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Snapchat Takeover Guide

SnapChat Takeover

​Over the past year or so, Snapchat has gained a lot of popularity. Although it’s technically not adult friendly, it’s becoming one of the biggest social media platforms in​ the adult industry. Many cam models and porn stars are jumping on it as a means to make money through the app. Besides just being able to have a private Snapchat account that you sell access too, it’s also a great marketing tool. You can have a public Snapchat that’s free to follow. There you can promote your cam shows, website, other social media links, and anything else you have going on.
 
Aside from just using your own public Snapchat account to promote yourself, Snapchat takeovers are a big thing right now. There are literally thousands of promotional companies and individuals who run cam model promo Snapchat accounts. Many of these accounts have a large following. A good majority of these people had a Twitter promo account first and then created a Snapchat to coincide with it. What they do is grant models access to their Snapchat account and let you ‘takeover’ the account for a certain amount of time. Many promo accounts will give you access for an entire day!
 
Many Snapchat promo accounts will have a no nudity rule. They do this in order to protect their account since nudity actually isn’t allowed on Snapchat. Since they have so many followers, they don’t want to risk getting their account banned and have to start all over again. But just because you can’t show nudity, that doesn’t mean you can’t tease and really get guys all worked up so that they want to buy your content so they can see you naked! It’s sometimes even best not to show too much nudity on the accounts that allow it. That way the followers are more inclined to look you up elsewhere since you’re only teasing on the promo Snapchat account.
 
Besides posting pictures and little Snapchat videos with all of your camming, website, and social media links, you can also play games and do a FAQ session. When you first log on the account, make sure you introduce yourself and let people know that you’re open to answering questions. Soon you’ll notice the Snapchat inbox filling up with all kinds of guys wanting to know more about you. Answer the questions that you’re comfortable with and just have fun with it. If you have an specific rules, make sure you make those known right away as well. Some models don’t allow dick pics. Some don’t want guys to screenshot anything. Be clear about your rules so you don’t have to block too many people on someone else’s account.
 
Games are a really fun way to get the viewers involved and to make some extra money. In your ManyVids store, you can add game items when you’re doing takeovers. Some good ideas are balloon pops that have different prizes in them, spin the prize wheel, and roll the dice to win different prizes. A lot of models will also put their private Snapchat on sale while they’re doing a takeover. You could also set up a special promo code on ManyVids to give out to anyone who watches your takeover.
 
Takeovers can definitely be a lot of fun and earn you some extra cash. I suggest finding out approximately how many followers the account has before you agree to do a takeover though. This way you can judge if it’s gonna be worth your time. Also, you aren’t obligated to stick around all day just because you agreed to do a takeover. If there’s hardly any interaction or if you aren’t selling anything, it’s best not to waste your time. When that happens, just post some snaps with your links and move on. If it’s slow, you can also jump on cam while you’re doing the takeover. Then when you have some free time on cam, make a post or two on Snapchat and let people know that they can come watch you live.

Cam Model Tax Guide

Cam Model Tax Guide

This guide is designed for cam models residing in the United States.

Tax season can be a very stressful time for cam models. One thing that some new models don’t consider is that they need to pay taxes on everything they earn while on cam. Since you’re working as an independent contractor for these sites, they don’t take out any taxes from your paychecks like a normal job would. Because of this, you’re responsible for putting aside money every month so that you have it come tax season.​

I definitely recommend using tax software. There are plenty of options out there that are affordable. Using software and doing your own taxes will prevent the embarrassment of having to talk to someone in person about what it is you do for a living and the strange things you’re writing off. So unless you’re fine with explaining what exactly it is that you do, it’s best to file yourself. 😛

If you made over $600, the main form that you’re gonna be filling out is the 1040. You can easily find a copy of this form in the software you’re using or online with a quick Google search. Unless you’ve branded yourself and actually filed for a business license, there’s no reason to put your stage name or anything like that on your tax forms. Instead you file as an individual and use your social security number and real name. The form is fairly simple to figure out until you get to about the middle of the first page. At this point, you’ll need to list your “business income” and attach Schedule C. Schedule C is where stuff really starts to get complicated. This is the form that you can put your write offs on.

