Category - Webcam Industry

Stripchat Review

I’ve been covering a lot of cam sites lately. The reason being, I got some emails, enough of them to make me want to really dive into many more sites and cover what I know about them. It seems that I’ve got both models and consumers reading my blog these days (no complaints! The more the merrier!). That said, I have made it a point to cover various sites and provide information to both consumers and cam models so that I can provide info to everyone. That said, I am here today to cover a site called Stripchat.

This is one of the many live strip chat sites on the Internet today. It’s quite good actually and one that you need to learn more about. I have covered not only the basics but everything else in between that you need to know about. Keep reading for all the details…

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Stripchat.com Review (It’s A Great Cam Site)

There are a lot of cam sites out there and it can be difficult to know whether or not you happen to be on a good one. There are so many around that you can’t possibly check them all out for yourself.

There are a few different features that you can look for to make sure you’re getting everything you need for a good camming experience. The first thing to check out is whether or not you tip in public chat. This makes for a very different time than you’d have on sites that require private shows.

The next thing to look at is the number of girls and the way they’re all organized. It will tell you what the site focuses on and the kind of niches that you can play with. That’s where StripChat comes in. This is a great cam site that does it all for you.

There Are Thousands Of Models

The consumer will love this factor, any time you can find thousands of models online at the same time is going to be a good time. This site has almost three thousand of them on at any time of the day or night. That means you’re always going to be able to find someone who’s willing to do the things you want them to.

The models are all organized well so you can find the right girl right away. They’re all ready to be browsed by age, ethnicity, body type, or specialty. You can find any age from teen to granny. There are also models in their twenties, MILFs and matures to check out.

There’s every ethnicity from Arab to white, ebony, Indian, and Latina. No matter what you want, you can find it right here and have the fun you need to have with them.

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Have Fun In Public And Private

The best thing about the site is that they let you tip out in the public chats. I’m talking about the non-exclusive public chat sessions. You know, when cam girls like me get online and start chatting. That means the models will usually have interactive sex toys that you can set off for them.

They’ll respond to your tips and you can set them off at any intensity and length of time that you want. You’ll still have the ability to go private if you want, though. It lets you use the site however you want to have the kind of fun that you enjoy the most.

Conclusion: Use Strip Chat Today

This is a site that you should be checking out right now. It has everything you could possibly want in a cam site. You can tip in the public rooms as well as take your favorite models private. There are thousands of them online at any time and they’re all organized by any of the most important features.

You can search by age or body type and get right into the chat rooms that you want to check out. The models are all amazing and they come from all over the world. It’s a great cam site for anyone to check out.

Please remember, this is only one of the many cam sites that I’ve covered over the years. Check out the full list of sites I’ve researched before you start using this one. Anyway, I think that will help you make a choice as to whether or not this Stripchat site is for you. Should you have any more questions, please be sure to hit me up online!

Taboo Fetishes Requested By Cam Fans

There was a time where fetishes were a taboo topic. Fortunately for those of us that enjoy things a little kinkier, fetishes are now a touch more mainstream. For cam girls, this openness of all thing’s fetish can really translate into more money. That holds especially true for those cam girls that can really master fetishes to turn men on in their shows.

If you’re a cam girl and you’re looking to “up” your money game, there are a few things to do to increase the interest in your shows, thus increasing your tips. One of the biggest ways you can do this is to focus on working with fetishes.

Now, I know some fetishes are really “out there” and there may be some that you’re just not comfortable with doing. I get it, trust me. I’ve had requests that just gave me the heebie-jeebies. Anything that was completely illegal got the requester banned from my shows.

I also never agree to do anything that I don’t want to do. There are some fetishes that just don’t work for me and I know my shows will suffer if I attempt them because I’m just not feeling it. There is no shame in admitting you’re not into it.

However, everyone is different and what skeeves me out might be totally A-OK for you. So, if you’re looking to add some spice to your cam shows, consider one or more of these fetishes that every cam girl should master.

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Popular Fetishes Requested During Cam Shows

There are many types of fetishes, from pretty vanilla to what some might call abnormal. Some you’ll be comfortable with; some you might not be. The key is to find fetishes you are comfortable with and feel like you can perform convincingly enough to rake in the money.

