FAQ

Our Product, Cam Your Way Analytics

How does Cam Your Way Analytics work? How can I try it out?
I already use Excel, so why would I use Cam Your Way?
What about security? Is Cam Your Way safe?
Why do I need to use the Google Chrome browser?
What are people saying about this?
Why are you compatible only with iFriends, Streamate, MyFreeCams & AdultWork?
What sites are on your list to integrate with in the future?
Can I export my data to excel?
Why can I upload only the last 7 days worth of AdultWork Private & Group transaction data?

Our Company and Our Policies

Who are you guys and why did you build Cam Your Way?
Why can I trust you guys?
Why are you using the names Walter & Jesse?
Are you using or selling our data, or doing anything with it other than helping us out?
What else might you do with all this data in the future?
Why do you have to take my payment information for the free trail?
How do I cancel?
Are you in compliance PayPal’s and Google’s Terms of Service?

Our Product, Cam Your Way Analytics


How does Cam Your Way Analytics work? How can I try it out?
Cam Your Way gathers and analyzes your model earnings reports from popular camming websites to help you analyze and visualize where you earn the most and from whom, so that you can make better decisions and increase your earning power. Our reports can also take all the labor out of managing contests, raffles, and sales of photos, videos, or goods. We can almost instantly show you the customer information you need. It takes only about a minute to see your first report showing your entire earning history, and only about a second to update your reports to the present each time after that!

Many models have tens of thousands of individual transactions in their reports, and our tools can process them in a fraction of a second to show you charts that break down your transactions by website, activity type, and customer. There are powerful, fast options for charting and reporting on portions of your data many different ways. We only access your information when you choose, and never access or store your passwords. These are the steps to get started:

1. Register with our website, choosing a username, email address, and password, and log in using your new account. You’ll need to use Google Chrome to complete this process. (See Why Chrome? for more about why.)

2. Purchase a subscription using either the Paypal or Google checkout buttons. Your first 30 days will be free and you can cancel at any time. (See Why Payment? for more about why you need to subscribe to access your free trial content)

3. Tell our website about one or more model accounts you have and give us permission to collect your data. Simply choose which website you use as a model and click the “Add Account” button; when your website appears, be sure you are logged in as a model and click the blue Cam Your Way icon at the right side of your address bar. Updating your information may take a minute or two the first time you use Cam Your Way.

4. Once Cam Your Way tells you that updates are complete, you are ready to view charts and reports using the menu options Earnings Charts, Customers, and Contests and Purchases. You can update your data almost instantly at any time by visiting camyourway.com and clicking the “Update All” button.

I already use Excel or Mint or another tool, so why would I use Cam Your Way?
Cam Your Way offers you much more than what generic finance tools can. The key difference is that we understand your business, and our software has very specific knowledge of the websites where you work and the kinds of transactions you do. As a result, we automatically collect all the details of your revenue and not just the bottom-line total, and we can break it down and analyze it meaningfully by customer, transaction type, time period, or site.

Furthermore, because it uses the latest Internet technology, Cam Your Way ensures all your information is always available to you (and only you), even from mobile devices, is easy to update, and is built on powerful server software that can break down your data and chart it with a single click in a fraction of a second.

Mint can record the paychecks that hit your bank account, and you can build a chart in Excel, but without all the details of your earning history neither can help you answer questions like:

• What proportion of my earnings come from premium vs exclusive? (or group vs. private, or whatever matches the terminology of your favorite site.) What is trending up or down, and how does this compare to last month or last quarter or last year?
• How did raising my premium rate affect my gold show earnings?
• How much has that customer who is asking for a little something extra spent with me, by week (or day or quarter or month or year? How much of that was private/tip/group/exclusive/etc.?
• What’s my total earnings for this pay period across all my accounts, or month-to-date, or year-to-date?
• For the most recent month (or any period), who are my largest tippers? Biggest spenders on private, exclusive, tips, etc?
• Who is in the lead for my current raffle or contest? Who’s bought my videos and photosets?
• How much am I making from referral income and bonuses?

What about security? Is Cam Your Way safe?
Early on, we made an important design decision that we didn’t ever want to ask a model for her cam site credentials, and we wanted to keep you in control of every step of the process. This is why your account won’t update unless you request it and your browser already has a connection to your requested cam site.

