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Streamate Features That You Need To Know About

So, this is in fact a review of Streamate, but I’m writing it to share the most important features with you. Find out why I love Streamate and why so many models choose this over other camming platforms.

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Streamate Review

When deciding which cam site you want to cam on, checking out Streamate is a great option. Unlike some sites where you can perform sexual acts in public, Streamate does not allow below the waist nudity unless you’re in a private chat session. The benefit to this is that your content won’t get stolen as often and distributed all over the internet and you don’t have to beg for tips. If someone likes your look, personality, or the things you offer, they’ll take you into private for a show.

There are three different kinds of shows you can do with Streamate: private, exclusive, and gold shows. For private and exclusive, you set your own rate that your fans pay per minute. Generally, your private rate will be set lower than your exclusive rate.

Streamate Features

Block Sessions

You can also choose to offer block sessions. Block sessions are “bulk” chat sessions where your fan pays for a committed amount of time with you (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes).

Depending on the length of the block session they choose, they get a discount off of your normal rate (5% for 15 minutes, 10% for 30 minutes, 15% for 45 minutes, or 20% for 60 minutes).

Once you have accepted a block session offer, you must stream for the entire time block, otherwise, you won’t get paid and you could face account suspension.

Private Chat

In private chat, multiple fans can enter your room and watch the show. Because of this, most models will not take requests and just kind of do their own thing and put on a more general show. This way everyone is satisfied.

1)Exclusive is one-on-one, just you and the one fan who took you exclusively. Since it’s just you two in there, this is where you can take requests, use their name, roleplay, perform fetishes, and put on a more personalized show for them.

Gold Shows

Gold shows are a bit different. When starting a gold show, you put in your room topic describing what you plan on doing in the show, how much each fan has to contribute to the show in order to watch it, the amount of gold (1 gold= $1 USD) you want to collect overall in order to start your show, how long your fans have to get you to that goal, and how long of a show you’re gonna put on. If you reach your goal before the timer is up, you’ll definitely start the show.

If you don’t reach your goal in time, you can decide to cancel the show (none of your fans who tipped in will be charged and you will not be paid anything) or go ahead and do the show anyway. If you’re pretty close to your goal, it’s a good idea to just go ahead and start. Some fans will wait until they see if the show actually starts or not before they join. So you may end up hitting your goal during your gold show.

TV Broadcasting

Streamate also has a very cool (and profitable!) newer feature: TV Broadcasts. These shows used to be broadcast on live television, but their television partnership has ended. However, the feature is sill active and a great way to pick up new fans!

TV Broadcasts are very similar to gold shows. The main difference is that they are guaranteed shows. This means that even if you don’t hit your goal, you still get paid your entire goal! If you don’t hit your goal, Streamate will compensate you about 30 minutes after your broadcast has ended.

TV producers hand pick who to give TV Broadcasts to and they set your goal based off of the average you usually pull in during a gold show. Another small difference is that you must turn off all music and move anything that could be a copyright infringement out of the view of your camera.

Rankings In Site

Your ranking on the site is partially based on ratings that your fans give you. Fans are prompted to rate you between 1 and 5 stars after a private or exclusive session. When they first enter the show, be sure to encourage them to rate you 5 stars afterward. Some models will even offer a video or photo in exchange for a 5-star rating.

Messaging

And that takes us into another feature on Streamate: their messaging system. The way the messaging is set up on the site, you cannot message a fan unless they message you first.

Make sure you always let your fans know this if you offer them a video or pictures after a show so that they know to message you first in order to claim it. Sharing any personal information/social media accounts/other usernames/other websites is against the rules on Streamate.

But anonymous file sharing, such as through Dropbox, is allowed. Be sure that there is no personal information or watermarks (unless watermarked with your Streamate username or URL) on any of your videos or photos that you offer.

Model Centro

The final feature on Streamate that we’re gonna delve into is their integration with ModelCentro. ModelCentro is a CMS platform that allows cam models or independent models to easily run their own fansite. If you have a website through ModelCentro, you can link it with your Streamate account and advertise that link when you’re broadcasting on Streamate.

You cannot give your actual website URL out, but instead, a banner will be automatically generated on your Streamate profile. When your fans click that banner, they’ll be able to sign-up for your ModelCento website. Streamate and ModelCentro both keep a portion of your earnings when you get sign-ups this way.

Your fans’ membership will automatically renew each month until they cancel. When they sign-up to your ModelCentro site through Streamate, you can also offer them a percentage off your private or exclusive shows while they’re a member of your site.

