What is Streamate
Streamate – online streaming platform for adults existed since 2006. For more than 12 years, the platform created in the United States has been engaged in adult entertainment business. During this period, the company has developed a unique strategy to attract viewers to join its platform.
According to surveys conducted by Streamate, more than 40% of chat hosts (another name for models/performers) who joined, after certain period of time will prefer to keep Streamate (SM), as the only platform for broadcasting.
Every year, Streamate is nominated in at least 2 international Adult industry awards as the best website. The company’s annual turnover for 2017 amounted to more than 3 billion dollars and continues to increase. It is easy to understand that the place where such money is spinning is a good resource for earning money. According to available statistics, top chat hosts receive about $10,000 a week! And their accounts have up to 500 million views per month!
Who can register
Streamate accept models from all over the world. You must have an accepted form of government ID, and you should be able to speak English well. More than 1000 new members are registered on Streamate every month. All of them almost immediately will get opportunities to make money. Streamate has an extensive network of partners to attract traffic and a huge number of regular customers.
Streamate is generally targeting English-speaking audience (60% of visitors are from the United States, 14% are from Australia, and the rest are from Europe and other english speaking countries). It will be difficult to work and communicate without knowledge of english language, although it is possible!
A one of the unique features on the streamate – “hot” phrases that can be stored in the chat memory and used in chats to communicate. The feature is available in both guest and private chat. So for example if you know only basic english you can store up 50 different phrases that you use to communicate with members every day.
Performers can register in the following categories:
- Friends (non-nude);
- Girl alone;
- Guy Alone;
- Group sex.
In addition to these simple and clear categories, SM has subcategories that distinguish streamers with a particular fetish. In these subsections, members can easily find a girl who shares their interests. It’s important to remember that there can’t be any hashtags dedicated to sex in the “friends” category. Just by looking at Streamate’s main page, it is easy to understand that on SM any, even the most picky viewer, will find entertainment of his liking.
Another unique feature of Streamate is chat windows. There are two chat windows available for models: the guest chat and the member chat.
The first chat window shows guests who are not logged in on the site or who have not linked their credit card to their account. You don’t need to spend time on them, but rather devote it to those who are potentially willing to pay. Guest chat can be completely closed if the streamer does not hold “Golden Show”.
The second chat window shows registered members who have linked their credit card to Streamate and have a positive balance. They are the ones you should pay maximum attention to, and they are the ones who are 70% likely to become your fans.
Streamate promotes accounts by creating ads for broadcasters and showing their room advertisement in different parts of the page. Positioning on the main page depends solely on the internal algorithm and the success of broadcasts.
Each room have a rating system where members can evaluate model after a private show. The rating is displayed in the lower-left corner of the broadcast on the main page.
Streamate offers regional/geo-based blocking system. If you have blocked a country, then a person with the IP address of that country will not be able to view your stream.
Streamate work is done according to the “free – private shows” scheme. First, the streamer chats to broadcaster for free, and then if member satisfied he requests for private show where he will be charged per minute according to models rate.
Each model has the freedom to choose their own per-minute rate and is paid a percentage of their successful transactions. The amount you can make depends on your rate, how frequently you’re online, and the popularity of your shows. Our models make anywhere from $200 – $10,000+ per week.
The earning potential is high, but how much money a model can make is a complicated question. Streamate models earn 35% of the revenue for live camming. Streamate models earn 50% for video sales. The remaining cut goes to the costs of running the network, driving traffic and Streamate’s profit margin. Streamate also offers a bonus for all new members a model can refer. This is a share of all the revenue made off the new customer.
On Streamate, non-studio models earn 35%. Therefore, if a member tips a model $1.00, the model will receive 35 cents. The majority of studio models earn 30%. It is important for models to remember that the per-minute prices they choose for premium and exclusive shows on their profile are before the cut, not afterwords. For example, a non-studio model with an exclusive per-minute price of $2.84 will actually earn about $1.00 USD.
Streamate offers performers several types of chats.
- Guest chat – also known as “free/public chat”, where the girl communicates with everyone. In this chat sexual acts are not allowed. Female models are allowed to be topless but may not show below the waist nudity.
