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Converting Webcam freeloaders into Customers

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Converting Guys into Customers on Webcam

Convert: Cause to change in form, character or function.

Converting customers is the most important part of your job as a cam model. Without conversions you wouldn’t have anyone. Just think.. Every paying client you have ever had is a conversion. Maybe not from you, but someone else was able to convince them to start spending money. If you don’t make converting customers one of your strongest skill sets than you are absolutely not fulfilling your full potential of a sales goddess.

When you strip away all the lace, frill and dildos, that’s what your job really is. A sales job. In fact, it’s one of the most challenging sales jobs that you could have. A car salesman sells a car because people have to pay to have one. People don’t have to pay for sex. They can get it for free all over the internet and in real life, so it’s up to you to convince them to not only pay for their fap material, but to make you BE that fap material.

My number one recommendation is to always be reading. Research and read books on sales techniques, how to win arguments, psychology on how the brain works, anything that you can think of that will help mold your sales craft into a force to be reckoned with.

Here are a few pro tips to get you started:

1) The Art of Subtle Selling

It doesn’t matter how many followers you have on Twitter, if all you do is post links to your content or your cam site and expect people to just click on the link and buy it every time, you are out of your mind. People don’t want to feel like they are being told to do something. In order to get people to want to purchase your product, they have to first believe in the product. Especially when you are selling yourself, you will get a much higher conversion rate if you spend some time letting them feel like they are getting to know you. Talk with them, have inside jokes, let them into a little bit of your life so they feel like they have a connection beyond the links that you tell them to click.

From there it’s always easier to make a sale. By building connections, you are building brand loyalty, which will make you more popular in the long run. The more popular you are, the easier high volume conversions become. People want what everyone wants, and to make anyone want you, you have to be real to them.

Once you start showing your personality by talking with them, letting them see some of your day on snapchat, hanging out in your cam room, then you’ll be able to start soft selling everything without making them feel like you are pushing for a sale.

“Man, I don’t know why no one in here has gotten my tits out. Whats up with that? I know you want to see them, they’re F**cking phenomenal”

This will create the feeling of them having the idea to tip you for a flash. The key word is their. Was it really their idea? Of course not. You just created the illusion of them coming up with the thought of “Hey, why hasn’t anyone tipped her to flash us? I would definitely want to see her gorgeous, amazing, succulent breasts.” Okay, maybe they wouldn’t think it in those exact words, but you get my point.

Alright, that was a really obvious example but you get what I’m trying to say, don’t you? You don’t always have to say “Let’s go exclusive” You can be creative with it and make them think that it’s their idea. You’ll end up converting people who never would have dreamed of spending their money.

2) You Giveth and You Taketh Away

This is one of my personal favorite tricks. Back when I was a bartender I used this all the time on my bar guests and it worked flawlessly. In a cam room, it works even better.

I’m going to use snapchat as an example, but this will work in any aspect. I keep my snapchat public except for when I switch it to private settings for my premium members. I only allow my premium members to send me messages, but every once in awhile I will announce that I’m going to open up my snaps to chat.

I always get bombarded with messages, and I really just hang out with them and chat back and forth. I don’t mention anything about them buying premium, or purchasing any of my content. After we’ve gotten into the really great parts of the conversation, I close my snaps. Right before I close them I let them know that talking to them was fun and if they were a premium member they would be able to chat with me anytime they wanted, and then I let them know where they can go to buy it.

I do the same thing with Gold Shows on Streamate. I will start a countdown, but if it doesn’t hit my goal then I don’t do gold shows for the rest of the week. This way it lets the guys know that I don’t have to offer them a discounted show, and that I’ll only continue if they make sure to make it worth my while.

This method has always resulted in sales for me. You giveth and then you taketh away. They will want that sunshine to warm them up again, so they’ll pay for it now that they know what it feels like.

