Before I started camming I would go into model’s rooms as a guest to experience things from the member’s side as well as try to learn the difference between a good camgirl and a bad camgirl. I wanted to learn everything I could!
I found a stunning model who looked bored and was playing on her phone. I felt bad for her and tipped her a few times and she just looked up at me, glared at the camera and looked back at her phone. I was completely gobsmacked. Keep in mind I had not started camming yet and was broke so that money was hard to let go of. That experience in itself taught me a lot.
I started visiting other models rooms and began tipping less off of looks and more off of personality. That is when I hit the jackpot with appreciative models, and in turn I learned a lot from them! I found a wonderful mature model with a great attitude that I respected and happened into her room one day when she was being trolled and harassed and I tipped her $10. She was so appreciative it almost made me cry.
ALWAYS say thank you, ALWAYS! No matter what size the tip. Positive reinforcement is good sales as well as good human behavior. Reward the positive and they will want to do it more! These guys need to feel they are receiving some sort of reward for their effort. You never know if the member is broke as fuck and that $1 tip he gave you is hard for him to do but he likes you enough to do it anyway.
Some guys may tip you small just to test the waters and see if you say thank you first. Make sure you aren’t some entitled spoiled brat. Some guys like that hustle but more often than not they want to see how you react.
You have to remember, not all of these guys are whales. Some of them are just average Joe’s busting their asses to survive and want to spoil a pretty woman, even if spoiling for them is $5 here and there. It does add up! I treat my less generous members with the same courtesy and interactions that I give my whales. You may lose the whales over time (they always end up coming and going – PUN!) but usually the guys that visit you frequently and tip a bit here and there usually stick around for the long haul and there may be a day where the guy that spends less comes in and surprises you and saves your ass.
He may just be cheap – being able to see that comes with time, the cheap one’s all kind of have the same M.O.. I thank them regardless because they didn’t have to tip me a fucking dime, but they did 🙂 I even thank the guys that try to tip $1 to see boobs. I tell them they need to tip more for that, say thank you and then they usually oblige me by tipping the full amount or they stfu and leave.
I’ve had a member that rarely tipped, and when he did it was a few bucks a day and then he came riding into my room with $300 and dropped it on me in 10 minutes. He still does this twice a week for about 2 months now! He said he likes to spoil me because he knows I APPRECIATE it and don’t act like a spoiled brat! Sometimes being nice to the “cheap” guys can pay off…….
Moral of the story – ALWAYS SAY THANK YOU! Oh, and by the way – THANK YOU for reading my blog!! *kisses*
One of the best things you can do for yourself as a cam model is to just be you If you are a newbie, I know you have been nosing around the sites, watching models and trying to see how this all works. I did the same thing. Obsessively taking mental notes on what the model’s were wearing, what their rooms looked like and how they conducted themselves. If you are a seasoned veteran you are either in there to see if the site is having tech issues, spying on your haters or looking to see what the other models are wearing (I’m guilty still!).
During your research you may notice there are 2 types that stand out the most:
Models with fancy looking rooms wearing fancy lingerie.
Models with normal looking rooms wearing panties and a bra or t-shirt/tank top.
These models all have their own hustle and are doing what works for them. I’m here to encourage you to do what works for you! You may think you will attract bigger spenders with all of the fancy lingerie and expensive heels but I want to let you know that this is not always the truth. Yes, some members prefer that type of model, but you may be surprised at how many of them don’t.
I’m more like #2. Occasionally I’ll wear something fancy, but I NEVER wear heels. Okay, I did once and took them off after 10 minutes. Oddly enough I do best in a tank top and panties, and the occasional nice bra with matching panties set.
When I started out I was trying so hard to be like model number 1 but it just didn’t fit my personality. So much so that a few members pointed it out. The lingerie doesn’t match the girl – LOL! Don’t get me wrong, I will whip out the occasional show stopper lingerie set with garters and shit and my members enjoy it but then I go right back to being me 🙂 No joke, my top 3 highest earning days have been with shitty hair, a tank top or t shirt and panties (I keep those sexy though!).
