Privates vs. Password Shows

This week’s post was going to be on being gay as a cam model, but in all honestly I ended up needing to write it in a public space. Since there’s an older gentlemen continuously looking at my screen, I chose to take a different route and do a technical piece for you. Glancers understand that less.

When I started, I thought private’s and password shows were essentially the same. They’re not. Here’s a quick post on the difference.

Password Shows

  • When you start a password show, it kicks the audience out of your room, and they won’t be able to return until you’re off.
  • There is no option for your other viewers to “spy” on your show. I had viewers who were super into this idea, as it made them feel like they were getting something more exclusive. It’s a good option to bring in those kind of people.

New girls beware: When I first started, I had someone try and convince me to set a phrase in the password show section, saying that it would get me more views, as it acted as a hashtag. That didn’t make much sense to me so I didn’t do it, but in case someone is a little smarter about how they phrase it to you, just know they’re scamming you for a free show.

  • Money: Always take your tokens up front for these shows because you will hear “I’ll pay you in a gift” or “I want to make sure I like your show before I pay you”. That pay cheque will never come.

Private Shows

  • -When you leave for a private show, your other viewers won’t be given the boot. A message will appear across your screen to let them know you’re in a private, and they can leave your cam open if they please.
  • -In my opinion, private shows are where it’s at. Because you get paid by the minute, this is where you can get dirty and make your killing. And people know that this is where you get scandalous, so not only will you be collecting tokens from the primary client, but also from those paying to “spy” on the show.
  • -Money 2.0: The website does the work for you. If your client runs out of tokens, the private show will automatically end. There’s no guess work. It’s great.

 

A final note before you go: Don’t be that girl that obviously drags things out to keep them in your private show longer. It makes for bad business. Keep it subtle.

  1. Add a minimum time requirement to your show.
  2. Instead of asking how they are, talk dirty to them before taking off any clothes.
  3. Instead of being neutral, prolong your fake orgasm and pretend to be edging.

Make it rain, girl, make it rain.

Check back next week for our scheduled post about being gay as a cam girl!

 

Love always,
Amy

 

 

 

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The Time I (Kinda) Did Porn

I always knew that having my cam show recorded and re-uploaded on a pornography website was a possibility. I didn’t, however, think it would happen to me when I first started, when I had only a thousand followers. One Friday, a regular of mine messaged me a link to a video of one of shows on a website I hadn’t heard of before. You could see images from the show, but would have to pay to view the whole video, which meant that whoever had taken my video was now profiting from my work. And not only that, but I had no control over who could see the video, as there was no way to geoblock.

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I was sick to my stomach. I messaged my flatmate, Rosie, who was also a cam girl, and she too found herself on this website. I emailed the support centre, but never did receive a reply, nor were the videos ever removed.  Rosie decided to fill out a form to have the video taken down, which is when she read that the website harbouring our videos was actually a network site of Chaturbates. This meant that the site that employed us was also recording us, and selling our content without paying us those profits.

So what can you do about this? There is an option in your settings to make it so that network sites can’t sell your videos. The downfall of this, however, is that you aren’t advertised nearly as well, and certain users simply aren’t capable of accessing your cam room. You have to take your pick: do you want less viewers and to have a company profit from your content, or do you want to stay off network sites and struggle with your rooms traffic? If you don’t want to appear on network sites:
Settings & Privacy > Appear on Network Sites > No
Additionally, if you play music in the background of your shows, a lot of websites won’t be able to post it (at least with sound) due to copyright issues.

Personally, I started off horrified of what was going to happen with these videos out there, but thankfully nothing has to date. Once I was done being sick to my stomach, I went back to the videos and took screenshots of the photos they used to advertise the videos. Now I have some sick ass nudes.

I hope you learned lots, and enjoyed todays post. Catch me next week with a post on being gay whilst being a cam model!

Love always,
Amy

Chat Settings: Chaturbate

Welcome to a brief guide to understanding your chat settings on Chaturbate. Let’s just jump right into it.

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Font & Size

When you’re on camera, it can be hard to read what your viewers are saying in the free chat. To avoid some unattractive squinting, maximize the size of font, and change the colour to committing that pops out to you.

Settings > Font Size > 20pt

Settings > Chat Color > Chose your colour

On occasion, the chat may randomly turn back to the default settings. Don’t worry, it only takes a moment to change it back to your preferred settings again.

“Notify When Leaving”

A default setting of the website is to notify you whenever mods, fans, and users with tokens leaves your room. I found this to be both distracting, and annoying. To turn this off:

Settings > Notify on Leave For > No Users

You can also do this for notifying you when someone enters the room, but personally I recommend leaving it on so you can be sure to greet those users.

