Camgirl Tips and Tricks

CamgirlAdvice and Tricks For Adult Webcam Models

Here’s some basic advice and tips for camgirls and other adult performers. Following these suggestions will mean better quality performances, a larger following and more money. The tips are separated into different categories for easy reading. This page will be updated and new tips will be added at a later date, so check back again! Here’s some tips to help you out with your cam shows:

 

Tips On Improving Your Camming Shows

Improving the quality of your shows is very important. There’s many different ways to improve your show quality. You should make sure that your live feed has the highest quality internet, audio and video possible. It’s worth investing in the best webcam possible, as having a clearer HD feed will greatly help. Making sure your camming area is neat and well-lit is another easy way to increase your show quality. Finally, focus on your actual live performances and how you can make your shows better. Here’s some tips for hosting a better webcam show.

 

Good Quality Lighting

Lighting is very important. Keep in mind that the lighting requirements might change during the day. Some rooms might have good natural light during the day, but not at night or on cloudy days. Other rooms might require consistent lighting all the time. You want your camming area to be nice and bright. You also don’t want to be backlit, meaning you don’t want a light behind you with the webcam shooting into it. Here’s a great tutorial on proper lighting for your camming area. It’ll show you how to build a very cost-effective 3-point lighting system.

 

Investing In An HD Webcam

If you don’t already have an HD webcam, purchase one ASAP! This is the best thing you can do to increase the quality of your shows. People want to see an HD feed. A good HD webcam is very affordable and you can get one for under $100. Most webcams also come with tripods, or can at least be mounted on tripods. This gives you more flexibility when setting up your shots. Most webcams have good built-in microphones to. These microphones are generally way better than stock laptop microphones and will increase your sound quality as well.

 

Do Shows That You Legitimately Have Fun Doing

If you enjoy performing on cam, you’ll come off as more personable and entertaining. Camming is a very social and interactive thing. Your customers are just as in to you as they are into your body and your shows. You want to have a bright and happy personality when you’re performing. Performing the type of shows you like and have fun doing will help with your overall persona and will have an affect on the quality of the show.

 

Don’t Use WiFi For Internet Connection

If you’re using WiFi for connecting to the internet, consider getting a wired connection instead. A wired connection is faster than wifi and increasing your upload speed will make your live feed better. Anything you can do to optimize the speed of your internet connection will increase the quality of your feed. Getting an ethernet cable is probably the least expensive investment you can make into improving the quality of your live feed.

 

Set Reasonable Tip Goals

If you’re not getting very many tips, you might want to analyze the type of shows you’re doing and the tip goals you’re setting. Try lowering the tip goals and see if that gives your traffic more incentive to work towards it. Many models have luck with mini-goals that work towards the final tip goal. This gives incentive to keep working toward the final goal. Examples of tip goals could stripping down naked with the final goal being whatever show you’ve got planned.

 

Look Your Best When Logging On

This means showering, doing your makeup, brushing your hair and all other hygiene-related tasks. It also means having cute outfits ready, even if you’re just going to be taking it off minutes later. People want to see you as sexy as possible. Taking care of yourself and looking as good as possible also shows that you’re not lazy and you’re putting effort into your camming shows. It’ll also give you a boost of self-confidence which will show in your performances.

 

Know Who To Give Attention To and Who To Ignore

It’s important to know who to give your attention to and who to ignore. You want your best fans and tippers to feel appreciated. You also want to send a message to the rest of the room that they’ll get that same kind of attention if they start tipping. Many camming sites give their camgirls ways to see who’s got tokens, who’s tipping and who’s your best tippers. Some camming sites allow you to host fanclubs as well. Your fanclub members will generally show up differently in chat and these are important fans to pay extra attention to. Know how to identify freeloaders that aren’t worth your time.

 

Be As Polite and Courteous As Possible

Unless you’re doing humiliation / femdom shows, you’re going to want to be as polite and courteous as possible. That doesn’t mean being a pushover and giving in to every request without receiving tips. It just means being calm, chill, approachable, polite and cheerful. Having a bright and bubbly attitude is what most customers are looking for. Never lose it on anyone in your chat. If someone is pushing your buttons, mute or ban them. Don’t argue and be respectful when refusing requests. Always be firm with what you’re willing to do and not willing to do, but always try to offer some alternatives to requests your not willing to perform. Never laugh at a customer’s fetishes, no matter how ridiculous they are.

