A few days ago, I published a guide showing you 8 ways to make money as a webcam model.
In hindsight, I may have jumped the gun on that one as I should’ve published a guide on how to become a cam girl first.
You can think of this as your “webcam girl starter pack guide”.
If you’re looking to make an extra $100,000 a year as a cam model, this guide is for you.
How To Become A Cam Girl
You’re here to learn how to become a cam girl, so I’m going to assume you already know what this means and what the “job description’ entails and I will save you the lecture.
With that said, let’s explain each point above in more detail.
Step 01: Find (& Join) A Cam Site
Even though cam sites do take a hefty percentage of your earnings, this is the price you have to pay for an audience of millions that is already there waiting to pay you.
You may come across advice that says going independent and camming privately with sites such as Skype will make you much more money and that is true as you will get to keep 100% of your earnings but;
I would personally advise against this because as a newcomer, you will find it very hard to find paying customers on your own; thus – for now – it’s best to stick to joining an already-established cam site.
Of course, nothing stops you from joining multiple cam sites, but my advice on this would be not to bother.
You’d be better off focusing your efforts on one platform and build an audience there than it is to split your time and attention between multiple platforms and thus never getting any traction anywhere.
Here are some of the most popular, most used platforms for beginner cam girls just getting into the industry:
While there are 100s of cam sites you can join, sticking to the above will guarantee that you get the most money for your efforts and you have a steady and willing stream of visitors who are there looking forward to spending money on you.
Step 02: Apply To Join Your Chosen Cam Site
The links above all lead to the respective “how to join us” page so whichever one you chose, you can click through and see what the process is of getting started.
Whichever one you chose, it’s a relatively simple sign up process (name, email, password, gender etc) but one thing you have to do is to verify your age!
Step 03: Get Some Camming Equipment:
Let’s start with the basic/obvious ones:
- A laptop (with a camera)
- An internet connection
If you have those setup, then you are ready to go.
Now if you have an “old-ish” computer/laptop, you may want to get a new one (ideally with an HD camera as well) and your internet connection needs to be up-to-par as well.
Do not underestimate the power of a great camera either.
Even though it is not required, an HD camera that streams through high-speed interest will be highly appreciated by your viewers, which of course would lead to even more money while you stream.
You can check out the best webcams for sex camming here.
Optional: Get A Few Toys
While you can definitely make an impact without any toys, having one is also a recommended tool as it’s just more fun for viewers to see you using a toy.
The standard sex toy for cam girls would be the Lovense Lush.
With this toy, you can connect it to your profile and users can actually tip you to “take control” of your toy. The bigger the tip, the bigger the vibrations.
As you can imagine, this is a quick way to earn a lot more money than simply “streaming”.
(Some cam girls also choose to add a partner (guy or girl) – along with the sex toy to the mix and that too usually leads to more viewers).
Step 04: Start Camming (& Making Money)
That’s all there really is to it.
Once you’ve been approved, you are then set to start broadcasting yourself and making money and yes; you will most likely be making money from day one.
Of course; you’d also need some equipment to do this (which I am sure you already have), but let’s take a look at some industry-standard cam girl equipment you are going to need.
3 Things You Should Know (Before You Start Camming)
It’s A Slow Start:
Don’t expect to make $10,000 in your first month. It takes time to build viewership and understand exactly what works best for you when it comes to getting people to part with their money/tokens.
You need to be able to stick with it for a few months before you can start making some life-changing income with camming.
You Don’t Have To Be “Good Looking”
Do you have to be good looking to make money camming?
It would help, but I am sure there are “not so pretty” ones out there who make a lot more than “the hot ones” just because they have tapped into different niches.
Some people are into older women, some like feet, some like Chubby girls, and some like a lot more weirder shit so no; you don’t have to be a “solid 10” to make money as a cam girl.
Do You Have To Get Naked?
Actually, you don’t.
You can even get away with not showing your face, but as I am sure you can understand, if you do, you will make a lot more money.
The Benefits of Becoming A Cam Girl
Finally, I want to go through some reasons why you may want to consider being a cam girl as a way to make (a lot of money).
Making Money With Camming (FAQs)
Can You Become A Cam Girl (But Hide Your Identity)?
Right below I am going to give you a few tips on how to protect yourself as a cam girl (which you really should read and you really should follow) but;
One question that I often see getting asked is whether you can become a cam girl but hide your identity.
Unfortunately, your face will always be visible. However, if you decide to use Chaturbate as a cam site, you can protect your identity by banning specific locations (your hometown/city/country) from viewing your content.
This is a huge sigh of relief for many as one of the most awkward things would be to know your favorite cousin is watching you perform, but this solves the problem once and for all.
You have to keep in mind that people will take screenshots and/or videos of you and where that goes you may never know.
There are a few ways to deal with this as well and I will explain everything below but what I am trying to say here is that even though you can hide your identity, you are broadcasting yourself on the internet so things can spread faster than you realize.
How To Protect Yourself As A Cam Girl
I’ve come across a site in the past that can help protect your content from being shared illegally.
I am not quite sure how it works just yet as I haven’t researched it enough, but you can visit the website here and get an idea of how it works, what it does and how it can protect you.
Never Give Out Your Address:
Just in case it has to be said; never, ever, ever give out your home address when dealing with clients online.
Always Use a Fake Name:
Do not use your real name when joining and broadcasting yourself as a cam girl.
Come up with something sexy and keep your real name private. Just in case you’re not sure what your cam girl name is going to be, you can use this sexy name generator here.
Don’t Be Afraid to Block:
One thing you also must do is block anyone who you see getting a bit too annoying and dangerous.
All cam sites will allow you to block someone from watching you and if you feel someone is stepping over your boundaries, block asap.
Do not worry about losing customers; there are millions (with millions of $ in their pocket) ready to spend.
How Old Do You Have To Be To Become A Cam Girl?
While researching this article, I came across several threads of people asking how they can join under 18 but please; do not do that.
You will be asked to verify your age, and you will need to prove that you are “of age”.
Please note this approval process may take up to 24 hours to be processed and approved (or denied) and yes, you do have to upload some verification to the site (which of course will remain private).
How To Make $100,000 A Year Camming Online!
How much money can you really make as a cam girl?
The figure we came up with when I did my “how much money can you make on Chaturbate” guide was a modest and very-much achievable $100,000 a year.
Truth be told, you can earn a whole lot more, especially when you start branching out and going into paid Snapchats and other sorts of online revenue.
While $100,000 is achievable by just about anyone, it all comes down to you and how much effort you put into your business.
You can read more about how you can exponentially increase your income as a newbie cam girl in the linked Chaturbate guide above.
Ready To Start Camming?
I really hope my guide on becoming a cam girl has opened your eyes up to the wonderful business opportunity that is camming.
I wish you luck in your ventures!
If you have any questions, be sure to let me know down in the comment section below.
You may also want to check out the other articles in my “sex work category” while you’re at it.