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Games To Play With Your Fans On Cam

There are lots of different games that you can play with your fans. If you’re not playing games, then you’re likely leaving money on the table. I can almost guarantee that for a fact! When I started playing games, it really boosted my earnings because it kept people in private chats longer. Here are some tips and game suggestions if you want to earn more money today.

Games To Play With Fans

Webcam Games For Boost Tip Money From Fans

​If you cam on a site that is set up like MyFreeCams, where you spend the majority of your time in public chat waiting for tips to reach your goal, it’s definitely a good idea to play games with your fans. Not only will this make the time go by faster, but it encourages interaction between you and your fans.

It’s fun for everyone! There are lots of different games that you can play. I’m gonna go over a few of the more popular ones in this article, but of course, you can always be creative and come up with new games that you think your fans will like.

Card Games

There are several card games that are easy to play while on cam. The first is Blackjack. When a fan of yours tips to play Blackjack with you, all you have to do is shuffle the deck, deal a card to yourself face down, deal a card to your fan face up, deal another card to yourself face up, and another card to your fan face up.

Your fan then gets to decide if they want to hit (take another card) or stay. The goal is to get as close to 21 as possible, without going over. If they go over, you automatically win. Once they’re satisfied with their hand and decide to stay, you flip over your face-down card. Now it’s your turn to hit or stay to try and beat their score.

War or High/Low, is another easy card game to play on cam. All you do is shuffle the deck, and draw a card for yourself and one for your fan. High card wins. Easy!

Dice Games

Dice games are also simple, yet fun to play with your fans. One of the most popular dice games is Spank Dice. It’s best to either use 20-sided dice or several regular dice for this game.

It’s up to you how you play it. One way is rolling the dice and spanking yourself the number of times that comes up. Another way would be if the number is odd, your fan loses and you don’t have to spank yourself. But if it’s even, you spank yourself that many times.

You can even play Yahtzee with your fans. You roll five dice and show them to your fan. They decide if they want to hold any dice and then you roll the other dice again.

Repeat letting them hold or roll dice one final time. Depending on what they end up with, give them better prizes for a better hand: three of a kind, four of a kind, full house, small straight, large straight, Yahtzee.

Wheel Spins / Bag Grab

The wheel spins or grab bag, if you don’t have a wheel, is another fun way to entertain your fans. You can put anything you want as a prize.

To make the game really interesting, you can even put bad things up as prizes. For example, start over the current goal countdown, add a certain number of tokens to the countdown, put back on an article of clothing, etc.

Hangman

Not as popular of a game, but still something to pass the time. Think of a word and draw out Hangman. When a fan tips to play, you give them a certain number of letters that they can guess per turn.

If they think they know the answer, they can tip to guess. If the word is correctly figured out before you finish drawing hangman, everyone who participated gets a prize. You can announce the prize beforehand, or make things more interesting by having it be a random draw.

Guess The Lucky Number

Pick a random number between 1 and 100 (or whatever range you want). In order to guess a number, your fans have to tip that number. So if they want to guess 13, they tip you 13 tokens.

Keep an updated list of the numbers that were already guessed so they aren’t guessed more than once. The person who tips the “lucky number” gets a prize.

Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is a lot of fun! You can either buy the actual game or let your fan pick the “never have I ever” scenario. If you’ve done it, you take a sip of your drink. All of your fans can play along!

Balloon Popping

For Balloon Pop, you write different prizes on little pieces of paper and put them inside of balloons. You can make it completely random, or have certain color balloons have better prizes, and those cost more. When a fan buys one, you pick a balloon, pop it, and they win the prize inside.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of options here for games to play. If you’re seriously looking to boost your earnings, then start playing these games. Hit the party store today for some of them and watch your bank account balance jump quickly.

Show Me Your Tits BB

Today’s update covers the infamous guy begging to see tits for free. It’s all about the freeloaders and clears up the fact that nothing in camming is free. Especially if you want to build up your bank account balance. Here is a rundown of questions and replies to them that you can consider. These replies will help deflect those that are asking for free content.

Nothing Is Free On Webcam

Now, I know what you’re thinking, and I’ve heard it a thousand times before. “The best things in life are free.” In real life? Maybe. (although I’m going to come in with a strong #debatable). In Cam life? NOTHING IS FREE.

Let’s just get all of the silly questions out of the way now, so we can delve into the truth of the subject.

“What about smiles?” … While it’s true that smiles may not be paid for with cash, tokens, or gold (Although it might work if you DO charge for it) they are most certainly paid for with your soul that will inevitably be sucked out piece by excruciating piece from dealing with the gigantic F*$% Boys that you have to deal with on a daily basis. (“Ass BB… Show tits BB. Show me a preview and then Private BB)… but I digress.

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“If I tease for free then maybe they will pay for it!” Nope. No. NOOOOO. Don’t fall into this trap, beauties. There is so much out there for you, and money is at the head of the pack. Would you ask a clothing store to give you a free shirt so you could test it out before you buy it?

How about asking a restaurant if you could try a small version of their entrée dish for free? Pretty sure they would laugh in your face and walk away. At least, that’s what I would do.

In fact, it IS what I do anytime some entitled jerk comes into my cam room and tries to get the milk for free. Repeat after me, ladies and gents. “NO, the cow is NOT for sale and the milk is NEVER free.”