No, you don’t have to be completely turned on with these fetishes to be successful. I mean, we’ve all done shows where we just weren’t feeling it, but we were able to put on a brave face and get it done. As long as you can make it seem like you’re enjoying yourself, you’re golden!

If you’re considering adding in fetishes to your cam shows, consider these:

  1. Foot Fetish

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A foot fetish is probably one of the biggest fetishes out there. Men love feet, there’s no getting around it. And it doesn’t matter what your feet look like, so if you want an easy fetish to master, consider using your feet.

Each man who has a foot fetish will have a different preference, so you’ll want to find out what it is he likes about feet and cater to that. That can be as easy as removing your toenail polish (or putting some on). Maybe it’s putting on some ultra-high heels, or just wearing a cute pair of lacy socks.

  1. Latex Fetish

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Latex is one of the sexiest ways to spice up your wardrobe, making it an easy and affordable way to turn on your viewers. This shiny, squeaky material will cling to your body, highlight your assets, and make you appear pretty badass if you ask me.

Take pictures of yourself in latex and post it on your various social media sites to advertise that you’re a latex lover. Trust me, you’re going to be swimming in customers who are ready to shell out some money just looking at you in your various latex attire.

  1. Financial Domination

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Now, this fetish is kind of controversial and I know that not everyone is comfortable with this form of BDSM. Financial domination involves the cam model becomes the dominant person in the relationship, taking money, gifts, and financial control from the submissive cam show viewer.

In this type of relationship, the submissive gets off by giving up their money, even if they’ve never met the dominant person face-to-face. In fact, financial domination, also called findom or money slavery, rarely has two people meeting and is done completely online. If you’re ok with this type of thing, financial domination is one of the most profitable types of fetishes a cam model can get into.

  1. Group Sex Fetish

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Let’s face it, porn is king. Both men and women enjoy watching other people have sex, and if you say you don’t, you’re lying. One of the most popular types of porn to watch besides regular couples’ actions is group sex. This could be two cam girls camming with each other in a group cam show.

If you’re comfortable with group sex, in whatever form it may take, you’ll really increase your profits. Yes, you’ll probably have to jump through a few hoops, like having your partners background checked and certified as legal as per your cam site requirements, and you’re probably going to have split the pay with them as well.

But, honestly, the amount of money you can make mastering the group sex fetish is well worth the time it takes to get those types of shows rolling.

  1. Anal Fetish

Men and women are really into anal. There is just something about it still being a touch taboo that makes us crave it. To bring anal into your cam shows, you can either do so with toys (butt plugs, vibrators, etc.) or you can include anal in your group sex shows.

If you’ve never done anal, make sure you do a little research and prep before taking your performance to your shows. Oh, and stock up on lube, you’re going to need it.

  1. BDSM Fetish

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Since the release of 50 Shades of Grey, BDSM has exploded. Yes, it was a popular fetish beforehand, but once those books and movies were released, women and men everywhere began craving this type of sexual relationship.

For cam shows, BDSM is a big moneymaker, especially if you get the right kind of equipment. Look for fetish-specific clothing, cuffs, whips, and toys, it’s literally available everywhere now.

One note, proper BDSM does not involve abuse. What is it then? Well, it’s simply a dominance/submission relationship where each party is respected and never mentally damaged. There may be some physical pain, but the level of that should be agreed on by each person.

  1. Daddy Fetish

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This type of fetish could be considered a little creepy by prudes. However, engaging in a daddy fetish does not equate to child abuse or incest. Instead, think of it as a man that enjoys being called “Daddy” during sex and woman that likes to call him that. He may also enjoy calling his lady-friend “Princess” or “Baby”, but rarely does he want to call her “Daughter”, which would definitely be creepy.

Most daddy fetish fantasies involve the “daddy” taking control and being dominant. “Daddy” will typically financially support his “Princess” and provide support and encouragement. Unfortunately, he may also attempt to discipline his “Baby” by withholding financial support when she doesn’t act as he wishes.

