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From our Inbox: Returning to Cam After a Few Years

Stepping away from cam for even a short amount of time can make you feel as though you’re totally out of the loop if you eventually decide to make a comeback. The model who wrote in below is seeking advice on how to build back up after a couple of years of being away after previously maintaining a regular, full-time cam schedule:

(NOTE: Original text has been redacted for privacy purposes)

Hi there.. I used to get advice from you a few years ago when I was camming frequently on SM. 

I had moved away to the mountains for the past few years and hence did not have decent internet so was unable to cam. I have now moved coastal and have amazing internet . Upload speed 10, download speed 120, and am also using an I7 computer. All my tech specs are GREAT!
(Text ommitted) When I did this I started over a new account and therefore I am starting over with my placement. It seems that I am stuck on page 4 or sometimes even farther. I notice with the new account my rating is low. I have had shows and none of the guys rate me even tho I asked them to. The shows were good enough that I used up their daily limit, so I guess they forgot to rate.
Anyway.. Do you have any tips? I plan to be on here everyday going forward, but I need to know what I can do to boost my placement so I have traffic to make moolah!!  The guys seem to like me once they find me lol
Thanks so much for your help. 
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Thanks so much for reaching out!
Glad to have you back with us… it can be a little daunting to get back into the swing of things after  stepping away for a few months, let alone for a few years! 🙂 I’m happy to help get you re-established.
The good news is that traditional factors that you are already familiar with like stream quality, ratings, and time online all still factor in  when determining your placement on Streamate. You can reference where you are and how you’re doing for each stat on Streamate’s spectrum by checking Reports>My Ranking on your account dashboard. However, the newer component that has also been incorporated into placement is customer history. It’s best explained in the following excerpt from our March 2018 Model Newsletter (https://streamatehelp.com/march-2018-news-and-updates/) :

We’re excited to announce an update to Streamate members’ front pages! When a member logs on, they now see a unique list of performers based on their preferences and habits. This means your placement is no longer simply “high” or “low”—it’s different for each member. You’ll show up near the top of the page for members who are a good match, automatically pairing you with the viewers who are likely to enter your room and spend!

Our goal is to deliver relevant and high-quality results to all of our members, so your video quality, ratings, and consistency are still important factors that will help you stand out. You can read more details on the updated Placement help page, along with our best tips for being seen on as many members’ lists as possible!

It looks like you’re just getting started back up, so don’t worry! Keep working on your consistency of time online and your ratings, most importantly. Prompt members to rate you as you have in the past as soon as you enter into a paid chat session (so they don’t forget). I’m attaching the stats from my current view on the admin end for your account- all looks well, but I’ve underlined in red the 2 main things that you can try to focus on to get your placement up higher and get you in front of more eyes. Otherwise, as you increase your interactions with even more members, especially in scenarios where they spend (Gold tributes or Paid Shows) the more you will land relevant recommendations to other members that might also be a good “match” with your profile, so keep at it. 🙂
If you have questions or need support, reach out any time! 🙂
All the best,
VANESSA
Director of Talent Recruiting
Streamate Network

If you have questions about camming on Streamate whether you are an existing or perspective model, please send me a message at vanessa@streamate.com . 🙂

“TOP 10: THINGS MODELS SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR A CAM SITE”

*CHECK OUT OUR “TOP 10 Q’s” highlight story on our IG to learn more about this post! 😉

Summertime is officially in full swing, and with this time of year comes an influx of camming newcomers who are in the market for a hot and profitable cam site. If you happen to be one of these enterprising individuals,  then use our list of TOP 10 things to look for in your cam site research to make the best decision for YOU (and also avoid potential headaches in the future)!

STREAMATE MODELS “TOP 10 THINGS MODELS SHOULD LOOK FOR WHEN SHOPPING FOR A CAM SITE”

(1) The actual camsite: is it a single website, or part of a larger network?

(2) How are earnings generated: is this a token-based/Free Show oriented site, or does the site focus on Private Shows? Also, what are the rules about nudity in Free Chat?

(3) Aside from shows, what are some of the other dynamic ways that you can earn income by creating a profile on this site?

(4) Privacy: is geo-blocking an option? Will my info remain confidential?

(5) Promotions: am I allowed to promote my social media platforms or otherwise?

(6) Traffic: is it provided for me, or am I responsible for my own traffic?

(7) Payment: what are the different payment methods that you offer? What is the payment schedule like? Are there payment delays that I should be aware of?

(8) Billing: does the site perform the billing on my behalf? Also, am I penalized for chargebacks?

(9) Contracts: is there exclusivity by joining this site, or is it a non-exclusive performer agreement? Also, how does termination work if I decide to close my account?

(10) Support: what methods of support are available for questions or if I need help?

 

There’s tons of info out there, including real feedback from other models who have used each site: take this feedback into consideration, but also remember that experiences are unique and will vary between individuals. In the end, it’s important to establish what your goals are and what is important to you/what you are comfortable with in order to make a sound decision when entering into camming or any form of sex work. It may take some trial and error to really figure out what will ultimately work best for you, but never hesitate to ask questions beforehand. Good luck 😉

Be sure to follow us on social media for all of our updates!

IG: @streamatemodels

Twitter: @streamatemodels

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TOOLS: CHAT EFFECIENTLY ON STREAMATE USING SAVED MESSAGES

Saved Messages is a handy little tool in your Streamate chat that makes communicating with your viewers even more efficient!

