7 Common Mistakes Cam Girls Make – And How You Can Avoid Them
Thinking about becoming a cam model? Or new to the industry? Want to make decent money, build a loyal customer base, and stay safe online?
Then make sure you avoid these 7 mistakes so many other cam girls make.
1. Joining the wrong cam site
There are hundreds of adult camming sites to choose from these days, including LiveJasmin, Chaturbate, and Xpanded. But not all are created equal.
Some provide you with no support, no customer traffic, and limited live streaming features – but still take a big chunk of your earnings.
So, to avoid making the wrong choice, register with Chatrecruit. We can get you on some of the fairest, safest cam sites around. All provide 24/7 support, competitive payout rates, and secure payments.
2. Not building a social media presence
Social media (particularly Twitter) is one of the most powerful marketing tools for any cam girl – particularly if you’re new to the industry. It’s essential if you want to get noticed, build a loyal fanbase, and drive regular traffic to your cam business.
But a lot of cam girls make the mistake of not using social media at all – or not using it enough and in the right ways.
To get the most out of Twitter, you should create an account dedicated to your adult work. And post regularly, using hashtags (but no more than 2 per post).
You should obviously post when you’ll be going live on cam, with a direct link to your cam site. But you can also post cheeky selfies or whatever else will get people following or engaging with you.
Check out what other cam models’ are posting for inspiration.
3. Setting prices too high
Some cam sites allow you to pick your per-minute cam chat rates.
Granted, it’s important not to undersell yourself and set your rates too low.
But setting your rates too high (particularly when you’re just starting out) might put customers off connecting with you. And when business is slow, it can be difficult to stay motivated and achieve your camming goals.
So do some research into what other cam models with similar levels of experience are charging. And keep your rates competitive.
4. Not sticking to a regular work schedule
One of the great things about cam work is that it’s flexible. You can work hours that suit you from the comfort of your own home.
But if you want to gain regular customers and build a decent, reliable income, it’s important to cam regularly.
Aim for at least 20 hours per week. And try to log on at the same times of day, so customers know when to expect you.
5. Rushing when on cam
Most models are excited – but also nervous – the first few times they perform on cam. This anxiety is normal and will disappear with experience. But if not properly managed, it can cause you to rush your performance.
And rushing is bad for two reasons.
Firstly, it gives your customer less time to really enjoy what’s happening. And secondly, it means you make less money, because on most cam sites you’re paid by the minute.
So if you’re feeling nervous at the start of a cam show, slow down and take a deep breath. Don’t just dive straight into your performance. Instead, welcome the customer and ask if they have any particular requests.
6. Breaking webcam chat rules
All reputable cam sites will have rules in place to keep you and your customers safe.
You’d be surprised how many models jump on cam without familiarising themselves with these rules though.
If they’re lucky, rule breakers escape with a telling off or written warning. But in severe cases, they can get booted off the cam site for good, putting an end to their cam modelling dreams.
So whatever cam site you join, make sure you read the rules – and stick to them.
7. Not investing in a decent webcam
Many women start a cam business because, while the earning potential is high, the start-up costs are low.
But there is one item every new cam girl should invest in: a decent HD webcam.
You want a webcam that’s going to produce high-quality streams, so customers can feel like they’re right there in the room with you. Because it’s that level of connection that’s going to keep them coming back for more.
Check out our guide to the best webcams for adult performers here.
Ready to start camming?
Now you know the common cam girl mistakes to avoid, you can build your camming business the right way. If you haven’t already, register with Chatrecruit for free to get started.