Live Webcam Sites: Earn Money From Your Bedroom!

Make Money as a Live Webcam Model

To be successful with camming and make a lot of money, it’s vital that you choose a good cam site and build up your followers. The most important factors are the payout percentage, and the amount of traffic the site gets. You want a high-traffic site that has good payouts and an easy to use interface.

If you are new to camming, our top recommendation is the Chaturbate network. This site offers a huge volume of traffic, which means more viewers and more money to be earned. This cam site is user-friendly, and you can run apps in your chat room that let you play games such as ‘Token Keno” or ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ These apps can really help keep your viewers engaged and actively tipping.

Below is a list of the top cam sites, and the payout information & other info.

We have also made a separate list below for European cam sites, if you would prefer to broadcast to mainly European viewers. 


Top Token Based / Free Chat Sites


chaturbate_228 Chaturbate frequently wins awards in the webcam industry award shows, and is our best recommendation for new cam models. This site has millions of monthly visitors and has the benefit of less competition from other models than some other cam sites. Chaturbate is a token-based site, and the payout is 5¢ per token (55%+). You will also have the option to do private shows and charge your viewers a flat rate per minute.  Chaturbate allows couples and group shows, so if you and your partner want to have fun on cam, great! You can also take advantage of their affiliate program and earn 20% of ALL sales on the site when users join through your link.  Click here for details.


StripChat is a popular free chat cam site that operates similar to Chaturbate. StripChat is a public style site, where models are in open chat and viewers buy tokens and send models tips. You will also have the option to do private shows and charge your viewers a flat rate per minute. Models can also earn money with fan club subscriptions and video clip sales. With StripChat, the payout is 5 cents per token and yes, you can also take advantage of their affiliate program and earn a percentage of all money spent through your link, for life. Click here for details.


 BongaCams is a popular European cam site that operates similar to Chaturbate. BongaCams is a public style site, where you’re in open chat and viewers send you tips. You will also have the option to do private shows and charge your viewers a flat rate per minute. With BongaCams, the payout is 60% and yes, you can also take advantage of their affiliate program and earn an extra 25% of all money spent. Click here for details.



MyFreeCams is a popular site that has a huge volume of traffic. This site was a pioneer in the public style shows where the models work for tips in public chat. The payout is 50% of what your viewers spend on tokens. While there are lots of viewers online, there is also a lot of competition from lots of other models to get those viewers. This site has the potential to earn you a lot of money, but we recommend starting out on Chaturbate before camming on MyFreeCams. Click here for details.


Top Premium / Paid Chat Sites


jasmin_228 Live Jasmin is one of the largest webcam sites in the world. This site features a lot of professional glamour models and adult stars. We recommend this site only for experienced models who are looking to step up from amateur to professional cam modeling. Jasmin requires that you have an HD webcam as well as professional photographs for your bio page. The payout is 30-60%Click here for details.


IM Live is one of the biggest webcam sites in the world, with a huge volume of traffic. With IM Live, you get paid every time someone enters a paid chat with you. If you’re good at having fun and interacting with your viewers, you can earn a substantial income. You can earn money with live cam shows and also with viewings of your professional videos. Earn even more money by referring new members to join IM Live and get paid when the members spend money on ANY model on IM Live. The payout is at least 30% and they pay bi-weekly. Click here for details. (Scroll to bottom > Become a video chat host)


XCams is probably the biggest European cam site. With a huge amount of traffic, this site can be a great way to earn a substantial amount of money while setting your own hours. The payout is 40-45% and they pay bi-weekly. You can also take advantage of their affiliate program to earn recurring income by referring new members to join the site. Click here for details. is one of the biggest cam networks. The clients and models are mostly from the US or Europe. However, models from nearly anywhere else are welcome to join. If you would like to expand your webcam modeling to the European market, give this site a try. You can make great money on the wildly popular MyDirtyHobby network. The payout is 50%Click here for details.


 XLoveCam is one of the more popular European cam sites. As a model, you can earn money from performing live cam shows, as well as from selling your premium video content. The payout is 50-70% and competition from other models is low, compared to other sites, so the earning potential is very good. Click here for details.



 Flirt4Free recently won the award for best North American live cam site. This is a popular site with strong brand recognition. Once you get approved, you can earn money from live chat and from selling videos on demand, as well as phone sex. You can earn extra money from virtual gifts, party chat, offline tips, and monthly cash bonus award programs. You can also earn extra money with their affiliate program, just encourage new members to join the site. Flirt4Free is run by VideoSecrets, one of the best adult companies. Click here for Details.


Streamate recently won best overall adult cam site AND best adult cam affiliate program in the Adult Webcam Awards. This is a very popular site with mainstream brand recognition and tons of traffic. Streamate does not allow nudity in public chat (topless ok) so the customers are looking for a private show. They also need to provide a credit card to use the site, so there are way fewer freeloaders and trolls in the chat. The payout is 35% which seems low, but the high-quality traffic makes up for it. You can also earn extra money offline tips, and regular cash bonus contests, as well as the affiliate program, just encourage new members to join the site with your link. Streamate is a top pick. Click here for Details.



Equipment  You Will Need

Before you begin working as a live webcam performer, you will need to make sure you have the right equipment, mainly a good webcam and computer. See our Equipment Guide for more info about the items you will need if you want to be as successful as possible. 

Once you have those, a fast internet connection, and a private space to work, you are ready to get started making serious money.

If you have any questions or need help with technical details, be sure to check the FAQ page for answers to common questions.


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