Connect with us

Feature

An unique training program for the superstars of tomorrow

Katya Tiuni has more than 15 years of rich experience in the cam model industry as a model but also as a coach and consultant for models and webcam studios. Her work is dedicated to empowering women in the webcam industry. For this, she founded ModelsGuide.online – a unique training program for the superstars of tomorrow. She also owns her own webcam studio called Model’s Guide Studio. Over the years, she has been winning many industry awards and is a known guest speaker at events.


I am very grateful that I met so many great people in the cam industry, who are amazing business partners but also became friends. A big thank you to all of them from this place.

What determined you to open up a live cam studio?
Generally, becoming a webcam girl is a choice like you chose any other profession. Which is great. Originally, I am from Odessa. Life for women there and in any other Russian-speaking country is different. Whilst becoming a webcam girl is a free choice there too, it is also a life changer. The money they earn means financial independence in a strong patriarchal society. All of a sudden, they are able to make life decisions for themselves. Based on my personal experience, I want to empower these women to achieve exactly this.

What is your experience in the live cam industry?
My experience stretches back for more than 15 years now. As described before, I was in the very same situation. Luckily, I am very social and open-minded, I had what it takes to do the job. I even opened a cam studio in Odessa, which was successful right from the start. However, the legal situation of cam studios is in a gray zone and one day, we got raided by the police. Of course, nothing really happened, as they simply went after the money only. For me, this was a clear reason to leave my home country. Fortunately, I was a part of the webcam family already and I restarted my business from scratch once more. I am very grateful that I met so many great people in the cam industry, who are amazing business partners, but also became friends. A big thank you to all of them from this place.


Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field when you started?
At the beginning, there was a lot of trial and error. So, I learned a lot this way. But soon, I connected with other people from the industry, who shared their advice and knowledge. For this, I am grateful and it determines my way of thinking and working. Whilst I am happy to work with professional models in my studio, I also welcome beginners. In fact, this was leading me to another business venture two years ago, when I started with Model’s Guide Online, which is a webcam training academy or as we also like to call it CAMpus. Our courses are for different levels, no matter if you are a total beginner or an experienced professional already. We believe in constant learning and improvement, especially in an ever changing environment.

Is there any financial difference between last year and this year’s 1st quarter? Is there any increase in profits?
Good question. This is just one of the examples of our changing industry environment. My team and I have noticed two trends. As people spent more time at home and in consequence online, the demand for adult online entertainment increased. One can say that we benefited from the situation. There is an increasing demand. The second trend we saw and see is towards quality performance. Whilst it was always about 30% nude content only, non-nude content is driving sustainable revenues to studios or independent models. This reflects in our training courses and in all consequence drives the success of our clients.

Since you started your studio, which was your hardest period? How did you get over it?
Surely, the hardest period was after being raided by police in the Ukraine. Literally, everything was gone during one night. I had almost nothing when I came to Prague. This was not only the lowest point as a businesswoman but also personally as everything was gone and only going away was an option – an option, where I also had to restart my life from scratch.

What type of marketing strategy have you adopted? Social media platforms, adwords, referrals?
As a studio, we use a mix of tools to attract models to work with us. Of course, we promote our offer on social media like Instagram for example. Adwords is also an important part of our toolbox. However, referrals is a key element in recruiting as it is connected to trusted sources. For our models and us, it is a very important aspect. However, it doesn’t stop there. Quality is very important for us. Hence, all of our models receive intensive training, when they start with us. After all, we are aiming for a long-term relationship, which keeps both sides happy and fluctuation low for the studio.

What type of cam sites are you working with?
We closely cooperate with the leading premium pages in the market. Of course, we also explore new concepts along the way. Most importantly, we want to deliver premium quality to our target audience. Hence, this is the key aspect by choosing a particular cam site.

