Why a Cam Girl is so much more than just a model

by Alex Shwarz on March 25, 2015 · 1 comment

Erotic images have existed as long as mankind itself but in relative terms, cam girls are the new kids on the porno block. As such, very little research exists about an industry which is growing faster than a teenage stiffy in a strip club. We know virtually nothing about the wide role cam girls play in this business. Sure we can look at the analytics and see who is pulling in the most dough. But just what is it that makes for successful live camming?

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By those in the industry, cam girls are known as models. Certainly the clothed models who appear in magazines and tv ads selling everything from toothpaste to cars don’t ever have to interact with their audience. At no point does the Colgate girl get a text message from some anonymous guy saying “can I watch you squeeze the tube?”. Or at least not that we know of.

Positive interaction

Cam girls will thrive or fail based on their interactions with the client. And we’re not just talking about the flirting and sexy stuff here. As with anything on the Internet with public assess, from time to time the trolls will come knocking. Sites with free registration and free chat like FapShows.com mean that anyone can sign up to chat with the models in real time. Not every client uses their best manners in these conversations and the FapShows girls might have to deal with some unpleasantness from time to time. Fortunately the models control the conversation and this is what the block or mute button is for. Everybody knows not to feed the trolls. Positive communication is key.

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Of course, the ability to communicate with the cam girls is what makes live sex cams so popular as opposed to traditional pre-recorded porn. The need for human communication is as basic as the need to masturbate. It’s ingrained in us all. So how much of the popularity and success of live sex camming can be attributed to this need for human interaction. Many models gain a following of repeat clients who come back again and again and develop a familiarity. If the girls are conversing with the clients about things other than sex, does that change the rules of the game? At what point do cam girls become virtual girlfriends or even therapists? We just don’t know. The lines between sex, pornography, erotica and therapy are blurring.

Modelling is not enough

I would argue that the term “model’ does not accurately portray the job done by these cam girls. They do more than just pose their bodies as the client requires. They have to be personable and communicative, they have give a believable performance, but most importantly they have to be businesswomen. They have to know what their assets are (no pun intended) and know exactly what to do to see a healthy growth in their incomes (pun intended). They need to know what clients want, when they want it and just exactly how to play the scene so that the tips flow freely and there is a queue of clients waiting to pay for a private show. Because these girls aren’t doing it for fun, it’s a job, the aim is to make money, even if the byproduct is an awful lot of pleasure and pleasuring. These cam girls have to be models, yes, but being beautiful is not enough.

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Tips, Hints and Tricks for New Cam Girls

by Alex Shwarz on July 9, 2014 · 0 comments

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So you’ve decided to be a cam model? That’s awesome, but there are a few things you should know before you start.

There are a variety of websites like chaturbate.com, myfreecams.com and much more. To get started on one of these, you’ll need picture ID and a picture of your ID next to your face. (Don’t worry this is confidential and is only used for age and name verification)

Once you get started, it’s a good idea to know what you’re willing to do…there are many kinks, fetishes and the like that your customers are going to want you to perform or ask from you. Don’t worry, most of the time they aren’t bad. Mostly it’s foot fetishes and spanking. There are guys that will ask to see weirder, and more disgusting things, but that’s rare. So do some reaserch. Watch other cam models and the chat bar to see what people like.

You will also need a name. Don’t make it something long and complicated like “iliketochatonchaturbate”. You’ll need something that your customers will remember. Take your middle name, a pet name, or your eye color even! Then if you’re sweet, pretty, curvy, or whatever, combine it! Take for example if you have blue eyes, and your pet name is Kat, make it something like “BlueKittyKat” or just “BlueKat”.

Set up a bio next, a little about you, how old you are, what you’re willing to do and not to, what you don’t want to be called etc. Look at other models bios for a guideline.

Next off, if you join a site where you are allowed to be on cam during your verification process, use that to your advantage! Get on cam, look cute not slutty (unless that’s your thing) and just talk to people. Don’t get naked until you can receive tips or tokens! Why give it away for free? That’s not what you joined for. Be flirty, cute, bubbly, and talk talk talk! Once you can receive tokens or tips then go for whatever you want.