Global Rankings

Steamate’s current global ranking according to Alexa is 10,465 and 4,845 in the United States. Not as good traffic as some other cam sites out there, but still decent. If you like the idea of private shows as opposed to public shows (like the ones you would do on sites such as Myfreecams), Streamate is one of your best options.

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Do you want to compare how Streamate compares to other webcam sites?

Want to see how Streamate compares with other webcam sites. We review each of the major webcam sites. We do a full in-depth comprehensive feature review, as well as listing the payouts, alexa rankings, Us Traffic % and more information helping you make the decision if Streamate is really the best cam site for you.

Setting Up Your Cam Space

Looking to set things up so that you can successfully cam? Well, then you need your cam space on point! This article shares the most important tips for setting up your webcam space for success.

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Setting Your Cam Space Up Correctly

Setting up your camming space properly is incredibly important. You’re gonna want to choose an area that is private, visually appealing, can accommodate everything you plan on doing, and is comfortable for you.

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When fans enter your cam room, the first thing they see is you, but the second thing is the overall appearance of your space. They want to see good lighting, no clutter, and decorations/props that fit your niche.

If you’re into bondage and/or domination, maybe try adding some whips, handcuffs, or a strap-on somewhere in your room. If your thing is playing up being a cute, young teen, make your room bright, colorful, and girly. This helps the customer know what you’re all about without even having to ask. It also helps make the experience more genuine and real for them.

The Cam Wheel

Depending on the site you cam on, having a poster, neon dry erase board, or chalkboard in the background is a great idea. It encourages engagement and sometimes competitiveness! You could have a list of your top tippers for the month.

That will encourage your fans to compete for the number one spot on that list. A sign could also be used for informative purposes: such as listing videos you have for sale, contests that you’re currently holding, or a tip menu. Be creative with it!

Be Comfy

Figuring out the surface you want to work on is also important. You want to make sure you’re comfortable, that way you can put on your best possible show every time.

Some models are most comfortable on a bed, futon, or couch. Some prefer an office chair. Some models even cam from the floor! Figure out what best fits your needs. Or maybe even switch it up from time to time depending on the kind of show you’re doing.

Lights…

As we talked about in a previous article, webcam lighting is crucial. Getting the correct lighting equipment and positioning it correctly will make all the difference in the appearance of your cam stream.

You’ll be able to eliminate shadows and get rid of any graininess. After all, your customers are there to see you. Make sure they’re actually able to! Click Here For a Visual Guide to Webcam Lighting

Holidays Rule

Take advantage of the holidays! When there’s a holiday coming up, switch things up and decorate your cam space for that particular holiday. Not only is it fun, but it gives your fans something new to talk to you about. You’re bound to get flooded with compliments!

You can also use the holidays to run special holiday-themed contests and giveaways. If it’s Valentine’s Day, write their username on a heart if they tip a certain amount.

Or hang up a customized ornament for them around Christmas time. Again, be creative here and do something that your fans can engage in. Now your space is all set up and you’re ready to go!

CamCon aka Camming Con: Here’s What You Need To Know

I think it’s time we discuss anything and everything about CammingCon aka CamCon. This is a great networking conference for cam models and studios. It’s one that typically takes place in Miami, FL, and one that I attend almost annually. ​

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CamCon In Miami, FL – The Facts About The Convention

So, the best way I can tell you about CammingCon is to share what I learned after attending some. I’ll cover some information on the latest one that took place in Miami, FL.

This convention is specifically for cam models is being held in Miami, Florida! ​The event is called CamCon! It’s an international convention where models, mobile apps, websites, studio partners, and even fans come together to network and have an amazing time in a beautiful city! The third annual CamCon is being held at the SLS South Beach hotel from May 31st until June 3rd. Over 125 models have already registered and the event is more than a month away!

Awesome Hotel

Besides staying in a beautiful hotel with other people who are in the same line of business as yourself, there are also seminars, Industry Day, Fan Day, poolside hangouts, and several parties! Everything is optional, so you can choose what you want to do and what you’d prefer to skip. Whether you’re new to camming or a veteran, attending a few seminars is never a bad idea. You’ll learn new things you didn’t know and be entered into fun raffles for attending.

Poolside Fun

Industry Day is gonna be poolside this year, so bring your bikini! It’s being held on Wednesday, June 1st. Models will have a chance to walk around and visit different booths. You’ll learn more about what each company does and how they can help you make more money. Most of the vendors have goodies that they give away also! Attending Industry Day is a great way to network with companies that help cam models improve their business, shows, and gain more fans.

Fun Day Is Awesome

Fan Day is a ton of fun! No Internet trolls allowed! Attending Fan Day is optional, but highly recommended! If you’re staying in the main hotel (SLS South Beach), you automatically get a booth for Fan Day. If you’re staying somewhere else, you can still purchase a booth for $100. Fans will be able to purchase tickets and attend Fan Day so they can have a chance to interact with you and all the other models at the event.

