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Myfreecams site review

Myfreecams in depth review

MyFreeCams or ‘MFC’ as its often referred to is one of the most popular live cam sites out there. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 58/60, with an average score of 9.66. They excelled in every category!
 
How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I spent about 4 months camming on MFC.
 
Features 10/10:
Myfreecams has many features that they offer their models in order to help them succeed. The first is the built-in software that you use to broadcast your cam. It helps keep you organized while on cam by making everything you need easily accessible to you. There are many features within the software that you can edit and change every time you login. Some of the features include: video quality, sound settings, customizing your font, choosing who can send you PM’s, muting/unmuting basics and guests, and choosing if you want to accept Private, TruePrivate, or Group Show requests. From the software, you can also resize the screen where you watch yourself on cam, see a list of users in your room, check your chat room, start a countdown, and check your PM’s in separate tabs.
 
The majority of models on MFC spend most of their time in free chat. They start countdowns that must be met in order to do certain actions: remove bra, get completely naked, blow job show, cum show, etc. You can also offer a few different private shows that only members who pay into them can join. The first is a regular Private show. Your fan is charged 60 tokens a minute, which means you earn $3/minute. For these shows, other members can pay to “spy” on the show. They won’t be able to chat with you, but they can watch what you’re doing. It costs 20 tokens per minute to spy on a show, which means you earn $1/minute per user spying. A TruePrivate costs 80 tokens per minute, earning you $4/minute. These shows are one-on-one. No one can spy on these shows. The final kind of private show is a Group Show. If 3 or more members request a Group Show from a model at the same time, the model can choose to start one. You’ll be taken into a private room with everyone who is paying to be in the Group Show. Members are charged 10 tokens per minute, earning you $0.50/minute per user. You can choose to end a Group Show whenever you want. The Group Show will also end automatically once all paying members leave the show. You can even earn money while you’re off cam! Members can tip you while you’re offline from your profile.
 
With MFC, your profile is fully customizable. You can update colors, add graphics, links, pretty much anything you want! If you don’t know HTML or CSS, there are a lot of websites out there with premade layouts for you to use. Some are free and some you can pay for to have it customized exactly how you want. Some cam sites don’t allow you to mention your social media accounts. MFC is different. You can post the link to your website, Twitter, Amazon wishlist, etc.
 
Members are able to message you through MFC Mail when you’re online or offline. This feature is kind of like email and can be used to send pics/vids, discuss details of a private show, or chat about anything really. There is also a PM (private message) feature. Most models charge a fee for allowing guys to be added to their friends list, which then allows them to PM you. PM’s can be easily viewed in separate tabs while you’re online to privately communicate with fans on your friends list.
 
Every month, MFC holds the Miss MyFreeCams competition. The top 100 models who earn the most tokens during the month receive cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1000! The model in first place also gets a golden crown at the top of her profile photo and a one-of-a-kind 14k gold pendant.
 
A few other features include cam2cam, which allows you to watch a members webcam feed. Most models charge for this. When you’re online, you can assign a room helper. The room helper can update the room topic, mute/unmute guests and basics, ban/unban members, and modify countdowns. Since it’s your room, you are notified of any changes the room helper makes and you can reverse them or remove them as your room helper at any time. This feature comes in handy if you’re doing a show that involves you being away from your keyboard. For example a shower/bath show, oil show, dancing, etc.
 
Profits & Traffic 10/10:
MFC is the largest live cam site in the industry. There are over 15 million users registered on MFC and they get more than double that in unique visitors per month. Some of the highest paid cam models come from MFC. The top girls are pulling in over $700K a year, and many models make over $10K a month.
 
MFC is a token based cam site. Members purchase tokens and then send those tokens to models. You earn $0.05 per token. MFC handles most refunds and chargebacks without having to take any money back from the model.
 
Checking your earnings is made easy by MFC. When you’re on cam, all of your token stats for that session are displayed for you to see. You can easily see your overall tokens earned, how much each member has tipped, and how much you’ve earned from private/group/spy/tips. From your model dashboard, you can also see how much you’ve earned by day, month, and specific user.
 
