Being great on cam requires a broad skill set, one that takes time and effort to cultivate. Similarly, being a master clips maker also requires a broad — but considerably different — skill set, one that takes time and effort to cultivate. For cam models looking to incorporate clips into their content repertoires, the idea of taking on a whole new type of content producing may seem daunting — but it doesn’t have to be.
ModelClips is a “model-focused clip site.” They state: “Our mission is to bring performers and fans together by delivering a premium user experience to fans and providing performers the tools and platform to achieve financial success. We strive to lead the industry with new technologies and features not found anywhere else. Fans and performers alike should find ModelClips as a sex-positive, safe and fun community.”
The site claims to accomplish its mission via the use of unrivaled technology, an expansive network, dedicated support and a commitment to models’ financial well-being and independence. We wanted to learn more, so we reached out to their COO (Chief Operating Officer) John Ruskin with a few questions.
YNOT Cam: What does your job entail?
John Ruskin: As COO, [my] job entails overseeing development and creative direction of ModelClips.
What is the best and most advantageous thing about your platform for models and clips makers?
Our hallmark is our ability to add interactive sex toy compatibility to your existing videos. By adding the sense of touch to the clips you sell on ModelClips, you can give your customers and fans a totally unique, intimate way to experience your content, which can help it stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Why do you think building community amongst cam and clips models is important?
One of the best things about being a model is the independence and freedom the work grants you. You can be your own boss, control your own brand and make your own hours. But when you operate independently, it’s vital to have a community of like-minded individuals to help you learn and grow as a professional. A healthy community can share their experiences and help their fellow performers know which outlets are trustworthy and supportive of their careers. Word of mouth in the model community has certainly helped us grow. Performers like Jakub Stefano and Jessica Sage have really spread the word about new opportunities on ModelClips.
Information is important, as is career-long learning. What is one key factor about your platform that models need to know in order to be successful therein?
We’re a new site, but we’re not new to the industry. Our network is backed by several major adult entertainment outlets that provide far-reaching exposure for our models. But self-promotion is equally important. We understand ModelClips might not be your sole source of income and your clips will be for sale on other sites. But when you promote your interactive material on social media, you open the gates for fans to enjoy an intimate, immersive, realistic experience they won’t find anywhere else.
What makes ModelClips unique and different from other model-focused clip sites?
Apart from our cutting-edge interactive feature, we cater to both straight and gay audiences equally and strive to maintain a creator-first platform. Part of our mission is to make sure the majority of clip-sale profits go into the hands of the people making the content. We have a dedicated support staff, promote a sex-positive, safe and fun community and are committed to the financial well-being of our models. Their success is our success!
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