Can Guys Make Money as Webcam Models Too?

August 18, 2015 14 Comments 28110 Views

My affinity for the term “camgirl” in no way indicates that this job is exclusive to the ladies. The ladies do seem to be better-known than male webcam models. A lot of you have posed the question,


Can guys do this too?


The answer is yes. Webcam modeling includes an entire spectrum of performers. Whether you’re a girl, guy, transgender, or otherwise; there are opportunities for you to make money on cam.


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Who’s in a male webcam model’s audience?


All markets are not equal. While a female camgirl caters primarily to straight men, you’ll most often find gay, bi and curious men in a male camboy’s audience. That’s right, males are by far the biggest consumers in the webcam modeling industry. That is not to say that there are no women seeking an interactive video experience. However, my personal experience and conversations with other models does indicate that most of our customers are male.


Male performers come in three flavours:


  • gay, bi or curious

  • gay, bi or curious-for-pay

  • straight

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Success will come most easily to a male webcam model who has no problem interacting, flirting and performing shows for other men. This does not mean that he has to be gay. This does mean that he has to be comfortable with his sexuality, just like camgirls.


Straight guys can totally succeed at this gig with the right attitude. This is a question I hear all the time, and I think the mental barrier comes with thinking that “we are what we do.” Performing for gay, bi and curious men does not magically make you any of the above if you weren’t before.


I’m not actually gay, bi or curious. Should I be “gay for pay” or admit to being straight?


This is the first question you’ll need to answer for yourself, as changing your sexual orientation after you’ve already started broadcasting will make you look dishonest to anyone who notices. So, there are pros and cons to both. Let’s see…


Gay for pay:

You may appeal to a wider audience, but you do have to keep up the facade as long as you work on that site. Clients will expect that you know what you’re doing as long as you’re good at the act.



It’s easier to be yourself if you’re honest from the start. You will reach more of a niche audience who may be attracted to your “gay virginity.” The illusion of being your “first” will be a selling point. A straight male performer is more likely to end up with the occasional female client.

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Do we have any camboys out there? I would love to hear anything you have to add to this topic!


Take it easy.



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  1. Steve November 25, at 08:32

    Hi Cat, I am thinking about doing cam work , which I am investing in clothing and props I am also getting in good shape as I want to succed, the only issue i have is I am 36 would that be to old and if not how long can I do this for as I was hoping for at least 10 year’s. Thanks

    • Cat November 25, at 23:41

      Hey Steve, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your questions! There’s no reason you can’t succeed as a 36 year old male. It will take a lot of work on your part. It’s all about marketing your unique personality and offering at this stage. Find your niche, and target the shit out of it. Check out this guy for some inspiration. Good luck.

  2. Boytoy91 May 12, at 06:26

    Hey Cat, I just signed up with Flirt4free. I think is a decent website to start. I have a full time job, and I want to do this for fun and extra money. My question is: Can I block people from my country? I live in a small city and I don’t want bad people to blackmail me. And also if a start doing shows the weekends how many time do I have to invest for a beginner? Thanks for answering.

    • Cat May 12, at 09:37

      Hey Boytoy,
      Yes Flirt4Free does offer geo restrictions. You should find it on your dashboard, and you can block up to ten states or countries from your profile. It’s better to put in consistent hours than a lot of them, and just make sure your fans know when to find you online. If you’re just doing weekends, I would advise at least 4-5 hour sessions. But do what works for you and your schedule of course. Just keep it consistent and don’t quit when you log on and don’t make any money. That shit happens to the best of us. 😉
      Good luck!

  3. Corvinus April 08, at 12:39

    Hey Cat, I’m a straight guy looking into being a camboy (gay for pay) and I was wondering where or how to start? And where and how I could make the most money?

    • Cat April 08, at 12:55

      Hey Corvinus,
      Many of the major sites accept male models as well, and you’ll follow all the same steps (with a couple of natural amendments). I know Chaturbate and Flirt4Free both accept male models and are good sites for beginners. Hope this helps!

      • Corvinus April 08, at 14:23

        Thank you so much!! I will definitely check it out!

        • Cat April 09, at 09:38

          You’re quite welcome! If you have any other questions feel free to get in touch 🙂

      • Andy February 07, at 10:56

        I’m also about to start camming full time, Im a male,36 y/o I wanted to know any of these sites where I don’t have to show my face or at least can be covered with costumes and or have geo blocker. I’m located in Panama central America, there are some sites that don’t admit some countries. Thanks for your response

        • Cat February 07, at 11:11

          Hey Andy, thanks for your comment! (I got your last one too, they just wait for me to respond before publishing.) I would recommend reaching out or just submit an application with any site you’re interested in. Chaturbate is probably a good place to start. They allow costumes and offer geo-blocking (most sites do). I can’t tell you offhand who does or doesn’t accept models from Panama, though. Sorry can’t be more helpful. Good luck!

  4. Nuno April 03, at 21:16

    Hi, I’ve recently realized that cam modeling is actually a good option for me, since I thought people only did it for fun, however, my body isn’t exactly the most attractive one, so I was wondering how hot do you have to be to make some significant money, I ask this mainly because if I decide to do this I’m going to need a decent webcam, which is an issue because I can’t afford it now or in the near future.
    Thanks for this website by the way, it’s very helpful and it goes straight to the point, both in theory and in action.

    • Cat April 04, at 14:28

      Hey Nuno,
      Successful camming is all about your personality and drive. If you have a good attitude and put in the work required to succeed, you can likely make cam modeling work for you. Since you won’t be able to get anywhere without a decent webcam, I would encourage you to invest in one as soon as possible. I totally understand money’s tight – it was for me when I started too. I picked up the Logitech C525 for about $50 and I’m still using it 3 years later.

      Thanks for posting, and I’m glad the site’s been helpful!

  5. Red February 07, at 20:38

    I’m considering being a camboy, but as a pre-op trans guy, I’m not sure It would work out too well… Any tips?

    • Cat February 10, at 22:09

      Thanks for this question, Red. Honestly, I don’t think that being trans would hurt your chances of success. In fact, there are customers looking specifically for transgendered models. There’s a category for them specifically on Chaturbate, and probably most other sites as well. If you have a positive outlook and an engaging personality, you should do just fine in the world of webcam modeling.


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