Friday, November 13, 2009

Webcam

Getting Started

There are many different ways someone can work on the Internet. You can use an external pay site, where the business takes care of all the advertising, promotion, and bookings. You just book on for certain hours and get a paycheque.

You can work at a video site where you tape the performance then send it to the web company; or shoot the videos with the company and they upload them to the site.

You can get your own webcam and website, and/or set up a chat site (interactive). Or you could set a camera up in your room all day and night (or certain hours) for subscribers to check in anytime while you just do what you normally do (voyeuristic).

Be warned that anything you put out there will potentially be in cyberspace FOREVER. So be careful, decide on your own boundaries, and stick to them. If you don't want to show your face or otherwise disclose your identify, there are tons of creative ways around it.

It takes time to build up a fan base with webcam work, so don't get discouraged if it seems like you're not busy at first. There are a lot of sites out there, so do something to set yourself apart. If you have a certain thing that you like to do or are good at, that will help. The more you tease and draw out the performance aspect of your work, the more worked up your customers get (and the more money you make).

Be aware that because you are on the internet, you may be subject to laws in other countries. For instance, one performer worked with a webcam company that required that there was no self-fisting allowed because the clients were all American and fisting was illegal to do on webcam in that country. "So we could put four fingers in, but couldn’t stick in our thumb too."

Increasing Your Revenue Potential

Do your research. What's hot right now? What are the current trends out there that are getting lots of hits? Bubbles and balloons? Superheroes? MILFS? Take advantage of them, or create your own new ones.

If you're artsy, get creative with lighting and angles. What's your sexiest body part? Play it up! Appeal to that really kinky fetish your viewer didn't even know he had. Deep down, everyone's fantasies are kinky. Personalize your online character, so your fans will keep tuning in to see what you’re up to. Have fun with it.

If you are a live Internet sex worker who engages with your customers in a chat room or cam2cam (the client is also on a web cam so you can see each other); be aware, some of your viewers will try to get freebies from you. You can use this to your advantage, but use it sparingly so you’re not giving it all away for free. You don’t want to lose your audience too soon.

In a chat room, don't spend too much time chatting. Try to get them to buy shows right after they tell you what they want.

If they can see you and chat with you before they pay, focus the camera on your cleavage. They may not get turned on just seeing your face.

Another tip is to cover your feet. There are many foot fetish clients. If they can see your bare feet for free, they have no reason to buy a show.

Rates

Pay rates are usually by the minute, and there are different rates for video feed or live chat. You can also go with a membership, where the customer pays once, or it comes off their credit card monthly.

If you work for an external pay site, you book on for certain hours and get a paycheque.

For many companies, if you are doing a duo, the shows cost the same so you end up sharing the daily wage. Check this out beforehand for sure.

Webcam work usually pays about $60-$100 an hour

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