Are you in a dead in job? Do you dream of making easy money without having to leave the house? Do you enjoy the thought of putting on a show for strangers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, being a live cam model may be for you. Here’s what you need to know about the ins and outs of this business.

What Do They Do

Webcam models generally do what they want to do. Many of them do nude shows and masturbate or have sex on camera, but not all. Some dress in sexy costumes and perform everyday activities. Others may just sit and chat. Different host sites have different rules as far as what you allowed to do, but you will never have to do anything you don’t want to.

What Are The Risks

There are lots of ways to help conceal your identity. However, there is still a chance that someone will figure out your real identity. Before you begin camming, you should consider what would happen if your friends, family, or employer found out what you were doing. If the worst thing that will happen is some embarrassment, keep going. If you are a public figure, teacher, or someone else whose career could seriously be harmed, think twice. There are some crazy people in this world as well. You don’t want them figuring out your identity for your own safety.

Physical Appearance

Are you thinking “This sounds great, but I’m not attractive enough”? First you are likely more attractive than you give yourself credit for. Second, there are niches for every ethnicity, body type, age, and even transgender. So if you don’t fit the mold of a blonde with a fit body who doesn’t look a day over 18, that’s ok. This one is much tougher for men in the business, however. Guys have different tastes and fetishes. Women do too, but when it comes to camming the guy that looks like a male GQ model is going to do better than the guy who needs to lose 20 pounds. You can still be successful though. While women tend to enjoy the stereotypical looking guy when it comes to cam shows, they are also more attracted to personality than men. So if you aren’t a 10, but you have a great personality, play to that.

Just because men place more importance on looks than women doesn’t mean you can just lay on the bed for five minutes and build a following. Men enjoy personality as well. Regardless of how good you look, you are an entertainer. That means that you have to entertain your audience to be successful.


Couples tend to make more money than individual performers. It may be because it is easier to imagine yourself in the scene with a couple. If you are a man, you imagine yourself doing what the man is doing. If you are a woman, you imagine yourself in the woman’s place. Most people don’t consciously realize they are doing this, but they are. There’s also a very limited amount of sexual acts you can perform by yourself. As a couple, you will never run out of new and creative things to do.

At the very top of the earnings list you have lesbian couples. Guys aren’t the only ones that enjoy watching them. Many women are curious or get turned on by it as well. These women may not be comfortable doing this in their own life, but love to watch others do it. Let’s face it, women are sexy to both sexes.


The better your camera, the better quality your feed will be. Your reason for wanting to become a cam model will have a lot to do with your choice of camera. If you are in the “Doing it for fun, but if I make some money, great” category, I wouldn’t suggest going all out for a top of the line camera. If you want to make this your career or a significant income source, a top quality webcam or video camera that can be hooked up to your pc are in order.

You’ll also want a microphone so that you can speak to your audience, a computer, and a high speed internet connection. When it comes to your actual performances, you will need some equipment for those too. If you already have plenty of sex toys and sexy outfits, you should have everything you need. If not, you will need to invest in these items. Guys get off easy here, because unless you are gay, no one really expects a man to use a toy. Still, it doesn’t hurt to have a nice pocket pussy to change things up a little.

Location, Location, Location

You should also give some thought to the location where you are going to shoot. Most sites don’t allow you to broadcast from public places, so the most obvious choice is your bedroom. You will want to set up your “set” before you begin. Remove anything that could be used to identify you or your general location. Make sure the area is clean and orderly. If you are going to be spending most of your time on your bed, invest in a nice sheet and comforter set and have your bed made before you go on.

Where to Sign Up

This will also depend on your reason for doing camming in the first place, but that’s not the only consideration. Different sites have different rules and expectations. Some give you more freedom than others. Some will expect for you to perform sexually, and some will allow you to do whatever you like, as long as you stay within the bounds of the law. Some sites will also give you more privacy protection than others. Certain sites give you the ability to blackout a state, region, or even your home country. This greatly reduces the chance you will be seen by someone you know. However, if the user has their IP address hidden, it won’t block them. This means that this method isn’t completely foolproof. Take a look at different sites and you can easily identify their pros and cons.