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FreeOnes Review (For Models)

If you’ve never heard of Freeones, it’s known worldwide for having a massive pornstar and cam model directory. Today I’m going to cover all the cool things that I love about this website and why you might consider submitting yourself as a model on this directory. Here’s my official review of Freeones.com.

Freeones Review

Freeones.com Site Review

FreeOnes is best described as a porn directory and forum, but they have tons of different features. The site can be a great promotional tool for cam models, amateur models, and porn stars.

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 49/60, with an average score of 8.16.

They lost the majority of their points because they only offer Paxum to cash out in the United States and wire transfers for international models and because they don’t offer regional blocking on the site.

Freeones.com Review

Free Ones Review and Q & A Session

How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?

I’ve been on FreeOnes for almost 4 1/2 years.

Features 10/10

As I already mentioned, FreeOnes is largely a porn directory and forum, but they have so much more to offer than just that! I go into more detail about many of their features later in this article, so be sure to keep reading the other sections as well.

They have a very large forum with over 9 million posts and over 748,000 members. You can create your own thread to promote yourself, chat with other members and even other models, and take part in contests that members and staff hold.

Occasionally the staff will hold a contest and they let you, as a model, decide if you want to offer a prize. This is a great way to gain exposure. You can offer trial memberships to your website or even longer memberships.

Often times the members who win will like your site so much that they decide to stick around! It also just helps to get your name out there.

If you’re a member of the site, you’re given a free blog. You can post pretty much anything you want on your blog, so be sure to use it wisely to promote yourself.

You can also submit teaser videos and photosets that FreeOnes will post on the homepage of the site to gain you some exposure, have your website reviewed, and open your own content store. I go into more detail on all of these in the Profits & Traffic section below.

Profits & Traffic 8/10

FreeOnes in itself gets a lot of traffic. The trick is using them correctly to get traffic. If you have your own website, you should definitely submit it to FreeOnes for review.

The five main categories that they rate your site on are amount of content, navigation & browsing, extras, price vs quality, and quality of content. Make sure you brush up on all of these before submitting your site so that you can get a higher review.

But regardless of what score they give your site, you’ll still get exposure. They post all of their reviews on the main page for a couple of days, and then your review page will still be accessible through the main Reviews section.

Another way to draw attention to yourself and earn some extra money is by submitting sample videos and photosets to FreeOnes. You can submit as often as you like through their transfer page. The file(s) can be sent to adam at freeones.com. Be sure to watermark your content with your website address or the link to your camming profile.

Once the files have been received, you’ll get a confirmation email. Depending on how much content they have in queue, it usually takes a couple of weeks before you’ll see your content posted on the site. But once it is, you’ll be on the main homepage for a bit, and the link will be added to your personal bio page.

You can check out mine here as an example.

You can also open your own personal model store where you can sell your premade videos and photosets. I go into more detail about this in the Payments & Cashouts sections below.

When you upload new content to your store, it gets posted on the main homepage for a period of time, which helps get you exposure. They also pick a random active model store every day to feature on the homepage. So be sure to keep your store active and update frequently.

The final way to earn money and gain exposure through FreeOnes is on the forum. Remember your etiquette lesson, ladies! Be sure to get yourself approved as an OCSM (Official Checked Star Member) as soon as you can.

This will highlight you on the forum, and get you a lot of extra attention. Once approved, it’s a good idea to start your own thread. Start off with a couple of pictures, and an introduction, and post your main links.

Check back frequently to respond to messages, hold fun little contests, post pictures, chat about your life, or update your fans on new things you have going on. The personal touch will help fans relate to you, and make them want to support you and your career.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 9/10

There is a lot to take in when you first visit FreeOnes, which is why I gave them a 9 in this category. The site is actually organized very well though, so even though there are a lot of links and information, it’s fairly easy to find your way around the different sections.

The main sections you’ll want to focus on are the forum for creating your own thread to promote yourself, your model store dashboard to sell your premade content, and the transfer page to submit videos and photosets that they can use on the site to promote you.

Payments & Cashouts 7/10

Every FreeOnes credit is worth $.01. You can earn one free credit every day by logging out and back into the site. You can also open a personal store on the site where you can sell your premade videos and photosets. If you’re in the United States, the only payout option is Paxum.

The minimum payout is $100 and there is a $1 fee. If you’re an international model, you can cash out by wire transfer. The minimum payout is $200 and there is a $30 fee. The default percentage that you earn per sale is set at 65%. You can request a higher payout once every 3 months.

If you’re a big FreeOnes fan, you can also trade in your credits for items in the myFO Shop. Items include t-shirts, tank tops, bikinis, panties, baseball caps, and more. Once you’re an established member of the site, you can email support and ask for a welcome package. It usually includes a FreeOnes t-shirt, panties, and a DVD. In return, they ask that you submit a photo gallery and a video to the site wearing the gear.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 5/10

As with all established adult sites, your privacy is very important to the FreeOnes staff. None of your personal information will ever be given to fans. But Free Ones only gets half credit in this category because they don’t offer any form of regional blocking. Since the site is more a directory and forum than it is for selling content, that’s the reason they don’t offer geo-blocking. You can, however, do a few little things to help protect your privacy.