Adding Gif’s

To add graphics to your chat type a semicolon (:), followed by a word to prompt options to chose from.

For example :tipifyoulike or :dancingBear

Removing Grey Users

“Grey users” or “Greys” are Chaturbate members who have not purchased any tokens, and therefore cannot tip you. I had a few grey regulars who were pretty respectful, and just enjoyed coming to my chat room to hang out, and enjoy the show. There are, however, a lot of grey users who demand models show their bodies, and engage in sexual acts without tips. As you can imagine, this gets pretty frustrating, so some chose to block grey users from typing in their chats. Here’s how:

Settings > Chats Allowed By: > Users who have tokens

There are a nice few ways to customize your chat. Play with your settings, and figure out what works best for you! Thank you for checking out this “Technically Speaking” article. Check back next week for an article on the do’s and don’ts of social media used commonly by cam models. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy

*Read This Post*

The most important post so far. Read this for safety tips!

Many of my fans don’t know that one of the main reasons I quit being a cam model so abruptly was that I had a pretty scary experience. One regular of mine insisted on meeting in person, even if it was just for coffee. I set clear boundaries, and made it very apparent that this wouldn’t happen but he insisted on it. Believing he knew what city I was in, he started going places that he thought I frequented in an attempt to see me in person. If I posted something about McDonalds, he would shortly after send a photo of himself in a McDonalds upset that he had missed me. He once visited the university that he thought I belonged to and even went to approach a girl who apparently looked like me. Obviously, I blocked him, and never went near the city he believed I lived in. Nonetheless, the experience stuck with me. I didn’t have a huge following, and this still happened to me. It happens. Taking precautions to stay safe online is so important, especially in this industry. Here are some super important tips about staying safe as an online model.

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1. Use a fake name

I’ve met cam models who use their real first names, but don’t give out their last. Not good enough. In fact, a lot of models not only use a fake name, but also have a fake real name ready to give to their special clients to give them a false sense of intimacy. Under no circumstance should you give your real name to anybody you meet through the site.

2. Hide your location

If you’re using Chaturbate, your province or state is automatically on your bio. To remove it:

Bio > Edit Your Bio > Location*

Backspace what is written there, and type to change it. I changed mine to “Canada” but a lot of models will just write something funny there. It’s up to you but I advice against having your state or province published there, especially if you’re from a smaller region.

If you use SnapChat, be sure to turn off your location from maps as well. To do this:

Settings > Who Can… > See My Location > Enable Ghost Mode

Be aware of the things you talk about on camera as well. Things to avoid talking about as it could give away hints of your whereabouts include significant weather, locally owned shops, nearby schools, events ect.

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3. Geoblock

What if someone in your area watches your cam room, and then happens to run into you in public? To avoid this uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous situation, you can block users access to your rooms if they’re from certain locations by using their IP address. On Chaturbate, you can do this by:

Settings & Privacy > Broadcaster Settings > Block access to users in these countries: OR Block access to users in these regions: > select desired locations.

Personally, I blocked the province I lived in, but also the province I was raised in so that family members couldn’t accidentally find me.

Note: your shows can be recorded and re-uploaded on other sites, and you will have no way of geo blocking this material. There will be a blog devoted to Network sites soon!

Of course, these are just three ways to safe. There are many others, such as using a fake birthday, and never meeting up with anyone in real life. Thank you for reading this important post, and I hope to see you for a special interview next week! 

Love always,
Amy

Periods & Public Masturbation

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I once knew this girl who referred to her period as her “Shark Week”, which I thought was both hilarious and cleaver. A couple of us even got her a little bag with a photo of “Jaws” on it to keep her sanitary items in. Welcome to your quick guide on surviving your period as an online performer, inspired by sharks.

 

 

    Diagram of a Shark Brain                         Diagram of a Vagina 

 

 

Take a Week Off

While this solution may be the best route for models who are new to the business, it doesn’t always work for those who are more well known, and have already gained a sizeable following.

 

Hide It

The trick most cam girls use is simple. Take the string of your tampon, and tuck it in. Do not cut it. With this trick, you can still do clitoral, anal shows- anything that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration.

 

Change Your Birth Control

There are some birth controls that cause you to have your period once every three months, or not at all. Talk to your doctor for more information, and to find out if this is an option for you.

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Own It

Not something I’ve ever done, but there are plenty of girls who add #period to the title of their show, and continue on as normal. There’s a market for everything when it comes to the sex industry.
PS. You should always thoroughly clean your sex toys after each use, but pay extra special attention when on your period.

(Note: this is technically against Chaturbate’s policy, as they disallow mentions of menstruation.)

