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Cam Model Lingo And Acronyms

Webcam Slang

​If you’re gonna be a cam model, you better start learning all of the lingo and acronyms now. There’s so many different fetishes out there, and with new things becoming popular all the time, I’ll probably be able to double this list in a few months.​ 😛 This is a list of popular terms and abbreviations that you’ll more than likely see pop-up at some point in your camming career.
 
  • AP= Age play. Roleplaying an age that you aren’t. Generally pretending to be younger than you are, even to the point of underage.
  • ATM or A2M= Ass to mouth. Putting something in your ass and then putting that object in your mouth.
  • Bae= Before Anyone Else. It’s used as a term of endearment, replacing baby.
  • BB= A shortened way to say baby or babe.
  • BBC= Big black cock.
  • BBW= Big beautiful woman. A larger woman.
  • BDSM= Bondage & Discipline / Sadism & Masochism. Roleplay involving bondage, dominance, and submission.
  • B/G or BG= Boy/girl.
  • BJ= Blow job.
  • Brown video= A video involving poop.
  • BTS= Behind the scenes.
  • C2C= Cam to cam. This is when your fan turns their camera on so you can watch them while they watch you.
  • C4S= Clips4sale.
  • CB= Chaturbate.
  • CBT= Cock and ball torture. Physical pain to a man’s genitalia.
  • CD= Cross dresser.
  • CEI= Cum eating instruction. A fetish involving you telling the guy to eat his own cum.
  • Cougar= An older woman going after a younger guy.
  • Countdown= Counting down and then giving someone permission to cum at the end of the countdown.
  • Cuckold or cuck= When a wife fucks another man in front of her husband as a way to emasculate him.
  • Deep throat= Taking a dildo or cock down your throat.
  • DP= Double penetration. Taking an object in both your pussy and ass at the same time.
  • Edging= Getting yourself to the point where you’re about to cum and then not actually finishing.
  • ELM= Extralunchmoney.
  • Facial= Cumming on someone’s face.
  • Femdom= A female taking the dominant role.
  • Findom= Financial domination.
  • GFE= Girlfriend experience. Making someone feel like they’re dating you, usually with flirty texts and pictures throughout the day.
  • G/G or GG= Girl/girl.
  • GILF= Grandma I’d like to fuck.
  • GR= GiftRocket.
  • GTS= Giantess. A fetish involving role playing that you’re a giant and usually crushing or eating normal-sized people.
  • Home wrecker= Roleplay involving making a guy cheat on his wife or ruining his home life.
  • JOE= Jerk off encouragement.
  • JOI= Jerk off instruction. Telling a guy exactly how to stroke their cock. Usually involves doing the hand motion of a guy jerking off.
  • Magic wand/Hitachi= A vibrating massager.
  • MFC= Myfreecams.
  • MILF= Mom I’d like to fuck.
  • Ninja= A person who tips anonymously in your cam room.
  • PM= Private message.
  • POV= Point of view. Making the viewer feel as if he’s the one fucking you in the video or that you’re talking directly to them.
  • PSO= Phone sex operator.
  • Queef= Making a farting noise with your pussy by passing air through it.
  • RP= Role play. Acting out a fantasy or fetish.
  • SM= Streamate.
  • SPH= Small penis humiliation. Teasing someone for having a fat cock.
  • SW= Stripper Web.
  • T&D= Tease and denial.
  • Taboo= Things that are forbidden or typically looked down on.
  • Troll= Someone who tries to get a rise out of you on purpose. They get off on seeing you upset.
  • Voyeur= a person who gains sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.
  • Yellow Video= Video involving pee.
  • Yellow Wall= When tips on MFC come in very quickly and fill the whole chat feed.

Being Smart With Your Contests And Raffles

Webcam Contests

To earn extra money and increase interaction with fans, most models will hold contests and raffles. These can be live on cam, through social media, or through your website. It’s completely up to you. Contests and raffles are a fun way to engage your fans and get them to participate in something together. But it’s important to be smart about the way you run your contests and what prizes you offer.