First off, if you don’t want to be listed in the public directory, you don’t have to be. Fans are able to submit girls, but if you find yourself in the directory, you can always request to have yourself removed. As far as your profile for the forum goes, you can adjust the settings so that everyone can view the different sections, only registered members can view it, only your contacts can view it, or only those on your friend’s list can view it.

This adds a little bit of privacy. But if you’re at all concerned about someone from your hometown finding you on the site, it’s best not to use it at all since none of the things I mentioned will 100% block someone from finding you.

Customer Service & Support 10/10

The FreeOnes customer service and support staff are amazing! Out of all the sites I’ve worked with, they have some of my favorite staff members!

Everyone is incredibly nice, supportive, informative, and quick to reply to any questions or concerns you have. They are all very personable as well, so not every conversation has to be all business.

Final Conclusion: FreeOnes Is Awesome

I love FreeOnes! I’ve made some great friends through the forum and the staff members of the site. I’ve also made some lifelong fans who follow and support me in everything that I do. FreeOnes offers so many great opportunities for exposure to models, so they’re definitely worth checking out!

Holding Raffles And Giveaways

Today’s article covers everything you need to know about raffles and giveaways. This is a good way to gain traction with your camming profile and social media followers. You’ll know what you need to do in order to boost things for you.

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Tips On Holding Raffles & Giveaways For Fans

Holding raffles and giveaways is a really fun way to engage with your fans and earn extra money. It’s always a good idea to come up with fun new ways for your fans to interact with you, and raffles or giveaways are a win/win for you and your fans!

You’ll earn extra money for each person that enters, and your fans will not only have a good time watching and participating in the whole process, but also have some friendly competition and playful interactions with each other.

When you go to give out your prizes to the winners, it’s awesome to see how excited and appreciative they are. You’ve now made someone else’s day that much better, and your pockets fuller!

Go Live!

One of the best places to hold raffles and giveaways is when you’re live on cam. These raffles and giveaways generally draw the most attention and are the most fun for both you and your fans since everything is happening live right in front of them.

On sites like Myfreecams where your fans can leave you tips while you’re offline, you can even make money from your raffles and giveaways while you’re away! To increase the odds of people entering while you’re offline, some models will give extra tickets to those who enter when they’re not on camera.

Stores

Although not nearly as interactive, you can also hold raffles and giveaways on sites where you have a storefront. ManyVids, Cam Model Store, and Extralunchmoney are a few good examples.

All you have to do is create an item, put in the details (how long it’s gonna last, what the prizes are, cost per entry, etc.), and explain that every time they purchase that item, they’ll get one entry into your raffle.

Announcing Winners

You can then announce the winners on social media, make a video of you drawing the winners, or even jump on cam and do the drawing live.

If you have multiple storefronts on different sites, you can list your raffle on all of the individual sites and combine the entries. Just make sure you write on the tickets (or whatever you’re using) what site they bought the entry on so you can easily get in contact with the winners.

Tracking Entries

That takes us to the next part… how to keep track of entries. Some models, me included, like to use actual raffle tickets and write usernames on them. I just think it adds to the excitement when I draw a ticket and can immediately hold it up to the camera and the winner can see his/her name.

You can get tickets for around $6 on Amazon. These are the ones I use. You can, of course, also just use paper to write usernames on if you don’t want to be so fancy. 😛

If you get a lot of entries into your raffles, you may not want to take the time to write them all out. So a good alternative is an Excel spreadsheet. You can purchase tickets on Amazon that have unique numbers on each ticket.

Use A Spreadsheet

Start a spreadsheet with the first ticket number and use the fill option to put the rest of the numbers in. Then when someone enters, put their username in the spreadsheet the number of times they entered and put the tickets with the correlating numbers in a hat. When you go to draw the winners, just match the ticket numbers up with the usernames in your spreadsheet.

Amazon Wishlist Them

Another fun way to hold raffles is through your Amazon wishlist. I like to create a new wishlist and put a certain number of gifts from my main wishlist on it. I randomly pick one item to be the grand prize item.

I tell my fans that they get a prize for every item they purchase, but an extra special prize if they purchase the grand prize item. I get a lot of engagement from these kinds of raffles and my fans seem to enjoy them. As long as you’re only accepting adult-friendly payment processors, you can even hold raffles strictly on social media.

Conclusion

The prizes that you offer for your raffles are completely up to you. Some popular prizes include custom content, videos, pictures, Skype, website memberships, Snapchat access, used panties, autographed photos, gift baskets, and baked goods. Now that you know what to do for raffles and giveaways, I strongly suggest taking action on them!

