July 16, 2020

O Camgirl

The No-Nonsense Guide to Webcam Modeling

Camgirl Success Tips

If you want to do this, we want to help you. On this page you’ll find the tips and advice that you need. Bookmark this page and read everything to start strong and stay strong as a successful webcam model.

 

Whether you’re a brand new camgirl or just looking for a refresher, we hope you find what you’re looking for here. If you need advice on a subject that we haven’t written about, just ask. We love to hear from you! Use any comment box, personal email, or Get Answers and we’ll be sure to respond as quick as we can.

 

Take your first steps into the camming industry.

 

1. Checklist: Get Ready For Your First Day on Cam

2. How to Become a Webcam Model

3. Tips for Choosing Your Stage Name

4. How to Take a Super Sexy Profile Pic

 

tips and advice for camgirls

 

Alright, so you’re a webcam model. Congrats! Now it’s time to set you up for success. The first thing we want to make sure you understand is how to protect your privacy while you’re at work. Yes, the good cam sites do their part in ensuring your security and they do it well. BUT you still need to do your part.

 

Know the risks and take steps to protect your privacy.

 

Can I Hide My Face to Disguise My Identity?

10 Mistakes Camgirls Make That Jeopardize Their Privacy

Guest post: Are You An Ad? How To Regain Your Privacy

 

Set up your cam space and equipment.

 

5 Simple Steps to a Cam Space You’ll Love

The Minimum Technology You Need To Be a Camgirl

 

7 Popular Sex Toy Shopping Questions Answered

What Kind of Computer Do I Need to Start Camming?

UPDATED:

Do I REALLY Need an HD Webcam? (Top Picks)

 

Set up and ready to turn that cam on?

 

Follow these tips to succeed while on cam.

 

6 Popular Fetish Acronyms You Need to Know

How to Make Customers See What You Want Them to See

10 Easy Fetishes for the Girl Next Door

5 Mistakes I Made on My First Day Camming

How to Conversation: For the Socially Awkward Camgirl

Will Typing or Talking Make Me More Money?

10 Words That Will Kill Your Customer’s Fantasy

The Quick and Dirty Guide to Dirty Talk

What Should I Be Doing in Private Chat?

 

Don’t forget that you’re running a business.

 

The following posts will help you stay organized and on top of your game from a business standpoint.

 

NEW:
How to Reduce Competition and Make More Money

How to Manage Your Money Like a Boss

How to Manage Your Time Like a Boss

10 Ways to Make Money in Your Sleep

3 Important Tips for Successful Camming on Skype

How to Develop Your Solid Fan Base

5 Great Tips for Saving Money While Camming

Guest post: 3 Reasons NOT to Start Camming on Skype

 

Look after your health and personal relationships.

 

How to Be a Webcam Model on Your Period

11 Ways to Look After Your Health While Camming

How to Handle the Social Isolation of Webcam Modeling

How to Date as a Webcam Model

How to Talk to Your Partner About Webcam Modeling

Every Camgirl Needs Her Rest: Why Regular Breaks Are Important

How To Stay Motivated While Working as a Cam Girl

Guest post: How Webcam Modeling Helped Me Survive Mental Illness

 

We’ll be updating this page with more tips and advice, especially on how to handle different types of customers, how to stay positive and motivated, and more. Subscribe on the right hand side of this page so you don’t miss anything (the only thing you’ll get from us is an update when we’ve posted a new article). And stay tuned!

 

Talk to you soon.

52 thoughts on “Camgirl Success Tips

  1. Hi 🙂
    Great site! I’m a pretty seasoned in making amateur porn, and I love it! He have been fiddling with the thought of trying out camming. How far is the step between making porn videos and camming? I’m pretty sure I can use a lot of my knowledge from the porn world, but the videos I make there, I make with my husband, and if I start camming it would mostly be by myself.
    I guess my question is.. Do you think it would be hard to get used to camming when you are used to making pre recorded videos? And how different should I expect it to be? 😉
    Once again.. Great site! 🙂 Thank you

  2. Hi. Im a transguy and ive been wanting to get into camming for a while. Im nervous because I feel like people are not interested in transmen and I havent had any surgeries yet. So i still have boobs. I feel like theres no place for me to fit in with camming. Plus I get shy and flustered easy and I am very much on the sub side. Do you think I would do ok camming?

