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Getting The Right Look

The right look for Webcam Models

​When you think of a model, you probably picture women who are tall, thin, with long flowing hair, perfect skin, perfect teeth, perfect everything! The good thing about being a cam model is that you don’t have to live up to those impossible standards in order to be successful. Cam models come in all shapes, sizes and styles. No matter what you look like, there will be plenty of guys who are into you. But with that said, your appearance is still an important part of your job. If you feel confident, it’ll show through in your cam shows. You’ll be much more successful if you feel good about yourself.

You should always do whatever makes you feel comfortable. If you like to grow out your pubic hair, then grow it out. Don’t let a troll come into your room and pressure you to shave it. Whatever makes you feel the best about yourself, is exactly what you should do. It is important to look put together. Brush and style your hair before getting on cam. There may be a day here and there where you don’t have the time to make your look complete, but the majority of the time you should look neat. Your fans don’t want to see you looking a hot mess. πŸ˜›

Camming makeup is different than everyday makeup. It can be much more fun! You don’t want to overdo it, but you really can play around with bold looks on cam and still not look ridiculous. If it’s your first time on cam or if you want to experiment with a look, put your makeup on while watching yourself on cam. Don’t actually stream your cam, but just have it run on your computer so you can see what different looks will look like. You’ll often find that you look different on cam than you do in real life. Makeup that might make you look like a cheap hooker, could look really pretty, bold and interesting on cam.

You’re of course free to change up your look at any time, but most models will find a look that works for them and stick to it. You might throw some of your fans off if you start camming with black hair, thick black eyeliner, dark red lipstick, and pale skin and then show up on cam the next day with bleach blonde hair and a spray tan. You have to remember that your fans first started watching you because they liked your look. When they’re browsing through models, that’s the first thing that they notice… your look, not your personality. Your great personality is of course what makes them stick around, but they were originally drawn to you because they liked your style.

Maintaining your body hair is also important. Although some cam models choose to skip shaving and grow everything out, most at least keep their legs and underarms smooth. It can definitely feel like a chore sometimes, but it’s something you really should maintain. It’s completely up to you which method of hair removal you choose: shaving, waxing, or laser hair removal. All have their pros and cons. Shaving can be tedious and you may end up with irritated skin or red bumps from ingrown hairs. Waxing can be painful and may also irritate your skin, making it look red or blotchy. Laser hair removal can also be painful if you have sensitive skin. The treatments can also add up, and sometimes not work for your hair type. Find a method that works for you and take your time with it so you don’t end up irritating your skin.

Hygiene Tips For Cam Models

Hygiene for Webcam Models

​Keeping up with your health and hygiene is incredibly important for anyone, but extra important for cam models. If your body isn’t healthy, you may not be able to work. There are lots of little tips and tricks that you can do to keep your body at it’s best.​ You really have to pay attention to everything that you put on and in (giggity) your body. From the type of soap you use to the material of toys you use, it’s important to know your own body and do everything you can to keep it healthy.

When first starting out as a cam model, it’s a good idea to get several toys that are all made out of different materials. Even if you just buy cheap ones at first, it’ll give you the opportunity to see which materials feel the best for you. You’ll also be able to find out if your body doesn’t react well to certain materials. Some models buy expensive toys right off the bat and then end up being allergic to them. They have to either throw them away at that point or put a condom over them. And let’s face it, guys don’t want to see you fucking a dildo with a condom on it.

After finding out which materials work best for you, keeping up with cleaning your toys is incredibly important. You should clean your toys every single time that you use them. Some toys such as glass ones and silicone ones can be boiled. This will kill any germs and bacteria. But good old soap and water will do the trick too for most toys. Use a gentle soap and be sure to completely rinse your toys off after using soap. You don’t want to get that soap inside of you because it could lead to an infection. You also want to make sure you completely dry your toys after each washing. Leaving them wet could cause mold or bacteria to grow on them. When you aren’t using your toys, you should store them in a cool, dry place. Either space them out or get some kind of individual storage unit for each toy. You don’t want them touching each other. Some toys don’t react well when touched by other toys, and you may end up ruining them. There are also cleaners made specifically for toys. These are a good option too. Although you really should wash your toys after each use, some models use baby wipes to clean them off in between shows and then actually wash them or boil them at the end of the night. This isn’t a bad option, and baby wipes can really come in handy if you have toys that are particularly attracted to dust and fuzz.

Some models will do oil or lotion shows. Depending on the type of oil you use, it may not be the best idea to get any inside of your vagina. It may lead to an infection. The same goes for lotion. You should never put lotion inside of you. Some girls make the mistake of filling their squirting dildos with lotion. Terrible idea! Use watered down, plain yogurt instead.

