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Working as a webcam model can be both a fun and lucrative career. There is a lot of freedom that comes with this type of work. Your earnings are limited only by your own imagination and work ethic. You can set your own hours and work as little or as much as you like. No two days are ever the same, and there is always plenty of fun to be had. Webcam modeling is, without a doubt, one of the most unique and rewarding careers to be found on the Internet.

The most essential part of success for any webcam model is developing a fan base, and the key to growing a loyal fan base and fan base is to treat your webcam work as what it really is — a business. It’s a ton of fun and a lot of freedom, but it is a business and must be treated that way.

In reality, your webcam modeling business is probably going to be about 90% working and having fun on the cam, and 10% marketing and promoting yourself to keep your fan base (and your income) growing strong. Of course, we will will direct members to you, but if you really want to stand out and push your earnings potential to the maximum, you’re going to have to do some legwork and promote yourself too. Don’t worry though, you won’t need a marketing degree, and the promotional side of the business can be a lot of fun too.

Here are some tips to help you grow and maintain an fan base that will stay loyal, come back for more, and help you to achieve the highest possible income.

Decide On The Right Niche For You

If you’re going to do well as a webcam model, it’s important to decide on a niche that you enjoy yourself. Anyone you ask will give you a different opinion on what they think is the best niche, but the only opinion that really matters is yours. What works best for someone else may not, and probably won’t, work well for you.

There are two main reasons you should choose an area that you enjoy. First, if this is going to be your job, you don’t want to be doing something that you don’t like day after day. There’s no fun at all in that. Second, the fan base chooses to watch models in a particular niche because that’s what they really like, and they’ll be able to tell if you’re not really into it and enjoying yourself.

What niches are there? It's more like – what is your personality? Are you a dom? Submissive? The innocent type? Or maybe you like to play the dirty girl? Do what works best for you.

Give The Audience More Than They Expect

Going a bit above and beyond expectations is especially important when you are just getting started. You want to get as many members hooked as you can so that they’ll keep coming back, and even tell others about you.

Experiment a bit, and once you find your strengths, exploit them to your advantage. If there’s something about you that people find irresistible, show it off. If you can talk dirty enough to make a sailor blush, go for it. Anything that differentiates you from other models and makes you stand out to your fan base is helping you build your brand and gain a following.

Most importantly, you just have to listen to your fan base. They’ll tell you what they want and what they like about you. If people start telling you that you look ultra sexy when you dance, then get up and dance. If they tell you they can’t say no when you use a certain tone of voice, sit in front of the mirror and perfect that voice. Your members are actually telling you what you can do to make more money from them. Take their advice!

Take Advantage Of Social Media

One of the best ways you can promote yourself is through social media. The reach is massive and it won’t cost you a dime. You shouldn’t have a problem promoting yourself on any of the major social networking platforms. Here are some general tips that you can apply to just about any of the big social sites.

Watermark any images you upload - You should put your name on any pictures you upload to social networks. As they get shared and passed around by other people, they’ll take your name right along with them and gain you more exposure.

Use your display name - When posting anything, you should do it under the name you use on cam. If anyone is looking for information about you or where to find you, that’s what they’ll be searching for. Make it easy for them.

Post regularly and be interactive - Social media is about being social. It’s important to keep active and even interact with followers. If you just post pictures or other content and never speak to anyone, you’ll be seen as a spammer and often ignored. You don’t need to talk to everyone, but answer some questions here and there and show them you are a real person. You’ll build real relationships that will pay off.

Use the right tags and hashtags - You want to make sure your posts are seen by as many people as possible, but don’t spam your content or your links where they don’t belong. Using the correct tags and hashtags on your posts will help you reach the right fan base and get discovered by people who are looking for your type of entertainment and are willing to pay for it.

Quality Always Beats Quantity

Any successful webcam model will tell you that most of the money they earn comes from repeat customers. The business is about building quality relationships with loyal fans that will come back again and again, always happy to spend their money with you.

While you always want to have things going on that will bring new members to you, you’re going to make the most money by learning how to keep existing customers coming back. In the end, one customer who comes back 8 or 9 times is going to make you more money than 5 or 6 who only sit for one show. Developing a working relationship with a few members is also much easier for you than constantly starting from zero with tons of new members. It’s not about the total number of people in your fan base, but the quality of the relationship you have with them.

Persistence Pays Off

None of what we’ve mentioned here is too complicated, but it is going to take some work, and some time. Nothing is going to happen overnight, but if you keep at it, it will happen.

If you make a habit out of self-promotion, you’ll see your fan base grow steadily. As your fan base grows, you’ll start to see more repeat customers. As you get to know more of your repeat customers, you’ll start to see your income grow. Once that happens, the sky is the limit. How far you take it is completely up to you.