  3. Your site has been full of helpful information for me as someone curious about getting into camming. I’m a tattooed, plus sized, tall, white woman in my 20s and I’m wondering if you have any advice for finding the right site to join.

  4. hi cat,
    i am just starting out and doing my research but i cant find some solid advice that applies specifically to me. i am wondering, do u have any advice for a bbw? i am leaning toward chaterbate, but am wondering if i might be better off at a fetish/niche site? what do u think?? any advice strongly appreciated. thanks!!

    1. I know women who do well in the bbw category on any of the major sites. There are plenty of consumers in the bbw market! Chaturbate is definitely a good option. Thanks for reaching out. I hope this helps 🙂

      1. thanks, n sorry for the double post 🙂 and what do u thinnk of the name? exotika erotika, or erika valente?

  5. I’m so happy I stumbled upon this! I’ve been wanting to try camming for the longest time but I’m more of a thicker girl and I get worried that I’ll get more negative comments and such. I’ve seen girls that are thicker though on websites, but I’m such an amateur at this stuff that I wasn’t sure how it all worked so any more guidance is appreciated. 🙂 Thank you for this!

    1. You’re quite welcome, SavageS! Yes, there is definitely a market for every BODY in this industry. 😉 Feel free to reach out if you need any help. -Cat

      1. hi cat i’m actually trying to help a friend so your advice is much greatly appreciated so many questions to ask but maybe if you have the time you can fill me in about what’s up cause she is shy and i want to help

  6. I have a sort of strange question. I am in a polyamorous BDSM relationship with my two loves. We all really want me to get into camming but I have a potential problem. I essentially always have marks on me. My butt will often be black and blue from caning while my neck always has bite marks on it. Can I still cam like this? Do I need to cover my beautiful marks with makeup to make camming work for me? It definitely makes it obvious that I am not single. Will it ruin the fantasy?

    1. Goodness, no! Honey, that is the fantasy! It sounds like you’re a total natural for the BDSM/Femdom/kink niche of the market and they would fucking love your beautiful marks.

      1. Omg yay!! I got kinda nervous with such talk about CBT and telling the men what to do and all that lol. Thanks so much!!

  7. I have recently considered becoming a cam model and while being topless or naked isn’t an issue for me I do know a considerable amount of people who go on these cam sites and I was wondering the most effective way to disguise my identity because I have tattoos that any one who knows me would be able to use to easily identify me any suggestions?

  8. Loved this site! Although my English is bad I am learning a lot and taking this to my shows in Brazil. good job! thanks

  9. I’m just starting out very new set up an account thru Chaturbate but I’m not sure exactly from there .. and I’m curious I’ve heard there a specific toy I can buy that helps with the tips I guess do u happen to know where I can buy one

    1. You may be referring to the Lovense Lush -it’s a tip activated toy that’s quite popular on Chaturbate. If you have any specific questions about getting started feel free to send me a message anytime! You’ll do great 🙂

  10. Hey! Just found your site, it helped a lot.

    I Just started camming and i feel pretty vanilla (i like the natural girl next door without all the elaborate stuff) and average compared to other models, and i feel lost, but your tips helped a lot.

  11. In this section I will show you how to become a successful cam model and get better placement on the site. Webcam performers who take advantage of our features usually make it on the top page.

  12. Hi Cat! I am so happy I found this site! I’m looking into being a webcam model. I’ve read all of the articles above and some more and I’m definitely down for this still so yay! haha. I just wanted to say thank you so much for creating this blog to help out potential and seasoned models. This definitely makes me feel like I have someone holding my hand through this process. Thanks for your awesome work!

  13. Hi. I’m worried that if I start this people in my personal life would find out some how? My boyfriend is totally ok with it but I’m really scared that some how my account could be tracked to me? Also, do the bank enquirer as to why you’re getting these payments because I don’t exactly want to tell the bank what I’m doing. Thanks!

    1. Hi Emily,
      I understand you’re concerned about your privacy. I recommend reading this post for some tips on how to maintain your anonymity while on cam. Banks don’t need to know anything beyond that you are an independent contractor. If someone pushes, just say sales or customer service. It’s none of their business, lol. Thanks for reading O Camgirl!

