Web camming is rapidly becoming one of the hottest adult entertainment products out there on the market today. While any aspiring adult entertainer can set up a small business on their own with their own webcam out of their home, AJ Studios provides the highest level of quality for its customers while maintaining a safe, profitable business for its talent. Anthony recently took the opportunity to tell me about AJ Studios, his family’s business, and what goes into running a successful web cam company.
C.J. Asher – First of all, thank you for this interview! Tell me a little about yourself, Anthony.
Anthony – I’m twenty-nine years old. I was born in New York but, after a few years, my father wanted to return to Colombia so we moved back. It took a little bit to get acclimated to living in Colombia but, once I did, I was an honor roll student in high school and college. I have a Business degree that I utilize in our business every day. My father and I had an amazing opportunity to start a family owned business so, after college, I went full time in the adult industry with our family business, AJ Studios. Since then, I have created an Expo for the Live cam & the adult industry called LALExpo. So far, each year the Expo has been so well received that we have doubled our attendees.
C.J. Asher – So, tell me about AJ Studios and the services that you provide.
Anthony – At AJ Studios, we have a “win – win” philosophy, this is the number one reason that we have had so many successes and have become the largest webcam studio in all of South America, but are recognized for our professionalism and business innovation, globally. We believe that everyone in the day-to-day operations are valuable in the success of the business. In the first two years in business, we failed multiple times, but we do not see it as failures, from failure we found all of the right ingredients to make smart choices in operating the business. This is why, today, we have studios all over Colombia, employ over 250 people and are constantly expanding. We have won awards and work with the top people and companies in the industry. What stays a constant is, we always stay humble and know that if we take care of your employees, they will be loyal and work to take care of the business that takes care of them.
C.J. Asher – How did you first decide to enter the adult entertainment industry?
Anthony – Before AJ studios, we were in the travel and consulting business. We had an upscale bed and breakfast in Colombia focused on international clientele. Besides accommodations, we offered a wide range of services, such as private interpreters, bilingual car service, private investigators, consulting on purchase of real state in Colombia and investment opportunities among others. We got a client from the US who came to Colombia with the project to setup a cam studio and hired us to help him get started and a one-year management support contract. So that’s how we came in contact with the adult industry.
C.J. Asher – What do you think is the main reason behind the appeal of live adult cam sites by consumers over the past few years?
Anthony – It’s a unique and personal experience; interactivity cannot be copy. People seem to have a perception that the interactions are only sexual. While sexuality is the primary element that brings people to these sites, sex quickly becomes a competing reason with intimacy and friendship.
C.J. Asher – What do customers typically request and receive from an adult video chat session?
Anthony – There’s two main group of consumers… the ones who are looking for sex which typically look for role model games. The other group are the ones who are looking for friendship and companionship… this one’s usually just looking for a virtual girlfriend to spend time and fill up that loneliness in their life.
C.J. Asher – What attributes, both physical and personality, do you look for in an ideal adult cam model?
Anthony – The perfect cam model is something like 60% personality and 40% physical. This is a relationship service, so charming and creative personalities are a must. The rest is secondary.
C.J. Asher – Who are some of the companies, such as Naked.com and LiveJasmin, that you represent and what cam services do you provide for them?
Anthony – We are one of the largest cam model providers for companies such as Livejasmin and Chaturbate, but we also work with other live content companies such as Rampant Tv that provides interactive Babe channels or AliceX, the first VR cam site.
C.J. Asher – What types of services do you offer your staff of models, such as pay and housing?
Anthony – Weekly pays, full training program, specialized support staff, professional environment, in house restaurants at the studios, top notch facilities, cash advances, weekly contests and many prizes.
C.J. Asher – What nominations and awards have you received?
Anthony – We won Best Cam Studio 2015 on the GFY awards organized by the AVN organization and we won best adult webcam agent 2016 on the Adult Webcam Awards, both hosted at Las Vegas. We have been nominated as best cam studio on several occasions at the Ynot awards in Prague and Live Cam Awards in Barcelona. We have also been nominated as Best Livecam event for the show we organize which is LALEXPO. At current, the LALEXPO is going into its third year, the success of the expo has grown more than we could hope for, all of the top brands and companies support and sponsor, why because it promotes professionalism, trust, growth, loyalty to the webcam industry. The LALEXPO was created to provide a platform for studios, models, webmasters and professionals from the live cam industry to collaborate and enhance the international and global markets. One of the primary goals of LALEXPO is to improve and expand the webcam businesses and industry, as well as to also ensure that webcam companies are operating legally and safely and meeting their business goals.
C.J. Asher – What do you think the next big technological trend in adult cam services will be?
Anthony – The development of new technologies and product innovations that that can be used on the live cam space for greater interaction with customers helping the models have a high impact with its members, such as VR, interactive sex toy, smart accessories, clothing and cameras.