Not so long ago, internet was a luxury to many. Even in the regions with good internet connectivity, broadband was the only means to high-speed internet. Then came high-speed mobile internet with 3G and then 4G going wide-spread. Concepts like videos-on-demand and live streaming reached common people only after high-speed mobile internet became a thing.
Today, live streaming has grown as a dedicated industry in itself, and accommodates several other industries and sub-industries inside it; adult webcam streaming, or simply called camming, is one such billion-dollar market in the same big industry.
The webcam industry is a billion-dollar market, but…
Camming is indeed a massive market and claims a lion’s share of the adult industry today, but do all webcam businesses claim a fair-share? Are all adult webcam start-ups profitable?
As per several professionals in this industry, you can make money with webcam business, but not unless you know how to start a webcam business with contemporary strategies. It’s a volatile market, and strategies evolve every now and then. If you can’t keep up, even a new entrant can easily crush your business.
In the words of a webcam model recruiter-
Different veterans or active professionals have different views on the profitability of a camming business. Besides, it also depends on how you perceive of the camming market- as a platform owner, or a webcam model?
Here is what a LiveJasmin model says about her earnings on the platform-
How much can a webcam start-up really make?
That purely depends on how much can your models really make, and for that to happen, you need webcam models from the first day itself. For now, let’s assume that you have 10 webcam models to perform on your site from the first day. The following flowchart can give a detailed understanding on the scenario-
You have 10 active models on your new webcam site- who work 7days a week and 8 hours a day.
That means, your 10 models are together working for about 134,400 minutes in a month.
Taking average conversion rate for private chats as 25% and private chat charges as $1.99/minute, 10 webcam models generate $66,864 in a month by just private chats.
Split= 70% (models) and 30% (you).
So, you get $20,059 in a month after paying out 70% to the models.
If you spend 40% of the revenue in marketing ($8,023), you still generate a $12,036.
“webcam sites offer much more than just private chats”
You can offer many other products and services on your webcam site to increase your baseline:
- Sell Snapchat access
- Sell sex toys
- Sell merchandise from models
- Sell pre-recoded clips
Besides, you have the options to undertake affiliate marketing for adult websites and brands. You can also run adult ads. Income from all these added sources only improve your baseline. Likewise, with 40-50 camgirls on your website, it is certainly a possible goal of generating about $70,000 in a month.
But, it’s not as easy as it sounds
There is no denying that you can make money with webcam business, but how much you can make depends on a lot of things. Profits cannot be achieved in a day or two. It requires a lot of ground work extending right from the development of your website to model recruitment strategies, marketing, SEO, business model, revenue generation methods, niche, and competition. If you know how to proceed with these phases, you might own a profitable webcam business for sure.
For example- Model Recruitment Strategies
Recruiting camgirls is a painful job for a new webcam site. The first thing you come across is a chicken and egg situation-
‘No popular camgirls will join your website unless it generates enough traffic and attracts users. However, you can’t have any traction on an empty site. You need models to attract users, and users to attract models. The loop continues’.
Unless- you buy the chicken
Thanks to the modern ecosystem of the camming industry, you can buy your first chicken and break the dead loop with careful strategies, and starts right from the development of your camming site.
Instead of building your cam site from scratch, you can go for a special turnkey solution-xCams.
xCams is a ready-made all-in-one solution to not only build a webcam site but also get thousands of camgirls on your webcam site pre-populated from the first day itself. xCams uses a model API, which gives your site an instant access to a massive model database powered by flirt4free.
No need to worry about model recruitment, as this API can bring thousands of professional webcam models right on your website with just a few clicks. You can access this massive database and pick the categories of models you want to show up on your website.
All you need to do is focus on marketing and traffic to your website. The more users you bring in; the more money you can make.
How do you earn?
You need not even pay out to the models. All you have to do is collect the payments that your users make for purchasing your on-site tokens, retain your commission, and transfer the rest to your model partner-flirt4free. They will take care of the pay-outs.
How much can you earn using xCams?
xCams allows you to make money with webcam business in two different ways. You can use either of the ways, or a combination of the both the ways is also possible:
- First way: Hire in-house webcam models, and make money as the flowchart above explains.
- Second way: Use xCams model API, forget about model recruitment, and earn from commissions.
- Hybrid way: Use both the options.
We talked about the first way in the flowchart above, let’s understand how much can you actually expect to make using the second method.
Let’s assume the following values:
- Value of 1 token on your site = $1
- Value of 1 token on your site = 1 token on model partner’s site
- Commission to you from model partner = 10%
If a user purchases 1000 tokens on your site, the possible ways to spend the same are on private chats, group chats, tipping, etc.
If the user spends 600 tokens on all these activities in a month, your commission on it (10%) =$60.
So, at the end of the month, the model partner raises an invoice of $600 minus your 10%= $540.
Hence, you make $60 in a month from one user.
If you can acquire 100 such users in a month, your average commission in a month = $6000.
That too, without any headache of model recruitment and model pay-outs.
You can run this business as a one-man army. Besides, these figures represent only the least possible earnings. Imagine the numbers if you can bring thousands of users along with an access to thousands of models of your partner model network.
Hence, this is why live webcam business could be a super profitable venture. It gives you the options to experiment with different ideas, niches, and business models. With some creativity and careful selection of right turnkey solutions, you can start such a business with pretty limited investment. Of course, your skills as a marketer are extremely mandatory.