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Rules for Models and Studios on MyFreeCams
Last Updated September 25th, 2008
You must read this WHOLE PAGE before starting to work on our site. Our rules are different from other sites you may have seen. We forbid some things that other sites may allow, and we allow some things that other sites forbid. You are required to understand everything on this page, and if you have any questions please contact us. These rules are here to help you succeed on our site.
AS A STUDIO OWNER, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR MODELS. IF A MODEL DOES NOT FOLLOW THE RULES OR DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT THEM, WE WILL CLOSE YOUR STUDIO!
This is critical information before you start.
To Do Before Going Online
1) MyFreeCams.com ONLY accepts models that are attractive, friendly, and between 18 and 35 years old.
MyFreeCams does NOT currently allow males, male/female couples, or shemales/transvestites.
Our best performers are always friendly, young, pretty SOLO models. Girl/Girl couples are allowed, but not recommended.
If a studio consistent models that our members do not like, we will ban the studio.
2) Selecting Model Name:
- The name cannot have more than 12 characters.
- No spaces or weird characters, please just use letters, or numbers if needed.
- If possible, please pick a simple name like "Jessica"
- If the name you want is already taken, please make it substantially different than the taken name so there is no confusion.
- Please capitalize the first letter of the name, do not start it with a number.
Example of BAD names: Vanessa_, Vanessa2, -Vanessa
Example of GOOD NAMES: Vanessa, LilVanessa, BabyVanessa, VanessaLove
3) Upload ID and Release Form.
Every model has to upload at least 1 ID and the Release Form before she is allowed to broadcast on the site. When you upload your ID and Release Form, you will need to wait until someone checks and approves them. Then you can go online.
Please read more below about what kind of ID is required.
4) Fill out your profile.
Please fill out your whole profile and upload some pictures.
Our system will not let you go online until you have at least filled out the headline text and uploaded an "avatar" which is the picture that will be displayed on the homepage. A nice picture and headline bring lots of members to the model's room.
Please make sure that the PROFILE PICTURE CONTAINS THE FACE of the performer. Nudity is not forbidden but it is not recommended.
The PROFILE PICTURE MUST BE 90x90 pixels, do not stretch it, make sure it looks in proportion to reality, and make sure the image is a GIF or JPG .. NOT a BMP!
5) Read this whole page and understand all of our rules.
These rules are intended to make it easier for models to succeed on our site.
Working on More than One Site (Split-camming)
We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE doing this! In our experience it will not make more money, it will just make the models distracted and she will receive fewer invitations to private shows from our members. Also, it will hurt your video and audio quality because you will have to upload to more than 1 site at the same time.
BUT if you still want to do this, here are the rules:
a. The model must be ONLY in the MyFreeCams chat room, she CANNOT be in any other chat room at the same time. 100% of her attention must be on the MyFreeCams customers, she cannot ignore them.
b. The problem with working on more than one site is that it divides your Internet connection. Usually a normal DSL or Cable connection is perfect for working on one site, but when you are working on 2, it is split in 2, if you work on 3, it is split in 3. That makes your video quality that the members see very bad. So if you want to work on more than one site, please make sure you have a SUPER FAST internet connection and try to keep the number of sites as low as possible, hopefully only one other one.
NOTE: Our models have told us that in order to make Split-cam work properly with our site, it is necessary to START MYFREECAMS SOFTWARE FIRST. Then once the video and chat in MyFreeCams is working, you should be able to open other sites using Split-cam. If you do not start MyFreeCams first, you may experience all sorts of video and chat problems.
We hope to make all models so happy here that they do not need to work on other sites. :-)
Speed of your Internet Connection
We require all models to have VERY FAST internet connections to our site. When your connection is fast, you will not experience disconnections or other problems. Your video quality and sound quality will be very good. You will get more customers and have a much better experience on our site.
There are a few things you can do to make sure your connection is fast:
1) Please buy the most expensive possible Internet connection in your area. Any extra money is worth it. We promise.
2) Do not Split-Cam. When you Split-cam, you are splitting your Internet connection. So if you work on 2 sites, your video quality will be twice as bad on both sites.
3) Do not download, upload, or do other stuff on your computer while you are working. For example, if you are listening to Internet radio or downloading something then that means your Internet connection is being used for something else and your connection to our site will be worse.
Our site has a signal meter on the homepage which shows how our members the speed of your connection by displaying many "green bars" your connection has, between 0 and 4. The faster the connection, the more bars. Our members usually go to the rooms with at 3 or 4 bars because they know that is where the video and audio quality will be the best.