There are many guides on the internet that say you can write off all kinds of crazy things as a cam model. The truth of the matter is that you can only write off things that you bought to use specifically for your job. And even then, there are many restrictions. Having too many write offs is a huge red flag and will get your audited. Even if you get away with it for a couple years, it will eventually come back to bite you in the ass and you may have to pay back taxes for the stuff you originally got away with. Dildos and lingerie are not legitimate write offs according to US law. Don’t even bother trying. Many cam models will also try to write off their “home office”. This includes their rent/mortgage, computer, and even their internet. But remember what I said earlier? You can only write off things that you bought to use specifically for your job. So unless you only live in your house or apartment while you’re working, if you only use your computer for work and not for browsing the internet, and if you only use your internet connection while you’re working and not for personal use at all, these are not business expenses. That means they cannot be written off. Don’t risk getting audited over stuff like this. Like I said, you will get caught.

Besides items that you use for work, you can also write off travel expenses. But again, keep in mind that you can only write off expenses if they were used for work. So if you go on a trip to visit another model to shoot content with, that can be a write off. Or if you go somewhere to shoot your own content, you can write that off as well. If you do get audited, you need to keep every single receipt from your trip. This includes air fare, car rental, gas, hotel, photographer expenses, etc.

For the average cam model, the last form that you should have to fill out is the Schedule SE, or the Self-Employment Tax form. This will let you know how much self-employment tax you owe. Once put into your original 1040, you’ll be able to finish filling that form out and determine your total tax amount. Oh, and don’t forget about your state tax form. You still need to fill that out as well. As long as you only lived in one state over the past year, the form is pretty self explanatory and easy to fill out.

Good luck!

Starting Your Own Website

Starting your Own Website

​Besides doing live cam shows, many cam models branch out to other things in order to earn more money. One popular idea is starting your own website. Generally this would be a paysite that your fans can join in order to get access to a large amount of your content. It could include your videos, photosets, live show archives, blog, and maybe even a store to sell tangible goods and custom content.​ Members would pay monthly to continue accessing your content. Even if you don’t know the first thing about starting your own website, there are companies out there that make it easy for you to get started.

The first one we’ll talk about, and the one that I use for my own website, is ModelCentro. They’ve been around for a few years now and are a great option. They’re basically a CMS (content management system) platform. That means they provide you with all of the tools that are necessary to starting your own adult paysite. This includes premade forms that easily allow you to upload all of your content, add titles, descriptions, keywords, cover pictures, previews, watermarks, etc. They also provide you with on-site software to do live cam shows for your members. These shows can be free to all members or you can have certain members pay for a show with you. They have a built-in blog that you can use, calendar, about me page, and more! They really are the complete package in my opinion. And even though they already have a decent amount of features, they’re always working to add more. They really listen to the models and prioritize their new features based off of model input. An on-site storefront is currently in the works and should be released soon.

A downfall to using a site like ModelCentro, is that they take a percentage of everything that you make. You keep 67.5% when you use them. They take a percentage out for billing and a percentage out for themselves for providing all of the services that they do. Some models prefer to keep more money, which is fine if you know a bit more about web design and have the time to do everything yourself. You might choose to make a site with WordPress. WordPress is more complicated and time consuming to get to know than ModelCentro. Plug-ins and scripts that fit your needs all need to be found and installed by you. WordPress does provide a list of premade plug-ins, it’s just a matter of finding the right ones and getting them configured to your liking.

