Your Camming Equipment
The first thing you should do once you’ve decided to become a camgirl is to make sure your equipment is adequate, meaning your computer and webcam. A laptop computer bought in the last few years should be suitable for camming, but the more powerful the CPU and RAM, the better. As for webcam devices, Logitech generally makes the best ones. The reason they’re great for webcam girl purposes is that the HD models have excellent video AND audio quality, so your viewers will be able to see and hear you great. This is important because the better you look and sound, the more likely people in your chat room are to become aroused by you. This is common sense, but it’s something that, unfortunately, sooo many newbie cam models don’t realize.
If you don’t have the money to get a good webcam, don’t worry though. Even your crappy built-in laptop cam can be enough to get you by until you can save up to buy a decent HD model. I would recommend the Logitech C920, which is a great all-around webcam that many camgirls use. As for internet connection, you’re probably fine if you’ve got cable internet, but if you’ve got DSL, you’ll need to test and experiment a bit to see if your speeds are fast enough for camming.
Cam Site Signup
So, when your equipment checks out, you’ll need to decide which cam site you want to begin your camgirl career at. I would highly recommend that new models start at Chaturbate because it’s the site with the most traffic, at the moment. It’s difficult to make good money quickly there, but if you keep at it for at least a few weeks, you’ll be likely to accumulate enough followers to start pulling in serious tokens. Also, don’t think you need to join a studio, because you really don’t. Unless you can’t cam from home, for whatever reason, you don’t need a studio.
After you’ve signed up at Chaturbate, you’ll now be ready to become a cam girl for real and begin broadcasting. One thing you need to understand, though, is that you really need to take some time to learn how to manage your chat room. Chaturbate has “apps and bots” which models can use to help make things more interesting for their viewers by providing tipping games and setting up tip goals. You don’t need to know how to use the apps and bots in order to do well, but it helps to have some knowledge of how they work. Just go on cam and experiment with some of them, so that you can get a feel for how they can help you run your room. Token Keno is a great one to start with, and it’s probably the most popular app on the site right now.
Choosing a Cam Model Name
Before you signup for your account at Chaturbate, you should carefully think about what your model name will be. It’s important that you try to pick a name that’s cool and memorable, but that’s not being used by anybody else to avoid fans getting confused. The way I came up with my name was, I just looked through a magazine until I found a cool word I liked, then I paired it with a commonly used first name. Like, you might use a name like Jenni and pair it with a word like “broadstreet” for “Jenni Broadstreet.” You could also go more profane and dirty if you like, it’s totally up to you. Just try to make it fit the image you want to create for your model persona. After you’ve settled on a name you like, google it to make sure no other models are using it.
It’s usually a good idea to create a few videos to sell on your Chaturbate profile, because videos are popular and it’s an easy way to get tokens flowing when you’re broadcasting. You can upload the videos through your model account and set the price for each. Then, when somebody buys one, they’ll get a download link automatically. It’s a great feature and makes Chaturbate stand out, because few other cam sites have that.
Attracting Viewers & Getting Tipped
Once you’re ready to start broadcasting as a cam model for real, you’ll need to know how to go about making your chatroom a fun place to be that attracts visitors. Being talkative and friendly always helps a lot. Smile, laugh, and just be yourself! It really comes through when you’re relaxed and having a good time, so like have a drink or two before you go on cam for the first time. It helps to loosen you up and get you talking easier, which is the first step to building the kind of friendships with your cam viewers that will allow you to make the big money later on.
This brings me to the issue of tips. How do you get them to happen, and happen a lot? Well, tipping is actually somewhat complicated. You would think that just being a pretty girl who’s willing to flash and get naked on cam would cause people to start tipping readily. Nope, not that simple. I thought this too, myself, when I first became a cam girl, but I later learned that there was a lot more to it than that. Basically, viewers like to tip girls who they know and like. They’re not just going to tip a stranger, even if she’s hot and willing to do whatever. Well, that’s not exactly true…sometimes a camgirl is hot, and personable, and witty, and perfect in every other way — she will get tipped from the get-go. But the vast majority of us have to actually work for tips!! LOL
Smiling Cam Model
The best way to make tips happen is to make your audience feel like they’re your pals. Viewers will tip you if they feel like you’re their friend — THAT’s when the serious tokens start to flow. Talking and joking around with them will begin the process, but there are also things you can do to engage them and keep their attention which will dramatically boost your ability to get them to tip and buy shows from you.
Okay, hope you liked our little webcamming primer, and I wish you the absolute best in your career as a cam girl!!