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    Not to be a negative nancy but I am so beyond sick and tired of camming. been doing this since 2012 and main site is SM. idk about anyone else but it seems like this camsite is just getting worse and worse. I have been sitting here almost 3 hours and made $6 so far. I have a great cam, good lighting, i engage with every guy that comes in my room and yet making nothing still. I own a manyvids and c4s store. I would love to transition to full time content creation but how do you guys do so with that chance of not making enough to cover rent and bills not knowing what u will make on sales? it's so hard for me to take the leap but right now i am not making shhh&! on SM and i need to figure this out. I am disabled so i am physically limited on what i can do but what is good starting place? do you recommend filming or uploading 1clip a day or more? is social media absolutely necessary to do this because i am not a twitter or social person whatsoever and i can't do tik tok cuz my teenage son is on there so that's a no for me. any tips would be really appreciated. SM is literally causing me severe depression right now and I just want out.

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    I get about half my income from clips. For me 2 sites wouldn't be enough. I sell clips on clips4sale, manyvids, iwantclips, onlyfans, loyalfans, Niteflirt, faphouse, pornhub.
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    yeah i tried many and iwant and c4s i never made more than $40 a month combined total for all sites
    and thats with boy girl/ girl girl/ and solo content.
    it just never worked for me
    however i do sell decently on SM maybe $40 a week in clips on a decent week.
    all roads lead to sm ... well atleast sometimes it feels that way.

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    I did this before for about 9 months and it's a lot of work. it also takes a lot of patience & dedication. I was on c4s, mv, elm, and another clip site that's no longer with us. took about 4 months of well made 5x weekly uploads to start making enough to cover my bills. There's a major learning curve on certain sites. Editing is also a learning curve.
    I would probably learn about each site you want to try, then start pumping out applicable content 3-4x per week while continuing to cam. Just know that you'll have to do so for 4-6 months minimum before you're really putting way any decent $. Maybe branch out and try a phone sex or indie cam site too to boost your income a bit (I switched from sm to nf as my main site and have been much happier). Just know that making a decent amount from content alone takes a while & a shit load of dedication. unless you really have a fetish on lock from day one (and by that I mean a fetish that isn't oversaturated that applies really well to you), it's going to be an uphill battle.
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    I wanted to do this and I had to abandon the idea for a while. I will still get back to it, but I am telling you: if you wanna do content, you must ROCK on promotion and content creation. Content making is 10x times harder than camming. I tell this because I did both and I rather sit on cam 10 hours, than film, edit, promote and engage with members in the same time. It's a 24/7 job, it's not like camming where you close the computer and you're done with the day.
    For now, no need to promote yourself anywhere, just cam and mention here and there you got clips, members usually look for you. Cam sites are the best place to promote yourself, because the member may not have $100 for a pvt, but he may have $25 to buy 2 clips Also, he can do it when you're offline.

    Yes, there are a few who are lucky and do this with minimal effort and bank, but... just a few. I was making $1-2k a month with minimal effort (taking pics with the phone and making clips with the webcam and uploading them every day, on 4-5 platforms and not promoting shit), but it was harder to make more than that. I abandoned because I want to re brand with a new name and invest into some top notch stuff and do it right this time, but I am still dreading the moment hahaha.

    Anyway, what you can do is to start while doing camming. Cam 3 weeks a month, write ideas and outfits on a paper and in the 4th week, have everything ready to film, edit and upload 20-30 clips (you can use your phone or your webcam, no need to go for a mirorrless and adobe premiere pro, lol), to have content releasing by itself for the whole next month. That way you will build a minimal audience, you will gather members and you won't have to give up on camming for now.
    Make an account on loyalfans and Iwantclips too. Upload clips there+ post pics and clips on loyalfans (make sure you have same name on cam sites and content sites). It will help you be discovered without having to promote yourself on social media for now.

    Don't worry for self promotion for now: Do the stuff above for 2-3 months to get a grip and build a good library of clips on your stores and then start researching on how to promote yourself further (you can't promote an empty store, you gotta build some content first).

    Also, working on a single site is not ok if you're not doing well. Add more eggs into your basket, try to splitcam on 2-3 sites at least. If you are organized and plan ahead, you will be able to do ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbum View Post
    yeah i tried many and iwant and c4s i never made more than $40 a month combined total for all sites
    and thats with boy girl/ girl girl/ and solo content.
    it just never worked for me
    however i do sell decently on SM maybe $40 a week in clips on a decent week.
    all roads lead to sm ... well atleast sometimes it feels that way.
    This^!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbum View Post
    yeah i tried many and iwant and c4s i never made more than $40 a month combined total for all sites
    and thats with boy girl/ girl girl/ and solo content.
    it just never worked for me
    however i do sell decently on SM maybe $40 a week in clips on a decent week.
    all roads lead to sm ... well atleast sometimes it feels that way.
    That's awesome that you make video sales on SM though.

