How to Get Regulars in your webcam room
One struggle that you’ll likely come across when you first start camming is getting fans to come back time and time again. But once you master how to do this, you’ll definitely notice an increase in the amount of sales that you make, and it’ll make your work day go by much faster. Building a relationship with your fans is very important. Of course you’ll have plenty of guys who just pop in your cam room for a quickie, but you’ll also have lots of guys who want to build an actual relationship with you and really get to know you. These guys are called regulars because they regularly visit your cam room and spend time in there with you. So how do you actually get guys to come back and want to see you every time you’re on cam? I’ll tell you!
One of the easiest things you can do to get regulars is be yourself! Show your fun side while on cam and just genuinely have a good time. If you truly enjoy what you’re doing, it’ll show to your fans. Happiness, laughter, and smiles are most definitely contagious! If you have a negative attitude while on cam, are crying all the time, or are just giving off a vibe that you’re not into what you’re doing, no one’s gonna wanna stay in or come back to a room like that. There’s always gonna be days when you maybe aren’t in the best mood, but you need to work through that if you’re gonna get on cam. Your bad attitude one day might make it so you miss out on a really awesome fan who would have became one of your regulars had he first seen you on a good day.
Another thing that you need to do is be entertaining. Don’t just sit there and blankly stare into the camera. It’s crucial to keep your fans interested. Get up and move around a little bit. Dance, tease, flirt. Any kind of movement will keep your fans interested as opposed to a model who’s just sitting there looking bored. Talking is another very important thing to continually do while you’re on cam. Engage in conversation with your fans. Say hi when someone new enters the room instead of waiting for them to say something to you first. Even if no one’s really talking to you, you can still talk. Maybe try telling an interesting or funny story, or sing along with the music in the background. Like I said before, just doing something whether it be getting up and moving around or just talking is so much more interesting then someone who’s not doing anything.
If you start to notice a fan that’s coming into your room pretty often, be sure to take notes on them. Many cam sites allow you to type notes in for each user. These notes are only visible by you. This is a really good tool for remembering your fans name, what they’re into, or just little things about them that they told you. If someone is investing a lot of time and/or money into you, you’ll kind of seem like a snob if you continually have to ask them what their name is. 😛 Make your regulars feel special. Give them a big smile and greet them by their name when you notice them pop into your cam room. Maybe even give them a follow back on social media. These are all just little things that you can be doing to make sure your fans become regulars, and stay regulars.
Most cam models start out solo. Some choose to stay solo their entire career. But if you’re looking to branch out, working with a partner can really help you do that. Guys like to watch a girl play with a dildo, but there’s nothing better than the real thing! In this article, I’m gonna talk about working with a cam partner, particularly with a male partner.
Working with a Male Cam Partner
There is definitely a learning curve for both you and the guy you’re working with. Even if you’re both very experienced sexually, and even if you’ve had sex together in your personal life, things are a little different on cam. When you have sex in your normal, everyday life, I’m guessing you aren’t performing for a crowd. Every aspect of your show needs to be thought out so that you can be sure to put on the best show possible. Lighting, angles that look the best on cam, angles that don’t block your fans view, positions that are the most comfortable for you, positions where he won’t finish after only a couple minutes, deciding if you’re gonna hold the camera throughout some of the show, where he’s gonna cum, if he’s gonna cum, if you’re gonna do straight sex or maybe add in a blow job. These are all factors to consider before you actually start your show. If the two of you aren’t on the same page, things are gonna look awkward and you’re gonna end up wasting time figuring out all the details during the show. Your fans are paying to see action, not you having to flail the camera around all over the place to figure out the right angles or asking your partner what he thinks you guys should do next.
With pretty much all camming software, you can pull up the camera feed to watch yourself on your computer screen without actually broadcasting anything live on the internet. This is definitely something that you and your male partner should experiment with before doing actual cam shows. This is the only way you’re gonna be able to figure out all of the angles that will work with two people. When you’re solo, the angles are pretty easy to figure out, but it’s a lot more difficult with two people. You want to make sure your fans always have a good view of you and don’t end up staring at your male partner’s ass the whole time or something haha. Little things like making sure the initial penetration is clearly visible, occasionally doing close-ups, or having him hold the camera for some POV action can really add to your show and excite your fans.
Doing lots of cam shows in one day and having multiple orgasms (or faking them :P) is pretty easy for most female models. But, as you can probably imagine, it’s nearly impossible for guys. They can’t fake an orgasm because it’ll be obvious when there’s no cum, and most males, unless they’re porn stars, need breaks in between each orgasm. And some males can only cum a couple times in one day, even with breaks. This is definitely one of the biggest things to consider when planning your cam shows. There’s different things that you can do for this. The first is to do only a couple boy/girl shows in one day and do the rest of your shows solo. This will give the guy some time to refuel after each orgasm. The other route is to do shows where he doesn’t actually finish. Do several shows like that until you’ve almost reached your daily goal and then do one final “cum show”. This can be tough for some guys though because he has to constantly get turned on and then stop without cumming while the countdown for the next show is going on. But if he’s able to pull this off, you’ll definitely have a lot of success on cam together.
