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Cam Model’s Guide To Blogging

If you’re a cam model and you’re not blogging, then you’re leaving a ton of money on the table. I’m not talking about writing novels here, but updates for members and other cool posts. This blog post lays out the information on how to blog the right way. If you’re a cam girl that wants to succeed, then I suggest you read this.

Blogging Guide Tips

Webcam Model’s Blogging Guide

Blogging is a great tool that every cam model should be utilizing. Not only will it increase your SEO, get you more recognition and help with building a fan base when done correctly, but it also gives your fans an insight into your everyday life.

You may have noticed that a lot of guys want to get to know you on more of a personal level. Not everything always has to be sexual. When you talk about things that are happening in your everyday life, fans will feel a much stronger bond with you because they can relate. This is the key to building up a fan base of guys who come back to see you over and over again.

The Sites / Platforms

There are lots of different blog sites out there. You’ll definitely want to make sure you use one that is adult-friendly. This way you can post links to your website, clip sites, cam sites, etc., as well as naughty pictures if you choose to.

The top sites that I recommend are Tumblr, WordPress, and ModelCentro. You can use one or even all three of these sites for a blog. I would personally recommend using either WordPress or ModelCentro in conjunction with Tumblr.

Search Growth

If you have a website through WordPress or ModelCentro, you should definitely be using their blog feature. Blogs are search machines! For anyone who doesn’t know, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.

Essentially, it’s the process of using keywords that pertain to your niche to get free, organic traffic to your website, and helps you rank higher on search engines for those specific keywords.

For example, if your main niche is femdom, you’ll want to use that word as often as you can when you’re blogging. That way when guys go to a search engine and search for femdom, you’ll have a higher likelihood of popping up. There are many more factors to ranking high in search engines, but making all of your blog posts keyword rich is definitely an important one.

Link With Intent

Another way to increase your outreach through your blog, is by linking to and writing about your content. This is especially useful when trying to increase your SEO for your website in general.

Every time that you update with a new piece of content, you should blog about it. Make sure your blog post has these important elements: a title, H1, H2, a picture, keyword rich text that describes your content, and a link to your content. Search engines look for all of this when ranking your site. The H in H1 and H2 stands for header.

H1 should be used for the title of your post. It should be the largest text on the page and stand out the most. H2 should be used for keywords or to distinguish different sections within your blog post. If you add a picture to your blog post, the title of that picture is also important. You never want to use spaces in image titles. Instead, use dashes to separate words. I recommend naming your pictures your porn/cam name and then the title of your content.

So if I had a video called School Girl Babe, I would name my picture dirtylittleholly-school-girl-babe. Search engines look at everything when ranking you, so even naming your pictures or videos for your blog posts is important.

You can also increase your SEO by linking to other pages on your site. So if you have a ModelCentro website and are writing a blog post on your MC website, link to your other MC pages when applicable. This is easy when writing about new content. You can just link to that new content and easily increase your SEO.

Real Talk Real Life

Ok, so aside from using your blog to promote new content, it’s also a good idea to talk about your everyday life. As I mentioned earlier, this is a great way for your fans to connect with you on a more personal level.

If they feel like they can relate to you, you become more than just a sex object in their mind. They’ll respect you and want to support you. As cheesy as it may sound, this bond is actually really special. When you talk to these guys every day, you really do start to build a relationship with them.

Letting them in on more than just the sexual stuff can make you feel much more comfortable and make you enjoy your job even more. Your blog posts can be about anything, just keep them real. Maybe talk about what you did over the weekend, or if you have a big vacation planned for the future. Have any interesting stories from your past? Anything can be a writing point.

Talk and Post Socially

Whenever you make a blog post, be sure to post about it to your different social media accounts. If you have a website through ModelCentro or WordPress, use that as your main blogging site and then definitely link to it on other sites such as Tumblr. Some of the tips in this article don’t only pertain to blogs. Use these simple tips to increase the SEO to your other social media accounts as well.

Conclusion

If you’re blogging and doing the things that I’m suggesting above, then you’ll likely reach more people and grow your fanbase a lot faster than those not doing so. Trust me, when you’re a new cam model every action counts, so put in the effort to reach people and earn more money.

What To Include In Your Cam Profile

This is a very serious topic. Perhaps one of the most important topics of all. It’s all about your profile. As a cam model, your profile is so damn important. It’s the way that hundreds of thousands of cam site users can find out more about you. That said, you need to know what you must include. This article explains just that!

Cam Profile Essentials

What To Include In Your Webcam Profile

After you get approved on a camming site, but before you actually start to cam, it’s important to set up your camming profile. Your camming profile should be informative to your fans and reflect your personality.

