Step 1: Legal conditions
First of all, make sure you meet the legal requirements. On most sites the minimum age is 18, but some set this age at 21. Some countries are not allowed to register models. You will find the list of these prohibited countries on the site registration page or in their legal notices.
Step 2: the equipement
To get started, you will need the following equipment : a computer (or smartphone), a webcam and a fast internet connection.
Sex toys and lingerie are a plus but not mandatory to start. You can check out our full buying guide here.
Step 3: Choose your nickname
When signing up, you will need to choose your nickname. It will also serve you for all your social networks related to your webcam activity. So take your time to choose a good pseudonym. Some sites allow you to change it later.
Step 4: Choose a webcam site
You can take a look at our guide to the best webcam sites here to help you choose the most suitable site for you.
There are two different systems on webcam sites :
Public shows : work with "tokens", tokens are virtual coins convertible into real money. The rooms are public, which means that once you are online, you can start receiving tips from anyone in the room. Anyone can see you. These sites are the easiest for beginners and the fastest way to start making money.
Private Shows : Models earn money only when the customer purchases a private show. You get paid for every minute of show you perform. The price is set up before in your settings. It can vary from 0.50$ to 7$ per minute. When you are online in the public room, you will be able to chat with any viewer, and you will need to convince them to go to private. Most of these sites do not allow nudity in public chat. This system requires more patience but once you have your audience and regular viewers, the gains can go up very quickly. By allowing the "spy mode", more than one viewer can watch your private show and you will multiply your earnings pretty quickly.
Step 4: registration
Once you have chosen your webcam site, you will complete a registration form.
You will be asked for a signature of the employment contract, acceptance of the legal notices and an identity document.
This measure is used to prevent minors from working illegally. Your personal information are stricly confidential and will never be revealed to the public. The verification takes between 12 hours and 72 hours.
Step 5: complete your profile
Now that your account is activated, it's time to complete your profile. You will attract more visitors with a well-rounded profile and pretty photos. You can personalize your biography by adding links to your social networks, your wishlists, your items and your videos.
Step 6 : start earning money !
Your profile is complete, you are now ready to earn money ! Adjust your webcam settings and click the "broadcast" button. Most sites promote new models for a few days and give you a lot of exposure, take advantage of it !