She was born in Brooklyn, New York, Joanna Angel is considered one of the adult industry’s most successful women entrepreneurs.
And it all started back in 2012 at Rutgers University with a roommate when Joanna started a website called Burning Angel.
An adult rated website that’s has been able to distinguished itself by being the first internet porn site to offer a different style of porn.
Burning Angel was considered a progenitor of what’s known as “alt-porn”, featuring pierced and dyed punk rock girls wearing tattoos and nothing else.
So what is alt-porn?
It just means porn that is different from the usual. It’s the alternative side of porn. It’s like what alternative music is to the music the industry, music that is different from pop music. I think you get the picture..
So what makes it alt-porn?
It’s because of the community and culture built around it, not to mention the content. There’s no disregard that the website Burning Angel still offers you your standard pictures and video. But what makes it unalike any other porn site is that it offers its fans lives shows, both online and in the physical world.
There is also an active forum for paid members, where they can discuss just about anything with other members and performers. Even with it’s success and with all the competition online Burning Angel has to make money in a variety of ways, mainly because of all the free porn that’s available.
Most of their revenue has come from paid members subscriptions, hosting events, bookings, appearances. But just recently Joanna Angel has announced the lunch of her official merchandise store through Burning Angel.
The new online store features their very own clothing line, DVD’s magazines, books, gift cards, personally autographed items and Angel’s exclusive line of flashlight branded toys and stockroom novelty collection, with new additions to the site on a regular basis.
If that’s not enough for fans then the store also gives fans the opportunity to purchase their one of a kind merchandise, such as Angel’s used clothing and undergarments that’s been featured on Burning Angels Production and Photo Shoot.
The store has been dedicated to all the hardcore fans of Burning Angel where they can get limited edition autographed items, worn clothing like we mentioned before, private cam shows and even a phone call from Joanna Herself.
Furthermore, be on the look out because right now they are currently working on launching stores for other Burning Angel girls in near future.
Right now the site is currently generating over 30,000 unique hits per day, and has over 60,000 active members and these numbers continue to grow till this day.
13 years has pass and Joanna is still going and feeling tireless, and it’s because of her and her creativity we have Burning Angel, nothing gets out unless it gets approved by her. You won’t find Joanna doing the day to day stuff anymore, not like she use to. But you can still catch her doing a little bit of everything, sometimes even on camera.
In the end, if Joanna can have it her way then the future can only offer more work and opportunity for Burning Angel. Porn isn’t easy, but it’s what she loves to do. Burning Angel will continue to grow and expand, because it’s still a small business and it plans to do even more in the future.
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