Many years ago, before smartphones and “mobile apps” were even a thing, cam girls tended to do fairly well just working their chat room traffic on whichever cam site they happened to be plying their trade on. It really wasn’t that complicated — all you had to do was log on, chit-chat a bit, maybe jiggle the twins and shake the booty, then you’d find that the tips and show purchases would start pouring in like a gaggle of stoned hippie friends who found out you just ordered a pizza.
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.
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.
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.
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.