I’m Emma Lovett, an award-winning top model for almost a decade. I wrote up this handbook as a beginners guide to get your feet wet in the exciting world of webcamming!
Live streaming is a booming industry. No one wants pre recorded media anymore, people are all on live streams. Live Cams in the adult industry is a particularly profitable and recession-proof business.
I believe there’s never been a better time to become self employed and make money from home as a webcam model. I hope this information helps you get an idea of what it takes to make a lucrative living in the live cam industry.
In the full ebook, The Cam Guide, I give you a lot more in depth advice with examples (including tons more fetishes and examples of what to say). I also provide links to dozens of products and software I use. The Cam Guide is co-written with my husband Eddie Lovett and he was nice enough to write you a step-by-step guide on creating multiple passive income streams around your live cam show.
And if you need some help getting started you should sign up to become a webcam model with my virtual cam studio.
Contact me anytime if have questions or if you find this guide useful. Your feedback is greatly appreciated(:
Now lets get into it!
Lets start with the basics...
These are exciting times when all you need is a computer and internet connection to achieve financial freedom! You can travel all over the world and as long as you have a strong internet connection you can work and make money. For the purposes of webcamming its the upload speed that is crucial since you are uploading your video stream to the internet. You will need an upload speed of at least 5 mbps to have a stable and HD live stream.
You can check your internet speed at https://www.speedtest.net/
Because wifi is notoriously unstable, I recommend using a long ethernet cord. By being plugged in directly you can ensure the best connection and still have the freedom to move around (you just have to drag your cord along with you).
I use a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.8 ghz quad core i7 processor. The reason you may want to use a laptop over a desktop is due to mobility. A laptop allows you to more easily move around and change your surroundings. As a webcam model you are responsible for the variety and quality of your set and surroundings. It’s good to mix it up.
Streaming is by far the the most labor intensive process for your computer, so make sure you have ALL other windows and programs closed. In order to avoid over heating always keep the laptop on a hard surface like a table or the top of your dresser (what I use).
For soft surfaces I recommend putting your laptop on a serving tray. That way its easy to carry and you can put it down anywhere!
If you are a PC person and are accustomed to that user interface then we recommend getting something with at least a 2.8 ghz dual core i5 processor. If you want specific recommendations with product links check out The Cam Guide.
Your main priority when first starting should be buying a laptop built for streaming live. The money you put into your business will come back to you very quickly. Having a quality stream makes all the difference.
If you bought a new laptop there will probably be a webcam built in to the top of the screen. DO NOT USE THIS… EVER! It is never as good as buying an external USB webcam.
So the third crucial piece of equipment you will need is a good webcam. They range between $50 and go well into the thousands for more advanced models. The best all around webcam which I personally use and recommend is the Logitech Brio which costs $200.
A good webcam, fast computer and fast internet is all you need to make the perfect HD stream.
I’ve just described the three essential pieces of equipment you will need to start webcamming. However there is a fourth thing that is crucial to being successful and this is lighting. You will definitely need a soft box or ring light if you are camming at night but the lighting I’m mainly concerned with doesn’t cost any money.
Natural lighting is by far the cheapest, easiest and most effective way to improve the quality of your show. There are artificial lights that can closely mimic the effects of sunlight but the real thing is always better.
Even during the daylight I sometimes have a ring light on in the background. A good light source can wash away any imperfections on your face and make you look photoshop fabulous!
Always have the light facing you and behind the webcam!
The best ring light, and the one I use personally is the Diva Ring light. They sell them in US and EU plug versions. The tri-pod for the light is not included but can be purchased separately. It’s up to you if you prefer a tri-pod for your light or not. I personally don't use a tri-pod. I prefer putting my light on the floor or a chair.
You will also need a diffuser for your ring light. A diffuser is a thin white cover that goes over the light. It comes in white and many other colors. I prefer white. Whatever color the diffuser is that is what color the light coming thru it will be. The ring light is a very powerful light and will wash out anything in front of it, a diffuser is a must.
You can purchase a Diva Ring Light here (https://www.divaringlight.com)
I recommend buying the light from Diva directly and not Amazon or a third party reseller. You can get a complete ring light set with the diffuser and tri-pod stand for $279 or just the ring light its self for $199. (PS - this is the light the Kardashians and many famous beauty bloggers use!)
In addition to your ring light you can also use Hue Lights by Phillips to add some spice and color to your set. These are meant to be used as accent lighting not your main source of light. Hue lights are great, you can make them literally any color. They create a nice ambience in your room. You can also use soft Christmas lights or colorful LED light strips, just make sure they are not too bright or they will create a glowing effect in the background which will not look good on your stream. Hue lights are my favorite because you can dim them and control the brightness, ensuring they are always appropriate and don't negatively effect your stream.
Finally, having a nice set for your show is very important. I suggest making your cam set looks as much like a real “girl next door” style bedroom as possible. Your audience should believe that wherever you are camming is your real, personal bedroom. It creates a closer bond between you two and makes them feel like they are a part of your life, right there in your personal space.
Keep your “bedroom” well lit and neat. It’s important to practice tidiness because having a clean work space allows your mind to be able to focus on the task at hand much easier, there shouldn’t be anything messy around to distract you or your audience. You want all eyes on you, not a dirty mess in the background.
