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How Much Money Can Cam Girls Make?

It’s your girl Sarah here again. I’m covering a hot, hot topic that most girls want to know about before getting in the trenches. I’m talking about that moolah! We all love the benjamins chat so let’s get these coins rolling! 🙂

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Truthfully, the question of, “How much money can cam girls make?” is probably the most common question I get about being a cam girl right after, “What does being a cam girl involve?” And, honestly as a cam girl, your earning potential can be unlimited. It really depends on what site you’re working for, how much you want to work, and how you market yourself.

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How Much Money Can You Make Camming? Find Out!

It’s important to keep in mind that whatever site you choose to work for will most likely keep a portion of the money you make. Cam sites will host your videos and stream your shows, but typically they keep 20%-70% of your profits, so you want to choose your site wisely, read their rules and restrictions, and review the tipping system, which is often in tokens and not dollars.

Spending time on your cam is very important and you’re going to be on there a lot. But, it isn’t the only way you’re going to make your money. In fact, you should think of your cam time as your way of advertising and marketing yourself.

You want the men or women who are watching you to be interested in you and what product you’re selling, which is essentially you. This means that you need to be exciting, sexy, put together, and acting in a manner that convinces the paying customers that you are very much into them, whether you really are or not. The more you can be the girl they’re dreaming about, the higher your income potential.

When you are just starting out as a cam girl, you’re probably not going to be raking in the big dough initially and there may even be days in the beginning where you bring in nothing, but don’t let it frustrate you. How much you bring in will also depend on the cam site you’re using, as they will each have their own popularity and busy times. Realistically, as a hard-working cam girl starting out, expect approximately $50-$100 a night.

However, once you’ve gotten a feel for things and you’ve built up a regular clientele, it is not out of the realm for you to make a few hundred to over $1,000 per night. But, do not limit yourself to just the private shows and videos you can offer on your cam site profile.

Other Income Streams for Cam Girls

When most people think of getting started as a cam girl, they’re only thinking of the cam shows they put on. And yes, those can bring you some extra cash and get your foot in the door, but they’re not the only way to make money.

First, do not limit yourself to only selling your videos and pictures on your cam site. Clip sites like Erotifix, ManyVids, and SideDaddy can increase your income and get your name out there. You can also set up subscription services on these sites.

Subscription services are just what they sound like. You post new pics and videos and your fans will pay to get access to your content. However, you do have to keep the content fresh or your customers will back out, so make sure you keep up with it.

You can also sell subscriptions through Snapchat and Instagram, if you want to keep things more mainstream. I recommend that you consider cross-marketing yourself across multiple platforms, it only increases your income potential.

If you’re someone who has some extra time on your hands, you might want to consider sex phone work, whether it is actually speaking on the phone or through sexting. You do not have to give out your real phone number, you can use services like Kik, TalktoMe, SkyPrivate, and NiteFlirt to keep things safer for you.

And trust me, men LOVE hearing your voice or reading dirty little messages through their day, so they’re willing to pay for that!

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One way to make extra money that cam girls don’t think about is selling their personal items. I’m not talking on eBay or Etsy, either. When you have fans, they’re willing to pay for a piece of you. This may be something non-sexual you may think about creating if you’re crafty. It very well could be your worn panties, stockings, or naughty crafts, like Pussy Pops.

Besides getting paid in money, you can also set up a wish list on Amazon for gift payments. Men like to be generous and they love gifting. Either that or they may have a fetish where they love to send somthing related to their sexual fantasy.

Whatever the reason, pick a variety of things; some items that are affordable and some that are dream items, set your list to public, and make sure you post it to your profile. I would strongly suggest that you set up a P.O. box as well, just to keep your address completely anonymous.

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All of these ways to make extra money as a cam girl require you to be proactive. You’ve got to do something if you want to make something. But, if you’re looking for a passive method to earn extra money, consider affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is just pointing your fans and customers to another website. It could be something you’re into, it could be another sex site, or it could really be anything. Each site will be unique in how you’re going to make money from this; it could be pay-per-referred-click or it could be a percentage of what the referred person spends on the site.

Either way, you’re making money without doing much of anything, and isn’t that what we’d all like to do?