What expectations do you have from the cam sites you are working with?
As a studio, you are looking for two things, basically. One is an attractive platform with high traffic. The other one is easy management for your models and the studio from a business perspective. Of course, if you look closer, more detailed issues need to be reflected on like special niches, target audience demographics, technical requirements etc. This will always lead to a very personal decision, either of the studio or the model. We got good experience with a couple of different sites, which serve our requirements.

Katya Tiuni has more than 15 years of rich experience in the cam model industry as a model, but also as a coach and consultant for models and webcam studios. Her work is dedicated to empowering women in the webcam industry. For this, she founded ModelsGuide.online – a unique training program for the superstars of tomorrow. She also owns her own webcam studio called Model’s Guide Studio. Over the years, she has been winning many industry awards and is a known guest speaker at events.

How many working places do you have/ or how many locations?
We got one big studio in Prague, which our models see as a second home. However, we also have remotely working camgirls in what we call the virtual studio. This is especially dear to me as we can support a lot of webcam girls in Russian speaking countries to lower the risk of getting targeted by the police. Though a real studio offers a familiar environment with additional advantages, we had to see in Russia just recently that studios became the victims of raids and faced prosecution. Not every girl wants to leave their home and family but still enjoys the independence they gain thanks to being a camgirl. In our virtual studio, we help them to fly under the radar of officials as best as possible. Many girls trusted us and joined our virtual studio. None of them was ever arrested. I am very happy about this.

Are you relating the salary of your models to the average salary in the economy? Which is the model’s salary growth expectation compared to the average salary in the economy?
Our business is performance driven. Therefore, it is up to each model to decide how much she wants to work and earn. However, if we want to make a comparison then we need to look at the average salary in their home countries, which is way below what an average performer can earn. There is a very interesting aspect to it, which we tell to our models in the studio and our models, who train with us. Consider how long you want to be working in this business, and keep a clear target on your personal goals. Even though, you can work as a cam model as long as you want. Ultimately, it will depend on the market, and it changes. Financial management is the keyword here and also a dedicated lesson of our training programs.

What helps your model’s confidence?
Many girls say that they get inspired by me and my story. That is flattering, but I am only a part of it. A lot of this comes from themselves and starts with the decision to switch the camera on. In the studio, my team and I constantly work on creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We don’t only work together but also celebrate together like birthdays, holidays or just life as such. It is a bit tricky with the virtual team but as good camgirls, our camera is always on. On the more practical side of the matter, my team from Model’s Guide Online helps with training. And like I said before, it isn’t only about the right light setup and how to perform, but also about how to become a successful businesswoman.

All this together helps our girls and clients enormously and success simply boosts confidence.

What advice would you give to a newcomer?
First of all, make a conscious decision if this profession is really what you want. It will change your life and you need to be aware of it. Once you make the decision, the future is yours. However, the money you can earn doesn’t come easy even if first success might suggest it. By my personal experience and talking to so many models in the industry, it only turns into sustainable success once you are ready to work hard and keep improving. To help a newcomer with this, we have set up a special entry course called “Webcam from Zero”. It’s in Russian only at the moment.

If you had 1 million dollars, what would you do for your studio?
That’s a very interesting question. A million dollars sounds like a lot of money, but if you only use it for spending, it is gone quickly. Supposingly, if I get this 1 million dollars with no strings attached, I would go for a retreat first in order to recharge my batteries. Setting up Model’s Guide Online next to the studio business during the last two years was exhausting and it is still ongoing. Hence, a break somewhere on a beautiful island is more than welcome. However, I would also invite my management team to join me. They deserve it as much as I do. But later, we will work on all the improvement ideas we have for the studio already, realize more in order to become even better. This would also include more training and education. All together, I am sure that a big share of this 1 million dollars would remain, which is a great thought as you never know what life will throw on you. Or as we say during our training at Model’s Guide Online, invest your savings diversely and create some good backup for the future. Read more articles here

Feature

Welcome to BabeStation

Let us introduce you to the UK household brand Babestation! With a 20 year history and experience, the studios started as a broadcast studio to support the Babestation TV shows, which has been broadcasting since 2002. From chat rooms to live cam feeds, streaming from their studios, 24/7, Babestation brings you brand new XXX content shot exclusively in house. We got to talk to Mo Noorollahi, Babestation COO, and found out more insights on their activity.