All data we store is on the servers of one the country’s best ISPs, using their security and firewalls, and we have reviewed their track record and practices. We follow the measures that the best software companies have developed. In fact, we were a couple of the people that were at those companies developing cutting edge software security. All data traffic between you and our servers is encrypted using the same technology banks use, and we code-review every line of code and audit our site specifically for security. There are only two of us with administrative access to the database and we only use admin-level access for jobs that require it.

In a nutshell, we feel confident that there is a bigger risk that someone finds your sticky note with a password, or (heaven forbid) steals your laptop, or gets at your data through old-fashioned trickery or ‘social engineering’ than through hacking our site. When you choose to trust us you are trusting the same proven website technology that pretty much every secure, large-scale online banking operation uses.

We are a registered corporation and our site has a proven, registered identity, and we are in this business for the long haul. Our reputation with models is integral to our success, and we look forward to earning your trust and helping you succeed.

Why do I need to use the Google Chrome Browser?
Our site needed to do more than a standard web page can, so we had to write a “browser extension.” We’re seeing a significant majority of models using Chrome (almost 3:1 over Firefox) so we started there first. It would be possible to do Firefox (or other) versions but it is a lot of work and so far we are not seeing the demand to justify it. You need to use Chrome only when you’re adding or updating your cam site accounts. If you’re just viewing your data any browser will work. Our site even formats nicely on smart phones for easy viewing on the go.

What are other people saying about this?
We are delighted with the initial reactions to Cam Your Way Analytics, and proud to have earned the trust of many top models. There are several threads on StripperWeb and Amber Cutie’s Forum where you can check out what models are saying about us.
StripperWeb Industry Discussion Models Only Forum
AmberCutieForum General Camming Discussion Thread
StripperWeb Industry Insight Thread

Why are you compatible only with iFriends, Streamate, MyFreeCams & AdultWork?
In December 2012 we initially launched with iFriends, Streamate and myfreecams.com support because at the time we launched Cam Your Way Analytics they were among the most visited sites in the cam industry. In the Spring of 2013 AdultWork collaborated with us to add support for their site to our analytics tools and we’re happy they’re here. We’re constantly exploring opportunities to integrate with other sites and hope to add more soon.

What sites are on your list to integrate with in the future?
Many models have asked is Cam Your Way compatible with other sites such as Chaturbate, Clips4Sale, and MyGirlFund (just to name a few). We are working hard to on board our next cam site. Stay tuned.

We intentionally designed Cam Your Way in such a way that it’s fairly easy to plug in the integration of a new cam site. If you want to see us support the cam site you work with, please tell the webmaster for your site. This is how AdultWork jumped to the top of our priority list. As a model, your voice means much more to these sites than ours. Additionally if you are a cam site we welcome the opportunity to work with you to support your model community. Contact us directly via Twitter @CamYourWay or via email.

Can I export my data to excel?
Not at the present time. If we hear from enough models that an Excel import feature would be valuable we’ll consider it. There are technical challenges including the fact that Excel is not well suited to the quantity of data we collect, but exporting a limited time range or summary statistics is possible. At some point we’ll probably do a survey of other features you would like to see, but don’t hesitate to let us know in the meantime. The more models we hear want a particular feature, the more likely we are to implement it.

Why can I upload only the last 7 days worth of AdultWork Private & Group transaction data?
As AdultWork is just becoming familiar with what Cam Your Way can do, they made a business decision that initially they would limit the data they provide us to just the most recent seven days’ Private and Group cam earnings. If the response from the AdultWork model community is positive and AdultWork sees our tools helping their models work more effectively, as we hope, the technology makes it very simple for AdultWork to revisit this decision based on the feedback of our mutual customers and provide as much historical and other types of earnings data as they choose. Until that happens, in order to prevent gaps in your earnings data, models will need to update their AdultWork data at least every seven days. Over time you will be able to build up a significant history of your transactions that we can help analyze.

Our Company and Our Policies


Who are you guys and why did you build Cam Your Way?
We are two computer and finance guys who would rather work for the benefit of independent models than help make more money for big corporate websites. We believe strongly that there are many smart, independent, business-minded cam models who want (and deserve) better tools for their work. Read our about us page for more about our background.

Why can I trust you guys?
We understand that trust is something you have to earn every day and we want to earn your trust. We’re not in this for the short term. Cam Your Way has been a very long time in the making. We have been discussing the idea of Cam Your Way for a few years now, and it’s been a full time job for both of us, and will continue to be well into the future. With that said we also understand that if someone you trust says you can trust us, that’s a good place to start. Several of the models that have been kind enough to help us beta test can vouch for our integrity and have said so on the Stripper Web and Amber Cutie Forum threads referenced here..