Engaging in this type of fetish can be rewarding for both you and your customer, not just monetarily, but emotionally as well.

  1. Stocking Fetish

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This is yet another easy fetish to master and will cost you next to nothing but reap some big rewards. For some reason, men are very attracted to stockings and women who wear them. Maybe its that the woman appears slutty or powerful, or both.

Whatever the reason, there are many types of stockings out there, from very affordable to very expensive. Get a few different types, pair them with some sexy heels, and get ready to see your tips increase substantially.

  1. Cosplay Fetish

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Do you enjoy dressing up, especially as famous characters from television, movies, and books? If you do, the cosplay fetish is for you. Putting together your outfits can be as basic or advanced as you like and is actually fun to do.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t look exactly like a character. This is for a cam show, not a judged cosplay convention. And make sure you ask your viewers what they’d like to see. Do so especially for your big tippers who will pay out big bucks. If these fans get to enjoy the fantasy of having sex with their celebrity/character crush they’ll pay up big!

Most of all, let yourself go.  Just enjoy cosplaying, it can be just as much fun for you as it is for your customers!

In Conclusion: Fetish Mastery = More Money

As a webcam model, you need to think of yourself as a company. Successful companies know that they sometimes have to reinvent themselves to bring in more money and keep their business going. Because fetishes are so popular and will continue to be so, a webcam model should strongly consider adding fetish work into her shows.

Find what fetish or fetishes work for you and perfect them. You want to be comfortable with what you’re doing in a show, no matter what that is. Once you’re feeling ready to perform, have fun and get ready to bring in the big bucks.

How To Remain Anonymous

Becoming a webcam model isn’t for everyone. I mean, not every woman (or man) can get on camera and play with themselves for money, but if you can, camming is a great way to make some pretty legit money.

Now, one of the first things I’m asked by someone who is considering becoming a webcam model is, “How do you stay anonymous? I really don’t want my dad, cousin, uncle, *insert any male family member of friend here*, to see me doing this, ya know?” And of course, I totally get that.

But, if you’re thinking of becoming a webcam model and the one thing holding you back is whether you can stay anonymous while raking it in, let me assure you it is totally possible. In fact, many camgirls have successful careers and keep themselves completely under the radar without revealing who they are.

Here’s how they do it and how you can do it too.

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Five Ways to Stay Anonymous as a Webcam Model

In these modern times, it can be pretty difficult to keep your identity completely private. But, it isn’t impossible if you follow a few easy tips.

#1: Never Give Out Your Personal Information.

This one sounds like common sense, but I’ve seen a few girls make this mistake. When you’re setting up as a webcam model, you never want to give out any information that could be traced back to you.

That means changing your name for camming, no email address, home address, phone number, social media pages, or anything else that could be easily tracked by someone on the internet who has minimal searching skills.

When you’re becoming a webcam model and you want to stay anonymous, use a completely separate email address, consider a different phone number/phone if you plan on getting into erotic texting, a P.O. Box for any gifts you may be sent, and never link to any social media. I mean, do you want Grandma discovering her little sweetheart is touching herself for money?

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#2: Hide Your Face.

Masks are one of the most common practices used by webcam models who want to keep themselves anonymous. Typically, this means not showing your face on camera or using a mask.

Girls who have smokin’ hot bodies and aren’t afraid to do some of the more sexy things on camera can get away with this, especially when you have men who get turned on by not knowing who you are. You do have to realize, though, that this often means you won’t get paid as much by guys who do want to see your face, but if that doesn’t bother you, a mask may be the answer.

Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Working for a camgirl company often means you will have certain requirements to follow and those include showing your face for at least part of the show or when you’re wearing the mask, you provide a form of identification so the site owners can be sure you’re legal. And some of these companies won’t allow masks at all, even the sexy masquerade types.

I understand that these cam companies e.g. Streamate.com need to make sure that only those who are legal are doing shows, I mean, nobody wants to get busted for allowing minors to perform in a sexual manner.

So, if you decide to do shows through a cam site, make sure you read their terms before you begin and determine where they stand on the use of masks and face hiding during a show.

