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Cammingul – Job sau Pasiune?

Cum privesti jobul de model videochat? Este un venit suplimentar, o meserie sau pur si simplu o pasiune?

Raspunsul difera cu siguranta pentru fiecare model. Intr-adevar, cammingul poate fi un simplu hobby care iti permite sa socializezi si sa te dezvolti personal, dar poate fi si un job ful-time, unul foarte profitabil chiar.

Pentru a ajunge sa realizezi castiguri semnificative ca model videochat, e insa nevoie sa tii cont de anumite lucruri. Care sunt acestea? Le voi enumera pe scurt chiar acum!

  • Stai cat mai multe ore online

Regula numarul unu pe care orice model de succes o respecta, cel putin la inceput, este a petrece cat mai mult timp online. E simplu; cu cat lucrezi mai multe ore, cu atat castigi mai mult.

Videochatul nu este un job cu salariu fix. Plata depinde de efortul pe care il depui stand conectat/a cat mai multe ore si socializand cat mai mult cu membri.

Oricine isi doreste sa poata trai doar din banii castigati din camming, trebuie sa fie pregatit/a sa lucreze cat mai mult ore. Un program mai lung de lucru inseamna suficient timp petrecut cu membrii care te vor indragi mai mult si vor cheltui mai des cu tine.

  • Respecta-ti programul de lucru si pauzele

E tentant sa nu ai un program fix de lucru atunci cand domeniul ti-o permite, iar cammingul e tocmai acel gen de job in care nu esti limitat de un orar fix. Totusi, daca vrei sa ajungi la stilul de viata visat, trebuie sa aplici disciplina si in acest domeniu flexibil.

Disciplina inseamna un numar constant de ore petrecute in fiecarea zi in fata camerei, socializand cu membrii. Vei culege roadele muncii tale in doar cateva saptamani in care incasarile iti pot creste semnificativ.

Ideal este sa alegi un interval al zilei (sau noptii) si sa te loghezi mereu la aceleasi ore. Astfel, fanii tai vor sti cand te pot gasi online pentru a petrece timp in compania ta.

Aceeasi regula se aplica si in cazul pauzelor. E important sa mai iei o gura de aer sau de cafea dupa multe ore de socializare. Insa daca te intrerupi prea des, iti pierzi sporul, iar ziua ta de lucru se intinde pe tot mai multe ore.

Rezultatul este ca la final te simti obosit/a, iar incasarile nu reflecta orele pe care simti ca le-ai lucrat. Ca sa nu ajungi aici, stabileste-ti un program fix si pentru pauze. Propune-ti, de exemplu, sa iei doua pauze scurte si una mai lunga, de masa, in decursul a 8-9 ore de camming.

  • Vino cu idei noi

Cammingul poate fi extrem de profitabil, iar daca deja lucrezi in acest domeniu, probabil cunosti modele care castiga lunar sume impresionante. Ca sa ajungi si tu acolo, trebuie sa iti tii fanii cat mai aproape si sa le oferi mereu ceva nou; fie tinute cat mai variate, fie jocuri interactive sau discutii provocatoare.

Priveste cammingul ca pe un job, implica-te cat mai mult si vei fi rasplatit/a ca atare!

HOW CAN I BECOME A BETTER PERFORMER AND HOW TO EARN MORE MONEY

 

The most frequent question I get from webcam models on Streamate is how they could become better performers, how they could earn more money. As my duty is to be in contact with the European models, I talk to those on a daily basis, too, who have the highest income.

 

Here, I list for you three (plus one) pieces of experience I have compiled from conversations with them during the past 4 years. It is pretty likely that none of them will be new for you. The point is, however, to remember them again and again, and to take actions for the sake of development. In order to motivate you, at the end of the list, I will tell you how much the best models earn. 😉

 

 

Hard work

Being a webcam model is a profession today. The times have long since passed when one could earn thousands of dollars within a few hours simply by switching on their webcams and then not visiting the website for several days. Nowadays, you have to spend 6-8 hours a day online, and not only in front of the webcam, but also with managing your profile and online appearance (own website, social media, videos, and pictures).

This takes time and energy. So, in case you are not prepared to put all this effort into your job as a model, you won’t have the least chance in competing with the top models who do this on a daily basis.