Make your set homey. Have some nice pillows, candles or flowers. Have your bedroom be a warm, inviting and comfortable place.
If you use sex toys don’t have them displayed in clear sight. Always keep them hidden away. I believe a customer should pay to see or browse your toy collection. If someone asks to see your toys tell them you’ll gladly show them in the show. Same goes with outfits, heels, etc. I refrain from showing anything in free chat. It’s all a part of the show.
There are many different websites which provide a platform for webcam models to stream their live shows from. They take care of everything from billing customers, payouts to you, software and biggest of all driving traffic to the site and exposing you to paying customers. In return for all this they take a percentage of your earnings. The website I work on pays out between 30-35% depending on your region.
The main sites are MyFreeCams, Chaturbate, Jasmin and the site which I have called home for 8 years, Streamate.
Out of all those sites Streamate is the best and let me tell you why.
I started on MyFreeCams at first, I was there for 3 months and then switched to Streamate because I wanted to do couples shows with my husband Eddie. Streamate is great for a lot of reasons but I recommend it to all new models because you can start making good money right away without having a fan base and the income is extremely reliable as opposed to the other sites. Also this is not a FREE website so members have to pay to watch your shows and you cannot be nude in public chat. This means people are there to spend money which is what we want(:
Streamate has the highest quality traffic out of all the cam sites. They are a part of a large network of white label cam sites that include Pornhub Live and many other big names. Yes, Pornhub Live is just a copy of Streamate but displayed on Pornhubs site. This is one of many ways Streamate brings in lots of traffic to models. Which is also why they are very protective of the traffic. Models are never allowed to re-direct a customer to any other site. This means you can not tell anyone your social media handles or try to direct them off the site in anyway. You can have your account permanently closed for this.
There are two types of customers on Streamate. Members and Potential Members. Members are the people that are logged into their accounts and able to chat with you. For me this number is usually in the range of 10-40. Sometimes it can be as low as 5 or as high as 200 depending on how popular your chat room is at the moment.
The potential members are viewers watching that are not signed into a Streamate Member account. This number is usually between 80 to 300 for me and also depends on the popularity of your room at the time.
If you combine the two types of members you will usually have anywhere from 90 to 500 viewers in your room at a time.
In free chat be fun and friendly with everyone. Never let someone upset you. If someone says something you don’t like simply block them right away by clicking on their name and the “block” icon. Never give or show anything for free. In free chat you can talk, dance, interact with members, sell videos and show your fun and flirty side.
Streamate has a “My Videos” feature. There you can upload your videos and price them as you like. When someone buys a video from your “My Videos” you get 50% of the transaction! You can price your video anywhere from $2.99 to $149.99.
You can also sell videos in your chat room by offering package deals like 3 for $40 or “all my videos for $200”. If you need help getting started with Streamate let me know.
On SM there are 4 kinds of paid chat:
1.) Private Chat
You set your own per minute rate and can have as many people as you’d like join into your private show. The first 30 seconds of the show is free to the customer. After the 30 second mark the fan will be billed per minute at your chosen rate.
In private chat you can do whatever you desire just remember to take it nice and slow. This is a human interaction so don’t be afraid to start the show by simply asking the customer how they are doing, what their name is, and then finally what they would like to do in the show today.
For a lot more tips on how to maximize earnings with private chat, personal recommendations on setting and updating your rates please refer to the full ebook.
2.) Exclusive Chat
Exclusive chat is just that. Exclusive. There can only be one person in that chat room with you at a time. There you will find more fetish oriented shows and one on one shows. It’s appropriate to charge a customer more for fetishes and one on one because they are unique products customized just for them.
The site limits how much models can charge per minute. Your limits will be a lot lower when you are new but as you grow and establish your self on the site support will eventually raise your limit. If they don’t after two months you can request a limit increase.
Private chat should be a simple general show like solo masturbation. Everything and anything else should be in exclusive. If someone wants you to dance to a certain song, thats in exclusive. If someone wants name moaning, thats in exclusive. If someone wants panty modeling, high heels or anything thats not solo masturbation then thats in exclusive only.
Always be friendly and engage with your customers. When in Exclusive chat they get your undivided attention. Ask questions and get the customer talking. I usually spend the first 30 seconds asking questions like “whats your name” and “hows your day going?” After the first 30 seconds the client is getting billed and then I ask “so what would you like to do today?” I don’t just start removing my clothes right away. Some customers don’t want to see you naked. The submissive types don't like that and will leave if you show them nudity. I wait for the customer to state if they want a nude or non nude show. Many of my customers like to see me keep my clothes on! Talk to your customer during the show ask things like “do you like that?” and frequently check the screen to see if your customer has typed anything. Change your position up every few minutes. By interacting with your customer and putting on a great show you can be sure that your client will stay as long as possible and return again in the future!(:
3.) Block Sessions
A block session can be applied to a private or exclusive show. When a customer chooses a block session he commits to a certain block of time (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes). The customer gets a discount based on the amount of time selected. A 15 minute block session gets a 5% discount off your regular private or exclusive rate. A 30 minute block would get a 10% discount, 45 minute would get 15%, and an hour long block session would get a 20% discount off your regular rate.
