Streamate pays their models a small percentage, 35% to be exact, as commission. However, models are allowed to set their own rates, the highest rate being $7.99 per minute.
Streamate uses different methods to pay their performers. These include;
- Checks via FedEx for US performers
- Check via mail for international performers
- Wire transfer
Receiving a check via email is free, while a FedEx check attracts a fee of $30 and wire transfer a fee of $40. The site pays out on a weekly basis. And it also has a reputation for paying on time.
For checks, the minimum payout is $20 while a FedEx check has a minimum payout of $200. For wire transfer, the minimum payout is also $200, and pioneer is $100.
With the low commission rate paid to performers and the average payment method, the only area where we can give credit to Streamate when it comes to payments is their weekly payments that are in most cases sent with no delays.
Users and traffic 9.5/10
A commission of 35% is undoubtedly low. The site, however, attracts the best traffic compared to other cam chat sites. Actually, one of the reasons why Streamate pays their performers a 35% commission is due to the high traffic. It means that models can still earn good money even with the low commission.
According to Streamate, this high traffic is attributed to the more advanced marketing and advertising tools that the site uses. Streamate also puts a lot of effort into their affiliate programs.
It means that the site directs traffic to performer’s rooms regardless of the site’s placement. This, as a result, translates to high chances of paying performers. Even when a performer doesn’t stream consistently, the regular traffic means that the model still gets good money.
A lot of people who visit this site ask for gold shows using tokens. But models in this platform are successful when it comes to strictly private shows. Most of the models here believe that gold shows are a mere waste of time.
A member can take a model to premium chat which pays per minute where other users can also join and pay for it. Or they can take a model to exclusive chat which also pays per minute but it is only one user who can be entertained at a time with this option. With the second option, a model can set his or her rate that is even higher than the chat rate.
Streamate has a friendly user interface. The only problem is that their flash-based interface freezes a lot and slows down the computer. The site allows models to block users from specific regions if they want. Other good features include HD availability and cam to cam private chats.
The basic functions are also available like increasing the text size, emoticons, changing colors banning users, saving chats and additional notes. Additionally, models can connect their ModelCento accounts and include embedded live shows on the fan site while directing the site’s traffic to the ModelCentro fan site.
What makes Streamate stand out in terms of technology is the ability for users to get anonymous phone calls in exclusive chat shows. This feature justifies the high exclusive rates. And users won’t really see the model’s actual number. Most paying users prefer to call and watch a model perform.
Streamate also offers different camera quality options. So users can choose the highest picture quality if they like. The site’s new version of broadcast encoder is full of technical issues.
Models are given guidelines for this encoder, which assures a ‘video quality of the highest level’. In my experience, this decider has failed me several times, as much as I have met the minimum system requirements and I was only left with the option of going for the built-in flash interface.
One model complained that Streamate support always refers to her to the program’s manual. Most other models also complain of the same thing.
Models can only contact Streamate by mail. Even so, it takes a day or even more to get a response. Models also won’t be contacted before suspension.
I received an email from Streamate notifying me that my account was suspended simply because I showed ps on free chat. There was no warning that this was about to happen. One model says.
Thanks to a large amount of traffic and a high number of competing models, it is common to be banned as a model on the site. Streamate responds very quickly to complaints from customers if there is any rule that has been broken by a model. Depending on how serious the issue is, models can be permanently suspended from the site or have their wages withheld.
Streamate quickly responded when I had technical issues, but the issues reported about their encoder are yet to be taken care of.
Streamate doesn’t have live support.
The technical bugs and low commission rate aside, Streamate has been one of the best adult cam sites for a long time. Most people will tell you that Streamate is one of or even their best cam site.
I tried 3 different adult cam sites, cam4, MFC and CB. All I can say is that Streamate has been my favorite so far. NinaChrome, a Streamate model says.
And many other models back her opinion on the site. It is only the shaky support that models complain about.
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Overall rating 7.3/10
Streamate is a Live camming site which records a large amount of traffic. Even with poor support and low commission. The site still has a good reputation.