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External Camming Software And Webcam Splitters

Webcam Splitting

Although every cam site has their own software that you can use to broadcast yourself, some models choose to use external software.​ There are several different reasons for this. External software offers models more unique features that most cam sites built-in software doesn’t offer, you’re able to watermark your webcam stream using external software, and you can broadcast on multiple camming networks at the same time if you’re using a webcam splitter! Now let’s get into a couple different apps you can use and go into more details about each of the above points.

The two most popular external webcam apps are ManyCam and Verysoft. I’ve only used ManyCam, and it works great! But I have heard that it can sometimes run slow on Mac OS. Although I’ve never used Verysoft before, I’ve only heard good things about it. Both are free, but you can upgrade for more features if you choose too, but it’s not really necessary. The free versions have plenty of cool features.

Some of the special features that you get with these external webcam apps are picture in picture, adding a background image, adding funny effects and custom graphics, draw your own designs, add a clock or timer, rotate or flip your cam stream, easily zoom in and out, and play around with the color settings (grayscale, brightness, etc.). Probably the coolest feature in my opinion is the picture in picture. This allows you to do a couple different things. You can have two webcams set up and show both of them at the same time. Some models will have one on their face, while the other focuses on their private parts. You can also use the picture in picture feature to stream both your live cam and a promo or sample video at the same time. This is a good idea for if your room gets a little boring or if you’re talking about a new video you have for sale. You can show little snippets of it to entice your fans.

With both ManyCam and Verysoft, you can also watermark your cam stream and/or add custom text. You can even make the text scroll across the screen if you want. The watermark feature is great for preventing your content from getting leaked on the internet. And the custom text can come in handy for posting video deals, raffle deals, your current goal, or the current high tipper.

ManyCam and Verysoft also give you ability to broadcast your webcam feed on multiple sites at once. I believe the free versions only allow you to use it on two sites at once, but you can do more sites at once if you upgrade. More than likely though, you won’t want to do any more than two sites at once anyways. This is called a webcam splitter. It allows you to cam on two camming networks at the same time. If you go into a private show with someone on one site, you simply disconnect from the other site until you’re back in public/free chat. I wouldn’t recommend doing this when you’re new to camming. It can get kind of confusing and very overwhelming.

In order to use these external camming programs, have them open before you log into your camming account. Once logged in, all you have to do is change the source of your cam to whatever program you’re using.

Holding Raffles And Giveaways

Holding raffles and giveaways is a fun way to engage with your fans and earn extra money. It’s always a good idea to come up with fun new ways for your fans to interact with you, and raffles or giveaways are a win/win for you and your fans! You’ll earn extra money for each person that enters, and your fans will not only have a good time watching and participating in the whole process, but also have some friendly competition and playful interactions with each other. When you go to give out your prizes to the winners, it’s awesome to see how excited and appreciative they are. You’ve now made someone else’s day that much better, and your pockets fuller!

One of the best places to hold raffles and giveaways is when you’re live on cam. These raffles and giveaways generally draw the most attention and are the most fun for both you and your fans since everything is happening live right in front of them. On sites like Myfreecams where your fans can leave you tips while you’re offline, you can even make money from your raffles and giveaways while you’re away! To increase the odds of people entering while you’re offline, some models will give extra tickets to those who enter when they’re not on camera.

Although not nearly as interactive, you can also hold raffles and giveaways on sites where you have a storefront. ManyVids, Cam Model Store, and Extralunchmoney are a few good examples. All you have to do is create an item, put in the details (how long it’s gonna last, what the prizes are, cost per entry, etc.), and explain that every time they purchase that item, they’ll get one entry into your raffle. You can then announce the winners on social media, make a video of you drawing the winners, or even jump on cam and do the drawing live. If you have multiple storefronts on different sites, you can list your raffle on all of the individual sites and combine the entries. Just make sure you write on the tickets (or whatever you’re using) what site they bought the entry on so you can easily get in contact with the winners.

That takes us to the next part… how to keep track of entries. Some models, me included, like to use actual raffle tickets and write usernames on them. I just think it adds to the excitement when I draw a ticket and can immediately hold it up to the camera and the winner can see his/her name. You can get tickets for around $6 on Amazon. These are the ones I use. You can, of course, also just use paper to write usernames on if you don’t want to be so fancy. 😛 If you get a lot of entries into your raffles, you may not want to take the time to write them all out. So a good alternative is an Excel spreadsheet. You can purchase tickets on Amazon that have unique numbers on each ticket. Start a spreadsheet with the first ticket number and use the fill option to put the rest of the numbers in. Then when someone enters, put their username in the spreadsheet the number of times they entered and put the tickets with the correlating numbers in a hat. When you go to draw the winners, just match the ticket numbers up with the usernames in your spreadsheet.