Sea Sponge

I’ve never personally met anyone who uses a sea sponge, but this is a common trick used in the porn industry. The two key things to remember when doing this: A make up sponge can not substitute a sea sponge, and you must boil the sponge first. Also, make sure you are totally comfortable taking it out before you put it in. That would be one awkward trip to the doctor!

 

To donate to shark conservation:

https://oceana.org/

https://ocean.org/

https://4ocean.com

*These are not sponsored, or affiliate links

 

I hope these tips help you better survive your period as an online model. Be sure to check back next week for a very important post about staying safe as a cam model. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy

Make More Money 101

Want to make more money as a cam girl? I’ve complied a list using my personal experience, and advice from other cam models about how to do just that.

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Make More Money as a Cam Girl

Build a Schedule

Okay, so you have to do more than just making a schedule. You have to actually follow through with it. Some of the most successful cam models prepare a schedule up to a month in advance, and get their audience excited for the shows to come by promoting it on their social medias, and reminding their followers in the chat.

Don’t forget that there’s a bondage show happening Monday night at 7pm!”

“Be sure to come back tomorrow night for the Lush show”

Clothes On

It’s no secret that viewers come to your room wanting to see you naked. If you’re already naked, and masturbating, what incentive do they have to pay you? That’s why I recommend saving your full frontal nudity for privates, paid social media, and when token goals are achieved. Similarly, if somebody asks you to do something, like showing your feet for example, kindly let them know that they need to tip first.

Token Goals: also known as “Countdowns” or “Tip Goals”, is when a model sets a monetary goal in exchange for a service. (ie. 2,000 tokens to orgasm)

Praise Your High Tippers

If you look at other models rooms, you may notice that a majority have their highest tippers usernames attached to their profiles. Thank everyone who tips you, but pay extra attention to those who tip you well. Being public about appreciating your Tip Kings will let potential tippers know that this is the way to get your attention.

Spend Time in the Free Chat

Nobody likes a cam model that sits on their phone, ignoring their users until they reach their tip goal is reached. If you want regulars, consider spending time chatting with your viewers in the free chat. Play up your persona, and make yourself as likeable and interesting as can be.

Pro tip: If nobody is talking, sing or dance along to your music. Prompt your viewers by asking them questions about themselves.

“Using my Lush helped me a lot with making money. It’s an essential!” -Rosie

Were these tips helpful? What did we miss? Thank you so much for the read! Be sure to check back next Friday for a blog in honour of Shark Week! 

Love always,
Amy

 

Related: Q&A on Money

Get More Clicks

One of your goals as a cam model is to get as many views as possible. Why? Because more viewers equals more tip potential. Here’s a quick guide to getting more users in your chat room.

How to Get More Views

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Posing Perfection

Cam websites take a “screenshot” of you every 30 seconds, and use that photo to advertise your chatroom on their main page. For this reason, you have to be very aware of what you’re doing, and the positions that you’re in. I was on camera one night, and realized that all the girls being advertised were all laying down. So by standing up, and offering something different to potential clients, my view count nearly doubled.

Timing

Picking the perfect times to get online can be tricky. Times with more audience traffic usually comes with more cam models being online, thus making it less likely for your camera to be chosen. Try a couple times of the day to see what works best for you. Personally, I found the weekends to always be busiest.

#Hashtag

A really great way to help users find you is by using hashtags in your chat room title. The top 10 hashtags that appear to be most commonly used are

  1. #asian
  2. #young
  3. #naked
  4. #lush or #lovesense
  5. #anal
  6. #18 or #teen
  7. #squirt
  8. #bigboobs
  9. #cum
  10. #new

*Quick tip: If you start a bot in your chat room, it will remove the hashtags from your title. Make sure to add them back after the bot is going!

Your Following

This last tip for getting views isn’t necessarily one I would recommend, but one I’ve seen work for other cam models. The idea is that the more followers you have, the more views you will have in the future since those following you have the link to your chatroom automatically saved in a special tab. How do you get guaranteed followers? By offering a full frontal nudity show in the free chat. Will you get more followers, and hence more views? Sure. Will you get paid for that show? Not really. Will you get lots of people who expect you to do such shows for free every time? Probably. 

Thanks for reading. Let me know what tips and tricks I missed.

Special Announcement Time 

I’m so excited to be introducing a new series to the website. Interviews! In this series, I will be interviewing cam models, and those with direct experiences with them. An interview will be posted the first Friday of every moth, so be sure to stay tuned. In the first blog of this series, you’ll meet Jonny, an interesting, and tech savvy gentleman who does coding for cam models on Chaturbate. See it first! 

Love always,
Amy