Webcam Startup Interview Series: Interview with Alexxa Starr – FemDom Professional and Stripchat Webcam Model
Alexxa Starr joins Katy Churchill to talk about her reasons for joining the online industry, her background with real-time Domination sessions, how she has brought her in person experiences to her online platforms, her experiencing hiring a camming coach (Nikki Night) and how she taught herself how to edit her own content for the professional polished look within her videos!
Alexxa talks about leaving real-time sessions behind and how she now prefers online sessions and jokes about how she could be drawn back to real-time if someone wanted her to pee on them!
InkedCamGirl has shut down as it’s own website and is now a Chaturbate Whitelabel
InkedCamGirl launched with the intention of becoming a home for alternative models to shine, but unfortunately the original site has gone offline and the domain is now directed to a Chaturbate whitelabel website with the original “InkedCamGirl” logo.
Oddly enough, the Twitter account for InkedCamGirl has a link to sign up to become an InkedCamGirl model still, but it leads to the Flirt4Free model sign up with an affiliate link. You will not actually become an “InkedCamGirl” but a Flirt4Free performer. Although you will be displayed on the secondary site that InkedCamGirl scooped up, which has a .me instead of their original .com, and leads to yet another whitelabel for Flirt4Free.
The concept was awesome but apparently failed to take hold within the industry, hopefully we can see InkedCamGirl return one day – or some alternative for inked and tatted performers, but in the meantime we will have to cross our fingers that switching to a whitelabel was a traffic tactic to build up the domain while they gather performers and traffic.
Alternatives to InkedCamGirl
Here are some other adult webcam sites that are currently looking for models:
Chaturbate: Chaturbate is a great network to perform on. Chaturbate accepts female, couples, groups, males and transgender. It’s a very easy platform to use, is very newbie friendly and even has an app-store where you can add cool features to your chatroom. Use apps to play games, host contests, manage your tip goals and more!
Jasmin: Jasmin is a well established camming network with a large international audience. Some of the top performing models are Jasmin models. In addition to live camming, Jasmin models can upload premium content for sell. This content appears on your chatroom page and you can make money even when you’re offline.
More Camming Sites: Want to see everything that’s out there to choose from? Then check out our list of camming sites hiring models. It’ll tell you what each cam site pays and what kind of traffic they get. You can view details about each site and learn more about becoming a model.
Adult fanclubs are the top performing service in the indie industry
The surge of fanclubs in recent years is no mystery, high payout percentages and mobile optimization as well as an easy customer interface that puts all of the consumers favorite models into a timeline makes fan clubs a no-brainer, the demand has been there and only amplified since premium/private Snapchats were phased out with many inconvenient updates and added censoring of adult content on the platform.
Fanclubs have gone mainstream, most notably OnlyFans, which was name dropped by Beyonce and has seen many celebrities and mainstream pornstars join the platform bringing it even more notoriety. OnlyFans has essentially become the “lewd or nude Patreon” for people looking to monetize their sexy posts without fear of getting banned. Many people forget that there are many more options for fanclub platforms and with mainstream flooding OnlyFans, finding a platform that specializes in adult can be beneficial as a back-up or alternative to OnlyFans if you are looking for more adult-friendly features that aren’t offered on OF.
Feature comparison chart of top performing adult fanclubs
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OnlyFans is great for influencers, but the adult industry may enjoy other fanclub platforms more
The reason that OnlyFans is so popular is because it is built for everyone, not just the adult industry. You will find that when you look at the fanclub feature comparisons above that OnlyFans is lacking an on-site directory and internal traffic, as well as a customer referral program. Due to this, adult performers are left to do their own marketing and promotions which can take a lot of extra time. In addition, having the ability to list your adult clips on a platform rather than directing viewers to a different platform OR needing to send constant pay-to-view messages is a huge benefit for performers that create many clips or already have a large library of clips.
Features are not the only thing you should consider when deciding what fanclub to use, many of the popular fanclub options are backed by companies that you already know within the industry and you can utilize fanclubs based on your relationship with the main venture behind the fanclubs. AVN Stars was created by the Adult Media Network and has been providing news and PR about the adult industry for years. LoyalFans was created by the owner of popular fetish clip site Clips4Sale. JustForFans was created by performer Dominic Ford who also created the DMCA service Porn Guardian. FanCentro is powered by ModelCentro which has been around for many years and allows performers to build their own subscription website.
Explore all of your adult fanclub options and become a sexy influencer
Finding the right fanclub for you doesn’t have to be rocket science, you can explore our comprehensive Adult Fanclub Directory and find the perfect site that works for you, whether you’re looking for something fanclub only or something more personalized you can find all of the important information you need to get started earning cash on your posts!