Another fun way to hold raffles is through your Amazon wishlist. I like to create a new wishlist and put a certain number of gifts from my main wishlist on it. I randomly pick one item to be the grand prize item. I tell my fans that they get a prize for every item they purchase, but an extra special prize if they purchase the grand prize item. I get a lot of engagement from these kinds of raffles and my fans seem to enjoy them. As long as you’re only accepting adult friendly payment processors, you can even hold raffles strictly on social media.

The prizes that you offer for your raffles are completely up to you. Some popular prizes include custom content, videos, pictures, Skype shows, website memberships, Snapchat access, used panties, autographed photos, gift baskets, and baked goods.

Dealing with the Webcam F*ckboys

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“Hey baby, can I just get some nudes real quick, please? Pleasee? Pleeeeaaaassseee?”

F*#& Boys are the worst. They are taking over the world and the worst part about it is that they are evolving and are disguising themselves . Sometimes they’ll even trick you into thinking that they aren’t a f*$& boy by buying something! But, one way or another, every F*$& Boy’s true colors show.

F**k Boy Number One:

The F*$% BOY Fan

I logged onto my Instagram the other day only to be bombarded with a million messages from a million different “promoters” who were asking me if I wanted a shout out. Now, I’m new to the Instagram world but I have a couple of pages that promote me regularly out of the goodness of their heart. They must genuinely like the look that I will bring to their page, I suppose. So, when I respond with a “sure! Thanks!” I can always assume that they are going to write back with one of two things. One will be them thanking me and saying they are going to take pics off my page. The other response is something along the lines of “can u send personal nudes?” or “you have a snapchat?” (I’ll delve into the snapchat f**ck boys in just a moment, as they are a breed all on their own.)

It’s not just Instagram that you can run into these little posers, they exist on every platform you can think of. Twitter has them, Instagram, Snapchat, probably Periscope.. Although I haven’t personally encountered them there.

Read this next part carefully because I want it to really sink in. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE FREE THINGS FOR PEOPLE TO PROMOTE YOU. This really shouldn’t ever be a give/take situation. There are plenty of quality promoters around that will promo you without asking for anything more than maybe the occasional fan-sign. If someone is asking you for anything from a free pic to a free skype show, tell them to go F off and die.

Those are what I like to call F**ck Boy Fans. They are dumb, immature little twits who think that because they are a fan of the industry that they will be able to take advantage of the women who are actually in the industry.

F**ck BOY Number Two:

The Snapchat F$%*Boy

I’m sure that by now we are all aware of Snapchat Takeovers and how they work. They tend to vary from snapchat to snapchat. Myself personally, I only do takeovers when they allow me to have control for a

full day. I don’t do really well with schedules so I hate being tied down to a 2 hour time period. (I want them to know me, damnit!) I also don’t ever do full shows, I only do the snapchats that are for me to promote my brand.

That being said, with the Snapchat phenomenon there is a whole new breed of F**ck Boy that we now have to deal with.

These silly little boys think that because they have a Snapchat and can get a couple of rookie girls to take them over, that they are all of a sudden in the actual adult industry. Give me a break. *eyeroll*

Worse than that, they will come at you with all kinds of things. Telling you about “how the industry works” (uhhhh…hello? Are you really trying to explain how the industry that MY CAREER IS IN works?! Are you stupid?) and more often than not they will talk to you like you are a dumb girl who doesn’t know anything.

Personal example: I was contacted on Tumblr by someone asking me to do a takeover. I asked who they were and how many followers they had? They responded and I told them that I was willing but I wanted it for a whole day. Get ready for this part… he came back with “A whole day? HA! Maybe 8 hours tops, anything more than that and you’ll have to pay” …….

………..

I felt like that needed a moment of silence.

Bro, you asked me to do the takeover, not the other way around. Why would I PAY you? Who the F**ck are you?

Someone else tried to get me to takeover their account, do a full cumshow that THEY were charging people for. HA! Give me a break.

Ladies, when you encounter a snapchat F**ck Boy, please give them the reminder that they aren’t actually in the adult industry, and that they can go suck on some balls.

F**ck Boy Number Three

COCKY F*$% BOY

I don’t know about you, but I find these to be the most annoying out of the bunch. They are constantly saying things like “aye girl, I got you baby! You soooo fine, keep doing what you do. Wanna fuck? I got a big 10 inch schlong and I can rock your world.” Oh yeah? You’ve got a 10 incher? You and everybody else that I’ve talked to in the past 30 minute. It’s a good old fashioned dick off!!You’d think they would realize that we don’t actually give a damn what they look like as long as they have the money to pay. You want me to call you a big boy and talk about how you’re the best damn thing I’ve ever seen? Pay up, pretty.

