Boleyn Models Featured In The Camming Issue Of XbizDigital
Writer Stephen Yagielowicz recently wrote an article for Xbizworld Digital Magazine Professional Cammodels, Cammodel Studios and Marketing Affiliates. Its a massive issue and has lots of insider information and tips on what’s in store for the future. Inside this brand new edition of Xbiz World Digital are wonderful insights from members of the Boleyn Models team.
Will of Boleyn Models
Without the numbers, here’s just a few general things off the top:
Bridge video technologies — We’re very excited about the next generation webcams that have started rolling out this year that will provide a smooth transition between the stock standard C920 and full-blown VR setups. An example of this is the Razer Stargazer, with built in HD compression firmware and depth-sensing…coming in at a $200 price point. The Logitech C922 is another at $100 price point. These cameras are being built and marketed to “streamers”, but we know what they’re really for .
ACH reform — This is badly needed reform of consumer banking that will help payroll providers more directly interact with the mainstream banking sector. Most of our models, despite us offering standard ACH, use payroll cards to receive their payments. Has a downstream effect where traditional lines of credit become more expensive or even impossible to get. It’s not just an “employment concern,” but the fact that many earn enough for a middle-class lifestyle but can’t actually live one.
Indy shift — This time last year, our Top 3 websites for cam model earnings were all major box sites. This year, our No. 2 and No. 4 sites out of 23 are Skype listing sites. This is amazing (and I’m sure their owners are just as happy). Indy clips and sales sites we partnered are also trending very well. Quite a few models are starting to ask just how they can take control of their careers. ModelCentro I think was a bit ahead of its time, and by all accounts still going strong, but this year the market forces are being very helpful with new startups in this field (IndieBiII, IWantCIips, etc).
Mobile friendly and quality increases — This year saw a lot of upgrade cycles that were long overdue for some of the big-box sites. While it lead to a few frustrated social media blowups, the overall impact on cammodel earnings was small. These upgrades did bring most of these sites into the 21st century by making them scalable and mobile friendly.
These upgrades do come at a cost, which is the barrier to entry for starting (and even veteran) cam models. Upload speeds need to be high and solid (no more Wi-Fi or hotspots), cameras have much higher minimum standard (no more built-in laptop cams), etc. This has sparked a lot of consternation by models that had been used to getting by on bare minimal investment and frustration about brick and mortar “studio models” being favored. he constant influx of new models to the industry, which has nearly double by our count in the last year, has also sparked a lot of frustration in that the websites need to increase their placement matrix cycle times to make sure everyone has a fair shake this leaves a lot of veteran models wondering where their secure placement went.
Cammodels as affiliates — Since about 6-8 months now, we started fielding support calls regarding programs like Cambuilder. com from our models. We estimate about 10-12 percent of our models participate in an affiliate or traffic driving program over and above their regular referral links the sites give them pimping those via blogs and social media. Models have caught on that affiliate work can be as lucrative (and involve fewer bodily fluids) as camming.
Stephen goes on to say “These focuses on diversity, creativity and business may come as a surprise to some who feel that models are a mere commodity to be used for separating clients from cash — but that overlooks their extreme value as corporate assets who have a head for business as well as for flirtation.”
You can find the full Camming Issue in The November 2017 Xbiz World Digital Edition page 26