Even if you’re new to camming and don’t have a lot of fans yet, it’s still a great marketing tool to have a booth. You can give away/sell autographed photos, business cards, and other goodies. If you decide to bring your own laptop, you can even cam from Fan Day as long as you don’t show any nudity. 😛 As a way to make some extra money and draw excitement to the event, some models hold raffles and pick a random winner to buy a ticket for Fan Day so they can come and meet you. Some models will even do raffles for a dinner or beach date during CamCon. If you do decide to do something like that, it’s a good idea to bring a friend and go someplace public so you feel comfortable.

Why CamCon Is Great

CamCon is a great place to meet up with other models to collaborate on content. What better place than South Beach to shoot some sexy new scenes?! Whether you’re shooting videos, pictures, or doing live cam shows together, this is a really great opportunity to shoot content. It’s also just fun to be around other cam models who can relate to you and your job since they do the same thing! Did I mention the parties? CamCon parties are epic and so much fun! They’re usually held at some of the best clubs Miami has to offer! There’s music, dancing, drinks, go-go dancers, acrobats, and good times to be had by all.

How To Make Money To Attend CamCon

If you need help raising money to attend CamCon, you can use social media to direct your fans to your profile page on the CamCon website. Once there, fans can sponsor you and pay for part or all of your trip!

To cover things like airfare and other expenses while you’re down there, you can also ask for donations through sites like ManyVids and Camsoda or while you’re on cam. When you sign-up on the CamCon website, make sure you enter your correct address right away. They send all models’ welcome packages with lots of goodies: an official CamCon shirt, posters, stickers, chapstick, pens, and other small items that a sponsor throws in.

That’s basically the ins and outs of CamCon. For more detailed descriptions of everything, you can check out their FAQ and schedule pages. Hope to see you there!

ModelCentro Review: A Platform For Independent Models

The ModelCentro.com platform and now the recently started Fan Centro platform are changing the way that many independent models operate today. Running a camming business as a single girl is hard. We need all the tools that we can get and that includes any and everything. Having spent a ton of time using Model Centro, I thought it was only right for me to cover everything I know from a model’s perspective just for you. Check out what I know about this platform…

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My Thoughts On ModelCentro – A Comprehensive Review

​​ModelCentro is a platform that allows you to easily run your own membership-based website with no start-up fees. They make everything very easy, so no previous experience is necessary. 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 ​a perfect 60/60!

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How Much Experience (Time) Do You Have Using The Site?

I’ve been using ModelCentro for many years as of now.

Features ​10​/10

There are so many great features available to you with ModelCentro. They currently have four premade layouts for you to choose from for your website, each with several different color schemes. Every aspect of your site can be edited with images and text of your choosing. This allows every model using ModelCentro to have a unique-looking website.

They make uploading all of your content incredibly easy with their simple-to-use uploaders. Videos and photosets can be added to your website from your computer or phone with just a few clicks. Once uploaded, you can edit the order of your photos, choose a cover image and screenshots for your videos, add title, description, tags, and several other details.

You can choose to show your update only to paying members or have it free to everyone as a teaser. You also choose whether or not you want to allow your content to be downloaded by your members. If you have live shows that you’ve done in the past saved on your computer/phone, you can also upload those to be added to your Recorded Live Shows page.

Speaking of live shows, ModelCentro allows you to stream live shows via their own browser app or an external encoder. You can choose to do a public show that anyone can view, a members-only show that can only be viewed by ​all ​members of your website, or a private show for select member(s).​ ​During the show, members can chat with you and send you tips. Once your​ show is complete, the whole thing is automatically saved to your Uploads page. From there you can download it for editing, publish it as is to your website, or delete it.

ModelCentro is the only website that is integrated with Streamate. If you are camming on Streamate, you can greatly increase your profits by connecting your ModelCentro website to your Streamate account. When you connect your accounts, a banner will be automatically generated on your Streamate profile. When your fans click that banner, they’ll be able to sign-up for your ModelCento website. Streamate and ModelCentro both keep a portion of your earnings when you get sign-ups this way. Your fans’ membership will automatically renew each month until they cancel.​​ Your earnings will show on your Streamate earnings page, not your ModelCentro earnings page and you will be paid through Streamate.

There are so many more great features you get with ModelCentro. When signing up, they give you a free .xxx domain for the first year.​ They have a built-in affiliate program that you can enable to have affiliates promote your site. You’re able to choose all of your own program details and percentages. You can integrate your Amazon wishlist into your website, your SkyPrivate account for Skype shows, your VerifiedCall account, and all of your social media accounts. You can also easily connect your Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools accounts. You’re able to share your personal stories, updates, etc. via your own blog. You can also let your fans know what you have planned for the future from your calendar.