 

 

 

Open and friendly communication

As the actual work of a webcam model is not more than a few-hour activity a day, you can earn the most money not with stripping but with the construction of the role of a “virtual girlfriend”. Models who really do well on Streamate are very open and friendly in their communication. Thus, they can easily achieve that the clients return to them or just spend more time in a private chat.

 

If you feel tense during the time spent online or you have no idea what to talk about with your clients, find the time to develop yourself with reading books, browsing the news, or just observing other successful models.

 

 

 

Experiment and be creative

Don’t take it for granted that you will find your perfect role, background, or even tools instantly. Furthermore, it doesn’t make sense at all to force something on yourself that won’t work, that won’t earn you enough money. So, experiment continuously. Dare to spend 1-2 days trying new things, even if you do not earn money during this period—it will be worth it when you finally work in your well-run system.

 

Nothing wrong can happen if you try something you didn’t see others do. At least you can have a laugh with your clients and figure something else out. The worst is when you are not satisfied with your income and you don’t change anything about what you do.

 

 

 

+1: Be interested in what you do

These are, of course, just the basics, and there are a lot of details that influence your results. It is only you who can explore them, and for that, you need to be interested in what you do. Read the news and messages on Streamate regularly, test the new functions, and look at what others do. Come to our workshops, where we can discuss your questions personally.

 

I left probably the most interesting point to the end. Much work and creativity are needed, but how much do the top models earn on Streamate? Well, the sky’s the limit, but in my experience, the top models’ income begins somewhere around 100 dollars per hour. However, it is not rare that the income of “superstars” exceeds 200 dollars per hour on Streamate.

 

My writing motivated you, and you wish to talk more about it? Contact me via email at catalina@streamate.com or via my Skype profile at marianabogzoiu, and we can also discuss on what you should spend the extra thousands of dollars you will earn. J

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Intrebarea cel mai des intalnita pe care o obtin de la modelele Streamate este cum pot deveni model mai bun, cum pot incasa mai mult. In munca mea fiind in contact cu modelele din Europa, am sansa sa vorbesc zilnic inclusiv cu cele care au cele mai mari incasari.

 

Aici, o sa va listez trei ( plus una ) experiente puse laolalta din conversatii avute cu acestea in ultimii 4 ani. Cel mai probabil, ceea ce voi mentiona nu vor fi lucruri noi pentru voi. Dar aspectul important este sa le retinem, sa le repetam si sa luam initiativa pentru a putea creste. Pentru a va putea motiva, la sfarsitul acestei liste, o sa va spun ce incasari au cele mai bune modele. 😊

 

 

 

Implicarea in munca

A fi un model webcam este o profesie in ziua de azi. Timpurile au trecut  cand o persoana putea incasa mii de dolari in cateva ore doar pornind camera web si apoi nu se mai loga pret de cateva zile. In ziua de azi, pe langa faptul ca trebuie sa stai 6-8 ore online pe zi, trebuie sa te implicit si in managerierea profilului offline si a aparitiei online ( site personal, pagini de socializare, video si poze ).

Toate acestea necesita timp si energie. Deci, in cazul in care nu esti pregatit(a) sa depui acest tip de efort in munca ta de model, nu vei avea nici cea mai mica sansa sa fi in competitie cu modelele de top care fac asta zilnic.

 

 

 

Comunicare deschisa si prietenoasa

Intrucat munca unui model de webcam nu este mai mult de cateva ore pe zi, poti incasa cei mai multi bani nu prin striptease ci prin construirea unui rol virtual de prieten(a). Modelele care se descurca foarte bine pe Streamate sunt foarte deschise si prietenoase in comunicarea lor. Astfel, ei/ele cu usurinta pot obtine clienti care revin sa cheltuie sau care petrec mai mult timp in privat.

 

Daca te simti incordat(a) pe perioada timpului petrecut online sau nu ai idei despre ce ai putea vorbi cu clientii tai, gaseste-ti timp pentru o dezvoltare personala citind carti, rasfoind prin noutati sau analizand alte modele de succes.

 

 

 

Experimenteaza si fi creativ(a)

Nu o lua ca pe o certitudine ca o sa iti gasesti rolul perfect, conditii sau chiar instrumente instantaneu. Mai mult de atat, nu are rost sa fortezi ceva ce nu functioneaza sau care nu iti va aduce incasari deloc. Deci, incearca sa experimentezi cat mai mult. Indrazneste sa incerci lucruri noi cate 1-2 zile, chiar daca nu incasezi in aceasta perioada –  se va merita atunci cand in sfarsit o sa lucrezi intr-un mediu bine pus la punct de tine.