Keeping Your Fans Interested

As a cam model, you have one very important job and that’s keeping your fans engaged. Sounds easy, right? WRONG. That said, it’s not impossible. If you’re looking for ways to keep your fans interested in your shows and what you have to say in general, then this article is for you.

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How To Keep Your Fans Truly Interested

​One of the most important things to becoming a successful cam model is knowing how to keep your fans interested. This usually takes some work and you more than likely will have to try out different things before figuring out what works for you.

But once you do, you’ll start to notice more people showing up in your cam room, more interactions between you and your fans, and your own workday will go by much faster and be much more enjoyable.​

Look Good & Play Your Role

When potential fans first enter your cam room, they notice your general appearance. Making sure you have a look that’s appealing to the types of guys you want to draw in is very important.

If you’re into dominating men, you probably don’t want to be dressed like a schoolgirl, sitting there giggling and teasing. Give off the vibe that you’re trying to bring in. The second thing that they’ll most likely notice is your cam room in general.

Have it set up to match whatever it is that you’re into and the kinds of shows that you do. Guys are more likely to be interested in your shows and feel more attached to you if the entire environment that they’re watching you in is set up in a way that makes them feel like they’re really there.

Communicate

Simply chatting and genuinely looking interested in what others are saying to you is incredibly important. If you’re just sitting there in silence looking bored, your fans are gonna get bored too.

But if you’re engaging in conversation, even if it’s just with yourself, they’re more likely to want to stick around and hear you out. Members who chat with you are sometimes just as good as paying members.

Go Free

Your workday will fly by when there are people to chat with in between shows. So make sure you interact with any member who’s trying to chat with you.

Plus, just because they don’t have money today, doesn’t mean they won’t be back with some in the future. If you write them off right away, they may never be back.

Move Around

Don’t just sit there! Get up and move around! A fairly common mistake that new cam models make is not teasing. Teasing shouldn’t make you feel like you’re giving too much away for free. Instead think of it as marketing.

Every second that you’re on cam, you’re marketing yourself. Are you more likely to watch the kitten in the pet store that’s sleeping or the one that’s running around playing?

Even if you need a break and are just hanging out or relaxing, you can still move around a little bit to make sure you don’t look bored or put out.

Stay Focused

It’s also important to actually focus on your chat room. If you’re constantly on your phone or checking other websites, it’s gonna be obvious. Your fans want your attention. They don’t want to watch a cam model who isn’t even interested in what she’s doing or what they have to say.

That’ll just make them feel like you don’t have time for them or won’t be willing to listen to them when they try to explain what they want to see in a show. Little things come up from time to time that you have to check, just make sure you don’t spend too much time on them.

If your room is dead and you decide to use that time to fill out raffle tickets or something, still make sure you’re looking up at your chat frequently and interacting with new members who come in or anyone who tries chatting with you.

Last Tip

The final piece of advice for keeping your fans interested in your cam shows is to switch things up a bit. Don’t always do the exact same show over and over again. If you work on Streamate, maybe you’re having a day where you just focus on gold shows.

If you make every gold show exactly the same, you won’t get any repeat customers. Instead, switch your topic every show and try to do something a little different.

Maybe start with a show focused on a blow job, then a fingering show, then a show with different toys. Or if you want to do everything in each show, switch up the order in which you do things to make the show seem a little different.

Diversity is good and will lead to customers wanting to watch all of your shows since they know they’ll get a unique experience each time.

Conclusion

Well, that wraps things up. If you’re still unsure what to do, please reach out to me for more information. I’ll do my best to assist wherever possible. Good luck and keep the fans entertained!

Tips For Shooting Professional Quality Amateur Content

If you’re a cam model, then you really need to understand the ins and outs of creating content. Shooting is essential for this type of model and knowing how to shoot high-quality amateur content will help boost your earnings. This advice should help you build up your content quicker and with more quality.

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Advice On Shooting Amateur Content

Even though you may be shooting all of your own content, or have a friend/significant other helping you out, it’s important to make your content look professional. With 4K and 3D videos out now, you definitely should at least be shooting your content in 1080p HD. Heck, some people are shooting in UHD aka ultra-high-definition even.

Resolution Matters

You are selling yourself, after all, so you want to make sure your fans can actually see you in good resolution. Have you ever been streaming a video online or watching Netflix when the quality drops?

Everything gets dark, grainy, and blurry. The sound quality may even drop. No one likes that. And the same thing goes for watching porn.

Real Feel Must Remain

Amateur porn is huge right now. The vast majority of guys out there like the “real feel” you get with amateur porn as opposed to produced porn. It comes across as more believable and doesn’t feel forced.

With amateur porn, the person watching it can often put themselves into the situation, and that’s a big part of the appeal. But just because it has the word amateur in it, doesn’t mean it has to be shitty quality.

Poor Quality Is A Turnoff

Even if a guy really likes your style and the kind of content you make, he’s likely to move on to another model who shoots similar content if your quality is bad.

