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Cam Model Store is a site where you can open your own online store to sell adult goodies. Popular items include panties, used toys, videos, Snapchat access, and Skype shows. 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 53/60, with an average score of 8.83. They lost the majority of their points because they don’t offer any form of regional blocking.
How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been on Cam Model Store for 7 months.
Cam Model Store has so many great features, and they keep rolling out new ones! Before I get into the features, I should mention that there is a one time fee of $149.99 to open a store with them. But with the payout percentage being 80%, you can quickly make that money back. Now on to the features… the main feature is a storefront. The colors and look of your storefront is fully customizable. You choose your own top banner, background image or color, text color, and even link colors. Your storefront will list all of the products you have for sale. They make it easy for your customers to select the item(s) that they want and checkout. For everything that you offer, you set all of your own prices. They do have a minimum of $10 though.
Besides selling items, you can also do cam shows on Cam Model Store. You can incorporate all of the same functions you could on any other cam site: HD video, audio, text chat, and cam2cam. You set all of your own per minute rates for group and exclusive chat. Fans can also send you tips.
They also have an anonymous pay-per-minute phone service. You set your own price per minute for phone calls. They don’t offer a texting app, only actual voice phone calls. Your real number will always remain anonymous.
Cam Model Store now has a solution for PayPal! Since PayPal is not adult friendly, they have created an adult pay request feature. This feature allows you to send out a “request for payment” notice to any customer. You just enter a title, the amount you are requesting, and your customers email address. You will be notified as soon as the customer pays.
A newer feature is the top tipper board. If you’ve earned at least $200 on the site, you can activate your board. This allows you to manually add customers who have purchased from your store to your top tipper board. This feature can be useful if you have competitive fans who want to compete to be your top tipper.
There are a few other features on Cam Model Store. If you want to offer a discount on any of your items, you can easily create promo codes to give fans a percentage off your items. If you want to promote your store, they provide images and linking codes for you to use. You can easily check the number of views each of your products has gotten in the past week, month, or year. And you can also easily check your store sales for the week or month.
Profits & Traffic 9/10:
Cam Model Store has one of the highest payout percentages in the adult market. You keep 80% of everything you bring in on the site. They do very minimal marketing for you, which is one of the reasons why they can pay such a high percentage to their models. You are responsible for posting your store link on social media and drawing in your customers that way. They have a small Twitter account where they post occasional shout-outs, but with only 1,000 followers or so, that doesn’t draw in much traffic.
Besides posting your link on social media, there is another way to draw in some traffic to your store. If you check out Cam Model Store’s homepage, you’ll see that they have 9 different categories, each featuring models. The categories include featured store of the week, weekly most promoted stores, top stores for weekly sales, top cam shows in overall sales, top phone calls in overall sales, recently added store items, latest models who logged in, latest models with a sale, and next model birthdays. Some of these categories are hard to get listed in, but others are easy and will get you more exposure. If you’re frequently logging into the site and posting new items for sale, you’ll be listed in at least 2 of the categories regularly: last login and recently added store items. Doing this will help get you more exposure and possibly more sales.
If you put in the effort to advertise your store, the profits are unlimited! Some models earn the majority of their income from Cam Model Store.
Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 9/10:
The model dashboard is a bit cluttered and can be overwhelming when first looking at it. But if you take some time to click every link and read through everything, you’ll be navigating the site without any problems in no time. One thing that I do find annoying and possibly confusing for potential customers is that only the latest 20 items that you uploaded are displayed when visiting your storefront. If your customers want to view your other items, they need to either click the individual categories on the left or click on View All Items. Some fans may not realize this and only see your latest 20 items.
Payments & Cashouts 10/10:
On Cam Model Store, you can choose to get paid via check in the mail, direct deposit, Paxum, or Western Union. Direct deposit is only available to models in the United States. Paxum and Western Union are only available to international models. Payments are sent out weekly as long as the minimum payout is reached and you keep 80% of everything you make on the site. There is no fee to get paid via mailed check and the minimum payout is $20. Direct deposit has a one time fee of $25 that’s taken out of your first paycheck. The minimum payout for direct deposit is $20. Paxum and Western Union have a minimum payout of $500. You are responsible for any chargebacks, which is one of the reasons why they can pay out such a high percentage to their models.
Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 5/10:
Your privacy is important to Cam Model Store, and none of your personal information will ever be leaked or given out to your customers. All sensitive information is transmitted via SSL technology and processed safely, securely, and discreetly.
Cam Model Store does not offer any form of regional blocking. This is a problem for any model who wants to block certain states, countries, or zip codes from viewing their content. As Cam Model Store states in their FAQ section, geo-blocking is not 100% guaranteed anyways because of certain factors such as IP address sharing. But it still puts some models at ease and works better than having nothing in place. It’s unfortunate that they don’t offer regional blocking.
Customer Service & Support 10/10:
The customer service and support team at Cam Model Store is phenomenal! If you’re having an issue, they always respond quickly and with all of the information that you need. Everyone on the team is very knowledgeable. They don’t offer phone support, but they generally get back to you by email within 12 hours if you contact them Monday-Friday.
Although you have to pay a one time fee of $149.99 to open your own store, Cam Model Store can be very profitable and you can make that money back quickly. They make it incredibly easy for you to offer all of your adult services in one location.
There are abundant amount of cam sites on the web & like many models, you’ll think of signing up to many of them & either using them once or using each one frequently. As a professional cam model for a few years now, I honestly recommend Camster.