​Besides all of the features they already offer, ModelCentro is constantly working on new features that have been requested by the models. There is a lot planned for the near future including a shop where you’ll be able to sell tangible goods and custom content and a fully functional iPhone/Android app.​

Profits​ & ​Traffic ​10/10

​The profits you can make from ModelCentro are endless! There are no start-up fees, only a percentage taken from each sign-up/renewal. From direct traffic, there is a 10% payment processing fee taken out and then 25% taken from the remaining amount. So essentially you keep 65% from all sign-ups through direct traffic. If the member is referred from one of your affiliates, there is an affiliate share taken out based on your affiliate program details.

​A lot of your traffic will come from you advertising your own website via your social media accounts or camming profiles. If you enable your affiliate program, you’ll also get traffic and sign-ups from them. ModelCentro gives frequent shout-outs from their models.xxx Twitter account. Aside from that, you can enable models.xxx promotion, which will automatically promote your new content on their models.xxx blog.

Ease Of Use & ​Navigating The Site 10/10

​The ModelCentro dashboard is incredibly easy to use. Everything is laid out in a way that makes it easy to find. All of the different sections have great descriptions that let you know what each feature does and how to use it. If for whatever reason you’re having trouble finding something, they have a built-in guide that can help you.​

Payments​ & ​Cashouts 10/10

​ModelCentro holds you responsible for any chargebacks, so your earnings are on a 2-week hold. As soon as your funds are cleared and the payout minimum for the specific payment method is met, payouts are made every Tuesday except on major holidays.

For different payout methods, there is a minimum that must be met before payout. That minimum is $100 for checks and Payoneer, $50 for Paxum, and $500 for a wire transfer. When logging in to your Dashboard, your all-time revenue, the amount on hold, and the next payout information are all displayed for you.​​ You can also view your Transactions List ​for a more in-depth analysis.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking ​10/10

Your privacy is incredibly important to ModelCentro. They’ll never reveal any of your personal information. As far as geo-blocking goes, ​you’re able to block by country, city, state, and IP address.

Customer Service​ & Support 10/10

​ModelCentro’s customer service is top-notch! When you first sign up, you’re assigned a dedicated account manager. If you’re ever experiencing any problems, need to report a bug or glitch, have a question, or need something updated on your site that you can’t do yourself, you can email your account manager and/or support. They are very quick to reply and the issue will be solved in a timely manner. If it’s something that is going to take some time to fix, they keep you updated throughout the entire process.​

Final Overview & Conclusion

​Overall, ModelCentro excels in every aspect of what they offer! They are one of the leading CMS platforms in the industry. And even though they haven’t been around for a very long time, they know what they’re doing and they do it well. If you’re a model looking to start your own membership-based website, they are the best option to go with, in my opinion. Not only is the payout one of the highest in the industry, but the platform is incredibly easy to use and provides you with a lot of freedom.​

Dream Lover Review: Texting Platfom For Models

Looking to gain some insight from a webcam model about various platforms? No problem, I’ve got you covered here today with at least one of them. The site is called Dream Lover and it’s a phone, messaging, and texting platform for models looking to make some coin. Find out what it’s all about in my official review below…

Dream Lover Review

My Thoughts On Dream Lover

Dream Lover is a website where your fans can securely communicate with you via phone calls, text messaging, and picture messaging. 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 29/60, with an average score of 4.83. They excelled in their features but lacked in everything else.

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How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?

I’ve been on Dream Lover for almost 9 months,  so far so good really!

Features 8/10

Dream Lover allows you to communicate with your fans through pay-per-minute phone calls, text messages, and picture messages. Your actual phone number and your customer’s phone numbers are all kept private. Instead they use an anonymous proxy number for both of you. You’re able to choose which features you want to use and set all of your own rates. At any point, you can change your availability for phone calls and/or text messages. So if you know you’re going to be unavailable to take calls/texts, you can turn them off until you’re available again.

You choose your own rates for customers to initially purchase your phone number, for them to text you, for you to text them, for them to picture message you, for you to picture message them, and your per-minute price for voice calls. The payout rate is 60%. Customers purchase coins, which are used as currency on the site. Once a customer connects with you by purchasing your phone number, you’ll be able to view their current coin balance. The connection lasts for 30 days, at which time the customer must purchase your phone number again if they wish to continue interacting with you.

