How To Become A Cam Girl When You’re Broke (Simple Steps)

You want the perfect side gig and want to make money quickly, so camming can be a convenient way for you to branch into this type of industry, it can seem overwhelming at first, but with some thought and careful planning, it might be easier than you think.

How To Become A Cam Girl When You’re Broke (Simple Steps)

Before you set off and make your account, you might want to decide whether you’re interested in x-rated content or want to dip your toes into a specific fetish, and if so, you might want to find a cam site that tailors to this type of audience.

Once you have a good idea of where you’d like to cam, you can find some easy steps to make your shows that much more professional-looking and is a cool and relaxing environment for your viewers.

Where Do You Want To Cam? 

One of the benefits of camming is that you can be comfortable while doing it, and models decide to use their bedroom or spare lounge as a studio space. 

Here is where you want to feel relaxed and be able to provide different services, so if you have a spare room, it might be more convenient to use, but it has to be a place where you’re able to perform without being interrupted, so take a good look at your space.

If you have a good amount of space, you can dedicate a section of it to become a studio, where you can style it as relaxing and sexy with decorations or props if you decide you want to use adult toys of any kind. 

Technical Equipment

You can start with some essential items like a second-hand computer or laptop, a webcam, and some lighting. You could use a lamp from around your house, as these small things can improve the quality of your show and make you stand out.

You also want to consider that you need a computer or laptop that runs pretty well and isn’t full of bloatware or has some viruses, so no, this won’t do.

If you have a spare laptop with a decent camera where the quality doesn’t drop too low, you should be fine, but be sure that it can handle videos in case you go down the route of requests or exclusive video content like Onlyfans. 

Another thing that you may not consider is your internet connection, as generally, you want a steady quality video that doesn’t have to buffer too much, so to avoid losing viewers, it’s a good idea to connect your computer directly through the DSL line rather than WiFi, if possible. 

Think About Your Show And Mood

This might sound obvious, but whether you have a professional setup or something simple, if you’re not sure the sort of explicit content you’re willing to do or what you’ll do for a certain amount of tips, this can affect the quality of your shows.

The great thing about tipping requests is that you can make them whatever you like, so if you like spanking, BDSM, toy play, or even if the audience watch you cook stuff, this can all work, but of course, they have to be things that you are comfortable with.

You should also be fair about how the tipping tiers work, so if you are comfortable showing private parts of your body, make sure you don’t sell yourself short and when starting out, keep it simple to things that you enjoy.

There could be times when you’re not up for doing a show, or something has made you mad, and if this is the case before you go live, do something that makes you happy, as your audience may be able to pick up on this, which can be offputting.

Perhaps you could use chill-out music or colored lighting to improve your mood.

Use Costumes And Toys 

Use Costumes And Toys 

We’re not saying that you have to go out of your way and find the most popular type of cosplay, as you can find some cheap outfits that you could build your way up to, and for some cam girls, they make their Amazon wish lists public so people can buy something they like for you. 

Have fun with it, and go for some cute lingerie or perhaps a pajama set that is bound to get attention, so you can see you have many options and have the chance to mix it up every now and then. 

You might not be thinking about it, but toys that give you pleasure can be the best feeling in the world, so look around online and see what kind of things you like and having this amount of freedom with yourself makes for a much more exciting and even kinky experience. 

Know Your Schedule And How You Get Paid 

The thing is, you don’t need to make your show in the evening, and it’s really down to when you feel like doing it, but be consistent, so your recurring viewers know when to catch you live, as some of these people might not be notified via social media. 

You might decide to produce short-form content or create shows on per-minute sites, but however you do this, make sure you know how the token system works and what it equates to, as you might think you have more than you have.

You could also sell videos and nude pictures through some of these websites, and the reason many people use Onlyfans is that people have the opportunity to tip a particular piece of content you make, so get fun and creative with it.

If you make content that makes you happy and gives you a sense of freedom, the viewer will also see this, so don’t feel you are forced into a specific category, as it’s a good idea to try something new once in a while.

Your Safety Matters 

One of the most critical aspects of camming, though, is your privacy and who you decide gets to see your content, as there are things like locking down personal social media accounts.

You can block locations to prevent certain people from seeing your streams.  

It is vital to ensure that you cover all bases and don’t leave anything personal that could identify you or your location. You don’t want a future employer or family member to find out about your cam shows.

You can also control who gives out tips and messages you, as some sites allow private messages, and if certain people start to annoy you, ban them while you get your head around the whole system.

Final Thoughts  

There are a few things you need to think about, but when you think about it in the long term, you can see why many people are deciding to do this as a side hustle, and it can be even more profitable if you choose to upgrade your setup. 

Upgrading your setup also has its own advantages as well, so you might have to fine-tune this a bit, but you’ll get there in the end. 

Andrea Williams