If you’re considering working as a cam girl, welcome to the club! You’re embarking on a fun and fascinating journey. The journey has the potential to make you a nice chunk of change. Yes, that change is earned on your terms.

As long as you put in the necessary work, you could make upwards of $1,000 a day as a cam girl. Not sure where to start? Well, I’m killing it right now using Camsoda.com more than anything. Here’s the model registration form if interested in trying it out.

Q & A Session About Cam Girls

Yaaas! It’s Q&A time with yours truly! As you may or may not know, I’ve been a full-time cam model for years and I’ve been doing my best to help share some insight on a few things that girls have asked me over the years. There are so many questions that lots of cam models (and consumers) don’t ask. I’m sharing knowledge on some topics that people have asked me over the years. I wanted to publish them here today for you and the rest of my readers. Feel free to contact me via this page if you have any other questions. I’m happy to answer them all! 🙂

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Common AMA Cam Model Questions & Answers

Here goes nothing! All the questions and answers you need from me (more about me at the bottom of the post if you’re new to the blog).

Do cam girls have to do cam2cam in private sessions?

There is often a misconception that all cam girls have to do cam2cam private sessions. This is false and in fact, there are many out there using various platforms that only do group shows, gold shows or whatever lingo the platform uses for public group chat sessions.

Some models do decide to do private shows without enabling the cam2cam function. That’s completely up to you and the customer on whether or not you wish to each participate in that type of show.

In fact, there are LOTS of cam models that make TONS OF MONEY just by simply talking to users and putting on twerk shows. The girls that have mastered their twerk skills (like myself) can really profit major doing this!

Do cam girls have pimps?

Cam girls DO NOT have pimps. It doesn’t work like you think, with pimp bosses running these models. Quite the contrary actually. It’s a VERY PROFESSIONAL and SAFE alternative to escort work. There are professional cam studios that exist and they do to a certain extent manage the models, but it’s all done in a legal and professional manner.

The one awesome thing about this profession is that it allows models to set their own schedules and be their own boss in a safe environment.

In other words, no pimps are in this industry running these things. It’s a safe and reputable occupation with many reputable cam studios in the United States and other parts of the world. Oh, I’d like to add that models can also do whatever they feel most comfortable doing.

If talking is all they want to do, then they can do just that and nothing else. It really boils down to their personal comfortableness and what they want, not what a typical boss requires of them. Again, another one of the pros of camming today!

Do cam girls get contracts?

If you’re a really, really, really popular webcam model with hundreds of thousands of followers and a major social media following, then you can get a contract.

However, for the most part, a lot of these girls are using multiple platforms to connect with cam site users. I’ve heard of some super famous pornstars getting contracts with Camsoda and Streamate (read the review here), but that’s a rare case.

Do cam girls become involved with customers?

Most of the time, the smart cam model will keep an arms-length distance from their customers. I always keep a certain distance because I like to act professionally at all times. These cam consumers can be really clingy at times and literally plan their day around the model showtimes. Which is great because you can make lots of money!

That said, if you’re a cam model and you’re getting close to some of these consumers then you might be better off keeping things professional and not getting too close. Ideally, it’s best to not get physically or emotionally involved with the consumers (or models), regardless of what side of the coin you’re on.

Can you gift cam girls iTunes gift cards?

This one is is a common consumer question and the answer is…of course! You can gift cam girls anything you want, especially iTunes gift cards and Amazon Wish List items. Many of the models will share their Wish Lists, PayPal, Bitcoin, and all that jazz. If you’re a cam girl and you’re reading this article and the site you’re camming on allows you to share the data, the DO IT! If you’re a consumer and you find a Wish List, then buy something or donate. It will go a long way.

Can teachers be cam girls?

Yup! There are actually a lot of cam models that spend time camming when they’re not doing work in the classroom. Actually, now that I think of it, there are some REALLY FAMOUS cam models who use the word “teacher” in their names.

This is something that I recommend doing if you’re either a) really a teacher or b) looking to build that teacher-like persona via your modeling.

Can non-nude cam girls make money?

There’s a reason why cam sites have non-nude categories for consumers. Many consumers out there are into the CFNM type stuff and these non-nude categories cater to those fetishes. I’d say if you can play a sexy clothed female role in the CFNM type scenario then you’ll be able to make a ton of money online!

