Author - Sarah G

Should I go independent or Not?

Livin’ that Indy Life

Should I go the independent webcam route? Whether this is something you’ve been asking yourself or not, it’s a valid question to bring up. When first considering delving into the Independent cam world, it can be an extremely daunting task. There are so many options out there and it can almost make it seem like you’re drowning.
That’s okay, having no idea where to begin is normal.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this in other posts or not, but I highly recommend searching around and joining cam-girl forums to learn some tricks of the trade, and be able to connect and talk with other models in the industry who can help you along if you have any questions.

Start by setting yourself up on a directory site like cammodeldirectory.com or Livecammodelshows.com. If you’re wanting to be able to charge per minute without having them pre-pay in full skyprivate.com is another option. This is a great way to start building up your clientele through the traffic that the sites have on their own.
When I finally took the plunge and jumped into going Independent, I realized that I shouldn’t have waited so damn long in the first place. Honestly, I’ve never been happier. I was a strictly Streamate girl for a long time, and when the site started to be unreliable, I decided that even though it scared the piss out of me, I was going to bite the bullet and transition as much as possible into Indy. Take control of my own destiny and all that.

I started by talking to some of my other cam girlfriends who I knew were already offering Skype shows. They knew some of the things that would make me not such a bumbling idiot the first time I attempted a show. After they gave me some tricks of the trade, I signed up for Cammodeldirectory.com. I heard great things about them having their own traffic, and figured it would be a great way to start to build up my clientele. Then I started advertising on social media, and lo and behold I got my first show!

I was crazy nervous ya’ll, I’m not even kidding. Felt like a brand new baby cam-girl all over again, but I took deep breaths, a shot of tequila, put on some gangster rap and handled that sh*t.
Truth of the matter? It was fantastic, not only did I get to keep a much higher percentage from the show so I ended up making more, but it was so freeing to not have to worry about rules of the big box site that I normally cam on. After that first show I knew that I was an Indy whore for life. I love being able to just switch my skype availability and have show offers pop up. I can watch television, read, knit, whatever the hell I want, all while I wait for someone who wants a show. Sometimes I log on my big box site and make some money while I’m waiting for a skype show to come through! (Ah! The earning potential! I can’t handle it!)

Once you’ve decided on going forward with Indy camming, it’s worth it to create a payment portal for people to book Skype shows with you in advance. Personally, I use mysecretpayments.com. (….which I’ve just started using and am LOVING it!) Setting up a payment portal gives your followers on social media an easy way to book a show with you and pay without having to jump through a million different hoops.

On top of camming on Skype, I also do a lot of Snapchat premium sales and make content to sell independently. The less I have to depend on someone else for my streams of income, the better! (I especially recommend your own payment portal if you sell extras like this; snapchat, panties, signed photos/poster/calenders etc.)

All of that being said, if you don’t have a following independent of whatever site you’re camming on, going Indy can be a struggle at first (at least until you build up your clientele) so if you do decide on dipping your toe into the wonderful pool of Indy, (which I would if I were you) I would stick it out with the site you’re on now, as well. Make it a side ho’ first, and see how you get along with each other. Just like not all cam sites are created equal, neither are cam-girls experiences with Indy. I’ve heard my fair share of stories of models that both hated and loved it. It’s really all going to come down to your personal preference. All I’m sayin’ is .. If you like expanding your money making horizons, then give it a go. What’s the worst that is going to happen?

Naked.com Video Tutorials

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How to Signup On Naked?

In this video we go over the multi page signup form in detail explaining why we need certain items from you etc. The full signup process is extremely quick and efficient.

How to earn Money on Naked?

Ok so you have an account on naked, now how do you make money? In this video we go over the different ways to make money on the naked platform.

How do Camscores work on Naked?

So you have heard of camscore, but how does it work? Naked.com Camscores take many different things into affect, such as hours worked, money earned and many other factors.

How do I Block on Naked?

For privacy reasons, naked allows you to block certain states, countries or regions. This video shows you how to do it very quickly.