If you put in the time and effort to cam regularly, positively engage with your fans, build relationships, and genuinely have fun, MFC can be incredibly profitable for you. And if you truly enjoy what you do, it won’t even feel like work most days.
 
Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 9/10:
Everything you need can be accessed through your model dashboard. When you first look at it, it can be kind of overwhelming. There is definitely a learning curve to remembering where everything is. While you’re waiting to get your account approved, you should take some time to click on every tab and view the information in it. There is useful information under every tab, so be sure to familiarize yourself with where everything is located.
 
Payments & Cashouts 10/10:
Payments are sent out on the 1st and 16th of every month as long as the minimum payout amount has been reached. You can choose to get paid by check, direct deposit, Payoneer, or Paxum. They also offer international wire transfer and international check by mail to select countries. For check in the mail to USA or Canada, there is no charge and the minimum payout is $20. For direct deposit to USA, there is no charge and the minimum payout is $20. Payoneer is also free and the minimum payout is $20. Paxum is free to and the minimum payout is $10. International wire transfers cost $15 and there is a minimum payout of $1000. International checks by mail are free and have a minimum payout of $100.
 
MFC also allows you to skip a payout if you choose to. You can hold off on payment for as long as you want, and switch it back on at any time.
 
Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 10/10:
There are a few different options to help you with privacy concerns. You are able to block both countries and specific regions (states/provinces) from viewing your camming profile. You are also able to ban specific users from entering your room. You can ban someone for a short period of time or put a lifetime ban on them. You can unban them at any time if you choose to. You can also attach a note to them so you remember why you banned them. This note is private and can only be viewed by you.
 
Customer Service & Support 9/10:
MFC does not offer any phone support. You can only contact them through email. They have a lot of extensive resource guides for models, so you more than likely will be able to find the answer to any questions you have in there. But if you do need to get in contact with them via email, they are pretty quick to respond.
 
Overview:
​Overall Myfreecams is a great option for a camming platform. They are the largest cam site in the world and host some of the most successful models. Their vast amount of features are designed to help make you the most amount of money possible.

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Getting Paid To Talk And Text With Your Fans

Earn Income texting with your fans

​It’s now easier than ever to stay in contact with your fans throughout the day and get paid for it! Pay-per-minute phone calls and pay-per-message sexting is all the rage right now! There’s lots of different networks out there to help you monetize this trend. Whether you’re new to the adult industry and maybe nervous about getting on cam right away, or you’re a veteran looking for more ways to earn cash, this is a great option for you!

You no longer have to worry about privacy issues from giving out your actual phone number. When you use any of the services out there, they provide you with an anonymous phone number that will route all phone calls and text messages to your actual phone. This way, your real phone number is never given out to your fans.

Most of the different networks allow you to choose what you want to accept: whether it be just phone calls, just text messages, or both. If you choose to accept phone calls, make sure your voicemail message does not mention your real phone number in it. If a fan calls your anonymous number and you don’t answer, they’ll be sent to your voicemail and will be able to hear whatever your voicemail message is. Although your privacy is of utmost importance to these companies, most of them do not offer any form of regional blocking like you get with cam sites. They do allow you to block specific members if there’s someone you don’t want to continue talking to, but at that point they’ve obviously already found out what you do.

Payout percentages vary by site, but you’re always able to set your own prices. You can set your own prices per minute for phone calls, per text message sent, per text message received, per picture message sent, and per picture message received. So it’s fully customizable to fit your needs. Most sites pay out weekly and give you multiple payout options: check, bank transfer, Payoneer, etc. You can easily keep track of how much you’re earning per customer and/or per phone call or message on every site. You can also switch your availability on and off at your convenience. Depending on the network, if your availability is set to off, you won’t show up on their site until you switch your status back on. On other sites, your customer will either be sent to your voicemail or routed to an automatic messaging system that informs them you’re not available at the moment.

