Being active in the world of webcam modelling can be lots of fun, lucrative and much more flexible than the average nine to five, but in most cases it involves nudity and performing erotic acts for an audience, so it’s never something that anyone should go into without thinking carefully about it first.
If you think you have the class, confidence and physical credentials to make a great living as a webcam model, but aren’t sure exactly what it entails, then take a look below to find out everything you need to know about this relaxed, risqué and richly rewarding job!
1. Are webcam models self-employed?
Webcam models can either set up completely alone or work with a webcam modelling company. Either way they will in most cases be classed as self-employed or freelance and will likely be responsible for paying their own tax. This means that you’ll need to register with HMRC if you want to become a webcam model and pay National Insurance. A good webcam modelling company will tell you everything you need to know about setting up and help you with the administration side of your career, which is something most women find very useful when they’re starting out.
2. When can I work?
As a webcam model you can work anytime and anywhere, provided you have an internet connection and a webcam. Most models choose to use a room in their own homes to broadcast from which makes it incredibly convenient as the ‘office’ is just a few steps away, completely eliminating the need to commute, which is less hassle and saves money too!
3. What if I don’t fit the mould?
One man’s meat is another man’s rissole so if you don’t fit into the FHM/Loaded look that’s most usually associated with webcam modelling then don’t worry. Take a quick look on the web and you’ll find a webcam model for every possible niche out there. SO if you’re pleasantly plump, mature like a fine wine or an unconventional beauty, there’s an audience out there for you. Whilst the majority of webcam models perform on cam alone, with others, with toys and so on, some webcam models make a living simply displaying their toes to foot fetishists, or becoming a favourite dominatrix and bossing your visitors about for hours on end!
4. How do I start?
If you want to become a webcam model the simplest way to start is by getting in touch with a webcam modelling company. Look for a company that has girls similar to you on their books and find out how to apply as a model. It’s also a good idea to consider where you will model before you start. You can use a separate room in your home or if you don’t have much space, you can set up a modelling area in a corner. You’ll need a bed or similar to sit on and you can create an atmosphere by hanging a fabric backdrop behind you in a sexy and opulent material like velvet or satin.