Dream Lover now offers a service that they’re calling Bookings. These are basically live cam shows that you can do with either any member on the site who pays in, or with just one select member for a more personalized show. The show can either be done on Skype or with the Dream Lover Live Platform. If you use their platform, you can cam using a desktop webcam only, no phones. You choose the length of your show and how much each member must pay to join. After your show is complete, you will get paid. By setting up Bookings that anyone can join, you’ll draw in new fans who may become lifetime customers!

Profits & Traffic 6/10

Like the majority of adult phone call/sexting sites, you’re responsible for advertising yourself. The site in general does not generate a ton of organic traffic. The majority of it’s traffic is from the models on the site posting on social media that they are part of the site, and asking their fans to connect with them on it. Because of this, most of the guests visiting the site are there for a specific girl. So make sure you advertise as often as you can on your own social media accounts.

If you’re able to draw in traffic from your social media accounts, your profits can be great! Just having a few consistent customers who chat with you daily can bring in quite a bit of revenue. Just make sure your prices are set appropriately: not too high and not too low. Since it costs new members $1 to make an account on Dream Lover, you know that everyone there most likely has plans on spending additional money, otherwise, they wouldn’t even waste the initial $1 to sign-up.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 4/10

The site is generally easy to use and navigate. Although it’s easy to find the different sections, there isn’t a lot of explanation about how everything on the site works. Aside from that, the scrolling bars used to change your rates are sometimes glitchy and don’t adjust properly.

They don’t have a model FAQ page or guides, so it can be a time-waster playing around on the site yourself until you figure everything out. They do have a contact form, but no one wants to wait around for a reply. When they rolled out with the Bookings feature, there was no information about it, and they’re still aren’t when visiting the page. You have to figure everything out on your own.

Payments & Cashouts 4/10

There are only two payout options. You can get paid by check or direct deposit (in the US only). If you choose direct deposit, the only way that they can verify you is if you provide a voided check. This is an inconvenient and outdated way to verify your bank account.

I’ve seen several models complain about this because they didn’t have any checks and had to pay to order them. Most banks will provide you with a few starter checks when you open a checking account, but Dream Lover won’t accept those starter checks to verify your direct deposit request.

You are able to set your minimum payout to $0, $50, or $100. There is no information provided about what day(s) of the weekly payments are sent out.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 4/10

Your phone number is protected, so none of your customers will be able to see your actual phone number when you’re talking to or texting them. Instead Dream Lover provides both you and your customer with a fake, anonymous phone number. But with this said, if you’re taking phone calls, you need to make sure your actual phone number is not mentioned in your voicemail message. If your status is set to available for phone calls and a customer calls you but gets sent to voicemail, they will be able to hear whatever message you currently have set for your voicemail. If it includes your actual phone number, they’ll now have that information.

I searched extensively throughout the site, and could not find any options for geo-blocking. This means that anyone, from anywhere around the world who has access to the website, will have access to your Dream Lover profile. This will be a problem for any model who likes to block their state, country, zip code, etc. Although the site is non-nude (your profile picture and background picture cannot show any nudity), it’s still not worth the risk for some models.

Customer Service & Support 3/10

I’ve never tried contacting customer service or support, so I don’t know how long they usually take to reply. I do know that I had a profile picture pending for over 8 months before. They never approved or denied it, so it just sat there in pending mode until I deleted it. Their contact form is not the easiest thing to find. You cannot access the link through your Dashboard. Instead you have to go to the main homepage of the site, scroll to the very bottom, click on the Help Center, and then click on Submit A Request at the top right.

They don’t provide models with any guides, resources, or a FAQ page. I guess if you have any questions about how the site works, you have to contact them every time through the Help Center.

Final Overview/Conclusion

Overall Dream Lover has some decent features, they just haven’t executed them in the most convenient way for the models. If they took the time to put together a resource guide, it would make the site much more appealing. More payment options and more information about cashing out would be a big plus for them as well.

CamSoda Review Written By Models For Models

Camsoda.com is one of the most popular camming platforms on the planet. I’ve been using it for years and have recently decided to update my review of the platform. That said, if you’re a cam girl, then you will want to read this for sure. Find out everything about Cam Soda and why many models choose this as the platform to make tons of cash chatting live.

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Camsoda Review

CamSoda is a newer, but popular live cam site. 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 56/60, with an average score of 9.33. They excelled in every category, really only losing a few points for being so new and still having things to work on.

Features 8/10

CamSoda is still new, so there is room for improvement. But with that said, they still have some great features in place to help models earn money. Of course, the main point of the site is live cam shows. They make it easy for you to get started broadcasting yourself.

