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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

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AJ Studios – Don’t dream it, Live it!

Located in Cali, with offices in Medellin, Armenia, Pereira, Cartagena and Bogota, AJ Studios is one of the best positioned company in Latin America in the video chat sector, thanks to the legality of their actions, the commitment towards their team of professionals and strategic allies, in order to provide a high quality service achieved by cutting-edge technologies, and the dedicated support for their models. Last but not least, AJ studios team is also the main organizer of Lalexpo, the most important international webcam event in Latin America.

How was your studio born?
Before AJ studios we were in the travel and consulting business, we had an upscale bed and breakfast in Colombia focused on international clientele. Besides accommodation we offered a wide range of services such as private interpreters, bilingual Car service, private investigators, consulting on purchase of real estate in Colombia or investment opportunities among others. We got a client from the US who came to Colombia with the project to set up a cam studio and hired us to help him get started and signed a one year management support contract. So that’s how we came in contact with the cam business.
We started in the industry when the word “monitor” was only used to refer to the computer screen, there was no such thing as a broadcast manager, payments were received through
Epassporte and the popular sites back then were Naked, Cams, PeekShows and PrivateFeeds.
Since then, we have come a long way of experiences that today has positioned us as one of the best studios in the world.

Since you started your studio, what was your most challenging period?
Definitely, it was in our beginnings. During the process of getting into the industry, we had a loss of 240 million pesos during the first year (over $62,400 today), which we took as a somewhat expensive crash course on the do’s and don’ts of running a webcam studio.
Starting AJ Studios was not easy, we have had obstacles just like so many other businesses, but if you never quit and are passionate about what you do, it pays off in the long run. This business has become extremely profitable, and has opened so many doors for me to travel and to meet exceptional people from all around the world. The industry is full of possibilities and opportunity.
Currently In Colombia, the industry faces several challenges, starting with the absence of legislation that regulates the activities of this industry. This leaves in limbo those who are part of it. The lack of a regulation not only affects the Colombian government, it also puts at a disadvantage the men and women who work daily and who do not have the protection and benefits enjoyed by a common employee as medical benefits, justifications for applying for a loan in a financial institution or employment recommendation letters.
In view of a mostly moralistic society, which in many cases mistakenly associates the webcam business with illegal activities, the Colombian Association of E-Commerce for Adults (Asocea) was created by us, with the mission of generating better opportunities for companies in the industry.

What kind of marketing strategy have you adopted: social media platforms, adwords, referrals?
Since our brand has a very high reputation, referrals are one of the most common recruitment and marketing channels for us.
Also our strategies are focused on the management of social media platforms, which is one of the most active media channels in the industry. This has allowed us to achieve a very important position and create a community for our models and the girls who want to belong to our studio.
Through our social networks we provide valuable information to our models about training, tips for their broadcasts, support, contests and additional benefits. Read full article here

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FLIRT STUDIO – More flirt and relations than shows

Flirt Studio was opened in 2011, in Izhevsk, Russia, by Artem, an ex-model in St. Petersburg, who after studying the market, came to the conclusion that it is more tempting to open a studio in a province where there are no other studios. The lack of competition and a minimum investment gave him a fairly quick start, and after years of sincere and hard work, Flirt Studio became one of the best studios in Russia, relying more on a “flirt and relation” strategy than shows.

Artem, did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field when you started?
Yes, I originally made an agreement with two experienced people in the industry who helped me with opening the studio, for which I am still grateful, but then our paths diverged. At that time the studios didn’t communicate with each other as they do now, and to get or give advice to a competitor was something out of the realm of fiction, so there was no place to get information and I had to rely on my own experience. Well, it gave a certain hardening in business. Taking the Russian market as an example, I think we made a huge change by organizing Russia’s first webcam summit – WTF; changes that were influenced by Romanian summits.

Is there any financial difference between last year and this year’s 1st quarter? Is there any increase in profits?
We have quite a big drop compared to last year, as our partner site has changed the terms of cooperation, so it is quite difficult to switch to them to cover the losses and change the style of work.

Since you started your studio, which was your hardest period?
I think it was 2018, by that time we had made some serious progress in the industry, we had our first summit successfully and the studio was growing at a steady pace upwards, but unfortunately your success in Russia is quickly noticed by other people, well due to the fact that this business is quite “gray” in Russia, the police became interested in me. This was my second criminal prosecution (the first was in 2013), but rather more serious in terms of charges. It’s hard to tell about it in two words, these stories are enough to make a short series on Netflix. Thankfully all ended well, but these wars set the studio back a couple of years in development.
How did you handle it?
My very good and very expensive lawyers handled it ha-ha, and honestly, it was just pure luck.

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Money Studio – wins “Best Cam Studio Worldwide”, at YNOT Awards, 2021!

One of the biggest awards went to Money Studio by becoming the winners of the “Best Cam Studio Worldwide” category.

Money Studio won the  “Best Cam Studio Worldwide” title at YNOT Awards 2021, in Prague.
The night had amazing energy and one of the biggest awards went to Money Studio by becoming the winners of the “Best Cam Studio Worldwide” category.
Money Studio is a live cam studio from Romania, and their success was recognized at YNOT Awards 2021.
This is a great achievement, and we would like to congratulate Money Studio for their efforts!

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