⋆ How Much Money Do Camgirls Really Make?

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How much money can you make as a camgirl? This is the most frequently asked question by aspiring webcam models and cam members alike. The answer, of course, varies greatly with which cam site you chose to stream on, how much time you devote to camming, how consistent you are, and your ability to come up with interesting and enticing things to do on cam.
 
It might be easy to get caught up in the fantasy that becoming a camgirl will make you rich. Just look at the lists of highest tips on both Myfreecams and Chaturbate! However, the reality is a little more complex than that. Yes, it IS possible to make good money being a camgirl simply by streaming a few times a week and maybe selling your videos, however, some girls will still make next to zero being online for hours and some will make bank just by sitting in front of their webcam and chatting to members. What makes some camgirls succeed and others fail will be covered in a later post, but for now I want to share the approximate earning potential of a camgirl.
 
As I mentioned, it is quite difficult to average out camming earnings, because of a slew of factors influencing it, but for a camgirl who is semi-established and has the basics down (like a good webcam, lights, and a reliable laptop), she can expect to make…
 
Around $50 an hour. Some days you’ll make $100/hr or more, some days will be a total bust and you’ll end up with just a few bucks in an hour spent on cam. This figure is mostly based on camming on MFC, but Chaturbate closely follows it. On CB, the higher tips are less common, but tips in general are more consistent, versus MFC where tips can be very up and down, but high tips are common, especially if you have a loyal following. This figure considers that you do private shows in addition to public chat, which can be very lucrative. If you’re camming on other sites like Camsoda, for example, your earnings will vary, since it’s still an up-and-coming site and not the most established yet. I do see a lot of potential in it, so check out my post on how to get started.
 
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So, with $50/hr you’re earning a good income, but how much you are able to earn a week or a month depends on your camming consistency and how many hours you are willing to put in each shift. Don’t think it is easy to do an 8-hour work day on cam like you would at a regular job. You might be able to pull it off once in a while, but it’s tough physically and mentally. A more “standard” shift is a few hours long, perhaps 3 or 4 hours. So, going by the hourly wage calculation, you can expect to make around $150-200 a day. Working every day is also not the easiest thing to do, and many girls take multiple days off during the week to relax and do offline things.
 
If you’re consistent with your camming and don’t burn out (Read my post about camming burnout), you can make approximately $1,000 a week and therefore $4,000 a month. This figure is, of course, your earnings before taxes and you will need to save about 15-30% of your income, so that you’re not stuck with a huge bill come tax time. Read about the deductions you can make as a camgirl here. I will also discuss the investment strategies and ways to save and grow your money in a future post.
 
So, there you have it. The mystique is gone. You can can compare what you can potentially make with camming versus other jobs. Don’t forget that unlike a “normal” job, webcamming unfortunately still carries a lot of stigma and you have to deal with a variety of safety issues that are not present in office jobs. You also have a limited career span, and so you really need to consider your options and what your *future* options may be once you leave/retire from camming.
 
Camming can be an incredible job and it is what you make it. There are many girls who become incredibly successful, because they develop a loyal member base and continuously reinvent themselves to keep things interesting. Some make well into the six figures annually, but they’re more the exception to the rule and you may find yourself disappointed if you’re counting on making as much, especially in the beginning.
 
To get started, read my Beginners Guide, and if you’re already a camgirl, check out some of the best cam sites to work on.

 

Highest Tip EVER on Myfreecams! 1,347,673 Tokens!

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There has been one camgirl who’s been dominating the Miss MFC charts for a while and her name is RocknRose. You could say she’s been rocking the ranks (and members’ wallets) with an astounding back-to-back wins in February, March, and April of 2018! (As well as three #1s in 2017), and she is poised to win AGAIN this month! She has some loyal tippers helping her make it, and there is a very good chance she will.

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So, what is the tip that CRUSHED all others before hers? The previous high tip was a massive 1.2 MILLION tokens ($60,000 USD) tipped to LocaLoca, who is also no stranger to high tips.
 
RocknRose received a chart-topping, mind-bending tip from RocknKing going toward charity in the amount of 1,347,673 tokens! This comes out to $67,383.65 USD. Many would dream of earning this much in a year and RocknRose managed to earn it in one night. What is her secret? One sure way to find out is to visit her room!  😏
 
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Preventing Camming Burnout: Essential Self-Care Tips for Camgirls

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Camming is not an easy job – we all know this. Having to deal with beggars, scammers, and all-around awful people while still being entertaining and enticing to the people who do support you on cam is no easy task. Camming falls under the umbrella of helping jobs, where you expand a lot of your emotional energy toward your “clients” and often do not get much back. Therefore, burnout is so common in the camming field. You’ll see girls taking multiple days off from cam, and months even, because they’ve overextended themselves for the sake of their viewers and have neglected to take good care of themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally.

