I’ve been a stripper for about ten years now, and I really do love my job. There are times when it can be a serious pain in the tits, obviously, but in the end, I’m glad I got into it and I’m glad I’m still doing it, and I plan to keep it up for as long as it’s possible. With that said, though, I’ve been camming for only a few years, and I really, REALLY wish I’d started up with that sooner than I did.
What’s in this post??
1 – Top 3 reasons to get into webcam modeling.
2 – The best cam site to make the most money at.
It’s been a huge benefit to me in a lot of ways, and if I had only been doing it for as long as I’ve been stripping, well, let’s just say my life would look a lot different right now. Let me tell you how I got into camming, and share some of my favorite reasons to become a cam girl.
Something I learned pretty quickly after getting into stripping is the fact that a LOT of exotic dancers also work as webcam models. I knew about this, but didn’t really think much of it for years. Anything computer-related seemed nerdy and intimidating to me; it felt like I wouldn’t be able to handle the “technical” stuff, and like it wouldn’t be worth my time even if I could.
Looking back, it was a pretty stupid mindset to have. It changed one night when I was drinking with a good stripper friend of mine, who was also into camming, and she really got into the details of what being a cam girl was like.
I remember thinking how simple the process of getting started (as she described it, which turned out to be pretty accurate) sounded, and I realized that I had never needed to worry about being overwhelmed by it. She managed to talk me into giving it a try, and amazingly, I decided to follow through even after I sobered up.
I am REALLY glad I did, though I admit I got discouraged early on, as I made very little money my first week. I’m not normally the kind of person who gives up easily at new things, but I definitely wanted to quit during that period and never turn my webcam on again. I’m very lucky that my friend remained supportive, and told me it was normal for earnings to be “slow and low” at first. I stuck with it, and things got a LOT better.
Today, I can’t even imagine NOT having webcam model work in my life. It’s just become such a huge part of my daily routine, that I legit wouldn’t know what to do with those hours if they weren’t being spent on Chaturbate. There are a lot of things I love about camming, but out of all of it, it’s pretty easy for me to name my three biggest reasons to be a cam girl.
3 Top Reasons To Become a Cam Model
1) It’s Fun
Come on, it’s basically stripping from your bedroom! Oh, except there’s the added bonus of being able to mute any rude and obnoxious people who show up. Wish I could do that in the club. Camming also lets me be more adventurous, since private shows (which are already awesome because they make me a lot of money) provide a place to explore fetishes with my regulars.
And of course, there’s always the chance that you’re going to run into a whale who will drop $1,000 on you like it’s nothing. THAT part makes it a lot like never knowing whether tomorrow might be Christmas, which is pretty exciting.
2) The Money
What other reasons to become a cam girl do you need?? No, seriously, camming is awesome, but it really helps when you’re making serious bank on top of enjoying yourself. Like I said, it’s definitely slow going in the beginning, but after your first two weeks to maybe a month, the money REALLY starts pouring in, and before you know it you’re already making a decent income doing this alone.
Me personally, I call it a bad week if my camming revenue doesn’t at least approach $1,000. The major success stories are even better, obviously: some of Chaturbate’s most popular webcam models are clearing $50K every MONTH, reliably. And remember what I said about surprise Christmas? Not only do whales randomly pop in to give you cash, but thanks to them, sometimes you’ll wake up to find high-ticket items from your Amazon wish list on their way to your door. Hell yeah!
3) It’s Safe
Alright, all kidding aside, and with it firmly understood that I have no intention of cutting stripping out of my life anytime soon, this may just be the single best reason to be a webcam model. I don’t think it’s gonna shock anyone to read that there’s a certain element of risk to working in a club. I remember one time, when I thought I had made a big score by talking a tipsy guy into taking me to the VIP room.
As most strippers know, it can be a serious double-edged sword going into that room with a drunk guest; they’re a lot more willing to open their wallet, which is good, but the alcohol also lowers their inhibitions BIG time and can make them aggressive. In this particular case, the guy I was with apparently believed that the VIP room fee was my payment for a blowjob. I don’t do that kind of thing in the VIP room or anywhere else, but plenty of strippers do, so it wasn’t a totally insane mistake for him to make.
Even so, he went way overboard just assuming, because I swear I never promised him that nor did anything to make him think I was open to it. Didn’t matter. Once he tried something and I turned him down, he completely lost it. He ranted about how much he had paid for the room and how I wasn’t worth it, and then he just started screaming “stupid bitch” at me over and over again.
Long story short, the bouncer heard him and acquainted him with the door, but I was pretty badly freaked. My hands were shaking like a leaf for the rest of the night. Yeah, nothing like THAT is gonna happen over webcam, I’ve got to admit.
All Strippers Should Be Cam Girls
My point in all of this is that if you’re a stripper, there are plenty of reasons to be a cam girl too. I think I really lucked out by starting on Chaturbate, because I’ve been on other cam sites, and while some are good, there really is no comparison. The huge traffic there makes it much easier for newbies to get established and do well.
The site is really simple, too: you apply, you get accepted (everyone does, as long as they’re over 18), and you’re given your own public channel where people can come see you broadcast. The ones who like you can give you tips or ask to pay for a private, one-on-one show with you. All you really have to do is apply the same skills a stripper uses, like being friendly, flirtatious, and sexy, and you WILL build up a roster of regulars who will cause a good income to start flowing in probably within your first month.
It’s easy, it’s fun, it’s safe. And of course, it PAYS. I really can’t recommend camming enough. Again, signup with Chaturbate and give it a shot, you won’t regret it…just be patient and build that fan following!