In this post I am gonna be focusing on first things you need to get set-up for camming or to make it sound less vague, we are going to talk about electronic equipment. The three main things are: Web Cam, Personal Computer and Internet Connection I will also write about personal safety as this is something to be taken really seriously and we do not want to have health issues because of it. One of the most important things in how to make money as a cam girl is to have a nice clear crisp hd broadcasting. Without a quality web camera people will not be willing to pay for a second show and it will also make you look sexier when the have a clear view on you. Also, slow movement and lag is what kills the sexy feeling that you are trying to deliver to your client. I am now wrong to say that without proper equipment you may not consider to start working. Having these is crucial and with hard work and dedication you get your money back in no time. To make things legal you NEED to keep your receipts, they will be important for taxes.
When I first start to cam I had a crap computer, most cam sites allow the models to be rated by the viewers. My very first rating was, you guess! One Star! The quality that I was providing was very poor and I don't blame the guy for not sticking in for too long. So... I got a good computer at around 500 dollars and it changes things a lot. When buying a new computer you need to look for speed and efficiency.
My camera was almost as crappy as my computer. Luckily it died on me and that forced me to buy a new one. I bought a Microsoft Live camera which is really useful for this type of job. It has a rubber type of hook on it and it also has a long cable which... you know... it can help you to move it whenever the client want to see something more closely like... you know what I mean right ? If you have a good budget you can also opt in for a remote controlled web cam with zoom or with the option to move the camera up and down left right. If you are using a laptop to earn money as a webcam girl do no use the built-in camera. It gets frustrating and you don't have enough control not only over the camera, but also it gets awkward with the audio.
Not to much to be said here, most of us know what this means. Upload speed is the speed which your content foes from your computer to the internet and... that is your primary focus on how to earn money as a webcam girl and to not get lag during the shows. A proper upload speed would be no less than 400kb. But... I am a girl and I might be go wrong with the numbers as I never really got them. Now, a thing to consider which really helped me one time is to have an battery backup for your computer. It looks like a heavy duty power bar and it can be a life saver. If your power goes down this trick will keep your computer running. You do not want to be in the situation whereby you are leaving your client during a show. There are slight chances to ever come back to you the person. It will not power up your computer for too long but it is a big difference between leaving without saying anything and saying a nice goodbye with a smile and an explanation.
Other tips in earning money as a web cam girl
After a year of work and after I moved to my home I bought another myself another monitor to work with. With the website that I am on now I use an extra piece of software to run my webcam. The idea is that I have on one monitor the people with which I am talking to and I see myself in this other piece of software om the second monitor. Squeezing both of them into one monitor and keep track of both on one monitor it may get tricky. And... If the business is working bad and I am bored, I can at any time launch solitaire and play it without interfering with the persons I am talking to :d. Phenomenal!