The customer may technically leave the show at any point but he will get billed for the entire block. So if someone does a 15 minute block show and leaves 5 minutes into it, they still get charged for the entire 15 minute show and you still get 15 minutes of profit for only 5 minutes of work!
If a cam model ends a block session before the time has expired she can face account suspension. When there are 5 minutes left in your block session you get a notification that pops up in the chat log. You will also get a notification when there is one minute left and when the block session has finished letting you know that the block is over and it’s safe to disconnect.
4.) Gold Shows
First you will need a 5 star rating to enable the gold show option. All new models start with a 4 star rating. You can quickly earn 5 stars by doing private shows and asking your customers to kindly leave you a 5 star rating if they enjoy your show. Once your profile has a 5 star rating then the Gold Show option will be available to you.
Gold Shows are like a group show where fans purchase a ticket to the show instead of paying a per minute rate. These shows are a good deal for your customers. They only pay a one time fee to reserve their spot for the show. You get to set the length of the show and the length of the countdown timer until the show begins. You also set the minimum buy-in to reserve their spot.
I usually charge what amounts to 50 cents to $1 per minute. So if I’m doing a 6 minute gold show I make the minimum buy-in anywhere between 3 Gold and 6 Gold.
You also get to set a GOAL for the show. You can start the show whether the GOAL is reached or not but I usually don’t start unless we get at least halfway. If you’re doing something special feel free to spring for a higher GOAL amount than usual.
You will also have to set a timer for the show (how much time there is to collect the gold and start the show). You don’t want the timer to be too long as customers don’t like to wait long.
I can help you with setting these amounts, so feel free to sign up to get unlimited support and coaching from me(:
Never undervalue your show! It brings down the customers value towards gold shows in general. They will expect the most for the least. You should give them a good show at a good rate but always remember that live sex cams are a LUXURY commodity and you should charge accordingly!
When setting up a gold show you get to enter what you will do in that show. In that space you will write a brief description of what fans will see in your gold show. Once the show starts you have to actually do what you wrote in the description box. If you don’t do what you said you would in the description and a member complains, or support happens to see, then you will not be compensated for that show.
For examples of the Gold Show Topics I use for my shows see The Cam Guide.
With Gold Shows you can earn the most amount of money in the shortest period of time. But you need to have high levels of traffic. To go along with the gold show you can sell video downloads or offer something special for the high tipper for instance you can do “high tip over 30 gets name moaned, highest tipper picks cum shot, highest tipper picks positions etc. Anything like that. It gives someone incentive to tip more and get some special privilege.
The more 5 star ratings you get in private/ exclusive shows the better. Try to avoid any rating besides a 5 otherwise it will effect your overall rating. If you get an unreasonable rating from a rude or angry customer, don’t not worry. Simply contact model support and explain why you believe the rating was unjust and add any screen shot evidence. They have the power to remove any unfair ratings.
All you need is at least 5 different “5 star” ratings every 90 days to maintain your overall rating. The more ratings other models get the more you have to get in order to keep up, everyones rank is always changing!
Profile rank on the site (first row, second row, etc) is based off a number of things including the quality of your stream, your ratings and your time spent online each month.
Streamate has even started implementing machine learning to use thousands of data points that affect your placement.
The most important ways to have the best placement is to cam 90 hours a month (I’ve never done more than 60 hours in a month), have a good laptop and internet connection and get at least a few 5 star ratings each week. My profile is usually anywhere from the 1st row to the 3rd row. Anything on the upper half of the first page is considered great placement. The first page itself is where you want to be. I’ve coached a brand new model and watched her go from the depths of the site to the second row of the first page in just two weeks! All it takes is effort and patience.
Streamate has a unique tagging feature where customers can leave “tags” on a models account. Tags are words or phrases that describe you and your show. Customers will leave these on their own or you can ask them nicely to leave some tags on your profile. When a customer is searching for a certain fetish or skill on Streamate he can type the word into the search bar and all models that were tagged that word will now pop up for him! The more tags you have the better!
If someone leaves a rude or undesired tag on your profile you can easily remove it by editing your tags in the model dashboard area of your profile under “My Tags”.
All cam sites have lots of rules but the question is whether they enforce those rules and how often. Generally speaking, Streamate is the most strict of the major cam networks. Being a top model will bring extra attention and highlight any infractions you may have committed.
If you tell someone to follow you on twitter, you are breaking the rules. If a fan asks if you have a website you cannot tell them where they can find your website. You can simply tell them “yes I have a twitter but I’m not allowed to tell you what it is, its against site rules.”
The fan can find your twitter with a little bit of search engine effort. Do not ever tell a customer to search your name online, this is also against site rules. The customers have to figure it out for themselves and believe me they will if they really want to.
Make your performer name something easy to remember and search! This is how you bring traffic to your other online assets.
(Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic contests are temporarily on hold.)
Contests are a great way to earn extra money! Each month there is at least one contest on Streamate.
