Best Cam Sites for Live Shows: Report on Free and Premium Adult Cams by Chirpery

If you’re interested in signing up for a cam site, the internet has dozens of free, and premium ones to choose from to make some easy money. 

On the flip side of that, viewers can freeload off a live cam show until they decide to tip or go private, making it great for guys but not ideal for new models looking to earn a living.

On ‘premium’ sex cam websites, guys must pay for a show, so the girls make a lot more money. If you’re a cam girl, this is obviously great. And for guys you’ll tend to get an extra spicy show, but you'll need to have a payment option on file to watch anything.

So what are the best adult webcam sites in the industry today? Generally speaking LiveJasmin is the best site to work for because of the higher pay (view their model sign up page here), and Chaturbate is best for building a big following.  The more active users on the site, the more models and the more fun. Here are some of the most popular cam sites by category:

Best Cam Girl Sites, First Look

  1. Best free cam site - Chaturbate
  2. Best for premium cam shows - JerkMate
  3. Best paying site for cam girls - LiveJasmin (Model signup page here)
  4. Runner up for freemium cams - MyFreeCams
  5. Runner up for best paying cam site - Bongacams (Model signup page here)
  6. Runner up for best paying cams - Cams.com
  7. Another promising "anything goes" cam site - Stripchat (Model signup page here)
  8. Good sex cams, some free - ImLive
  9. Good free voyeur cam girl site - CamSoda
  10. Hookup site with cams available - Adult Friend Finder
  11. Best space for online sex workers - OnlyFans

Even more cam sites to check out:

  1. Streamate
  2. Cam4
  3. Flirt4Free
  4. SkyPrivate
  5. XLoveCam
  6. XCams
  7. SakuraLive
  8. XVR Chat
  9. VoyeurCams

1. Chaturbate - Most Visited Cam Girl Site

Pros

  • Free preview cams for a glimpse into the full show
  • Interactive sex toys that make the experience feel real
  • Fetish hashtags (easy search)

Cons

  • Static menu images
  • Mixed cam room quality
  • Not professional enough

Chaturbate is a site where exhibitionists masturbate for voyeurs of all stripes. If you like to get naked in front of the cam, Chaturbate is a decent way to make some cash from the comfort of your bedroom. If you're lonely, bored, and most of all horny, the site provides an ‘out’ while bringing in the cash. Trust us, someone there will love your type!

Models

To broadcast yourself on Chaturbate, you'll need to submit age-verification documents. You can rest assured that all your co-workers are grown adults. Once inside, you can set up your cam room and start attracting viewers. For high traffic, you'll need an HD cam and (if you're a girl) an interactive sex toy. Paying viewers get to vibrate the toy, which delivers more pleasure and sometimes more money. 

To court the largest possible audience, be all-inclusive in your preferences (women, men, couples, trans).

Viewers

Before you pay to join, browse for free and watch some of the cams. You can view live cams for free and browse the hashtags for your favorite types (redheads, MILF, Latina, big boobs, etc). Once you find someone you really like, purchase some Chaturbate tokens to tip her or him.

2. JerkMate - Best Cam Site for Viewers

Pros

  • Large features

  • Clean layout

  • Porn stars

Cons

  • Limited free cams

  • Confusing menus

JerkMate has a different appearance from other cam sites because all the features (photos, menus, text) are larger and easier to see. Upon landing, the site asks, "What are you looking for? Women, men, couples, trans." Whatever you choose from those options, you'll get a random preview cam. Therefore, you aren’t bombarded by people you don’t want to see. To browse the models, hit the CAMS tab on the upper-right.

Models

To model on JerkMate, hit the "Become a Model" button in turquoise letters in the lower-right corner. You'll get a prompt that lists the possible earnings (up to $10k a week) and a button that leads to a series of signup pages through Streamate Models. This information alone will push a thinking adult to get nude to buy whole foods!

Viewers

On JerkMate, you'll find everything from gonzo porn stars (Taylor Stevens) to regular girls of every shape. Some just chat in down-blouse attire while others get bare on their backs with tongues and toys. To Give GOLD or Go Private, upgrade your membership. That’s when the real performances happen. If she's wearing her equipment, each tip will make her vibrate.

