Every beginner camgirl wants to believe that she will have a long and lucrative career in the webcamming industry, however, there are a few reasons this dream may be not the most realistic one.
How Long Can One’s Camming Career Last on Average?
It’s hard to say, as there’s simply not enough data (and who’s keeping track of this data, anyway?) to know how long models stay in this industry. We know that most camgirls quit within their first 3 months, so, if you’ve made it past that, give yourself a pat on the back, you’re probably doing better than many. Considering that cam sites only started getting popular and becoming a lucrative way to make money online a little over a decade ago, not enough time has passed to make any clear predictions. Based on my personal experience and what I have seen and heard about, a lot of girls who don’t quit during that early phase, do move on after ~3-5 years.
Here Is Why I Think the 3-5 Year Camming Career Window is Most Probable:
Assuming you are a camgirl making average earnings and not the top girl making ranks every months and making 6 figures a year from camming, your first year or so will be filled with learning, trial and error, and hopefully enough motivation via tips and positive member interactions to keep you going. As soon as you master the “art of camming” and start to feel very comfortable online, you will likely see an increase in earnings in the following few years. This is the point where you should try to stay at and “milk” it for as long as you can.
Two problems arise, however: You either become burnt out, which is a very common problem for camgirls who don’t take enough time off and overextend themselves with offline tasks like Skyping, mailing packages, communicating on Snapchat/text. The second problem might be that your cam shows become stagnant and boring, either because you are not being as adventurous and interesting in your shows, or because you start to question your work and the sex industry as a whole, and it’ll show in your less-than-stellar cam performances. To compound these problems, there will also be young camgirls joining the site every day threatening to take away your members. It’s at this decisive moment that girls either step up their game and enjoy a few more years of camming or try to figure out their exit strategy.
Speaking of exit strategies, they are extremely important! You need to look at camming in the larger context of your life and see if you want to make it your “life-long” career goal, as many girls do intend to, or whether you want to move on to something else, be it going back to school, pursuing a new career or maybe even starting your own business.
The camming industry is so volatile and in some years it’s hard not to give up, but as long as you have a plan, you can at least be sure that you have a path to follow.
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