Don’t give away personal info!!! It’s a bad idea. If you want to give out an email make one seperate for your chat account. Most sites allow you to block a state, Provence, or even a whole country! Take advantage of that. You don’t want your old math teacher or your cousin seeing your goodies! Also never give out your name, phone, social media name or anything. A lot of models have Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts. Those aren’t their private ones! Those are ones directly for their fans and whatever website they are on cam. Models also sometimes offer kik, snapchat or whatsapp. Think long and hard about this. Do you want your phone blowing up all hours of the day or when you’re not in the mood to talk? There’s nothing wrong with talking to people outside the site. Just be very careful and very mindful of the risks at hand.

After you are verified, get on cam and make that money! Do whatever you feel like doing, set a goal and boundaries. Don’t be on your phone. Don’t leave the chat unattended. If you can help it, put your phone on vibrate and next to your computer so you can see what’s going on if something happens and you need to respond. Also if you have to leave the room for a reason, bathroom breaks, food breaks, to stretch, let your customers know “hey I have to go do something, I’m going offline but stay tuned and I will be back in _____ minutes!” Stick to it too. If you’re not back before or at that time your viewers will go elsewhere. Talk to your customers too. I see a lot of models just sitting there waiting for something to happen. That’s no good and it’s boring. Have fun with it!

While you’re ready to perform, have all your tools and costumes next to you. Have your toys on your bed within arms reach, have your outfits hung and nice somewhere that you can show what you have to wear without digging around. That’s another common mistake models make. And if you happen to change into something else, turn around and let the viewers watch! Nothing wrong with a quick peek while they’re waiting, and it gets more viewers in while you’re getting ready for your next set.

Be mindful of where you are. Be somewhere comfortable like your couch, computer desk or even your bedroom! Also have lighting. Turn your side table lamps on, your overhead room light, living room lights, or even open the blinds if it’s light outside! Natural light is the best. Your customers want to see you. This is all visual. If you perform at night time, have at least two lights on. Get those white lightbulbs or the ones that make the room look like it has natural light. I see too many models performing by the light from their computer. Not sexy.

Internet connection is another key part. Try to be as close to your router as possible for the best FPS (frames per second) and you won’t look glitchy or grainy to you or your customers.

While you are performing, you will come across some weirdos, jerks and requests that you won’t be willing to do. If someone asks to see your feet and you don’t want to show them, just simply tell them “sorry I don’t show my feet!” If they persist, the block or silence button is good. There are trolls that cruise sites and flood the room with text. Those are the ones you want to ban. Also keep calm and cool. Nothing is more unattractive than a model flipping shit because someone is taunting her. You’ll lose followers and viewers for good if you rage out on someone.

Now as far as making money…that’s up to you! How well you perform, the hours you are on are all a factor. Remember don’t give it all away in the beginning or else nobody will want to tip you. They’ll expect a free show every time. There are models that work that way, but for what they show and how long they are on, it’s more unbenificial to just bear it all immediately.

Always look good. Don’t roll out of bed and get on cam. Put your hair up, straighten it, put a little cover up on or whatever. Your customers want to see you looking good or your best. Not with bed head and runny mascara.

One more thing…stick to it! You don’t need to clock onto your site from 9-5, unless you want to. Stick to around the same time and around the same days. Fans and followers will become regulars if you are on specific days/times usually. If you don’t feel like being on cam a certain day, don’t! You’ll make less money because your fans can tell when you’re into it and when you aren’t.

That’s it! Happy camming and be safe!

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If you’re an independent camgirl (or on your way to becoming one) your twin main concerns are probably the two that are shared by all participants in the niche of indy camming: promotion and payment processing. As all indy camgirls know adult processing rates are high and quality clients can be difficult to acquire, and these twin challenges can act as barriers to success for camgirls who struggle with overcoming them.

