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How to think Different in the webcam business

Famous words to live by (literally) and they were said by none other than Apples own Steve Jobs. He knew what he was talking about, obviously. Although he was speaking in terms of computers, it really is a great motto to live every aspect of your life by.

Stop looking at competition and thinking of how you can do things better than them. Think about how you can do things differently. For example, you watch another cam girls room. You say to yourself “Man, she is really awesome at the hard sell.” She’s constantly pushing for a sale, like a used car salesman that never gives up and never lets you leave without signing on the dotted line. Now, you try and copy what she’s doing down to a T and you may be successful, hell, you may even be better… but let’s think for a second about how we could do things differently instead. How about mixing soft sells with hard sells? Mixing the art of the hard sell and using it with a subtle sell delivery.

When it comes down to it, there is nothing that you can do that will ever be exactly the same as what another person does. That’s why you can always tell the difference between an original and a copy. Sure, they might be almost identical but they never quite match up. Why would anyone want to be a copy of something else anyway?

Let’s take an example of affiliates for big box cam sites. A lot of models do not like white labels because there a few bad eggs that unfortunately give a bad name to the whole bunch. The models complain about them recording their shows, posting them on tube sites, tweeting out their pics without tagging them, associating them with not so good studios, the list goes on and on. Constantly there is something going on in this realm. There is always a model who is trying to get their shows taken down off of an affiliates site only to get the run around by said affiliate.

The models are upset because their brand is being used and they aren’t getting any type of credit for it, and if they point it out then they are talked to like they aren’t worth a damn. It can be a pretty nasty system. So here’s where the “Think different, not better” comes in. Instead of thinking about how affiliates should do things better (which we all know will not be changing any time soon.) We should be thinking about how we can do things differently. Imagine if 10 models created white labels, and then also created affiliate programs for said white label. Then each model signed up for the others affiliate program, and traded promo content for each other. All of a sudden, instead of having the affiliates steal your content and not give you credit… you as the model are taking control, and all of the models are making each other money by using the models affiliate link when they use their brand to promote their white label. Still with me?

It doesn’t get rid of the problem, but if you can’t get out of it, then you might as well get into it. This would put much more industry control in the hands of the models, as well as provide a supportive

community for everyone to come together and constantly make each other money. Next thing you know, the affiliates that aren’t models don’t have the same type of access to the promo materials (because models aren’t creating it voluntarily for them, like they are for the models they are signed up as affiliates with) and so who starts to be the big bread winners? The models.

Another example is Snapchat. Models started out on snapchat with either just a public snapchat or a private snapchat. Then after debating on how to do it better, most models created two separate accounts, one for the public and one for the premium. This is all well and good and serves its purpose, however, it’s a lot of work to run two separate accounts. So instead of doing things better, how about we do them a little differently? Create ONE snapchat account and run your private and your premium from the same account. (You can do this by going to your settings and changing who can view your story from Public to CUSTOM. Even after you switch back to public view, the snaps posted on your storyline during the custom setting will only be viewable by those who were on the approved list.) Voila! A way to do things differently.

Are you picking up what I’m laying down yet? Obviously the examples above are just that…examples. You can mix and match and try different things out to see what works for you and what doesn’t. But the truth of the matter is that until we stop trying to be cookie cutter versions who compete with each other using the same type of style and hustle, we won’t be living up to our maximum potential. So I urge you, I implore you to start doing yourself a favor and when you are getting ready to log on to your cam room, or film a new video, or start a new project… that you take a second and start think different, not better.

Offering Adult Skype Shows

Profiting from Selling Skype Shows

Skype is a great platform for offering live adult shows. Some models have reservations about using Skype because they’re scared of getting ripped off. But there are adult-friendly payment processors out there that you can use to prevent getting scammed.

The first is SkyPrivate, and they are a great choice to go with. You can use SkyPrivate to charge your fans per minute for Skype shows. All you have to do is download and install their plugin. It counts the minutes you’re on Skype with each customer, and bills them per minute. There’s also the option for the customer to prepay for a show and send you the full payment beforehand. If it’s done that way, you’re responsible for ending the call after the agreed upon time. You choose your own per minute rate, and can change it at any time. You can also set it up so that different customers are charged different prices. This can be useful if you have a customer who does frequent shows and you want to offer them a discounted price.

Aside from just the payment processing part, their platform shows you up to the minute statistics. They also create a profile page for you that you can use to advertise on social media. They have a built-in widget to create promo banners too. When you first sign-up with SkyPrivate, you keep 75% of everything you make. But you can keep up to 80% by referring paying members or models.

The next option you can use to accept payments for your Skype shows is Paxum. They’re similar to PayPal, but they’re adult friendly. Getting started with them is easy, and cashing out is easy as well. They charge a withdraw fee, but that is the only charge associated with them. To receive your payment via check, there is only a $5 fee. To withdraw via wire transfer, there is a $50 fee. I’ve always received my payments by check, and have never had a problem. They generally get to me within 5 days of cashing out.

Some camming sites, such as Myfreecams, let you advertise on their platform that you do Skype shows. You can charge your customer the currency on that camming site beforehand, and then do the Skype show either right away or whenever you and your customer are both free. Putting it on your camming profile that you do Skype shows and mentioning it occasionally while you’re on cam is a great way to get the word out there about your Skype shows.

One thing you never want to do is accept PayPal. They are not adult friendly and your account will be permanently banned the second they find out what you’re doing. Any funds you have in your account will be held for months before you can withdraw them. And PayPal will not let you create a new account with them. Besides that, you can easily get scammed if you use PayPal. Your fan can pay for a show, do the show with you, and then call their bank and ask for a chargeback. Since you can’t prove what you were offering (since anything adult is against PayPal’s TOS), your customer will get his money back and you will have done that show for free.

When done correctly, offering adult Skype shows can be very profitable. A lot of guys prefer Skype over other camming platforms because it feels more personal. Also the video quality is often better and there isn’t a delay in sound.

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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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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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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!