How to Make Money Fast: Beginner Camgirl Edition

Let’s say that you need to make a few hundred dollars NOW (or soon) – how do you go about it and what is the quickest way to do it? We are assuming that you have no prior camming experience.


Here is my personal plan of how to do it:

Join 2 (or more) cam sites at the same time. I would recommend not overextending yourself by joining too many at once, but 2 sites would be perfect, so that you can flip back between the two. It will take a few days to get approved, as you need to provide ID for verification, but once you do, you’re all set.

Look through my List of the Top Cam Sites here.

 

Cam Site #1: MyFreeCams.

 

MFC is more geared toward “hangout” atmosphere and doesn’t focus AS much on cam shows. This is a great site to start up on, to get yourself more comfortable with nudity and what it feels like to stream. You will be given a “New Model” label, which will get you more exposure on the site and an opportunity for more tips. Members love new models, but be aware that some do try to take advantage of the inexperience of new girls. Read by beginners post on how to get started on MFC – I would recommend streaming for a few hours at a time to see how well it goes.

 

Cam Site #2: Chaturbate

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Having some experience on MFC will make you more comfortable to stream on Chaturbate, which operates a similar way with private and public shows, but is more sexual than MFC. Generally, the more nudity/sexuality you have on cam, the more viewers you get, and the higher you show up on the list of models. If you’re not comfortable yet with a full-blown cam show, you can do a striptease for tokens and do sexy dances or spanks. Check out my post on how to get started on CB!

If you stream twice in the same day, you should easily make your first $100. Being a new model on MFC will give you an automatic boost, and CB will expose you to more tippers, as it has the largest traffic out of all cam sites.


What else should you do to take that money FAST?

A lot of members love videos, and will often ask for them. If you don’t have any prerecorded videos (which you can do while you wait for your verification/approval), you can still sell them on cam and record them within the week. In my experience, members don’t expect professional quality from videos, in fact, the amateur angle is what is more attractive. You can check out my post about making vids here

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Once you have a video or two, or some pics, it’s a really good idea to join ManyVids to sell them! It’s the #1 video selling platform. This way you get even more exposure from more members. 

At this time, join Twitter, where you can promote your videos and the times you’re on cam.


Alternate Way:

What if you don’t want to be going on cam and interacting with members in real time and doing privates, but still want to make money? A GREAT new option is OnlyFans – it’s like an adult-based version of Snapchat. Members sign up to see your photos and short videos and you get money off of their memberships and any extra tips they send! This is becoming a very popular option for camgirls to make extra money on top of camming, or even replace camming completely! You can definitely make a few thousand $ a month on OnlyFans once you accumulate a large enough membership base.

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So, these are my tips on making money the fastest way you can as a camgirl. Any questions or personal tips? For a more in-depth camming tutorial, please see my Beginners Guide post. 🙂

Benefits of Camming: Is It Worth It?

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So, you want to be a webcam model or are still on the fence about it – Let’s look at some of the things that make being a camgirl GREAT and some that may make you reconsider!

If you want to jump right into it, check out my Top Recommended Cam Sites!

Benefits of Camming 

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Money – This one is easy, and it immediately comes to mind when you think of camming. The money can definitely be GREAT. So great in fact, that you can be out-earning the doctors and lawyers in your city (Check out my post about the highest tips on Myfreecams here). While it’s hard to say how much exactly you will earn, this post has some good approximations.

Freedom (of time, setting your own hours, not having a boss) – This is one of the biggest advantages of camming. You can quit your day job, say goodbye to your boss and not work a minute more for someone else. It is certainly alluring, especially if you’re making more money in a few days than you used to make all month at your old job, and with it comes a sense of empowerment. It’s a beautiful feeling knowing that you’re earned this type of money yourself and that you have the flexibility to work when you wish.

Sexual Expression – For some, this is one of the most beneficial aspects of camming: Being able to explore and express your sexuality in a way that’s very safe AND that earns you money is very alluring and liberating. You can do what you please and what you’ve always wanted to try out and there is no stigma – quite the opposite, usually!

💸Gifts and Attention – Being a camgirl with multiple fans definitely has its perks. At a “vanilla job” (aka the regular, 9-5 job), there is no way you’d be getting lavish gifts, extra money, gift cards sent to you, but all of that is standard in camming. It’s really thrilling to get your first “just because” tip or a gift card to get those clothes or shoes you wanted. Sometimes it feels like all you have to do is ask, and one of your members will be right there to buy it for you.

