Old Adult Kingdom
It could be truly said that the porn industry was traditionally male-dominated. Over the past few decades, the industry had witnessed multiple revolutions. The old porn kingdom was known for its money churning citadels such as adult magazines, newspapers, DVDs etc. Owing to rapid advancements in technology and rampant piracy, the citadels crumbled to dust.
New Adult Kingdom
The new porn kingdom has a different revenue model. It comprises innumerable adult sites and among them, webcam sites have emerged as the driving engine. Women are able to make a mark for themselves in this new porn kingdom.
If you are a girl in 20s or 30s, this is the best time to be a cam girl. If you are 40 years or more, don’t worry – there’s a very big market for women in 40s. I have seen many webcam models outliving traditional porn performers not just in terms of earnings, but with great personality, vibrant attitude, and loyal fan base. An unmissable trend is the emergence of adult cam scripts that help webcam models start their site in less than an hour. This is an area where webcam girls have displayed unmatchable wit when choosing adult cam software.
The bottom line is – webcam industry has great potential. It’s up to you to make the best of this industry. This brings me to the question – How do you join this industry?
There are many ways to be a part of this industry. You can join popular webcam affiliate programs. You may create profiles on popular webcam sites such as Chaturbate, BongaCams, LiveJasmin, etc and engage aggressively in camming. But the objective is not to survive but thrive.
So, let’s first understand the challenges.
Stringent Government Regulations
It’s been long acknowledged that adult entertainment sites face strict government regulation. Well established and traditional payment processing companies such as Visa and American Express do not support pornographic content.
Unsurprisingly, adult entertainment websites collaborate with high risk payment gateways such as ePay Global, DusPay etc.
Truth be told, high risk payment services charge anywhere between 5% and 10% of revenue for processing payments. And yes, there’s an annual fee which is around $1000. It’s a big amount!
Unfavorable Payout Rates
Let’s now understand the plight of models working for tip-based webcam sites. Tip-based webcam sites take more than 45% of models’ earnings. There are quite a few popular private cam sites that take a commission of more than 65%.
Advertising techniques are deceptively strategic. Don’t believe me?
Here’s an example – ModelCentro advertises a payout rate of 75% to its models. But it deviously conceals the fact that a processing fee of 10% is charged. In conclusion, the net effective payout rate of models stands at 67.5%.
Here’s another example worth your attention – A few webcam sites follow a multi-tier payout system. For the first $1000 USD, the model may get 60%. For the next $1000 USD, she may get 70%.
So, what’s the bottom line? It’s important to read the terms and conditions.
And of course, there’s a lot of piracy. However, it’s a safe bet to work as a webcam girl. Webcam models bank on two vital traits – interactivity and personalization. In an industry that is overly obsessed with extreme, abusive and violent porn niches, camming empowers women to become web entrepreneurs.
Is there an approach / solution to overcome the afore-stated business challenges? Yes! Become a web entrepreneur. To become a true web entrepreneur, it’s imperative to start your own webcam site. By starting your own webcam site, you can be the boss of your business. You can do away with commissions.
Here’s an approach to build your own webcam site – You can hire a couple of front-end and back-end web developers, API developer and a tester.
Wait a minute, did I tell you that it costs you more than $50000 USD and at-least 3 months to start your own website from scratch by this approach?
The objective is not to pump loads of money but to churn loads of money. So here’s an alternative approach – Invest in a feature-rich adult webcam script. This brings me to the next question – What features should an adult cam software have?
- Multiple Payment Gateways
As popular payment gateways such as PayPal are not adult merchant friendly, it’s best to opt for an adult webcam script wherein Epoch, CCBill and credit card payment processors such as Visa, Diners Club, American Express, etc., are integrated into.
- Responsive Templates
People love gadgets of different screen sizes and resolution. Your webcam site should be accessible on different types of devices such as laptops, computers, smartphones, etc. Mobile compatibility is mandatory.
Webcam models can set their respective per minute charges.
There’s loads of live streaming in this webcam industry. Adult cam software should be built on a robust technology stack that’s powered by Laravel, MySQL, Node.js, WebRTC and Nginx.
- Monetization Channels
For all intents and purposes, you can make money by doing:
- Private shows
- Group shows
- Voyeur shows
You can sell certain amount of ad space to third parties. You can make money by promoting popular webcam affiliate programs on your site.
- Sex Toys Integration
Lovense and OhMiBod sex toys are all the rage now. If you are keen on skyrocketing your sales, sex toys integration is mandatory.
You can be an integral part of this revolution by using xCams. xCams is a state-of-the-art turnkey software designed by experienced web developers, learned programmers and knowledgeable growth hackers.
Not only does xCams software have the afore-said features but also additional features such as the following:
- Paid video and photo galleries
- Performer goal system
- Ban / kick users
- Geo-block users
- Calendar and Events
If you have any doubts or queries, shoot them in the comments. I shall reply in a day or two. Join the webcam industry and make BIG money. My best wishes are with you and your webcam site. Cheers!