VictorVarnadoNYC, a new broadcaster to watch

 

Written by Victor Varnado

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After being in movies with
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Eddie Murphy I never would have imagined I would be on Camfrog. But I’m so happy I am.

So what am I doing on Camfrog?

The short version of the story is that after working for a long time in television and film I thought it might be time to use my producing skills to make something for myself.

An energetic guy named Michael introduced me to the platform. At first, I thought that Camfrog was mostly one thing: Attractive women talking to the camera.  I mean, that’s not a problem and many of the people I met since signing on to the platform have been fantastic.

A high point exploring the platform had to be stumbling on to a channel featuring a woman that goes by Highness_ .  She has her broadcast tricked out with an analog mixes, a high-end mic, and a DJ station. Now I started to get pretty excited.

Why? Because in my career in media I have always wanted to know what more could be done with any format. Michael suggested that I experiment so that’s exactly what I am doing. I decided to create a live series on Camfrog called Victor Varnado: I think I’m Having Fun.

Screen Shot 2019-02-08 at 11.35.17 AMEvery week I’ll have two shows that will always happen at the same time and special events that will be announced.
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NYC Talent Show, one of New York’s longest-running performance art open stages with comedians, musicians, dancers, and whatever else you can think of taking the stage for 6 minutes at a time every Sunday at 9 PM EST.  If you are in New York you can come down to The Creek and The Cave and see the show live or be in it.
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TERRIBLE AT POOL is a talk show where I play a guest in pool. I’m terrible, but at least I’m funny.  We make bets along the way while trying to win 2 out of three games. Entertainers from all disciplines will be my guests.

Also coming up I will be attending a digital LARP event, hosting a rap battle, be taught how to meditate, hang out with an off-duty dominatrix, and whatever other nonsense I can get into. New blog posts with schedules every Monday or find them on my website.

You can also follow me on Instagram or Twitter for updates.
Follow me on Camfrog. I’m VictorVarnadoNYC

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The Raw Truth On Being A Successful Live Streamer- As told by EllieBella

Written by EllieBella

First of all, not many people like the way they look or sound on camera. If you’re anything like me, your first couple of streams will feel like the first day at a new school or job, a little awkward. Once you meet a few people, that feeling goes away!

It took a bit for me to earn the trust of my fans. Keeping a schedule really helps me make sure no one misses out on the fun! I always go live at 7PM CST, 7 days a week!

SOCIAL MEDIA is so important! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Emails, or texts – Share your broadcasts with anyone you can! Exposure is a good thing.

Being camera ready sounds so cliche, but it doesn’t hurt.

Don’t get me wrong, I have my pj’s with a messy bun streams. Though most of my streams I try to look as put together as I can without going too crazy.

Don’t be scared! Everyone is terrified of saying the wrong thing, tripping over a cord, or stubbing their toe. It’s natural to be nervous, it’s live!

Ellie advice– brush off any fear you may have. My fans see me on my good days and my bad days. I’ve had countless of embarrassing moments. It’s all about rolling with the punches and being able to laugh at yourself too.

My moderators are my everything! Not only do they know what kind of phrases I don’t appreciate, they know me. We chat throughout the stream & I’m not having to key out any trouble makers on my own. Find a few users you can trust and you’re chat will run nice and smooth with the extra hands on deck.

Equipment.. Would you honestly believe me if I told you that I made my first $500 dollars streaming off of my phone? Stepping it up on my PC with a few very helpful items definitely did a lot for my broadcasts, but if your starting out with a decent phone, don’t fret, below are some helpful (and affordable) streaming must haves.

Everyone says thiseven I was a skeptic when I first got on my own live stream, BE YOURSELF. Nothing at all has gotten me farther than being absolutely and completely me. I’m goofy, I tell stories, we play games, raffles, I laugh at myself even before others can. Your confidence will shine so much brighter than any persona. Going live as YOU means you never have to fake it. I promise, your fans will love you more for it.

Have a little space you like to stream at. I can stream anywhere on my phone, but when I like to settle in, I have a spot that I call my “broadcast corner”. It’s set up with a backdrop and all the things I need to have fun on my stream are within reach!

5 minutes! Every streamer needs to hop off screen for a few moments every once in a while. If you put up a sign while you’re gone, you’re fans know you’re coming right back!

Commit to your live and your fans. I have a passion for streaming. Meeting people virtually and letting them get to know who I am while I learn about them is special to me. Showing that you’re passionate about what your doing & being consistent can take you a long way.

It’s not over when the camera is off. I am in contact with my fans and other streamers all the time! Social media gives me a way to let my fans know whats going on with me and my daily life.

There is no secret code or algorithm. Trust me, I’ve spent countless hours trying to figure this one out. Streaming live is taking a chance on yourself and showing the world what your made of! There is no recipe for that.

