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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Top Non-Nude Myfreecams Camgirls

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Considering that cam sites are bursting at the seams with girls in various stages of undress, can you make money without taking your clothes off? You might think it is impossible, however, there are some girls who have created a VERY lucrative lifestyle by being non-nude on cam.
 
Which site is most geared toward non-nude models?

The answer to that question is simple – It’s Myfreecams. Due to its relaxed atmosphere and relative lack of rules, girls are free to do whatever they want in public and private chats. There is a certain sense of community on MFC, which makes members more likely to want to know a girl better, talk, and have her as a friend. So, taking clothes off and doing an explicit show becomes less of a priority to some, especially when they see that they can make money through entertaining chats, signing, games, or other “performance art”.
 
How do I become a non-nude cam model?

See my post here on how to transition to one and what sorts of things you need to keep in mind.
 
Can I make AS much money as a nude model would?

Yes. But it all depends on your creativity and self-awareness. Can you keep members’ interest? Do you know what sorts of things make you stand out? What are your skills/hobbies/unique interests?

To get some inspiration, check out these three VERY successful non-nude girls below!
 
Most Successful Non-Nude Cam Model on MFC are:


KICKAZ

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Kickaz relies on her artistic skills to entertain. Body painting is her forte and let’s not forget her insane work ethic! She is often found at the top of Miss MFC lists month after month.

Check out Kickaz’s room here!


OLIVIA

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Olivia was the one who started it all. She hardly ever spoke, and instead did performance art shows that created intrigue and some drama, too. She is considered by many as one of the original camgirls who paved the way for non-nude models on MFC. She no longer cams, but her profile is still up, so you never know when she might make her return!

Check out Olivia’s room here!


MJXOXO

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MJ, currently going by MissChristmas, made her name as a poker-playing camgirl and built a huge following that supports her and plays poker and various other games with her weekly, without her doing any remotely sexual shows. So, you can see that having some unique skill or interest is what it takes to succeed!

Check out MJ’s room here!


See my Beginner’s Guide here for some help on how to get started as a camgirl!
 

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!


manyvids affiliate
 
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!

1.2 MILLION Token Tip on MFC! New Record Set for Highest Single Tip

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I didn’t think it could be possible, but this month proved everyone otherwise – You CAN beat the incredible 999,999 token tip, which was bestowed upon LocaLoca_ last year. LocaLoca_ lucked out again and received a jaw-dropping 1,200,000 token tip (yes, 1.2 MILLION tokens) as the Miss MFC competition was drawing to a close. It you’re curious about the dollar amount, that would be $60,000 USD. Not bad at all!

To add to the insanity of this month, that massive tip by Mr. Anonymous was STILL not enough for Loca to secure the top spot on the charts. CrazyM_ managed to beat thousands of girls vying for the crown by receiving multiple GIGANTIC tips (999,999tk, 99,999tk and many more). With the help of some amazing and dedicated tippers, she was able to become Miss MFC for the 3rd month in a row! Now, that’s quite the achievement, and she is also the first model to do so.

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✨Congratulations to CrazyM_ , as well as to Kickaz who fought hard for that crown!✨
 

5 Things Camgirls Don’t Want You to Know

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It should come as no surprise that camgirls keep some parts of themselves hidden from their viewers. Most girls like to have some separation between their real life and their cam persona, and there are certain aspects of camming that they definitely do not want you to know about. Here are Five Things Camgirls Don’t Want You to Know:

 

1) THE FACT THAT SHE HAS A SIGNIFICANT OTHER

The majority of camgirls hide the fact that they have significant others, be it boyfriends or husbands. A lot of the times, they address them on social media as “roommates”, since they need to acknowledge the fact that they live with them. If you hear camgirls speak of male roommates, it’s more likely than not that they are someone they’re dating or married to. Why don’t camgirls want to be open with members about their relationship status? Well, some girls are, but the majority prefer to keep that part of their life hidden and go with the “single, horny girl” fantasy. Admitting to the fact that there is a significant other in their life can cost them tips and members’ loyalty, as some members’ egos would not be able to tolerate that their favorite camgirl might be involved with someone else. It really ruins that fantasy and they no longer have the same drive to take care and spoil their chosen camgirl.

 
2) HOW MUCH MONEY SHE MAKES
 
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If you’ve been on camsites long enough, you’ll know that some girls make piles of cash daily. For anyone unfamiliar, check out my posts on the highest tips on Chaturbate and MFC. Of course, the majority of girls do not make these crazy payouts, but even an “average” camgirl is doing fairly well for herself. In addition to tips that you see online, there are offline tips, ninja (hidden) tips, and let’s not forget the offline money that most girls receive. This money is often never mentioned, but it should be acknowledged. Most camgirls receive not only Amazon giftcards, and giftcards to various stores of their choosing, but they also receive straight cash, be it via Paypal (not exactly recommended), Giftrocket, Snapcash, and plain $$$ in the mail! Considering that this additional cash is not reported to the IRS, your favorite camgirl is doing much better financially than you may think. In fact, she’s probably making more money than you.

 

3) HOW MUCH TIME IT TAKES TO GET READY FOR CAM

You may think that camgirls can just jump on cam at a moment’s notice to entertain you, but for the majority, nothing can be further from the truth. It takes most girls from half an hour to 1hr+ to get ready for cam. I don’t only mean putting makeup on (even though it can take a lot of products!), and picking out outfits, but also getting emotionally ready to be cheerful, bubbly, confident on cam for hours at a time. It can be very taxing emotionally. Considering that a lot of camgirls tend to be introverted, this can be especially hard. So, if your favorite camgirl is yet again late for cam, don’t be too hard on her.

 

4) THAT SHE DOESN’T FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOU AS YOU DO ABOUT HER

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Ok, this one is bound to ruffle some feathers. You may feel like your life revolves around a particular camgirl and you feel real romantic feelings toward her, but let’s face it, an average camgirl interacts with dozens to hundreds of members every time she’s online and needs to keep all her tippers satisfied and happy. Of course she will try to come off as attentive, caring and interested toward you if she wants to have you continue come to her room and tip her. Since her attention is spread across so many other guys just like you, she cannot possibly have the same type of feelings toward you as you do for her. That’s simply the nature of camsites. Knowing this, you should be careful not to let your feelings become too entangled with her feelings for your emotional and financial support. This brings me to the last point…

 

5) HOW DEPENDENT SHE IS ON YOU

Yes, she needs you. Every camgirl you interact with on a long-term basis really does need you to not only contribute to her income, but also keep her life as a camgirl alive at all. If you and other members were to disappear, she would feel that loss, not only monetarily, but emotionally too. Life as a camgirl is fragile – for the most part, you are alienated from your former friends, coworkers and family members, so maintaining a high income and work satisfaction becomes extremely important. Some girls may not even realize how much they depend on you, but the loss is definitely perceived once you’re gone. (And that’s when the real panic sets in!).

So, with that last point, go and leave your favorite camgirl a nice tip or an Amazon gift to let her know that you care. 🙂

xoxo