Can an “ugly” girl make money as webcam girl?

There is a saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that holds true for sure. What one may see as being ugly, another may see as beautiful.

So, with that being said, it’s still very possible for an ugly girl to make money. More importantly, you’d be better off trying to build your confidence. Spend less time worrying about being ugly and more time finding customers to chat with.

Can I be a cam model with belly fat?

This one is a stupid question but frequently asked. There are all types of models camming today and not all of them have flat stomachs. In fact, some people like the bigger more chubby girls. It’s a fetish called BBW and SSBBW. Don’t worry about your belly fat, you will make money if you put on a smile and have a great personality!

Well, those are the questions that most people want to know but are afraid to ask. If you’re a model looking to cam for money, then do yourself a favor and kick things off via Camsoda’s platform. If you need motivation and more tips, then keep reading my blog for more info.

I’d like to wrap things up by saying that being a cam model has really changed my life. It’s one of the safest and most rewarding things that I’ve ever done. I have never felt better about myself and I’m profiting in every way possible. You can too, trust me!

Think Different, Not Better

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.

Dealing with Catty Cam Models

We all know what high school was like. Regardless of whether you were in the popular crowd, a band geek, a debate team guru or a gothic rebel, we all dealt with the inevitable catty, horrible drama/angst filled “woe is me” girl. Hell, most of us probably were the drama filled girls. (Not that I’m thinking of myself in that situation at all.. I was a perfect angel. Just like Mary Poppins. Practically Perfect in Every Way!)

I don’t know about you, but I hated high school. Absolutely loathed it. I remember thinking on more than one occasion that I couldn’t wait until it was over because adults always seemed to have it together. They had it so easy not having to deal with the petty drama. Little did I know, they were just better at hiding it from us kids because boy was I in for a surprise when the drama never really went away. Granted, we aren’t in a high school classroom forced to see whoever the bane of our existence was day after day. But it seems as though by the time we enter the real world, the drama is so ingrained within some of us that it’s impossible to let it go. Thus creates….. (dun dun dun) The Catty Camgirl.

When I first started camming I had no idea that it was as much of a community as it actually is. I remember always thinking about how these girls all seemed to know each other and I was on the outside looking in. Once I started getting more ingrained in the everyday hustle and bustle of camming I saw it in a whole new light. There will be cliques. OH, will there ever be cliques. The top girls of cam sites can be very competitive, and as a result there can be some nasty things that get said. It’s up to you whether or not you engage or decide to ignore it.

Personally, I like to ignore all the haters. Instead, I use it to measure my success. In my mind, the more haters that I have the more successful that I am. I don’t have time to engage in petty arguments or respond to the trolls on social media. I just ignore, brush my shoulder off, give them the good ol’ two finger salute and carry on my merry way of being a master of the universe. But even though I decide to ignore it, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

Look, the fact of the matter is this. If you are doing well on your cam site, and by that I mean you’re killing it with the hours, you’re slaying it with the regulars, you’re going HAM on some goals… then you’re inevitably going to collect a group of camgirls that would rather spend their time bashing you then working on their own craft. This doesn’t reflect on you as much as it reflects on how shitty they are. You will have models come into your rooms and troll you, if you’re on a private based site, they may try to take you to exclusive for 5 seconds. (This, by the

way, is so they don’t get charged and your room gets cleared out.) Some of the more *cough* vocal *cough* ones will take their ridiculous, obnoxious rants to Twitter, because you know.. somehow bashing another model in front of your fans will create a solid, loyal fanbase. (Gag me,please.)

I hate to say it, but the truth of the matter is that there is never going to be a way to get rid of these types of girls. They exist in the world. They are the mediocre cam-girl that allow us to shine. So what do you do? Do you let them disrespect you and completely f*$% with your workflow? (How about NO, Scott.) There are some things that you can do to alleviate the annoying.

If you’re on a private based site and models are trolling and clearing out your room by taking your private, start having the guys ASK you before taking. If someone tries to take me without asking first, it throws up a major red flag. If they haven’t even said Hi to me why would they want to spend $10/min in an exclusive session? What if I don’t do what they offer? What if they think my voice is annoying? If they can’t ask, then I assume they are a model trying to clear out my room and mess with my vibe….and you better believe, I will decline every single show if they aren’t respectful of my rules in that matter.