If someone comes into your room for the first time and wants to know what you’re all about, they’re gonna check out your profile. It’s important to not only make it look pretty but make sure it describes the kind of model you are and the kinds of shows people can expect to see from you.

What to include in your cam profile

Different Site Options For Different Platforms

Some sites, like Myfreecams, let you fully customize your profile page. Other sites, such as Streamate, only let you put in text descriptions. If you’re camming on a site that only lets you put in a small amount of text on your profile, there are some very important things you should include.

Definitely be sure to describe your show a little bit. Let your fans know what you do in private compared to exclusive. Maybe mention some of your favorite things to do on cam, or things that you specialize in.

If there are things that you aren’t comfortable doing that you think you’ll get asked to do often (anal, phone, squirting, etc.), you can include that as well so you don’t get asked over and over again. If you still have extra space to type, maybe include your room rules or a small description of your personality.

Customize Your Profile

If you choose to cam on a site that lets you fully customize your profile, you can have a lot more fun! You can switch up the colors, make your own graphics and layout, use a premade layout, or even commission someone to make an eye-popping layout specifically for you.

Some models will pick a theme and revolve their profile around that (Hello Kitty, Pokemon, superheroes, etc.). Ultimately it’s up to you how to design your profile. Since you have unlimited space to add whatever you want, there are some general things that most models include.

Link To Social Media

Be sure to include the links to your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Instagram, your blog, etc. Not only will that get you more followers on your different accounts, but it also gives your fans a way to stay in touch with you when you’re not on cam.

If you have a website, you should include that link as well. You can even tell your fans that they can tip you a certain amount for a membership to your website and then you can manually add them. If the site you’re on has an offline tip option, definitely include that link on your profile page as well.

That way your fans can show their appreciation to you or purchase stuff even when you can’t be online. The same goes for your wishlist link. Include that to give your fans another way to spoil their favorite cam model. 🙂

Add Video Media

If you have premade videos, you should list those on your camming profile. You can either use a screenshot from the video, a GIF, or even just a text description so your fans know what to expect in the video.

Be sure to include the price as well. If you have a group of similar videos, maybe make a discounted rate if they get all of them. You can also do this for your photosets and tangible goods.

If you sell items, include them on your profile with a description and any other important information such as what countries you ship to.

Add Rules To Your Cam Show

Since you have more space on this kind of profile, you can go into more details about the rules of your cam room, description of your shows, and general tidbits about yourself.

If you get asked a lot of the same questions over and over again, you could even add a FAQ section (similar to how I added camming FAQs here). If you’re on a site where the majority of your time is spent in public chat, it’s a good idea to have a tip menu.

Price Of Things

Include how much someone would have to tip in order for you to do something (boob flash, show feet, play with dildo, change the song, etc.). To make your most loyal fans feel appreciated, consider adding a list of your top tippers.

If you’re having a raffle, including all of the information that your fans need to know for that. And if you play any games in your cam room, list those details as well. Just be creative and list anything you think your fans might need to know!

Conclusion

Well, that wraps up everything that you need to know about your cam profile and how you should think about it, and what to add. That about sums things up. If you have any questions please reach out to me via my contact form and I’ll gladly help out.

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Holding Raffles And Giveaways

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

Raffle and Giveaways

Tips On Holding Raffles & Giveaways For Fans

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

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

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

Go Live!

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

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

Stores

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

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

Announcing Winners

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

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

Tracking Entries

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

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

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

Use A Spreadsheet

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

Amazon Wishlist Them

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

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

Conclusion

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

Keeping Your Fans Interested

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

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How To Keep Your Fans Truly Interested

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

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

Look Good & Play Your Role

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

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

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

Communicate

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

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

Go Free

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

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

Move Around

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

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

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

Stay Focused

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

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

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

Last Tip

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

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

Tips For Shooting Professional Quality Amateur Content

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

Shoot Amateur Content

Advice On Shooting Amateur Content

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

Resolution Matters

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

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

Real Feel Must Remain

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

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

Poor Quality Is A Turnoff

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

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

Camera Equipment Matters

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

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

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

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

Upgrade Your Webcam Too

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

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

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

Close Ups

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

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

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

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

Recording Stuff

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

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

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

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

Another Option

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

Camera Upgrades

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell Them What Tools You Use

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

Using Tube Sites To Promote Yourself For Free

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

Tube Sites

Tube Site Promotion – The Facts

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

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

List of Porn Tubes To Get Started

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

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

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

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

YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Webcam Stage Five Clinger

Alright, so today’s topic is rather important. We’re going to be covering something that we hate to have to cover, but it’s necessary. The stage 5 clinger! I hate this person and they end up costing me time and money, so it’s 100% necessary to discuss this with you. Check this out and let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to leave comments below if so!