So, what does it take to successfully manage burnout while still maintaining a consistent cam presence and earning enough money?
 
BOUNDARIES
 
You need to have realistic expectations of yourself and set firm boundaries about what you will and won’t do, how often you’ll be on cam, and how available you’ll be OFF cam. I find that the off-cam presence is often the hardest one to be firm on, because you might feel that if you don’t give your members enough attention between camming sessions, they will forget about you and move on. While it may be true for some members, most will be understanding of you needing your private time outside of cam to recharge and do your own things instead of constantly doing Twitter status updates and tweeting sexy pics. The members who WON’T be ok are ones who will always expect too much from you and push your boundaries. You need to have a solid understanding of how much connection outside of cam is ok for YOU and to stick with it. Boundaries are so crucial to have, and I guarantee that you will have a greater peace of mind when your personal boundaries are not crossed by members.

How do you let them know what they are? You can either be direct and say that you will not be on Twitter much in the off-cam hours, or that you will take weekends off from social media completely, or that you won’t answer DMs. An indirect way of doing the same is simply doing it and waiting for members to catch on and not making exceptions. Firm personal boundaries equal a healthy state of mind. 💖
 
SELF-CARE

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You may think of self-care as taking bubble baths, getting your nails done, or getting a massage, and while those are all true, self-care may come in very different forms.

Self-care might be you taking a nice walk around town or a park. It might be disconnecting from social media and phone for a day and experiencing a day without interruptions. It’s giving your body some rest, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too. It might be calling or texting a friend you haven’t talked to in a while because of your camming schedule, or even just reading a book. It might look different for everyone, but at the core of it is putting your needs first and caring for your own well-being.

You can think of taking care of yourself as investing in your camming career. The better your self-care and the firmer your boundaries, the more you can achieve without getting exhausted, spreading yourself too thin and eventually burning out. Burnout is not pretty, and unfortunately, it’s way too common in camming. It’s hard to get yourself back on cam after a burnout, because you may feel resentful, unmotivated and unwilling to put yourself back in the place that caused it. The best way out of this situation is to try to not get into it in the first place.
 
HERE’S HOW 👇

Start by figuring out how to take care of your basic physical needs, like prioritizing your sleep, having a stricter cam schedule (no camathons or camming too late at night), eating well and avoiding junk food and emotional eating. I know it may seem really appealing to order in after a long camming session, but doing that too often will drain your energy and lead to eventual weight gain. Make sure you go to the doctor for regular checkups and take whatever vitamins/supplements that make you feel better. (Try collagen for healthier skin, hair, and nails, and melatonin for better sleep). Exercise is a key component of self-care, whether it’s going to the gym, taking classes or just going on daily walks.

Emotional self-care involves doing things that make you feel good and keeping your mood stable. The instability of camming earnings and the up and down nature of the cam industry does not bode well for emotional stability. Adding the “camming high” after a good night on cam to the list is a recipe for an emotional disaster. Some ways to counteract this is to take time to yourself to relax and reflect on the day and perhaps meditate, journal, or spend time on a relaxing hobby. You can vent to your fellow camgirls or a supportive friend if you’ve had a bad day on cam. If you’re noticing that you’re feeling bad consistently, it may be a good idea to see a counselor, which can improve your mood immensely. Watch out for self-medication with drugs or alcohol. While they may bring relief in the short-term, they won’t be good for you at all in the long term.

Mental self-care can cover things like doing activities outside of camming that bring you happiness and feeling mentally stimulated. Let’s face it, camming is not exactly the most mentally-stimulating job out there, so you need to take care of that aspect outside of cam. Hanging out with friends, reading interesting books, maybe taking a class or even going back to school all encompass your mental well-being. It’s about knowing that there’s something outside of the camming bubble that can be mentally engaging and be something to strive for.

The combination of strong personal boundaries and consistent self-care will do wonders for you and prevent a potential burnout. You’ll be able to enjoy camming more and not lose yourself in it. If you have any more personal tips, share them below!
 
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Top Non-Nude Camgirls on Myfreecams

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Considering that cam sites are bursting at the seams with girls in various stages of undress, can you make money without taking your clothes off? You might think it is impossible, however, there are some girls who have created a VERY lucrative lifestyle by being non-nude on cam.
 
Which site is most geared toward non-nude models?

