Here are some quick basic pieces of advice every cam girl should follow, especially if they’re just starting out or if you’re thinking of becoming a cam model.
- Do not beg for tips/tokens. It’s one thing to remind the chat of the goal but please, never beg for tips. It’s silly and counter-intuitive in the first place.
- Do not, under any circumstance, trash talk another model. If they trash talk you or incite anything concerning you, simply address the situation (if necessary), and then kindly move on.
- Do not resort to going into another cam girl’s room and trying to poach her viewers and/or tippers.
- Do not resort to advertising in another cam girl’s room.
- Do not act as though you are entitled to being tipped. Being a cam model does not entitle you to other people’s money. Tokens are tipped at the discretion of the viewers, whether it be for a specific flash, performance, goal, or out of appreciation, but by no means do you have the right to get angry or blame them for not tipping. The ones demanding or requesting without tipping are a totally different story.
- Do not leave for extended periods of time. As a rule of thumb, the maximum time you should be away from cam should be no longer than a bathroom break.
- Do not risk your account getting banned on the site you are broadcasting on by breaking their rules. Read the site’s rules thoroughly (you might want to read their TOS as well) and do not attempt to stretch what’s allowed without confirming with their support staff first.
- It helps to have some basic plans prior to your broadcast sessions. Have goals and other activities in mind to keep the viewers entertained. This is even more true if you are just starting out and still gathering your first set of viewer base.
- It’s always good to get to know your fans. I personally find it fun and more rewarding of an experience as a cam girl to connect with your viewers beyond that of just erotic performances. I’ve even made some good friends with a few throughout my first year :). Try to find time, either in between goals or after your performances are over right before you’re about to log off to spend some quality bonding time with them.
- Having a tip menu laid out in your profile can help give people a good starting point to what they can tip for as they work towards your main token goals. It is advisable to keep it to only short term activities such as flashes and teases.
- Talk to your viewers, don’t just sit there waiting for tokens. Entertain them based on whatever approach you have decided upon, whether it be teasing or having a topic to discuss (or both).
- If there is a cam girl you like or find interesting and want to talk to her for whatever reason, do not enter her broadcast room while YOU are currently broadcasting. You risk being perceived as a poacher or as someone trying to cleverly advertise yourself. Either wait until you are done broadcasting to contact her or use a different account in a different browser. Personally I sometimes ask my most trusted mods :). It would also be courteous to keep comments to tip notes so as to minimize interference with her chatroom while helping her get to her goal simultaneously
- Camming is just like any other activity, whether it be business or sports or any passion one would take seriously, therefore it is important for you to take care of it in every way you can. This means not looking for shortcuts or looking for the easiest way to make money. As with anything else in life, it is those that are truly sincere at their craft and care about giving high quality performances that continue to be successful for a long time. If a viewer tips for something that was agreed upon, please do not look for ways to deliver the bare minimum, give them the best that you can do.
- While some women have their specific reasons for the need for anonymity (friends, family, school, etc. or just general privacy), every model or anyone thinking of becoming one should keep in mind the inevitability of your real identity being discovered at some point in time, whether it’s from some stalker on the Internet who did his research or someone you know in real life recognizing you. For me, cam modeling is a lifestyle. I have fully embraced it into my life and have no fears concerning my real identity (I have already publicly discussed my real name in a few of my broadcasts). It is something I plan on doing for quite a long time, as well as expanding upon. I love entertaining viewers, and being someone that gets a sexual thrill from being an exhibitionist or from strangers seeing me, I wholeheartedly enjoy my camming, therefore I think every cam girl should find a reason to as well. That’s what careers are all about, making a living off something you enjoy doing.
- Don’t avoid social networking. I had no use for a twitter prior to camming, but consider it your best friend now that you’re a cam girl. With it, you can notify your devoted fans of when you are going to be on ahead of time, or when you aren’t going to be on. Viewers like to be informed, make it easy on them to make decisions ahead of time.