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How To Be A Cam Model

How To Be A Cam Model: Slow Days!

It’s one of those days. There are customers in your room, but the chat panel is quiet. How to be a cam model when no one is engaging you in conversation, no one is making requests, and though you see the screen names of viewers populating your list, you find yourself wondering “is there anybody out there?”

As a cam model, how do you handle this situation? What is a cam model supposed to do? Here are some tips to help you cope with the slow times, some suggestions on how to improve them, and some techniques to help you turn it around.

  • Are you typing or talking? Usually, a successful cam model will be talking and showing their personality as much as possible, but when modeling on cam, especially in slow times, it’s a good idea to approach the customers in your room in any way you can. Most cam models will say talking is absolutely the way to go, but when you have viewers who need to be discreet in their viewing environments (ie: they have the audio muted), a willingness to type might spark a conversation just as easily as talking.

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  • Beware the Stare: Are you seeing customers pop in and out of your room quickly while modeling on cam? Ask yourself: what are they seeing when they enter? Are you staring longingly into your screen hoping for some action? Or, worse, are you yawning or looking at your phone? It’s hard to engage with someone who looks disinterested.

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  • Have you been keeping notes on your customers? If so, engage any customers with whom you already have a history with some sweet reminiscing. Remind them of the good times enjoyed in the past that could inspire some more good times in the near future!
  • Up your teasing! While you never want to give away too much for free while modeling on cam, there are times when your normal level of flirting may need to ratchet up in the face of a more demanding crowd. You may have members in your room who need to be tempted a little more before the credits start flowing. A successful cam model will know when to start a Party Chat or Group Chat – or even when to set Tip Goals. Bottom line – have fun.

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  • Do you feel like you have too many slow days on cam? Then perhaps you should re-evaluate your camming schedule. Keep an eye on your camming site. See what time slots the top models go for, and see if you can arrange your own schedule to allow for more traffic in your room. Don’t limit yourself to certain time blocks in the day. Experiment with mornings, afternoons and evenings (if you can). As a cam model you might find a new audience.
  • Let loose and entertain yourself! Fun can be contagious and infectious. If the viewers in your room are not engaging with you, despite your best efforts, then you might have to engage yourself. Have fun, and keep trying involve them. Tell a story or introduce a chatroom game and see if that breaks the ice.
  • Accept that you will have slow days. All models who make money on cam have slow days. Sometimes it is simply beyond your control. Fortunately, you can make your own schedule as a cam model. You are your own boss. While you may fear missing out on something big, sometimes you just need to cash in your chips, get some rest, and put your best energy into your next performance.
  • Be patient! Keep at it. The more you model on cam, the more comfortable you’ll be on cam. And when you’re comfortable as a cam model, your personality will naturally come out, and customers will love to feel like they’re getting to know the real you. For now: practice, prepare, flirt and have fun. Increasing engagement on cam will happen the more you keep at it!

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Cam Model Success

Cam Model: 9 Tips For Success

The road to being a successful cam model depends upon your talent, your look, communication skills, and creativity, but it begins and ends with your customers. Keeping customers in your chatroom, or bringing them back for a repeat performance is not always easy. While nothing will work 100% of the time, there are simple things you can do to increase customer engagement and retention, and help you become a successful cam model.

If you’ve spent time as a cam model, there are obvious things that draw customers in. Other advice columns will tell you to be sexy, to be alluring, to be the customer’s fantasy. All true, but not necessarily advice you can put into practical use to become a successful cam model. But what we can do is offer practical techniques to help you separate yourself from the other models your customer’s visit.

Since your chatroom is probably a mixture of old and new customers, keep things fresh in any way you can.

