And Do I Have What It Takes?
Webcam modeling is using your webcam to connect with viewers. They can see you, and that makes you a model. So maybe that’s kind of awkward but don’t think too much on it. Those viewers may want any number of things- something to fap to, actual human connection, and everything in between. Normally you’d be in a chat room entertaining some people and maybe getting some tokens for doing sexy stuff… and other stuff. Some do it for fun, and some do it for cash. Most do it for both, and I’m sure there are other reasons than boredom or poverty to
The reality is that webcam modeling is whatever the hell you make it. I know, not helpful. But hear me out (because it’s actually the most important realization I ever had in this industry).
First we’ll start with the basics.
You’ll need a base for your broadcast.
It could be a bed, couch, kitchen counter, or just a corner with some cushions. As long as you have some privacy and a fairly clutter free space you can designate for camming during the appropriate camming time.
I usually caution against working with studios since they’ll take a significant cut of your earnings. But if you really don’t have any privacy or for other reasons can’t broadcast from your home, you may have options depending on where you live.
Basic setup and Essentials for Cam Models.
Before we go all la-dee-da traipsing around the backyard and losing track of our WiFi signal, let’s start with the essentials.
Connection: The fastest internet you can afford.
Power: A computer with a half decent processor.
I recommend at least 2.5 GHz but I started with ~1.6 and still did okay. Pretty much anything current is gonna fit the bill, and some sites will even allow you to broadcast from your phone.
Clarity: An external webcam. Don’t give me that built-in crap- you deserve to be seen and heard.
Magnificence: Favour windows as much as possible for natural lighting. If that’s not practical for your situation or schedule, we’ll talk more about lighting in the future but you should look into a basic lighting kit.
You’ll need to be ready for business.
Don’t worry, you don’t need a business license to be a webcam model. Webcam models are independent contractors, which means – brace yourself. We pay our own taxes. On the bright side, we get to claim business expenses – which includes all the essentials listed above, and that Magic Wand too. We’ll talk more about this later.
We’ll also need to address time management and scheduling, planning, branding, budgeting, when to hire outside help, how to grow your business, all that good stuff. Coming later. Bookmark me!
You’ll need to have or be willing to develop… skills.
There’s more to webcam modeling than looking pretty and seducing others out of their hard-earned cash. We’ll talk about branding, graphic design, photography, content creation, video editing, search engine optimization and affiliate marketing in future blogs on Cam Orbits.
Now let’s get to the juicy good part.
Define the parameters and run the party.
Don’t go in without a vision, even if it’s not where you start.
You can be the adorkable girl next door who eventually discovers a love for cosplay, or femdom, or cooking, or all of the above goddammit. The point is you don’t need to be fully prepared with costumes, whips and your dream kitchen. Start where you are.
Know your values. Keep it real. And remember those are real people on the other side, too.
Your comfort and self-respect are never worth sacrificing to make a buck. Or 500.
You’re always in control. You’re the boss. Never let anyone convince you otherwise and if someone is making you uncomfortable, you should feel absolutely free to confront them and/or kick them (out of your room) if they don’t comply in a way that makes you feel better about the situation.
Because once you compromise a little, you’ll compromise a little more. Eventually camming will just be another thing devoid of passion that you do to make ends meet.
Thanks for being here. I appreciate you.