How To Become A Camgirl

As the internet continues to develop, it transforms the way business is done in the adult entertainment industry.

Webcam models can perform sex acts in online chat rooms without the consequences of prostitution. All it takes to become a webcam performer is a HD webcam, a computer, a hosting site, and high-speed internet.

The great thing about being a webcam model is you can work from the privacy of your own home. Most hosting sites have a tipping system inside the public chat rooms.

However, members and guests aren’t required to tip. In a private chat, the model performs sexual acts and is paid by the minute.

There is a stigma when it comes to the adult industry and there shouldn’t be.

There should be no shame in seeking what makes you feel good, becoming a webcam girl, can make you feel good about yourself, and earn money at the same time. There is definitely no shame in that. You got the stuff to make it, but now you need the tools.

This step-by-step guide will help you prepare for your new (lucrative) career.

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What Is A Webcam Girl?

A webcam girl or camgirl, is a woman who uses a webcam to broadcast, entertain, and perform usually in a provocative manner for viewers that are currently in their “cam room”.

Webcam girls have the option to perform in either a studio or in the privacy of their home, and in some cases, webcam girls can stream from their mobile for whatever reason such as giving a public show to their viewers.

A cam girl can entertain her fans through their webcam by themselves, with a partner or with a group of people, the end goal is to make as much money they can during their time they spend live, this is done by flirting and teasing their viewers by dancing, stripping, or simply chatting, and giving private shows which normally results in allowing the client to watch you masturbate.

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How Much Money Can I Make As A Camgirl?

This question is asked a lot from girls that are just starting out their journey in the industry, and although the answer varies from one person to another, its still a good question to be asking.

You will hear of cam models making hundreds and thousands of dollars a week, which can be true for famous cam girls that have been doing this a long time, and porn stars that also perform cam shows, but for beginners, you will be making bare minimum.

If you are just starting out in becoming a cam girl, then your main objective should be building up a fanbase, because in the end, these are the guys that are going to be paying you to supply them with a service.

There are plenty of ways to make money by live streaming from your webcam, but the best way is when customers “tip”. A tip is basically virtual money, users can purchase tokens on the cam platforms and then give to models as tips, the price of tokens vary from platform to platform.

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Once you receive enough tips, you can cash out the tokens for real money, giving a small cut to the cam platform that you are currently streaming on.

You can set a goal for tips, and once you reach that number you will perform a specific act, for example “100 tips and i will masturbate with this new sexy toy”

If a customer on the other end of the computer wants more or wants some one on one time with the performer, they’ll start a private or group performance. From this point, camgirls are typically paid depending on the amount of time your customer spends watching you.

The better the performer you are, the greater chance you have that your customers will become regulars which leads to regular income.

Over time you will gather a large audience and following, this will lead you to be able to see custom content and otherĀ off cam services such as premium snapchat accounts, via networks such as Indiebill.

The following tips and tricks will help you become a camgirl, a successful one at that and increase your revenue.

Earnings are performance-based, there is no set hourly wage, it’s up to the camgirl to entertain to get private chat requests and tips. Your earning potential is based on a number of factors including your streaming quality, attractiveness, performance, and personality.

We have gone into depth through this topic on our article How Much Do Cam Girls Really Make?

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What Equipment Do I Need To Become A Cam Girl?

The type of equipment you use can make or break your success. It’s crucial you invest in the proper computer, webcam, and increase your internet speed if you have low upload speed.

All camsites have a minimum requirement list of equipment you need, so it would be ideal to first check with the site you have chosen to start streaming on for their requirements.

Use a wireless keyboard and mouse to avoid awkward wires and help you communicate with your fans faster.

Along with a good computer, you need a high-quality HD webcam which costs between $100-$200, you can stream with a lower quality webcam but viewers tend to go for girls that have a more clear picture so they get the best experience.

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So to recap, setting set up for your new camgirl business is actually pretty simple:

  • A fast laptop/desktop.
  • Fast internet with upload speed.
  • High quality webcam
  • Nicely lit room where you will stream from
  • Sex Toys
  • Clothing/Lingerie

We have gone more into detail in this article about what equipment is needed to become a cam girl

What Kind Of Live Performer Do You Want To Be?