How do I setup my wishlist on naked?

Fans from all over the world love to spoil webcam models, this video shows you how to setup a wishlist with amazon and how to hook it into your naked.com account for free gifts etc.

Mia Khalifa Interview

mia khalifa interview

Mia Khalifa Interview

Yes…. she’s back on webcam! only on naked.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/miakhalifa
Model Profile Link: http://new.naked.com/webcam/mia-khalifa/45054

Are you able to easily tell new boyfriends/lovers about your work? If yes, how do they react?
I don’t really date but i will have to think about how to breach this subject should it come up. I’ll let you know ;P

How has it changed you in terms of your attitudes to sex and in the bedroom when you are having sex?
It hasnt changed me, but i am a lot more cognizant of what i choose to reveal to people online vs. my partners

What are some of the craziest fantasies that guys come up with?
I think the craziest is when they just want to talk. i’m all for shooting the shit about steph curry and the warriors vs. jordan and the 96 bulls but to think they’re paying for that… baffles me.

What is your opinion on the male species after working in the industry?
Y’all suck. wish i could roll out of bed in the same clothes as yesterday and still look certifiably bangable. and how is it that y’all look sexier AFTER you work out? sweaty and out of breath and …..ugh i need to get laid.

The best thing about being a webcam girl
Roth IRA

Words of wisdom for cam models?
always double check the camera is OFF when you think it is. …..seriously. always.

What is your favorite food?

Steak tartare. guilty pleasure food? pizza with ham and onions

What is something that rocks your world?
an ice cold beer and a great sports rivalry. doesnt even matter the sport just give me bad blood and good beer.

First thing I do when I wake up in the morning:
i cant even function without brushing my teeth. wont even walk my dogs before i do it.

The last thing I do before falling asleep:
brush my teeth. doesnt matter how drunk or tired or comfortable i am. i have to brush my teeth.

Converting Webcam freeloaders into Customers

webcam freeloader

Converting Guys into Customers on Webcam

Convert: Cause to change in form, character or function.

Converting customers is the most important part of your job as a cam model. Without conversions you wouldn’t have anyone. Just think.. Every paying client you have ever had is a conversion. Maybe not from you, but someone else was able to convince them to start spending money. If you don’t make converting customers one of your strongest skill sets than you are absolutely not fulfilling your full potential of a sales goddess.

When you strip away all the lace, frill and dildos, that’s what your job really is. A sales job. In fact, it’s one of the most challenging sales jobs that you could have. A car salesman sells a car because people have to pay to have one. People don’t have to pay for sex. They can get it for free all over the internet and in real life, so it’s up to you to convince them to not only pay for their fap material, but to make you BE that fap material.

My number one recommendation is to always be reading. Research and read books on sales techniques, how to win arguments, psychology on how the brain works, anything that you can think of that will help mold your sales craft into a force to be reckoned with.

Here are a few pro tips to get you started:

1) The Art of Subtle Selling

It doesn’t matter how many followers you have on Twitter, if all you do is post links to your content or your cam site and expect people to just click on the link and buy it every time, you are out of your mind. People don’t want to feel like they are being told to do something. In order to get people to want to purchase your product, they have to first believe in the product. Especially when you are selling yourself, you will get a much higher conversion rate if you spend some time letting them feel like they are getting to know you. Talk with them, have inside jokes, let them into a little bit of your life so they feel like they have a connection beyond the links that you tell them to click.

From there it’s always easier to make a sale. By building connections, you are building brand loyalty, which will make you more popular in the long run. The more popular you are, the easier high volume conversions become. People want what everyone wants, and to make anyone want you, you have to be real to them.

Once you start showing your personality by talking with them, letting them see some of your day on snapchat, hanging out in your cam room, then you’ll be able to start soft selling everything without making them feel like you are pushing for a sale.

