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PRIVATE SESSIONS – TERA PATRICK

RESUME

Multiple-award winning actress, Model, AVN Hall-of-Fame Inductee, Author, Producer, Mom-preneur, Cam Model w/ the Asian Persuasion. 

PART ONE

PART TWO

I’ll be totally honest and admit that I was nervous as all hell, but so delighted to interview Tera Patrick- an adult performer of nearly 2 decades, savvy businesswoman, a name that’s recognized among even the most vanilla of households, and now cam model. (Also, ‘hello…Asian girl power!‘ )

Tera has continued to evolve her business following her retirement from shooting hardcore adult film (circa 2010), along with the ever changing landscape of adult. So when I noticed Tera’s live cam on Streamate a few years ago, it piqued my curiosity. She is not the first adult star celeb to grace the digital pages of the Streamate Network (cue Rocco Siffredi and Amy Fisher to name a couple), but to really build a foundation and thrive on cam, as Tera is aware, takes commitment, consistency, and time.

Being that nearly everyone and their mother (like, literally) in our industry, from pornstars to producers and affiliates, have been jumping aboard the live cam-train for the past handful of years, I was curious to see just how Tera was applying this trendy “new” medium to her own mega brand, and adapting to the unpredictable, unscripted world of live cam.

A daughter of immigrants, Tera explained that her parents have a super hard work ethic, which she herself inherited (… along with a gorgeous bone structure and legs for days. ‘Yeah, we’re not jealous at all’). This work ethic is super handy when it comes to the, at times, challenging world of cams: one does not merely “kill it” overnight by  logging off after an hour and calling it a day. Even for adult royalty like Tera, it takes persistence and so much more. Tera has immersed herself into research from lighting, to branding, and how others are running their shows. She explains, “We can all learn from each other…that’s what I love about this community.”

“Sissy boys, subs”… Tera seems to have a firm grip on the everyday cam lingo. “SPH…JOI…CEI”… as in Cum-Eating-Instruction. She totally schooled me with the last one. *nervous laughter* What inexperienced cam enthusiasts will eventually come to realize is that camming isn’t just a facet of porn. It’s an artform that individuals pour themselves into and stay up late toiling over. It’s a lifestyle, sometimes isolating, that individuals connect over and share about on forums on a daily basis. But with that lifestyle come some realities that you don’t read about in the articles that rage about camming- realities that a lot of models experience every day like feeling emotionally drained if a viewer is being a total jerk and telling her she is ugly. Or maybe sh*t is going down in Twitterland and people are being completely negative. Tera advocates for performers to remember to “have a life outside of this life,” and stepping away to take care of themselves- a practice that she also lives by.

During our chat, Tera talks candidly about her background, her experiences as a blossoming cam model, her business model at present, and much more. In true Tera fashion, grab a glass of wine, light some candles, maybe even slip into your fave lingerie and tune into Parts One and Two of our exclusive “Private Sessions” interview with Ms. Tera now!

UPDATE (5/1): This interview has been featured in the May 2018 issue of XBIZ World Magazine! View the write-up, including featured excerpts by Tera Patrick, at the following link: http://www.xbizdigital.com/xw/2018-05/

If you enjoyed this interview with @Tera1Patrick, let us know on social media using the hashtag #SMPrivateSessions!

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Weekly Live Cam Shows on Streamate: TeraPatrick.cammodels.com

Official Website: terapatrick.com

Twitter: @Tera1Patrick

Instagram: @yodasoda_

Content Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this video are those of the individual, 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.

 

Streamate Bonus Week is Happening NOW through 4/28 (GMT)

What an insane past couple of weeks it has been at Streamate HQ! From FOSTA/SESTA updates to the closure of First Choice Pay, Streamate teams got into gear to make sure everyone who is a part of the Streamate fam is covered during this time of transition. Although there are a still a few more kinks to work out following some of these unforeseen events, SM wanted to show gratitude to its model community and to also help everyone stay motivated— so we figured bringing back Bonus Week was an excellent way to do this. 🙂

Happening from 4/22(GMT) through 4/28 (GMT), all models on the Streamate Network with at least $25 in earnings will receive a 20% bonus from Streamate. The bonus amount will be equivalent to 20% of your eligible earnings generated through 4/28 (GMT). ex: If you have $1000 in eligible earnings, then Streamate will give you a $200 bonus (20%). 

Note: Eligible earnings excludes Video Sales, Cammodels, TopSpot adjustments, Partner Site, and Gold Club earnings, which do not count towards your bonus earnings.

No leaderboard. No limits as to how much you can earn. 😉

If you’re anticipating on being online during Bonus Week, be sure to use #smbonus on your social media posts to let us and your fans know that you’re in!

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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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(Video) How To: Refer New Models to Streamate

If you’re an existing Streamate model who has new models that you’d like to refer to the Streamate Network, find out how you can receive credit through our Model Referral Program! Watch now!

