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!


We’re a mere week away from the largest event for the adult entertainment industry— AVN Week!

This spectacle takes place in Las Vegas every year, and for the past several years, has been hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.


The AVN’s are divided up into different segments.

There is Internext at the beginning of the week, which is a show that is dedicated to Business-to-Business (B2B) networking and workshops. Here, you will find companies and reps that handle much of the back-end and business side of our industry:  billing, web hosting, traffic, advertising, webmasters, affiliates, studios, production houses, talent agencies, etc.

There is ANE (Adult Novelty Expo) and AEE (Adult Entertainment Expo), which are the main front-facing events for adult novelty companies, talent, film producers, cam companies, agencies, content makers, and everything in between to exhibit and interact with the public. There are also workshops and panels open to attendees and exhibitors.

Finally, the week is capped off with the actual AVN Awards Show on Saturday- a star-studded red carpet event that has been referred to as “the Oscars of Porn.”


You may think, what does this have to do with Streamate? So, Streamate does, or has done, business with a good many companies and people that attend AVN Week: they’ve been brought into the SM fold whether directly or indirectly, from billing to traffic, studios, affiliates, talent, and so on. This show goes far beyond exhibiting. It’s about networking- building new relationships and maintaining existing ones. That said, it’s a pretty robust agenda that most people are looking forward to. And this is before mentioning any of the parties and social events!

What’s Streamate’s main involvement for the 2018 show?


Our Booth

For AEE, Streamate is teaming up with our partners, Cherry Pimps and (both powered by Streamate), in a row of exhibit space located inside of  The Joint. Both of our partners will have talent signing from their respective rosters. For this year, Streamate is introducing a different concept to the show: a live “interview couch,” where we will be hosting candid chats with talent, companies, and show go’ers direct from the show floor. You can watch our activity daily as we stream onto our Youtube and Periscope channels. Our team will also be capturing the action on all of our other social platforms. If you’ll be attending the show, swing by BOOTH 2300 and say hello!

Official Streamate Snapchat Correspondents

Additionally, keep an eye on the @realstreamate Snapchat from January 24th – 27th as our official Snapchat Correspondents will be covering the show and events! The Snapchat takeover schedule is as follows:

Weds, 1/24

  • Ibiza Luci
  • Keiona Veney

Thurs, 1/25

  • Bianca Tusher
  • TruStori3s
  • Catherine Tayler

Fri, 1/26

  • Amber Lily
  • Cassidy Nicole
  • Amber Hahn

Sat, 1/27

  • Ainslee Divine
  • Miss Ling Ling

Model Interviews with Mr. Skin Podcast

Tune into the Mr. Skin Podcast on Wednesday (1/24) and Thursday (1/25) as Mr. Skin and his co-host, Andrea, chat it up with some of the pornstars and camstars from the Streamate Network! Interviews will be ongoing from 12-6pm (PST)!

Streamate Model Appreciation Party

See party pics from 2017 here. 

Streamate will be hosting our 3rd annual Streamate Model Appreciation Party. The venue this year is the Night Owl Showroom (inside of the Hooters Hotel and Casino, 115 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV  89109). The party kicks off at 10pm and goes through 2am…’ish. You must have a ticket to enter. As of this date, all tickets have been reserved. If you’re a model or potential model that is looking to attend but didn’t get a ticket in time, stop by our booth during AVN Week or send me a private message- we will have a limited number of extra tickets on hand. 😉

We hope to see some new and old faces in Vegas next week! If you’re watching from home, keep an eye on our social media feeds to get a better idea of just how exciting (and crazy) this week really is!

Cheers to a successful show!



Time for a quickie! Streamate is hosting another exciting round of #smcontest on October 11, 2017.

This 24-hour event will kick off at midnight (GMT) on October 11th, and will end at 11:59pm (GMT).

The top 200 models with the highest earnings during this event will receive cash prizes:

1st Place = $1,000

2nd Place = $750

3rd Place = $500

4th Place = $400

5th Place = $300

6th – 10th Place = $150

11th – 20th Place = $100

21st – 50th Place = $75

51st – 100th Place = $50

101st – 200th Place = $25

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

Rewards will be added to your earnings within 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 snap a cute pic! 😉 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!

Streamate Models Featured Above (in order of appearance):





Streamate Site Features: External Site Shows (ESS)


Do you have your own member site? Now you can offer your fans a free live cam feature through Streamate! Here are the details:

By enabling the “External Site Shows” (ESS) feature on your Streamate profile, you will have the ability to simulcast onto both the Streamate Network and your member site when you go live.

Your member site viewers will be able to watch your Streamate live cam show for free. At the same time, you will appear to Streamate viewers as being in a continuous “Private” session: they will have the ability to join your ESS show by agreeing to pay your per-minute rate.

Keeping your loyal members happy and still earning a per-minute rate from visitors on the Streamate Network… I’d say it’s a win!

FAQ’s about ESS:

How much does it cost for the ESS feature?

It is a complimentary feature for Streamate models.

How do I get this feature?