Luxury Service

The fact of the matter is that you are providing a luxury service. The keyword to remember there is LUXURY. If you are out of their price range then you are also out of their league. (Awe..can’t afford a show? Better start saving up to give yourself a nice big birthday gift!)

Here’s what you do. Sit down, write out a list of what you know you will get asked for, and then price out what you’re comfortable charging for each individual thing. Don’t second guess yourself!! If you want to charge high, charge high!

This ain’t Walmart, and you don’t need to roll back your prices. The way I see it, it’s better to start your prices higher and lower them if you need, rather than setting the bar low and having to explain to people why your prices are being raised.

Flash? $5

Spanks? $3/spank

Twerk? $15

Blocking them when they continue to try and get it for free? Priceless.

You get the idea. Don’t sell yourself short! If you have people trying to get things for free then you either convert them into a paying customers or you cut the gigantic, pathetic freeloading cord that is their life. (#ByeFelicia)

Have I drilled that into your head enough?

Good.

So here comes the other side of things. Some people that you’re going to encounter like to sip on that haterade that is their miserable existence and call it juice.

These people will be climbin’ in your windows, snatchin’ that free pussy up, so ya’ll better hide your girls, hide your sin-caves and hide your emotions cause they monetarily rapin’ er’body up in here.

Common phrases include, but are not limited to:

“I’m just asking because OTHER models do it for this price.”

“If you showed more for free, then more people would tip in”

“But I’ve given you so much money already!”

“You’re expensive”

(Side note: If you didn’t read that in an obnoxiously whiny voice, take it back one time and try again)

Can Be Dumb & Annoying

If you haven’t already figured it out, these people are idiots.

They aren’t worth your time, and more often than not they are either trying to get you to lose your cool, or they are honestly ignorant enough to believe that you would show them something for free… and for what? Because they think they deserve it?

Girl, please. You control your room and if you give away the goose, you give away the gander. (The goose being YOU and the gander in this case being the control)

Let’s face it…

This is a job that comes with the vulnerability of exposing parts of yourself that most people would never dream of exposing, let alone have the courage to show even their closest of friends.

There is a risk involved, there is the knowledge that everything you do while the cam is turned on has the possibility of being posted on the internet ANYWHERE and being seen by literally ANYONE.

(If you don’t think this is the case, you are severely naive, and I recommend you research some more about what career choice you’re making before deciding on anything.)

Taking all of these things into consideration, I think we can all agree that we have the right, NAY, the duty to charge for any and all of the services and products that we provide.

Including the pleasure of our sparkling personalities. 🙂

Wrapping Things Up

I’ll leave you with this. Ultimately, the decision of whether to give away teases and freebies to potential trolls is up to you. It’s your world and we’re all just living in it.

All I’m preaching here is that you should never let anyone devalue you as not only a product but also as a model.

…and hey, I’m not saying to stand up and say to the world “I have the Pussy, so I make the rules. Pay to play or get the F*&$ out”

…but I’m also not NOT saying that.

Dealing With Catty Cam Models

We all know what high school was like. Regardless of whether you were in the popular crowd, a band geek, a debate team guru or a gothic rebel, we all dealt with the inevitable catty, horrible drama/angst filled “woe is me” girl. Hell, most of us probably were the drama filled girls. (Not that I’m thinking of myself in that situation at all.. I was a perfect angel. Just like Mary Poppins. Practically Perfect in Every Way!)

I don’t know about you, but I hated high school. Absolutely loathed it. I remember thinking on more than one occasion that I couldn’t wait until it was over because adults always seemed to have it together. They had it so easy not having to deal with the petty drama. Little did I know, they were just better at hiding it from us kids because boy, was I in for a surprise when the drama never really went away.

Granted, we aren’t in a high school classroom forced to see whoever the bane of our existence was day after day. But it seems as though by the time we enter the real world, the drama is so ingrained within some of us that it’s impossible to let it go. Thus creates….. (dun dun dun) The Catty Camgirl.

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Catty Cam Girl Facts

When I first started camming I had no idea that it was as much of a community as it actually is. I remember always thinking about how these girls all seemed to know each other and I was on the outside looking in. Once I started getting more ingrained in the everyday hustle and bustle of camming I saw it in a whole new light.

There will be cliques. OH, will there ever be cliques! The top girls of cam sites can be very competitive, and as a result, there can be some nasty things that get said. It’s up to you whether or not you engage or decide to ignore it.

Ignore The Haters

Personally, I like to ignore all the haters. Instead, I use it to measure my success. In my mind, the more haters that I have the more successful than I.

I don’t have time to engage in petty arguments or respond to the trolls on social media. I just ignore them, brush my shoulder off, give them the good ol’ two-finger salute and carry on my merry way of being a master of the universe. But even though I decide to ignore it, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

Success Breeds Bashers

Look, the fact of the matter is this. If you are doing well on your cam site, and by that I mean you’re killing it with the hours, you’re slaying it with the regulars, you’re going HAM on some goals… then you’re inevitably going to collect a group of camgirls that would rather spend their time bashing you then working on their own craft.

This doesn’t reflect on you as much as it reflects on how shitty they are. You will have models come into your rooms and troll you, if you’re on a private-based site, they may try to take you to exclusive for 5 seconds. (This, by the way, is so they don’t get charged and your room gets cleared out.)

