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Embracing the American entrepreneurial spirit in the heart of Bucharest

It is well known that apart from a great business environment in Romania for small and medium-sized enterprises, companies and investors also have access to an affordable multilingual workforce in most cities, especially in Bucharest. But it is not very often that a US citizen decides to open a cam studio here. Of course, we asked Bryan, owner of Cleopatra Studio, the classic, almost cliché question ”Why did you move to Romania?”: ” I didn’t abruptly decide to move here. I worked for a company in the U.S. that decided to open an office in Bucharest. I applied for the position and was ultimately selected to come here with another colleague to help facilitate the growth of the company’s office here. My academic background focused on Eastern Europe, so it was not strange to move to Romania.”

I tend to be extremely in depth with performer’s income and cam site conversions and the studio founders have a big experience in finance, investments, and business, so we make a perfect team when it comes to the examination of incomes.

With absolutely no experience in the live cam industry, in any regard, Bryan said he virtually knew nothing about the industry before moving to Romania, but he was triggered by the idea of starting a business of his own in a well established market. And that is how Cleopatra Studio got off the ground last month. Located right next to Unirii Square, just a few steps from the Parliament building, Bryan told us, enthusiastically, that he came up with the name Cleopatra because he wanted a unique name with a meaning behind it.

He chose the name Cleopatra because it evokes an image of a beautiful, powerful, and desired woman-something all female livechat models want to be!

Here is the complete revealing interview with Bryan about leaving his role in a multinational company and the reasons to be optimistic about the new road ahead in the live cam industry.

What determined you to open up a live cam studio?
The desire primarily came from my interest in starting my own business and working for myself. I wanted to start a business in a field that was well established and could scale easily. I had a few ideas, but I had heard about livechat studios being popular in Bucharest. It’s also hard to ignore some of the advertisements and cars with branding from places like Charm Studious and LiveJasmin. While it does seem the market is quite saturated with lots of studios, it’s a well established industry that I am confident I can thrive in.

What is your experience in the live cam industry? If any.
I have no experience in this industry in any regard. I knew virtually nothing about the industry before coming to Romania, and still knew very little about it before talking to people who had worked in the industry.

Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field?
As someone with no experience in the field, let alone general business experience, I knew it would be very important to hire someone who could help me in the process. After meeting and discussing with a few people who had or are currently working in the industry, including models, admins, and owners, I was referred to Bogdan Dumitrescu from AMP. We’ve been working together since May and his support has been indispensable, and I can’t imagine opening my studio without his help.
If I were to have done this on my own, I think it would have turned out very poorly. On the surface the business model seems quite simple; however, livechat is a much more complicated and multi-faceted industry than I thought at first, considering the technological, legal, marketing, etc. aspects of the business. So, without working with someone experienced in the field, the project would have been a lot more difficult and stressful

According to your business plan, in how much time do you expect return on investment?
From the projections I have, it will probably take at least a year to recoup my initial investment, but probably more, considering a reasonable reinvestment rate. Personally, I’m more interested in building up positive cash flow and then scaling the business to really boost the company’s revenue.

What type of marketing strategy are you planning to adopt? Social media platforms, adwords, referrals?
All of the above! I want to utilize all platforms possible. Social media marketing strikes me as something that will be very useful, considering that the average livechat model candidate is probably using social media platforms like Instagram frequently. I would also like to implement an appealing referral program that will entice team members to recruit friends and acquaintances to join.

What type of cam sites are you going to work with?
I plan to use both premium and freemium sites, at least from the start. The studio will be able to accommodate both of these sites in terms of design. And since I’m new to the industry, I can’t say what will be best for my studio from the start; however, the freemium sites interest me more. It seems like this is the direction the industry is trending in. These sites also allow, in my opinion, for greater creativity and variety, which seems like they would really allow models to be themselves and find what works best for them in terms of style, marketing, etc

What expectations do you have in terms of support from the cam sites?
In terms of support, I only expect that they provide support on the technological side, and that we will take responsibility for growth and marketing of the models.

How many working places do you have/ or plan to have, to start with?
Cleopatra will have 3 workstations to start. I’d like to think of it as a “boutique”. It’s smaller perhaps than other studios, but for me it’s better to start smaller and become established, as opposed to having a much larger studio with higher fixed costs.

Bryan, we wish you nothing but best of luck in this new venture you have embarked upon. May your business be prosperous with many years to come! Read more articles here


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.

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

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Studio One – a premium cam studio

Studio One is a premium cam studio based in Bucharest, Romania. Starting with a fresh new perspective on the live cam industry in Romania, the cam studio made its way through the market. It made itself visible by adopting new strategies such as being represented by public figures. Their motto is “Be the ONE, not anyone!” which also helped the cam studio choose its name. We had the pleasure to talk to Studio One, and we are glad to share their story with you.

Please tell us a few words about your studio.
(When did you start? The studio’s name; how did you come up with the name? Where is it located, etc.)
Be the ONE, not anyone! This quote led to our name choice, as our business always keeps the model on the focus. Our goal is to create TOP models, and we trust every girl can become one with the support of a professional team. We currently have one location almost at its maximum capacity and are already looking to expand to a second one. Also, we will soon launch our revolutionary franchise system, enabling other business enthusiasts to open a successful studio and run their businesses at the highest standards.

Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or any other experienced person in this field when you started?
As we were set for success, we had the support of one of the most experienced consultancy agencies in the field,, ensuring a pole position in our start and good business practice according to the industry standards. This way, we successfully followed our business plan from day one and generated high incomes in a short period. Read full article here

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Candy Models Family

Candy Models Family is a non-nude cam studio based in the capital of Ukraine – Kyiv. The story of the studio started 5 years ago, in 2016, having as a workspace only one room and one thought – ‘let’s make some quick wallet money’. In time, things started to take shape, so now, Candy Models Family represents two brand-new studios that are fully professional. The studio’s philosophy is to help any girl in “touching” the livecam industry with no nude performing and earn a lot. We had the pleasure to talk to the owner of the studio – Illya, and we are glad to share the interview with you!

What determined you to open up a livecam studio?
Actually, I opened my first studio after I was fired from a real estate company and I just needed some money for living. At that time, I had a friend who was an owner of livecam studios, and it seemed to have success, so I’ve decided to try it myself. Well, that was the right decision.

Did you receive any advice/consultancy from any other studio or from any other experienced person in this field when you started?
Yes, I had some technical advice about PCs, cams, and lights. Unfortunately, this was the only advice I had at that time. I had to make all the next steps on my own. That was hard but very interesting. A few years later, when I started, I met some people at AW Summit who gave me some really simple but important advice. Read full article here

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