There is no perfect cam site. The best cam site for you is the one that fits with your personal vision, personality, and goals.
Let’s talk about the most important factors to consider when looking at any cam site if you’re out there doing your research.
Your quest for the best cam site for you starts here.
Question 1. How much of your hard-earned cash do you actually get to keep?
The model’s take home cut of earnings can range from 25% up to around 50%. We won’t automatically assume a higher percentage to be better than a lower one, since there are other factors at play here.
Important note: Many studios target new performers with promises of 70% and upward, but they’re referring to the amount of your take home earnings that you’ll actually take home. Suffice it to say they’re taking a little (a lot) off the top for themselves. (*cough* internetmodeling *cough*)
2. Does this cam site seem quiet to you?
A high payout means nothing if the members are scarce. A busy site doesn’t just mean more competition – it means more opportunity.
Also, the other models will become your family so let’s start off on the right foot and not think of us as competition in the first place. 🙂
3. How much control do you have over your profile and show?
Look at the site’s technical and customization offerings. Some sites are quite restrictive with bio and show format, while others allow for a lot more creativity. Just make sure there’s room to bring your vision to life.
4. Do they welcome your gender?
Most cam sites still have a looong way to go when it comes to gender options. I know this isn’t ideal, but let’s just make sure the site you’re looking at will actually let you register as a performer.
As a non-binary genderfluid person I don’t really like any of the other options, but fortunately on Chaturbate I can switch between them and frequently do as seems appropriate at the time.
5. How and how often are you getting paid?
An otherwise fabulous cam site might not make the cut if they can’t send money to your country. Just double check that their payment methods and schedules work for you.
PayPal is not an adult friendly payment processor. Be wary of anyone offering to use it or other non-adult friendly methods for camming payouts. I’ve heard way too many horror stories.
6. Do you trust this company with your information?
To qualify for best cam sites standing, the contender definitely needs to take their models’ privacy and security very seriously.
Any sites recommended on Cam Orbits have to meet the strict requirement of myself personally trusting them with my information. But just make sure you’re satisfied with their capacity for geographic restrictions, as well as how they handle your personal information.
Read: Internet Safety Tips for Online Adult Entertainers by Ray
Stay safe out there, folks.
7. How well do they handle any inquiries?
If you need help with anything, will it be difficult to reach a human who speaks the same language as you do? If in doubt, shoot them an email and see how they handle it.
8. What are other models saying?
Is this cam site a new player, or have they been around for a while. How established are they in the industry? Check out what people are saying about them in the forums, on social media, etc. Take any anecdotal praise or complaint with a grain of salt, since everyone has their own experience. But, you can get a general idea of how they’re doing.
9. Are links to other companies allowed?
A lot of sites are concerned about cross promotion hurting their bottom line, and as a result don’t give their performers enough space for developing their own brand. If you’re thinking about creating your empire you should think about whether the site you’re looking at will allow you the space to grow.
10. Can I sell pre-existing content right on this site?
I’d argue that the best cam sites are the ones that present you with ample opportunity to not only promote your other stuff, but to sell pre-existing content right on the site, thus establishing a little passive income stream.
Studios Are Not Cam Sites: A Brief Explanation For the Uninitiated
If you’re researching the webcam modeling you’re gonna come across a number of sites that look amazing. They offer all kinds of perks, high payouts, “coaching”, that kind of thing. But look closely.
Many of these masquerade as their own site but in reality they’re just a white label or front for the main contender and if you sign up through them, they’ll take a cut every time you get paid. Some do offer value for this exchange, but many will never be heard from again and you’ll be working for the site, and getting paid by the site, and you might hardly notice that you’re missing 3% off every paycheck. But that will add up.
Explore at your own risk but stay away from internetmodeling.com (also webcammodels.com – same company) cuz they do that thing but it’s like 15% and when you actually do the math on your earnings it comes out around 43% from total.
Ray I just can’t decide. Where should I sign up?
I know it’s hard but your whole life is ahead. Pick one site to learn the ropes. You can grow from there when you’re ready.
I highly recommend Chaturbate for beginners and experienced models alike. Many professionals swear by this platform.
You can always switch sites or work on multiple sites as long as you don’t get caught up in studio contracts that prevent you from doing so.
We’re working on releasing more detailed reviews on several popular cam sites soon.
For some of our favourite cam sites, read:
Best Cam Sites For Making Money Online in 2020
Thanks for reading!