While there is no such thing as a free lunch you can certainly get a good deal, or even pick up a few free samples at the mall. The same goes for cam girl sites where you can receive good discounts and or experiences without breaking the bank.
Read on to understand how cam girl pricing works, and to compare the different ways and methods of paying to ensure that both you and the model are happy.
Why pay cam girls?
Firstly, why pay cam girls at all? Shouldn’t porn be free?
My admittedly biased view is that everybody deserves compensation for their effort, and porn stars and cam girls are no different. But while a porn star gets paid a one-off fee for performing in a video or adult movie it is different for cam girls.
The whole point of cam girls is that it is an interactive experience with a girl who is right there right now. And if she is spending her time on you it is only fair that she is compensated. The only question is how much, and how efficiently and economically.
How Cam Girl Payments Work
Cam girls receive payments through various methods, but mostly through tips and private shows.
When you go to a cam site to choose the girl you want to chat with you’ll see there are plenty of ways for you to interact with her, and which will be priced appropriately.
Tips: When you are watching a cam girl in her public chat room you will have the option to tip her to show your appreciation, and to tip an amount that is on her tip menu for a particular specific action.
Privates: Another convenient way to show your appreciation is to take a model to a private show. Whether a group, a regular or an exclusive private show the idea is that you now get her attention so that you can focus on just what you want. And she automatically gets paid for the time she spends with you.
Payment Amount: The amount cam girls receive varies depending on the platform and the terms and conditions of the site. Whether regular big-name cam sites such as Stripchat or Chaturbate, or smaller boutique sites like XCams or JustforFans they all have a profit-sharing agreement. Generally, platforms take a percentage of the earnings as a commission, but for some models, they also cooperate with a studio that provides the physical room, computers, and internet and who also takes their fee.
Making sure that a model you like is getting a fair percentage of what you spend on her means understanding how the system works.
As a viewer, you will notice that different cam sites offer various different payment methods to transfer funds between you the viewer, and cam girls. By acting as middlemen the cam sites can also offer a wide range of payment systems that are open to businesses, such as credit card processing, and which ordinary people like cam girls don’t have access to.
Unfortunately, the world is full of crazies and stalkers so any sensible girl doing cam shows will protect her privacy just in case.
By paying the cam site, and then the cam site paying the model, everybody is protected at least to some extent.
The payment methods offered vary by website, and by country, but generally include credit/debit cards, online payment processors (such as PayPal), cryptocurrencies, or pay-by-phone.
Remember you should never money directly to the cam girl in order to protect her privacy and safety.
Pay as You Go
Very few cam sites operate on a pay-as-you-go system, Streamate is the prime example but Camcontacts is similar. At sites like this viewers pay for services or content on a per-minute basis and are charged directly for the minutes as they are used. This allows users to have more control over their spending and only pay for the time they actively engage with the cam girl.
Dollars to Minutes
Paying for private shows by the minute is a common pricing model on cam sites. You will be charged a certain amount for each minute you spend in a private show with her. The rates vary depending on the platform. On some sites cam girls each get to choose their own price, while on others there is a set fee per minute, sometimes variable according to how popular the girl is.
At Stripchat you can quickly see the per-minute charges of cam girls, but only if they are on your favorites list, and if you set your sorting to be by price.
Dollars to Requests
Cam sites often provide users with the opportunity to make specific requests during live shows by offering tip menus or engaging in negotiations. Tip menus are selected by the models themselves and reflect what they are interested and willing to offer.
In each Tip Menus: Cam girls will list actions or services, along with corresponding tip amounts. You can choose from these options and tip the appropriate amount to request a specific action or service.
Negotiations or requests: Most cam girls are happy to additional specific things you might like, but if they haven’t listed them on their menu then you do have to do a bit of negotiating directly with the cam girl for custom requests or specific performances. The price for these requests will depend on what works for both of you.
Presents and Gifts
Some cam sites such as Flirt4Free allow viewers to send virtual presents or gifts to cam girls as a form of appreciation. These virtual items can range from virtual flowers to virtual luxury items, and they often have a corresponding monetary value which the cam girl will then cash in at a later time.
Although considering these as gifts might make it seem money-oriented in truth the whole point is that there is a fee and money connected to them so while you are playing the game don’t forget the actual value.
Discounts, Deals, and Bulk Purchases
Every cam girl site has some promotions, offers, discounts, deals, or bulk purchase options to encourage you to spend more or do more by offering some savings. These promotions can include discounted private show rates, special packages, or loyalty programs for frequent users.
Common Prices at Major Cam Sites
Price for a Non-Exclusive Private Show: The cost of a non-exclusive private show can vary across major cam sites such as Chaturbate, Stripchat, Bongacams, and Livejasmin. The pricing can depend on factors like the popularity of the cam girl, the duration of the show, and the site’s pricing structure.
|Cam site||Typical price per minute||Reviews||Visit site|
|Amateur.TV||$2.60||Read the Amateur.Tv review||Visit Amateur.Tv|
|BongaCams||$6.00||Read the BongaCams review||Visit BongaCams|
|Cam4||$2.16||Read the Cam4 review||Visit Cam4|
|CamSoda||$3.30||Read the CamSoda review||Visit CamSoda|
|Chaturbate||$0.66||Read the Chaturbate review||Visit Chaturbate|
|Flirt4Free||$6.66||Read the Flirt4Free review||Visit Flirt4Free|
|imLive||$1.92||Read the imLive review||Visit imLive|
|LiveJasmin.Com||$2.82||Read the LiveJasmin.Com review||Visit LiveJasmin.Com|
|Streamate||$1.99||Read the Streamate review||Visit Streamate|
|StripChat||$2.72||Read the StripChat review||Visit StripChat|
|XCams||$1.10||Read the XCams review||Visit XCams|
|XLoveCam||$1.60||Read the XLoveCam review||Visit XLoveCam|
The cheapest here is Chaturbate.
Price for a Request: The price for a request during a cam show can also vary. Some cam girls may have specific tip amounts assigned to different requests on their tip menu, while others may negotiate prices individually for custom requests.
Typical Requests and Common Prices
The types of requests and their corresponding prices can vary greatly depending on the cam girl and the platform. Common requests may include specific poses, outfits, role-playing scenarios, or fetish-related performances. Prices for these requests can range from a few tokens to higher amounts, depending on the complexity and duration of the request.
My tip menu at Stripchat:
- Flash tits: $5
- Show nipples: $5
- Show ass: $5
- Show pussy: $5
- Change shoes: $5
- Spank ass: $10
- Put on stockings: $12
- Insert buttplug: $50
- Show my face: $15
- Watch your cam on cam2cam: $20
Some of these things are specific to me, such as people liking me to change shoes as I often wear pretty or sexy high heels. And as I often broadcast with my back to the camera, which means people get to see my ass which they like, but therefore I get requests to show my face and I’ll charge for that.
Note: It’s important to remember that cam girl prices, for me or any other, and practices can change over time, so it’s always advisable to check the specific details on the cam site itself for the most accurate and up-to-date information.