Why are you using the names Walter & Jesse?
Please don’t think that because we’re using pseudonyms we’re not serious about this business. Our screen names are there for much the same reasons of privacy that you probably have: not everyone in the other segments of our lives is as accepting and accommodating of this business as they ought to be, and we’d prefer to choose who we share our line of work with. Specifically we use Walter and Jesse because we’re Breaking Bad fans. As former mainstream software professionals changing career direction to focus on the cam model industry we thought Walter & Jesse worked nicely. Plus Jesse really does look like Aaron Paul in real life. 😉

Are you using or selling our data, or doing anything with it other than helping us out?
We know that our industry attracts many people trying to make a quick buck and exploit models, so we can understand your asking that. Our only business model is to sell services to cam models, and if we don’t earn your trust, we have no business. We always strictly follow our privacy policy and our analysis tools are built to benefit the models. We will never sell your data to other sites or research firms. Specific data, like your customer names, we will not share with anyone but you. Aggregated and anonymized data that looks for patterns across models is something we could be interested in sharing back with models in the future if we hear interest from you, with your consent — but we don’t have any plans (or time) yet to do that. Your cam data is really most valuable to you.

Our experience in the software industry tells us that knowledge about general, average trends is nearly impossible to turn into revenue, and the best opportunity is to be highly personal and individual. We can’t claim to know much about being a cam model, but we do know statistics… and we doubt we could ever find a “universal formula” for camming better. If there is a “best time” for you on a “best site,” it is probably because your energy is high, or your regulars are signed on, for example. (And most likely, given the laws of distribution and small numbers, one guy or just a few tips may be all the difference between an average night and a great one, so there is an element of randomness.) And you all work with a different set of preferences as to what you are willing to do, to show, to sell, and for whom, at what cost, and that needs to be respected above any income.

What else might you do with all this data in the future?
With enough data,, we probably could help build what the nerds call “business intelligence” that leads to better decisions and becomes predictive, using patterns of the past to guess about your immediate future. For example:

• Based on my history, which sites are my biggest tippers on right now? Or can you send me an alert when they are?
• Should I start a group show (gold show, whatever) or hold out for a private, or work for tips (for example, with a “countdown”)?
• Should I put more of my time into contests, video sales, raffles, or referrals?
• If I am having a bad night or a bad month, is there a bigger pattern of seasons or weekdays? Or am I doing something different, or is it just random? Has it been long enough to be out of the normal range, or is it just a fluctuation within one or two standard deviations? (See? To us ‘deviation’ isn’t even a kinky term!) Are other models seeing the same patterns?

Again, those kinds of deeper questions are not things we can automatically do at this point. We do think the charts and tables that we can show you will let you generate your own answers pretty efficiently though, as well as help with some administrative stuff like estimating taxes, fulfilling sales requests, managing contests, and so on. While we know some of you enough to know you have an amazing entrepreneurial spirit and to understand your own business really well, there are always interesting and valuable surprises when you drill into data…

Why do you have to take my payment information for the free trail?
We wish we didn’t have to, but this is how free trials work when one uses the PayPal and Google Checkout infrastructure. No charges are applied to your account for the first 30 days and you can stop payment to us at any time through PayPal or Google.

How do I cancel?
You can cancel at anytime by logging into your PayPal, Google or ccBill account and canceling your subscription profile. On PayPal, use this page: PayPal Cancellation Page and if you paid using your Google Wallet, use this page: Google Cancellation Page To cancel your ccBill subscription use their client support page ccBill Support Page

Are you in compliance with PayPal’s and Google’s Terms of Service?
We conducted a thorough legal review of the Terms of Service and Acceptable Use agreements from both PayPal and Google Wallet. We feel quite confident that our site and service is in full compliance with their restrictions, which are focused specifically around distributing “sexually oriented materials.”
Having said all that, we want our customers to feel comfortable, even if that takes more than what makes us feel comfortable. And of course, your relationship with PayPal or Google might be different from ours. This is why we offer payment via ccBill as a third option. It costs us more and their terms prohibit us from offering the same trial period we can with Google or PayPal. However, we think it’s the right thing to offer more choices. If you don’t feel comfortable using Google or Paypal, then ccBill is an option. You may also stop payment with Google or PayPal at any time and begin using ccBill when your next payment is due.