Upgrading your equipment may seem expensive, but it will definitely pay off. You’ll not only notice an increase in premade content sales, but also in custom sales.

Camera Equipment Matters

If you upgrade your webcam to HD, you’ll see an increase in the number of guys in your cam shows. As I said, they want to really be able to see you… all of you… clearly! So upgrading to better equipment really is a must nowadays.

One of the first things you should consider upgrading is your lighting. You can get a good, professional lighting set on Amazon for around $50.

Even if you can’t afford to upgrade your other equipment right away, just getting better lighting will really make a difference in the overall appearance of your videos, pictures, and webcam shows.

Make sure you check out my lighting guide for placement tips and tricks to really get the most out of your lighting equipment.

Upgrade Your Webcam Too

If you aren’t already using a webcam that can capture full 1080p HD video, I’d definitely recommend upgrading. On some cam sites, your ranking is determined partly by the quality of your stream.

So using an HD webcam can really boost your placement on the site. HD webcams not only make your video stream look better, but they increase the sound quality as well.

You’ll be able to do more in your shows because your fans will still be able to clearly hear you even if you step back away from the camera or move around a lot.

Close Ups

I get requests for close-ups during my cam shows on a daily basis. If your webcam doesn’t capture HD video, your close-up shots are gonna look blurry and grainy.

In fact, your overall cam stream will look grainy, dark, and sometimes off-color. With most models camming in HD, it’s especially noticeable to customers who frequent cam sites.

They’ll immediately notice that your quality is lower than other models, and may not even give you a chance. If you’re looking for a webcam that shoots in full 1080p HD, I list a couple of options here.

But basically, the two most popular webcams are currently the Logitech C920, which will run you about $70, and the Logitech Conference Cam BCC950. This cam goes for about $180. The main difference between the two is that the BCC950 comes with a remote so you can remotely control the movement of your camera and use the remote to zoom in and out.

Recording Stuff

The next most important upgrade is your camcorder. If you shoot custom content or videos to sell on your website or on clip sites, you’ll definitely want to get a camcorder that shoots in HD.

A decent camcorder will run you between $180-$300. The Sony HDRCX240/B Video Camera is a decent option if you’re looking to stay on the cheaper side of the spectrum. It captures video in 1920×1080 resolution and is lightweight and easy to use.

Although a good option, I’ve noticed an issue with this camera. Even with professional lighting, the video can be a bit dark. If you’re able to shoot outdoors or in natural lighting, it looks much better. But pretty much anything shot indoors won’t be as clear or bright as it should be.

With that said, it’s still a really good option, and even though things aren’t as clear as they could be, it still gets decent shots: both far away and close-ups.

Another Option

A better, but more expensive option, is the Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder. This camcorder will run you about $300 on Amazon. It also shoots in 1920×1080 resolution, is lightweight and easy to use. But the video clarity and brightness is much better than the Sony cam. If you shoot a lot of videos and can afford it, I’d definitely recommend this cam.

Camera Upgrades

The final thing that I would recommend upgrading is your camera. I’m mentioning it last because it isn’t as important for some models. Many focus on camming and don’t really have the need for a professional camera. And a lot of models will just use their phones.

But if you have a website where you post photo sets too often, or if you get a lot of custom picture requests, I’d recommend getting a DSLR camera. I’ll warn you ahead of time, these aren’t cheap.

It’s recommended that you buy several different lenses, which are also quite pricey, so that you can capture good quality close-up shots, shots from further away, motion shots, etc. I personally use the Canon EOS 60D with 18-135mm lens. This camera is great!

I love everything about it… except for maybe the price. With the lens, it’s gonna run you about $1,080 on Amazon. I mainly focus on full-body shots, and this lens is perfect for that.

But if you do a lot of close-ups, you’ll need to invest in a lens that’s specifically for that. This camera can even record video. It’s not as good as an actual camcorder, mainly because it doesn’t have an auto-focus.

So if you move positions or get closer/further away from the camera, the whole video may turn out blurry.

Tell Them What Tools You Use

When talking to potential customers about shooting custom content for them, one of the first questions they’ll ask is what equipment I use and if I shoot in HD/high-resolution.

When I tell them what I use, many say how relieved they are to hear that and tell me about previous bad experiences they had with other models not shooting with good quality equipment.

So upgrading to HD is definitely important and will most definitely increase your sales. You’ll also be able to charge more for your content because the quality will be better.

Conclusion

That’s everything you need to know about upgrading your tools for creating content that consumers will love. I know it sounds expensive, but truth be told, you need to invest in yourself, and your equipment if you want to truly be successful today as a webcam model.

