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 Toys for Camming: Ultimate Camgirl Checklist

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As a camgirl, there are SO many choices for sex toys to use on cam, that it can be almost overwhelming! Here is a list of the most popular toys that not only look great on cam, but are also the most satisfying to use, sorted by categories!


*BEST ALL AROUND TOY* – The Hitachi!

Hitachi Magic Wand is known by a single name, because… it’s kind of a big deal and is guaranteed to give you the strongest and the most orgasms on and off-cam. It’s no wonder it’s found in pretty much every camgirl’s toy box!

  • A best seller for nearly 30 years
  • Heavy duty motors and 2 Vibrating Massager speeds
  • Includes soft-molded Wand Massager Attachment
  • Includes a FREE speed controller for varying vibrations

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Buy the The Original Hitachi Magic Wand on Amazon.

You can check out my post about Hitachis and the different attachments you can get for them, and if you’re looking for a more affordable version, this wireless Shibari Halo Massager is great.

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BEST REALISTIC DILDO – VixSkin Dildos

VixSkin dildos have long been camgirl favorites, because not only do they look hyper-realistic on cam and in videos, but they also feel like the real thing. They are made with 100% body safe materials: proprietary “VixSkin” construction layers soft, textured silicone over a firm yet flexible silicone core, for a highly functional and unbeatably realistic feel. They warm up and retain heat upon insertion. It truly is the *most* realistic dildo on the market and a great investment for “work”. 😉 They also come in different skin colors for that ultra realistic look.

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Buy Vixen Creations Bandit VixSkin Dildo on Amazon.


PRETTIEST TOY – Icicles Glass Dildos

Sometimes you just want a toy that will look pretty and girly and non-intimidating. Glass dildos are the way to go. You can find so many beautiful varieties with shapes, designs, and colors to suit your mood. They can look so feminine and definitely make a statement on cam! Icicles in particular make great-looking glass dildos. Here are a few options that a lot of camgirls go for:

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Buy Icicles Dildos on Amazon.


MOST LUXURIOUS TOY – Lelo

LELO tops the list of most luxurious toys on the market. They are made with beauty in mind and, while they are pricey, they are incredible to use and look gorgeous on cam. They’re made with the smoothest silicone and all models are waterpoof, which is a huge bonus. They have so many varieties of toys, from small vibrators to rabbit vibes, to G-spot massagers that it’s sometimes hard to choose, but having a Lelo toy in your toolbox is indispensable.
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Buy Lelo Soraya (The Ultimate Rabbit Vibrator) on Amazon or LELO.


MOST USEFUL TOY FOR CAMMING – Lovense Tip-Controlled Vibrators

The most “useful” toys for camming are the tip-activated vibrators that not only respond to sound (like Ohmibods), but also to specific tips! The tip amount changes the speed and power of the vibrations and it’s not only fun to use, but is also really fun for viewers, since they get to directly influence it by tipping. Lovense toys are the real deal (don’t listen to critics calling all tip-activated toys fake), and they have become very popular in the camming industry.

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Buy Lush and Nora Lovense vibrators on Amazon or through Lovense.

You can check out my post on Tip-Activated Toys to see a comparison between different models (Ohmibod vs Lovense).


MOST INNOVATIVE  TOY – Womanizer

Womanizer has got to be the most innovative toy on the market right now. It’s the first sex toy to feature “PleasureAir” technology. With this technology it is possible to stimulate the clitoris without direct contact for the first time, creating an unprecedented orgasmic experience. It creates a “sucking” sensation that leads to the biggest orgasms and some even call it the best toy since the Hitachi!
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Buy Womanizer on Amazon.

Another great site to shop for sex toys (including lubes, props, and lingerie) is -> PINKCHERRY.

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Hope you found this list useful. Happy testing!

⋆ Best Tip-Controlled Vibrators for Camming: OhMiBod vs Lovense

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There has been a lot of interest in tip and sound-activated toys and using them for cam shows. There has also been talk of them being a scam with girls faking their orgasms and lying about the strength of the vibrations from the tips they get (Particularly on Chaturbate). Hopefully this post will clear this up!

