If you’re looking for more ways to build your content creation career, signing up to a cam site may be a great option. They complement fan pages well, since they are almost wholly dedicated to one style of content – live webcam shows.
A cam site is a website where people can live stream themselves. They are the staple of the adult entertainment world, because they connect users with models of all shapes and sizes for live chat and video – and that live element just makes it all the more exciting.
Lots of people use live cams, but few know the subtle differences between the major powerhouse sites. One major difference is that there are freemium sites and there are premium ones.
The basic differences between Freemium and Premium
Premium is generally private-based cam sites. This means that your main goal is to go private with people, whether it be one-on-one or a group show.
Freemium cam sites are where you hold a free show that several people can tune into and you try to make tips during it. You can also do privates or group shows, but for the most part, it’s a free cam show that anyone can watch.
Some models prefer premium cam sites because it is so private and they aren’t giving everything away for free. Other models prefer freemium sites because they have more freedom with their shows and can meet a larger audience of people. There are pros and cons to each, so weigh them out before you decide which type is right for you.
Advantages of both types of platforms
Freemium sites are amongst the most popular type of cam sites and there are a lot of different companies in the industry offering these. With Freemium sites you have a lot more freedom when it comes to what you want to do and what you will or will not show in your free shows. Many freemium sites have options for models to do free public shows, private shows, group shows, or ticket shows, so this leaves you, the creator, lots of ways to make money.
Premium cam sites on the other hand are different from freemium in the sense that you are there to meet people so they can take you into a private show. You’re not there to put on a show for a large number of people; you’re there to cater to each person’s individual desires. With premium sites, users generally know what they’re looking for and what they want you to do, and have the funds to do it.
Disadvantages of both types of platforms
You will run into many freeloaders and people who want to talk and enjoy the whole show without ever paying a dime. On Freemium sites you’ve also got to make sure that you’re standing out from the crowd. Looking too bored or doing the same stuff day after day can get a bit boring for your fans, because there is a lot of competition.
The downside to premium sites is that they tend to have less traffic than freemium sites and they take a much higher percentage of the money you earn. You certainly deal with a lot fewer freeloaders on premium sites than you do with freemium ones, though they do still exist. Another downside of premium sites is that you do need to be able to seduce the users into wanting to take you private, because compared to Freemium, Premium sites are mainly focused on this.
So It’s a good idea to know what you’re willing and not willing to do, what your boundaries are, and what kinks (if any) you’ll be catering to, and if you’re having regulars, keeping tabs on their desires is also a great thing.
When it comes to choosing the site that you want to cam on, it certainly goes beyond just freemium or premium. Each cam site has different layouts, different features, and even different rules. So do your research, see what works for you and give it some time. It all works out in the end if you have the dedication.