Can you please introduce yourself?
I'm Leya Red, a webcam model of Russian origin. This is my second year traveling to different countries and multi-streaming. I also do public shows with a sex machine.
Why is website traffic important to webcam models?
Traffic in the room of webcam models is very important, I would say the main indicator of importance in this field. The more people see a show, the more likely it is that the show will be liked and appreciated. If we talk about my category - sex machines, then in this category of streams you can make good money only if there is a large attendance in the room.
How do you increase traffic to your room? (tools, show ideas, tips, etc)
There are two types of traffic - internal (that which is done by the stream platform itself and partners) and external traffic - social networks (Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Reddit)
For internal traffic on each site, you need to follow the algorithm so that your room is visible to site visitors. You will want your placement as high on the search results page as possible. While algorithms on different sites vary, there is one common rule: the longer you are online, the more people will see you, the more likely it is that they will like your show. Further success will depend on the type of model, the quality of the camera and frame, properly selected tags (#) or open categories (so that you are easy to find among others in the desired category).
Next, it is important that registered users of the site are frequently in your room and spend money. This is because your position in the search results page depends on the time of your stream and income for this period. Some sites calculate income per hour, some do income per day, and this then this affects the internal ranking.
I also started to notice that if you get good rankings and stream at a similar time, then the stream platform itself notices this and may turn on additional advertising for you via third party resources.
I don’t know exactly how it works, but it makes sense: if a model's schedule is inconsistent, then paying to advertise them would be a hassle. Imagine if a site tried to advertise you and you just didn't show up! Sites won't tell you about this directly, but everytime you ask their support team "what should I do to increase my rating," they will always say "stream longer and keep a consistant schedule."
For external traffic, all stream platforms have referral links for models to register new users. By attracting new subscribers from your social networks, you will also increase your rating on the site which means you'll be closer to the front page.
We've heard from other models that it's important to "find your audience" (they like your style, they share your kink interests, etc). What do you think about this?
Yes, this is important. And the classification is huge, it depends on what a particular model likes, I think you just need to do what you like and get pleasure from it, then others will like it too. And in order for fans to find and see you, you need to correctly fill out your profile, put tags, open your stream categories and simply treat webcam as a job.
How do you deal with the days when audience turnout is not so good? (emotionally or behaviorally)
My audience attendance is always good. If there are no people in the room, I think it’s some kind of error on the cam site or there’s something wrong with my camera or the Internet. The first thing I do is restart the stream itself, check the internet speed and if there is a problem with this, I take a day off. Poor internet connection can cause your rating to drop significantly.
Sometimes, there are fewer people in the room than expected. If that happens, I recommend you sit for the intended time and not get upset. The reason for the poor attendance is not you or your show, but rather other external factors. If you sit with a sad face, then the likelihood that someone will like you is much lower.
Do you have anything else you'd like to share with other models?
In terms of what makes the show more attractive, I use the Lovense animations-- they attract audience attention more effectively and help me notice a particular site during multi-streaming. I also like the stickers (specifically the text on the screen). I like to write the cost of orgasm and squirt on the screen and sometimes use them to decorate a room.
I would also advise that models not overexert themselves and force themselves to work. Rather, you should think about what you're interested in so you can make the stream enjoyable. I used to love playing RPG games so I like to approach livestreaming like a game: to advance to the next level, you will need better equipment (toys and costumes). Along your journey, you'll also aquire useful skills. Video games have characters, but here in real life, you are developing yourself. If we imagine working on a webcam like a game, then it will be much more fun and interesting.