Cam Model Engagement

  1. Have interesting things to talk about. To keep an audience engaged, you should set the topic. Steer conversation toward something that interests you, or that you can discuss at length. Leaving it to customers to open conversation has the potential to create a lot of dead air, permeated by occasional “show me your ass”-type requests.
  2. Look your best! This seems obvious. While successful cam models relate to their customers on levels beyond physical, a variety of outfits to keep your customers intrigued and guessing will keep their visits from feeling redundant. Varying your location can also be a fun change to introduce.
  3. Successful cam models focus on active engagement. Games, giveaways, costumes, and toys can turn your chatroom into a more interactive experience. The more passive your customer’s experience, the less likely they are to remain engaged. Don’t stare into the cam and wait. Get creative and keep the energy in your room high.
  4. Have a plan for outreach! What is outreach? It’s when successful cam models literally “reach out” to their regular customers between chatroom visits or paid shows. There are a myriad of ways to do this, but note that personalized customer outreach has a much higher conversion rate than something like a mass email. In truth, it’s good to pepper in a little of everything.
  5. Use mass emails to all customers announcing a scheduled performance or appearance.
  6. Try personalized messages to a customer after a private show, thanking them for the experience.
  7. Re-engage customers you haven’t seen in a while. Use your notes to recall a past moment together.
  8. While most sites have free messaging between models and customers, you can also open the lines of communication with customers even further through services like a SMS tool such as “FlirtSMS” from or “Flirt Phone” when you are not online.
  9. The best personalized responses make your customers feel desired and memorable. Make sure to take notes on your customer’s likes and dislikes during conversations and performances. A reference to a sexy memory you’ve made together will make them feel special.

If your goal is to be the most successful cam model you can be, you can maximize your potential by integrating these customer engagement and retention strategies. Become special to your customers by offering a superior product that becomes a necessity in their lives.

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Webcamming Like A Pro!

We’ve seen it many times in webcamming: a gorgeous cam guy outperformed by a less attractive model who knows how to build strong personal connections with their viewers.

There’s an expression in the industry that addresses this: Your look attracts. Your personality brings them back.

The ability to build and maintain strong connections with customers is what sets middling cam models apart from those who rise to stardom, like Jakub Stefano or Izzi. So how do you use your personality to turn a new chatroom visitor into someone who will support your webcamming career for years to come?

Here are some strategies you can put into play immediately. Consider these tools to help you “tune up” your webcamming persona. Ready?

Webcamming with your customers:

Just Ask Questions. Start your relationship with new webcamming customers the same way you’d start a relationship with someone in your personal life. Ask them questions that help you get to know them.

When you go out with someone for the first time, and all they do is talk about themselves, are you likely to ask for a second date? Probably not. Well, the same thing applies to your first-time viewers. Ask questions to show them you’re interested in getting to know them on a deeper level. Not only will it make them feel special, but it also reveals valuable information you can use to turn up the heat in their private shows.

Once you’ve asked questions, follow them up with more questions! Remember, you’re not just trying to make a customer think you’re interested, you’re trying to build a connection that will result in repeat visits and paid webcamming shows. Conversation is the foundation of any strong relationship.

Use Your Voice. Be Vocal. Most customers who watch your webcamming stream will find talking (as opposed to typing) in your open room much more enjoyable and intimate. This helps in free chat because it shows new customers you’re physically engaged with your viewers. And in private, when paying for your time, typing responses takes longer, and can be an obstacle when you’re trying to turn up the heat.

Don’t jump to the naughty bits! When a private show begins, don’t jump immediately into your striptease or stroke show. Ask them about their day (yes, more questions are good). Share something about yourself. Make them feel welcome and let them know you’re excited to be with them. Make them feel comfortable and special, and they’re sure to seek you out for a repeat webcamming experience.

Be Postive! It may sound corny, but don’t underestimate the power of positivity. Customers turn to cam guys and camgirls seeking companionship, fantasy, connection, and an escape from the stress of their day-to-day lives. Smile. Be complimentary and appreciative. Your good attitude lets customers know they’ve come to the right place—a place that’s better than their stressful reality.

Take Notes! Notes are a cam model’s best friend. Take notes on specific customers while they’re in your chatroom or after a show. You can use them to double-down on the particulars of a certain user. Remembering the fine details of your time together is a smart way to show customers you value them. They want to feel special in your eyes, and recalling details of their previous visit can do this for them. Your shared experience was as memorable for you as it was for them! This level of dedication will distinguish you from the majority of models currently webcamming.

