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, we are colleagues.
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?
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. And don’t make porn if you’re worried about someone seeing it. It’s the Internet. 🙂
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 vs Cam Sites
If you’re researching webcam modeling and other sex work industry opportunities, you’re going to run into a lot of promises. There’s a lot of money in the industry, and everyone wants a cut.
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 and that will add up.
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. Read your paperwork.
For some of our best cam sites for making money online in 2021, read:
Best Cam Sites For Making Money Online in 2021
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 professional cam models swear by this platform and I’ve had a lot of fun over there.
We’ll aim to keep reviewing more sites but like just do your research okay? then come back and use that Chaturbate link so we can pay some people.