Using Tube Sites To Promote Yourself For Free

If you’re not promoting yourself as a cam girl, then you’re leaving money on the table. Today I’ll cover the basics when it comes to using tube sites for promoting yourself. The best part is that this is absolutely free to do and a solid brand-building opportunity for anyone who wants to grow their personal brand as a model. No sense in waiting, let’s just dive right into this…

Tube Sites

Tube Site Promotion – The Facts

Despite what you might think, tube sites can be a great promotional tool for cam models. The big tube sites get thousands upon thousands of hits to them every single day… that means exposure for you! If you look at free porn tubes as free publicity, and not as negative sites for guys to watch free/stolen porn, you’ll quickly see the positive side to it.

There is, of course, a right way and a wrong way to go about getting exposure using tube sites. If you find your content on a site without your permission, you can have it taken down, especially if whoever uploaded it didn’t watermark it for you. What you should be doing is creating accounts yourself on all of the big tube sites so that you can be in complete control of what content you add.

List of Porn Tubes To Get Started

Most of the major tube sites have some kind of content partner program or amateur payment program. Pornhub, RedTube, xHamster, Modelhub, XVideos, and YouPorn are good places to start.

Basically, all you have to do is create an account (it’s a good idea to make your username be your stage name), and upload whatever content you feel comfortable with (some models will do a few full videos, some might cut out the orgasm part of the video, it’s up to you), and wait for the payments and traffic to start rolling in!

You get paid based on the number of views your content gets since the tube sites will put ads on whatever you upload. Also, be sure to watermark anything you post with your website address or camming profile link.

This will help generate you traffic, increase your fan base, and prevent your content from being stolen off of the tube site and put who-knows-where on the internet.

YouTube

Some models use YouTube to promote themselves. It works for some and not for others because of YouTube’s strict policies. If you get reported by even one person, they may remove your content or your entire account.

If you do decide to use YouTube, don’t post any nudity, and don’t watermark any NSFW links. It’s best to make your username your stage name and let people find you that way.

Personally, I don’t use YouTube. I’ve found it to be a waste of time, especially since there are adult tube sites already out there. But feel free to give it a try if you want!

You’ll definitely want to put together some promo banners and profile pictures to use on the tube sites.

When you sign-up on the tube sites and go to edit your profile, they’ll usually let you know what size to make the banners. Just crop down a few of your pictures to that size, add your link, and upload them.

Choose wisely which clips you want to upload to the tube sites. I think it’s best to post clips that are within your specific niche and really showcase what your content is all about.

Chaturbate Review

So many models are using the infamous Chaturbate.com site to stream their live shows. That’s why I felt it was imperative for me to cover the ins and outs of it today. This review will cover all things Chaturbate and it’s a must-read for both models and consumers.

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Chaturbate Review – Full Rundown

Chaturbate is a live cam site, similar to Myfreecams. 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 an almost perfect 59/60, with an average score of 9.83. They only lost one point in the profits and traffic section because it can be difficult to make a lot of money when you first start out since there are so many other performers.

Chaturbate Review

Features 10/10:

Chaturbate offers a lot of features to its performers. One of the unique features that they offer is apps and bots. You can create your own, or choose from the hundreds that they already offer.

They basically allow you to customize your chat room experience and make things easier for both you and your fans. All of the existing bots and apps are fully customizable, so you can make any edits to them that you want.

There are different kinds of chats on Chaturbate. The main one is a free chat. In free chat, most models will set a goal and say what they’ll do when that goal is reached (remove an article of clothing, blow job show, cum show, oil show, shower show, etc.).

Anyone in your chat room can view these shows and choose to tip you at any time. You can also offer private shows. You choose your own per minute rate for these.

These are basically one-on-one shows between you and a paying fan. Private shows can be spied on, and you also set your own per minute rate for those spying.

If a member is spying on one of your private shows, they will only be able to watch, not chat or hear sound.

You can upload photosets and videos to sell on your profile. You can even start your own fan club on Chaturbate! You set your own price that fans have to pay in order to join.

While they’re a member, they will have unlimited access to all of your photos and videos that you uploaded to the site. You can also easily add the link to your Amazon wishlist on your profile page.

Chaturbate allows you to sell items on their site, but you can only accept payment through them for these items.

If you’re caught accepting any other form of payment, you’ll be banned. The only sites you cannot link to or mention on Chaturbate are other sites with live broadcast capabilities. This includes Skype as well. Don’t give out your Skype ID.

If you find that your content from Chaturbate is being used on another site, you can request a DMCA takedown. If you contact the support team on Chaturbate and let them know the site you found your content on, they will help you get it removed.

Profits & Traffic 9/10:

Chaturbate is one of the most popular live cam sites out there. They are currently ranked in the top 350 sites globally for traffic.

The earning potential is endless once you build up a decent following. Chaturbate allows anyone to cam on their site. Couples (whether straight or gay) and female models generally earn the most amount of money, but the top solo male models earn a decent amount too.

Since there are so many performers on Chaturbate, it may take a while for you to get noticed. But don’t give up. Try to be as unique and personable as possible.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 10/10:

Visiting Chaturbate for the first time as a registered member, I found the site fairly easy to navigate. It was easy to find where to go to start broadcasting, and editing my profile was simple as well.