 

Want to tell EllieBella what you think? Talk to her when she goes live next, on Camfrog

Santa Hats Win You Prizes!

Send or receive a Santa Hat and you could win prizesHappy Holidays!

This December, each time you send or receive a Santa Hat Virtual Gift you’ll automatically be entered to win some fun prizes!

Each Monday this month, we’ll pick 6 Camfroggers to give prizes! Each winner will get an exclusive Santa Hat Flair Icon next to their jolly RED nick, in addition to the weekly prizes below:

Date Prize
December 3rd 1000 Camfrog Coins
December 10th 3 Months Camfrog GOLD
December 17th 2500 Camfrog Coins
December 24th 6 Months Camfrog GOLD
December 31st 5000 Camfrog Coins

How will these weekly winners be chosen? Each Monday, prizes will be given based on Santa Hat Virtual Gifts sent the previous week (Monday-Sunday, UTC) to the Camfrogger who SENT the most Santa Hats, the Frogger who RECEIVED the most Santa Hats, a randomly selected Frogger who SENT any Santa Hats, a randomly selected Frogger who RECEIVED any Santa Hats, 1 Random Camfrogger who only SENT ONE Santa Hat, and 1 random Frogger who RECEIVED ONE Santa Hat.

Note: Each week, a Camfrogger can only receive ONE prize at a time. If a Frogger happens to be in multiple winning selections, only one prize will be awarded, and the next "runner up" will be selected to receive the second prize. For example: If Johnny sent the most Santa Hats, but was also chosen as a random recipient, Johnny will only get the prize for the most hats, and a new random recipient will be chosen.

What about the GRAND PRIZES?

How could we have such a holly-jolly time, without some great GRAND prizes? On January 2nd, we’ll choose four Monthly winners, based on Santa Hat Virtual Gifts Sent or Received between December 1st and December 31st. These will go to the Camfrogger who SENT the most Santa Hats during December, the Frogger who RECEIVED the most, and one random Frogger who sent a Santa Hat, and one random Frogger who received a hat. Each of these four winners will receive One Year of Camfrog Gold!

In addition to those, we’ll award one GRAND PRIZE: A Lifetime Camfrog Gold Membership! This Grand prize will be chosen at random from every Santa Hat gift sent or received. Each Santa Hat Virtual Gift you send or receive throughout December will count as one entry. The more you send or receive, the more entries you’ll have!

Congrats to our first group of winners for December 3rd: They’ve all been given 1,000 Camfrog Coins!

Congrats to our second group of winners for December 10th: They’ve all been given 3 months of Camfrog Gold, and the exclusive Camfrog Santa Hat nickname flair!

Congrats to our third group of winners for December 17th: They’ve all been given2,500 Camfrog Coins and the exclusive Camfrog Santa Hat nickname flair! Don’t forget to send or receive a Santa Hat this week for a chance to win 6 Months of Camfrog Gold next week!

Congrats to our fourth group of winners for December 24th: They’ve all been given 6 Months of Camfrog Gold and the exclusive Camfrog Santa Hat nickname flair!

Congrats to our Fifth group of winners for December 31st: They’ve all been given 5,000 Camfrog Coins and the exclusive Camfrog Santa Hat nickname flair!

Congrats to our GRAND PRIZE WINNER who has been given a LIFETIME of Camfrog Gold! Congratulations sanni_setiawan!



Get Even MORE with Camfrog Gold!

Right now, when you upgrade to Camfrog Gold, not only will you start earning Gems for each virtual gift you receive, even when you’re not broadcasting on Camfrog Live, but now you’ll earn XP every time you SEND a gift!

Camfrog Gold Members will get 50% of the XP of a gift back to themselves when they send a gift to anyone! So if you have Camfrog Gold, and send a gift with 1000 XP to a friend, your friend will get the 1000XP, but you’ll also get 500  Bonus XP!

If you have Camfrog Extreme, you’ll get 25% of the XP back to yourself.

Ready to climb up the achievement ladder, or the leaderboards faster than ever? If you have Camfrog Gold, and send a 1000XP gift to yourself, you’ll still get the 500XP bonus for sending a gift, for a total of 1500XP! Want to see all the Bonus XP you get? Just hop over to your Profile Page on Camfrog.com

Want to start earning Bonus XP? Upgrade to Camfrog Extreme and get 25% back, or upgrade to Camfrog Gold and get 50% back for a limited time!

Note: Bonus XP is currently available for a limited time. Upgrade to Gold to start earning bonus XP for all gifts you send today!

The Great Parrot Party!

Don’t get your feathers ruffled, because it’s time for the Great Parrot Party! You’ve already got the Rude Parrot sticker pack, but now that wily parrot is ready for some good old fashioned fun! From today through September 30th, send or receive any of the 4 Parrot Party gifts to be entered to win!