3. Live Jasmin - Best Premium Site for Cam Girls

Pros

  • High class

  • High cost means more earnings for cam girls

  • Clean navigation, sidebar filters

Cons

  • Limited freebies

Here is the link to their model sign up page.

Live Jasmin is one of the classiest, most upscale cam sites - great for businessmen who like a touch of professionalism even with their porn tastes. The red/crimson site theme sets the mood for the 1950s European boudoir look and feel. It makes you want to hop on a plane to Spain and trek cobblestone streets. The models, a lot of them from the former Eastern Bloc, range from retro-chic to metropolitan contemporary. As expected, you're not going to find much free stuff on Live Jasmin.

Models

To be a Livejasmin model, click the Models Wanted link (next to the Model Login) at the bottom of the page and join. They offer special bonuses to new models at select times, such as a $500 boost incentive if you sign up with a US or Canadian ID. Your cam show can be as flirty and coy or as raunchy and aggressive as you desire.

Viewers

If you like high-class chicks, Livejasmin could be your ultimate wank bank. Many top models here conjure vintage Hollywood glamor, from Veronica Lake blondes to Sophia Loren brunettes.

It's not all retro; there's also lots of PVC and vinyl. A lot of these chicks have that Kardashian-like Instagram model image. Most of the cam rooms are opulent and cozy with satin sheets, candles, and curtains.

All that said, you'll have to spin the wheel and get credits to see much. Most of the "free" cams are limited and flanked with running banners. This is one of the few cam sites that groups models by pay grade (left sidebar).

4. MyFreeCams - One of the Top Free Sites for Cam Girls

Pros

  • 1,800+ models online (average)

  • Revolving hottie thumbnail table

  • Compact layout

Cons

  • Cluttered appearance

  • Mixed-quality cams

On MyFreeCams, a giant wall of thumbnail hotties will plaster your screen the moment you hit "enter." Unlike Chaturbate, where the default page shows a mix of girls, guys, and couples, it's all chicks on MyFreeCams. Everything happens on one page; when you click on a girl, her cam enlarges over a shuffling thumbnail spread of other girls.

Models

To strut your stuff on MyFreeCams, hit the "Become a Model" button on the green border at the bottom of the screen. It will bring up a Wiki page that explains all you'll need to know about modeling and collecting payments on MyFreeCams. The application is quick and easy to fill out, so you can start cam work quickly.

Viewers

Like Chaturbate, MyFreeCams lets you view free cams of any girl who happens to be online when you visit. The shows run the gamut from girls chatting in various undress stages to full-on masturbation and toy play. A friendly/chatty vibe pervades this site; it's not as strictly sexual as Chaturbate. When you like a girl, buy some tokens to help her out.

5. Cams.com - Best Cam Site for European Girls

Pros

  • Hot Eastern women

  • Tons of ivory brunette babes

  • High payouts

Cons

  • No freebies

  • Buggy cams

Cams.com has a seductive layout with a deep blue color scheme and rows of classy cam models. While these chicks came from everywhere, there's a special prevalence of babes from the former USSR (Ukraine, Latvia) to satisfy your Euro-babes tastes. They range in shade and hair color, but the front-page babes have several things in common: hourglass figures, symmetrical features, full lips, and big breasts (features that are all selectable).

Models

To model for Cams.com, click the "Models Wanted" link at the bottom of the page (you might have to hold down the "end" key to stop the page from scroll-loading). It will bring up a page on streamray.com, where you'll be asked to present one form of ID, sign their contract, and choose a screen name.

They claim you can make thousands of dollars per week with payouts as high as 100%, perhaps the largest in the camming business.

Viewers

Cams.com is a lot like Live Jasmin, right down to the classy babes and neatly organized left-sidebar filters. While the models are less aristocratic, the babe-factor is a lot more consistent here than on Chaturbate. Granted, you won't find any freebies. The preview cams expire after a minute and sometimes freeze, so you'll need to start tipping and gifting.

