Non Nude Webcam Models
Although it’s a fact that most cam models show nudity at some point in their career, there are also plenty of non-nude cam models out there. I’ll let you know right now that it can be a struggle to succeed as a non-nude model, but it’s most definitely possible. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, the most important thing is that you’re comfortable with what you’re doing. If you’re doing something that you’re not comfortable with or that you just can’t get yourself into, it’s gonna show in your performance. And there’s nothing that’ll turn a guy off more than watching you do anything on cam when it’s obvious you aren’t actually enjoying it.
It’s definitely harder to become a successful non-nude model than it is a nude model. Although many guys truly enjoy chatting and interacting with you as a person, most also enjoy it even more when you’re naked. 😛 But although you may struggle at the beginning of your career, things will start to get much easier for you as you go on. You’ll start to develop relationships with your fans. You’ll start to notice regulars coming into your room every day to hang out with you. These are really the people that will help you succeed as a non-nude model. Some days, especially when you’re first starting out, you might not have a lot of fans in your room. This can be frustrating when you see a nude model with hundreds of guys watching her. But you have to stay positive. Don’t give into the pressure and do something that you aren’t comfortable with. Stand up for your morals and for what you believe in. If you’re truly enjoying what you’re doing, the fans will come and turn into regulars for you.
Many models who decide to remain non-nude, take on some kind of niche. One of the most popular ones right now is femdom. This is basically where you, as a female, take on a dominant role. There are some models who are femdoms who will eventually show nudity to their most loyal followers, but many never do. Their followers get off on being told what to do by a dominant female. And if they do what you say like a good little boy, there are plenty of other ways to reward them then by showing them your nude body. Although I personally don’t focus on femdom, I have dabbled in it at a few points in my career. I’ve found that some guys are really into NOT seeing you naked. They simply love the tease. These kinds of guys will lose interest in you once they see you naked. These obviously aren’t the majority of guys out there, but you will definitely find some. And they can be the most loyal followers of all sometimes.
So besides going down a route like femdom, some non-nude models are simply there for chatting and friendship. Many guys who frequent cam sites are looking to chat with a beautiful model… someone that they’d maybe be too intimidated to talk to in real life. Even for me, as a nude model, I’ve found that my biggest fans prefer my shows where I just tease, tell stories, talk about what I did that day, and similar stuff to that. I found these guys without even being non-nude. If you put it out there through your show descriptions, video titles, and keywords that you’re a non-nude model, you’ll attract these kinds of guys easily.
I know that I’ve said this in multiple articles, but no matter what you’re doing or showing on cam, your personality is really what attracts the most amount of people. Your personality and overall attitude is also what makes your fans want to come visit you over and over again. So whether you get naked or not on cam, it’s important to have a positive attitude and just be friendly to everyone.
Popular Cam Store Items
Many cam models are expanding their business and doing more than just live cam shows. Starting your own website, selling videos on clip sites, and opening your own store are all popular routes to go down. These are all extra things that you can be doing to increase the amount of money you’re making and to get your name and image out there to more people across different websites.
Storefronts are huge right now. There are many different adult sites that let you have your own storefront. Some of the biggest ones right now are ManyVids, Extralunchmoney, and Cam Model Store. Sites like the ones I just mentioned allow you to sell more than just your premade photosets and videos. You can sell custom content, access to your private Snapchat account, and even tangible goods such as your used panties, other lingerie that you’ve worn before, autographed photos, used toys, etc. The possibilities are endless! Recently, models have been getting more creative about the items that they offer in their stores. Some of the newer items to come out have really taken off! So while these items are hot, it’s best for you to get in on them while they’re still trending and popular amongst cam model fans.
