Couples on Cam
Most of the mainstream webcam sites offer male/male, female/female and male/female couples categories, with MyFreeCams being the only site that only permits female-female couples. In choosing to perform couples camming it’s also wise for each model involved to have their own single-performer account for times when they wish to work but their partner is unavailable. Many sites such as Streamate do not permit individual performers to stream from a couples account, but even when working on sites that do allow this, income potential will be lower because customers that are searching in the couples category are not seeking an individual-performer show. In choosing a site, the first decision should involve whether to try a private-oriented webcam site such as Streamate or a tip-based site such as Chaturbate. Often it’s wise to try both and see which one suits your particular style as a couple. Always remember that no matter what style of site one choose, webcam modeling is about more than just sex acts, the couples who allow their personalities to shine through will always have the best chance of achieving financial success through this work.
Another thing to keep in mind when doing couples camming is that it’s not unusual for unpleasant free chat trolls to insult the performers, comparing the physical appearance of each of the performers in female-female couples (eg: the brunette is so much hotter than the blond) and making crude statements about the physical characteristics of the male performers (particularly regarding penis size). In choosing to webcam as a couple a thick skin is required but the income potential can be quite lucrative. Regarding income, always remember to set your rates at an amount per minute that meets the needs of both performers, as unlike individual camming the income from couples camming will often be split between the two performers.
Also remember that models that work as a couple must choose which model will receive the payouts. That model will then be responsible for giving the other participant his or her share. In the case of couples that do not submit shared tax returns (unmarried couples), the performer who receives the initial payments should withhold an extra portion to reflect the taxes he or she will need to pay on that total payout amount. Unfortunately the other performer will still need to pay taxes on the share he or she receives from his/her partner, but due to the payout systems of the cam sites there is no way to avoid the double-taxation that arises from camming as a couple.