I didn’t actually broadcast myself, but from just viewing the page, I could see that everything is organized and easy to figure out.

The way the chat rooms are set up is similar to other token-based sites, so it won’t take you long at all to figure out if you have any previous experience on other cam sites.

Payments & Cashouts 10/10:

On Chaturbate, you earn $0.05 per token you’re tipped. Payment periods run from the 1st of the month until the 15th and from the 16th to the end of the month.

You will need to go to your Token Stats page and transfer your tokens into cash in order to cash out.

Tokens transferred on the 1st-15th will be sent out by the 22nd and tokens transferred on the 16th-31st will be sent out by the 7th.

They currently offer five different payment methods. You can choose from check by mail, direct deposit (US only), wire transfer, Payoneer, or Paxum.

They also have a newer daily payouts feature available to US residents. Daily payouts are processed Monday-Friday at 1:00 AM MST.

In order to be eligible for daily payouts, you must have already received two payments from Chaturbate.

Daily payouts have a minimum of $20, check by mail and Payoneer have a minimum of $50, Paxum has a minimum of $100, check my FedEx has a minimum of $200, and wire transfers have a minimum of $1,000.

Daily payouts have a $3.95 processing fee, wire transfers have a $25 processing fee in the US and $45 internationally, checks sent by FedEx have a $40 processing fee in the US and $80 internationally, Paxum’s processing fee is $0.50, and Payoneer’s is $1. There is no processing fee for checks by mail or direct deposit.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 10/10:

Privacy protection and regional blocking are top-notch on Chaturbate. You never have to worry about any of your personal information getting leaked by the company.

As far as regional blocking goes, you can block by state and/or country. You can also choose whether to list your cam on the homepage or not, require a password to view your cam, and even not allow specific genders from viewing your cam (men, women, transsexuals, or couples).

If you decide to require a password to view your cam, be aware that the people you give the password to could potentially share it with others.

Customer Service & Support 10/10:

Chaturbate has an extensive support page with all of the information you need to know to get started.

I’ve personally never cammed on Chaturbate before, but I was easily able to find all of the information for this article on their support/FAQ page.

If you can’t find an answer to your question or issue on the FAQ page, you can also use their contact form to get in touch with a staff member for assistance.

Wrapping Things Up

Chaturbate is a great site to cam on! They offer their performers lots of features to help you succeed and make the most amount of money possible. They get a ton of traffic every single day, which gives you the potential to earn a lot of money!

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BongaCams Review

Today I’m going to share my perspective on BongaCams.com. This is important because normally reviews are written from the consumers’ perspective, not the model. So, you’ll finally get an idea of what a model likes and dislikes about this site. Definitely read this before diving into Bongacams.

Bongacams Review

My Official BongaCams Review

BongaCams is currently the live cam site with the highest amount of global traffic. They are ranked within the top 90 sites with the most amount of traffic globally but are most popular in Spain.

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 53/60, with an average score of 8.83.

They don’t have a lot of extra features that some other cam sites offer, so they lost some points there. And even though they definitely have the traffic, the amount of money that most models make is not that great.

Bongacams Review

Features 8/10:

One nice feature, especially for international models, is the site is in multiple languages. Since the majority of the traffic comes from Spain, BongaCams now gives you the option to view the site in English or Spanish.

Most models do their shows in free chat. They set a goal amount that they want to reach and then do the show once they hit their goal. But there are other chat options you can take advantage of.

Private chat costs 30/tokens a minute. It’s between you and one other person, but people can also spy on these shows. Every member spying pays 7 tokens/minute.

They can only watch the show, not hear you or chat with you. Someone can take you into a Full Private Chat, which costs 45 tokens/minute. These shows can not be spied on.

There is also a Group Chat feature if multiple users want to take you private. Everyone watching the show pays 15 tokens/minute.

Every week, BongaCams holds a contest for the top 100 models.

First place gets $1000, second place gets $500, third place gets $300, 4th-15th place gets $100, 16th-30th place gets $50, 31st-50th place gets $25, and 51st-100th place gets $15.

BongaCams protects its models by providing free DMCA takedowns. If you find your content that was originally from BongaCams on another site, you can contact support and let them know the link to the content. They will work to have it taken down for you.

Profits & Traffic 7/10:

As far as traffic goes, BongaCams get a perfect score. But traffic doesn’t always equal profit. Many models complain that the vast majority of the people in their room are on guest accounts and free accounts.

Guest accounts are people visiting the site who didn’t even bother to create a free account. Free accounts have actually made an account on the site, but have not purchased any tokens yet and are just there watching shows for free.

They cannot tip you since they don’t have any tokens on the site. I’ve seen a lot of models also say that the guys who do have a good amount of tokens are very frugal with them.

They’ll tip maybe a token or two every once in a while and demand that you do things in return. But with this said, plenty of models do succeed on the site and make a lot of money.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 9/10:

Since I didn’t have any experience with BongaCams before this review, I created both a model and a member account to test out the site.

