So, you’ve made the decision to become a cam model huh? Awesome! But, before you dive in and get streaming, there are some important things to think about. This list of things to do first as a new cam model will make sure that you get off to the best possible start.

#1. Consider whether you want to keep this career a secret

You have probably already given this some thought as it is a very important thing to consider when you become a cam model. Whether you want to be open about it or keep it a secret will determine a lot of what comes next.

#2. Geo-blocking

Geo-blocking is a great safety feature that is available on pretty much every cam site now. This allows you to block a city, state or even a whole country from seeing your profile or your cam streams. This means that you won’t be seen by those that live in your neighborhood or even in your whole country. Some sites will allow more than one option to be blocked too. So, if you grew up in one city but now live in another you can block both. That way old school mates and your neighbors won’t know what it is you do for a living unless you tell them.

#3. Learn as much as you can about how your cam site works

Once you sign up for a model account with a cam site you are going to want to learn as much as possible about how the site works before you start streaming anything. Most cam sites will have articles and videos to help you. On Cam4 there is a full training section with all the information you need and a place to ask questions if you can’t find the right answers. There is a lot to learn so make sure you set aside some time to really get acquainted with the site so you don’t get lost. Some important things to know are how your dashboard works, how you get paid, how tipping works and how much you should charge.

#4. Make your profile amazing!

Having an appealing profile from the get-go is a great way to help turn viewers into fans. Make sure you fill it out properly and add in some sexy photos and sexy information about you that will keep people coming back for more. This is the only place that viewers can go to find out information about you so make sure it looks amazing!

#5. Set yourself as a new model

Different cam sites have different ways of doing this but there is always an option to include a new model tag on your profile when you are starting out. Some sites will allow you to have this for a few hours only while others will allow a day or two. No matter how long it is, use it! This is one of the only ways to get found when you start out and is the best way to get as many viewers as possible on that all-important first cam stream. Many cam sites will even list the new models on the site’s homepage, so don’t forget to turn this feature on!

#6. Make the most of tags

Make sure that you make the most of any tags that are available to you. This is what will make you appear in search results and in the categories too. So, anything that you do or include in your show, make sure you tag it. This could be things based on your appearance, how you like to perform, whether you use any toys or whether you cater to any particular fetishes. The more tags you have, the more chances you have of being seen so don’t miss anything that applies to you.

#7. Create a schedule

 Creating a schedule and sticking to it is one of the most important things you can do if you want to be a successful cam model. And you need to start this pretty much right away. Remember that viewers have their schedules too and they tend to stick with a particular day or time that they use cam sites. That means that if they see you once and like your stream, then they will expect to see you on that same day and time again. So, when you first start, pick a time of day that you want to become your regular time for camming and stick with it. You will start to see regular viewers in no time.

#8. Promote yourself

Even if you are wanting to keep your identity anonymous, it is definitely worth creating some social media accounts to promote yourself on. Just make sure you set your personal accounts to private first, so even if one of your fans manage to find you, they won’t be able to talk to you or see your content. You can use social media accounts to let fans know your schedule for that month, share some cheeky photos or videos and interact with your fans. You don’t need to show your face either. Body shots will work just fine so long as you use the same name you use on the cam sites. And don’t forget to link your cam profile to all of these accounts so that they can find you easily on-site.

These are also great places to find new fans. Do some research and use hashtags to get the most reach. You should also follow the accounts of other cam models that you admire. This means you can show how they use social media and follow suit, but you can also comment on their content and maybe get noticed by a few of their fans too. It only takes a few minutes and it can have a lot of impact.

Now, you should be ready to get out there and start camming!

And, remember that making money in this line of work can take some time so don’t give up too fast. Put in the time and effort to be the best cam model you can be and you will start seeing the return in no time.