Why Every Cam Model Should Have Her Own Home On Internet

by Alex Shwarz on January 13, 2010 · 12 comments

I’ve made a mistake that many beginner cam models do. I’ve trusted part of my business to 3rd party service and it has suspended my account for no reason. Here is what happened:

Last week my account at AWeber got banned due to violation of their Terms of Service. In particular they found my blog’s content as pornography and sex-related. WTF?! If you don’t know what AWeber is, it’s the best email marketing solution that allows building mailing list  and then send mass emails to all subscribers. If you have already subscribed to my newsletter (through subscribe to my newsletter popup form) you may have noticed that every time I publish new posts on my blog you get an email about this. I could do all this without AWeber but AWeber has very high deliverablity rate (so your email doesn’t end up in spam folder) and many more cool features.

So my AWeber account got suspended for the non-sense reason mentioned above, I’ve lost 89 email addresses that I’ve collected so far, my blog doesn’t have that nice popup subscribe box, I don’t have access to very useful reports about my subscribers, and so forth.

Now how it all relates to the title of this post. Many cam models fall exactly into the same trap. You may have opened account on MySpace or Facebook for example. Spend hours and hours building your fan base by shooting content (pictures and videos) and publishing it. Then suddenly random moderator finds your content pornography and sex-related and just closes your account due to violation of their Terms of Service. Or some of your fans reported. Or may be your competitor reported. The point is it could be multiple reasons your account will be closed and all efforts are gone.

That’s why you need to have your own site – your home on the internet. If you host it on adult friendly hosting there is no way it could by shut down (unless you publish content that violates the law). So spend all your efforts on your site. Publish pics and video to it and then use other sites to announce what you’ve published. If your account gets closed on these sites you lose nothing but some source of traffic.

Blog is the most easy to setup and very affective type of site for adult models. So start your blog today if you don’t have one yet.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Minnie 01.14.10 at 6:31 pm

A good place to use for hosting would be host.camz or rude hosting and they are free and also give you tools to make money.

2 Alex Shwarz 01.14.10 at 8:16 pm

HostCamz offers free hosting. Don’t ever go with free hosting. You get what you pay for. The reason it’s free is because they will run their advertisement on your site and make money from it. Plus your site will be slow and support is terrible.

3 Minnie 01.23.10 at 10:30 am

That is not true about hostcamz. if your a model on their network you get paid for the sales you make with the links on your site.

4 Lorraine 01.26.10 at 2:25 am

I recommend http://www.totalchoicehosting.com for anyone looking for a reliable hosting service. They are adult site friendly and plans start as low as $4 per month for shared/virtual hosting. I have not had any issue with any of my sites I’ve hosted with them in the last 8 years.

5 Alex Shwarz 01.26.10 at 8:05 pm

totalchoicehosting.com looks good to me

6 WebcamModelingTalk 03.18.10 at 2:54 pm

Alex, how much were you paying for Aweber?

Were the newsletter emails adult in nature themselves or just including links to adult sites?

Have you discovered an alternative replacement for Aweber yet?

Great posts, keep it up!


7 Alex Shwarz 03.18.10 at 7:02 pm

I was paying to AWeber like $20/month. The newsletter emails were not adult in nature. My mistake was that I included a link to adult site. That’s why my account got suspended. I haven’t discovered the replacement for AWeber. Currently I’m using PHPList – a self hosted solution. But it was pain in an ass to set it up to be honest. I’m going to talk to AWeber to see if they’ll let me to use their service again if I won’t use links to adult site in my news letter. Will let you know how it goes …

8 WebcamModelingTalk 03.19.10 at 2:22 pm

I’ve seen a lot of mainstream marketers rave about Interspire Email Marketer. It’s a little pricey and I haven’t personally used it yet but it’s reputation says a lot for itself.

As it’s considered the flagship self-hosted auto-responder and mailing list solution I might give it a try one of these days. When it comes to price it all boils down to how much we value our list doesn’t it.

9 Mikayla 05.14.10 at 5:13 pm

I have been searching all over Google for a good Free Mailing List that will allow Adult and I can’t find a thing! LOL Any suggestions? Thanks

10 Mikayla 05.14.10 at 5:14 pm

One where you mentioned everytime I post a blog it will send out an email? Thanks again!

11 Luna Londyn 05.17.10 at 2:58 pm

Hey! This only works for anyone who uses wordpress, but there is a plugin that allows you to create multiple mailing lists, write emails and create newsletters all within the wordpress interface, and gives you control over what each subscriber will receive in their inbox. The only downside is that it’s only on WordPress. I just tested it and advise anyone out there to visit Mailpress Google Groups. Solutions to minor hiccups in the surface can all be found there. So far I’ve sent out my mass mails and it seems to run smoothly. The templates are from boring wordpress but you can add pictures and change the html and tweak the look.

Hope this helps!

12 Alex Shwarz 05.17.10 at 6:46 pm

Yes, Luna is right. There is a plugin for WordPress called MailPress. You can use it to collect email addresses and manage your mailing list. It does its job. The only downside is that delivery rate is pretty low so more than half of your emails will end up in Spam folder. The same applies to other self-hosted solutions. The mail marketing services like AWeber guarantee high delivery rates (above 90%) and very nice tool set. That’s why they are so popular. Unfortunately there is no adult-friendly service like this. If some one implement this idea he can make fortune on this! May be one day I can build such a service and become millionaire LOL.

There is another way of setting up mailing list with high delivery rate. You can do it through Google’s Feedburner service. You need to register Feedburner account and activate mailing list service. Then they will give you special widget that collects email addresses and you can place it anywhere on your site. When the new post comes out on your blog an email will be sent automatically to all members of mailing list. Hope this helps

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