August 7, 2020

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Webcam Modeling

10 Reasons NOT To Be a Camgirl

People love talking about the benefits of webcam modeling, and they especially love it when new models get excited with them and sign up through the very convenient affiliate link provided. Yes, we like getting paid. Let’s drop the pretense.

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[tweetthis]Webcam modeling is NOT an easy job, and it is NOT the best choice I’ve ever made.[/tweetthis]

 

That’s not to say that I regret choosing the camgirl life, but it’s not for everyone. It may or may not be for you, so let’s see if you still want the job after reading this post. πŸ˜‰

 

The Cons of Camming

 

1. Every show you perform has the potential to hang around the interwebs for the rest of time.

If you’re not comfortable with this reality, you should probably be looking for an alternative source of income.

 

2. The sex industry is highly stigmatized.

Thanks to tradition and religion, the people in your life may not understand or even want to understand what you do for a living.

Read more: You Do What?! The Stigma Behind Sex Work; Coping With Showing Your Junk for a Living: Privacy Issue

 

3. The road to success as a camgirl is long, hard and slow.

And no, that’s not an innuendo lol. Success in the camming industry takes a shit ton of determination and patience. This is not a quick fix to your financial woes.

Read more: Success tips

 

4. The IRS still gets paid.

Cam sites are not your employers and therefore don’t take taxes out of your check. As an independent contractor, you’ll most likely end up paying your own taxes each year (assuming you pass up your personal amount).

 

5. Making money is never a guarantee.

If someone tries to tell you it is, they are lying. I’ve found that it tends to even out in the long run, but those few hours when you’re sitting there making nothing will likely be the most frustrating hours you’ve ever endured sitting there making nothing.

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6. You won’t always feel like working.

As with any self-employment gig, sometimes you’ve gotta kick yourself in the butt. This is when you find out how self-motivated you really are.

 

7. If the thought of entertaining guests you can’t see weirds you out, this might not be for you.

You’ll see some customers on cam during private sessions, but most are acting out a fantasy that turning the lights on would destroy. Sometimes you won’t even get any clues as to what they’re looking for and you just have to put on a random show.

 

reasons not to be a camgirl

 

8. People will make assumptions about your personality based on the work you do, even if it says nothing about who you are.

 

 

You can’t keep secrets and maintain a fulfilling real-life relationship at the same time. If you aren’t currently with someone who supports your thoughts about becoming a camgirl, finding a new partner may prove to be more challenging than you would hope. The same goes for friends. If you have social anxiety, the life of a camgirl could be lonely.

 

9. Some people are creepy.

Others are mean. In my experience, most customers have been pleasant and/or fun to talk to overall – but you’ll need either a thick skin or the ability to laugh it off when the other kind of customer tries to rile you up. If you take things too seriously, camming can become just another stressful job.

 

10. The camming industry is full of liars and sometimes it can be hard to tell what’s real and what’s not.

I intendΒ to shed a lot of light onto webcam modeling here at O Camgirl. Ultimately I want to give you the tools you need to recognize the scum and scammers and make smart decisions on your own.

Read more: How to Recognize a Scam in the Camgirl Industry

 

Want more? Check out:

20 More Reasons Not To Be A Camgirl

 

Take it easy.

 

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