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!