Some of the more *cough* vocal *cough* ones will take their ridiculous, obnoxious rants to Twitter because you know… somehow bashing another model in front of your fans will create a solid, loyal fanbase. (Gag me, please.) Not in a kinky way either.

Here To Stay

I hate to say it, but the truth of the matter is that there is never going to be a way to get rid of these types of girls. They exist in the world. They are the mediocre cam-girl that allow us to shine. So what do you do? Do you let them disrespect you and completely f*$% with your workflow? (How about NO, Scott.) There are some things that you can do to alleviate the annoying.

Make Them Ask

If you’re on a private-based site and models are trolling and clearing out your room by taking your private, start having the guys ASK you before. If someone tries to take me without asking first, it throws up a major red flag.

If they haven’t even said Hi to me why would they want to spend $10/min on an exclusive session? What if I don’t do what they offer? What if they think my voice is annoying?

If they can’t ask, then I assume they are a model trying to clear out my room and mess with my vibe….and you better believe, I will decline every single show if they aren’t respectful of my rules in that matter.

Send A Message – Literally

If the harassment gets too extreme, you can always send in a message to the cam site that you’re on. I wish I could say that this had a 100% success rate, but the sad truth of the matter is that it doesn’t. Sometimes the haters are favorites and they get away with murder.

So, to each their own with what you want to do at that point, but my advice is to be the bigger person and just do you, boo-boo. Trust and believe that nothing is going to get to the catty camgirl as much as you are not engaging. If you don’t react, then it’s not going to give them the satisfaction that they are looking for.

Conclusion: The Catty Will Be Catty

Hell, while they will be busy spending so much time trying to get a rise out of you, stalking your cam room, and giving you free promo by mentioning you on social media, you can be out there like Ri-Ri.

(Let me see you werk, werk, werk, werk, werk.) The best comeback is a success. And after all, they say that haters are your biggest fans. So #KeepOnHatin’

Thinking Different About The Webcam Business

Sometimes all it takes is thinking differently about a business. That’s why today I’m covering what you need to know if you’re in the cam industry today. Looking at the business through another lens can help improve your earnings and experience – overall. I’ll cover how to think differently when it comes to camming today.

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Look At The Webcam Business Through A Different Lens

Famous words to live by (literally) and they were said by none other than Apple’s own late Steve Jobs. He knew what he was talking about, obviously. Although he was speaking in terms of computers, it really is a great motto to live every aspect of your life by.

Forget The Competition

Stop looking at competition and thinking of how you can do things better than them. Think about how you can do things differently.

For example, you watch another cam girl’s room. You say to yourself “Man, she is really awesome at the hard sell.” She’s constantly pushing for a sale, like a used car salesman that never gives up and never lets you leave without signing on the dotted line.

Now, you try and copy what she’s doing down to a T and you may be successful, hell, you may even be better… but let’s think for a second about how we could do things differently instead. How about mixing soft sells with hard sells? Mixing the art of the hard sell and using it with a subtle sell delivery.

Stop Trying To Copy

When it comes down to it, there is nothing that you can do that will ever be exactly the same as what another person does. That’s why you can always tell the difference between an original and a copy. Sure, they might be almost identical but they never quite match up. Why would anyone want to be a copy of something else anyway?

The Bad Eggs

Let’s take the example of affiliates for big-box cam sites like Streamate.com. A lot of models do not like white labels because there are a few bad eggs that unfortunately give a bad name to the whole bunch.

The models complain about them recording their shows, posting them on tube sites, tweeting out their pics without tagging them, associating them with not-so-good studios, the list goes on and on. Constantly there is something going on in this realm.

There is always a model who is trying to get their shows taken down off of an affiliate site only to get the run around by said affiliate.

Brand Use

The models are upset because their brand is being used and they aren’t getting any type of credit for it, and if they point it out, then they are talked to like they aren’t worth a damn.

It can be a pretty nasty system. So here’s where the “Think different, not better” comes in. Instead of thinking about how affiliates should do things better (which we all know will not be changing any time soon.) We should be thinking about how we can do things differently. Imagine if 10 models created white labels, and then also created affiliate programs for said white label.

Then each model signed up for the other affiliate program and traded promo content for each other. All of a sudden, instead of having the affiliates steal your content and not give you credit… you as the model are taking control, and all of the models are making each other money by using the model’s affiliate link when they use their brand to promote their white label. Still with me?

This Doesn’t Help

It doesn’t get rid of the problem, but if you can’t get out of it, then you might as well get into it. This would put much more industry control in the hands of the models, as well as provide a supportive community for everyone to come together and constantly make each other money.

Next thing you know, the affiliates that aren’t models don’t have the same type of access to the promo materials (because models aren’t creating it voluntarily for them, like they are for the models they are signed up as affiliates with) and so who starts to be the big breadwinners? The Models.

Snapchat…

Another example is Snapchat. Models started out on Snapchat with either just a public Snapchat or a private Snapchat. Then after debating on how to do it better, most models created two separate accounts, one for the public and one for the premium. This is all well and good and serves its purpose, however, it’s a lot of work to run two separate accounts. So instead of doing things better, how about we do them a little differently?

Create ONE Snapchat account and run your private and your premium from the same account. (You can do this by going to your settings and changing who can view your story from Public to CUSTOM.