 

Nu se va intampla nimic rau daca vei incerca ceva ce nu ai vazut pe altcineva facand. Cel putin o sa razi copios cu clientii tai si o sa gasiti impreuna altceva de facut. Cel mai rau caz este atunci cand nu esti satisfacut(a) de incasari si nu esti dispus(a) sa faci nici o schimbare.

 

 

 

+1 Fi interesat(a) in ceea ce faci

Acestea sunt, desigur, elemente de baza deoarece exista multe alte detalii care iti pot influenta rezultatele. Doar tu le poti explora si pentru asta, trebuie sa fi interest(a) in ceea ce faci. Citeste noutatile si mesajele pe Streamate in mod regulat, testeaza optiunile noi si verifica ce fac celelalte modele. Vino la workshop-urile noastre unde putem discuta fata-in-fata intrebarile pe care le ai.

 

 

Am lasat probabil cel mai interesant punct la sfarsit. Creativitatea si munca multa sunt necesare, dar cat incaseaza modelele de top pe Streamate? Ei bine, cerul este limita, dar din experienta mea, incasarile modelelor de top pornesc de la 100$ pe ora. In orice caz, nu este rar ca incasarile unor ‘’superstars’’ sa treaca de 200$ pe ora pe Streamate.

 

 

Te motiveaza ceea ce scriu si vrei sa discutam mai multe? Ma poti contacta pe adresa de email catalina@streamate.com sau pe Skype: marianabogzoiu si putem de asemenea discuta si despre modalitatati de a cheltuii miile de dolari pe care le incasezi. 😊

Why is it important to be different from the others?

 

The title above sounds like a cliché, but with the advancement of information technology, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to stand out from the crowd.

Imagine that you are in a bar, looking at the men or women there. Who will catch your eye first? Somebody who is dressed best but very much like all the others? Or somebody who is elegant, taut and trim, and has a magnetic personality that you can sense even from a distance? Obviously the latter.

 

Now imagine the same with the clients on a page like Streamate, where tens of millions look at the profile pictures daily, and the client can see up to 15 pictures at the same time, or look at your stamp-sized photo from half a meter on their phone.

Let’s take it step by step: the first and most important is to raise the client’s attention with your picture. If you can manage this, it’s half a victory. Some basic advice here:

After having uploaded your profile picture, check it on your phone and not your computer, as the majority of clients also uses their mobiles.

So, consider what you can see from your photo on a phone, and if you are not satisfied with the result, take another picture and upload it again.

 

In small-sized pictures, everything looks smaller, so make sure not to place objects or captions in the centre of the picture, as most probably, the majority of clients will not see these.

As opposed to other platforms, Streamate provides you with more freedom concerning your profile picture: you can tastefully add texts, or modify the tone of the colours to some extent to make you stand out even more.

You are not required to show your face in the picture, but obviously, this is what most clients would like to see. And of course, the rest of your body. This is where it gets tough. You should be creative and find an angle that lets you make the best impression.

 

The client clicked on your profile picture? Here comes the hard part. One user spends no more than 3 seconds in your chat room on average. This is how long it takes for them to decide whether they like what they see or not. How can you show everything in 3 seconds? Some tips:

It is no coincidence that we do not recommend photoshopping the profile picture. If the difference between your picture and the camera’s is too big, the client will not even spend 1 second in your room. Find the right balance between what looks good in a picture and what you can pull off in a live video.

 

 

If, for example, you are just looking up from your phone when the client joins, that will take up all the 3 seconds. This is why it is important to always be active, and rather spend less time online in the beginning, but be focused throughout.

Some clients have been around at Streamate longer than you, and they know exactly whether someone is streaming from home or from a studio. Wherever you are working from, make sure to have something unique in your room and your appearance. You can reach the best results if this uniqueness matches your personality. If, for example, you throw some clothes on the bed, it will not necessarily look untidy, but it might arouse the imagination of the client.

