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

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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 😉

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Performer Life: “Should I Bring My Partner to Adult Trade Shows with Me?”

This is a tricky question. I’d say that if you are going to bring your (non-XXX industry) partner/significant other/bf/gf to an adult trade show with you, you have to be very clear about two things:

(1) your goals for the show

(2) your partner’s role(s) during the show if they were to accompany you

I absolutely love meeting the special person (or in some cases, people) in your life- the person who supports you on the day to day. The person who always has your back. And sees you through your good and bad days. The person who knows you at your core: the real you, off-cam. I love catching a sense of your dynamic with this person when they help you with your coat or when you’re canoodling on the other side of the table at dinner.

However, attending an adult tradeshow can be intense. You can feel a sense of urgency and excitement upon walking into an event- like, you need to make the most of your time and check everything off of your list that you need or want to accomplish. But is this possible with your partner at your side? Maybe. Yes. It depends on a few things.

First, I’d recommend approaching any adult tradeshow like this:

whether or not you are an active participant in the show, you are still working. You’re a model in the industry. There are other models, companies, representatives present in the same room as you, and it is a rare opportunity to network, explore, learn, meet, and possibly even create new opportunities for yourself that you might not have been able to if you had stayed at home. If you’re not logging on to cam while you’re attending a show (or your work schedule is taking a big hit), then you should plan on making the most of the time you do have at the show. With some fun in between, of course. 😉

(1) WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS BY ATTENDING THIS SHOW?

Everyone has different reasons for attending shows. Some of them could be:

  • networking
  • “getting out there”/exposure/brand awareness
  • content opportunities
  • social enjoyment/attending social events/partying
  • making an appearance
  • new business opportunities
  • meeting fans
  • meeting companies
  • being a spectator

Your goals can differ between the various shows. Take time prior to the show to really figure out what you want to accomplish with this opportunity, and factor your partner’s presence into those scenarios. For instance, I know that certain shows are more focused on social events and partying- this can be an excellent reason to bring my partner along versus shows where I know my goals and schedule will be heavy with 1-on-1 meetings (where my partner’s presence would be inappropriate).

Your partner should always be on the same page as you regarding what your goals are, and be a source of support in these instances. If they are steering your participation around how they are feeling or what they want to do without respect for what you are trying to accomplish (“I don’t want you to go to the Networking Happy Hour- you’ll be talking to people and I’ll be bored!”), then it’s best to have a conversation with your partner ahead of time to avoid any sticky situations when you’re at the actual event.

In these instances, absolutely consider your partner, but also put your needs first. There is always room to compromise. And if there isn’t compromise, then it may be best to forego bringing them along.

(2) WHAT WILL YOUR PARTNER’S ROLE(S) BE DURING THE SHOW?

Support, right? They’re there for moral support? Great! But what will that look like when you’re actually at the show? Will they be hovering quietly behind you the entire time? Will they be talking over you, acting as your manager during conversations with industry peers?

As someone who has met a number of partners over the course of the years, I can tell you that there is a way to rub someone the wrong way- it happens. And whether I wanted to or not, I couldn’t help but associate those experiences as a reflection of that performer, regardless of the fact that it was their partner who was acting inappropriately. It is up to you to get everything zipped up tight by showtime- not have your bf freak out on me as to why you’re not on Page 1 every time you log in in the middle of a showroom floor.

That said, it is possible to have a successful dynamic at adult shows with your partner if you define their role ahead of time. Some examples could be:

  • a source of moral and emotional support
  • schedule manager/making sure you’re on time/going over day’s agenda
  • assistance with handling cam affairs (emails, etc.) while offline
  • help with social media/taking pics, vids, etc./grabbing content of you in action
  • help with making sure your basic needs are fulfilled (did you eat today?)
  • a date to social events

Consider your partner’s aptitude to adapt to social settings as well. If you have a partner who has a tendency to be awkward or introverted in social settings, that’s okay! But if you’re a social butterfly, your mobility may be limited if you are constantly checking in on your partner. I’m not saying to ditch your partner, but consider how they’d fare during different scenarios or what their involvement would be, and plan how you’d effectively get the most out of your time there.

In short, have a game plan ahead of time, set boundaries, goals and expectations, and share this with your partner. You can plan together. You can still function as a team without being joined at the hip for the entire duration of the show. Shows can be an excellent opportunity to get in front of the people who matter to you, so don’t be afraid to prioritize your needs accordingly.

A little advice from my partner:

“Occupy yourself. Find ways that fill your time so your partner doesn’t feel that they have to tend to you. But be punctual and available for your partner’s down time when they get a little.” 

XO,

Vanessa

HALLOWEEN CONTEST ON STREAMATE (10.31 & 11.01)

We’re on the verge of kicking off our third annual Halloween Contest on Streamate!

This 2-part event will run from 10/31 through 11/1 (GMT).

Part 1 : 10/31,  12:00am – 11:59pm (GMT)

Part 2: 11/01, 12:00am – 11:59pm (GMT)

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 200 models in-costume with the most earnings for *each day* of the event (400 winners total):

1st place- $1,000 2nd place- $750 3rd place- $500 4th place- $400 5th place- $300 6-10th places- $150 11-20th places- $100 21-50th places- $75 51-100th places- $50 101-200th places- $25

Feeling fierce?! Share your Halloween look on Twitter and Instagram during the event using the hashtag, #smcontest.

All models who are in-costume during either or both days will be eligible to place during the event! GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!

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ITSLIZZIELOVE Announces Streamate’s Double-Header Contest!

 

Streamate’s own ItsLizzieLove announces details about the upcoming double-header event that’s scheduled for September 2 – 5, 2017 (GMT).

This 2-part event will kick off at midnight (GMT) on September 2nd, and will end on September 5th at 11:59pm (GMT). Each segment of this event will last for 48 hours.

  • Event 1: September 2 – 3
  • Event 2: September 4 – 5

Streamate is awarding prizes to the Top 200 models who place in each 48-hr event:

1st Place = $1,500

2nd Place = $1,250

3rd Place = $1,000

4th Place = $800

5th Place = $600

6th – 10th Place = $500

11th – 20th Place = $400

21st – 50th Place = $250

51st – 100th Place = $100

101st – 200th Place = $50

(Note: Cammodel, TopSpot adjustments, Partner Site, and Gold Club earnings are not eligible and will not apply.)

Rewards will be added to your earnings the week after the contests concludes.

The best part? ALL models are eligible to participate!

Use #smcontest on social media if you’re joining in, and view real-time contest rankings and results from your Streamate account dashboard.

NOT A STREAMATE MODEL?  Contact us today to see how you can join our team, or sign up at any point for free!

Have fun and good luck!

FOLLOW LIZZIE EVERYWHERE!

Twitter – @itslizzielove

Live shows on Streamate – www.ItsLizzieLove.cammodels.com 

 

STREAMATE BASICS: SMBROADCAST

 

In this tutorial, we walk you through setting up the (Streamate) SMBroadcast Encoder from start to finish.

(Note: example has been performed on a Mac- if you are using a PC, set-up may vary slightly from what you see in this video.)

We will show you how to download the SMBroadcast software and start your live cam show using SMB on the Streamate Network. Successful use of an Encoder while streaming live will grant you priority placement on Streamate, and will enhance your customers’ experience.

Have questions about getting started? Email Vanessa at modeling@streamate.com or DM us on Twitter @streamatemodels.