Preventing Camming Burnout: Essential Self-Care Tips for Camgirls

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Camming is not an easy job – we all know this. Having to deal with beggars, scammers, and all-around awful people while still being entertaining and enticing to the people who do support you on cam is no easy task. Camming falls under the umbrella of helping jobs, where you expand a lot of your emotional energy toward your “clients” and often do not get much back. Therefore, burnout is so common in the camming field. You’ll see girls taking multiple days off from cam, and months even, because they’ve overextended themselves for the sake of their viewers and have neglected to take good care of themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally.

So, what does it take to successfully manage burnout while still maintaining a consistent cam presence and earning enough money?
 
BOUNDARIES
 
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You need to have realistic expectations of yourself and set firm boundaries about what you will and won’t do, how often you’ll be on cam, and how available you’ll be OFF cam. I find that the off-cam presence is often the hardest one to be firm on, because you might feel that if you don’t give your members enough attention between camming sessions, they will forget about you and move on. While it may be true for some members, most will be understanding of you needing your private time outside of cam to recharge and do your own things instead of constantly doing Twitter status updates and tweeting sexy pics. The members who WON’T be ok are ones who will always expect too much from you and push your boundaries. You need to have a solid understanding of how much connection outside of cam is ok for YOU and to stick with it. Boundaries are so crucial to have, and I guarantee that you will have a greater peace of mind when your personal boundaries are not crossed by members.

How do you let them know what they are? You can either be direct and say that you will not be on Twitter much in the off-cam hours, or that you will take weekends off from social media completely, or that you won’t answer DMs. An indirect way of doing the same is simply doing it and waiting for members to catch on and not making exceptions. Firm personal boundaries equal a healthy state of mind. 💖
 
SELF-CARE
 
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You may think of self-care as taking bubble baths, getting your nails done, or getting a massage, and while those are all true, self-care may come in very different forms.

Self-care might be you taking a nice walk around town or a park. It might be disconnecting from social media and phone for a day and experiencing a day without interruptions. It’s giving your body some rest, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too. It might be calling or texting a friend you haven’t talked to in a while because of your camming schedule, or even just reading a book. It might look different for everyone, but at the core of it is putting your needs first and caring for your own well-being.

You can think of taking care of yourself as investing in your camming career. The better your self-care and the firmer your boundaries, the more you can achieve without getting exhausted, spreading yourself too thin and eventually burning out. Burnout is not pretty, and unfortunately, it’s way too common in camming. It’s hard to get yourself back on cam after a burnout, because you may feel resentful, unmotivated and unwilling to put yourself back in the place that caused it. The best way out of this situation is to try to not get into it in the first place.
 
HERE’S HOW 👇
 
Start by figuring out how to take care of your basic physical needs, like prioritizing your sleep, having a stricter cam schedule (no camathons or camming too late at night), eating well and avoiding junk food and emotional eating. I know it may seem really appealing to order in after a long camming session, but doing that too often will drain your energy and lead to eventual weight gain. Make sure you go to the doctor for regular checkups and take whatever vitamins/supplements that make you feel better. (Try collagen for healthier skin, hair, and nails, and melatonin for better sleep). Exercise is a key component of self-care, whether it’s going to the gym, taking classes or just going on daily walks.

Emotional self-care involves doing things that make you feel good and keeping your mood stable. The instability of camming earnings and the up and down nature of the cam industry does not bode well for emotional stability. Adding the “camming high” after a good night on cam to the list is a recipe for an emotional disaster. Some ways to counteract this is to take time to yourself to relax and reflect on the day and perhaps meditate, journal, or spend time on a relaxing hobby. You can vent to your fellow camgirls or a supportive friend if you’ve had a bad day on cam. If you’re noticing that you’re feeling bad consistently, it may be a good idea to see a counselor, which can improve your mood immensely. Watch out for self-medication with drugs or alcohol. While they may bring relief in the short-term, they won’t be good for you at all in the long term.

Mental self-care can cover things like doing activities outside of camming that bring you happiness and feeling mentally stimulated. Let’s face it, camming is not exactly the most mentally-stimulating job out there, so you need to take care of that aspect outside of cam. Hanging out with friends, reading interesting books, maybe taking a class or even going back to school all encompass your mental well-being. It’s about knowing that there’s something outside of the camming bubble that can be mentally engaging and be something to strive for.

The combination of strong personal boundaries and consistent self-care will do wonders for you and prevent a potential burnout. You’ll be able to enjoy camming more and not lose yourself in it. If you have any more personal tips, share them below!
 

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Highest Tip EVER on Chaturbate – 531,313 tokens!

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A while ago I posted the TOP 3 biggest tips on Chaturbate, but there was one tip that was missing from the list, the biggest one of all – given to the lovely Missy Mell by her loyal followers. It was a group tip that was a MASSIVE 531,313 tokens in total. To convert it to dollars, divide the amount by 20 and you will get $20,565.65.😲😱 Not too shabby! Imagine how you could put that money to use. Wonder what Mell did with her generous tip!
 
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Huge tips like this are uncommon, but not unheard of. Anything can happen in the crazy world of camming. If you want to give Chaturbate a try, I recommend reading through my Beginners Guide to learn how to get started and ultimately succeed on CB!

Top Passive Income Sources for Camgirls: How to Maximize your Camming Earnings!

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Passive income (Income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis requiring minimal to no effort to maintain it) is something that many dream of. By contrast, “active” income takes consistent work, so live camming earnings is one example of active income. Being self-employed and making your own hours does afford you a lot of freedom to spend that time however you wish, so it’s best to spend it on things that will make you money long after the job is done. Clip-making/selling photos and videos and creating blogs require some upfront investment (your time), but then they can make you money indefinitely, literally in your sleep! If you want to expand your income opportunities and not have to rely 100% on your camming earnings, read on!


