ImLive is one of the web’s most popular cam sites. Known for their eponymous catch phrase, “I’m live”, they host some of the hottest models you can find. Many of their shows are free. Click on a model’s chat room, and you’ll instantly see them live on cam, usually lounging around in lingerie. In free chat, you might see a boob flash or two, and as far as it goes, that’s great.
But in the age of Pornhub and other similar sites, you can see way more than a boob flash without paying a dime. The real attraction of ImLive is the ability to interact with the models. Watching a girl pleasure herself while she talks dirty to you brings a new level of fun and excitement. And for that, you’re going to need some digital currency.
ImLive’s models are paid with credits, which you can buy with just a few clicks of your mouse. But there’s no need to hand over your credit card info to find out what you’re getting. Here, we’ll break down the different payment methods and costs for ImLive credits. We’ll also talk about what you can buy with those credits, and even how you can get your hands on sweet freebies!
Guests on ImLive are able to view public shows without any restrictions. But to access private shows or send tips, you’ll need to create an account. The reason for this is that your credits are saved in a virtual wallet. This wallet allows you to carry over your credits from one session to another. So if you buy 50 credits today and only use 10 of them, your remaining 40 credits will still be available next month, next week, or even next year. They never expire.
Signing up for an account is easy. Just click the link in the upper right hand corner that says “Join ImLive for free”. From there, you’ll be asked to enter your email address and create a username and password. One thing we appreciated about ImLive is that they don’t require you to verify your email address. This helps you skip logging into your email and clicking a verification link.
That said, if you want to receive future offers, it’s a good idea to check your email anyway. Odds are good that your signup email confirmation will have landed in your spam box. By marking this email as “not spam”, you’ll ensure that future offers will land in your inbox. If you’d rather not be bothered by marketing emails, you can skip this step.
Once you’ve created your account, you’re all ready to buy some credits. ImLive accepts three different types of payment: credit cards, PayPal, and PumaPay cryptocurrency. Click the payment link in the top right corner to get started. By default, you’ll be asked to enter your credit card number. Here’s how to access the other payment options.
To buy your credits via PayPal, select a credit package (25, 50, or 100 credits). An overlay will pop up asking you to enter your credit card. At the top of the overlay, you’ll see a small link that says “Change payment method”. Click that link, and change the payment method from CCBill to Epoch. Then you’ll see the option to pay with PayPal instead of a credit card.
Using PumaPay is a bit simpler. When you first click the link to buy credits, on the screen that says “Choose your credit package”, you’ll see a link on the lower right that says “PumaPay - Get 15% EXTRA bonus!”. Click that link, and your payment option will switch over to PumaPay. As the link implies, credits cost a bit less when you pay with this method.
Below, we’ve listed ImLive’s credit packages, along with the cost per credit for each option.
|Payment Method||Number of Credits||Price||Price Per Token||Notes|
|Credit Card||25||$25||$1.00||Credit Card||50||$50||$1.00|
*PumaPay charges will be based on current exchange rates.
One thing you’ll notice right off the bat is that there’s no discount for buying more credits. This was a bit disappointing, since most cam sites offer discounted rates if you buy larger credit packages. On the other hand, most cam sites also charge a premium for PayPal purchases. If you prefer to use PayPal rather than a credit card, you’ll find that ImLive is a great value. That said, all of their billing is discreet, so you don’t need to worry about porn showing up on your credit card bill.
We did appreciate the relatively transparent nature of the pricing. For the most part, $1 will get you 1 credit. There might not be a discount for larger packages, but you don’t need to bust out your calculator just to figure out what your wank session is going to cost. You’ll know exactly how much you’re paying to whack your chode with a smoking-hot webcam model.
The best overall value here is for cryptocurrency, due to the discounted rate. That said, once again, the pricing structure is a bit unusual. Instead of the largest package being the best value, you actually get the best rates for the medium package. Of course, you can always just buy the mid-tier package twice if you really want to buy more credits.
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. The same goes for cam site credits. So are there any ways to get free ImLive credits? In a word, no. There’s no truly “free” option. But there are a couple of ways to get credits at a discount, or in exchange for work.
