The adult video industry
Due to the Coronavirus having taken over the globe, a big chunk of the world’s population is now dealing with feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Millions of jobs have been lost, many are scrambling to get back on their feet, and many more are just generally unhappy with the way things have panned out.
That being said, it’s not surprising that the adult industry has boomed to unimaginable levels. Video-on-demand and live webcam sites have experienced growth not only because of the sudden influx of folks looking for alternative sources of income, but more so because lots of people are now seeking enjoyment online in order to escape the stresses and horrors brought by the pandemic.
To give you a better idea of the potential of the adult industry, consider this fact: Adult sites get more stable traffic compared to Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix combined. In popular cam girl sites like SexedChat, cam girls can earn up to $50,000 USD per month.
Almost 30 percent of internet traffic comes from adult sites. And according to reports, the adult industry is valued at a whopping $97 billion. If that figure doesn’t look impressive to you, compare it to the $10 billion that Hollywood makes after releasing approximately 600 movies a year. The adult movie video industry, in comparison, generates revenue of $15 billion each year with more than 13,000 films released annually.
Cam girl modeling in the adult video industry
Now that we’ve established the potential of the adult video industry, it’s clear that there are many innovative ways to make more than decent money in this field. Adult webcam modeling is one of them.
Porn sites are the leading market holders in the adult video industry. However, not everyone feels comfortable acting in a porn film. If taking advantage of potential revenue streams in the adult industry is something that interests you but you don’t want to work as a porn actor, you can try going the cam girl route to earn big bucks. The most attractive aspect of being a cam girl is how easy it is to enter the business. Just join a cam site and register as a cam model, and you’re pretty much good to go.
A study found that the adult webcam market was valued at around £730 million in the United Kingdom in 2006, which then grew to £1.1 billion after just two years. The United Kingdom itself accounts for more than 27,000 webcam models and 17 million active webcam site subscribers and members. Imagine how much bigger the worldwide figures are.
Right after porn actresses, webcam girls have the most stable source of income in this industry.
How does cam girl modeling work?
Back in the industry’s earlier days, companies used to generate business by enticing men to use their phones to engage in sexual conversations with women. With time and advancements in technology, the phones turned to smartphones and the business model evolved.
The industry shifted from talking dirty to watching and talking dirty. Cam companies provide their patrons with a platform where they can see and interact with cam girls and have a great time. The same technological advancements that brought video conferencing, live shows, and video streaming now comprise the very framework that keeps the cam girl industry alive.
People say that the industry is the offspring of on-demand porn and phone sex. It is a medium that can be used to watch adult content and interact with it at the same time. It goes beyond the one-way experience of regular porn and allows the user to connect with another human being. Most cam girl websites work the same:
- Cam girl sites allow adults of all genders to register as a cam model by creating a model profile.
- Audiences regardless of gender preference visit these sites to see live cam shows.
- Models use their webcams to transmit a video feed in real-time. They also use audio and text-based messaging to interact with their audience.
- Depending on the website and set up, visitors can choose to turn their webcams on to transmit real-time video back to their chosen cam girl model.
How do cam girls maximize their earnings?
The adult video industry is an industry that rewards hard work. Like in any other profession, cam girls and adult entertainment workers have to work smart if they want to be successful.
Having said this, there are some tried-and-tested tips and guidelines that can help cam girls make up to USD 50,000 per month (or even more).
Finding the right cam site
The cam site you affiliate with matters a lot. It’s like hunting for jobs as a graphic designer. You might have many companies looking for the role you want to apply for, but one company might be into the minimalistic design, while others might be into retro concepts. It really boils down to your individual strengths.
You need to find the right cam site that fits your schedule and choice of interactive media. Different cam sites allow different types of interactions and ways to make money. Go for the platform that works well with your strengths.
Staying online for longer hours
The longer you stay online, the more earning potential you’ll enjoy. Most of the revenue generated in cam sessions are from live sessions. Especially when you are new, going live for a couple more hours translates to more opportunities. Now, going live is essential, but going live within the right time frame is more important.
You need to understand where most of your visitors come from and which times of the day they usually go online. This requires you to consider the work schedule of your target niche, time zone differences, and other such factors. When you’re new, it’s best to be online as much as possible. Once you have acquired more data about your audience, you can then go ahead and choose which schedule is the most productive.
Forming deeper connections with your audience
Audience preferences and tastes will range from polished Holywood-level productions to something more authentic and amateur. However, these days it seems like the latter is becoming more and more popular. Lots of people are drawn towards cam girl websites for their “personal” and “authentic” appeal. Cam girl shows are a way for the audience to act on their fantasies without judgment. If you invest your time interacting with your audience in private chats, you’ll be able to form better connections with your clients and maximize your earnings.
The adult video industry is booming. It’s a highly lucrative space to be in, especially these days when most people are spending more time in the privacy of their homes. However, it’s important to understand that the industry is a competitive one. But if you’re willing to work smart, earning lots of money isn’t impossible.
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