#3: Change Up Your Appearance.

If you’re not able to wear a mask per the requirements of whatever cam site you’re working for, you could always try changing up your appearance. I’m not talking plastic surgery, no, I’m talking wigs, contact lenses, glasses, or other types of disguises or costumes.

Seriously, if you wear wigs, play around with your makeup, and consider fake glasses or contact lenses, you can absolutely change the way you look. I mean, look at drag queens and transsexuals! They go from men to women and many times nobody is the wiser!

Oh, and if you’ve got identifying tattoos or beauty marks, learn how to cover them up. Some of the makeup on the market now is amazing for that and won’t cost you too much.

#4: Change Up Your Room.

This is another commonsense thing that any camgirl should do if she wants to stay under the radar is to make sure the room she uses for her cam shows is not a room that anyone she knows would recognize. If you’re planning on using your bedroom, that means you’ll want to completely change up the look. This can get tedious to do for every show so you might want to consider a separate space in your home.

When I got started, I made sure to make my room completely different from anything I’d have as my own. I’m not an overly girly-girl in “real life” and my friends and family would never expect that from me, so my cam room became over the top “girl” in décor. This included new bedding, cutesy stuffed animals, frilly pillows, and some cheapy, new furniture. Then I made sure not to let my friends or family that didn’t know about my new career in there.

#5: Geoblock Your Location.

One of the things that is great about working for a cam site is that they understand that not everyone wants to broadcast their shows to their own local area. Because they are sensitive to this fact, most sites allow you to block certain areas from seeing your shows.

So, let’s say you’re in one state and you don’t want anyone from that state seeing your shows, you can block all IP addresses from that state. You can also block other states, which means if you’ve got a boatload of family in, say Colorado, you can block those IP addresses as well.

Again, you’re going to want to check with the terms and conditions of whatever site you’re using for camming, that’s where you’ll find the information on what you can and can’t do with that particular site.

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Remember: Camming Isn’t Illegal, But Still Not Widely Accepted.

Even if you do every single thing I’ve listed here, it is still possible to be “found out” by someone. Some guys, especially if they’re someone you’ve banned from your shows because of trolling or bad behavior, will want to expose you because, well, because they’re dicks. It doesn’t matter how nice you are, you’re going to end up with disgruntled fans.

If it should happen that your friends or family find out what you’re doing, remember that camming isn’t illegal and if they have a problem with it, that’s their issue.

Things could get a little trickier if you’re working in another job and your employer or future employer finds out, and in most places, you could be terminated legally if they decide to do so, so that’s another thing you may want to consider before you start camming.

Camming really is a great way to earn extra money. Unfortunately, while cam modeling isn’t illegal, it still isn’t widely accepted. This is why you want to do your best to keep yourself anonymous and with these five tips, you should be able to protect your identity, keep the peace with the family, and hopefully keep any lame bosses from finding out what you’re up to on your personal free time.

Q & A Session About Cam Girls

Yaaas! It’s Q&A time with yours truly! As you may or may not know, I’ve been a full-time cam model for years and I’ve been doing my best to help share some insight on a few things that girls have asked me over the years. There are so many questions that lots of cam models (and consumers) don’t ask. I’m sharing knowledge on some topics that people have asked me over the years. I wanted to publish them here today for you and the rest of my readers. Feel free to contact me via this page if you have any other questions. I’m happy to answer them all! 🙂

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Common AMA Cam Model Questions & Answers

Here goes nothing! All the questions and answers you need from me (more about me at the bottom of the post if you’re new to the blog).

Do cam girls have to do cam2cam in private sessions?

There is often a misconception that all cam girls have to do cam2cam private sessions. This is false and in fact, there are many out there using various platforms that only do group shows, gold shows or whatever lingo the platform uses for public group chat sessions.

Some models do decide to do private shows without enabling the cam2cam function. That’s completely up to you and the customer on whether or not you wish to each participate in that type of show.

In fact, there are LOTS of cam models that make TONS OF MONEY just by simply talking to users and putting on twerk shows. The girls that have mastered their twerk skills (like myself) can really profit major doing this!