If you’ve ever watched any of the top cam girls, you may have seen them holding big contests and raffles with huge prizes. This makes sense for them to do because they have such a big following. But a rookie mistake that a lot of newer cam models make is offering unrealistic prizes to their fans. Once you’ve held a few contests and you can gauge the amount you think you’ll make based off of the interest of your previous contests, then you can start offering bigger prizes if you feel it’s worth it. Bigger prizes doesn’t always mean that you’re gonna have more interest shown in your contest. So if you offer a date, travel expenses, long custom, long Skype sessions, etc., you may end up dishing out more money than you make.

Some models that think it’s best to offer a huge prize without really having a large following will add a stipulation to the rules. It’s usually something like, “There’s no specific date that this contest ends. It ends once I raise x amount of dollars or get x amount of entries.”. This might seem like a good idea at first, but as the contest goes on and on and on, interest will die down. You may never reach your goal. And then you end up with the fans who did enter mad at you. It’s important to be reasonable with your expectations. Saying that you’ll only do the raffle if you sell a certain amount of entries isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if you decide to do that, you should offer consolation prizes to those who did enter. If you’re not at least offering that, your fans will be skeptical about entering in the first place for fear that they won’t have a shot at winning anything. Or if you’re holding a monthly contest, you could always roll it over to the next month if need be.

Before you announce a new contest or raffle, make sure you establish all of the rules. Every cam model has trolls in their room who will try to find a loophole or try to confuse you so you agree to something that you don’t actually want to offer. So just be sure to spell out all of the rules and specifications beforehand.

Things to think about:

  • Can the same person win multiple prizes?
  • Do they have to specifically say in their tip note that their tip is for the raffle?
  • If you’re offering a custom video or Skype time, can it be split up into multiple sessions?
  • Are there any restrictions to what you’ll do in a custom or Skype show?
  • If your contest rewards the top tipper, is that the top overall tipper or highest single tip?

These are just a few of the things you should think of and plan out before officially announcing your contest. Just make sure all points are covered so there’s no confusion once the contest starts.

Camming With Other Cam Models

​A good way to earn some extra money is by doing shows with other cam models! Guys love it when two of their favorite cam models get together to do shows.​ So not only is it a treat for your fans, but it’s a treat for you too because you get to play with another sexy girl on cam all day! 😉 Not only can you do live cam shows together, but you can also shoot content to sell later on. But it’s not all fun and games. There are certain things that you need to establish with each other beforehand.
 
If you’re doing live cam shows together, you have to make sure all of the legal stuff is in place beforehand. If you cam on different sites, make sure you both register on both sites and get approved before meeting up. This will prevent any delays in your shows. You’ll also need to decide which account you want to perform on. You can do all of your shows on one account and split the money afterwards, take turns switching between each other’s account, or even keep both of your rooms open and keep whatever your fans tip you in your own room.
The second and third ways that I just mentioned are pretty straight forward, but you have to be careful if you’re doing all of the shows on one account and splitting the money afterwards. First, make sure that you trust the other cam model. You wouldn’t want to do all that work and not get paid for it. Second, you need to remember taxes. Since it will only show as revenue for the girl who’s account you’re performing on, she should keep more of the money for tax purposes. About 30% is fair, and then the remainder should be split 50/50. You also need to establish when you’ll both be getting paid. If you’re camming from another model’s account, will she pay you that same day or wait until the check comes in for your shows? These are all things that need to be discussed beforehand, and it’s best to get it in writing as opposed to over the phone.
 
If you’re shooting other content besides live shows with a model, you need to agree on some things beforehand as well. Do you both have 100% rights to do whatever you want with the content? Should you both sell it for the same price? Are any sites off limits for selling it on? If the girl you’re working with has geo restrictions in place, she might not want her content sold all over the internet. Geo restrictions come into play when live camming as well. If the girl you’re shooting with has certain areas blocked, you should block those areas as well while the two of you are camming together.
 
Make sure you protect yourself. You’ll need to get a copy of the other model’s photo ID and a signed 2257 form. These should be exchanged before shooting content together. If you haven’t worked with the model before or if you don’t know her that well, a confidentiality agreement isn’t a bad idea either. This will prevent her from sharing any of your personal information online. You should also both get tested for STDs, depending on the type of content you’re shooting. There’s no need to feel weird or uncomfortable asking for all of this. Any smart model understands that it’s important to protect themselves and cover all bases.
 
