Every so often I like to create articles that not only help consumers but the people within the industry as well. Today I’ve taken the time to share what I know about becoming a webcam model and what performers need to consider should they be interested in becoming a model.
Some people look at webcam models as airheads or girls just looking to get rich without doing much work. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Webcam models not only have to work, a lot, to make the good money they have to be savvy businesswomen who really hone their craft. It’s not always just filming crazy threesomes on live chat. If you don’t believe me, keep reading to find out how to become a webcam model.
Tips For Becoming A Professional Webcam Model
The question is quite simple that needs to be asked…
What do you need to be a cam model?
Webcam models are like any other business, they provide a service to people who have a need. And just like any other business, it takes a good bit of planning to be successful.
To be a webcam model, you should follow these important rules:
- Take care of yourself
Nobody wants to watch someone who isn’t “right and tight”. Make sure you look good with sexy clothing, have your hair and nails done, and try to keep the area you’re filming in relatively clean and tidy. You are going to be your brand, make people want what you’re selling.
- Be flirty
Men like a sexy tease. When they put in a request for something, be fun and flirty and agree to do what they ask as long as it isn’t something too against your personal rules.
- Remember your fans
If you want men to keep coming back, and paying you, you want to remember your fans. Make sure you pay attention to everyone in your room and try to remember what the biggest payers enjoy for the next time they visit. Men like to be made to feel special and they more they feel like you are doing this show just for them, the more they will pay.
- Keep a consistent schedule
Men are creatures of habit and they want to know when they have access to you. Keep a consistent schedule that your fans have access to, so they know when to find you.
- Don’t panic
Webcamming is like every other business, it takes a bit of time to get it rolling how you’d like it to be. If at first, you don’t succeed, try something new and keep plugging away. You’ll get there eventually.
As a webcam model, you’re selling a fantasy. Men don’t want to look at their fantasy looking sloppy. For a webcam model, it is important to take the time to ensure that you look good for the men who are your biggest fans and who may be bankrolling you!
If you’re thinking of getting into webcamming, look at your wardrobe. You want things that are sexy and highlight your best assets. If your bum is smoking hot, wear booty shorts or a thong. If those boobs of yours are big and delicious, wear sexy bras that push them up and out and in your customer’s faces. Basically, whatever the sexy women of porn normally wear will work for you.
If you have a schtick, make sure your wardrobe fits with whatever that is. Trying to portray yourself as a nerdy gamer chick? Look and talk the part. Ditzy blond is your thing? Make sure those roots aren’t showing, babe, and dumb yourself down a little. Whatever you want these men to believe you are, you have to dress and act the part to a “T”.
Techy stuff: Lighting and Sound
Almost as important as your wardrobe is the lighting and sound of your cam shows. After all, your fans want to be able to see you and hear what you have to say.
Make sure that your lighting is bright and that your microphone isn’t scratchy or annoying and that everyone can hear you clearly. You want each one of your shows to be as good as any tv production.
Other Quick Tips to Remember
Webcamming is really a great gig if you put in the work. Some other quick tips that will help you on your webcam journey include:
- If you’re using props or toys, keep them close to you. Nobody wants to watch you dig through your closet to find a dildo.
- If you have frequent visitors, remember them. Everyone likes to think they’re something special.
- Be welcoming. If you act like you don’t want to be there, your fans are going to feel it and not want to watch you. And guess what, you won’t get paid!
- Don’t ever be rude.
Dealing with Rude Customers
Unfortunately, every job that involves customer service is going to have those customers that try your patience. Webcamming is no different and you’re going to have those trolls who want nothing more than to get a rise out of you or the guys who just had a bad day and you’re going to be their verbal punching bag. The trick for dealing with rude customers is to try and change things up and lighten the mood.
First, do not ever fall into the rude customer trap. They want you to get flustered and angry but never fall for their tricks. Instead, respond in a sexy, flirty way and turn the conflict into a joke. If they continue, you can try to ask them random, regular questions to steer the conversation away from their abusive ways.
Sometimes nothing you do is going to work to diffuse the situation and for the benefit of your kinder fans, you may need to boot the abusive one from your show and block them. Don’t give them more attention that you have to and don’t let it ruin your show. For every one abusive customer, you’ll have 10 adoring fans.
Webcamming can really be an awesome way to make some extra money. As long as you can remember some key points, you’ll not only be successful, but you’ll be able to enjoy what you’re doing and meet some great people.
If you plan on giving webcamming a real shot, keep these tips in mind:
- Have fun-Don’t make it seem like you’re bored or that your shows are a drag.
- Keep yourself looking good-Nobody wants to watch a messy person. Keep yourself and your setting looking like you have pride in yourself.
- Be a good hostess-Spread yourself around to all your guests and keep notes on who likes what. Make those men feel special!
- Respect yourself-If you don’t like to do something in particular, don’t do it. You have to respect yourself before anyone else.
- Have downtime-You can’t webcam 24/7, you’ll start to lose yourself. Work as much as you feel comfortable with and make sure you take time off completely away from the camera. You won’t be any good if you’re overworked and tired and even the professionals have “me-time”.
- Don’t let the trolls get to you-No matter what, you’re going to run into jerks. Do your best to diffuse the situation but realize that not everyone can be worked with. If you can’t get them to lighten up, give them the boot.
If you can follow these tips and promote your brand, you’re going to be a successful webcam model in no time.
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