All of the different networks out there have different features. One of the coolest features that I’ve found is called Shout-Outs. It’s available on Ringhop and a few other networks. If you have a photo, video, voice message, or text message that you want to share with all of your contacts at once, you can send it out as a mass message. Your fans won’t have any idea that it was sent to multiple contacts. They’ll only be charged if they unlock the message or on some sites, reply to the message. This can be a great way to engage with all your fans and earn some quick money. The majority of the time if a fan opens that message, he’ll also start talking to you afterwards.

Check out all of the different networks that offer phone/messaging services.

Dream Lover Review

My thoughts on Dream Lover

Dream Lover is a website where your fans can securely communicate with you via phone calls, text messaging, and picture messaging. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 29/60, with an average score of 4.83. They excelled in their features, but lacked in everything else.
 
How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been on Dream Lover for almost 9 months.
 
Features 8/10:
Dream Lover allows you to communicate with your fans through pay-per-minute phone calls, text messages, and picture messages. Your actual phone number and your customers phone numbers are all kept private. Instead they use an anonymous proxy number for both of you. You’re able to choose which features you want to use and set all of your own rates. At any point, you can change your availability for phone calls and/or text messages. So if you know you’re going to be unavailable to take calls/texts, you can turn them off until you’re available again.
 
You choose your own rates for customers to initially purchase your phone number, for them to text you, for you to text them, for them to picture message you, for you to picture message them, and your per-minute price for voice calls. The payout rate is 60%. Customers purchase coins, which is used as currency on the site. Once a customer connects with you by purchasing your phone number, you’ll be able to view their current coin balance. The connection lasts for 30 days, at which time the customer must purchase your phone number again if they wish to continue interacting with you.
 
Dream Lover now offers a service that they’re calling Bookings. These are basically live cam shows that you can do with either any member on the site who pays in, or with just one select member for a more personalized show. The show can either be done on Skype or with the Dream Lover Live Platform. If you use their platform, you can cam using a desktop webcam only, no phones. You choose the length of your show and how much each member must pay to join. After your show is complete, you will get paid. By setting up Bookings that anyone can join, you’ll draw in new fans who may become lifetime customers!
 
Profits & Traffic 6/10:
Like the majority of adult phone call/sexting sites, you’re responsible for advertising yourself. The site in general does not generate a ton of organic traffic. The majority of it’s traffic is from the models on the site posting on social media that they are part of the site, and asking their fans to connect with them on it. Because of this, most of the guests visiting the site are there for a specific girl. So make sure you advertise as often as you can on your own social media accounts.
 
If you’re able to draw in traffic from your social media accounts, your profits can be great! Just having a few consistent customers who chat with you daily can bring in quite a bit of revenue. Just make sure your prices are set appropriately: not too high and not too low. Since it costs new members $1 to make an account on Dream Lover, you know that everyone there most likely has plans on spending additional money, otherwise they wouldn’t even waste the initial $1 to sign-up.
 
Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 4/10:
The site is generally easy to use and navigate. Although it’s easy to find the different sections, there isn’t a lot of explanation about how everything on the site works. Aside from that, the scrolling bars used to change your rates is sometimes glitchy and doesn’t adjust properly. They don’t have a model FAQ page or guides, so it can be a time waster playing around on the site yourself until you figure everything out. They do have a contact form, but no one wants to wait around for a reply. When they rolled out with the Bookings feature, there was no information about it, and there still isn’t when visiting the page. You have to figure everything out on your own.
 
Payments & Cashouts 4/10:
There are only two payout options. You can get paid by check or direct deposit (US only). If you choose direct deposit, the only way that they can verify you is if you provide a voided check. This is an inconvenient and outdated way to verify your bank account. I’ve seen several models complain about this because they didn’t have any checks and had to pay to order them. Most banks will provide you with a few starter checks when you open a checking account, but Dream Lover won’t accept those starter checks to verify your direct deposit request.
 