6. Bongacams - Best Cam Site for New Models 

Pros

  • Big thumbnails

  • Lots of hashtags

  • All types welcome

Cons

  • Average-looking models

Models can sign up here

BongaCams is the place where tattooed, bespectacled chicks come to strip and show their kinks. So all you goths might feel right at home. Most of the chicks are of average build; some of them are on the toothpick and Rubenesque sides of the spectrum. Body positivity is the order of the day. The layout is similar to Chaturbate (hashtag bar, preferences tabs) with bigger thumbnails.

Models

To model on BongaCams, scroll past the thumbnail table and the green "Show More" button to the line with the link that says "MODELS SIGN UP." On the bongamodels.com page, you'll see a promo video and a model registration form that only takes five minutes to complete. As long as you have a computer, a webcam, and a high-speed connection, you're ready.

Viewers

Most of the girls on BongaCams are average, but hey, lots of guys like average. Some of these girls are gamer geeks and cosplay thots. Most of them look like college-age emo chicks, but there are also some saggy older dames. Occasionally, you'll see the out-of-place Stacey, who probably doubles on Live Jasmin. 

The layout is simple; if you understand Chaturbate, you'll know what to do here. Oh, if you swing the other way, the dudes range from skinny to ripped (no ogres).

7. Stripchat

Pros

  • Classy layout

  • Free previews

Cons

  • Average girls (mostly)

  • Low revenue share

Models can sign up here

Stripchat combines the neat layout and nighttime theme of Live Jasmin with the raunchy, average-looking models of BongaCams. A lot of these girls look barely legal. They range from plain to pretty to plump. The thumbnails alone leave nothing to the imagination. Most of them show the girls thrusting their twats to the lens or reaming themselves.

Models

To model on Stripchat, scroll to the third column of links at the bottom where it says WORK WITH US. Under that, click "Become a Model," which brings up the registration form. For new models, they offer a two-week site boost. 

You'll also get geoblocking, chargeback protection, and a chance to win $25k in contest money each month. However, models only get a 60% revenue share.

Viewers

Though most Stripchat girls are average-looking, you can freeload on their cams for as long as you like. The site scheme is black and crimson, very appropriate for the mood in question. There's lots of text, but it's not too intrusive. To tip your favorite girls, you can buy tokens in bundles of 20, 50, 100, 200 or set your own custom amount.

8. ImLive - Good sex cams, some free

Pros

  • Customizable layout

  • Diverse range of girls

  • Some freebies

Cons

  • Low traffic

ImLive is a lot different than the other cam sites on this list. There's no thumbnail table (unless you log in and adjust the display). ImLive shows a list of cam girls who are currently live streaming. Each has a star rating, a two-line greeting, and a color-coded button to indicate what they offer.

Models

ImLive models are called "hosts." To become one, scroll to the grey bar near the bottom of the screen and click the "Become a Host" button, which will take you to a page of terms and legalese. Warning: traffic here is relatively low (454 "girls alone" on a Friday night as I type.)

Viewers

The ImLive girls range from hot to not (your call). If her button is green, she offers free video chat. If her button is blue (live sex video chat) or red (candy show), you'll need to purchase credits-$1 per credit, 25 minimum.

9. CamSoda - Free Voyeur Cam Girl Site

Pros

  • Moving thumbnails

  • Free streams

  • All types/genders

  • Model benefits (geoblocking, health insurance)

Cons

  • Mixed quality

  • Low revenue share (55+%)

With its pink/teal theme, CamSoda is the girliest of sex cam sites. The thumbnail table features moving images, displaying the raunchiness of each live cam. The chicks are a Chaturbate variety: a mix of emos, Staceys, Latinas, and heifers.

Models

To be a cam model on CamSoda, click the BECOME A MODEL link at the bottom-right of the site. They offer geoblocking, DMCA protection, and health-insurance support for models.

Viewers

With so much variety, you'll probably see your type on CamSoda. Use the filters (left side) and the hashtag tabs (top) to find your favorite camgirl.