One of the most popular store items right now are cock ratings. For me personally, they’re my number one selling item on ManyVids. Every model offers different things when it comes to cock ratings, and it’s completely up to you how you want to do yours. I’ve found the most popular option to be a cock rating video. In my videos, I look at the pictures and let the viewer know my initial thoughts on their cock length, girth, balls, hairiness, and overall appearance. After that, I grab one of my dildos that’s around the same size as their cock and use it “test out their dick”. Most models don’t do this in their cock rating videos, but I’ve found that I sell lots more when I do and I can charge more for them as well. After that, I recap my thoughts on their cock and give them a number rating between 1 and 5. My cock rating videos usually run about 5 minutes long and I charge the same price for them as I would for a 5 minute custom video. And in most cases, they’re a lot easier than a custom video because they’re basically all the same and I don’t have to worry about a script or anything. Other popular options for cock ratings are through a paragraph or on Snapchat. These are generally cheaper than a video because they don’t take as much work and you can pretty much get them done within a few minutes. For the paragraph one, I just basically write out what I think of their cock and put the rating at the end. So it’s the same as the video, except written out instead of spoken. For the Snapchat cock ratings, I usually send them three personal snaps: the first two with my initial thoughts on their cock and the final one with their number rating. I’ve found that guys love to have their cock rated! You should definitely be taking advantage of this popular trend!
Another thing that’s popular right now is the GFE, or Girlfriend Experience. A lot of guys are really into have a girl to talk to for a certain amount of time that will make it feel like they’re actually in a relationship with them. This can involve flirty messages throughout the day, cute little pictures or even short video clips, telling each other how your day went, watching a movie together and chatting about your thoughts, etc. Anything that a normal couple might do. The amount of time that you offer and how much you charge for this is completely up to you. It can be very time consuming, especially if you get a really needy guy. It’s definitely important to put all of your rules and restrictions in the description of your item for this, otherwise the guys may try to take advantage of you. Some models will only offer an hour or a couple hours at a time, while others will set aside an entire day to chat back and forth with their “boyfriend” for the day. If you decide to offer the GFE to your fans, be sure to set your prices high enough to compensate the amount of time you’ll have to spend doing this. It’s also a good idea to put in the description that they need to schedule a day and time with you in advance. Some guys will buy the item and expect you to contact them and start chatting immediately. This isn’t always possible because of your own schedule or timezone. So definitely put that in the description somewhere so they plan a date in advance.
Not quite as popular, but still worth adding to your store, is a hotel stay. Basically your fans can purchase you one night in a fancy hotel. During your stay, you should spend the majority of your time shooting new content. The fan who purchased your hotel stay should get the content for free and then you’ll have all of that new content to put for sale in your clip store or to put up on your website. Shooting in the same location can get boring for both you and your fans. So mixing it up with some hotel content can really be a lot of fun and a big seller.
Camming as a Couple
If you decide to cam with a male partner, there’s some things that you’ll need to work out before you even get started. Some sites only allow female models, so you’ll need to find a site that works best for you and your partner that allows males to cam. Finding a site to cam on is the easy part. There are some legal things that both you and your partner should discuss and take care of before you do your first shows together. Even if you’re gonna be camming with a boyfriend, husband, or someone else that you really trust, it’s still very important to cover anything that could come up and make sure you both are protected. Also, just figuring out what you’re gonna do on cam can really take some time to figure out.
As I said, there are some cam sites out there that only allow female models. If you’re gonna be camming with a male partner, one of the most popular sites is Chaturbate. They’re one of the highest ranked cam sites and get a ton of traffic every day. Most couples seem to do the best on the site, even sometimes exceeding solo female cam models. Another good site for couples is Streamate. Chaturbate and Streamate are very different cam sites, but they both allow male/female couples to cam together. When you first start camming, I’d suggest trying out both sites to see the style of cam site that you guys prefer. Chaturbate is a site that allows public shows. This means that you’ll likely set a goal and then perform your show in public for everyone to watch once the goal is met. On Streamate, you can’t show nudity in public chat. So you’ll raise money in advance and then be taken into a private room where only those who tipped into your show can actually watch. Both have their pros and cons, so it’s ultimately up to you.