Work options that are not available to you otherwise, be it due to a disability or life circumstances. The great thing about being a camgirl is that you can work as much or as little as you want/can, and no one will tell you how to do your job. If you can’t handle a full-time job – camming is perfect. If you have mental health issues (common in the industry), physical issues or a disability, camming creates a way for you to work fewer hours and still make great wage, and most importantly, to do it on your own terms.

Ability to create the life that you want. To sum up, being such a non-traditional job, camming can create so many opportunities for having the life you truly want. You can make a ton of money in your 20s, invest wisely, and then follow your dreams, be it starting your business, owning a farm, or just being a stay-at-home mom. It’s possible with camming due to its massive earning potential.

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Downsides of Camming

Very short career timeline/Limiting your future options – Sure, you can be earning the big bucks if you’re lucky, but what happens once you start aging, or your life priorities change? Unfortunately, I believe that a lot of cam models will be stuck in this situation, with a big blank in their resume and no way of getting a well-paying job beyond adult work. It definitely can limit your options in the future, if you decide to leave the industry.

No benefits or paid time off – Say what you will about having a corporate job, but at least it does (usually) provide you with some medical/dental benefits, and a paid time off for any emergencies or just mental health days, in addition to vacation time. As a camgirl, you don’t have that luxury, so you need to plan your vacation around camming, and get used to not getting paid whenever you get sick and can’t be online. You are also on your own when it comes to taking care of your medical expenses.

Stigma – The adult work’s stigma, though lessening, is not going away. Most camgirls have to lie to their family and friends about where they work, and that can be a big emotional burden to carry.

Isolation – Isolation and lack of healthy social interaction is a very real problem for camgirl, because you get so wrapped up in the “Cam World” that you can kind of lose yourself. I made a post about the loneliness and isolation that comes with camming here.

Scams and Harassment – Unfortunately, scams, harassment, and even stalking in some cases, are common in the camming industry. It’s very likely that you’ll encounter some of them as a cam model. It does come with the territory, as there are members who think it’s okay to harass, intimidate, or even try to blackmail camgirls. It’s pretty disgusting behavior, and there is little you can do while it’s happening, but you CAN protect yourself ahead of time – read my post about it here.

 
So, despite all the negative elements, many camgirls LOVE their job and feel that it’s the best thing that has ever happened to them. I tend to agree – if you can be smart about minimizing your risks, and being realistic about your earning potential – you can absolutely have a great career in camming and enjoy its benefits for years to come.

Ready to get started? Check out my list of the Top Camming Sites to Join!

⋆ Adult-Friendly Snapchat Alternatives

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As a camgirl in the modern world, it is almost expected by members that you have Snapchat access as one of the offline perks you offer. Sending quick pics and videos to members is a GREAT way to make fairly easy cash, promote yourself, as well as promote your others deals, and simply keep members’ interest.
 
However, Snapchat was not made for adult sites (though, it does of course feature adult content). There is no easy way to go about setting up payment for it, as this feature was not built in. So, camgirls face the problem of setting up recurring membership payments (offline tips or other ways), and then chasing members for payments as memberships expire. This doesn’t seem like a lot of fun for anyone involved, and so adult Snapchat alternatives have cropped up and are getting more and more popular. Best of all, they also accept “just because” tips or tributes from members, so you can make even more money with no extra effort. This is why I find these platforms great for making passive income.
 

Here are the Best Camgirl-Friendly Alternatives to Snapchat:

 

OnlyFans

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Payout: 80%

Benefits: Most popular photo and video sharing app for camgirls that works like Snapchat and Periscope/Twitter Live in one, and takes away the hassle of receiving payments from members. They are automatically charged your desired monthly membership price!

See my OnlyFans review here.


FanCentro

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Payout: 75%

Benefits: FanCentro is the ultimate destination for buying and selling Snapchat access. It makes it easy to charge for social media subscriptions, as well as manage the monthly rebills. It allows camgirls to monetize their fan base through premium, private social media accounts and private FanCentro content feed and messaging platforms. 


Sidedaddy

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Payout: 60-70%

Benefits: Sell your adult vids, pics, custom content and fanclub membership on this growing platform!

 

If you’re interested in learning about other ways to earn passive income as a cam model, check out my post on the Top Passive Income Sources for Camgirls.

