Annoyed at Chaturbate Right Now

Okay, why in tarnation does Chaturbate not allow me to cash out daily, like they have said is now possible? I mean, I’ve been a cam model with them for like ages, and when I tried to take some money out before the end of the period, I was blocked by the system.
This certainly isn’t cool, and yes, I already put in a support request. I really hope they can fix this, because I have all sorts of traumas about not getting paid by cam sites.

When I began camming years ago, I was working for a shitty cam site that will remain nameless, and they didn’t pay me for 3 WHOLE MONTHS because of some stupid terms violation that I wasn’t even guilty of. It took them that long to investigate and see that I was right when I told them I was not in violation.

I’m so glad I moved on from that site, and Chaturbate has generally been great about paying on time (they’ve never bee late at all, if I’m honest). But I was really excited about this daily payout thing, and I guess I’m super disappointed. Will let you guys know what happens with this!

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Is a Camgirl a Pornstar?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what exactly a pornstar is these days. A lot of people seem to think that cam girls who sell a lot of porn videos are basically pornstars, but then there are also people who think you’re only a pornstar if you have shot scenes for a major adult video producer. I’m going to give my opinion on this, and keep in mind that I have sold thousands of my amateur porn clips on ManyVids and Clips4Sale.

What qualifies you as a pornstar?

I DO NOT think cam girls are actual pornstars, and here’s why. A star is a celebrity who is widely know and is often recognized on the street by average people. I know that I have never been recognized (well, except once in Vegas, but it was at an adult convention!). Normal people, though, don’t know who I am, and that’s because my videos and camgirl activities are seen by only a tiny percentage of the general public.

Someone like, say, Asa Akira is commonly recognized on the street because her pro porn videos are seen by literally millions of people. If you asked her, I’m sure she would confirm that she has gotten lots of “do I know you?” type looks while out and about, and plenty more requests for autographs. She’s a definite pornstar.

Now, it IS possible for a cam girl to become a pornstar by using her camming fame as a springboard. This usually involves getting her fan base to actively lobby a major porn producer to cast her for scenes in one of their adult videos. This can be done on Twitter, or directly via an email campaign. If the cam model has enough support, most producers will usually shoot her.

But if you really want to learn how to become a pornstar, you need to watch some of the biggest and best pornstars in action to see what makes for an irresistible adult video celebrity. Asa Akira is a perfect combination of sexy, smart, and sassy. Her scenes are always intense and seriously awesome in every way. By watching her do her thing, I guarantee you that you will learn how to really shine in any adult video production. Start small by doing your own amateur porn and selling the clips on ManyVids, then get better and better at it until you’re ready to go pro. At that point, all you need to do is decide which porn studio you want to shoot for and aim your fans at it.

Becoming a pornstar is MUCH easier for a cam girl than for the average wannabe screen siren. Use all your advantages and make some waves!

Become A Cam Girl at CamSoda

It’s been a long time since I found a cam site that really fits a curvy cam model like myself. I had been camming at Naked.com for a long time before eventually dipping my toes at Chaturbate, then ending up at MyFreeCams. I never really did serious money at any of those sites, I think because I’m a thick girl with a big booty and small breasts, which just isn’t the type most of the big spenders go for. Well, I started camming at CamSoda a couple months ago, and everything has changed.

It really does matter what site a cam model chooses to concentrate on. I really busted my booty over at MyFreeCams for a long time, but was never able to get past $4k per month of income. But with CamSoda, I can pass that easily. It’s because CamSoda has traffic that is very different from the traffic that sites like Chaturbate and MFC get. It’s much more interested in thick girls who got dat booty.

I have a girlfriend who’s kind of skinny and flat-chested, no ass, who did horribly when she tried to be a cam model at CamSoda. But she tried MyFreeCams, and she’s already doing better than I ever did there. It’s like the opposite experience. She’s totally owning it on a site that I just couldn’t crack. I’m way happier at Cam Soda, and it just fits me much better.

The best advice I have for any of you guys who might want to be a cam girl there would be to make sure you show off your ass as much as possible. At CamSoda, a cam model with a nice booty almost always does well, so if you’ve got one, you need to put it front and center all the time while you’re on cam.

Big booty cam girls do better at CamSoda.

If you DON’T have booty, you need to at least be thickish. If not, you would definitely do better at either Chaturbate or MyFreeCams. Just remember not to take it personally when you fail at one particular cam site. Being a good cam model is all about testing lots of sites and seeing which ones will bring you the most money. Trust me, if you fail at one cam site, you might go straight to the top of another one. Cam girls who know this are the ones who make the big bucks!

My Worst Cam Girl Experience

I thought I might share a negative experience I had a couple years ago with you guys, but only because I think it can be instructive and could potentially help some of you new cam girls avoid this kind of mistake. I don’t want you to think that this level of camming horror is typical, though, so don’t get the idea that you’ll probably run into this type of thing (in all honesty, you probably won’t). But, if you do, reading this should help you deal with it much better than I did.

Okay, this happened in my first year as a cam model, and I totally did everything wrong. I can see that now. But I did learn a valuable lesson that I want to pass on so that you guys can benefit from my hard-earned cam girl wisdom. Basically, the first regular I ever had turned in a Fatal Attraction psycho and almost ruined my life.

Maybe that’s a bit over-dramatic, I guess, but it sure felt like my life was coming apart at the time. This guy was really nice at first. He was super polite to me in public chat and would regularly show up whenever I went on cam. He started tipping me large amounts of tokens, and would even buy me very pricey things off of my wishlist. He was the perfect regular that all the cam models dream of. But then, one day, things got ugly.

He and I were having a nice little chat on Skype one night when, out of the blue, he said “I want come visit you.” I was a little shocked by it, since I had made clear from the beginning that all of my relationships with viewers and fans are strictly online-only. I didn’t meetup with anyone, and that was a hard rule.Well, he wasn’t having any of that.

He basically told me that he was different, that I should make an exception for him since he had given me so many gifts and had tipped at the level of a cam model goddess. I was like, “No, I appreciate all that, but I don’t think it would be proper to meet you in person.” He totally flipped his poop and went into a whole lecture about how you treat real friends. He made me feel like a complete witch who didn’t care about the emotional needs of my regulars. I backed down and told him that he was right, and that I would “think about” meeting up.

Well, turns out that was a HUGE mistake. He only started tipping me more, buying me more expensive gifts, and like a total fool, I accepted all of them. Even a really expensive watch that was so cute, I couldn’t resist. This only made him more insistent that we meet up, because he felt entitled to it.

To make a long story short, I ultimately told him that there was no way I could meet him, but that I hoped he would stay in touch online. He totally lost it. He threatened to find out where I lived, and then said that all of my family members would soon know I was camming. He really scared the crap out of me. Ultimately though, he didn’t follow through on any of his threats. He just went off and fell in love with another cam model. Pretty much forgot about me.

But what I learned from all this was that, as a cam girl, one of you first responsibilities is to make sure your regulars don’t fall in love with you. A lot of these guys mistake fantasy with reality a lot, and they can easily begin to interpret the intimate chats and intense privates as something more than just online fun. You need to recognize when a guy is getting in too deep, and shut him down early. It will definitely save you a lot of heartache in the long-run.