⋆ How to Become a Webcam Model – Beginner Camgirl Advice

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“How do you become a cam model? Do you need any special equipment or have a certain look for it to work? How easy is it to get started and make that first paycheck?”

I had ALL of these questions when I was starting out camming years ago and this is what I’ve learned. Above all, if you’ve done your research, you’re already further ahead than an average camgirl, so read on!

MAKE SURE YOU:

 

  • Pick the Right Site! There is a wide variety of camsites: some older and more established, some new ones just starting up, and they all feel and work differently. My recommendations are joining Chaturbate and Myfreecams. Chaturbate is the more “sexual” of the two and also allows men and couples to stream. They both have a 50%+ payout percentage and high traffic (Chaturbate more so than MFC). Check out this post for a full list of camsites to join!
  • Have the Right Tools Ready! Being prepared ahead of time is key. Using your built-in webcam to stream is unfortunately not good enough. You need a good quality external webcam like a Logitech C920, which is my personal fave and is used by the majority of camgirls. Check out my post about the Top 3 webcams for camming for other great options. In terms of other tools, having great lighting is such a big part of the equation in looking good on cam, and looking your best will give you the best chance in tippers finding your room. You can see some of my lighting recommendation in this post. As well as having a webcam and a few umbrella lights, make sure your laptop can handle streaming and won’t die on you at the most inopportune moment. Make sure your internet connection is good as well!
  • Consider your Boundaries. Camming is a risky job. You WILL be recorded and uploaded to various sites, including porn sites, and this increases your risk of being seen by your co-worker, neighbor, old highschool friend. The way to minimize the risk is to minimize your exposure, so make sure you block your location on the site. A service like CamModelProtection can help you remove your recorded content that makes its way online. Another consideration is how comfortable are you in your sexuality and can you be on a site doing sexual things? You don’t have to be a sex kitten, but you need to feel ok about being watched naked, masturbating, etc. A lot of girls love the thrill!

 

BENEFITS OF CAMMING

  • Setting your own schedule
  • No one there to tell you what to do
  • Can easily ban anyone who is rude or demanding toward you
  • Potential to make A LOT of money very quickly
  • Being spoiled with gifts

 

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Ok, so how do you REALLY become a full-fledged camgirl? What are the exact steps you should take?

No need to be anxious about trying out camming (a lot of guys actually really like a new, inexperienced girl!). Go through the steps below:

Step 1:

 
Sign up as a Model: Pick a site you’d like to try out (or 2! Nothing wrong with having options, and you get a chance to see what you like on each site). You’ll be asked to fill out your personal details and upload a photo ID to show that you are at least 18 years old. Approval time varies between sites, but you should get a notification in a day or two.

Step 2:

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While you wait, make sure you’ve got some equipment ready that I’ve mentioned – an external webcam (I recommend Logitech C920), a set of umbrella lights (like the Limo Studio Umbrella Lights) and if you’d like – some cute lingerie and maybe a new toy or two. Pinkcherry (click below!) is a great place to get all those! Beyond that, you just need to bring your personality and a lot of patience. 🙂
 
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Speaking of patience, you’re going to need to give yourself time to succeed on a site. Don’t think that just because you see top models making hundreds of dollars an hour that you will get there overnight. You need months and months of consistent camming to build up an audience and ‘regulars’, guys who will tune in to watch you every time you’re on. Consistency is key! This is one of the biggest pieces of advice I can give an aspiring cam model. Of course, a bit of luck is important too. Just because you have the looks, the personality and the work ethic, you will not automatically have success, but it you’ve done your research and have all the things ready before broadcasting you give yourself the best chance of success!

 

Step 3:

 
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Once you get approved, this is a good time to create a Twitter and an Amazon wishlist, and add some graphics to your model profile. While Twitter and wishlist are not required, promoting yourself on social media is so important to get yourself new tippers, unless of course, you prefer to keep things on the down-low, in which case you can do a protected twitter. Some girls even keep a tumblr and other blogs. It’s all up to you, so do what feels right. A word of warning: Make sure you don’t put your real address on your Amazon wishlist and either use a PO box or don’t add it at all. Your profile doesn’t need to be complicated – add some information about yourself and put up some eye-catching pics.

 

Step 4:

 
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You’re ready to broadcast!I know it can be nerve-wracking to press that Broadcast button for the first time, but you gotta jump in and experience it. Remember, you’re in control, and you can sign out at any point, for any reason. If anyone is making you uncomfortable or is being rude or demanding, don’t be afraid to ban them. Put on whatever will make you most comfortable, apply some nice makeup, if you wear it, and click that button! There is going to be a lot of learning going on in the first few months, and you’ll probably make a lot of mistakes, which all of us do, but practice makes perfect! When you’re on cam, my biggest tip is to smile! Yes, it’s so simple, but a lot of new girls don’t realize how unapproachable they look without a smile.

To get some conversation going, you can ask guys some small-talk general questions, or say something interesting about yourself and someone will jump into the conversation. Set your “room topic” to some sort of token countdown. For example, “Top off in 555! 50=Flash, 100=Fansign, 30=Spanks”.  You are giving guys something to tip for and get them interacting. A dance and some teasing is a good way to get people in the room, I find. It’s a good idea to watch other models to see what they put in their topics and what kinds of countdowns work.