The easiest way to get free ImLive credits is to buy a credit package. Okay, so this isn’t totally free, but let’s explain how it works. When you buy your first credit package, you get a bunch of bonus credits. If you buy the 25-credit pack, you get 8 freebies. If you buy 50 credits, you get 20. With the 100-credit package, you get 30 free credits. All in all, it’s not a bad deal. It’s also the most prominent offering on ImLive’s site. They prominently offer 30 free credits, although the advertising is a bit deceptive, since it implies you get the credits just for signing up. Regardless, it’s a nice way to sweeten the pot for new members.
The more difficult way to get free credits, if you want to call it that, is to become an ImLive performer. This might not be the best option for everybody. You have to be a bit of an exhibitionist who’s comfortable with getting naked in front of a bunch of strangers. And if you’re a guy, you’re probably better off doing this on a gay site. There just aren’t that many women who are willing to pay to watch a guy jerk off. On the other hand, if you’re a lady, you can make a good pile of credits rubbing one out on camera. You’re already rubbing the pink eraser. Why not get paid for it? You can turn around and use your credits for chatting with hot models.
We can’t finish this section in good conscience without giving you a warning. Never, ever use one of those “free credits” websites that claims to be able to hack you a bunch of credits. They’re all scams, and most of them don’t even work. First off, you’re handing over your account information, which can allow hackers to learn all kinds of personal information about you. This alone should be enough reason to steer clear. But even worse, if the hack actually does work, you’re going to get caught. ImLive doesn’t make money by ignoring their credit accounts, and they’ll notice if you suddenly have hundreds of credits without paying anything. This will net you a lifetime ban from the site. It’s not worth it. We know it can be frustrating to pay for porn, but there are plenty of free porn sites out there. If you want the premium experience of chatting up a live, hot girl, you’re going to have to pay for the privilege.
We’ve talked a lot about credit costs and what kind of deals you can get. But what are ImLive credits actually worth? This is the meat and potatoes — or frank and beans — of any cam site, so let’s take a look at what kind of value you can expect to get.
To begin with, buying credits, even once, gets you permanent “bronze status” on ImLive. Bronze members get a number of special privileges, beginning with the ability to chat during free shows. Guests and free members are able to watch these shows, but they aren’t able to engage directly with the model or other users. Instead, they’re relegated to the sidelines, spectators to the swarm of horny guys surrounding the model. So if you want to actually talk to the girls, you’ll need to buy some credits, at least once.
Bronze members also get access to several free extras. Models, particularly the top models, often have photos and videos posted on their profile. Typically, some of these are free, a tease to get guys into the room. But the spiciest pictures and videos are limited to bronze members. In essence, buying credits a single time gets you lifetime access to a smorgasbord of free porn. You’ll be able to get several wank sessions just from these freebies.
So far, so good. But let’s say you bought some credits, even just the base package, in order to get bronze status. You’re going to want to spend those credits, right?
The easiest way to spend your credits is simply to tip the model in public shows. Now, as we mentioned, most ImLive public shows don’t get truly down and dirty. But there are exceptions, and one of these is an interactive sex toy show. In these shows, the girls have a vibrator or other sex toy that’s linked with ImLive’s tipping system. When they receive a tip, it sets the toy off. This is as close as you’ll ever come to fingering a girl without being with one in person. The downside here is ImLive’s relatively expensive credits. On some other sites, credits are less than $0.10 apiece, so you can tip a single credit at a time relatively cheaply. At $1.00 apiece, these 1-credit tips can add up relatively quickly. Plan your tips accordingly.
Another option is to take a girl into a private show, or, as ImLive calls them, “candy shows”. In a candy show, you get one-on-one time with a hot girl. You get to make requests, and even engage in voice chat or share two-way video. This way, you can get a truly personalized experience. Want her to dildo herself? She’ll do it while she’s calling your name. Want something a little bit kinkier? Choose the right model, and you might just get it. Candy show prices vary considerably depending on the model. They’re also billed in dollars, not credits, so you know exactly what you’re paying. And because of the exchange rates, credits purchased with crypto will get you a better value. Amateur models charge as little as $1.00 per minute. For a top model who isn’t a professional, you can expect to pay $3-$4. Actual established porn stars can charge upwards of $10 per minute, so only high rollers can expect that kind of experience.
At the end of the day, ImLive credits provide a good value. The pricing is transparent, and you can get a discount for using cryptocurrency. You also get some significant benefits just for buying a single credit package. All in all, it’s well worth making the investment at least once.