The top 500 models are displayed on the contest page and the top 200 models win cash prizes. Prizes are always different depending on the contest and the 1st place prize always ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. When doing a contest you can choose to have your profile be visible to everyone on the contest page or to be anonymous. I chose to be visible to everyone because a lot of customers check the contest page and its a great way to bring some extra traffic into your room.
I will be honest and straight forward with you. Contests are a lot of fun but a lot of hard work as well. To me they are the best part of cam. I love contests so much because you get to see your progress by watching your profile climb from 499 to as high as it can go! Theres no better feeling than watching yourself jump up a few spots in rank.
Contests are a marathon. The name of the game is being online as long as possible. I typically cam for 12 hours a day during a contest and usually more. Then I don’t cam at all for a couple weeks. This is my personal system but some models actively avoid logging on during a contest because there is so much competition for traffic.
Contests can be very taxing mentally and physically, most people can not cam for such long periods but if you prepare your self and approach it correctly, you can make a killing!
Multiple times we’ve earned over $10K profit from just three days of camming during a week long contest (only the best three days count). But it was not easy and we basically dedicated our lives to it as far as preparation and sacrificing our sleep schedule.
Best Camming Practices
Everyone has their own unique style of camming. Some girls are sexy, sultry and mysterious. Others are outgoing, loud and talkative. Personally, I myself try to make a mix of the two. Of course there are many other online personas you can craft but I’d like to distinguish between two different groups of cam girls; the online entertainer and the online escort.
The online entertainer is 90% of cam girls. These are your normal girls who entertain online. They work with a group of customers and upsell the audience to purchase products and participate in the shows. It doesn’t matter if they are putting on a sex/masturbation show, playing a card game with fans or twerking on a stripper pole.
What they are doing is an art form. Its entertainment.
Having to come up with interesting things to say and do with a crowd of people and keeping them engaged is hard work. Cam girls as artists have different ways of modeling/performing/entertaining. But they are all at the heart performers/entertainers/models.
Then we have the other kind of cam girl, the online escort. I would strongly discourage it. Not only is it against site rules but it also against the Sesta/Fosta laws in the US which prevent prostitution and human trafficking. It is illegal to exchange any type of contact information or even agree to meet with a customer in real life. This will get your account permanently suspended.
This type of cam girl creates a bad reputation for all cam girls. When you start camming you will notice customers asking you if you “meet” people, this happens all the time. Sometimes they will just throw it out there and ask “how much to spend time with you for a weekend” or “I will pay (said amount of money) to sleep with you”.
You will see some customers who will ask those things and they ask for a reason. There are other cam models who are actually prostitutes as well and they get clients from the cam site. All the cam sites prohibit in person meet ups for many reasons, but that doesn’t stop girls and guys from doing it.
A customer assumes because this girl slept with me maybe the other models will too, so now he just thinks it’s normal to ask a model “how much for a night”. Each time a customer enters a chat room the site displays a “Do not share contact information with the performers” text in the chat log (visible only to the customer).
When someone asks you to meet up simply laugh it off and say “I don’t do that.”
Some girls find this question annoying or offensive but you honestly can’t get mad at the customer for just asking a question. In his mind, he’s come across other cam models who actually met with him and now he thinks it’s normal. The customer isn’t trying to offend you.
Talking vs Typing
If you are communicating with your audience through typing alone you are at a severe disadvantage. Ten years ago most cam models only typed. This is a style that has died off over the years. You will rarely see a model just typing. The reason is girls who are verbal make much more money than those who are silent. If you are not comfortable speaking English this is the first thing you should focus on as a cam model. Make it your number one priority to learn the English language to the point where you can speak fluently and understand all the slang and cultural references associated with an English speaking audience. Because the fact is that the vast majority of users are from the U.S, U.K, Canada and Australia.
Don’t be shy if you can’t speak perfect english right off the bat. As long as you’re trying it will show. Accents are very cute and the audience will appreciate that you’re trying to communicate with them. You will see a vast improvement in income once you can communicate with the english speaking fans.
Sure you can make money by simply showing your body but it’s bread crumbs compared to what an outgoing English speaking model is capable of making. As far as typing is concerned I only use it to paste video deals or emphasize what I’m saying out loud.
That being said it is appropriate to type for a customer if his audio is turned off.
You can type to a customer privately so only they can see it by clicking on their username and then typing into the chat log like normal. When it says (invisible) next to someones name that means only you can see what they are typing or tipping. If a customer that is in invisible mode tips into your gold show their name will be displayed as “anonymous” to the other members.
Always treat everyone kindly. Most peoples lives are busy and sometimes stressful. Customers come to your chat room to escape their own world. It’s your job to make them forget about everyday life and show them a good time online. Simply saying “Hi” to a user can make their day. Cam models are like celebrities in the customers eyes. It feels good when someone you like acknowledges you! Try to remember peoples names and the stories they tell you. This work is about connection and communication. Men are giving you their hard earned dollars in return for some sort of connection to you.
Remember as a cam model you are the product your business has to offer. You star in your videos, photos, live shows, it’s all about you. You are your business. It’s important to be professional and offer a great quality product.
As a business you must act accordingly. Always have a way for customers to get in touch with you and get back to your emails (messages) and social media regularly. Another thing you should always do especially when streaming live is always remain
cool, calm, and collected.
