Scarlett Belle, 26, USA
Main sites I work on: Streamate and CamModelDirectory
Scarlett Belle Meets the Adult Industry
I started camming about three and a half years ago. I needed some extra income to fund my Master’s degree and looked into panty selling for extra income. After doing some research, I realized that panty selling alone wouldn’t be enough. I started reading about camming and realized that it could be a great opportunity for me. I ended up liking it so much that I decided to cam as a career instead of pursuing another degree!
How Scarlett Pays Her Bills
Camming and clip sales have been my sole source of income for the past three years. I usually work around 25 hours per week and make enough to live very comfortably.
Scarlett’s Background and Personality Lead to Camming
I have always been a sexually adventurous person. I love learning about different fetishes and experimenting by myself (and with others!) I also have a long history with the performing arts. I love having an audience and I love putting on a show. Camming combines those interests perfectly!
Also, I worked in sales for several years before I started camming. My sales experience has been a huge help for me. Cam models are performers, but we also have to sell our shows. When I realized that camming was a work-from-home sales job with sexy performances thrown in, I knew it was the job for me!
Scarlett’s First Day on Cam – Learning the Ropes
The first site that I read about was MyFreeCams. It looked like the income potential was highest there, so I gave it a shot. My first few weeks were a blur. I was nervous, excited and completely clueless.
After my first week I had a few extremely slow nights and fell for some scams that really shook my confidence. I didn’t want to quit, but I knew I needed to figure out a better way to work on cam. That’s when I decided to try some different sites. I realized very quickly that Skype shows and sites like Streamate (where I could do private shows instead of token shows like MFC) worked better for me.
I will always remember my first night on Streamate. I made my nightly goal in two hours, whereas I’d been struggling to hit that same goal in an entire night on MFC. I was so happy and relieved I started crying! Finding the right site for yourself is a big deal, and I was lucky to find mine so quickly.
Scarlett Belle Learns to Embrace Her Bossy Side
One of the big turning points for me happened when I changed from doing submissive shows to doing a mix of “vanilla” and dominant shows. As a newbie, I felt more comfortable as a sub. It seemed easier because I just had to follow directions. Unfortunately, I realized that I couldn’t handle being submissive to strangers online. It opened me up to too much abuse, and was emotionally draining.
I love being dominant in person, but I was nervous about trying it on cam. A lot of subs can’t express their actual interests very well, and some of them seemed like complete mysteries to me. I tried to focus on non-kink shows, but I felt like I was limiting myself too much.
One day, I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and took my first femdom show with an amazing sub. He was easy to talk to, knew how to ask for the things he wanted, and helped me gain the confidence and experience I needed to continue being dominant on cam.
After that, I started specializing in domination. I’ve embraced my bossy side and I’m never going back!
Scarlett Belle’s Pros and Cons of Webcam Modeling
I love being in charge. If I want to make more money I can work harder and earn it. If I need a break or want to visit my family, I have the freedom to do so. I also really love my clients. I have so much fun with them, and I love making them happy.
One major downside is that I have no guaranteed income. And if I take off too much time I’ll lose viewers and my placement will drop.
It’s also difficult to talk to non-sex workers about my job. My friends and family are supportive, but they’ll never really “get” what it’s like. It can feel really lonely. Working from home adds to that problem. Sometimes I feel like a complete hermit.
It can also be very draining to be “on” all the time. Camming can be physically and mentally exhausting, but it’s hard to make money if you let it show.
Scarlett’s Specialties and Secret to Success
Role playing and domination are my main specialties. I have a lot of experience with improv, so role playing is a breeze. I also love telling naughty stories, which helps with dirty talk. I fit into some physical niches as well due to my body type (tall, big boobs, big ass).
In general, I try to keep an up-beat, fun, and confident attitude on cam. I also try to be genuine. I don’t have a separate persona on cam. I’m just my usual self, sometimes with a slightly perkier attitude.
Camming and Scarlett Belle’s Personal Relationships
I keep my camming life and personal life mostly separate. I’ve been lucky enough to make friends with other sex workers online, so I lean on them when I need to talk about work. The rest of my friends and family rarely hear about my work day. I usually work around their schedules as well, which means lots of late nights.
How Being a Webcam Model Has Changed Scarlett
Camming has helped me become more confident and independent. It’s helped me reach my financial goals faster than I ever imagined possible. It’s given me unbelievable amounts of freedom in my life. My overall happiness and sense of security is so much higher now than it was before I started camming.
Scarlett Belle’s Words of Wisdom for New Cam Models
Make sure you know all the pros and cons. Once you’ve done your first show, there’s no going back. You will be recorded, you will be harassed, you will be targeted for scams. Thick skin is an absolute must. Camming can come back to haunt you. It can cause you to lose friends or ruin potential relationships. So if you decide to do it, give it your all. Make it worth it.