If the harassing gets too extreme, you can always send in a message to the cam site that you’re on. I wish I could say that this had a 100% success rate, but the sad truth of the matter is that it doesn’t. Sometimes the haters are favorites and they get away with murder. So, to each their own with what you want to do at that point, but my advice is to be the bigger person and just do you, boo boo. Trust and believe that nothing is going to get to the catty camgirl as much as you not engaging. If you don’t react, then it’s not going to give them the satisfaction that they are looking for. Hell, while they will be busy spending so much time on trying to get a rise out of you, stalking your cam room and giving you free promo by mentioning you on social media, you can be out there like Ri-Ri. (Let me see you werk, werk, werk, werk, werk.) The best comeback is success. Afnd ater all, they say that haters are your biggest fans. So #KeepOnHatin’

Webcam Competition

Competition breeds success. I will take that to the bank, even though half of you reading this will probably disagree with me. I suppose it’s a matter of opinion (even though I’m right!)

What am I referring to when I say that phrase? I’m speaking on why it’s OKAY to help out other models in the industry. It’s OKAY to share trade secrets. It’s OKAY to allow them to succeed along with you. It’s OKAY to let people know about camming, it doesn’t have to always be in the shadows.

Woah.. Calm down. I know that a lot of models will disagree with me on that last point. I have gotten into many debates about whether or not camming should stay exclusive and in the shadows of the deep dark interwebs. A lot of you feel as though the more girls that come in and saturate the industry, the harder it becomes to make money. I see why you would think that, and I don’t disagree that the more saturated the industry the tougher the competition. But I can’t help but feel like saying things like “We don’t want more models!” “Great, another documentary that’s going to bring even more competition” and other ridiculous, whiny statements are a cop out. That’s right, I said it. Deal with it.

When did people start looking at competition like it was a negative thing? You think that the top athletes in the world got there by bitching about how there were so many other athletes that were also good at the sport, so it isn’t fair because now they don’t look as good? No, that’s ridiculous. They trained harder, they adapted to the situation, they learned the weaknesses of their toughest competitors and they turned those weaknesses into their strengths. They succeeded because the competition forced them to become better, stronger, faster. (If you’re listening to a playlist, I recommend Kanye’s Stronger for this segment.)

How about McDonalds? You think they worry themselves over how Burger King and Wendys are doing? You’re damn right they do, but they don’t sit there and bitch about it, all of those companies are constantly innovating to come out with the next best thing.

That’s just the way that the cookie crumbles, and for every time a model complains about competition, a fairy loses its wings.

What it ends up turning into is this ridiculous back and forth of models being their own worst enemy and them trying to tear down other models behind their backs. They don’t want any documentaries to come out because they are afraid that a thousand new girls will show up in the cam world and make them obsolete.

How about instead of holding each other down and hoping that the competition isn’t going to be intense, we all start to raise each other up? How about we start supporting each other, giving each other advice, helping each other make money? How about we raise the bar. Because once that bar is raised is when the industry is going to be held to a higher standard all around. You don’t like the guys that come into your room and ask what they can get for $1? If we all created strong competition, only the best would survive, and the $1 guys would eventually be non existent because the girls charging $1 would either work harder to become one of the best, or wouldn’t be good enough to stay in the industry. We set our own standards.

I understand that for some of you, that might sound harsh, and I’m not denying the fact that it is. I’m also not denying the fact that I would rather work in an industry where it’s the top 1% and it is constantly challenging me to improve my craft so I don’t fall behind, then to work in one where I get to stay stagnant and live in a delusional world where I think I’m the best around.

When I first got into the camming industry, I said that I had never met a group of women that were more supportive than my fellow cam models, and I stick by that statement today. Whether that’s because those are the only types of models that I surround myself with or because I am choosing to highlight the positives over the extreme cattiness and sabotage that can also take place… I’m not sure.

What I am sure of is how sad it makes me to see models tearing each other down instead of building each other up. Seeing models complain about not being able to make money because of what someone ELSE is doing. For the love of god ladies, stop being a victim. Realize that if other models are taking your money it’s because you have been out hustled. Work harder to improve and adapt your hustle, or choose a different career because mediocrity shouldn’t exist within a luxury service. Period.