Even if you’re having a bad day and a rude customer says something awful it’s your job to say cool, calm, and collected.
You simply keep a smile on your face, ignore the rude customer and block him. Do not tell a customer you will block them otherwise they will leave before you get a chance to do it. Then you have to message model support and remember their name and that specific time and date and support can block them for you. The easiest is to just remain smiling and calm so the customer thinks you haven’t even noticed him and then just simply hit the block button!
I have a zero tolerance policy for rude and negative customers. I try my best to keep my chat room a happy environment full of positive vibes and good energy!
By weeding out the bad roots you make room for beautiful flowers! Over time you will come to create your own big “blocked list”. Mine stands at over 700 people last time I checked. So don’t be afraid to be liberal with your power to block. Keep out the negativity and you’ll make room for the good vibes to grow.
People are attracted to happy environments. No one wants to see a sad miserable cam model. You are their escape from reality. People come to you for entertainment, laughs, comfort, anything they lack elsewhere. Some people just want to get away from their boring wives and you are their hot escape!
Give your customers a reason to tip you! People want to see what they are buying. Offer people a physical product. Something they know is real. Even if you’re just selling some videos for $20, offer something to go along with those videos, something as simple as writing their name on a piece of paper and sticking it on your wall. They are buying the paper with their name on it which is displayed in your room where it will be seen. It’s something meaningful and something they can see every time they come back into your room. They got something physical not just virtual for their money.
As a cam model you can sell anything on your show. Just be creative. Think up some prizes and a price to go along. Prizes can be virtual or physical but once again customers like real physical things. For example you can download a spinning wheel app on your phone. Fill in the slots with prizes like videos, twerking, titty flashes and etc. Then charge $5-$10 to spin the wheel.
You can not send customers physical items. Customers will often ask if they can buy your panties. This is a popular request but you are not allowed to do this on Streamate as it breaks the no exchanging any contact info rule. If you would like to sell panties you can do so on your personal site or ManyVids but make sure to never include your return address! You do not want someone to be able to track down where you live. This has happened to models before and it is scary. I recommend using a P.O. Box or UPS Store box for business mailing purposes. Never ever use your real residential address for anything work related.
Panties are a serious business. If you make your customers happy they will come back for more. The most expensive pair of panties ever sold was $5,000 for 1 pair...which the girl wore for 3 weeks without washing. This story became so famous they featured it in Cosmo magazine. Panties require proper packaging, a quality product, and good customer service. People want their panties worn because they want to smell your dirty panty. It’s that simple. Legally you must state that all products you sell have been worn but properly washed and cleaned. If a customer leaves a note in the order stating they want the item worn before shipping then you can wear it. Most will want the panty worn for long periods or to the gym. If you decide to wear a panty for a longer period of time you can charge per extra day of wear. They want to smell like your natural scent so don’t drown your panty in perfume.
Don’t forget that it’s illegal to mail anything with bodily fluids on it within or to the United States. Customers are from all around the world but a majority are from the US and you will have to be careful when shipping there. No bodily fluids of any kind allowed. If a customer from the US asks me if I can squirt in his panty the answer is “No, it is illegal.”
If my customer was in Europe and I was mailing it from the US that is still illegal. Bodily fluids can not be mailed at all in the US. You can wear your panty and get the scent but don’t get it wet. Once your panty is ready you fold it up nicely and place it inside an airtight plastic bag, a simple Ziplock baggie will do. Squeeze all the air out and get the bag as small as you can and sealed with tape. Then package the panty in cute wrapping paper and bows! Theres your chance to get creative. Branding is important here. These are products coming from your shop, and you’re a business! Put logos everywhere! I use these awesome little stickers with my logo on them in place of tape in visible areas. I seal envelopes with them and use them to hold wrapping paper together. I also include a free digital photo of me wearing the panty (sent to the customers email), customers love that! I also throw in a thank you card with a personal hand written message by me with every order. This is a simple, easy to do touch that goes a long way with fans. People have written me countless times just to say thanks for the personal hand written message. People like things they don’t expect, its a surprise and a meaningful one with your autograph on it!
Also fans that order a lot should get a free surprise. People love additional gifts, it makes them feel special. Try to provide the same awesome customer service a good company you like provides.
Advice on Appearance
You are a cam model. Emphasis on the “model”. You need to look good and represent your brand well. Always make an effort to get ready. Unless you’re sick or keeping it all natural for a day, you need to do your hair and at least some make up to look nice and presentable. I’m not saying get all glammed up like you’re going out, but make an effort to cover up anything not visually appealing.
I understand that I lack long beautiful eyelashes, so I have eyelash extensions. I noticed myself looking tired as I got older so I got facial fillers (now I can cam long shifts for contests and I literally never look tired). With my lash extensions and fillers I don’t have to wear makeup anymore if I don’t want to! Customers love my natural look plus I don’t spend a bunch of time getting ready. I just brush my hair and apply some chapstick. If you have a blemish one day, put some cover up on it. Just basic things that promote a better, healthier more feminine appearance.
