Want to interact more directly with popular adult stars? Get closer to your fans?
Launched in 2017, MFC Share is a private photo and video platform which allows models to sell content directly to their fans. The service complements their live cam site by offering a passive way for performers to connect with audiences without having to broadcast 24/7. The result is a community driven space that is similar to social networking platforms…but a lot more NSFW!
In this feature, we take a closer look at the community platform MFC Share created by MyFreeCams. We’ll find out more about what you can expect as a model and as a fan as well as check out what features are on offer.
Who is MyFreeCams?
MyFreeCams (or ‘MFC’) is an American live adult cam site that was launched in 2004 and is one of the most popular adult websites in the world. As of June 2020, the site ranks in the top 1,000 websites worldwide and is in the top 50 NSFW platforms.
A direct competitor of services like Bongacams, Chaturbate and LiveJasmin, MyFreeCams streams live broadcasts featuring independent adult models.
Traffic to the site reaches over 90 million users with an average of around 60 million hits per month. That’s a huge community of both models and fans all looking to make a connection.
It’s little wonder then that MFC thought it would be a great idea to introduce MFC Share; a new way for models and fans to communicate.
And the timing for the company couldn’t be better with their popularity waning over the last few years, MyFreeCams needed a new selling point in order to better compete with up and coming cam sites like CamSoda.
Winner of the XBIZ Award for Live Cam Site of the Year 2011, 2012 and 2013, with the launch of MFC Share, MyFreeCams hopes to regain some of its market share and (ultimately) drive more traffic to its performer’s live cam feeds.
What is MFC Share?
MFC Share is a hybrid social media platform designed exclusively for the adult industry and offers a safe space for professional performers and amateur cam stars to share their content.
The design of the site is similar in style to Twitter and Facebook with some familiar features including:
- Follow Function
- Share Function
In addition, the site is monetized for its users and allows fans to tip models and purchase videos, photos and social media account details directly.
As a result, MFC Share is similar to sites like Clips4Sale, ManyVids and OnlyFans; the main difference is the format and style. In a way, you could also think of MFC Share as an online library of curated adult content, some of which is free, similar also to sites like Pornhub and XNXX. However, the difference here is that only models and performers can post content so there is some degree of quality control.
As a user (or, a ‘fan’) you can search for popular models to follow and interact with them directly.
Using MFCShare, you can also:
- Browse free content
- Purchase premium content
- Join their fan club
- Buy them gifts
- Take part in polls
- Ask questions
- Follow blogs
The site is being used by plenty of professional and amateur cam stars and porn performers covering a wide range of genres, styles and types. From BBWs and MILFs to Teens, Asians and FemDoms, there’s a model on MFC Share for everyone.
As a fan, once you start following models, their updates will begin to show on your feed and you will receive information about upcoming shows, new content to purchase and regular status updates…just like you would if you were on any social media platform.
One of the features of MFC Share which we really like and makes it stand out more as a social community rather than just a tube or live cam site is the fact that you can create your own playlists of your favorite content; just like you can on YouTube.
Also like YouTube, you can view your history so finding a clip or model you browsed earlier is made that much easier.
Another feature which is pretty useful is the ‘Suggestions’ function. Using an algorithm which tracks other users history, the site can make some suggestions of other models you might like based on any other performer you have selected. It’s yet another way that MyFreeCams is trying to get as many models in front of a ready audience as possible.
What Can You Buy on MFC Share?
The majority of sales on the site are for exclusive videos and photos created by the models themselves and sold at a price they each set individually. You can also purchase other types of content including
- One-off live shows
- Lifetime subscriptions for Snapchat
- Custom videos, photos and shows
- Sex toys
There really is no limit to what can be sold on MFC Share by the models and some can be pretty creative with the things they sell or auction. Fans can also simply tip their favorite performers or buy them gifts.
Like with MyFreeCams, all of the content that you buy on MFC Share is paid for using tokens. Each model sets their own price for what they are selling and there can be a huge difference in some of the costs. The more popular the model, the more exclusive the content and the more money you will have to pay to access it.
You could pay as little as 50 tokens for a short video or as much as 1,000 tokens. Even more for feature length videos.
The price of tokens also varies depending on how many you buy at once but roughly cost between $0.08 and $0.10 per token.
It’s well worth browsing around for new models as these fresh faced girls are yet to build up a following and their content is often far cheaper than that of the top performers. It can also be pretty satisfying to ‘discover’ new talent and to be in on the ground level with the fan club before their career takes off. Certainly with those models who already have a huge fanbase it can be harder to gain their attention.
As for what proportion of the income models earn, MFC Share charges its performers the same commission as on MyFreeCams; this means they earn 60% of every dollar they generate.
MFC Share: We Say…
The evolution of MyFreeCams over the last few sixteen years has been pretty interesting to watch. From its initial launch in 2004 to the height of its success, the camming platform has always been one of the most popular sites for the live adult community. However, the entrance of some exciting newcomers to the market in the form of Bonga Cams, Cam Soda and Chaturbate has meant that MFC has become a little dated. Certainly the design of its flagship cam site was becoming clunky and tired and this is reflected in its falling traffic figures over the last few years.
The launch of MFC Share is hoped to turn the tide on the company’s waning popularity and it is not hard to see why. MFC Share is a fresh and user-friendly social platform that offers tons of features for both the models themselves as well as their legions of fans.
In some ways, there are too many features and if you are looking for a simple way to just buy videos then there are some better options including ManyVids, OnlyFans and Clips4Sale. However, MFC Share isn’t positioned simply as a video sharing site but as a way to improve interaction. And that’s the key to the site’s appeal.
Instead of just being a passive audience member, MFC Share allows fans to get closer to their favorite cam stars and amateur models. From following blogs and social media updates to interacting directly through fan clubs and polls, MFC Share truly delivers a superior service when it comes to reaching out.
Sure, there are some kinks that could be ironed out but overall the site is pretty concrete in what it offers. Well designed and with an intuitive navigation, users can easily find what they want and models too are waxing lyrical over how simple MFC Share is to use.
With the addition of MFC Share to the MyFreeCams community we can see the company cementing its global position in the top adult websites for some time to come. We expect to see more live cam sites following suit and begin to offer similar services for its models and customers to use. Certainly the rest of the industry needs to wake up to the idea that the success of live cam stars is not just about broadcasting but about interacting. Building audiences is not just about having a monologue but starting a dialogue and MFC Share has finally turned camming into a telephone instead of a television.
All featured images via MFC Share.