 

Use Bots To Automate Chat Room Tasks

Many cam sites have bots that models can run in their chat rooms. These bots perform specific tasks in the backgrounds. Tasks range from counting down tip goals, making announcements and more. What is available varies greatly from site to site. If your camming site allows you to run bots in your chat room, it’s worth seeing what’s available and if it’s something that you’d find useful. Anything a bot can do saves you time which can be used for performing and interacting with your audience.

 

Always Be Active – Talk, Move, Dance. Don’t Just Sit There!

If you’re waiting for a tip goal or to be taken into private, don’t just sit there. Move around! Dance, shake, talk, move, suck on a dildo, whatever you need to do to stay active. People will lose interest if you’re just sitting in a chair looking bored. Switching positions will give your audience views of your body in different positions and show them what you’re working with. Changing outfits on cam is a great way to change things up. You give your viewers a quick tease while getting naked and putting a new outfit on is a great way to change things up.

 

Find A Good Moderator

Pretty much every site will allow you to make members into your own personal moderators. Moderators are responsible for managing your chat room and viewers while you’re performing. Mods perform important tasks such as muting and banning members. They might also answer questions on your behalf and let people know when they’re starting to step out of bounds or get out of line. Having a good moderator helps free up your time and attention on performing and helps eliminate trolls and other trouble-makers.

 

Get A Wireless Keyboard and Mouse

Having a wireless keyboard and mouse helps you chat while performing your shows. You’ve got more flexibility as to where yo ucan set the mouse and keyboard and don’t have to worry about getting tangled up in cords. You can have the mouse and keyboard right in front of you and still type without having to get up or change position. Make sure to have extra batteries so you don’t have to stop a show if you run out.

 

Experiment With Different Show Ideas

Get creative and play around with different show ideas. When doing this, make sure you don’t go outside of your comfort zone. It can be fun to push barriers sometimes, as long as your comfortable with it. Experimenting with different show ideas is a great way to figure out what shows make you the most money. It’s also a way to cater to a wider range of fetishes.

 

Improving Your Camming Area

How you setup your camming area is very important. You want your area to be clean and neat. Try to have everything you’d possibly need in reach from where you’re broadcasting from. This will prevent you from having to get up and disappear from your webcam feed. One of the worst things you can possibly do while camming is move outside of what the webcam is picking up. Make sure that the lighting is good by using the tips mentioned above.

 

Talk Instead Of Typing

Talk to the people instead of typing. People want to hear your voice and most people are probably going to be paying closer attention to you and not the chat box. Talking is also faster than typing, meaning that you’ll be spending more time performing instead of looking at the computer screen and keyboard. It’s a good idea to always be engaged in a conversation. If no one is currently chatting, try breaking the ice and starting a conversation by talking at your audience until you get people responding. Greet your best tippers and customers when they enter your room. If you know a customer’s real first name, call them by name.

 

Take Care Of Your Health and Body

Eat good, exercise and avoid stress. Doing these things will improve your mood, attitude and physical appearance. Leading a more healthy lifestyle will also keep you healthy. This will avoid a loss in revenue from taking sick days. There are benefits to living a more healthy lifestyle outside of your professional career as well. Who doesn’t want to be more fit or have a better immune system?

 

Tips For Promoting Your Camming Shows

Your camming site does a lot to promote their sites and models. They drive tons of traffic and you can get a full chat room without having to do any of your own promotion. That doesn’t mean that camgirls won’t benefit from doing their own outside promotion. The more traffic you can drive directly to your chat room, the greater your income will be. Here’s some tips for promoting your camming shows.

 

Tips On Promoting Camming Shows Through Social Media

 

Social media is a great way to build up your following and stay connected with your fans and customers. Social media is free to get started with and easy to use. You’re probably already on tons of social media sites for personal use. That means that you’re already familiar with at least a couple of sites. Here’s some tips for marketing through social media for some of the different sites.

Twitter – Twitter is probably the most popular social media site for camgirls and other adult professionals. Twitter is adult-friendly, popular and easy to use. Make sure to tweet out plenty of photos and other multimedia content. This gives potential customers a sample of what they’re going to be getting. Find the best hashtags to use to increase your exposure beyond your followers. It’s easy to run Twitter competitions that can go viral.

Tumblr – Tumblr is adult-friendly and it’s easy to build up a huge following real fast. Tumblr is most popular for photo blogging and it’s possible to set a click-through link on the photos you post. You can set the click-through link to your chat room, website or any other relevant page. Use relevant hashtags to reach the audience that’s relevant to your shows.