My name is Jesse (I’m known around the ‘net as Jesse Quinn and Quinn69) and I’ve been an independent camgirl for quite a few years now. I’m well established in the niche, and I decided it was time to venture into a new project. My aim was to create an independent camgirl listing directory that addresses the needs of indy girls by offering quality traffic, multiple features for selling cam shows, content and pay-per-min phone sex and the highest payout percentages available among indy camgirl listing sites. In sum, I wanted to build a listing directory that I would be excited to join if I were a camgirl in need of payment processing and promotion. Here I’d like to introduce LiveCamModelShows.com, an independent camgirl directory for skype shows, phone sex, custom videos and ‘download now’ videos, all at a payout percentage comparable to those offered by adult IPSPs (internet payment service providers) such as CCBill and Epoch.

In joining LiveCamModelShows.com you receive promotion to help you build your client list along with a base payout percentage of 80%, which rises to 85% for camgirls who earn at least $500 per week. Payouts are sent out weekly with a one week hold via check, Payoneer or Paxum. You can sell cam shows, custom videos, offer pay-per-minute phone sex and your own catalog of videos available for immediate download by your clients, making the site a one-stop-shop for all the products and services that you offer. Thus far no other listing site offers comparable payout rates, let alone the range of services and features that are available to you. In joining the site you can pick and choose which features to use, as my philosophy for the site is to make it as customizable as is possible for each camgirl who joins. After all, who knows your business and your client base better than you do?

I’m excited by LiveCamModelShows.com and I hope you will be as well. If you’d like to learn more about your rights and responsibilities on the site, what is required to join or are just curious to check it out for yourself you can click here for more information. If you’re an independent camgirl prepared to log in and engage with your clients you are welcome to join our community of camgirls who offer the best cam shows and cam girl videos, and who get paid what we deserve for it.

Happy Camming :)

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Twitter is a Smart Cam Girls’ Best Friend

by Raven Skye on March 19, 2014 · 1 comment

twitter-cam-modelsBeing a cam girl cam be hard work, as well as lots of fun. However, being an independent cam model requires a lot of self-promotion. And, if you’re like me, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on promoting yourself. I’d rather spend my hard earned cam dollars on bills and shoes. :P Therefore, Twitter is an amazing option for marketing yourself, your brand, your cam shows for FREE. Who doesn’t love free?

Let me give you an example how I actually made money and got cam clients by using Twitter for FREE. I now have over 16k followers but long before that many guys would DM (direct message) me and ask for a cam show. A lot of guys were time wasters (you get these A LOT in the cam business) but many were legitimate requests and I got some good paying Skype cam shows from using Twitter. I would Tweet sexy teasing pics of myself with a link to my indy cam profile or my Yahoo messenger name and I actually still get TONS of guys messaging me on Yahoo asking for a cam show because they found me on Twitter. So, there are so many FREE ways you can make a lot of money as an independent cam girl and one of the best of these is Twitter.

Twitter can be a little complicating if you’re new to it. However, after many years of using Twitter and marketing many different products on it, including myself, I have come to know the ins and outs of it. Let’s start with the first step. You need to actually create a Twitter account. Simple enough. Go to Twitter.com and on the top of the page it says create a Twitter.

Make sure you choose a Twitter name that you like because it will represent you and your cam girl brand every time you send a Tweet. My Twitter user name is Raven69Skye. This has my cam girl name in it, which is very important. You want all of your followers and those who are not yet following you to know exactly who you are. Don’t pick a name like hotgirl19. That will not help market your brand.

Now, you have a Twitter account with a good name. The next step is to add a profile picture to your account. People will see a small thumbnail size of this picture every time you tweet or retweet anything so make it sexy but no nudity. Twitter doesn’t allow nudity and why give it away for free anyway? ;)

Third, you should change your Twitter profile background. You can use one of the already-made default backgrounds Twitter offers or you can upload a sexy picture of yourself and click the box so it will repeat the image all over your profile background. This will show people, whenever they look at your profile, who you are and what they can get from buying a cam show with you. Then add words and your cam site or website links to your profile. Twitter gives you a space to add your website link so make sure to put it there. Then, write a short bio about yourself such as:

“I’m Brandi a hot 21 year old webcam girl with fake tits and a dirty mind. I love doing Skype cam shows so visit my site or Tweet me to play ;)”.