I don’t know about all of you, but I would rather be the worst cam model out of 100 amazing ones, then the best model out of thousands of mediocre.

Let’s innovate together, and help others become the type of models that we all should be. We’ll all make more money in the long run if the bar is set to a higher standard, and the only way to do that is across the board, raising each other up.

Networking for Webcam Models

Networking: interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.

Anyone in the professional world can talk about networking and how important it is for a multitude of different reasons. Unfortunately, I think this is an aspect in the cam world that a lot of models overlook, and quite frankly there is no reason for it. Networking is something that you should take advantage of and hone your skills on, no matter what industry you are in. That being said, sometimes in the adult industry it isn’t as simple as throwing a party or going to a mixer for a company that you work for, and passing out business cards. (although, side note: I am a firm believer in a solid business card for yourself, no matter what it is you do as a career.)

So, if you can’t go out for happy hour drinks and network with people that could help further your career at the TGI Fridays down the street or at your company Christmas party, what does networking mean for you as a cam model?

The first and probably most obvious out of all of them is SOCIAL MEDIA. If you’re surprised by that, I don’t know why. It should be pretty obvious that having a strong social media presence, especially in this day and age can make or break your career. No longer do you need an agent to put you in contact with all the right people, and no more of having to work with someone to get to know them and become friends.

The most important thing about social media is that you need to look at it as if it’s your professional portfolio. Every picture, every interaction with a fan, every video should only be your highest quality. IF someone was going to want to work with you, this is what you would present to them. Your profile page is your virtual “business card” so to speak. Not only do you need to always be presenting your best so that you get noticed, you also need to have an easy way to contact you where people can see it. My recommendation is to have your business email in your bio. On every bio. In this day and age all it takes is a quick tweet, DM or like on Instagram for a photographer to want to set up a shoot, or another cam model wanting to set up shows. Start interacting with the type of people that you want to be working with in the future, get to know them, establish a healthy, friendly working relationship…. and I can’t stress the working enough. It’s so important to stay professional in every situation. Networking 101 is you never want to burn a bridge unnecessarily, because even if they aren’t working out the way you wanted them to, you never know when you could use that connection to your advantage in the future. Am I saying to let yourself be taken advantage of? Hell no girl, don’t be crazy. Be a firm business savvy diva if you need to be, but always know to keep it respectful. Respect will take you a long way in people’s eyes and as far as networking goes, reputation is everything.

The second is going to expos and conventions. This one obviously takes more time, effort and money, but is the best and strongest way to network in the more traditional sense. There are multiple conventions that go on through the year but the ones of most prestige and note are: AEE (along with the AVN awards) XBIZ and CamCon. The AEE is the pre-game to the AVN Awards in Vegas. All of the big players are here, including all the talent and most of them have booths where you can walk right up and get more information, make contacts etc.

Xbiz and Camcon take place at the same time in MIami. Xbiz is another big player convention however this one seems to have more emphasis on the behind the scenes industry people. The producers, webmasters, affiliates, site owners… you get the idea. In my humble opinion, this is one of the BEST places to be to network. Building strong relationships with the actual industry workers that aren’t the models can be extremely advantageous, and you never know when you’re going to want to have that connection in your back pocket.

Camcon on the other hand, is definitely geared more towards the cam model. It’s a newer convention that has been running for a couple of years. This is all about the cam model. You can network with each other, set up shows, film content, go to workshops and there is even a fan meet and greet day where your fans can meet you, take pics get autographs. I haven’t been personally, but I hear that have full security detail for the models on that day as well as hair and makeup. OH you fancy, huh?

Now you might be thinking, “I’m a cam model! What is this crazy Bish talking about? Why would I waste my time networking when I can just as easily log onto my big box site, make money and call it a day?” Well.. You can. No one is saying that isn’t a perfectly apt way of camming. However, it’s important to recognize that the way that cam models are treated in the industry is changing. The age of social media and Skype where we can have direct contact with fans and the ability to create our own traffic has started a shift in the way from things once were. Many established veterans in the industry have said that cam models are the future of porn. We are our own future, and by networking within the industry and building strong ties and relationships we can ensure our own success. No longer do we have to stay in the background and hope that the white labels and the cam sites are doing their job with advertising so that we have enough people in our room. The time is now to start treating yourself like the bad ass business woman/man you are and create your own destiny. That starts with networking. Period. So go print up those business cards and get ready to shake hands and kiss some babies.

