Chaturbate Review: High Traffic, Beginner-Friendly Cam Site

December 2, 2017 46 Comments 62239 Views

High Traffic on Chaturbate Provides Opportunity for Exposure

chaturbate cam site review 



Chaturbate is the site to go to if you want to gain exposure as a new model. The platform is also welcoming to couples, men, and transsexuals.


They pay $10 to the highest viewed room every hour, and $5 for second place. This bonus can be very lucrative if a model is able to engage thousands of users each hour using shows, dancing, or even games.


Offering cheaper shows for thousands of viewers on Chaturbate is a useful promotional strategy, especially for new models. Additionally, asking users to follow you on Twitter and Instagram is allowed. Since new models broadcasting on Chaturbate are labeled and given priority on the site, a newcomer is sure to gain followers in the first week.


With so many thousands of users viewing a popular room at any given time, it is inevitable that those shows will be pirated and distributed on various sites. Models can combat this by using two simple tools: music and social media.


  • Broadcast your social media handle


Displaying your social media handle will ensure an interested viewer will be led to the actual model and not a white label site.


  • Include background music during your shows


Playing copyrighted music increases the likelihood of your videos being muted, which means there’s a slimmer chance of them being distributed if they are pirated.


Chaturbate Is A Household Name in the Camming Industry And Offers Reliable Payment



“Made my goal easily from day one.” – JessRyan


Many users love Chaturbate and it is well known in the camming community. There are challenges on Chaturbate associated with pirating and verifying complaints before penalizing models. This can be frustrating, and each model must decide for herself whether the benefits outweigh the costs. They continue to offer reliable payouts, increased exposure for new models, and great support.




Chaturbate pays the industry standard of $.05 per token, with a minimum payout of $50.


They pay in the first and third week of each month, offering payment by direct deposit, check, bank wire, Paxum, and Payoneer.


Simple, Reliable Streaming With a Variety of Options




Chaturbate’s platform is simple, with reliable streaming and a plethora of options including apps or bots.


Models have many options for ensuring their privacy and their safety from abuse, including:


  • Geo-blocking (individual US states or Canadian provinces can also be blocked)
  • Muting individual users or grey users
  • Muting comments based on pre-determined keywords


Models can also designate a trusted user to be a moderator during shows. This ensures filtering is done strategically. Muting all grey users might seem like the way to go, but it can be detrimental if a model is trying to win the hourly bonus.


Two great features on Chaturbate are the list of followers and the clip store. Models can send all those following their room an email notification every six hours or as soon as broadcasting begins. Through the clip store, models can upload pictures and videos, which are approved and resized.


TIP: Record live shows or clips on your phone and offer them for a token amount of your choice. This way you can be paid in offline tips.


Models also have the option of setting up a membership. As your followers grow, you will start to make passive income through your clips without having to broadcast. If you decide to join Chaturbate, upload a few clips in the first week to reap the benefits of your status as a new model.


Responsive Support is Ideal For New Models




For the volume of users that Chaturbate handles, the support and reliability is outstanding. Support has ays answered emails within 24 hours.


Chaturbate can be quick to notify a model (or even suspend payment) when they have broken a rule or their age verification has expired. Be aware that they will remove all your content and suspend your payment if identification lapses.


By familiarizing yourself with the platform’s rules, these troubles can be avoided. Displayed on each model’s “Broadcast Yourself” dashboard is an incredibly helpful guide. Models should definitely invest time into reading this. If you follow the rules and keep your documents current, you can broadcast on Chaturbate for years to come.


SUMMARY: Chaturbate Is A Solid Choice For Launching Your Camming Career


OVERALL: 8.5/10


With hard work, Chaturbate is a good fit for models seeking a large audience and exposure for their camming career. Employing specific strategies and familiarizing yourself with the platform’s rules can make for an enjoyable and profitable experience.


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About author


Roxanna Crinis is a professional web model with over five years in the industry. She holds a bachelor's degree and is pretty good at Minecraft.

