Category - Making Money

How To Build Your Audience

Increasing and building your audience as a cam girl is crucial. I mean, without being able to do that, you’re going to find yourself in quite the pickle. Now, the good news is that if you’re an ambitious and hardworking girl like me, then you’ll eventually make a lot of money.

There is no doubt about it, there are tons of webcam sites across the Internet and thousands of cam models to choose from. Any time, day or night, cam show fans can find a show to enjoy of any variety.

Heck, speaking of variety, many enjoy some seriously wild and totally taboo fetishes and they do so in a judgment-free environment too. Others go for the general cam show stuff.

With the sheer number of cam shows available at any given time, how do you as a webcam model ensure that you’re getting a good piece of the pie? And how do you ensure that you’re getting the most tips and you’re going to keep bringing back loyal fans?

If you’re a cam model, and you’re looking to increase your audience, these important tips will go a long way in assuring that you’re expanding your fan base.

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Boost Your Cam Show Audience & Brand

As a cam model, your paycheck depends on the viewers that are drawn to your shows. The more men (and women) that are watching you, the more tips you can get, the bigger your bank account.

Not everyone can make it as a cam model, though, mostly because they don’t know how to keep their audience engaged or their shows unique.

If you’re an active model, consider these ways to increase your audience depth and overall reach:

Make Sure Your Streaming Is Of High Quality

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Nobody wants to watch a video and/or live stream that is sub-par. I don’t care what content it is, if the video quality is crummy, nobody is going to watch it. With video being your bread and butter as a cam model, you want to make sure that the video quality is high.

To improve your video quality, get a modern HD camera. Make sure your internet connection is as high speed as you can get.

And finally, make sure that the room where you’re shooting your cam shows has good lighting with no flickering lights. Poor lighting will literally cause boners to go flaccid and worse, move on to other profiles.

Make Sure Your Set Is Neat And Orderly

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Just like messy camera work, nobody wants to watch a show where the set or room is a complete pigsty.

Ewwwwww!

If you’re naturally a messy person, you should strongly consider having a separate area for your shows that you keep immaculately clean. Get rid of any clutter, make sure your stuff isn’t dusty, and remove any unnecessary items that aren’t going to enhance your shows.

Along with this, keep within arms reach anything you do plan on using in your shows. You don’t want to have to get up and leave during a show, so have toys, a water bottle, or anything else you like to use for your viewers.

Keep Yourself Fit And Take Pride In Your Appearance

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As a cam model, you’re essentially selling yourself and your body. Yes, men enjoy different body shapes and sizes, which is awesome, but you do still have to take pride in the way you look.

This usually means making sure you’re clean (I wish I didn’t have to say that) and healthy-looking.

You should also consider other details like makeup, nails, and hair. These things are easy enough to do and can go a long way in improving the tips you receive. Oh, and keep that hygiene up to snuff too. Don’t get lazy when it comes to that, please.

Stay Upbeat And Positive (Always)

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Let me ask you this: Do you like to watch any videos where someone is being belligerent or just doesn’t seem interested in whatever the show is?

The answer to that is a resounding NO!

As a cam model, you really have to love what you’re doing. I’m sorry, but if you don’t enjoy it, you’re not going to succeed. Even when you have rude viewers or you’re dealing with trolls, you have got to keep yourself upbeat and fun.

Unfortunately, it won’t be easy on some days. I have a hot streak in me, and I’ve been very tempted to fight with the viewers who were giving me a hassle, believe me. Instead of letting them get to me, though, I used my ability to toss them out of a show and blocked them.

Not only does it get them out of your hair, but it also keeps your other viewers from getting turned off by the conflict that is going on.

Keep yourself upbeat, positive, and kinky and your viewers will be very happy.

Interact And Entertain Your Audience

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Some cam models think that the only way they have to interact with their audience is to sit there and type out whatever they’re thinking. That’ll work for maybe a minute or two. Once your viewers see that your show is like that, they’re leaving.

Instead of just being a blob on the camera, talk to your audience and move around. Let them see different parts of your body and hear that voice of yours.

Work with your best assets and you’re definitely going to keep your audience entertained and engaged, which translates into bigger tips.

Make Your Shows Unique As Possible

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With cam shows being a dime a dozen, you need to make sure that yours stands out. This can involve using costumes and cosplaying, using a special talent you may have, having a specific theme, bringing in other people to play with, or just using different toys to spice your shows up.

Toys are simple to get, pretty inexpensive, and some of them are actually interactive so your fans can give tips to make the toys work. Trust me, men eat that up!