XVideos Seemingly Does Not Allow You to Remain Monetized When Updating Your Verification Video
Performers Jasper and Sophia of “SinSpice” on XVideos recently ran into a problem on the platform when attempting to upload a new verification video. Unlike other tube sites, XVideos requires a verification video to be posted publicly to your profile so that your fans can view it, in the video you introduce yourself by your performer name and state “I am on XVideos.com!” or some variation of that, some performers also hold written signs in their videos but it is unclear whether that is mandatory.
But the pair that make up “SinSpice” ran into a huge problem when they attempted to receive support when it comes to their verification video – they messaged site support only to be met with even more problems. The pair were looking to upload a new updated verification video because the video was recently receiving more views and they felt it no longer reflected their brand and appearance accurately, let’s be honest our bodies and appearances and interests change over time, and the pair wanted to reflect that within their verification video so viewers would feel that they were properly representing themselves. In addition to wanting the update, their current verification video was featured a few times but was unfortunately not long enough to be monetized so they were receiving views on content that they were not getting paid for.
To try to rectify the issues of the money making and new appearances they attempted to reach out to XVideos support to upload a new verification video but were unfortunately met with a strange answer, you can not update your verification video without temporarily being demonetized. Although the video would be public and one would assume that the verification could simply be switched over with both videos being uploaded, XVideos support told the performers “[in regards to the older verification video] No, we have to delete it in the first place and you can upload it then.” Sophia responded, “So there is no way I could upload it like a regular video and then after it is up and processed have you guys delete the [old] verification video and then push that one up into the verification slot? I just don’t get how we would become fully unverified since we’ve been on there and have a bunch of content and IDs on there.” XVideos support responded, “You will still have a channel status, you just won’t be verified for a while.” After the back and forth, XVideos took it upon themselves to delete their original verification video but then reinstated it as the performers did not want to be unverified and demonetized.
The Takeaway: Film a Verification Video You’ll Love Forever
If you are on XVideos and part of their content creator program then when you are getting your profile sorted out, make sure you upload a video that you love and that is long enough to be monetized! You do not want to be put into the unfortunate situation where you are temporarily unable to make money and have profile verification due to wanting to update your profile. If at any point you do decide to update your XVideos fans with a new video of yourself, we would honestly recommend keeping XVideos support out of it and titling it “Get to know me!” or something of that nature to avoid the hassle. We are unsure if XVideos has outsourced their support or if their support is not familiar with the platform but it seems like they don’t have a clear idea of the answers to give based on the questions that they receive. We reached out to XVideos for comment about the situation and to get clarity on the performers ability to update their verification videos, to be met with an answer unrelated to the question.
Open Letter to ManyVids Decision-Makers regarding Contests and the #CommunityOverContests Hashtag
You recently responded to our call for action and while we have your attention we wanted to focus it onto goals that you seemed to overlook in your post. You claimed to be listening, but it is very clear that you were only willing to give your performers the bare minimum – likely in hopes that the protest against the platform would cease. We understand that searching through the hashtag on social media and reading descriptions may not make all of our points clear so we are reaching out to you to list our concerns that you did not address in your response to our protest.
Raising the Payout of Contest Votes to 80%
Contest votes are currently only paying out at 60%, and rewarding performers for free votes still does not address the large pay gap between contest votes and tips. Performers are not required to offer incentives for votes which means the votes are NOT a service, they are TIPS. As an ethical site that boasts 80% payout on tips, it is out of line to continue only paying out 60% of contest votes.
Removal of Payout Fees
ManyVids recently introduced fees to receive payouts, this should ideally be covered by the percentage that we pay when selling our content. If the funds from our content sales is not high enough to cover payout fees, ManyVids should reconsider the impact their changes have had on the platform and the ability for performers to sell enough content in order to cover the payment fees with the percentage they are paying.
Exposure for ALL Performers
Your response to the protest did very little to bring attention, traffic, and exposure to the performers on your platform. While we understand that rewarding your top sellers and most “popular” performers makes sense to incentivize them to continue using the platform, we would also like to request you give promotion opportunities to ALL performers on the platform. This does not just mean hot girls with low ranks because they prioritize other sites, it means the MV Boys, Trans, and Producers who are often overlooked in terms of exposure because ManyVids hand picks performers that fit their “image.” The “image” of ManyVids is the performers, ALL OF THEM.