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  1. ksville1 August 25, at 22:25

    does chaturbate models have contact boses? monthly boss that checks up on the models? thank you

    • Cat August 31, at 15:25

      Hi! This sounds like something a studio might offer (and probably take a huge cut for), but it’s not something you’re going to find on these main platforms. You’re your own boss- you gotta kick yourself in the butt! 😉

  2. Kat Ferraro June 27, at 18:18

    Hi there! I absolutely love this site and frequent it for reviews, advice, etc. I must say I have had bad experiences with chaturbate’s support and have decided to stop working for them at the moment. I was hoping you could do a review of cam4 next? Thanks for everything and keep up the great work!!

    • Cat June 28, at 08:20

      I’ll add it to my list! Definitely planning to get started reviewing new sites again soon. Sorry it’s been a while. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  3. Cocolime June 06, at 15:57

    Hi! So, silly question, but I’m just curious. Do you absolutely need a computer to do this? Or can you use Skype on your phone or something of the sort? If not, are there any sites that let you use your phone camera?

  4. V. May 01, at 19:52

    Hello, Cat!

    I am one of those who is interested in becoming a cam girl
    I wanted to ask if you can clarify one thing (i simply don’t get it lol):
    “Broadcast your social media handle
    Displaying your social media handle will ensure an interested viewer will be led to the actual model and not a white label site.” – What do you mean by that? Thank you in advance! Just V.

    • Ashe St. John May 02, at 12:47

      Hi, V.

      I think what Roxy is trying to say, here, is that you want to associate your work with your social media accounts (like twitter) and not just to the site you’re using. It’s important for improving your own personal brand and in case you decide to move to another site or onto a different venture some day.

  5. NewGIrl March 28, at 16:34

    First of all great blog. I want to start camming now, I have no problem with showing “all” but its seems to me that on chaturbate it is constantly full (for free riders too), whereas on Naked, you also talk more to the user (build a “relationship”) or is my impression false? And if not, I assume I can do less hours/day on Chaturbate, as physically more exhausting, so is it still better than Naked? Thanks!

    • Cat March 28, at 17:23

      You’ll be building relationships with clients anywhere you decide to work. That’s the nature of the business! Of the two sites you mentioned, Chaturbate is definitely more beginner-friendly and I recommend starting there. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Vixen Fire February 15, at 11:29

    Can you be signed up with Streamate and Chaturbate at the same time?

    • Cat February 15, at 22:14

      Yes! Most sites allow you to work on multiple sites simultaneously.

  7. Jackie February 08, at 12:15

    Hey Cat,
    I’m trying to read most of your website here and get myself informed before I start camming.
    As you gave this site the best review for beginners I’m quite interested.
    Just a couple of questions though, does this site do private chats at more money, like some of the others?
    I’ve seen a website called myfreecams . Com and I was wondering whether you had any reviews or opinions on this website?
    Also have you managed to make a decent career out of this? I’d be happy if I could just get my bills paid with it but if there is more potential that’s brilliant.
    I don’t want to get ripped off but I’m looking for good environment to start in.
    Thanks very much for all the useful information on here, so much better than wiki! And it’s great to get a honest review! Good job!

    • Cat February 08, at 19:37

      Hey Jackie,
      On Chaturbate everything is in tokens, and you set your own rates. Yes, there is the option to do private shows as well, and again you set your own rates.
      Myfreecams is another platform in a similar style to Chaturbate, but it’s quite competitive. I don’t recommend it for beginners.
      I personally make most of my money from camming, yes. Results are different for everyone, though, so I can’t guarantee anything. I think Chaturbate is a solid site for starting out. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.
      Thanks for your comments! 🙂

  8. ExplorerGirl January 11, at 18:32

    I’ve given this a lot of thought, and I think I’m comfortable with this, but I have a few reserves/concerns/questions…..first off, I keep seeing the word “contract” which makes me feel owned. Am I obligated to remain active if I sign up? I just don’t wanna give it a shot and decide I’m not cut out for it after I’m committed to something. Also, clearly I’m in this for money, can I be signed up for multiple sites, and if so, can I use the same screen name for all and/or shout out my other screen names during my shows to promote myself? Obviously I’m also worried about my family finding out and I see that we have the power to block certain states but how likely is it that I could get pirated and put on you tube?

