Riley Reid Aims to Pioneer a New Era for Content Creators with Fanscout

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on September 11, 2023

Transitioning from one industry to another often proves challenging, and it can be even more difficult to reach similar heights if you were a dominant figure in your previous industry. However, that is precisely what Riley Reid is doing. Once a dominant figure in the adult film world, Reid is now setting the stage for an entrepreneurial revolution in the realm of content creation. With the unveiling of Fanscout, she’s not just leveraging her deep insights as a former content creator but is shaping the future for countless digital influencers seeking meaningful engagement with their audiences.

The idea behind Fanscout was born from Reid’s personal insights as a content creator and adult film star. Intimately understanding the importance of the creator-viewer relationship, Reid set out to create a platform that adapts to the needs of modern-day digital influencers and their fan bases.

Reid’s venture into content creation began ten years ago when she transitioned from stripping to acting in adult films. She gained notable acclaim during her film career, standing out as one of the industry’s most prolific and renowned content creators. Reid’s success includes recognition from several outlets and over 45 awards, making history as the first performer to win consecutive XBIZ awards. Reid also had the honor of being inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame.

With extensive experience in content creation, Reid found herself desiring more feedback to get a stronger pulse on what content resonated most with her audience. That desire set off the lightbulb to create Fanscout as an efficient solution, creating a comprehensive space for comments and messages to be shared publicly. Reid saw the value in this platform for creators and viewers alike, as it enhanced both content and discoverability, making it significantly easier to discover creators in any niche.

Fanscout is designed to use reviews from real subscribers to boost the best free and paid subscription content. Similar to the format of Yelp and TripAdvisor, Fanscout blazes a new pioneering path by being the first platform to allow people to discover and review content from individual creators across popular creator-based sites like Twitch, Patreon, and Onlyfans.

Reid teamed up with talented tech creatives to bring Fanscout to life, working for an extended time to perfect the platform. After six months of building, testing, and iterating the product, Reid and her team have brought Fanscout to the public, receiving rave responses that amplify the platform’s potential to boost the creator economy not just for adult stars but for content creators of all kinds.

Fanscout has already attained notable success since its launch, boasting an index of over two million creators. Over 50 creators with a reach of over 100 million have verified Fanscout profiles, and the platform receives numerous reviews daily that continue to grow. With a bright future ahead, Reid’s vision for Fanscout includes expanding to more platforms and providing additional tools like an ultimate landing page that greatly aids creators.

Riley Reid’s evolution from the screen to the world of startups paints a compelling portrait of adaptability and ingenuity. With Fanscout, she offers a fresh avenue for content creators to navigate the digital realm. Reid’s journey underscores the boundless possibilities that arise when passion and innovation intersect.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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