You are able to set your minimum payout to $0, $50, or $100. There is no information provided about what day(s) of the week payments are sent out.
 
Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 4/10:
Your phone number is protected, so none of your customers will be able to see your actual phone number when you’re talking to or texting them. Instead Dream Lover provides both you and your customer with a fake, anonymous phone number. But with this said, if you’re taking phone calls, you need to make sure your actual phone number is not mentioned in your voicemail message. If your status is set to available for phone calls and a customer calls you but gets sent to voicemail, they will be able to hear whatever message you currently have set for your voicemail. If it includes your actual phone number, they’ll now have that information.
 
I searched extensively throughout the site, and could not find any options for geo-blocking. This means that anyone, from anywhere around the world who has access to the website, will have access to your Dream Lover profile. This will be a problem for any model who likes to block their state, country, zip code, etc. Although the site is non-nude (your profile picture and background picture cannot show any nudity), it’s still not worth the risk for some models.
 
Customer Service & Support 3/10:
I’ve never tried contacting customer service or support, so I don’t know how long they usually take to reply. I do know that I had a profile picture pending for over 8 months before. They never approved or denied it, so it just sat there in pending mode until I deleted it. Their contact form is not the easiest thing to find. You cannot access the link through your Dashboard. Instead you have to go to the main homepage of the site, scroll to the very bottom, click on the Help Center, and then click on Submit A Request at the top right.
 
They don’t provide models with any guides, resources, or a FAQ page. I guess if you have any questions about how the site works, you have to contact them every time through the Help Center.
Overview:
Overall Dream Lover has some decent features, they just haven’t executed them in the most convenient way for the models. If they took the time to put together a resource guide, it would make the site much more appealing. More payment options and more information about cashing out would be a big plus for them as well.

ModelCentro Review

modelcentro review

My thoughts on ModelCentro, a comprehensive Review

​​ModelCentro is a platform that allows you to easily run your own membership-based website with no start-up fees. They make everything very easy, so no previous experience is necessary. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them ​a perfect 60/60​!

How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been using ModelCentro for almost a year and a half.

Features ​10​/10:
There are so many great features available to you with ModelCentro. They currently have four premade layouts for you to choose from for your website, each with several different color schemes. Every aspect of your site can be edited with images and text of your choosing. This allows every model using ModelCentro to have a unique looking website.

They make uploading all of your content incredibly easy with their simple to use uploaders. Videos and photosets can be added to your website from your computer or phone with just a few clicks. Once uploaded, you can edit the order of your photos, choose a cover image and screenshots for your videos, add title, description, tags, and several other details. You can choose to show your update only to paying members, or have it free to everyone as a teaser. You also choose whe​​ther or not you want to allow your content to be downloaded by your members. If you have live shows that you’ve done in the past saved on your computer/phone, you can also upload those to be added to your Recorded Live Shows page.

Speaking of live shows, ModelCentro allows you to stream live shows via their own browser app or an external encoder. You can choose to do a public show that anyone can view, a members only show that can only be viewed by ​all ​members of your website, or a private show for select member(s).​ ​During the show, members can chat with you and send you tips. Once you​r​ show is complete, the whole thing is automatically saved to your Uploads page. From there you can download it for editing, publish it as is to your website, or delete it.

ModelCentro is the only website that is integrated with Streamate. If you cam on Streamate, you can greatly increase your profits by connecting your ModelCentro website to your Streamate account. When you connect your accounts, a banner will be automatically generated on your Streamate profile. When your fans click that banner, they’ll be able to sign-up for your ModelCento website. Streamate and ModelCentro both keep a portion of your earnings when you get sign-ups this way. Your fans’ membership will automatically renew each month until they cancel.​​ Your earnings will show on your Streamate earnings page, not your ModelCentro earnings page and you will be paid through Streamate.