Facebook – Facebook isn’t adult-friendly and doesn’t allow for nudity. It can still be used to build up name recognition though. Make sure to use a Facebook page and not a personal profile, that way you can have more than 5,000 followers and there’s less chance of getting banned. Don’t post nude content and be careful about linking to camming sites and other adult sites. Facebook can still be used to announce when you’re going online. Instead of linking to your chat room, you can create a post stating that you’re logging onto your camming site and what your username is. This will allow people to find you without risking getting banned for linking to an adult site.

Google+ – Not adult-friendly, but more liberal than Facebook is. The same tactics that can be used for Facebook can be applied to Google+. There’s also tons of camming communities on Google+ that you can post announcements on.

Vine – Vine used to be a lot more adult-friendly, but they’re cracking down. Vine is great for posting short sexy clips announcing that you’re going online.

Instagram – Instagram isn’t adult-friendly, but there’s tons of people on there looking for sexy girls. It’s easy enough to indicate where you cam on your profile and Instagram is still great for building up name recognition. Instagram has been starting to ban the use of specific hashtags relating to sexuality and the adult-industry, and this trend is probably only going to continue.

YouTube – YouTube isn’t adult-friendly, but it is the second largest search engine after Google. YouTube can still be a great marketing tool. Some safe-for-work ideas to consider is making short little videos thanking fans for wishlist purchases. Show off your new gift and send a personal thank you. You can also do sexy non-nude dances (don’t get too risque with it), vlog about camming or anything else you can think of.

DailyMotion – DailyMotion is an adult-friendly version of YouTube. They don’t allow for sex or anything too pornish or way too sexual, but they do allow for nudity and even have an entire section for adult-related videos. That means that DailyMotion can be used for stripteases and other promotional material. Be sure to let them know where they can see you live or purchase your hardcore content.

Blogger – Blogger is a blogging platform that is adult-friendly. Blogging sites are easier to get ranked in search engines than social media profiles are, meaning they’re a great way to tap into search engine traffic, free of charge, without having to build a website. Blog about your shows, the content you have available, your thoughts, opinions and insights into the fetishes you cater to and anything else you can think of. Here’s some blogging ideas for camgirls.

WordPress.com – WordPress is another blogging site similar to Blogger. WordPress does have the ability to flag blogs as being adult-oriented, but they’re not as adult-friendly as Blogger. All the same tactics you can apply to Blogger can be applied to WordPress.

 

Announce When You’re Going Online Over Social Media

Social media is great for announcing when you’re going online. Take a selfie photo or video of you wearing whatever sexy outfit you’ve got on. When posting, state what kinds of shows you have planned for the day and if the site allows you to link to adult content, include a link to your chat room. If the site allows for hashtags, include the most relevant hashtags for the shows you’re going to be performing. Some camming sites even have tools to sync with your social media accounts and automatically post an announcement when you’re going online.

 

Tips On Promoting Camming Shows Through Website and SEO

There are many advantages to having a website. Your website serves as your main hub for everything you do. If you’re performing or selling services on different sites, your website is the place where you can link to all the sites you’re on. Depending on what site you’re camming for, you might even be able to embed your chatroom directly on your site. Your website can also generate good search engine traffic. Once you learn the basics of SEO and how search engines work, you can target the traffic looking for the type of shows you perform. Once your site gets ranked, you’ll generate a steady source of organic search engine traffic as long as your rankings maintain.

Building Your Website – Building your website isn’t as difficult or expensive as you think. In fact, there’s even a company that offers a free website builder specifically for camgirls and adult stars. Learn all the options available for setting up your model website.

Learning SEO – This article explains the basics of SEO. Some of the concepts seem technical, but once you learn them it becomes second nature. You don’t need to be a guru to know what the most important techniques are.

Linkbuilding For Adult Performers – Linkbuilding is a very important part of search engine optimization. Search engines look at the number of links going to websites and particular pages to determine the sits authorities. Linkbuilding is the practice of building links to your site to boost SEO. Here are sites that you can use for linkbuilding.

 

Tips On Promoting Camming Shows Through Forums and Communities

There are tons of adult and camming related websites, forums and communities around the web. These forums all contain real qualified traffic and most of the communities are free to be a part of. Some sites even contain special boards and places for camgirl self-promotion. There are camgirl / pornstar directory sites, community features on tube sites and tons of other networks where you can reach an audience interested in your shows.

 

Using Your Cam Site’s Built In Promotional Tools

Most cam sites have built-in tools you can use for promoting your shows. These tools might include syncing to your social media accounts, allowing you to message members and make friends, the ability to email friends and followers when you signup and a wide range of other promotional tools. Take advantage of anything your camming site does to help you promote your shows.

