Camgirl Q&A: Episode 1: DreamL0ver
Welcome to the Camgirl Q&A Series where we take an inside look into the world of camming from the people who know it best – the girls themselves! It’s always fun to see the different perspectives and experiences that come with camming, since each journey is so individual. If you have any question suggestions, share them in the comments below!
Welcome, DreamL0ver! Find all of her social & cam links here.
Q: What is your preferred cam site/subscription site?
A: Chaturbate has been my preferred website for camming. They provide a huge amount of traffic and it’s a great place to start if you don’t have a large following, because you don’t have to worry about bringing your own traffic with you.
Q: How long have you been camming?
A: I’ve been camming for 3 years in December.
Q: What has surprised you the MOST about camming?
A: What surprised me the most about camming is the love and acceptance within the community. The sex-worker community is so open, accepting, caring and loving. Everyone kind of looks out for each other, even if you don’t really know each other!
Q: How open are you about your camming with others?
A: I’m so lucky that I can very open with my friends and family that I cam full time for a living. Most of them have been very accepting and are curious about it, but not in like a nosey kind way, in a general caring kind of way. I have yet to have anyone in my personal life judge me negatively for choosing to do this.
Q: Is there anything that helped you become more comfortable camming?
A: Being in my own bedroom is what kept me in my comfort zone when I first started camming and remembering that I could shut down at any time if I felt uncomfortable. Being able to ban people helps too. I played my favorite music that I quickly started dancing to to keep myself busy during the slower times, and one of my roommates is my moderator, so I know I’m always in good hands.
Q: What item under $50 is a camming “game changer”?
A: LED Light Bars!! You don’t need fancy photography lighting! I bought two cheap 5000k daylight led light strips from a hardware store and they light up my room perfectly. They have served me well from 720hd all the way to 4K!
Q: Are you saving up for anything special right now?
A: I’m not currently saving for anything special thanks to the pandemic, however I always make sure to save as much as I can because you never know when traffic slows down or when you want to take time away for a little vacation. (So very true! Saving is so important when you have income that can be unstable – See my post on how to manage your money as a camgirl).
Q: How different is your “cam persona” to the real you?
A: My cam persona vs the real me are only slightly different. My personality generally remains the same, however I do filter or re-word things I would normally put very bluntly when somebody starts getting on my nerves — in my room we say “This isn’t Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, we don’t sugar coat shit here!” — so let’s just say my “customer service voice” has to kick in once in a while haha.
Q: What has been your most memorable camming moment?
A: My most memorable moment camming so far had to be my birthday for 2020. The turn out was wild and we did some pretty wicked things that night!
Q: What advice would you give to someone wanting to start camming?
A: My best advice when first starting is:
- SAVE as much money as you can, esp. if you don’t have a second source of income. If you don’t have something to fall back on, the slow times can financially make or break you.
- Don’t expect to get rich quick, but keep at it and enjoy what you do and eventually the viewers will come to you.
- Be yourself, they will fall in love with who you are. Then you’ll have it made!
- Also, start simple — you don’t need to go broke with your very first set of equipment (i.e camera and computer), anything running 720 will be more than enough for you to start out with. Give it a year or so, if you’re still sticking it out and climbing the ranks, then consider starting to re-invest your money back into new equipment. (Very wise! I agree with that as well. Don’t get too overwhelmed buying the “best” equipment right off the bat – start small. Check out my post on starting camming on a limited budget).