The answer to that question is simple – It’s Myfreecams. Due to its relaxed atmosphere and relative lack of rules, girls are free to do whatever they want in public and private chats. There is a certain sense of community on MFC, which makes members more likely to want to know a girl better, talk, and have her as a friend. So, taking clothes off and doing an explicit show becomes less of a priority to some, especially when they see that they can make money through entertaining chats, signing, games, or other “performance art”.
 
How do I become a non-nude cam model?

See my post here on how to transition to one and what sorts of things you need to keep in mind.
 
Can I make AS much money as a nude model would?

Yes. But it all depends on your creativity and self-awareness. Can you keep members’ interest? Do you know what sorts of things make you stand out? What are your skills/hobbies/unique interests?

To get some inspiration, check out these three VERY successful non-nude girls below!
 
Most Successful Non-Nude Cam Model on MFC are:


KICKAZ

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Kickaz relies on her artistic skills to entertain. Body painting is her forte and let’s not forget her insane work ethic! She is often found at the top of Miss MFC lists month after month.

Check out Kickaz’s room here!


OLIVIA

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Olivia was the one who started it all. She hardly ever spoke, and instead did performance art shows that created intrigue and some drama, too. She is considered by many as one of the original camgirls who paved the way for non-nude models on MFC. She no longer cams, but her profile is still up, so you never know when she might make her return!

Check out Olivia’s room here!


MJXOXO

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MJ, currently going by MissChristmas, made her name as a poker-playing camgirl and built a huge following that supports her and plays poker and various other games with her weekly, without her doing any remotely sexual shows. So, you can see that having some unique skill or interest is what it takes to succeed!

Check out MJ’s room here!


See my Beginner’s Guide here for some help on how to get started as a camgirl!
 

Top 5 Camming Affiliate Programs

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Best Camming Affiliate Programs

Cam models and members alike can benefit a lot from affiliate programs that give you commission on the money spent by people you refer through your affiliate links. It takes virtually no time to sign up to these programs and the passive income potential is quite literally endless! It all depends on how many people click on your links and sign up through you.

Some programs offer commission per signup, some only pay you when a new user adds their credit card details and makes first purchase, and yet another commission structure is revenue-share, where you are offered a set percentage (5-20%) on the revenue earned by the model or tokens purchased by a member. I find rev-share programs to be the most lucrative, however every one offers some additional passive income and should be utilized for maximum money-making potential!

The BEST camming affiliate program, AND the best revenue-sharing program is one by Chaturbate. It is the most generous in the adult/camming industry and every Chaturbate model AND member should be taking advantage of it. You don’t even need to be on Chaturbate to promote it. How you do it is up to you – be in through Twitter, blogs, or forums, as long as you don’t spam or use illegal methods to get clicks.


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Chaturbate’s affiliate program offers a MAJOR 20% LIFETIME revenue share, so 20% of all money spent by referred members will be paid out to you. Additionally, you make $50 per broadcaster you refer through your link, and 5% on all affiliate earnings from referred webmasters. Of course, there is no guarantee that the members who sign up through you will ever spend any money, but you increase your chances of catching a “whale” by getting your link out in the world and promoting!

Sign up for Chaturbate Affiliate Program Now!


Myfreecams affiliate program
 
Myfreecams has its own Bring-a-Friend program, which I discuss here and it works fairly well, however, MFC does not offer great customer support when it comes to payouts or any issues that you may have with tracking clicks.

To promote Myfreecams more reliably (with great tracking tools and support) is to do it through CrakRevenue. It is an established and highly-regarded adult affiliate network. You can try both the Bring-a-Friend and the CrakRevenue program to compare the two and decide which one works better. CrakRevenue offers $2.5 per member sign up, and those sign ups can add up fast if you’re promoting it well!

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CrakRevenue is a fantastic way to make some cash through a number of different adult sites. They have hundreds to choose from, including sites like CamSoda, BongaCams, and LiveJasmin. It’s very easy to sign up and start making that extra cash with whatever sites that strike your fancy!

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OnlyFans is quite a new platform on the camming market, but it’s making huge waves. It’s replacing Snapchat as a way for camgirls to make money through posting photos and videos. It’s getting very popular fast and their affiliate program offers 5% of LIFETIME money earned by models you refer, which is quite a great deal, so make sure to jump on the OnlyFans bandwagon and earn that commission!

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ManyVids is a growing community of over 1 million active members and over 10,000 MV models who sell everything from photos and videos to Skype shows and panties. What’s great about ManyVids’s affiliate program is that it offers $25 with every model that signs up and posts 2 videos, and it’s well-regarded in the camming industry, so girls trust it and use it quite a lot.

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