You turn your computer on and begin to surf the Internet only to discover that a popup appears suggesting there are live models available for viewing. While some people may be enticed to watch the live model, others may be more intrigued about the money made modeling online. While not for the faint of heart, webcam modeling can be very lucrative for some. Just like with any job, you must put in the work if you want to reap the benefits of webcam modeling. In fact, you could end up putting more than 20-40 hours into it a week at the beginning in order to make it a profitable business.

Webcam modeling is part of the adult entertainment industry. While there is no in person interaction between you and the client, you will have to perform certain sexual acts for your client in order to continue to get paid. Clients may request a variety of “tasks” depending on what you are comfortable with. In the beginning, most webcam models log into an open chatroom where they communicate with a variety of people. During this time, it is your job to entice an individual to seek more private communication through a private chat. Once you get them into a private show, you can then begin to charge them for one to one interaction.

Pay to Play

The potential amount of money you can make is one of the biggest reasons girls choose to become a webcam model. While there is an unlimited amount of money to be made, there is a lot of work that has to be done. You have to be willing to work solo in most situations. Each client will have their own demands and you can charge for extras as long as you are comfortable with the requests. While you never have to oblige to a client’s request, this is a good way to build your clientele up the more you are willing to do. After only a few months of webcam modeling, most models make anywhere between $50 to $200 an hour. All this depends on how many hours you are willing to put in and how many fans you have.

No Boss to Worry About

Unlike many jobs, if you choose to go the path of webcam modeling, you will not have a boss. This is because all webcam models are freelance contractors that essentially work for themselves. Working for yourself is just one of the many perks of working as a live webcam model. While it can be nice not having a boss hover over your shoulder telling you what to do each day, you must have a go-getter attitude if you want your “business” to excel. While you do not have a set time to be available, it is important that you work the often as your fans want to see you.

Many webcam models consider their clients as their bosses since this dictates how much money they will make. Just like with any business you own, you’re in charge, but that could mean you put in a substantial amount of hours. Before getting into webcam modeling, you want to consider the time you can commit to this type of business and how serious you are.

Building a Fan Base

As any business owner would tell you, your clients are the most important part of your business. You have to keep them happy if you want them to pay for your services. Because webcam modeling requires a lot of motivation, you cannot miss days and weeks or you will likely lose your clientele.

One of the best ways to build a fan base is by working at a set time. You could end up sitting there for hours waiting if you do not have some regular clients.

Realistic Expectations

You cannot expect to make six figures overnight, but there are some webcam models that do make this kind of money. Those that make the most have marketed themselves and worked hard for quite a while to reach that amount. Before you go into the webcam business, you need to set some goals. First, you want to determine just how much you need to make to cover your bills and equipment. While there is minimal overhead in the webcam business, you still have some equipment costs. You want to have a good Internet speed, a quality webcam, and good computer. These are all essential if you want to be successful and grow your business. You will likely find yourself working many hours at the beginning trying to build your fan base. Fortunately, you do not have to have experience when you get into the webcam modeling business and you can start making money nearly instantly if you do it right.