Tuesday, October 25, 2011

4 Best webcams for webcam models

 I recently got a question from a reader and beginning Camgirl that wanted me to get to some of the fundamental topics of being a profitable webcam model. Of course, I knew that I had been blowing off certain article topics MAINLY because I was wanting to educate my fellow Camgirls on the psychological side of rearing your naked body in front of all to see-which can be a daunting task when you consider some of the weirdo's out there that we have to deal with. Geesh!

With this being said though, one of my biggest tips for making more money online is to have a high-quality show and this can be greatly improved with a really good webcam, since this is the portal that makes us girls so much money. It would make sense NOT to skimp here, lest our shows be blurry with crappy sound and streaming issues, which can SERIOUSLY happen with a cheap webcam. Granted, some girls do just fine with a cheaper webcam while others seem to have nightmarish issues.


When in doubt, spend a bit more money for a high quality webcam. Luckily, in this day-and-age of technological improvement it seems like webcams and personal computers are getting more affordable.

Without further adieu, the following are the Top 4 Best Webcams for Webcam Models to improve the quality of your shows and increase your paychecks!



Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD Webcam





The video quality and sound seem to do really well on Microsoft's attempt at entering the webcam world. In a recent, unofficial poll I conducted with some of my girlfriends that also do webcam modeling, several of them enjoyed using this surveillance-looking webcam because of its high-quality video feed and clear sound. Of course, this webcam works seamlessly with instant-messengers and Skype, which is great for the independent  Camgirls and anyone that simply want to have a better chat with their mum or Bff! The software can be challenging, but overall, I give this an A- grade for this particular webcam. For roughly $50 or so, you can get one of Bill Gate's latest contributions to the tech world. Enjoy!




Logitech WEBCAM C910 FULL HD 1080P




I think I will always be pretty partial to Logitech, mainly because developing webcams is their MAIN business, which makes me a bit more confident in their technological claims. I must say, this is my happiest purchase (roughly $70-$75 online) and I use this specific webcam on a regular basis with work and even personal use for overseas conversations via Skype. The picture is very nice, crisp and clear and the sound is solid as well. This model seems to be pretty quick and "smooth" at re-focusing when I get blurry during late-night sessions, etc. so consider that a plus, too! It seems like I have issues using HD, but I rarely us high-definition since it almost seems redundant if you have a good webcam. For the price, I have to rate my personal webcam an "A". It definitely does the job.

Logitech 720p Webcam C905





This is another great Logitech webcam with impeccable video quality and good sound. I cannot say enough about SOUND when you are doing a private webcam session with a gentleman! It is so pivotal to be able to hear what the fellow is saying so that a smooth conversation is enjoyed. This sleek, webcam at around $75 definitely does the audio portion of a webcam session pretty well. I wish the cord of this webcam would be a bit longer and securing this webcam on top of your computer can be difficult, but where there is a Will, there is a way. If you already have this webcam, go ahead and make it work to your needs. Just pay close attention to the video quality and audio more than anything. I don't care what the webcam LOOKS like as long as the streaming quality is crisp and high-quality. Overall, I rate this webcam as a B+ unless you have a laptop (for the shorter cord) and then I rate it as an A-.


Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF USB Webcam

Yes, I have a total of THREE of the top 4 webcams as Logitech, but I have used this brand the most out of any other webcam, and so have my friends in the camming world, and much of my tech advice is solicited from them. And they all seem to get a long well with Logitech webcams. Now, if you have been a Camgirl for a while and you are looking to make an upgrade purchase, the "Orbit" is the "Mercedes of webcams" at a price-tag of just under $100. However, the image quality and some of the cooler things you can do on this webcam (advanced features, etc.) are pretty cool. Like most Logitech's out there, it easily transitions into Skype calls BUT it cannot "clip" to your computer screen and must be placed on a flat-surface for optimal performance. I also have to rate this particular webcam as an "A".

