Well, here we are in late August, and I bet I know what question most cam models and cam site affiliates have foremost on their minds, at the moment — “Why can’t I find ANY gawt dayuum Pikachus on my weed-fueled Pokemon Go hunts?!?” No, just kidding.
What’s really getting panties in a bunch all over Camland is the dreaded “Summer Slump” period, which has been terrorizing models and adult webmasters alike for years and years. A lot of us in the “online pleasure business” noticed a long time ago that, during the summer months, spending on adult websites (whether on cam sites or porn video sites) generally plummets, and our incomes follow right along with it. This has been a problem across the adult industry, hitting anybody associated with the business at just about every level. This slump is so hated and feared that I thought I might attempt to explain exactly why it happens, and what you might be able to do to counteract it somewhat, as we enter the final weeks of this grueling patch.
Can webcam models employ teamwork to dramatically increase moolah production? Well, yes, actually. If you’re used to camming on your own and not sharing information, tips, and other forms of advice with fellow camgirls, you need to listen up, because I might just put you on the path to “mo’ money” right here.
Okay, everybody’s heard the term “two minds are better than one,” right? I’m gonna assume everybody has. The logic behind that statement is extremely sound. Whenever humans embark on any project, having multiple people providing input and ideas usually yields far superior results than if the project were undertaken by a single soul. Well, it’s just as true for webcam modeling as for anything else.
So, one of the things I get asked the most by webcam models is how the holy balls can a girl sell more video clips? As you can imagine, the idea of setting up a well-stocked video store and making daily sales on autopilot sounds really, really good to most camgirls (and camguys). That’s easier said than done, of course, so an awful lot of sellers are eager to know what they can do to get their fledgling porn clip business off the ground. While there are several different porn video clip sites out there that a model can place her store on, I’m going to focus on the biggest one in terms of traffic right now — Clips4Sale.com.
Ever since Chaturbate introduced chatroom moderators, debate has raged across Camland as to whether doing this was a good or a bad idea. On the positive side, there’s no doubt that room mods have made things much, much easier for the cam models who use them. No longer do they have to tolerate, or be distracted by, trolls, spammers, and the “open bobs” contingent.
There is a negative side, though, which this article over at Vice.com entitled “Meet The Bouncers of Camgirl Chatrooms” goes into pretty well. The subject of the piece, Cortana Blue, is one of the highest performing webcam girls at Chaturbate currently. She’s got legions of fans, and her room count, on any given day, is considered “low” if it’s under 2000. Yep, those last two zeros are supposed to be there.
Many Camland denizens will be rejoicing at the news I have for you today. ModelCentro, which provides an awesome site-builder for webcam models that allows them to quickly and easily put up their own subscription-based paysites, has now added pay-per-minute private shows to its list of features. This is great news for a number of reasons, but one of the most important would be that it will allow models to monetize their site members better than ever before.
When a member subscribes to your ModelCentro site, he or she pays a flat amount to access your site’s content (pics, videos, private diaries, and whatever else you think to offer). You might set the monthly price at maybe $19.99, or perhaps $29.99, or somewhere around that. That will be a recurring fee, which means that the member’s payment method will be charged for that amount every month (or other billing term) until canceled by that member. With regular site updates, a model could potentially retain some members for many months, even years. After ModelCentro’s revenue cut, you might end up making up to $100 or more on some of your members from their recurring subscription.
Here’s something I’ve been waiting for pretty much all my life. The blessedly insane Japanese have created the world’s first virtual reality sex suit, and it looks like I’ll probably never leave the house again, once I get my hands on one of these masterpieces of perversion. As you may know, I’ve been obsessed with fantasy sex for quite some time. That’s really one of the reasons I got so into watching camgirls shake their booties on webcam. Nothing like cutting straight to the filthy fun, without any of the obnoxious complications that physical reality can drag into the picture, amirite?
I still remember the olden days of cam sites back in the nineties…when internet connections crawled and bandwidth limitations were as tight as an Escalade parking job on Black Friday (I was THIS CLOSE to using a significantly more vulgar analogy, but I’m trying to reform). Watching camgirl hotties do their thing was nowhere near as interesting as it is today, simply because models were basically forbidden from getting naked or doing anything funky in free chat.
The reason for this was that the big cam sites of the time (I’m thinking of bygone giants like IFriends and a couple others) were convinced that, in order to maximize profits, it was best to make viewers pay for the least bit of cam naughtiness. And indeed, at that point in the adult internet’s history, getting folks to pay for anything adult-related was easy as pie. I remember putting up simple text links on a free site or thumbnail gallery that would lead to multiple member signups at sites like IFriends within hours…damn, those were the days!
A whole lot of webcam models who’ve been in the camming biz for a while seem to really despise the idea of cam sites holding on to large percentages of the revenue they generate broadcasting. Now, just so you don’t misunderstand me, by “despise,” I mean that feeling that usually comes with an unquenchable thirst for blood and guts on your ninja sword blade as you think of a life-long mortal enemy who extorted your lunch money as a kid, stole all your boyfriends in high school, and is currently doing “waist training” as she dates an NBA player and complains on Instagram about how her latest diamond bracelet isn’t sparkly enough. Yeah, it can be that bad.
Okay, I will admit to mildly wetting myself from uncontrolled laughter after seeing this GIF. Bernie Sanders shows up unannounced at a Donald Trump rally and screws with the billionaire presidential candidate’s speech. There are some seriously talented muddafackers out there on the interwebs. LMAO!
One of the best things about being a cam model has got to be the “tip bomb” phenomenon. Every so often, a model will be sitting around talking about anime, or her last breakup, or her cat’s anal worms, when a massively huge tip gets dropped on her from out of nowhere. Her reaction to a 10,000, 15,000, or even 20,000 token tip can be truly off the charts, and it can range from excited yelping, to profuse crying, to downright speechlessness accentuated by that hand-fanning motion that girls do sometimes as if their faces were on fire.