Do cam girls have pimps?

Cam girls DO NOT have pimps. It doesn’t work like you think, with pimp bosses running these models. Quite the contrary actually. It’s a VERY PROFESSIONAL and SAFE alternative to escort work. There are professional cam studios that exist and they do to a certain extent manage the models, but it’s all done in a legal and professional manner.

The one awesome thing about this profession is that it allows models to set their own schedules and be their own boss in a safe environment.

In other words, no pimps are in this industry running these things. It’s a safe and reputable occupation with many reputable cam studios in the United States and other parts of the world. Oh, I’d like to add that models can also do whatever they feel most comfortable doing.

If talking is all they want to do, then they can do just that and nothing else. It really boils down to their personal comfortableness and what they want, not what a typical boss requires of them. Again, another one of the pros of camming today!

Do cam girls get contracts?

If you’re a really, really, really popular webcam model with hundreds of thousands of followers and a major social media following, then you can get a contract.

However, for the most part, a lot of these girls are using multiple platforms to connect with cam site users. I’ve heard of some super famous pornstars getting contracts with Camsoda and Streamate (read the review here), but that’s a rare case.

Do cam girls become involved with customers?

Most of the time, the smart cam model will keep an arms-length distance from their customers. I always keep a certain distance because I like to act professionally at all times. These cam consumers can be really clingy at times and literally plan their day around the model showtimes. Which is great because you can make lots of money!

That said, if you’re a cam model and you’re getting close to some of these consumers then you might be better off keeping things professional and not getting too close. Ideally, it’s best to not get physically or emotionally involved with the consumers (or models), regardless of what side of the coin you’re on.

Can you gift cam girls iTunes gift cards?

This one is is a common consumer question and the answer is…of course! You can gift cam girls anything you want, especially iTunes gift cards and Amazon Wish List items. Many of the models will share their Wish Lists, PayPal, Bitcoin, and all that jazz. If you’re a cam girl and you’re reading this article and the site you’re camming on allows you to share the data, the DO IT! If you’re a consumer and you find a Wish List, then buy something or donate. It will go a long way.

Can teachers be cam girls?

Yup! There are actually a lot of cam models that spend time camming when they’re not doing work in the classroom. Actually, now that I think of it, there are some REALLY FAMOUS cam models who use the word “teacher” in their names.

This is something that I recommend doing if you’re either a) really a teacher or b) looking to build that teacher-like persona via your modeling.

Can non-nude cam girls make money?

There’s a reason why cam sites have non-nude categories for consumers. Many consumers out there are into the CFNM type stuff and these non-nude categories cater to those fetishes. I’d say if you can play a sexy clothed female role in the CFNM type scenario then you’ll be able to make a ton of money online!

Can an “ugly” girl make money as webcam girl?

There is a saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that holds true for sure. What one may see as being ugly, another may see as beautiful.

So, with that being said, it’s still very possible for an ugly girl to make money. More importantly, you’d be better off trying to build your confidence. Spend less time worrying about being ugly and more time finding customers to chat with.

Can I be a cam model with belly fat?

This one is a stupid question but frequently asked. There are all types of models camming today and not all of them have flat stomachs. In fact, some people like the bigger more chubby girls. It’s a fetish called BBW and SSBBW. Don’t worry about your belly fat, you will make money if you put on a smile and have a great personality!

Well, those are the questions that most people want to know but are afraid to ask. If you’re a model looking to cam for money, then do yourself a favor and kick things off via Camsoda’s platform. If you need motivation and more tips, then keep reading my blog for more info.

I’d like to wrap things up by saying that being a cam model has really changed my life. It’s one of the safest and most rewarding things that I’ve ever done. I have never felt better about myself and I’m profiting in every way possible. You can too, trust me!

Think Different, Not Better

Famous words to live by (literally) and they were said by none other than Apples own 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.

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 girls 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.

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?

Let’s take an example of affiliates for big box cam sites. A lot of models do not like white labels because there 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 affiliates site only to get the run around by said affiliate.

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 others 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 models affiliate link when they use their brand to promote their white label. Still with me?

