If you check out the most popular websites in the world based on the traffic it generates, you will sometimes notice web addresses that go by the names of livejasmin.com, myfreecams.com or imlive.com. No, these are not search engines, web portals or social media sites. These are dedicated sites for webcam girls.
The most popular of these sites can attract as much as 28 million unique visitors every month. With that amount of traffic, it is no secret that one can actually make a pretty decent livelihood for being a webcam girl.
The Advantages of Being a Webcam Girl
While looks and sex appeal are obvious requirements to become a webcam girl, it offers a number of advantages when compared with other jobs. For one, it does not matter if you are currently employed or not to become a cam girl. One can even be a student, so long as she has no qualms about the requirements of the job.
The hardware requirements are simple enough. All that you would need is a computer, a web camera and a decent Internet connection. From there, you can set your limits and decide for yourself, meaning that you can be your own boss. You choose where, when and how much time you want to devote to the work. You also get to decide what kind of shows you are willing to perform. If so preferred, you do not even have to focus the camera on your face when shows are being conducted.
Types of Chat
The show, or chat in cam girls’ lingo, can be categorized into three kinds. These are:
- Free Chat – a free chat is where you get to meet all your potential customers. You do not need to take your clothes off at this time, as customers assess whether they want to continue to a different level with you. The number of customers is unlimited and you should be able to view the amount of money a customer has in his account.
- Nude Chat – in nude chat, you are expected to have your top off all the time. Customers will pay you on a per minute basis, with the charges starting the second they enter the chat line. The number of customers is unlimited. In other words, though the amount to be charged may not be that high, you can probably more than make up for it through volume.
- Private Chat – a private chat is a pay chat that allows a customer exclusive access to the webcam girl. There will be nobody else who can see what you and your customer will be doing or talking about. The customer can even open his webcam for you to view, though this is usually an optional feature that may be turned off if you are not comfortable with it. The pay is quite substantial, so as a webcam girl, you should be prepared to go completely naked and do what your customer wants. As your own boss, however, you can decide just how far you will be willing to go.
Possible Legal Issues
As with any business transaction, you should always be prepared to read the fine print of any contract. A lot of times, a webcam girl is signing off her rights to anything and everything that she does in front of the camera.
What does that mean?
It means that the cam sites can actually record your videos so that they can use it for the promotion of the site. They can also compile all these into a DVD that can be sold for a profit. That means that your work may actually start showing up in other sites.
Smart webcam girls have counteracted this measure by specifically asking for an additional clause in the contract that would require a cam site to pay the girls money for videos that have been recorded during the course of their work. That means additional income as webcam girls can now earn even when they are offline.
Another potential legal issue to watch out for is the question of prostitution. Some legal experts believe that prostitution transactions need not happen in just one physical room. With the ever-improving technology that allows online sex, new cases may be filed to test the law as engaging with a webcam girl may actually be interpreted as prostitution done in a digital or cyber room.
Earnings of a Webcam Girl
The pay will vary depending on how popular you get to be and how much time you are willing to spend for the job. The best webcam girls can earn as much as $50,000 to $60,000 per month. Of course, these may be girls who are already porn stars and who work full time in front of a webcam.
On the average, a webcam girl can bring in $300 to $1,000 per day for work lasting anywhere from a couple of hours to five hours per day. Like any other service job however, there may be days when work is slow and demand for a cam girl is weak. Some cam girls have reported earning as low as $10 on a real bad day.
On average however, most earn enough money to pay the bills and make a decent living. Cam sites often charge a 35 percent commission, so you can just imagine how much the actual revenues are.
The hours are flexible, the pay is good and once you get used to it and become comfortable, the stress level is actually quite low. You may sometimes forget that being a webcam girl is an actual job. The great thing about it is that it may even help open up opportunities for you to earn even more in the future. You get to see the inner workings of the adult entertainment industry, while some webcam girls even get to set up their own sites.