What type of cam sites are you working with?
Babestation owns and operates two of its own camsites, Babestation.tv and Babestationcams.com. We also work with Streamate to allow UK based models to gain more traffic and exposure.

What expectations do you have from the cam sites you are working with?
Communication and support! Those are the two most important things.

What is your leadership philosophy?
“Models first”! We would not have a business if it wasn’t for our models.

How do you build the model’s confidence?
We have a talent management team that works tirelessly with our models. As well as the talent management team, we have a production team who work closely with the models 24/7 to get the best out of their shows.

What advice would you give to a newcomer?
Don’t run before you can walk! It’s a very exciting industry and things can move very fast. Spend time understanding the industry and how to best create a career path within it.

How many working places do you have/ or how many locations?
We have 3 studios in the UK. Milton Keynes, London and Manchester.

What is your method of finding models?
Any model can apply to our agency from seeing adverts on our TV channels or websites. We do have a dedicated team of headhunters that look for models who would fit the brand as-well.

READ MORE

Continue Reading

Feature

3F Models Studio – a business that could stand a war 

3F Models Studio was founded 10 years ago in Kharkiv, Ukraine and operates a few other studios under the same umbrella in Odessa and Kyiv. The business stands by its name – The Federation of Force & Freedom, as it’s operating still under the harsh conditions of the Ukrainian – Russian war. 

What determined you to open up a livecam studio?

The first studio we opened before 3F Models.

 It was the best time to start this business, it was easy money for models and fast growing for a business. After that, there were a lot of branded studios popping up and the business was getting harder year by year. Then we decided to start working in the right “European way”.

Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field when you started?

As a model, I started for the first time with another studio. They were charging me a lot of fees for nothing and they paid me a lower percentage than they told me at the interview. So I cannot say I had a good first experience. After I founded the 3F studio and started my own studio, for Ukraine, back then, it was a bigger and absolutely new level, I got my best experience in 3F. Here models have everything that a studio must give them.

Is there any financial difference between last year and this year? Is there any increase in profits?

We do not advertise our earnings, but year by year we have a new higher level of earnings, and we have a goal for that. And I can say every year we are closer to our highest targeted earnings. We will see how 2022 will end up because everybody knows what’s happening in Ukraine right now. The war kind of ruined our plans, but we are keeping strong and doing everything to save our models and earnings.

Describe how you’ve responded to competitive threats in the past.

We never wanted to start the war, but if somebody wants to play with us – always welcome =D

What method did you use to create strategies that led to the success you have today?

First of all, we are studying other European studios. It was the first step of our “new generation” strategy. Then year by year different things changed. We are always looking for a good strategy, the best way to succeed is through the experience itself. If we have an issue, like in any other kind of company, we have to fix it fast and change our strategy fast if that’s needed.

What type of cam sites are you working with?

Freemium, a small part of our models works as “premium” models.

What expectations do you have from the cam sites you are working with?

Serious partnership, innovations inside a system and mobile apps

How many working places do you have/ or how many locations?

Before the war, we had 11 or 12 studios in Kharkiv, 2 studios in Kyiv, and 3 studios in Odessa. 250+ models had a working place. Now we have 4 studios in Kyiv, 4 studios in Odessa, and 3 studios still working in Kharkiv under daily bombing. Few studios were bombed and the main and biggest studio was destroyed by Russian bombs.

Which is the model’s salary growth expectation compared to the average salary in the economy?

It does not depend on the economic situation. We are earning $ and don’t care about the currency rate. It affects the percentage of withdrawal, but it’s anyway better than for a business like a coffee shop or restaurant.

How do you build the model’s confidence?

