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.
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.
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.
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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There comes a time in every cam girls life where she has to ask herself one simple question.
“To Film or Not to Film.”
Sounds easy enough, right?
The truth of the matter is that deciding to take the dive and film clips can be ridiculously intimidating. “What do I use? What type of content should I make? Do I have to pay for a decent video editor?” So many questions to consider. Luckily, they all have pretty simple answers. So if that’s you hiding in the corner, shying away from putting that beautiful booty on film, it’s time to stand up, step out into the limelight and conquer baby, because we’ve got this on lock.
Where Do I start?
Let’s start with the basics. If you’re new to making clips, chances are you haven’t invested in a top of the line video camera, and that is OKAY. Using the same camera that you use to cam with should do the trick, as long as you have decent lighting. Personally, I use my Logitech C920 for everything, and it hasn’t failed me yet. (Note: Lighting is the key to making your videos look high quality. If you can’t afford to purchase a kit, take 3 floor lamps and put one on each side of the cam, and one directly behind it.) If you can spare a few dollars for a lighting kit, you can find nice quality and affordable priced ones on Amazon. (Wish List anyone?)
Okay, phew. Step one down.
So what’s next?
The next step is a beast to which many a cam girl has had to conquer in her quest to making the perfect clip, and that beast is content.
What the Hell do I make?
You’d think that after spending hours a day diddling yourself and playing perfect fantasy to people online, that this part would be easy, breezy, beautiful…but if you’re anything like me, than you like to over-think and over-analyze every possible situation and this becomes a task that can be the most daunting.
First off, trust me when I say there is a person out there for everything. (Sick? Film that snotty nose, girl and make you some money!) Take a second and think about what your favorite thing to do is during a show. Maybe, you’re the straight missionary get ‘er done type, or perhaps you lean towards being a savant of the Jerk Off Instruction. Whatever your style is, roll with it. The best content is going to be made when you’re comfortable and confident in the product that you’re putting out.If you’re still struggling about figuring out what to film, I recommend setting up your cam, hitting play and then getting yourself off like it’s your birthday. (Go Shawty…) Why? One, because you deserve it. Two, because at the end of that glorious orgasm, you will have a clip that needs barely any edits and you can sell it as “Hidden Cam”. BOOM.
(Side Note: Sometimes, when I have a hard time thinking of new ideas, I will run a special on custom videos. That way, I let my fans think up the content for me, get upfront payment and then turn around and re-sell for maximum profits.)
Okay, so… you’ve got the cam and the lighting. You’ve filmed the content. Now what?
Next, my dears, is editing. There are hundreds of video editing tools that you can use, and honestly, most of the ones that are worth a damn will cost you some money, but invest a little to make a lot, am I right? (Plus a tax write off! HOLLA’!)
However, for arguments sake, and so that this article doesn’t turn into a dissertation, we’re going to keep it to the basics.
Windows User: Windows Movie Maker
Mac User: iMovie
These are both free editors that will get the job done, and let you put out a decent project. If you’re not familiar with how these work, there are tons of video tutorials on youtube, and both programs are fairly easy to learn. A couple of quick snips where you need it, along with a nice intro, and you’re good to go!
As far as watermarking goes, in Windows Movie Maker there is technically no way to watermark. However, the simple fix is to click on “caption” (under edit) and change the length of the caption to fit the length of your video. Then you type in whatever you want your watermark to be (ex: Selene Adams) and voila! Your clip is “watermarked.”
iMovie watermarking is a more labor intensive process that involves a series of steps. The short and skinny of it is you need to create an image of your watermark to import into iMovie. You can go to macworld.com and they list it out for you Watermarking on iMovie will have the step by step instructions (with pictures!) If you’re using music in any part of your clips, be careful about what type of music you use. Believe it or not, it’s a big no no to use music without permission. Don’t worry, this is an easy fix! A simple Google search for “Royalty Free Music” and you should be able to find some that you can use without worrying about The Fuzz knocking on your door.
Still with me? Good.
You might think you’re done at this point. You’ve filmed the content, edited the video, so what else could there be? When you’re in your final steps of saving the video you just edited, you need to think about the following question. What Format Should I be saving this clip? …I’m so glad you asked! The most widely used format is MP4, so always try and save your content in this format. WMV and MOV are also both popular, so those are good secondary versions to keep on a hard drive. (Did I mention that you should invest in a hard drive? Clips take up a ton of space, and in honor of trying to make computers fast and streams glitch free, it’s best to keep everything on an external hard drive.)
Pick whichever format you’d like and click save. That’s it! You’re done! You’ve made your first clip! Congratulations!