If you do a lot of bath shows, you may also be susceptible to infections. To help prevent them, try using soaps and bubble baths from the baby aisle. These are specifically designed to be used on sensitive skin. You won’t have to worry about them irritating you. I also recommend using baby soap for shaving. It’ll help prevent irritation and leave your skin smooth and moisturized.

Another good habit to get into is showering after you’re done camming. If one of your toys or even your fingers were a little dirty, you’ll prevent anything from going wrong down there with a quick rinse off in the shower. Also, if you start to feel sore or swollen during your shows, take a little break or switch to a wand vibrator for awhile. The last thing you want is to be in pain while working or have to take the next day off because you went too hard the night before.

Cam Model Lingo And Acronyms

Webcam Slang

​If you’re gonna be a cam model, you better start learning all of the lingo and acronyms now. There’s so many different fetishes out there, and with new things becoming popular all the time, I’ll probably be able to double this list in a few months.​ πŸ˜› This is a list of popular terms and abbreviations that you’ll more than likely see pop-up at some point in your camming career.

  • AP= Age play. Roleplaying an age that you aren’t. Generally pretending to be younger than you are, even to the point of underage.
  • ATM or A2M= Ass to mouth. Putting something in your ass and then putting that object in your mouth.
  • Bae= Before Anyone Else. It’s used as a term of endearment, replacing baby.
  • BB= A shortened way to say baby or babe.
  • BBC= Big black cock.
  • BBW= Big beautiful woman. A larger woman.
  • BDSM= Bondage & Discipline / Sadism & Masochism. Roleplay involving bondage, dominance, and submission.
  • B/G or BG= Boy/girl.
  • BJ= Blow job.
  • Brown video= A video involving poop.
  • BTS= Behind the scenes.
  • C2C= Cam to cam. This is when your fan turns their camera on so you can watch them while they watch you.
  • C4S= Clips4sale.
  • CB= Chaturbate.
  • CBT= Cock and ball torture. Physical pain to a man’s genitalia.
  • CD= Cross dresser.
  • CEI= Cum eating instruction. A fetish involving you telling the guy to eat his own cum.
  • Cougar= An older woman going after a younger guy.
  • Countdown= Counting down and then giving someone permission to cum at the end of the countdown.
  • Cuckold or cuck= When a wife fucks another man in front of her husband as a way to emasculate him.
  • Deep throat= Taking a dildo or cock down your throat.
  • DP= Double penetration. Taking an object in both your pussy and ass at the same time.
  • Edging= Getting yourself to the point where you’re about to cum and then not actually finishing.
  • ELM= Extralunchmoney.
  • Facial= Cumming on someone’s face.
  • Femdom= A female taking the dominant role.
  • Findom= Financial domination.
  • GFE= Girlfriend experience. Making someone feel like they’re dating you, usually with flirty texts and pictures throughout the day.
  • G/G or GG= Girl/girl.
  • GILF= Grandma I’d like to fuck.
  • GR= GiftRocket.
  • GTS= Giantess. A fetish involving role playing that you’re a giant and usually crushing or eating normal-sized people.
  • Home wrecker= Roleplay involving making a guy cheat on his wife or ruining his home life.
  • JOE= Jerk off encouragement.
  • JOI= Jerk off instruction. Telling a guy exactly how to stroke their cock. Usually involves doing the hand motion of a guy jerking off.
  • Magic wand/Hitachi= A vibrating massager.
  • MFC= Myfreecams.
  • MILF= Mom I’d like to fuck.
  • Ninja= A person who tips anonymously in your cam room.
  • PM= Private message.
  • POV= Point of view. Making the viewer feel as if he’s the one fucking you in the video or that you’re talking directly to them.
  • PSO= Phone sex operator.
  • Queef= Making a farting noise with your pussy by passing air through it.
  • RP= Role play. Acting out a fantasy or fetish.
  • SM= Streamate.
  • SPH= Small penis humiliation. Teasing someone for having a fat cock.
  • SW= Stripper Web.
  • T&D= Tease and denial.
  • Taboo= Things that are forbidden or typically looked down on.
  • Troll= Someone who tries to get a rise out of you on purpose. They get off on seeing you upset.
  • Voyeur= a person who gains sexual pleasure from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity.
  • Yellow Video= Video involving pee.
  • Yellow Wall= When tips on MFC come in very quickly and fill the whole chat feed.

Being Smart With Your Contests And Raffles

Webcam Contests

To earn extra money and increase interaction with fans, most models will hold contests and raffles. These can be live on cam, through social media, or through your website. It’s completely up to you. Contests and raffles are a fun way to engage your fans and get them to participate in something together. But it’s important to be smart about the way you run your contests and what prizes you offer.