The biggest supplier of these types of toys are Lovesense, Hitachi, and a few others. These are used by many cam models to improve their shows, so give them a search on the old Google.

Consider Group Video Chats And Multi-Model Shows

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One of the best ways to increase your audience quickly is to hold chats with multiple viewers (for example, Gold Shows on Streamate). Private chats are great once you’re established and you have fans that are high tippers, but group chats help you connect with more people at one fell swoop.

In these group chats you can also offer up contests with rewards, which your viewers will absolutely love. You can offer up prizes like private chats, actual merchandise, or even photos of yourself. Be creative and believe me, this will definitely help you improve your fan base.

I’d also like to add that it’s often easier to attract new consumers if you do cam shows with other models in group chat shows. The fans love it when you bring others into the bedroom and have someone new to share!

Imagine how many whales would be throwing money at you if they had the opportunity to cam with all the girls in the above photo? Lots of money would be thrown at you!

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Final Thoughts: To Be Successful, You Have To Work

With the pool so full of beautiful mermaids just looking to lure men to their shows, it can be difficult to make your cam show successful.

If you follow these tips to increase your audience as a cam model, and you work hard at keeping your shows interesting, fun, and sexy, you cannot lose.

That said, you’re 100% sure to bring in those new viewers and keep the regulars, making your bank account swell. And that’s really what we all want as cam models! Along with having fun of course!

If you think you’re ready to take the plunge and get started, then I strongly suggest reading this Q & A article before kicking things off. Any other questions, you know how to find me!

Advice on Getting Paid as a Cam Girl

If you’re new to working in the cam girl world, or you’re considering dipping your toe into the adult industry, one of the questions you may have is how you’ll be paid for the work you’re doing.

Unfortunately, because working as a cam girl is considered “sex work”, many major payment processing companies are leery to get involved due to the risky nature of the job.

However, don’t let that get you nervous. There are a few different methods to make sure you get that dough, most of which will depend on the cam site or sites you work for, or if you’re an indie cam girl, how you want to take payments for your shows, content, products, videos, clips and anything else you want to sell.

So, if you’re curious, here are the ways you can get paid as a cam girl.

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Important Note: Cam Sites Typically Handle the Payment Process

If you’re working for a cam or clip site, that site will typically handle the payments that you receive. Partnering with a cam site has its advantages, and this is one of them. You benefit from the traffic to their site, you don’t have to think too much about how you’ll get paid, you’ll pretty much be guaranteed that you’re actually going to receive legit money, and your information will likely not be compromised.

Now, when you work with a cam network, you do have to remember that they get a cut of what you make before you get your cut. This is usually a percentage to cover overhead costs and profit margins and of course, they want a cut for helping you to get work. They are a business, after all.

Every cam site will have its own payout methods, payout dates, and minimum payouts, which you can find in that sites’ terms and conditions. A site may have many ways to get your money to you, or they may have just one or two. This can include old-school checks, direct deposit, gift cards, and cryptocurrency.

Most Commonly Used Methods for Cam Girl Payouts

If you’re shopping around for a cam site to use, you’re going to want to make sure you read up on the sites you’re considering. Each will be different and if you’re not keen on accepting a certain payout method, you’re going to want to know that before you begin working. Here are the most commonly used methods that cam girl sites use to pay their models:

#1: Checks

Yep, companies still use good old-fashioned paper checks to payout their girls. These are typically sent through the postal service or FedEx and will have a discreet business name so no need to be embarrassed when you take the check to the bank.

This method of payment has the advantage of not having a fee associated with it, unless FedEx or whatever logistics company delivered your check charges one.

The cam and clip sites that use checks as their form of payout include:

  • BongaCams – $50 minimum paid weekly
  • CamSoda – $20 minimum paid weekly
  • CamWithHer – $100 minimum paid bi-weekly
  • Chaturbate – $50 minimum paid daily
  • ManyVids – $100 minimum paid bi-weekly
  • AmateurCommunity – $50 minimum paid bi-weekly

These minimums and payout options are usually for the first check only, but again, check with the company you’re working for and for what their requirements will be for other payout options.

#2: ACH/Direct Deposit

Some sites have upgraded to direct deposit, which is awesome because its definitely quicker and usually has no fees, depending on your bank. Again, these cam companies know that you don’t want sex names and cam sites listed on your banking information, so they’re discreet.

You will have to provide a bank routing number and account number to the cam site so they can do this, so if you’re not comfortable with that, this isn’t the payout method for you.