Return of the MV Blog and MV Tube
This point goes hand in hand with the last point we made regarding exposure, because ManyVids has taken away performers ability to get exposure on our own terms by providing us with opportunities to promote ourselves within the MV Blog and MV Tube. The responsibility falls on ManyVids to equally promote performers without these essential tools.
Return MV Score to Content Only OR Remove Score Altogether
In your response, you removed contests from the MV Score, but you have failed to remove other features from the score that are not tied to the intent of ManyVids – which is to sell content. Scores can be a fun way to incentivize ourselves to try harder to achieve certain ranks, but it becomes unfair when you put conflicted categories of adult work within the same scoring system. Having separate scores OR removing scores altogether / giving performers the ability to make their score private would be a great solution to this.
Fix Ongoing Site Issues
The search functionality on the site has been BROKEN for a while, in addition to other small issues that have come up (like contest tweets replacing performers with a different performer.) While we understand that site issues happen and no site will ever be “perfect” due to the complicated nature of website design and development, we ask that our complaints are taken seriously and not replied to with generic copy and paste messages asking us to clear cookies when the problem is a widespread issue. We also ask that ManyVids utilize some of the “bonus money” they’d use for awarding contest winners into hiring more developers or giving their current developers a raise to increase the efficiency of technical fixes on the site.
Please respond to your performers and let us know you hear us by addressing our actual concerns
Your performers understand that some things are out of your control when it comes to bank fees, payment processing, and general technological mishaps. While we understand that, we feel as though it has reached a point where things are clearly in your control but you are happy with them because they work in your favor. 80% is the new standard for tips, and honestly content, thanks to the rise of fanclub platforms like OnlyFans. If ManyVids does not listen to it’s performers and at the very least increase all tipping functions (which includes contest votes) on the platform to 80%, ManyVids may lose a great deal of their audience, performers and customers included.
You said that you are listening, so please continue to do so. Address these concerns that have been neatly laid out for you, if you can’t provide what your performers ask, tell them why. You claim to be an ethical platform, but recently communication has been on par with every other site. If you aren’t any better than other sites in terms of earnings, support, communication, exposure, and efficiency then why should we be accepting less from you than we get from others?
Webcam Startup Interview Series: Interview with Vicky Plush – Video Creator, Social Media Socialite, and Webcam Model
Vicky Plush is a webcam model and video creator, YouTube Partner, makeup enthusiast, and sexy social media star. Check out the interview to listen to what Vicky likes to do within the adult industry, how long she’s been in the industry (surprisingly, not long considering how amazing she has been doing!) and if she prefers softcore or hardcore! She also discusses how exciting her first interaction was with PlumperPass!
SexWorker.com is in the beginning stages of planning their launch and promises 90% payout
You’ve probably seen that the domain SexWorker.com has finally become active, promising a 90% payout throughout launch and comparing themselves to popular sites like OnlyFans and ManyVids. Their website claims, “We are building a platform for sex work with the lowest fees in the industry. Sex work is work and creators already lose up to 45% because of taxes, let alone fees. It’s time to stop giving so much away.
We’re working on all the features you would expect. Subscriptions, PPV, Messaging, Tips, Live Video, etc.
We embrace sex work and that means we can offer brand new features to help you earn even more (Spin the Wheel, Dick Rating, VIP Packages, $1 per minute Sexting, and more)”
After visiting the website, seeing some Twitter controversy regarding the website (specifically the Twitter account belonging to a previous owner) and investigating the discord, we decided to reach out to the admins at SexWorker directly to get their responses regarding some important questions!
E-mail Interview with New Platform, SexWorker
Check out what SexWorker had to say about our burning questions.
Can you tell us more about your team?
Right now the team consists of two members. Myself and Bee.
I’m an entrepreneur with a background in web and app development. I’m based in London but spend most of my time in San Francisco for the tech industry.
Bee has been in the industry for a long time and has been involved in most areas of the adult world as a performer/content creator, from AdultWork, to escorting, to OnlyFans.
What inspired you to start the website?
I’ve always been quite fascinated with the industry and thought there’s a lot that technology can bring to it. I actually managed to get sexworker.com and swer.com last year to hang on to in preparation for a future idea. I just knew I wanted to do something with them at some point, which turned out to be sooner than later.
A few months ago I told Bee about this and the ideas started flowing.
Are there any active or former sex workers on your team?
Yes. Bee was/is active on AdultWork (as part of a group initially before going independent). This led to experience camming and escorting while learning the industry. She works with our launch partners and acts as the site administrator & community manager while I build the platform.
What is the goal of your website?
The site has two main goals, depending on whether you are a customer or a creator.
