How to get the first show started

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Jan 8, 2018
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Hey everyone, aspiring cam model here. Since I'm starting from scratch with no following how should I get the show started?
I have a tip menu but I am not sure if I should do some things for free (like dancing/twerk, maybe feet or boobie flash?) to get the ball rolling? Maybe tease, but how?

I don't want to be the girl who is looking bored on cam, staring into the cam or my phone not doing anything. As someone who has been watching several models; I know as a customer I'm not inspired to tip if the star of the show if she's not interacting with the room. However, I don't want to have people in my room think that I work for free.

As a former stripper I understand the dynamics in stripping vs camming are very different but being entertaining is a must in both positions. When I worked as a stripper in the lapdance club, I would always dance on stage regardless if anyone was at the rack tipping on stage. (To avoid looking bored/coming across as "snobby".) However I wouldn't get naked or flash anything if I wasn't getting tipped. So I'm trying to have the correct judgement/mindset before I turn on the cam and become a verified model.

I appreciate any guidance and thanks much. :)
 

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What site are you starting on? Assuming its a public based site like CB or MFC...


You can interact without giving away freebies! Look put together, be confident, have some topics to talk about, and be ready to interact. Dancing/moving around is a great way to get people into an empty room. Don't do full dances (especially if you have them on your tip menu) free but showing off that you can move, especially considering you have that skillset is a good idea. Chatting is a great way to keep ppl engaged. In public chat, being chatty is the part that we do for free typically. Before you turn your cam on try some angles and get a feel for what makes your body look best on camera.
 

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I feel like you're already ahead of the games with the tip menu. I didn't have anything prepared and although I made money, it wasn't a lot. Doing some basic dance moves would be a great way to get people into your room, but remember to not sell yourself short. I am personally fine with doing some things for free (feet and showing my tummy) but I'm firm about flashing and removing clothing costing tokens. Being firm with your decisions helps with weeding out people who want everything for free. Given the experience you have though, you should be fine and have a great start. If your up for it, you could always add some kind of game to play (I personally have a dice game that works fairly well.)

Hope this helps! And happy Camming!
 
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What site are you starting on? Assuming its a public based site like CB or MFC....
Its a toss between CB or Camsoda leaning closer to CB because of the traffic.

@RinnRainbo Games sound fun! I found this article about dice and it seemed interesting
http://www.howareyoubb.com/2016/05/23/games-play-fans-cam/

I was also thinking maybe playing twister might be fun. Maybe charge 100 tkns for a spin? (Not sure what is a good average amount to spin/roll dice in a game.) Maybe might work better if I were to do a 2 girl show. XD
 

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Its a toss between CB or Camsoda leaning closer to CB because of the traffic.

@RinnRainbo Games sound fun! I found this article about dice and it seemed interesting
http://www.howareyoubb.com/2016/05/23/games-play-fans-cam/

I was also thinking maybe playing twister might be fun. Maybe charge 100 tkns for a spin? (Not sure what is a good average amount to spin/roll dice in a game.) Maybe might work better if I were to do a 2 girl show. XD

OK so I dont know Camsoda at all well and with CB i know that the 'visual' thing affects your placement more so it maaaaay be that you may need to do a bit more for free ..... but i've NEVER cammed there so i have no idea >,<

I will tell you its OK to experiment! And try stuff and see what sticks. So don't feel like you have to have it all figured out when you turn the cam on.
 
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I am personally fine with doing some things for free (feet
Girl you should be charging for feet! For foot dudes, that's like boob or pussy flashes.
 

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I went so far as naming my plush toy penguin "Boobs" so that anytime anyone asked me to see boobs they got to see him in all his glory.

Sadly, the limelight was too much for him, and he succumbed to a life of alcohol and cocaine. His half of the royalties from our sex tape only fueled his addiction and his love for all things snow capped led him to a rehab in the Arizona desert.

His members still chant for "Boobs, boobs, boobs!" when I logon and all i can give them is a forlorn glance at my barren waist land.

He will be back in approximately 37 days.
 
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Yeah I most def don't want to show anything for free, especially on my first stream.
I was thinking maybe I can blow bubbles and dance slowly to incite tippers to tip? Maybe have a mini goals of stripping off clothing "stocking less" "topless" "panties down" to full nude? Maybe with selling it as "Its my first time on cam, help me feel comfortable?"

I was also thinking of having balloons for the looners, but to also "celebrate my first show". Are looners common enough to do that?
 

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Yeah I most def don't want to show anything for free, especially on my first stream.
I was thinking maybe I can blow bubbles and dance slowly to incite tippers to tip? Maybe have a mini goals of stripping off clothing "stocking less" "topless" "panties down" to full nude? Maybe with selling it as "Its my first time on cam, help me feel comfortable?"

I was also thinking of having balloons for the looners, but to also "celebrate my first show". Are looners common enough to do that?
Looners are not super common like that but an excuse for balloons is always fun! You can hide proceed in them and have a tip to pop!
 
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I signed up for CamSoda and honestly, I didn't give it much of a chance so my opinion may not be worth much...but the low traffic was...super low. They have quite a few big names/porn stars and I didn't feel at home doing what I would on MFC (chatting it up, flirting, goofing off a bit) and I found rooms usually had zero-five viewers or over one thousand. Again, I didn't give it much of a chance the one broadcast with zero viewers scared me a bit. I have heard that when it's good though, it's really good.

