Podcast 97: Holiday Contests, More AB5 Updates, Payout Options Added, and more!

Episode 97: Holiday contests, APAG and Manyvids AB5 updates, more payout options available, and more news!

Welcome back to the Camland Podcast, this week hosted by Aerie Saunders.

Regular News:

(Camland Podcast) SkyPrivate Kiiroo Holiday Contest (Dec 12-23, 2019) — Skype pay-per-minute platform SkyPrivate is celebrating the season with a Twitter contest! With prizes of Kiiroo interactive sex toys for models and a $50 bonus available for customers, this contest is sure to catch your eye.
(Camland Podcast) Manyvids Holiday Hottie Contest (Dec 15-25, 2019) — Manyvids has announced that their December monthly contest theme will be “holiday hottie”. MV Stars are encouraged to enter photos centered around the holidays–whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Yule, the Solstice, Festivus, or any other holiday!
(Camland Podcast) Manyvids Christmas Video Contest (Dec 20-25, 2019) — Upload a holiday-themed video and tag it with “Christmas” to enter your content for a chance to win. The video does not have to be new, any holiday-themed video tagged “Christmas” on Manyvids is eligible. The winner will be determined by the video with the most sales December 20-25, 2019, and will receive a cash prize of $200.
(Camland Podcast) APClips Naughty or Nice Contest (Dec 15-22, 2019) — Winners are determined by member votes. Each vote costs the member 1 token, and all tokens go to the models. There does not seem to be a prize outside of the tokens you earn when your fans vote for you.
(Camland Podcast) CamSoda launches O-Seat for Lovense Lush — Camming platform CamSoda has created a bicycle seat cover with a discreet pocket for the Lovense Lush interactive vibrator. Models with the O-Seat can connect their Lush to their CamSoda account, allowing member tips to control the frequency, duration, and intensity of vibrations.
(Camland Podcast) IWantClips launches IWantSociety — IWantSociety is a safe for work (SFW) site that will feature images from the IWantClips photoshoots, which have traditionally featured the top earners on the platform. The new site is free to view, will be marketed to potential customers, and will feature biographies of and interviews with the models featured.
(Camland Podcast) ImLive $100 interactive toy bonus (until Jan 31, 2020) — ImLive is offering a bonus to models that start offering shows with interactive sex toys from now until January 31, 2020. Models that activate the “distant vibrator control” feature for the first time are eligible for a $100 bonus added to their earnings.
(Camland Podcast) Cam4 sponsors “Cam Life” museum exhibit — Cam4 has partnered with NYC institution The Museum of Sex to present an exhibition featuring interviews along with commissioned works from contemporary artists. Cam Life: An Introduction to Webcam Culture also includes the documentary Cam Girlz and a collection of artifacts and ephemera chronicling the rise and spread of online sexual expression. The exhibition opens December 19, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2020.
(Camland Podcast) Grooby sponsors TEA “BBW Performer of the Year” Award — Following the announcement of the new “Best FtM Amateur” award, trans porn company Grooby has announced that they are sponsoring the “BBW Performer of the Year” category at the Transgender Erotica Awards (TEAs).
(Camland Podcast) Pornhub donates $10,000 to SWOP-USA — In recognition of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Pornhub has donated $10,000 to SWOP-USA to support their work. Pornhub has also altered their website’s logo for the day of December 17 to include a red umbrella — the international symbol of the sex workers’ rights movement.
(Camland Podcast) Lovehoney Design a Sex Toy Contest (closes Feb 21, 2020) — Do you have a fantastic idea for a sex toy? Sex toy retailer and manufacturer Lovehoney is holding a competition to find the next big thing in dildos, vibrators, male masturbators, or whatever creative category you can imagine! The grand prize is 5,000 paid to the winner in their local currency. The winner also gets continuing royalties on their toy once it is manufactured and for sale!
(Camland Podcast) Modelhub adds coupons — Modelhub has added coupons to its slate of features. Models can now create customized discount codes for their customers, including choosing the text for the code, the % discount, the duration of the offer, and how many times the coupon can be redeemed.
(Camland Podcast) Manyvids 1 Million Videos promotion — After 5 years in business, clip site Manyvids is approaching the 1 million video milestone. To celebrate the site’s incredible growth, they have decided to give special recognition to the MV Star that uploads the one millionth video to the platform.
(Camland Podcast) Manyvids adds Bitcoin payouts — Manyvids has announced that crypto payouts are now available. While Manyvids had previously allowed customers to pay with various cryptocurrencies, they are only offering Bitcoin as a payout option for MV Stars. The payout minimum for Bitcoin is $50, and there are no fees.
(Camland Podcast) Streamate adds Direct Deposit payout for US models — Streamate has added a new payout option for models in the United States. Direct Deposit (ACH) is now available for a flat fee of $5, with the minimum payout set at $100.

Priority News:

(Camland Podcast) Rumors swirl as ePayments halts adult payouts — Payout service ePayments has suddenly suspended payments associated with the adult industry. The news began trickling out on December 17 when a model posted on Twitter that she had received a message from her cam site that ePayments was no longer working with the adult industry. Multiple models have posted ePayments’s response to their support enquiries, and the response to our own email to the ePayment support team made it clear that the company is doing all it can to avoid addressing the issue.
(Webcam Startup) APAG responds to AB5 — On December 16, 2019 the Adult Performers Actors Guild (APAG) held an open conference call for adult industry members with representatives from the California Labor Federation (CLF) to discuss AB5.
(Webcam Startup) Manyvids releases statement on AB5 — Manyvids says “business as usual” for AB5.

Model Tip of the Week: Watch the Live Model Help Show!

This week, Aerie and Katy hosted the second episode of the new Live Model Help Show. Taking questions from Twitter and the live chat, they talked about diversifying, maintaining, and growing your income with camming, clips, and other adult industry endeavors. Check out the replay on YouTube any time, and mark your calendar for the next monthly show on January 14, 2020 at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
Watch the Live Model Help Show from December 17, 2019.