As far as making it so your fans have to pay to access your WordPress site, you have several different options. You could always use an adult-friendly payment processor such as CCBill. They provide you with fully functional buttons and forms that allow your fans to input their credit card information, have it processed through CCBill, and then provide access to your members-only content once they’re cleared. Another option would be for you to completely create the join page of your website yourself to include other ways of payment such as Amazon gift cards, GiftRocket, tips on a cam site, etc. In my opinion though, this complicates things. If they join through any of those methods, you’ll have to manually create their member account after you get paid. If you aren’t near a computer as soon as you get the notification that someone paid, that member will have to wait until you’re free before accessing your site. That can be frustrating.

If you 100% want to do your site from scratch, you’ll need to get hosting and a domain name. Unless you’re really experienced in web/graphic design or want to pay a company to create the site for you, I don’t suggest even trying this. Paying a company outright to create a site for you can be very expensive. And you’ll need to find a company that’ll work with adult content. And creating a site yourself, even if you have some experience, is incredibly time consuming.

One last thing… make sure you buy Whois privacy for your domain! It’ll mask your true identity. Without it, anyone can look up the name of the person who bought the domain name, along with other personal information. As a cam model, protecting your true identity is very important. So be sure to do this immediately after purchasing your name. It isn’t very expensive, and it’s most definitely a necessity.

Props To Keep Handy While On Cam

Webcam Props for cam shows

In several of our getting started becoming a cam model guides, we talked about the necessities that you’ll need to cam. These include a laptop or desktop computer that can smoothly run your camming software, a HD webcam, fast internet, and flattering lighting. But every good cam model knows the importance of props! Certain props can play a huge role in your daily shows on cam. It’s important to have these things close by you at all times so that you’ll always be prepared.

The first thing is toys. If you’re a nude cam model, you’ll most likely play with sex toys during your cam shows. Most models like to have a wide variety of toys. Not only does this allow you to switch things up from time to time, but it gives your fans more options to choose from if they take you into a private show. I recommend having both a caucasian and black flesh-colored dildo. These are good for real-life roleplays where the guy wants to pretend like he’s really in the scenario and that he’s the one fucking you. I also recommend having a Hitachi and/or wand vibrator. You can find cordless, waterproof wand vibrators on Amazon for around $30. They’re great for making sure you cum nice and hard during your shows too! A lot of guys like watching a girl use glass toys. They feel great and are one of the most sanitary sex toys because they aren’t porous. And if you’re into anal, definitely get whatever anal toys you’re comfortable with. If you only like very light anal, a small butt plug is a good option. Lube is something else that you should keep handy. Make sure that whatever kind of lube you get is compatible with the type of toys you use. Some lubes will eat through certain types of toys. If you’re into spanking, keeping a paddle close by can be fun!

Most models play games with their fans while on cam. A few props to consider picking up are cards, dice, Never Have I Ever, raffle tickets, and a prize wheel. All of these can be used for games, which is a great way to interact with your fans. It keeps them interested and is fun for everyone… including you. If you have video deals or other special promotions going on, a white board, chalkboard, or even just poster board can be very helpful. This way you can list your deals and have it displayed behind you during your shows.

Lingerie, accessories, and other clothes are crucial to being a cam model. Some guys like specific colors or certain materials. Some like it when you dress up in a costume, wear heels, or put on yoga pants. If you keep these things nearby, you’ll always be prepared for whatever is asked of you. This way you won’t miss out on any money if someone comes asking for you to change outfits. Keeping hair ties close by is a good idea too in case you’re asked to switch up your hair style.

A few other miscellaneous things to keep nearby are towels in case of clean-up, baby wipes to quickly sanitize your toys in between shows, lip gloss or any other make-up that might need touching up throughout the day, something to drink, little snacks to munch on, blankets and pillows to keep you comfortable, and just anything else that you think will make your work day easier.

Keeping Your Fans Interested

Keep your Fans 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 work day will go by much faster and be much more enjoyable.​

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.

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. Your work day will fly by when there’s 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.

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.

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.

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.

