Episode 100: IWantClips leaks performer tax data, XBIZ & GayVN award winners announced, and more news!
Welcome back to the Camland Podcast, this week coming to you live for our 100th episode!
(Camland Podcast) 2020 XBIZ Awards Winners — The 2020 XBIZ Awards have wrapped up and the winners were announced on Thursday, January 16th, 2020. The XBIZ Awards is an annual award show that takes place during XBIZ LA, one of the leading adult B2B conferences and expos.
(Camland Podcast) 2020 GayVN Awards Winners — The 2020 GayVN Awards were announced at a star-studded ceremony on January 20 that featured a performance from drag queen Alyssa Edwards. The event was hosted by comedians Nicole Byer and Alec Mapa, and presented by Manyvids.
(Camland Podcast) Pornhub / Modelhub Adds New Payout Methods — After PayPal ended model payments on Pornhub, the site committed to find more payout options for models who are verified on Pornhub and/or sell videos on Modelhub. Pornhub has now added Cosmo Payment, expanded direct deposit to include Australia and Puerto Rico, and crypto payouts via USDT.
(Camland Podcast) MV Crush Club Integrated Into MV Social — Manyvids has rolled their MV Crush Club fan club platform into their adult-friendly social media feed. Crush Club content used to pop up in the site messaging system, but posts will now be displayed in the “MV Crush” tab of the “MV Social” section of both member and model profiles.
(Camland Podcast) State of the Webcam Industry Survey 2020 — The LittleRedBunny Academy has launched the second annual State of the Webcam Industry survey, which is available to cam models and studio owners until April 15, 2020. All cam models and studio owners are encouraged to fill out the survey, regardless of their preferred platforms. The goal of the survey is to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the industry and to improve productivity, revenue and working conditions and to bring the camming community closer together.
(Camland Podcast) New Teddy’s Girls Features: Tipping, Redesign and TeddyXP — Teddy’s Girls, a platform for premium Snapchat, selling clips and (thanks to their new feature, TeddyXP) feed subscriptions, has announced a couple new features. These features include a new tipping functionality, a site redesign and the above mentioned TeddyXP (a new subscription feed).
(Camland Podcast) FanCentro Adds Direct Messaging To Platform — FanCentro, a platform for premium Snapchat and fanclub subscriptions, has announced a new feature. There is now a direct messaging feature, complete with sending locked content, built directly into the platform. Use this new feature for promotion, as well as a new way to make money on FanCentro.
(Camland Podcast) Stripchat’s New Star Series Kicks Off With Vicky Vette — Camming site Stripchat has announced their new Star Series which will be kicking off today, Friday January 17th, 2020. The first show will feature Vicky Vette, an AVN Hall-of-Famer and founder of VNA Live. The show will take place from 8pm to 9pm PST!
(Camland Podcast) Manyvids Reaches 200k on Instagram — Clip, cam, and fan club platform Manyvids has hit 200,000 followers on Instagram! With the notoriously anti-sex-worker social media platform finding new and creative ways to restrict adult entertainers practically daily, it’s nice to see an industry account that is actually growing.
(Webcam Startup) AWSummit 2020: June 2-5, 2020 In Mamaia, Romania — The 2020 AWSummit (Presented by LiveJasmin and Stripchat) is coming up from June 2nd to the 5th, 2020 in Mamaia, Romania. The AWSummit is a B2B summit geared towards the camming vertical of the adult industry. There’s free passes available for performers, networking, seminars, an award show and so much more.
(Webcam Startup) 4 Things Every Skype Model Needs — If you’re intimidated by getting started with Skype shows, don’t be! Any camming experience you already have will transfer over. Ready to dive in? Get these 4 things ready and you’re off to the races!
(Webcam Startup) Lewd Cosplay on a Budget — Cosplay’s popularity continues to grow both in the mainstream world, and in the adult entertainment industry. In both camming and clips, models are going beyond “naughty nurse” and “filthy maid” costumes to play characters from TV, movies, video games, and other media–even dommes are into cosplay!
(Webcam Startup) How To Make Money Off Dick Ratings — Offering dick ratings as a model/performer can be a good way to make income from receiving dick pics from customers that are interested in your opinion on their genitals. This is a very common practice in the indie adult industry, and is a good way to make income outside of camming and clip production. Dick ratings are usually done on a number scale although that is not always necessary, and include a model giving feedback or sometimes criticism on dick photos or videos that are provided to them by a customer.
(Webcam Startup) Make Money Using Custom Store Items — While some clip sites and fan club platforms only support specific features, others allow performers to sell basically anything and everything. This can range from Premium Snapchat and other social media subscriptions to tangibles such as panties and bras, plus everything in between. As long as it’s compliant with the site rules and local laws, what can be sold using custom store items is limited only by your imagination.
(Webcam Startup) Make Money Off Locked Content / Messages — Locked messages are messages that are usually sent through fan club platforms that come “locked” and members pay to unlock the message. Most locked messages include the option for text, photo, or video. Locked messages are a great way to offer additional content for members of fan club platforms at a small additional price, as well as provide special discounts for fan club members by sending locked messages at discounted rates. Some models have also found success offering sexting through locked messages.