 

Step 5:

 
First cam shift is over! Pat yourself on the back. Now you can start thinking about what you may do the next time you’re on. It’s a good idea to offer tipping incentives for guys to tip offline, because it can boost your camscore on a site like MFC, and of course makes you more money. A very popular option these days is offering a Snapchat or an OnlyFans subscription on a monthly basis. If you can commit to sending out pics every day/a few times a week, it’s a good option. Another option is to make photosets and videos. I recommend setting up an account on Manyvids to sell them there. This is a great option to make that passive income! You can also do a raffle, which are really popular on MFC, and they can be for anything – a custom video, a Skype, homemade cookies shipped directly to the winner! (Be careful about not giving away your real address when doing this).

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So, these are the basics to becoming a camgirl. Through trial and error you’ll know what works for you and what doesn’t, because everyone is different and there is room for all. 🙂 Good luck!

What is Camming? Webcam Modeling Explained

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What is camming and what does it take to be a webcam model? If you’re checking this out, you might have an idea of what it entails and probably want to know more. Read on!

Camming: Explained

 

Camming (or web camming) is signing up on an adult site like Myfreecams or Chaturbate and broadcasting your webcam while usually doing something sexual, like teasing, stripping, full-on masturbating and getting tipped in tokens by those who watch you. However, there is SO much more to it than that! You can even be an absolutely non-nude model, if that’s what you want. There is a vast amount and variety of cam sites out there right now and they all have their own “culture”, rules, and things that differentiate them.

Having been camming on MFC for 2+ years and hearing about other girls’ experiences on other popular camsites like Chaturbate and Streamate, I can tell you that if you’re somewhat hesitant about doing very sexual things, but still want to experience the world of camming (and potentially earn some very good money!), MFC is the way to go. It’s the most chat and hangout-friendly site out there and it is not focused on solely putting on sexual “shows” (eg. “cum shows”, bj shows, girl/girl shows). You can even be a non-sexual model! This works as long as you can figure out some interesting way to engage your viewers, like special games, paint shows, and other unique ways to showcase your personality. An example of a very popular non-nude camgirl is Kickaz on MFC.

 

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Camming is a fairly new way to make money on the internet and it’s quite similar to video game streamers or even youtube personalities, but a bit different in that you generally need to take off your clothes while you broadcast. 😉 The beauty of camming is that you can make it whatever you want it to be, and even start your own personal site, if you’re not happy with what the camsites out there are offering. There are camgirls of all ages, personalities, looks and I believe that if you have the drive and personality, you too can be successful and make it work in the cam world! What drives things is user interaction, so building a group of regular viewers who want to support you is key!

 

Misconceptions about Camming

 

Adult work is a dicey subject and you will always find people who are either morally against it or just don’t understand the reasons why anyone would start camming in the first place.

Here are some misconceptions you might encounter about camming:

 

1) All girls are escorts or, at least, will sleep with you for enough cash – FALSE

Although, I’ll admit that there are girls on camsites that either do already escort outside of the job or would be willing to offer a “sex date” for enough money, the large majority of camgirls has zero interest in it. Save your breath, guys. 😉

 

2) Girls can’t get out of the industry when they want to, are stuck, or are forced into camming – FALSE

You see the comparison to sex slavery when it comes to camming, which is a wholly different thing and has no relation to the camming you do in the comfort of your own home in front of your laptop. Unless you sign up through an agency*, there is NO camsite that will keep you locked into any contract, and you can leave at ANY time and any point that you choose. Successful models who stay in the camming industry do so because they LOVE it.

*Beware of this, girls! Sign up independently instead of an agency. Agencies take a large percentage of your earnings for themselves and don’t offer you much benefit in return.

 

3) It’s degrading and there’s no way you can feel good about yourself doing this job – FALSE

You can feel all sorts of great feelings about the job that you’re doing, the “service” you provide (whether it be sensual, sexual, or just social), and the difference you’re making in your own life and often the lives of your viewers. It’s like being a part-time friend, entertainer, and (sometimes) a psychologist in one! As long as you are open-minded about sex, and you don’t have negative feelings going in, there is no reason you should feel bad about camming. Working a minimum wage job where you get no respect is a much more degrading way to earn a living.

 

4) This will ruin your future and will leave you without a potential way out or a long-term career – ON THE FENCE

Depending on your age and what your plans for the future are, camming might make it more difficult for you to get a job either because of the blank in your resume due to camming, or because there are jobs that will frown upon any type of sex work, such as working with children, or working for the government. It’s up to you to decide if camming will be your full-time career (yes, it’s possible!), a temporary job that will finance other projects, or something that lets you travel or pay off loans before you go back into the working world.

 

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Having addressed the misconceptions, here are just some of the reasons why you might want to start camming:

  • Freedom to do what you want whenever you want – 100% control of your time!
  • Being your own boss – it’s pretty great
  • Developing personal and socials skills, like speaking, relating to people better, organizing yourself
  • Learning about and enjoying your sexuality
  • Feeling empowered – you are in control. If you don’t like a client, just exit out, ban, etc. That’s not something you can do in the “real world”.
  • Being able to make A LOT of money at a young age and be totally financially independent.

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