Protecting Yourself On Cam

Protecting yourself on Webcam

​Protecting yourself while on cam is extremely important. From your real name to where you live, it’s completely up to you what information you decide to share with your fans. Definitely make sure you have a clear plan in action before getting on cam for the first time of what you’re comfortable sharing and what information you want to keep private. I’m gonna go over some different things to consider in this article, but keep in mind that this is the internet and you are being broadcast in front of hundreds or even thousands of people. Even if you do everything that you can to protect your identity, the possibility is always there for family, friends, or potential employers to find out what you do online.

There are lots of different things that you can be doing in order to protect yourself. The first is picking out your stage name. You shouldn’t use your real name on cam. Pick out a name that you like. This is your chance to be called whatever you want! If you decide to cam with a friend, make sure they know not to call you by your real name. It can be easy to slip up, so just watch out.

Some models are comfortable giving out their location, while others are not. This is completely up to you. If you decide not to share your location, there are some extra things to consider. One big give away of where you live could be sports teams that you root for. Even if you tell your fans that you used to live there and now you moved, it could still compromise things. You also have to be careful when posting on social media. Don’t mention events or places that you’re gonna be attending. That could be another sign of where you’re from. You could even end up with a stalker this way that follows you home… who knows.

Most cam and clip sites offer some form of regional blocking. Regional blocking allows you to block certain countries, states, cities, or even zip codes from viewing your cam shows. If you’re worried about friends, family, or just people in your area finding out what you do, you should probably set up regional blocking. Although this sounds like it would completely protect you, it doesn’t. There are hacks around it, such as someone using an IP address from somewhere that you don’t have blocked. Someone watching your shows could also secretly record them and post them on a tube site or somewhere else on the internet. If your content gets pirated and posted somewhere without your knowledge, you won’t be able to block regions on that site and someone you know may stumble upon it.

Keep your personal life and camming life separate. Create a new email address specifically for camming before you start. Never use your personal email or have it attached in any way. You should also make sure you protect your address on your wishlists. Either have it kept hidden from your wishlist or use a PO Box to get your fan mail. One thing that a lot of cam models don’t think about is photo cross-referencing. If you post a photo on one of your personal social media accounts, you should not post that picture on anything related to your camming. Someone could do a Google search of that photo and cross-reference it back to your personal account.

What you decide to share is up to you. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable, but be safe about it. Even if you feel fine with sharing a lot of your personal life, use common sense to know when it’s enough. I hope this article hasn’t scared anyone. It wasn’t meant to scare you, but more to make you aware of things you absolutely need to consider before deciding if this is the right career for you.

Succeeding As A Cam Model

How to Succeed as a Webcam Model

​There are many factors ​that play into being a successful cam model. With dedication, a fun personality, and some practice, anyone can be successful if they want it bad enough! Your attitude on cam really plays a big role in your success. No one wants to watch a cam model who doesn’t seem like they enjoy what they do. You want to get your fans aroused, not make them feel bad for you. Sure there are some models who bring on the tears just to make people feel bad and tip them, but that’s just a temporary fix and those models usually end up quitting anyways.

Aside from your general demeanor, it’s also important to build relationships and friendships with your fans. Although there are plenty of guys who will come visit you for their quickie and just want to see you naked and masturbating for them, many guys want more than that. Of course it’s important to only do what you’re comfortable with. I’m not saying share your entire life with these kinds of guys… but it’s definitely important to be real and more than just a sex object. Fans really can become friends. Maybe not in the conventional way, but successful cam models build strong bonds with certain fans. You’ll start to have inside jokes, and it can really improve your work day and make your cam room a lot more fun in general.

Everyone has the occasional bad day. Sometimes it’s best not to cam on days like this. Although it’s important to be real and genuine with your fans, and being in a bad mood happens to everyone, it’s still probably not the best idea. When I’m having a bad day already, everything and everyone annoys me. The seasoned cam model can normally handle trolls with no problem, but their annoyingness is magnified by a million when you’re already in a bad mood. You may end up snapping at people and showing off a side of yourself that you’ll regret later. To keep with the realness, use social media to say how you’re feeling that day instead of going on cam. Social media is a great way to reach out to and connect with your fans on a personal level when you can’t be live on cam. Instead maybe work on something else that day, such as custom videos, new content, or editing. Or hell, just take a day for yourself to relax and unwind.