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 bread winners? The models.

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.

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 think different, not better.

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.

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.

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 that I am. I don’t have time to engage in petty arguments or respond to the trolls on social media. I just ignore, 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.

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.)

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.

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 taking. 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 in 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.

If the harassing 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 not engaging. If you don’t react, then it’s not going to give them the satisfaction that they are looking for. Hell, while they will be busy spending so much time on 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 success. Afnd ater all, they say that haters are your biggest fans. So #KeepOnHatin’

Webcam Competition

Competition breeds success. I will take that to the bank, even though half of you reading this will probably disagree with me. I suppose it’s a matter of opinion (even though I’m right!)

What am I referring to when I say that phrase? I’m speaking on why it’s OKAY to help out other models in the industry. It’s OKAY to share trade secrets. It’s OKAY to allow them to succeed along with you. It’s OKAY to let people know about camming, it doesn’t have to always be in the shadows.

Woah.. Calm down. I know that a lot of models will disagree with me on that last point. I have gotten into many debates about whether or not camming should stay exclusive and in the shadows of the deep dark interwebs. A lot of you feel as though the more girls that come in and saturate the industry, the harder it becomes to make money. I see why you would think that, and I don’t disagree that the more saturated the industry the tougher the competition. But I can’t help but feel like saying things like “We don’t want more models!” “Great, another documentary that’s going to bring even more competition” and other ridiculous, whiny statements are a cop out. That’s right, I said it. Deal with it.

When did people start looking at competition like it was a negative thing? You think that the top athletes in the world got there by bitching about how there were so many other athletes that were also good at the sport, so it isn’t fair because now they don’t look as good? No, that’s ridiculous. They trained harder, they adapted to the situation, they learned the weaknesses of their toughest competitors and they turned those weaknesses into their strengths. They succeeded because the competition forced them to become better, stronger, faster. (If you’re listening to a playlist, I recommend Kanye’s Stronger for this segment.)

How about McDonalds? You think they worry themselves over how Burger King and Wendys are doing? You’re damn right they do, but they don’t sit there and bitch about it, all of those companies are constantly innovating to come out with the next best thing.

That’s just the way that the cookie crumbles, and for every time a model complains about competition, a fairy loses its wings.

What it ends up turning into is this ridiculous back and forth of models being their own worst enemy and them trying to tear down other models behind their backs. They don’t want any documentaries to come out because they are afraid that a thousand new girls will show up in the cam world and make them obsolete.

How about instead of holding each other down and hoping that the competition isn’t going to be intense, we all start to raise each other up? How about we start supporting each other, giving each other advice, helping each other make money? How about we raise the bar. Because once that bar is raised is when the industry is going to be held to a higher standard all around. You don’t like the guys that come into your room and ask what they can get for $1? If we all created strong competition, only the best would survive, and the $1 guys would eventually be non existent because the girls charging $1 would either work harder to become one of the best, or wouldn’t be good enough to stay in the industry. We set our own standards.

I understand that for some of you, that might sound harsh, and I’m not denying the fact that it is. I’m also not denying the fact that I would rather work in an industry where it’s the top 1% and it is constantly challenging me to improve my craft so I don’t fall behind, then to work in one where I get to stay stagnant and live in a delusional world where I think I’m the best around.

When I first got into the camming industry, I said that I had never met a group of women that were more supportive than my fellow cam models, and I stick by that statement today. Whether that’s because those are the only types of models that I surround myself with or because I am choosing to highlight the positives over the extreme cattiness and sabotage that can also take place… I’m not sure.

What I am sure of is how sad it makes me to see models tearing each other down instead of building each other up. Seeing models complain about not being able to make money because of what someone ELSE is doing. For the love of god ladies, stop being a victim. Realize that if other models are taking your money it’s because you have been out hustled. Work harder to improve and adapt your hustle, or choose a different career because mediocrity shouldn’t exist within a luxury service. Period.

I don’t know about all of you, but I would rather be the worst cam model out of 100 amazing ones, then the best model out of thousands of mediocre.