The same as if you’re working with another female cam model, all of the behind-the-scenes details need to be discussed and agreed upon before you start camming together. Like can you cam on your solo account or do you need to make a separate couples account, whose name is the account going to be registered in, are you splitting the pay 50/50 or do you keep a higher percentage, will you pay him right away or wait until you get paid by the cam company? It’s also important that you get a copy of his ID and a clear picture of him holding his ID next to his face. This way you’ll be able to post the content from your cam shows on your website or other clip sites. Speaking of that, you should also get a written agreement stating who owns the content and if it’s ok for you to sell it elsewhere. Just make sure all of your bases are covered.
A popular trend recently among cam models is holding a date raffle. A date raffle can take on two different forms: an in person date where your fan actually gets to meet you and hang out with you, or a date over Skype or another camming platform. Your fans get really excited about raffles like this. Even if it’s just a Skype date raffle, it’s still a personal one-on-one hangout session with you. Sometimes these don’t even get sexual. They might just involve eating or watching a movie together while chatting with one another. If you decide to hold a date raffle, whether it be a real date or one over Skype, there are definitely some precautions you should take.
Webcam Raffles – how to do them
As with any raffle that you hold, you need to be smart and plan every little detail out in advance. So before you even announce your raffle, make a list that includes the prize(s) that you’re offering, how much each entry will cost, when the deadline to enter is, when and how you’ll be drawing the winner(s), what the winner(s) should expect on the date, and any other details that you can think of. Nothing is too small to include. Sometimes fans will try to find a loophole or take advantage of you if you aren’t clear from the start about your raffle.
If you’re new to camming, it’s probably best not to hold a raffle like this. Wait until you have a decent following. Some models make the mistake of holding raffles with huge prizes before they’ve really established a following. They think that bigger prizes will help them raise more money. But this isn’t always the case. It can be a big disappointment if you’re offering a large prize and end up not getting a lot of entries. You may be stuck losing money in the end. Or you may need to cancel the raffle, which is disappointing to everyone who entered. You may lose the trust of your fans if you cancel a raffle.
Just to protect yourself, a good clause to put in your raffle rules is that it’ll only happen if you sell a certain amount of entries. When the deadline hits, if you haven’t raised enough, you can choose to extend it if you’re close to your goal or offer consolation prizes. In the case of consolation prizes, I personally think that every single person who entered should at least get something. This way no one feels like it was a waste of their money. And you should still have big prizes for the winner(s). But like I said earlier, if you don’t have a big following, it’s probably best not to hold a contest like this in the first place. You’re only setting yourself up to fail.
If you’re doing an in person date raffle, one thing to consider is doing it with another model. You can both sell individual entries into your raffle, both pick your own winner, then do a double date kind of thing. It’s just more safe that way, and it can be a lot more fun. Your fans might sometimes get confused about what to expect on the date. It’s crucial that you make it very clear when you first announce the raffle. Let them know that nothing sexual is going to happen, no physical contact, etc… unless you want that, of course. Other details that should be considered are if there’s a set day/time for the date or if it’s up in the air and if you’re paying for their airfare, hotel, food, etc. One popular option that some models decide to do is to hold the date during a porn or cam convention. This way you get to walk around with your fan at a convention where there’s lots of other models around. There’s no pressure at something like that and you’re constantly surrounded by people. This is also just a fun, unique experience for your fan to actually get to walk around with a model at a convention for models.
If you’re holding your date over Skype, it’s also very important to be clear about all the details when you first announce your raffle. Is there gonna be nudity, cam2cam, how long will the date last, can they make requests, when will it be, etc. Be upfront about everything you plan on doing during the Skype date so that your fans know what to expect before they enter. It’ll also save you the trouble of having to say no if they ask for specific things during the date that you didn’t want to do.
The main things to take out of this is to make sure you have a large enough following before holding a raffle like this with such big prizes, be sure to make every detail and rule clear before announcing your raffle, and be safe!
Cam shows your fans want to see
So you’ve decided that you want to be a cam model. Well now that you’ve made that decision, it’s time to figure out what exactly you’re gonna do in your cam shows. When it comes to this, there are many different routes to go down. You can start by watching other cam models that you admire and see what they do, you can wing it at first and decide what to focus on after you get some fan feedback, or you can be out of the box and do something different that’s never been done before. When it all comes down to it, this is your business. You’re the boss, which means you’re the decision maker.
When figuring out what kinds of cam shows to offer, you should first consider your own comfort level. This is the most important factor. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, it’ll show in your shows. No one wants to watch a model who isn’t truly into her performances. And if you don’t enjoy what you do, you won’t have any motivation to continue working and will probably end up quitting.