3) Hard Sell/Soft Sell

I like to alternate my sales techniques. I’ve messed around with a million different ways to convert new people and the one that works best for me is an on week and an off week of alternating between hard selling and soft selling. The first week I will be constantly pushing my links in their faces, reminding them about where to go and what to buy. Basically, I’m making it impossible for them to forget, opening up my snaps and chatting, running specials and deals. Then the next week I back off, and rarely mention it. Instead of telling them how to buy premium snapchat, I simply let them know that I’m switching over to premium. I’ll make comments about a new video that I’m making, or how much I love getting to read the

custom scripts I get. I’ll open up my snaps and tell people to message me if they have questions about anything, but I don’t elaborate.

By teasing with what they could have but keeping the access to it just out of their reach, almost like they have to work for it, can make them want to have it that much more. Then, when you do give out the information, people will dive for it like it’s the last drop of water in the Sahara, simply because they don’t know when they are going to get it again.

Wax on, wax off young grasshopper.

DMCA Takedowns

How to Dmca Webcam Content

DMCA stands for The Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A DMCA takedown notice is a notification to a company (generally a website or search engine), that they are either hosting or linking to copyright-infringing material. It provides them notice to remove the copyrighted content. Once you become an established cam model and have more people viewing your content, you’ll inevitably come across your content on sites that you do not want it distributed on. This could include tube sites, clip sites, forums, etc. Contacting the webmaster yourself can sometimes work to get your content removed, but not always. Not only does it not always work, but it can be very time consuming. There are sites out there that will do all of the work for you. Many of these sites have different plan levels for you to choose from. With the cheaper plans, you have to find the pirated content yourself and then they will handle the takedown. With plans that cost a bit more money, they will handle absolutely everything for you, including finding the pirated content on search engines, tube sites, and even social media and then going through the steps to have it removed.

Having stolen content of yours distributed on various sites throughout the internet can possibly take away income from you. If it can be watched for free, some people might not pay for an official copy through you. Not only that, but it can also be a security risk. If you use regional blocking to block specific countries, states/provinces, zip codes, etc. from viewing your content, all of those regions will be able to access it from the pirated location. It’s also important to check with the current cam site you are working with. Webcam sites like Naked.com for instance, offer free dmca takedowns for all their models, this is a huge savings in my opinion.

One of the best and most popular sites for DMCA takedown in the adult industry is Cam Model Protection. They specifically focus on DMCA takedowns for cam models. They have different packages for you to choose from based off of the services you’d like to get from them. Below is a breakdown of their services and pricing:

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Not only can their service help while you’re currently in the industry, but it’s great for retired cam models as well to prevent family members, coworkers, potential employers, and friends from finding out what you used to do. If you’re unsure about Cam Model Protection, they offer a free trial membership. You’ll have full access to all of their features so you can test them out and see if it’s right for you. You can even have your fans donate towards your monthly fee!

You can also use dmca.com for your takedowns. They only charge $10/month, but you pay per takedown. Each takedown costs $199. So depending on the amount of takedowns per month, Cam Model Protection will probably be the best option.

Sometimes you may find your content online, but a DMCA takedown isn’t always the best solution. A site like Live Cam Clips is a good example of this. If you want your content completely removed, they will do it for you. But whenever someone submits one of your live cam shows to their site, they always put a link back to your camming profile. If that isn’t enough for you, or if you feel like too many of your clips are being shared for free, they offer another solution. You can submit one or even a few cam shows that you choose and edit down yourself (they can be teasers that stop when things start to get intense, or even a full cam show). Whenever someone submits one of your cam shows to their site, instead of posting the video that was submitted, they will post the video(s) that you sent them. This is a great way to get extra exposure without all of your cam shows getting leaked.

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SextPanther Review

How SextPanther.com Works

SextPanther is a site/app where your fans can chat with you by phone calls or text messages. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 51/60, with an average score of 8.5. The only category that they didn’t excel in was geo-blocking because they don’t offer any form of regional blocking.

How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I actually just started using SextPanther last week.

Features 10/10:
SextPanther can be used to chat with your fans via phone calls and/or text messages. You set all of your own prices and your fans are charged per minute for phone calls and per message for texts/picture messages. You can also choose to charge for the initial purchase of your phone number, or have that set to free. If it’s free, anyone can connect with you, but they will still have to pay to actually chat with you.