We’re going to be giving prizes out to the 3 users who send the most Parrot gifts, as well as to the 3 users who receive the most. We’ll also be giving out random chance prizes to 3 users randomly selected who sent OR received any parrot gifts!

Visit the Camfrog Store to get your first Parrot gift!

Also note: Each prize winner will get an exclusive flair gift of a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal that will last until January 1st. These flair gifts will not be available to anyone else during this time. Each gift sent or received enters you to win. You can send a gift to yourself to count as 2 entries. One prize per winner. If a member qualifies for more than one category, they will receive only the higher prize. Prizes will be announced and awarded Monday, October 1st.

Winners Update! The winners of the Parrot Party are below:

Congrats to all 9 of our winners! Prizes have been sent according to the above table.

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Camfrog Live star AbbyPoblador is a referral mastermind. Over the past few months, Abby‘s one link accounts for more than 25% of all clicks from referral links! How does she do this so well? We asked her.

Q: How did you first hear about Camfrog?
A: Someone from your team sent me a message about it on Instagram.

Q: How long have you been on Camfrog?
A: Nearly 4 months.

Q: How often do you broadcast live on Camfrog?
A: Around 5 days a week.

Q: What are your favorite features about Camfrog?
A: Virtual gifts.

Q: What is your secret to a successful broadcast.?
A: I always talk to my viewers like the way I talk to my friends. I don’t treat them like just my fans. I try to remember their names and greet them when I see them join in and always acknowledge the ones who send virtual gifts. I ask them about their day, tell them about my day, and occasionally I give them love and sex advice as I used to be a sex columnist for a popular men’s magazine here in the Philippines. I’m not afraid to be myself. I say what I want to say. I don’t like to people-please just to get the viewers to like me. I’m nice when they’re being nice, and I’m mean when someone’s being mean. My fans get to know the real person behind the camera and that’s why they like talking to me.

Q: Did you have a fan base prior to Camfrog? And if so, did you let you fans know you were on Camfrog?
A: Yes I have a fan base, I’m a celebrity model/actress here in the Philippines and yes I let my fans know that I’m on Camfrog.

Q: What advice would you give to a new broadcaster?
A: Be yourself, engage with your viewers and be consistent with your broadcast schedule.

Q: Since joining Camfrog you have gotten more people to install Camfrog using your broadcast link than anyone else. What is your strategy and where do you post your link?
A: Honestly I didn’t know that many people have installed the app from my link because all I did was put my Camfrog link in my Instagram and Facebook page. I think the reason why my fans downloaded it is because I NEVER went live in either Instagram or Facebook. This is the first time my fans get to see and talk to me live on a social media platform. So I think the strategy is, do not make yourself available in every platform. Use just one and your followers will install that app because that’s the only way they could reach you.

Q: If you could broadcast from anywhere, where would it be and why?
A: I like broadcasting at home. It’s my favorite place and it’s where I’m most comfortable.

RAPID FIRE ROUND 

Mobile or desktop? Mobile

Favorite color? Pink

Favorite movie? 300

What’s your weirdest hobby? Reading random things on the internet for hours

Want to ask AbbyPoblador more questions?
Chat with her live, here!

Level Up on Camfrog!

We’ve been listening to your feedback over the last several months, and we’re excited to introduce an update to your Virtual Gifts and Achievement Levels!

You might notice when you visit the Camfrog Store that Virtual Gifts now provide you with Experience Points, or XP.

Experience Points help you level up. The higher your level, the higher you’ll appear in the rooms, and the higher Achievement Icon you’ll show off next to your name. We’re also updating our apps to show all new Achievement Level numbers next to the icon so you’ll know where you stand on the leaderboards. Keep watching this space for even more awesome announcements regarding the new Experience Points in the near future 😎

Ready to Level Up right now? Hop over to the Camfrog Store to check out some awesome new Double Experience Point Gifts today!

 

SemjaseLaw shares her broadcasting secrets of success

This month we talked with SemjaseLaw. In just under a month, she’s gotten 40,000 gems, and nearly overnight, a cult following. Learn how she did it!

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Q:
How long have you been on Camfrog?

A: I have been on Camfrog for around a month.

 

Q: How often do you broadcast live on Camfrog?

A: I try to broadcast 3 to 4 times a week.

 

Q: What are your favorite features about Camfrog?

A: The Camfrog live section is awesome and the virtual gifts are a really kewl and fun way of showing support for the broadcaster.

 

Q: What made you decide to start broadcasting?

A: I love interacting with others in the chat and the ability to bring my own creative ideas into the stream is really exciting.

 

Q: What is your secret to a successful broadcast.?

A: Engaging the audience is key. Give them a reason to stick around and they will stay till the end

 

Q: Did you have a fan base prior to Camfrog? And if so, did  you let you fans know you were on Camfrog?

