So one of your friends told you that she’s making a whole lot of money working as a webcam model and that she thinks that you too can work as one. You took it into consideration, since you were already interested in this “exotic performance art”. But now you are at the cross roads, since you’ve realized that you have no clue where to start and how to get this train moving. This article aims to help you, as well as other ladies who are thinking how to become a successful webcam model. Sit tight and read slow.
First and foremost you have to have some thing-a-majigs in this line of work so that the whole process goes down smoothly. Starting off with your computer. Depending on the camming networks you use, you will need different camming specifications.
Mac users will need Windows emulator since all cam softwares are Windows supported so keep this in mind.
Internet is a big one, since you will need a high-speed one because no client will want lag during his payed time. No Wi-fi, please, since sudden net bug outs are a sure way to lose clients and you want to gain some, plus if you want your chat room to be packed you’ll need a high speed net connection for sure.
Camera needs to be HD of course. The ones on the lap top are fine, but you want to be a pro in this game, so once you get some dough-re-mi, be sure to buy an HD camera. Also, make sure to have your own equipment like toys, lingerie etc.
Security and the protection of your identity
Since work in the sex industry can draw in some sickos, a performer needs to be protected as much as possible. One of the first things you need to do is to choose a webcam name. Try not to use upper/lower cases, just use something catchy or clever and make it simple. Your name needs to be easy to search in the search bars so that the ones who are not that invested in the show, get invested once they see you, but before that happens you need to be easily searched.
Also if you want to go solo, it might be smart to use the WHOIS protection, since it’s blocking all of your private data to be accessible to the public. You don’t want stalkers to find out your IP or the country you’re working from, so think ahead and stop this before happening, if it ever does. A good place to start with your webcam modeling is Chaturbate, and for just a few bucks you can start your career right now.
Blocking some of the regions of the country, even the world is possible. This is for the relatives, ex-bfs or God forbid some stalkers that you just don’t want to see you perform. Also you want to stop piracy and theft of your content, since it’s not smart to have your performance out there for free. This is a subject that requires an in depth research, one you should do on your own depending on your investment in this whole issue.
How to choose the right network?
Choosing the right network requires research on your part. Some networks are good with the benefits they offer, others are good with the services they offer, some are just good for others but not for you. There’s no golden ticket for the webcam network, rather it’s all about you and your preferences. I would suggest Chaturbate.
Payment is not the only thing you need to focus on. Some networks are offering great payouts but then again, are getting you on the contract that you signed. Always read the agreement thoroughly and take your time to weight in the good and the bad since there are variables that can go wrong at any time, that can put their hands in your pocket, but you signed the agreement.
Traffic is king. When choosing your company, check out the traffic that they generate, since that’s all that matters at the end of the day. Also keep in mind that with higher traffic, your competition levels go up, so you’ll need to step your game up.
Sort out your legal documents. If you want to become a certified webcam model/performer, be sure that legal papers will be coming your way, as they should. Lack of them means there’s something fishy going on, so let that be a red flag. Usually they are in a form of an image file, and the companies are asking you to fill them out.
And in closing…
These are some of the directions if you want to work in the webcam world. There’s a lot more that can be suggested, but this is a good start so good luck.