The cam and clip sites using ACH/Direct Deposit include:

  • BongaCams – $50 minimum paid weekly
  • CamSoda – $20 minimum paid weekly
  • CamWithHer – $100 minimum paid bi-weekly
  • Chaturbate – $50 minimum paid daily
  • Flirt4Free – No minimum paid bi-weekly
  • BentBox – $100 minimum paid monthly
  • IndieBill – $100 minimum paid bi-weekly
  • ModelCentro – $100 minimum paid weekly

Just like with the checks, these minimums and payouts are typically for the first payout, but make sure you read up with the site you’re using.

#3: Wire Transfers

I’m only mentioning wire transfers because the issue does come up on occasion. I would highly recommend that you do not use this method of payment unless you’re an international cam girl. The fees and restrictions are just too great for U.S. cam girls.

However, if you’re going to use a wire transfer, here are a few of the companies that use them:

  • BongaCams – $535 minimum paid weekly with a $35 fee
  • CamSoda – $500 minimum paid weekly
  • StripChat – $500 minimum paid weekly
  • SquarePeep – $100 minimum paid on-demand with a $40 fee

#4: PayPal

PayPal is not the best way for anyone to accept payment for adult services, which are seen as “high-risk” because of chargebacks and people lying that they never watched porn, so they don’t have to pay for it.

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The payment site is also notorious for banning users that they suspect are doing anything that they deem “sketchy” and cam work is one of those things. If you are banned, you will lose any money that was in your account and you run the risk of being reported to the IRS.

You should know, there are cam sites that PayPal does deal with a small handful of clip and cam sites, which include:

  • SoulCams – $50 minimum paid twice monthly
  • AdultMemberSites – $25 minimum paid twice monthly
  • SideDaddy – $20 minimum paid weekly
  • SquarePeep – $100 minimum paid on-demand

If you absolutely must use PayPal for your cam work, don’t leave large sums of money in your account so that when, not if, you’re caught, you don’t lose too much.

#5: Giftcards

Amazon gift cards are a common method of payment outside of the cam network. Sure, they’re not traditional money, per se, but they sure spend the same on the biggest shopping site on the internet. Now, Amazon (the wishlist platform) doesn’t like people to take their gift cards as payment for anything, but they really don’t do much about it, so it’s a pretty safe payment method.

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#6: Cryptocurrency

I have a feeling that cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, is going to be THE payment method for any type of sex work in the future. This method is discrete, 100% chargeback proof, anonymous, and doesn’t have any fees for transferring.

Most major cam sites deal in Bitcoin, although some will also deal in Etherium and LiteCoin. There are also adult cryptocurrencies like SpankChain, redBux, and JizzCoins, however, you want to be careful in diving into something that is new, so choose your cryptocurrency after some research.

#7: IndieBill

IndieBill is an adult platform for performers that are looking to sell their products and services. This can include content, Skype.com shows, Snapchat, or your own personal websites. IndieBill has one of the highest payout percentages in the industry at 85% and they pay out bi-weekly through ACH, FirstChoicePay, or wire transfer and any chargebacks are covered.

Another great feature is that IndieBill will build you a personal website for free and it will list all the other places that you can be found, giving you valuable exposure and helping you to make that money!

What About Venmo and Zelle?

I know you’re probably looking at this list and wondering where Venmo, Zelle, and the e-wallet options are. Truthfully, most e-wallet companies won’t deal with anyone in the U.S. because of our strict laws, and Venmo and Zelle are pretty poor options, much like PayPal, because of the risk of chargebacks, fraud, canceled accounts, and frozen funds.

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The best piece of advice I can give to an aspiring cam girl is to work with whatever payment method your chosen cam site(s) use, be very wary of anyone looking to send you money “off-site”, research cryptocurrency if you’re considering that and avoid places that could keep your hard-earned money if they think you’re doing something they consider wrong, like PayPal, Zelle, and Venmo.

After all, you’re not doing this out of the kindness of your heart, and you deserve to be paid for what you’re doing.

How Much Money Can Cam Girls Make?

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

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

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How Much Money Can You Make Camming? Find Out!

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

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

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

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

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

Other Income Streams for Cam Girls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amazon Wishlists

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

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

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

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

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

Networking for Webcam Models

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfect the webcam model snapchat takeover.

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

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

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

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

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

What Questions to Ask When Asked to do A Takeover:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips for the actual Takeover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A million Eggs in your Basket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trending Cam Store Items

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.

Win Big On ManyVids

ManyVids Contests

If you aren’t taking advantage of selling stuff on ManyVids, you’re really missing out! ManyVids has quickly become one of the most popular clip and store sites in the camming/adult industry. With their growing popularity comes lots of new and exciting opportunities for models to have some fun while earning extra cash! Over the past few months, ManyVids has announced several new contests and events where you can win big!

