Chapter List

  1. How to become a webcam model.

  2. How to come up with a stage name.

  3. Forms: Intake, 2257, W9, 1099, and what they mean.

  4. ID: Acceptable forms of identification for age verification.

  5. Pictures: What all you need and how to take them.

  6. How to set up your payment information.

  7. How to set up your model profile.

  8. How to start your first broadcast.

Required Forms

There are a few forms that you should be familiar with when starting out. Forms make things happen.

Intake Form

This is a form from Pandora. We use it to securely collect the information we need to set up your cam account. It’s the first step to becoming a model.

2257 Form

This is a record-keeping form. 2257 is in reference to the U.S.C regulation for adult content. Pretty simple, we have to have a form that has your real name and ID information along with your stage name, that you sign. We collect this after we’ve confirmed your stage name. These forms are kept on record at the network.

W9 Form

This is a form from the IRS. It’s required for American models in order to receive payouts. It just provides your name and social security number so that the network can report your earnings to the IRS. It’s the precursor to the 1099 form.

1099 Form

This is the form you’ll receive annually in January from the network that reports your total payments for the previous calendar year. One copy goes to you, one goes to the IRS. 1099 forms are required for anyone who earns over $600 in a calendar year. You don’t have to fill anything out for it (except the W9 at the beginning) you just receive it and then use your 1099-MISC form when filing your taxes.