Say Thanks! Show appreciation. Make sure your customer knows how grateful you are for every tip, large or small. Honestly, none of us really know if a customer is wealthy or on a tight budget. The amount they spend in your room could mean more to them than the amount implies. Let them know you appreciate their support. You are making a difference in a person’s life. Saying thank you or shouting out their screen name when they tip is a great way to make them feel connected and special.

Pro-tip: Coming up with a personalized flirty nickname for a customer is another tried-and-true way to make your interactions more memorable. Make them feel like the apple of your eye, even in a small way, could pay huge dividends in later webcamming performances.

Not every webcam model is a social dynamo. In fact, many get into webcamming because there’s less pressure in forming relationships online than there is in real life. And while it’s natural to feel shy and intimidated in your early camming sessions, remember: you are the star of your chatroom. These customers clicked on you, hoping you’re the right model for them. If you struggle with engaging your users, follow these simple tips and you may establish longer and more lucrative connections while webcamming.

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Become a Camgirl

Become a Camgirl: First Broadcast

Lights? Check! Camera? Check! An inviting room, a hot profile pic, and an outfit that teases? Check, check, and check! All the prep work has been done, and now you’re ready to begin your first broadcast to become a camgirl!

New Camgirl Anxiety?

You may feel some anxiety as you’re about to click your way into camming. Don’t worry! That’s perfectly natural. Modeling puts you in the spotlight, and can leave you open to criticism and rejection. Every top camgirl has reckoned with these fears early in their careers. One helpful tip is to remind yourself that your vital, real-life information is confidential, and that confidentiality can be very freeing. Most camgirls think of their chatrooms as places where they can explore their sexuality without judgement. Remember, you can control the environment. Your job is to entertain, and if a random visitor is deliberately trying to disrupt your performance, most major cam sites give you the option to block them.

Never Take Camming Personally

As adult star Katharine Cane said in her Guide to Camming interview: “never take things personally.” If people come into your room and are mean or disruptive, it’s not about you. Some people just want to get a reaction, and would probably behave the same way no matter whose room they were in.

Okay, enough about the potential negatives. Let’s move on to the good stuff. The show must go on!

Once they begin their camgirl lives, nearly every model says that performing has boosted their confidence drastically. Stick with it and you’ll look back at the last few minutes before your first cam show and laugh.

So you’re in. You’ve gone live and crossed into an exciting new world where the world can come to know and love you on cam. The tips are already pouring in, right? Well, probably not. Your mission in every broadcast is to tempt viewers to send tips or, better yet, take you into a private paid show. More than any other form of adult entertainment, camming is an interactive, relationship-based experience involving real people. For this reason, overnight success is very rare. Chances are, you’ll snag a few tips, but won’t have your first private show until your third or fourth broadcast. Don’t worry. Keep camming at consistent times over the next few days and potential fans will start to realize you’ll here to stay, and connections will form.

New Camgirl Tips and Ideas:

  1. Beware the Stare: Be active, and try to maintain a pleasant, positive demeanor. Looking bored as you stare at your screen waiting for tips will drive potential fans toward other models very quickly. If you need location ideas read this article.
  2. Set tip goals for your viewers: even making a simple game of taking off your clothes can keep a paying user in your room. Something as basic as a tip countdown (100 credits for top off, 300 for bra … etc), can be very effective. As you gain experience, more elaborate games like in-room raffles and wheels of fortune can turn your broadcasts into fun games that keep them coming back
  3. Never ask for tips outright. Camgirls are creating a fantasy of an intimate and sexy friendship. Customers who view you as a “money-first-model” may not be willing to put in the time to get to know you.
  4. Do your homework! Review your site’s training materials, pay attention to the themed promo contests and incorporate them into your show. Having a plan when you log in will make you more comfortable during your early shows and let customers know you know what you’re doing.
  5. Get to know your viewers. Ask questions and take note of their interests. Conversation is the best way to get to know someone. Finding a common connection will keep the conversation going and bring them back for more.  

After you log off for the day, take a moment to review. What worked for you? What wasn’t working? What brought the tips, and what were you doing in slow time? How can you improve your cam performance as a whole? Stick with it, and with every show you’re sure to see a marked improvement in both your confidence and your camming results.