Dealing with Loneliness, Isolation, and Secrecy as a Camgirl

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Camming is not all fun and games (or adoration and gifts). It’s fraught with serious mental health challenges like loneliness, isolation, and secrecy. As a camgirl, you not only face challenges of working for yourself, but also having to deal with the societal stigma regarding sex work, and keeping it a secret from even your closest friends and family members. It’s really no wonder that a lot of girls burn out within a few years and go back to “vanilla” work (aka “normal”, socially-acceptable jobs). My estimate is that a camming career last on average anywhere from 3 to 5 years.

Within that time, you can develop and exacerbate all sorts of mental disorders due to pure social isolation that can come with camming. Anxiety, social anxiety, depression can unfortunately become very present when all you do is interact online instead of the “real world”. When your time is spent on cam and your mind is constantly occupied with ideas of what to do during your next cam shift, you start to separate yourself from your previous life, the things you used to do and the people you used to be around.

Living every day with a lie and being secretive about what you do all day can wreak havoc on your mental state. It can lead to burnout, substance use and abuse and send you down a dark hole.  

So, what can you do to combat this, assuming the benefits you get out of camming outweigh the negatives?

 

First, try to not completely isolate yourself from your old friends and activities

Isolation and ensuing loneliness only alienates you further and locks you into your self-imposed box. It’s a good idea to keep seeing your old friends and not changing up your life too fast too soon. If you were going to an exercise class or another activity, continue with it, so that you don’t feel like you’re completely cut off from the world, spending your days in your camroom. You need to keep some normalcy in your life, so that your mental health doesn’t suffer. Plus, exercise is great for balancing and improving your mood!

 

Create a daily schedule that includes time with others and self-care

Having consistency in your daily life will help you feel confident and in control. Make sure you are not going on streaming binges/camathons and then spending days to recover. Having a set time for your camming shifts, as well as time to yourself (self-care is SO important when you’re a camgirl!), plus spending time with others will ensure you have a more well-rounded life. Moderation is key, even though it will be tempting to devote all your time and energy to camming when the earnings start to pick up. Remember, that while you do socialize on cam, you also need proper, face-to-face positive and friendly interactions. Don’t underestimate its impact it plays on your psyche.

 

Share your secret with someone you can trust

Keeping this double life going is hard. It weighs on you and can create a lot of pain and suffering. You might not even feel it at first, since you may be excited and exhilarated by what it’s like to make more money than you ever thought possible! However, at some point the excitement will wane, and you might be left with some unresolved issues about your job, your self-worth and this massive secret that you have to keep from others. Some girls may be lucky and be able to disclose their job to their parents, but most will keep it secret. In this case, it’s a really good idea to find a counselor you can trust, so you can work through some of the emotional issues. Journalling might help too, or finding a good friend to confide in. The point of this is to not keep your emotions hidden, and to express them in a healthy way.

Camming is hard, and you have to look out for yourself, because no one will do it for you. Take a look at my Camgirl Self-Care post for some more tips!

⋆ Highest Paying Camsites of 2019

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What are the highest paying cam sites around? Since one of the biggest considerations in picking a camming site is how much they pay or what the payout percentage is, it is important that you know your options and pick the site best for you.  It isn’t not the only element that makes a camsite “the best” or the most popular, but it certainly provides a big advantage. It is a huge perk to keep MORE of the money you are tipped by members, and not have the camsite itself take a sizable chunk.

These are my picks for the Top 5 Highest-Paying Webcam Sites as of 2019, and I recommend you go through the list, try them out, and see which ones feel best to you.

 

BEST CAM SITES TO WORK FOR:
 

Stripchat – Click here to visit!

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Stripchat is 100% free and instant access. Accepts all types of amateur models and allows PayPal and Bitcoin token purchases.

 


ImLive  – Click here to visit!

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Payout: 30%-100%

One of the highest payout potentials out of all camsites, reliable platform, variety of competitions.

 


Cams.com – Click here to visit!

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Payout: Up to 70%

Award-winning cam site that combines new cutting edge technology, a world-class support team and millions of visitors each day. Accepts female, male, couple, and trans performers.


LiveJasmin – Click here to visit!

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One of the most well-known and established camsites, very high traffic, one of the top adult sites on the internet. Accepts female models only.


CamSoda – Click here to visit!

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Newest, fastest growing cam site. Focus is female models, but accepts male, trans and couples. Has VR capabilities.

See my CamSoda Review here.

 

You may have noticed that two of the most popular sites on the net are not present on the list – Myfreecams and Chaturbate. That is because their payout percentages are slightly lower, though their traffic (and therefore your income potential) is higher. To see the full list of Top Sites (both camming and clip sites as well), head over here!