While I was a webcam Model, I worked on a few popular camsites. Every model has her own experiences with webcam sites – some good, some bad. I share my experiences and opinions to help other models make the best decisions for themselves.
Free Chat Sites:
Generally, I discourage people from camming on the free Chat sites because of all the problems associated with them. Sites that allow full nudity in free chat attract way too many freeloaders (guys who want to watch porn for free). Dealing with freeloaders everyday is frustrating. New models can quickly become discouraged and burned out and decide to quit camming. These sites are only good for experienced models who know how to work a crowd and don’t mind spending a lot of time in free chat.
Internet Modeling – This site allows nudity in free chat. Each model makes her own rules in her room. I cammed a few times on Internet Modeling and I did well. There were some freeloaders but I ignored them. I only spoke to the guys who tipped or took me private.
One thing that IM offers that other camsites don’t is the ability to cam from mobile devices such as tablets and android phones, using an app called CamLink. This is great for camgirls who don’t have a computer, or who are always on the go. Unfortunately, some countries, including Romania, are blocked from using IM. It’s a good option if you happen to live in the U.S., Canada, or U.K.
Streamate – I did my best camming on Streamate. I really liked that no below-the-waist nudity is allowed in free chat, which nearly eliminates freeloaders. I averaged about $25 per hour on this site. I made most of my money in private chat. The clientele was more upscale than the free Chat Sites, ready to pay for a good show in private.
Free Chat Optional Sites:
LiveJasmin – Free chat is optional on LiveJasmin. You don’t have to sit in free chat if you don’t want to. If you choose to do free chat, know that no nudity is allowed in the free chat room, minimizing the freeloader problem. There are some “grays” (non-members), but most models ignore them.
LJ allows models to earn money with multiple revenue streams, including tips, private shows, videos, and referrals. Models earn most of their money in private/group shows and exclusive one-on-one shows. Each model sets her own rates.
The commission rates are based on levels achieved during each pay period. The higher the sales, the higher percentage earned. The starting percentage is 30% if the sales total under $100 in a pay period. When you make over $100, the commission rate raises to 35% and continues to raise by 5 percent all the way up to 60% as you reach each tier. There are a total of 6 levels. LJ pays by check, payoneer, or wire transfer. The payout minimum is $100. Paydates are on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Benefits to Working on LiveJasmin:
This camsite receives a lot of traffic, with an Alexa ranking of 61 globally and 41 in the US. This means that out of every camsite online, in American LJ is only behind 40 sites in terms of traffic. You will never be lacking in visitors to your chatroom.
This site is extremely fetish-friendly. Most cam sites don’t advertise to fetish customers but LiveJasmin does. Since the fetish industry is HOT right now, this is a smart move for LJ. If you are thinking about fetish modeling, you may want to give this top camsite a try.
Geo-blocking is available to protect your privacy. Member-blocking is also available so you can block rude members. LJ accepts female, male, TS models and couples. New Jasmin models get high exposure to gain regular customers and top models are featured, helping models increase their income.
The model signup process is very easy and fast. You can easily complete the process within 10 minutes and begin modeling, instead of waiting two days like other sites
YouKandy – YouKandy is primarily a content site. I’ve been with YK since their launch. It’s the content site where I made the most money, and I love it! This is a great content site and social media network for models. It’s an easy way to earn extra income selling content, winning contests, and generating referrals.
YouKandy offers 100% payouts on live webcam shows and allows models to set their own rates. Free chat is optional, which is good for models who don’t like sitting in free chat. You can set your status to “Available to Cam” and then wait for a private chat. The only downside is that there isn’t always a lot of traffic coming into the camrooms. The best way to cam on this site is to tweet your twitter followers when you go on cam, and move your customer base to Youkandy so you can make 100% commission on all your shows.
YK’s minimum payout amount is $100 and they don’t have pay periods. You can cash out anytime you’d like as long as you’ve met the $100 minimum.