We require a minimum of 2 bars for models to work on our site. If you have less than 2 bars for a long time, we will have no choice but to close your account. To keep a fast stream, buy a fast Internet connection and do not work on many sites at the same time.
Lighting, Room Decoration, Video Quality
1) Any photographer will tell you that the most important part of a photograph is the LIGHTING. The same is true when you are on camera on our site. Please make sure your room has good quality bright lights so your video transmission looks good.
2) Please decorate your room so it looks nice on the screen. We encourage you to use light, bright colors. If your room looks like a dark factory, our members will not enjoy your room, and we may have to close your account.
3) Please use the best quality video camera or webcam. Please spend money and buy the most expensive video camera and microphone that you can afford. A REAL digital camera will make your video look VERY GOOD. If you cannot afford an expensive camera, then please use the best possible webcam. We promise that it is worth it to have a good camera. You will make back the extra money on the first day! :-)
After you have made all of your adjustments, you should ask someone on the website if everything looks great.
Required Documents: Proof-of-age Documents and Model Releases
BEFORE THEY CAN START WORK, all models are required to upload AT LEAST ONE (2 is recommended) government issued document (passport is recommended) that shows the photograph and age of the model on the same side. Front and back scans are NOT acceptable if there is no way to link the front and back. All models are also required to fill out and upload a SIGNED MODEL RELEASE agreeing to follow our rules.
Basically, our site needs 3 pieces of information, that are all connected to each other:
1) The face of the model
2) The name of the model
3) The birth date of the model
These 3 things must be either on the same side of an ID or if only 2 items are on there, then additional IDs are needed that connect to the first one based on one of the above items that provide the missing item. For example, if an ID contains the face and name of the model, then a birth certificate that connects the name to the birth date of the model would be acceptable as the 2nd ID.
Any studio or model that:
1) goes online without properly uploading this information;
2) uses someone else's ID;
3) uses a fake or "photoshopped" ID
...will be IMMEDIATELY BANNED, NOT PAID, AND BLOCKED FROM EVER WORKING WITH US AGAIN!
Note: We manually have to check and approve all documents that all models upload, so please be patient and wait until you are approved.
RULES OF THE SITE
Our rules are very different from other sites. Please understand all of them.
Conduct On Camera
When a model is on camera, she CAN NOT do the following:
1) No animals or children are allowed on camera. No pets, no babies, etc.
2) No "Going to the bathroom" (Urine, Fecal), No Blood, No Pain/Torture.
3) No obscene or illegal behavior.
4) No sleeping. If you are tired or want to go to sleep, please leave our site and then sleep. If we see a model sleeping, we will permanently suspend the whole studio.
5) No hardcore shows in free/public chat.
Other models that have not been approved for a specific account cannot perform on that account.
If you have any questions about our rules, please contact us.
The above rules are very simple. If these rules are are violated, your account will be suspended without pay.
Talking to other models
1) STUDIO MANAGERS can only talk to their own models. You cannot talk with other models because this will upset other studio managers.
2) MODELS can talk to each other and visit each other, but only if they are friends and they are both happy. Models are not allowed to go into each other's rooms and say bad things, otherwise they will be kicked off our site.
Note: If a model comes to your room, you are allowed to ban her if you want.
Note 2: Since many models block certain countries from being able to see them, if you login to the MyFreeCams homepage you will find many models missing (sometimes even yourself). More information about country bans.
Private shows on our site are very expensive. So it is extremely important that our members ENJOY the private shows. That means that the models should try their hardest to show the members a good time and do what the members ask so they are happy and come back again.
Our policy is that if a member does not enjoy the private show, he can request a refund, and the model will LOSE these tokens. If this happens more than once, we may suspect the model and no longer allow her to work on the site.
We allow the models a lot of flexibility in private shows. It is all up to you. You can do whatever you like, or whatever the member asks. We only care that the members are happy.
Our 1 rule: Please do not use the trick where model intentionally takes a very long time to undress, to get extra tokens from the member in private. This is not fair to the member and it may make them angry and ask for a refund and never return to the site. Unless otherwise requested, models should get undressed completely within 1 minute of the private show.
Talking to Guests and Members
We know that models are real people so we will not tell them who to talk to, or how to talk to them. But we would like to provide some recommendations-
- MyFreeCams is a successful site because of the FRIENDLY community we have. People come to our site to relax and talk to the girls and to their friends, and of course when they feel comfortable they spend money.