 

A beautiful face might catch the client’s attention for a couple of moments, but will they come back to you every night just for that? You can significantly increase your chances if you communicate with the client, either via chat, or, more importantly, orally. You don’t know what the client would like to see? It is so much easier to find out if you ask them!  Would you like if everyone entering the room instantly felt the good vibes? This, too, is much easier to achieve via communication. For a start, choose a topic you are interested in, and just start talking about it in the chat room. The others, seeing your passion, will join you.

After getting to know what methods work best for you in keeping the attention of the clients, you can already start thinking about what to change. Whatever was interesting in the first 10 minutes can become boring later on. This is why you have to constantly change your performance. Of course, you can use outside help for this, like using a fortune wheel or a similar tool, something that helps you choose the next part of your performance.

 

But enough of the theory, try yourself out in practice! Experiment with the tips above, keep whatever works and lose what doesn’t. Keep changing!

If you are stuck, do not hesitate to contact our account manager at catalina@streamate.com!

HOW TO PICK YOUR OUTFITS

I would first suggest to take some time before going online and check  yourself  in front of the camera, just to make sure that you are dressed as best as possible.

When you’re starting your session, always make sure you have a variety of clothes so that each time the members will be surprised by your new look.

For example, in one day you can chose to be an elegant woman, by wearing long gowns with beautiful accessories that would make you feel like a Hollywood celebrity. Whenever you feel that users are getting bored, I would suggest making a fashion show, by changing your clothes more often and transform the entire online experience in a spectacular vogue event.

 

What you need to remember is that even if you choose to wear a basic outfit, like a home pajama, you always need to make sure that it looks hot and eye-catching for the members.

Getting too outrageously dressed is not always the best idea. And I will exemplify this by telling you how I still vividly remember when once I adopted an unusual outfit: I was wearing a bra without cups, had scotch tape on my breasts, plus a garter belt and stockings to match. I was different than how I usually looked and the vast majority of users simply avoid joining my private session.

Be prepared to expect the unexpected, because simple ideas can help you succeed in unpredictable ways.

And I will illustrate this when I took my fluffy bath robe and fully covered myself in a way that my skin would almost not be visible. Can you guess what happened next? All the users in my room were instantly amused and in the next second, a couple of them joined me in private.

You’re now probably getting the picture that how you dress has a major impact that will be reflected on camera.

Feeling confident in your looks is a highly erotic aphrodisiac. If you feel good about yourself, it will easily turn on the members and make them addicted to come back for more.

Always remember to keep your audience entertained and I guarantee that you will be successful as a webcam model.

How To Make Sure You Do A Great Performance?

Being a cam girl can be such a great and fun journey. However, just like any other job, making sure you’re performing at your best is crucial. Every model who first starts off doing cam sessions should always make sure they give the best performance in front of the camera. After all if you’re not giving it your best, why should any viewer want to come back?

 

One of the easiest and most effective ways to help you ensure your performance will be great is to START RECORDING YOUR ONLINE SESSIONS – this is the best way to check yourself and see how your members perceive you.

 

As you begin your working day hit the recording button. After you finished your shift, check your recordings. Now be honest with yourself, because there is a high chance that your performance can be dramatically improved. Do this throughout the day, by changing your routine as you go along. Continue to record your online sessions and watch periodically what details require new changes. This practice should help to improve the parts that you are not doing great and lead you to become an excellent performer.

 

If you are a part of a studio or cam group, discuss with the managers and even the other models what input they have about your current shows. Sometimes you’ll receive constructive criticism, which can be difficult to hear at times, but try to learn from their advice, because that’s what is going to help you in the long run. Share ideas whenever you can with other models. Some of the the girls may know something about the niche you are trying to adopt, that you never thought of. It never hurts to learn the hidden secrets that other performers are using.

 

Another way to improve what you do is to discuss with your members how they perceive you. What do they like about you that other models don’t have? What would they like to see you do more often? Getting input from your viewers can be highly valuable, because you want to always make things fun for them. So make it a game and offer a reward if they play along. Receiving constructive feedback from your customers will offer you a better way to improve your personal brand.

Streamate news

Winter holidays come with bonuses and a big contest.

If you will be online during the Christmas holidays, what ever you earn in between 17th to 23rd of December, you will get an extra of 30% from us. From 24th to 26th we have the contest where the grand prize will be 5000$ .

But because it’s Christmas and we want to make all our models happy, even if you will not be a part of 200 models for the contest, if you will stream at least 10 h during the 3 days of contest, you can get a 25$ bonus.

We wish you all Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!