("Eevie Lain" is her screen name.) Generally speaking, models get tipped via tokens (which translate to real cash) to masturbate on camera, but they can also create "topics" that aren't sexual at all.
Right now, Eevie's goal topic is taking off her dress, and most of the tips coming in are for her topic of drinking wine.
Fortunately, there are some simple tricks that can make you look good on Skype / more attractive on video chat in general.
Use Multiple Sources of Indirect Light If you’ve ever done a video chat with sunlight streaming in through a window, you know how this can leave much of your face in a deep shadow.
She makes almost 0 in the 45 minutes I'm with her, and she doesn't do much besides talk to me (offscreen) about camming.
Demetra Kavadeles, Global Public Relations Manager, Consumer at Skype, says there are ways to trick the camera.
The other person sees only what’s lit, leaving most of your expression unreadable.
Think about lighting before you start the video call.
Neither she nor her viewers seem in a hurry to reach the topic.
Most of her viewers right now are her "friends," who seem happy just to hang out, listen to her talk, and reminisce about their shared stories. "People still come into my room asking about the coffee stand," says Eevie.