In most cases, if you have compatible equipment (i.e. the right computer for your webcam-which is mostly all new computers) then you shouldn't have too many issues. However, the high-quality streaming video and audio quality can "make or break" some phone calls with impatient clients. My rule of thumb is, the more you charge per minute, the more likely it's a decent idea to "splurge" for the extra features that might add a little something "extra" to the late-night sessions.

Did I miss some great webcams? Then, please, by all means comment below and give me your webcam picks that you have had success with. Or, just say HI or offer any topic ideas for future Camgirl Advice and Tips that you would like to see explored!

Now go make that cash from those silly boys...;)



Cheers:)

Lisa X
www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Camgirl advice is back for good! Yay!

 As soon as the plane touched down TODAY I was itching to write again on my blog. I was out of the country for miscellaneous business and the internet I had access was the crummiest dial-up access. BOO! I'm also back to camming and I absolutely love it! Doing a "normal" job is just that: normal! So boring, but I learned a lot of things that I will be able to bring to the Camgirl Advice and Tips blog.

While I was away for the last few months, I had this ONE major question in my head. It bugged me to no end, and so in my spare time I spent time talking with experts via Skype and email and doing a lot of reading to find my answer. I wanted to know more about the Entrepreneur spirit that the really successful Camgirls had in order to make MORE money instead of always being online or in front of a camcorder. Of course, both aforementioned activities can be sexy and AWESOME but I wanted all the girls that read my blog to make more money during the day, with comparatively less work.

I think I have learned what I need to know and will be divulging these details in the very next blog post and all future posts. Yes, I will still address the psychology of a Sextress in the camming industry and how to mind-fuck silly boys for the most money, while being as subtle about it as possible. And yes, I am going to do more "Tech" articles that many girls should be aware of, something which I did not emphasize very much at first. This was largely due to the fact that if your "mind is right, then your pay is right".

I am so excited to be back and I'm staying FOREVER! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for future articles...or just to say hi! Leave your links ladies! Cross-promotion rocks!

Kisses!

Cheers:)

Lisa X
www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Monday, May 9, 2011

Give your regulars the "bedroom eyes" for more privates

I gotta hand it to her...she totally kills her room's guys with every enchanting, angelic, piercing "bedroom eyes". CandiCruz is a very capable and awesome webcam cutie that is very clearly confident in her sensual skills and that confidence absolutely reels the spendy guys that want a girl that stares deep into the webcam (like she's looking at ONLY you).

And yeah, it really feels like she is looking at you. This one little detail is at the heart of attraction-when eyes meet, even if only in a virtual world, is still the most fool-proof way to get a guys attention. And make an extra $100 a night if you are able to acquire the easily-learned skill of "cum hither" eyes!

Yes. This one technique that Candi does could dramatically help your earnings increase in one quick move. Just imagine you are at a bar and you see a guy (or a girl;) and you are totally rocked by their meer presence and you are just looking at the guy like you want to rock his world...tonight! THIS is the way that I personally use the "bedroom eyes" to my advantage. Practicing in the mirror is both fun and encouraged to get this trick down:)

I first started REALLY noticed eye-flirtations when I first saw the show Modern Family, starring a whole cast of hilarious people...but the show seems to revolve around Sofia Vergara and her especially beautiful eyes that is constantly communicating something a little extra on top of her words. I really tried to key-in to how much more spice she adds to her conversations and how I could use that to make more money when I'm in front of my webcam:)

So, thank you Sofia, for once again being an inspiration. And thank you Candi for being an awesome example of a wallet-destroying adult webcam model that I think we all strive to be;)

Granted, I don't hate guys-I swear I don't-but you have to understand that if you are going to be a really good webcam model then you have to look at them like money deuche bags and nothing else. It's nothing personal, either. If a guy acts crazy, ban 'em and get back to counting more money than most of your professional, nine-to-fiver friends. It's a great gig, whether you are building a webcam career, with tons of regular, loyal fans OR you can simply just make money whenever you are needing extra cash-whatever-it doesn't matter. It could be for a last-minute vacation for your husband, or that Dessert Eagle .45 pistol you've been eyeing ;)

The moral of the story is the better you get at being a virtual stripper than the more money you make per minute, without begging or being naked in Free chat. BOO that shit. Make those beggars pay for it and you have just empowered yourself and all the camgirls, worldwide. It's a great feeling to see girls doing so well with $1,000 weeks becoming pretty commonplace. Keep it up and I will try to write the best advice columns for the camgirl that wants to make the most money at home.

