The 12 Best Things About Becoming a Webcam Model
UPDATE: This list was originally part of a larger article: The Pros and Cons of Working as a Web Cam Model, but that page grew to over 3000 words. So I broke it into two separate articles; this one and the sister page:
The 10 Worst Things about Becoming a Webcam Model.
Webcam modeling is a fun and relatively easy way to earn fantastic online income. Webcam models enjoy many intrinsic benefits, so let’s discuss some of the best reasons to become a camgirl.
PROS: The Best Things About Working as a Webcam Model
#1. Money, Money, Money
Webcam models can earn dramatically more money than you might think possible. Hundreds of dollars per session is very common. And while I don’t have any official industry-wide statistics, I know from experience that most established models generate, on average, between $40 and $150 per hour. Some girls do TWICE that much, or more, on a regular basis.
My personal best single-hour total was $681, which was amazing(!), but that’s only a personal record.
Many girls have made far more than that. In fact, there are dozens of verifiable examples of models earning SINGLE TIPS worth thousands… $5,000, $10,000, even $25,000 in an instant.
To my knowledge, 500,000 Tokens (or $25,000 USD) is the largest one-time tip in webcam history. It was earned by MFC model, Kendra in February 2015.
UPDATE: In October, 2015 Twitter was abuzz with reports that Kendra’s previous record was obliterated(!) when MFC model, LocaLoca received a single tip of 999,999 Tokens (or $50,000 USD)! Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any screenshot evidence of the event, but the Twitterverse was insistent that it did occur.
#2. Steady, Regular Paychecks
Some cam sites pay you weekly (like iFriends review) and others pay you every two weeks (like Chaturbate review and MyFreeCams review). But here’s the thing… Reputation is everything in this business, and there is a lot of competition. So these companies bend over backwards to pay on time, every time. So as long as you’re willing to invest your time on cam, those checks will keep coming like clockwork.
#3. Enjoy Fame and Accolades
Fame may not be a primary motivator for you. It wasn’t for me. But I have to admit that it feels amazing to have so many people following, supporting, and saying nice things to you every day. I don’t care how pretty or ugly you think you are. Or skinny or fat. Or young or old. As a webcam girl you’re going to get all kinds of compliments that you’d never hear in everyday life. With diligence, you will amass lots of fans and followers from every corner of the globe, and it’s a huge boost to your self esteem.
But I have to be honest. Fame is a double-edged sword. While the vast majority of people will be nice and complimentary to you, some trolls have such pitiful, pathetic lives that they can’t help themselves. They spread hate everywhere they go. All I can say about that is to resolve RIGHT NOW not to let them get to you. They’re lowlifes. They don’t matter. So whatever you do, don’t let their negativity overpower the the overwhelming support you will receive from your fans.
#4. Work From Home (or Anywhere)
When you’re a web cam girl, you can do business anywhere that you have a high-speed internet connection. Whether you’re at home, in your dorm room, in a hotel room, or even in a public library (not recommended!), you can be online and making money in a flash.
An Oregon State University student was busted for doing a sexcam show in the school’s public library (story). So yes, you CAN work anywhere and everywhere, but I hope you’ll be smarter about it than she was. LOL.
#5. No Bosses
When you become a web cam model, you don’t have to answer to anyone – you are your own boss. I know the “Be Your Own Boss” thing sounds like a late night infomercial, but in this case, it’s absolutely true. As a webcam model, you can run your online business the way YOU want to run it. There are no scheduling demands. No sales quotas. Nobody looking over your shoulder. You are free to do what you want, when you want.
#6. No Schedules
The cam sites never sleep. They’re pumping traffic 24/7. So you can login for your live cam shows anytime you want. You can set your own work schedule to fit your lifestyle. You can work at 3pm or 3am. You can work one hour a day – ten hours a day – or you can take an entire month off. It’s always up to you.
And let me just add… it’s a huge relief to know in the back of your mind that your business is so flexible and available 24/7. If you have a big bill coming due, or if you want to buy a car, or whatever is going on in your life… it is nice knowing that you have the power to instantly boost your income right now, today… simply by logging in.
#7. No Commutes
As a webcam model, you will enjoy life without a commute. No traffic. No freeways. You never have to leave home to earn money. I cannot explain how liberating it is to slip into some comfy little PJs, walk down the hall, turn on your cam, and POOF… you’re making money. It’s an amazing feeling.
He he… This is the only fierce traffic I encounter on my own carpet commute.
#8. No Training? No Degree? No Problem.
There are no education or certification requirements to become a webcam model. Anyone over 18 can be a camgirl. You don’t need a degree. You don’t need any qualifications. Heck, you’re not even required to speak English.
TRUE STORY: I started camming while I was in college. Graduated with honors. But by the time I graduated, I was making such a lucrative income on cam, I felt it would have been a mistake to invest even more time and money on postgraduate degrees. Your opinion may differ from mine, but all I can say is that my webcam business has paid me FAR more than my other (planned) career would have.
2017 UPDATE: Speaking of Training… I have just republished my E-Book, Amy’s Master Plan and have made it available FREE. Obviously, it’s not required reading, but if you would like some advanced, insider tips and tricks to launch your webcam career, you might find it helpful.
#9. No Inventory or Shipping
Unlike most other online home-based businesses, like Etsy, Ebay, and the like, videochat models deliver their services instantly and digitally. So there are no merchandise or shipping costs associated with webcam modeling. That means you never have to stock inventory. You never have to mess with packaging and mailing. And you never have to deal with returns or lost merchandise.
You login. You make money. You logout… WAY easier than running an e-commerce business.
#10. Ultra Low Startup Costs
Compared to other legitimate businesses, the startup costs for webcam models are minuscule (usually between $0 and $200). The cam sites will never charge you to become a model, and the required equipment is extremely inexpensive. A computer, which you probably already have, a broadband connection, a webcam (about $60-$70), a few lights, maybe a cute outfit or two… and you’re in business.
Also… the ongoing business expenses are minuscule as well. You will need to maintain your high-speed internet connection, but since you’re working from home, that’s really the only requirement. Other than a few (optional) toys, props, and clothing items, your webcam modeling business can run for years with only a tiny monetary investment.
#11. Ultra Low Advertising Costs
Generally speaking, there are very little, if any, advertising costs associated with modeling on cam.
That’s a huge benefit, because if you talk to any CEO, she/he will tell you how important (and expensive) advertising is. It’s the lifeblood of almost any business, because you need customers to make money.
Webcam modeling is no different. More Viewers = More Money.
#12. Ultra Easy to Get Started
One of the very best aspects of webcam modeling is that it’s incredibly simple to get started. In fact, if you already have a webcam, a computer, and a high speed internet connection, you could be broadcasting and earning money almost immediately – just moments from now.
There are MANY reasons for this (detailed here), but in short, Charturbate is simply the easiest shortcut to success. Their features, traffic, and tipping system are such that even brand new models can make money during their very first session.
If you haven’t done so already, I invite you to read my Chaturbate and 10 Steps to Success articles. Those resources will help to ensure you hit the ground running. They’ll also show you how to get online making money as soon as TODAY.
So what do you think? Did I forget any of the main benefits of working as a webcam model? Please drop a comment below and let me know. And as always, if you found this discussion helpful, please like and pass it along to others who might benefit from reading it.
Alright, we’ve covered some of the BEST parts about being a camgirl. Now we should probably take a deeper look at the WORST aspects of it.