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How To Be A Camgirl: Katharine Cane Interview

Katharine Cane has done it all as a camgirl. KinkLive’s 2016 Model of the Year has been a cruel dominatrix, an eager submissive, and everything in between. Since KinkLive partnered with leading cam network, Flirt4Free, Katharine has become one of the web’s hottest fetish models. An active member of the BDSM community for a decade, she governs her cam shows by the mantra of Safe, Sane, Consensual (SSC), and has broken out of the niche of fetish play to become one of Flirt4Free’s most popular performers. We sat down with Ms. Cane to discuss her road to success, how to set firm boundaries in your chatroom, strategies for turning fly-by-night viewers into regular customers, and her general advice on how to be a camgirl.

Guide to Camming (G2C): How long have you been a camgirl?

Katherine: In October I will be celebrating 7 years on cam.

G2C:  What’s the biggest myth about being a cam model?

Katherine: I feel that one of the biggest myths is that girls do it just for shopping money, or because they have no other employment opportunities. Many of us have degrees and other career prospects, but chose to cam full-time because we enjoy the profession.

G2C: What are the most effective means of promoting your chatroom?

Katherine: I think Twitter is huge. I’m a very big fan of it because it is one of the few adult-content friendly social media platforms. Taking advantage of the Mail Blast site feature can be really helpful as well.

G2C: What have been the most effective ways of bringing in more viewers?

Katherine: Putting in the time, patience, and being myself. Over time, viewers get to know you and will keep coming back. Eventually, that viewership snowballs.

G2C: What do you think makes you stand out from other cam models?

Katherine: I cater to a wide range of interests, but only because they are things I enjoy myself. I think sticking to what you enjoy and being genuine is the most important thing.

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1st Week as a Camgirl?

G2C: What were your first few weeks as a cam model like? What should rookie cam models expect in their first few weeks of broadcasting?

Katherine: When I first started camming, I was a little nervous. I had to figure out what I was comfortable with, and how to set boundaries. It can be a little slow at first, but don’t get disheartened. It took me about 6 months to build enough of a fan base to be able to quit my soul sucking “day job”, but now that I have I don’t think I would want to go back.

G2C: What are some mistakes a rookie cam model might make, and what should they do to avoid them?

Katherine: I would say a huge mistake is doing things you are not comfortable doing because you don’t want to disappoint a customer. There will be other guys. Don’t ever do something you don’t want to do!

G2C: What techniques or strategies would you recommend to turn a new customer into a regular?

Katherine: Be yourself! Your personality is what they will fall in love with and how you will establish a relationship! Also, take advantage of the tools available to you. Use the notes feature to remember what a customer likes for next time. Putting in that little extra effort will show them you care.

G2C: What are some effective and fun ways a camgirl can keep her viewers engaged?

Katherine: I try to come up with new and creative things to do in shows. I always try to have a game for Holiday contest events that goes with the theme. I also do things like a Fan Club-only cooking show once a week, as well as a prize wheel on Sundays to mix things up.

G2C: Have asked other models for advice on How To Be A Camgirl? Did they teach you any successful techniques?

Katherine: : There are so many talented models on the site that it’s hard to pick just a few! I follow a lot of other models, and get ideas from them. However, I always try to make things my own as well.

G2C: If someone asked you How To Be A Camgirl, what’s the most important advice you’d offer?

Katherine: … never take things personally. I used to get really upset when I’d have a slow day, or a guy would come into my room just to be mean. Then I realized everyone has slow days. It’s not because I am not good enough. And when people are mean, it’s not about me. It’s about trying to get a reaction out of anyone. They will probably do the exact same thing in any other room they go to. I don’t need to let it spoil my mood.

You can visit Katharine Cane’s Flirt4Free profile to see how she markets herself to viewers and fans. Her collection of free photographs offer excellent examples of sexy on-brand marketing. Here’s a review of one of Katharine’s hot cam shows on the Flirt4Free blog. You can also draw inspiration from any of her 1,200+ videos, or learn more about her by following her on Twitter and Instagram.

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