F**ck BOY Number Four

The Cam F*$% BOY

Slightly less prominent but not any less annoying, the dude who comes in your room and goes “Hey, I’m a cam model on here too, we should do a show together!”

Err… how about no? First of all, super unprofessional and second, why would I want to do a show with you? Does that line actually work on literally anyone? I cannot imagine a scenario where a girl would be like “Hell yeah! Sign me up! Here’s my name and number, my address is this if you wanna come on over next week and fingerbang me in front of a webcam!’ Sounds great!”

Ew. There’s just so much NO happening right now.

Whichever way you want to break it down, F**ck Boys are here, and although they can disappear for a while, they will always come back with force. Learn how to have witty banter and make them feel like an idiot, or better yet convert them into paying customers, which we all know is the only acceptable form of F**ck Boy there is.

 

Webcam Model Forum etiquette

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Cam Model Forum Etiquette

There are tons of forums out there, maybe you have experience with most of them, but then again maybe you don’t. Hey, I’m not one to judge. At least until you start to wile out like you’re the mean girl in a 1980’s movie. (Trust me girl, that is never okay and people WILL be laughing at you if you’re actin’ a fool on forums for everyone to see.)

On a serious note, if you haven’t ever checked out forums, there are some that can be really helpful. Just a quick google search and you will be able to open up a world that you never knew existed. An entire community of other sex workers that support each other and become lifelong friends. There are forums out there that let you interact with your fans and create new fans with a really immersive community type feel, and industry forums where you can network with hundreds of industry moguls.

That being said, there are definitely things that you need to take into consideration when you’re deciding to sign up and become an active member.

Before starting a new thread to start a topic or ask a question, make sure that the answer isn’t already out there in another thread.

I have seen newbies on forums torn apart because they didn’t take the time to look around and read the previous threads, or do any research on their own. I hate to say it, but most of the time it’s a thread started about the simplest question, where the answer has been talked about a million times already.

Here’s the deal. All of us take the time to get on these forums and give advice, offer support, share our tricks and tips with people (newbies to the cam game included) so it’s almost like a slap in the face when someone comes on the forum that no one has ever heard of and doesn’t take the time to put a little work into figuring out some things about breaking into the cam industry on their own.

Don’t take it personal. You need to understand that it seems as though every other week there is a wave of new cam girls that come barreling in thinking that it’s all rainbows, sunshine and butterflies shooting out of our asses, over here. They think they’re going to make $3000 their first week out, and all it takes is an ass smack or a titty shake.

Pro Tip: Just because you’re pretty and cute and all the boys in your high school wanted to bang you, doesn’t mean that you’re going to succeed as a cam model. So for someone to walk in and expect us to give them the secrets to success like it’s a spirit stick from Bring It On (the original, obviously) is insulting. If we all did it the hard way, so can you. Especially since you might not last more than 2 months once you realize it really isn’t all that easy. At the end of the day, every model is our competition and the fact that we all decide to get on and share trade secrets should be respected, not taken for granted.

Use your time wisely, read the forum and comment in other threads for a few months before starting your own. Become a part of the community and you’re going to have a much better result.

Always make sure to read the TOS for the forum.

This sounds like an easy one to remember, and maybe it is and people just decide to break the rules, but either way please do yourself a favor and make sure that you know what is and isn’t allowed to be talked about before you start rambling off at the fingertips.

Understand what type of forum you are on

If you’re on a forum where there’s a group of sex workers that all talk and support each other, make sure you aren’t posting threads and trying to spam for promotion or with referral links to your affiliate sites/items. That’s rude, and disrespects the safe space that they have created and culminated for so long.

If you’re on a forum where the key point is to interact with fans, then make sure that you are actually taking the time to talk one on one with them (Great example: FreeOnes) and utilizing the platform to recruit new fans and build some solid relationships. That’s why the guys are on there, to be able to talk to their favorite porn stars/adult models, not to just read post after post about what’s new on your website that they should join.

If you’re on an Industry forum make sure that you are keeping it professional. Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but if you start spouting off without regret, you will create a bad name for yourself very quickly, word will spread and people will not want to work with you. You never know when you’re going to need connections so networking is a really important piece to building any career. Don’t burn bridges unnecessarily.

