How to Become a Webcam Model

Imagine waking up when you want to…

No alarm clock, no morning rush…

Your morning pick-me-up freshly brewed from your Italian espresso machine with a name you can’t even pronounce…

To be honest, that’s exactly how I start off most of my mornings (sometimes I skip the espresso). And today, I’d like to share with you exactly how I got to this point.

Would you like to know how? Read on…

It wasn’t magic, it’s was simply finding a way to make money online. I promise, there’s no sales pitch. I just want to paint a picture for you.

One common misconception about becoming a webcam model is that its easy work & easy money…

Before you read any further I want you to take that idea, crumple it into a ball, and throw it out.

If you’re looking for easy money, you’re going to have a bad time.

What you can expect is an industry where if you work your ass off, earning potentials are limitless.

Right now, there are literally hundreds of models making a killing online…

What is a Cam Model

A cam model is a person that performs adult services on a live stream such as dancing, sexual activities, or simply chatting. Nudity is not 100% required but is synonymous with cam modeling.

It’s a way to have a one-on-one connection with hundreds of people at once, all from the comfort of your own home. Remember that as much as this is a sexual industry, emotional connections are what bring in return customers.

But that will be explained a bit later…

Who can Cam Model?

One of the biggest things people ask me is if they’re good looking enough to model. Believe me when I say this, there is an audience for everyone.

Whether you’re short or tall, skinny or large, black, white, purple, in a wheelchair or bald there are people who will be attracted to you, either physically or through your personality.

There is literally a niche where people get off to spending their money on someone else.

Don’t believe me? Look up “financial domination”…

The Benefits of Being a Cam Model

There are so many benefits of being a cam model if you want to start your adult career. For most, they have everything they need to get started so it’s a free way to enter the industry.

Once you’re full-time, you can set your own schedule the same way I do.

You’re in complete control of your stream. If someone is being rude, you can ban them. If someone is making demands, you can ban them. If someone is making other viewers uncomfortable, you can ban them.

You’re in control.

And since you’re in control, you’re the boss. You’ve probably wanted to be your own boss, now’s your chance.

As you know, bosses make the big bucks and you can too.

What Website Should You Cam Model On

The same way not all models are made and perform the same, not all camming websites are made and perform the same. For someone just entering the industry, I recommended Chaturbate because of its incredible privacy features as well as boosting new users in their first few days. That’s a great way to build that initial fanbase and set the tone for the rest of your career.

You can read more about Chaturbate here, where we have an in-depth review strictly for models.

When you register, make sure you pick a name that’s easily brandable and doesn’t contain numbers.

You can use a name generator or, thinking back to those old social media quizzes, something like your middle name + the street you grew up on. If you go this route, don’t choose a name that belongs to a real person. Imagine the discomfort in their life when a potential employer searches their name your downstairs mixup shows up.

What Equipment do You Need to be a Cam Model

There are only two things that are absolutely required to start, but a lot more needed to stream a great show. The two requirements are a computer with a webcam and internet access.

However, although that’s enough to get started, that’s not enough to be successful. I recommend at least a computer, HD webcam, and high-speed internet.

Read on for why…

A Computer

You’re going to want a computer to be a webcam model. Yes, you can stream from a cell phone on my websites, but you won’t be able to keep up with the chat and that’s simply not possible on a phone.

Most laptops will work. If you bought your laptop in the last 3 years, you should be good to go. If your laptop is older than that, you may not be able to stream as clear and consistent as other models.

A Webcam

Almost a no brainer. If you have no startup budget, the one built into your laptop could work, but for the most part, they’re not made very well and don’t provide a smooth stream.

Invest in an HD webcam the first chance you get, you’ll recoup the costs in no time. The Logitech HD C920 is a great HD webcam that costs less than $70.

High-Speed Internet

Your connection is so important to the stream’s quality. If you can, wire your laptop with an ethernet cable for consistent quality. Nothing drives people away from a stream faster than if it’s chopping and frames keep freezing.

Those are the three minimus I recommend to have a great start. Yes, you can start now with what you have, but those first few days are where you find your initial fanbase. Don’t give off the perception that you’re a low-quality stream or people will be hesitant to come back.

Other things to consider if you have the budget:

Lighting

Your stream will be unexplainably better if you have proper lighting set up. The webcam will work better, your patrons can see you with more clarity, and everyone is happy as a result.

You don’t necessarily need umbrella lighting to start, if anything you can grab a few spare lamps and place them behind your webcam pointed at you. Overhead lighting works decently as well if needed.

Comfortable Work Space

Yes, you’re at home entertaining thousands, but it’s still work. You want to limit your discomfort by at the very least working in a comfortable space.

If you’re working at your computer desk, clean it up so there are no distractions.

If you’re working on your bed, make your bed! Stack your pillows nicely.

Do you have pets? Find a location that you can block them off from. You don’t want Spot coming in and stealing the show (yet!).

Your first few times on cam are going to be uncomfortable! Just like starting any new job or career. Make the transition as smooth as possible for yourself.

Read the Fine Print

The biggest problem I see new models go through is not reading the site’s rules, breaking one, then having to find a different website to stream on.

Serious, before your first stream read what’s allowed and not allowed.

For instance, some websites don’t allow smoking or drinking on stream. Make sure you familiarize yourself with what is and isn’t allowed.

Set-Up Your Profile

If you’re ordering a new HD webcam and waiting for it to arrive, nows the perfect time to set up your model profile. There will be basic information to fill out as well as a bio area that you can put anything.

Include

  • what you’re interested in
  • what you’re willing and not willing to do on cam and in private
  • your tip menu
  • your rules and what’s bannable

Look at a few other model profiles to get an idea of what a great bio looks like. If you don’t have graphics like some of the other models, don’t worry. You’ll get to that soon enough, your biggest hurdle is getting online at this point.

Broadcast

This is it…

The moment of truth…

Turn on your webcam and start streaming. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not instantly boosted to the front page. In some cases that can be overwhelming.

There is no better way to get better at cam modeling than to do it. You can read hundreds of articles with tips, but you need to just start. No tip will help you as much as experience will.

Imagine how comfortable you’ll be in one month.

Additional Tips

I know, I know.

I just said no amount of tips will help you and experience is boss. But I want to offer a few tips for first-timers so they can reach a level of success sooner than later.

Check out this article for a list of pieces of advice that’ll help you out. 

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