A few important details:

  •  The referral bonus will only apply for brand-new models.
  • New models must sign up directly through Streamate. Models who create accounts through third-party studios will not be eligible for referral bonus.
  • Models found to be engaging in fraudulent activity will not be paid out for the referral.
  • This program currently applies to models (referring models and new models) who are based out of North America, Australia, and select Western European territories.
  • For questions about your referral bonus, please email modeling@streamate.com

Thank you so much! 🙂

Vanessa Eve,

Director of Talent Recruiting

Streamate Network

vanessa@streamate.com

@streamatemodels

 

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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

VALENTINES DAY: “CAMGIRLS ON TINDER” (with Shea Foxxx)

Happy Valentines Day!

In this short snippet, Streamate cam model Shea Foxxx gives us the dish on her experiences as a camgirl in the modern online dating world.

Don’t miss her full interview, coming soon!

Follow Shea Foxxx on Twitter @SheaFoxxx

Follow Vanessa Eve on Twitter @Streamatemodels

READY TO PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD? CONTEST ON STREAMATE (JAN 21 – 27, 2018)!

It’s a brand new year on Streamate, and now’s a great opportunity to put your Best Face Forward!

That’s right, we’re topping off the first month of 2018 with a week-long contest… but with a twist!

This contest is a single event that lasts for 7 days: January 21 – January 27, 2018. Unlike Streamate’s traditional contests, this contest will only factor in your TOP 3 DAYS of earnings when determining your rank. Watch the contest leaderboard rankings shuffle as it calculates, and re-calculates each model’s 3 highest-earning days throughout the week!

There is no minimum or maximum amount of days that you’re required to work in order to place in this contest. Whatever your schedule is, Streamate will only factor in your 3 highest days of earnings in order to determine your rank.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 200 models with the highest earnings at the end of this event.

1st place- $5,000

2nd place- $4,000

3rd place- $3,000

4th place- $2,500

5th place- $2000

6th place- $1,800

7th place- $1,600

8th place- $1,400

9th place- $1,200

10th place- $1,000

11th thru 20th place- $800

21st thru 50th place- $600

51st thru 100th place- $400

101st thru 200th place- $200

Earnings made through Video Sales, Cammodels, TopSpot adjustments, Partner Sites, or Gold Clubs will not qualify during this event.

All Streamate Models are eligible to participate and earn prizes during this event.

BONUS GIFT!

Whether you place in the Top 200 or not, we’re giving all models who stream at least 25 hours and earn a minimum of $250 during the event a special bonus gift!

  • If you stream 25 hours and earn at least $250, you’ll get a $25 bonus!
  • If you stream 25 hours and earn at least $500, you’ll get a $50 bonus!
  • If you stream 25 hours and earn at lesat $1000, you’ll get a $100 bonus!

Share the love! If you’re participating in this contest, share your contest selfies with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag, #smcontest.

Good luck, everyone!

TEAM STREAMATE AT AVN WEEK 2018!

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.

WHAT IS AVN WEEK?

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.”

WHAT DOES AVN HAVE TO DO WITH STREAMATE?

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 Pornstars.com (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!

 

CONTEST TIME! NOVEMBER EVENT ON STREAMATE (11.22, 23, & 24)

Happy Holidays to all my cam family!❤️

I can’t believe it’s already that time of year! With as hectic as the holidays can be, I would like to take a moment of pause to say that I’m so very thankful for the privilege of getting to know and interact with so many of you on the daily throughout the years. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Now for some contest details! 🙂

Streamate is giving away some maaaad cash for this month’s event!

This 3-part event will run from 11/22 through 11/24 (GMT)

Part 1 : 11/22,  12:00am – 11:59pm (GMT)

Part 2: 11/23, 12:00am – 11:59pm (GMT)

Part 3: 11/24, 12:00am – 11:59pm (GMT)

That’s right- you’ll have THREE separate opportunities for a chance to place and earn a cash prize during each part of this event! *jazz hands*

Cash prizes will be awarded to the Top 200 models with the most earnings for *each part* of the event (600 winners in total):

1st place- $1,500

2nd place– $1,250

3rd place- $1,000

4th place- $800

5th place- $600

6th thru 10th place- $500

11th thru 20th place– $400

21st thru 50th place- $250

51st thru 100th place- $100

101st thru 200th place- $50

All Streamate Models are eligible to participate and earn prizes during this event.

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to know what you’re thankful for! Share your thoughts with us on Twitter and Instagram and let us know if you’re participating in this event using the hashtag, #smcontest.

Prizes will be added to your earnings within a week after the contest has ended. GOOD LUCK and STAY BEAUTIFUL, EVERYONE!

ALSO, don’t forget that ‘offline’ GOLD is now available on your Streamate profile! Find out more about how this feature works here.

***UPDATE!***

The November #smcontest has been extended an additional day to include 11/25! That’s 4 separate opportunities to jump in and earn a sweet cash bonus! Don’t forget to tag us at @streamatemodels and @realstreamate with your contest selfies if you’re participating, and share what you are thankful for this holiday season!