Tired of answering the same questions about what you do in Private? Do people constantly ask to see your boobs, feet, booty but you want them to tribute a certain amount of GOLD?

In this quick informative video, we show you where to find Saved Messages, how to use it, and list 4 reasons why YOU should be using it in Free Chat on Streamate! Become a Free Chat-extraordinaire with Saved Messages… check out the vid now!

Let’s get social! Follow us everywhere @streamatemodels

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QOTD: “I’m a new cam model… how much should I charge?”

We answer a really common question that is asked by new cam performers.

Be sure to follow us on social media @streamatemodels to ask us your questions!

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TUTORIAL: USING SMBROADCAST (+ TROUBLESHOOTING)

We walk you through starting your live broadcast on Streamate using the SMBroadcast Encoder. Discussed in this video:

  • Tips for choosing the proper settings within SMBroadcast
  • Starting your show on Streamate using SMB
  • Tips to manually troubleshoot (and stream interruption prevention)

This tutorial is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate

cam models who are using the SMBroadcast Encoder on Streamate. Successful use of SMB will grant you preferred placement on the site, so we encourage models to give it a try and use when possible!

If you haven’t already downloaded SMBroadcast, you may find download and setup instructions here.

View our video tutorial to download SMBroadcast here.

 

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CAMMODEL TIPS FOR LIGHTING and AMBIANCE + ROOM OBSERVATIONS!

Channeling your inner Christopher Lowell or Nate Berkus!

In this segment, we’re talking tips about lighting and ambiance in your cam room! Just like filters on Instagram, a great lighting concept when you’re on cam is so necessary. Stay tuned after our tips as we select live cam rooms on Streamate at random to observe different lighting concepts and cam “environments” across the site.

Follow us on social media @streamatemodels to stay connected!

XO, Vanessa Eve Director of Talent Recruiting Streamate Network @vanessaeve_xo

modeling@streamate.com

What Drives You: Start with Why!

 

If you need inspiration for this week/month/year that will change (or validate) your approach to your cam business, this is it.

During an open-table discussion at a recent women’s group meeting I attended, one of the members shared her aspirations to start a business selling handmade, “weird-looking” headbands. What was stopping her, as she explained to the group, was that she really didn’t know “how” to sell them: she felt very uncomfortable with promotion to friends or people in her network, let alone strangers. It was pretty clear that she was still very much in the conceptual stage of development, so the other ladies prompted her with some foundational questions like, ‘who’s your target market’ and ‘how/where do you plan on selling these headbands?’ or ‘how do you plan on marketing this product?’

She didn’t have a cohesive plan in place, nor did she have a decisive answer to any of the questions being posed by the ladies of the group.

The hostess of the group then asked, “Have you ever heard of the Golden Circle concept?”

It’s not what you do, but why you do it.

Think about some of your personal favorite’s that you follow online- brands that influence you, people that you look up to, or accounts that you simply look forward to seeing updates from. Why do you follow them? What ways do you feel like you connect with them? Is it through the words that they say? Is it their personality? Now apply these same questions to your own business.

If you’re keen on Ted Talk’s, there’s a good chance that you’ve run across a segment called ‘Start with Why’ by speaker, professor, and author Simon Sinek. Regardless of whether you’ve already seen this or not, I’d like to encourage you to give it a watch (see video above). In this talk, Mr. Sinek references “the Golden Circle”: why, how, what.

The “why” is the purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do. Mr. Sinek’s observation is that most businesses and individuals tend to focus on “what” (the actual product or service) rather than the “why” when it comes to communicating their message to potential consumers. The error in this pattern, Mr. Sinek suggests, is that thinking, acting, and communicating from the outside-in will not inspire others to  connect with you or take action. Rather, communicating from the inside-out will attract and inspire audiences/consumers/followers who align with your beliefs. This idea can be applied to just about any pursuit in life, but in terms of camming, this is also relevant.

So why is “why” important?

“Why” will set you apart as a unique and individual performer. “Why” will allow you to connect with your audience, and inspire action. Consumers, according to Mr. Sinek, will not buy “what” you do, but “why” you do it. This concept can be applied to every aspect of your business, from your presence on social media, to your actual cam shows, and what you choose to write on your public model profile.

Let’s use a simple example: why members should take you Private.

Approach #1: What>How>Why

I do private shows.

I’m really great at fellatio.

Take me private.

Approach #2: Why>How>What

I’m sensual and very eager and willing to please.

I enjoy taking my time with you in order to fulfill your deepest desires. I am an expert at fellatio.

Let’s connect in a private session.

How does ‘Why’ apply to you as a cam model?

Think about ‘why’ you are doing your shows. Essentially, viewers can enter Private or tip whomever they’d like, so what is it about you that compels your viewers to spend their hard-earned dollars on you? It comes down to your message, and not solely the “what”- the service that you are offering. If you think about it, every other model that is online is also offering a service of some sort… that’s the premise behind the platform. Narrow down the “why” into a genuine message that will translate to your audience, whether verbally or how it is delivered through the text on your profile, or even through your interactions in both pre-show and during an actual show.

What sets you apart as an individual from the thousands of other performers on the internet is you. Let yourself be the driving force for inspiration from the way you conduct your shows, to how you communicate with your audience, and the type of content that you release.

The next time you go live, or send out a tweet, or decide on the theme of the day in your chat room, keep in perspective why you are doing what you do.

Do You!