It’s a good marketing strategy to set your phone number to free for a couple of reasons. When you have a free number, a blue banner is placed across your profile picture to let potential customers know your number is free. This helps draw attention to your account. The other reason why it’s good to have your number free is because more customers will connect to you, and once connected you are able to not only initiate chat with them, but also see how many credits they have on the site.

As I just mentioned, if a customer connects with you, you’re able to contact them. You won’t get paid unless they respond, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few seconds out of your day to initiate something. It may lead to you chatting with someone who comes back over and over again. To make it simple for you to connect with everyone at once, SextPanther has a mass message function.

You can send either a mass text message or mass picture message to everyone on your contacts list, or choose only specific users to send the message to. What I do is send out a teasing picture to all of my new connections, and then a message afterwards saying something flirty like, “Wanna see more? ūüėČ Hope to hear from you soon!”. The potential customers have to unlock the picture in order to see it. If they do open it, you get paid. So far it’s worked well and has gotten me some new fans who love to chat!

When customers visit the site, they can choose to view either porn stars or amateurs. There are some big name porn stars signed up on the site, which is a good thing. It makes the site seem more legit to guys who are viewing it for the first time. Don’t let the fact that more recognizable names are on the site make you feel like they’ll get all of the attention. Many guys would rather connect with amateurs than porn stars.

Profits & Traffic 8/10:
I’m still very new to the site, so I haven’t noticed a lot of profit yet. With that said, there is definitely traffic on the site. If you’re responsive to your messages and have your prices set at a reasonable amount, customers will connect and chat with you. It of course helps to promote your SextPanther account on social media so your current fans can find you. SextPanther is also very involved with their social media accounts. They frequently retweet you if you tag them in a post. They also do a lot of shout-outs throughout the day.

Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 10/10:
The site is beyond easy to use. Not only can you view and reply to your text messages on your computer, but you also get text messages and picture messages sent to your phone. When you’re on a computer, you can find everything you need from your dashboard. There’s a list of everyone who’s connected with you (this list can be sorted by most recent, new clients, alphabetically, or by the amount of credits they currently have), detailed descriptions of your earnings, a button to turn your phone call availability on or off, and an easy way to adjust your prices. From your dashboard you can also check all of your messages, reply via text message or picture message, and send out mass messages.

Payments & Cashouts 8/10:
On SextPanther, you keep different percentages for different things. Payouts are 55% for text/picture messages, 75% for phone calls, and 80% for tips. Currently you can only choose from a mailed check or direct deposit into your bank account. If you want to do direct deposit, you will have to send them a voided check to get it set up.

Pay periods are from the 1st of the month to the 15th and the 16th to the end of the month. Payments are sent out 3-5 business days after the end of each pay period as long as the minimum payout has been met. The minimum payout is $20 for both check and direct deposit.

When you sign up on the site, the default payment is set to a mailed check. If you want to do direct deposit, you will have to email support to get that set up. On the site itself, there is not really any details about how payments work. I had to contact support for all of this information.

Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 5/10:
As with most adult phone service sites, there is no regional blocking. This means that anyone who visits the site has the potential of finding you. For models who prefer to block their country, state, province, etc. from viewing their adult work, this will be a problem and the site is probably not for you.

As far as keeping your personal information private, I haven’t experienced any issues. I also haven’t read of anyone ever complaining that any personal information was leaked from the site. So there is no worry there.

Customer Service & Support 10/10:
Their customer service and support team is probably the best I’ve ever seen! When I first signed up with them, they contacted me and had my account approved within hours. Later that day I had a couple questions about the site and they wrote me back within an hour! Just yesterday I contacted them again with a question and I got a response in 4 minutes and they answered everything I had asked. They’re also on top of their Twitter account. I made a promo post on my Twitter the other day and tagged them in it. Within one minute they had already retweeted it!

Overview:
Overall I’m really liking SextPanther so far. I like the way the site is setup both on the models end and the customers end. Everything is easy to use and explained well. The site is set up in a way where prices are very upfront to potential customers, making it more trustworthy.