    • Cat January 15, at 19:54

      Great questions! First off, you should read the contract to find out what you’re committing to. Don’t leave anything to chance. In general, you won’t be required to remain active should you choose to work on another site or quit. Your model name is your brand, so you bring that with you everywhere. Many sites allow you to work multiple sites simultaneously, but again, read your contract. Content theft happens, but if it happens it’s more likely to land on porn tube sites (not YouTube). As with anything on the Internet, you shouldn’t expect to remain completely anonymous. I’ve been working at this for 4 years and so far my family is still in the dark, but I’ve come to terms with the possibility of them finding out some day. If you can’t come to terms with that possibility, don’t cam.

      Thanks for reading O Camgirl. I hope this helps!

  9. Brandon January 09, at 19:13

    Hey Cat, I really enjoyed your review.

    I like how it’s thorough, providing us with all the information that we need to make a better decision.

    I have already reviewed Chaturbate, but after looking through your article it looks like I’ve missed some points about the website, so good job for explaining everything, including how to broadcast properly!

    I’m not much of a broadcaster, but I know you’ll help hundreds of women, if not thousands of them with this review, amazing job.

    Keep up the good work,

    • Cat January 15, at 19:25

      Hey Brandon,

      I can’t take the credit for Roxy’s review, but I really appreciate your kind words and thanks for taking the time to comment.

      All the best,

    • Cat January 15, at 19:25

      Hey Brandon,

      I can’t take the credit for Roxy’s review, but I do appreciate your kind words and thanks for taking the time to comment.

      All the best,

  10. Darling DuRose December 29, at 19:25

    I’m seriously considering taking up camming but I need to keep a very low profile. I know they send you money via PayPal, but do you happen how it appears on the statement? Thank you!!

    • Cat December 30, at 08:48

      Hello! PayPal is not an adult friendly payment processor, so Chaturbate does not use it. I assume you meant to write Payoneer, which is a popular adult-friendly alternative (recommended). They show up as “zmedianow” on statements.

  11. Zephyra December 29, at 00:38

    I was just reading your other article and found myself here. As a model you aren’t required to work every day, right? I’ve seen on other sites that you choose when and how often you work, but I’m not sure if that’s the rules for all sites. Do you have an email I can talk to you through?

    • Cat December 29, at 02:59

      Hey Zephyra,
      That’s correct! As a webcam model on Chaturbate (and any other site where you retain your autonomy) you have the freedom to work as much or as little as you wish. You’re your own boss, so you only have to make sure you are following the site rules regarding what actually happens in your shows. You can absolutely shoot me an email on[at] anytime. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. help please December 13, at 05:25

    hi, 2 questions, first one is you know they ask for id, well do you know what that is? like is it birth certificate, that kind of thing or something else.
    last question is im from the uk, but it seems like an american only site? but Im not sure, would I be able to get a job there even though im from the uk and not america? sorry if these are stupid questions, thank you!

    • Cat December 17, at 07:57

      Hi, great questions! The ID required is valid government-issued photo ID (like a passport or driver’s license, for example).

      A lot of sites are US-based, but since you’re an independent contractor, you can work from anywhere that adult work is legal. Many models work from the UK, so you should have no problem. I personally work from Canada. Thanks for your questions! If you need anything else just let us know 🙂

  13. Esme November 24, at 23:25

    HI! I sent in my ID and verification earlier today, how long does it take to get approved? I would like to start camming and making money as soon as possible! Thanks!

