Those of you who follow my reviews will know that I generally avoid
writing an actual review, though I may do a news item, on a new site until
it has been around a few months. That is because new sites have teething
problems it is unfair to report on, plus a large percentage of new sites
never become old sites -- they simply fold very rapidly. However with
TheDailyPeep I seem to have left this delay a lot too long!
First mentioned in my news of 10 June 2007 it is now almost a year later
and if it wasn't for a polite reminder I got from their admin I wouldn't
have remember that I had let it slip. So very sorry about that but
now at least I do have a chance to take a look at a more established site.
Updating this now in 2009 I see that the site has continued to grow, but
is still a small sites. They have got rid of the animated "peel back"
ads at the top left and top right of the screen. The
Daily Peep still have the member's competition with a $500 prize -- presumably in credits
-- run twice a month. While the opposite side offers chathosts a chance
to win up to $1000. Both side get some secondary prizes though
if you don't make it to the top.
So how is this all working? It is getting some hosts online -- I'm
seeing 74+ which is a fair number and up from around 50 six months ago. We are not talking
here but for a 18 month old site it is an ok size to have attained.
I'll let you have the breakdown as an example: All Models  Women
Alone  Lesbian  Straight Couples  Mature  Guy Alone(Straight)
 Guy Alone(Gay)  Transgender(TS/TV)  Fetish  Dungeon  - that
also shows you where they are strong (girls) and weak (guys and special
the categories they got and it seems reasonable. No searching by type
like Neoncams so you can't go straight to that
35 year old Asian shaved BBW you are looking for (and no, it isn't me!) -
but for a small site this is fine.
Now not all of these rooms offer free
chat -- that is a choice for the host, they can be in free or
private only. About a quarter of the online webcams are offering free
chat -- when I looked it was mostly Asian studio girls, Filipina for the
most part, with a few blonds probably from Germany thrown in. Judging
by the language flags they also have a few Spanish ladies working the
speaking host might have been an at-home worker based on her profile pics
but when I went into free chat I found I could not actually chat -- I could
see the chat window and other people chatting but when I entered text into
the chat box I got a "You can not chat because you are not registered"
warning. So off we go to do a free register.
This is a typical
username/password type registration with no CC details and throwaway email
works fine and I got the required confirmation email almost instantly, one
click later I'm ready to login which takes me to my account page which
emphasizes their various competitions.
Once you are logged in the
free chat window grows a few options -- take this model private, buy credits
and profile -- the video remains smallish and was not that smooth for the
rooms I checked in on though.
At least the text chat was not busy though
and quite polite -- I did get kicked from a room though when I asked a fully
dressed host if she would show some skin. I think that's reasonable
when you can go to flirt4free etc and all the
hosts are in bra/panties or lingerie but apparently this host decided not.
Well that's ok and totally her right -- but it isn't going to earn her a lot
of quick fans.
That was just one room though -- the next had a nice
looking lady in a fully see-through bikini top which got her a lot of nice
comments. I saw one chatter going off to buy credits for this one --
but then came unstuck when he couldn't pay with American Express.
this is a strange one -- I asked her how much private was, and she won't
give me a straight answer. "Take me pvt to find out bb" etc etc.
Which of course is the wrong way around, people want to know how much before
So if you want to buy credits first it is via Verotel or
ePassporte only. Which gives you the standard credit cards ; Visa,
Master, JCB -- but it's true, no American Express.
Now there *is* a big
banner across the top of the screen that shouts $0.99/minute -- but a) who
looks at banners and b) that doesn't seem like a reasonable price so I'd
presume that there must be actual per-host pricing. But no I can't
Ok with some credits bought I can go a look into the private
rooms which works fine -- but no counter to show how much credits I'm using
- just a warning when I'm down to only 3 minutes left.
Another room then where two very bored looking girls are using strap-ons on
each other -- with all hands in view and no keyboard on the bed but someone
is typing for them in the chat window, a bit too unconvincing for me!
what can you expect for $0.99/minute -- minus the site's take, divided
between two hosts (and whoever is typing).
Back in the free chat rooms I
get a lot better attention now that I have some credits -- hosts
can see that -- as is typical now on most of not many sites. In fact
one host probably shows rather more than needed -- or to put it another way
some viewers would be finished with just her freebies!
This host confirmed
her price -- seems the set price -- of 99 cents a minute. That isn't
as low as the cheapest rooms for example on
SexyAsianCams but it is far lower than what you would expect to pay on
most major sites.
I tried out a few private chat rooms and for the most
part the hosts were helpful and did what was asked of them. There were
a few bent-fingers and some who wouldn't do what was in their profile, but
these are the exceptions. When I was looking at private rooms instead
of free chat I saw a lot more at-home workers, I chatted to one in Cyprus
sitting in her office chair.
Generally I didn't find the video quality
that good though, of course this depends a lot on the camera and internet
connection of the host but even so the average was slow and grainy compared
to something like PrivateFeeds.
TheDailyPeep is not streaming.
it's ok but more a discount sort of place - and I'm starting to get really
irritated by the peel back ads that kick in when I'm reaching with my mouse
up to a scroll bar or a menu bar. Before I loose patience I should
look at the hosts side.
It takes a bit of hunting through the host/model
site until I find the key information about percentages and payments.
"Models have 45% of what all the members pay
based on the time they spent in a private show with you. Price per minute
has a fixed value of $0.99 and you can't change it. "
via ePassporte or wire transfer twice a month with a 10 day lag.
a tipping system that allows viewers to put some cash into the hosts pocket
immediately (minus a cut of course). Tipping is in minute-equivalents;
5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes worth. Both the viewer and the host see the
amount transferred immediately and it is reflected in their balance.
specifically state you can work multiple sites -- which is pretty much a
necessity with pay rates at that level -- but it is nice to have it said up
Signing up for a host you have to give all your personal info as
you would expect and profile info. Age, ethnicity etc -- and the ever
present "special" where you can be Shaved or Pierced but not both! :)
Check the languages you speak to get flags under your name for English,
Italian, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese. Not a lot of
Portuguese cam girls I think they are all at
Tempo De Antena, or used to be before that site died.
Once logged in as a model you get to modify your profile, publish a
schedule of when you will be online and so on.
is Flash based like the viewers side also and can be used on any Windows PC so no special downloads.
Al the usual controls like kick/ban, send sound and so on.
You get two
separate text chat windows -- one for the free chat with guests and one for
the paid chat with members.
Oh cam 2 cam is there if you want it --
private only and no extra charge.
In conclusion this seems like a small but serious site that is trying to
go the budget route. For viewers it is probably a fine place to check
out -- but for hosts you need to consider if 45c/minute is worth splitting
your attention with whatever other sites you'll be split camming on at the
Or if you are competitive or a gambler by nature you may think
it's with trying for the prizes -- $1,000 prize for top model or $500 for
top host are certainly quite inviting.
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