My main point with this post is to encourage you to do YOU! If you are like model #1 – DO IT! If you are more like model #2 – DO IT! If you are nothing like either of those and are artsy, crass, into cosplay, nerdy, ghetto, laid back AF, whatever – then do it! JUST DO YOU! You will be somebody’s flavor!
If you aren’t sure what your style is, try a few and see which one you feel more comfortable with! Your earnings and enjoyment of your shift will tell you everything!
Camming is not just surface appearances! It goes deeper than that! Camming is confidence and you being comfortable with yourself and comfortable with what you are doing. THAT is what makes the money! These guys can sniff out fake and awkward like a shark smelling blood. Don’t cheat yourself by putting up a front!
You will encounter many types of guys online while you are camming. They range from the “grey” (member with no funds) that parks in your room constantly and never adds money. To the “whale/unicorn” – most of whom are pretty damn nice and don’t say much oddly enough UNLESS they are the whales that take you private for 2 hours JUST to chat and hang out. They do exist! Then you will get this guy (maybe). I’ve had 3 of these and they are somewhat rare but they do exist. Like unicorns. Unicorn assholes.
I’d like you to meet the Entitled & Financially Well Off Asshole:
There is another type of “whale” that I want to give you a heads up about. This is the guy that starts out hanging out in your room with very little money and tips you a few bucks here and there – running his mouth the whole time. As annoying as these guys are sometimes if you humor them they can become quite lucrative!
They almost always try to start drama between you and another model or member, or they are rude to your other members but nice to you, and you debate getting rid of them. I had one guy do this to me for a few days – he then comes back into my room with almost $900, tips me $50, and then returns a few hours later with $3 to sit and chat and chat and chat. I ALMOST banned him. I actually hit the button to do so but didn’t confirm and let him remain however I started ignoring him a bit. I’m SO GLAD I did not ban him!
He spent almost $3K on me in 3 days after that and continues to spend a pretty decent amount on me a few times a week still, which is why I put up with him. When he pays my car payment in 10 minutes it’s REALLY hard to tell him to fuck off.
Dudes like this guy just LOVE to impress you with their money but are difficult to deal with because they are essentially pains in the ass. They act like the chatty freeloaders, say stupid shit, do mean things to your regulars like take you private after a huge tip from a very old very NICE regular and then laugh about it in private like you think it’s funny too. (Stupid fucker – all you did was piss me off). He then tries to make you work around HIS schedule – asking you to come online when it’s convenient for him, usually at really weird hours. It’s their way of trying to use their money to control. Don’t fall for it. Show him that YOU are in control and not desperate. Inaccessibility can be an advantage. More about that in a future post.
Also, he inundates your message box when you are offline…. Tells you what to wear, asks for free shit in free chat. <- That one REALLY pisses me off because you don’t want to give the cheap assholes in the room anything for free or have them misunderstand that all they have to do is ask for free shit and you will do it. I ALWAYS have to do damage control after this happens. Sometimes for DAYS.
These guys act like they own you because they’ve spent so much money on you. I think that’s the most frustrating part of it. And I NEVER let them have control which just makes them spend more oddly enough…… At least that has been my experience.
You will likely have a dude like this (or 2 or 3+) that you will have to deal with. Just keep smiling through clenched teeth and take his money honey!
Prior to starting camming, I did a metric fuckton of research! I read blog posts, joined forums, watched videos and documentaries and I hung out in cam models chat rooms. I learned so much from these other models and was able to utilize their tips, tricks and tactics myself to become more successful!
Thank you so much to you other beautiful woman for showing me the way – you have changed my life – and that is what I am hoping to do for another beautiful girl with enough balls to take this on. Don’t doubt yourself gorgeous – you GOT THIS! I went from making $300-$500 a week to $10K-$14K a MONTH! It is possible!
Here is what I learned from reading, watching, and conversing with other models and what I have learned through application first hand! I remember watching my earnings jump up considerably when I started to apply the following to my camming:
TREAT THIS LIKE A JOB!You MUST be consistent! This is how you earn your cash and how you build a fanbase! Set a schedule and stick to it! Yes, things will come up or you may have a lot of things going on but do your very best to cam at certain times, or a certain amount of hours a day. Things come up, shark week, illness, emergencies – and if they do, make up your time! It’s easiest to do this when you can create some sort of ritual around it.
