With the multiple video chat sites available to use online these days, it’s easy to get creative and come up with news ways to make money. Most of you probably never even thought of video chat sites as ways to make money, but then again; there’s always a way to make money out of every situation. We have compiled a list of the best most creative ways to make money through video chat sites. Take a look and see if there are some that you would like to give a try!
Find a cause and go all out
Fighting for something is huge these days. Whether you’re fighting to help breast cancer patients, leukemia patients or even if you’re fighting for men with hair loss issues, people like to see you help out others. In such a cold and distant world, helping out others brings us back to reality and allows us to feel better about ourselves. So find a cause that you would like to support and then go cam to cam asking for people to donate money, just like you would go from door to door in real life. Make it interesting though; if you’re collecting funds for lung cancer patients, dress up as a huge lung or as a broken cigarette.
Aim for small donations
Asking people to hand over hundreds of dollars is stupid. If you want to make money, try and get pennies per person. There are millions of people who use video chat sites every single day; by getting every one to send you just a couple of pennies every single time you meet someone, you could make a very good income. Get creative; dress up as a genie and tell people that you will grant them one wish for every 50 cents they send you through PayPal. You could always wear a sign that has your PayPal ID and says that you’re a virtual wishing well; throw a penny into my account and your wishes will become true. Heck, even if just a thousand people do it, you’ll still be making a few dollars.
Making people laugh goes a long way
Laughter is very important if you want to make money on video chat sites. Creepy people scare users away and boring people get “nexted” immediately. You want to make them laugh so that they stick around for a chat. If you can actually make them react in a very funny way, you could even record the video chat session and then post it on YouTube. You never know how many people will want to check out your videos. Many people who have done this have received millions of hits on YouTube, making them YouTube sensations.
What is it that makes Chatroulette sites so popular? When the original Chatroulette site started out it provided something new – a place you could meet strangers online in a fun way without any restrictions. This lead to a whole host of people setting up their webcam and heading to the site in order to talk to people they have never met before.
The beauty of the idea was that you never knew who or what would appear on your screen when you hit the next button. It could be a man dressed a Miley Cyrus, a group of girls dancing around, a stream of somebody at work or even a couple wanting to show off their sexual positions. This is what makes random chat so much fun, the fact that the possibilities were endless and exciting. The ability to simply press ‘next’ and see another webcam stream meant that if you didn’t like what you saw for any reason you weren’t obliged to sit there and watch it, you could simply move on.
However, a couple of years ago the original Chatroulette site decided to impose restrictions on what people can and can’t broadcast. This eliminated a major part of the Chatroulette experience, as there was no longer any nudity allowed and people felt restricted about what they could do on their own webcams. It is crazy to think that a site would impose such restrictions on people when the essence of their site was allowing people the ability to express themselves.
Other sites such as Omegle followed suit and banned nudity from their main random chat section leading to a mass exodus of people in search of a rule-free site. If you log on to Chatroulette or Omegle in search of somebody to have virtual sex with or if you are a couple seeking a stranger to watch you enjoy intercourse, your IP address will be banned and you won’t have access to the site.
These moderated sites have written out a strict set of rules which mean the option of doing anything sexual on cam is eliminated. However, due to these restrictions people went in search of alternatives and other Chatroulette sites which have no moderators and no restrictions flourished. People decided they should have the freedom to do whatever they please on their own webcam, including engaging in sexual acts.
All of this has led to sites such as Chatrandom, Dirtyroulette and aFreeChat gaining a huge amount of users and proudly displaying their lack of moderation on the main pages. It is sites such as these which listened to what the users wanted and provided it. These sites now enjoy tens of thousands of users online every day and lead the industry. The majority of Chatroulette sites remain free of restrictions and still allow their users to enjoy the service without the worry of getting banned.
For those of you who haven’t been happy about the men to women ratio on Chatroulette, things just got a lot better.
Chatroulette is offering the ability to purchase tokens for access to their premium membership area. So what do you actually get for a token?
Paid memberships allow users to select the gender of their chat partners. Otherwise, free account users just get the random cornucopia of mixed genders.
Users can purchase a minimum of $10 worth of tokens. This purchase will allow users to engage in a conversation with 100 females or 100 males. Additionally, users can refine their chats to specific countries.
I’m wondering how this will affect the overall traffic on Chatroulette. If the software or algorithms are siphoning off all of the female participants to a select few paying members, this is eventually going to have a negative effect on traffic.
Could this decision eventually lead Chatroulette down the same road as ShufflePeople and Chathopper? We’ll see.