Top 3 Passive Income Ideas for Camgirls

 

Selling Your Photos and Videos

Arguably the BEST way to make passive income as a camgirl is to shoot videos and photos to later resell them on sites like ManyVids or Customs4U (I recommend using ManyVids, as it’s the largest platform of its kind and gets A LOT of traffic). You can also sell the same videos on Chaturbate or MFC for tokens or even create your personal site to make them available to even more people. The best thing is that you don’t need much equipment to get started. A webcam or a simple camcorder will work for videos and you can buy a basic DSLR camera to shoot professional-looking photos. Check out my post on how to get started making videos!

 

Posting Pics and Videos on OnlyFans

While it’s not completely passive, OnlyFans (Snapchat clone that requires members to pay to receive your pics and videos) is a great platform to very easily make money and do so without the hassle of trying to get members to pay for Snapchat and making sure they renew on time. It also allows members to send you tips and that’s where the passive component comes in. It’s great waking up to a tip or two. 😉 Read my OnlyFans review here.

 

Camming Affiliate Programs

Last, but definitely not least, is making commissions from camming affiliates. It’s an underrated way to make great money, but if you do it right, it will create absolutely passive, long-term income without you having to lift a finger. The key is to figure out where you will be posting the affiliate links and promoting the site. You can so this by creating a camming-related blog (Read my post about it here) or promoting online on platforms like Twitter, Reddit, or other forums. Get creative! Make sure you’re following their terms and conditions, however, since you can be easily banned for posting adult-related content.

The first thing to do is to sign up to the various camming programs that you want to promote as a Webmaster/Affiliate.

The best-performing programs are those that pay you via “Revenue Sharing”, so they pay you commission on the portion of the revenue that you bring in through your link. Chaturbate and MFC have the highest RevShare commissions (20%!) and are the easiest to get started on, in my opinion. Click on the links to sign up:

Chaturbate Affiliate Program

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MFC Affiliate Program through CrakRevenue

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Check out my full list of Top Camsite Affiliate Programs here. Good luck!

New Highest Single Tip on Chaturbate!

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ChronicLove has been the “Queen of CB” for a while now earning some major tips, including the 252,521 token one.
However, someone else has her beat this month with a MASSIVE 338,338 token tip! That lucky lady is Fitlariss, who is a little shy about showing her face, but not so shy about showing off her body. Congrats to her! That is one incredible payout!
 
Hopefully ChronicLove can regain her title in the coming months. Click here to visit her camroom!
 
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**UPDATE** There is a new Highest Tip on the list! Check it out here!
 

Top 5 Camming Affiliate Programs

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Best Camming Affiliate Programs

Cam models and members alike can benefit a lot from affiliate programs that give you commission on the money spent by people you refer through your affiliate links. It takes virtually no time to sign up to these programs and the passive income potential is quite literally endless! It all depends on how many people click on your links and sign up through you.

Some programs offer commission per signup, some only pay you when a new user adds their credit card details and makes first purchase, and yet another commission structure is revenue-share, where you are offered a set percentage (5-20%) on the revenue earned by the model or tokens purchased by a member. I find rev-share programs to be the most lucrative, however every one offers some additional passive income and should be utilized for maximum money-making potential!

The BEST camming affiliate program, AND the best revenue-sharing program is one by Chaturbate. It is the most generous in the adult/camming industry and every Chaturbate model AND member should be taking advantage of it. You don’t even need to be on Chaturbate to promote it. How you do it is up to you – be in through Twitter, blogs, or forums, as long as you don’t spam or use illegal methods to get clicks.


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Chaturbate’s affiliate program offers a MAJOR 20% LIFETIME revenue share, so 20% of all money spent by referred members will be paid out to you. Additionally, you make $50 per broadcaster you refer through your link, and 5% on all affiliate earnings from referred webmasters. Of course, there is no guarantee that the members who sign up through you will ever spend any money, but you increase your chances of catching a “whale” by getting your link out in the world and promoting!

Sign up for Chaturbate Affiliate Program Now!


Myfreecams affiliate program
 
Myfreecams has its own Bring-a-Friend program, which I discuss here and it works fairly well, however, MFC does not offer great customer support when it comes to payouts or any issues that you may have with tracking clicks.

To promote Myfreecams more reliably (with great tracking tools and support) is to do it through CrakRevenue. It is an established and highly-regarded adult affiliate network. You can try both the Bring-a-Friend and the CrakRevenue program to compare the two and decide which one works better. CrakRevenue offers $2.5 per member sign up, and those sign ups can add up fast if you’re promoting it well!

Sign up for Myfreecams Affiliate Program Now!


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CrakRevenue is a fantastic way to make some cash through a number of different adult sites. They have hundreds to choose from, including sites like CamSoda, BongaCams, and LiveJasmin. It’s very easy to sign up and start making that extra cash with whatever sites that strike your fancy!

Sign up for CrakRevenue Affiliate Program Now!


onlyfans affiliate program
 
OnlyFans is quite a new platform on the camming market, but it’s making huge waves. It’s replacing Snapchat as a way for camgirls to make money through posting photos and videos. It’s getting very popular fast and their affiliate program offers 5% of LIFETIME money earned by models you refer, which is quite a great deal, so make sure to jump on the OnlyFans bandwagon and earn that commission!

Sign up for OnlyFans Affiliate Program Now!


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ManyVids is a growing community of over 1 million active members and over 10,000 MV models who sell everything from photos and videos to Skype shows and panties. What’s great about ManyVids’s affiliate program is that it offers $25 with every model that signs up and posts 2 videos, and it’s well-regarded in the camming industry, so girls trust it and use it quite a lot.

Sign up for OnlyFans Affiliate Program Now!