Simply write into Streamate Model Support with a request, and be sure to provide the URL to the exact page within your member’s site where you’d like your Streamate profile to appear. Support will then send you 2 codes that you (or your webmaster) can paste onto your member site. The codes will be accompanied by instructions on how to use this feature.

Is ESS always “on” on my member site?

No. There will be a switch on your Streamate chat interface to turn the feature “on” or “off.” If your ESS is “off,” viewers on your member site will only be able see you when you’re in Free Chat.

Does ESS work for Gold Shows too?

Yes. You’ll need to check a box within your Gold Show interface to allow your external site (member site) members to view your Gold Show.

Can I block users during ESS’s?

You will have the ability to block viewers on the Streamate end, but not viewers from your member site during an ESS.

What should I know about ESS?

You can use this feature as often as you’d like, but we recommend doing standard (non-ESS) shows regularly. Only doing ESS shows can potentially have a negative impact on your  placement on Streamate.


In this video, we touch on a handy tool to promote your live Streamate shows AND earn a little kickback: your profile link.


  • what it is
  • how you can earn more by signing up new Streamate members for a free member account
  • where you can post the link
  • where you cannot post the link

Good to know: any referral bonuses that result from your profile link will be applied automatically, and will be noted under your Earnings Report as “Cammodels 40%” or “Cammodels 20%” accordingly.

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



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!


Twitter – @itslizzielove

Live shows on Streamate – 




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 or DM us on Twitter @streamatemodels.

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!

Receive Tips on Streamate with GOLD!

It’s #FeatureFriday once again, where we share cool features about the Streamate Live Cam Network! Today, we are highlighting “GOLD”!

GOLD is a type of currency on Streamate. Gold is not to be mistaken for tokens… Streamate is a non-token based site. There is no pre-purchasing of Gold involved on the member’s end.

Gold is used as a mode for members to “tip” models on Streamate apart from paying the per-minute rate for an actual paid chat session. Members have the ability to tip models Gold during Free Chat, Paid Chat, or Gold Shows. Models can request Gold, or members can give Gold at their liberty.

How Gold Works

(1) Gold = (1) unit of currency

(Ex: 1 Gold = $1.00)


Currency Conversion

If a member from Great Britain tips a model who is in the US 1 unit of Gold, Streamate will automatically use the member’s local currency (in this case, GBP) and convert it into USD on the model’s end at the current exchange rate. The amount of Gold given will reflect the converted amount in USD (at the model’s current payout %) on the model’s Earnings Report .

If a model is running a Gold Show, the buy-in amount listed on the member’s end will automatically appear as the converted rate in their local form of currency.

How Members Use Gold

There are a few ways that members may utilize Gold on Streamate:

  • To tip a model in either free or paid chat
  • As a mode to send model money in exchange for special perks or extras (within SM guidelines)
  • To buy into a model’s Gold Show

How You Can Use Gold

Gold is an opportunity for you to get creative, for example:

  • You can incentivize members by trading “perks” for Gold, such as digital content (videos or pic sets in direct download format)
  • You can request Gold in your Room Topic in exchange for fun previews or member interaction (within Streamate guidelines)
  • You can request Gold in exchange for member interaction via a “tip-activated” vibe
  • You can run “contests” for your highest tippers, etc.
  • You can host interactive activities that encourage member participation


  • If you promise a member content in exchange for Gold, be sure to tell the member to send you a message via Streamate mail after they send you Gold in order for you to deliver the content. Models are unable to send messages to members without the member initiating the message first. Always deliver the content to your members as promised and in a timely manner.


  • Be creative as you like when using Gold, but always be sure to adhere to the Performer Code of Conduct. Violating the Code of Conduct will put your account at risk for suspension.


Private Sessions – Ariadne O

Ariadne O



new cammodelista, sensual domination goddess, compassionate human, type-A personality.



Content Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the Interviewee, and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by  Streamate (Streamates Ltd.).  This content is intended for educational or informative purposes.

Ariadne made the leap into camming from her vanilla job in the customer service world just 8 months ago (as of this interview).

Ariadne doesn’t consider camming a novelty, but a foreseeable long-term career that she is devoted to. While some newcomers may view entering the competitive arena of live cams as ‘small fish in big pond,’ Ariadne believes that being her genuine self will allow her to stand apart from the crowd. She stands in her virtues of holding true to who she is and always trusting her gut: this has steered her into what she now considers her main “niches” – female domination and sensual domination. I was particularly keen on hearing her views about “whorearchy,” and her outlook as a sex worker in today’s society.

“It’s really important for us to see a little bit of ourselves in each other and lift each other up.”

Overall, Ariadne’s zeal and passion for camming has left a lasting impression- filling me with a sense of hopefulness and excitement for the next generation of new cammodels, and anxious to see how the development of technology coupled with creativity and innovation will drive the live cam shows in the near future.

Watch the 2-part interview with Ariadne O, available exclusively on our blog. Be sure to support Ariadne in her endeavors by following her on social media and watching her daily cam shows on the Streamate Network.


Weekly Live Cam Shows on Streamate:


Twitter: @holy_ariadne


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