What Equipment Cam Models Need
In order to become an adult webcam model, you’ll need some equipment first. There’s a very good chance that you already have everything needed in order to get started. If not, the computer is the only real expensive part. There’s also some suggested gear that will make your shows more entertaining and profitable.
Once you’ve got everything you need, there’s no other costs associated to becoming a webcam model and there’s no interview or hiring process. Simply get your account and age verified and start performing! Here’s what you’ll need to get started.
Required Equipment To Get Started Camming
Here is what is absolutely required to get started as a webcam model. Without this gear, you will not be able to perform. There’s also some additional suggested items to have, which will be listed below.
Digital Copy of Photo ID – You’ll need to have a digital copy of government issued photo ID to verify your identity and age. This is a requirement with any site you sign up for. This is due to federal regulation that mandates that every adult media outlet documents the age of the performers.
Computer – You’ll need a computer to perform online. Check with the requirements of the webcam site you sign up for. Most new computers should work fine. If you’re a Mac user, make sure that the software can run on Macs, as some camming sites require Windows to operate.
Webcam – An HD webcam is highly suggested and some camming sites require it. You’ll make more money by broadcasting in HD, opposed to using a stock laptop webcam. Anything that you can do to improve the quality of your feed will ultimately lead to a better show and more profits. If you only have a stock laptop webcam and can’t afford an HD webcam, you can still get started, but it’s suggested that you upgrade ASAP.
High-Speed Internet – You’ll need high-speed internet. Dial-up is way too slow, your shows will be laggy and most networks require a certain upload speed or higher. It’s also suggested to use an ethernet cable instead of wifi, as it’ll make your connection faster and your shows better.
Place To Perform – You’ll also need a place to perform. Most models will either broadcast from their bedroom or a specific room dedicated to camming. It’s suggested that the camming area be well lit, clean and distraction free. You don’t want anyone walking in on you during a performance.
Setting Up The Camming Room
Setting up the camming room is a very important part to getting started. Many models cam from their bedroom. This makes sense as this room contains a bed, which is a comfortable place to perform shows. Other models will set up a dedicated camming room. This way all the props and toys are in one place, and the walls can be used for whiteboards that can be used for listing the highest tippers, playing tipping games and more.
Furniture: There’s some useful things to have in your camming room, regardless of whether you’re camming from the bedroom or a dedicated room. Furniture, for starters. It’s nice to have a bed and a desk in the camming room. The bed makes a great setup for shows, but it’s also nice to have a desk to sit at, especially when just hanging around in free chat.
Backdrops / Green Screen: Backdrops can make things really creative and help change up the scenery of the shows. There’s peel and stick wallpaper that can be used to easily change up the walls and backdrops. If you really want to be able to change things up, consider setting up a green screen!
Lighting: Lighting is also an important part of the camming room. If you’ve got good natural lighting, you can use that during the day. If you don’t have natural light, or you’re camming during the night, you may want to consider a 3-point lighting system. There’s professional setups that can be purchased online, or it’s easy enough to make one as a DIY project.
Sex Toys: Dildos, Vibrators and Interactive Toys
Although not a requirement, sex toys come in real handy for shows, and the more toys the better! There are tons of different types of toys to choose from; dildos, vibrators, fuck machines, anal toys, BDSM gear, the list goes on! There’s also interactive sex toys that work with the tipping functionality of your camming site!
Dildos For Camming Models
There’s tons of different types of dildos out there and each have their different places in camming shows or producing clips. When buying dildos, it’s important to make sure you’re getting a good material. It’s best to go with a non-porous materials, as they don’t hold bacteria and other germs like porous toys do. There’s also some other consideration, like the style of dildo, size and how artsy it is.
Realistic Looking Dildos: it’s a good idea to have some realistic looking dildos for POV / roleplay style shows or clips. In this type of content, the dildo is supposed to represent the customers penis, so it’s best to have it as realistically looking as possible.
Fantasy Dildos: If you want to have some fun with your shows and clips, there’s some really fun options out there. For example, Bad Dragon and Geeky Sex Toys are two brands that specialize in fantasy sex toys. These toys are very colorful and very creative. Bad Dragon has a line of dragon dongs and other fantasy creature dildos. Geeky Sex Toys has everything from Pokemon to Game of Thrones and Star Wars parodies.
Glass Dildos: If you’re looking for a dildo that’s easy to clean and won’t hold germs, glass is always a good direction to go. Glass dildos are very body-safe and changing it up from plastic / rubber can add variety to camming shows.
Vibrators For Camming Models
Vibrators are also really good to have. Just like dildos, there’s tons of different vibrators to choose from. These range from massagers like the Hitachi, to vibrating dildos and much more. There’s some lines of vibrating sex toys that will also sync with various camming sites, enabling models to offer interactive tip-to-vibe shows.
Interactive Tip-To-Vibe Camming Shows
As mentioned above, interactive tip-to-vibe camming shows are not only popular, but very profitable! These type of shows are generally performed on token / public sites, although interactive sex toys can be used in private sessions as well. The main interactive sex toy manufacturers are Lovense and Kiiroo. Keep in mind that not every camming site will sync with both these brands, so make sure your camming site supports the company before purchasing!
How Interactive Camming Shows Work
Before you can offer interactive tip-to-vibe shows, you must first sync the vibrator to the camming site. This is done through the sex toy’s mobile application and bluetooth. The directions vary based on the sex toy manufacture. Once synced, camming models can configure the settings (how long and how intense the toys vibrate based on what’s being tipped). Once configured, the toys will vibrate whenever a customer tips. Customers must keep tipping in order to keep the toy vibrating, causing a very lucrative constant flow of micro-tips.
Suggested Additional Equipment and Gear For Your Cam Shows
Lingerie / Outfits – The more sexy outfits and lingerie you’ve got in your closet, the better. Even though you’ll probably be spending most your time naked or half naked, the ability to change up your looks helps your shows.
Lube – Lube always comes in handy.
Cosmetics – You’ll want to look your best for every show. Having all the makeup and cosmetic items will help you look your best on webcam.
Props – If you’re planning on performing any shows that require props, you’ll need those items. For example; you can’t do a food fetish show without food or a baby oil show without baby oil.
Wireless Keyboard / Mouse – Having a wireless keyboard and mouse will help you type and work your computer without the awkward wires. This is useful if you show requires that you’re not constantly sitting right in front of the computer.
Cant Afford Something? Use A Wishlist!
Wishlists allow fans and customers to spoil you. Amazon wishlists are the most popular and most used, but there’s multiple brands that also support wishlists. This ranges from sex shops, lingerie shops and more. If you can’t afford everything you want to buy for your camming career, you can always put anything and everything on your wishlist. Having fans spoil you is an easy and cost-effective way of getting all the camming gear you want!
Guide To Becoming A Webcam Model
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