ImLive, also called iamlive
sometimes, is very similar to ifriends, like that
site they have chat on all kinds of topics, with one corner of the site for
"adult" stuff. Guess which part has the most traffic!
Imlive continues to grow and is now larger than ifriends was at it's
peak and is up there with livejasmin and
myfreecams from a pure size perspective.
regular girls, not just pro-models, the way you know that is when there is a simple way for girls
to sign-up with their webcams, then you know it is a place for the real
Previously the technology used was activeX controls, which a lot of people
don't like for security concerns, but now it uses Flash which is perfect
safe, and the video quality and window size is improved. There is also
now a "supersize" view which is pretty much full screen and very nicely puts
the text chat into a resizable translucent window which you can move around
the screen to avoid it getting in the way of the "view".
Regular vs SuperSize views on Imlive Video Chat
The chat window
allows you to not only have small/medium/large video but also to zoom and
even adjust brightness and contrast which is great for those hosts who maybe
don't have great cams or lighting.
'Happy Hour' which gives the
chat hosts a flat rate payment, and low
costs for viewers ($1.48/minute since Mar 04 and is still the same in Jan
They also provide
CamtoCam. If you have a webcam you can simply
turn it on and the chathost can see you.
ifriends has the same feature but you have to be a VIP member. If
you fill in your viewer profile/bio page, which may include a pic, then the
host will see it if you go into private and you can let them know in advance
your likes and basic info.
If you have a favorite girl then you may as well join her
This will give you more discount and free imliv Happy Hour Credit. Fan
clubs cost $16 for a month or $30 for two months, and the girl gets 40% of
If you are tired of seeing
the same chathosts in the same site then checked out their new chathosts list,
and the new ones are required to only charge for $0.98 a minute.
There are prerecorded videos too if you want to watch a girl who is not
online, but that rather defeats the object of live chat doesn't it?
Still it can be worth it to take a peek at a girl who isn't around but who
The following is a snapshot on 14 Jun 2010 showing the categories and how
many cam girls, gay guys on cam and shemales online:
You can also narrow your search by choosing one of the following. I often go
for the Happy Hour. It's only $1.48 a minute and there are high
ranking Hall of Fame girls in Happy Hour section too.
|| Hall Of Fame & Award Winners (29)
At one point they had support for a remote controlled sex toy: the
Sinulator. However I have not seen that in use in years. Today
it would make more sense to go to vsex.com if you
want to remote control a sex toy, or fucking machine, with a webcam chat.
They have support for the sinulator
-- the remote control sex toy. Of course not a lot of
girls have got the actual hardware but those that do can be found under:
Members - Sexual Stress-Relief Hosts - Live VideoChat Hosts - Hosts with
Sinulators. As you browse through them you'll also see an Icon:Host uses Sinulator
When I looked there 16 girls in that section, not a lot but more than I
expected. I've also been told that the payout you get is lower -- in
theory to pay the Sinulator fees, but if you calculate it then imlive are making
some bigger profits here.
Pretty much every weekend, imlive.com runs thematic parties like Easter party or
even Father's day party. Girls are required to dress in theme when
they are in the chatroom. It's very different from Amsterdamlivexxx's
party when there are real partying parties. (You can see the video clips of
Amsterdamlivexxx's parties here).
Viewers can tip hosts, but of course the hosts only get 35% of the tip.
At the end of a video chat session, after the service quality survey,
you are also prompted to give the host a tip. Because a lot of hosts
don't like the idea of not getting the whole tip it is an option for them to
disable tipping, and indeed many seem to turn it off.
As a host you don't get paid as much as on
Camcontacts, the imliv payout is only 40% and how much you can charge is
restricted according to your "seniority" -- which is a combination of how
many hours you have worked and what ratings you get. Actually I heard
that now they have dropped this to 35%, so some of the girls are not so
happy and are moving on to other sites. Sinulator sessions are only
25%. Update 21 Jan 2013 - it is now 30% unless you are a veteran,
celebrity porn star or in the
hall of fame in which case you get 35%.
Basically if you are new, or getting bad ratings, then you can only
charge a little. But as you get more senior you can charge more.
Although I can understand the reasoning it seems a little unfair to
someone who is experience already (at another site) and I'm sure will put
off some models who know what they are doing but don't want to work through
that initial period before they can start charging regular rates.
You can increase your payout to 55% by creating your own web pages on imlive, similar to how you can create your own pages at ifriends, and on the
traffic via those pages you get 55%.
The Happy Hour promotion thing is not so great from the hosts
perspective. When you get pushed forward into that promotional
area you only get a flat fee of $7.5 for most girls and $15 for veteran,
celebrity porn star or in the
hall of fame hosts for the whole hour, regardless of
how many minutes you did. Of course you will have the maximum of 3
guests in your room at all times because it's a promotion -- so that's a
chance to show yourself to those guys and win them over as regular fans
rather than to earn much during the hour.
Only hosts who are earning at least $20 or so a day are even eligible to
get into Happy Hour -- Imlive sees it as a "benefit" to the host; a special
promotion for them -- and only provides it to girls who are actually doing
Never seen any guy hosts in this area, only girls.
They have recently started to branch out into new promotions, including
some more non-adult areas for "Fun and Friends". At the same time
they've also introduced their screen savers you can run (well, if you
have Windows) showing either a particular category of girls online or one
particular host (selected from a limited list). Worth a try if you
don't mind installing more software!
Notes about the international version
5 languages are covered: Italian, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
if you want those languages then also remember there is
FrancoDirect for French,
Hispanolive for Spanish and
TempoDeAntena for Portuguese.
This will open to customers 5 Sept 2005, but meanwhile hosts are being
asked to get ready.
You can NOT use English on this site, it really really is for the specific
Hosts and studios have to sign up separately for this, looks like these
are entirely different back ends for the international and the original
English version of imlive. Hosts, to join, go to the Member's Page at
ImLive.com and click the sign-up link at the head of the page. You can join
one or more of the sites. Each of the international language sites is
independent: Chat is separate, the login is separate, the billing and
payment are in Euros, you will receive a separate check - it will be just
like working with 2 different sites.
As of March 2009 they are doing promotions in German, French, Spanish,
Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Hindi,
Punjabi, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. I presume that means they have
a user interface an hosts who speak those languages.
Porn star chats
In 2007 they have started to do Porn Star Chats -- these are group chats
with a famous star, which anybody who is an imlive member can attend without
additional charge. This is similar in concept to what
Flirt4Free used to do. Detailed
Other new features in 2007
Better together -- view two chathosts at the same time
Keyhole -- be a peeping Tom and peek in on chats without
being a part of it -- $3/minute
Host blogs -- yes most are full of the same old badly typed
hype; but it has potential if a host wanted to involve viewers more.