I have been on MFC for just over a year and it's my favorite and likely always will be. I love the user experience on CB and the options for games, etc. But I found it to be more intense, like shove a dildo down your throat or gtfo lol. I think planning wise CB would be easier for a first show since you can set up their bots for games, automatic tip menu, etc....I felt a lot less stressed when planning a show on there because of those things.

Since you are brand new that should help get the conversations rolling, when I was new (and again when I had to switch accounts) everyone is eager to get at the new girl and in my experience are a lot more chatty/encouraging to the newbies so you might find it's easier than you think right off the bat :) Like others have mentioned, the fact you have a tip menu already is a good start! I like to decide what I want to do while I'm online and type it out on notepad or word first so I can just copy and paste my topic/tip menu/goal once I go online. I find when I have a theme "baking cookies in the kitchen"/"shower show at goal"/"games night" I can plan my activities, and thus, my show around that. So if you are doing your show in the kitchen you could use whipped cream, spatula spanks, etc...shower show you could oil up, tip for wet t-shirt...you get what I'm saying lol. Basically all that rambling was me saying I find it easiest to plan what to do based on what the goal is and if you have a topic/theme.

God, maybe it's just that I talk so damn much the time just flies by lol.
 

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Thank you all for the wonderful tips and tricks! This thread is super helpful! As a total newbie myself, I dont have any insight but can I please ask, what is a "tip menu"? I really want to do this correctly and since this seems like something that's a good start i would love to know what it is lol! Thanks all!

Evie
 

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Okay makes sense. Thanks lovely!
no problem. i recommend comparing models around your placement as you and top models. if you mention what sites you are on, models here may mention what they charge here. i suggest getting verified because some models are more private about their rates/tip requirements.
 
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no problem. i recommend comparing models around your placement as you and top models. if you mention what sites you are on, models here may mention what they charge here. i suggest getting verified because some models are more private about their rates/tip requirements.
I am still in the research phase so I havent actually started camming yet. But I am looking to start next week :) looking at chaturbate
 
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I am still in the research phase so I havent actually started camming yet. But I am looking to start next week :) looking at chaturbate
awesome! good luck bb. i suggest you get you try out multiple camsites when you first start out. also good to get your eggs in multiple baskets.
 

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Oh! Okay I thought it was better to pick one but I am totally willing to try multiple ones lol
you might do awful on one, but do better on others. every site has different flows which you may prefer over the other. maybe commit to one a couple weeks or until you use your new model status up.

if you cant handle multiple cam sites you have your more passive sites. indie (cammodel directory and skyprivate), clip sites (manyvids, clips4sa;e, i wantclips) phone sex operator aka pso (niteflirt, sextpanther)
 

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you might do awful on one, but do better on others. every site has different flows which you may prefer over the other. maybe commit to one a couple weeks or until you use your new model status up.

if you cant handle multiple cam sites you have your more passive sites. indie (cammodel directory and skyprivate), clip sites (manyvids, clips4sa;e, i wantclips) phone sex operator aka pso (niteflirt, sextpanther)
Omg! You're the best! I had no idea! Writing all this down and checking them out asap :h:
 
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So I ordered a logitech 922x and a tripod, along with a new toy and some crotchless panties. I have been watching other models and I am very confused because several were naked and then their tip menu would pop up and say to tip certain amounts for flashes and such but they were naked already? Is it because I came into their room later and they had reached goals already? Also how do the goals work? I'm confused by them... thanks again!
 
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So I ordered a logitech 922x and a tripod, along with a new toy and some crotchless panties. I have been watching other models and I am very confused because several were naked and then their tip menu would pop up and say to tip certain amounts for flashes and such but they were naked already? Is it because I came into their room later and they had reached goals already? Also how do the goals work? I'm confused by them... thanks again!
That's most likely why! Someone could also be naked and for example a pussy flash, they would make a point of making their pussy the focus on camera, spreading it, etc etc. Same with tit flashes, even if they're shirtless. Playing with nipples, rubbing breasts, jiggling them, etc.
I know you can set a goal countdown on MFC, and on Chaturbate there are apps that you can use. Basically, you set a 'goal' amount and users tip towards that goal. Common example; cum shows. Users will tip towards the token goal and when the goal is met, the model will masturbate to orgasm (or fake it, whichever the model prefers)
 

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That's most likely why! Someone could also be naked and for example a pussy flash, they would make a point of making their pussy the focus on camera, spreading it, etc etc. Same with tit flashes, even if they're shirtless. Playing with nipples, rubbing breasts, jiggling them, etc.
I know you can set a goal countdown on MFC, and on Chaturbate there are apps that you can use. Basically, you set a 'goal' amount and users tip towards that goal. Common example; cum shows. Users will tip towards the token goal and when the goal is met, the model will masturbate to orgasm (or fake it, whichever the model prefers)
Ooooooooooohhhhhhh! Omg, okay that makes so much more sense! Thank you! Now it clicked. Cool, okay.Thanks @QuinnLane
 
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I was wondering about the same thing when came to tip goals. I am just starting back into camming after being away for several months due to health issues. Can a goal be part of your tip menu? Such as fingering pussy?
 

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I was wondering about the same thing when came to tip goals. I am just starting back into camming after being away for several months due to health issues. Can a goal be part of your tip menu? Such as fingering pussy?
yeah! the way most people do it is for example if you are doing a vibe cumshow at goal you could put a 1 or 2 minute vibe tease on your tip menu, theoretically it would encourage people to tip more towards the goal if they like the tease! just make sure you price it high enough that you dont feel like you are giving away part of the show for free, there are definitely freeloaders out there who only need a couple minutes of a vibe tease to get off so make sure your price reflects that :)
 
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