A: I have a decent following on social media sites and I make certain to let everyone know when I will be broadcasting on Camfrog before every stream.

 

Q: What advice would you give to a new broadcaster?

A: Stick to a schedule and always post on social media before going live. Viewers will tune into your broadcast like they would  their favorite tv show. Nobody likes missing an episode.

 

Q: If you could broadcast from anywhere, where would it be and why?

A: I would love to broadcast from the beach of some exotic island. Being surrounded by nature and crystal clear waters is something I have always striven for since my very first stream.

 

Q: If you were a superhero, what would you name be? And what powers would you have?

A: Akasha, with the ability to instill into others  the knowledge, experiences and empathy needed to understand the things they cannot.

 

RAPID FIRE ROUND

Mobile or desktop? Desktop

Favorite color? Purple

Favorite movie? Kung Fu Hustle

What’s your weirdest hobby? Re-organizing things depending on my mood


Have questions that we didn’t ask? Ask SemjaseLaw when she goes live!

Collect all the Ornaments!

Celebrate the holidays by collecting Red Christmas Ornaments

Update 2017/12/26: Congrats to the top sender AND receiver: 1 and to the random chance winner: Nagpapasiklab

This December get into the holiday spirit with all sorts of fun new virtual gifts, as well as a fun, friendly contest!

From now until December 24th, send or receive the most Red Christmas Ornament gifts, and you could win an exclusive RED nickname for an entire year! In addition to giving away a red nick for a year for the most sent, and most received, every time you send or receive a Red Christmas Ornament gift, you’ll be entered for a chance to win 10,000 Camfrog Coins!

Looking to stand out from the crowd? Get a limited edition holiday flair, we’ve got 6 different flairs to choose from! Hop over to the Camfrog Store to see all the different nickname flair!

Don’t forget, that there are also loads of all new winter holiday gifts waiting for you over in the Camfrog Store! Hop over to the Winter Holiday Gifts catalog now!

Celebrating 14 Hopping Years!

Join us in celebrating 14 years of Camfrog with some fun and games! For the entire month of October you’ll get access to all 3 of our “Frog” sticker packs. You don’t need to do anything except log on!

We’ve also got some fun contests and prizes you could win, just by receiving a special Camfrog’s 14th Birthday Gift!

Each gift has it’s own corresponding prize, and there’s 2 ways to win the prize! The first way, collect the most of that specific gift by the end of the day on October 14th, and you’ll win! The second winner will be randomly selected from anyone who has sent or received that gift!

Hold on though! I forgot to tell you about the big grand prize! If you can collect the most gifts from the Birthday Gift category, you could win 2 years of Camfrog Gold, and 20,000 Camfrog Coins!

But wait, there’s a twist! Every day 1 gift will disappear from the Camfrog Store, and it’s a secret which one will disappear every day, so don’t wait to start sending those gifts!  Don’t worry though, if a gift you wanted is already gone from the store, you could still get it from the Camfrog Birthday Mystery Chest!

Alright, what exactly are the prizes for each gift? Check ’em out below!

UPDATE 2017/10/17: Winners have been verified and updated below! If you won, you may be contacted by our team for delivery if needed!

Green Birthday Box – 1 Month of Camfrog Pro – Winners are: W$ and Nursesy
Pink Birthday Box – 1 Month of Camfrog Extreme – Winners are: klay777 and YBBB
Red Birthday Box – 1 Month of Camfrog Gold – Winners are: __AkaChan__ and Alexa_Mine
Birthday Balloon – 5,000 Camfrog Coins – Winners are: H0USSEM and MlX3R
Fidget Spinner Frog – 1 Year of Camfrog Pro – Winners are: 3l and DP
Hammy’s Birthday Gift – 6 Months of Camfrog Extreme – Winners Are: 777 and 0x999
Ice Cream Cone – 2,500 Camfrog Coins – Winners Are: IBV and redone77
Birthday Candles – 3 Months of Camfrog Gold – Winners Are: Accank and 1_AFK
Party Hat – 6 Months Red Nickname – Winners Are: bed and @Hi
Party Frog – 1,414 Camfrog Coins – Winners are: Serhan and 6-
Birthday Beer – 5 Free Sticker Packs of your choice – Winners are: KeepSmileAndBePatient and hollick
Camfrog’s 14th Birthday Cake – 6 Months Free Camfrog Room Hosting (500 user room!) – Winners are: MYMlNT and _B3AB3LL3_
Chocolate Frog – 6 Months Blue Nickname – Winners Are: ”’ and Lumpuh
Birthday Cake Frog – 10,000 Camfrog Coins – Winners Are: 4 and Ranum

And the Grand Prize Winner, receiving over 2,000 Camfrog 14th Birthday Gifts is: 0N

Congratulations to all our awesome winners, and be sure to stay tuned for our next contest!