The best way to start camming: Tips from a camgirl

What’s the best cam site for camming?

Before sorting out the basics your have to choose a good cam site for your camming efforts. I’ve worked for many cam sites in the past with mixed results. Sometimes due to my lack of experience and others because the cam site was not good enough. Fortunately all my problems are gone. Now i work for Chaturbate and i’m making over $2000 a week. Of course that means you have to forget about agencies, studios and any kind of middleman. They’ll be asking you to broadcast for a certain number of hours a day, and they’ll take a cut from what you earned. You don’t need that at all. Camming is a lot more simpler if you sign up for Chaturbate, i promise.

The best way to start camming Tips from a camgirl

Why choosing right is of vital importance

I can tell you one thing. It can be disheartening to work several hours a day without the desired results. All of that can be avoided if you choose a quality cam site right from the start, one capable of bringing you thousands of viewers in real time. As you may know there are 2 types of cam sites. Some work with the old fashioned, private only system, where the performers only make money once they convince one or more customers into their chat rooms.

This worked a few years back, because it was the only option available. With the new “free” chat cam sites, a great part of the potential customers shifted from private only to free chat cam sites. That resulted in a much broader audience. Sure, not all will pay to the models, but it’s still better to have more than 3000 people in your chat room than just two.

When i worked for private only cam sites there were really bad days where i couldn’t make nothing at all. You wait patiently for someone who wants a private show, without luck.

With Chaturbate is different. Start broadcasting everyday at the same hours and you’ll make your regular followers list bigger and bigger. My advice is to broadcast no less than 2 hours a day. My camming time goes from 2 to 4 hours a day. You can broadcast more if you want of course. Luckily there are no obligations and you can broadcast as much as you want and quit whenever you want too!

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Equipment required for camming

Computer or laptop: Camming is an excellent way to make money online, but you need the right gear first. First of all, you need a computer, a laptop if possible, because it will give you more freedom of movement and you’ll be able to take it wherever you want. Your bedroom, the shower, the kitchen… imagine the possibilities. Part of the success of a good camming show is in the variety. Broadcasting every day from the same bedroom is boring. Give your viewers different shows along the week and you’ll be rewarded.

Webcam: Aside from a laptop, you need a webcam. Laptops usually come with one, but it’s better to buy one separate HD webcam, because it’ll produce better quality pictures and that is important to your audience. Most people use Logitech’s webcams. They’re affordable, reliable and give great results.

High speed connection: Last but not least, you need a broadband internet connection. The higher the upload speed the better. Remember that you are sending video out to the world. That’s why upload speed is crucial. 5 to 10 Mbps is enough to start camming.

A good location: When camming you need to be focused on what’s really important: Your show, and your audience. Prepare a room exclusively for your shows where no one disturbs you. Lighting is important, so make sure you have  a well lit room before starting to broadcast. Picture quality will be much better in a well lit room and your viewers will appreciate that.

Aside from that, there are no other requirements except being 18+ years old. Just follow your cam site’s rules and you’ll be fine.

Recommended additional equipment

Toys: Many cam girls use sex toys while camming. It’s a great solution when you are alone and don’t have a partner to cam with. There’s a special type of toy called Ohmibod widely used on Chaturbate. It’s a dildo that vibrates every time a customer tips. Depending on the tipped amount, the lenght and strenght of the stimulation varies, so it’s quite common to see girls having multiple orgasms thanks to the Ohmibod. When i’m offline, i like to watch shows of girls that use the Ohmibod. It’s quite fun to see them camming while the thing does it’s job everytime someone tips.

Sometimes i find it a bit “cruel”, because many tippers like to give out their tips one in one, producing long and exhausting orgasms for the cam girls. You just have to look out for shows with the word “Ohmibod” in the subject and you’ll see what i mean.

Lingerie: Having a great selection of outfits can greatly help your camming  performance. Many cam girls use layers that they can take off to keep people tipping till the broadcaster is naked. Set up a tip menu with the amount of tokens you’d like to get to perform a certain action like showing your boobs, removing your bra, etc. Use different outfits along the week and buy special themed outfits for special occasions.

Props and items for different shows: 

Buy all the items you need for the type of show you want to make. Oil shows for example are quite common among the best performers and the audience loves them, so if you wanna make oil shows, you’ll need of course… oil. Grab some ropes and masks if you are into BDSM or some bananas if you prefer food fetish. The options are almost limitless here. Use your imagination and you’ll come up with something interesting.

