1. Have a Workzone
It will be good to have a separate physical space if you are webcamming from home. If you are lucky enough to have a separate room, that is ideal. However, even a desk or daybed in a well lit area can be beneficial. It helps you separate your work from the rest of your home life. If you have roommates, family, or children, just make sure that no one is messing with your camming equipement, and always make sure that your compluter and account are locked and logged off. Treat this space like you would your office.
2. Put the Hours In
The good news about webcamming from home is that no one is watching over your shoulder or keeping track of your hours. The bad news, however, is that no one but you is keeping track of your hours. Make a schedule and log your hours! The webcam performer portal helps you do this, but it is essentail that you treat this like any other job that you would clock into. If you stay consistent, putting in the camming hours will become a habit, and you will make a lot more money in the long run.
3. Keep a Set Schedule
Keeping a schedule will help you put the hours in that you want, and it will also benefit you tremendously from a financial perspective. Your webcam customers usually have their own set schedules, and gaining & keeping clients will depend on you showing up for them on time and constistently. Be a dependable webcam performer, and the rewards will be great. It is even a good idea to time your breaks to the largest extent possible.
4. Stay in Contact with Customers and Potential Customers
Using a Twitter account with your stage name is a great way to stay in contact with customers even when you are not webcamming. You can notify of changes to your schedule, persuade people to log on and pay for your shows, and even earn extra money through affiliate programs. Just as it is important to let webcam customers know when you are online, it is equally important to let them know when you are taking a scheduled leave. This personalization goes a long way to keeping high-paying and satisfied customers.
Being productive should always be your main focus. Thankfully, your studio and your webcam company provide lots of tools to make sure that you are making as much money as possible for the time you are putting into it. Set goals for yourself and try to reach them. Try different techniques and stick with the ones that work the best for you.
6. Get Out of the House
When you work from home, although the rewards can be great, it is important to remember to get out of the house once in a while. Go out for lunch with a friend on a regular basis, or hit the gym and excercise. You don’t want to become a person living your life in a cave.
7. Get Dressed for Work
There is a psychological benefit to get ready for work just as you would if you were leaving the house. Change out of your PJs and loafing around clothing – dress for success! Your webcam customers care a lot about your appearance, and you want to make sure that you are presentable, awake, and looking sexy!
8. Separate from your Digital Devices
Just as you wouldn’t be texting on your phone at work, put your phone away while you are webcamming. Put it in another room and put it on silent. In order to get private shows you need to be flirty and entertaining, and few are entertained watching someone text their BFFs. Check your phone and text people on your scheduled breaks. Also, even though the temptation is great, stay away from Facebook and other social networking sites for personal use while you are camming. If you do have a Stage Name Twitter or Facebook account, use those sparingly while working.
9. Do What you Enjoy
Once you have built up a large client base, start focusing on the sexy or fetish activities that you like, if the pay is equal. This will make webcamming much more enjoyable and in turn make you more successfull at webcamming.
10. Upgrade Your Space
As time and money permit, upgrade your webcam space. Not only will it make you happier, it will make your customers and potential customers happier. Your studio can help with suggestions in terms of background, lighting, cam and microphone equipment. It isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money, but a little improvement here and there over time will lead to some definite cash rewards in the long run.