Let’s innovate together, and help others become the type of models that we all should be. We’ll all make more money in the long run if the bar is set to a higher standard, and the only way to do that is across the board, raising each other up.

Networking for Webcam Models

Networking: interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.

Anyone in the professional world can talk about networking and how important it is for a multitude of different reasons. Unfortunately, I think this is an aspect in the cam world that a lot of models overlook, and quite frankly there is no reason for it. Networking is something that you should take advantage of and hone your skills on, no matter what industry you are in. That being said, sometimes in the adult industry it isn’t as simple as throwing a party or going to a mixer for a company that you work for, and passing out business cards. (although, side note: I am a firm believer in a solid business card for yourself, no matter what it is you do as a career.)

So, if you can’t go out for happy hour drinks and network with people that could help further your career at the TGI Fridays down the street or at your company Christmas party, what does networking mean for you as a cam model?

The first and probably most obvious out of all of them is SOCIAL MEDIA. If you’re surprised by that, I don’t know why. It should be pretty obvious that having a strong social media presence, especially in this day and age can make or break your career. No longer do you need an agent to put you in contact with all the right people, and no more of having to work with someone to get to know them and become friends.

The most important thing about social media is that you need to look at it as if it’s your professional portfolio. Every picture, every interaction with a fan, every video should only be your highest quality. IF someone was going to want to work with you, this is what you would present to them. Your profile page is your virtual “business card” so to speak. Not only do you need to always be presenting your best so that you get noticed, you also need to have an easy way to contact you where people can see it. My recommendation is to have your business email in your bio. On every bio. In this day and age all it takes is a quick tweet, DM or like on Instagram for a photographer to want to set up a shoot, or another cam model wanting to set up shows. Start interacting with the type of people that you want to be working with in the future, get to know them, establish a healthy, friendly working relationship…. and I can’t stress the working enough. It’s so important to stay professional in every situation. Networking 101 is you never want to burn a bridge unnecessarily, because even if they aren’t working out the way you wanted them to, you never know when you could use that connection to your advantage in the future. Am I saying to let yourself be taken advantage of? Hell no girl, don’t be crazy. Be a firm business savvy diva if you need to be, but always know to keep it respectful. Respect will take you a long way in people’s eyes and as far as networking goes, reputation is everything.

The second is going to expos and conventions. This one obviously takes more time, effort and money, but is the best and strongest way to network in the more traditional sense. There are multiple conventions that go on through the year but the ones of most prestige and note are: AEE (along with the AVN awards) XBIZ and CamCon. The AEE is the pre-game to the AVN Awards in Vegas. All of the big players are here, including all the talent and most of them have booths where you can walk right up and get more information, make contacts etc.

Xbiz and Camcon take place at the same time in MIami. Xbiz is another big player convention however this one seems to have more emphasis on the behind the scenes industry people. The producers, webmasters, affiliates, site owners… you get the idea. In my humble opinion, this is one of the BEST places to be to network. Building strong relationships with the actual industry workers that aren’t the models can be extremely advantageous, and you never know when you’re going to want to have that connection in your back pocket.

Camcon on the other hand, is definitely geared more towards the cam model. It’s a newer convention that has been running for a couple of years. This is all about the cam model. You can network with each other, set up shows, film content, go to workshops and there is even a fan meet and greet day where your fans can meet you, take pics get autographs. I haven’t been personally, but I hear that have full security detail for the models on that day as well as hair and makeup. OH you fancy, huh?

Now you might be thinking, “I’m a cam model! What is this crazy Bish talking about? Why would I waste my time networking when I can just as easily log onto my big box site, make money and call it a day?” Well.. You can. No one is saying that isn’t a perfectly apt way of camming. However, it’s important to recognize that the way that cam models are treated in the industry is changing. The age of social media and Skype where we can have direct contact with fans and the ability to create our own traffic has started a shift in the way from things once were. Many established veterans in the industry have said that cam models are the future of porn. We are our own future, and by networking within the industry and building strong ties and relationships we can ensure our own success. No longer do we have to stay in the background and hope that the white labels and the cam sites are doing their job with advertising so that we have enough people in our room. The time is now to start treating yourself like the bad ass business woman/man you are and create your own destiny. That starts with networking. Period. So go print up those business cards and get ready to shake hands and kiss some babies.

