Being a cam model is not all it’s cracked up to be. What’s more, while cam modeling isn’t the hardest job in the world, you still have to give it your all, and be dedicated, unique, and engaging to earn some serious cash. Therefore, it takes more than merely taking your clothes off to earn that money.

When you go into the webcam business you must have a good strategy in the beginning. You have to attract viewers, entertain them, and turn them into regular viewers. However, building a loyal fan base that will give you that steady income is hard. That’s why most cam models try to get as many private cam shows as they can. That’s what brings in the big bucks.

Private shows give the models more leverage, as they have the power to determine not only the price but also the minimal duration of the show. In other words, models get to determine their own earnings. However, if you’re looking to become more engaged on a private sex site, keep in mind that determining both the rate and duration is a numbers game. The higher the rates, the fewer shows you’ll have, at least in the beginning, and the same goes for the minimal duration. So, if you’re looking to earn thousands a day on your first month as a webcam model, think again.

Despite the name “Private”, private shows aren’t actually private. On some sites, one member will take you private and pay your “per minute price” for the whole time that he’s on the private session, but other members can enter that same private chat and join in on the show with full access to the functionality that the first member had. On other sites, it’s a little different than that, where only one member can take you private and the others only join as spies, so all they can do is watch the show.

Once you figure out the perfect ratio of per-minute rates and the minimum duration, you’ll see that private cam girls, as well as male cam models that mostly do private shows, don’t have any trouble earning money. Why’s that?
Viewers love private shows. It gives them a sense of intimacy because you’re performing just for them. What’s more, they can make requests and interact with you on a more personal level. Everyone loves a good show, but there’s something special when you know the show is for your eyes only, right? Well, that’s precisely why private shows are popular. Viewers feel special, and appreciated, and they can make a real connection with the model. Public shows simply can’t compare.

One thing to always keep in mind is this: While you must satisfy your client, that doesn’t mean you should be a pushover. Yes, they paid for a private show, but that doesn’t give them absolute dominion over you or your actions. If there are things you aren’t willing to do or lines that you won’t cross, make sure the clients are aware of them. Be polite but firm, and don’t let anyone strongarm you into doing something you aren’t comfortable with. After all, the best cam models are the ones who enjoy their work.