Back in 2020, camming found thousands of new performers in the wake of a pandemic-fueled unemployment spike. As a result, more people are wondering whether or not they can hack it in the online sex cam industry.
There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the online sex cam industry. One of them is that there’s only space for solo performers. Another is that it’s as easy as setting up a camera and getting down to business.
We’re here to debunk those misconceptions, starting by telling you that the live couple sex cam industry is alive and well. We’re also here to walk you through the process of getting started and setting up a successful live couple sex cam business.
Read on to learn everything you need to know about camming as a couple and how to make it work.
Why Consider Live Couple Sex Camming?
There are two primary reasons that couples tend to consider starting a live couple sex cam business.
The first is to spice up their own sex life. Maybe the idea of being watched is something that appeals to you both and you’re ready to take the plunge and explore that fetish. Maybe the thought of being on camera is empowering and you want to see how it will enhance your sex life.
The second is to bring in additional income. Not all sex cam streams are behind paywalls but even those that are not behind a paywall offer financial incentives. Viewers can tip to encourage specific sex acts or behaviors or to enter private chats with the performers.
Which couples are the most ideal candidates for starting a live couple sex cam business? The couples that are driven by both personal pleasure and financial gain are the ones who may have the most success. However, this isn’t a requirement to do well online.
How Much Are People Watching Live Sex Cam Streams?
Why are live sex cams so popular? A recent survey found that virtual sex and voyeurism are two of the most popular fetishes in today’s culture.
It’s hard to say just how many hours are logged by viewers of sex cam streams. For privacy reasons, sex cam websites don’t always make that information available to the public. However, the demand for this content is high and it’s unlikely to change in our highly digital world.
How Much Are People Making Off of Camming?
We can’t give you an exact answer as to how much you can stand to make. Once again, average earning information is often protected by sex cam websites. Plus, there are so many variables, ranging from time devoted to camming and fan base growth, that impact your potential earnings.
Camming also doesn’t provide a steady amount of income. One successful cam performer states that she usually makes about $1500-$2000 a month from camming but that one month, she came away with $6000.
One piece of advice we’d give to any new cam performer: don’t quit your job just yet. If you have another source of income, hang onto it until you get a sense of how much money you’re making from live couple sex cam work.
Finding the Right Live Couple Sex Cam Platform
If you’re ready to take the next step, it’s time to start researching live couple sex cam platforms. You may discover that your own go-to platform to watch isn’t available.
Solo camming is probably the most popular form of camming on the internet right now. Platforms like Camkitty.com are mostly (if not entirely) devoted to solo camming.
Other sites may be designated for specific genders, sexualities, or gender identities. That means that even some platforms that share live couple sex cam videos may not be right for you and your partner. Remember, there are lots of platforms for gay sex cam videos, hetero sex cam videos, group sex cam videos, and more.
Protecting Your Privacy
Let’s get serious for a second. One of the biggest concerns that many new performers face is privacy. While it might be cool with you if people in your personal life know about your online work, a lot of people prefer to keep those two worlds separate. Plus, protecting your privacy is an important measure to take when thinking about your overall safety.
Let’s take a look at the steps you can take to add some privacy to your online sex life.
Pick Your Cam Names
This one might seem like a no-brainer, but let’s really talk about it. If you’re going to create an online persona, you need to come up with online names. Then, you need to make sure that you always use those names in your advertising and your audio–don’t slip up and say each other’s real names on camera.
When picking your online name, do some research. Make sure that you’re not using a name that is already in use by another cam performer. Not only can this make it difficult to market your own work but it can also present legal issues if they have their name or brand trademarked.
Next, make sure that your name isn’t an accidental giveaway. Don’t use a play on your real name or a name that sounds similar. Don’t use nicknames or partial nicknames that are used in your day-to-day life.
Restrict Your Online Traffic from Designated Areas
Do you want to make sure that no one who knows you IRL finds your sexual online persona? If so, there is one measure you should absolutely take.
Sign up with a site that allows you to restrict the viewership of your videos in specific geographical areas. That way, you can block your own city or neighborhood as well as any areas where your close friends or family live.
It’s important to note that nowadays, VPNs are growing in popularity. What that means is that someone who is using a VPN-enabled internet connection can get around your geographical restrictions. This privacy protection measure isn’t perfect but it will significantly decrease your chances of being exposed to people you know.