Discussing all the boring legal stuff is a must do before you start camming with a partner. It’s important to protect yourself just in case something does end up happening and you guys get into an argument about it. You should make sure you have a copy of each other’s ID’s, along with a photo of them holding their ID next to their face. You should also discuss and put into writing who owns the content from your shows or videos and what you each can do with that content. If you start to sell it on a clip site without your partner’s permission, that could turn into a really big problem for you guys in the future, especially if you haven’t put into writing how much each person gets from each sale. Speaking of how much each person gets, that’s something else that should be put into writing before you guys jump on cam together. Are you going to be splitting your earnings equally, whose name is the camming account going to be under, who owns the content and what can they do with it, when will you both get paid? All very important things to consider. Obviously whoever puts their name on the camming account is gonna be getting the check/payment sent to them. So do you plan on paying your partner right after your shows or waiting until you get paid and then splitting it? How do you plan on paying the other person: check, cash, Payoneer, etc.?
The two of you should also discuss what exactly you’ll be doing in your cam shows. Be open with your partner. Let them know your limits and things that you aren’t comfortable doing. And be sure that they let you know the same things. You’re gonna be working very closely with this person, so you guys need to be open about your feelings and thoughts when it comes to performing together. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, never do something you’re uncomfortable with. Don’t let your partner pressure you into doing something that you don’t want to. It’s very important that you make it very clear what you don’t want to do, that way there won’t be any misunderstandings while on cam. Could you imagine how awkward that could be? 😛
How to Get Regulars in your webcam room
One struggle that you’ll likely come across when you first start camming is getting fans to come back time and time again. But once you master how to do this, you’ll definitely notice an increase in the amount of sales that you make, and it’ll make your work day go by much faster. Building a relationship with your fans is very important. Of course you’ll have plenty of guys who just pop in your cam room for a quickie, but you’ll also have lots of guys who want to build an actual relationship with you and really get to know you. These guys are called regulars because they regularly visit your cam room and spend time in there with you. So how do you actually get guys to come back and want to see you every time you’re on cam? I’ll tell you!
One of the easiest things you can do to get regulars is be yourself! Show your fun side while on cam and just genuinely have a good time. If you truly enjoy what you’re doing, it’ll show to your fans. Happiness, laughter, and smiles are most definitely contagious! If you have a negative attitude while on cam, are crying all the time, or are just giving off a vibe that you’re not into what you’re doing, no one’s gonna wanna stay in or come back to a room like that. There’s always gonna be days when you maybe aren’t in the best mood, but you need to work through that if you’re gonna get on cam. Your bad attitude one day might make it so you miss out on a really awesome fan who would have became one of your regulars had he first seen you on a good day.
Another thing that you need to do is be entertaining. Don’t just sit there and blankly stare into the camera. It’s crucial to keep your fans interested. Get up and move around a little bit. Dance, tease, flirt. Any kind of movement will keep your fans interested as opposed to a model who’s just sitting there looking bored. Talking is another very important thing to continually do while you’re on cam. Engage in conversation with your fans. Say hi when someone new enters the room instead of waiting for them to say something to you first. Even if no one’s really talking to you, you can still talk. Maybe try telling an interesting or funny story, or sing along with the music in the background. Like I said before, just doing something whether it be getting up and moving around or just talking is so much more interesting then someone who’s not doing anything.
If you start to notice a fan that’s coming into your room pretty often, be sure to take notes on them. Many cam sites allow you to type notes in for each user. These notes are only visible by you. This is a really good tool for remembering your fans name, what they’re into, or just little things about them that they told you. If someone is investing a lot of time and/or money into you, you’ll kind of seem like a snob if you continually have to ask them what their name is. 😛 Make your regulars feel special. Give them a big smile and greet them by their name when you notice them pop into your cam room. Maybe even give them a follow back on social media. These are all just little things that you can be doing to make sure your fans become regulars, and stay regulars.
Working with a Male Cam Partner
Most cam models start out solo. Some choose to stay solo their entire career. But if you’re looking to branch out, working with a partner can really help you do that. Guys like to watch a girl play with a dildo, but there’s nothing better than the real thing! In this article, I’m gonna talk about working with a cam partner, particularly with a male partner.