Another important thing that every successful cam models has to get good at, is saying no. If you don’t learn to say no right from the get go, you’ll have people walk all over you and try to take advantage of you. This can really put a bad taste in your mouth for camming and may ruin all the positive feelings you originally had for it. If you’re not comfortable doing something, just say no. If someone continually asks you to do something that you already said no to, block them. There’s no harm in doing this and you shouldn’t feel bad. Never look at saying no as missing out on money. There are plenty of other customers out there who will make up for that one person. Instead of looking at it as a lost opportunity, look at it as an opportunity to stick around in free chat and maybe meet someone who you do vibe with instead that you might have missed if you were doing the show you’re uncomfortable with.

Although these are just some of the factors that play into being a successful cam model, they’re all very important. Successful cam models are also unique and innovative. Make yourself stand out from everyone else. Don’t be afraid to try new things. And most importantly, just have fun. If you’re not having a good time, it’ll show in your work. If you truly enjoy your job as a cam model, you’re already on the road to success!

Making The Most Out Of Sexting

Webcam Models and Sexting

Now that you’re a cam model, what should you do next? Don’t just stop at camming… broaden your horizons! Expanding your business past just camming is what many successful models do. There are lots of different ways to do this: starting your own website, offering custom content, and even sexting!​ Sexting and phone sex is becoming more and more popular. There are lots of different sites out there that offer an easy way for you to sext your fans without having to give out your phone number or compromise your security.

On all of the sexting and adult phone call sites out there, they keep your personal phone number and the fans who are contacting you personal phone numbers completely private. They are able to do this with a routing system that takes the messages sent back and forth and making them come from an anonymous phone number. This way you can’t be tracked and your fan’s number is also secure. This can be done for both texting messaging and actual phone calls. The only thing you’ll want to do is make sure your voicemail doesn’t mention your actual phone number. That way if a fan calls you and gets sent to voicemail, they’re just hear some kind of generic message and not get your actual number.

Setting yourself up on the various sexting platforms is super easy, and there are lots of different choices out there for the site you decide to stick with. You can even feature yourself on multiple sites to increase your earnings if you want. But more goes into it than just getting approved and setting up your profile. It’s important to follow some pretty simple steps in order to get the most out of sexting and to be successful at it.

All of the various sites have different features, but one of my favorite features is being able to see how many credits on the site each member who’s connected with you has. This makes it easier to decide which members are a waste of time and which ones might actually chat with you. It’s especially useful if you have your phone number set to free and just charge per message they open from you. When your number is free, any member can ‘connect’, but that doesn’t mean they’ll actually chat with you. Some guys don’t understand how the site works and think they’re collecting hundreds of model’s phone numbers for free, not realizing they can’t do anything with them unless they pay per message. So being able to track how much money each user has on the site can really be a time saver. So that’s basically the first tip that I have… check credit amounts before spending too much time continuously messaging everyone who connects with you.

With that said, you should at least send some kind of hello message to everyone when they connect. Even if they don’t have any credits, they might be intrigued by your message and buy credits so that they can see what it says. And once you’ve roped them in, they might just become a repeat customer. Usually what I like to do is send them a short hello message thanking them for connecting and say that I hope I hear from them soon. Then I’ll send some kind of sexy teaser picture. I’ll even sometimes say something after the picture like, “If you like what you see, let me know so I can send more ;)”. If the person doesn’t have any credits on the site, I’ll usually just send the initial hello message. But if they have a decent amount, I’ll do the follow up ones to see if I can really engage them.

