Which camgirl site to choose?
Are you interested in becoming a camgirl? After reading our guide to getting started, all that’s left is to choose which cam site you’re going to use to get started on your first show? You’re on the right page!
How to choose your webcam site?
Choosing the cam site on which you will broadcast your shows is not an easy thing. You already have to know the different existing sites and what are the determining criteria in this choice.
The main criteria for choosing a site for camgirl
You will find in this part the criteria which are for me the most important in the choice of the webcam site on which you will broadcast.
The business model: premium or freemium?
The first criterion to consider is the model of the cam site. Namely, Freemium or Premium. I have already written a full article on this subject. Feel free to check it out here. If I have to make a summary of it:
- Premium model: camgirls are paid by viewers for private shows. Only those who have paid attend the show.
- the freemium model: the shows are public. Any viewer can attend. The camgirls are paid thanks to tips given by the viewers.
Note that the freemium model is more and more represented. Personally, I prefer this model but I think the best way to choose is to test both. Also, there is nothing to stop you from broadcasting on both types of platforms as you see fit. I have a good camgirl friend for example who works this way (you can see her interview here).
The popularity of the camgirl site
The popularity of the site is the second factor to consider when choosing which site to broadcast on. Mainly for two reasons:
- The more popular the site is, the more traffic, and therefore viewers, coming to that site. The more viewers there are, the more likely it is that a significant number will come across your profile. It is therefore your first lever of visibility. You should not neglect this point, especially since the sites with the highest traffic are also those with the most marketing resources. As in most businesses, the biggest are often the ones that do best.
- The more popular the site is, the less likely it is to encounter difficulties (unpaid, disappearance or absorption by a competitor …). This risk should not be taken lightly because it happens regularly with small platforms. Some examples: the stormy end of francolive (unpaid, total lack of communication …) or closer to us the purchase of Ufancyme by XCams (change of the model Freemium – Premium not necessarily to the taste of camgirls) or the setbacks of camcokine in 2022. Therefore, favor the popular platforms and which have seniority.
Le support de fonctions_nexes
There are plenty of functions that are not essential to perform webcam shows but are very appreciable for becoming a successful camgirl. We can mention for the most important: the support of connected sex toys, the integration of the platform by divatraffic, the existence of bot to help you manage the chat or the support of twitter thumbnails (you know the thumbnails that are added to your tweets when you add certain links).
secondary criteria for choosing a camgirl site
After these three main criteria come secondary criteria. Secondary because they are in my opinion either less important or difficult to estimate/quantify. They must be used only to decide between sites with equivalent characteristics with respect to the criteria detailed in the previous paragraph.
This is a point that we often read: “it’s hard to do well as a camgirl on “big” sites because there is too much competition”. Ok, that can be understood. However, I would answer that there is certainly less competition on some “small” sites but there is also much less traffic! So you will quickly reach a limit in your income. This criterion of competition should therefore be used only to separate sites with equivalent traffic. From my point of view, it is better to start on the big webcam sites even if it means working a bit harder the first few months. You will win there in the long run. To stand out from the competition, feel free to take a look at the tips in the marketing section.
Below this Anglicism, lies the percentage of the money paid by viewers that the cam site pays back to the cam girls. In other words, it is the ratio (camgirl token value) / (viewer token value). There too, we often read that it is better to choose a cam site with the best payout. And again, this is only valid when comparing sites with similar main criteria. Indeed, what’s the point of having a 90% payout (it’s for the example, I don’t know!) if there is almost no viewer on the site? The important thing is what you earn in the end!
Synthesis of existing camgirl sites
You will find in the table below a list of the main show cam sites. For each site is listed:
- The world popularity ranking. This is the Similarweb ranking. The smaller the number, the more popular the site is. It is an indication of the traffic and therefore the number of visitors coming to the site.
- The business model: Freenium, Premium. You can read this article to know the differences between these models and choose the one that suits you best.
- Country of origin: country where the most traffic share on the site comes from
- The support of Lovense sex toys in order to make interactive shows
- The link to the models registration page.
|world ranking||Country of origin||Model||Lovense||registration link|
No nudity allowed on Freechat
HamsterLive uses the Stripchat platform to manage these models. So you will be present on both sites at the same time.
You will also be featured on XhamsterLive
Cam4 uses the cam4bucks platform to manage these models
|Flirt4free||759||USA||Mixed. Premium site that allows nuidity in freechat.||Yes||Flirt4free model|
Filrt4free uses the webcam4money platform to manage these models
|Cams||3915||USA||Mixed. Premium site with optional freechat allowing nudity||Cams model|
Cams uses the Streamray platform to manage these models
|Mydirtyhobby||4338||Germany||Premium site without freechat. Viewers have to pay to see||Mydirtyhobby amateur|
No nudity allowed on Freechat
Xcams uses the xmodels platform to manage these models.
|Eurolive||93116||France||Mixed. Premium site with optional freechat allowing toplessness||Yes||Euolive model|
|Ufancyme||France||Initially freemium, the site migrated to premium following the buyout by the group to which XCams belongs||Yes||XCams model|
Ufancyme uses the xmodels platform to manage these models since the buyout by the “Xcams” group.
While the previous table only lists the most interesting webcam platforms, there are still 17. So below you will find a summary of this synthesis as well as our recommendations.
At your beginning, do not hesitate to test several platforms to see which ones suit you best. Once you are seasoned, you will keep the one you like best or even several by doing camsplitting.
The leader: Chaturbate
Chaturbate is simply the leader in the Freemium market and it is not by chance. This platform has a great reputation and colossal traffic. In addition, the payout is in the high average of sites (about 60% of customer payments) despite a significant marketing carried out by the platform (and which is therefore a cost for it).