There is definitely a learning curve for both you and the guy you’re working with. Even if you’re both very experienced sexually, and even if you’ve had sex together in your personal life, things are a little different on cam. When you have sex in your normal, everyday life, I’m guessing you aren’t performing for a crowd. Every aspect of your show needs to be thought out so that you can be sure to put on the best show possible. Lighting, angles that look the best on cam, angles that don’t block your fans view, positions that are the most comfortable for you, positions where he won’t finish after only a couple minutes, deciding if you’re gonna hold the camera throughout some of the show, where he’s gonna cum, if he’s gonna cum, if you’re gonna do straight sex or maybe add in a blow job. These are all factors to consider before you actually start your show. If the two of you aren’t on the same page, things are gonna look awkward and you’re gonna end up wasting time figuring out all the details during the show. Your fans are paying to see action, not you having to flail the camera around all over the place to figure out the right angles or asking your partner what he thinks you guys should do next.
With pretty much all camming software, you can pull up the camera feed to watch yourself on your computer screen without actually broadcasting anything live on the internet. This is definitely something that you and your male partner should experiment with before doing actual cam shows. This is the only way you’re gonna be able to figure out all of the angles that will work with two people. When you’re solo, the angles are pretty easy to figure out, but it’s a lot more difficult with two people. You want to make sure your fans always have a good view of you and don’t end up staring at your male partner’s ass the whole time or something haha. Little things like making sure the initial penetration is clearly visible, occasionally doing close-ups, or having him hold the camera for some POV action can really add to your show and excite your fans.
Doing lots of cam shows in one day and having multiple orgasms (or faking them :P) is pretty easy for most female models. But, as you can probably imagine, it’s nearly impossible for guys. They can’t fake an orgasm because it’ll be obvious when there’s no cum, and most males, unless they’re porn stars, need breaks in between each orgasm. And some males can only cum a couple times in one day, even with breaks. This is definitely one of the biggest things to consider when planning your cam shows. There’s different things that you can do for this. The first is to do only a couple boy/girl shows in one day and do the rest of your shows solo. This will give the guy some time to refuel after each orgasm. The other route is to do shows where he doesn’t actually finish. Do several shows like that until you’ve almost reached your daily goal and then do one final “cum show”. This can be tough for some guys though because he has to constantly get turned on and then stop without cumming while the countdown for the next show is going on. But if he’s able to pull this off, you’ll definitely have a lot of success on cam together.
The same as if you’re working with another female cam model, all of the behind-the-scenes details need to be discussed and agreed upon before you start camming together. Like can you cam on your solo account or do you need to make a separate couples account, whose name is the account going to be registered in, are you splitting the pay 50/50 or do you keep a higher percentage, will you pay him right away or wait until you get paid by the cam company? It’s also important that you get a copy of his ID and a clear picture of him holding his ID next to his face. This way you’ll be able to post the content from your cam shows on your website or other clip sites. Speaking of that, you should also get a written agreement stating who owns the content and if it’s ok for you to sell it elsewhere. Just make sure all of your bases are covered.
Webcam Raffles – how to do them
A popular trend recently among cam models is holding a date raffle. A date raffle can take on two different forms: an in person date where your fan actually gets to meet you and hang out with you, or a date over Skype or another camming platform. Your fans get really excited about raffles like this. Even if it’s just a Skype date raffle, it’s still a personal one-on-one hangout session with you. Sometimes these don’t even get sexual. They might just involve eating or watching a movie together while chatting with one another. If you decide to hold a date raffle, whether it be a real date or one over Skype, there are definitely some precautions you should take.
As with any raffle that you hold, you need to be smart and plan every little detail out in advance. So before you even announce your raffle, make a list that includes the prize(s) that you’re offering, how much each entry will cost, when the deadline to enter is, when and how you’ll be drawing the winner(s), what the winner(s) should expect on the date, and any other details that you can think of. Nothing is too small to include. Sometimes fans will try to find a loophole or take advantage of you if you aren’t clear from the start about your raffle.
If you’re new to camming, it’s probably best not to hold a raffle like this. Wait until you have a decent following. Some models make the mistake of holding raffles with huge prizes before they’ve really established a following. They think that bigger prizes will help them raise more money. But this isn’t always the case. It can be a big disappointment if you’re offering a large prize and end up not getting a lot of entries. You may be stuck losing money in the end. Or you may need to cancel the raffle, which is disappointing to everyone who entered. You may lose the trust of your fans if you cancel a raffle.