Just because the majority of cam models do their shows a certain way, doesn’t mean that you have to follow suit. But with that said, it’s still important to make sure you’re putting on shows that your fans actually want to see. You might have a really unique idea that you want to try out. But if no one’s into it, you aren’t going to make any money. There’s no harm in trying out new things, but just know that some ideas are gonna be better than others, and not everything is going to work out the way you want it to. This is especially true if you’re trying to be different and do things that you’ve never seen done before. Don’t let failure scare you. If you think you have a good idea, you might as well give it a try. It may turn out to be genius!
A lot of cam models will go into camming with an open mind. They’re willing to try almost anything, within reason, at least once. If you’re comfortable doing this, it can really be helpful. You’ll not only be able to figure out what it is that your fans most want to see you do, but also what turns you on. Like I said, if you aren’t enjoying the shows you’re putting on, it’s gonna be obvious. When I first started camming, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I tried lots of different fetishes and really paid attention to my fans feedback. I got a lot of requests for daddy/daughter, school girl, and age play stuff. I quickly found out that those things were all big turn-ons for me and I was good at them! So even though I went into camming not really knowing what exactly it was I was gonna focus on, the fact that I remained open to different scenarios really helped me figure out my niche.
When you’re doing something like a group show on Myfreecams or a gold show on Streamate, it’s best to stick with generic shows that everyone will enjoy. But if you’re just doing a show in public chat, that’s where you can try out new things. You’ll know if it’s working based off of whether or not you get tips. But when you’re doing a group or gold show, your fans are paying in before the show starts. If you decide to try out something new and different there, you may end up wasting tons of time having to do your countdowns over and over again because it’ll be harder to reach your goal.
In closing, don’t be afraid to step outside the box and try new things on cam. Some will work and some not so much. But the point is that you tried. Experimenting with different ideas that you come up with is the only way to know if they’re gonna work or not. You may just be the next cam trendsetter!
With the growing number of cam sites out there right now, it may be a tough decision figuring out which site you want to cam on. Or even if you’re already an established cam model, your needs on a cam site may have changed over the years. Even if you’ve been on the same site for a long time, it’s not always a bad idea to make a move and try out a different site. In the past year, a lot of big cam sites have emerged. Depending on your needs, wants, and the types of shows you offer, some sites are just gonna work out better for you than others.
What webcam site is right for you?
One of the first major things to consider is if you want to work on a site that allows you to do public shows. A site like Myfreecams is a perfect example of a site that allows public shows. During a public show, you’re in general chat where everyone can see you. You generally will set a goal and everyone in the room has to collectively tip in order to help you reach your goal. Once each goal is met, you reward the entire room by removing an article of clothing or by putting on some kind of show (blow job, oil, shower, toys, etc.). On sites that offer public shows, you’ll most likely notice a lot more traffic than you would on other sites… especially while you’re actually performing a show after reaching your goal. But just because more people are in the room, that doesn’t mean that any of them are going to tip extra while you’re actually performing.
One downfall of sites that allow you to do public shows, is that your performances are more likely to get leaked and shared on the internet. You may have to hire a DMCA takedown site to help get your content removed from tube and torrent sites. You have to remember that you’re gonna have lots of freeloaders in your room on sites like this. Those are the people who are most likely to secretly record your shows and post them elsewhere. Often times, you have to work longer hours on sites like this in order to reach your goals. But in general, the payout overall can be much higher. Many of the top cam models work on sites that offer public shows.
Some sites, such as Streamate, don’t allow nudity in public chat. Instead, public chat is more for teasing and getting your fans to take you into a private or exclusive show. In those shows, your fan pays per minute for alone time or shared time in a small setting with you.
Group shows, called gold shows on Streamate, are also a popular option on sites like this. Basically you set a goal amount that you want to raise, the minimum amount each person has to tip in to watch the show, a countdown to make the goal, and a topic for what you’re gonna do in the show. So even though this is a group show and may have a lot of people watching, it isn’t just open to the public like it would be on Myfreecams. Instead, each person has to tip into the show in order to see it. Once the show starts, only those who tipped the minimum or higher will be taken into a private room to watch the show. This doesn’t prevent your shows from being shared on the internet, but it does lower the risk because not as many people will be viewing them since they aren’t free.
Things like the percent you keep on the site and how much traffic they get should also factor into your decision. Some sites pay as low as 30% to their models, and some pay up to 70%. But just factoring in the percentage isn’t enough. Even if you keep 70% on one site, the traffic might not be there. You may end up making a lot more money on a site that only offers their models 35%. Some sites allow you to sell videos, advertise your social media accounts, or even set up a store front.
This is also something to really consider. If you’re able to offer videos to those who tip in extra, that can definitely help increase the amount of money you make. And if you can mention your social media accounts while camming, you’re gonna be able to generate a lot of new followers every day. I’d suggest taking a look at the different sites that are out there, maybe even giving a few a try, and just see which one(s) work best for you personally.