The fine line between spamming and promotion

The Fine Line Between Spamming and Promotion

There comes a time in every cam models life where you have to learn the art of the balance of promotion. It sounds simple, but there are so many intricacies that you don’t realize exist until you’re in the midst of it. For today, let’s talk about one of those intricacies. The difference between promoting yourself and your links, and spamming your audience.

Nobody likes spam. How many times have you opened up your email account only to see that it’s filled with hundreds of spam emails that you have no interest in reading? It’s annoying, it’s obnoxious, and I have been victim to closing my email accounts because the spam gets SO out of control. Or how about going to a website, only to be bombarded by the millions of pop up/under ads until you want to rip your hair out and scream because.. All you f*$%ing wanted was to read a damn article. *deep breaths* The Point is that it’s a pain in the ass, and if you aren’t careful with the balance this could be what is coming across to your fanbase on your social media accounts. Notably on Twitter and Snapchat.

I can’t tell you how many times I have logged onto Twitter and gone to a cam-girls account to only see her posting links of where they can go purchase her content and see her online. Then I see the same models complaining about how they never make any sales from their twitter account, and that it’s filled with a bunch of freeloaders. Sure, of course you want to be able to generate sales through Twitter and that’s what you should be doing, but what you need to understand is that promoting yourself on Twitter/snapchat/Insta (insert every other social medium you may use here) is not the same thing as converting a sale in your cam room. The simple fact of the matter is that social media platforms ARE NOT a cam room, therefore you cannot treat it as such. You can’t just throw out a link every hour on the hour and expect people to click on it and buy. They aren’t in the mindset already to spend money like someone on a cam site is. You have to convert them through the balancing act of promotion and personality of your brand.

Now, I’m not saying don’t ever post your links. I post all of my links daily, multiple times. The key is that it isn’t ALL that I do. I’m not constantly posting it in every tweet. I’m not posting snaps on my storyline every 10 minutes telling them to go and buy my premium. I make sure to balance it out with enough of a “personality” to my brand as possible, so they don’t feel like I’m shoving it down their throats. The difference between going onto someone’s Twitter feed and seeing every post as a link, versus going on their feed and seeing a few links interspersed with

them chatting with their fans, posting funny quotes/memes, posting pics without attaching a link to it every once in a while. You get the idea.

The balance needs to be about 60/40. 60% of the time you push your product, 40% of the time you work on the image of your brand and cultivating a brand personality that will inspire loyalty and make them want to click on the links when you DO post them. Trust and believe that if all you do is spam your followers, they are not going to want to buy what you’re selling. Why would they? It would be the same thing as a twitter account that is run by a bot. Especially in our industry, we have to convince people to pay for our services. Their mindset is why would they pay for it if they can get it for free, and why on earth would they pay attention to anything you post if it’s the same monotonous thing every single time?

Now that I’ve been on my pedestal preaching about the woes of over promoting, you also have to be sure that you aren’t UNDER promoting. At the end of the day, you are a product and you are there to make sales. Just like it’s easy to forget to inject that little bit of personality and only tweet out your links, it’s also easy to forget to post links because you’re so into the other side of it. Especially with the majority of us having multiple links to send people to, it’s important not to forget that once you have the fanbase reeled in through the personality posts, that you balance that out by reminding them that your time isn’t necessarily free and if they want more of your awesome personality, they can go insert link here and get the even better version. Wax on, wax off young grasshopper. Get them interested in you, and then hit them with a link of where they can get more of you. It’s all just one big balancing act. 🙂

How to think Different in the webcam business

Famous words to live by (literally) and they were said by none other than Apples own 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.

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 girls 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.

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?

Let’s take an example of affiliates for big box cam sites. A lot of models do not like white labels because there 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 affiliates site only to get the run around by said affiliate.

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 others 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 models affiliate link when they use their brand to promote their white label. Still with me?

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 bread winners? The models.

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.

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 think different, not better.

Please do not copy my site! Thanks, Sarah