It’s also important to hold your customer’s interest without giving too much away at once. Don’t send them your most provocative picture right off the bat. Ease them into it with some flirty messages and pictures first. Make them want to see a little more at a time until they’re totally hooked on you. Make sure you’re engaging. Get to know the person and let them get to know a little about you. Many guys want to do some normal, everyday chat in between sexting. And also make sure you reply to their messages at a timely manner. They might message you on their lunch break or something and if you don’t get back to them until they have to start working again, they might lose interest by the time they can check their messages.

Just have fun with sexting and follow my simple tips. You’ll find that you can make a lot of extra income from it without having to do a lot of work.

Types Of Cam Shows

Different types of cam shows for webcam models

​Depending on the site that you cam on, there are different types of cam shows you can offer your fans. ​It’s completely up to you which kind of shows to offer on each site. In most cases, you can set your own price either per minute for different shows or have a flat fee that each fan has to contribute in order to watch the show. So let’s go over the different show types:

FREE CHAT/PUBLIC CHAT
Every cam site has a free or public chat, but they all have different guidelines for what you can and cannot do while in public. Essentially this chat mode is free to any member or guest (although you can turn guests off on some sites, such as Streamate). You can still get tips while in public chat though. So, like I said, the rules for what you can get away with in public chat vary by site. Some sites such as Streamate don’t allow any nudity below the waist in public chat. You can shows your titties, but no pussy or asshole shots allowed! Other sites such as Myfreecams, don’t have restrictions for public chat. On sites like this, most girls will set a goal while in public chat and accept tips until they reach that goal. Once the goal is met, they’ll perform a show for everyone right there in public chat.

PRIVATE SHOW
Despite the name, private shows usually aren’t exactly private. On some sites like Streamate, one member will take you private and pay your per minute price for the whole time he’s in that private session with you. But other members can enter that same private chat and join in on the show. They have full access to everything that original member does. The private ends either when you end it or when all members leave the private. A private show is a little different on Myfreecams. Only one member can take you private and they pay MFC’s set per minute price. Other members can join in, but they only join as spies. This means they can watch the show, but they cannot chat with you or hear anything you’re saying. They pay a lower per minute rate, which is also set by MFC.

EXCLUSIVE/TRUE PRIVATE
Although they have different names depending on the site you’re on (exclusive on Streamate, true private on Myfreecams), these shows are the same thing. When a fan takes you into an exclusive or true private chat session, it’s just the two of you. No one else can enter and no one can spy on the show. MFC sets the per minute price for you, but many models require the member to tip a certain amount before the true private to show they won’t just take them and leave them after a minute or two. You set your own exclusive price per minute on Streamate, and it’s generally higher than your private rate since it’s a one-on-one show. You can also offer block sessions on Streamate for exclusive and private shows. With these, the member pays for a certain block of time in advance (5 minutes, 10, minutes, 20 minutes, etc.). They’re charged the full amount right away and you’re paid that amount as long as you don’t end the session early.

GROUP SHOW
Group shows exist on various sites, including Myfreecams. Basically at least three members have to request a group show from you before you can actually enter a group chat. More members than that can join, but three is the minimum to get things started. Once in group chat, everyone watching the show pays a small per minute price, set by MFC. You can end the show whenever you want, or else it ends automatically once all paying members leave the chat.

GOLD SHOW
A gold show is a special show on Streamate. Similar shows exist on other sites as well, but have different names. With a gold show, you set a topic letting your fans know what you plan on doing in the show, a goal for how much you want to raise in order to do the show, the minimum amount each member has to tip in order to watch the show, how long of a show you’ll do, and how long your members have to collectively get you to your goal. During the countdown process, members tip the minimum or higher to be able to watch the show. Every member that tips will get to see your show if you decide to start it. If you hit your goal or get close enough that you decide you want to start it, all of those members who tipped the minimum or higher get taken into a private chat where they can watch you perform. Even after the show starts, more members are free to tip in and join as well.