WINNING WEDNESDAY
On April 29th, ManyVids launched their first Winning Wednesday contest. The way the contest works is that they pick a theme and members of the site vote for who they think has the best themed picture. Any model or studio account can enter and every member of the site gets one free vote per model/studio. After using their free vote on someone, members can purchase extra votes for that model if they choose to. Since the contest ends up being more about who has the fans willing to spend the most on votes and not so much about the person who has the best themed picture, ManyVids gives out two prizes. The first is $300 to the model or studio that collects the most amount of votes. The second is $100 to the model or studio that the ManyVids staff thinks has the most creative/fun themed photo.

These contests don’t happen every week, but still pretty often. They’re usually announced 1-2 days in advance so you have time to take your photo. They only last for a few hours, usually from 1pm – 5pm EST. Besides displaying your photo on the contest page, you can also put in some text. Most models will offer prizes to the members who purchase votes for them. You can either list your prizes right there below your picture, or tell them where they can find a list of your prizes (public Snapchat account, Twitter, in your photos section on ManyVids, etc.). Another great perk… whenever someone purchases votes for you, you keep the money that they spent on the votes! You keep the same percentage as you do throughout the rest of the site, so 60%. So you’d earn $60 if someone buys $100 in votes for you. If you finish in the top 5-10, they sometimes send you goodies as a way to say congrats.

SUMMER SPLASH
ManyVids Summer Splash event is definitely something to check out! Every month, they already hand out $10,000 to their top earners every month. But for July, they’re doubling it! That means the top 25 models and studios who earn the most in sales throughout the month of July will get double what they normally get! The below chart shows how much you win if you place in the top 25:

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MV DAILY GRIND
ManyVids is giving out even more cash throughout the month of July with the MV Daily Grind event. Every day in July, they will be giving out $500 to the top earner. The winner will be announced daily and the cash goes into your account right away. You can check out the leaderboard here or visit your profile page to see what place you’re in. On the top of your profile, below your tabs, you can see your rank and also see a drop down menu where fans can donate extra to help you win. You’re free to offer prizes if you want in exchange for tips.

Getting Paid To Talk And Text With Your Fans

Earn Income texting with your fans

​It’s now easier than ever to stay in contact with your fans throughout the day and get paid for it! Pay-per-minute phone calls and pay-per-message sexting is all the rage right now! There’s lots of different networks out there to help you monetize this trend. Whether you’re new to the adult industry and maybe nervous about getting on cam right away, or you’re a veteran looking for more ways to earn cash, this is a great option for you!

You no longer have to worry about privacy issues from giving out your actual phone number. When you use any of the services out there, they provide you with an anonymous phone number that will route all phone calls and text messages to your actual phone. This way, your real phone number is never given out to your fans.

Most of the different networks allow you to choose what you want to accept: whether it be just phone calls, just text messages, or both. If you choose to accept phone calls, make sure your voicemail message does not mention your real phone number in it. If a fan calls your anonymous number and you don’t answer, they’ll be sent to your voicemail and will be able to hear whatever your voicemail message is. Although your privacy is of utmost importance to these companies, most of them do not offer any form of regional blocking like you get with cam sites. They do allow you to block specific members if there’s someone you don’t want to continue talking to, but at that point they’ve obviously already found out what you do.

Payout percentages vary by site, but you’re always able to set your own prices. You can set your own prices per minute for phone calls, per text message sent, per text message received, per picture message sent, and per picture message received. So it’s fully customizable to fit your needs. Most sites pay out weekly and give you multiple payout options: check, bank transfer, Payoneer, etc. You can easily keep track of how much you’re earning per customer and/or per phone call or message on every site. You can also switch your availability on and off at your convenience. Depending on the network, if your availability is set to off, you won’t show up on their site until you switch your status back on. On other sites, your customer will either be sent to your voicemail or routed to an automatic messaging system that informs them you’re not available at the moment.

All of the different networks out there have different features. One of the coolest features that I’ve found is called Shout-Outs. It’s available on Ringhop and a few other networks. If you have a photo, video, voice message, or text message that you want to share with all of your contacts at once, you can send it out as a mass message. Your fans won’t have any idea that it was sent to multiple contacts. They’ll only be charged if they unlock the message or on some sites, reply to the message. This can be a great way to engage with all your fans and earn some quick money. The majority of the time if a fan opens that message, he’ll also start talking to you afterwards.

Check out all of the different networks that offer phone/messaging services.

To Film or not to film? That is the question…

Income Generation from Filming Videos

There comes a time in every cam girls life where she has to ask herself one simple question.

