Are you an exhibitionist? Do you have a pleasant personality? Do people often tell you to “Go fuck yourself” and it seems like a reasonable suggestion? Does money make you cum?
Webcam performing isn’t for everyone but if it interests you, there are a few things you will need to know in order to become successful.
First, you need to find the platform that works best for you. The popular sites take an average percentage of 40-60 percent from their models but if you know how to promote and market your shows, it can still be quite lucrative. Some sites use a customer token system whereas others operate by cash amount only. Some sites have stricter rules than others which can be either detrimental or beneficial depending on the performer’s preferences.
Having the appropriate setup is important. You will need a laptop computer with stable internet connection, quality lighting such as a lightbox or ring light, a high resolution webcam and microphone.You will need a designated area or room that showcases your flavor and personality.
Wardrobe and makeup isn’t as important as some might believe. The most important aspect is authenticity and an inviting personality, if you have that down then, you’re already ahead of the game!
You will be asked to fill out a W2, show proof of identity, and proof of residency. Once approved, your next step will be to customize your bio towards the niche clientbase you prefer. Keep in mind the demographic you think will best suit you. Be sure to detail the activities you are willing to perform as well as those that are completely off the table. Have a selection of crisp clear photos that highlight your best assets.
On the day of your first live stream, it is okay to seem nervous or unsure. Surprisingly, many viewers find this to be endearing.
Be aware of scammers. Never do anything for free that you would otherwise only do if paid. An example of this would be a viewer promising a paid show with you if you perform a certain task first. Do not take the bait.
Be aware of the one minute rule. If a viewer leaves a show before the first minute is up, the site cannot charge their credit card. Those that know how to work the system will hop from room to room scamming a minute here and there, leaving the performers high and dry. Ask questions during that first minute about the ideal show they’d like to see.
The hardest part of webcam performing is the burn out. Though the first few months will be exhilarating as it is still new, models quickly fall into ruts. Feeling confined into a small space for a few hours at a time, trying to fill blank space when viewers aren't present and seeing the rise and drop of participation can become rather frustrating.
The best suggestion I can offer is to keep moving. When a viewer scrolls down the grid search, there needs to be something going on that entices them to click and enter. Dance, sing along with the radio, jump up and down on the bed. Just remain active.
To keep your profile on the first page of the site’s grid search, you must be logging in at least 5 days per week, from 2-5 hours a day. If you do not want to work a straight 5 hours, break your performance time into blocks.
On your downtime between shows; promote, promote, promote! Take to social media and let everyone see your outfit for the day, Tweet about the shows you have planned. Gain a following and hashtag the everloving shit out of everything.Not only will you have people follow you into your cam-osphere, you will find that you can sell shows and content through these other venues.
Now get out there and GO FUCK YOURSELF!
At some point, every streamer tries the 24 hour challenge. It’s a great way to get a lot of followers and to let your viewers get to know you. But it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself while you are at the beck and call of tons of viewers. Here are a few tips to keep your sanity and your body in one piece.
Quick meals: Everybody has to eat, and that includes cam models and streamers. So how do you get your sustenance in and still stay sexy for your viewers? And how do you prepare meals if you are tied to a desktop? If you have a laptop, or streaming from your phone, you can just bring it with you to the kitchen and set it up so people can watch you prepare your meal. Some guys are super excited about women who can cook. But a lot of foods just aren’t sexy.
Smoothies, depending on the ingredients, can be pretty or gross looking, so keep that in mind when you pour it into your cup. Fruit smoothies that are pink or purple can be shown off in clear cups without any concern about appearance. They already look feminine. But for green and brown concoctions, it’s a good idea to dress things up, maybe with a little whip cream or some pretty garnishes. This extra care will give you a little lift too, because you will feel like you are spoiling yourself. It also demonstrates to your viewers that you are a woman of taste, aka, more expensive. Drink it with a straw.
Vegetable trays are a good snack option while camming. The dipping of your vegies into some ranch dressing before putting it in your mouth triggers the arousal response in men who are already thinking about what it would be like to put their dicks in your mouth. Try ‘accidentally’ dripping ranch on your lips to drive their minds towards the idea of oral completion.
Sweets aren’t the best thing to eat in bulk while camming, but suckers and popsicles are great for teasing guys. Lollipops last longer, of course, but frozen treats can be great for demonstrating your secret blowjob skills.
