I’ve written other posts that are somewhat similar to this topic, but this post is meant for people looking into getting into webcam modeling, not necessarily those already in the industry. If you’re thinking about getting into the industry, these are things that you should consider before making a decision. This job is not easy. It’s not quick, easy money. It takes time to build a reputation, rapport, and get the hang of the webcam industry. There’s a lot to learn. There’s a lot of dedication and time required to truly be successful. Remember that this is a saturated industry, and it takes skill and time to make bank. Don’t believe the ads that tell you that you can make $10,000 a week. Or a month. You won’t… at least not to start with, and probably never, unless you do everything right. Even then, it’s a crapsho
You must have a healthy view of sexuality (fetishes included) and of yourself to be successful. Confidence is key. If you have a flaw that makes you self-conscious, you need to own it or accept that the sex industry is not for you. If you’re easily grossed out hearing about other peoples’ weird sexual fetishes, this job most likely is not for you. Thick skin is a requirement. If you judge your potential customers, they’re not going to spend money on you. Don’t judge, and don’t be a bitch when a guy confides in you.
- Business Sense
Behind attitude, this the second most important thing you need to be successful. Everything you’ll do on a daily basis falls under this category. Customer service, sales, accounting, networking.. all of these things are imperative to financial success. I’m purposely being vague, but if you don’t know how to look up what business sense (or business acumen) is, you won’t be very successful in this industry. Just sayin’.
- Willingness to Learn
If you want to be successful, you’ll have to do a lot of research. Be ready to read and even take notes. Use Google and the forum search function before asking for help. You’re going to want help from seasoned veterans in the industry at one point or another. Check your ego at the door when you need help, and remember your manners when asking for it.
When you work for yourself, you won’t make money if you don’t drag your ass out of bed in the morning (or afternoon). If you have trouble motivating yourself to go to work, start a research paper, getting to the gym… this job probably isn’t for you.