How to Start Camming on a Limited Budget

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If you’re looking to try out camming but worried that you don’t having the right tools for the job, do not fear! The reality is, it is much easier to become a camgirl than you may think, and doesn’t require much money (or any at all!).

If you’ve already decided that you’d like to cam, and settled on a camsite or two (See my post about best camming sites here), the fact that you don’t have the latest and greatest technology (webcam, laptop, lights), shouldn’t hold you back from taking the leap. It is better to start sooner rather than later and not let perfectionism and hesitation stand in your way.

 
So, Here Are All The Basics You Need To Start Camming Today!

Webcam 

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Laptops these days have built-in webcams, though the quality is often not the greatest, so I would urge you to spend some money on a webcam before you start. A basic webcam, like this one from Logitech, is only about 20-30 bucks and should be affordable enough. You can also find used ones on Craigslist. After you reach your first payout, webcam should be one of the first things you upgrade, along with lights. A better webcam will equal more views, and more views equal more tips. Though, most of us have started with just a basic webcam.

 

Lights 

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Lights are often neglected by beginner camgirls, because they don’t realize how important good lighting can be. It elevates the quality of your feed and makes your basic webcam produce better video. Before you buy your first umbrella lights, you can use the lights you already have in your house. Just position a few table lamps or floor lamps in front of you to create a great diffused light. If you do want to buy something before you start, I recommend a ring light, which is pretty affordable!

 

Laptop

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Laptop is the least critical of the camming tools, so as long as your internet speeds are okay, you will do fine with whatever laptop you have at the moment. After a few months of camming, you could upgrade your laptop to one with a better processor, more RAM/memory, and better graphics. Here are some great options for when you’re able to buy an improved laptop for camming.

 

Lingerie 

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When starting out, lingerie requires the least upfront investment, because you can start camming in your regular clothes/pjs/underwear. In fact, lots of members love the girl-next-door, “normal” look and are not expecting you to be coming online in fancy lingerie. I think most of us start out this way… and some girls continue with this look for the rest of their camming career! However, if you want to have some outfits before you start, I recommend Pinkcherry or Yandy for affordable lingerie.

 

Toys 

Like lingerie, you definitely do not need any toys to get started, and some girls will *never* use any toys in their shows. It is totally up to you and what your comfort level is. If you’re interested in getting some toys, my recommendation is Lovense tip-activated toys, because not only are they fun, but they also make you money!

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Don’t be intimidated when you see camgirls with perfectly set up camrooms, with the latest and greatest technology or fancy lingerie. Rememeber that they all started the same way and no one is an expert starting out.

Check out my Beginners Guide to get started today! Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.


Best Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) Webcams for Camming

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You may have seen these webcams in cam land that will pan and zoom around the girl’s body with a remote. The remote control effect is striking and is really fun for the viewers. It really makes the members take notice and stick around for much longer than they would’ve otherwise! While most camgirls use “standard” webcams (Take a look at the top ones here), if you want to take your cam game to the next level and invest in your camming success, these so-called “conference cams” are worth checking out. They’re pricey, but they should be seen as an investment, as you WILL see increased interest and therefore tips after upgrading to them. Additionally, you should always be writing off your camming equipment on taxes, whether it be webcams or laptops, so it’s a win-win situation! Read all about the tax deduction rules here. Without further ado…

Top 3 Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Cameras for Camgirls

Logitech Conference Cam BCC950

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  • Features professional HD video with superior speakerphone audio for simple, small-group conferencing.
  • Carl Zeiss Optics with Autofocus deliver razor-sharp images and allow detailed visuals to be shared close-up . Microphone Bandwidth: 200 Hz – 8 kHz
  • 78-degree field of view and 180-degree remote-controlled video pan, tilt, zoom ensure whole group visibility
  • All-in-one design combines HD video with high-quality audio clarity
  • The built-in, full duplex speakerphone and noise-cancelling microphone. Allows all meeting members to hear and be heard clearly up to 8 feet away from the base.
  • Omni-directional mic pickup and echo cancellation audio. Makes it seem like conversations are happening in the same room.
  • Remote control and base button control options. Quickly control camera pan, tilt and zoom and volume up/down, mute and answer/hang-up functions during call.
  • Broad application compatibility. Optimized for Microsoft Lync and Skype and works with most other popular UC platforms.

Best option for those who are on a budget!