If you’ve ever watched any of the top cam girls, you may have seen them holding big contests and raffles with huge prizes. This makes sense for them to do because they have such a big following. But a rookie mistake that a lot of newer cam models make is offering unrealistic prizes to their fans. Once you’ve held a few contests and you can gauge the amount you think you’ll make based off of the interest of your previous contests, then you can start offering bigger prizes if you feel it’s worth it. Bigger prizes doesn’t always mean that you’re gonna have more interest shown in your contest. So if you offer a date, travel expenses, long custom, long Skype sessions, etc., you may end up dishing out more money than you make.

Some models that think it’s best to offer a huge prize without really having a large following will add a stipulation to the rules. It’s usually something like, “There’s no specific date that this contest ends. It ends once I raise x amount of dollars or get x amount of entries.”. This might seem like a good idea at first, but as the contest goes on and on and on, interest will die down. You may never reach your goal. And then you end up with the fans who did enter mad at you. It’s important to be reasonable with your expectations. Saying that you’ll only do the raffle if you sell a certain amount of entries isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if you decide to do that, you should offer consolation prizes to those who did enter. If you’re not at least offering that, your fans will be skeptical about entering in the first place for fear that they won’t have a shot at winning anything. Or if you’re holding a monthly contest, you could always roll it over to the next month if need be.

Before you announce a new contest or raffle, make sure you establish all of the rules. Every cam model has trolls in their room who will try to find a loophole or try to confuse you so you agree to something that you don’t actually want to offer. So just be sure to spell out all of the rules and specifications beforehand.

Things to think about:

  • Can the same person win multiple prizes?
  • Do they have to specifically say in their tip note that their tip is for the raffle?
  • If you’re offering a custom video or Skype time, can it be split up into multiple sessions?
  • Are there any restrictions to what you’ll do in a custom or Skype show?
  • If your contest rewards the top tipper, is that the top overall tipper or highest single tip?

These are just a few of the things you should think of and plan out before officially announcing your contest. Just make sure all points are covered so there’s no confusion once the contest starts.

Camming With Other Cam Models

​A good way to earn some extra money is by doing shows with other cam models! Guys love it when two of their favorite cam models get together to do shows.​ So not only is it a treat for your fans, but it’s a treat for you too because you get to play with another sexy girl on cam all day! πŸ˜‰ Not only can you do live cam shows together, but you can also shoot content to sell later on. But it’s not all fun and games. There are certain things that you need to establish with each other beforehand.

If you’re doing live cam shows together, you have to make sure all of the legal stuff is in place beforehand. If you cam on different sites, make sure you both register on both sites and get approved before meeting up. This will prevent any delays in your shows. You’ll also need to decide which account you want to perform on. You can do all of your shows on one account and split the money afterwards, take turns switching between each other’s account, or even keep both of your rooms open and keep whatever your fans tip you in your own room.

The second and third ways that I just mentioned are pretty straight forward, but you have to be careful if you’re doing all of the shows on one account and splitting the money afterwards. First, make sure that you trust the other cam model. You wouldn’t want to do all that work and not get paid for it. Second, you need to remember taxes. Since it will only show as revenue for the girl who’s account you’re performing on, she should keep more of the money for tax purposes. About 30% is fair, and then the remainder should be split 50/50. You also need to establish when you’ll both be getting paid. If you’re camming from another model’s account, will she pay you that same day or wait until the check comes in for your shows? These are all things that need to be discussed beforehand, and it’s best to get it in writing as opposed to over the phone.

If you’re shooting other content besides live shows with a model, you need to agree on some things beforehand as well. Do you both have 100% rights to do whatever you want with the content? Should you both sell it for the same price? Are any sites off limits for selling it on? If the girl you’re working with has geo restrictions in place, she might not want her content sold all over the internet. Geo restrictions come into play when live camming as well. If the girl you’re shooting with has certain areas blocked, you should block those areas as well while the two of you are camming together.

Make sure you protect yourself. You’ll need to get a copy of the other model’s photo ID and a signed 2257 form. These should be exchanged before shooting content together. If you haven’t worked with the model before or if you don’t know her that well, a confidentiality agreement isn’t a bad idea either. This will prevent her from sharing any of your personal information online. You should also both get tested for STDs, depending on the type of content you’re shooting. There’s no need to feel weird or uncomfortable asking for all of this. Any smart model understands that it’s important to protect themselves and cover all bases.

Even if you don’t live in an area with a lot of other cam models, there’s plenty of ways to meet them. Social media is probably the easiest way. If there’s a girl you want to work with, give her a follow and shoot her a DM. Don’t give out too much personal information right away, but maybe mention the state that you live in and see if she’s willing to travel or host you. Conventions are also a great way to meet other cam models. Usually you’ll be staying in a nice hotel, which is the perfect setting for shooting content together. Some conventions even buy out entire hotels for the weekend, so you’re free to run around naked… which gives you even more locations to shoot together!

