Big-name traditional porn studios struggle to compete not only with the rise of free porn, but with the rise of the amateur porn star. Streaming sites such as MyFreeCams, Camsoda and Chaturbate allow models to stream live sex shows from their own bedrooms and interact with their viewers in chatroom communities, offering fans an intimate connection with performers playing the role of both porn star and virtual girlfriend.
Webcam studios and streaming sites are capitalizing on the trend. But the payout for the cam girl isn’t always as lucrative. Since major credit card companies don’t process payments from adult entertainment sites, cam sites rely on third-party platforms that often charge 5-10% of the model’s revenue. Also, cam sites that allow viewers to tip performers typically require a 65-75% cut of the model’s earnings, sometimes on top of other processing fees.
Although the differences in earnings between webcam sites are quite large. Least profitable, from major cam girls sites for models is LiveJasmin, which may come as a surprise given its fairly high popularity. Camiplay.com reports that it’s highest earning model(s) have earned as much as $15,000 USD in one month, with the highest single tip being an astonishing $5,000 USD.
Top 3% of Asian models make $280 to $500 per hours. 4% of Asian models make $100 – $280. Based on meiyatokyousa.com data, 74% of Asian models are making less than $50 per hours. This data is from meiyatokyousa.com that includes Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Filipino, Vietnamese and Thai working at Asian webcam sites.
How much do low earning webcam models make?
Zero! That’s right, nothing. That’s, of course, if we are talking about a single day of broadcasting. If you were to look at earnings over a month, then you can say that a low end model may make a few hundred dollars, but that’s only done by putting in solid hours and working her ass off (no pun intended)! A few hundred dollars per month, unfortunately, is much less then 5 – 6 figures per month.
The most profitable webcam sites for models
Stripchat is according to readysetcam.com the highest paying cam girl site. Monthly traffic: 119,670,000 viewers (Stripchat). Average model pay (Monthly): $9,580
Stripchat gives the most take-home pay to the average model, due to a nice mixture of high traffic, viewers who are accustomed to spending big through pay-per-minute private and exclusive chats, and a high percentage of earnings that the model gets to keep. Stripchat is a great choice for new models that need to earn as much as possible in their first few weeks. The site offers up to 60% rev share to models, and has a special feature where new models get boosted site placement for 2 weeks to help you get established and earn real money in your first few weeks.
The downside of Stripchat is that the viewer community expects to see mostly freemium shows and to pay models via tips. This can be great for models who know how to earn tips, and for the best models can result in even higher earnings than pay-per-minute private and exclusive chat sites. Visit Stripchat
Chaturbate has the highest earnings potential. Monthly traffic: 320,840,000 viewers. Average model pay (Monthly): $5,890
Chaturbate is the largest cam site in the world by traffic, with over 300 million monthly visitors. It’s also the fastest cam site with the most robust technology. Chaturbate is a great cam site to work for, but it is more competitive than other cam girls sites. Chaturbate has more models than any other cam site, meaning you have to be a top performer to do really well. The best models on Chaturbate make huge amounts of money, with some models raking in over $1 million per year, and a large number of models earning at least $20,000 per month. However, since Chaturbate is so competitive, the average Chaturbate model actually earns less than the average model on Stripchat.
One nice benefit of Chaturbate is that models get to keep 60% of earnings, which is high compared to most cam sites, and they pay out weekly, so models can start getting paid rather quickly. Visit Chaturbate
BongaCams is the 2nd largest cam girl site on the internet, with 310 million monthly visitors. It has extremely high traffic, which means the top models and earn a huge amount. Monthly traffic: 343,330,000 viewers, Average model pay: $4,250
BongaCams is a good choice for models that want to work for tips in a free show with very high traffic. It pays out the highest % of revenue to the model of any cam site online today. It generally has great reviews from the models who use it.
The one place BongaCams falls down is if models want to primarily do pay-per-minute private or exclusive chats. BongaCams is very public, and its features for supporting private and exclusive chat are not as good as other cam sites. Additionally, most viewers on BongaCams expect to see free shows and to be able to pay through tips rather than pay-per-minute. Visit BongaCams
On other major webcam girls sites are earnings somewhere in between from LiveJasmin – Average model pay $3,970, Streamate – Average model pay $3,350 and so on according to readysetcam.com.
We now all have a better idea of the average earnings on the major cam girl sites and also about the monthly traffic that these sites receive each month. The monthly earnings of the models can undoubtedly be very high, although not for all models. There can also be significant differences in model earnings between cam girl sites.
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