CamGirls Guide to Social Media
Whether you're an independent or working on a network site. If you aren't utilizing social media you are missing out.
Social Media is a great way to keep in touch with current clients and attract new ones by getting your body out there.
First off when using any form of social media, make sure you create a new account that's tied to your specific performer profile. What I mean by that is don't re-purpose old accounts. Like if you have a lifestyle Instagram, don't start promoting your cam site on there. You are advertising to the wrong audience.
Twitter you might be surprised to learn has a massive porn audience. As a Cam model, you need to set up a twitter account with your model name. In your description section, write something seductive and if you are working on a network site use the referral links they gave you to link to your room. Make sure you use the one that links to your room and not the camsite home page. You want the followers you attract to be your customers, not someone elses.
If you don't work at a cam site it's still a great way to communicate, just link your description to wherever you set up a profile with your rates and content.
Whatever social media you use, you should maintain a constant presence on it. Don't just tweet when you go on cam. Tweet something at least every day. Whether it be some teasy picture for the day of the week theme. SexySaturday, SundayFunday, humpday. Or whatever the current trend is when you read this. Along with that just literally tweet out random things about your day or whatever is going on. It only takes a minute and it will let your more loyal interested customers feel like they are getting to know beyond the cam room. This will help keep you on their mind, so when they want to spend some cash on a model, they will think of you first.
To use it to promote yourself a bit more, find tweeters that have NSFW themes, like an ass themed twitter. Tweet at them to try and get your butt out there so you're bringing in more customers.
As for any social media account, avoid uploading full nudes or censored nudes. Being a cam model is about selling your body. If you're putting it all out there, you aren't leaving anything up to the imagination. If there is less to be curious about, there is less incentive to follow you to your cam room. So stick to sexy teasing but don't show the goods. You can still do a form of censoring for full nudes. I recommend creative censoring. I.E covering with your hands, maybe a pillow. Get creative and sexy, make them want you. Avoid digital censoring, I.E the black bar, or blurry line. The only time you should use digital censoring is when you are promoting exclusive content, rather than yourself. I.E taking a hardcore photo from a private gallery and using it to promote said gallery/fan club.
"Get this uncensored and access to a lot more exclusive photos by joining my fan club ;)"
Twitter is also a great way to keep your fans updated on you. In case you decide to take a vacation from camming. You can let them know easily.
I've never really had good luck with Instagram, and I noticed a number of modeling sites recommend against it. You can get a lot of followers and exposure, but what people have been saying is there is a low conversion rate. Meaning a low rate of getting paying customers from it. You're also limited to the content you can post. I believe you can't even show pubic hair or hints of it on there. If you wanted to use it to post sexy non nudes, twitter might be your better option. If you want to branch out and start a following with a more tasteful modelling account. I say go for it, but you probably wont be sending a lot of people to your cam site through here. If anyone else has any other experience, please let me know.
Tumblr seems to be a great success with models. I've been on it myself for a few years and have seen countless independent models spring up within this social media community.
It's pretty easy to set up, choose a name, find some porn blogs to follow and you're good to go. You'll need to create a "me" tag and post sexy photo's of yourself on it. Then go out and find some sex blogs that accept submissions and submit to them with a request for a link back to your blog. Easiest way to do that is find some picture with a ton of notes on it, and scroll through the notes and see what blogs have reblogged it or even posted it originally.
Girls this is going to be exceptionally easy to find. Guys, the easiest thing for you to do is google some gay sex terms along with the word tumblr and you should find the more popular blogs for your audience. The biggest issue guys run into trying to promote on tumblr is they are trying to promote to the wrong audience. You need to go to the specialty gay blogs. Though that community on tumblr is significantly smaller than the ones for girls. Sorry fellas.
The rest of your blog you set up with all your camming info, if you add new content you blog about it and give a teaser, if you go online blog a photo of yourself with a message and link to your room. Simple as that.
Try to keep a steady reblogging going to continually gain followers for exposure. I typically use the queue function so I don't have to babysit my blog.
Youtube can actually be pretty good believe it or not. You can't put any porn on there, but that doesn't mean you can't do a seductive strip show in some lingerie and upload a video with some links to your cam profile. Make a how to "dating guide", videos of you working out in something sexy, doing some yoga, just get creative and do it. The great thing about youtube as well is you can toss some ads up with your videos and make a few extra bucks through that