“Man, I don’t know why no one in here has gotten my tits out. Whats up with that? I know you want to see them, they’re F**cking phenomenal”

This will create the feeling of them having the idea to tip you for a flash. The key word is their. Was it really their idea? Of course not. You just created the illusion of them coming up with the thought of “Hey, why hasn’t anyone tipped her to flash us? I would definitely want to see her gorgeous, amazing, succulent breasts.” Okay, maybe they wouldn’t think it in those exact words, but you get my point.

Alright, that was a really obvious example but you get what I’m trying to say, don’t you? You don’t always have to say “Let’s go exclusive” You can be creative with it and make them think that it’s their idea. You’ll end up converting people who never would have dreamed of spending their money.

2) You Giveth and You Taketh Away

This is one of my personal favorite tricks. Back when I was a bartender I used this all the time on my bar guests and it worked flawlessly. In a cam room, it works even better.

I’m going to use snapchat as an example, but this will work in any aspect. I keep my snapchat public except for when I switch it to private settings for my premium members. I only allow my premium members to send me messages, but every once in awhile I will announce that I’m going to open up my snaps to chat.

I always get bombarded with messages, and I really just hang out with them and chat back and forth. I don’t mention anything about them buying premium, or purchasing any of my content. After we’ve gotten into the really great parts of the conversation, I close my snaps. Right before I close them I let them know that talking to them was fun and if they were a premium member they would be able to chat with me anytime they wanted, and then I let them know where they can go to buy it.

I do the same thing with Gold Shows on Streamate. I will start a countdown, but if it doesn’t hit my goal then I don’t do gold shows for the rest of the week. This way it lets the guys know that I don’t have to offer them a discounted show, and that I’ll only continue if they make sure to make it worth my while.

This method has always resulted in sales for me. You giveth and then you taketh away. They will want that sunshine to warm them up again, so they’ll pay for it now that they know what it feels like.

3) Hard Sell/Soft Sell

I like to alternate my sales techniques. I’ve messed around with a million different ways to convert new people and the one that works best for me is an on week and an off week of alternating between hard selling and soft selling. The first week I will be constantly pushing my links in their faces, reminding them about where to go and what to buy. Basically, I’m making it impossible for them to forget, opening up my snaps and chatting, running specials and deals. Then the next week I back off, and rarely mention it. Instead of telling them how to buy premium snapchat, I simply let them know that I’m switching over to premium. I’ll make comments about a new video that I’m making, or how much I love getting to read the

custom scripts I get. I’ll open up my snaps and tell people to message me if they have questions about anything, but I don’t elaborate.

By teasing with what they could have but keeping the access to it just out of their reach, almost like they have to work for it, can make them want to have it that much more. Then, when you do give out the information, people will dive for it like it’s the last drop of water in the Sahara, simply because they don’t know when they are going to get it again.

Wax on, wax off young grasshopper.

Camster Review

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Camster Review

There are abundant amount of cam sites on the web & like many models, you’ll think of signing up to many of them & either using them once or using each one frequently. As a professional cam model for a few years now, I honestly recommend Camster.

The site pays 50/50 on net revenue & with a weekly payout, unlike many other sites, gives you a generous constant income. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across Camster, with the simple & understandable sign up process, within 24hrs, I was verified, signed into the main console & ready to perform on cam. The main console is easy on the eye & also very simple to understand, with a white background & the main pull out menu to the left in a deep navy blue it’s not over complicated nor is it hard to understand. All of the features & functions can be located here on a standard “top to bottom” style layout menu, making it easy for you, running your business as a camgirl, instead of wondering where to find things & work the site.

On the right of the on screen console’s the inbox, with a clearly visable red counter, so you can find messages & email from your online friends & customers. Underneath is a sharing link, easy to locate & use, with a “click to copy” button for promoting yourself online to your social media pages & in your signature in forums, this is always a plus, bringing higher earnings from your fans. Directly central in the main console, the “go online” “large green” button & above, the rates charged for private & spy shows, here you can edit to the fee you wish to charge. Camster’s the easiest to use console, and like I said, cannot stress enough how it’s so easy on the eye.