(Camming Webmasters) Teddy’s Girls Affiliate Program (Adult Premium Snapchat) — Teddy’s Cash is the official affiliate program for Teddy’s Girls. Teddy’s Girl is a platform for selling premium Snapchat, clips and feed subscriptions. Earn 25% on all customer spending, as well as a 5% lifetime revshare on all performer earnings.
(Camming Webmasters) EnticeLive / ImLive Webcam Model Referral Program — EnticeLive is an ImLive studio with a unique twist. Unlike most studios, EnticeLive is able to pay their performers the same percentage they’d be making by registering to ImLive directly. This is because they negotiated an arrangement to where ImLive pays EnticeLive out of their percentage, instead of the performers percentage. EnticeLive also offers a webcam model referral program.
(Camming Webmasters) Boleyn Models (Camming Studio) Affiliate Program / Model Referral — Boleyn Models is a camming / clip site studio that has partnered with a huge network of sites. Boleyn Models offers daily pay services and consolidated payouts, two services really popular with performers. Boleyn Models also offers a wider range of cashout options than some of their partner networks, and can be one of the most convenient ways for USA performers to get paid by European companies. Boleyn Models also has an affiliate program where webmasters can make money referring webcam models to the network.
(Camming Webmasters) Stripcash: Official Stripchat Affiliate Program (PPS, PPL, Model Referral) — Stripcash is the official affiliate program for the camming site Stripchat. Stripcash offers affiliates a lifetime revshare, as well as a PPL. In addition to the customer affiliate program, Stripcash also allows webmasters to make money off model referrals as well as webmaster referrals.
(Camming Webmasters) AVN Stars Affiliate Program / Model Referral Program — AVN Stars is a fanclub platform / social network powered by AVN, the adult industry news outlet and event. AVN Stars features a very high payout rate (80%). Although primarily a fanclub platform, AVN Stars also supports camming, paid messaging and tipping / tributes. AVN Stars also has an affiliate program where webmasters can earn a 5% lifetime revshare for referring models, producers and studios to the network.
(Camming Webmasters) WebcamOffers: Affiliate Network Offering Smartlinks / Multiple Offers — WebcamOffers offers a simpler way to monetize your traffic to webcams, by offering one smartlink that will route your traffic to the best converting cam offer. The affiliate program was built by adult industry veterans with over 25 years of marketing and traffic experience.
(Camming Webmasters) AWE / Jasmin Affiliate Program 2020 Links / Tools Updates — AWEmpire, the LiveJasmin Affiliate Program, has announced updated links and promotional tools for the year 2020. With these updates, some of the more legacy promotional tools are going to become obsolete. It’s recommended that affiliates periodically check their affiliate links, and update where applicable.
Site of the Week: IWantClips
(Camland Podcast) iWantClips Data Breach (1099 Forms / Information Exposed) — Hot on the heels of the PussyCash/ImLive data security issue, clip site IWantClips has revealed that one of their employees emailed a .zip file containing 1099-MISC tax documents for all performers from 2017. This file was sent to an IWantClips model, and included names, addresses, and partial Social Security Numbers. iWantClips responded to the matter via tweet and model dashboard.
(Camland Podcast) IWantClips Glitch Displays HypnoticNatalie In All Stores — Hot on the heels of accidentally releasing the private information of hundreds of models, content sales platform IWantClips appears to be suffering from a technical problem in artist stores. On January 17, 2020, visitors to IWantClips would see that 4 of the top 6 videos in each model’s store had been replaced with videos from the model HypnoticNatalie.
(Camming Webmasters) iWantClips Affiliate Program / Model Referral Program — The iWantClips Artist referral program is a great way to earn extra money and introduce your friends to a new way to make money! For every Artist you refer to iWantClips who signs up and earns $200 in the first six months, iWantClips will pay you $30! You can use the referral tools to make a referral link for your website and/or social media sites. When somebody joins via these links, it will track the referral back to you! There is also an email field you can use to invite your friends to join that will automatically track their signup back to you!
Interested in becoming an iWantClips artist? You can either signup here or learn more about the platform by checking out the link below. iWantClips is a leading domme clip site with tons of great features. Although it’s highly domme/fetish focused, vanilla models are welcome as well. In addition to clips, also earn from custom content, phone sex and premium fanclub subscriptions.
Learn More: iWantClips – Leading Clip Site For Dommes
Model Tip of the Week: Protect Your Privacy!
While you can’t protect your privacy 100% of the time–especially when you are required to provide information to a site for tax/legal reasons–there are things you can do to guard your personal information. Before you sign up with a new site, verify that it is a real, reputable site by talking to other models or using directories like the ones we have on Webcam Startup (we have both listings of both cam sites and clip sites, and more). Use a VPN when you cam, and be aware of how certain apps can compromise your privacy. Use a separate email address for your work life and your personal life, and don’t post photos on both your work and your personal social media accounts. Most importantly, contact site support if you have any questions about how your personal information is handled, stored, and used. Sites need to do better, and we plan to hold them to high standards when it comes to the safety and security of our private data.