- Models should not only talk to rich premium members and always ignore everyone else. The next guest can be a very good potential customer. So it is better to first be nice to everyone. :-)
- If anyone is being rude or mean, models are completely allowed to ban them from the room (even if it is a premium member). The model is the manager of her own room so she can do whatever she wants so she is happy.
- If a few guests are causing problems, please just ban those guests. But if there is a big problem with many guests that you cannot control, then you can use our Silence Guests feature. Please do not do this except in real emergencies.
Talking to members outside of this site (On Yahoo, e-mail, etc).
Models are completely allowed to exchange contact information with members if they want to chat outside of this site. We are not here to control friendships. :-)
The only thing that is not allowed is to meet members here but then do shows on Yahoo or outside of this site. We will find out about this right away and ban the model and her entire studio from working on our site, without payment.
The most important rule on our site is that all models are required to have sound turned on while broadcasting on our site. No exceptions, everyone must do it.
This should be very easy because most cameras come with a built-in microphone, or you can use a separate microphone and plug it in. It is up to you, but you must have sound on at ALL TIMES.
Don't speak English? Doesn't matter. Turn on your sound.
Other people in the room? Doesn't matter. Turn on your sound.
When you go online, ask the people in the chat room if they can hear you. If they can not hear you, it means your sound is off and you must fix it if you want to continue to work on this site.
Common problems with sound:
1) Make sure that your webcam or microphone is properly connected.
2) Make sure that the volume setting on your computer is high and that it is NOT muted.
3) Make sure that the volume setting on your webcam software (like Split-cam) is high and that it is NOT muted.
4) Please make sure that the Flash software recognizes your microphone:
a. Open your webcam on MyFreeCams, in the chat and webcam window click on "Settings" in the top toolbar.
b. It should make a popup appear in your webcam video area. Click on the microphone icon tab to change to microphone settings page in flash.
c. There will be a selection box letting you choose from the available sound devices, find your microphone and click OK and reload the chat window.
d. If the chosen one doesn't work, repeat these steps and try a different audio device until audio is working in MFC chat.
Chat rooms with sound (maybe even good music) are more enjoyable and always have more customers so it is in your best interest to do this, you will earn MUCH more money this way.
We often do random checks to make sure everyone is following our rules and if your sound is not working you will be deducted tokens, and your model account may be suspended.
So keep your sound on and make more money! If you have any questions or problems please contact MyFreeCams tech support. Thanks
This should be obvious.
If any model is working together with a customer or "hacker" in order to steal money from this site, then you will be caught right away, you will never be paid, and your entire studio will be banned forever. If a customer speaks Romanian in private chat, there is a good chance he is a "hacker" trying to defraud this site. You must IMMEDIATELY REPORT this if you don't want to be banned from the site WITHOUT PAYMENT!
This should also be obvious.
Models, studios, members, and everyone else are strictly forbidden from spamming anything in chat rooms (advertising another site for example).
If a model or studio advertises another website, we will suspend that model or studio without payment.
If a member or guests advertises another website in the chat room, we expect the model to BAN that person.
Keep your FACE ON CAMERA
Our site is about friendly personal interaction. That is only possible when our members can see the face of the models.
Models must keep their face on camera even in public chat while chatting with their customers. You cannot hide it off-camera or only show your face in private. If this happens the model account will be suspended.
Asking members for money
This is NOT ALLOWED. You cannot tell our customers that your mother is stick and you need $1000 for the hospital. If this happens, your model account and studio account will be closed without payment.
This is a business, not a charity. If you want to earn $1000, you can do it very fast on our site.
Begging for Privates and Bothering Members
Models are NOT allowed to beg for private shows. This is unprofessional, impolite, and hurts the image of both the model and our website. Models may politely ask a member to take you into a private show one time. If a model repeatedly asks for privates, or resorts to begging and pleading, we will CLOSE THAT MODEL ACCOUNT.
Similarly, models may not constantly send private messages to members every time they login. This bothers our members and they can easily put a model on Ignore. If we see many members putting a specific model on "Ignore" we will CLOSE THAT MODEL ACCOUNT.
Creating New Member Accounts
Models are allowed to create new user accounts to learn about how the site works. But please do not try to buy tokens because our fraud filter will think you are a "hacker" and turn off your account. So if you have a reason to buy tokens, please let us know and we will help you.
