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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.

Tips on extending your private shows

Top 10 Tips on Extending your Private Show Lengths

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting Spoiled With Wishlists

The importance of the Wishlists

As a way to show appreciation for your work, fans will often want to spoil you with items off your wishlists. There are several different websites that offer wishlists. Most include both sexual items (toys, lingerie, etc.) and everyday items that you may want. Some even let you pull items from any website you want and add them to your wishlist.

The first wishlist site is Amazon.​ They have an incredibly wide variety of items that you can add to your wishlist: toys, lingerie, camming equipment, lighting equipment, lube, heels, make-up, and so much more! Aside from sexual items, they also have thousands of regular, everyday items that you can add to your wishlist. Sometimes fans prefer to spoil you with something that you can use in your everyday life, outside of work. Amazon also allows you to add email-delivered gift cards to your wishlist. If one of your fans wants to let you pick out an item yourself, they can buy you an Amazon gift card for any amount they want. It will go right to your email and you can apply the balance to your Amazon account. If you’re selling custom content, tangible goods, or even Skype shows, your customer can also use Amazon gift cards to pay for that service if you allow them to. This is a good option because it completely eliminates the chance of a chargeback. Besides the thousands of items that you can add to your wishlist through Amazon directly, they also have a universal wishlist button that you can add to the top of your browser. When installed, it allows you to easily add items from any website to your Amazon wishlist. There have been some reports of adult models getting their Amazon wishlists shut down. This is a rare occurrence, so you’ll be fine as long as you’re careful. Just make sure you don’t put any links to your adult content in your wishlist description.

There is one major flaw with Amazon as far as security goes, but I’ll tell you how to avoid it. When you add items to your Amazon wishlist, your address is not shared with the person who is buying you the item, but it is of course given to whoever is shipping the item. When you go into your wishlist settings, you can choose to accept or decline Amazon’s third party shipping agreement. If you choose to decline it, you can only add items that ship from Amazon directly to your wishlist. If you choose to accept it, third-party merchants (ones that are not Amazon themselves) will have access to your shipping address when you add items sold from them to your wishlist and a fan purchases them. This isn’t a problem in most cases, and any issue with it can be completely resolved if you have a PO Box as your address. But if you’re using your personal address, and a problem arises with shipping, that merchant will most likely contact the fan who purchased you the item, and in their correspondences, may unknowingly reveal your address to that fan. So just be cautious of this when choosing whether to allow shipments only from Amazon or from third-party merchants as well.

The second wishlist site is DeliveryCode. They are completely adult-friendly, so you never have to worry about your wishlist getting shut down. They are secure, so your personal information will never be revealed to the buyer. DeliveryCode allows you to easily add items from any website to your wishlist. One issue I’ve noticed with DeliveryCode is that they charge a small fee when your fan purchases an item, as well as a shipping charge… even if you’re in the United States. Generally I’ve noticed the shipping charge to be between $9.99 and $19.99. Some fans don’t mind paying the extra money in order to get you exactly what you want, but with Amazon having such a wide variety of items themselves, and many of those items having free shipping, sometimes DeliveryCode is not the best option. Aside from gifts off your wishlist, your fans can also send you money through DeliveryCode. You can choose to use your money to buy yourself something off your wishlist, or have the money deposited directly into your bank account. They just added this option today, actually!

Other sites such as FreeOnes and Mypornprofile offer wishlists as well. These wishlists feature only adult items, but there is a wide variety of items to choose from. These wishlists aren’t as popular as Amazon or DeliveryCode, but it doesn’t hurt to advertise them on your social media accounts if there’s something on them that you like.

When your fans purchase you something off of your wishlist, make sure you thank them. Unless they put a custom message on the gift that lets you know who it’s from, you aren’t going to know unless they personally tell you. If you aren’t sure who bought you a gift, post a few pictures of yourself using the item on social media. Say how excited you are to have received it and ask who got it for you. Showing your appreciation and spoiling the fans that spoil you will help you get more items off of your wishlist.

Selling Webcam Content

Where to Sell your webcam content

Before we even get started, I’d like to congratulate you on mastering the art of filming your first clip. In fact, take a second to just take that hand, pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for being a master of the universe.

Now that the hard part is over of filming and editing your clip, it’s time to answer the million dollar question.

Where the F*&!$ Do I sell them?

There are going to be a lot of sites that will pop up in your peripherals, and it can be hard to figure out which site to choose. My best advice to you? Try them all out. Worst case, you don’t do well on all the sites, but you find one that works and that you like using. Best case? You sell a million clips, become an overnight sensation and can go sailing through Ibiza while collecting your hundreds of thousands in passive income.

