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    Default Re: Biggest Cam Girl Regrets

    I regret spending so much time on mfc trying to raise my camscore when I should have just switched to sm sooner.

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    Default Re: Biggest Cam Girl Regrets

    1) Being LAZY. Not working enough, or hard enough. I slip hours, or am 15 mins late here, 15 mins early here, shaving off what little hours I actually do work.

    2) Putting up with what I thought was just rude customers when they were just trolls.

    3) Putting up with rude customers.

    4) Ever camming on LJ.
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    I'm so loving this thread, great idea! Even if we can't do anything about our past mistakes, others can learn from them so this is super helpful!

    For me, I don't regret not starting when I was way younger because I honestly wouldn't have been able to handle my shit the way I can now. I was so messed up for such a long time and with some of the crazies and creepers we have to interact with, I would have been dead meat.

    HOWEVER, what I do kick my butt about all the time is the part where I finally started camming back in 2012 (when I didn't know how good the industry was), only to go for a couple months before dropping out of it for over 2 damn years! And I was doing SO GOOD!!! For being a total noob, I was becoming a very successful girl on MFC and the sky was the limit. Now trying to get back there again, well that went nowhere extremely fast and I had to bail for SM. It's clear how much more diluted the industry is and how much more guys expect to get for less money than a few years ago. I could have made so much if I'd just kept going....

    Le sigh...

    But you can't let it get to you! I'm on and working it now and that's what matters. No more regrets, other than obviously still not having the discipline to put in the hours I should be. But that's a regret for the future, haha!
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    ^^^ If u felt the cam industry diluted after 2 years try to imagine how it feels after 14 years. It;s nothing like it was believe me & when u getting older is even more difficult to adapt to the new trends & put up with the people who are this demanding for soo little when before u were treated like a princess/ queen. Plus u loose enthusiasm & energy over the years, this job is very consuming, more than a regular vanilla job, u can compare the stress level to pilots, journalists, air traffic operators, judges, so on. Working a few years on cam almost equals working a life time career a vanilla job, this is how it feels for me at least.

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    I can definitely appreciate the extra wear when the years start to add up, though for me the stress level overall is nothing like that... and even with the hassles and headaches, still less stress than a vanilla job for me. I hate being told what to do by condescending managers, being made to clean shit when my job description is dealing with customers, oh and yeah, having to force myself to be polite and professional with rude ass customers!! That's just a minimum wage job; air traffic controllers hold tons of lives in their hands and have to sit in that cramped room paying 110% attention to their monitors for hours. Lawyers and doctors kill themselves over the stress.

    I don't mean to argue, but I can't believe even the most long-term or successful camgirl faces stresses comparable to those professions. It sounds almost insulting to them to suggest that. What's the most stressful thing we deal with? Shithead "customers" who waste time and don't pay? We can vent and kick them out of our lives without fear of being fired or reprimanded. Physically tiring? Putting on shows is great exercise and we never have to do anything at all that makes us uncomfortable. Self-promotion and advertising? Unnecessary on big box sites and really, tweeting isn't that straining. X) The main stress for me is not having a guaranteed earnings amount I can count on every month.... but with the sort of money we're able to make, that's more a complaint of how much savings I'm amassing than a worry about whether or not I'll pay my bills.
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    Right, no intention to insult people here, for everyone it feels different then, glad u find camming lucrative & easy, i meant to say how it feels 'internally', guess i used innapropriate comparison, i meant to say how it feels FOR ME. Guess it's time for me to take a break from posting here, i think i am too much burn out to be of any help. Cheers!

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    Oh sure, I just enjoy discussing topics like this, not trying to argue your personal experience. Of course only you can know how any job affects you, especially with burnout.. that'll make things a lot more stressful than they need to be.
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    Not starting when I was 18! But, at the time I was living with my parents and 2 brothers, we had a small apartment and I had no computer so there was no way I could. I didn't get a computer until I moved out at 20 but didn't start camming until I was 23/24. I did use myfreeimplants before I discovered camming and got my implants payed for.

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    Don't consider myself a "veteran" yet but..

    *Not reading up on fetishes more in the start
    *Telling an "oh so great" female friend about camming (she gave the link to a stalker of mine)
    *Using a really cheap toy that hurt
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    That's not a friend because a friend wouldn't exploit or mistreat a friend!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheOutlier View Post
    Don't consider myself a "veteran" yet but..

    *Not reading up on fetishes more in the start
    *Telling an "oh so great" female friend about camming (she gave the link to a stalker of mine)
    *Using a really cheap toy that hurt

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    Bumping for the newbies.