Even after you switch back to public view, the snaps posted on your storyline during the custom setting will only be viewable by those who were on the approved list.) Voila! A way to do things differently.

Conclusion

Are you picking up what I’m laying down yet? Obviously, the examples above are just that…examples. You can mix and match and try different things out to see what works for you and what doesn’t.

But the truth of the matter is that until we stop trying to be cookie-cutter versions who compete with each other using the same type of style and hustle, we won’t be living up to our maximum potential.

So I urge you, I implore you to start doing yourself a favor and when you are getting ready to log on to your cam room, or film a new video, or start a new project… that you take a second and start to think different, not better.

What Is Miss MyFreeCams?

If you are a cam girl working today and you don’t know about My Free Cams or Miss MyFreeCams, then you’re not in the know! Today I’ll be covering the ins and outs of this award and what you get when winning. Let’s face it, everyone loves winning awards, so why not try to go for this one. Find out what it is exactly and how to win one.

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What Is Miss Myfreecams All About?

​If you’ve frequented chat rooms on Myfreecams, you’ve probably heard models talking about the Miss MyFreeCams competition. It is a monthly competition on MFC that starts at 12:00:01 am PST on the first of every month and runs until 11:59:59 pm PST on the last day of each month. All active models on the site are automatically eligible for the contest, and the top 100 models who earn the most tokens during each month will receive a cash prize. The top girl is crowned Miss MyFreeCams!

There are lots of prizes to be given out in the Miss MyFreeCams competition each month, including bragging rights! The top 250 models are listed on the Miss MyFreeCams page throughout the month, which is good for exposure. The top 100 models all receive a cash prize and remain listed for the duration of the year. The top 20 receive additional exposure on the page that shows rankings from previous years.

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The top 3 models each month receive a little crown icon on their profile picture, inclusion in the top banner on the website, and a congratulatory tweet from the MFC Twitter page with over 93K followers. The girl crowned Miss MyFreeCams also receives a custom-designed, hand-made official Miss MyFreeCams pendant and matching necklace. The pendant is made with 14K white gold, diamonds, and accent stones that coincide with the traditional gemstone of that month of birth. Each year they use a new design for the crown pendant, making each necklace unique.

As far as cash prizes go, here is the breakdown:

  • 1ST: $1,000
  • 2ND: $800
  • 3RD: $700
  • 4TH: $600
  • 5TH: $500
  • 6TH: $450
  • 7TH: $400
  • 8TH: $350
  • 9TH: #300
  • 10TH: $250
  • 11TH – 20TH: $200
  • 21ST – 100TH: $100

Is The Cash Enough?

Some may argue that the cash prizes aren’t that large for how competitive the competition gets each month. One reason for that is so that models don’t purchase tokens for themselves in order to boost their ranking. If you’re in the top 100, it takes a lot of tokens to move up in rank. And the price difference between buying and receiving tokens is 50%.

If a model just wants bragging rights, she may purchase tokens for herself, but if she’s going for the cash prize, it makes no sense to. And during most months, the top 3 girls are thousands and thousands of tokens apart from each other, so the model would have to spend a fortune to increase her rank herself.

Have Fun!

Miss MyFreeCams is more about having fun, pushing yourself to rank higher than you did the previous month, and getting your fans to tip you more tokens to increase your rank! When someone tips you and that tip makes you move up in rank, you should always make it a point to thank them profusely!

This will encourage them, and other fans watching, to try to be the next one that moves you up in the ranks. Like with any competition, there is always going to be the models (and fans) who get catty and mean. Ignore them. They’re only jealous and trying to get a rise out of you. Focus your attention on your room and your fans. Maybe if they did the same, they’d be ranked higher that month. 😛

Check Your Status

Throughout the month, you can check your current Miss MyFreeCams ranking at any time through your Dashboard. It also shows all of your past rankings. From your Dashboard, you can also choose to keep your username anonymous if you place in the top 250. I don’t think any models do this though because you will only receive half of the prize money if you’re anonymous, and you cannot win first place since your profile picture cannot be shown.

Conclusion

If you decide to cam on MyFreeCams, don’t spend too much time worrying about the competition at first. Focus on making your show great and entertaining. If you do that first, you’ll notice your ranking in the competition increasing, without you even having to do anything differently!

Webcam Whitelabels: Every Model Needs One!

Did you know that you can have your very own webcam site? Seriously! Many models don’t know this, but it’s very easy to brand your name as a webcam site through the use of a Whitelabel. Today I’m going to be sharing everything I know about Whitelabel cam sites and why you might consider creating one yourself.

A note: Many models may think that this is taking away from themselves and sending to other models, but the truth is, many consumers are going to cam with other girls anyway. So, to make the most money, you might as well try and cash in on those connections as well. You can do this with a Whitelabel!

Second note: This is a topic that I’m updating. I covered this in the past and just want to point things out again this year.

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Whitelabels: The Ins/The Outs and Why You Should Have One

If you’re a camgirl, then you probably know about white labels already, and like most other models in the business have a deep-rooted, intense hatred for the affiliates of white labels and everything that comes along with it.

Of course by saying “everything that comes along with it” I mean the horrible affiliates that are usually behind the scenes of the white labels, screenshotting your pics, recording your shows to upload onto tube sites, and being a general pain in the ass when you decide that you want them to take down your videos. (DMCA’S BITCHES!)

