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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How Does the MFC Camscore Work?

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What is the MFC camscore and how does it work? This is one of the MOST commonly asked and debated question on Myfreecams. The reason why no one seems to know the answer, is because MFC chose not to disclose exactly how the camscore is calculated, which has led to rumors and simply incorrect information floating around!

Fortunately, girls who have been on MFC long enough have pieced together the formula, and here it is below:

Camscore:

Total Tokens Earned ÷ Time Spent Online over the Last 60 Days

 

That’s it. It’s that simple. The more tokens you earn in the time you spend online, the better your camscore will be. Time spent online takes into account your Online time, Away time, Private and Group time. Your goal should be to make the most tokens in the shortest amount of time! Note: You will not be penalized for being logged into the Broadcaster, the camscore “timer” only starts ticking when you’re streaming.

Here are some more Camscore Facts:

  • Every MFC model starts off with a camscore of 1,000. As a new model you’ll have a *New Model* tag on your display photo, which will bring in more tippers, so use this time wisely, because it will go away in about 10 hours of broadcast time.
  • Camscore is re-calculated automatically every 4-6 hours or so, but only for models that have logged in to the website since the last time it was calculated. If you feel your camscore is “stuck”, the best way to get it to update is simply to go online!
  • Offline tips boost camscore. They do that because you are earning a higher amount of tokens in “less” time (zero additional time, since you’re receiving them offline).
  • All tokens help camscore, including 1 token tips. Every tip counts. You hear that, guys?
  • Profile Ratings and Admires do NOT help camscore. Don’t be fooled by guys telling you they’ve helped you by admiring you. Although it’s a nice gesture, they don’t help your camscore in any way.
  • There is nothing that a member can do to lower your camscore. 

 

There will be times when you’ll think your camscore is dropping for no reason, but you have to look back at your earnings over the last *60* days, not just the last few days.  Sometimes, you’ll see a sudden drop, but often it’s because a good token day you had on Day 61 will no longer be counted in the camscore calculation.

 

Hope this has been helpful! If you have any questions, please write below, and don’t forget to Go online and make that cash! 😉

 

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
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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. It is the one webcam brand that you will see most camgirls using.

 

New Highest Single Tip on MFC

Well, well, well… On Feb 2, 2015, the previous record for the highest single tip on MFC (477,600 tokens) has been broken.

The new high tip is a COOL 500,000 tokens tipped to KendraD.

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If you were wondering how much it’s worth in dollars, that would be an astounding $25,000 USD! Congrats to Kendra!

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UPDATE: Sorry, Kendra, you are no longer the #1 on the list, with LocaLoca taking the spot.

 

Camming Success Tips for Models – 3 Things that will make you GREAT!

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Having been in the camming/adult industry for several years, I see this question come up again and again and is much debated among the models. What makes someone a successful webcam model? Not everyone has what it takes and not everyone can maintain it for years (if you want a long, profitable career).

From my personal experience of camming on MFC and watching hundreds of models, here are the 3 CAMMING SUCCESS FACTORS:

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Don’t believe in the myth that you have to look a certain way and have a certain body type to succeed in camming. After watching hundreds of successful and not-so-successful models and working out what makes them so appealing, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is *mostly* your personality and how you relate to your viewers that will make you a true success. It does not come on its own, however.

1) WORK ETHIC is something that is not often mentioned (or, rather… seen) when you’re searching for that the one factor that makes a top model a top model. It’s that underlying consistency (how often do you go online each week, how long are your vacations and how frequent, how often do you bail on your shifts?) that makes all the difference in the world. It is what keeps the viewers engaged and creates attachment (which does translate to more tips). Don’t come online consistently? Well, your tippers will find another girl to spend their tokens on.

2) PERSONALITY will need another mention in the future, but for now, I’ll say that you need to try to be yourself and be a more carefree and more confident/comfortable version of yourself on cam. If you don’t feel comfortable, it WILL show on cam.

3) As for LOOKS, keeping yourself healthy and feeling good mentally and physically is important. Try not to drink too much alcohol, eat too much fried food, carbs and sugar, which will make you bloated, and try to get enough sleep. When you’re feeling your best, you’ll look better too!

This article will be expanded on in the future, because there is just SO much to talk about, so stay tuned for camming advice and tips!

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