If you’re a new webcam model looking for your first webcam modeling job, you will be inundated with all sorts of claims that are designed to reel you in to a sign up page.
Any of these look familiar?
I could go on but I think you get the point. Each one of these screenshots came from a different cam site, studio, or agency. I’ll address each of them in the future, but for now it’s important to recognize that most of these companies won’t hesitate to make these flamboyant claims if it means you’ll become a webcam model through them.
This is because when you make money, they make money.
What they don’t want you to know…
They depend on their models to make a profit. Most take something like 65% – 75% of what customers actually spend on the site. This goes toward things like site maintenance, model promotion, and of course paying support and IT staff. Model promotion is a big one since it means you don’t have to go out and advertise yourself.
The remaining % goes to the camgirl the money was spent on. It might look like a small number if you haven’t modeled on cam before, but 35% does make it possible to make anywhere from $20 – $50+ per hour.
These are the guys that make those claims of anywhere from 70% – 80% commission. Compared to the percentages you see on the cam site itself, that looks great!
BUT studios get their cut of the pie from the cam site they represent, so where do you think their money is coming from?
Think 70% of the 35% you would have gotten had you signed up directly with the cam site. Most studios do take their cut out of your check.
That’s not to say all studios are bad. That’s an umbrella statement that doesn’t hold water. There are in fact some studios that offer a lot of value in return for that cut in your commission. Cam sites themselves don’t tend to offer a lot in the way of personal support and training; some studios pick up the slack and that might seem worth it to some models.
If you stick around O Camgirl long enough, you won’t need that extra support or training because I’m going to give it to you for free. 😉
They’re glorified studios. Basically they represent more than just one main site and they may hook you up with additional opportunities. Some advertise connections with film producers and photography studios, making them sound all fancy. Yes, I said fancy. If you want to do more than just webcam modeling, an agency may be a good choice and more power to you. Like studios, they will most likely cut into your check.
In my experience, most camgirls will agree that it is best to sign up directly with the cam sites you’re interested in working with.
I’ll be reviewing these sites in more detail at some point, but for now I would recommend signing up directly with Streamate if you’ve done your research and just want to get started. It’s the site I’ve worked with most and have personally found the most rewarding in terms of traffic and income. Here’s their direct link.
You may notice Streamate does make one of the claims I was talking about at the top of this post, and that is to be expected because frankly they are everywhere. It’s just a matter of sorting out the real ones from the copycats.
Thoughts or questions about cam sites, studios or agencies? Post in the comments and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
Have a good one.