Most self-employed individuals have some kind of space set up in their home, whether an office with a business phone and inventory, or just a desk with everything they might need within reach. This space is important for keeping organized and focused on a task.
It’s not much different for camgirls. Okay, as a webcam model you will need to make a few amendments to the standard “work from home” space. The purpose is the same – a well thought-out work space helps to produce good work, whatever that work might be.
In this case, here are some factors to consider:
You’ll need to pay attention to the light in the space you plan to work from. Turn on your webcam and just check out how the lighting is, and whether you are showing up in good quality HD. If not, try some different angles – use a lamp or two, or even a window to your advantage. Getting the light right will probably take some experimenting on your part. I’ll address this more specifically in a future post.
Your webcam should be at or just above eye level. Nobody looks good from odd angles, but the worst is when it’s too low and you’ve got customers looking up your nose. Not hot lol. If your cam is one that clips on to the top of your computer, this should be pretty easy to accomplish. Use a desk, use an upside down bucket, and make sure that wherever it ends up it’s sturdy and doesn’t move when you move.
Note that some customers might make special requests for a different cam position, which you can totally do in private paid chat if you want to. I know there’s one fetish out there that involves putting the camera on the floor looking up at you so that you’re a “giantess.” Step on him, he likes it lol. 😛
Regardless where you actually choose to cam from, make sure you have room to move around! Customers will probably get bored if you stay in one position all the time, and in exclusive shows you might be requested to stand up or even walk or dance around. Make sure you have the room to do anything that you would be comfortable doing on cam.
Clutter can be a huge turnoff for some customers. Any area that might show up in your background should be tidied up so that it never distracts from your performance. If you’re not into cleaning, just throw stuff into your closet or some space that you can be sure will never appear on your stream. You can always just put it back when you’re done working 😉 lol
If you’re working on a bed, smooth out the covers and fluff up the pillows before you start. A nice looking environment makes for a better overall show.
At any point during your session online, there are a few things that you may be asked to get. Any time spent out of the view of your webcam is bad for business, so in order to minimize that, you’ll need to get organized. I personally have a couple of drawers right beside my bed, where I keep anything I might need while I’m working. If you have a couple of drawers, or maybe bins – anything you can designate for work items – you’ll be set.
Here’s what needs to be in them.
A few different outfits
Any outfit or costume pieces that match your model persona
If your closet is in view of the camera, you can totally keep your outfits and accessories there. Guests will love watching you get up to get something. If they know you’ll do it though, they may sometimes ask you to go get something just so they can take a better look at you. While not necessarily a bad thing, doing this too often could potentially be giving too much away if you’re still in free chat.
Lube (very important!)
Wet wipes or baby wipes
It’s also a good idea to have some makeup nearby in case you need to touch it up during your show. If you decide to do it live on cam, try to avoid those funny faces we make lol. Some guys will love watching you fix your makeup 😉
So, it’s not your average “home office” setup lol, but if you decide you want to go into business as a webcam model, these tips should be a good starting point for setting yourself up for success.
I’ll zoom in a few of these points in the future and give you as much of an edge as I can. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments feel free to drop ’em in the box below.
Talk to ya later.
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