Even if you don’t live in an area with a lot of other cam models, there’s plenty of ways to meet them. Social media is probably the easiest way. If there’s a girl you want to work with, give her a follow and shoot her a DM. Don’t give out too much personal information right away, but maybe mention the state that you live in and see if she’s willing to travel or host you. Conventions are also a great way to meet other cam models. Usually you’ll be staying in a nice hotel, which is the perfect setting for shooting content together. Some conventions even buy out entire hotels for the weekend, so you’re free to run around naked… which gives you even more locations to shoot together!

Camming On A Budget

Webcam on a budget

Even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s still possible to start camming. The basic equipment that you need won’t set you back too much, and then you can slowly upgrade as you start to save. The basics are a computer, a webcam, and high speed internet. If you still have room in your budget after purchasing those, the next things you should get is professional studio lighting and some toys to play with on cam.
 
When picking out a laptop or desktop computer to cam on, you don’t have to get the latest model, but you do want to get something that will smoothly run the software needed to cam. Some site’s software is more straining on your computer than others. For optimal performance, a computer with a core i7 processor or it’s equivalent and at least 3 GB of RAM is recommended. If you’re unsure if your current computer will run the software, you can always do a quick test. Start your camming software and go online. After that, open your task manager on your computer and check your CPU usage. If it’s at or close to 100%, you’ll need to upgrade. If you don’t, your computer will run very slow, your camera feed with appear laggy and choppy, and there will be a big delay in your room. No one will want to watch you like that, and you won’t be making any money.
 
Once you have a laptop or desktop that’s good for camming, it’s time to pick out a webcam. The most popular camera right now among cam models is the Logitech C920. It shoots in crystal clear 1080p HD. You can pick one up on Amazon for $60-$75. The price fluctuates occasionally, but right now it’s $59.99. You simply won’t find a cheaper camera that performs as well as this one. Aside from shooting full 1080p HD, it also has dual microphones to ensure natural sound, and a 15 MP camera for capturing still shots.
 
The final necessity is high speed internet. You want a connection that gets at least 1 Mbps upload speed or higher. This will ensure that your camera feed is smooth and also reduce the delay in your room. You can check your current upload speed on www.speedtest.net. Depending on where you live, a fast enough connection will typically run you $45-$60/month.
 
If you’ve reached the top of your budget at this point, hold off on professional studio lighting. When you’re just starting out, you can always point a table or floor lamp towards you or place one behind your camera so that it lights you up. Once you save up some money, you can pick up a decent lighting system for about $50 on Amazon. You’ll also want some toys to play with on cam to spice things up a bit! But don’t worry if you can’t afford those right away. You should start a wishlist so your fans can buy them for you! 🙂

What To Include In Your Cam Profile

What to include in your webcam profile

After you get approved on a camming site, but before you actually start to cam, it’s important to set up your camming profile. Your camming profile should be informative to your fans and reflect your personality. If someone comes into your room for the first time and wants to know what you’re all about, they’re gonna check out your profile. It’s important to not only make it look pretty, but make sure it describes the kind of model you are and the kinds of shows people can expect to see from you.
 
Some sites, like Myfreecams, let you fully customize your profile page. Other sites, such as Streamate, only let you put in text descriptions. If you’re camming on a site that only lets you put in a small amount of text on your profile, there are some very important things you should include. Definitely be sure to describe your show a little bit. Let your fans know what you do in private compared to exclusive. Maybe mention some of your favorite things to do on cam, or things that you specialize in. If there’s things that you aren’t comfortable doing that you think you’ll get asked to do often (anal, phone, squirting, etc.), you can include that as well so you don’t get asked over and over again. If you still have extra space to type, maybe include your room rules or a small description of your personality.
 
If you choose to cam on a site that lets you fully customize your profile, you can have a lot more fun! You can switch up the colors, make your own graphics and layout, use a premade layout, or even commission someone to make an eye-popping layout specifically for you. Some models will pick a theme and revolve their profile around that (Hello Kitty, Pokemon, superheroes, etc.). Ultimately it’s up to you how to design your profile. Since you have unlimited space to add whatever you want, there are some general things that most models include.
 
