When reddit banned a number of subreddits without warning, a lot of institutional knowledge was lost. Therefore, in an effort to preserve some of that knowledge from /r/sexworkers--in case it gets banned too--I'm going to re-post some of the best posts here. Suggestions welcome! https://www.reddit.com/r/SexWorkers/comments/7lq5ix/hello_ive_made_a_lot_of_money_doing_online_sexv
I made a bunch of comments earlier about how to make money doing online sex work and i thought I’d make a master list for anyone looking to start out. First of all, let me say that my best days I made anywhere from $250-350 without leaving my apartment and putting in as much effort as i could high as shit (not very much), so the effort/profit margin is pretty dope. However, I let my mental health slip and drugs and alcohol etc etc and now I’m in a bad place again. So what I want to say first is more important than anything else I have to say: this work can seriously suck. It can really make you lose your faith in humanity, not just in a cliche way but in a real physical way where you might have a hard time in the real world if you get into this stuff. Trolls and scammers and pedophiles are real and they are awful. I have a lot of horror stories. So my FIRST piece of advice:
Take care of yourself. This job can be insidious because it seems easy up front but trust me, consider the extra money hazard pay. Get a therapist. Only take clients that you feel are stable and trustworthy. If you’re getting to a point where you’re having to take clients you feel uncomfortable with just to make ends meet, stop and take a look at SWOP chapters in your area or just take a break and hang out in the real world for a while. This work isn’t for everyone, and money isn’t everything.
On to business.
This is an easy one to start out with because you just need the basics - your body and a kik account. No fancy shit needed.
Join public groups by searching hashtags depending on what you want to sell. The hashtags sell, buy, dom, etc are all good places to start. Enter the groups by asking if they’re accepting new sellers and be prepared to verify yourself with a live pic and deal with some cliquey bitches, but hey, those groups are great because you have multiple girls selling keeping the room clear of scammy buyers and trolls. You can kik me at @priscc if you’d like to see examples of ads, prices, etc.
A warning: kik is the goddamn Wild West of online sex work in that there is zero moderation. There are LOTS of underage sellers and buyers on there and you have to be careful. I always ask for an ID if the buyer looks questionably young. Also if you spend more than a day on there you will find groups that openly trade CP and it is terrifying. see below for details on what to do when you come across this or other questionable behavior; I will add a section about that when I’m not on mobile
Places to list your kik handle: Extra Lunch Money, Fancentro, on your camming page, and on “make kik friends”-type apps in the App Store. I’ve heard people use craigslist as well but I’ve never done it personally. Also twitter and Instagram, never used those to advertise either but it wouldn’t hurt to try.
I sell a few different things through Snapchat - week-long GFE experiences, private sessions, etc. But it’s good to start with just a subscription fee for multiple story updates throughout the day. Start out with a low price ($10-$15)/month and start charging more when you have enough already happy customers. Snapchat can get really overwhelming so it’s good to start small.
Places to advertise your Snapchat: reddit (/r/sexsells, /r/usedpanties, /r/kik, and a bunch of other ones that tbh I have never used bc their verification factors are too much for me because I’m not super active on here), your camming site, your kik account, Twitter (have never used this personally), hell even on dating sites if you wanna get ballsy and probably maybe reported idk live your life
I won’t go too into toooooo much detail with this one because there’s already so much information available on reddit about it. But here’s my personal experience:
General advice * if you’re not 10/10 conventionally beautiful, bring something else to the table. There is a market for EVERY type of camgirl. How do I know this for sure? Because I have people request the absolute weirdest types of cam scenarios and fetishes and outfits on a regular basis. So find your niche, whether it’s fetish or butterface or toy queen, someone will want to see you. Know how to apply makeup well? Trans people, crossdressers, and sissies will love it. Got an ugly fuckin face but a beautiful ass? There is a butterface market for you. If you are a literal swamp troll from hell I promise someone will probably, weirdly enough, be super into that. * KNOW HOW TO SAY “NO”. When you start to feel uncomfortable, politely end the session (I say “when” because you should expect for your limits to be tested pretty frequently in this line of work). Know your limits, be honest with your buyers, and don’t sell yourself out. * For the love of god, do some basic security. Trolls are real and camgirls are a frequent target. This has been written about extensively already - just google “camgirl security” and you’ll find the information you need about masking your online identity and how to deal with a breach.
Streamate: good for beginners, super easy format. Their payouts take a long fuckin time though and they don’t have any mainstream options for immediate deposit, only a prepaid debit card called First Choice. Id recommend Streamate to someone who’s not in need of IMMEDIATE cash but if you’re looking for a primer on camming this is your best bet. As far as content, Streamate has a lot of really good professional performers. The best way to learn what to do is to watch the pros and see what they do, tbh.
Chaturbate: chaturbate is fucking awesome in its potential - you can do basically anything you could possibly want on there and they manage a great balance of moderation and creative freedom- but again, the payout periods are killer (only twice a month). However, they do at least have direct deposit options and take a relatively low commission (much less than Streamate). Chaturbate is also great for couples.
EnticeLive: hands down my favorite. You get paid the same day and their commission isn’t bad. Traffic is lower than Chaturbate, higher than Streamate. Absolutely recommend.
Also, if you end up signing up for any of these sites, please pm me so you can use my referral link! We both get money for that 👍🏼
If anyone has any questions or additional advice I’m all ears! I know this sub isn’t super active but I need more camgirl friends pls