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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a bit of news that I happen to know will go down like week-old meatloaf leftovers — at least in the adult webmaster community. MyFreeCams, which of course is one of the top sites out there right now in the webcamming game, has decided to end its revenue sharing affiliate program. They recently notified Crak Revenue, their program partner which manages affiliates for them, that they would only be continuing the “pay-per-lead” option, which pays less than a buck per free basic member registration.
Okay, now I may finally have seen it all. A South Korean cam model has discovered a “tasty” little camming niche that allows her to make more than $9,000 per month with her webcam. She doesn’t have to get too kinky to collect the money — in fact, she doesn’t even have to get naked. She just sits her pretty self down in front of her cam every night and eats a shit-ton of food while people watch her pig out. It’s called “gastronomic voyeurism” (or “Mukbang”) and it’s apparently somewhat popular, at least in Asia.
I knew there was money in non-nude camming, but I always figured a model would at least have to paddle her ass, every now and then, to make the big bucks. Nope…just stuff your piehole with tasty-looking chow and make a mint. Who knew?? I wonder if I could get paying customers to watch me down pizza and doughnuts while vegging out in my La-Z-Boy? Well, I won’t hold my breath, but I can dream.
Okay, so Streamate decided to change its website’s look, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand, all of the nice bright primary colors seem to work well, and even create a strange sense of zen-like calm in me every time I load the page. On the other hand, the site is looking a lot more like a porn tube, and I really don’t understand why every adult site has to look like a porn tube these days. Just a little annoying.
What I’d like to know most about this design change is the effect it’s having on business. I’m already starting to get some feedback from models I know, but I need a larger sample of opinions, so if you’re a Streamate model, contact me and tell me how it’s affecting your bottom line!