I found it easy to navigate from both ends. Since I only made a free account, I found the countless pop-up ads incredibly annoying.

Not sure if they still have ads for paying members, but I would certainly hope not. It made the site come across as very spammy.

From the models’ end, the site is set up in a way that makes it easy to use and navigate. I was quickly able to find all of the important information and set up my profile.

Payments & Cashouts 10/10:

Payouts occur weekly on BongaCams, with payments made every Friday for the previous week’s earnings.

The minimum amount required for a payout is $50 for models and $100 for studios. If you’re a model in the United States, you can get paid via check in the mail, direct deposit, wire transfer, Payoneer, Paxum, or WebMoney.

Check by mail and direct deposits are not available to international models. There is no fee associated with cashing out via mailed check, direct deposit, Payoneer, or Paxum.

A wire transfer has a $35 fee and a $535 minimum payout. WebMoney has a 3% processing fee.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 9/10:

BongaCams lets you block as many countries, states, and cities as you want. When other sites offer regional blocking, they usually let you select the places you want to block by showing you a dropdown box with all of your different options.

The BongaCams platform lets you type any region in yourself. I’m a bit skeptical of this method, especially when it comes to cities.

But they claim it works and says that if a user from that specific region tries to access your profile or cam shows, they’ll be shown an error message.

Privacy protection is fantastic, as with all major cam sites. They will never leak any of your personal information to fans or third parties.

Customer Service & Support 10/10:

The customer service and support team are available to models 24/7. You can contact them via email, phone, or through their live chat support service.

The staff is knowledgeable and will help you with any issues you may be having. If you’re new to camming, they also have some guides in their model FAQ section.

Conclusion

BongaCams is the number one cam site as far as global traffic goes. I feel that the site is better suited for international models rather than models in the United States. Personally, I’m not a fan of BongaCams. The site comes across as spammy.

I guess it’s working though, at least internationally. But it’s not a site I would ever want to cam on. Members are constantly being prompted to purchase tokens, along with other pop-ups throughout the site. When browsing model reviews of the site, most were negative.

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Myfreecams Site Review (Official)

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!

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My MyFreeCams In-Depth Review

Here are all the questions and answers you need to know before using the MyFreeCams.com website. I’ve covered everything important here and more. It’s a quick read, so a must. Let me know if you have any other questions.

How Much Experience (As A Model Do) You Have With The MFC Site?

I spent about 4 months camming on MFC.

Features 10/10:

Myfreecams has many features that they offer their models in order to help them succeed. The first is the built-in software that you use to broadcast your cam. It helps keep you organized while on cam by making everything you need easily accessible to you.

There are many features within the software that you can edit and change every time you log in. 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 PMs in separate tabs.

Model Experience & Chat Options

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.

Customizable 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.

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Message Models/Fans

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 friend’s list, which then allows them to PM you. PMs can be easily viewed in separate tabs while you’re online to privately communicate with fans on your friend’s list.

Competitions

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 who places first place also gets a golden crown at the top of her profile photo and a one-of-a-kind 14k gold pendant.

One on On Chats

A few other features include cam2cam, which allows you to watch a member’s 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.

Earnings Reports

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 transfers and international checks 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 a direct deposit to the USA, there is no charge and the minimum payout is $20. Payoneer is also free and the minimum payout is $20.

Paxum is free 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.

Conclusion – Final Thoughts on MyFreeCams.com:

​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. However, you must check out Camsoda.com as well! It’s an awesome platform for models.

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What Is Miss MyFreeCams?

If you are a cam girl working today and you don’t know about My Free Cams or Miss MyFreeCams, then you’re not in the know! Today I’ll be covering the ins and outs of this award and what you get when winning. Let’s face it, everyone loves winning awards, so why not try to go for this one. Find out what it is exactly and how to win one.

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What Is Miss Myfreecams All About?

​If you’ve frequented chat rooms on Myfreecams, you’ve probably heard models talking about the Miss MyFreeCams competition. It is a monthly competition on MFC that starts at 12:00:01 am PST on the first of every month and runs until 11:59:59 pm PST on the last day of each month. All active models on the site are automatically eligible for the contest, and the top 100 models who earn the most tokens during each month will receive a cash prize. The top girl is crowned Miss MyFreeCams!

There are lots of prizes to be given out in the Miss MyFreeCams competition each month, including bragging rights! The top 250 models are listed on the Miss MyFreeCams page throughout the month, which is good for exposure. The top 100 models all receive a cash prize and remain listed for the duration of the year. The top 20 receive additional exposure on the page that shows rankings from previous years.

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The top 3 models each month receive a little crown icon on their profile picture, inclusion in the top banner on the website, and a congratulatory tweet from the MFC Twitter page with over 93K followers. The girl crowned Miss MyFreeCams also receives a custom-designed, hand-made official Miss MyFreeCams pendant and matching necklace. The pendant is made with 14K white gold, diamonds, and accent stones that coincide with the traditional gemstone of that month of birth. Each year they use a new design for the crown pendant, making each necklace unique.