The side menu includes “Broadcast”, in both standard or HD, a “bulletin” button, locating your online messages. A “stats & earnings” page, although your latest earnings are also clearly displayed on the main dashboard, seen under the inbox on the right.There’s a photos & video section within your profile where you can profit from clips & pics, with a small charge for each. The video is not downloadable, but viewed in the user console. The upload pages to both photos & video’s underneath the “stats & earnings” button on the menu before the “blocked Regions” button. Here you can type regions you wish to block, it’s as simple as this.

Under these, the payment settings, tax & another rates button, to clearing bring up your rates you charge for private, group & spy. There’s a wish list page & you can link to your twitter social media page. Changing your model categories is located under these, and gives a choice, not too many, enough to give users the choice to find you without making it complicated. Hair color, body shape & size, likes, dislikes. A contact button for your own information is below & at the bottom of the menu list, a support button. This includes phone numbers for camster, email support & a wiki page with various “questions & answers”. Camster has a very handy “chat” button to the right of the console, making your business effortless with enquires or problems that are dealt with sufficiently & in speedy reply from a knowledgeable team.The customer service & model support from Camster’s both profession & of high standard. The team likes to help both you the model & the users, so both business & enjoyment can is accomplished in the online entertainment.

After looking through the cam console & setting everything up, you’re ready for broadcasting, this is as simple as joining. With your cam plugged in (I recommend a high quality camera, around $80 giving high quality picture & sound, remember, this is your business.) Clicking the “big green” button or the “broadcast” button on the side menu, both access a pop up page, your SD cam feed console’s now open. This console’s again both easy on the eye & simple to understand. Your cam feed display’s on the right, the users in your chatroom are underneath & the text area to the left.My only negative comment is within this area, I still cannot located the “text size or style” button & have still not changed the size of the text making it slightly difficult to read some of the users text when using a separate larger screen, other than this, going online is simple.

Once online, you’ll begin performing to users from this platform or the choice of a HD platform from a downloadable console logging into this flash installation from your pc. If you’re using a HD camera, higher than 2mb upload broadband, using the HD broadcast is recommended, giving users a higher quality image.This is using the second “broadcast HD” button on the side bar in the main console. Choosing this option, a page in the main console gives you the choice of download, a flash install into your pc, laptop or mac, this is called “Imodel”.

Once downloaded, you can login to Camster network using this program on your computer. There are no bugs & the system is very stable, as is the whole of the network & the online console.

You’ll need to login here with your username & password & once this program is opened, it uses an “adobe” flash program to transfer the higher bit rate faster & in smaller packets, with this, you need to start the cam from the new application, it’s all reasonably understandable once logged in. When online, with the huge 5 million friendly members, you’ll have no problem with traffic & a constant stream of users into your chat room. Camster’s part of a large network of cam sites since 1997, giving you more traffic & a higher profitability giving you a higher income.

Nearly all of the users are friendly as most of the direct traffic through Camster is genuine & are not just looking for a free flash. Sadly, like with all sites, you’ll always come across maybe one disrespectful user, a chancer, like I have, texting fake tips. This user was banned shortly after I notified the admin help, using the chat button on the main console. The admin support team came into my room directly & giving a tip, showing the whole room the fake tip user was not accepted, while banning the user. There’s a “ban” button in the models cam interface, allowing you to remove anyone you wish to remove from your room.With of the high traffic available from Camster, offering photo & video on your profile can be a very profitable, this is simple to do, uploading either images or video from your main console. Video can be no larger than 500mb & the images can be both amateur or professional. A choice is always good for your users to appreciate.

Camster offers both weekly & daily webcam payments options to US models through check, direct bank deposit, bank wire, Paypal, Dwolla, Payoneer & CMB paycard as payment options, again for US models which is applaudable with payment types, However for International models, Camster does lack payment options with Dwolla, Payoneer & the CMB payment card as the only options, this I find a big negative.

Pleased to say, Payonneer is simple to set up if you do not have this already & is a easy way to accept payment, with a small $3 fee, you can receive your payment into the bank within 1 to 3 business days.There’s no holdbacks for models to worry about & chargebacks are covered by Camster & there’s $1000’s daily prize money given out, available to win, making it worthwhile to go online for long length shifts, in a weekly routine.