Muah!



Cheers:)

Lisa X
www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Noxzema for a blemish-free booty

Last year, as I'm strolling the AVN and enjoying the festivities that Vegas has to offer, I chat it up with a starlette that claimed her flawless booty was in large-part due to her daily butt-lathering of a healthy dose of Noxzema. Yes, the tingly face cream (also, very nice for the face in my personal opinion) made from eucalyptus leaves that Koala bears LOVE to eat. Well, I love Koalas so anything THEY like, I'll give it a shot. Plus, it feels amazing and has been around for a long time, which gives me confidence that what I'm putting on my face won't be causing any issues.

Okay, so first off, let's look at the name "Noxzema" and sound-it-out..."No-eczema" is what I hear. And it just so happens, eucalyptus oil, which is the primary "tingly" ingredient in Noxzema is great for MAJOR skin issues like eczema. It is this refreshing smelling oil that has a lot of magic in it's plant-based fatty-acids.

Now, I had heard this tip before but at the time, it went in one ear and out the other. This time, I tried the Noxzema technique my friend Jennifer suggested and have been noticing clearer, smoother skin on my bum. Just in time for my arrival back to camming after my sabbatical.

The coolest thing about the tingly face (and butt) cream is that it is CHEAP and can be purchased ANYWHERE, which is nice because sometimes you only have a Wal-Mart to choose from and not a Sephora! But alas, a true lady always prevails, regardless of the situation.

It is also suggested to drink ONLY water in order to flush your pores out regularly if you are having issues with any blemishes on your titillating tush or fantastic face. Ever since I stopped drinking diet sodas, it has been much easier skin maintenance. And a daily wake-up and massage on my tail-feather has had me smiles ever since.

Try it. Even if your butt is awesome:) Ta-ta for now...;)


Cheers:)

 Lisa X
 www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
 www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
 Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

How Streamate.com could be the best webcam site...EVER

Yes, even though I've slacked at checking my twitter account (@CamgirlAdvice) lately, I have enjoyed a few email exchanges from girls with really great tips or fresh perspectives on being an adult webcam starlette in this increasingly competitive industry.

One email communique that particularly caught my eye regarded how Streamate.com, which happens to be my favorite webcam site (full disclosure: I don't even have ads on my site at this time; this is just fact in my experience), was now offering "geo-blocking" where basically, you can block countries or states...or even cities. Sweet! Let's take a closer look, shall we?!

Privacy has its perks
Granted, I personally, have no issues with showing my face or identity (aside from my writing identity being linked to my day job-LOL!) while being on webcam, some girls do, and for good reason. As "open" of a country the United States has seemingly become, there's still the potential social ostracizing that can be expected if a pretty girl is "discovered" in a conservative, or small town. You are not having sex with anybody, but stripping in front of a webcam is still a pretty big taboo for most people. It's really up to you and your comfort level.

And oh yeah, there's that little thing that people don't seem to treasure nowadays, which is privacy. Some people DON'T really want too much attention. Guys giving you compliments while you take home $2-$3 a minute is usually enough, trust me, for even the biggest ego (I shant name, names). And some people just don't want the drama involved because some people are sick and mentally-ill, and stalking does occur sometimes. Yes, your earnings will take a hit if you "block" a resident state, but is the sacrificed peace-of-mind worth an extra $20 a night? Let's take a mathematical peak girls...

If you are making $200-$300 a night, then 10% and 7.5% respectively, is a pretty low percentage of reduced income in my little hypothetical equation here, but you get the point. A sane and peaceful mind and body will help you make more money, over a longer period of time.

And guess what, you shouldn't be enjoying the perks of being a webcam model, making in excess of $50 an hour, only to be so stressed out that you gain/lose large amounts of weight or are constantly cleaning hair out of your sink or brush because your body is physically reacting to the scrutiny that a discovered model may unearth.