I know, and I agree with the fact that some of the affiliates that are the ones running these white labels are complete jerks who have no idea what it’s like to be on the other side of the industry. (Side note: This isn’t always the case. It’s one of those, the few bad apples make it harder on the rest of them) All they care about is the bottom line and making money, which is understandable. However, my motto in life is “If you can’t get out of something, get into it” and that applies here just as much as any other place.

White Labels Bring Us Consumers

White Labels are a part of the camming industry. It makes sense. The cam companies are, in essence, paying affiliates to bring traffic to the site by giving them a percentage of all the sales that they bring in.

There are white label opportunities for almost every major cam site, and there is no reason to limit yourself to only one, but just for the sake of streamlining this article, we’re going to focus on Cambuilder.com, which is Streamate’s Whitelabel program. There are a couple of reasons why I am choosing Cambuilder, one of which being that it is the white label I use, as well as being the most popular option out of all the affiliate programs out there.

There are five options that you can choose from as far as payouts go on Cambuilder.com.

35% Lifetime Revenue Share

$75 per spender + 30% Lifetime Revenue Share

$30 per join + 30% Lifetime Revenue Share

$100 per spender

$40 per join

All of them have their pros and cons, but if you’re in it for the long haul for long-term passive income, 35% rev-share for life is the best plan overall.

They’re All Quite Similar

Regardless of which Whitelabel you decide to use, the inner workings are all pretty much the same. They will offer you a rev-share of the sales that you bring in. As a model, it doesn’t make sense to NOT take advantage of this.

Even if the only time you promote the white label is when you are getting online, if you get sign-ups it guarantees that no matter who they spend on, you are making money. (In Cambuilder.com’s case, 35% off every model they spend on, which would be the exact same as if they were spending on you.)

Post Registration

After the signup, it’s a relatively painless process. You, of course, need to purchase a domain name for your white label. This can be whatever you wish for it to be, but keeping it simple and easy to remember is going to be your best bet.

After you have the domain name purchased, it’s time to set up your white label. On Cambuilder.com it gives you easy-to-use templates that let you customize the look and feel of your site. It literally “click and point” easy. You can upload your own logos, change the color theme, change the size and the look of the model’s icons, etc.

Promote Yourself & Other Cam Girls

After that first step, the next step is going to be promoting your white label. A lot of models that I know only use their domain when they are getting online. While that works wonderfully, I feel like it is a missed opportunity. The second that I got a white label, I reached out to other models who either had one themselves or models on the site asking them if they would be okay with me promoting them…I haven’t had a single one say no yet.

Conclusion: Just Start One

This brings me to my major point. IF YOU ARE A CAM MODEL THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE A WHITE LABEL. Look, nothing is going to change overnight. There are always going to be some bad apple affiliates running the white labels that bring us the shitty traffic, treat us like dirt and give every other affiliate out there a bad name.

But if you can’t get out of it, get into it. If you don’t like something, then be part of the change. Think about how different it would be if models all created white labels and traded promotional material.

Not only are you supporting each other in the industry, but all of a sudden you have so much more promo available to you versus the affiliates that only have your shows they recorded, and have models breathing down their neck to take them down.

Add on top of that fact that, as a model, you have much more incentive to give people for signing up. “Sign up, spend $5 and get a free vid!” Kind of deals, that will start having checks show up in your mailbox without you ever getting on cam. Passive income ladies, now let’s all get together and get rich. 😉

Final Note: You also should really check out Camsoda.com because they have an incredible whitelabel and team that supports models in any way needed. I strongly suggest that if you’re a Camsoda model, then get your own Camsoda whitelabel going ASAP! It’s a great way to make money on Camsoda – EASY!

CamCon aka Camming Con: Here’s What You Need To Know

I think it’s time we discuss anything and everything about CammingCon aka CamCon. This is a great networking conference for cam models and studios. It’s one that typically takes place in Miami, FL, and one that I attend almost annually. ​

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CamCon In Miami, FL – The Facts About The Convention

So, the best way I can tell you about CammingCon is to share what I learned after attending some. I’ll cover some information on the latest one that took place in Miami, FL.

This convention is specifically for cam models is being held in Miami, Florida! ​The event is called CamCon! It’s an international convention where models, mobile apps, websites, studio partners, and even fans come together to network and have an amazing time in a beautiful city! The third annual CamCon is being held at the SLS South Beach hotel from May 31st until June 3rd. Over 125 models have already registered and the event is more than a month away!

Awesome Hotel

Besides staying in a beautiful hotel with other people who are in the same line of business as yourself, there are also seminars, Industry Day, Fan Day, poolside hangouts, and several parties! Everything is optional, so you can choose what you want to do and what you’d prefer to skip. Whether you’re new to camming or a veteran, attending a few seminars is never a bad idea. You’ll learn new things you didn’t know and be entered into fun raffles for attending.

Poolside Fun

Industry Day is gonna be poolside this year, so bring your bikini! It’s being held on Wednesday, June 1st. Models will have a chance to walk around and visit different booths. You’ll learn more about what each company does and how they can help you make more money. Most of the vendors have goodies that they give away also! Attending Industry Day is a great way to network with companies that help cam models improve their business, shows, and gain more fans.

