Bongacams review: a top 5 sites
BongaCams is currently the highest traffic live cam site in the world. They are ranked in the top 90 of the sites with the most traffic in the world, but are the most popular in Spain. Below, I rate them in several different categories, giving them a rating in each category out of 10. Out of 60 possible points, I gave them 53/60, with an average rating of 8.83. They don’t have a lot of the extra features that some other cam sites offer, so they dropped a few points there. And while they certainly have the traffic, the amount of money most models make is not that great.
One cool feature, especially for international models, is that the site is in multiple languages. Since the majority of traffic comes from Spain, BongaCams now gives you the option to view the site in English or Spanish.
Most models do their shows in free chat. They set a goal they want to achieve and then put on the show once they have achieved their goal. But there are other chat options that you can take advantage of. Private chat costs 30 / tokens per minute. It’s between you and another person, but people can also spy on these shows. Each spying member pays 7 tokens / minute. They can only watch the show, not hear or chat with you. Someone can take you to a full private chat, which costs 45 tokens / minute. These shows cannot be spied on. There is also a group chat feature if multiple users want to make you private. Everyone who watches the show pays 15 tokens / minute.
Every week, BongaCams hosts a contest for the top 100 models. First place gets $ 1,000, second place gets $ 500, third place $ 300, 4th to 15th place $ 100, 16th to 30th place $ 50, 31st to 50th place $ 25 and 51st to 100th place $ 15.
BongaCams protects its models by providing free DMCA withdrawals. If you find your content originating from BongaCams on another site, you can contact support and provide them with the link to the content. They will work to have it removed for you.
Profits & Traffic 7/10:
When it comes to traffic, BongaCams gets a perfect score. But traffic doesn’t always equate to profit. Many models complain that the vast majority of people in their rooms are on guest accounts and free accounts. Guest accounts are people visiting the site who haven’t even bothered to create a free account. The free accounts actually created an account on the site, but haven’t bought any tokens yet and just watch shows for free. They can’t tip you because they don’t have tokens on the site. I’ve seen a lot of models also say that guys who have a fair amount of chips are very frugal with them. They might give you a token or two every now and then and ask you to do things in return. But that said, there are a lot of models that are successful on the site and make a lot of money.
Ease of use and navigation on the site 9/10:
As I had no experience with BongaCams prior to this review, I created both a template and a member account to test the site. I found it easy to navigate both sides. Since I only created one free account, I found the countless pop-up ads to be incredibly annoying. I don’t know if they still have ads for paid members yet, but I certainly hope they don’t. This made the site very spammy.
As soon as the templates end, the site is configured in such a way as to facilitate its use and navigation. I was quickly able to find all the important information and create my profile.
10/10 Payments and Withdrawals:
Payments take place weekly on BongaCams, with payments made every Friday for the previous week’s earnings. The minimum amount required for payment is $ 50 for models and $ 100 for studios. If you are a model in the United States, you can get paid by mail check, direct deposit, wire transfer, Payoneer, Paxum, or WebMoney. Checks by mail and direct deposits are not available for international models. There are no fees associated with cashing by postal check, direct deposit, Payoneer or Paxum. A wire transfer incurs a fee of $ 35 and a minimum payment of $ 535. WebMoney has a 3% processing fee.
Protection of privacy and geo-blocking 9/10:
BongaCams allows you to block as many countries, states and cities as you want. When other sites offer regional blocking, they usually allow you to select the places you want to block by showing you a drop-down list with all of your different options. BongaCams allows you to enter any region within yourself. I am a little skeptical of this method, especially when it comes to cities. But they claim it works and say that if a user in that specific region tries to access your profile or camera shows, they will be shown an error message. The privacy is fantastic, as with all the major cam sites. They will never disclose any of your personal information to fans or third parties.
Customer service and support 10/10:
The customer service and support team is available for models 24/7. You can contact them by email, phone, or through their live chat support service. The staff are knowledgeable and will help you with any issues you may have. If you are new to camming they also have guides in their Model FAQ section.