When most girls first try their hands at being webcam models, they aren’t really TOO overwhelmed by it. And you know what? That’s not such a good thing, because the reason for it is that they think it’s all so simple.
All they have to do is sit there, or maybe dance around their bedroom, and viewers will flock to them and shower them in ridiculously huge tips. The sad thing is that camming does NOT have to be complicated or hard, and it can even be fun when you’ve got everything going right. But if you think it’s about waiting for the riches to come to you, you need some serious cam girl advice, pronto!
I’m going to cover some pretty basic stuff, here, which any serious cam girl should know. Even if that’s you, though, this kind of thing is a good review, so pay attention!
Cam Girl Schedule & Camming Consistency
To begin with, you’re going to need a schedule for your work as a webcam model. No, you can’t just be a lifeless doll when you ARE online, but it’s not gonna matter either way if you’re just dropping by whenever the mood strikes you. Now, the good news here is that you do get a lot of freedom in deciding what your schedule is going to look like.
I mean, you might want to take some factors into consideration, like trying to be online during prime time for North America and showing up for at least a couple of hours each day of the week. But those things are more important when you’re just starting out than they are later, and the bottom line is that if you want to work all night and sleep till noon or take a day off here and there, you can do those things as long as you’re consistent about them.
Why is consistency such essential webcam model advice? It’s all about building a relationship with your audience. Let’s say a guy comes into your channel one day, watches your show for a bit, maybe even talk to you a bit. He likes you, he’s impressed with you, and he’d like to see you perform again. The first thing to notice there is that he needs to know when to look, or he won’t even have the chance.
The second thing is, you have to actually be there when he DOES look. If you have a set schedule that you always stick to and share with anyone who comes into your channel (like by posting it in the topic or your model bio), that’s not too hard. If you DON’T have a schedule beyond “I’ve got a few hours now and wanna make some money”, it’s impossible.
And that kinda can’t be impossible, sweety. Like, there isn’t even an argument here. Because seeing you again and again is how guys who like you a little turn into guys who like you a lot. Guys who like you a lot turn into regulars, and regulars are people who tip well and often. They’re how this game is played; without them, you’ve got no income worth talking about.
Regulars Are Critical For Webcam Models
That’s why when you’re starting off, the best cam girl advice you can ever get is to focus on building up your regulars. They don’t happen overnight, but they definitely do happen, so think of this as a time of planting seeds. Within a couple of weeks, you’ll have your first “harvest”, and your efforts will be rewarded with a batch of loyal regulars!
So, spend that time camming every day, and make sure you keep to your schedule. You’ll have more flexibility later, but right now you’ve got to be disciplined about it.
With that out of the way, we can start talking about how to run your channel. One of the biggest mistakes newbies make is thinking that their attitude doesn’t matter as long as they’re naked, but this is exactly backwards. Your attitude is everything, honey, and plenty of top cam girls never even GET naked!
I’m not saying you should necessarily try that in the very beginning, but at least make the audience earn their flesh shots. Chaturbate, for example, offers a variety of apps and bots for webcam models to use on the site, which help them in different ways, and one of those ways is to structure “games” they can play with the audience.
A bot could keep track of how much you’re tipped, by each member and in total, and you could declare that you’ll take your top off (or whatever, be creative!) if you reach X number of tipped tokens. Make it fun to tip you!
Ok, now, attitude. Be friendly! Smile pretty much all of the time, and speak in your “happy” voice. Engage your audience in conversation. Any time you’ve got more than a handful of people in your channel, you’re going to find that a bunch of them are going on about various stuff. Pick the subjects you’re most able to relate to, and offer feedback.
Get a dialogue going. It’s best to prioritize guys who’ve already tipped you for this kind of attention, but many times you’ll find that this generates tips all by itself. Anyway, Chaturbate uses a color-coded system to tell you who has tokens and who has recently purchased them, so you can at least use that as a guide.
Another good piece of cam girl advice is to not keep communication to the channel. Use private messages to contact your tippers, and keep in touch with them. It may seem like a small gesture, but cam site members absolutely love getting personal attention from models.
Just talk to them about stuff they’re interested in (again, preferably that you can keep up with), and don’t be afraid to turn the subject to sex. It’s a safe bet that almost anyone you have a conversation with will want to discuss that, so if you aren’t sure what to bring up, hit some fetishes!
For your very best tippers and most loyal regulars, though, you really need to go above and beyond. With those guys, it’s a good idea to take them off-site, and build a friendship with them entirely apart from your work as a cam girl.
You can use messaging platforms like Skype to talk to them, and for a select few, you can even give out your phone number (yes, this is safe as long as you don’t get carried away) and talk by text and voice. This is about “rewarding” fans who really like to support you, and showing them that you appreciate it. It’s also a good way to make some cool friends; cam site members tend to be a pretty chill bunch.
Finally, you’ll need to get into using social media before long. I won’t get too deep into this right now, but be ready to establish a presence on Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.
These will need to be dedicated accounts, used only for your career as a webcam model; you do NOT want to use your personal accounts this way. I’ve written whole posts about how to use social media, and it’s extremely important, so I suggest you check some of those out.