The site also offers a permanent hourly contest based on the most viewed room: the first camgirl then gets a bonus of $10 and the second of $5. This contest takes place every hour and it’s therefore no less than 48 daily winners.
Chaturbate also allows camgirls to sell photos or videos to their fans. They can buy them individually (X tokens per video) or through a monthly subscription to the camgirl’s fanclub. The rate is set by the camgirl.
In conclusion, becoming a model on Chaturbate is clearly not a bad choice, it’s even a very good choice to get started. You can sign up here.
The competitor: The Stripchat and XhamsterLive duo
Xhamsterlive and Stripchat’s templates are managed by Stripchat’s platform. So you can be broadcast on both platforms simultaneously. Thus, the cumulative traffic is very important, although less than Chaturbate. The average camgirl payout is also about 60% of customer payouts.
There is a monthly ($2000 for first place) and hourly ($20 for first place) contest. Like Chaturbate, the audience is mainly English-speaking. As a newbie, you get a visibility bonus during the first two weeks.
Somewhat similar to Chaturbate, this duo is not a bad choice although we prefer Chaturbate (more traffic and more qualitative traffic). You can sign up as a template here.
L’outsider : BongaCams
BongaCams is a newer platform than the previous two, but already has significant traffic. It has historically some drawbacks: 1) a very represented Russian-speaking audience but that unfortunately speaks very little English, 2) a larger number of viewers who just watch without ever tipping than the above mentioned platforms.
Hopefully these two characteristics are slowly diminishing and BongaCams is now a platform where it is possible to make a good living today. They also offer weekly contests ($1000 for the winner).
This is a growing platform. Don’t wait any longer to try it out. You can sign up here.
The outsider with majority Francophone users: XloveCam
XloveCam is the underdog for me for French speaking camgirl. It’s a smaller platform than the previous ones (lower traffic but not anecdotal) but it is consulted for a majority of Europeans. France and Belgium represent more than 40% of the platform’s visitors. If English is not your strong point, you will have no difficulty finding a French-speaking audience.
Like these competitors, XloveCam offers a daily contest: the top 5 camgirls who have received the most bonuses from customers will receive an additional bonus.
XloveCam is therefore an ideal platform for French speakers. It is a freemium platform (nudity allowed in the public chat) but private shows are very present there nevertheless, more than on chaturbate for example. You can register here.
The Premium sites
The leader: LiveJasmin
Like Chaturbate for Freemium, LiveJasmin is the historical leader of the Premium segment. The number of visitors is very high and the traffic is quality (i.e., model-friendly and willing to pay).
Livejasmin pays out up to 80% of the earnings generated. The site holds a weekly sexiest camgirl contest as well as a monthly contest for the best video. Visitors are mostly English-speaking but nearly 10% of the traffic comes from France. This is not negligible, it represents about 40 million monthly connections (source).
This is a good site for a confirmed camgirl. Indeed, the premium model and the high quality of the camgirls present makes it difficult for beginners to access.
If you are confirmed, don’t delay in signing up here. For beginners, prefer a less competitive platform like XCams.
Flirt4free is not a Premium site in the original sense of the word because it allows nudity on freechat. It has evolved since its inception (1996, it is one of the oldest cam sites in operation) to best adapt to the market and the arrival of Freemium. It is therefore an interesting choice and ensures a certain durability.
Flirt4free logically has less traffic than the leader LiveJasmin but it is steadily increasing (source). It can also be noted that it has a slightly lower reversion rate than the leader.
In conclusion, compared to LiveJasmin, Flirt4free is behind on several points. Nevertheless, its mixed concept (Premium with nudity allowed) makes it interesting. You can register here.
Note: you can also be interested in cams.com (registration here) which offers a similar operation to Flirt4free.
The outsider with majority Francophone users: XCams
XCams defines itself as the #1 webcam site in Europe. Obviously, the platform is still smaller than the premium platforms previously offered. Nevertheless, XCams has several advantages over its competitors:
- XCams has a predominantly European customer base and therefore a significant number of French customers. This is an important point when you are a French speaking camgirl. French customers are looking above all to exchange in French (the talent of the French for foreign languages is not a myth^^), and you therefore have an advantage on this point.
- The customer support speaks French (in addition to English and German) and easily reachable in case of problem.
- But above all, the competition is much less fierce than on the big platforms like LiveJasmin and it is easier for a beginner to make a place for herself.
XCams also allows different types of shows: free, private and VIP. Note that a camgirl can launch 4 private shows in parallel and thus multiply your income. XCams also allows you to sell your videos.
Bref, it is for me a premium platform ideal for French camgirls beginners. You can sign up for Xmodels here (=XCams’s model agency).
The best sites for camgirl? CamSlutsBlog’s advice
What if you had to pick just four?
I give you if below my favorite sites: 2 on the Freemium model and 2 on the Premium model.
My favorite. There’s a reason why this is the site I use. Huge traffic, lots of functionality (Bot, fanclub,…), definitely a very good choice.
Very close to Chaturbate in both functionality and customer base. A good choice as well.
Quality platform with lots of traffic, but it’s hard for a newbie to get in. Reserved for experienced camgirls.
Preferred platform for a French-speaking beginner camgirl. Less traffic than on LiveJasmin but it’s much easier to get on.
This article is coming to an end. I hope it has been useful for you to find your way in the jungle of cam sites. One last piece of advice, don’t hesitate to test several sites. Once you’ve earned a few hundred dollars on each one, you’ll be able to make your choice in an informed manner!