We may earn commission from links featured in this post. Read more.
With modern technology advancing and COVID-19 forcing people to stay at home it brought with a rise in women wanting to earn money in new ways, one of those ways is doing webcam work or camming as it’s sometimes called. It can be done with just a broadband connection a laptop and a decent camera.
The potential to earn is limitless and the hours of working are completely flexible 24 hours a day. The demand for webcam work has never waned, especially with the introduction of new platforms such as OnlyFans and Twitch as well as industry stalwarts such as Babestation and LiveJasmine.
But, where do you start? How do you get into it and which webcam streaming company is good to go for? We’ve compiled a list of a few different ones to give you a head start on your research!
Originally a channel on Freeview and Sky etc since 2002 but also moved into the web space from 2015. It is a well known brand that you can leverage to gain some instant exposure and get going quickly. Babestation Cams gets around 30,000 visits a month with Babestation TV getting around 1,000,000 a month.
Babestation have professional studios to go live from as well as the option from your home. If you want to do it from home you won’t be put on the TV.
- Incredible earning potential
- Reputable and well known brand
- Nudity not needed
- Tips, bonuses and content sales to your fans page
- UK based
Adult work is a directory when you can upload a profile and then links to your content such as DirectCam along with a detailed biography. This website looks like a very old site from back in the day but it is very much ongoing. One of the biggest perks of this website is that it has global reach with over 6.3 million hits per month.
This is a verified and recommendation from several Netmums forums users. It is not a uk webcam company but filters allow users to list themselves as coming from the UK and clients can look for models who come from there.
- Global reach
- More control over what you do
- Verified by Netmums users
- Better anonymity
- A good choice for those with particular niches and kinks
Regency Model Management
If you prefer to have a UK webcam company in the middle to help get some exposure and advice then Regency Model Management can do that. They are based in London with an all female staff that you could talk to. However, with agencies such as this their reach may be large but they won’t be as large as the webcam-specific websites such as Babestation.
- Based in London with a female led staff
- Can offer a more personal service to help you get going
- UK’s no.1 model agency
- Working from home is the only option
OnlyFans is perhaps the biggest creator led portals in the world, but not a uk webcam company in the traditional sense. OnlyFans does offer a going live feature which enables you to get on a webcam with your subscribers. OnlyFans is extremely lucrative where you charge for subscribing rather than being paid by the minute. However, once you have a following the sky’s the limit. Many UK mums may consider pushing an OnlyFans profile while working with one of the aforementioned webcam companies.
- Established and reputable company
- Easy to set up and get going
- Global reach
- Regular income from subscribers
Last but not least is Twitch, probably most known for gaming streams, but a large chunk of this streaming service is actually for topics such as just chatting, ASMR and Hot tubs, pools and beaches. Yes, you read that right.
Similar to OnlyFans, when you start with Twitch you have zero exposure and will have to work hard to get it. We recommend creating an account and making sure its present in your other webcam work and slowly build it up. Once you’ve built it up the sky’s the limit.
If you had any doubts about earning potential check out this list by Streamer Tactics.
- Nudity is prohibited
- Safe environment
- Less impact on your private life
- Can stream any kind of content and from anywhere
- A good platform to plug your webcam links if you desire
- More engaging with the audience
Can stay at home mums make a living camming?
Webcamming is a popular choice for stay at home mums wanting to earn a little extra or support their families during their down time. It is incredible flexible as it can be switched on at any time and end at any time. Typically, cam girls are paid by the minute and the content produced is entirely up to them – if you don’t want to get naked, you don’t need to. If you want to suddenly end the conversation then you can.
It can be extremely lucrative with a high return on your time, it could easily be well over minimum wage, for example.
The topic of making extra money while at home is a common topic on forums such as Netmums and Mumsnet with many openly recommending and suggesting webcam companies to work for.
Are webcam companies safe?
Webcam companies themselves are safe, and in general if you follow safe internet use rules then your computer is safe. As with anything public, the risk, if any, are from the clients and potential of public shaming.
This is why going online with an anonymised persona is recommended and keep ANY personal information away from the chat or stream. Showing your face is almost unavoidable so being recognised can be a problem. Here are some helpful tips for you:
- Here’s an interview with a British webcam girl from Cosmopolitan.
- Here’s a short clip about webcam safety by the BBC.
Webcam Companies in the UK FAQs
Are there UK webcam companies you can work for?
UK webcam companies to work for is a narrow search as camming has a global reach and very few (if any) companies are based in the UK. There are some such as Babestation or model agencies such as Regency, Eye Kandi.
Are you employees for the webcam companies?
In almost every instance, the webcam models are self employed which means you have no employee benefits and have to register and pay tax directly with HMRC.
Can you earn a lot working for a webcam site?
The earnings are highly dependent on the number of minutes you work and how many viewers you have. The pay range varies from £200 to £2500 a month, although there is no limit to this. The top earners on Babestation have earned £800,000 whilst the top earners on OnlyFans and Twitch are multi millionaires.
Are webcam companies good to work for?
You do not actually work for the webcam companies, as you are self-employed. Webcam companies give you access to their clients in exchange for commissions from your earnings.
Do you have to get naked to do webcam work?
No. There is not even an obligation to show any flesh – many well paid webcammers can do it simply by chatting – this can be seen on platforms such as Twitch. However, introducing nudity and adult acts can broaden your reach and potentially increase earnings but this not a guarantee.