Fun Day Is Awesome

Fan Day is a ton of fun! No Internet trolls allowed! Attending Fan Day is optional, but highly recommended! If you’re staying in the main hotel (SLS South Beach), you automatically get a booth for Fan Day. If you’re staying somewhere else, you can still purchase a booth for $100. Fans will be able to purchase tickets and attend Fan Day so they can have a chance to interact with you and all the other models at the event.

Even if you’re new to camming and don’t have a lot of fans yet, it’s still a great marketing tool to have a booth. You can give away/sell autographed photos, business cards, and other goodies. If you decide to bring your own laptop, you can even cam from Fan Day as long as you don’t show any nudity. 😛 As a way to make some extra money and draw excitement to the event, some models hold raffles and pick a random winner to buy a ticket for Fan Day so they can come and meet you. Some models will even do raffles for a dinner or beach date during CamCon. If you do decide to do something like that, it’s a good idea to bring a friend and go someplace public so you feel comfortable.

Why CamCon Is Great

CamCon is a great place to meet up with other models to collaborate on content. What better place than South Beach to shoot some sexy new scenes?! Whether you’re shooting videos, pictures, or doing live cam shows together, this is a really great opportunity to shoot content. It’s also just fun to be around other cam models who can relate to you and your job since they do the same thing! Did I mention the parties? CamCon parties are epic and so much fun! They’re usually held at some of the best clubs Miami has to offer! There’s music, dancing, drinks, go-go dancers, acrobats, and good times to be had by all.

How To Make Money To Attend CamCon

If you need help raising money to attend CamCon, you can use social media to direct your fans to your profile page on the CamCon website. Once there, fans can sponsor you and pay for part or all of your trip!

To cover things like airfare and other expenses while you’re down there, you can also ask for donations through sites like ManyVids and Camsoda or while you’re on cam. When you sign-up on the CamCon website, make sure you enter your correct address right away. They send all models’ welcome packages with lots of goodies: an official CamCon shirt, posters, stickers, chapstick, pens, and other small items that a sponsor throws in.

That’s basically the ins and outs of CamCon. For more detailed descriptions of everything, you can check out their FAQ and schedule pages. Hope to see you there!

The Webcam Troll

Dealing with time wasters and trolls on cam is part of the job. There’s no way around this one. You absolutely MUST deal with it – unfortunately. But, it doesn’t have to take up all your precious time and effort. Today I’m covering everything you need to know about the ugly trolls and how to best avoid those who will simply waste your time day in and day out.

Time Wasters and trolls

Time Wasters and Trolls on Webcam

We all know them and none of us love them. They are the notorious time wasters and trolls that come in and invade our lives and our cam rooms.

Time Wasters Will Cost You

We’ll start with the easy. Time wasters are exactly what they sound like. Dudes that come into your room and gobble up your time for free like it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet special. (Excuse me? No free refills here!) They will come in your room and I’ll be honest, some of them are downright friendly as hell.

They’ll get you talking and hanging out, and before you know it, a week has gone by. Then, just when you feel like you could list off all of his hobbies in chronological order because he never shuts the F*$# up, you realize…. he’s never spent a dime. Not a single penny. What in the actual hell is life.

I would love to tell you that these are far and few between, but the fact of the matter is that you will probably deal with more time wasters than any other type of person combined. It is, unfortunately, just another part of the job, comes with the territory, so it’s best if you learn how to spot them and nip them in the bud right away.

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How To Limit Freeloaders

I find that the easiest way to limit the freeloaders is to explain the rules of your room, or the rules of your show by using the peanut butter and jelly method. Don’t know what that is?

The Peanut Butter and Jelly method is a way to teach people how to do things in the most extremely literal sense possible. Things that most people would omit because they assume that it is common sense, all of a sudden don’t apply.

You do the method by having all the ingredients for a tasty PB & J. Subject A is going to make it while Subject B tells them how.

Subject B: “Get two pieces of bread”

You would think that would be enough, but since Subject A has to take every instruction literally and cannot do anything extra, they have no way to get the bread out of the bag. What Subject B should have said is:

“Untie the twist tie for the loaf of bread. Open the bag. Reach in the bag and grab 2 pieces of bread. Take the bread and lay it on the plate.”

It’s the same analogy with listing out what is and what is not acceptable. For example, my public email is set to send an automatic response to every email it receives. The automatic response lists a separate email to send to if they are wanting to book a skype show or order a custom video.

It lists out what the email should include and when they can expect a response in return. It also tells them where to go to get merchandise such as my Snapchat, posters, panties, etc. And different payment options.

It Really Does Help – A Ton

I cannot even begin to explain to you how helpful this has been in saving me time and energy. If people aren’t serious about purchasing your product, they probably won’t take the type to type out ANOTHER email to send to a different source, or they won’t go to the site and actually purchase the item.

It’s almost like a security blanket to the emails I do receive on my other account. I know that they are sincerely interested because they have taken the time to contact me where it was stated.

Regulars Time Suck Too

The other thing you need to watch out for is when regulars are time wasters. I wish that this never happened, but it does. They will start hanging out in your room, and I honestly think that sometimes they feel like they are your friend so they don’t need to tip anymore. They forget that you’re working.

Take it as a compliment, you’re so damn good at hustling these guys that they forget you’re even doing a job! (But even when you take it as a compliment, remind them that they can either pay room rent or they can GTFO)

The Trolls Suck BIG TIME!

