- Business and Employment
A Sexy Way to Make Some Extra Cash
No matter how old you are (18+) or how much education you have, in this economy odds are that you are in need of some extra cash. So what do you do? Apply to work part-time at the local fast food joint flipping burgers and cleaning toilets? Buy into one of those Get Rich Quick schemes?
I propose a
more exciting idea: Webcam Model.
Now, before you flip out and say what you will about the adult entertainment industry, I am here to tell you that this is a legit job that could have many benefits.
PROs and CONs of Webcam Modeling
PRO: You are your own boss – You work in the comfort of your own home without having to deal with an annoying supervisor. You make your own hours. Only have time for an hour long chat? No problem! Not to mention the fact that, unlike other opportunities in the adult entertainment industry, you never have to see any of your clients face to face.
CON: It requires a certain amount of investment – you should definitely take the time and effort to look your best in front of the camera, do your best to please every client so that they keep coming back, and invest in a nice high quality webcam, cute outfits and/or toys (if you’re into that).
PRO: You don’t have to be gorgeous to make money – seriously, if you just browse the host site for a few minutes you will find some poor model on there that makes you look like a goddess, and you can bet she’s making her fair share of cash!
CON: Some clients can be rude – If you don’t like a customer, @&!# ‘em! You can block customers from your chat room for any reason. If they are being pushy, block ‘em! If they are weirdoes, block ‘em! Don’t waste your time on clients that make you feel bad.
PRO: There are plenty of clients out there that are willing to pay for what you have – stick around and you’re sure to find them. You might even get regular clients that you can develop a kind of business relationship with.
And the ultimate PRO: You can make serious bank – depending on the site you choose and your standings there, customers will be paying up to $5.00 per minute (maybe more!) to watch you do your thing! However, if you’re using a host site they are likely to take a percentage of your earnings. This means that you are only earning 30-60% of what the guests are paying. Even then, if you are charging $5.00 per minute and only receiving $2.50 per minute, you are still being paid $75.00 for a 30 minute session!
How to Do It
Search around and find a host site that fits your needs and interests. Some well-known sites include ImLive.com and NiteFlirt.com, but definitely look around and see what you can find! Weigh the pros and cons for each site (example: percentage earned). Once you have signed up for a site, create your personal profile. NEVER use your real name, location, or other information, and NEVER agree to contact a client outside of the host site. These actions are usually against the site’s rules, and could also lead to dangerous situations.
Some tips on creating a profile:
Use flirty and seductive descriptions, but never put something on your profile that you are not willing to do on the camera. On that note, if you have something you are not willing to do, you might want to put that on your profile as well. Not willing to get fully nude? Put that on your profile! Some clients are still willing to see your show, but let them know what you will or won’t do before they pay their money, or they will no doubt be disappointed and might give you a bad rating because of the misleading information.
Create a variety of pictures for potential clients to view. This gives them a chance to see what you are like before they commit to your show. Be sure to read the site's rules for pictures to see what is allowed and what isn’t. Use nice lighting and highlight your good features. Have a pretty face? Be sure to take some head shots, because clients will love it! Have a sexy bum or a nice rack? You get the picture… Also, focus on the content and scenery in your pictures. Wear different outfits that accentuate your good features, pose on your bed or in another high-fantasy location, and use props!
Take advantage of the site’s promotional opportunities. Most likely, your site will offer a few ways of helping you increase your cash flow. This might include video competitions between you and other hosts that result in prize money and promotion of your profile to clients, or on-site and off-site tools to promote your profile. Some sites will even allow you to record video sessions. After you record them, clients can pay to view them and you get the profit even if you aren’t online!
Some in-action tips:
RELAX! Take a deep breath and just stay calm. It is normal to be nervous if you have never done anything like this before. However, confidence is key and if you are nervous it will show. For your first few times, or until you are comfortable, don’t hesitate to tell clients that you are new and still learning the ropes. They may even have some advice to help you get better!
SMILE! Even if you have an amazingly seductive expression that you love to use, don’t forget to smile once in a while. Clients love to see that you are enjoying yourself!
TALK! If you are comfortable speaking to clients (don’t be ashamed if you’re not!) and have a mic on your computer or web cam, definitely do it. Some clients are just looking to hear your beautiful voice! If you are too shy at first, don’t hesitate to tell clients you don’t use a mic, but keep it in mind for when you become more comfortable on cam!
READ FORUMS: The host site may have a forum area where hosts can ask other hosts questions and offer advice. Definitely take advantage of this. You can get tips on how the site works and even ask the other hosts if they like your pictures or have advice on how to make them better!