Don't lose your butt/beautiful hair. Just up your game and make a list of items that could improve your "private show" with the guys. Plus, money is NOT everything and greed is a disease we should all avoid. Seriously, we only have this one life and the sole pursuit of money and all things materialistic is laughable, when we ultimately can't take any of our possessions when you die (a trollie made me realize this-hilarious!).

But I digress
Back to Streamate being able to "block" certain areas of the country and the globe... The model I'm talking to is SO excited that SM is now blocking (a lot like Adultwork.com, Myfreecams.com, Homecams.com, etc.) but only to find out that the Streamate's geo-blocking implementation was having some "bugs" to say the least.

Essentially, some of the "tech staff" @Streamate were giving the girls the run-around, when scores of other virtual hotties were having the same blocking issues. Bottom-line, blocking is not working on Streamate just yet. And yes, I will absolutely make a post when it is completely functional and I get the "all clear" from the rest of my webcam peers that blocking is indeed, working.

I will make a bold statement here: if Streamate is able to successfully block regions/states/cities/countries yada-yada-yada, then it could quite possibly be the best overall adult webcam site in the universe.

But until then, at the current posting date of this latest blog, the "blocking" is only working SOME of the time for the majority of girls, and it seems like it is disabled once girls are getting online. That definitely sounds like a "bug" and I'm not even technical.

BOO!!!

Eventually, I'm sure the professionals at SM will get their shizzle together and evolve like the rest of the webcam world and ensure successful geographic-blocking so that even more money can be had by the eager girls that are all turning-out nice profits, night-after-night.

I live for empowering women in this arena, simply because it can be very competitive, lined with soiled individuals that only want to SOIL you as well. It's my small attempt at contributing something of value to the single moms or struggling college students out there that would be facing foreclosure or just a high-school degree if it weren't for Al Gore's invention called the internet (I may have used this joke before-Ha!).

Cheers:)

 Lisa X

 www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
 www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
 Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Desperate Housewives make money at home with a webcam

While I was laying in the hospital, I happened to come across an episode of Desperate Housewives which depicted an older woman doing some naughty things on a webcam. I shrank a little in my bed as I saw it.

As soon as I saw it, I thought-WOW! Webcam sites like Streamate or MFC are going to get a TON of new traffic AND they will get a lot more older women (younger, too) trying to make a few thousand extra per month. Do you see the bittersweet situation that being an adult webcam model is now offering? ARG!!!!

The existing base of professional Camgirls has to fight that much harder to make a $300 night a consistent thing. And yes, $300 a night (4 hours) is not terribly difficult as long as you charge a decent price per minute AND the website has plenty of traffic going there. I cannot stress traffic enough. And yes, you can check Alexa.com to "SEE" the traffic going to a site, but bottom-line, if the traffic is a miscellaneous hodge-podge of jobless non-spenders then this information is basically worthless.

Trust me, I have reviewed A TON of webcam sites that looked good "on paper" but when the true character of the website and business is tested is when you see if you can make some REAL money. Most webcam sites will NOT make you money. At least not yet.

There has been a huge glut of webcam sites popping up in response to the demand for "live porno" essentially, which will really lag in traffic at first. Eventually, as more and more guys get addicted to directing their own porno movie, there will be enough soon-to-be empty debit cards floating around, which is great news for the girls working hard.

Prediction: as more and more guys get their "rocks off" to an interactive model that actually responds to your words and desires, there will be much less money spent on pornography in its traditional form.

The ugly, unfortunate, money-sucking truth of it all is that porno tube sites (I won't add a URL for those bastards) are offering up FREE porn to the masses-all virus free (mostly).

But here's the catch though, while most guys are watching their free porn, they will have a pop-up window showing a camgirl (usually on Streamate) trying to entice a private. The more FREE porn is watched, the MORE likely guys will eventually pay for a "private session".

Moral of the story is that being a webcam entertainer will get tougher in the short-term, but will be such a common fixture in the porno culture, that enough money will be had by all.