For creators, our goal is to offer them a suite of tools specific to sexwork that can bring them more customers, more exposure, and more revenue.
For customers, the goal is to offer an advanced search engine they can use to discover new creators and content.
We want every adult content creator listed with a profile (whether they want to sell through us or not). We ask everyone to list their attributes (hair color, eye color, kinks etc) and the services they offer so we can expose that data to the search engine.
People know what they like and we want them to be able to say “show me all creators with black hair who offer JOI content in a French accent” and get exactly that.
Our goal is to improve the adult industry through technology.
With a name like SexWorker we believe this has to be more than yet another crappy OnlyFans clone though. We have plans to open profiles for sexwork related charities too. We intend to donate a % of our profits to relevant causes in due course, and we will allow creators to do the same (designate a portion of their earnings if they care to).
I imagine starter packs, tutorials/guides. One of the most exciting areas will be a discussion forum (for creators only) where everyone can share knowledge.
I can’t promise all of these features on day one of course, but I do want to share the bigger vision and stress that we want to help creators, push the industry forward, and do things properly.
What is your payout percentage?
Our usual payout is 85% but throughout our launch we will offer 90%.
Are you buying traffic or is traffic organic/model brought?
Both. Our launch partners will drive some initial growth but we really want creators to feel like being on SexWorker brings them more exposure. For this reason we will be running paid advertising too to bring in customers.
Currently we are using some promoters on Twitter (500K – 1M+ accounts) to build initial interest.
Do you offer studio accounts?
The platform won’t actually offer live cams at launch. It’s something we are definitely planning to introduce as an immediate next phase.
When the time comes we will support studio accounts (although I’ve never been a big fan of it personally). I understand some models do get value from being part of a network, so we will likely offer this type of account.
Do you offer DMCA services?
We will be applying digital fingerprinting technology to every piece of content on SexWorker. This means that anti-piracy companies can detect when your content gets leaked and automatically issue DMCA takedown requests on the creator’s behalf.
We will also uphold our responsibility to act on any DMCA takedown notices that we receive.
How frequently are payouts and what are the payout methods?
Direct bank transfers come first but personally I am most interested in Bitcoin payments (and other coins). If I was a creator I’d be really excited to earn crypto and have my earnings sent to a crypto wallet.
Pending balance is 24 hours. It’s a risk and I hope we can keep it at 24 hours, but we’ll see how things go.
What makes your site different than all the pre-existing ones on the market already?
Lower fees is the obvious answer here so I will elaborate on some other areas.
Some companies don’t want to brand themselves as adult content (looking at you OnlyFans). This means their creators are stuck with generic features that suit all their creators equally. Simple photo/video uploads, PPV unlocking. Boring. Running something like a ‘Spin the wheel’, dick rating, or VIP bundle service on OnlyFans has to be done through DMs. It’s all a hack.
On SexWorker we are creating specific features that adult creators can use. These features are designed for these specific purposes. Spin the wheel as an actual feature, dick ratings as an actual feature. Tip menu as a feature. Cam schedule as a feature. We don’t shy away from any of this and it simply means we are building a better product than the alternatives.
And finally, our search filters are a pleasure to use. Customers will love how you can find content and creators that match their exact tastes. They will find so many creators this way.
What genders are welcome on your platform?
We welcome everyone. I would not want to go near any platform that discriminated based on gender.
Last but not least… What’s with the old photos on your Twitter account?
It’s not possible to create twitter accounts that are 4 characters long anymore. So the only way to get @SWer was to inherit it. Wasn’t possible to switch that name over to a new account unfortunately. It looks like it’s caused a bit of chaos due to the old tweets, but it’s nothing sketchy or sinister as people have suggested. I would have preferred
@SexWorker but couldn’t make contact.
Shoutout Express Launches, Simplifying the Purchase and Selling of Promo on Social Media and OnlyFans
Say goodbye to the days of individually messaging performers on social media and asking if they sell promo and crossing your fingers hoping that they respond to you, instead you can now log on to Shoutout Express and browse people selling shoutouts on OnlyFans, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and more! The platform boasts a star studded line up of influencers like Lena the Plug, Sophie Dee (the founder of Shoutout Express,) AJ Applegate, Dani Daniels, Tana Lea, Tanya Tate, Karmen Karma, Johnny Sins, Joanna Angel, and more!