Be sure to include the links to your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Instagram, your blog, etc. Not only will that get you more followers on your different accounts, but it also gives your fans a way to stay in touch with you when you’re not on cam. If you have a website, you should include that link as well. You can even tell your fans that they can tip you a certain amount for a membership to your website and then you can manually add them. If the site you’re on has an offline tip option, definitely include that link on your profile page as well. That way your fans can show their appreciation to you or purchase stuff even when you can’t be online. The same goes for your wishlist link. Include that to give your fans another way to spoil their favorite cam model. 🙂
 
If you have premade videos, you should list those on your camming profile. You can either use a screenshot from the video, a GIF, or even just a text description so your fans know what to expect in the video. Be sure to include the price as well. If you have a group of similar videos, maybe make a discounted rate if they get all of them. You can also do this for your photosets and tangible goods. If you sell items, include them on your profile with a description and any other important information such as what countries you ship to.
 
Since you have more space on this kind of profile, you can go into more details about the rules of your cam room, description of your shows, and general tidbits about yourself. If you get asked a lot of the same questions over and over again, you could even add a FAQ section. If you’re on a site where the majority of your time is spent in public chat, it’s a good idea to have a tip menu. Include how much someone would have to tip in order for you to do something (boob flash, show feet, play with dildo, change song, etc.). To make your most loyal fans feel appreciated, consider adding a list of your top tippers. If you’re having a raffle, include all of the information that your fans need to know for that. And if you play any games in your cam room, list those details as well. Just be creative and list anything you think your fans might need to know!

Myfreecams Camscore

How does Cam Score work on Myfreecams?

​Myfreecams is the largest live cam site in the industry with over 15 million registered users.​ With the site being so popular, you can imagine the high number of models that are camming on the site. To really get noticed and get better placement on the site, you’ll need to improve your camscore. The models with the highest camscores appear first on the site. Members can adjust their setting to show models in a different order, but most don’t and the default is by camscore.
 
When you first start out on Myfreecams, you get a “new model” tag next to your name. Make sure you take advantage of this! Your new model tag will get you added traffic in your room because a lot of guys look for new model. They want to be the first to meet you and make a good impression for when you hit the big times! 🙂 Your new model tag only lasts for your first ten hours of camming, so be sure to check out the site and figure out how everything works before you start broadcasting. This way you’ll be ready to go and won’t have to waste any time learning the site and features. Your first ten hours on cam is when you really need to focus hard on your camscore. If you don’t get it high enough, you’ll lose a ton of traffic once your tag goes away. But if you raise it to a high enough level to get you in the first few lines of the site, you’ll continue to get exposure and new fans.
 
Your camscore on MFC is based on the amount of tokens (the currency on the site) that you earn over a certain period of time. Your placement on the site is determined solely by your camscore, so it’s important to keep it up. If your camscore is at a level that you’re comfortable with and is getting you a decent amount of paying customers in your room, it’s important to maintain or improve that score. You can do this by setting goals for yourself and not signing off for the night until you reach them. To keep your camscore at the same level, you’ll need to make sure you’re earning about the same amount of tokens every day or week. For example, if you made $1000 one week and you’re comfortable with where that put your ranking on the site, you’ll need to make sure you earn $1000 or more in the coming weeks to prevent your camscore from dropping.
 
Myfreecams doesn’t tell their models the period of time in which your current camscore is based off of, but they give you this example: let’s say the time period is 60 days. Well if you had a huge day 61 days ago, you may notice your camscore drop suddenly because now that days earnings isn’t calculated into your current camscore. So don’t take days off just because you have one or two big days. Continue to stick to your normal schedule, otherwise you might lose all of the progress you made.
 
The default camscore for when you first start out on Myfreecams is 1000. You’ll notice it quickly fluctuating your first few days based on how well you’re doing in regards to earning tokens. The median camscore on the site is 600. That means about half the models on the site have a camscore above 600 and half have a camscore below 600. Your camscore is re-calculated every 4-6 hours, but only if you’ve logged into the site since the last time it was calculated.
 
As I talk about in this article, MFC might not be the best cam site to start off on because of the camscore rating system. I’d suggest trying out another site first that bases your ranking on other factors besides just the amount of money you earn on the site. That way you’ll feel comfortable on cam and already know what works and doesn’t work for you.