There are so many more great features you get with ModelCentro. When signing-up, they give you a free .xxx domain for the first year.​ They have a built-in affiliate program that you can enable to have affiliates promote your site. You’re able to choose all of your own program details and percentages. You can integrate your Amazon wishlist into your website, your SkyPrivate account for Skype shows, your VerifiedCall account, and all of your social media accounts. You can also easily connect your Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools accounts. You’re able to share your personal stories, updates, etc. via your own blog. You can also let your fans know what you have planned for the future from your calendar.

​Besides all of the features they already offer, ModelCentro is constantly working on new features that have been requested by the models. There is a lot planned for the near future including a shop where you’ll be able to sell tangible goods and custom content and a fully functional iPhone/Android app.​

Profits​ & ​Traffic ​10/10:
​The profits you can make from ModelCentro are endless! There are no start-up fees, only a percentage taken from each sign-up/renewal. From direct traffic, there is a 10% payment processing fee taken out and then 25% taken from the remaining amount. So essentially you keep 65% from all sign-ups through direct traffic. If the member is referred from one of your affiliates, there is an affiliate share taken out based on your affiliate program details.

​A lot of your traffic will come from you advertising your own website via your social media accounts or camming profiles. If you enable your affiliate program, you’ll also get traffic and sign-ups from them. ModelCentro gives frequent shout-outs from their models.xxx Twitter account. Aside from that, you can enable models.xxx promotion, which will automatically promote your new content on their models.xxx blog.

Ease Of Usin​g & ​Navigating The Site 10/10:
​The ModelCentro dashboard is incredibly easy to use. Everything is laid out in a way that makes it easy to find. All of the different sections have great descriptions that let you know what each feature does and how to use it. If for whatever reason you’re having trouble finding something, they have a build-in guide that can help you.​

Payments​ & ​Cashouts 10/10:
​ModelCentro holds you responsible for any chargebacks, so your earnings are on a 2 week hold. As soon as your funds are cleared and the payout minimum for the specific payment method is met, payouts are made every Tuesday except on major holidays. For different payout methods, there is a minimum that must be met before payout. That minimum is $100 for checks and Payoneer, $50 for Paxum, and $500 for a wire transfer. When logging in to your Dashboard, your all-time revenue, amount on hold, and next payout information is all displayed for you.​​ You can also view your Transactions List ​for a more in-depth analysis.

Privacy Protectio​n & Geo-Blocking ​10/10:
Your privacy is incredible important to ModelCentro. They’ll never reveal any of your personal information. As far as geo-blocking goes, ​you’re able to block by country, city, state, and IP address.

Customer Service​ & Support 10/10:
​ModelCentro’s customer service is top notch! When you first sign up, you’re assigned a dedicated account manager. If you’re ever experiencing any problems, need to report a bug or glitch, have a question, or need something updated on your site that you can’t do yourself, you can email your account manager and/or support. They are very quick to reply and the issue will be solved in a timely manner. If it’s something that is going to take some time to fix, they keep you updated throughout the entire process.​

Overview:
​Overall, ModelCentro excels in every aspect of what they offer! They are one of the leading CMS platforms in the industry. And even though they haven’t been around for a very long time, they know what they’re doing and they do it well. If you’re a model looking to start your own membership-based website, they are the best option to go with in my opinion. Not only is the payout one of the highest in the industry, but the platform is incredibly easy to use and provides you with a lot of freedom.​

ChatStar Review

My review on Chatstar

ChatStar provides models a secure way for their fans to sext and call them. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 49/60, with an average score of 8.16. They excelled in their overall features, navigation, payouts, and customer service.

How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been on ChatStar for about 9 months.

Features 9/10:
ChatStar allows models to communicate with their fans via phone calls, SMS (text messages) and MMS (sending/receiving pics/vids via text messages). Your actual phone number is never revealed to your fans. Instead they use a forwarding system so your real phone number is kept private.

You’re able to decide what services you want to offer and what you want your rate to be for each service. You can set up your own pricing for the initial purchase of your phone number, price per minute for phone calls, the price for a fan to text you per message, the price for when you text a fan back per message, when your fan sends you a MMS, and when you send them a MMS.