Lighting: I said earlier that lighting is important. Try to broadcast from a bedroom with at least one window. If there are no windows, just make sure to invest in lighting. Webcams and all types of cameras like well lit rooms as well as your audience. If you see the top chat rooms you’ll see they all are well lit and it’s easy to see the performers, so please, do not broadcast from dark rooms. Play a bit with the position of lights and make some testing to choose the perfect combination.

Wireless keyboard: A laptop can give you freedom while camming, but to get the most out of your camming experience, i recommend you to get a wireless keyboard. That way you’ll be able to move around, chat with your customers from the couch / bed and you won’t have to sit next to the computer all the time. Now you can even buy wireless keyboards with a touchpad like the one that comes with laptops so you’ll be able to use the mouse as well from just one device. Logitech’s K400 would be my choice here. I’ve used it for years and it works great.

Protecting your identity when camming

cammingMany people interested in camming,  especially the ones who haven’t started yet, often express their concerns about being recognized while on cam. To solve this, the majority of cam sites have measures to solve this problem. Chaturbate for instance, allows you to block any state in the US or any other country in the world. That way you can broadcast in a discreet manner focusing only on what really matters, making money. The process to block a region is quite simple. In the performer’s control panel there’s a tab called “Privacy” where you can edit all these settings.

Other people interested in camming have asked me repeteadly if it’s possible to broadcast using a mask or something to hide their faces. Although this is allowes, my advice is no to do it. If you are so afraid to be recognized, maybe this is not a job for you. All the top girls never wear masks and that’s for a reason.

The audience likes to watch their favourite girls in the flesh, so using a mask is a big no-no. There’s always the possibility of someone recording the show and uploading it elsewhere on the net, but it doesn’t happen too often. If you find your show uploaded at one of the many adult tube sites, ask Chaturbate’s technical support for removal or contact the tube site directly.

How much money can you expect to make camming?

As i said, my average earnings now are over $2000 a week. But it wasn’t always like this. I’ve been working as a cam girl for three years now, and my first months were a bit difficult. I even thought about quitting.

The key here is to be patient. It may sound strange, but you have to give it time, even if you are pretty. First days are difficult because no one knows you and you have to work for popularity. Try to maximize your time on cam, and try to show good pictures of yourself on cam. Keep in mind that what’s shown on the main page are screenshots of every single cam online, updated every minute.

If you manage to produce sexy, good looking pictures of you, more people will enter your room to know you. Then try to retain them as much as possible with a fun show and ask them nicely for tips.

If they think you’re pretty and doing a good job, you’ll get some tips, no doubt. Just keep doing it every day and keep perfecting your skills.

Once you have more than 1k followers you’ll see how easy is to make over $500 in just a few hours. Chaturbate is a very big cam site, competition is high, but the crazy amount of traffic at any given time makes it the perfect platform to start camming.

Ideally, and doing things right, you should make over $1000 a month in less than 90 days. From then on, your earnings should increase steadily.

Other important things you should take care of

Choose a good performer name: Obviously and for privacy reasons you should choose a fake name as your performer name. It is advised to use an actual person name first and then something else. Do not just use a screen name like “Sexyhotbitch”. You can use Katy-hot, Angelina-Dark, Kim-Sex… instead. At least that gives your audience the chance to call you by a name. I think that’s far better than using something generic.

Choose carefully your payment method: Chaturbate features several payment methods. You can choose between wire tranfer, direct deposit, check or e-wallets like Payoneer or Paxum. These last two are intended for people outside the US. If it’s not your case i recommend you to choose direct deposit. It’s the best and free of comissions.

Use apps and bots: Chaturbate let’s you customize your chat room with the apps and bots available. They’re little pieces of software designed to automate certain tasks like silencing trolls, hide bad language, ban people and much more. They can also be used to inform your audience about certain things and do so automatically every X minutes, by showing automated messages. There’s a big list of apps and bots and they are really useful to manage your chat room, so i think it’s a good idea to learn to use them.

Create a fan club and sell videos and pictures: If being recognized outside Chaturbate is something that doesn’t bother you, you may want to sell videos and pictures from your chat room. Anyone can buy them, even when you are offline. Just set a price for every item you upload and you’ll be making money even when you sleep!

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