Create the Proper Camming Space
You don’t need to invest thousands in your camming space or perform every session from a luxury hotel. However, you need to make sure that your videos are void of any details that could expose your identity or location.
Don’t film your videos in front of open windows that overlook identifiable features. This includes street signs but it also includes nearby house numbers and even unique architectural features.
Make sure that you don’t have any paperwork lying around or tacked up in the background. This sounds like an odd tip but the reality is that people have made this mistake before only to have their personal information snagged in an enhanced screenshot.
Finally, you may want to do a little work to change your surroundings from their everyday appearance. For example, if you’re going to be camming from your bedroom, cover your bed with a set of sheets or blankets that you don’t use for anything else. Take down or cover wall hangings and move things like area rugs from view.
Creating Your Live Couple Sex Cam Plan
So far, we’ve talked about why you couples consider camming, how to find a platform, and how to protect your privacy. However, your work isn’t done yet! It’s time to start thinking about the creative aspects of your live couple sex cam business and make sure that you’re both on the same page.
Select a Niche
Having sex or performing foreplay on camera isn’t enough to gain traction. It’s best to select a specific niche that will appeal to a certain fetish and set you apart from other performers. This can include things like BDSM, food play, or even spy cam sex, which allows viewers to indulge in the illusion that you don’t realize you’re being watched.
Whatever niche you pick, make sure that it’s something that you and your partner will enjoy. Bouncing from niche to niche makes it harder to grow a devoted audience, so make sure you’re going for a kink or fetish that is sustainable for both of you.
Learn from Top Performers
Once you have your niche in mind, start researching the top performers that create similar content. How do they interact with their audience? What kinds of things are they doing to keep their streams new and exciting?
The goal is not to copy these creators. You don’t want to come across like you’re ripping anyone off. Instead, it’s to get a better sense of what viewers enjoy–and what to avoid.
Create a Technical Set-Up
If you decide to work with a cam agency, you won’t need to take care of your own tech. However, a lot of platforms consider their performers to be independent contractors, so to speak. That means that you’ll be in charge of your own set and your own technology.
You don’t need to break the bank on your tech. The main things you’ll need are a high-quality webcam, a strong internet connection, a decent microphone, and good mood lighting. Your biggest investment will probably be in your computer or webcam.
Establish Working Hours
Remember when we said that a common misconception about sex cam work is that it’s easy? If you’re getting into camming as a way to build up your extra income, you’re going to need to think about it like you would other jobs.
Whether you’re getting paid by the minute or paid specifically in tips, longer content is better. How many hours can you devote to camming per week or day? What times do you want to go live?
Even if you only set a loose schedule at first, it’s important to talk this over with your partner. Make sure that you’re in agreement about when and how often you should be online.
Establish Ground Rules
One advantage that solo cammers have over couples is that they’re always in control of what they do. Even if viewers ask for something out of their comfort zone, they have the ability to decline and change the subject.
When you’re working as a team, this isn’t as easy, especially when things come up on the spot. You don’t want to have an argument in the middle of a live stream. More importantly, you should never violate your partner’s boundaries.
One of the advantages of researching your niche is that you can see what kinds of things viewers tend to ask for. This gives you a chance to think about and discuss what you both are and are not willing to do.
You should also establish a safe word even if you aren’t creating BDSM content. This is a good way to communicate, “No,” to one another without disrupting your live stream.
Find Ways to Tantalize Other Than Having Sex
Finally, don’t go into the live couple sex cam industry with the idea that all you’ll need to do is have sex on camera. Remember, you want your live streams to last for a long time–usually a few hours. No matter how impressive your libido or stamina is, it’s unrealistic to think that you’ll be able to have sex for that long.
The other reason that you want to find ways to tantalize before having sex is financial. Most formats do involve viewers tipping for specific actions. Most viewers will tip for actions other than sex, which means that things like foreplay or fetish-specific behaviors can generate a lot of dough.
Plus, if you jump right into sex before teasing and tantalizing your viewers, they don’t have much of a reason to tip you. Try to make sure that you’re waiting long enough that doing the deed generates some substantial tips.
Get in on the Action with Live Couple Sex Cam Work
Are you and your partner interested in starting a live couple sex cam? If so, we hope that our guide has given you the industry info and tips that you need to get started on the right foot. Whether you’re looking to spice things up or increase your cash flow, this guide is custom-made for you.
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