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Logitech PTZ Pro Camera

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  • Premium USB PTZ video camera: Delivers professional video quality to a conference room or event space.
  • Ideal for custom integration: Flexibility to use multiple mounting options and three camera presets.
  • HD 1080p video quality at 30 frames per second: Brilliantly sharp video resolution and outstanding color reproduction.
  • H264 SVC video compression: Processes video within the camera for smoother video streaming using less bandwidth.
  • 90 Degree field of view, mechanical 260-degree pan, 130-degree tilt: Wide field of view and versatile controls make it easy to see everyone in the room.
  • 10X lossless full HD zoom: Zoom wide or zero in on people, whiteboard content and other details. Intuitive remote: Easily control camera pan, tilt, zoom and more.
  • Plug-and-play compatibility: USB connectivity to Windows PC, Mac, Google Chromebook; compatible with most web conferencing applications such as Skype for Business and Lync.

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Logitech PTZ Pro 2 Camera HD 1080p Video Camera With Enhanced Pan/Tilt and Zoom 

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  • Logitech PTZ Pro 2 camera delivers premium optics and life-like video calls to create the experience of sitting together in the same room, even if you are a thousand miles away.
  • It sets a new standard for high-quality, professional video with brilliantly sharp image resolution, outstanding color reproduction,and exceptional 10x HD zoom.
  • EASY TO SET UP AND USEPTZ Pro 2 connects with a single USB cable. Certifications with leading VC applications make it easy to use any video conferencing applications – including the ones you already use.

Best professional webcam you can get as a camgirl!

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3 Best Webcams for Camming – Top Webcams Reviewed

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One of the most important tools a camgirl can have is a quality webcam. There are other things to think about when diving into the world of camming, but presenting the best image of *you* is of UTMOST importance! You won’t last long if your viewers can barely make out your face, because you’re using a cheap webcam, or worse yet, your built-in laptop webcam. Girls, don’t make this mistake!

If you’re thinking about what best webcam to get for camming, read on – I will be sharing my TOP 3 webcams for camming for 3 different budgets and skill levels. They have all been tested (personally!) and they are the most popular webcams you will see successful cam models using.


#1: *FOR BEGINNERS*

LOGITECH HD WEBCAM C270
Logitech webcam C270

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If you’re just starting out and and don’t want to spend too much money on a webcam yet, Logitech C270 is the one to try! It’s a HUGE step above the built-in webcam quality and I find it gives a good enough video quality for streaming on camsites. You’ll appear clear and the colors will be more true-to-life.  It’s also really small, light and easy to carry with you – A perfect starter webcam.

A few points:

  • Fluid HD 720p video recording and video calling in 16:9 widescreen
  • Crisp 3 MP photos
  • Auto light correction and built-in noise-cancelling mic make video calls look and sound great

#2: *BEST OF THE BEST*

LOGITECH HD PRO WEBCAM 920

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Logitech 920 is truly the BEST webcam a camgirl can have. The quality of video and audio streaming is second to none, and for a price that won’t really break your budget (under $100!). It is a FULL HD 1080p video webcam, meaning that you will appear most true-to-life and ULTRA sharp! If your viewers ever complain about your video quality, try this webcam. You’ll thank me later! This is the webcam I use and the webcam that most top/successful girls use, and it’s no coincidence.

A few points:

  • Full HD 1080p video calls on Skype with sharpest video-call picture; HD 720p video calls on favorite IM services like Yahoo! Messenger and Gmail Voice
  • H.264 hardware encoding for faster, smoother HD experiences
  • Carl Zeiss optics with premium 20-step autofocus
  • Snap pro-quality pics; fast upload to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

#3: *ULTIMATE WEBCAM*

LOGITECH C922X PRO STREAM WEBCAM
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There is a new webcam on the market and it’s a beauty. It streams and records in 60 frames per second giving you incredibly clear and sharp video quality!

It is an upgrade from Logitech 920, which has been the gold standard for camgirls for many years. Logitech 922x has some awesome new features and I recommend it for models who are serious about their camming career.

A few points:

  • Specifically designed and optimized for Professional quality video streaming on social gaming and entertainment sites like Twitch and YouTube.
  • Stream and record vibrant, true-to-life HD 1080P video at 30Fps/ 720P at 60FPS
  • Background replacement technology allows you to integrate your live image and any background Scene, right onto your stream
  • Full HD glass lens and premium autofocus deliver razor-sharp, clear video in consistent high Definition while two Built-in mics capture your voice in rich Stereo Audio
  • Record clear videos even in dim or poorly backlit settings with automatic Light Correction

You may have noticed that all of the webcams I recommend are by Logitech. Yes, Logitech is definitely the king among webcams and performs much better against other brands, like Microsoft. It is the one webcam brand that you will see most camgirls using.