Perfect the webcam model snapchat takeover.

There are a lot of things to be said about snapchat takeovers. Sure, it’s yet another platform and some might be thinking it’s just another pain in the ass app taking up space on your phone in order to stay legitimate in the social media world. However, the truth of the matter is that snapchat can be a GREAT way to market yourself and broaden your fan base, and if you learn to network with other accounts, you can uncover a social media goldmine.

Snapchat Takeovers are a not only a great way to gain new followers, but it can also be an extremely easy way to increase your revenue and let your fans gain a little insight into your “personal” world. Takeovers are awesome because you can build quick brand loyalty by letting them “hang out” with you for a day, let new people know who you are, and pimp out all your other social media accounts/links, yet time and time again I see models letting their takeover day slip by them without taking full advantage of what they have at their disposal.

There are a few things that are important to take into consideration when doing a snapchat takeover. The first being that everyone and their brother is going to ask you to do one for them. This is when I’m going to be very clear and let you know that all snapchat takeovers are NOT created equal. It’s important before agreeing to take over an account, to think about what you are willing to do for your time on their snapchat. Are you going to do an actual show? Are you comfortable with saying yes if they want you to show nudity? How many hours do you like to have control of their account for?

It’s a good idea to write down a list of how you run your takeovers. There will be some people who treat it like a business transaction, and others who are just wanting to call you the dreaded “sweetie” and “hun” and let you know that they can really help you out! *eyeroll* (If it isn’t self explanatory, the latter are the people who you should avoid.) In my experience, they are usually fanboys who think that they are “pros” in the industry because they run a couple social media accounts and have the ability to take advantage of naive girls. Not cute.

The key is to treat takeovers the same as you would any other aspect of your business. It’s not only networking but also a business interaction. You are supplying your brand for them to promote their snapchat account, and in turn they are providing you with marketing. By treating it in a strict business fashion, you will attract more of the mainstream accounts (Redtube, Pornhub, Manyvids etc.) and I can tell you from experience that those accounts are the cream of the crop in regards to takeovers. Pornhub alone has over 120,000 views on their snapchat so getting a takeover like that is a huge boost to your social media game, as well as to your brand as a whole.

What Questions to Ask When Asked to do A Takeover:

-How many views do they have? (Obviously this is an optional question, but if it’s under 1,000 views I don’t feel like it is worth my time.)

-Are they okay with you responding to messages or would they prefer to have you stick with purely posting on the storyline. (This is one that I didn’t ask at first, but you WILL get bombarded with messages and some people do not like it if you are opening them.)

-Let them know what you expect on your end from a takeover. (ex. How many hours you’d like to have it, whether or not you show nudity etc.)

-Schedule the takeover in advance. This way you can set up any deals you want to run, and have a day planned where you can devote your attention to the takeover. (Personally I schedule at least 1 week in advance)

Keep in mind that if something happens where there is a scheduling conflict, that it’s the right thing to do to let them know that you won’t be able to do the takeover. Don’t just NOT do it on the day of, I’ve seen that happen before and it looks so unprofessional.

Once you have the actual takeover scheduled then it’s time to prepare. It makes me sad to see the lost potential that happens on so many takeovers because the models aren’t using the platform to their advantage. They snap a few snaps, say hi, act cute, yada yada… but they don’t engage their audience. They aren’t CONSTANTLY reminding them of their social media handles, they aren’t running sales or spending all day on there posting an almost obscene amount of snaps. The fans want to be entertained, so entertain them damnit!

Tips for the actual Takeover

It’s important to let them know a little bit about you before you start throwing links and sales in their faces. Introduce yourself, post some silly snaps of your morning routine or some sexy snaps of you being a bad ass bitch. If you’re allowed to answer their messages, let them know that you will be answering their questions throughout the day, that way they know to start sending them. Throw out your Twitter/Insta/Snapchat handles so they know where to follow you. Then, right when they bite onto the bait on your fishing line, start reeling them in.

BAM! 50% off my premium snapchat for today only! Go HERE: xxxxx.xxxx

Then post more teasing snaps, answer a few more questions….