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The Stage 5 Clinger

We’ve all heard of them, and most of us have probably either been one or had one…. but just for the sake of this conversation, we are going to pretend that we all need a definition, and what better source than our trusty friend Urban Dictionary?

Stage Five Clinger: likely to become overly attached, overly fast. Virgins, those on the rebound, and the emotionally fragile are more likely to have this term applied to them.

Example: “Dude stage five clinger just text me again, she wants me to spit in her mouth.”

Stage 5 Clinger

How Many?

As a cam-girl, you will inevitably run into approximately 1 to 1 million stage five clingers through the span of your career. It’s just statistics. *shrugs* Some of you may be sitting there wondering whether or not you have one already? Don’t worry, you don’t. Trust and believe that when you do get one, you will know without question. I like to think of the stage five clingers as an occupational hazard.

Something that comes along with the territory of the profession that we have all chosen to be in. Are they fun? Hell no. Are they entertaining? Of course not… Well, sometimes they are, but usually only because you can’t believe the lengths they go through to have attention. I have banned many a clinger because they don’t know how to abide by rules, and they take so much energy that sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself “is the juice really worth the squeeze?”

What You Must Know

Stage Five Clingers aren’t your normal attached regular, though at first, they might fool you into believing that they are just like anyone else. They will weasel their way into your Snapchat and your cam rooms like the slimy, tricky little buggers they are, so let’s go over some of the signs to be on the lookout for.

1. They become Entitled Little Bitches. Let me elaborate. They start to form feelings and think that they are in an actual relationship with you, so they can’t understand why you don’t spend every waking moment talking to them or giving them something for free because they’ve “given” you so much. This brings me to…

2. “But I’ve given you so much” Cue the eye-roll, please. This is a classic line and will be used in some shape or form at some point. This is where you need to be clear at what the difference between “giving” and “purchasing” is.

3. “Babe, can’t I just have it?” Any variation on this phrase, even a hint of them trying to get something for free after they’ve been loyal spenders is a sure sign that they are starting to feel like they deserve special treatment, and also a big red flag to let you know that you should RUN. RUN FAR AWAY. (unless clingers are your thing.. In which case. JACKPOT!)

4. No Sense of Boundaries .. and when I say no sense, I mean NO SENSE of boundaries. At all. You will start to realize that for some people it is a necessity of reminding them that you are running a business and when you are talking to them you are working. Yeah, it would be nice if this was an unspoken rule, but people forget that your time is money, so it’s extremely important that you maintain the control of everything at all times.

I once had a guy call me on Skype at 5 AM in the morning for no reason except to test his feed and say hi. (Aca’scuse me? Are you out of your mind, bro?!) BLOCKED FOR LIFE.

Didn’t give him the show he was supposed to be receiving the next day and sent him a very long email explaining why he was no longer going to be a client of mine and how crazy it was that he thought he had the right to call me whenever he wanted. Do not EVER be afraid to say “Having the ability to talk with me/contact me is a privilege, one that you can lose and never be able to gain back.” Anyone who has a problem with that is a giant douche and not worth your time anyway.

5. Gets possessive and jealous when you go private with other clients. I feel like this should go without saying, but please, for the love of god, do not let any person get away with this BS. I don’t care how much money they have spent on you, or how much you actually like them. It is one of the highest levels of disrespect (in my opinion) for them to think they are more important than your other clients, or your money.

Conclusion

Now, originally this was going to be the part of the article where I delve into all the different ways that you can handle stage-five clingers, but now that I think about it, there isn’t really much to delve into. You either put up with them and hustle them for all their worth and then cut them off when they stop spending, or you cut them off before they can even start.

If you’re not sure which way is the way for you, see what you’re able to handle without wanting to blow your f’ing brains out. Maybe your tolerance level is that of a saint and you will be able to take on all the clingers of all the lands while taking all of their money.. and that’s what the main point is. Don’t ever let a clinger come between your money and your time. If that happens- they have gone too far. Money over bitches, every damn day.

Avoiding Webcam Scams (Must-Know Tips)

Scams happen all the time. You need to be on alert 24/7 if you’re a cam girl. This article paves the path for models looking to understand how to avoid webcam scams. If you’re not thinking about this, then you are definitely getting scammed now or in the future – TRUST ME. This is perhaps the most important thing you might read today. Find out how to avoid getting completely ripped off by camming consumers today.

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How To Avoid Being Scammed On Webcam

Scammer. Scam-artist. Connoisseur of the Scam. Zé art of zé scam. No matter how you slice and dice it, the fact remains the same. If it seems to be too good to be true, it usually is.
Here’s the deal, kids. In this industry, we’re all going to be victims of the attempted scam. Granted, some of them are miserable excuses of an attempt and can hardly be considered “scam worthy” but once in a while, every so often you get the diamond in the rough. The one that either almost gets you, or (god forbid) actually does.