  14. I had questions on getting people to tip on sites like Chaturbate. I see lots of people with Goal Apps and am at a loss as to what to do for goals. My first show I tried a step goal for getting me naked and then maybe more but no one came in. Once I finally just stayed on camera nude and had some light teasing, more people flocked in but I wasn’t sure how to keep them viewing. Any tips on what to do in my “free” chat while waiting on a private show would be much appreciated.

    1. Be yourself! Have fun and don’t get naked for free. Know your worth and don’t compromise on your value. Your fans will find you – just show up and have fun. Use apps, play games, hang out, chat, tease, dance, do whatever makes it fun for you. If you’re having fun, your viewers will be having fun, and that’s what will get them to come back and tip for more. Good luck!

  15. Hi! First off, thank you for this website. It is so helpful. I’d really love to get started as a cam girl, but my main concern is I have roommates, so it would be hard for me to have shows at home. Are there any studios or alternative that you recommend? Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Lo! I’m so happy to hear that O Camgirl has been helpful. Roommates are tricky, especially if you are concerned about them knowing what you do. If you are, and you need to find somewhere besides your home to cam from, you’ll need to do some research and look for physical camming studios or other possible alternatives like a cheap room with high speed internet. I can’t recommend anything specific.

      Normally I would recommend working from home, since that’s where you’ll make the most money. If you don’t share a room, perhaps lock your door and cam at night or while roommates are at work until you can afford to get your own place.

      Good luck!

  16. Is the use of social media key in gaining popularity and making money? Even with a fake name, I would really like to stay as private as possible. Can I still make decent money without promoting myself on social media sites?

  17. I’m wanting to have a little extra income and looking into modeling on Webcam. Which site(s) do you recommend to start looking into? Who is most reliable.

  18. Hi, I don’t really know if I should be doing this, but, my ex is a camgirl. I feel sorry for her that is the only work she knows but doesn’t get paid properly because she works for somebody else she calls her boss. She only gets paid after making weekly quota. How can she do better for herself, by working for herself. I am prepared to support her even though she is my ex.

    1. Hi! Your ex does not need to be working for anybody but herself. If you can help her get set up at her home, she can start getting paid properly! Following the steps and tips found on this page will help. Good luck!

  19. Thank you for having such a helpful website! I know this is going to sound awful but I am trying to doing this in a very small apartment with paper like walls. How can I create a sexy/logical reason to need to be quiet? Do customers mind if you have music on in the background? I plan on buying the $65 logitech cam as you have recommended on this site, does that pick up sound well enough to where I may not have to worry about this issue?

    1. I’m glad O Camgirl has been helpful to you! Sounds a lot like where I started. You could go with “I live in an apartment with paper thin walls” 😀 or there’s always the roommate option, that’s IF you find yourself needing to give an excuse often. A lot of girls do play music in the background – this is all a matter of personal preference. Some guests like it.. some guests will just mute you. The logitech cams I recommend pick up sound really well, so I never feel the need to be any louder than I want to be. People can hear just fine as long as your settings are all good. I hope this helps!

  20. I just got accepted as a Webcam Model, and I have no idea how I should start out. Should I start out naked or in lingerie? I have never seen a show, so I am not sure what to do.

    1. Way to go Madeline! Lingerie is a great idea – you only want to tease, give your guests a reason to pay to see more. 😉 I would also recommend observing a few top models on your site just to get a few ideas on how to manage your room. If you have any other questions just ask! Best, Cat

  21. Is it strange for someone to ask to go to skype for a private show? What would be the best way to get tokens from that? Pay first on the site and then go to skype? So far I have just turned down skype invitations though I did make a special account without my name.
    Thanks! I’m new at this.

    1. If you’re working on a site, stay on the site! If they want a show they’ll pay for it there and receive it there. People asking you to go to Skype are most likely just looking to rip you off. Thanks for stopping by! Hope that helps.

    1. You don’t have to show your face. BUT I would recommend against hiding it or wearing a mask. You’ll make most of your money from regular customers. They may be attracted to your body at first, but they’ll keep coming back for your personality, which your face is a big part of. Instead of hiding your face, you might want to consider wearing a wig and doing your makeup differently. I can certainly understand your privacy concerns, though, and if wearing a mask to start out makes you feel more comfortable, it’s not unheard of. Just be sure to check the site’s rules on wearing a mask beforehand. Hope that helps!

      UPDATE: Can I Hide My Face To Disguise My Identity?

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