Making Money (and Keeping Sane) While Self-Isolating

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Making Money in the Time of Coronavirus

These are pretty uncertain times and it can be a struggle for camgirls, and the world at large, to keep the motivation going. It’s easy to slip into depression and bouts of anxiety and panic with everything that’s going on with this coronavirus pandemic, but keeping a daily schedule and keeping yourself busy with work is a great solution to the problem we’re all facing.

Luckily, the adult industry does not seem to be affected as much as other industries, and some might say it is even *thriving* despite the global pandemic. There are more people at home and self-isolating, and so they are looking for social contact and entertainment/enjoyment from cam sites and subscription platforms, like OnlyFans. Quarantine or not, there will always be a demand for porn and other adult services, so working as a webcam model in these times is actually quite advantageous.

Where to Start

So, you need to make money at home and you don’t know where to start? Here is a list of the best resources for making money while in quarantine:

  1. Best Camsites to Start on (click to read more!): My recommendation would be to start with the industry’s “Gold standard” – Chaturbate – and then try out other sites to see how they compare. Check out my Beginners Guide for Webcam Models.
  2. Adult-Friendly Snapchat Alternatives (click to read more!): OnlyFans is killing the game right now! Girls are making thousands of dollars a month from posting photos, vids, and DMing their followers. Check out my posts on How to Get Started on OnlyFans and How to Keep Increasing your Income!
  3. Passive Income Sources for Camgirls (click to read more!) – Sometimes you just want to take a break and not stream at all. When you’ve got passive income sources set up, you can make money while you sleep. I recommend checking out camming affiliate programs, as the earnings definitely add up over time! One of the best programs in the industry is the Chaturbate Affiliate Program (you don’t eve need to be a model to sign up and make $$$)

Staying Sane

Making money is great, but how on earth do you stay sane during times like these?

While playing videogames all day is a-ok, even that will become boring after a while, and so a great way to keep yourself mentally on track is…

  • Structure – Try to wake up at the same time each day and not sleep in too much, keep your meal times pretty structured as well, as well as your bedtime.
  • Some type of exercise – Walking around the block or to a neighborhood park, a beach or a non-crowded hiking trail (whatever is available!)
  • Get some sun every day! ☀️ Great mood booster!
  • Get creative. Do something with your hands (crochet, macrame, bead work, drawing, painting, calligraphy, pottery, gardening) The options are endless.
  • Set small goals to achieve each day – This will give your brain and body added dopamine boosts throughout the day!
  • Keep in touch with people who you care about and who care about you. It can be anyone, and doesn’t have to be family, if they’re not supportive or are negative.
  • “This too shall pass”. Give yourself positive affirmations that you will get through this.

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5 Books Every Camgirl Should Read

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As a camgirl, especially one that is just starting out, it is so important to do some research before diving straight into camming. This way you won’t make any beginner mistakes that can potentially compromise your privacy and security and you won’t be influenced by members who think it’s ok to push new cam models around and demand things for very few tokens. Please be aware that there are certain members who do this specifically to new girls who don’t yet know how camming works and who don’t know their worth.

So, aside from reading through this Beginners Camming Guide, here is some reading material for newbies and established models alike!


Cam Girl 2.0: Make Boss Money at Home While Keeping Your Panties On

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Great read for beginners! 

“How to make money from home on your own terms, without the secrecy and shame sometimes associated with sex work. Includes information on how to begin your career, from technical set up to how to find an audience and develop it – and from making fans for life to dealing with common pitfalls.”

Buy it on Amazon.






The Mistress Manual: The Good Girl’s Guide to Female Dominance

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For any aspiring dommes! 😉

“Packed with great ideas, from how to carry yourself as a dominant to scenes to do with your submissive… enticing, charming and very very thorough.” ―Mistress Jezebel, Edenfantasys

“Mistress Lorelei Powers has such a wonderfully authoritative and insightful voice, with just enough snark, charm, and wit.” ―Leandra Vane, The Unlaced Librarian

“An essential purchase for any woman who wants to get the maximum pleasure out of dominating her man.” ―Forum

Buy it on Amazon.