STAY MOTIVATED! You will have times where the last thing you feel like doing is dealing with freeloaders or shoving something in your pussy. It’s way too easy to not cam because you don’t feel like it. Excuses are like assholes – unless you are severely fatigued/depressed or pissed off plaster on that smile! I’ve had days where on cam was the last place I wanted to be and I threw on a smile and ended up banking! Do whatever it takes to motivate you! Think about those shoes you want, or those debts you are trying to pay off. Think about taking a vacation! Visualize yourself having/doing those things, you will notice your mood instantly changes if you do it right! Whatever gets your mind in the right place and makes you feel ready to play ball (or play with balls! LOL!). Turn on some music that really gets you pumped and dance around, do a shot (just 1 pretty girl – a drunk camgirl is no bueno!), do your makeup extra special or go buy some new panties 🙂
BE FRIENDLY! Unless being a bitchy dom is your niche, be friendly! When I first started camming I was terrified but was quickly put at ease by a few wonderful guys who knew how to have a conversation 🙂 Smile! Be sure you have a smile on your face as much as possible! Goof off, tell jokes! HAVE FUN WITH IT! You will make a few friends doing this if you have the right attitude! Nobody likes the stonefaced camgirl that just sits there on her phone and never says a word. Get to know your regular visitors and you may be rewarded handsomely by them 😀 Try to remember details about your guys, it’s a great way to build rapport and loosens their wallets.
BE RESPONSIBLE WITH YOUR MONEY!Pay your bills goes without saying, BUT always keep in mind that camming can be very unreliable! I have had weeks where I have made $6K and weeks where it was like pulling teeth to make $600. Same placement, same hustle with differing results. You are at the mercy of these men. Let that keep you humble. Pay off your debts and save as much as you can! When you get that first insane payout keep yourself in check. My first mindblowing check was equal to almost 2 months of pay from my previous corporate job and I had made it in 2 weeks! I cried when I saw that cash in my account I was so happy! BUT, the key is, I was responsible with it! I paid down some debt but also made sure to invest some of it back into camming.
BE CONFIDENT! Always be confident! If you hold yourself in high regard (not snobby please!) it will show! Have small boobs? No worries! A lot of men prefer small tits. A little extra weight? So what?! Some men prefer women with a little extra to love! Turn on that cam and know that you are worth every penny they give you! Know that you are beautiful and sexy and they will pick up on that! Confidence is FUCKING SEXY!! Not a confident girl, then fake it until you make it!
I know those 5 things seem really simple to do, and they are! If you put your mind to it and take camming seriously you can make really good money!!
I know that people who look at cam models may think that this shit is easy. We are lazy money hungry (well duh! who doesn’t love money?!) sluts who lay in bed all day and play with our pussies because we are too stupid to do anything else. I’m going to put that to rest right fucking now.
MYTH – Cammodels are lazy. I’m not saying this isn’t true for all cam models, I have seen some LAZY girls on cam. I’ve seen girls sleep, play on their phones all day, watch tv, etc…. But, the majority of the top models on the sites are far from lazy. We work our fucking asses off. We work long shifts doing very physical activity when we are in private. Free chat is where we relax or at least try to. LOL. This is a very physically and mentally draining job. Yeah guys, it’s a fucking job to us. We do this to pay our bills. Get over it.
Physically – Cam modeling can be quite physically taxing. Yeah, it’s not landscaping or construction work but it is physically demanding. If you think I am full of shit, masturbate for 45 minutes solid (furious masturbation – not this casually stroking and sitting on your ass stuff). Then spend 10 minutes talking to people you don’t really want to talk to, then masturbate another 15 minutes in 2-3 different positions, talk for 5-10 and repeat ad nauseam with a permanent plastic smile slapped on your face. Do this for 18 hours one day and consider that you have had a good day and spent a cumulative 10-12 hours of that masturbating. I guarantee you by the end of the day you are going to feel muscles you didn’t even know you had and the only thing that sounds good is a hot bath and your soft bed.
