Camming can be an appealing professional decision for some models, and the business is fairly simple to enter. All a model needs is a PC or laptop, an appropriate webcam, and a fast internet connection. Logically, the next step would be to decide which webcam site to work with. Models choose their working hours and their location. Once you decide to go into the camming business here are the steps you need to take to become a cam site model.
Make Sure You Like It
If you’ve done your research and read all about how the camming business works, then the first step is to decide whether this is something you want to do. Of course, very few people have the luxury of doing what they love as a source of income. However, you must have some interest in presenting and or performing. Remember this is a career where you have to keep climbing, and success is not going to come overnight. A lot of effort and hours will be put into the process of gaining traffic and customers, and once that’s achieved the goal would be to keep them coming back. You have to stand out in some form or the other and if you’re not ready to do this, then maybe this is not the right choice for you.
Prepare for Risk to Be Outed
You are entering the online entertainment industry and while you might be completely comfortable with it, not everyone will share the same opinion. First, before you even buy a webcam, make 100% sure you are prepared for the risk of being outed to your friends, family, or employer. Make sure your spouse or partner knows about it, is comfortable with it, and also accepts the risks. After all, it will affect them too. It’s not a certainty that the two halves of your life will collide, but treat it like the inevitable (even if it’s not).
Work Only for Legit Studios
So, when your equipment checks out, you’ll need to decide which Cam Site is right for your career goals. Veterans recommend that new Models start with a seasoned Live Cam leader, such as Chaturbate. With Chaturbate, you can quickly model and begin broadcasting. It is important to understand though, it can take some time to learn how to manage your chat room. Chaturbate makes this process easy and fun by providing their Models with “apps and bots” which they can use to help make things more interesting for their viewers. These apps include tipping games and the ability for Models to set up tip goals. You don’t need to know how to use the apps and bots to do well, but it helps to have some knowledge of how they work. Just go on cam and experiment with some of them, so that you can get a feel for how they can help you run your room. Token Keno is a great one to start with, and it’s probably the most popular app on the site right now. There are studios that you can go to. They are connected to many streaming sites, have premade sets where you can stream, and have staff with years of industry experience. First, research Cam Sites. There are plenty to choose from, so it’s going to take some time and effort to find the one that’s right for you. You should also consider these questions as you’re deciding:
- How much of a commission do you take from your tips and tokens?
- What do you commit to when signing an agreement?
- What additional options do they offer or allow?
- Are there fan clubs or store link features?
- Can they do VR (if you want that)? Do they accept men, only women, or couples?
- Are they new or established?
- How much traffic, and how many visitors does their website attract?
- How often, when and how do they pay out their models?
For example, many sites can take up to 60% of your tips and more. If that seems like a lot, remember these websites are businesses, so they invest in marketing and work hard to make sure that both they and you make a profit. Plus, they are providing a platform or virtual stage for you to perform and earn in a safe environment.
Become a Part of Cam Community
There is nothing more valuable than someone who’s been in the camming business for a while and has some experience. Our recommendation would be to join a few cam communities. These forums or groups are designed specifically for cam girls and guys to share ideas, rant, offer support or give advice. Best of all, you might end up finding someone willing to personally mentor you. These people are worth all the effort you invest in befriending them.
Make sure locations are turned off and you’ve set the necessary setting on your site, Skype, or whatever tools you’ll be using. Possibly have separate phone numbers or bank accounts if you’re trying to be extra careful. Never give out your address, no matter how “trusted” a source is. There are also protection services you can contact for additional security support.
Maintain a Good Reputation
On many occasions, it happens that cam girls can have the status of being phonies or unreliable in their shows. Indeed, some viewers don’t always care about minor details when it comes to live shows, but many notice everything. A good example of this is playing a prerecorded video for your viewers even though they paid to see a live show. Now imagine having a viewer telling you their deepest secrets and what they’d like to see you do, and then they notice you’re not listening to them. Of course, you’re not always going to be in the mood, or you’re not going to give your all but you must come through at least to keep them watching and coming back. If you’re this type, know that you can easily lose viewers and worst of all, the word gets out, and soon you’ll be losing more and more. The best way to build a good reputation is to promise as much as you can do. No one is forcing you to go out of bounds, but giving a little can get you a lot and most of all a good reputation.
Build a Fan Base
Most of your income will come from regulars, or you’re Fans – and it’s a lot of work to get them. Post hot pictures (on whatever schedule you choose, but stick with it). Use social media to reach out to existing customers and find new ones. Use the right hashtags to get attention. Also, don’t just jump on Twitter before your show. Build anticipation throughout the day to get customers fired up. Keep in mind that each person matters and each viewer will have their preferences. Some will want to talk to you for hours, others will want consultations, and some might just want to see you online. It’s up to you to set the boundaries, tell them when it’s enough and of course, make sure you’re doing only what you’re comfortable with. Just being you will lead to a following of your liking.
Take Care of Your Health and Physique
Let’s be honest, getting into the camming business is no picnic when it comes to online trolls. Prepare in advance. There will be time-wasters, trolls, and haters that just want to be terrible. Learn to grow some thick skin, work on your physique, focus on your health and brush off their comments, and ban whoever is ruining the environment. Also, be prepared for some over-the-top perverse comments that might not land within your comfort zone. Camming sites have the wonderful option of blocking people, so if someone steps out of line, block them and smile on. This can be a good move because once you show that you’re banning members, they will understand that to get access to your videos and photos will require some form of respect. This is also a good move for your mental health as well as your physical. Whatever happens, if you feel comfortable in your own skin and with what you’re doing, there is nothing that can get in your way. Once you learn what ticks you off, and how to calm yourself down, it should be easy going from then on.