The site pays 50/50 on net revenue & with a weekly payout, unlike many other sites, gives you a generous constant income. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Camster, with the simple & understandable sign up process, within 24hrs, I was verified, signed into the main console & ready to perform on cam. The main console is easy on the eye & also very simple to understand, with a white background & the main pull out menu to the left in a deep navy blue it’s not over complicated nor is it hard to understand. All of the features & functions can be located here on a standard “top to bottom” style layout menu, making it easy for you, running your business as a camgirl, instead of wondering where to find things & work the site.
On the right of the on screen console’s the inbox, with a clearly visable red counter, so you can find messages & email from your online friends & customers. Underneath is a sharing link, easy to locate & use, with a “click to copy” button for promoting yourself online to your social media pages & in your signature in forums, this is always a plus, bringing higher earnings from your fans. Directly central in the main console, the “go online” “large green” button & above, the rates charged for private & spy shows, here you can edit to the fee you wish to charge. Camster’s the easiest to use console, and like I said, cannot stress enough how it’s so easy on the eye.
The side menu includes “Broadcast”, in both standard or HD, a “bulletin” button, locating your online messages. A “stats & earnings” page, although your latest earnings are also clearly displayed on the main dashboard, seen under the inbox on the right.There’s a photos & video section within your profile where you can profit from clips & pics, with a small charge for each. The video is not downloadable, but viewed in the user console. The upload pages to both photos & video’s underneath the “stats & earnings” button on the menu before the “blocked Regions” button. Here you can type regions you wish to block, it’s as simple as this.
Under these, the payment settings, tax & another rates button, to clearing bring up your rates you charge for private, group & spy. There’s a wish list page & you can link to your twitter social media page. Changing your model categories is located under these, and gives a choice, not too many, enough to give users the choice to find you without making it complicated. Hair color, body shape & size, likes, dislikes. A contact button for your own information is below & at the bottom of the menu list, a support button. This includes phone numbers for camster, email support & a wiki page with various “questions & answers”. Camster has a very handy “chat” button to the right of the console, making your business effortless with enquires or problems that are dealt with sufficiently & in speedy reply from a knowledgeable team.The customer service & model support from Camster’s both profession & of high standard. The team likes to help both you the model & the users, so both business & enjoyment can is accomplished in the online entertainment.
After looking through the cam console & setting everything up, you’re ready for broadcasting, this is as simple as joining. With your cam plugged in (I recommend a high quality camera, around $80 giving high quality picture & sound, remember, this is your business.) Clicking the “big green” button or the “broadcast” button on the side menu, both access a pop up page, your SD cam feed console’s now open. This console’s again both easy on the eye & simple to understand. Your cam feed display’s on the right, the users in your chatroom are underneath & the text area to the left.My only negative comment is within this area, I still cannot located the “text size or style” button & have still not changed the size of the text making it slightly difficult to read some of the users text when using a separate larger screen, other than this, going online is simple.
Once online, you’ll begin performing to users from this platform or the choice of a HD platform from a downloadable console logging into this flash installation from your pc. If you’re using a HD camera, higher than 2mb upload broadband, using the HD broadcast is recommended, giving users a higher quality image.This is using the second “broadcast HD” button on the side bar in the main console. Choosing this option, a page in the main console gives you the choice of download, a flash install into your pc, laptop or mac, this is called “Imodel”.
Once downloaded, you can login to Camster network using this program on your computer. There are no bugs & the system is very stable, as is the whole of the network & the online console.
You’ll need to login here with your username & password & once this program is opened, it uses an “adobe” flash program to transfer the higher bit rate faster & in smaller packets, with this, you need to start the cam from the new application, it’s all reasonably understandable once logged in. When online, with the huge 5 million friendly members, you’ll have no problem with traffic & a constant stream of users into your chat room. Camster’s part of a large network of cam sites since 1997, giving you more traffic & a higher profitability giving you a higher income.
Nearly all of the users are friendly as most of the direct traffic through Camster is genuine & are not just looking for a free flash. Sadly, like with all sites, you’ll always come across maybe one disrespectful user, a chancer, like I have, texting fake tips. This user was banned shortly after I notified the admin help, using the chat button on the main console. The admin support team came into my room directly & giving a tip, showing the whole room the fake tip user was not accepted, while banning the user. There’s a “ban” button in the models cam interface, allowing you to remove anyone you wish to remove from your room.With of the high traffic available from Camster, offering photo & video on your profile can be a very profitable, this is simple to do, uploading either images or video from your main console. Video can be no larger than 500mb & the images can be both amateur or professional. A choice is always good for your users to appreciate.
Camster offers both weekly & daily webcam payments options to US models through check, direct bank deposit, bank wire, Paypal, Dwolla, Payoneer & CMB paycard as payment options, again for US models which is applaudable with payment types, However for International models, Camster does lack payment options with Dwolla, Payoneer & the CMB payment card as the only options, this I find a big negative.
Pleased to say, Payonneer is simple to set up if you do not have this already & is a easy way to accept payment, with a small $3 fee, you can receive your payment into the bank within 1 to 3 business days.There’s no holdbacks for models to worry about & chargebacks are covered by Camster & there’s $1000’s daily prize money given out, available to win, making it worthwhile to go online for long length shifts, in a weekly routine.
You can create tip shows, $30 to $40 is a good set out price. Models must stick to the times & offer a good show to reap the rewards. Any shows ending early are penalized.
I honestly recommend Camster for both user & models, I score the site 9/10. The only negative points are those I mentioned, the payment types for international models, the text size in the model chat room & the one member who came in & tried to con me with the fake tip. However, the service provided from the support team of Camster was remarkable & made up for the user.
The features & functions are all fantastic, easy to use, with the simplest of usability. Camster does lack marketing tools, apart from the model referral link code. From a models perspective, the traffic size & quality of users are both good, the console’s easy to use & doesn’t slow down or hinder your computer with technical gadgets & the model resources are easy to locate with the available chat always accessible for online help & support.