What makes a successful internet model? Do you have what it takes? The answer to that question varies. There are many different types of performers and viewers, all with varying preferences and needs. But I can guarantee imbuing the following ten traits will help you make as much money as possible and have you on your way to becoming a successful camgirl.
Sense of Humor
Make it fun with a good laugh whenever possible.
I would recommend having a sense of humor to be successful (and sane) in all areas of life, but it is even more essential as a cam model. And kind of inevitable. Being able to laugh off the occasional nasty customer and make light of an embarrassing circumstance is a blessing and good for your mental health. Your friends will love you for the slew of funny stories about customers’ quirks and bizarre fetishes. Revel in having access to this type of insight into humanity and make it fun with a good laugh whenever possible.
Let your admirers know when to find you online.
Yes, you can work whenever you like, but doing so on a regular basis is important. It shows that you are present and eager to do what you do as an internet model. Some third party camming sites reward you for consistently logging in by placing you higher on the list of online models. It helps to have a reliable schedule for when you work so that your admirers know when to come see you.
Keep things running smoothly.
I chuckled at listing this one. Most cam girls I know consider themselves chaotic with time management and somehow still manage to make it work. However, you can imagine how smoothly things would run if your time were properly scheduled and your work area functional when it’s time to log in, yes? Not to mention tax time. Keep records of your earnings and receipts for things you can write off. You will thank yourself later.
You are running a business and must be professional.
Your job may consist of lounging around having multiple orgasms a day, but you are still running a business. And running a business means being professional.
- Protect the identity of your clients like a medical worker does with their patients
- Be true to your word and clear about the services you offer
- Maintain contact with your fans and get back to them in a timely manner
- Honor any payments you receive
- Ensure that you are okay with what a client is asking you to do before you take their money.
And, stay in character. Keep the mundane bitching about real life to a minimum and for goodness’ sake, keep your face out of your phone while you’re streaming and turn off the TV! No one wants to hear you screaming at your roommate to change the litter box over blaring commercials when you are supposed to be a fantasy girl.
Utilize your stage fully and reap the rewards.
Keep things spicy. You are not the passionless wife that many of your clients are seeking a break from. You are a dynamo of sexual energy and fantasy who keeps things interesting. You consistently try new things. Yes, you will likely make money doing the same thing every time you log in, but going outside your usual gimmick will help you grow your audience. You are a paid entertainer and get to set the stage. Utilize it fully and reap the rewards.
Put aside any insecurities to make that initial jump.
Many girls come into camming a bit leery of themselves but receive a major boost of confidence when they discover how much viewers adore them. But to get to that point, you have to have just enough confidence to make that initial jump into internet modeling. Put aside your insecurities and act like they are not there. Pretty soon you won’t even be as aware of them.
Don’t be pushy about making money when you need it.
It can take a while for the money to start rolling in as a new cam girl. Even after you are established, there will be days when traffic is scant and you gaze longingly at the “log out” button. Make yourself go the distance, even if it means waiting a mere ten minutes before bailing on a slow day. A lot can happen in that time.
Don’t push your customers or haggle them too much if they are usually a reliable source of income, but unable to deliver on a day when you need them most. This can come across as obtrusive or overeager, and you risk sending them into the arms of another performer who isn’t so pushy. Truly fostering a camgirl/client relationship can take time so don’t be overly needy.
Know the quirks of the technology you’re working with.
As an online entertainer and business owner, it is important to know the quirks of the technology you’re working with. You should also stay up to date on the latest upgrades for your software and devices. You don’t have to be a full-on computer geek, but some pieces of knowledge are essential. You should know how to navigate around the web, set up your own camera to stream and record video, and promote yourself on social networking sites.
Be aware of how quickly technology can become outdated and strive to always be top of the line. Local colleges and libraries offer fairly cheap (or even free) courses that can help you learn everything from internet shortcuts to search engine optimization.
Stick to your guns regarding the limits you have set.
You will come across many freeloaders who try to get you to do something you don’t want to do, with or without their money. They’ll try to get you to flash them for free, stating that they won’t pay for a show unless you do. Some take pleasure in trying to get you to surpass limits you set prior to a private show. Others will hound you for your real name, where you live, or try to meet you in person – unrelentingly. Stand your ground and do not give in to anything that makes you uncomfortable.
Be clear about your limits from the beginning. It doesn’t benefit anybody to lead someone on.
And never forget that for every annoying viewer that batters you with requests you don’t want to honor, there are ten more who will happily respect your limits and pay you handsomely.
Because you are!
As an internet model, you are an independent contractor and business owner. You work for yourself and experience everything that comes with that. You make your own schedule, decide what happens in your shows, file your own taxes, manage your own time, and answer to no one – short of whatever rules you must follow if working on a third party site. A camming career allows autonomy, so learn how to make smart business decisions with little assistance from others. We here at OCamgirl are happy to assist you along the way by offering advice about certain issues you may run into while getting started.
But at the end of the day, it’s all you. The money you make is reliant on what you put into it. No one will be there to make sure you log in on time or hustle extra hard when you need to most. It is all in your hands, so make sure they are competent and sturdy ones -that will smack you around if you slack off or will craft a new image or gimmick when you’re slipping into monotony. Keep yourself in check because no one else will.