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.
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 customers 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 is 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 is sometimes glitchy and doesn’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 there still isn’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 (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 week 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.
My review on Chatstar
ChatStar provides models a secure way for their fans to sext and call them. 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 49/60, with an average score of 8.16. They excelled in their overall features, navigation, payouts, and customer service.
How Much Experience Do You Have With The Site?
I’ve been on ChatStar for about 9 months.
ChatStar allows models to communicate with their fans via phone calls, SMS (text messages) and MMS (sending/receiving pics/vids via text messages). Your actual phone number is never revealed to your fans. Instead they use a forwarding system so your real phone number is kept private.
You’re able to decide what services you want to offer and what you want your rate to be for each service. You can set up your own pricing for the initial purchase of your phone number, price per minute for phone calls, the price for a fan to text you per message, the price for when you text a fan back per message, when your fan sends you a MMS, and when you send them a MMS.
ChatStar has done some marketing research and found out that if you set your phone number rate to free (for the initial purchase of your phone number), you’re more likely to get fans in your network, which increases your chances of converting fans into paid fans! They still pay your normal per message or per minute rate, but they don’t have to pay for the initial purchase of your number. If you set your phone number to free, you also get a “Get My # For Free” badge on your profile picture. Fans are more likely to view your profile when they see that badge.
Profits & Traffic 6/10:
If you take the time to advertise on your social media accounts that you use ChatStar, the earning potential can be great! ChatStar’s own social media accounts have been inactive for a while now, so don’t expect a shout-out from them. Whatever traffic you get will either come from you doing the work yourself by blasting it on social media (the main way) or from organic site traffic, which isn’t the best in the sexting/adult phone call market.
To increase your profits, check out some of the prices that other models have set. If you set yours too high, customers are gonna move on to the next girl who has cheaper pricing, but offers the same kinds of things you do.
Ease Of Using & Navigating The Site 10/10:
The site is incredibly easy to use and navigate. They make everything very simple for you to find, and do a good job explaining everything. The few tabs that they have are very self-explanatory and to the point. On just six different pages, you can navigate through everything you need.
Payments & Cashouts 10/10:
You keep 60% on the site and payments are sent out weekly, every Thursday. Pay periods are from Monday to Sunday which are paid out on the following Thursday. They provide you with a transaction list so you can see the fan that’s paying you, what the payout amount is per interaction, and the time of the interaction. They also have an Earnings History page which breaks down your payments by week.
Privacy Protection & Geo-Blocking 4/10:
From everything I’ve seen on the site, they do not offer any form of regional blocking. This may be a problem for some models who want to block a certain state or country from being able to find out their profession.
From different comments I’ve seen on various forums, some models are skeptical about the sign-up process due to privacy issues. When you sign-up for ChatStar, you put in a very minimal amount of information. After signing-up, a representative from the site will email you asking for the rest of your information (ID, headshot, social media accounts, etc.). This isn’t the best practice, since it may seem sketchy to some. But I personally haven’t had any problems, and my account was set up without any personal info getting leaked. I’ve also never heard any models who are actually on the site complain.
As far as your actual phone number goes, that is protected by ChatStar. They use anonymous proxy numbers in order to relay communication between you and your fans. One VERY important thing you need to check if you are accepting phone calls is your voicemail message. Make sure your voicemail does NOT mention your phone number! If you miss a call from a ChatStar customer and they’re taken to your voicemail, you don’t want them to hear your actual phone number.
Customer Service & Support 10/10:
When you first sign-up, not only do they quickly contact you via email with general information about the site, but they also set you up with some promotional graphics. They’ll usually pull a couple pictures from your Instagram, and jazz them up a bit with the ChatStar logo and the link to your profile page.
ChatStar is a decent site overall as long as you’re willing to work for it. Like I mentioned earlier, the organic traffic that they generate could be better, so the majority of your fans are going to come from you directing them there. The services they offer are great though if you’re looking to get into sexting and/or adult phone calls. They make it quick and easy for you to get started on the site.