20 More Reasons Not To Be A Camgirl

October 12, 2015 14 Comments Basics , Tools & Resources 25229 Views

Becoming a camgirl is not a decision to make lightly. So many sites already focus on all the reasons why you should totally be a webcam model, so I’m back with another installment of reasons NOT to be a camgirl. Here to make you think.

Because I know that if you’re webcam model material, this shit won’t stop you.

 

Check this out. Stripperweb is a great resource for adult entertainers, and they have a whole forum dedicated to webcam models. I love giving you guys my perspective on this industry, but I want to give you more. So I scoured that forum to find you 20 different perspectives to learn from.

 

I want you to consider these girls’ experiences in the webcam modeling industry before deciding whether jumping in is right for you.

 

Camgirl Past Messed Up My Life Forever?

 

This girl wanted to pursue a career in early childhood education, but she wasn’t thinking about that when she decided to become a camgirl. Read what the other ladies have to say about pursuing a career in different fields after working as a webcam model.

 

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Now take a look at these related threads on the subject of employment and background checks after camming:

 

Camming and Going to School – Is It Worth The Risk?

 

College Camming & Future Career

 

Being a Career Camgirl

 

Here is Your Proof!! You Can Still Get a Job After Camming!

 

Will I Be Found Out/Outed As a Camgirl – Camming and Vanilla Work

 

Jobs Where Getting “Outed” isn’t as Bad/Taboo

 

So there you go. If you’ve ever wondered about employment options post-camming, this should give you a good overview of other people’s experiences and what you might encounter in your own future should you choose the camming path.

 

Renting an apartment as a camgirl can be a potential hassle, too. Read this:

 

HELP! Apartment is Nosy About Me Being Self Employed

 

Of course there are other factors you need to think about. Factors like privacy, safety, and self-respect. Keep reading.

 

What Would You Say to Someone Who Recognizes You in Real Life?

 

I Was Found in Real Life by a REG!

 

Customers Finding You in Person

 

Freaked Out – Someone Posted My Real Name

 

Geo-restriction on Streamate – How it Affects Your Placement

 

Google Takes Giant Step Towards ‘Outing’ Dancers and Camgirls

 

Facial Recognition Software

 

How to NOT Have Your Cam Shows Recorded and Posted Everywhereย 

 

Do You Feel Camming is Self Damaging?

 

What Amount of Camming Money is Worth All the “Contras” of this Job?

 

Am I in the Wrong Biz?

 

Learn from other people’s mistakes so you don’t make the same ones! Unless you’re like me and just HAVE to learn the hard way. I get that, lol.

 

Seriously though, take a read through some camgirls’ biggest regrets. It’s not all bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Biggest Cam Girl Regrets

 

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I’m not trying to scare you away from webcam modeling; but if you’re second guessing your decision right now, listen to your gut. Of course there are tons of prosย to balance out the cons. Whether the pros outweigh the cons is entirely subjective and you really have to come to your own conclusion. I’m here to help identify any factors you may not have considered and to help you make a 100% informed decision about your future in this industry.

 

If you come across any threads or information that you think new camgirls MUST consider before starting out, please share!

 

If you’ve made it this far and you’re still set on becoming a camgirl, continue on to…

 

Success Tips

 

Take it easy.

 

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Cat

Founder, administrator, writer, editor-in-chief, and god-queen of OCamgirl.com. Four years on cam. Rocks out on the piano in her free time.

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14 Comments

  1. skinnyma February 07, at 18:47

    I was thinking of becoming a cam girl myself just on a whim for some extra cash.. are you aware of any websites I could sign up for where showing your face isn’t a requirement? I’d feel much more confident if I could at least conceal some of my face during the job.

    Reply
    • Cat February 09, at 09:36

      You’ll have to read the site rules to be sure, but many sites do allow the use of those pretty eye masks or even wigs to help disguise yourself if you feel the need to. Please don’t do this on a whim, though. It will be on the Internet for the rest of time. This website exists to help you weigh the pros and cons of getting into this industry.

      Reply
  2. jenny December 13, at 05:38

    hi, another question, being a cam girl, do you get taxed at all or do you owe any one any of your earnings? or does the money you earn JUST go to you?

    Reply
    • Cat December 17, at 07:54

      Hi Jenny,
      As a camgirl you’re an independent contractor and will have to pay your own taxes accordingly.
      Thanks for reading O Camgirl ๐Ÿ™‚
      Cat

      Reply
  3. Ashley December 11, at 20:28

    Hi there,
    I am on my way to medical school (which costs a lot of money that I don’t have). I really like the idea of being a cam model (mostly for the money, also for the fun and confidence and alter ego), but I know that old-school people in my chosen profession of medicine would not be so excited about this job. I am thinking of being a cam model to make some extra money for my schooling, and to have a bit of fun while I’m at it. I definitely think I have what it takes. But can schools and jobs that require a background check find out about my cam model past (provided that I become one, of course)? What if I joined the military or law enforcement medical groups that have more intense background checks?

    Reply
    • Cat December 11, at 23:07

      Hi Ashley,

      If you work with a third party site your background check will merely show that you were an independent contractor with X company (usually a parent company that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the adult industry). I can’t speak to more intense background checks as I don’t have any experience and haven’t heard anything about that previously. I imagine that as long as you don’t do so well as to become well known, and you are careful about protecting your identity, you should be fine.

      Sorry I can’t be more helpful on this subject! You might want to ask on the forums as well, as there may be someone with more experience who can give you a more informed answer. Good luck!

      Reply
  4. Domingo September 21, at 19:44

    I love you, I needed this. I’m a guy, and I’ve created my chaturbate account by the begginning of this year. I did think of money and all of the cons you’ve listed. I broke up with my boyfriend a couple of days ago because I told him I’m a camboy… I’m still wondering If I should go on or not, but after finding your website and reading the articles, especially this one; well I’m clearing up my mind! Thank you very much Cat ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    • Cat September 23, at 08:24

      Hey Domingo,
      Thanks for reading O Camgirl! I’m so glad to hear it was helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚
      All the best,
      Cat

      Reply
  5. Slim February 27, at 18:36

    Hey! I was wondering if it’s possible to cam and set it so only certain places around the world can see you, just to lower the Risk of someone recognizing me!

    Reply
    • Cat February 28, at 15:00

      Most sites offer a privacy feature called geo blocking, which lets you select countries or states that you want to block from viewing your stream. Of course it’s not 100% as many people these days browse the web behind a proxy that puts their IP address in a different location.

      Reply
  6. Tinny February 18, at 10:57

    Hi!, Iยดm from Spain and Iยดm thinking to begin in this world. But I dont know about the sites I have to visit , if it can work for other countries which is what I prefer and how could, I’m so lost .
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Cat February 19, at 00:36

      Hi Tinny,
      If you find a site you’d like to cam on, just start the model application process. Most sites will offer international payment options (Payoneer is an excellent choice). Webcam models work from around the globe, so it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find a site that works for you. To get you started, check out Flirt4Free or Chaturbate.

      Reply
  7. Jolie February 16, at 22:35

    I love your responsible take on this Cat, the fact that you showcase both the pros and cons of camming just goes to show how genuine you are. This post is a great resource as a reference to other’s experiences. One of the best ways to learn (without having to experience bad stuff yourself). Awesome job as always!

    Reply
    • Cat February 17, at 01:42

      Aw thank you Jolie! I appreciate your comments as always ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply

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