 

Tips For Building Up A Following / Customer Base

It’s very important to build up a following, both on your camming site and off your camming site. Building up your customer base will mean more regular customers and more profits for you. Building up your following gets easier as you advance in your camming career. That’s because you’ll have your fans helping to share you content, creating a viral effect. This is especially true for social media sites. Here’s some tips for building up your following and customer base.

 

Build A Following On Your Camming Site

Pretty much every camming site allows people to follow or befriend you. Most sites will display a list of online models that the person follows. This is a way to make it easy to keep track of the customers favorite models. You want to have as many people following you as possible. That way they can easily see when you’re online.

When you’re performing on cam, remind the people watching you to follow you or send a friend-request. Sometimes that very simple verbal call-to-action is all you need to get multiple people to hit the botton. Also, include a written call-to-action to follow you on your profile page.

If your camming site allows you to place photo or video content on your profile, it’s worth having some free pics that show people the quality of your webcam and the type of content you perform. That way, if someone reaches your profile page when you’re offline, they can still check you out and hit the follow button if they like what they see.

If your camming site lets you run a premium fanclub, take them up on that! Fanclub members are way more valuable than followers, and you’ll make money from the monthly rebills!

Be polite, courteous and outgoing with potential fans. Make them feel liked, respected and appreciated. If the person likes you and likes interacting with you, he’s more likely to follow you for future shows.

 

Build A Following On Social Media

Building up a social media following is generally easier than building up a following on your camming site. The difficult part is getting your social media traffic to convert into customers on your camming site. It’s important to constantly be posting new content, specials, show information and contests to be driving new followers and to help persuade your non-customer followers to check out one of your shows.

It’s also a good idea to try to get the followers on your camming site to follow you on social media. That way, if you ever switch sites you can still reach those followers and let them know the new site they can find you on. It’s not unheard of for customers to switch camming sites for a particular model. If your offering any other adult services, you can use social media to upsell / cross-sell.

 

Do Public Shows Instead Of Private Shows

There are many advantages of doing public shows instead of private shows. One of those advantages is the fact that you’re reaching hundreds or thousands of people instead of only a single person. Public chat gets you more exposure and having more people in your room will help ramp-up your followers on the site. Public shows are generally more profitable anyway, as you’re able to make money off multiple people instead of just one.

 

Dominate A Fetish / Niche

There are tons of different fetishes out there. Some of them are real obvious and some of them are incredibly niche. The people with real niche fetishes are looking for models that perform those types of shows. Sometimes, it’s best to work on a single fetish and try to dominate that niche. The more shows you do catering to that particular fetish, the bigger the following of people with those interests you’ll generate. On the flip-side, if you cater to a wide-range of fetishes, your services can appeal to a wider audience, but they might not be interested in all the shows that you put on.

 

Join Competitions Hosted By Your Camming Site

 

Many of the camming sites regularly host competitions. Competitions is a great way to get noticed and make some extra money. Competitions enable you to get real loud over social media and voting for you is a great call-to-action to get your followers on the camming site supporting you. Most sites will have a specific contest page where they feature competitors. This is a great way to get your name and face in front of the communities your camming for. Even if you don’t win, I guarantee you’ll gain followers just for competing.

 

Building Name Recognition Through Other Adult Sites

 

If you’re part of any other adult sites and networks, you can use those sites to promote yourself on other sites and vice-versa. There’s tons of sites for offering services besides live camming and it’s common for camgirls to be offering services on those sites as well. Each site has it’s own unique audience and by being on all these different sites, you’ll reach more people and earn more money. It’s possible to promote your camming shows from these other sites.

 

Tips On Making More Money In The Adult Industry

Want to learn how you can make more money as a camgirl? There’s tons of things you can be doing to be earning more money in the adult industry. These things range from offering other services outside of camming to using affiliate programs to make money off the people you refer to the site. Some of these tricks can be used to build up a residual income that will get you paid, even when you’re not online performing! Here’s some ways to make more money as a camgirl.

 

Using Affiliate Programs To Build A Residual Income

Affiliate marketing is the easiest way you can increase your money. Affiliate marketing is where you get paid for referring new customers to a company. Most camming sites offer an affiliate program. You can usually either get paid commissions for new signups or a percentage of the money generated from the purchases made by the people you refer. I always suggest going with revenue-sharing if it’s available. With affiliate marketing, you’ll be given a special referral link to use. Most sites will let you link directly to your chat room with the linking codes needed to get credit for the referral.

We’ve created a whole new site for camming affiliate marketing. It’s got lists of affiliate programs and resources on how to generate traffic and make money through affiliate programs. It’ll teach you all the ways you can make money as a webmaster in the camming industry. Here’s a list of webcam affiliate programs from that site.

