“Because we are our own marketing team, social media is so important,” model Scarlett Lacy said. Almost all models say the same thing.
Another thing models and social media pros also will tell you: Get on a schedule.
Model Ivy Wolf said, “I’d say post at least once a day, always post when you’re online and stick to a schedule.”
Post whatever you feel comfortable sharing as often as you feel comfortable sharing, but always post let fans and fans-to-be know you when will be online. Create interesting memes and videos and use them to promote your schedule, any special promotions, contests or sales. Save time and effort by posting for multiple platforms at once, using apps like Hootsuite or Buffer.
“The first thing is to be consistent,” said model and aspiring social media guru Momo Koizumi. “Post every single day. I found standard posting times don’t really matter. Usually it’s around lunchtime, but I think the audience for cam models usually browses Twitter in the evening. You should also use hashtags. #camgirl is the easiest. This is how promoters and fans can find you. If you have a brand for yourself, use it!”
Koizumi is lucky enough to have learned social media marketing during an internship in the fashion industry, but there are many online resources where you can learn how to streamline your stream and feed the flow. Sites like Mashable and Media Bistro have lots of helpful suggestions and strategies you can adapt to use for your own evil purposes. #bwhahaha #WorldDomination
That said, Koizumi advised, “Act like a human being, and be yourself. No one will look at posts that look like spam. People respond more if you speak more like yourself and less like a marketing robot. It’s OK to market yourself, but try to do it in a fun way.
“Fans love interacting with their favorite models,” Koizumi added. “Since interaction is important, you want to talk to fans as much as possible. Respond to DMs and tweets, and try to join in on conversations. Don’t market yourself on other cam girls’ threads, but do offer your opinion in the conversation.”
Remember, Kim Kardashian’s ass wasn’t built in a day, but that bitch sure knows how to use social media. All of the models that spoke to YNOT Cam also advised new models to remain confident and persistent. Try new things until you find a niche and learn what works best for you.
“My tips on social media are, be you — but a better, sexier version of you,” model and porn star Alexis Blaze advised.
Unlike some headline-hungry celebrity social media divas, Blaze advised to avoid the drama, mama.
“Never get into fights with people — other models, agents, fans, etc.,” she said. “It only makes you look petty. People go to cam models to escape everyday life. The last thing they want is to see drama.”
Blaze added, “You need a very thick skin but also a subtle softness in order to do well in this industry.”
Wise advice, indeed.