Being a webcam model is a career that many people find easy and fun. Normally, women make more money in this career than men, but if you find your niche, you can make money either way. Start by choosing a site and creating a profile. Then when you go live on your webcam, attract potential customers when they visit your room. To drive more traffic to your video, do things like contests and work with other models to create a unique experience for customers.
Part 1 of 3: Get Started
Step 1. Find a site that hosts webcam video streams
Many sites host videos, but keep in mind that they all take a percentage of what you earn. Therefore, it is a good idea to compare several sites and choose the one that offers you the best deal. Don't be fooled by the phrase "Earn up to X amount", as that only says what the top earners get. Better check what percentage they take of your total tips.
- It is also smart to look at the reviews of each site. You may find that some sites are considered better because they offer better traffic or fewer restrictive rules.
- Sites can take between 20 and 70% of the winnings.
Step 2. Check the token or tip system
Before deciding on a site, take a look at how their tipping system works. Many sites work using a token system, in which customers buy tokens and spend them on live webcam videos like yours. However, normally these systems are not 1 to 1 with any currency; that is, 1 token is not equal to $ 1 or whatever currency you use. It's a good idea to figure out the tip system so you know how much you earn when the chips roll in.
Step 3. Set up a home studio with a webcam and lighting
You can start with just the camera on your computer or your cell phone, and the basic lighting in your home. However, the better quality you offer, the more likely you are to attract customers. Think about the background and what you want customers to see when you go live.
For example, if you want to create a romantic atmosphere, try slightly softening your face and placing candles in the background
Step 4. Choose a unique username, which distinguishes you from other models
A username can help you build your brand. For example, choose a fun and cheesy nickname if this is how you plan to act in front of the camera. If you're more interested in music or art, you may want to focus on that. However, in the end the most important thing is that it must be unique.
You may not want to use your real name when choosing a username. While webcasting is normally safe, using any real information can give bad people clues to find you offline, and if you're not careful, things like blackmail or spying and harassment can happen
Step 5. Block countries or states if the website allows it
If you are going to be on the internet, you have to accept the fact that the people you know might see you. However, to make it easier, some sites allow you to block access from certain countries so that someone you know is less likely to see you.
That way, you can block access to the state or country where you live
Step 6. Add descriptions to your profile to help you with search results
Many clients are looking for particular things. You can use physical descriptions like "curvy," "thick," or "big bust." You can also add words that describe what you do on your channel, such as "flirt," "play music," or "eat."
Try to come up with a brand and stick with it. For example, you may want to focus on playing artistic music most of the time, in addition to a bit of sexual fantasy. Focus on words that would attract users to your channel, such as "guitar," "acoustic," or "I play naked."
Step 7. Set up a wish list on a website like Amazon
While tips are the main way to make money, they can also reward you in other ways, such as when customers purchase items from your wish list and send them to you. You can put anything you want on the list, make it public, and then post it on your profile.
Make sure to keep your address private when creating the list. It's also a good idea to set up a PO Box to help you keep your address anonymous
Part 2 of 3: Interact with customers
Step 1. Decide what you are willing to do before going live
You need to have limits, as clients will ask you to do any kind of thing. You can say "no" to whatever you want, but you need to decide ahead of time what you feel good about doing and what you don't.
- For example, you may be willing to do partial, but not full, nudity. You may be willing to perform certain sexual acts, but not others; Or you could decide that you don't want any kind of sexual act at all.
- There is a niche for each type of channel, but in general, you tend to get more money the more things you are willing to do.
Step 2. Keep streaming for at least 2-3 hours each time you go online
If you only go online for an hour and go offline, you are less likely to attract people. Traffic can increase at rare times, so it's best to commit for several hours in hopes of being on the site when traffic is highest.
After working for a while, you are more likely to be able to better estimate when there will be the most traffic
Step 3. Focus on your personality to attract people
Appearance is much less important than personality. No matter what you look like, you will attract someone out there. However, the most successful people who webcast gain a following by being themselves and engaging customers in conversations.
- You can have a "hook" like putting on makeup, reading books, or even eating, but you also have to sit and chat with people. Think of the people on the other side as friends and just talk to the camera as if you were talking to them.
- Use customer responses to keep the conversation flowing. When they text reply to something you say, read it out loud and respond on camera.
Step 4. Observe customer requests to increase your chances of getting tips
While you're online, customers can make requests to you. Some may be sexual, although not all will be. For example, some people may want you to do something as simple as sing a song.
Depending on the website, customers could pay more to go to a private chat. However, you are still in control of what you do
Step 5. Develop relationships with customers
You don't have to (or even want to, for security reasons) provide your number or your home address. However, you will likely develop a relationship with clients who visit you often. Although web camming is sexual, it is also about hanging out with a group of people for many hours. Talk to them and answer their questions as much as possible.
Step 6. Try not to get discouraged when you don't get a lot of tips
It takes time to gather followers and you are going to have days where you don't earn anything. However, if you constantly have those kinds of days, you probably want to rethink how you are running your channel.
Part 3 of 3: Increase Traffic
Step 1. Have fun while you are in front of the camera
Try not to look like you are dying of boredom! That causes clients to disconnect. On the other hand, trying too hard can cause the same thing. Customers are generally looking for real people who are themselves, so just be who you are and have fun!
If you are not an active and flirtatious person, that's fine! However, you should show some enthusiasm for what you do
Step 2. Treat customers nicely, as if you were talking to a friend
That is, the people who enter these sites tend to be dedicated to their work or an unhappy marriage. The common factor is that they are alone! So try things like asking how your day is going or what's good at work.
Most of the time, they just want to feel like someone is paying attention to them somewhere
Step 3. Create an online presence outside of webcam streaming sites
You can set up social networks dedicated to your work on the webcam to engage customers and expand your number of followers. It also helps to create a personal website, particularly if you also want to sell items, as the webcam site may not allow this.
However, keep in mind that the more you expand your web presence, the more likely people who know you will find you
Step 4. Work with other webcam models to increase traffic
Although it can be difficult to make friends in the industry, working or even living with other webcam models can make it easier for you. On the one hand, making videos together will get you more views and more traffic, since customers are always interested in seeing something different. Plus you can share lighting and other background equipment as needed.
- Try talking to other models on their shows. However, keep in mind that because the industry is very competitive, it may take some time to find other people who are receptive to the idea.
- You could also try to find people on social media and other online forums.
- Sharing the rent and other expenses will help you keep expenses low.
Step 5. Run contests to attract traffic and tips
Contests can be anything you want. For example, you can commit to writing a song for the highest bidder or run a contest to find out whether or not you should cut your hair. Get people to vote for any option by tipping, so you can earn money from the contest! Of course, it has to be something that you are willing to do that will intrigue your customer base.
Step 6. Raffle items to earn more money
Items can be anything you want, from something you see through the camera all the time (a candle) to things like a date or your underwear. You can also sell items like photo or video sets. Capitalize on what customers seem to want!
To raffle an item, show it on the live video. Ask people to bid and at the end, ask the highest bidder to pay you with tokens on the site. Then get his address privately to send the item to him
Try to work at different times of the day to determine when you get the most traffic
- Never use PayPal as a webcam template, as PayPal may close your account.
- Be very careful with the information you give to customers, as they could use it against you.