Pretty self-explanatory, however, this is a big part of becoming a cam girl. Develop a persona, this is truly an acting gig.

There are plenty of different types of performers when it comes to the cam industry, they range from playing a sweet and innocent teen girl that is looking for a “daddy” all the way to a BDSM dominant mistress where you take control and are demanding towards the viewers.

You can really be anything you (or your audience) want to be. You are also going to need to pick a unique stage name. Be creative and make your viewers remember you.

The profile picture is going to be the first impression that you make. Headshots not only draw their attention but leave them wanting more.

Just let your beauty speak for itself. Makeup is usually a good idea, as the camera can make a bare face look a bit blah.

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Choose Your Streaming Platform

There are different types of platforms to choose from, but the main ones are token rooms, such as chaturbate, or private rooms like LiveJasmin. The choice is really down to you and how comfortable you feel on these sites.

The best way to apply to these cam platforms is to do your research, the one that many experienced webcam models recommend is Chaturbate. However, you need to find one that works for you. In order to succeed, being comfortable with the company you work for is a must, once you have found a compatible site, you are ready to apply.

Some tips for applying

Filling out your registration form. This is where you are going to use that persona we talked about earlier. As we said before, choose a unique and attention-grabbing username. Most websites will not let you change it, so think about it carefully.

Many sites will have broadcasting regulations, be sure to read carefully and always comply with their rules as there is nothing worse than building up a fanbase only to get booted off.

Download and configure your webcam. This sounds more complicated than it is and if you have any problems contact the technical support team.

You are going to need to verify your age and identity, have all the pertinent documents uploaded and ready to go. You may be required to send pictures to prove age/identity (usually 2. One clear picture of your I.D and another with you holding it).

You will obviously need to provide a way to pay you. If located in the U.S, direct deposit will be your best bet.

Set up your chatroom. This is where your audience will find your bio (who you are, what you like) this is also where you can upload pictures and videos. Don’t skip this part and take the time to perfect this step. This is a great way to draw in your audience. Remember, you can be anyone you want so be creative while setting up your room.

This is also where you will manage your settings and security. You are also able to block countries (don’t limit your audience too much though!). You should also be able to set your price per minute. As tempting as it may be to go high, you may be able to draw in more customers if you have a reasonable rate.

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Promote Your Chat Room

Take advantage of your social media accounts to promote your chat room. This is an excellent way to let your customers know what days and times you will “go live.” Your presence on social media will build a following to your chat room making it more active and boost revenue.

It’s also a great way to stay in touch with your loyal customers and fans. Before you sign-off on your webcam each day, direct your customers to your social media handles to stay in touch.

Let them know when you’ll be online next, and what types of fetishes or shows you’ll be performing. Doing so will give them something to look forward to and the desire to come back for more. Becoming a webcam girl is not for everyone, but for many successfully cam girls, it’s a lucrative profession.

Join A Webcam Forum

Joining a webcam forum is the best thing you can do especially, if you’re new.

Webcam forums are full of experienced camgirls who can offer valuable advice and tips. It’s also a place for performers to share ideas, offer support, or rant about their bad experiences.

Webcam models can connect with thousands of their peers from around the world. Most webcam sites encourage their employees to post reviews, read articles, play games, and take part in polls to win prizes.

Extra Helpful Tips

Be open, not judgemental. There are going to be strange requests. This a job. Make your audience feel comfortable with you. It is a compliment that they are willing to share their deepest fantasies with you.

Wear something you feel good in, if you are uncomfortable, trust me, it will show. No need to look or dress like a pornstar, leaving something to the imagination makes them want more.

Smile, simple, but important. Be friendly. Make them want to keep coming back. That is how you build a fan base.

Eye contact. Again, simple but it will make your audience like you don’t see anyone but them.

Never share personal information.

There you have it, that is how to become a camgirl. You are ready to show the world what you’ve got. Remember confidence is key. If you believe that you are fabulous (and you are), then others will too. Have fun and enjoy making lots of money! Be safe.

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