Currently, there are two main companies that manufacture sound-controlled vibrators – OhMiBod and Lovense. OhMiBod got a lot of hype with their Club Vibe that vibrated with sound, which girls used on cam to have it interact with the tip sound from the speakers. However, Lovense has gone a step above and created their vibrators to respond specifically to tips, which make them the perfect toy for camming. Girls who use OhMiBod toys are not exactly telling the truth when they say that higher tips equal stronger vibrations, but who can blame them? It’s a VERY lucrative setup for making money on cam.

 

OhMiBod Review

 

OhMiBod was first on the market and most girls are more familiar with it. They have now come out with a variety of toys, both internal and external ones that are part of their “music vibes”. You will also have to download a smartphone app to be able to use it.

Club Vibe 2.0

  • ohmibod club vibe cammingClub Vibe 2.OH is an award winning and revolutionary wireless rechargeable remote control vibrator. This sophisticated, lightweight and slim line vibe begs to be worn out on the town.  Its 5 intensity levels allow you to use the vibrator in a loud atmosphere or in a special quiet place.
  • Has a velvety finish and vibrates and pulses to club music, concerts or to your lover’s voice.
  • 2 modes to choose from:
    • Wireless remote control mode
    • Club Mode

Buy on Amazon

 

Freestyle G: Wireless Music Vibrator

  • ohmibod freestyle g cammingWireless music driven vibrator. When it is connected to an iPod /iPhone (or any mp3 player), the vibe will pulsate to the music giving you a unique dual sensory experience with ultimate freedom of movement and motion.
  • Connect the iPod to a home speaker system with the cable provided and Freestyle :G becomes the perfect accessory for partner play.
  • Like all OhMiBod music vibrators, Freestyle :G can work without music too. Switch to the manual mode option and explore 7 amazing pre-programmed vibration patterns.

Buy on Amazon

PROS: Cheaper, have more variety, have an external vibe as an option.

CONS: Can’t respond to individual tips, just sound, and may not be as strong.

 

Lovense Review

 

Lovense took the sound-activated vibrator game to the next level by introducing a Chrome extension (in addition the Lovense smartphone app) that gives you full control of how your toy will respond to tips. Eg. If someone tips you 10 to 20 tokens, it will vibrate on a low setting. If someone tips 20-50, it will go higher, for 50+ tokens it will rotate, etc. It’s highly interactive and innovative! It’s also very easy to install and work with and really fun for the viewers. This extension is compatible with Chaturbate, Myfreecams, BongaCams , CamSoda and Flirt4Free.

There are currently 2 vibrators in the lineup and 1 buttplug:

Nora

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  • The Original Bluetooth Rabbit Vibrator! Features:
  • Rotating head: Easily stimulate your G-Spot
  • Optimized shaft: Designed to gently stimulate the right places during thrusting.
  • Vibrating arm: Flexible arm accommodates multiple body types.

Buy Nora from Lovense or Amazon.

 

 

 

Lush

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  • The Most Powerful Remote-Controlled Bullet Vibrator! *Bestseller*
  • Bendable bluetooth antenna extends beyond the body- increasing the range of control!
  • Curved to hit your G-Spot! Powerful vibrations will stimulate the entire area.

Buy Lush from Lovense or Amazon.

 

 

 

Hush

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  • The Most Powerful Vibrating Butt Plug!
  • Long Distance Control (can be controlled at ANY distance using two smartphones and connecting in the app)
  • Unlimited Vibration Patterns
  • Sync to Music – experience your favorite songs in a whole new way!
  • Sound Activated Vibrations
  • Sync Together (if two people have a toy, one person can control and both toys will respond)

Buy Hush from Lovense or  Amazon.

 

PROS: Many girls report that they’re stronger than OhMiBods, they react to tips versus sound, HIGHLY programmable.

CONS: Slightly more expensive.

 Learn more about how tip-activated toys work on cam.

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I hope you found this review helpful! Let me know if you have any questions, and check out this post for more great toy options for camming!

How to Generate Passive Income by Selling your Videos and Photos Online

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Offering videos and photo sets to your members is one of the easiest ways to increase your camming income while not having to be online. Some days you’re just not in the mood to be entertaining, so shooting videos or photos is a great way to still feel productive and make that extra cash! Best of all, since you can resell them indefinitely, you’ve just created a passive income stream once your videos or photos are done. Win-win!

 

Do I need to have professional shooting equipment for my videos to be successful?

No. Anyone can do it. However, you cannot rely on a cheap webcam to shoot your videos and for them to turn out well. It simply won’t create nice quality videos, and you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot (pun intended) having to work with equipment that won’t give you best results. More on that at the end of the post.

