Lately we’ve run into a plethora of Twitter accounts created with the sole purpose of supposedly, “helping cam models promote their webcam shows” or “helping cam models attract more followers”. The question we are asking today is, do these services even REALLY benefit a cam model…and if so how?
What is the value of these Twitter accounts that promise to promote me as a cam model?
Lets start by first asking, what does the promoter get? The ‘promoter’ being the individual that creates the twitter account. A ‘Twitter Promoter’ would assert that they have worked hard over time to gets followers who in turn they are going to be sharing your content as a model with, via retweets. So what is that worth to you as a model? That’s the big question.
Next we have to realize that all of these services are of course not the same. Many are totally different in how they function and what they offer. Even with differences though cam models should always ask themselves, does the account promoting me by retweeting me actually benefit me?
It should be noted that likes or retweets by cam models are in some cases of more benefit to the account supposedly doing the promoting, than the model. Yes, you read that right. A new account full of fake followers is a total waste of your time and you as a model get zero value from those retweets because you have more of an audience than the promo account promoting you does.
In simple term, these promo accounts sometimes prey on your ignorance. Cam models should really ask themselves what value is this retweet and are the followers really real. Likewise cam models should realize that if the followers are all models on the promo account they are also of less value since, in most cases other models are not going to pay for your show.
Here are 3 things to consider when looking at Twitter accounts that offer you promotion on Twitter as a cam model:
Consideration 1. All digital marketers will often times purchase some followers to initially seed a twitter account so that’s not all bad as long as most of the followers are real. TIP: Look for promoters though with actual fan followers and not just models!
Consideration 2. Is there added hashtags to the service you are using and are you giving up rights to use your content such as your images or videos. If you are giving up content or having to give anything then the services may not be of much value. TIP: Services that add hashtags increase your tweets discoverability which is 10X more valueable than a simple retweet.
Consideration 3. is watch out for red flags! Obviously avoid outright abuse accounts that look to exploit you and realize their are a number of them on Twitter. If you are ever asked by a service to perform a free show block the user, tweet about the abuse, and report it to Twitter. These are not the actions of a professional marketer.
As a cam model you want to find those promotional services who have found a new and ingenious way of helping you get traffic and followers without this sort of nonsense; and in a way that their promotion does not cost you a dime.
Abusive Cam Model Twitter Promoters Are Out There (Example)
Recently it came to our attention that man by the name of Tim who operates Twitter account called Team CamGirls @TeamCamGirls was soliciting models for sex cam shows as a condition of what he calls ‘Twitter Promotion’. This is disturbing on the highest levels and needs to be stopped.
A tip came to us via the News Submission and Tips page of which we followed up on and we recieved screenshots of this individual’s behavior with models. Again the Twitter account is called Team CamGirls @TeamCamGirl.
Here are the images (just some of them) that came into us.
Apparently, which is clear from the images a man by the name of Tim who operates this TeamCamGirls Twitter Account is propositioning models for free sex cam shows for retweets. This is actually happening.
Likewise, some models have actually given the shows free shows to the person that operates this @TeamCamGirls Twitter account. Some models unfamiliar with Twitter are doing so with that belief that tweets from their account will help them get more traffic or followers. However, while he has built up a following of some 50k followers, about 30% or more appear to be fake followers. Here are more of the reported interactions.
Moreover, the account owner who goes by the name Tim claims the account is ‘Under New Management’ as if the whole account is enough value to even justify, “New Management”. Meanwhile the same operator continues to prey on cam models.
This was also reported on Twitter using the hashtag #TeamCamGirls by Jenny Demilo ( @jennydemilo on Twitter). Here is an image of that Tweet report.
We would encourage everyone to report TeamCamGirls to Twitter for what is clearly abusive behavior.
Luckily there are some great promotional accounts and services for cam models. you just have to look and do a little research.
Cam Models are the Masters of the Social Media Universe, but even they can use some help.
While it’s true that Cam Models are among the most powerful marketers on Twitter, it’s always wise to use tools that are legitimate and can add value in marketing yourself and gaining followers.
The service for cam model marketing on Twitter that we recommend is called TweetMyCam. TweetMyCam.com is operated by a woman who is total professional in her interactions with modeling professionals and her service does not cost the models anything. TweetMyCam also has top cam site sponsors and they offer a simple and transparent service. Once you sign-up as a cam model you get retweets about being on cam. This service essentially backlinks your tweets and tags the tweet. As a result in some cases you are apt to get more followers and potentially more traffic. It’s safe, free, and legitimate.
Lastly, we can also recommend the TweetMyCam blog which has lots of useful content for cam models. Finally, also make sure to share your experiences using these and other services at CammerZ.com, the social network for adult webcam professionals.