10. Adult Friend Finder - Best Adult Community Site with Cams

Pros

  • Facebook-like interface

  • Kinky people

  • More than just sex cams

Cons

  • Not strictly live sex cams

  • No freebies

  • Some very amateurish content

While not strictly a sex cam site, AFF members host adult webcams and private chat for other paying members. Upgrade to Gold to watch AFF adult cams and private shows, both in your personal feed and elsewhere.

Models

To be a model, simply open an AFF account.

Viewers

AFF is one of the best adult sites because it's a social experienc,; the X-rated Facebook. If you have a Gold membership, the action is yours.

11. OnlyFans

Pros

  • High potential earnings
  • Popular (highly trafficked)
  • Sex-worker positive

Cons

  • No freebies
  • Unmentionable on social media

Everything on OnlyFans is behind a paywall. Therefore, it’s almost impossible to get a preview of the content. However, the site has celebrity-status, and is super popular among strippers, thots, and cam girls. Since lockdown, it's become the de-facto place for porn stars and sex workers who've had to take their trade to the virtual space.

Models

If you share nudes or do adult webcam shows, you should start an OnlyFans. You can set multiple pricing tiers with different benefits. Fill out their forms and send a snapshot of yourself holding a valid photo ID. Registration takes a day for review.

DO NOT mention you have an OnlyFans on SnapChat.

Viewers

Nothing is free on OnlyFans. If you like a girl on Instagram, YouTube, or one of the popular cam sites, this is the best place to support her work. There is no general paid membership plan. You will have to subscribe to your favorite models individually.

Top Live Sex Cams By Type

Best free cam site

MyFreeCams and CamSoda offer free chat and live sex cam action. If you like her, become a tipper for private show sex chat.

Best site to watch couples 

Chaturbate, MyFreeCams, and CamSoda all have free live sex shows with couples of all types (straight, gay, non-binary).

Best premium cam site

Jerkmate, Livejasmin, and Cams.com are the best adult cam sites with premium-quality babes. OnlyFans is another top platform for adult models.

Top gay cams

Live Jasmin (gay), JerkMate (gay), and all the top cam sites with male cam shows (regardless of whether the models are gay).

Best sites for cam models

What are the best cam sites to work for?

The best webcam sites with the most traffic (Live Jasmin, BongaCams, Chaturbate). You could make more on a cam site with high traffic and low payout than vice versa.

Are cam sites safe?

Yes. You operate your cam from the comfort of your room. No physical contact with viewers. The best sex cam sites have an easy-to-use geoblocking feature where you can block viewers from your own city or state.

What are the minimum qualifications for working at a cam site?

You must be at least 18 years of age and have:

  • A valid ID
  • Optimal computer
  • High-speed connection
  • HD webcam

Will working on an adult site affect your future career?

Probably not. The world is getting more open-minded about sex work, and camming is nothing like prostitution of hardcore porn. Besides, most jobs of the future will probably be telecommuting positions.

How to watch a cam site

Signing Up

To get free memberships on your favorite live cam sites, hit the signup links and enter a valid (throwaway) email address, then your preferred username and password.

How to Tip

To tip your favorite webcam model, use your credit card or PayPal account to buy tokens or credits for the live cam site. On some porn websites, you can keep your info on file and authorize pay-ups as you go.

How to Get a Private Room

If you've got tokens or credit and you like the girl, hit the button below her cam window that says "Join Me in Private Chat" or something to that effect. Users pay for private cam sex shows per minute.

How to Better Communicate with Webcam Models

Be polite, give her compliments and (depending on her personality) share your humorous side (only in good taste). Don't be pervy, creepy or demanding.

Hottest cam models to follow

Some of the most popular webcam girls include Tonnia Taylor, Isabelle King, and Marry Ann Rose (Live Jasmin) and Victoria Hillova, Caylin, and Cleo Patra (Chaturbate).

Top Sex Cams in Review

No favorites list of cam girl sites can ever be definitive because everyone has their private kinks. To get the best from your experience, look around through the filters and hashtags to find your favorite girl. If you're a webcam girl, stick to the sites with the highest traffic (preferably with geoblocking). Happy camming.

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