It seems like, for ages now, camgirls have been selling Skype shows to horny cam site members and social media followers. One of the biggest reasons for this is that shows on Skype offer high-quality video and can generally be sold straight to the viewer, without the cam sites taking their traditional 50% to 70% bite of revenues. Cam models usually take payments via Google Wallet or Paypal for Skype shows (though I don’t advise this), and will often even take Amazon Gift Cards as payment. Skype shows have become a mainstay of camming, but that might be about to change.
Microsoft Corporation, the parent company of Skype, has recently announced a change in policy that will ban all nudity and even profane language from the platform. The new policy is taking effect May 1st, 2018, and will surely cause moans and groans across Camland, but not the good kind.
Well, another AVN Expo is now in the history books of debauchery, and the STD clinics are probably busy processing test results as we speak, so I think it’s time to briefly reflect on exactly why conventions are so important to a budding camming or porn clip career.
Anybody who knows anything about business knows that making connections is absolutely essential to growing your enterprise, and it’s really no different in the cam model world. Making friends with other models, introducing yourself to platform and cam site big wigs, and getting noticed by big spender “whale” members are all juicy benefits of attending industry conventions like the AVN Expo. You’d be surprised just how far you can go on connections alone.
It’s especially important for new cam models and porn clip stars to get out there and mingle. You never know who you might meet who could catapult your career to whole new levels and get the benjies flowing for you hard.
If you weren’t able to attend this year’s AVN show, don’t worry at all. There are several big adult conventions every year, so you’ll get plenty of chances to show up and get on people’s radars. Just be sure to bring a people-friendly attitude and watch out for the notorious gropers!
Well, here we are…yet another Halloween is staring us right in the face, and the rapidly growing cacophony of jingling tipping noises that can be heard on sites like Chaturbate and MyFreeCams are beginning to cause short-term deafness in cam models all across Camland. Yes, this annual spookfest is probably the best time for a creative cam girl to make tons and tons of tokens, so you better get your costumes ready, people…it’s time to make some bank.
Okay, cam models have typically got TONS of stuff to sell to their devoted followers. Videos, pic sets, polaroids, baked goods, panties, Snapchats, phone numbers, plaster casts of their feet, used tampons, bodily fluids, you name it.
With all this merchandise to pitch, it really helps to have ONE central location to list ALL of your goods and services for sale. What I’m basically saying is…you need a STORE, hot shot!
A cam model with a store is like a cam model with a sales headquarters. No matter where on the digital badlands you interact with your fans, you can send them all straight to your store, where they can buy whatever they’re interested in.
Oh, and you know what else? When people visit a store, they almost always get interested in buying more stuff than they originally came for. Think about it, do you ever visit the mall and only purchase what you went there for? What about that last time you went? You showed up to get some booty shorts, but ended up buying that hot teddy and those “to-die-for” weed leaf bobby socks too, amirite?
The populace is still reeling from last weekend’s world premiere of “Sharknado 5 – Global Swarming” on the SyFy Channel, but my exquisite Camlord mind has been busy coming up with potential parodies of the ridiculous, but hilarious, B-movie franchise.
Well, the trend of live-streaming apps adding a tipping functionality is continuing full speed ahead, and Periscope has just become the latest broadcasting platform to jump on the bangwagon (oops, I totally meant “bandwagon,” I swear).
Many of you may be familiar with some of the other tipping-enabled apps like YouNow and Peeks, where broadcasters can make some sweet coin just hanging out in a totally non-nude capacity with their viewers. It seems like these live-streaming platforms that allow tipping are getting more popular than ever, so it makes sense that Twitter-owned Periscope would get with the program eventually.
Fidget spinners up the Wazoopa?? Yep!! Apparently, now you can get one of those super cool spinning thingies most people use to ease anxiety and shove it where the sun don’t shine. When I first found out about the fidget spinner butt plug, of course I immediately began to consider the potential camming uses for the odd new sex toy. Actually, the idea of employing this bad boy on cam should come naturally to anyone who’s spent the least bit of time catering to the often weird kinks that abound in Camland.
Sorry to report this, but it looks like a Camland promotional shoot went terribly wrong a few days ago. Molly Cavalli, a pornstar and cam girl for the cam site CamSoda, was apparently bitten on the foot by a lemon shark while being filmed in an underwater shark cage just off the Florida coast. It’s called “shark diving,” and it’s a supposedly safe way to mingle with some of nature’s nastiest sea predators up close and personal.
I guess the folks at CamSoda figured that a video of one of their stars flirting with the dangerous fishies might get some attention on Youtube. Oh, they got some attention alright.
It’s not a terribly unusual thing to surf the major cam sites and find many cam girls using webcams that are frankly unsuitable to film mold growth, much less capture online debauchery. This is probably one of the biggest problems in Camland, since a crappy webcam can cause many models to under-perform during their “newbie stage,” resulting in prematurely abandoned camming careers that otherwise might have held great promise.
Sub-par video equipment can also be a problem in the video production corner of Camland, as many cam girls have chosen to open up new revenue streams by selling self-made adult video clips on sites like ManyVids and Clips4Sale. Indeed, cam girls are now becoming the pornstars of the modern day, displacing major adult video performers at a rapid pace.
Okay people, I rarely get excited about new things, but this just might be an exception. If you haven’t yet heard of the new social media platform called “OnlyFans,” you need to pay careful attention here, because it has the potential to make you a whole lotta moolah.
How many times have you thrown up your hands in exasperation after having had yet another Instagram, Snapchat, or Periscope account pulled due to adult content violations? This is one of the most common complaints from cam girls, these days, and it’s a major pain in the patookie when you’re trying to build up an off-site fan following. I call this phenomenon “social media sandcastles,” because you can end up having to rebuild so many accounts from scratch so dang often, it makes you just wanna poop.