But...and this is a big butt (LOL!)...this means the collective masses of current webcam models will need to be that much better at their job.

In closing, I will say it again, as I always do: if you are reading this article, chances are, you are hot enough to be a webcam model (guy or girl) AS LONG AS YOU HAVE PERSONALITY!!! It's just the way it is.

Guys not only want to bust an orgasm, but they want to feel special and even manly (in most cases). Bottom-line, in this hyper-fast existence that we now live-in there seems to be a serious yearning for human connectedness even as the population expands at a galloping pace. Use this knowledge and understand how it can ultimately make you rich if you so choose to do so, and you have a natural talent for live camming.

That is all for now, my pain meds are starting to kick-in and it's about to be sleepy time. YIKES! Have a great week girls and I will talk to everyone soon:)

Cheers:)

 Lisa X
 www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
 www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
 Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

I have been away for a while...

Without sounding like I want too much attention, I have been completely off the internet for the last few months, as I was "clipped" by a trollie in San Fran visiting my cousin. Um, getting "clipped" sounds innocent enough until it puts you in the hospital (ICU for 3 days). I feel sheepish about the accident but the entire time I was getting better, I wanted to get back to sharing good information with the fellow camgirl. I'm back and I'm better than ever...almost...I won't be camming for probably another month, but good camgirl advice galore is in store.

I'm taking topic suggestions as well, so if there is something that you need more of an enlightenment, give me a shout.

Now, go look both ways when you are hangin' out downtown and make that money girl!

Cheers:)

 Lisa X
 www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
 www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
 Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

How foreign girls make money like American girls

As an American Camgirl I have an advantage, as do all my American Camgirl peers, and the advantage is that I speak perfect English and I know the subtle nuances of American culture (in short, I read American magazines, books and watch American TV-unless you count Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which is a super-hot film). Basically, I'm easy to talk to since MOST of my customers, as well as many other Camgirls I know, are American boys. However, if you have some exposure to English then you'll probably do fine like girls in Brazil or Colombia or even Mexico. Canadian girls are essentially American, but with a bit more chic, European culture and a little less tan. They totally rock and their paychecks keep them performing week after week.

Yup. American boys are not necessarily the horniest lads of the land but on average, they have the deepest pockets. And this is the name of the game. After all, nobody REALLY wants to shake their tail-feather for 6 hours straight if you are only making $1.99 a minute! I'll cease my blabbering.

My point is, if you want to make the most money per hour camming then you need to adjust and adapt to a culture that will LIKELY be your biggest set of clients. And these clients speak English and are generally American boys that watch The Simpsons, phart a lot, love watered-down domestic beer, and want to see a big bootie get spanked. In a nutshell, they're brats with money. And for the most part, they are tolerable brats so the excess of $100/hour makes it reasonable to get a bit kinky.

However, as I've mentioned before, you still need to run your chat room how YOU want it, while maintaining that fine balance of alluring the clients into handing over their wallets and credit cards. Camming is so much more mental than physical, when you really notice what the very successful girls do. They are more than just a pretty face.

TTyl...

Cheers:)

Lisa X
http://www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com/
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charge more per minute as a Camgirl-because you're worth it!

In the human experience, we are constantly adapting and changing and ultimately, bitching about any change that may arise. My nails cost more now and I tried to learn Vietnamese to tell them how upset I was but alas, I accepted the increased price (change). And this automatic resistance to change is the biggest reason why more webcam models don't charge MORE per minute when they are literally baring it all.

Why? Because when a totally awesome Camgirl ups her prices from $3.99 to let's say, $4.59 and SOME (not all) of her "regulars" will complain, and bitch and moan about how the prices ARE TOO HIGH.

BULLSHIT. At the end of the day, most "live models" are getting incredibly freaky and kinky at the request of another male voyeur (or several-which increases profits of course). Essentially, these gentleman are DIRECTING THEIR OWN PORN and they are going to whine about a $0.60 increase per minute? Boo-hoo. Let 'em all cry it out ladies.

"...this automatic resistance to change is the biggest reason why more webcam models don't charge MORE per minute when they are literally baring it all."

