Webcam Lighting Setup
If you are just getting started as a webcam model with Paradise Kitty and can't afford a professional lighting kit you can invest $20 on our recommended floor lamp that you can find at Walmart. Make sure to get 75 to 100 watt bulbs in it. Also make sure not to have to much light behind or above you when working your webcam job. Just taking these simple steps will make a huge difference in the quality of your live video chat when working for our webcam modeling agency. Unlike a stripper job webcam modeling is safe. Live webcam models that follow these simple equipment needed steps will make the most money possible.
Internet "Upload" Speed and Webcam Quality
We strongly recommend you using a desktop PC or laptop instead of a notebook for your work because of performance and heat issues (notebooks will often downgrade performance in order to prevent damaging due to heat), also a desktop PC and laptop will most likely provide you a wider range of possibilities (e.g. upgrading hardware).
FIRST - UPLOAD SPEED The faster your connection, the better. Make sure you have a good upload speed. Download speeds are not important in webcam modeling. The faster your upload speed is, the better the image quality will be for all the people watching you. Not just the image quality, but the video will look much smoother, improving the experience. Turn off all other applications which use your Internet connection (such as messengers, YouTube, torrents, etc.). We recommend going wired by connecting your desktop or laptop directly into your modem or router using an ethernet cable, as opposed to wireless Internet connections, to avoid any data loss and delays. This is optional but highly recommended if you can.
Go to http://www.speedtest.net/, then you can easily measure your Internet connection speed. Click on the green "Begin Test" button in the middle. If your upload speed is below 0.8 Mbps, a quick call to your internet service provider can boost your speed. Just ask for a speed upgrade
SECOND - WEBCAM QUALITY Even though you may have a really good desktop PC or laptop , we recommend that you purchase a separate high-quality webcam because it provides a sharper image and gives you the flexibility to move the camera around for different camera angles. Camera’s that are built-in into your computer are generally made for general video chat, not for entertainment purposes such as adult webcam modeling. Most webcams that are already embedded into your desktop or laptop can NOT provide a quality feed for this type of high end entertainment. The only way to know is to test it.
Go to http://www.onlinemictest.com/webcam-test, then follow the instructions on that page so you can see just how many frames per second (FPS) your webcam is broadcasting. You need at least 16 FPS. A Logitech C922 webcam generates 29 FPS.
Even if it is hard to keep up with the Guests, you should try! Every Member started out as a Guest and based on our statistics, 40% of Guests return as Members in the future. They are simply testing out the service first, if they like it, they will buy it. The secret is: conversion, conversion, conversion!
You want to offer a crystal clear camera feed that looks and feels natural. For this you must be able to stream in HD quality. Make sure to have our Support colleagues check your video feed and set your camera settings properly.
We hope that everything mentioned in this guide will help you when you. We left the most important piece of advice for last: HAVE PATIENCE. Whether you are a new Model or an experienced one, all of you have to work with an unpredictable element, the human factor. Always remember this and do not be disappointed if your results are not exactly what you want straight away. Be patient, positive and look to the future. As the old saying goes:
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.
Speak, don’t type, in the Free Chat area. With that, you can answer everyone, create a pleasant atmosphere and pay attention to each Member. Be different from the other Models on the site, because you are truly unique!!
A relaxed posture and looking straight into camera gives the Member an impression of familiarity and confidence. Try to keep your face and body visible in the camera feed, as much as possible. What cannot be seen, cannot be appreciated.
Based on experience and Models’ statistics, we recommend working a minimum of 30 hours/week to earn good money. The more time you spend online, the more Members check you out, take you to Private Chat or decide to return. Models with higher income spend no less than 25 hours per week online.
- Exclusivity makes the difference! Spending time online is important, but it is not the key factor. We found that by focusing all your attention and energy on one site is much better than dividing it between several sites. Trust us, your Members will feel the difference.
- You should invest time and energy into possible future returning clients. According to our statistics, a large percentage of Model income is generated by returning clients.
- There is no general rule that says which time is the best to be online. You must experiment with different time periods (morning, late night, afternoon) and see which one works the best for you. Please note, having a regular schedule on the site helps you to get more returning Members.
As you already know, a first impression is made within a few seconds. We found that focusing the camera on a Model’s face had the best feedback from Members. A welcoming smile and a positive attitude will be the difference between a quick session or a long private. We recommend that 90% of your camera feed should focus on your face and charming smile. Also, looking straight into the camera will give the Members the impression that you are maintaining eye contact and will give your room a more “realistic” atmosphere.
The quality of the picture is truly impressive. The Logitech C922 not only offers a maximum video resolution of 1080p, but it also captures video in 1080p at 30fps. This is one of very few webcams that truly offer smooth and clean 1080p video. It also captures high quality photos at 15 megapixel quality.
The Adobe Flash Player
Our webcam modeling networks use flash technology to stream live camera feeds and to operate the Chat interface. For this reason, it is crucial to have the latest Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. You may install or update it if necessary from here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
We require the use of cameras with 800x600 pixels resolution or better which can register at a 30 frames per second (FPS) rate or higher and connect through USB.With the introduction of the 16:9 aspect ratio you can use the best camcorders on the market to provide crystal clear image quality which is superior to the webcams' quality. If you have some old or “built in” webcam into your laptop don’t assume it would be enough for a quality stream.
One of the most important pieces of equipment in web modeling for webcam models is the camera. Potential clients want to enjoy what they pay for. If they don׳t find that, they will be disappointed and they will go to another place and you will lose the opportunity to earn some serious money. So invest in your business as much as possible. Bad, blurry cameras with low resolution will not satisfy them. They want to clearly see what you have to offer to them.
For the best picture quality we are requiring our models to use external HD webcams since most of these products allow you to have larger focal length and much better stream quality. Besides the better stream quality, these devices can provide even better microphone performance than the built in ones used in most laptops. Below you can find our recommendation for high quality webcams.
The shown prices are average prices collected from popular retailers, for more accurate prices please check your local stores or web shop retailers.
We recommend going to Best Buy when purchasing your webcam.
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We strongly recommend you using a PC or MAC desktop or laptop instead of a notebook like Google Chrome Book for your work because of performance and heat issues (notebooks will often downgrade performance in order to prevent damaging due to heat), also a desktop or laptop will most likely provide you a wider range of possibilities (e.g. upgrading hardware).
If you do NOT currently have a working laptop or desktop here are two affordable options so you can get what you need to get started making money from home:
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