Logging into Customer Accounts
Models are not allowed to ask users for their passwords, and they are not allowed to login to the customer account under any circumstances. This is because if you do this, our fraud monitoring will think that you are a "hacker" and it will automatically turn off your account and the customer account.
Token deductions happen very rarely but we want to explain how they work-
A customer might ask us for a refund because there was a technical error which interfered with the private show. Maybe his Internet connection had some problems or maybe the connection of the model had some problems. Our policy is to refund tokens to our members in all of these cases to keep them happy and long-term customers on our site.
In these cases, usually we will split the loss with the model. So if we refund 200 tokens to the customer, we will deduct 100 from the model. If it is a technical error on our side, then we will take the loss ourselves and not deduct the model anything.
However, if the member asks for a refund because he was not happy with the private show (maybe the model refused to get naked), then we will deduct the entire cost of the private show from the model. If this happens a lot, we will suspend the model.
In cases of fraud or chargebacks, we will decide whether to deduct tokens from the model based on the circumstances.
Playing Video Instead of Being Live
This is a LIVE webcam site, meaning the webcam MUST display a live model all the time.
If a model plays a video recording (instead of being live) for any reason, at any time, she will be immediately banned and not paid.
FEATURES OF OUR WEBSITE AND OUR SOFTWARE
We have many unique features here. Please explore them and learn to use them.
Private Messaging (PM or IM)
One of the most unique features of our website is our advanced instant Private Message system. It works just like any other online messenger (e.g. Yahoo) but only on the site.
Only members are allowed to use PM. Guests cannot use it, they must register to become members first.
Online models can send private messages to normal members and premium members.
Premium members can send PMs to online models. Normal registered members can not send PMs to online models - they have to buy tokens and become a premium member first.
PM is a great tool for models to chat privately with our members, but it is also important that models do not forget about the main chat room.
Ban/Kick and Mute Commands
If someone is causing problems in your room, or they are mean or rude, and you want to kick them out, the best thing to do is to Ban them.
This will block their IP address from being able to enter your chat room. This works on guests, members, and even other models. It is probably a good idea to give a warning before doing the ban. Please do not ban members just because they do not currently have tokens or want to go private right now.
If only a few guests are causing problems, you can do the same thing and ban them. But if it is many guests and they keep coming back again and again (maybe using proxies), then you can use the Silence Guests feature which will prevent ALL guests from talking in the chat room for 5 minutes. Please use this command only in emergencies. DO NOT abuse the Silence Guests feature. You are NOT allowed to always have it on.
Remember that this is YOUR ROOM - so you can do whatever you want to run it that way like and have fun. So even if a rich premium member is being rude to you, you may kick them out. We want you to be happy and have fun. :-)
MyFreeCams Mail / MFC Mail / Message Center
We have a message center called MFC Mail on our site which allows our premium members to exchange private messages (like e-mails) with models. This is different from a normal PM, it is more like an e-mail, because the messages can be longer and stored permanently. This is a really cool way to build relationships with members.
Models must check their messages at least 1 time every day that they work, and they should reply to the messages that they receive. Even a short nice reply is polite. Our members are notified when the model reads their message so if she doesn't read them for a while or reads them but does not respond, it looks like she is ignoring them and that is not so nice.
You will also receive a MFC Mail message every time you receive a Tip. It would be nice to say THANK YOU in reply. :-)
Keeping a schedule
It is recommended that models fill out a schedule that says what time they are usually online. You can change this information any time. It is nice to do because sometimes members see a profile for a model that they like and they would love to know when to come back to see her live.
Also, if you fill out your schedule then you will be automatically listed on our homepage in the "Recent and Upcoming Models" section and you will get new fans that way.
Profiles and Photo galleries
One of the most popular features of our site is the PROFILES SECTION at http://profiles.myfreecams.com. It allows all users and models the opportunity to make a page like on MySpace where they can write info about themselves and upload photos and post messages on each other's pages.
All models automatically have a page set up for this: http://profiles.myfreecams.com/MODELNAME where MODELNAME is whatever name you go online with. Please visit your page often to see how it displays and what members have posted on it.
You MUST fill out your profile and upload at least some photos to the photo gallery. Please take some time and customize your profile.
Most of our members are very active in the profiles section and always check the profiles of new girls and look for new updates and new pictures that are added. If you have a good unique profile, you will make lots of friends on the site very quickly.
