As webcam modeling becomes more popular in the adult industry, more and more people are signing up. It’s definitely an exciting way to make a living — a very good living at that —on your own terms and conditions. A lot of people think it is “easy money” but a lot of models will tell you that tons of hard work and dedication go into becoming a successful cam model. And, trying to put on cam shows with your significant other in a committed relationship is especially hard, because a lot of outside influences can test you.
It’s important that both parties reassure one another and let each other know how they feel. Jealousy is not an easy emotion to deal with sometimes but good communication is key not only during cam shows, but in all aspects of life. Also, remember to have fun with it! When people can see things are forced it is not very fun to watch — having natural chemistry and loving the feelings/actions going on really help you to have fun, all while profiting. It’s a win-win!
Equally important to good on-camera energy is learning to work together off camera. Having clearly defined duties each person is responsible for really helps to split things up and make each person feel as if they are doing their own part.
First things first: As a cam duo, be sure to set your emotions to the side (easier said than done), because one of the most important things to do is put on a great show, that viewers will enjoy and want to see again. Any real-life drama needs to stay off camera. Instead, show how much fun you’re having fun … supporting and complimenting each other, especially if those pesky emotions say otherwise.
One way to maintain positive vibes, is to talk with your partner before the show begins, establishing clear limits and some kind of game plan. The show will be smoother and sexier if on-camera convos match what you’d actually want to hear as a viewer! Another key ingredient to staying upbeat and enthusiastic, is trying new things. The more acts you’re willing to try, the more followers you’ll gain, expanding your audience greatly.
Equally important to good on-camera energy is learning to work together off-camera. Having clearly defined duties each person is responsible for really helps to split things up and make each person feel as if they are doing their own part. Master those duties, because practice makes perfect and you should live up to your end of the bargain. That builds trust. And, take time to go over camera angles, agreeing to physical cues that aren’t obvious to viewers. Maybe a slight tap, a certain look, a word, etc. to really help things go off without a hitch. After all, being a good cam duo requires both non-verbal communication and camera prep, to avoid having to stop an entire show just to move around and change positions.
Even after the show, you should talk about how each person feels and maybe even review a recording to see what improvements can be made. It’s also okay to ask viewers for their input on things. Large companies often give out surveys asking how they could improve, so why not do the same? In this industry, webcam models have a lot of control, so it never hurts to get some opinions and decide for yourself what you would like to use.
No matter what, even with top-notch communication, on- and off-camera prep, good vibes and post-show reflection, there will be slow days with not many tips coming in. Don’t stress over it! Instead of complaining, tease the audience with playful banter.
And, while it’s useful to pop in and watch other cam duos, don’t compare yourself to them too closely. Everyone has their own style. It’s up to you to figure out what works best for you. That being said, don’t be afraid to reach out to other models … most are more than happy to help with any questions you may have.
Follow these dos and don’ts, and you’ll be sure to have a prosperous cam duo career!