Camming On A Budget

Webcam on a budget

Even if you’re on a tight budget, it’s still possible to start camming. The basic equipment that you need won’t set you back too much, and then you can slowly upgrade as you start to save. The basics are a computer, a webcam, and high speed internet. If you still have room in your budget after purchasing those, the next things you should get is professional studio lighting and some toys to play with on cam.

When picking out a laptop or desktop computer to cam on, you don’t have to get the latest model, but you do want to get something that will smoothly run the software needed to cam. Some site’s software is more straining on your computer than others. For optimal performance, a computer with a core i7 processor or it’s equivalent and at least 3 GB of RAM is recommended. If you’re unsure if your current computer will run the software, you can always do a quick test. Start your camming software and go online. After that, open your task manager on your computer and check your CPU usage. If it’s at or close to 100%, you’ll need to upgrade. If you don’t, your computer will run very slow, your camera feed with appear laggy and choppy, and there will be a big delay in your room. No one will want to watch you like that, and you won’t be making any money.

Once you have a laptop or desktop that’s good for camming, it’s time to pick out a webcam. The most popular camera right now among cam models is the Logitech C920. It shoots in crystal clear 1080p HD. You can pick one up on Amazon for $60-$75. The price fluctuates occasionally, but right now it’s $59.99. You simply won’t find a cheaper camera that performs as well as this one. Aside from shooting full 1080p HD, it also has dual microphones to ensure natural sound, and a 15 MP camera for capturing still shots.

The final necessity is high speed internet. You want a connection that gets at least 1 Mbps upload speed or higher. This will ensure that your camera feed is smooth and also reduce the delay in your room. You can check your current upload speed on www.speedtest.net. Depending on where you live, a fast enough connection will typically run you $45-$60/month.

If you’ve reached the top of your budget at this point, hold off on professional studio lighting. When you’re just starting out, you can always point a table or floor lamp towards you or place one behind your camera so that it lights you up. Once you save up some money, you can pick up a decent lighting system for about $50 on Amazon. You’ll also want some toys to play with on cam to spice things up a bit! But don’t worry if you can’t afford those right away. You should start a wishlist so your fans can buy them for you! πŸ™‚

What To Include In Your Cam Profile

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.

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’s 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.

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.

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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

Myfreecams Camscore

How does Cam Score work on Myfreecams?

​Myfreecams is the largest live cam site in the industry with over 15 million registered users.​ With the site being so popular, you can imagine the high number of models that are camming on the site. To really get noticed and get better placement on the site, you’ll need to improve your camscore. The models with the highest camscores appear first on the site. Members can adjust their setting to show models in a different order, but most don’t and the default is by camscore.

When you first start out on Myfreecams, you get a “new model” tag next to your name. Make sure you take advantage of this! Your new model tag will get you added traffic in your room because a lot of guys look for new model. They want to be the first to meet you and make a good impression for when you hit the big times! πŸ™‚ Your new model tag only lasts for your first ten hours of camming, so be sure to check out the site and figure out how everything works before you start broadcasting. This way you’ll be ready to go and won’t have to waste any time learning the site and features. Your first ten hours on cam is when you really need to focus hard on your camscore. If you don’t get it high enough, you’ll lose a ton of traffic once your tag goes away. But if you raise it to a high enough level to get you in the first few lines of the site, you’ll continue to get exposure and new fans.

Your camscore on MFC is based on the amount of tokens (the currency on the site) that you earn over a certain period of time. Your placement on the site is determined solely by your camscore, so it’s important to keep it up. If your camscore is at a level that you’re comfortable with and is getting you a decent amount of paying customers in your room, it’s important to maintain or improve that score. You can do this by setting goals for yourself and not signing off for the night until you reach them. To keep your camscore at the same level, you’ll need to make sure you’re earning about the same amount of tokens every day or week. For example, if you made $1000 one week and you’re comfortable with where that put your ranking on the site, you’ll need to make sure you earn $1000 or more in the coming weeks to prevent your camscore from dropping.

Myfreecams doesn’t tell their models the period of time in which your current camscore is based off of, but they give you this example: let’s say the time period is 60 days. Well if you had a huge day 61 days ago, you may notice your camscore drop suddenly because now that days earnings isn’t calculated into your current camscore. So don’t take days off just because you have one or two big days. Continue to stick to your normal schedule, otherwise you might lose all of the progress you made.

The default camscore for when you first start out on Myfreecams is 1000. You’ll notice it quickly fluctuating your first few days based on how well you’re doing in regards to earning tokens. The median camscore on the site is 600. That means about half the models on the site have a camscore above 600 and half have a camscore below 600. Your camscore is re-calculated every 4-6 hours, but only if you’ve logged into the site since the last time it was calculated.

As I talk about in this article, MFC might not be the best cam site to start off on because of the camscore rating system. I’d suggest trying out another site first that bases your ranking on other factors besides just the amount of money you earn on the site. That way you’ll feel comfortable on cam and already know what works and doesn’t work for you.