You can create tip shows, $30 to $40 is a good set out price. Models must stick to the times & offer a good show to reap the rewards. Any shows ending early are penalized.

I honestly recommend Camster for both user & models, I score the site 9/10. The only negative points are those I mentioned, the payment types for international models, the text size in the model chat room & the one member who came in & tried to con me with the fake tip. However, the service provided from the support team of Camster was remarkable & made up for the user.

The features & functions are all fantastic, easy to use, with the simplest of usability. Camster does lack marketing tools, apart from the model referral link code. From a models perspective, the traffic size & quality of users are both good, the console’s easy to use & doesn’t slow down or hinder your computer with technical gadgets & the model resources are easy to locate with the available chat always accessible for online help & support.

Abella Anderson Interview

abella anderson interview

Getting to know Abella Anderson

What do you normally do when you are on web cam? How do you feel when you are working?

I love my fans. Naked.com is a way for me to get one on one time with them and I am willing to do just about anything.When I am done it gives me a great sense of accomplishment and it is a great confidence booster because my viewers fill me with praise!

Are you able to easily tell new boyfriends/lovers about your work? If yes, how do they react?

They have to accept me for who I am and my job is apart of me. If they don’t like what I do, then it’s their loss but they are usually very open to it and find it very sexy.

How has it changed you in terms of your attitudes to sex and in the bedroom when you are having sex?

I am a much more open person now. I understand that each person has different fantasies and likings and I no longer get surprised by what some people may find “strange”.

What are some of the craziest fantasies that guys come up with?

Some guys like to have sex while getting dirty, like in a mud pond. It’s a stimulating experience, to get so wild.

What is your opinion on the male species after working in the industry?

Each man is different. They all have different tastes and different fantasies.

The best thing about being a webcam girl

The best thing about Webcamming is that it’s very safe. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want and on naked you can even block countries/regions where you don’t want to appear. Besides all this, there is the obvious, which is the elimination of getting any STDS.

Words of wisdom for cam models?

If you tell your fans you’re going to do something, do it. Viewers will always come back if you are constantly giving them what they want.

What is your favorite food?

My guilty pleasure is pizza. Definitely pizza.

What is something that rocks your world?

My fans. I mean, lovies. Because I love those who support me.

First thing I do when I wake up in the morning:

I check my phone! I think that’s the first thing most people do.

The last thing I do before falling asleep:
Check my phone. I know. I’m obsessed.

Tips on extending your private shows

Top 10 Tips on Extending your Private Show Lengths

Tip 1 – Learn about your customers. This may sound like a simple thing, as many girls who start webcamming, are more interested in just getting the job done and miss the whole point of getting to know the customer. When you forge a relationship with your customer, he may come back 5-6 times a month and spend his money on you, as opposed to once and never again. We suggest making social media accounts to interact with these customers, even when you are not on cam. Building this persona will develop a stronger relationship between you and your customer. Remember, the more you know about your customer, the more you can keep them engaged and enjoying your company. Once you develop a relationship with your customer, you can chat about their day, their dislikes/likes etc, not only does this keep them at ease and happy, but it makes the time go buy faster.

Tip 2 – This feeds into Tip 1, try to show personality as much as you can. Just because you are not face to face with your customer, you may be cam to cam with them. This means you should be smiling and interacting with them. Don’t just blankly stare at them waiting for them to make the next move. Try starting your next private off asking ‘So what do you like?’ When you ask questions like these, the customer has to take the time to answer and is showing them you have a caring/warm personality on webcam.

Tip 3 – Depending on the action of conversation you were having in free chat, Do not stop doing that, just because you were taken into a private show. Perhaps your customer was attracted to that action or conversation. Extending it often will keep them engaged for longer than stopping the action.