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    Default Re: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now. Cam Girl Regrets

    - Not putting the damn hours in!!!!!
    - Not puttin the fucking hours in!!!!!
    - Repeat

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    Not starting sooner

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    Default Re: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now. Cam Girl Regrets

    same train of thought as a lot of these babes.
    consistency and hours.
    consistency and hours.
    also i still need to upgrade my cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly_xoxo View Post
    My biggest regret is that I didn't put more effort in to it. For 3 years, I kind of half assed it. Always had money to get by, but there's no savings. If I got sick right now or for any reason had to take even a full week off, I'd be completely screwed.

    If I'd taken it more seriously and put the time and effort in, I have no doubt that I'd have made a good amount of money and not be living pay cheque to pay cheque now.

    Oh well, I'm doing it now so better late than never

    The other regret is not balancing work life with a social life. I became quite the shut in for awhile and am now slowly getting out of that.
    I could go days where the only interaction I had with someone was talking to typing on a screen.
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    Default Re: I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now. Cam Girl Regrets

    Work harder: consistency and hours.
    I wish I havent wasted my time on MFC , Snapchat and using too much social media

    Hard work and determination will get you far.

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    Feeling like you have to be friendly and respond to everyone who talks to you in free chat on SM. Not keeping chat focused on negotiating what will happen in a show, and then leading the conversation to the show. Eg: answering a bunch of stupid questions about what kind of shoes you have, when it should suffice for you to say you have sexy shoes, show them on camera for a nominal tip, and then do a show.

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    Well let's see there is a lot might as well get them out now so I can move on to something more productive for myself.

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    Not going to industry events regularly like annually.

    no setting up my own production studio so I can make my own content on my own terms.

    Not understanding or asking enough questions when I made those contracts to create my website.

    listening to people who do not support me. I should cut off my family from day one.

    Not consistently upload on my youtube channel going from 2007 to date.

    Not putting every boyfriend or tinder hook sign a model release and record them for my content.
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    Not diversifying sooner. Stuck with the same token site for nearly 3 years and after about 1 year I was miserable and so burned out it made me start hating camming. My entire second year of camming was miserable. Adding phone, hardcore clips, and switching main cam sites has taken away my anxiety & fear of failure. Like I know I'm going to make x amount hourly on average instead of $9 for 3 hrs straight, followed by $150 the fourth hour.

    I regret not taking better care of myself for the first few years. completely put my health on the back burner and it bit me in the ass last year. Changed eating habits, quit smoking, cut most processed sugar out of my diet, cut back on the drinking, allowed myself to put on weight, paid more attention to my skin, and really upped my supplements. Starting to up my exercise as well now. I just feel better physically and mentally than I have in a long time & wish I'd done more for myself sooner.

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    Not starting sooner-

    Being too "nice"

    Not investing in better equipment early on.

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    Not diversifying my income with more eggs in my basket MUCH sooner. Not listening to my gut enough to know that my approach to camming is totally legit and exactly what makes me stand out. So much wasted energy trying to adopt the attitude of how other girls approach camming when that just doesn't work for me. Not working way more hours.

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    I wish I'd seen camming for the incredible money maker that it is! (stripping money had a hold on me, but now I make more camming by a long shot)

    I wish I hadn't been so scared to throw myself fully into it

    I wish I'd taken up travel camming sooner

    I wish I'd signed up for Daily Pay sooner, as instant money was the main reason I chose stripping over camming

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    Hmm regrets not really regrets as I've learnt from all of them but things I maybe should have done differently:

    Branched out to free chat sites sooner - yes they take up a lot of time and energy but the payoff is so much higher than no free chat sites.

    Increased my rates sooner - I am now at the rate I am happy with across all sites and I just wish I had raised them this high from the beginning. Better behaved customers and longer private sessions what's not to love?

    Got into the indie game sooner - I stayed big-box for far too long without realising I could have indie running in the background to bump up my free chat money daily.

    Never tried token sites - Meaning I wish I had never bothered with them not I wish I had. They are such a waste of time for my hustle and I wasted a good year or so trying to be something I wasn't, the money isn't worth the downsides to me.

    Firing regulars - I sooooo wish I had cut ties with a few regs sooner, this last month I've told literally all the dead weight (regs-turned-timewasters) to pay up or fuck off after months or sometimes over a year of them popping in every day with no money and no response from me either. A few paid up the rest will be seeing the satisfying 'you are permanently banned from this models room' next time they come lurking. I don't work on retainer and I don't care how much they have spent in the past either if they are not spending NOW it's buh bye from me.

    Dailypay - I regret not signing up for dailypay sooner as it only encourages me to work extra hard every day knowing it's all going to be in my bank the next day. It also means I'm less likely to beat myself up for taking a day off as well - best of both worlds.




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