The evolution from performing on movie and TV screens to private, personal entertaining on cam has put models in an interesting new position. Backed by technology, today’s online adult star has the option to be more in control of her career than ever before, with literally thousands of choices for how to make modeling more than just a part-time job.
There will always be an audience for confident, sexy, smart, talented entertainers — at least until the robots take over and virtual reality becomes the norm. More than ever before, models can call the shots: Make your own schedule, decide how far you will go, invent a persona or be as real as you want with fans. It’s up to you.
But where to start? Well, here’s some advice from pros who know.
“My advice to any brand-new webcam girl is drink the Kool-Aid®,” said Shotzy Monroe, who advises new models to get #real about #werk. “If you’re not giving this serious attention, you will not succeed. It doesn’t matter what you like, how old you are — just your commitment. Make sure you have the basic equipment like a laptop, a solid webcam and very high-speed internet. I suggest Twitter, joining more than one webcam site and selling clips on other fetish clip sites. Consistency is key. Good Luck!”
Scarlett Lacy said, “Create a brand for yourself. Everyone has their own brand or theme. Some do cosplay, some are known for loving cats, some for doing certain types of shows. My personal thing is Team NFG [No Fucks Given]. This started when I was doing public nudity and super-risky shows. It just stuck and it works, and now I have a consistent group of members that tip for it every month.”
Lacy also supports causes that are important to her. Many family members are in the military, so she’s done special feature shows on holidays like Memorial Day in support of the troops. Her fans do more than barbeque on July 4 and Veteran’s Day. Maybe your special cause is political, or the environment, or rescuing animals. Do a once-a-month show with partial proceeds benefiting charities and let your fans tip for their favorite. #goodkarma
Whatever your thing is, make it yours. Try things you want to do in order to develop confidence, and study the reaction from fans. Do research, ask other models, and use social media to get your brand out to fans.
“If you decide to go on a site, don’t feel like just because you failed on one, you will fail on another,” Sierra Lovelea said. “Keep trying until you find the place that works for you. There are hundreds of options. Eventually, you will find your spot.
“Some other suggestions — get some good photos,” she continued. “Your photos are everything. Promote yourself with your photos. Check out other models’ sites, especially girls who seem successful, and watch them for a while. Hang out in their rooms as a visitor for a while and see how they run the show. Check out how they set up their personal sites, words they use to promote themselves. It’s all about creating an ideal vision of yourself for the customers so they choose you. Good luck!”
Some simple, straight-up advice?
“Smile!” said Lemon Haze. “Be active, post photos, talk to your fans, but most of all have fun in what you do. It takes a lot of time and effort, but in the end it works for me.”