All you need is a decent laptop or desktop computer, a fast internet connection (preferably wired in), and a webcam. You will also need a valid photo ID and a clear picture of yourself holding your ID next to your face. This is used as a verification process when you first create your account and is needed for account approval.

CamSoda is a token-based cam site. This means the currency used on the site is tokens. You are paid $0.05 for every token you’re given by fans. This makes 20 tokens equivalent to $1.00. Like Myfreecams, most models collect tokens by having countdowns until they do certain things (remove bra, remove panties, oil show, cum show, etc.).

You can also do private shows. The default rate for private shows is set at 30 tokens per minute, which comes out to $1.50/minute. But you can change your rate to whatever you’re most comfortable with. When you’re in a private show, members can spy on the show. They won’t be able to chat, just watch. The default rate for spy shows is 12 tokens per minute or $0.60/minute.

Besides doing live cam shows, there are other ways you can earn money on CamSoda… even when you’re not online! You can sell premade photosets and videos on your profile. You set all of your own prices. If you use ChatStar, which is an adult phone service, you can list your ChatStar link on your profile as well. CamSoda also lets models link to their Amazon wishlist right from their profile. Fans are able to go to your wishlist and spoil you that way.

CamSoda wants you to be healthy, which is why they created a Wellness Program. Models are eligible for the Wellness Program after they’ve been on the site for 6 months or more. Models who gross $3,500 – $6,999 on a monthly basis and provide proof of health insurance will receive a $65 monthly bonus. Models who gross over $7,000 on a monthly basis and provide proof of health insurance will receive a $125 monthly bonus.

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Profits & Traffic 8/10

As more and more models have begun to make the switch to CamSoda, Cam Girls on their site have reported their traffic has greatly increased. Some big-name porn stars have been featured on the site recently, which is great for getting more people to sign-up. Brandi Love, Dakota Skye, Tory Lane, and more have really helped launch the site and grow their traffic.

CamSoda is also on top of its social media game. They have a Twitter account with over 24K followers and growing! They frequently do shoutouts for models who cam on their site and will retweet you if you tag them in a tweet.

As I mentioned in the features section, there are other ways for you to make money on CamSoda besides just doing live cam shows. You can also sell your photosets and videos, list your Chatstar profile, and have your Amazon wishlist on your profile.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 10/10

CamSoda is easy to use on both the model’s end and the user’s end. I’ve browsed the site, but I never actually cammed on it before. So to get a feel for the model’s side of things, I signed up. The sign-up process was quick and easy.

You fill out some basic info, “sign” an electronic agreement, submit your photo ID and headshot holding your ID, and that’s it! I was done within 5 minutes and told that account approval takes about 24 hours.

Once approved, I scoped out the Dashboard. It has everything you need to get your profile and cam show set up, and it’s super easy to navigate and figure out.

The site is equally as easy to use for the guys browsing models on the site. They can easily access your room, chat with you, view your profile, etc.

Payments & Cashouts 10/10

CamSoda offers several different payout methods. The first way you can get paid is by a check in the mail. There is no fee associated with a check, and the minimum payout is $0. You can also choose to have funds directly deposited into your bank account through ACH/bank transfer.

There is also no fee and the minimum payout is $0. The third way to get paid is Paxum. For Paxum, there is also no fee and the minimum payout is $0. The final way to get paid is by wire transfer. This is for both international (non-US) and US models. There is no fee, but the minimum payout is $500. Payments go out every single week.

Types of Live Cams on Cam Soda

CamSoda offers a wide range of Live Cams as well as Streaming Life Cams on their site. Some of the most popular cam rooms seem to be their Milf Cams and Voyeur Cams.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 10/10

This is top notch when it comes to privacy protection and geo-blocking. You can rest assured that their site is secure and none of your personal information will get leaked. As far as regional blocking goes, you are able to block by state and/or country.

This is good for models who are trying to prevent people they know from finding out what they do and viewing their cam. If you have a specific state or country blocked, no one accessing CamSoda from that area will be able to view your cam or your profile.

Customer Service & Support 10/10

I personally haven’t contacted support for anything, but I’ve heard from other cam models on the site that the support team is quick and knowledgable. If you have a question about something or you notice a bug on the site, they are quick to answer you and/or fix the problem.

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Overall I feel like CamSoda is a good cam site. They are growing quickly and already have a lot of features to help models succeed. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them develop into one of the top cam sites in the very near future!

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Offering Adult Skype Shows For Money

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

Skype Sex Shows

Profiting From Selling Skype Shows

The first is SkyPrivate, and they are a great choice to go with. You can use SkyPrivate to charge your fans per minute for Skype shows. All you have to do is download and install their plugin. It counts the minutes you’re on Skype with each customer and bills them per minute.

