So, you’ve decided to start camming. Exciting, isn’t it? The cam site adverts offer you to work from home and earn several thousands of dollars without even leaving your bed. While this might sound like an easy gig or even your dream job, there are some things you should know to prepare for your new adventure.
While most cam sites say that you can start with just a decent laptop and your built in webcam, in reality it’s not going to get you very far. If you can, it is useful to invest in your camming equipment because it will go a long way. Let’s look at the essentials that you should consider for your camming career!
A powerful enough computer for broadcasting live. Look for at least a quad-core processor, preferably an Intel i5 or Ryzen 5. A higher core count is beneficial for multitasking during streaming. Consider at least 8GB, but ideally 16GB of RAM. And make sure that your graphics card is powerful enough for streaming!
Great internet speed. Without this you will get nowhere. A laggy or frozen stream can turn off any viewer. Because of it, consider an internet plan with a minimum of 20mb/s upload speed. Although, I’d suggest going significantly higher. Especially if you plan to stream on multiple sites at once.
An HD webcam. Some good options are Logitech StreamCam and Logitech Brio. They will guarantee smooth streaming with no lagging and great autofocus to focus on what’s the most important - you!
A good microphone. While technically you could still get away with the microphone of your webcam, I recommend investing in a good shotgun microphone when you are able to. A crisp sound can make all the difference.
A cute streaming space. This doesn’t even need to be the whole room, if you don’t have much space. It can be a cute corner with your bed, a tapestry, some fairy lights and throw pillows. And you don’t need to break your bank for these cute decorations at all!
A consistent schedule. You can have all the equipment in the world to be a professional streamer, but without a consistent schedule you won’t last long.
Just like your viewers like to know when their favorite TV show is on, they also want to know when to watch your stream. Think of this - if your favorite series suddenly skipped a week or aired three hours later, you would be annoyed too, right?
An interactive tip vibe. For many years already, this has been a must have for many cam models. A very few things get the members as riled up as giving you pleasure by tips to your interactive toy.
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With different levels of vibration, you can really incentivize your fans to tip. And, if they’re lucky, they could even make you cum! Fun, isn’t it?
Another way to use your tip vibe is by selling fans the access to control it. This can make them feel even more special because now your pleasure is in their hands only.
OBS. While OBS is not a complete must when streaming, it certainly helps your stream to appear more professional. With it you can add a watermark, your social media links, fun animations or even split-stream! The opportunities are plenty!
Social media profiles. When you are not online streaming, you can easily disappear from your viewers’ minds which is something you would likely want to avoid. In order to keep up with them even during offline times, you can make an account on social media platforms such as X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, Reddit, Youtube and/or TikTok.
There you can post fun updates from your life, your camming schedule or anything else you feel like sharing. Just keep in mind that Instagram, Youtube and TikTok are not adult industry friendly, so keep your sexy stuff to X and Reddit.
If you prefer a more closed community of fans, you can make your own Discord channel and invite them to it.
Building a sense of community. There are so many ways to build a sense of community and stay memorable in the minds of your fans. First of all, be consistent with your aesthetic and cam personality.
Second, engage with your fans authentically. Respond to their comments, show interest in them and listen to their feedback. Of course, the feedback part can be taken with a grain of salt because there will always be people who want to push your limits unnecessarily or hate what you are doing.
Third, offer exclusive content or perks to your most loyal fans. These can be video bundles, private shows, toy control access, custom content, sexting, worn panties or anything else you can think of.
Another important thing to think of is establishing community guidelines. Set rules which you would like your viewers to follow and consider assigning a role of moderator to one or a few of your biggest fans to keep the chat a positive and entertaining place.
Last but not least, celebrate milestones together! These could be events like your first 1000 followers on a cam site, first 10 subscribers on a fan site or your cammiversary. Anything can be worth celebrating if you feel like it!
Now that you have read those tips, I truly hope that you feel more equipped to start your camming journey and find success. And please do not feel overwhelmed, thinking you have to do everything all at once. Just like many other things, camming is a learning journey.
It is a skill that you practice and develop over time. It is virtually impossible to jump into it, thinking that you already know everything and will find massive continuous success right away.
Take these tips in mind, analyze your performance, learn from your mistakes and flourish. You have got what it takes! Now go out there and show everyone else what you have got.
Alison Sparks is a fetish friendly online content creator and a writer who loves to provide GFE. Follow her on Instagram.