Webcam models are performers in the adult entertainment industry. The most basic definition of a webcam model is someone who performs on camera, always live, and streams their performance over the Internet for a specific audience.
Webcam models can be women, men, couples, or transexuals. Themes that performances are based on vary widely and can include everything from dancing or stripping to bondage and unusual fetishes. Different themes, or audience tastes, are generally referred to as niches. Performers generally specialize in one or two niches and work to develop a loyal fan base who will ultimately be their source of income.
Above all else, a webcam model is an entertainer. The way a particular model entertains their fan base is really up to them. Some models use dancing and teasing, others might simply chat and talk with fans. Each model has to find their own strengths and exploit them to get the most from their time in front of the camera.
How Does Webcam Modeling Work?
Most webcam models are solo performers. That is, they appear alone on camera and interact directly with their fans. To keep things simple, we’re going to talk as if we are speaking about a solo performer, but the basics stay the same for couples or other types of multi-person performances.
Models can work from from their own home, or perhaps another location such as a hotel room or office space they have rented. In general, a model can work from any location where they can connect a computer and webcam with a high speed Internet connection. Webcam modeling is considered to be one of the safest ways to work in the adult entertainment industry because the model never has to be in close physical contact with anyone else, or reveal their actual location.
What Does A Webcam Model Do While Online?
There are two basic aspects to what a webcam model actually does while they are online and working. The first part of the job involves entertaining and interacting with a general audience. From there, it is the model’s job to convince one or more members of the audience to pay for a private performance. This, of course, is where the model will get their income.
When viewers enter a cam site, they will be presented with the models they can currently interact with. Any model online could find themselves in a chat room with anywhere from just one to hundreds or more members at a given time.
This portion of the interaction is free to the member. It is designed to be a sort of free preview to let the member look through available models and decide if they like one or more of them and would like to continue on to a more intimate performance.
At this point, for the model, the job is to entertain those who have come to the chat room, be as friendly as possible, and try to convince one or more of the members to pay for a performance. They key thing is to remember what the member is paying for and not give too much away in the free stage.
Once a member has decided to pay for a performance, the model and the member are taken to a separate and private video chat where they will have one on one interaction. Of course, the model’s job at this stage is to satisfy the member and create an enjoyable experience. The length of the performance and exactly what happens during the performance will depend on several factors such as quantity of time the member has available, and the model’s own working policies.
Most webcam models will try their best to be as friendly and accommodating as possible with new paying member in an effort to get them to come back again. It is widely accepted in the industry that the way to build a higher income is to generate a loyal fan base of repeat customers.
Webcam Modeling Is A Unique Opportunity
Webcam modeling, in a nutshell, is a combination of entertainment and customer service. The most successful models will be good at both. Those with friendly and outgoing personalities tend to do very well in the webcam industry. The ability to make someone else feel comfortable with you is just as important as providing satisfying performances.
Webcam modeling is real work, and it does take some skill, but it’s a unique opportunity that can give you the freedom to live on your own terms and take control of what you do with your own time. With the right attitude, and willingness to work while you build up an audience, you could find yourself as a successful and well paid model faster than you might think.