Cam Model’s Guide To Periscope

Using Periscope for Webcam Models

​If you aren’t using Periscope as a way to promote yourself, you’re really missing out on a lot of potential exposure. ​Periscope is an app that you can download for Android or iPhone. It allows you to live stream video from anywhere in the world to anyone who follows you. With over 300 million active users, Periscope is a great marketing tool. Nudity and the promotion of adult websites is not allowed on Periscope, but there are ways around everything! 😉
 
Since Periscope isn’t quite adult friendly, you have to be careful what you broadcast. Wearing lingerie or sexy little outfits is fine as long as your naughty bits are covered. This actually isn’t a bad thing. It’s inevitable that you’re gonna get a ton of guys asking you to “open boobs bb” or “just a quick flash, I won’t tell”. It makes it really easy for you to then transition into letting your followers know that they can find you on your website, cam site, social media, etc. if they want to see more of you. Even though you’re not supposed to advertise adult websites on Periscope either, you can get away with it as long as you don’t mention it every 30 seconds. Bring it up occasionally in your broadcast. Definitely don’t put a website link in the title of your broadcast though. That’s just asking to get reported.
 
Even if you only get on for 5 or 10 minutes, it’s a good idea to Periscope every day. You can let your followers know what you have planned for the day: like your camming schedule, website updates, or if you plan on shooting new content. You can remind them to follow you on social media, let them know of any raffles you’re holding, contests you’re in, etc. It’s a great platform for making sure your fans are up-to-date on everything you have going on.
 
While you’re broadcasting, you should encourage your followers to give you hearts and share your broadcast with their followers. To give hearts, all they have to do is tap their screen. Every tap gives you a heart. Hearts don’t really mean anything unless you make it to one of the top hearted profiles, but they’re good for bragging rights if nothing else! Hearts will appear on the bottom right of your screen during your broadcast in all different colors. When you sign-up for Periscope, it links to your Twitter account. When people comment on your broadcast, their Twitter profile picture will show up next to their name and comment. It will be shaded a random color that was assigned to them when they entered your broadcast. That color is also the color that their hearts will be.
 
To keep your broadcasts fun and to encourage interaction, try to do something fun with your followers. A simple, but fun game to play is to think of a question about yourself. Tell your followers that if someone gets the correct answer, you’ll remove an article of clothing. Sometimes I’ll have them guess the color of my bra or panties and then once I see the correct answer three times, I’ll take off either my shirt or pants and show off my lingerie. Again, this leads to a good segway… you can then let your followers know to find you on cam or your website if they want to see more.
 
Another feature that Periscope offers are private shows. You can invite specific users to join in on your private scope. You can get away with a lot more in private than you can in public. If you decide to use the private feature, you can mention during your public broadcasts that you sell private time through your website, clip store, etc. If someone’s paying for it, you know they aren’t going to report you.
 
Since Periscope is on your phone and can work from anywhere, you can even Periscope your daily life. Let your followers in on the stuff you do when you’re not working. Guys love to get a glimpse into your daily routine or join you while you travel, when you’re at a concert, etc. Even if you’re on the go, you can still jump on for a few minutes to say hi to your fans and quickly touch base with them.

Shooting Professional Quality Amateur Content

Shooting Amateur Content

Even though you may be shooting all of your own content, or have a friend/significant other helping you out, it’s important to make your content look professional. With 4K and 3D videos out now, you definitely should at least be shooting your content in 1080p HD. You are selling yourself, afterall, so you want to make sure your fans can actually see you in good resolution. Have you ever been streaming a video online or watching Netflix when the quality drops? Everything gets dark, grainy and blurry. The sound quality may even drop. No one likes that. And the same thing goes for watching porn.
 
Amateur porn is huge right now. The vast majority of guys out there like the “real feel” you get with amateur porn as opposed to produced porn. It comes across as more believable and doesn’t feel forced. With amateur porn, the person watching it can often put themselves into the situation, and that’s a big part of the appeal. But just because it has the word amateur in it, doesn’t mean it has to be shitty quality. Even if a guy really likes your style and the kind of content you make, he’s likely to move on to another model who shoots similar content if your quality is bad. Upgrading your equipment may seem expensive, but it will definitely pay off. You’ll not only notice an increase in premade content sales, but also in custom sales. If you upgrade your webcam to HD, you’ll see an increase in the number of guys in your cam shows. Like I said, they want to really be able to see you… all of you… clearly! So upgrading to better equipment really is a must nowadays.
 
