Background / Old Cam4
Cam4 appeared around 2007 and it’s growing very fast. Despite big sites like imlive, Fli4t4free and Streamate have established a good customer base by then, Cam4 managed to beat all of them.
It was quite a mystery on how did they grow that fast consider all it does is providing a web site for models to list themselves to video chat and they don’t even handle billing for the chats at the beginning. In other words, they are not even making a cut between the viewers and models. They just tried to get traffic and sell advertisement.
I remember at that time, bonuses were given out to models so as to attract models to be listed there. And somehow…. it just grows. There are rising big names like Stripchat, Myfreecams, Chaturbate and Chatroulette after Cam4 but it keeps it’s no. 1 status in terms of traffic.
Today, I looked at it. It’s more like everybody else now:
- It wants you to create a free account.
- It sells tokens to viewers and handles billing for models.
- They even encourage viewers to pay for Skype shows using Cam4 tokens
- Models can receive tips and do private shows.
- Weekly porn star shows are scheduled.
- Cam4 has Gold membership which gives the viewers the highest priority in the chatroom
Despite all these are going on, you get pop-up ads prompting you to join the Cam4Ultimate for an ultimate experience of…….. Streamate. (In May 2020, Cam4Ultimate may also send you to Livejasmin if you go for Cam4Ultimate.)
- Models’ share is $0.1 per token.
- You can choose whether private show and/or spy show is allowed. You set your price based on their pre-set package:
– 12 tokens for private, 6 for spy
– 18 tokens for private, 6 for spy
– 24 tokens for private, 6 for spy
– 24 tokens for private, 12 for spy or
– 30 tokens for private, 12 for spy
- Models are allowed to negotiate Skype shows with the viewers, unlike many other sites
- Goal setting in chatroom – you set the price and optionally time limit for your goal.
- Bonus – bonuses for models every month is still on. They boast about a total of $22,500 a month for the six categories of chat (girl only, guy only, guy-guy, guy-girl, girl-girl and ts). Each category has 4 prizes: #1: $2,000, #2: $1,000, #3: $500 and #4: $250)
- Split cam – you are not allowed to broadcast your cam4 show at other chat sites. It’s in the terms and condition.
- An email address which you can receive confirmation email is all you need to start chatting. If you are happy to just watch without chatting you may even skip the registration part.
- With the basic account, you can broadcast yourself so the model can watch you too.
- Full screen – no full screen unless you become a gold member
- Private messaging – Private messaging is for gold members only
- Ads – No ads if you are a gold member.
ok. ok.. They want you to be a gold member. How much does it cost to be a gold member? The answer is $19.95 a month and you get 25 tokens free (Well… Let’s say, 25 tokens are included in your gold membership which worth $5) Your $15-membership gets you:
- full screen chat or what they called theater mode
- private message with the models regardless whether you are friend with her or not
- ads free
- watch multiple cams
How much are the tokens?
The rates for viewer to pay is:
- 50 tokens at $9.95 ($0.2/token) – models charge from 12,18, 24 to 30 a minute for private show. That is, 4 min, 3 min, 2 min and 1.5 min respectively for your $10 spending.
- 100 tokens at $18.99 ($0.19/token)
- 250 tokens at $44.95 ($0.18/token) 10% off
- 500 tokens at $84.95 ($0.17/token) 15% off
Models receive $0.1/token.
Notice that you can pay for your Skype shows using this tokens too, especially if you think it’s more fun to have Skype shows than private show on Cam4.
Similar to Cam4
If you like Cam4, you may also like Chaturbate. They are very similar in the way that you can an account very easily. Once it’s created, you can watch or broadcast, it’s up to you. Though Chaturbate has a lot more features; user submitted apps means unlimited games and options are available to both viewers and models. Models do not have to assign a moderator in every session. He/she can set a duration for moderators.