ChatStar has done some marketing research and found out that if you set your phone number rate to free (for the initial purchase of your phone number), you’re more likely to get fans in your network, which increases your chances of converting fans into paid fans! They still pay your normal per message or per minute rate, but they don’t have to pay for the initial purchase of your number. If you set your phone number to free, you also get a “Get My # For Free” badge on your profile picture. Fans are more likely to view your profile when they see that badge.

Profits & Traffic 6/10:
If you take the time to advertise on your social media accounts that you use ChatStar, the earning potential can be great! ChatStar’s own social media accounts have been inactive for a while now, so don’t expect a shout-out from them. Whatever traffic you get will either come from you doing the work yourself by blasting it on social media (the main way) or from organic site traffic, which isn’t the best in the sexting/adult phone call market.

To increase your profits, check out some of the prices that other models have set. If you set yours too high, customers are gonna move on to the next girl who has cheaper pricing, but offers the same kinds of things you do.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 10/10:
The site is incredibly easy to use and navigate. They make everything very simple for you to find, and do a good job explaining everything. The few tabs that they have are very self-explanatory and to the point. On just six different pages, you can navigate through everything you need.

Payments & Cashouts 10/10:
You keep 60% on the site and payments are sent out weekly, every Thursday. Pay periods are from Monday to Sunday which are paid out on the following Thursday. They provide you with a transaction list so you can see the fan that’s paying you, what the payout amount is per interaction, and the time of the interaction. They also have an Earnings History page which breaks down your payments by week.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 4/10:
From everything I’ve seen on the site, they do not offer any form of regional blocking. This may be a problem for some models who want to block a certain state or country from being able to find out their profession.

From different comments I’ve seen on various forums, some models are skeptical about the sign-up process due to privacy issues. When you sign-up for ChatStar, you put in a very minimal amount of information. After signing-up, a representative from the site will email you asking for the rest of your information (ID, headshot, social media accounts, etc.). This isn’t the best practice, since it may seem sketchy to some. But I personally haven’t had any problems, and my account was set up without any personal info getting leaked. I’ve also never heard any models who are actually on the site complain.

As far as your actual phone number goes, that is protected by ChatStar. They use anonymous proxy numbers in order to relay communication between you and your fans. One VERY important thing you need to check if you are accepting phone calls is your voicemail message. Make sure your voicemail does NOT mention your phone number! If you miss a call from a ChatStar customer and they’re taken to your voicemail, you don’t want them to hear your actual phone number.

Customer Service & Support 10/10:
When you first sign-up, not only do they quickly contact you via email with general information about the site, but they also set you up with some promotional graphics. They’ll usually pull a couple pictures from your Instagram, and jazz them up a bit with the ChatStar logo and the link to your profile page.

Overview:
ChatStar is a decent site overall as long as you’re willing to work for it. Like I mentioned earlier, the organic traffic that they generate could be better, so the majority of your fans are going to come from you directing them there. The services they offer are great though if you’re looking to get into sexting and/or adult phone calls. They make it quick and easy for you to get started on the site.

Streamate Features

Streamate Review

When deciding which cam site you want to cam on, checking out Streamate is a great option. Unlike some sites where you can perform sexual acts in public, Streamate does not allow below the waist nudity unless you’re in a private chat session. The benefit to this is that your content won’t get stolen as often and distributed all over the internet and you don’t have to beg for tips. If someone likes your look, personality, or the things you offer, they’ll take you into private for a show.

There are three different kinds of shows you can do with Streamate: private, exclusive, and gold shows. For private and exclusive, you set your own rate that your fans pay per minute. Generally your private rate will be set lower than your exclusive rate. You can also choose to offer block sessions. Block sessions are “bulk” chat sessions where your fan pays for a committed amount of time with you (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes). Depending on the length of the block session they choose, they get a discount off of your normal rate (5% for 15 minutes, 10% for 30 minutes, 15% for 45 minuttes, or 20% for 60 minutes). Once you have accepted a block session offer, you must stream for the entire time block, otherwise you won’t get paid and you could face account suspension.