Basically you fuck all day. After you fuck your husband/boyfriend for 4 hours, your body is tired and your pussy is sore. This is no different. And you feel it the next day too when you go down the hall to your fuck palace and log in to do it all over again because you have bills to pay.
I have had cam cuties come in early in my shift, have me ride a dildo for 45 minutes and I am so worn out I almost have to call it a day. Maybe I’m doing it wrong, but I’m not really sure how to ride a cock like a madwoman (I provide quality services! haha!) for 45 minutes and not feel it in my thighs.
Mentally – Mentally being a cam model can be so fucking draining at the end of the day that I just want to pour myself on the couch and not talk to anyone about anything. I want to watch mindless tv and eat gummy worms until I pass out.
Camming is (if your doing it right) a sales job and you have to strategize! I spend my whole day learning what makes my cuties tick and using it to my advantage. I spend my day coming up with dirty talk and scenarios on the fly because I am constantly being exposed to new fetishes and ways of doing things. I spend my day navigating freeloaders and learning to uncover new manipulation tactics that these guys use and outsmarting them. I spend my day trying to figure out how to get them to spend more and stay in private longer.
Aside from the sales/strategy game I play, I spend all day socially interacting with people. I am a highly sensitive introvert so this is extremely draining for me. I hate people. I hate talking. Maybe not the best career choice for my particular personality type however it is lucrative so I take one for the team and my bank account and paid off loans thank me for it.
Not all of the conversations are draining, I have had some very interesting and entertaining conversations with some of these men. I know I rant a lot about freeloaders/douchebags but you will have some intelligent, kind and interesting men to talk to, I promise. Those are the guys that make your day better.
However, having to be “on” all of the time can be draining. Please remember to take the time to care for your mental state while you are a cammodel. It’s crucial to your success. Know when you are done for the day mentally and cut your losses. You won’t provide a good experience for your cuties if you are burnt out. You will lose customers if you push yourself too hard. I have experienced this a few times, firsthand and now only log on when I am in a good mood and feeling energetic mentally. My earnings reflect this 🙂
Emotionally – You will experience emotional fatigue as a cam model. How so you ask? When you have all of these men telling you are beautiful/sexy/etc… Blah, blah, blah… You would think that would be energizing but it’s draining because you know that 90% of them are full of shit and say that to all the girls.
You will be trolled/verbally abused. This is a given. You can be the most beautiful and most kindhearted cammodel on the internet and someone will talk shit to you and try to knock you down. Especially if you are beautiful and kind. Men will talk down to you and will treat you like complete and utter shit. Expect this and learn how to block it out – or just troll them back! I find the ban hammer a wonderful tool for eliminating these guys. Just know that once you get rid of one, another is waiting in line. This is no different than working at a hospital and seeing blood. It comes with the territory, you just have to learn how to not let it get to you. Raging bitch on wheels? This won’t phase you at all 🙂
You will hear things/see things that will traumatize you. I once had a man turn on his cam when I had about 300 people in my chat room and he started slicing his hard cock with a razor blade. Not kidding. He was cutting deep and drawing blood. I was absolutely mortified and had to retain my composure in front of the other men in the room. I banned him and emailed support to let them know what he was up to. All with a smile on my face.
You will have pedophiles, you will receive death threats. You will have people tell you things JUST to watch your reaction. DON’T FEED THE TROLLS!
Overall, I do enjoy camming even though this post sounded like a rant most likely, it is the truth! Camming can be very enjoyable, and taxing. If you want to just lay around lazily and not talk to these guys, not give an amazing performance every time they click the private button and just expect them to throw money at you for just sitting there with your phone in your face you will short change yourself financially and are just wasting your time. Do it right, and you will be rewarded!
I will never, ever forget my first cam shift. Ever. Not because it was bad, but because it was quite good! Terrifying but good, lol!
I decided to start camming on a Sunday, hoping it was slow so that I could get my feet up under me a little bit before I got really busy. Kind of like dipping your toes in the pool before you jump in. I always like to ease into new things so I was expecting to ease into this. Boy was I wrong, LOL! I had no idea how much attention my new girl status would bring, especially as I am sure that I looked like a deer in headlights and guys that were cammodel regulars could smell the new on me. I swear these guys can sniff out anything sometimes. Bad mood, tired, horny as fuck (occasionally!), grumpy, drunk… etc. They are like bloodhounds. If you are pissed as fuck and have a wonderfully plastic and composed smile on your face they will smell it and you will be wasting your time if you log in.
ANYWAY, I spent 2 hours getting ready. I shaved everything as smooth as I could get it, watched some makeup tutorials for makeup specifically related to photography on YouTube and did my hair perfectly! I was ON POINT! I set up the room with my overhead light, moved my bedside table to the end of the bed for my laptop and camera, put a desk lamp on my dresser, double checked it in the encoder to be sure everything looked good. Put on my best pair of panties, my best bra, grabbed my dildo and a small bottle of lube and logged into the site and started my broadcaster.
My pointer arrow hovered over that start broadcasting button for probably about 5 minutes until I found balls to actually hit it.
HOLY SHIT! Button hit and almost instantly names started appearing in the list next to my screen. The first “hi bb” popped up and I said hello, and then it exploded LOL. That first private started and luckily was short, lol. I was still trying to get used to the software so of course I flailed around for awhile, saying hello and getting an INSANE amount of requests for “ass bb” “tits bb”. Of course that day was my first lesson in freeloaders. LOL
I ended up in a show for almost an hour with a guy and gave it all I had. I was utterly exhausted at the end of it (you will learn how to pace yourself), and logged off to see how much I had made. I made $150 (my cut!) in just under 2 hours! I was completely gobsmacked and totally hooked! Of course my next 2 shift totaling 6 hours ended up netting me about $30 so I got a little bit discouraged but kept pushing on 🙂 I got my first lesson in how one shift can be vastly different from the next.
I think the first 30 minutes was the hardest part of the first shift. As if it isn’t hard enough you are trying to figure out the software, positioning yourself, and how to provide a good experience, you have a lot of manipulative guys that can tell you are new and are trying to get as much as they can for free. Camming can be overwhelming at first, but I promise you, you will learn how to do it! You will learn how to entice the guys to spend, you will learn how to avoid manipulative freeloaders and you will learn what your boundaries are 🙂
So, take a deep breath sexy lady. Put on those panties and don’t be afraid to give it a try! You may be opening the door to a new life you never expected!
So, are you ready (or so you think!) to take the plunge into a better financial situation by the means of debauchery and straight up fun huh?! Well strap yourself in hunny, you are in for an adventure! When I was considering camming my mind was constantly spinning with what I would need to wear/toys, how to act, what to do, how to be sure I’m not getting scammed by assholes, etc…. It seems easy enough to plunk down in your bed and turn on your laptop but there is a LOT to it. Straight up, this is a sales job. You are the product and you need to sell yourself. There is far more involved than may meet the eye initially. Safety, being discovered, investment, impact on relationships, and balance are just a few of the things you need to think about.
ALWAYS BE ALERT FOR YOUR SAFETY! First and foremost you must always do what you can to ensure you are SAFE! Remember, hundreds if not thousands of people will be looking at you and listening to you talk in a day. Most of which are harmless, but there is always a risk factor involved here. Keep your safety at the forefront of your mind AT ALL TIMES! For more on this please read my blog post on safety.
SOMEONE YOU KNOW MAY FIND YOU! Weigh this one VERY heavy in your mind. Yes, sites have geoblocking, etc but you can’t control if Uncle Gary goes on a business trip out of state and happens to stumble across your stream, or finds a video of you on a tube site that some asshole hacker uploaded. You are ALWAYS at risk for someone you know finding you. This is a hard pill to swallow but you need to know deep inside yourself that you don’t give a fuck if someone you know finds you. Everyone you have ever known may potentially stumble upon a video of you with a dildo hanging out of your mouth or worse. Can you deal with that? (Side note: you will get dipshits that come in your room claiming to be your brother/father/etc. Be prepared for that and troll the fuck out of them when they do it – *maniacal laughter* makes for much amusement!) Now that I have you nervous….
HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO INVEST? This isn’t just money this is time too! When I first started camming I had a decent laptop, mediocre wifi and that was it. I swiped my credit card (something I don’t do anymore thank you cam gods and generous regulars!) for a $60 webcam, grabbed a few cute pairs of panties/bras I had and a dildo I had used for years, and logged in. Note, be sure you have lube too, lol! As I began to make more money I was able to invest in more outfits, more toys, and an upgraded webcam. Camming is also a massive time investment if you want to really make good money. Most sites have “New Model” status for a certain number of streaming/live hours or a certain number of days. USE THIS TIME WISELY! New model status is your best friend when starting out! You get great exposure and placement which means you will usually have great traffic. Use this to start building your fan base! Camming will give you what you invest into it with your time. Don’t log on much? Expect to eat McDonalds a lot or even end up on food stamps. Run yourself ragged for a few months or more, expect to not bat an eye when you check out with a cart full of groceries and the cashier says some previously obscene number to you and you don’t bat a pretty little fake eyelash about it. When I started camming I worked a full time job and would come home and cam 4-6 hours a night, every night, for 4 months. Now I cam 20-40 hours a week and am quite comfortable 😉
WILL THIS IMPACT YOUR RELATIONSHIP? This is a HUGE one! Single and plan on staying that way? Shuffle on…. lol…. First of all, if you have a jealous boyfriend/husband you may as well forget about this now. He will be excited by the money at first but his insecurities will eventually come into play and you will have to find another source of income and/or will experience an end to the relationship. You must have a very solid relationship with your partner if you are to cam successfully and remain in said relationship. I am luckily with a partner who is not jealous and is very supportive of my camming. He enjoys that I do this and has no reservations about my camming at all. He trusts me and respects me. I am constantly being offered obscene amounts of money and promises of a better life if I were to leave him but I wouldn’t trade him for all of the money in the world so their attempts are futile! HAHAHA! But, thanks for the cash bro! LMAO! Keep in mind, this is a rarity! Am I saying that camming has not impacted my relationship in some way? No. Camming related issues can arise but if you have a solid relationship you can work through them or around them as a couple.
BALANCE! You will eventually realize that you HAVE TO balance your time on cam with something else that interests you. It is SO EASY in the beginning to see the potential for what you can make and get caught up in that and run yourself into the ground camming around the clock. Always be sure you can take care of yourself not just financially but mentally and physically as well. Camming seems easy enough but on busy days it can be extremely physically demanding and you will find muscles you didn’t even realize you had, lol. Also, you will wear out mentally (unless you are an extrovert and thrive on human interaction – haha!). These dudes can be draining as fuck and some days are worse than others! Be sure you find a balance between your income, mental/physical health and your relationships. For me this has honestly been the hardest part. Especially when you start trying to build other ways to make money outside of camming with the money you make from camming.
Camming is what you make it. Just be sure you are prepared to handle all aspects of it, some of which I am sure I have failed to mention but you will find along the path 🙂
Admittedly, not EVERYONE is batshit crazy. A majority of people are harmless. As a camgirl you need to keep in the back of your mind at all times that some of these dudes are shady as fuck, in many ways. I don’t care how nice he is to you or how much money he spends on you. As far as you are concerned, every single one of them is a stalker/serial killer, etc. Always watch your ass! Your safety and happiness depends on it!
DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION! EVER! Again with this, I know. But I feel like I cannot beat it into your head enough. Granted some of you are very smart, and I have no doubts you are smart enough to do this but sometimes it’s easy to get caught up when the money is flowing or you get a hot customer you “click” with. Not even your name!
DO NOT TELL THEM YOUR ACTUAL LOCATION! Just. Don’t. Do. It. I lie my ass off. I go far enough to give a regional area and that’s it, in private, by typing it (and it’s ALWAYS hundreds if not thousands of miles away!). If you feel you must give them a state that’s fine but make sure it’s not the one you are in. Unless you like having stalkers then be my guest. Cover/hide your windows if possible. If you tell them you are in the east and the sun is still up when it should be dark they will question you about it. Also, you will have to work around weather unfortunately. If you have a massive thunderstorm coming through and the only place in the whole country that is getting weather is in Kansas and you told them you are in California they may call you out. Yes, the crazy ones will go to those kind of lengths to figure out where you are!
HIDE ALL EVIDENCE! I leave nothing in my cam room that has my name/address anything on it. Nothing! You never know when you may be in the middle of a hot private or a tip explosion in free chat, on accidentally knock over your cam and everyone in the room can see your electric bill that you just happened to set down until you could get around to mailing it off. Do you buy store brand bottled water and drink it on cam? Peel the damn label off! Did you go to Starbucks before camming, dump that shit into a personal Starbucks cup so they can’t see your name or even worse the drive through label with the date/time and store # on it!
DO NOT GIVE OUT YOUR PERSONAL PHONE/EMAIL! The resourceful ones can trace this shit back to you! All they have to do with your phone number is use a reverse lookup search engine and BAM! They could be on your doorstep before you know it! If you would like to offer phone sex/sexting, use an APP like Sextpanther. Sextpanther masks your number and their texts/calls come directly to your phone. It’s the safest way to offer these services. I easily make an extra $200-$600 a month doing this. Their payout percentages are awesome too! If you must use an email for camming, use it only for that purpose and do not provide any traceable personal information when you set up the account! Use Gmail and make your name is something like Phucking Wh0re, date of birth is wrong and provide a different country as your location… You get the drift…
BE AWARE! AKA – CHECK YO-SELF! Always keep at the front of your mind when you are on cam that you have anywhere from 10 – THOUSANDS of people in your room watching your every move and listening to every word you say! Don’t slip up and give ANY personal information out at ALL! Keep the tv in other rooms turned down so that in case the local news comes on, they can’t hear it! Keep yourself in check at all times! I know it can be easy to get caught up in a great conversation and maybe divulge a little more than you should (I work out at this place, I like to eat at that one place called bleh, I go to this place all the time! etc…blah blah blah..) but always remember how many people are in your room at any given time. A good way for me to keep myself in check is to picture thousands of creepy eyes on me at once. It’s hard to do this sometimes when you are in your own home, in a comfy room and having a great time, but ALWAYS remember this!
DO NOT EVER – EVER – EVER OPEN A LINK A MEMBER HAS SENT YOU THROUGH CHAT, OR MESSAGES! Don’t do it, I’m serious! ALSO, do not ever go to a website that they direct you to (unless it’s something safe that you are familiar with like Amazon or Pornhub)! (Him: hey BB, this page has videos of my huge dick – the url is: www.wtfrudoingdumbass.cum – you should look at it!). They can send you to a site that will track your location, or install malware/hacking software onto your computer! Don’t fricking do it. Tell him no or just straight up ban his ass for pulling weird shit.
ALWAYS CLOSE YOUR BROADCAST WINDOW/UNPLUG YOUR CAM IF YOU WON’T BE ON FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES! There are news stories all over the place regarding cameras on computers being hacked into. In the off chance some psycho douchebag were able to pull this off and you need to call your credit card company and/or have a conversation with your significant other with location details, etc. There ya go. Takes 1 second to do this. Just do it. Make it a part of your routine as much as checking your earnings or cleaning your dildos.