You are worth every single cent (or Euro, Pound, Yen, Peso, etc.) and as a driven Camgirl you should be SLOWLY increasing your prices. You are "boiling the frog" as they say in the South. What this saying means is, you can't just simply throw a frog into a pot of boiling water. No, not at all.

You have to START with a nice lukewarm water; something inviting for the gentleman to come join you in (maybe, $2.89 per minute your first week). As you start to get a following and some high-quality regulars that absolutely LOVE your cam sessions you should totally increase your prices by at least 12 cents per week. You are turning up the heat, little-by-little, on these little froggies ;)

Now, I know this sounds like an arbitrary number but I have tried several different "price strategies" over the last 7+ years of me camming and for some reason, 12 cents is just low enough (but high enough) to net some seriously nice profits. After 25 weeks (approximately 6-months that equals a $3.00  increase-um, yes please!) And since most girls should start at around $2-3 a minute, in 6-months of hustling on Streamate or MyFreeCams you can feasibly be making $5-$6 per minute. Personally, I think every single XXX webcam model should make at leat $6-$10 a minute. You can accomplish this by smaller price increases so the "crowd" really doesn't notice the increase enough to be shy with their wallets. Make more money and continue get that consistent paycheck, growing larger as it may be. By smaller, less noticeable bumps in your Camgirl rates you can do this. Easily.

And when you think about it, as gas prices are the HIGHEST IN HISTORY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR in the United States, nobody is really complaining too much in the media about gas prices. Why? Because "oil and gas" has also "boiled the frog" in an effort to make more profits. By small bumps in prices, over the long-haul. (Gas prices are projected to be $4-$5/gallon by summer btw's! Yikes!)

"As you start to get a following and some high-quality regulars that absolutely LOVE your cam sessions you should totally increase your prices by at least 12 cents per week. You are turning up the heat, little-by-little, on these little froggies ;)"

Petroleum and sex happen to be so similar because the average American guy 100% needs BOTH every...single...day. Sex sells and it will always be recession proof and since it's a necessity to gentleman then every single girl should charge AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE per minute.

The more Camgirls that adopt higher prices, slowly but surely, will drive up the AVERAGE PRICE that every single webcam model enjoys. This means American girls, Brazilian, Russian-every single model should make more by this global effort to charge more per minute, every week.

You are beautiful and you are worth it. And those hairy bastards need it. LOL!

Now go charge more for that next solo show and boil your frogs as you wish:)

Cheers:)

Lisa X

http://www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com/
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Friday, February 4, 2011

Using Google Alerts to make more Camgirl profits

The majority of my posts on the Camgirl tips and advice blog are mainly to do with the mental side of taking your clothes off for strangers, albeit for a lot of money, it's still a psychological roller-coaster sometimes and I have been lacking a bit on the technical side of camming. The reason why, is that most people are successful because they simply have the "mental toughness" to not shy away from challenges, or rude, money-deficient, grumpy boys to make that money. With this all said, we live in a technological world and it's time for more articles on the tech side of being a naught webcam model. Here is something that I use a lot to my benefit for free. (Google really does rock.)

Let's take a peek:)

I give you, www.Google.com/alerts

And it's a beauty! Let me explain: whenever you type in some search data like "Big booty blonde's" or something specific (because it applies to you, hypothetically) into Google Alerts you will get an update EVERY TIME anything on the net is published with the text of "Big booty blonde's" for example.

Why is this a big deal? Well, there seems to be A LOT of heartache over webcam sessions being stolen and put-up on a "Tube site" so some jobless goober can whack his hog. Boo that. So...if you enter your camgirl name like, "Lisa X" into the aforementioned Google Alerts then every time something NEW on the net with this text criteria (which applies to images and videos nowadays according to my SEO camgirl vixens) shows up, then I get an email (so convenient) with the link and textual information. I can then take action to take down illegal material. Or just simply defend my pretty little reputation! :) But I digress...