These guys are professionals. Not to be taken lightly. If you aren’t careful, they will come in and steal your sunshine, your panties, your content, and your happiness. So, how do we help prevent these nasty predators from succeeding in their disgusting, freeloading ways?

Stay On Gaurd 24/7

First things first, never let your guard down. Scammers are always looking for a way to sneak in through the cracks and get you to trust them before they pull a bait and switch on you and get a bunch of free sh*t. There are going to be the ones who pretend to be “promoters” on social media and say things like “Hey babe, want a shout out? Can I get some personal nudes and maybe your Snapchat in return?” (ugh. Go die, please.)

AMZN + Paypal Scams

Then you’re going to get the “Paypal. BB? Amazon Gift Cards BB?” guys. The rare occasion does happen where these are really guys asking if you accept this form of payment, but more often than not scammers will send you fake gift cards, send you PayPal and then report your account and get their money back, etc.

Because of this, it’s super important to be extremely informed about all the ways you do accept payment, and never waiver on what you’re comfortable with receiving until you do your research.

Trickle Coin Tony

Then you’re going to get the guys who might even drop a little bit of money on you at first. I call these guys “trickle coin tony.” These are the quintessential starting line-up of the game. They make you think they are legit by purchasing something, might be a big thing, might be a small thing… And then they try to scam you out of your panties by saying that they will “send the money tomorrow.”

Common phrases attached to these kinds are:

“I’m going to take care of you”

“I can’t use a credit card anymore because I don’t want it on my statement”

“I’ll send everything later, you know I’m good for it.”

“I got you.” “I see you” or any other variation on this stupid phrase.

Nope. No. No way, no how.

These guys are trying to get you to lower your guard because hey, they’ve spent on you before, right? That must mean that they are always going to spend on you with their thousands of dollars. Even if they don’t right away… It will pay off in the long haul, right? WRONG-O!

No Rule Bending – Ever

This brings me right into my second point. Do not bend the rules for anybody, unless you are 100% certain that they are legitimate, and even then… be wary. There are many a tale of the regular turned freeloader who pillaged and plundered his way through all the naïve camgirls by land and sea, so stay firm in your guidelines and make them either follow them or leave.

Always read through EVERYTHING (yes, even the fine print), and then if you’re not sure, google it and make sure. Check, and then double-check….and then go back and check it again!
Basically, just make sure to cover all your bases and always be informed, because some of these guys are good. Like…Tom Hardy in everything he’s in kind of good. Not amateur, not easy to spot, and will 9/10 times get the scam stamped with a big red COMPLETE.

Example Time!!

Guy wants Snapchat. He says he’s new at purchasing these kinds of things, acts like he tries to set up any accounts he needs to in order to pay and claims that it won’t work. Asks if he can send a gift card. He sends a “gift card” that asks for you to put in all of your legal and banking information and requires you to start an account in order to “redeem” the money. See where this is going?

This is a great scam because it provides the model with the illusion that he is trying hard to purchase content and is having a hard time. His goal here is to create a sense of guilt so that you will give in to accepting a gift card payment that you don’t normally accept. Then he slides in with one that will be extremely easy for him to either get your information from, or to get a refund on his money after he receives what he’s “paying” for.

The Agency Scam

Another popular scam is the “modeling agency” or the “magazine photographer” that will contact you on social media and say they are interested in shooting (or insert any other appropriate term for what they are claiming here).

Ask For References

Never be afraid to ask for references and samples of their work. It’s common practice to ask for references on an application, and why wouldn’t you want to fully screen anyone that you’re considering working with anyway?

If they can’t provide references, past models they’ve worked with who you can reach out with, samples of their previous work, or proof of what they are saying they can do for you, then move along. They are either scamming you or else they are unbelievably unprofessional, and you shouldn’t want to work with them anyway.

Conclusion

This could turn into a novel on its own if I kept going into details about all of the different ways that people have either tried with me or one of my cam friends, but suffice it to say that if you run your career like it’s a business, you will be able to avoid the majority of the scammers. Keep an eye out, be smart, be safe and if you do encounter a scammer, call them out on social media to warn the other models.

Lighting Guide For Your Cam Space

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

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Lighting Tips For Webcam Models

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

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

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

Shadows, Glare, & Lamp Styles

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

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

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

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

Hanging Lights

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

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

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Visual Guide To Setting Up Your Webcam Room Lights

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

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

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

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

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

Conclusion

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

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

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.

Streamate Video Review

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Sarah