    • Cat November 25, at 23:51

      Hey Esme! Most sites can get you approved within 24-48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). Shouldn’t be long. Best of luck on your first day! Cat

  14. PrincessNikki November 17, at 17:11

    Hey this is Nikki again. Pardise Kitty says six months. Does that stop me from being able to apply to other sites (they were through Streamate)?

    • Cat November 18, at 09:46

      Hey Nikki,
      Thanks for the update. While you’re waiting out your contract with a Streamate studio, it only means you won’t be able to work with Streamate directly until your contract with Paradise Kitty is expired. You’re free to work with Chaturbate or any other site you want, as long as it isn’t affiliated with Streamate! 🙂

  15. Velvet September 04, at 11:02

    Hey I was planning to sign up on one of these sites but I’m in the UK, do they still work for me or am I meant to find a UK friendly site?

    • Cat September 04, at 11:04

      Hey Velvet, you should be fine working from the UK. I work from Canada, and I highly recommend Payoneer as an international payment method. Most sites offer this option. Best, Cat

  16. George July 17, at 22:22

    I noticed Chaturbate is an 8.5/10 in payouts,what`is the actual commission percentage paid to models?

    • Cat July 18, at 22:55

      Chaturbate doesn’t pay by percentage. Rather they pay the industry standard of 5 cents per token. Members pay approx 10 cents per token but they can get discounted bundles so the actual commission percentage varies.

      • George July 19, at 06:59

        Oh okay. Would you say it’s at least more then %50. My gf and are on streammate but feel like were loosing sooo much only getting 35%. So we’re looking for the best site with the highest commission/payout while still having good traffic and privacy protection and seeing your reviews it looks like chaturbate so the best overall. Would you agree?
        Thank you.

        • Cat July 21, at 10:59

          That sounds about right!

  17. Crazylazzy June 17, at 19:22

    Hello I’m from Philippines I was trying to create account but after I sent the document they can’t approved it I was wondering why..anyone can help me

    • Cat June 22, at 18:15

      Hi, I’m sorry I can’t help with this. You can contact Chaturbate support here. Good luck!

  18. Binx June 10, at 11:18

    I was wondering. I just signed up but have not been asked for my information to send me the earnings. I am a little confused on how Chaturbate works. I’ve spent so far two hours on the site trying to learn and familiarize everything. Any help or advice is much appreciated!

  19. Lady Mame May 24, at 03:17

    I’m thinking of using Chaturbate, but seem to have lost my confidence for some reason 🙁 I’m also confused about apps and bots…not heard of them?
    Any advice greatly received 🙂

    • Cat May 24, at 12:27

      Hi! The apps and bots referred to are games and other things you can use to keep your chat room more engaging. Everyone starts off a little nervous and that’s totally normal! The best way to learn is just to give it a try. Most people will be understanding about it being your first day and you just tinkering with things 🙂 Good luck!

  20. KarminKitten April 21, at 18:47

    I disagree. This site can help for promotion but, it’s not very good to work the site often…mainly because people just want free shows.

    • Cat April 21, at 21:32

      Hi Karmin,
      People want free shows on every site. There is no such thing as the perfect cam site, and it’s just a matter of finding one that works for you. Chaturbate is in fact home to a good number of happy cam models. Thanks for stopping in and commenting!
      Best, Cat

    • Jay jay July 07, at 10:03

      Can you disguise yourself or hide your identity while using this cam site

  21. Bridgette March 10, at 05:51

    We use this site, it works great for us, sometime we cam together, sometimes solo. You just need to find your niche though and there can be lots of competition, but as they say – there is always something for everyone – just try it out and see how it goes – just remember you need to be different to get attention.
    Some couples do roleplay, other girls go for a Dominatrix look – other a naughty submissive girl etc – whatever you do though – do what you enjoy doing

    • Cat April 21, at 21:34

      Hey Bridgette,
      You make some great points! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences on Chaturbate.
      Take it easy,


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