Health and Fitness
If you’re trying to be fit, eat healthier and work out. A simple pilates class twice a week can go a long way. Even running around your neighborhood is a great work out. Stay active and healthy. And don’t forget you literally are what you eat. Personally I’ve found that a plant based vegan diet makes me feel very energetic and cutting out dairy made a huge difference in my skin and reduced bloating in my stomach. I’ve also found that a daily mediation practice can do wonders for keeping my mood stable. Make it a habit to care for your mind and body and you will reap the rewards.
Don’t forget your smile is your best accessory! Wear it well(: The first thing I did when I started camming was fix my teeth. I had my teeth whitened and got Invisalign as soon as I could afford to. Since then, people have always been complimenting me and saying I have the perfect smile. I even do mouth fetish shows where I show off my mouth (yes thats a thing.)
Make an effort to change up your outfits. Get on wearing a different color or theme each day. If I wore pink cheekies with a tank top today I might wear black lingerie with thigh highs tomorrow. Switching it up helps a lot. Always introduce something new to your room. Something different.
Nails are very important. Have whatever nails make you happy just remember wether it’s all natural short nails or long diva nails either way they need to look good and be well manicured. As a cam model your nails are usually visible during shows.
A lot of people have foot fetish. It is one of the most common fetishes and you will be getting lots of requests from people wanting to see your feet. Keep them clean and manicured. If they aren’t presentable for whatever reason, then wear socks.
Professional makeup is the best kind considering you’re a model and it’s your job to look good. Your makeup is a tax write off since it’s a business investment for your show. Invest well in it. Go to your local Mac or Sephora and tell them you need make up that looks good on camera. They will get you everything you need.
A full face of make up, brushes and everything included should cost $350-$500. If you’ve been wearing professional make up forever then you probably already have everything you need and can stock up on the little things you’re missing. However, if you don’t yet have all the professional make up supplies and can’t afford them yet then use what you have and reinvest your cam earnings back into your show by getting quality makeup and lingerie.
Putting back into your show and making little things better goes a long way. Always strive for improvement.
At this point we are about to enter the exciting world of fetishes!
These days fetishes are very modern and mainstream. People are no longer concerned about if people will think they are “weird” for having a fetish. Fetishes are now acceptable and common. I would say at least 75% of my clients have one of the following fetishes I’m about to list.
There are fetishes ranging from panties to hardcore humiliation and domination. In The Cam Guide I break down each fetish and explain exactly how you would perform it. The world of fetishes is deep but Ive gone ahead and explained 22 of the most common fetishes you will come across as a cam model.
In this free ebook I will mention a few and give a short description.
You need to have an open mind when reading this section and realize that all people are different, thus we are all into different things. Never make fun of someone or call them weird because of their fetish (unless you’re doing a Humiliation show).
Most of the fetishes below require some roleplay. You will either need to play a certain role or just be more dominant. For others like panties and socks you can simply be yourself! So dive in with an open mind and welcome to the world of fetishes!
Cam to Cam (C2C) is a great feature that you should only use in Exclusive chat. It allows the customer to pull up their own webcam so you can watch them as well. This goes hand in hand with a lot of the following fetishes.
Foot fetish is the most common of all the fetishes. 80% of people with fetishes have foot fetish. Everyone likes a different style of feet. The most preferred foot style is a slim foot with evenly descending toes, wide toe nail beds, and a well defined arch.
Toes, arches and soft wrinkly soles are all that matters. The fan likes to admire or worship the foot. Some fans want to suck toes, tickle soft soles and some want to see a footjob if you have a partner.
Overall foot fetish is an easy and fun fetish to learn and add to your show.
SPH - Small Penis Humiliation
This is probably the second most popular after foot fetish. The name describes it all, Small Penis Humiliation or SPH for short is when the customer has a small penis and wants you to laugh at it and embarrass him about being so small. You can laugh and hold up your pinky finger comparing his penis to your tiny little finger. Use phrases like “Oh My God it’s so small”, “I’ve never seen such a small little dick, that must so embarrassing having to live with suck a tiny little cock.” “I bet that thing never makes anyone cum”. And just keep laughing and making fun of the customers “small” penis.
This fetish usually involves Cam to Cam but can sometimes be done without the customer opening their webcam.
Jerk Off Instruction/(Encouragement) - JOI/(E)
This is also another very common fetish. It will be referred to as Jerk off Instruction or Jerk off Encouragement. This is often done Cam to Cam, but you will get the occasional customer that doesn’t want to pull up their cam, which is also fine. You don’t have to see the customer to do this fetish properly just most prefer for you to watch while you instruct and encourage them.
The fan will want you to - in a teasing way - tell them to touch themselves and how to do it. You need to practice having a soft and sensual voice for this fetish. Its all about erotic dirty talk and sensuality. If your good at this its easy to get your customers hooked and coming back for more!
You can listen to example stories of JOI here - http://tags.literotica.com/joi
Cum Eating Instruction - CEI
This can somtimes be correlated to JOI/E but not everyone puts these two fetishes together. This fetish comes in one of two ways. The fan will either want you to tell them that they’re going to jerk off, cum and eat it. Or after they cum you tell them that they will now be eating that cum (kind of like catching them by surprise). The fan will want you to be more dominant in this fetish. You will order them to eat their cum and tell them how to do it. Many will say that they have chickened out before and were not able to eat their cum, it is your job to be as dominant as possible to make them eat that cum.