Just to protect yourself, a good clause to put in your raffle rules is that it’ll only happen if you sell a certain amount of entries. When the deadline hits, if you haven’t raised enough, you can choose to extend it if you’re close to your goal or offer consolation prizes. In the case of consolation prizes, I personally think that every single person who entered should at least get something. This way no one feels like it was a waste of their money. And you should still have big prizes for the winner(s). But like I said earlier, if you don’t have a big following, it’s probably best not to hold a contest like this in the first place. You’re only setting yourself up to fail.
If you’re doing an in person date raffle, one thing to consider is doing it with another model. You can both sell individual entries into your raffle, both pick your own winner, then do a double date kind of thing. It’s just more safe that way, and it can be a lot more fun. Your fans might sometimes get confused about what to expect on the date. It’s crucial that you make it very clear when you first announce the raffle. Let them know that nothing sexual is going to happen, no physical contact, etc… unless you want that, of course. Other details that should be considered are if there’s a set day/time for the date or if it’s up in the air and if you’re paying for their airfare, hotel, food, etc. One popular option that some models decide to do is to hold the date during a porn or cam convention. This way you get to walk around with your fan at a convention where there’s lots of other models around. There’s no pressure at something like that and you’re constantly surrounded by people. This is also just a fun, unique experience for your fan to actually get to walk around with a model at a convention for models.
If you’re holding your date over Skype, it’s also very important to be clear about all the details when you first announce your raffle. Is there gonna be nudity, cam2cam, how long will the date last, can they make requests, when will it be, etc. Be upfront about everything you plan on doing during the Skype date so that your fans know what to expect before they enter. It’ll also save you the trouble of having to say no if they ask for specific things during the date that you didn’t want to do.
The main things to take out of this is to make sure you have a large enough following before holding a raffle like this with such big prizes, be sure to make every detail and rule clear before announcing your raffle, and be safe!
What webcam site is right for you?
With the growing number of cam sites out there right now, it may be a tough decision figuring out which site you want to cam on. Or even if you’re already an established cam model, your needs on a cam site may have changed over the years. Even if you’ve been on the same site for a long time, it’s not always a bad idea to make a move and try out a different site. In the past year, a lot of big cam sites have emerged. Depending on your needs, wants, and the types of shows you offer, some sites are just gonna work out better for you than others.
One of the first major things to consider is if you want to work on a site that allows you to do public shows. A site like Myfreecams is a perfect example of a site that allows public shows. During a public show, you’re in general chat where everyone can see you. You generally will set a goal and everyone in the room has to collectively tip in order to help you reach your goal. Once each goal is met, you reward the entire room by removing an article of clothing or by putting on some kind of show (blow job, oil, shower, toys, etc.). On sites that offer public shows, you’ll most likely notice a lot more traffic than you would on other sites… especially while you’re actually performing a show after reaching your goal. But just because more people are in the room, that doesn’t mean that any of them are going to tip extra while you’re actually performing.
One downfall of sites that allow you to do public shows, is that your performances are more likely to get leaked and shared on the internet. You may have to hire a DMCA takedown site to help get your content removed from tube and torrent sites. You have to remember that you’re gonna have lots of freeloaders in your room on sites like this. Those are the people who are most likely to secretly record your shows and post them elsewhere. Often times, you have to work longer hours on sites like this in order to reach your goals. But in general, the payout overall can be much higher. Many of the top cam models work on sites that offer public shows.
Some sites, such as Streamate, don’t allow nudity in public chat. Instead public chat is more for teasing and getting your fans to take you into a private or exclusive show. In those shows, your fan pays per minute for alone time or shared time in a small setting with you. Group shows, called gold shows on Streamate, are also a popular option on sites like this. Basically you set a goal amount that you want to raise, the minimum amount each person has to tip in to watch the show, a countdown to make the goal, and a topic for what you’re gonna do in the show. So even though this is a group show and may have a lot of people watching, it isn’t just open to the public like it would be on Myfreecams. Instead, each person has to tip into the show in order to see it. Once the show starts, only those who tipped the minimum or higher will be taken into a private room to watch the show. This doesn’t prevent your shows from being shared on the internet, but it does lower the risk because not as many people will be viewing them since they aren’t free.