Our experience is the main visit card. Models believe us – because they know what happens in other studios, where owners think only about themself. Our models are happy with us, they are always waiting for the next contest from our company where they have the chance to win something like an iPhone, a MacBook, or a new car. In our experience, we made a few contests with the main prize being a car. And every contest was true and transparent, all the models know – they can trust us.

What advice would you give to a newcomer?

For a model – don’t lose your first 2 weeks, don’t be shy, and never be tired in your broadcasts. These 2 weeks will be the most important for your business.

For a new studio – respect your colleagues, respect your models, you are starting a serious business, it’s not fast and easy money. If you start your business with this thought, you will lose your studio after half of the year. Pay good commissions and salaries for your staff, because without them you are nothing.

Which are the 3 top goals to achieve as a company?

Get the trust of your partners, team members, and models. Join the webcam community and know what happens in the industry. Get rid of services from outside. Develop a department for each type of employee of your company. Designers, admins, SEO, programmers, marketing, photographers, video editors, content makers, etc.

In your view, what risks do you face as a cam studio?

The worst already happened on the 24th of February.

What is your leadership philosophy?

The philosophy of leadership of 3F Models is to give everybody a chance to earn big money for everybody. Everybody wants to be rich, not only a studio owner.

What methods have you used to motivate your models in the past?

Regular contests, regular gifts, parties for every holiday, regular bonuses and we are always helping models to buy a car, apartments, etc If they don’t have a full amount.

What is your method of scouting models?

We have a department of marketing, advertisement, call center, and first interview center. We are using all methods possible.

READ MORE

Continue Reading

Feature

Investing in our Cam Models drives the studio’s success to the maximum!

This time, we are delighted to present to you Cam Stars Studio, a premium studio founded in 2008, based in Bucharest Romania. Their business model is investing in models so they can reach their most professional form. They’ve created a safe environment for the girls who want to work for them, training them constantly to reach the income they desire. Read more about Cam Stars Studio in the following article.

Photo: ANDREI
Managing Partner

Please tell us a few words about your studio
Cam Stars Studio is a Romanian studio based in Bucharest since 2008. Our mission was, from the start, to develop top cam models, working in a safe and legal environment based on transparency and team values.

What determined you to open up a livecam studio?
We started many years ago and we knew from the start what we wanted from this business and what we wanted to achieve. Obviously, sometimes you have to work years to achieve what in the beginning seems so easy.

Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field when you started?
Back in the days when we came into this business, things were a lot different. It was a new business in the Romanian market and of course way less competitors. Everything was slower and you really needed to figure it out by yourself. Fortunately, we were 3 associates from scratch and everyone did his part well.

Is there any financial difference between last year and this year? Is there any increase in profits?
We prefer a slow and constant growth by retaining our new models. In order to engage our models, we permanently invest and try to improve their way of work so it is easier for us to forecast this year. Based on our data this year will be at least as good as the last one and we are satisfied with these margins.

Describe how you’ve responded to competitive threats in the past.
We do not consider the rest of the studios as a threat to our business because competition is making all of us stronger and better. Our business model relies on experienced people with unique skills, and individual and team values which make it self-defensive.

What method did you use to create strategies that led to the success you have today?
From the beginning, we tried to create a reliable and powerful brand and our core value is respect for our models work. It is not just about helping them succeed in this business it is also about finding the best version of each and every one.


What type of cam sites are you working with?
We only work with premium websites (ImLive, Jasmin, AdultWork, Streamate) and we are totally against freemium.

What expectations do you have from the cam sites you are working with?
we are very satisfied with the partnership we are having with the sites we are working with. We are working closely with them in growing our models on their platforms and the most important thing is that we have a fast and easy communication channel with all of them.

How many working places do you have/ or how many locations?
Currently, we have 3 locations translated into 20 working places.

Which is the model’s salary growth expectation compared to the average salary in the economy?
A model’s revenue is always based (in this exact order) on her level of commitment, general knowledge, level of English, look. So any model who wants to work with us has to understand that she can meet her financial expectations if she will work hard and improve her earnings monthly. Read more articles here

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending