Being a cam girl is a great way to make money from the comfort of your own home. With no doubt, it’s one of the safest and easiest ways to be successful in the adult industry. As a top cam model, you could earn thousands of dollars per week, working only for a couple hours a day. You could create your schedule on your own, depending on how much time you’re willing to spend doing this job. It could be a great fulltime job, as well as a good way to make a little something extra on the side.
However, just like with any other job, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to be as successful at the job as possible. Here are a few useful tips that you should follow:
1. The Basic Equipment
First of all, you need to have the right equipment to be able to perform high-quality work.
Here’s the list of the basic things that you’ll need:
- Broadband Internet Connection – the faster the better
- Webcam or a camcorder and a capture card
Make sure to choose a webcam with good picture quality. It might seem like an expensive piece of equipment when you start working, but don’t worry, it will be worth it. Members care a lot about video quality, nobody wants to watch a video with glitches or with unclear picture. You should use at least 1 megapixel webcam, it will return the investment very quickly.
You could also use a regular handycam with a capture card. Do a little bit of a research on different cameras and you should be able to find one that suits best both your needs and your budget.
2. Your surroundings
One of the most important things you should take into account is your new workplace. Choose a space where you feel comfortable and create attractive surroundings. Try to avoid having things in the background that could be distracting. Also, make sure to have complete privacy and nobody interrupting you while you’re working.
Pay special attention to the lighting in the room. Good lighting will make for a high-quality picture. In order to achieve the optimal quality, avoid having light source such as lamps or windows directly behind you. Having only one light source in the room could be a problem as well because it could cause some odd looking shadows. The best option is to have two or more light sources in different parts of the room. Try to experiment with this until you’re satisfied with the result. The members will be satisfied as well.
3. Your profile
You want as many people as possible to notice your profile. In order to achieve that, the profile must stand out between all other accounts on the site. Upload attractive looking pictures with bright colors that will be interesting and that will catch members’ attention immediately. Professional or semi-professional photos are always a good idea. Even better idea is uploading a teaser video of yourself. Members love that because it gives them better idea of what they could expect in a session with you.
One little detail that is often underestimated is picking the right name. Don’t just choose the first name that comes into mind. Try to pick the name that is catchy and easy to remember. You want to make it as easy as possible for the members to find you and to return for more. However, keep the name original and unique because you don’t want fans getting confused if someone else is using a similar name.
Fully fill out your description. This, of course, doesn’t mean giving out your private information. Private information should always stay private. But there are other useful stuff that you could write on your profile that will help you attract more customers. For example, you should describe different stuff that you’re willing to do, different toys you use, whichever kinks, fetishes or special fantasies you are able to fulfil etc.
4. Going live
- Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Try to act as natural as possible. There is no one correct answer to what is the right personality for a cam girl. Different people prefer different things but it is always a good thing to be original and you can achieve that very easily by simply being yourself. Plus, you will feel more comfortable that way and members will appreciate that because it will make them feel more comfortable too. However, stay friendly and polite, and make the members feel welcome.
- Choose alluring clothes. Dress into something sexy that highlights your assets. If could be a good idea to have some special outfits nearby as well, as many of the members enjoy different kinds of roleplay. You could be a hot cop, naughty nurse, dirty maid etc. This isn’t a must, but it could be a good idea to change things up from time to time.
- Don’t forget to use audio. While members love to see what you have to show, it can be even more interesting and exciting in combination with some vocal teasing. You will see your client’s reaction and you can adjust your performance from there.
- Have fun and enjoy your job. If you have fun, members will have fun as well. If you’re a girl sitting in front of a camera with a dull face, that won’t be very enjoyable to watch. Move around, stay fresh, dance etc. and have fun while doing it.
- Tease the members in Free Chat. It gives you much better chances to be taken privately. If you are flirty and interesting, it will occupy members’ attention and you’ll have plenty of private sessions. Don’t forget to acknowledge the guests as well because all of them are potential future members.
- Use toys. There are millions of different toys and tools available today and it would be a real waste not to use them. They will make your sessions more interesting and exciting, plus, every session will be different from the previous one since you’ll be able to a great number of things on camera, which can be especially interesting to your regular clients. Nobody wants to watch the same show over and over again. You wouldn’t watch your favorite movie every day simply because it gets boring with time. However, if you use different toys in different ways, it will give each one of your shows an interesting little twist and the members will appreciate that.
- Plan ahead! Make sure to have all of your props, toys, tools, clothes, masks etc. nearby and ready to use at any given moment. It could spoil a moment if you went looking for different things around the room when the client asks you use some of them.
- Acknowledge your regulars. Try to remember their names or any personal info and, most importantly, remember which parts of your show they enjoyed the most. This way they will feel more welcome and appreciated and they will be happy to come back again. It is easy to get a new client, but it takes some real effort to keep them coming for more. Keep that in mind and it won’t go unnoticed.
- Set a schedule. This can be very important both for you and for the members. Set a schedule even before starting your first show. It will make it so much easier for your regular clients to find you instead of going to someone else’s session.
- Set some limits. People will sometimes try to start a deeper conversation with you and ask personal things about yourself. Never give your personal information. Instead, simply make up a fake name, fake location, fake life story if they want to hear it etc.
- Don’t get scammed. Sometime, people will try to get you to show them this or that without purchasing a private session. They will often promise to take you privately later, but that will actually never happen. Also, keep in mind that explicit nudity is not allowed in Free Chat and it could lead to serious penalties. Light teasing is alright, but purchasing a private session is a must for anything more than that.
- Relax and have fun. If you are nervous, customers will notice and it might spoil the fantasy. Take a deep breath and relax. Everything will be okay. Enjoy what you’re doing and have fun with it.
5. Frequently asked questions
Can anyone do this to make money?
The answer is yes. Anyone can do this to make money. If you wonder what the perfect look for a cam girl is, there is no right answer. Different people prefer different things. Check out my page on the best cam sites for girls
to get more information on that.
How much money can I make?
This entirely depends on you. You are the one creating your own schedule. You can work as much or as little as you like. I could be a fulltime job or a part time job for you. However, top cam models often make thousands of dollars per week.
What about my privacy?
Protecting models’ identity is very important. You should never use your real name or give any of your private information to your clients, such as email address, phone number etc. If a member offers to pay you directly, you should also beware of that. You want to share as little of your private information as possible and always use an intermediary.
What can I do to attract more clients?
There is a whole bunch of the things you can do to attract clients. For start, you should be online as much as possible. Stay fresh and keep your shows interesting because better shows will lead to satisfied clients, and satisfied clients will lead to more good reviews. Good reviews are a very important part of attracting new customers, as well as interesting pictures and exciting teasers. People want to get a taste of what they will be paying for.
Also, the more you tease the potential customers in Free Chat, the better your chances are of getting them into a private session. Be playful and flirty and you are guaranteed to attract clients successfully.
Can I use more than one camming site at a time?
You can, and you should! You'll have to use a special type of software, called "webcam splitter", to be able to do that. The one I recommend is free: Splitcam
Why should I become a cam girl?
For start, it is a safe way to make money from the comfort of your own home. This doesn’t mean it doesn’t require dedication and good work ethic. On the contrary, it is still a job, but it is a job you’ll enjoy doing if you’re doing it right. You will be able to create your own schedule and to work at your own pace. Keep in mind that the number of the viewers equals money. It is in your best interest to attract as many members as possible. If you’re still not sure which steps you should take in order to become a successful cam girl, check out my guide on how to become a cam girl
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