Same as the big MFC one - all your advice / tips / info so that it's all in one place. It's about time!!
I know VERY LITTLE about SM (which is short for Streamate), it's my backup backup backup site. So ladies, feel free to share some wisdom!
NO QUESTIONS HERE.
- Work out, Do your nails, your hair, get a better cam and good lighting. You WILL stand out if you present yourself well.
- Always treat your big tippers extra special by sending them mailings and don't forget to let them know that you'll be on.
- The only way for you to be at the top is: Adobe encoder, Mic, 5 star ratings (this is the most important and can get you to the #1 spot)
- Please please please don't show a boob, ass, or pussy for a private. They won't take you.
- It is not possible to change your username (but you can try emailing support and asking, just to be sure).
- It is possible to change your email (you'll have to contact support).
- Its generally not possible to rejoin SM after being released from a studio for one year (unless you're entering "Daily Pay".)
- Profit % rate is 35% of gross
- Keep your area clean and don't broadcast toys. Guys can get off just by looking at them.
- If you sign up for Streamate independently and with a studio at the same time, Streamate will accept your independent application over the studios.
- Upload more than four pictures.
- The men on streamate love different outfits and different toys, so now is a good time to invest in those. The more toys and outfits you have, the more shows you'll get.
- Experiment with different days and different times of day. Late Friday/Saturday night when the guys get back from drinking can be good. Weekends during the day time (esp. Sunday) are also good. Keep in mind what time it is in the US and UK; that is where most of your customers are from.
- You don't need to invest in outfits when you start out but atleast have nice almost matching bra and panties.
- Outfits are always great; experiment with different outfits to find what works for you.
- Proper internet is IMPORTANT, especially with the encoder. Playing youtube or pandora will slow it down.
- Never do anything you are not comfortable doing.
- Use as many of the available features as you can. Such as HD,encoder,audio,phone and now (maybe)party chat
- Make sure to change ur profile pic every week or 2 weeks to spice up ur profile more everytime
- Make sure to speak loud and clear-English speaking is needed if u want to make MORE $$
- Wear clothing that is bright-usually blk, flesh colored, or white doesnt show up well on cam (pinks, reds, greens, blues make u and ur background POP
- Greet every single guy that comes in your room and talk to them like they are REAL people with feelings. Do not ask a guy to go private as soon as he comes into your room. These men want you to make them feel good. Start with emotional and then physical.
- If a guy has his cam on even though he looks like shit, make sure you tell him how good he looks. If he has a small cock, make sure you tell him how good his cock feels and how much you enjoy sucking it. Don't lie to him and tell him it's big because he knows that shit is small as hell. This particular advice is for ladies that do vanilla shows. Of course if you get a guy who's into small cock humiliation, you don't want to tell him his dick is big.
- When in group chat, make sure the guys know that there are others in the room. If they want you to do something specific like phone, they need to go exclusive. Do not do phone in group just talking to one guy. You ratings will drop and you will be very sorry.
- Encourage tips and don't beg.
- Don't be too talkative because it stops privates, but keep in mind that some like to get to know a girl first, and expect you to talk, talk, talk.
- Dont be afraid to change your prices for private/exclusive because their horny asses will pay.
- Don't be afraid to use the ban function on Streamate - when idiots waste your time in free chat, it distracts you from actual paying customers. Don't tolerate beggars.
- Block the time-wasters and bullshitters. There IS a difference between guys who come in for conversation and who (eventually) will become a paying regular...they don't ask you for freebies, they don't hog the attention and they are actually okay to talk to and help the flow of convo in the room.
- Work all angles! Cindi Cruz won't do anal without a 60 minute block for example. Some ladies offer only voyeur cam in group chat and xxx in exclusive chat.
- Respond to private messages even if the guy annoys you/ Don't be so quick to ban.
- Take advantage of exclusive chat (Make it at least a dollar more than your group chat) For example: $2.94 group/$3.94
- Always encourage gold.
- Although you have 29sec to get dressed its okay to position the cam up or down to freshen up.
- Beware that once you go private some customers may try to fool you by only staying for 30 seconds trying to get everything pleasing to them for free 30 seconds. SM don't bill the customer till after 30 seconds keep track of the 30 seconds start off doing softcore sexy don't jump to anything hardcore till after the 30 seconds over. SM protects cam models against chargebacks from customers they will pay you once 30 seconds over.
- The first 30 secs of the pvt are free so I usually talk to them, ask them if they can hear me clearly and of course ask them to rate and leave a comment if the pvt is good!!
- Don't be afraid to try something new! It's refreshing!
- Enable Block Sessions. I get a lot of guys buying the 15, 30 minute block sessions and if they leave early you still get paid for the whole 15 or whatever minutes.
- If u dont want 30sec peepers-change ur Premium Prvt rate to more than ur Exclusive Prvt rate
- To keep excitement in ur free chat, play some games with the customers, dance to ur fav music, enable Gold-Chat Party (if u have it)
- Make sure to set a sched in ur profile and STICK to it..u will get more regular customers that way
- Work for that 5-star rating by encouraging customers who paid to write a comment and rate u after their prvt
- Fix your cam, Get good lighting, get better internet connection so your cam doesn't jerk. I CANNOT stress this enough. Men are visual creatures. You do not want him to be just about to come and your cam freeze.
- Turn on mic. Guys love to hear you. If you do not have a mic, go now and buy one.
- The encoder works best with a desktop and the settings the SM tells you to use might not work so well unless you have top notch internet.