Isn’t camming fast money?
I have been asked this many times by new models who have started and didn’t advance as quickly as they had anticipated they would. Being a webcam model is rarely a “get rich quick” kind of job, unless you’re a celebrity already.
One thing to remember is that the models who rise the fastest are the ones who treat their time online like a job.
I had a long discussion with a top model from another cam site, and she explained it best. Being a webcam model is most like being a YouTube star. No YouTube star started with millions of followers, just like no model starts with a huge fan base.
Not only do you have to show members that you are the woman of their dreams, you also have to hone your skills online as well. There is so much more required than just getting naked on camera. You must have a strong personality online too.
One thing to remember is that the models who rise the fastest are the ones who treat their time online like a job. If you’re new, it’s always good to watch the top models, and see if there is anything that you can emulate in your own way. Try not to look at the model’s looks or body, as that is not likely something you can mimic.
The best thing for you to look at is to look at how she interacts with members, watch how she entertains herself and the members online, watch her demeanor on camera and look at the small games she plays to get more tips and members taking her to private. These are things that you can integrate into your shows if they are authentic to you.
Authenticity is incredibly important in camming. The members have seen everything possible out there, so when you start, think about the persona that you can sustain. If you are a goofy, silly person, then your online persona should be that as well. Just put your personality on steroids and that’s what your online persona should be. Imagine the person that you would be if there were no social norms of ‘decency,’ or you had no stresses in life. It will require that you act, of course, but as you become more comfortable in front of the camera, this will become second nature.
One trap that models fall into as they are more comfortable on camera is that they narrow the gap between their real life and their online persona, which makes it easier to remember at times, but also makes it more difficult to distance yourself from potentially dangerous members. The other traps I’ve seen models fall into are that they complain about issues with their studios, their cam sites, their friends or family, etc. Remember that you are the escape for most of these members from reality, and they don’t want to come and listen to someone complain. If your real name is Jane and your online name is Amber, it’s best to leave Jane’s problems and stresses in the other room, and switch into Amber as soon as the light for your webcam turns on.
I have spoken about this in other columns, but I will say it again because it’s incredibly important; use social media to build your following. It’s going to get you to where you want to be at much faster than not using it. If you are afraid of people you know seeing you, use angles to take your face or unique markings to hide your identity. Use Snapchat and Instagram to just get your name out there to members.
Remember to follow their community guidelines so that your account doesn’t get removed. But get your name out there. Chances are that your cam site has an Instagram account too, make sure to tag them as well. It will help you get followers faster too.
I’m going to close with a few models to look at for social media. Of our models, AloraJaymes, LisaDaniels and NikkiDelano use social media well. They combine normal life in with the sexy pics. Non-cam models, I recommend looking at LittleRedBunny, FloraBella, LauraHaze and Marce_Guzman. They all make their persona look more like a real person. Which is very important to hooking a whale!
Until next time!