A cam studio is a company that recruits people to be webcam chatters. Often they offer them a place and equipment to cam from.
A cam studio is not a modelling agency.
A cam studio does not have a fixed look. Some look like a film set, with a row of decors with a cardboard backwall and a bed in it. Some studios provide hotel rooms where broadcasters have a lot of privacy. Some have a luxurious modern looking setup with classy looking couches or artful backgrounds. Some are really shabby places in an old flat with ripped off wallpaper and worn furniture. Some look more like an office, some look like a normal house. Some are luxurious, some are shabby.
The degree of privacy broadcasters have differs. In some studios every broadcaster is alone in a room behind a closed door, in other studios broadcasters sit next to eachother and opposite eachother in office chairs, not even having enough room to move without touching eachother. Studios can be located in office buildings, appartments, factory halls, hotels or wherever.
Most, if not all cam studios are currently located in only a few countries: Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania and Colombia. There may be some studios in Asia (Kazakhstan) or the Philipines too.
In general a cam studio will offer you an agreement to be in their outfit for some time and be on cam for them. They will offer you use of their facilities for a number of hours per day, and a number of specified days. In return they keep a percentage of what you earn. Often they will set a minimum amount of money you have to bring in per day or for the period. If you don't make that target you will not get a payout or in some cases be left with a debt.They will charge you a compensation for costs if you don't turn up on the agreed times or quit before the contract is fulfilled.
A cam studio will not have other work for you than being on adult websites and perform there.
A cam studio is not a modelling agency. They may try to recruit aspiring models, but they generally have no connection with the regular modelling world. It would be very embarassing for a serious modelling agency or big brand to associate with this. In some cases they will describe their work as modelling, acting or (web) tv, but that is only to make it sound attractive to you if you do not really want to do it.
A cam studio may do you an offer that sounds alluring. They will usually offer you a percentage of the token income ranging from about 10% up to 70% or more. And with the high payout expectations offered that may sound like a good deal to you. But remember: if you do it from home you get 100%. So in reality they do not give you a percentage of their income, but you give them a percentage of your income. A deal where you get 20% may sound good to you, but if in fact you give them 80% of your money that sounds a lot less appealing.
They will usually not pay you for your time.
They will offer you a contract that commits you to a certain time frame for no further compensation.
So all the risk you run at home will be there in the studio.
In fact the studio will add to the risk, because they will charge you costs you might not earn back.
If you do not make money on the website they will not support you. All they do is take.
In most cases a cam studio does not really add much. The chatsites they will put you on are accessible for everybody. You do not need a cam studio to be active on the chatsites. Joining a studio will only make sense if you have no other way of running a chatroom. For instance you can not pay a computer or have no privacy at home. But even then you can try to find a way to do it at a friends home and avoid a very expensive commitment. And of course, if you only want to chat, you do not need absolute privacy.
Online cam studios
Online cam studios form a separate kind of studios. An online cam studio is basically just a website trying to recruit wannabe performers to work on camsites via them. They do not provide equipment or opportunity at all. They may provide some support and may help you with some practical issues you may have, but basically all they do is take a percentage. There is no way of telling who or what is behind the website you see. They offer no guarantee at all to any service, including minimal support or coaching and timely payouts. There is really no reason at all to join an online cam studio. Wannabe performers may stumble upon an online studio and erroneously subscribe to it thinking it is an actual camsite.
An online studio can present itself in many ways. The only way to identify them seems to be they offer you a job as webcam chatter, without the immediate presence of a webcam chatsite you would be working on. Steer clear of online studios. They are useless.
Use your good judgement in identifying online studios. The best way to avoid them is to go to the original webcam chatsites and subscribe there. If you stumble on a bona fide white label site and subscribe there you will in the end deal directly with the original site. By far most white label sites are safe. But the original site is safer.
Reasons to join a cam studio
- You are not technical.
- You have no privacy at home.
- You have no internet, computer or cam.
- You have no proper background to sit in
- You have no idea where to start and what sites are good for you.
- You want to stay anonymous and want an intermediate between you and the webcam chatsite.
- You are “not that kind of girl”, and only do it because it is your work.
- You want to be a model and this is a first step.
- The studio is a good studio and they say if you want, you can only chat.
Reasons not to join a cam studio
- A studio adds nothing
- Costs and benefits
- No way out