On top of the horrible time wasters, you can also count on the notorious trolls to come through with their talons, trying to bash everything in sight and leave you in a bloody, guts everywhere, heaping mess on the floor. Sometimes they are so good at finding that one thing that is your weak spot that it’s almost unbelievable.

The only thing that I can really tell you is that you need to develop thick skin to be a cam model. There’s no way around it, if you are sensitive then they will sense it and they will come into your room, and they will eat you alive.

You’ll be curled up in a crying, sobbing mess at the end of the night. You need to grow a pair, build up those walls and keep them reinforced with mother f*%$ing nuclear weapons. You cannot, I repeat, CANNOT give a damn about what other people are going to be saying about you. They will pick on everything, even if it isn’t true. IF you give them a reaction, then you are doing exactly what they want.

How To Have Fun w/ Trolls

If you want to have some real fun with trolls, when they come in your room, play along with whatever they are saying. Turn it around on them so that your entire room is laughing at them. It works surprisingly well. The trolls either leave because you are un-trollable or sometimes (and this is my favorite) they turn into paying customers. Now I’ll drink to that. I’m all about the conversions, baby.

Keep in mind that both time wasters and trolls will always be a part of camming. Without them, we would take for granted the genuinely amazing clients that cross our paths. With them, we are stronger and more badass bitches who ain’t nothin’ to F*%& with.

The Different Types Of Webcam Girls

If you’re a cam girl and you’re concerned about not fitting in, then fear not! There are plenty of different types of webcam girls who are streaming daily. These girls are no different from you and I want you to understand the various types of girls who cam regularly. This article covers that and then some.

Types of Cam Girls

Different Types of Cam Girls

The Anonymous Cam girl: A model who likes to stay anonymous, log on, make that money, and then be done for the day. They may run a Twitter account or an Instagram, but usually keep it private and don’t promote much, other than to have a place where their regulars and fans can find them and keep in touch outside of their cam times.

The “CeWEBrity” Cam Model: A model that wants to create a brand and maximize earning potential/accessibility etc., by creating a demand for that brand.

The Pornstar Webcam Girl: This is a girl who is not afraid to do porn or create hardcore content. She’s well known and often already cashes in major on OnlyFans, FanTime, ManyVids, and Camsoda.

All the types are badass bitches who hustle and make those dollar, dollar bills y’all (can I get an AMEN!?) However, for the sake of me saving you time (since we all know that time is money) I’m going to put a DISCLAIMER on this one.

This article is going to be focusing on branding; specifically through cross-promotion, so if you’re wanting to slay that anonymous lifestyle, you might not find much to help you out here. (Except for the endorphins that reading this will no doubt create.)

Moving on…

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Branding For Different Types Of Cam Models

In my opinion, cross-promotion is hands down one of the most important aspects of branding and all-around brand awareness, which will result in increased sales of your product. (Your product is your content, your cam shows, and most important of them all: YOU)

Personally, I am on the following social media platforms:

*Twitter

*Instagram

*Snapchat

*Periscope

*Tumblr – Not as active as I once was here.

*TikTok – This is the latest social craze and it’s taking the world by storm. Keep a close watch on this!

I know what some of you are thinking. Why so many? That sounds like it will take a lot of time that could be spent camming or doing other things. While I agree that it is time-consuming (and secretly I hate all social media) it’s a necessary evil to both the demand and accessibility of your brand.

If you aren’t already, I highly recommend being on every platform possible. (save for Facebook, but that’s a whole different article)

This brings me to my next point. The basics of economics, supply, and demand. The supply is your product and the demand is created by you.

In this day and age, and especially in the adult industry you MUST create your own demand. Nobody else is going to do it for you, and this is a situation where the phrase “I get out of it what I put into it” should be your mantra.

Nobody knows what they want to buy until you tell them. Why is the iPhone so popular? The company always builds up to the release date. Apple creates the demand and then supplies the product. You should be doing the same thing and the way to do it is free. Cross Promotion.

Overview Of An Average Day On Social Media

Here’s an average day for me on social media:

Step 1.) Say good morning on Snapchat and let them know I’ll be on Periscope in 10 min (insert Periscope name and Twitter handle so they know where to go)

Step 2.) Get on Periscope and live broadcast for a few minutes. When I am about to log off I tell them to follow me on Snapchat if they want to see what I’m doing through the day. If I’m about to go live on cam I tell them where they can go sign up to keep hanging out with me. (Make sure you aren’t spamming, the key is subtlety.)

Step 3.) Log onto Twitter and have promoters RT “Live Periscope stream” and quote the tweet myself saying if they missed me, to follow so they catch it next time! This will get more people to re-play my broadcast, give me hearts and increase my popularity making the broadcast reach more people.

Step 4.) Post a pic on Snapchat saying the same thing “Miss me on Periscope? Broadcast is still available! Go watch it now!”

Step 5.) Save the pic from Snapchat and post it on Instagram telling them to follow my Twitter and add me on Periscope so they can talk with me live.

Step 6) Post on Snapchat/Twitter/Instagram through the day with links to where they can find me on other platforms. (Ex. Post a pic on Twitter and write the link to your Instagram. Post a pic on Instagram and tell them where to find you on Twitter.)

Step 7.) End the night with an after-cam session on Periscope. (these can be quick. 5-10 minutes) Saying goodnight, having inside jokes with the guys who were hanging out in my cam room.. Creating demand of people wanting to have the same type of “friendship” with me.

… you get the idea. Everything is connected and people want to feel like they know you. Branding is all about injecting personality in a product and YOU are the product that you will be convincing them to invest in. (and yes, I use the word invest. To you, it’s a consumer making a purchase…

To everyone who is parting with that $10-$50-$100, it’s an investment of their money to receive something they are hoping will be worth it in the long run, and will continue to invest in if it is. There is an initial risk factor for the buyer that should always be taken into consideration.)

Conclusion: A Few Things To Remember

All of that being said, there are a few important things to remember. You MUST master the art of subtle selling. Don’t push it in their faces, and don’t only post links to where they can purchase products. People don’t invest in desperation, they invest in something that everyone wants.

The trick is to create the illusion that everything is their idea, while always keeping it fresh in their minds. Subliminal Perception, if you will. Ever hear about how back in the old days they would insert quick flashes of Coca-cola products or a picture of popcorn in movie previews? It would happen so fast you wouldn’t consciously know that you were seeing it, however, some studies showed that it would increase the volume in sales at the concession stands. They did the same thing in World War II, with subliminal messaging by using a tachistoscope (a machine that projects images extremely briefly and rapidly) to teach soldiers how to spot enemy planes.

Cross-promotion is, in essence, the same idea. By constantly putting yourself in their faces, it will create a sense of familiarity in their mind. You’ll notice people start to WANT to see you in their faces, so much so that they will start putting you in OTHER peoples’ faces, who will then want to find out more about you and see if they also want you all up in their grill. Alas, with cross-promotion you have created a virtual snowball effect.

Damn, see all that demand? You created that ish. Now be proud and keep yourself there.

Avoiding Payment Scams On Webcam

​If you’ve been a webcam model for long enough, you’ve probably encountered someone trying to scam you. In fact, even if you’ve just gotten started, you may have had someone try to scam you. Since they know that you’re new to camming, they assume that you’re more likely to fall for their scam.​ Many models can tell you horror stories of a scam or two that they’ve fallen for in the past. Some are worse than others. But if you fall for one, no matter what the degree, you’re gonna feel frustrated and upset. So to help prevent these scams, I’m gonna go over some of the most common ones that you may encounter during your camming career.

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Avoiding Webcam Scams

The majority of scams that you’ll encounter while on cam involve the scam artist getting you to do something for free, even though you think that they’re paying you to do it. The first thing that I want to say is that you should always follow your gut feeling. If something doesn’t feel right, that’s probably because it isn’t.

Although these scam artists are usually very good at what they do, there’s always gonna be something there that doesn’t feel quite right or just seems off. If you sense that at all, look into it before giving anything away for free. There’s no harm in protecting yourself.

No Pay, No Play…

Even if someone promises to pay you, you should never perform a show or give out your content before getting paid. If they say that they don’t know if they can trust you, direct them to a site that has an escrow system. Extralunchmoney and Mygirlfund are examples.

Both of these sites allow the member to create an escrow that holds the credits in limbo until you deliver the product. Once delivered, the member gets tiny screenshots of the content, and they can either approve or deny the escrow. That way it’s fair for everyone involved and no one has to worry about the other person not following through.

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Adult Pay Platforms Only

Never let people pay you via non-adult-friendly payment providers. PayPal is a perfect example of a payment provider that is not adult-friendly. You may think it’s a good idea to use PayPal because you keep 100%, but it’s definitely not worth the risk.

First off, your account will get shut down immediately if they find out you’re using it for adult services. Your funds will be held for months before you can withdraw them and you’ll never be able to have another PayPal account under your name again. Secondly, the customer could do what’s called a chargeback.

And if they do, you cannot protest it since you weren’t allowed to use it for your adult activities in the first place. If a customer files a chargeback with their bank, the bank will cancel the payment that they made to you via PayPal and you won’t get paid.

You’ll be asked to provide proof of what you offered in exchange for the PayPal money. And again, since it was an adult service, you won’t be able to provide that proof and you’ll have lost out on that money.

Lookout For Fake Emails

Another way people are scamming cam models is with fake emails. They design the emails to look like they’re coming from a company that you trust such as Amazon or Giftrocket, but really they aren’t.

Instead, they’re just fake emails designed to look like that, but don’t actually have any money attached to them that you can redeem. If you get something that you’re unsure of, make sure the funds go into your account before you do the cam show or before giving them your content in return.

Fake AF Models

The final thing is fake cam models and admins. Some guys will pretend to be another cam model in order to get your trust. They’ll do this to get to know more about you, or even to get free access to your private content. This happens a lot on Snapchat. You’ll think you’re adding a fellow cam model when really it’s just a guy pretending to be a girl in order to add models for free. Before accepting anyone, do your research. Find the specific model’s real camming account or Twitter account and DM them to see if that’s really them.

Things like this happen while streaming live on cam as well. You may get someone in your chat room that’s pretending to be an admin. They may ask you for certain private information. Never give anything like that out! A reputable company would never contact you in your chat room while you’re on cam. And there are always ways set in place to know which accounts are actually admins or not.

Please do not copy my site!

Thanks,

Sarah