- Premium chat – this is similar to a group show. One member initiates this chat and other members can join and leave as they please. The model pre-determines the price per minute for premium chats on her profile.
- Exclusive chat – also known as a private show. One member initiates this chat and no other member is allowed to join. When he leaves, the chat ends. The model pre-determines the price per minute for exclusive chats on her profile. Typically, exclusive has a higher per minute rate than premium.
- Gold shows – this is a unique type of group chat. The model determines the length of the show and sets a minimum buy-in price per member. The model works in public chat to reach her goal before the countdown timer ends. When the timer ends, the model either accepts her goal money and begins the show, or denies the money and cancels the show. If cancelled, any members that paid in for the show are refunded. It is important to note that Gold Shows are not recommended for models that do not have a stable connection during streaming. This is because, if a model were to disconnect from a Gold Show, the model would lose all of the earnings from that Gold Show.
Additional income/Gold Clubs
Streamate offers models to set up a Gold Club. This is a subscription based service, in which members pay a monthly fee and receive a discount (that a model sets) on her premium and exclusive shows. Streamate will host everything for the model. The requirements are, as follows:
- Diary Entries: 3 or more per week. Diary entries are personal writings from you. Tell customers about your day camming, your latest toys, or describe your favorite fantasies.
- Photo Sets: 1 or 2 photo albums per week. You need to be able to take new pictures frequently in order to keep the site updated.
- Videos: 1 or more videos per week. Videos must be in MP4, WVM, or h.264 AVI formats, and should be at least 3 minutes long. Make sure you have a way to record quality videos of this type regularly.
The model chooses which discount (for premium and exclusive shows) to give to subscribers between 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% or 50%. The model also chooses what the monthly rate will be between $10-$20. A non-studio model will receive 35% of the subscription rate. This means that a non-studio model will earn $7 per month per member, with a $20 subscription price.
Streamate provides several payment options:
- Check via Regular Mail
This has no fee and has a minimum payout amount of $20. It is available everywhere. The check mailed is very discreet and is from a company called “ICF”.
- Check via FedEx
This has a fee of $30 with a minimum payout of $200. It is only available in the USA.
- Wire Transfer
This has a fee of $40 with a minimum payout of $240. It is only available in the USA.
This has all of the standard payoneer fees. The minimum payout is $100 and is available everywhere except for India and China.
Day 1 of the Streamate work week begins on Sunday morning, 12am GMT. Day 7 of the Streamate work week ends on Saturday night, 11:59PM GMT. Afterwards, 3-5 business days are needed for payment processing, transfer, and display in a model’s payment history.
After the pay period and processing/transfer time ends, models with different payment options will receive their money at different times. For example, it can take up to three weeks to receive a check via regular mail. Some models choose to sign up with a Daily Pay studio that pays out once a day instead of once a week, with no weekly delays after that.
Last but not least lets tal about homepage placements. Placement on Streamate is affected by the following (not in order of effectiveness):
- Use of the HD media encoder
- Streaming in widescreen
- Streaming with audio
- Streaming without geo-blocking restrictions
- Use of an HD webcam
- Use of a computer which can handle media encoding and streaming without slowing down the feed
- High-speed Internet
- How much money earned
- Streaming on a regular basis
Many models already meet these specifications without needing to upgrade their equipment. Although new computers are beneficial, models have had great success streaming with computers that are years old.
Models who seek to increase their ranking find that being online every day, and staying online consistently, can very rapidly increase rankings. Unlike some other websites, money earned per hour does not seem to hugely affect ranking (although it is still a factor), although naturally the models who meet the above standards are likely also the ones who are making the most. It has been reported by some models that money earned per hour does come to play when competing for the top spots on the front page, but for most models it is a moot point.
For the most part, Streamate rewards models who work every day with good equipment. If a model is not being limited by poor equipment, it is relatively easy to raise ranking with consistency online. Likewise, when a model skips several days or weeks of work, she may find that her ranking has dropped when she begins streaming again. However, some models report that if they spend several hours on Streamate in one day, their ranking will temporarily increase the longer they are online.