At the very least, you can more easily find out if some other camgirl is talking inappropriately about you due to this monitoring/search service. Oh, and you can set-up as many "alerts" as you fancy. This is definitely a helpful research tool. What do you think?? Let me know in a comment below:)

Bottom-line: it's automated, it's free, it's a monitoring service (instead of deep-Googling for hours during a slow cam night) and it can also help your search engine optimization for your newfound camgirl career, which later helps when/if you decide to make a members-site or even a blog. We should all be so tech savvy. SEO article coming soon...thanks for stopping by:)

Cheers:)

Lisa X
http://www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com/
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Monday, January 10, 2011

Do NOT ever work for a studio if you're a Camgirl (and you like money)

I thought I'd start off today by writing a scathing review on "studios" for webcam sites. We've all seen 'em, whether or not we KNEW what they were: some person or entity claiming to give you A LOT more traffic if you simply signed up through their studio.

Is it worth it?

Fuck no. Not even hell no, but fuck no.

Unless you just want at least 5% of your check (that's $50 in a $1,000 check) taken out SIMPLY because you signed up through a studio, then go for it hun. Some girls have signed up with these "referral programs" where they didn't even KNOW that they were really supposed to be getting at least 35% of the total gross earnings at Streamate for example (and NOT 30%). IMPORTANT: all you simply need to do is sign-up DIRECTLY with the webcam site (like Streamate or MyFreeCams). Check the URL if you'd like to ensure that a referral text is not on the browser.

Let's look at how much 5% can be over the year, mathematically: let's say you're an above average Camgirl that works pretty consistently and you make $500 a week. 5% of of the $500 paycheck (from say, MyFreeCams or Streamate) is $25 going OUT THE WINDOW for really, no service or addition to your traffic. Multiply this by 52 weeks and you've MADE $24,700 in a year with $1300 going to these SCUMBAGS!
Last time I checked, I could buy a VERY nice purse and shoes with that extra money. What's wrong with being smart with my money and wanting to get some red-sole, high-heels??!! LOL:)

Ladies! Studios simply STEAL money from you for no beneficial service or advantage. I know most of you reading this already know this but I felt this was a "must-have" article for newbie cam models. Just say no.

You want an advantage? Get a Myspace account (big with Camgirls and pornstars), Twitter account, blog and CONSISTENTLY work with one of the major webcam sites (and try to do a little Indy too when you can for the higher percentage of earnings you'll take home this way). Other than that, working on your appearance and your interaction with your chat room can do a major improvement on your checks.

Don't know how you should "interact"? Then start watching some of the better Camgirls on your favorite webcam site and literally WRITE down what they do REALLY WELL. (NOTE: It's easy to tell which Camgirls are "top girls": they usually are on the first page and when you click on their profile for FREE chat, they are briskly taken into a private [or premium with multiple guys] show.)

After a few observations of some of the better webcam models, just simply look over your notes and ask yourself, "Could I give more flirty stares into the webcam or could I talk a little more during Free chat?"

REAL work like this will pay dividends to a Camgirl. Granted, it's not cool to replicate every detail of an opposing Camgirl but girls like LibertinaXXX on Streamate do a great job at kickin' back (in her sexy way), sipping a beer and almost treating Free chat as it's a nice lounge with drinks and a beautiful woman with red hair;)


Really cool girl, fiery red hair and a body that obviously does not quit!



Um, whosaid white girls DON'T have great asses???...;) OMG!
  When guys feel like they're in their "natural setting" where they get the courage to ask a girl for a dance (or a private show) then they feel like MANLY MEN because they're not bashed in the face that they're such losers they have to PAY to virtually have sex. Yes, as simple as guys are, they still KNOW that they're kinda pathetic so as a Camgirl, it's YOUR job to make them feel as good about themselves as possible while extracting Benjamin Franklin's from his wallet, ever-so slowly!

But I digress, which I do a lot I've noticed. Ah well. My obvious point here is that it has been FAR too long where MALES simply make money off us ladies WHEN WE'RE DOING THE EFFING WORK! And "studios" that are offering "HD webcam" or "more traffic" or simply trying to PIMP you out, legally. With no real work on their part.