    Mine don't sell many at all there (like maybe one sale a month, for the same vids that sell well elsewhere) so I quit uploading to SM. Might be because most of mine are femdom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurielegs View Post
    That's awesome that you make video sales on SM though.

    Mine don't sell many at all there (like maybe one sale a month, for the same vids that sell well elsewhere) so I quit uploading to SM. Might be because most of mine are femdom.
    I actually noticed that sm is really not femdom friendly. First of all because they don't have separate categories, and they are putting everyone in the main list, unless people click on tags. I switched to femdom since december and I found it so annoying having to tell people over and over that I don't do vanilla (or that I don't do vanilla anymore) even if it was clearly stated in my profile, pics, and appearance. On my other sites I just switched category and that was it, the right people started to come. For some reason though I still bother with streamate, because I am still making ok money there so I can't live without this egg in my basket just yet...but with a lot of annoyance because of the above mentioned factors. And yeah, my femdom videos don't sell too good either.

    I started clip stores on c4s and manyvids but making videos and editing and uploading takes so much time, and when I have a little time I just go live, because that's the most lucrative for me. I wish I could just switch to content making as well and I assume it's doable but it sure takes a lot of work, more work and more time than live camming I guess.And social media skills most likely, which I do not posses, lol.
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    I switched from camming to Onlyfans last fall. I was fed up camming, my body was sore all the time, my sleep schedule was atrocious, I was tired of SM and their bullshit of a commission. I did cam for more many years.

    Living off content is 90% marketing. All the girls I know and interact with (I’m thankful to be part of great communities) spend all day promoting themselves (Twitter, IG, tiktok, YouTube, Reddit, tinder). It isn’t easy. It requires strategy, building a brand, following patterns, constantly hunting the next viral/trending thing. Running content platforms might not require as much physical work as camming, but it makes you glued to your phone (or multiple phones). I currently have 3 iPhone and 3 Androids to bounce between accounts.

    Starting is def overwhelming, there is a lot of learn and habits to build, but it gets better with time. I thought I would never do tiktok and her I am, swearing by it. So this journey has surprised me in multiple ways, good ones.

    I have just one advice, start sooner than later.

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    There is life after SM, I promise you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by euro_princess View Post
    I switched from camming to Onlyfans last fall. I was fed up camming, my body was sore all the time, my sleep schedule was atrocious, I was tired of SM and their bullshit of a commission. I did cam for more many years.

    Living off content is 90% marketing. All the girls I know and interact with (Iím thankful to be part of great communities) spend all day promoting themselves (Twitter, IG, tiktok, YouTube, Reddit, tinder). It isnít easy. It requires strategy, building a brand, following patterns, constantly hunting the next viral/trending thing. Running content platforms might not require as much physical work as camming, but it makes you glued to your phone (or multiple phones). I currently have 3 iPhone and 3 Androids to bounce between accounts.

    Starting is def overwhelming, there is a lot of learn and habits to build, but it gets better with time. I thought I would never do tiktok and her I am, swearing by it. So this journey has surprised me in multiple ways, good ones.

    I have just one advice, start sooner than later.
    Thank you for sharing these tips! I think that marketing is where I fall short. I'd really like to increase my clip income more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurielegs View Post
    Thank you for sharing these tips! I think that marketing is where I fall short. I'd really like to increase my clip income more.
    Yeah, @euro_princess is right, marketing is the key and where I suck too... oh well ) The problem is that I hate social media and the idea of being on it all the time to promote and look for inspo, will fuck with my insecurities big time, but I will have to pull my big girl pants up and do it , eventually...
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    I've done full time clip making and full time camming and plenty of time with a mix of them. For me personally, I earned the least with clips. I CBA with any social media so that probably didn't help. Also I tried lots of fetishes and I think it might be better to stick with one thing for clips or at least related types of clip.

    Things I found tedious about clip making on its own were editing and uploading, mind numbingly boring to me. Uploading issues also tended to ruin my day and make everything take much longer. Also, and this was a HUGE deal for me, I spent much of my day checking my email to see if I'd made sales. I could never switch off from feeling crap if sales were slow. With camming I log in, earn (hopefully) and log out. I do however have lots of clips on the main sites and a good few on SM too, I sell a few a week but not loads. I also have some lovely completely passive clip income from MV mostly and sometimes C4S, I haven't uploaded in around 2 years.

    I'm sure it's possible to earn full time and also great from clips. The fact I never did is testament to my lack of skill and effort to really create what people wanted. If I did clips again I'd put much more into research and get better equipment. I guess the beauty of what we do is we can balance our time. If camming is not great for you, try fewer cam days and spend some time doing clips. Balance it however suits you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurielegs View Post
    Thank you for sharing these tips! I think that marketing is where I fall short. I'd really like to increase my clip income more.
    Not sure what’s the conversion for less know platforms for the general public. From my experience, guys react fine only to sites they’ve heard of: Onlyfans, Fansly, Manyvids. At least outside of the Twitter bubble, where talking about sex work is permitted.