Financial Domination (FinDom)
Financial domination is one of my favorite fetishes next to FemDom/Humiliation. This one can be a lot of fun! You need to be dominant and strong for this one. There are different ways to financially dominate someone and as you experiment you will find what works for you. I give LOTS of examples of Findom roleplay in The Cam Guide.
You need to be sexy but dominant while performing this fetish. Your findom client is your slave and they are delicate. They need to be dominated and taken control of but in a sexy manner.
Findom clients will often come back for more, and if you treat them right they will spend more and more money each time! There is a cam girl in 2014 who made $800,000 profit in one year from Financially Dominating just one wealthy client. This fetish has the most potential, don’t be afraid to explore it and find a way of doing Findom that works for you!
Feminine Domination (FemDom)
FemDom is when a female is dominant over the male client. This often ties into Humiliation fetish. There are lots of ways to do this and each client has their own preferred way of being dominated. Some clients will want you to sexually dominate them (ie: tell them to get naked, put stuff up their butt, cum on their face, etc). Others will want you to verbally dominate them, tell them they are a little bitch and that they are useless to you, pretty much humiliate them with your words. Others will want you to just use them in anyway you please, they just want to feel powerless. These people are hardcore slaves and will make it known. Some will want you to make them suffer and others will just want you to lightly humiliate them. You treat a slave as a slave, simply tell them to do whatever you want!
These clients love feeling powerless and helpless for a powerful dominant female who is controlling everything they do at that moment. You can have a lot of fun and get creative with this fetish as well. Use your imagination and have a good time!
There are clients who simply want to be humiliated. Wether it’s verbally or physically this is a fetish that requires you to be on your toes. You need to get a feel for how hardcore someone wants to be humiliated. These clients are people just like us and you wouldn’t want to hurt anyones feelings...too much ;)
I always ask a new humiliation client how hard to they want it on a scale of 1-10. Most say 10 but some will say 7 or 12! In these shows I turn to my bratty/bitchey dark side. I tear these clients to shreds with my words. I say things meaner than any mean girl in high school!
Black mail can be tied into FemDom, FinDom, and Humiliation. The client will want you to get (or pretend you have) video or photo evidence of them doing something they should (ie: naked in the office) and then threaten to post that content to social media or send it to their wife etc. unless they do things for you. The things they need to do can be sexual, humiliating or financial.
Each client has their own taste. Some will want all three. For example: “Mike I will post this photo of you naked in the copy machine room if you don’t slap yourself and tip me $20 after every three slaps.”
Get creative. With these fetishes you need to use your mind and your imagination. Tell them how embarrassing it would be if this photo got out. “Your wife would leave you, no one would ever hire you again. You better eat your cum and tip me $200 if you want me to delete this photo”.
If you really want to fuck with them then once they have done what you asked you can tell them okay you deleted the photo but they better be good to you because you have secret copies and if they ever do anything you don’t like you’ll put the copies all over the internet! Just a little something to keep them looking forward to their next black mail session with you!
This is one of my favorite fetishes but it’s mean. It falls under the role-play category. It’s not mean to the client but it can offensive to the clients spouse. The client with this fetish will want you to talk about how you are going to tear his family apart and how you are better than his spouse. Some clients will show you a picture of their spouse and have you talk badly about them saying how you are better and prettier.
Other clients will just want you to tell them how you are so hot they are going to give you all of their attention and spend all their hard earned money on you instead of their family, then their family will leave them and they will be all alone. You talk about how you will wreck their home and leave them all alone and broke. This fetish can also tie into Findom and Humiliation.
Some customers really like hands. From my experience with this type of fetish they like long slim fingers and nice nail beds. With this fetish you would just model your hands. Wiggle your fingers around and make wavy patterns with them. Open and close your hand by moving one finger after another in and then once you have a closed fist open it back up one finger at a time. The more smooth your motion is, the better.
The customer may also like nail tapping. Tap your finger nails on a table or surface. A nice controlled, smooth tapping motion your fingers one by one from index to pinky. Keep the same pattern going and you can change up the pace from quick to slow and even change the motion from index to pinky and pinky to index. This also ties into sound fetish and ASMR.
ASMR (Sound Fetish)
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
This is a pretty uncommon fetish but there is a chance you may come across this. There is actually a YouTube channel for this! This girl has a great channel where she makes ASMR videos for her fans. Her youtube profile name is ASMR Darling if you would like to view some of her videos and get a better feel for the fetish.
People with ASMR get a euphoric experience when they hear certain sounds. They get a tingling sensation on their skin that usually begins on the scalp and then moves down the back of their neck and upper spine causing great relaxation.
There are certain things that do it for certain clients like the sound that shaving foam makes, tapping nails on a table or whispering softly. Some clients have a specific sound they want to hear while others want you to surprise them with a soothing noise. This isn’t a fetish that I’ve worked with personally. Like I said it is rare but you might come across it one day!
