In 2005, banks wouldn’t work with Maria Sparagis because of the stigma that came from working for the biggest porn company in the world.
Today, she’s a sought-after payment solutions and sales conversion consultant, a popular public speaker, and an expert on all things crypto.
As a founding member of MindGeek, Maria taught herself digital and affiliate marketing and led the charge to better monetize content at PornHub, whether by striking deals to cut transaction fees or by setting up cross-sales funnels when people canceled their memberships.
But as Maria found out, there was (and still is) a stigma against women in the pornography industry…
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Maria Sparagis is a payment and monetization expert who started her career at MindGeek/PornHub before striking out on her own as the founder of DirectPayNet.
Today, she makes it her mission to help merchants to find the best payment solutions for their online business, with a specific focus on online subscriptions and continuity products and services.
In this episode, Maria joins us to share her story and to offer up some insights on increasing conversions and revenue while cutting overheads, minimizing chargebacks, and identifying risks and fraud.
Along the way, you’ll learn:
- Why you should accept ACH and Bitcoin payments
- Why you should revisit your payments strategy when you hit six figures of revenue
- How to build business cases and negotiate with banks and payment processors
- What to look for when buying altcoins
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