An Inside Look At Modern Day Webcam Business

Do you aspire to become a webcam model? Have you just started as a webcam model and have no clear idea of how it’s like to work in this industry? Webcam modeling is indeed a massive niche in the adult industry. It’s no brainer, a large number of women think of it as a lucrative career. After all, an infinite number of articles and stats advocate just one thing- Cam girls make loads of money performing on the webcam shows, right from the comfort of their homes.

So how it’s like to work as a webcam model? How cam girls make money? How much does webcam site pay to a model who brings money to the platform?

I decided to look in the webcam industry from inside out and know the views of active webcam models on it. I happened to have worked with two popular models as a consultant. I interviewed Jane and Ruth about their experience, which they were happy to share with my readers and me. Of course, with changed names for privacy reasons. Talking about privacy, it immediately brought me to my first question –

Q: Are you concerned about your privacy while working as a webcam model? I mean, have you ever came across some random person off the internet mentioning that he/she has seen you in a show.

Ruth: No, I haven’t come across any such situation thankfully. However, although I have blocked the nearby geo-locations, I still have concerns about my privacy. I work with a changed name, but can’t do anything of my face. I don’t care about people judging me; my family knows what I do. However, I have read about stalkers who dig into your personal information and blackmail saying they will leak the same. I have concerns about such stalkers.

Q: For how long do you know each other? How did you meet?

Q: How do you find the webcam model’s community? Do you see each other as competitors?

Ruth: Some cam girls make over $600 in their first night, and tricked into believing that that’s right. They just have to turn on their webcam and not go out of the way or do extra promotion to get exposure. It’s all luck, but even that doesn’t last long. You should know the correct ways, you might get lucky sometime, but it doesn’t work in the long term. If you are serious about a career in this line of work, you always need skills.

Q: What made both of you go into adult webcam business?

Ruth: My story is a little different. I was working full-time in the hospitality business. Yet I was sexually repressed. I didn’t enjoy sex and didn’t want to do anything with it. I was very close-minded. Back then, I was dating a person, who liked to tease me about that and really pushed to the limits. He would say it jokingly that I should set an office at my home don’t come out and start camming; you have it in you. Then I kind of went obsessive about watching webcam girls and was very intrigued by it.

Q: So do you find Webcamming as a lucrative business?

Ruth: It’s very lucrative if you know the ins and outs of it. Especially, if you have just started, you need a lot of patience and hard work.

Q2: Do you plan to stay a webcam model or think of better opportunities?

Ruth: For now, the webcam is the best I have. I am working for 5 years now. Now I make enough from webcam modeling and doing it full-time. I plan to do the same for a few more years and get more exposure. I like this career and want to open up for new opportunities in the same line of work. No idea what I want to do next, but I would be something from the same industry.

Q: These days, we are seeing so many webcam sites. I see ads that say, “Girls are waiting for you to jerk with them”, what are these websites, are they some low-class version of big camming websites?

There are different kinds of camming and different kinds of answers to how cam girls make money. There are websites that give girlfriend experience, where users indulge in conversation with messages and talking. They don’t even want to see you naked but rather talk with them.

Q: Why would a camgirl want to indulge with such users who just talk? Wouldn’t you lose your precious time focusing on them rather than users who can just pay you for performing your moves?

Q: Do you focus on users who pay big amounts by booking private shows?

As per private shows are concerned, thousands of cam girls around are already doing it. To set yourself apart, you have to do something different. In fact, the people who don’t book private shows and pay you small amounts just for talking are smaller in numbers, but they pay big amounts collectively in the long run.

Q: Do you see your users or it is just that they see you?

Ruth: I have been working for 5 years now and I have seen just one person in a face-to-face private show. Not many users want to show themselves for money or privacy concerns.

Q: How do cam sites pay you? By minutes, sessions, fixed salary, or anything else?

Q: Have you ever refused to do something in your shows? Do you get awkward requests from your fans?

Ruth: I get funny and sometimes awkward requests. Once a client tipped me 10,000 tokens and asked me to get in the bathtub filled with Cheetos and masturbate with an eggplant.

Q: How do you see fetishes? Do they help or get you in trouble?

I know some girls who ask for tips even to say a user’s name or ‘Hi’. However, I stay strategic and don’t portray myself as a gold-digger or something. I focus on making engagements and connect with the people for long-term benefits, but also stay aware when people try to get free flashes. Therefore, we have to literally charge for everything special: song requests, flashes, games, twerking, and tons of stuff.

Q: How do users pay for fetishes or their requests?

These rate-lists are actually very useful and you can make a lot of money by serving fetishes and getting tips. You can host contests and ask for tokens as entry fee, you can use smart vibrators that that vibrate for a specific amount of time in return for tips. Users really engage with such vibrators when they feel they can control your orgasm with a click of a button.

Adult Model and Adult Business Expert.