In private chat, multiple fans can enter your room and watch the show. Because of this, most models will not take requests and just kind of do their own thing and put on a more general show. This way everyone is satisfied.

1)Exclusive is one-on-one, just you and the one fan who took you exclusive. Since it’s just you two in there, this is where you can take requests, use their name, roleplay, perform fetishes, and put on a more personalized show for them.

Gold shows are a bit different. When starting a gold show, you put in your room topic describing what you plan on doing in the show, how much each fan has to contribute into the show in order to watch it, the amount of gold (1 gold= $1 USD) you want to collect overall in order to start your show, how long your fans have to get you to that goal, and how long of a show you’re gonna put on. If you reach your goal before the timer is up, you’ll definitely start the show. If you don’t reach your goal in time, you can decide to cancel the show (none of your fans who tipped in will be charged and you will not be paid anything) or go ahead and do the show anyways. If you’re pretty close to your goal, it’s a good idea to just go ahead and start. Some fans will wait until they see if the show actually starts or not before they join. So you may end up hitting your goal during your gold show.

Streamate also has a very cool (and profitable!) newer feature: TV Broadcasts. These shows used to be broadcast on live television, but their television partnership has ended. However, the feature is sill active and a great way to pick up new fans! TV Broadcasts are very similar to gold shows. The main difference is that they are guaranteed shows. This means that even if you don’t hit your goal, you still get paid your entire goal! If you don’t hit your goal, Streamate will compensate you about 30 minutes after your broadcast has ended. TV producers hand pick who to give TV Broadcasts to and they set your goal based off of the average you usually pull in during a gold show. Another small difference is that you must turn off all music and move anything that could be a copyright infringement out of the view of your camera.

Your ranking on the site is partially based off of ratings that your fans give you. Fans are prompted to rate you between 1 and 5 stars after a private or exclusive session. When they first enter the show, be sure to encourage them to rate you 5 stars afterwards. Some models will even offer a video or photo in exchange for a 5 star rating.

And that takes us into another feature on Streamate: their messaging system. The way the messaging is set up on the site, you cannot message a fan unless they message you first. Make sure you always let your fans know this if you offer them a video or pictures after a show so that they know to message you first in order to claim it. Sharing any personal information/social media accounts/other usernames/other websites is against the rules on Streamate. But anonymous file sharing, such as through Dropbox, is allowed. Be sure that there is no personal information or watermarks (unless watermarked with your Streamate username or URL) on any of your videos or photos that you offer.

The final feature on Streamate that we’re gonna delve into is their integration with ModelCentro. ModelCentro is a CMS platform that allows cam models or independent models to easily run their own fan site. If you have a website through ModelCentro, you can link it with your Streamate account and advertise that link when you’re broadcasting on Streamate. You cannot give your actual website URL out, but instead a banner will be automatically generated on your Streamate profile. When your fans click that banner, they’ll be able to sign-up for your ModelCento website. Streamate and ModelCentro both keep a portion of your earnings when you get sign-ups this way. Your fans’ membership will automatically renew each month until they cancel. When they sign-up to your ModelCentro site through Streamate, you can also offer them a percentage off your private or exclusive shows while they’re a member of your site.

Steamate’s current global ranking according to Alexa is 10,465 and 4,845 in the United States. Not as good traffic as some other cam sites out there, but still decent. If you like the idea of private shows as opposed to public shows (like the ones you would do on sites such as Myfreecams), Streamate is one of your best options.

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Lighting Guide For Your Cam Space

Proper lighting is one of the most important factors when setting up your cam space. The correct lighting will not only eliminate annoying and unflattering shadows, but it will also greatly improve the overall appearance of your cam stream. If your room is too dark, your video may appear grainy or just not as sharp. If the lighting is too bright in your room, it could change your skin color and make you looked washed out.

