?
You can register an account for free and there is a lot of content that you can browse for free. However, most of the videos, images and cam shows will cost you money.
Transactions are paid for in Dirty Cents (DC), which can be purchased in bundles from the site. Verifying your email address will see you get a 30% bonus on your first purchase but Dirty Cents are basically €0.0125 each.
Content varies in price quite considerably with some photo sets being as little as 100-200 DC (€1.25 to €2.50) but for more popular models can be up to 3000 DC or €37.50.
Messaging amateurs is also chargeable with each time you hit send, a charge of 10 DC being made to your account.
Live cam shows can also be just as variable in terms of cost with most charging around the 149 DC/min mark. (€1.86/min).
By using Dirty Cents, you can sometimes get confused over the costs involved and, as you need to top up to start using the service, it is simply deducted from your balance. Just be wary that you can quickly deplete your deposit.
There is a VIP option for the site where you pay a recurring monthly fee which gives you 10% extra in terms of DC but is set to a recurring payment. Other advantages of a VIP account include:
- Special bonuses sent to your email address
- Free entry to MyDirtyNight parties
- Special VIP bonus days
- Exclusive access to some content
- VIP Status badge on your profile
- Your messages to amateurs stay in their inbox until they are answered
My Dirty Hobby Review: Our Verdict
My Dirty Hobby could easily pass as just another live cam sex site if it weren’t for the appealing addition of the networking system and familiar ‘Timeline’ on amateur’s profiles. This makes the site far more like a traditional social network and creates the illusion of intimacy within the site. At times, it almost feels like an elite club.
The fact that the community is so involved with the content also makes the site more useful than some other cam networks. Videos, photographs and channels are all rated so you can filter on top content.
The overall design of the site is very easy to use and you can search for performers any number of ways including by location, category of their video content as well as by physical attributes.
Overall, My Dirty Hobby is a well regarded cam site with plenty of genuine amateur models to choose from. Content is diverse and mostly of a good quality at a reasonable price and, no doubt, enjoy their performances. What will keep them coming back for more is whether or not the model interacts well her audience by delivery more personal insights, extras and posts on her timeline.
Definitely a site we’d recommend a good browse around before committing to a VIP membership.