BOOM! Premium show tonight! See it by going HERE: xxxxx.xxx .

You get the idea. I also recommend only using one place for them to get your snapchat, If you can do one simple link for ALL of your stuff even better. People like easy, so if you have a link that says vitametavegamin.supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious.com/findme/snapchat/premium/modelnamehere, chances are they aren’t going to take the time to type it in. Streamline it, shorten it, make it easy to remember. The $10 you’ll spend a year on a domain name is going to pay itself off in no time. SNAP(modelname).com or PAY(modelname).com Easy to remember, easy to type in.

Now, I know what some of you are thinking. “It’s only snapchat, I would rather spend my time on making money” If you’re one of the ones thinking this, then you are not realizing your earning potential. At all. My highest earning day ever was on a Snapchat takeover. I brought in over $3,000 alone from sales of their fanbase in a single day. So excuses are just that, excuses.

If you aren’t sure where to start, post on your social media that you would like to do takeovers and tag promoters. Start networking and messaging accounts asking them if you can do one. Once you start, the offers will come to you. 🙂

A million Eggs in your Basket

I consider myself an entrepreneur. In fact, I consider every cam model one. Technically, you are running your own business, and camming on a site is just an extension of that. Sure, it would be easy to log on and cam every day and have that be your sole source of income, and I’m sure that for a lot of models that is the case. There’s nothing wrong with that. However, in my opinion, it is imperative to create multiple sources of income so that you never fall to the trap of depending on a site more than depending on yourself.

Take #Streamgate2015, for example. A day (and by day I mean MONTHS) that will live in infamy for the rest of existence. Streamate glitched and crashed extremely hard back in August of 2015, (and honestly, hasn’t really recovered 100% since then.. But I digress) and guess what happened when the site was barely workable? Models freaked out. They lost their minds. They screamed, they cried, they bitched. They feared for their paychecks and the bills that they owed, yet all of a sudden weren’t sure if they were going to be able to pay. It was a mess.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to sit up on my pedestal and preach to the masses about why the models shouldn’t have been upset, because trust and believe I was right there with all of them. However, I learned a very valuable lesson. One that I take with me every day in my business, and that is that you can never have too many eggs in your basket.

It was literally the worst feeling when the site that I depended on crashed. It was extremely difficult to stay connected and to make money for around a month. It was terrifying, and there were some days where I ate nothing but ramen noodles, and yes, I admit, my electricity was even turned off. I vowed to myself that would never happen to me again. Sure, you could just start on a new camsite, but it isn’t that simple is it? You have to be approved first, and then you have to wait an average of an extra two weeks to even start receiving any money which, at that time I was not financially stable enough to do. I think I can speak for all of us when I say that it is a scary thing when you don’t know whether or not you’re going to make enough money to feed you and your family.

Part of me actually wants to thank #Streamgate2015 for happening. We survived, we prospered, and hell, my income is better than ever because of what I learned from it. My number one takeaway? Multiple Streams of Income.

I realized that in order for me to never be put into a situation like that again, I was going to have to buck the F*&% up and guarantee my own financial stability. Who knows when something like a site crash could happen again?

First, I started making clips (trust and believe, I absolutely loathe clip making) and right away I started seeing an increase in my passive income. Was it thousands? Hell no. Was it enough to pay a bill or two every month? You bet your sweet ass.

Second, I started a white label…. and then I promoted the CRAP out of it. This took a couple months to see a return on, but now I receive 2-4 checks a month in the mail of passive income from members who spend on other models.

Third, I started investing time now to make money later. By that I mean, I started to spend a lot of time (and I mean A LOT of time) on social media. I didn’t see anything from it for a while, and there were days where I would get so frustrated that I wanted to scream, but then after about 6 months of spending at least 3 hours a day on my social media presence, my ish blew up. In a BIG WAY. I can now take damn near 3 weeks off of cam if I feel like it, and sustain more than enough to pay all of my bills and live comfortably off my snapchat sales alone. (Gain followers, engage your audience, the potential for becoming brand ambassadors, spokespeople, and a brand to be reckoned with is there. You just have to invest your time to see a return.)