Treat everyone with R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I feel like this one should definitely go without saying, but *sigh* some people these days just don’t know how to do this. I’ve said this before and gotten the “Well, you have to give respect to get it” line. Everybody deserves respect to start with, until they give you a reason to take it away. So when someone is genuinely trying to help you, or pointing something out about a rule on the forum, don’t respond with a snarky comeback.

Take all advice (yes even constructive criticism) and use it to improve. Whether it’s by NOT using the advice given or by actually using it. It still will teach you what/what not to do… and we can always be improving our craft.

So go out there and start to network and become part of the forum world communities. If you need a list of the top webcam forums for webcam models, you can click here. There is a lot of fun that you can have and a lot that you can learn. Just don’t be a giant twat waffle about it.

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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The Webcam stage five clinger

The Stage 5 Clinger

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

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

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

As a cam-girl, you will inevitably run into approximately 1 to 1 million stage five clingers through the span of your career. It’s just statistics. *shrugs* Some of you may be sitting there wondering whether or not you have one already? Don’t worry, you don’t. Trust and believe that when you do get one, you will know without question. I like to think of the stage five clingers as an occupational hazard. Something that comes along with the territory of the profession that we have all chosen to be in. Are they fun? Hell no. Are the entertaining? Of course not.. Well, sometimes they are, but usually only because you can’t believe the lengths they go through to have attention.I have banned many a clinger because they don’t know how to abide by rules, and they take so much energy that sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself “is the juice really worth the squeeze?”

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

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

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

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

4. No Sense of Boundaries .. and when I say no sense, I mean NO SENSE of boundaries. At all. You will start to realize that for some people it is a necessity of reminding them that you are running a business and when you are talking to them you are working. Yeah, it would be nice if this was an unspoken rule, but people forget that your time is money, so it’s extremely important that you maintain the control of everything at all times. I once had a guy call me on Skype at 5AM in the morning for no reason except to test his feed and say hi. (Aca’scuse me? Are you out of your mind, bro?!) BLOCKED FOR LIFE. Didn’t give him the show he was supposed to be receiving the next day and sent him a very long email explaining why he was no longer going to be a client of mine and how crazy it was that he thought he had the right to call me whenever he wanted. Do not EVER be afraid to say “Having the ability to talk with me/contact me is a privilege, one that you can lose and never be able to gain back.” Anyone who has a problem with that is a giant douche and not worth your time anyway.

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

Now, originally this was going to be the part of the article where I delve into all the different ways that you can handle stage five clingers, but now that I think about it, there isn’t really much to delve into. You either put up with them and hustle them for all their worth and then cut them off when they stop spending, or you cut them off before they can even start. If you’re not sure which way is the way for you, see what you’re able to handle without wanting to blow your f’ing brains out. Maybe your tolerance level is that of a saint and you will be able to take on all the clingers of all the lands while taking all of their money.. and that’s what the main point is. Don’t ever let a clinger come between your money and your time. If that happens- they have gone too far. Money over bitches, every damn day.

Avoiding Webcam Scams

Avoid being scammed on webcam

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

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

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

Then you’re going to get the “Paypal.BB? Amazon Gift Cards BB?” guys. The rare occasion does happen where these are really guys asking if you accept this form of payment, but more often than not scammers will send you fake gift cards, send you paypal and then report your account and get their money back, etc. Because of this it’s super important to be extremely informed about all the ways you do accept payment, and never waiver on what you’re comfortable with receiving until you do your research.

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

“I’m going to take care of you”
“I can’t use a credit card anymore because I don’t want it on my statement”
“I’ll send everything later, you know I’m good for it.”
“I got you.” “I see you” or any other variation on this stupid phrase.

Nope. No. No way, no how. These guys are trying to get you to lower your guard because hey, they’ve spent on you before, right? That must mean that they are always going to spend on you with their thousands of dollars. Even if they don’t right away.. It will pay off in the long haul, right? WRONG-O!

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

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

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

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

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

Never be afraid to ask for references and samples of their work. It’s common practice to ask for references on an application, and why wouldn’t you want to fully screen anyone that you’re considering working with anyway? If they can’t provide references, past models they’ve worked with who you can reach out with, samples of their previous work or proof of what they are saying they can do for you, then move along. They are either scamming you or else they are unbelievably unprofessional, and you shouldn’t want to work with them anyway.
This could turn into a novel on it’s own if I kept going into details about all of the different ways that people have either tried with me or one of my cam friends, but suffice it to say that if you run your career like it’s a business, you will be able to avoid the majority of the scammers. Keep an eye out, be smart, be safe and if you do encounter a scammer, call them out on social media to warn the other models.

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? 😉 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.

Please do not copy my site! Thanks, Sarah