We even have contests and pay cash prizes ($$$) for models with the best profiles that are active and updated a lot!
NOTE: If you are a studio, you must give your models access to profiles so that they can play with them. It is not very effective if you just fill out the information and upload a few photos. Members know that this is not real. The best is when the models can create the profiles themselves with their own personality and creativity.
Ratings are determined by members that go private with the models or tip the models. Members can choose a rating between 1 and 10, and most choose 10 because that has become the polite thing to do.
The rating that we display is NOT a simple average of all of the ratings that a model receives. That would not work because many models would just have "10" as their rating all the time.
Instead, we use a math formula called a Bayesian Average. This calculation allows models with more private ratings (or longer private sessions) than other models to come closer to 10. For example, a model with 60 "10" ratings might be listed as 9.98 while a model with 30 "10" ratings might be listed as 9.94.
This is a very common scientific tool for statistical comparisons.
The rating system is completely automatic. We do not control it. Please do not complain about ratings or ask us to change ratings. We cannot do it.
If you are away from the camera but plan to return shortly, please click the Away button in the software. You will still be listed on our homepage and your chat room will still be open and your video will say that you will come back soon.
Please only use this feature if you plan to come back within 5-10 minutes, otherwise please log off the site. Also, please do not constantly be Away on the site. If we see that you are constantly listed as Away, we will have to close your account.
"In Pvt" Status / Remote Private
If you are performing an interesting private show on your webcam for a different site, you may click the "In Pvt" button which will put you into "Private" mode on our site, rather than clicking "Break" which would normally mark you as "Away".
When you are in "Private" mode, even though you are performing on a different website, this lets MyFreeCams members Spy/Voyeur your show like usual. So you make money on the other site and on our site too, at the same time. :-)
Please do not abuse this feature:
1) Do NOT click it when you are just chatting on a different site, or just in nude chat / group chat on a different site. Just because you are naked does not mean you can use this feature. It must be a REAL interesting private show.
2) Do NOT click it all the time. If we see that you are constantly "In Pvt" mode on our site, we will suspend your account.
If you are spending more time "In Pvt" than in public free chat or in normal private shows, we will change your account so you cannot use this feature again.
If you have any questions about using this feature please contact us.
Voyeur/Spy Shows / TruePrivate
When you are performing a private show on this site, other members have the option of watching the show (voyeur/spy) at a cost of 20 tokens per minute, which is 1/3 of the normal price of a private show. They can see the video and audio but cannot see the chat.
If a member selects he wants a TruePrivate in his options, then the voyeur/spy option is disabled and this private show will cost more for the member (80 tokens per minute).
Banning Countries and Regions
Each model can select to block any countries or regions around the world, from their chat and from their profiles. People from these countries will not even see the model's image on the homepage. You can control this in the Profiles -> Security settings.
For example, if a model has blocked her own country, and then goes to our homepage as a guest, she will NOT see herself online. But if she logs into her account, she will be able to see her own room. In either case, she will NOT be able to see other models who have banned her country. This is why models going on the site will see much fewer models online than there really are.
If the model wants a specific user in a banned country to be able to see her, she needs to just add this user to her list of friends.
Also, our website blocks some countries itself even before the model blocks. We check all countries for risk and fraud, and only allow those countries that contain good customers for our models. So do not worry about blocking fraud countries, just block extra ones where you do not want them to see you. :-)
GENERAL TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Some additional advice on how to get the most from our website.
- Because our site is a community with long-time members, it takes some time before new models make friends and get good regular customers. So be patient and come online for a few days or a few weeks and you will do very well long-term on this site.
- Have fun! You do not have to treat this like a job. Of course it is important to make money but you can really do some fun things like make a cool personal profile and really find some friends here. Smile and have fun and the members will come to you. :-)
Some final words.
MyFreeCams is a very unique and interactive site. We only work with attractive friendly girls that want to make our site a FUN place to be. If you have fun and you're nice to the members and you follow the rules on the page, you will make a lot of money. But if you are lazy and don't care about chatting or profiles or all of our extra stuff, PLEASE DO NOT JOIN OUR SITE.
Here are the 2 most common mistakes models make, please do not make these mistakes:
1) Keep your SOUND ON at all times. If you don't, we'll kick you off.
2) Keep your profile filled out and updated, with photos and info uploaded. Visit your profile often and talk to your fans.
"I would no more be a Master than a slave. It does not conform to my idea of Democracy." Abraham Lincoln 1856.