Tip 4 – Don’t always assume that once you get into private show mode, that you have to get naked right away. If you take your clothes off, start masturbating and orgasm within 60 seconds, guess how long your average private show will last? 60 seconds! Slow it down, interact and get to know the customer and ask him what he likes. Ask lots of open ended questions like ‘what is your favorite part of my body? or ‘why do you like it when I do this’. Once you know more about your customer, you can always try to sell them a custom video content.

Tip 5 – Ask the customer if they have a webcam, waiting for them to switch it on, will allow you to really get to know them better, make sure to compliment them. People like to be complimented!

Tip 6 – Move slowly. Don’t move like you are obviously stalling, but move sensually. It can create a nice buildup for the customer when you crawl to get into a better position. Be sure to use those hips and slow hand movements up and down your body. He won’t be able to stop watching you.

Tip 7 – You don’t have to over do it, I’ve seen countless models, screaming so much it’s ridiculous. This isn’t a turn on for the customer because they can obviously tell its fake. The more natural and authentic you can be with your customers, the more they will enjoy the private show and the longer they will stay.

Tip 8 – Try to go above and beyond your customers expectations. You can always ask out of the box questions that will surprise him, when he answers try to keep the conversation going. It’s important to want to win him as a friend, sometimes it’s not just about getting the private show, but making him feel better about himself. Often these customers are lonely and save their money to communicate with an attractive female. These customers want you to be interested in them. If you do this correctly, you will start to see the customer returning to follow up with you, even when they are not horny.

Tip 9 – Ask the customer what their name is, this is always a great way to engage the customer, many customers don’t want to be referred to by their username (anallover88). You can create a much stronger connection with them if you know their real name. Maybe even give them your real name (if you are comfortable). This builds a bond.

Tip 10 – The best tip I can give you, If you are in a bad mood just take the day off. You are only impacting your bottom line and you will not able to hold privates no matter what you try. 🙂 If you don’t want to be there, your customer won’t either.

Adult Actress Amber Rayne has died

There are many reports out today in the twitterverse that Amber Rayne has passed away. Causes of death are currently unknown at this time as she passed overnight. We will update you as we learn more but sources are confirming an autopsy is planned.. Her twitter account has not been updated since midnight of April 2nd. The news started breaking a few hours ago. She was 31.

Adult entertainers have been taking to twitter and Instagram, expressing their grief and to wish her family condolences.

You may remember Amber Rain for recently being in the news after she came out and shared her negative experiences with pornstar James Deen.

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Webcam Studios Vs Direct Signup

If you surf around the internet trying to find a good webcam company to signup with, you can often be running across many different recruiter style sites. Sometimes these sites are owned by the company, other times they are owned by recruiters or studios. These are important differences to understand as your commission structure often will vary when you are not signing up directly. When you join via a webcam studio, you need to understand that your payment is being paid to the studio directly, they then take their commission out and pay you after. For Example, if you earn $1000 your first week on webcam, depending on the % deal with your studio, you may only be entitled to $500 of that. You are almost always better off going direct and cutting out studios completely.

Who is Camgirlsignups.com?

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Studio or Direct: Direct
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Who is Camjobs.com?

Cam Site: MyfreeCams.com
Studio or Direct: Direct
Recommended: Yes

Who is CamSoda.me

Cam Site: CamSoda.com
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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Who is Models.streamray.com?

Cam Site: Cams.com
Studio or Direct: Direct
Recommended: Yes

Who is bongamodels.com?

Cam Site: BongaCams.com
Studio or Direct: Direct
Recommended: Yes

Who is Webcam4money?

Cam Site: flirt4free.com
Studio or Direct: Direct
Recommended: Yes

Who is ParadiseKitty.com?

Cam Site: LiveJasmin
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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Who is Internetmodeling.com?

Cam Site: Streamate
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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Who is Icamz.com?

Cam Site: Streamate
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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Who is WebcamUniversity.com?

Cam Site: Streamate
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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Who is EnticeLive.com?

Cam Site: Streamate
Studio or Direct: Studio
Recommended: No
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This list will constantly be evolving, so feel free to submit to us using our contact form.

Please do not copy my site!

Thanks,

Sarah