Let’s get some things straight here:
A camgirl doesn’t sell her body for money. She sells video footage of her body for money.
A camgirl doesn’t meet with customers in a ‘sex for money’ exchange. That is a prostitute’s job.
Lumping ourselves into the category of ‘sex workers’ isn’t much of a stretch because we do perform acts of a sexual nature for money.
A camgirl is someone who performs sexual acts in an online environment on herself or others in exchange for money. A camgirl may work solo or with one or more partners.
To address some common questions about being a camgirl:
What do camgirls earn?
Our earnings vary. There is no standard, as there exist too many variables. Like any business venture, what one puts into it generally determines what they will get out of it.
Does a camgirl’s family and significant other know what they do?
For the most part, it’s hard to hide from our significant other or close family members when they ask. Relatives think I work on the internet doing webdesign.
Do camgirls still enjoy sex in real life or does camming take up all their sexual energy?
It can, at times, slow us down a tad but it’s nothing we can’t handle.
Do camgirls ever meet their clients?
Typically, no but it has been known to happen. Some people treat it like they would a chatroom or dating site, taking only minimal precautions. Personally, I would caution anyone considering it to take a good look at the dangers involved due to the stigma and general attitudes toward the sex trade, which have changed very little over the years.
Why is the per minute rate so high?
When I started camming, I was earning 50%. Then, over the next few years, I started to notice other sites were paying their girls only 35%. Shortly after, the site I was on decided to stop absorbing chargebacks and refunds. The performers then had a choice; a drop in commission to 35% with no chargebacks and refunds … or it remains at 50%, less chargebacks and refunds.
But wait, there’s more!
35% must have been too much to have to pay out to us, so the sites decided to hire a bunch of girls to ‘recruit’ performers. The girl would be paid a few thousand dollars a month to round up enough suckers who were willing to work for commissions far less than 35%. It proved a success. The sites managed to take a higher commission from the performers. See how the commission rate continues to decline? The girls that were earning 35% before, were bumped down in the listings and gaining less exposure (therefore, less traffic to their rooms) in favor of the girls giving the sites that substantially larger cut. Thankfully, the sites did still allow the 35%ers to get in on the big stiff, signing up through one of those hired recruiters,becoming a recruitee and earning a whopping 3 to 17 % percent less!
It is the camgirl who chooses her own rate from a drop-down menu with choices such as $1.99, $2.99, $3.99, $4.99 and $5.99. The amount she chooses to charge is not always based on the size of her ego. Let’s first get that straight. It’s often based on paying herself for compensatory damages due to the site’s greed.
Why is the per minute rate so high, you ask?
A camgirl is one tough chick, with a tough job, in a tough industry, so the next time you visit your favorite camgirl, remember this and show her your appreciation. Please keep in mind: The sites take a huge chunk of her commission (even with tips), so tip her privately to her Payoneer account or with a gift card.