Sissy Fetish (Sissifcation)
A customer with sissy fetish is a male who wants to be forced or trained on how to be pretty (or a sissy). You would tell them how to do their makeup, hair and what to wear. Sissys want to do your dirty work for you. You would make them pretty and then have them do sexual things to big strong men on your behalf.
The Giantess fetish can be done in a number of ways. This is a roleplay fetish so put on your acting shoes! What stays the same is that in this fetish you are always giant while they client is extra small, like the size of a figurine. The client will want you to be a nice giant or a mean giant. The nice giant would treat the client like a little bug, being nice to them, thinking they are a cute little thing, and making sure not to squish them. You can pick them up with the tips of two fingers and place them in the palm of your hands, close your fingers in on them. Pet them gently with one finger. Make sure they feel nice and safe like your their guardian giant.
Others will want you to be a mean giant who comes in stomping on everything and crushing the tiny towns and all the people. You can pretend to pick up the little people and throw them around and flick them away with your fingers. Just pretend like you’re a sexy Godzilla on a wild rampage through the city! There are customers who like a mix of nice and mean giantess. They will want you to knock them over and bully them but at the same time think that their size is cute and be playful with them.
Your client will tell you what scenario he wants to be in when it comes to this fetish.
There is no name for this particular fetish in the cam world, I guess you could call it cross dressing or affiliate it with the Sissy fetish, but not all people with this fetish want everything that comes with the Sissy fetish.
Many times during Cam 2 Cam the client will pull their cam up to reveal that they wearing women’s clothing or lingerie! In this fetish you can compliment the users attire, say something like “wow I love your panty” or “those stockings look great on you!”
Panties are a very common fetish. This fetish can also be done in a number of ways.
The first way is panty modeling. You can model different pairs of panties for the client. Some have a specific style, color, brand or material they want while others just simply want to see your panty collection! While modeling the panties you can occasionally rub yourself over the panty and pull the panty up or down, move it around and play with the straps by snapping them against your hip. There are many ways to get creative and fun with panty modeling, don’t just walk back and forth.
Some fans want panty stuffing. That is when you slowly stuff your panty in your vagina and then take it out. After you take it out the client can ask you to put the panty on or nibble on it seductively.
Another way to do panty fetish is the guy himself wearing women’s panties and masturbating or cumming them. He will often take his wives, girl friends or roommates panties. Taking panties without permission or the excitement of getting caught is fun for the client.
I once had a client who had friends and family over for the holidays. I convinced this client to go into the guest bedroom and take a pair of panties, which he would jack off with and then return to the guest bedroom as if nothing happened. People love this excitement. The client didn’t ask for that, I noticed he had panty fetish and I persuaded him to do it and he loved it!
Sometimes you have to be on your toes and think of what you can really do to make your client say “wow” and give them a spectacular performance!
There are also customers who will buy your panties and then do Cam to Cam shows where you get to see them masturbating with or wearing your panty!
Heel fetish can also come in a number of ways. The most common is people who simply want to see you modeling your high heels. Trying them on, walking around in them, etc. Some people have a specific preference like bright colored shows, strappy shoes, stripper heels, etc.
Then there are people who have a more hardcore version of heel fetish and they want you to lick, sniff or use the shoes as a sex toy. Yes, there are actually guys who want you to put the heel of the shoe in your vagina. Always set your boundaries and know what you do and do not perform.
Stockings, Socks, Nylons, Pantyhose, Tights, Leggings and Yoga Pants.
This fetish is as common as the panty fetish. Clients will either want a very specific panta, sock, stocking or they will just want to see you model (or masturbate in) any socks and stockings. The most common ones (besides leggings/yoga pants) are white ankle socks, nylon stockings, and pantyhose.
When it comes to modeling leg wear be playful like you would be when modeling panties. Run your hands over the sock/stocking, snap the band around your leg or ankle, put them on and take them off slowly and seductively. You can put the camera on the floor facing upwards to make your legs look longer and your booty will look nicer too from this angle!
When it comes to yoga pants or leggings the customer may ask you to do some stretches or a light work out in the outfit, others will want you to masturbate over the tight pants. When modeling tights, leggings, and yoga pants make sure to show off how to pants hug your crotch and booty area, clients love that!
Smoking fetish is pretty self explanatory. The customer wants to see you smoke seductively. If you can do smoke tricks like blows O’s or do a french inhale, thats great! If not you just simply smoke (or vape) while looking hot and chatting with the client.
This is similar to Step Dad roleplay but instead of the client being your step father he would be your step brother. This is a very common fetish, people ask for it often.
Sometimes the client will have a specific scenario for you to act out (ie: mom and dad are out of town for the weekend and you’ve noticed your step brother is always checking you out so you decide you want to be bad and fuck him while your parents are out of town).
Other times it’s your job as a cam model to come up with the scenario, so you might have to get creative (as you would with any role-play). When doing this fetish make sure to often mention the words “step brother” a lot.
There are lots of ways for you to get creative with this fetish!
I could write a whole book on fetishes but the best way to learn each one is to practice. When you’re first starting out simply tell the customer its your first time and you are so excited to learn this particular fetish but you need a little guidance. Most will be happy to help you out(:
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