Amazon/FaceTime, Snapchat, etc.. You will get requests for a link to your Amazon Wish List, requests to Facetime and or use messaging apps like Snapchat and Kik. I will of course leave this up to your personal discretion but please do a search regarding compromised personal information in regards to Amazon Wishlists and use your best judgement. I prefer not to use this, however I created a separate Amazon account using my camgirl email (with no personal information linked to it) and only accept gift cards through this account specifically. A lot of men will use this as a way to attempt to gather personal information about you. Facetime, uh, yeah. This one isn’t rocket science….. Snapchat does have a map/locator function so be sure you turn it to “Ghost” mode. You can still use these services, just be smart and vigilant when you do so! I am sure I may have missed something, and there will likely be a part 2 to this post but it’s a great start! Camming is great fun and very enjoyable (and the money is nice too, lol!) but always remember you are taking a risk here and you need to keep yourself safe 🙂
When I decided to start camming I did research. A fuckton of it. A metric shitload of research. I thought of nothing but camming. I furiously devoured blog and forum posts, looked at porn websites and hung out in camgirl rooms. I was consumed by it. What webcam to buy, what to wear, how to act, what to do when someone finally clicked that button to take me private, how I would get paid. I thought I had a pretty full understanding of camming the first time I hit the “Start Show” button. Needless to say, some things you only learn by doing………
SHADY DUDES! Protect Yourself! I am NOT kidding here! The first thing you should put into your head when you login is all of these guys are crazy and resourceful as FUCK! This should be on your mind EVERY SINGLE SECOND you are broadcasting! Do NOT give out any personal information at all! I lie my ass off all day. Stay safe! Look at every guy as if he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Most are harmless and just want to jerk off but you never know….. I don’t care how NICE is is or how much money he spends on you – don’t ever give him your information! EVER!
FREELOADERS Freeloaders will be the bane of your existence while you are camming. I knew to expect them but holy shit I hate them. They are manipulative and/or stupid as fuck. They will try everything they can to get something out of you for free. When I was new I fell for this over and over. Don’t fall for their shit. I promise, you will thank yourself for it later. When any customer on a cam site says “Show me ___ and I will take you private/tip” just know he is absolutely full of shit! I don’t care how much $ he has in his account. I have had men sit in my room with upwards of $1K trying to get free shit. If he doesn’t tip/take you private – do not give him a damn thing. Including your time.
MONEY IS INCONISISTENT! You will start making money. Sometimes even VERY GOOD money. Do not let yourself for one second think one pay period, one day, or even one shift is going to be consistent. I’ve had days where I have logged in for 3 hours, made $5 and then went back in a few hours later and made $600 in an hour and a half. There have been months when I have made $500 and months where I have made $12K. You are fully dependent on these men for your financial survival. This is where you need to be smart! Shit will fuck your schedule up! I promise! Illness, internet going down/out, your damn period, weather, etc….. Don’t ever think because you cam for a few hours one night and made a few hundred or more bucks it will happen again the next time you log in. Save your money as much as you can! Pay off debts and pay your bills ahead if you can! Cover your financial ass!
Chargeback and Refunds! Another little nugget to keep in your pocket. Yes, appreciate the site for being available for you to use, but always be aware you may get “chargebacks” or “refunds”. Tips you have earned/shows you have done will be “refunded” to the user/member. Even though you know damn well that particular customer would not ask for a tip/gift refund because he always spends a lot and tips well and they only “refunded” him a $5 tip out of the $300 he has tipped you over a month….. Um, yeah. Just be sure you understand that this is a part of the industry and every single cam site does this. You will just have to accept it. If you find a cam site that NEVER does this please correct me and send me the link so that I can cam there!
BE CONSISTENT! It is VERY easy when you first start out to just cam your ass off. When I started out and saw the potential cash I could make doing this I would cam 18-20 hour shifts and would do what I could to be in there as much as I could. Sure I started making good money but I burnt myself out FAST! It’s easy to run yourself into the ground because it’s available to you 24 hours a day. It’s just as easy to procrastinate. If you had an amazing shift one day you may want to treat yourself to a day off the next. It’s easy to say “I’ll log in later/tomorrow”. The very best thing you can do with this is treat it like a job. Set yourself a schedule that works for you physically/financially and emotionally. This will come with time and you will figure out what works for you. It took me a good 6 months or so to balance out my schedule to avoid burnout yet bring in what I needed to bring in. Sometimes it will be slow and you will have to hustle an extra shift or 2 to make ends meet but be sure you take very good care of yourself while doing this! This is a JOB and is what is paying your bills, treat it as such and you will be rewarded.
There is so much to learn when you first start out, much of it will be hands on and will come with experience. So set your schedule, watch your ass and save your money. Get your makeup on beautiful girl and go make some cash!