Cam Decoy – death of the camgirl?

This truly worries me. I know it has been around for a while, but how can anyone not wonder where exactly all our customers are going when the sites are still profiting? http://amanda36c.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/cam-decoy-where-have-all-the-camgirls-gone/ Is it really time for us all to go independent? Looking carefully, there are a lot of big sites offering these and beyond what we’re able to catch, have gone as far as to use girls’ Twitter accounts in keeping up with the charade. I’m not here to feed the gossip column. I didn’t create this program, after all, but you have to wonder what kind of money is involved in this should it get out of hand (I fear it already has, with some sites) and what kind of money we are all losing, as a result of it. The sites have finally found a way to not have to pay us a dime. We have all seen the schemes to bring our commissions down. Does anyone here think they would not stoop this low? Read the article and watch the video. Google the program and see what’s being said about it. This is quite sophisticated and for the camgirl, very enlightening.

The ONLY way to stop this is if all camgirls turn to Skype to do their shows. Independents, as a group, can take back our industry. We can work alone or as a group. We need to start looking at our options when we start to see depleting traffic to our rooms, yet see some performers with mass traffic, in comparison.

I know. I have been watching the evolution of this industry since 1997.

I tried IMLive, Chaturbate, LJ, Streamate, XXXGamerGirls, Flirt4Free, Myfreecams

I tried IMLive, Chaturbate, LJ, Streamate, XXXGamerGirls, Flirt4Free, Myfreecams, and a few others.

LJ was bar none the worst experience in my camming career, cam girl support nazis are horrible to you and treat you like shit, and they kept doing chargebacks on me for less than $5 each pay period so I would miss payouts. It was total BS.

XXXGamerGirls died a very sad death, its was a cool concept but they got greedy even as they had no traffic and no models.

IMLive was more like IMdead, unless you paid them for your traffic. No thanks.

Chaturbate was complete bullshit. Models that think they’re doing well there should try somewhere else and see the magical improvement. Hubby and I cam coupled there and made #1 for the hour 3 times, but never got more than $12 in tips.

MFC was ok, I just couldn’t get over the “do it in free chat” concept after getting burned on Chaturbate, and my Asperger’s kicked in while working that site in a big way. Not for me.

Streamate, up until about 2 months ago, was a very reliable paycheck. Lately my average pay is now 1/2 what it was, but I made up for it in indy clients and clips. I still use this as my main pay site. I will also splitcam with Flirt4Free on occasion.

There’s a few other minor fetish sites and such that I’ve tried or get on to putter around with the tiny amount of clients, but those are the big ones I’ve been through.