Tips on extending your private shows

Top 10 Tips on Extending your Private Show Lengths

Tip 1 – Learn about your customers. This may sound like a simple thing, as many girls who start webcamming, are more interested in just getting the job done and miss the whole point of getting to know the customer. When you forge a relationship with your customer, he may come back 5-6 times a month and spend his money on you, as opposed to once and never again. We suggest making social media accounts to interact with these customers, even when you are not on cam. Building this persona will develop a stronger relationship between you and your customer. Remember, the more you know about your customer, the more you can keep them engaged and enjoying your company. Once you develop a relationship with your customer, you can chat about their day, their dislikes/likes etc, not only does this keep them at ease and happy, but it makes the time go buy faster.

Tip 2 – This feeds into Tip 1, try to show personality as much as you can. Just because you are not face to face with your customer, you may be cam to cam with them. This means you should be smiling and interacting with them. Don’t just blankly stare at them waiting for them to make the next move. Try starting your next private off asking ‘So what do you like?’ When you ask questions like these, the customer has to take the time to answer and is showing them you have a caring/warm personality on webcam.

Tip 3 – Depending on the action of conversation you were having in free chat, Do not stop doing that, just because you were taken into a private show. Perhaps your customer was attracted to that action or conversation. Extending it often will keep them engaged for longer than stopping the action.

Tip 4 – Don’t always assume that once you get into private show mode, that you have to get naked right away. If you take your clothes off, start masturbating and orgasm within 60 seconds, guess how long your average private show will last? 60 seconds! Slow it down, interact and get to know the customer and ask him what he likes. Ask lots of open ended questions like ‘what is your favorite part of my body? or ‘why do you like it when I do this’. Once you know more about your customer, you can always try to sell them a custom video content.

Tip 5 – Ask the customer if they have a webcam, waiting for them to switch it on, will allow you to really get to know them better, make sure to compliment them. People like to be complimented!

Tip 6 – Move slowly. Don’t move like you are obviously stalling, but move sensually. It can create a nice buildup for the customer when you crawl to get into a better position. Be sure to use those hips and slow hand movements up and down your body. He won’t be able to stop watching you.

Tip 7 – You don’t have to over do it, I’ve seen countless models, screaming so much it’s ridiculous. This isn’t a turn on for the customer because they can obviously tell its fake. The more natural and authentic you can be with your customers, the more they will enjoy the private show and the longer they will stay.

Tip 8 – Try to go above and beyond your customers expectations. You can always ask out of the box questions that will surprise him, when he answers try to keep the conversation going. It’s important to want to win him as a friend, sometimes it’s not just about getting the private show, but making him feel better about himself. Often these customers are lonely and save their money to communicate with an attractive female. These customers want you to be interested in them. If you do this correctly, you will start to see the customer returning to follow up with you, even when they are not horny.

Tip 9 – Ask the customer what their name is, this is always a great way to engage the customer, many customers don’t want to be referred to by their username (anallover88). You can create a much stronger connection with them if you know their real name. Maybe even give them your real name (if you are comfortable). This builds a bond.

Tip 10 – The best tip I can give you, If you are in a bad mood just take the day off. You are only impacting your bottom line and you will not able to hold privates no matter what you try. ūüôā If you don’t want to be there, your customer won’t either.

Adult Friendly Payment Options

Webcam Payment Options

In the adult industry, there are several different payout options that you can choose from that are adult-friendly. The main ways to get paid in the adult industry are through Payoneer, Paxum, by check, wire transfer, or CMB¬†paycard. When cashing out on various cam sites, clip sites, etc. most give you multiple options for how you get paid. With that said, you still may encounter several sites that only offer one payout option that works for you. When first getting started, it isn’t a bad idea to sign-up on the different payment processor sites so you’ll be able to get paid quickly if you end up having to use one.

