I’ve been working as a cam girl for more than a year, and it has been a life-changer. I had no idea how incredible it was and that it would affect my life in the best possible way. While I understand that it is not a job for everyone, it’s made my dreams come true.
I Was a Stripper Before the Pandemic
A couple of years ago, I started working as a stripper. The progression seemed natural at the moment. I always enjoyed dancing, and when I went from exotic dancing to stripping, it seemed like a perfect and natural choice. To be honest, I was happy. There is something special about being able to capture the attention of viewers in such a way that they keep throwing money at you.
The problems started with the pandemic. The first part of 2020 was hell. I worked in the first couple of months, or rather, tried to work. The guests were almost nonexistent, and eventually, I got a call from my boss telling me that he’s going to shut down the club.
Saying that I was in a shock would be a serious understatement. I had no idea what to do, and I knew very well that other clubs are being shut down as well. There were no options for me to continue working, and I started panicking.
Soon, people started talking about moving online, and I got an idea. What if I could continue stripping but online? I already knew there were tons of websites for cam girls and decided to give it a go. What could I lose?
Luckily, My Ex Left His Computer Set in My Apartment
My ex broke up with me in 2019, and he almost left without a word. One of the things that he left behind was his gaming PC. He obviously wanted to leave as soon as possible, and even though I tried contacting him, he refused to answer and come pick up the rest of his stuff. In the end, this proved to be life-saving for me. I don’t think I would have been able to buy it myself, and I wouldn’t know which parts were important or good for camming.
After talking to a friend who works in the IT department, I learned that all I needed to do was buy some camming equipment. I needed a new camera and some sort of lighting. I used what money I had left to buy a professional webcam, microphone, and good light to ensure that everything looked as good as it could.
I decided to move everything to the spare bedroom, and I felt really motivated and hopeful. As for all the technical stuff, my friend was willing to help me make the PC work. I had no idea if it was even functional since it was collecting dust for a couple of months. I kept thinking my ex might return to take it at one point, and I didn’t want to do him a favor by placing it in a box or something.
My friend installed all the necessary programs, made the cam work, and I redecorated the room as much as I could to prepare for online sessions.
I Was a Natural
I still remember how nervous I was before the first show. Whenever you do something for the first time, you keep thinking about how people will react, whether they’ll like the show, and about all the things that could go wrong.
However, once the show started, everything changed. I felt more relaxed than I could have imagined. It was the same as having a show in the club. The only difference between the two was that the audience was virtual. There weren’t any people around me, which made me feel safer than I ever was during a real-life stripping show. Yes, there is security in the club; there are rules visitors need to follow. But all things considered, camming was a lot better and a lot more enjoyable option.
The first show was a success. I continued with this new lifestyle for the next couple of months or rather a year, and I loved every second of it. It took me a while to figure out the best time for the show since being online all day can be too exhausting.
As I learned more about cam shows, the quality of my content improved, and I became more and more successful. Of course, there have been a couple of rude people demanding things, but the best thing about camming is that you can easily kick them out of your room.
The Money Started Coming In
Striptease was awesome. It helped me pay the rent and all the bills. I never complained, and I earned enough to live comfortably, enjoying life to the fullest. When everything fell down the drain, I was devastated. I loved taking off my clothes for money, and it seemed that I would have a hard time finding a job as good as stripping.
When I started with cam shows, I had no idea about the possibilities they offered. Yes, there is always someone who earns tons of money, but it’s not something that is available for everyone. I was more than surprised when I got money for the first few shows. It was significantly more than I expected, and I didn’t even have to leave the apartment.
For the first couple of months, the amount of money slowly increased, and I couldn’t believe it. Yes, everyone probably wants to know the exact figure. At one point, I was earning more than $10,000 per week. You read it right. It seemed too good to be true.
I got into a working hype, thinking that if I worked more, I’d be able to earn even more money. It was true. One of the things I learned during the last year is that I needed to take a break from time to time and leave something for myself. Lovely people that have been supporting me for the past months won’t go anywhere. There is nothing wrong with taking a few days for yourself.
I’m Afraid to Go Back to the Real World
While I was working at the club, the only visitors were local people, which is more than natural. It happens from time to time to see a new face, but it was mostly regulars. With online shows, people from all over the world can visit. There are no limits to what you can achieve.
Needless to say, the more people in the room, the more money you’ll get. I started thinking about everything that happened since I lost my job. I honestly don’t want to go back to stripping at a local club. It would be a huge step back for me.
I can now talk to people from all over the world, earn more money in a day than I would have earned in a week at my old job. I have more free time, and I can live my life to the fullest. So I don’t think I will change anything in my life even when the pandemic is over. For those of you who are wondering — no, I don’t plan on returning the PC to my ex either.