Anything you want to say to show people who you are and what you offer. Quickly read my bio on my profile for ideas: http://www.twitter.com/raven69skye

Now, you have your account set up, your profile picture uploaded, a sexy background, and your profile filled out. You’re almost done. Yay! The next step is to start following people. You want to mainly follow people who are in your industry or related industry. For example, when I was setting up my Twitter I typed in the search box the following terms and followed people with related accounts: sex, adult industry, porn, pornstar, fetish, fetishes, model, cam girl, webcam model, sex work, and so on. Get it? I sure hope so. Now follow new people every single day to build up your list but do not spam people or following thousands of people a day or Twitter will freeze your account and think you’re a spam account. Just follow maybe 50 new people related to camming per day. This will help those people see you following them then they will follow you back and BAM! You’re getting new followers.

Now, start Tweeting! Don’t overdue it by Tweeting every thought that pops into your head or spamming people with your cam profile links dozens of times a day. A few Tweets a day should do it. Promote your cam profiles, tweet sexy enticing pictures of yourself, retweet other people’s interesting quotes or sexy pictures, etc.

One more tip, Tumblr is a great free marketing tool, as well. And you can link your Tumblr account to your Twitter account so every time you post or reblog something on Tumblr it will automatically post it to your Twitter account! Twice the marketing for half the work. ;)

Before you know it you’ll have over 16k followers like me. :) It took awhile but I love Twitter and it’s worth it. Happy camming and remember that you don’t have to spend money to make money. :) So, have fun and go get those new cam clients!

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Raven Skye
http://ravenskyexxx.blogspot.com

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What It Takes To Become Independent Camgirl

by Alex Shwarz on April 22, 2013 · 4 comments

In the three years I’ve been an independent camgirl I’ve seen a lot of faces come and go in this independent niche of the cam world. However, there is a core group of independent camgirls who have figured out how to be successful in this niche of the industry, and they (we) all share one quality in common, the ability to wear ‘multiple hats’ and successfully negotiate multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Independent camming is tough work and has a high dropout rate. I really think the main reason for this is that many women enter the niche of independent camming without fully understanding what the job entails, and what is required of us in order to be successful. I think many women are initially attracted to independent camming because independent camgirls do not have to give a high percentage of our earnings to a cam site, but there’s a conceptual disconnect among many regarding exactly what those cam sites do in order to ‘earn’ their percentage. On a cam site, the site is responsible for ongoing promotion, marketing, payment processing, tech support and web design. Essentially, that’s what camgirls are paying for on a regular cam site. When making the step into independent camming, it’s important for women to recognize that we are responsible for every single aspect of our careers. It’s not just about throwing up an ad or three, logging in, greeting our customers and doing amazing cam shows ☺

I used to think of myself as a cam girl, specifically an independent camgirl, but as time goes by I recognize that being a cam girl is only one aspect amongst many of my job description. In truth, I’m a webmaster, a designer, a promoter and marketer AND an independent camgirl. If I omitted any one of those tasks I wouldn’t have any cam shows to perform, or customers to share them with.

That conceptual understanding of independent camgirls as equal parts webmasters, marketers and camgirls marks the difference between those who succeed and those who struggle in this camming niche, and I appreciate that it is a difficult transition for some. In truth, I spend far more time doing work related to camming as an independent than I ever did on a cam site. I spend far more time working on my site, networking and promoting than I ever did sitting in free chat. I say that not as a complaint or an attempt to scare women away from independent camming, rather as an illustration of what is required from us in order to be successfully independent. I love independent camming, but it’s not for those who aren’t prepared to invest the ongoing effort required in order to succeed.

Making the jump into independent camming is not simply about changing one’s style of camming, it requires of us a fundamental change in how we perceive ourselves and our roles as independent camgirls. To be successfully independent we need to understand we’re responsible for every aspect of our business. If we don’t do the work required, no one else will. Personally I love that feeling of being in control of my own career. That feeling makes the work worth it, and ultimately that much more rewarding. For camgirls interested in reading more, feel free to check out my Tips for Skype Camgirls

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