Commissions earned by camgirls vary widely by paysite, but are typically in the form of a flat fee, sometimes known as a "bounty", or based on a percentage of gross sales for every customer who signs up to a site.
A New York Times report described the story of Justin Berry, a 13-year-old boy who, after hooking up his webcam and listing himself on an online forum in order to make friends, was propositioned by older men to strip and masturbate on camera.
CNN referred to him as "in the language of cyberspace... He started his own paysite, prostituted himself, sold video recordings of his encounters with Mexican prostitutes, and helped hire other underage models.
He made several hundred thousand dollars over five years before turning all information over to prosecutors in exchange for immunity.
A webcam model, also known as a camgirl for females and camboy for males, is a model who performs on the Internet through live webcam footage.
A webcam model often performs sexual services in exchange for money, goods, or attention.
He has since been investigated again after police found two sexually explicit conversations with underage girls on his mobile.Mc Gregor also claimed he was sleeping rough after moving to London from Essex, when he was splitting his time between the addresses of two women, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.