Keep in mind while reading this that not all clip sites are created equal. Should I say it again? Not. All. Clip sites. Are. Created. Equal. (Just wanted to make sure that you really understand this before you upload all your clips and wonder why they aren’t selling.) There will be times where one of your clips is selling phenomenally but another one tanks. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad clip. It just means that sites traffic leans towards one type of style over another.

(Side Note: Please make sure to always read everything including the contracts and the TOS before signing up to any website. It is SO important to protect yourself and your content.)

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, it’s important to note that you can and should sell your clips while you’re online. I highly recommend this because it’s easy and it’s extra money. If you decide to sell this way, you’re going to need a good hosting site. Right out of the gate, I’m going to let you know that most video hosting sites are not adult friendly, so always make sure you’re reading the Terms of Service before signing up. ALWAYS. A free hosting site for your videos is ProjectMaenad. It is in beta, but works wonderfully and is run by a former cam model. You can create links to send out clips, make them password protected, limited/number of downloads, and you can also create a public profile page for yourself. It’s easy to use, and support is very helpful and efficient. At the moment, ProjectMaenad is not able to process payments, so if you use this site make sure you have an alternate payment option available. It’s also important to note that this site does not have it’s own traffic, so if you’re using it to sell videos you will have to market, market, market.

As far as actual “stores” you can sell your videos in, I’m going to be focusing on the two main sites that are well known, have a great reputation and have the ability to make you a nice chunk of passive income if you work it right.

The two sites that, in my opinion, are the most well known are: Manyvids.com and Clips4Sale

Let’s start with Manyvids. That’s the site that I use, and I love it. It’s completely free to sign up and is so user friendly. Literally, all you need to do is go to their site and there will be a button that asks you if you’d like to sign up to be “An MV Girl.” (The answer is YESSS! Do it!)

One of the coolest aspects of ManyVids is that they run a continuous contest for the top 20 MV Girls every month. Basically, if you’re in the top 20 of sales, then you get a bonus. First place takes home $1200! They also run special contests for Valentines Day, etc. that are a fun way to get guys voting for you, and promote your store at the same time.

Manyvids is definitely more of a social platform than some of the other clip sites that you will run into. In my experience, the more that you interact with the members and the other models, the better you will do. That means such things as; liking profiles, leaving comments, messaging back and forth with the guys. Treat it like a social media and start building those bridges, baby.

Along with uploading and selling videos, you can also sell Skype Shows, Snapchat/KIK, Custom Videos, and create an entire storefront of tangible goods. (Bras, Panties, “pay for my dinner”.. you get the idea.)

The Payout percentage is 60/40, with you taking home the 60%, and they payout twice a month on the 1st and the 16th.

Now onto Clips4Sale. I don’t have much personal experience with Clips4sale, so for research purposes as well as keeping my honor in tact while I dish out this advice, I’m going to sign up for the site right now and we can learn together. It seems, from other models experience, that this site does extremely well with fetish clips. If you take a look at the studios and what they offer, there is everything from sneezing clips to brushing your hair. (Thank God we all have a reason to keep the camera running now. Sick doesn’t mean NO pay! Holla’!)

Clips4Sale differs from Manyvids, in the fact that it gives you the ability to upload clips in multiple ways which maximizes the number of views that it will receive. You can have a Clip Store, DVD Store, Image Store and a Membership Site all under the same name. In order to start uploading you will need to have 10 clips, and for images you will need to have 5 zipfiles with 20 images minimum in each.

One cool feature is that they have an email list, where you can add customers who would like to be on it and blast them with mass emails. Seems like this would be a great way to get independent shows, custom vids or let them know about upcoming things and generate sales. The Payout Percentage is 60/40 or 75/25 depending on what type of store it is, and payouts are sent on the 7th of each month for the month prior. Both ManyVids and Clips4Sale have their own traffic, which is a HUGE plus. Add that to the traffic you can bring if you market it correctly across your social media and you’ll be sailing in Ibiza in no time. (Ibiza trip not guaranteed, results may vary.) Are you interested in selling more tangible goods? like panties etc? That’s always a great additional revenue stream.

Adult Friendly Payment Options

Webcam Payment Options

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

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

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

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

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

Selling Tangible Goods

Selling tangible goods on webcam

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selling Tangible Goods on Webcam Video

Offering Adult Skype Shows

Profiting from Selling Skype Shows

Skype is a great platform for offering live adult shows. Some models have reservations about using Skype because they’re scared of getting ripped off. But there are adult-friendly payment processors out there that you can use to prevent getting scammed.

