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Making the Most of Cam Traffic When It Slows

Making the Most of Cam Traffic When It Slows

Happy summertime, models! I wanted to address something here that I have been getting quite a bit recently. It’s time we address the elephant in the room, traffic.

Traffic is the lifeblood of the camming industry and if you’ve been camming for a while, you’ve surely seen a major change in the traffic that comes in. There isn’t as much as there was just five years ago. Since our industry is so reliant on converting traffic, and there is obviously less of it, it means that we all must do more to convert the traffic we have coming in.

The models on the other sites aren’t your competition. The real competition is from the other entertainment sources that are blurring the lines of selling sexuality with other mainstream entertainment.

There are many ways that you can maximize the impact that you have on the converting traffic. The biggest way to do this is to take cues from what is popular on alternative mainstream entertainment sources. Paying attention to what is popular on Twitch and YouTube can be a hotbed of idea activity and inspiration. However, be careful, because I have spent many nights on YouTube where I start by looking at a review of an old Ferrari and I look up at 4:30 a.m. and I’m watching a video on how Tetra Pak is made and recycled — this happens more than I would like to admit.

You can see what YouTube entertainers are doing in the ways of cosplay and there are more makeup tutorials than you could need in a million lifetimes, but you’ll get new ideas that you can easily bring over to your show. Twitch is a video game streaming service, but there are many parallels with your stream as well. There are gamer girls that are making more than most cam models, just playing video games. Nothing sexual, but they’re making high-end webcam model money.

I would also recommend looking at the other sites, and what their models do, but I’ve covered that in the past. The models on the other sites aren’t your competition. The real competition is from the other entertainment sources that are blurring the lines of selling sexuality with other mainstream entertainment. The fight for eyeballs on screens is a full on war, and the mainstream entertainers have an advantage because it’s socially acceptable to watch most YouTube channels or Twitch broadcasters in public.

The time that you have with your members is largely covert, very clandestine. There is only so much time that your members can hide your interaction with them. So speaking as clearly as I can, don’t waste any interactions because the time is limited. You are all entertainers and you’re all damn good at it, so make sure to keep growing as entertainers.

Another thing that I have seen on many different sites is that models are sitting in their rooms looking bored; or worse, visibly angry or upset. As I have stated in past articles, entertain yourself if you find yourself in this situation, entertain yourself, log off and get your mind in a happier and more productive place and then get back online.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about how a day online can spiral out of control if you don’t take a step back and stop the spiral. This will make it more likely that the traffic will keep flowing in. Also, I am pretty sure that we all use a similar method to determine the placement on the page, a big part of this is how efficient a model is. If you have a bad day it can really hurt your ranking, so if you feel that spiral happening, it’s best to log off and take some time away from the camera. The final thing I want to cover is self promotion.

I can’t speak for all cam sites, but if you bring a new member to Cams.com, you earn 100 percent of what they spend on you for six months, and 80 percent after that. I would recommend that you ask your cam site if they have any similar programs. This is a way to monetize your social media, which I know for a fact that models want me to move on from. Sorry ladies, I’m very stubborn. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions free to email me — shamilton@ffn.com.

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