Things like the percent you keep on the site and how much traffic they get should also factor into your decision. Some sites pay as low as 30% to their models, and some pay up to 70%. But just factoring in the percentage isn’t enough. Even if you keep 70% on one site, the traffic might not be there. You may end up making a lot more money on a site that only offers their models 35%. Some sites allow you to sell videos, advertise your social media accounts, or even set up a store front. This is also something to really consider. If you’re able to offer videos to those who tip in extra, that can definitely help increase the amount of money you make. And if you can mention your social media accounts while camming, you’re gonna be able to generate a lot of new followers every day. I’d suggest taking a look at the different sites that are out there, maybe even giving a few a try, and just see which one(s) work best for you personally.
Webcam Model Code of Conduct
As with any job, there is a code of conduct that should be followed as a cam model. Even though you’re your own boss and can technically run your business however you want, it’s still important to hold yourself to certain standards that the cam model community finds acceptable. This will give you a good reputation among other cam models and your fans. Even if you plan on remaining a solo model, having a good relationship among the cam model community is incredibly important. You don’t want your name attached to articles or comments on cam model forums that are negative. Besides the possibility of your fans reading these comments and getting a bad taste in their mouth for you, it can cause unnecessary drama that no one wants to deal with. And you’re screwing yourself over if you ever do decide you want to broaden your horizons and try to work with other girls.
The first thing that you should never do is bash other models. Besides being incredibly rude, it’s also hurtful and considered bullying. And aside from that, it makes you look very insecure about yourself and your own abilities as a cam model. If you have a personal issue with another model, keep it between the two of you. Even if they’re antagonizing you, be the bigger person. Either ignore them, block them, or reply via DM instead of in public on social media or in your cam room. And be mature about your responses. Simply explain the issue you have with them, why you have it, and move on. If they can’t seem to understand it, that’s their own problem. Don’t worry yourself over petty drama. In the long run, they’re just gonna make themselves look like an immature baby, and you’re gonna come out the winner. Sometimes it may not be a personal issue, you just might not like another cam models style or something that they do. Remember that they’re running their own business just like you are. Let them do it the way they want. It’s not your position to critique their way of doing things just because it’s not how you do things. Mind your own business and focus on ways to improve your own shows.
So that’s a little bit about how you should interact with other cam models, but let’s go into who you’ll be dealing with on a daily basis: your fans. The way you treat your fans can really make or break you as a cam model. If you want respect from them, you need to give them respect as well. I’m not saying you 100% of the time have to be nice to everyone. Let’s face it, you’re gonna encounter trolls along the way. But the way you deal with them is what’s important. I know it can sometimes be hard to simply block someone without telling them off first, but you should remember that this is what they want. They want to rile you up and get a reaction from you. If you do feel the need to say something to them before blocking them, just keep your cool. Keep in mind that you’re live on cam. Everything you do may be being recorded by someone. If you freak out on someone and that video gets posted on the internet later, it could be embarrassing or make you look bad. It may have been better if you kept your composure and thought about your response before freaking out.
I see a lot of cam models beg for tips all day long while on cam. This is not the way you should be doing things. If it’s ok for you to beg, then who’s to say your fans shouldn’t be beggars too. Instead of begging for tips, occasionally let your fans know about things you’re selling or special promotions you’re currently running. If you’re genuinely enjoying your time on cam and actively interacting with your fans, they’ll be more inclined to purchase stuff from you than if you’re just constantly begging. When they see you begging for tips, it makes them wonder why you’re so desperate to make a sale. Maybe they think your quality of content will suck or that you’re trying to rip them off. Although it can sometimes be tough, you just need to be patient and hang out like usual instead of constantly begging for tips.
If you can follow these basic guidelines, you’re definitely on the road to success. Remember that everything you do may be being recorded, so compose yourself in a way that you want to be remembered by.