So you've got everything a cam model needs. A good camera. A clean broadcast space. A solid lighting setup. The right undergarments. The stage is set. The curtains are about to rise on your camming career. You reach for the mouse, milliseconds away from your first broadcast. And you freeze...
Don't worry. This is totally normal! There is a lot of anxiety attached to any new endeavor, especially one that makes you the center of attention, and can leave you open to criticism and rejection. Take a breath, and give yourself a good pep-talk.
It will help to remember the following:
- The information you've given your broadcasting site is completely confidential. The customers you interact with in your room will exist only in this bubble.
- This confidentiality is actually very freeing. Your chatroom is a place where you can be free to explore your sexual side without judgement.
- On the very rare occasion when a customer does or says something that makes you uncomfortable, you'll have the ability to block or ban them from your room.
- You're never obligated to do anything on cam you don't feel ready for. You always have the option to say no to any request.
The minutes leading to your first broadcast are exciting and scary. Keep in mind that once they began their camming careers, nearly every model says that performing has given them a huge boost to their confidence. Stick with it, and you'll be laughing about this moment in a few weeks.
OK. You're over the hump. You're in, and the world can now see your beautiful self on cam. Now, the money should be rolling in, right? Well, maybe. Your goal in every broadcast is to inspire customers to tip you, or pay you for a private show. But this may not happen your first time on cam.
More than any other form of adult entertainment, camming is an interactive, relationship-based experience. For this reason, overnight success is very rare. You may have your first private within minutes of logging on. But it's more likely to come later, or in your second or third session.
In the meantime, you should focus on getting to know your first viewers, getting a feel for open chat, and creating a comfortable, welcoming environment.
Smile. Greet everyone who comes into your room and open yourself to conversation. Conversation is the seed for your future relationships with customers.
Be flirtatious. Tease and maybe flash a little, but don't give away too much. Entice them with the promise of more, should they tip or take you private.
Do NOT ask for tips outright. Cam models are marketing the fantasy of an intimate relationship. Getting too financial will spoil this for many potential customers.
Most important. Have fun. Be the most energetic version of yourself. When customers feel like they're getting to know the real, authentic you, the tips will follow.
It's over. You've logged off for the day. Did you make any money? Did you have your first private show? Maybe. Maybe not. Don't get discouraged. If this is completely new to you, it will take some time, dedication and patience to master. Think about what you've learned. What was working for you and what didn't work? Do a little homework. Review some of your site's training materials. Bring this knowledge into your second broadcast and remember: with the right amount of consistency and commitment, your business and your confidence will grow with every session.