Adult performance is an art, and camming is no exception. But, like any art, performances need to be unique, aesthetically pleasing, and tailored to an audience.
The best cam artists know this, and so do their customers; that’s why they can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The cam site business has been growing for years, and its models have been getting rich – and so can you.
But first, you’ve got to learn what separates a cam model from a cam star. If you want to know how to boost your income, keep reading.
What Makes a Cam Model a Star?
The first trick to webcam success is appearance. Obvious, I know, but it’s about more than traditional beauty. If beauty was as simple as a pretty face, why wouldn’t your customers just watch porn?
Your appearance should highlight your best features and show off what makes you unique. It should be charismatic, and so should you. Charisma is what keeps fans chatting with you longer and makes them want to come back. Be sociable, funny, goofy, sassy, cute – whatever comes naturally to you. If you play to your strengths, your fans will pay for them.
Appearance and charisma both improve with experience. Numbers don’t lie, and a cam model’s weekly earnings more than double from their first year to their fourth. No star is made overnight, and as you work on your cam persona, you’ll find it easier to keep fans entertained for hours.
What Affects a Cam Model’s Income?
Many factors will affect your income, and some of them (like age) you won’t be able to control. What you can do is stay consistent with your streaming and build a regular fanbase. Fans who keep coming back will spend more as they get to know you better.
They’ll also probably request private or group sessions, and that’s where the real money is. People tip more money more often in private sessions, and they’ll feel more comfortable making other more expensive requests.
It goes without saying that working more hours will make you more money, but I’ll say it anyway: working more hours will make you more money. The average cam model only works 18 hours, so you don’t have to grind out a 40-hour workweek as long as you’re streaming at the right times.
Diversify Your Presence
First of all, most cam models are on more than one site, so they can reach more than one audience.
Second, there’s more than one way to make money. Fans can send gift cards, affiliate programs can provide steady income, and special premade videos can sell for high prices. As your fans get to know you better, they’ll ask for more of you. If you give them more, they’ll give you more too.
Being a cam star is more than just an erotic performance. You’re giving your viewers something they can’t find anywhere else on the web – you. Be friendly, get to know your fans, use multiple platforms, and be consistent. It might take time, but if you follow these tips, your bank account will thank you.
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Dr. Aliyah Moore (she/her) is a certified sex therapist, writer, and sexpert at SexualAlpha. She’s passionate about educating and empowering women to embrace their sexuality and identity. Read more about her story and experience on her website: AliyahMoore.com.