The numbers in brackets represent the % of profits both you and the site take.
eg. (60/40) means you make 60%, and the site takes 40%.
One of my personal favourite sites! You can offer camshows (via Skype/Yahoo Chat, etc.), phone chat, and custom + premade videos, all in one place.
Affiliate program: Get a $50 bonus for every new referral you bring in who spends $50 or more within their first 3 months.
ManyVids is primarily a clip site, but can also be used to offer a wide range of other goods and services. They also have an an awards program to reward their top monthly earners.
Affiliate program: Earn $25 every time a seller that joins through your referral link uploads their first 2 videos.
Another clip site, great for selling all of your premade video content. They also have a new program for offering custom videos. Please note that while their custom clips site does say you keep 100% of what you charge, this is because they add their fee on top of your price rather than their cut off of your price, which is the norm. As such, you’ll need to use lower custom video rates if you want the total amount you’re charging clients to match your rates on other sites.
Affiliate program: Earn $30 every time a seller that joins through your referral link uploads their first 5 videos.
I just signed up to this one, but I’m really excited to try it out! Get paid by the message for texting, and set separate rates for picture messages. You can also offer phone chat, and it’s all done through your phone, but no one sees your real phone number.
Affiliate program: Get a $100 bonus for every new performer referral you bring in who earns $100.
Streamate is one of the larger camsites out there. Shows are streamed directly through the site. Members can tip you in free chat, join you in premium chat (where multiple people can watch your show at once) or exclusive chat (one-on-one). A great first site for beginners.
Affiliate program: Earn an extra 40% of what referrals spend on you, and an extra 20% of what they spend on other models for one year when they join through Streamate’s sister site, cammodels.com.
Disclaimer: I have not used MFC. I have included it in the list because I know it is a popular site. MyFreeCams is more focused on public shows in which the models get tipped by viewers, although private shows are still an option as well. The way MFC runs compared to Streamate is a great example of just how much camsites can differ, and why it’s important to figure out what cam style you want to have before getting started.
Affiliate program: None.
PiggyBankGirls is like GoFundMe for adult entertainers! Raise funds for vacations, camming equipment, shopping sprees, or whatever else you can think of.
Affiliate program: Earn $1 for each registered member and $5 for each premium member who joins through your referral link.
Probably the biggest clip site out there. You can customize the appearance of your clip store, which is great for making yourself stand out against other stores. International sellers receive payments by snail mail, or via wire for a $45 fee. You can try earning some extra cash by entering in their holiday competitions, too.
Affiliate Program: None.
The first site I ever joined that wasn’t strictly for in-site camming. They offer the ability to provide a large number of goods and services, and their texting program is very unique. You can even create fundraisers!
Affiliate Program: 1. Receive 10 credits when someone becomes a verified seller and posts an approved job. The maximum you can earn is 50 credits (up to 5 sellers).
2. Receive 20% of the sale amount for the 1st job (Instant Downloads Only) each seller you referred sells.
3. Receive 20% of the amount of credits each referral purchases for the first time.
Write blog posts telling members about what deals you’re offering, or how your day is going! Members pay per message when chatting with you via PM, but can also talk to you for free via the live chat feature when you accept their chat request.
Affiliate program: None. However, for every $5,000 you make (before the site takes their cut), your % goes up an extra 2.5%.
Clients can add you to Skype after viewing your SkyPrivate profile, and a a plug-in bills their video calls with you by the minute, as if you were streaming right through the site. Not compatible with Yahoo Messenger.
Affiliate program: Your cut goes upp by 0.05% for every client referral who adds credit to their account, and for every model referral who makes a withdrawal.
Allows you to offer a variety of digital goods and services. They also have an awards program to reward their top monthly earners. Earnings are calculated in tokens. 10 tokens = $1. Model’s cut is typically $0.60/10 tokens, but may vary.
Affiliate program: Earn 50 tokens for every referral member who purchases tokens, or 100 tokens for every referral member who sells content. Referral payout is 80% instead of 60%.
C4U was never a favorite, but I stuck around because, hey – Money’s money, even if it’s not much. When they introduced their new interface, though, I decided it was time to go.
Issue #1: Pricing glitch. Prices used to be “Earn 100% of the price you set and we’ll add our own fee on top of it” which pretty much meant “If you usually charge $10.99 for a video, set your price to $7.69 so that once we add our fee, the total is $10.99.” Annoying, but not the end of the world. Recently, they changed their pricing system so that you type in the full amount you want the video to cost, and they tell you what your % of that is (so now, you set the price at $10.99 and your cut is $7.69. The numbers are the same, just set up differently). There was a glitch when they restructured fees, though, so all videos that I uploaded prior to the “upgrade” ended up having “my price” ($7.69) set as the TOTAL price. People were underpaying for my content, and I was being underpaid for it by making 70% of $7.69 instead of 70% of $10.99.
Issue #2: When I started going through my older content and manually fixing the prices myself (which was slow going since the site is constantly running at the pace of a snail) I noticed that some of my videos had OTHER GIRLS’ PREVIEWS ON THEM. What better way to promote my content than with someone else’s preview? At this point, I decided the site was way more of a hassle than they were worth (they were never one of the higher paying clip sites), so I cashed out and closed my account.
In short, these people are assholes. I have been owed a payout since August, 2015. Rather than admitting that things aren’t working out, pulling together what they need to pay their studios, and bowing out of the industry, they’d rather keep chugging along, strongarming those of us who are owed money into staying by saying we’ll only get paid if we continue to sell clips. They call it a “payment program” – Earn double your % for each sale, with the second half going towards paying off what they owe you. I call it rude, selfish, and unethical. Now, numerous studios who wish to have nothing with this company are forced to stick around in order to be paid what we’ve been owed for a very long time now. This company has no moral standards, and would rather dump more money into a sinking ship than pay out the people they owe.