Ho Tactics: How To MindF**k A Man into Spending, Spoiling, and Sponsoring

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“Ho Tactics: How To MindF**k A Man into Spending, Spoiling, and Sponsoring lays out the practical steps to evolve from a woman that goes Dutch to a woman that gets pampered. Ho Tactics provides the Sex-Free blueprint on how to turn any man into your personal ATM. Stop spending nights with men that can’t offer you anything but conversation, stop being understanding of men who are underachieving, stop settling and submitting, and learn how to seduce and destroy!”

Buy it on Amazon.




Influence

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.”

Buy it on Amazon.


How to Win Friends and Influence People

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“How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to “the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people.This is so true in camming, as many of you may have experienced first-hand. Great book to read!

Buy it on Amazon.


Hope you found this list useful!

How to Generate Passive Income by Selling your Videos and Photos Online

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Offering videos and photo sets to your members is one of the easiest ways to increase your camming income while not having to be online. Some days you’re just not in the mood to be entertaining, so shooting videos or photos is a great way to still feel productive and make that extra cash! Best of all, since you can resell them indefinitely, you’ve just created a passive income stream once your videos or photos are done. Win-win!

 

Do I need to have professional shooting equipment for my videos to be successful?

No. Anyone can do it. However, you cannot rely on a cheap webcam to shoot your videos and for them to turn out well. It simply won’t create nice quality videos, and you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot (pun intended) having to work with equipment that won’t give you best results. More on that at the end of the post.

 

Do I need to have any special video editing software for my videos to look good?

Yes and no. While it’s ok to use a free video editing software that you have installed on your laptop, like a Windows Movie Maker, a lot of girls have invested in video editing software to really make their videos stand out and be high quality. Sony Movie Studio and Adobe Premiere are the most popular video editing programs used by both newbies and professional video editors. It takes a little bit to learn, but the results are worth it!

 

Where can I sell the videos and photos I make?

You can sell them on you model profile and offer them for sale when you’re online. A great way to REALLY maximize your profits is to sell your videos and photosets on camgirl video sites. The #1 site right now to do so on is ManyVids! Even though it’s fairly new, it’s grown to have a huge audience and thousands of girls have created their profiles on there already. The bigger the audience or traffic a site gets, the better the odds are of your videos selling. Manyvids is highly recommended by me. You can also sell panties, Skype shows, and Snapchat and other items in your “store”. You get paid twice a month and earn 60% of the revenue from the sales of your videos, which is a great payout percentage.

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Can I sell my videos “full-time”?

Yes! In fact, there are a lot of girls who do just that. How much you make depends on the amount of videos you’re putting out a week, how well they’re shot, and how much promotion you’re doing. It is definitely possible and is a great way to earn an income while not doing live camming. Camming does have its benefits, but it’s not for everyone and some people don’t have the flexibility in their schedule or time for it. ManyVids says that its top earners make between $10,000 and $12,000 a month!

 

Ok, how do I begin?!

Sign up for a ManyVids account, upload any videos or photos you may already have. If you don’t have any, here’s what you need to start with:

 

1 ) A High Quality Webcam – Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 (See my post on the Best Webcams to Get)

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OR A DSLR camera – Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Digital Camera

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OR a Camcorder (Highly recommended) – Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder

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2) A Tripod – AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod

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OR a GorrilaPod – JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom Tripod for DSLR

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3) Umbrella Lights – Photography Photo Studio 600W Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit

(See my post on the Best Lights to Get)

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4) Some Nice Lingerie and Toys! (Optional)

Wear whatever makes you feel best in front of the camera!

 

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And that’s all there is to it! Once you’ve got the basic equipment, you can make your video AND make your first sale the very same day (Don’t forget Twitter as your best promotion tool)!

Keep an eye out for a full list of passive camming income sources coming in the near future!