Start Selling Promotion on Shoutout Express, Earn Money for Promoting
What is required to become a seller on Shoutout Express? If you want to earn money for shoutouts you have to follow the following terms:
No nudity is allowed anywhere on the site (while Adult platforms likeOnlyFans are supported, nudity on the site is not allowed)
All inquiries that come through the site will be handled and remain on the site. Failure to comply can lead to suspension or deactivation of your account
After completing an order, a screenshot must be taken of the post and uploaded. This shows the buyer you have completed the post.
Posts should be accepted or denied within 24 hours of the purchase
In the event a buyer requests a refund, we will issue this refund on your behalf
You must be at least 18 years of age
You must agree to the full terms of service
Not complying with one or more of these may result in suspension or deactivation of your page on Shoutout Express, so make sure you read the rules closely!
Shoutout Express charges a 25% fee per transaction, and offers free payouts through ACH bank transfer or PayPal. You can request a payout at any time and your request will be processed in 5 days maximum.
Screenshots of your post are required as verification to the buyer that you completed their shoutout. You are not required to accept every post request you get, but you are required to accept or deny them within 24 hours of receiving them. You need to post the shoutout within 48 hours OR add the shoutout to your Shoutout Express calendar.
How to Buy Promotion on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, or OnlyFans using Shoutout Express
Once you sign up for an account, you can buy promotion from the available performers on the Shoutout Express platform! To find the perfect influences for you, head over to the “Buy Shoutouts” tab and utilize the helpful filters to find your match. You can filter by type of influencer, category, gender, amount of followers, or what platform they offer shoutouts for. Once you find your influencer of choice, you can select from their shoutout options. The shoutout options contain descriptions for the type of shoutout they are offering, and once you find the one you’d like you will be directed to a page to upload your media (photos or videos, 300MB max) as well as your caption/description and any other information you want the influencer to know!
You can add a credit/debit card to your account for loading funds, or you can fund your account using your PayPal account.
Get Started on Shoutout Express and Earn Money Selling Promo!
“Community Over Contests” and “Porn Shouldn’t Be a Contest” dominates the 2021 MV Community Awards
The ManyVids Community Awards have yet to kick off, but the peaceful protest led by a group of performers has already started to make waves. The protest is actively taking place on Twitter and on the ManyVids Community Awards entry pages, where you can find models posting their reasoning for joining the protest under the hashtag #CommunityOverContests on Twitter or directly within the contest page with their photos and descriptions. The movement has quickly gained traction among many diverse groups of performers on the platform, due to the continued lack of representation given to certain groups of performers and reallocation of funds that previously supported these groups going towards contests instead.
Theblog post announcing the contest directly on the ManyVids website shows an overwhelming example of reasons why performers are backing the protest. Performers are voicing their concerns over payout percentages, lack of theme dedication in contests, the lack of sex worker representation, requests for feature fixes like mass messaging and flyers, the mysterious disappearance of Bella French on social media, and the unfairness of contests playing a major role in success on the platform.
It’s not too late to join the protest, it’s still just beginning!
If you feel personally connected to any of the reasons that performers are coming together to protest the contests on ManyVids, it is not too late to join the protest! The awards have not even begun accepting voters yet and there are already massive amounts of people hopping on board, it is not too late to join and make your voice heard!
ManyVids Performers Band Together to Protest Over-Saturation of Contests on the Platform
Hot on the heels of popular clip site ManyVids announcing the “ManyVids Community Awards” with only a weeks notice, many performer powerhouses on the site have reached their breaking point with what seems like never ending contests on the platform, in addition to recent platform changes that are allocating funds previously given to top performers to contest winners instead. While many performers may have differing opinions on where the funds should’ve gone, it is nearly universally agreed upon that contests were not the place. Models have become impatient with the wait for “ManyVids Version 2” as well as other promised updates to the website that were announced during the MV Live Hangout with ManyVids CEO Bella French.
Join the peaceful protest with a simple photo and social media post
These performers have decided to band together in protest of the endless contests on the platform, the unfair payment percentage of contest votes, and the lack of support from the ManyVids team in working towards making content a priority on the platform. Participation is simple and open to any performer on ManyVids that would like to express their dissatisfaction with the contest heavy environment on ManyVids, simply enter the ManyVids Community Awards with a photo of yourself holding a sign that says, “Porn Shouldn’t Be a Contest” and upload the photo to social media with your explanation for joining the protest with the hashtag #CommunityOverContests
The movement is backed by ManyVids Top 100 performerEllie Idol, YNOT writer Alison Sparks, sensual domme and fetish producer Miss Metal, Webcam Startup CEO Aerie Saunders, and more performers looking to see positive change on the platform. We look forward to seeing your creative entries and explanations for why you believe that community is more important than contests!
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