As far as cash prizes go, here is the breakdown:

  • 1ST: $1,000
  • 2ND: $800
  • 3RD: $700
  • 4TH: $600
  • 5TH: $500
  • 6TH: $450
  • 7TH: $400
  • 8TH: $350
  • 9TH: #300
  • 10TH: $250
  • 11TH – 20TH: $200
  • 21ST – 100TH: $100

Is The Cash Enough?

Some may argue that the cash prizes aren’t that large for how competitive the competition gets each month. One reason for that is so that models don’t purchase tokens for themselves in order to boost their ranking. If you’re in the top 100, it takes a lot of tokens to move up in rank. And the price difference between buying and receiving tokens is 50%.

If a model just wants bragging rights, she may purchase tokens for herself, but if she’s going for the cash prize, it makes no sense to. And during most months, the top 3 girls are thousands and thousands of tokens apart from each other, so the model would have to spend a fortune to increase her rank herself.

Have Fun!

Miss MyFreeCams is more about having fun, pushing yourself to rank higher than you did the previous month, and getting your fans to tip you more tokens to increase your rank! When someone tips you and that tip makes you move up in rank, you should always make it a point to thank them profusely!

This will encourage them, and other fans watching, to try to be the next one that moves you up in the ranks. Like with any competition, there is always going to be the models (and fans) who get catty and mean. Ignore them. They’re only jealous and trying to get a rise out of you. Focus your attention on your room and your fans. Maybe if they did the same, they’d be ranked higher that month. 😛

Check Your Status

Throughout the month, you can check your current Miss MyFreeCams ranking at any time through your Dashboard. It also shows all of your past rankings. From your Dashboard, you can also choose to keep your username anonymous if you place in the top 250. I don’t think any models do this though because you will only receive half of the prize money if you’re anonymous, and you cannot win first place since your profile picture cannot be shown.

Conclusion

If you decide to cam on MyFreeCams, don’t spend too much time worrying about the competition at first. Focus on making your show great and entertaining. If you do that first, you’ll notice your ranking in the competition increasing, without you even having to do anything differently!

Lighting Guide For Your Cam Space

Proper lighting is one of the most important factors when setting up your cam space. The correct lighting will not only eliminate annoying and unflattering shadows but will also greatly improve the overall appearance of your cam stream. If your room is too dark, your video may appear grainy or just not as sharp. If the lighting is too bright in your room, it could change your skin color and make you look washed out.

Lighting Tips

Lighting Tips For Webcam Models

Amazon offers many options for inexpensive, but professional lighting equipment. For best results, you’ll want three separate lighting sources. The first light you’ll want to set up in front of you, behind your webcam, pointed at you.

You may have to adjust the height to reduce glare, but generally setting it up about the same height as yourself will be perfect.

The next two lights should be on either side of you, but still in front of you. Again, adjusting them to be about the same height as yourself should work well. Some tinkering may be needed to get it just right.

Shadows, Glare, & Lamp Styles

Play around with it until you are illuminated without any shadows, shiny spots, or glare. Don’t make the mistake of setting up a light behind you. Not only will it show up on cam, but it may actually darken your stream.

If you’re still unsure of how to set up your lights, check out our visual guide below…

If you can’t afford professional lighting right off the bat, don’t worry. Regular lights work well too. Now, if you have floor lamps that are around the same height as you, definitely use those.

If you have shorter lamps, put them on tables on either side of you if possible. You can also play around with different bulb shades to see what looks best. Some bulbs will give off a blueish, natural glow, while others will have a yellowish tint to them.

Hanging Lights

Hanging up colorful light strands can be a fun way to add character to your room. Icicle lights dangling from the ceiling behind you is a nice touch.

Or attaching Christmas lights around the frame of your bed or couch looks cool too. You can even get light strands with your favorite characters on them: Hello Kitty, Star Wars characters, etc.

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Visual Guide To Setting Up Your Webcam Room Lights

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This first image shows an overview of how you will want to set your lights up in your cam room. One light directly in front of you, behind your webcam, and two lights on either side of you, pointed at you, placed in front of you.

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Your main light will be set up behind your webcam, directly in front of you. You’ll want to position it at about the same height for best results.

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Your second light should be placed on the left-hand side of you, but still in front of you. Make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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Your final light should be on the right-hand side of you, but still in front of you. Again, make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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This last picture is a POV shot of what your setup should look like. Notice the three light sources, all pointed at you: one in front, one to the left of you, and one to your right.

Conclusion

This should be plenty of information on how to set up a cam room with damn near perfect lighting. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

I’m here posting these blog updates and tutorials to help you and other cam girls just like me. There’s a reason why I’m sharing my thoughts, and it’s not just for the heck of it. It’s to help you and others out!

Please do not copy my site! Thanks, Sarah