Make Money Performing Live Skype Shows
Skype is a popular platform for live cam-to-cam chatting. Many people use Skype everyday for a wide range of things. This also includes for performing live shows. Performing on Skype, as opposed to camming on a camming site is great for a number of reasons. First, you get a larger percentage. This is because you’re not paying the network fees. This does create a challenge of accepting payments. Luckily, there’s networks out there that specialize in Skype shows and have a solution for that.
SESTA Warning and Impact On Adult Skype Shows
SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act) and FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) was passed on February 27, 2018. The law stripped the Safe Harbor Provisions that protect webmasters from criminals who abuse their platform. The law was passed in order to target BackPage and their escort ads. SESTA had consequences for all webmasters, platforms and products, regardless of whether they were adult-oriented or not.
Microsoft is one of the companies that reacted to SESTA by creating stricter standards for all their products. This included banning cussing and nudity across all their products and platforms, including Skype. The new changes were set to go into effect on May 1st, 2018, and the new language reads as follows:
Don’t publicly display or use the Services to share inappropriate content or material (involving, for example, nudity, bestiality, pornography, offensive language, graphic violence, or criminal activity).
No Wide-Spread Report Of Skype Accounts Banned
Despite the change in TOS / policies by Microsoft, there’s been no wide-spread reports of Skype accounts getting banned due to SESTA / FOSTA. Although that is the reality, just be aware that adult Skype shows are technically against Microsoft’s TOS, and there’s a chance that Skype / Microsoft accounts could get suspended as a result.
Skype Shows Vs Network Camming
Skype shows are different than camming on a network due to a number of reasons. This ranges from traffic to percentages. There’s pros and cons to going either way. Here are some of the major differences between the two:
Percentage: With Skype shows, you get a higher percentage. That is because there’s no network fees. Camming sites have the overhead of bandwidth, promotion, payment processing fees, affiliate commissions, payroll, the list goes on. With Skype shows, Skype provides the platform and the only overhead is payment processing fees.
Traffic: The major advantage of camming on a network is the traffic those sites get. With adult Skype shows, the performer is responsible for driving all their sales. If you’ve got a large customer-base, this won’t be as difficult as it would for someone just jumping into the industry.
Scams: There’s a lot more scams with Skype shows as opposed to network camming. This usually comes in the form of chargebacks. This is especially true if you’re using a non high-risk payment processor, which we’ll get into later on in this post.
Skype Camming *AND* Network Camming
It’s important to realize that you don’t have to pick one over the other. It’s possible to offer indie Skype shows, while still performing on a camming site. This way, you’re still able to take advantage of the camming site traffic, while getting a higher percentage for the Skype sessions you’re able to book outside of the network.
If going this route, it’s important to not violate the camming site guidelines. Many sites don’t allow you to promote outside networks or services. This means that you can perform on other sites (and independently on Skype), you just can’t actively promote that you’re doing it on the camming site itself.
Accepting Payments For The Shows
The biggest issue facing Skype shows is accepting payments for them. There’s networks and tools designed specifically for adult Skype shows, but they all charge a percent. Granted, the model percentages are a lot higher than with network camming, but it definitely isn’t 100% percent. For this reason, it can be very tempting to to use a mainstream payment processor such as PayPal. You should not do that for a number of reasons.
Why You Shouldn’t Use PayPal / Mainstream Platforms
The adult industry is considered a “High-Risk” industry. This is due to the high chargeback rates the industry has. Because of this, anyone selling adult products and services must use a high-risk payment processor. PayPal, Google Wallet and basically every other mainstream platform are not high-risk and blatantly list adult / porn is prohibited content in their TOS. You might be able to fly under the radar with these services for a little while, but eventually you will get caught, banned and your funds frozen.
Scammers are also aware of this. They know that if you’re using PayPal for adult Skype shows, that they can always dispute the charges, out you as a camming model, they get your money back and your account gets suspended. You do not want this to happen. We’ve got some safe and solid solutions for you below.
Adult-Friendly Payments For Skype Shows
SkyPrivate – Skype Plugin For Camgirls
SkyPrivate is a Skype plugin designed specifically for adult Skype models. In addition to providing all the tools to book Skype shows, models also get included in the SkyPrivate directory. The directory will help drive traffic to your profile page, and is a great marketing tool. SkyPrivate pays out 75-80%, with a chance to bump it up to 86% with their referral program. All the tools to accept payments, book shows and even avoid freeloaders!
IndieBill – High-Percentage Payment Processor For Adult Models
IndieBill is another great choice. IndieBill offers 85% and covers all chargebacks. This makes it one of the highest percent networks in the entire industry. IndieBill was built specifically for content, tributes and Skype Shows in mind. You can even create different duration packages. Your different packages will appear on the sidebar of your profile page.
ManyVids: Clip Store That Supports Skype / Messaging Apps
ManyVids is primarily a clip store, but the site allows models or “MV Stars” to make money offering a wide range of services. One of these services is selling sessions on the video messaging app of your choice. In addition to selling sessions on 3rd party video messaging apps, performers are able to offer a wide range of services on ManyVids.
NiteFlirt: Phone Sex and Adult Skype Shows
NiteFlirt is primarily a phone sex site, but models can also sell Skype Shows via the platform. This is through their “Phone With Cam” feature that charges by the minute. NiteFlirt pays 70% and also offers an affiliate program that drives extra revenue.
Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethernet and Other Coins
Cryptocurrency is another option to consider. The great thing about Cryptocurrency is that you actually keep 100% of the profits, and it’s 100% chargeback resistant! The drawbacks is that not everyone is using crypto right now, and if you aren’t familiar with it, it might seem a little complex at first. It’s also important to realize that although the wallets are all adult-friendly, not all of the exchanges are. It’s recommended to go with an adult-friendly exchange.