The first is SkyPrivate, and they are a great choice to go with. You can use SkyPrivate to charge your fans per minute for Skype shows. All you have to do is download and install their plugin. It counts the minutes you’re on Skype with each customer, and bills them per minute. There’s also the option for the customer to prepay for a show and send you the full payment beforehand. If it’s done that way, you’re responsible for ending the call after the agreed upon time. You choose your own per minute rate, and can change it at any time. You can also set it up so that different customers are charged different prices. This can be useful if you have a customer who does frequent shows and you want to offer them a discounted price.

Aside from just the payment processing part, their platform shows you up to the minute statistics. They also create a profile page for you that you can use to advertise on social media. They have a built-in widget to create promo banners too. When you first sign-up with SkyPrivate, you keep 75% of everything you make. But you can keep up to 80% by referring paying members or models.

The next option you can use to accept payments for your Skype shows is Paxum. They’re similar to PayPal, but they’re adult friendly. Getting started with them is easy, and cashing out is easy as well. They charge a withdraw fee, but that is the only charge associated with them. To receive your payment via check, there is only a $5 fee. To withdraw via wire transfer, there is a $50 fee. I’ve always received my payments by check, and have never had a problem. They generally get to me within 5 days of cashing out.

Some camming sites, such as Myfreecams, let you advertise on their platform that you do Skype shows. You can charge your customer the currency on that camming site beforehand, and then do the Skype show either right away or whenever you and your customer are both free. Putting it on your camming profile that you do Skype shows and mentioning it occasionally while you’re on cam is a great way to get the word out there about your Skype shows.

One thing you never want to do is accept PayPal. They are not adult friendly and your account will be permanently banned the second they find out what you’re doing. Any funds you have in your account will be held for months before you can withdraw them. And PayPal will not let you create a new account with them. Besides that, you can easily get scammed if you use PayPal. Your fan can pay for a show, do the show with you, and then call their bank and ask for a chargeback. Since you can’t prove what you were offering (since anything adult is against PayPal’s TOS), your customer will get his money back and you will have done that show for free.

When done correctly, offering adult Skype shows can be very profitable. A lot of guys prefer Skype over other camming platforms because it feels more personal. Also the video quality is often better and there isn’t a delay in sound.

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Streamate Features

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When deciding which cam site you want to cam on, checking out Streamate is a great option. Unlike some sites where you can perform sexual acts in public, Streamate does not allow below the waist nudity unless you’re in a private chat session. The benefit to this is that your content won’t get stolen as often and distributed all over the internet and you don’t have to beg for tips. If someone likes your look, personality, or the things you offer, they’ll take you into private for a show.

There are three different kinds of shows you can do with Streamate: private, exclusive, and gold shows. For private and exclusive, you set your own rate that your fans pay per minute. Generally your private rate will be set lower than your exclusive rate. You can also choose to offer block sessions. Block sessions are “bulk” chat sessions where your fan pays for a committed amount of time with you (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes). Depending on the length of the block session they choose, they get a discount off of your normal rate (5% for 15 minutes, 10% for 30 minutes, 15% for 45 minuttes, or 20% for 60 minutes). Once you have accepted a block session offer, you must stream for the entire time block, otherwise you won’t get paid and you could face account suspension.

In private chat, multiple fans can enter your room and watch the show. Because of this, most models will not take requests and just kind of do their own thing and put on a more general show. This way everyone is satisfied.

1)Exclusive is one-on-one, just you and the one fan who took you exclusive. Since it’s just you two in there, this is where you can take requests, use their name, roleplay, perform fetishes, and put on a more personalized show for them.

Gold shows are a bit different. When starting a gold show, you put in your room topic describing what you plan on doing in the show, how much each fan has to contribute into the show in order to watch it, the amount of gold (1 gold= $1 USD) you want to collect overall in order to start your show, how long your fans have to get you to that goal, and how long of a show you’re gonna put on. If you reach your goal before the timer is up, you’ll definitely start the show. If you don’t reach your goal in time, you can decide to cancel the show (none of your fans who tipped in will be charged and you will not be paid anything) or go ahead and do the show anyways. If you’re pretty close to your goal, it’s a good idea to just go ahead and start. Some fans will wait until they see if the show actually starts or not before they join. So you may end up hitting your goal during your gold show.