Top webcam sites like Adultwork.com, Streamate.com, LiveJasmin.com, MyFreeCams.com are all going to work their very best to get you TONS of traffic. And with the new line of TV commercials that Streamate is brilliantly putting out (with real Camgirls-yay!) there' essentially an endless stream (for lack of a better word) of clients coming your way, to see what'cha got!

So, if you have a decent handle on HOW to run a successful webcam chat room and you make good money there is NO reason to ever sign up with a studio.

Again, this is that little secret that these "virtual pimps" don't want the unsuspecting webcam model to ever find out about. The difference in "traffic" they "guarantee", no matter how good it sounds, is negligible or just flat out ZERO!

As I've said before, I wanted to create this blog so that AS MANY CAMGIRLS AS POSSIBLE can actually make $25k-$100k a year, depending on their hustle, while being their OWN business where dudes don't even get to sniff the crisp cotton that bundles of cash brings.

The more you know as a female performer, the more money you can make at home (or in your dorm-whatever) and the LESS you'll be taken advantage of. If you were born with the desire to get kinky and perform then just make sure that you are making as much money as you deserve!

Cheers:)

Lisa X
http://www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com/
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Girls that LOVE camming make the most money at home

In this new year that we have all been inevitably pushed-through may hold the key to happiness, financial independence or just a camgirl emergency fund like my friend British Brooke wrote about recently. Either way, most of the happiness that you will ever garner will be because YOU made the decision to do so. For some, it's a squeeky-clean, architecturally structured, cubicle, sandwich-in-a-bag, legalistic kind of life. For some, they prefer making as much money as possible in 20 hours through a week-and spending the rest of the week LIVING LIFE. So, for some camming IS only about money but for most, it is the flexibility that ensues when you work for yourself. I am so, so proud of all these empowered, hard-working, beautiful girls that DRAIN wallets of unsuspecting sex addicts. LOL! But seriously, because a job that can make you $50-$75 an hour at home can be the difference between losing a home, custody of a child or even normal healthcare for family members.

But of course, there are the camgirls that spend everything on blow and taxi fare but that's the minority.

My point is, doing live shows at the casa for MORE money than an escort will make in the same time-period can truly be a pretty-cool time IF (and only if) you really love what you do.

The best pornstars are the models that TRULY enjoy sex and what they're doing. This same fact holds true for girls that are basically making custom porns for their clients-15 minutes at a time.

The girls that just kinda LAY there and look angry (because they haven't had a private session in a while) are the girls that OBVIOUSLY don't love what they do.

If you love what you do, the fantasy is so much more REAL. I mean, guys KNOW that they are paying to achieve an orgasm over the Internet-however, if the camgirls is able to find something enjoyable about the show THEN the guy actually thinks that you are turned on by him.

If you can accomplish that, you might as well start looking for a bigger apartment or house because this is the "magic sauce" for most of your online patrons.

All this has to be stated so the importance of what I'm about to say will fully sink-in: if you're being FORCED to be a camgirl online then QUIT! This is not an angry attempt to weed-out girls from the ever-growing industry that Streamate has built (especially with those commercials-traffic BUT more competition). It is simply a girl-to-girl talk so that if you're a struggling camgirl (because it's just not your thing and you hate it) then you should seriously pursue something that makes you HAPPY and pays the bills. For a lot of girls, camming for five days and making $1,000 actually DOES make them happy. But if you're the former, then life is way too short. Plus, if you're being forced by some lazy dude then kick 'em to the curb, buy some cute office attire and find a good gig.

I just can't stand the idea that some women are being pimped for lack of a better word when the Internet and camming was supposed to remove the control of males in the sex industry (although virtual, it's still a part of the sex industry) and empower women to NOT be mistreated and to make MORE money. After all, since the dawn of time, there have been a multitude of women that did most of the work while one alpha male decided to take all the loot. Not anymore:)

Make that money girls and empower yourself every single day! You are beautiful and you can do much more than you ever thought possible.

Cheers:)

Lisa X
www.camgirl-advice.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/CamgirlAdvice
Camgirl.Advice@gmail.com