 

Selling Other Adult Services Besides Camming

There’s tons of other services that you can offer in addition to being a webcam model. Offering a wider range of services is a great way to create new revenue-streams. By offering a wider range of services, you’ll reach a wider audience as well. This enables you to upsell them on the other services you offer. Here’s what else you can do to make money in the adult industry:

Producing and Selling Photos and Videos – Get paid producing and selling your own photo and video content. Selling content sets is great because it build a residual income. Once the content is uploaded, it has the potential to generate revenue for a lifetime. The sites handles the payments and downloads, so you don’t have to be online for sales to occur.

Phone Sex – Get paid while you’re on the go. With phone sex, you can have voice calls and texts sent directly to your mobile phone. A 3rd party is used to connect and encrypt your calls and your personal information is always kept private.

Skype Shows – Very similar to camming but takes place over Skype. Get the tools you need to accept payments, book shows and promote your Skype shows.

Run A Membership Paysite – Run your own membership fanclub. Earn a residual income from the monthly rebills and take advantage of the search engine traffic your website will generate.

Start A Wishlist – Having a wishlist allows your fans to spoil you. Your customers can purchase your wishlist items for you. Add a wishlist link to your camming site, social media and website.

Selling Snapchat Access – Many models make good money selling access to their Snapchat accounts. You can sell it directly from your camming site for a set number of tokens or using a number of other sites.

Selling Used Panties – Get paid from selling your panties and other worn lingerie. There’s a huge market for panties and other used clothing.

 

More Ways To Make Money – More grinds for camgirls and amateur adult performers. There’s tons of ways to make money in the adult industry.

 

Tips For Creating A Better Profile / Bio Page

Your profile page is very important. It’s used to give basic information about you, give visitors a better idea of what kind of shows you perform and provides general rules for your room. Having a complete and professional looking profile page helps drive purchases and followers. Here are some tips for designing the best camgirl profile page possible.

 

Using Images And Not Just Text

If your camming site allows you to add visuals to your profile, place some image files up there along with text. If you’re not a graphic design guru, you can find cheap graphic design work on sites like Fiverr. Consider using visuals for your bio, tip menu, chat rules and best tipper scoreboard. Visuals add a lot more style and character to your chat room and allows you to use colors and sexy images.

 

Include A Tip Menu / Type Of Shows You Perform

The profile page is what potential customers use to learn whether you do the type of performances they’re into. It’s highly suggested that you include a tip menu for when you perform in public chat and the type of shows that you’re will to do in private. If the potential customer sees that you offer the type of performances that he’s interested in, there’s a better chance that he’ll remain in the chat room and make a purchase.

 

Include A Rules Section

It’s always suggested that you brainstorm some house rules for your chat room. Some examples of basic rules might be; Be respectful, don’t request without tipping, no spamming, no requesting services I don’t perform, ect. There are some trolls out there that don’t care about the rules a model specifies, but having a rule board will help keep the rest of your visitors in line. It also gives your moderators some direction as to what to look out for.

 

Promote Your Other Products and Services

If you’re selling any other services besides live camming, use your profile page to promote your other services and sites. Many models will even sell other services directly through the camming site for a set amount of tokens. While you’re performing, your profile is being exposed to a large audience. It’s a great way to promote your other services to people who are already interested in your content.

 

Include Links To Other Sites / Social Networks

Include links to your social media profiles and other sites that you belong to. This helps build up your followers on your other web presences. Building up your social media following can help with marketing future shows and other services you might offer. If you’re not currently online, people are likely to check out your social media sites to learn a little bit more about you.

 

Include Some Good Free Images Of Yourself

If you’re not currently online and someone checks out your profile, they’re going to want to get some idea of what you look like and what kind of shows you perform. If your camming site allows you to upload free photos, it’s always suggested to have some that potential customers can check out. If they like what they see, they’ll probably follow you on the site to catch your shows when you get online at a later date. If you don’t have sample photos, someone might skip you over because they don’t know what you look like.

 

Use The Best Avatar and Thumbnails Possible

When people are searching for models, usually it’s either a profile avatar or a screenshot from your current feed. If it’s an avatar that you set, you want to make sure to have the best profile picture ever. It must be a clear, high-quality picture and it’s got to look sexy. Some camgirls prefer to emphasise their best features while others opt for either full-body or a face shot. What works best might greatly depend on your body type and other factors. Don’t be scared to ask for some opinions when considering which picture to use and think long and hard about it. When people are searching for models, they’re browsing through hundreds of thumbnails and yours has to compete with all those models to grab that users attention.