There’s also the option for the customer to prepay for a show and send you the full payment beforehand. If it’s done that way, you’re responsible for ending the call after the agreed-upon time.

Pay Per Minute

You choose your own per minute rate and can change it at any time. You can also set it up so that different customers are charged different prices. This can be useful if you have a customer who does frequent shows and you want to offer them a discounted price.

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

Paxum

The next option you can use to accept payments for your Skype shows is Paxum. They’re similar to PayPal, but they’re adult-friendly. Getting started with them is easy, and cashing out is easy as well. They charge a withdrawal fee, but that is the only charge associated with them.

To receive your payment via check, there is only a $5 fee. To withdraw via wire transfer, there is a $50 fee. I’ve always received my payments by check, and have never had a problem. They generally get to me within 5 days of cashing out.

Some Sites Allow Skype

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

Say NO To Paypal

One thing you never want to do is accept PayPal. They are not adult-friendly and your account will be permanently banned the second they find out what you’re doing. Any funds you have in your account will be held for months before you can withdraw them. And PayPal will not let you create a new account with them.

Besides that, you can easily get scammed if you use PayPal. Your fan can pay for a show, do the show with you, and then call their bank and ask for a chargeback. Since you can’t prove what you were offering (since anything adult is against PayPal’s TOS), your customer will get his money back and you will have done that show for free.

Conclusion: Skype Sex Shows Pay Great

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

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Guide To Getting Spoiled With Amazon Wishlists

​As a way to show appreciation for your work, fans will often want to spoil you with items off of your wishlists. There are several different websites that offer wishlists. Most include both sexual items (toys, lingerie, etc.) and everyday items that you may want. Some even let you pull items from any website you want and add them to your wishlist.

Amazon Wishlist Advice

Amazon Wishlist & Other Wishlists Models Must Know All About

The first wishlist site is Amazon.​ They have an incredibly wide variety of items that you can add to your wishlist: toys, lingerie, camming equipment, lighting equipment, lube, heels, make-up, and so much more!

Aside from sexual items, they also have thousands of regular, everyday items that you can add to your wishlist. Sometimes fans prefer to spoil you with something that you can use in your everyday life, outside of work. Amazon also allows you to add email-delivered gift cards to your wishlist.

Gift Cards Are Great Too

If one of your fans wants to let you pick out an item yourself, they can buy you an Amazon gift card for any amount they want. It will go right to your email and you can apply the balance to your Amazon account. If you’re selling custom content, tangible goods, or even Skype shows, your customer can also use Amazon gift cards to pay for that service if you allow them to. This is a good option because it completely eliminates the chance of a chargeback.

Besides the thousands of items that you can add to your wishlist through Amazon directly, they also have a universal wishlist button that you can add to the top of your browser. When installed, it allows you to easily add items from any website to your Amazon wishlist.

Careful With Your Lists

There have been some reports of adult models getting their Amazon wishlists shut down. This is a rare occurrence, so you’ll be fine as long as you’re careful. Just make sure you don’t put any links to your adult content in your wishlist description.

A Major Flaw

There is one major flaw with Amazon as far as security goes, but I’ll tell you how to avoid it. When you add items to your Amazon wishlist, your address is not shared with the person who is buying you the item, but it is of course given to whoever is shipping the item. When you go into your wishlist settings, you can choose to accept or decline Amazon’s third-party shipping agreement.

If you choose to decline it, you can only add items that ship from Amazon directly to your wishlist. If you choose to accept it, third-party merchants (ones that are not Amazon themselves) will have access to your shipping address when you add items sold from them to your wishlist and a fan purchases them.

Get A P.O. Box For Privacy

This isn’t a problem in most cases, and any issue with it can be completely resolved if you have a PO Box as your address. But if you’re using your personal address, and a problem arises with shipping, that merchant will most likely contact the fan who purchased you the item, and in their correspondences, may unknowingly reveal your address to that fan. So just be cautious of this when choosing whether to allow shipments only from Amazon or from third-party merchants as well.

Consider Delivery Code

The second wishlist site is Delivery Code. They are completely adult-friendly, so you never have to worry about your wishlist getting shut down. They are secure, so your personal information will never be revealed to the buyer.

DeliveryCode allows you to easily add items from any website to your wishlist. One issue I’ve noticed with DeliveryCode is that they charge a small fee when your fan purchases an item, as well as a shipping charge… even if you’re in the United States.

Generally, I’ve noticed the shipping charge to be between $9.99 and $19.99. Some fans don’t mind paying the extra money in order to get you exactly what you want, but with Amazon having such a wide variety of items themselves, and many of those items having free shipping, sometimes DeliveryCode is not the best option.

