Podcast 99.5: Cams.com Reacts to AB5, OnlyFans Makes Changes, PussyCash Exposes Performer Data, and more!

January 17, 2020 Podcast

Episode 99.5: Cams.com reacts to AB5 by firing models, OnlyFans adds referrals and W-9 confusion, PussyCash exposes performer personal info, and more news!

Welcome back to the Camland Podcast, this week hosted by Katy Churchill. We’re calling it 99.5 so that our 100th episode can be live next week with all of our contributors.

Regular News:

(Camland Podcast) Katy Churchill talks MV Awards — Katy went hard for the MV Awards in 2019, and she wanted to share her experience with you as the 2020 MV Awards kick off. While she didn’t come top 5 in her category (Bush of the Year), she had a lot of success as a model with a smaller social media following who tends more towards “customers” over “fans”.

(Camland Podcast) Nominations Open for 2020 Live Cam Awards — Nominations are now open for the 2020 Live Cam Awards. To nominate a performer or company, register an account at vote.livecamawards.com. Each account can nominate up to 2 performers/companies per category, and the nomination period runs through the end of January 2020.

(Camland Podcast) FanCentro Fundraiser for Australia — Fan club platform FanCentro has launched a special initiative to raise funds for the Australia Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Models can opt-in to the #FCAid campaign through their admin panel, which will then place a special badge on their profile, indicating that the model is participating in the fundraiser.

(Camland Podcast) APClips Enhanced Messaging Feature — APClips has released a boatload of new features for their on-site messaging system. The new “Enhanced Messaging” system includes full emoji support, an improved mobile interface for the messaging center, increased the capacity of the text field to accommodate longer messages, and given members the ability to tip models directly from the messaging center. Other new features include mass messaging, premium messages, and a “send a gift” feature.

(Camland Podcast) JustFor.Fans Exclusives Programs Pays Out 85% — Models who join the JFF Exclusives program get 85% payout on all tips, private media sales, texting exchanges, and store sales. They also get a special badge displayed on their profile, and are listed in the “JFF Exclusives” page for extra exposure. JFF Exclusive models also get access to the JustForFans model referral program, which pays out 5% of the referred model’s net income on the platform. Additionally, JFF Exclusive models have access to the JFF Fingerprinting system to stop piracy.

(Camland Podcast) OnlyFans W9 Reminder Causing Payout Issues — OnlyFans recently displayed a reminder on model dashboards to download their W9 page and make sure it is filled out correctly. This reminder has confused a lot of models resulting in many models updating their information even if it did not need to be updated. This has caused mass confusion among performers who have not been able to request payout since submitting the new documents. Performers are not able to receive payouts until the W9 on file is approved,

(Camland Podcast) OnlyFans: New Referral Program For Subscribers — This feature allows paid subscribers to earn a free 30 day subscription by referring new paying subscribers to a performer. This new feature enables performers to ramp up their subscription-base, while enabling subscribers to earn free subscriptions by generating sales for the performers. This is an optional feature that can be turned on and off.

(Camland Podcast) Cam4 Promotes “Latin Queens” — Cam4 has unveiled the models participating in their new “The Latin Queens” promotion. The models were chosen by Cam4 for special cross-regional promotion, with a particular focus on boosting their visibility to North American audiences. “The Latin Queens” will be streaming live on Cam4 every night during peak North American viewing hours, from 8pm-2am Eastern Time.

(Camland Podcast) SpankChain Teases SpankPay.me — SpankChain has revealed that their newest project, SpankPay.me, is launching within the month. SpankChain shut down their cam site, SpankLive, in October 2019, but promised big things coming in 2020, as they re-focused on providing cryptocurrency payment processing for the adult industry.

(Camland Podcast) BentBox New Years Resolution Contest (Now Through Jan 31st, 2020) — BentBox has announced their 2020 New Years Resolution Contest, going on now until January 31st, 2020. This is an interesting one, as it’s not necessarily sexual in nature (although one look at the contest page will show you there’s plenty of sexy content). This one is all about your New Years Message. The contest is simple: Create a box revolving around your 2020 New Years message / resolution.

(Camland Podcast) Twitter Allowing Users To Limit Who Can Reply To Tweets — Twitter, the adult-friendly social network of choice for camming models, has announced a very interesting new feature; the ability to pick and choose who can and can’t reply to comments.

(Camland Podcast) WhatsApp Sexting Site OurLittleSecret Shutting Down — OurLittleSecret, a sexting app, powered by SkyPrivate, has announced that they’re shutting down on January 15th, 2020. OurLittleSecret is the latest attempt to enable models to monetize their social media presences, following Membershyp, a platform powered by the same company and dedicated to a wide range of social networks. The announcement came in a Discord comment.

(Camland Podcast) SkyPrivate Shutting Down Unblur.Media — In addition to SkyPrivate’s announcement that they’re shutting down OurLittleSecret, they also announced that Unblur would also be shutting down. Unblur was a high-percentage payment processor for indie performers. Unblur enabled performers to offer a wide range of services, ranging from clips and customs to Skype shows and custom store items.

(Camland Podcast) Flirt4Free Flirt of the Year 2019 Winners — Cam site Flirt4Free has announced the winners of its annual “Flirt of the Year” contest for 2019. The Flirt of the Year recognizes the top earners during the past year on Flirt4Free, and there are separate awards for male and female models. Congratulations to all of the winners!

(Camland Podcast) 2020 XBIZ Online Industry Award Winners — The “XBIZ Honors Awards Gala” presented the winners of the annual XBIZ Exec Awards and select Web & Technology categories from the XBIZ Awards. The rest of the 2020 XBIZ Awards will be announced on Thursday, January 16, 2020 in a ceremony hosted by Stormy Daniels.

(Camland Podcast) AVN Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees — AVN has announced its 2020 class of Hall of Fame inductees ahead of the AVN Awards, taking place on January 25, 2020. Names have been revealed for all branches of the Hall of Fame, including Video, Pleasure Products, Founders, and Executives. A minimum of 10 years in the industry is required for consideration in any branch. The AVN Hall of Fame Class of 2020 will be officially inducted at the 2020 AVN Awards Show.

Priority News:

(Camland Podcast) PussyCash / ImLive Model Data Exposure — Cam site affiliate program PussyCash — who also owns the cam site ImLive — has left the personal data of over 4,000 models exposed online. Both ImLive and PussyCash are claiming that the blog post published by vpnMentor (and subsequent media coverage) contains factual inaccuracies regarding the data they accessed. They claim that no cam models from ImLive have been affected by this data exposure.

(Webcam Startup) Cams.com terminates Californian models due to AB5 — Cam site Cams.com has quietly terminated models who live in California, and is no longer accepting models from the state as of January 1, 2020. When their model help phone line was called, the support representative confirmed that models residing in the state of California were no longer able to work on Cams.com. The rep also clarified that the change was due to the California AB5 law.

Model Tip of the Week: Watch the Live Model Help Show!

This week, Aerie and Katy hosted the third episode of the new Live Model Help Show. Taking questions from Twitter and the live chat, they talked about the weird world of SEO, and what cam models and porn performers can do to rank on search engines like Google. Nate made a special appearance to confuse Katy with technical terms, and Aerie translated it into plain English. Check out the replay on YouTube any time, and mark your calendar for the next monthly show on February 11, 2020 at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
Watch the Live Model Help Show from January 14, 2020.

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