Stay hydrated: Drink Water! Not a fan of water? A little lemon juice makes it way more refreshing and helps to detox you. Sitting for long periods of time can make it harder for your body to pump out toxins, but you will sweat while you stream, especially if you require extra lighting. Need an energy boost but aren’t hungry? All fluids count as ‘water’ but it’s important to think about the calorie values of your drinks, especially when you are sedentary for long periods of time. Sweet tea gives you a caffeine boost without the heavy milk and sugar added to coffee (assuming you don’t drink it black like I do) and stevia is a great replacement for sugar without the aftertaste of artificial sweeteners.
Stretch: Whatever your set up, it’s unlikely you’ll be doing a lot of moving around, so it’s important to keep your blood pumping while you stream. Every so often, probably every 30 minutes to an hour, you want to make the conscious effort to move. Stretch your legs, arch your back, dance around, anything to keep you from cramping while you stream.
Hobbies: Let’s be real. Most of the time while you stream, your viewers are too busy with their hands in their pants to talk to you, so it’s important to have things available to keep you from getting bored. Hobbies that you can do in bed or in a chair are best, but you don’t have to limit yourself. I did a week of streaming once where I panted in ma tank top and panties. Things like knitting, jewelry wrapping, drawing, or practicing an instrument can attract different types of viewers who are more likely to chat with you and are more respectful to women. So if you have an etsy store, you can fill your orders or make your products while you stream, and advertise your products at the same time.
Games: Once you have a good number of interactive viewers (who are hopefully tipping) you can play games with them. Chaturbate has bots with simple games, such as pokemon battles or dice games, and these bots are modifiable so you can create your own games. You can also play games without the bots. Pictionary is a good one if you have drawing skills, and you can require a tip amount for participation and offer prizes for the winners, such as cam time, premium snapchat subscription, photos, videos, or even your dirty socks. This is a great way to get active participants.
Goals: Time and tip goals are great tools that you can have shown automatically through apps and bots on your streaming sites, but you can also use OBS. Mini-goals can be set so that people can have you perform actions that they wish to see, like show feet, blow kiss, or flash boobs. It’s also nice to have an ultimate goal so your supporters know what they are helping you finance, whether it’s rent, a new car, legal or medical bills, or a vacation. Tell your story or what you want/need and why and good viewers are more than willing to help the cute girl they like achieve their goals.
Music that gets you pumped: Whatever gets you in the mood to be you is great to have playing in the background. Choose uplifting music that compliments your mood or personality. Make it part of your show. Depending on my mood, I choose female empowering money music with a beat like Iggy Azalea, Nikki Minaj, Doja Cat, and so on. There are tons of new female rappers that promote pussy power and findomme without the listeners even realizing it. If I’m in a more laid-back mood, I play binaural music set to frequencies that attract abundance.
Topics or themes: What are your interests? Are you a gamer? A movie buff? Do you like to cosplay? Maybe you’re a sports fan. Giving your viewers something to talk about other than sex. It can be something as simple as a Q&A or a debate over the economic-political commentary on a spider man movie. Get creative. Talking about your interests keeps you and your viewers engaged and shows them you aren’t just a nice piece of ass.
Hygiene: The problem with being on cam for so long is it’s easy to let your hygiene slip and you finish feeling gross. To keep that feeling at a minimum, there are some things you might want near by so you can feel and look fresh for the duration of your stream. If you are accepting private shows during your stream, its good to have baby wipes handy. You can use these to freshen up afterwards or to clean your toys without having to run off cam. A big terrycloth bath towel is also good to have near buy, especially if you’re a squirter or have some drool fetish fans. A hand mirror, hairbrush, and lipgloss or chapstick are also handy things to have near buy. It’s easy to get chapped lips when talking on cam for hours at a time, and hydrating only does so much. And of course, you’ll want to be able to brush your hair out after a session where you’re squirming around on your bed. Lotion is also handy, it helps you to moisturize your skin and men are fascinated by the idea of spreading slimey stuff all over your body, so don’t forget to take advantage of that. Some streamers even do shower shows, though I don’t personally recommend this because the humidity can really damage your electronics, so make sure you wait to try this out until you have back up devices so you aren’t left with out a way to make income.
I hope you found this article helpful, and we will place links to other articles at a later date so it’s easier for you all to get more ideas and tips.
Ferralyn River has been nude modeling since 2001 but didn't begin camming or creating adult content until 2018. She immediately transitioned into full-time content creation and has been active on Chaturbate, Pornhub, Onlyfans and more. Learn more about her here.