Fourth, I picked some model websites that I enjoy and I signed up for affiliate programs to their website. Now I can make money off of their work as well as supporting other models in the industry (which in my opinion, makes for a stronger industry as a whole.)

Finally, after all is said and done I started to take a look outside of the adult industry. Now I’m at the point where I am going to invest. That way I can watch my money make money.

So long story short, here I am, 10 months after #Streamgate2015, and I have so many sources of income hitting my bank account that it take actual effort to keep track of what I get paid and when. I feel completely financially stable, and more importantly 100% in charge of how I run my business. If a cam site isn’t working for me, I don’t stress anymore, I adapt, and the only reason I’m able to do so freely is because of branching out of my comfort zone and making sure that the only business I depend on to keep me financially stable, is my own. My advice to you is for you to do the same.

The fine line between spamming and promotion

The Fine Line Between Spamming and Promotion

There comes a time in every cam models life where you have to learn the art of the balance of promotion. It sounds simple, but there are so many intricacies that you don’t realize exist until you’re in the midst of it. For today, let’s talk about one of those intricacies. The difference between promoting yourself and your links, and spamming your audience.

Nobody likes spam. How many times have you opened up your email account only to see that it’s filled with hundreds of spam emails that you have no interest in reading? It’s annoying, it’s obnoxious, and I have been victim to closing my email accounts because the spam gets SO out of control. Or how about going to a website, only to be bombarded by the millions of pop up/under ads until you want to rip your hair out and scream because.. All you f*$%ing wanted was to read a damn article. *deep breaths* The Point is that it’s a pain in the ass, and if you aren’t careful with the balance this could be what is coming across to your fanbase on your social media accounts. Notably on Twitter and Snapchat.

I can’t tell you how many times I have logged onto Twitter and gone to a cam-girls account to only see her posting links of where they can go purchase her content and see her online. Then I see the same models complaining about how they never make any sales from their twitter account, and that it’s filled with a bunch of freeloaders. Sure, of course you want to be able to generate sales through Twitter and that’s what you should be doing, but what you need to understand is that promoting yourself on Twitter/snapchat/Insta (insert every other social medium you may use here) is not the same thing as converting a sale in your cam room. The simple fact of the matter is that social media platforms ARE NOT a cam room, therefore you cannot treat it as such. You can’t just throw out a link every hour on the hour and expect people to click on it and buy. They aren’t in the mindset already to spend money like someone on a cam site is. You have to convert them through the balancing act of promotion and personality of your brand.

Now, I’m not saying don’t ever post your links. I post all of my links daily, multiple times. The key is that it isn’t ALL that I do. I’m not constantly posting it in every tweet. I’m not posting snaps on my storyline every 10 minutes telling them to go and buy my premium. I make sure to balance it out with enough of a “personality” to my brand as possible, so they don’t feel like I’m shoving it down their throats. The difference between going onto someone’s Twitter feed and seeing every post as a link, versus going on their feed and seeing a few links interspersed with

them chatting with their fans, posting funny quotes/memes, posting pics without attaching a link to it every once in a while. You get the idea.

The balance needs to be about 60/40. 60% of the time you push your product, 40% of the time you work on the image of your brand and cultivating a brand personality that will inspire loyalty and make them want to click on the links when you DO post them. Trust and believe that if all you do is spam your followers, they are not going to want to buy what you’re selling. Why would they? It would be the same thing as a twitter account that is run by a bot. Especially in our industry, we have to convince people to pay for our services. Their mindset is why would they pay for it if they can get it for free, and why on earth would they pay attention to anything you post if it’s the same monotonous thing every single time?

Now that I’ve been on my pedestal preaching about the woes of over promoting, you also have to be sure that you aren’t UNDER promoting. At the end of the day, you are a product and you are there to make sales. Just like it’s easy to forget to inject that little bit of personality and only tweet out your links, it’s also easy to forget to post links because you’re so into the other side of it. Especially with the majority of us having multiple links to send people to, it’s important not to forget that once you have the fanbase reeled in through the personality posts, that you balance that out by reminding them that your time isn’t necessarily free and if they want more of your awesome personality, they can go insert link here and get the even better version. Wax on, wax off young grasshopper. Get them interested in you, and then hit them with a link of where they can get more of you. It’s all just one big balancing act. 🙂

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.