 

Do I need to have any special video editing software for my videos to look good?

Yes and no. While it’s ok to use a free video editing software that you have installed on your laptop, like a Windows Movie Maker, a lot of girls have invested in video editing software to really make their videos stand out and be high quality. Sony Movie Studio and Adobe Premiere are the most popular video editing programs used by both newbies and professional video editors. It takes a little bit to learn, but the results are worth it!

 

Where can I sell the videos and photos I make?

You can sell them on you model profile and offer them for sale when you’re online. A great way to REALLY maximize your profits is to sell your videos and photosets on camgirl video sites. The #1 site right now to do so on is ManyVids! Even though it’s fairly new, it’s grown to have a huge audience and thousands of girls have created their profiles on there already. The bigger the audience or traffic a site gets, the better the odds are of your videos selling. Manyvids is highly recommended by me. You can also sell panties, Skype shows, and Snapchat and other items in your “store”. You get paid twice a month and earn 60% of the revenue from the sales of your videos, which is a great payout percentage.

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Can I sell my videos “full-time”?

Yes! In fact, there are a lot of girls who do just that. How much you make depends on the amount of videos you’re putting out a week, how well they’re shot, and how much promotion you’re doing. It is definitely possible and is a great way to earn an income while not doing live camming. Camming does have its benefits, but it’s not for everyone and some people don’t have the flexibility in their schedule or time for it. ManyVids says that its top earners make between $10,000 and $12,000 a month!

 

Ok, how do I begin?!

Sign up for a ManyVids account, upload any videos or photos you may already have. If you don’t have any, here’s what you need to start with:

 

1 ) A High Quality Webcam – Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (See my post on the Best Webcams to Get)

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OR A DSLR camera – Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Digital Camera

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OR a Camcorder (Highly recommended) – Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder

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2) A Tripod – AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod

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OR a GorrilaPod – JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod for DSLR

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3) Umbrella Lights – Photography Photo Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit

(See my post on the Best Lights to Get)

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4) Some Nice Lingerie and Toys! (Optional)

Wear whatever makes you feel best in front of the camera!

 

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And that’s all there is to it! Once you’ve got the basic equipment, you can make your video AND make your first sale the very same day (Don’t forget Twitter as your best promotion tool)!

Keep an eye out for a full list of passive camming income sources coming in the near future!

Hitachi Magic Wand – Camgirl’s Best Friend?

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If you have money to spend on only ONE vibrator, ever – make it the Hitachi Magic Wand. It’s been called the “Cadillac of vibrators” due to its strength, performance, and orgasm-power. It has a cord and a powerful motor (which makes it pretty loud – its only downside), but it puts all other cordless and battery-operated vibrators to shame. It’s become an icon in the sex toy world and its plain white look is so easily recognizable. I’m sure you’ve seen tons of girls use them for cam shows… with great results. 😉

A little while ago, it went through a rebranding and is now called the “Original Magic Wand” with the Hitachi name now absent from the newer packaging; it’s also now sold by Vibratex. So, with many fakes on the market, look for Vibratex listed as the manufacturer. For example, this particular magic wand is the real deal:

 

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Despite the name change, many girls still call it “The Hitachi” for short, no matter how much Hitachi wanted to separate itself from the product. I personally don’t care what they call it, as long as they keep making it! It is a truly irreplaceable camgirl (and everyday-girl) toy.

The Magic Wand has 2 speeds – “normal” and “OMG orgasm”, but if you want to be able to control it, you can by getting the speed controller version, which is really handy if you’re more sensitive or want to be able to vary the speed. Here is one sold on Amazon:

 

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The original magic wand doesn’t come with any attachments, but if you’re someone who likes to experiment and likes insertable vibrators, there are attachments you can buy that fit right on top and take the “Hitachi Experience” to the next level! Warning: This is not for beginners! The vibrations are strong enough as it is without any insertable parts, and many girls can’t even handle having their bare skin touched with the wand, so it greatly depends on your sensitivity and experience level.

This is the most popular kit for the Hitachi – with the blue straight and curved G-spot attachments:

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If you’re looking to buy that special toy for yourself, or if you’re reading this and deciding what to get your favorite camgirl, you definitely can’t go wrong with the Magic Wand!
 
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