Aside from gifts off your wishlist, your fans can also send you money through DeliveryCode. You can choose to use your money to buy yourself something off your wishlist, or have the money deposited directly into your bank account. They just added this option today, actually!

Other List Options

Other sites such as FreeOnes and Cam Soda offer wishlists as well. These wishlists feature only adult items, but there is a wide variety of items to choose from. These wishlists aren’t as popular as Amazon or DeliveryCode, but it doesn’t hurt to advertise them on your social media accounts if there’s something on them that you like.

Show Appreciation

When your fans purchase you something off of your wishlist, make sure you thank them. Unless they put a custom message on the gift that lets you know who it’s from, you aren’t going to know unless they personally tell you.

If you aren’t sure who bought you a gift, post a few pictures of yourself using the item on social media. Say how excited you are to have received it and ask who got it for you. Showing your appreciation and spoiling the fans that spoil you will help you get more items off of your wishlist.

Conclusion: Setup A Wishlist Today!

If you’re a cam girl and you do not have a wishlist, then you’re definitely losing out on tons of free goodies and money. There are fans who will buy purses, heels, super expensive things, even diamonds. Take advantage of this and get what you want, don’t be shy at all!

Avoiding Payment Scams On Webcam

​If you’ve been a webcam model for long enough, you’ve probably encountered someone trying to scam you. In fact, even if you’ve just gotten started, you may have had someone try to scam you. Since they know that you’re new to camming, they assume that you’re more likely to fall for their scam.​ Many models can tell you horror stories of a scam or two that they’ve fallen for in the past. Some are worse than others. But if you fall for one, no matter what the degree, you’re gonna feel frustrated and upset. So to help prevent these scams, I’m gonna go over some of the most common ones that you may encounter during your camming career.

avoid webcam payment scams

Avoiding Webcam Scams

The majority of scams that you’ll encounter while on cam involve the scam artist getting you to do something for free, even though you think that they’re paying you to do it. The first thing that I want to say is that you should always follow your gut feeling. If something doesn’t feel right, that’s probably because it isn’t.

Although these scam artists are usually very good at what they do, there’s always gonna be something there that doesn’t feel quite right or just seems off. If you sense that at all, look into it before giving anything away for free. There’s no harm in protecting yourself.

No Pay, No Play…

Even if someone promises to pay you, you should never perform a show or give out your content before getting paid. If they say that they don’t know if they can trust you, direct them to a site that has an escrow system. Extralunchmoney and Mygirlfund are examples.

Both of these sites allow the member to create an escrow that holds the credits in limbo until you deliver the product. Once delivered, the member gets tiny screenshots of the content, and they can either approve or deny the escrow. That way it’s fair for everyone involved and no one has to worry about the other person not following through.

avoiding payment scams

Adult Pay Platforms Only

Never let people pay you via non-adult-friendly payment providers. PayPal is a perfect example of a payment provider that is not adult-friendly. You may think it’s a good idea to use PayPal because you keep 100%, but it’s definitely not worth the risk.

First off, your account will get shut down immediately if they find out you’re using it for adult services. Your funds will be held for months before you can withdraw them and you’ll never be able to have another PayPal account under your name again. Secondly, the customer could do what’s called a chargeback.

And if they do, you cannot protest it since you weren’t allowed to use it for your adult activities in the first place. If a customer files a chargeback with their bank, the bank will cancel the payment that they made to you via PayPal and you won’t get paid.

You’ll be asked to provide proof of what you offered in exchange for the PayPal money. And again, since it was an adult service, you won’t be able to provide that proof and you’ll have lost out on that money.

Lookout For Fake Emails

Another way people are scamming cam models is with fake emails. They design the emails to look like they’re coming from a company that you trust such as Amazon or Giftrocket, but really they aren’t.

Instead, they’re just fake emails designed to look like that, but don’t actually have any money attached to them that you can redeem. If you get something that you’re unsure of, make sure the funds go into your account before you do the cam show or before giving them your content in return.

Fake AF Models

The final thing is fake cam models and admins. Some guys will pretend to be another cam model in order to get your trust. They’ll do this to get to know more about you, or even to get free access to your private content. This happens a lot on Snapchat. You’ll think you’re adding a fellow cam model when really it’s just a guy pretending to be a girl in order to add models for free. Before accepting anyone, do your research. Find the specific model’s real camming account or Twitter account and DM them to see if that’s really them.

Things like this happen while streaming live on cam as well. You may get someone in your chat room that’s pretending to be an admin. They may ask you for certain private information. Never give anything like that out! A reputable company would never contact you in your chat room while you’re on cam. And there are always ways set in place to know which accounts are actually admins or not.

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