So, you’re thinking of becoming a cam girl? Great. Here is a brief list of things to consider, and things to do before you get started.
Some Things to Think About First
This is arguably the most important thing to consider. While becoming an online model is a legal and valid way of making extra income, not all employers will view it that way. If you work with children, politics, or anything of the sorts, perhaps being a cam model is too risky.
When it comes to the men watching you, some moral conflicts can occur. A lot of them are married, and aren’t shy about it. Some will even want you to talk about their wives, or pretend she just caught him cheating. It’s a fantasy that you have to be willing to play along with. Aside from cheating clients, you also need to be aware that some men seem to be under the impression that they are “buying a girlfriend” and will want to always be in contact with you. Most importantly, you need to be aware that some clients will attempt to locate you. While there are plenty of precautions you can take to keep yourself safe, this will always be a risk.
A lot of the appeal in working in this industry is that you get to make your own schedule. While this is true, being a cam girl will still take a lot of your time. To be successful, you’re going to need to make a regular schedule, and engage in social media while you aren’t on the clock. Snapchat was the demise of my cam model career, as it made me feel like I was constantly working.
Before You Start
Still want to become a cam girl? Glad to hear- there are lots of perks to the job. Here are some things you need to do before starting.
Lock it down. Update your Facebook settings so that people can not search your name. Make your Instagram private and detach your real name to the account. Change your Snapchat username to a nickname. The last thing you want is for someone to accidentally stumble upon one of your personal social medias.
Social Media 2.0
When it comes to setting up social media for your cam girl persona, make sure you use an email specifically for this. Do not attach any social media to your personal email. You’re going to want an Amazon account, a Snapchat (probably), and a Twitter. Some also opt to have Skype, Kik, and Instagram but all of these are at your own digression.
To sign up, the website you use will need your real name, a scan of your ID, and a photo of you holding your ID close to your face. Your real information will be safe with your website.
Quick Tip: It can take a while to get verified. I remember having to re-submit my scans and photos upward of 10 times. Pay close attention to the guidelines, lighting, and angles (ie. the photo may not be accepted if admins cannot see the top of your head). It’ll happen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s blog. If you’ve decided on becoming a cam girl, good luck, be safe, and have fun! Check next week to read all about making money as a cam girl.