The first site is Payoneer. Payoneer is becoming increasingly more popular in the adult industry. Many of the big cam sites, such as Myfreecams¬†and Streamate allow you to choose Payoneer as your cashout option. Payoneer is a good option whether you live in the United States, or are an international model. Basically, they set you up with a prepaid card that you can load money on. It works just like a regular bank card, and can be used to make regular purchases at the store, or to withdraw money from an ATM. There aren’t many fees associated with Payoneer. But every funding source that you link in sets their own fees for loading payments. Some sites don’t charge anything, some may charge a small $2.00 fee for a standard 24-hour payment, or $5.00 for expedited 2-hour payment. When you choose to get paid on a site by Payoneer, that site will appear on your Funding Sources page. From there you’ll be able to view any fees associated with using them.

Paxum is another great, adult-friendly option. Again, it’s easy to get started with them and there aren’t many fees associated with cashing out. Paxum is very similar to PayPal, except you won’t get your account shut down for using them for adult like you would with PayPal. If you have your own website, you can make a storefront and put custom Buy Now buttons below your items. When clicked on, your fans will be taken to a page where they can pay for your item(s) via Paxum. You can also use Paxum to charge for Skype shows. Paxum is the perfect option for independent models looking for an adult-friendly payment processor.

Most cam and clip sites will also allow you to cashout via check or wire transfer. Getting paid by check generally has smaller fees, or no fees at all. Most sites send out checks to models in the United States for no fees, and with small minimum payouts. International check by mail is available on many sites to select countries. Again there is generally no fee, but the minimum payout is higher. If you want to connect your bank account so that payments can be deposited directly into your account, you can use a wire transfer. On many sites, wire transfers are available whether you’re in the United States or an international model. Generally the minimum payout is very high for a wire transfer. I’ve seen it range from $200 all the way to $1000 on some sites. The cashout fee is usually higher with a wire or bank transfer as well.

If you’re using a cam site such as Naked, you can choose to get paid via CMB Paycard. They make it really easy to sign-up and link your model account directly to your CMB account. The fees associated with CMB Paycard are very minimal. Like a Payoneer card, your CMB Paycard can be used at any ATM or bank location to withdraw your funds. You can also use it for electronic billpay.

Selling Tangible Goods

Selling tangible goods on webcam

‚ÄčSelling tangible goods is an easy way to earn extra money. ‚ÄčThere are so many of your personal items that guys are going to be willing to buy. Whether it be used panties, toys, stockings, autographed photos, heels, baked goods, etc., there is a market for pretty much anything you can think of!

There are several different ways to go about selling tangible goods. The first way is through your own website. Often times you’ll earn a higher percentage when selling items on your own website than you will if you sell it on other sites. It helps to post a few pictures of the item so your fans know exactly what they’re getting. If you’re selling an item that you wore or used in a video or photoset, you can reference that content. You can also use your blog or social media accounts to promote the items you’re selling.

It’s always a good idea to sell your items on as many sites as possible. This will gain you exposure and increase your odds of making sales. There are lots of different sites that offer the ability for you to sell your tangible goods on. ManyVids, CamModelStore, and¬†ExtraLunchMoney¬†are some of the big ones right now. On these sites, you can upload pictures of your items and add a description if you want. You keep 60% on ManyVids, 80% on CamModelStore, and 60%-65% on ExtraLunchMoney.

Some camming networks, such as Myfreecams and Chaturbate¬†let you sell your items on their site. You can list your products on your profile page, as well as mention during your live cam shows that you have items for sale. Some fans will pay for the panties or toys that you use that day on cam if you mention that they’re available for purchase.

When listing your items for sale, you’ll want to include as many details as possible. Several pictures from different angles or pictures of you personally using the item is a great way to show the condition the item is in and exactly what it looks like. You should also mention how the item comes. Basically if you clean the items before shipping or send them “used” (worn for a certain number of days, played in, stuffed, perfumed, etc.). Giving the customer the option of how they want to item to come is a good idea too. That way whoever purchases it can have it to their liking. Also be sure to include any sizing info, defects, and what countries you’re willing to ship to. You can also mention that you charge extra for international shipping.

There are so many different items that you can sell for profit. Be creative. Give different items a try and see what sells. It can’t hurt to try! Make sure you list your items on multiple sites in order to get the most exposure. And be sure to include pictures and descriptions of the items you’re selling. Good luck!

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