One of the first things you should consider upgrading is your lighting. You can get a good, professional lighting set on Amazon for around $50. Even if you can’t afford to upgrade your other equipment right away, just getting better lighting will really make a difference in the overall appearance of your videos, pictures, and webcam shows. Make sure you check out my lighting guide for placement tips and tricks to really get the most out of your lighting equipment.
 
If you aren’t already using a webcam that can capture full 1080p HD video, I’d definitely recommend upgrading. On some cam sites, your ranking is determined partly by the quality of your stream. So using an HD webcam can really boost your placement on the site. HD webcams not only make your video stream look better, but they increase the sound quality as well. You’ll be able to do more in your shows because your fans will still be able to clearly hear you even if you step back away from the camera or move around a lot. I get requests for close-ups during my cam shows on a daily basis. If your webcam doesn’t capture HD video, your close-up shots are gonna look blurry and grainy. In fact, your overall cam stream will look grainy, dark, and sometimes off-color. With most models camming in HD, it’s especially noticeable to customers who frequent cam sites. They’ll immediately notice that your quality is lower than other models, and may not even give you a chance. If you’re looking for a webcam that shoots in full 1080p HD, I list a couple options here. But basically the two most popular webcams are currently the Logitech C920, which will run you about $70, and the Logitech Conference Cam BCC950. This cam goes for about $180. The main difference between the two is that the BCC950 comes with a remote so you can remotely control the movement of your camera and use the remote to zoom in and out.
 
The next most important upgrade is your camcorder. If you shoot custom content or videos to sell on your website or on clip sites, you’ll definitely want to get a camcorder that shoots in HD. A decent camcorder will run you between $180-$300. The Sony HDRCX240/B Video Camera is a decent option if you’re looking to stay on the cheaper side of the spectrum. It captures video in 1920×1080 resolution, is lightweight and easy to use. Although a good option, I’ve noticed an issue with this camera. Even with professional lighting, the video can be a bit dark. If you’re able to shoot outdoors or in natural lighting, it looks much better. But pretty much anything shot indoors won’t be as clear or bright as it should be. With that said, it’s still a really good option, and even though things aren’t as clear as they could be, it still gets decent shots: both far away and close-ups. A better, but more expensive option, is the Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder. This camcorder will run you about $300 on Amazon. It also shoots in 1920×1080 resolution, is lightweight and easy to use. But the video clarity and brightness is much better than the Sony cam. If you shoot a lot of videos and can afford it, I’d definitely recommend this cam.
 
The final thing that I would recommend upgrading is your camera. I’m mentioning it last because it isn’t as important for some models. Many focus on camming and don’t really have the need for a professional camera. And a lot of models will just use their phones. But if you have a website where you post photosets to often, or if you get a lot of custom picture requests, I’d recommend getting a DSLR camera. I’ll warn you ahead of time, these aren’t cheap. And it’s recommended that you buy several different lenses, which are also quite pricey, so that you can capture good quality close-up shots, shots from further away, motion shots, etc. I personally use the Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm lens. This camera is great! I love everything about it… except for maybe the price. With the lens, it’s gonna run you about $1,080 on Amazon. I mainly focus on full body shots, and this lens is perfect for that. But if you do a lot of close-ups, you’ll need to invest in a lens that’s specifically for that. This camera can even record video. It’s not as good as an actual camcorder, mainly because it doesn’t have an auto-focus. So if you move positions or get closer/further away from the camera, the whole video may turn out blurry.
 
When talking to potential customers about shooting custom content for them, one of the first questions they’ll ask is what equipment I use and if I shoot in HD/high-resolution. When I tell them what I use, many say how relieved they are to hear that and tell me about previous bad experiences they had with other models not shooting with good quality equipment. So upgrading to HD is definitely important and will most definitely increase your sales. You’ll also be able to charge more for your content because the quality will be better.