To keep in line with the 'Please. Stop. Being. Cheap!" thread I think we should start an on-going, never-ending 'challenge'.
(I am going to use SM as an example throughout this post - if you are camming through a different site, change what you're doing to reflect this)
Camgirls, Porn Stars, Escorts. Anyone in the adult industry - we are a luxery!
Edit to add: If this wasn't camming and it was a peep show, a face-to-face show in RL? Would you let me, or any of these gross men watch you for $3??? for 10 minute show? Why not double or triple that price? We all know they can afford it! Just because we are behind the comfort of a computer doesn't make it any different.
And now we are getting guys who think we are worth LESS than an item off the Dollar Menu??? This is SO wrong, and we need to change that mindset.
Do not give 'deals' or 'specials' or any kind of fucking discount. We are selling our BODIES - not end tables or computer desks from KMart. Pounding pussy in free chat for $1?? Have some self-respect for yourself!
That said, I challenge you all to:
Raise your prices:
Privates: If your private and/or exculsive prices are in the $1 - $2.99 range? Bump them up to $3.00 - $3.99! There is NO reason they should be any lower than $3. You and your body are worth more than a dollar! Always, always, always!
If you are in the $3 range already, bump your prices up to the highest they can go. Or email SM tech support to raise them even higher if you feel you want to do that.
If you are happy with your exculsive and private rates, raise your GOLD show prices!!
Gold Shows: Don't do anything less than a $1 Gold per minute. Example: So if you are doing an 8 minute show, don't have anything less than an $8 buy in. Make it a $10 or $15 buy in!
(The guys who complain? Are BROKE. Don't listen to them! How can they take you private for double or triple that price but can't afford an $8 gold show?? Think about it ladies!
Also keep in mind that low, low prices encourages pirating! You get cheap scum in your show, who records it and shares or sells it with the world for FREE. If we all start doing $1 shows this scumbag could get 10+ shows a day - an hour of of privates for only $10. Yes, there is no way to prevent pirating - but if they are going to do it, make them pay out the ass for it!!!!)
Other sites: If you do Skype/Indy shows, raise your prices - even if it's $0.50 - it does make a difference! If you do phone sex, or clips or sell content somewhere, raise those too!
We already have seen through letters to SOPA and Occupy Wallstreet that big numbers and a voice can change a mindset and make things happen. It won't make it completely go away but we can make a dent and show and encourage girls to raise their prices, and to 'tell' men that we are worth it again. If anything it will benefit YOU because you know you are worth more!
Raise your rates and stick to them. Try it for two weeks, consistantly.
DO NOT lower them if it is slow. Stick with it.
When you are done with the two weeks, ask yourself:
Has your earning average gone up?
Do you have more repeat customers?
Do you have longer shows?
How is the quality of the customers you are seeing? (are they nasty or nicer when they are in your room?)