Streamate also has a very cool (and profitable!) newer feature: TV Broadcasts. These shows used to be broadcast on live television, but their television partnership has ended. However, the feature is sill active and a great way to pick up new fans! TV Broadcasts are very similar to gold shows. The main difference is that they are guaranteed shows. This means that even if you don’t hit your goal, you still get paid your entire goal! If you don’t hit your goal, Streamate will compensate you about 30 minutes after your broadcast has ended. TV producers hand pick who to give TV Broadcasts to and they set your goal based off of the average you usually pull in during a gold show. Another small difference is that you must turn off all music and move anything that could be a copyright infringement out of the view of your camera.

Your ranking on the site is partially based off of ratings that your fans give you. Fans are prompted to rate you between 1 and 5 stars after a private or exclusive session. When they first enter the show, be sure to encourage them to rate you 5 stars afterwards. Some models will even offer a video or photo in exchange for a 5 star rating.

And that takes us into another feature on Streamate: their messaging system. The way the messaging is set up on the site, you cannot message a fan unless they message you first. Make sure you always let your fans know this if you offer them a video or pictures after a show so that they know to message you first in order to claim it. Sharing any personal information/social media accounts/other usernames/other websites is against the rules on Streamate. But anonymous file sharing, such as through Dropbox, is allowed. Be sure that there is no personal information or watermarks (unless watermarked with your Streamate username or URL) on any of your videos or photos that you offer.

The final feature on Streamate that we’re gonna delve into is their integration with ModelCentro. ModelCentro is a CMS platform that allows cam models or independent models to easily run their own fan site. If you have a website through ModelCentro, you can link it with your Streamate account and advertise that link when you’re broadcasting on Streamate. You cannot give your actual website URL out, but instead a banner will be automatically generated on your Streamate profile. When your fans click that banner, they’ll be able to sign-up for your ModelCento website. Streamate and ModelCentro both keep a portion of your earnings when you get sign-ups this way. Your fans’ membership will automatically renew each month until they cancel. When they sign-up to your ModelCentro site through Streamate, you can also offer them a percentage off your private or exclusive shows while they’re a member of your site.

Steamate’s current global ranking according to Alexa is 10,465 and 4,845 in the United States. Not as good traffic as some other cam sites out there, but still decent. If you like the idea of private shows as opposed to public shows (like the ones you would do on sites such as Myfreecams), Streamate is one of your best options.

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Lighting Guide For Your Cam Space

Proper lighting is one of the most important factors when setting up your cam space. The correct lighting will not only eliminate annoying and unflattering shadows, but it will also greatly improve the overall appearance of your cam stream. If your room is too dark, your video may appear grainy or just not as sharp. If the lighting is too bright in your room, it could change your skin color and make you looked washed out.

Amazon offers many options for inexpensive, but professional lighting equipment. For best results, you’ll want three separate lighting sources. The first light you’ll want to set up in front of you, behind your webcam, pointed at you. You may have to adjust the height to reduce glare, but generally setting it up about the same height as yourself will be perfect. The next two lights should be on either side of you, but still in front of you. Again, adjusting them to be about the same height as yourself should work well. Some tinkering may be needed to get it just right. Play around with it until your illuminated without any shadows, shiny spots, or glare. Don’t make the mistake of setting up a light behind you. Not only will it show up on cam, but it may actually darken your stream.

If you’re still unsure of how to set up your lights, check out our visual guide at the end of this article.

If you can’t afford professional lighting right off the bat, don’t worry. Regular lights work well too. If you have floor lamps that are around the same height as you, definitely use those. If you have shorter lamps, put them on tables on either side of you if possible. You can also play around with different bulb shades to see what looks best. Some bulbs will give off a blueish, natural glow, while others will have a yellowish tint to them.

Hanging up colorful light strands can be a fun way to add character to your room. Icicle lights dangling from the ceiling behind you is a nice touch. Or attaching Christmas lights around the frame of your bed or couch looks cool too. You can even get light strands with your favorite characters on them: Hello Kitty, Star Wars characters, etc.

VISUAL GUIDE TO SETTING UP YOUR WEBCAM ROOM LIGHTS:

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This first image shows an overview of how you will want to set your lights up in your cam room. One light directly in front of you, behind your webcam and two lights on either side of you, pointed at you, placed in front of you.

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Your main light will be set up behind your webcam, directly in front of you. You’ll want to position it at about your same height for best results.

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Your second light should be placed on the left hand side of you, but still in front of you. Make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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Your final light should be on the right hand side of you, but still in front of you. Again, make sure it’s pointed at you and at the same height as you.

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This last picture is a POV shot of what your setup should look like. Notice the three light sources, all pointed at you: one in front, one to the left of you, and one to your right.

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