Looking to gain some insight from a webcam model about various platforms? No problem, I’ve got you covered here today with at least one of them. The site is called Dream Lover and it’s a phone, messaging, and texting platform for models looking to make some coin. Find out what it’s all about in my official review below…
My Thoughts On Dream Lover
Dream Lover is a website where your fans can securely communicate with you via phone calls, text messaging, and picture messaging. Below I rate them in several different categories, giving them a score in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 29/60, with an average score of 4.83. They excelled in their features but lacked in everything else.
How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been on Dream Lover for almost 9 months, so far so good really!
Dream Lover allows you to communicate with your fans through pay-per-minute phone calls, text messages, and picture messages. Your actual phone number and your customer’s phone numbers are all kept private. Instead they use an anonymous proxy number for both of you. You’re able to choose which features you want to use and set all of your own rates. At any point, you can change your availability for phone calls and/or text messages. So if you know you’re going to be unavailable to take calls/texts, you can turn them off until you’re available again.
You choose your own rates for customers to initially purchase your phone number, for them to text you, for you to text them, for them to picture message you, for you to picture message them, and your per-minute price for voice calls. The payout rate is 60%. Customers purchase coins, which are used as currency on the site. Once a customer connects with you by purchasing your phone number, you’ll be able to view their current coin balance. The connection lasts for 30 days, at which time the customer must purchase your phone number again if they wish to continue interacting with you.
Dream Lover now offers a service that they’re calling Bookings. These are basically live cam shows that you can do with either any member on the site who pays in, or with just one select member for a more personalized show. The show can either be done on Skype or with the Dream Lover Live Platform. If you use their platform, you can cam using a desktop webcam only, no phones. You choose the length of your show and how much each member must pay to join. After your show is complete, you will get paid. By setting up Bookings that anyone can join, you’ll draw in new fans who may become lifetime customers!
Profits & Traffic 6/10
Like the majority of adult phone call/sexting sites, you’re responsible for advertising yourself. The site in general does not generate a ton of organic traffic. The majority of it’s traffic is from the models on the site posting on social media that they are part of the site, and asking their fans to connect with them on it. Because of this, most of the guests visiting the site are there for a specific girl. So make sure you advertise as often as you can on your own social media accounts.
If you’re able to draw in traffic from your social media accounts, your profits can be great! Just having a few consistent customers who chat with you daily can bring in quite a bit of revenue. Just make sure your prices are set appropriately: not too high and not too low. Since it costs new members $1 to make an account on Dream Lover, you know that everyone there most likely has plans on spending additional money, otherwise, they wouldn’t even waste the initial $1 to sign-up.
Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 4/10
The site is generally easy to use and navigate. Although it’s easy to find the different sections, there isn’t a lot of explanation about how everything on the site works. Aside from that, the scrolling bars used to change your rates are sometimes glitchy and don’t adjust properly.
They don’t have a model FAQ page or guides, so it can be a time-waster playing around on the site yourself until you figure everything out. They do have a contact form, but no one wants to wait around for a reply. When they rolled out with the Bookings feature, there was no information about it, and they’re still aren’t when visiting the page. You have to figure everything out on your own.
Payments & Cashouts 4/10
There are only two payout options. You can get paid by check or direct deposit (in the US only). If you choose direct deposit, the only way that they can verify you is if you provide a voided check. This is an inconvenient and outdated way to verify your bank account.
I’ve seen several models complain about this because they didn’t have any checks and had to pay to order them. Most banks will provide you with a few starter checks when you open a checking account, but Dream Lover won’t accept those starter checks to verify your direct deposit request.
You are able to set your minimum payout to $0, $50, or $100. There is no information provided about what day(s) of the weekly payments are sent out.
Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 4/10
Your phone number is protected, so none of your customers will be able to see your actual phone number when you’re talking to or texting them. Instead Dream Lover provides both you and your customer with a fake, anonymous phone number. But with this said, if you’re taking phone calls, you need to make sure your actual phone number is not mentioned in your voicemail message. If your status is set to available for phone calls and a customer calls you but gets sent to voicemail, they will be able to hear whatever message you currently have set for your voicemail. If it includes your actual phone number, they’ll now have that information.
I searched extensively throughout the site, and could not find any options for geo-blocking. This means that anyone, from anywhere around the world who has access to the website, will have access to your Dream Lover profile. This will be a problem for any model who likes to block their state, country, zip code, etc. Although the site is non-nude (your profile picture and background picture cannot show any nudity), it’s still not worth the risk for some models.
Customer Service & Support 3/10
I’ve never tried contacting customer service or support, so I don’t know how long they usually take to reply. I do know that I had a profile picture pending for over 8 months before. They never approved or denied it, so it just sat there in pending mode until I deleted it. Their contact form is not the easiest thing to find. You cannot access the link through your Dashboard. Instead you have to go to the main homepage of the site, scroll to the very bottom, click on the Help Center, and then click on Submit A Request at the top right.
They don’t provide models with any guides, resources, or a FAQ page. I guess if you have any questions about how the site works, you have to contact them every time through the Help Center.
Overall Dream Lover has some decent features, they just haven’t executed them in the most convenient way for the models. If they took the time to put together a resource guide, it would make the site much more appealing. More payment options and more information about cashing out would be a big plus for them as well.