“To Film or Not to Film.”

Sounds easy enough, right?

The truth of the matter is that deciding to take the dive and film clips can be ridiculously intimidating. “What do I use? What type of content should I make? Do I have to pay for a decent video editor?” So many questions to consider. Luckily, they all have pretty simple answers. So if that’s you hiding in the corner, shying away from putting that beautiful booty on film, it’s time to stand up, step out into the limelight and conquer baby, because we’ve got this on lock.

Where Do I start?

Let’s start with the basics. If you’re new to making clips, chances are you haven’t invested in a top of the line video camera, and that is OKAY. Using the same camera that you use to cam with should do the trick, as long as you have decent lighting. Personally, I use my Logitech C920 for everything, and it hasn’t failed me yet. (Note: Lighting is the key to making your videos look high quality. If you can’t afford to purchase a kit, take 3 floor lamps and put one on each side of the cam, and one directly behind it.) If you can spare a few dollars for a lighting kit, you can find nice quality and affordable priced ones on Amazon. (Wish List anyone?)

Okay, phew. Step one down.

So what’s next?

The next step is a beast to which many a cam girl has had to conquer in her quest to making the perfect clip, and that beast is content.

What the Hell do I make?

You’d think that after spending hours a day diddling yourself and playing perfect fantasy to people online, that this part would be easy, breezy, beautiful…but if you’re anything like me, than you like to over-think and over-analyze every possible situation and this becomes a task that can be the most daunting.

First off, trust me when I say there is a person out there for everything. (Sick? Film that snotty nose, girl and make you some money!) Take a second and think about what your favorite thing to do is during a show. Maybe, you’re the straight missionary get ‘er done type, or perhaps you lean towards being a savant of the Jerk Off Instruction. Whatever your style is, roll with it. The best content is going to be made when you’re comfortable and confident in the product that you’re putting out.If you’re still struggling about figuring out what to film, I recommend setting up your cam, hitting play and then getting yourself off like it’s your birthday. (Go Shawty…) Why? One, because you deserve it. Two, because at the end of that glorious orgasm, you will have a clip that needs barely any edits and you can sell it as “Hidden Cam”. BOOM.

(Side Note: Sometimes, when I have a hard time thinking of new ideas, I will run a special on custom videos. That way, I let my fans think up the content for me, get upfront payment and then turn around and re-sell for maximum profits.)

Okay, so… you’ve got the cam and the lighting. You’ve filmed the content. Now what?

Next, my dears, is editing. There are hundreds of video editing tools that you can use, and honestly, most of the ones that are worth a damn will cost you some money, but invest a little to make a lot, am I right? (Plus a tax write off! HOLLA’!)

However, for arguments sake, and so that this article doesn’t turn into a dissertation, we’re going to keep it to the basics.

Windows User: Windows Movie Maker
Mac User: iMovie

These are both free editors that will get the job done, and let you put out a decent project. If you’re not familiar with how these work, there are tons of video tutorials on youtube, and both programs are fairly easy to learn. A couple of quick snips where you need it, along with a nice intro, and you’re good to go!

As far as watermarking goes, in Windows Movie Maker there is technically no way to watermark. However, the simple fix is to click on “caption” (under edit) and change the length of the caption to fit the length of your video. Then you type in whatever you want your watermark to be (ex: Selene Adams) and voila! Your clip is “watermarked.”

iMovie watermarking is a more labor intensive process that involves a series of steps. The short and skinny of it is you need to create an image of your watermark to import into iMovie. You can go to macworld.com and they list it out for you Watermarking on iMovie will have the step by step instructions (with pictures!) If you’re using music in any part of your clips, be careful about what type of music you use. Believe it or not, it’s a big no no to use music without permission. Don’t worry, this is an easy fix! A simple Google search for “Royalty Free Music” and you should be able to find some that you can use without worrying about The Fuzz knocking on your door.

Still with me? Good.

You might think you’re done at this point. You’ve filmed the content, edited the video, so what else could there be? When you’re in your final steps of saving the video you just edited, you need to think about the following question. What Format Should I be saving this clip? …I’m so glad you asked! The most widely used format is MP4, so always try and save your content in this format. WMV and MOV are also both popular, so those are good secondary versions to keep on a hard drive. (Did I mention that you should invest in a hard drive? Clips take up a ton of space, and in honor of trying to make computers fast and streams glitch free, it’s best to keep everything on an external hard drive.)

Pick whichever format you’d like and click save. That’s it! You’re done! You’ve made your first clip! Congratulations!

Now go out there and sell it to the world, BB.

Please do not copy my site! Thanks, Sarah