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.
And it’s quite understandable, really. I mean, some cam sites take as much as 70%+ of the total revenue a model brings in using their platform. That means that models can get less than 30% for endless Hitachi shows, massive dildo insertions, Ohmibod stimulation hysterics, and having to endure the full-scale bombardment of all those confounding “open boobs” comments. Taxing, to say the least.
In response to this, some webcam models have transitioned to “independent camming,” which basically cuts out the major cam sites and allows them to offer shows directly to their regular clients. Payment is usually arranged through Paypal, Google Wallet, or some other e-wallet service, while the actual show is conducted on Skype. This allows the model to offer her shows at a lower price and it comes with the added benefit of often having much better video and audio quality for the experience.
If you’re a model who’s considering this option, make sure you don’t jump into Indyville too soon. Keep in mind that, as an independent camgirl, you’ll be 100% responsible for generating your own traffic and show clients. If you happen to know your way around Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope, and some of the other social media platforms popular in Camland, you’ll have a much easier time doing this. If you’re not yet experienced enough with social media, however, or if you really hate hustling there, you probably need to think twice about going independent.
Until you’re absolutely ready to take the plunge, you should consider sticking to the major free cam sites, like Chaturbate and MyFreeCams, which take only 40% to 50% of the revenue you generate, and usually provide lots of viewer traffic. Keep in mind, too, that the really huge webcam model incomes you hear about (like north of $40,000 per month) are generally only possible on sites like these due to their tipping functionality and consequent ability to attract “whale” members. Getting tipped huge by big spenders is how the mega money is made in the camming biz, and this doesn’t happen when you’re an independent model doing shows for a pre-arranged fee on Skype.
So, basically, indy camming is really something that’s only for models who can master social media. If you’re looking to find out how advanced models work their game on platforms like Twitter, Snapchat, and Periscope, you should check out my Uber Cam Star Ninja System. It’s loaded with all the best and proven tactics in Camland.