Amazon offers many options for inexpensive, but professional lighting equipment. For best results, you’ll want three separate lighting sources. The first light you’ll want to set up in front of you, behind your webcam, pointed at you. You may have to adjust the height to reduce glare, but generally setting it up about the same height as yourself will be perfect. The next two lights should be on either side of you, but still in front of you. Again, adjusting them to be about the same height as yourself should work well. Some tinkering may be needed to get it just right. Play around with it until your illuminated without any shadows, shiny spots, or glare. Don’t make the mistake of setting up a light behind you. Not only will it show up on cam, but it may actually darken your stream.

If you’re still unsure of how to set up your lights, check out our visual guide at the end of this article.

If you can’t afford professional lighting right off the bat, don’t worry. Regular lights work well too. If you have floor lamps that are around the same height as you, definitely use those. If you have shorter lamps, put them on tables on either side of you if possible. You can also play around with different bulb shades to see what looks best. Some bulbs will give off a blueish, natural glow, while others will have a yellowish tint to them.

Hanging up colorful light strands can be a fun way to add character to your room. Icicle lights dangling from the ceiling behind you is a nice touch. Or attaching Christmas lights around the frame of your bed or couch looks cool too. You can even get light strands with your favorite characters on them: Hello Kitty, Star Wars characters, etc.

VISUAL GUIDE TO SETTING UP YOUR WEBCAM ROOM LIGHTS:

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This first image shows an overview of how you will want to set your lights up in your cam room. One light directly in front of you, behind your webcam and two lights on either side of you, pointed at you, placed in front of you.

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Your main light will be set up behind your webcam, directly in front of you. You’ll want to position it at about your same height for best results.

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Your second light should be placed on the left hand side of you, but still in front of you. Make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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Your final light should be on the right hand side of you, but still in front of you. Again, make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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This last picture is a POV shot of what your setup should look like. Notice the three light sources, all pointed at you: one in front, one to the left of you, and one to your right.

Setting Up Your Cam Space

Setting your cam space up correctly

Setting up your camming space properly is incredibly important. You’re gonna want to choose an area that is private, visually appealing, can accommodate everything you plan on doing, and is comfortable for you.

When fans enter your cam room, the first thing they see is you, but the second thing is the overall appearance of your space. They want to see good lighting, no clutter, and decorations/props that fit your niche. If you’re into bondage and/or domination, maybe try adding some whips, handcuffs, or a strap-on somewhere in your room. If your thing is playing up being a cute, young teen, make your room bright, colorful, and girly. This helps the customer know what you’re all about without even having to ask. It also helps make the experience more genuine and real for them.

Depending on the site you cam on, having a poster, neon dry erase board, or chalkboard in the background is a great idea. It encourages engagement and sometimes competitiveness! You could have a list of your top tippers for the month.That will encourage your fans to compete for the number one spot on that list. A sign could also be used for informative purposes: such as listing
videos you have for sale, contests that you’re currently holding, or a tip menu. Be creative with it! Figuring out the surface you want to work on is also important. You want to make sure you’re comfortable, that way you can put on your best possible show every time. Some models are most comfortable on a bed, futon, or couch. Some prefer an office chair. Some models even cam from the floor! Figure out what bests fits your needs. Or maybe even switch it up from time to time depending on the kind of show you’re doing.

As we talked about in a previous article, webcam lighting is crucial. Getting the correct lighting equipment and positioning it correctly will make all the difference in the appearance of your cam stream. You’ll be able to eliminate shadows and get rid of any graininess. After all, your customers are there to see you. Make sure they’re actually able to! Click Here For a Visual Guide to Webcam Lighting

Take advantage of holidays! When there’s a holiday coming up, switch things up and decorate your cam space for that particular holiday. Not only is it fun, but it gives your fans something new to talk to you about. You’re bound to get flooded with compliments! You can also use the holidays to run special holiday-themed contests and giveaways. If it’s Valentine’s Day, write their username on a heart if they tip a certain amount. Or hang up a customized ornament for them around Christmas time. Again, be creative here and do something that your fans can engage in.Now your space is all set up and you’re ready to go!