The choice to become a webcam is not something that should be taken lightly. Webcam modeling is, after all, working in the adult entertainment industry. It’s important to make sure you are comfortable with everything that it entails before you get online and reveal the most intimate parts of yourself for anyone to see.
Below are several things you should consider before you make the final decision on whether or not webcam modeling is the right choice for you.
Webcam Modeling Is a Real Job
While very high income is definitely possible, working as a webcam model is not something that is going to make you rich overnight. If you’re considering the job because you think you’ll be able to make a ton of money doing almost no work, you’re mistaken.
Working as a webcam model is not your average job, but it is a job. If you don’t put some effort into it, you’re not going to make very much money, if any at all. You will have a lot of freedom concerning how long or how often you work, but if you’re never online, you’re never going to get paid either. You will need to have the self discipline required to show up and work the hours you need to work to meet your own earning requirements.
Money And Schedule May Not Be Consistent
In order to maximize your income, you may need to keep an unusual schedule. Webcam modeling is not the type of job where if you sit there for an hour, you get paid for an hour. You get paid when members pay to see a performance with you.
Over longer periods of time you should be able to establish a consistent income. If you look at hours, however, your income can seem very unstable. You might have one session where you have one member after another paying for your show, making a few hundred dollars in an hour, then find yourself sitting for 2 or 3 hours with no paying customers no matter how hard you try.
You will also find that certain hours will always provide you with a more active audience and higher earnings. Weekend nights, for example, tend to be high traffic hours with very lucrative earning potential. If you want to get the most out of your time on camera, you might need to work some unusual hours.
Webcam Modeling Is Sexual
There is no doubt about it, working as a webcam model means performing sexual acts in front of people that you don’t know. This is not something that everyone is comfortable with.
You should be absolutely certain that you don’t have any personal issues with engaging in this type of work. If you have any doubts about how you’ll feel for psychological reasons, religious reasons, or any other reason, you should work to resolve those doubts before you do anything in front of a camera. Once it’s done, you won’t be able to take it back.
Not Everyone Online Is Nice
It should be fairly obvious to most people that not everyone you run into online is going to be nice to you. While you can block abusive audience members, you will have to deal with the occasional troll.
Hearing personal criticism, especially criticism laced with crude profanity, while you’re naked in front a camera, is not always easy. You’ll need to be able to put up with the occasional rude, or even extremely rude, member without getting your feathers ruffled.
Personality And Confidence
At the most basic level, webcam modeling is entertainment. As a webcam model, you are an entertainer, just like a musician or an actor. The product you are promoting and selling is yourself.
When you’re having a bad day, or you’re just not in a good mood, it can be difficult to keep up appearances and project a happy and confident personality. But that’s exactly what is necessary to keep pulling in the paying customers.
You don’t necessarily have to be a highly social person, in fact, a lot of people find it easier to be upbeat and friendly in front of a webcam even if they aren’t confident in face to face social situations. You will eventually need to push through and keep the happy face on when you don’t really feel like doing it though. The need to “act” a little bit here and there is something you should be prepared for.