    Marketing is something you learn from experience and failures, unfortunately. You just need to show up, everyday, every week, every month, so you can learn the platform. I, myself, thought I needed “social media skills”. Turns out I only had to get consistent with posting. I haven’t cracked IG yet, but I’m learning. Reddit was the easiest to navigate, I was already familiar with it, then Twitter. Probably my hardest to learn was Tiktok, took me months to figure out what works for me. As I said, tons of failures and tears. But it’s and egg in my basket now!

    The good part is everything I’ve learned can be translated for any business, not just SW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutie101 View Post
    Yeah, @euro_princess is right, marketing is the key and where I suck too... oh well ) The problem is that I hate social media and the idea of being on it all the time to promote and look for inspo, will fuck with my insecurities big time, but I will have to pull my big girl pants up and do it , eventually...
    I used to hate it also, probably cause I’m an introvert. My main frustration with social media is the algorithm. God, I despise it! You can spend hours creating content for promotion and it flops. Then you film something in ugly PJ and you go viral. That makes me pull my hair, the inconsistency!
    Luckily, content can be recycled. Twitter with Reddit. TikTok with IG. Can’t say much about Tinder as I haven’t tried and don’t plan to, just cause I would sell a wrong image about my branding (don’t plan to give any fake hopes).
    I’m adding Twitch and YouTube soon, wild flex, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by euro_princess View Post
    I used to hate it also, probably cause I’m an introvert. My main frustration with social media is the algorithm. God, I despise it! You can spend hours creating content for promotion and it flops. Then you film something in ugly PJ and you go viral. That makes me pull my hair, the inconsistency!
    Luckily, content can be recycled. Twitter with Reddit. TikTok with IG. Can’t say much about Tinder as I haven’t tried and don’t plan to, just cause I would sell a wrong image about my branding (don’t plan to give any fake hopes).
    I’m adding Twitch and YouTube soon, wild flex, lol!
    I am an introvert too, I know exactly what you talk about haha!
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    I did clips full time for a number of years. I got burnt out this year and switched to texting/phones but I'm slowly getting back into making clips again.

    Camming was so mentally draining for me that I had to switch to clips. The downside being, clips are 24/7. I find myself constantly thinking about work. Writing scripts and ideas. Answering messages. Promoting myself. Editing. Posting.
    It can be a lot to juggle, and I've run into days where I felt so overwhelmed it gave me anxiety about turning on the camera. I really wish I had 2 of me, lol.

    Overtime, I figured out that breaking things off into chunks was really helpful - 2 days focus on filming a bulk amount of clips, 2 days editing, writing descriptions, making gifs, uploading and scheduling clips, 1 day answering messages, and promoting. Some people are great at multitasking but I'm not one of those people, lol.

    But the upside is I could take time off if I needed and didn't need to stress about money, because if I was sick or on vacation I would still be selling clips while I was away.

    Make sure to crosspost your content on all clipsites - ManyVids, Clips4Sale, IWantClips, XVideos (RED share program and selling clips), XHamster Faphouse, MyGirlFund, Niteflirt, TalkToMe, etc. Spreading out your content = more $ less work.

    I find video promo less tedious than taking photos. I can pull short clips from my existing content to make up a teaser trailer and then post it to Twitter, Reddit, Fetlife, PornHub, XVideos and XHamster - the latter 3 will also pay you for your free views.

    Experiment with a lot of different fetishes, FemDom, etc. Find what sticks. Find what customers enjoy the most, make sure to go over your sales information each month and see what is selling the best and create more of that.

    Make sure you research the fetishes that you're doing. PornHub can give you examples, LitErotica, or finding message boards/Fetlife groups/Subreddits on the subject can give you good ideas and examples of what the typical guy would enjoy.


    Clips4Sale - The best way to get seen in the beginning is to post in the slower categories. Meaning if you click on 'Foot Fetish' for example, its a super popular fetish. If you look at the 'Recently Updated Studios list' you can see that you would quickly disappear off the page for that category because Studios last around 2-3 days.

    But if you look in the related categories you could see that 'Wrinkled Soles' lasts on the updated studios list for about 6 months. Or 'Dirty Soles' you'd last about a month. That means more eyeballs to your store and clips. And you'll build up a following with these guys who enjoy this category of content.



    Consistency really is key to making money with clips. Besides having good lighting, good cam, and knowing your fetishes/content that you're creating, being consistent is what will get the ball rolling for you.







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    If possible, schedule out your clips a week (or more) ahead. It is so much easier knowing you have content being posted. Some girls will shoot, and edit, and post in the same day. I agree with what others have mentioned-have a strategy and set aside a day or 2 to each week to focus on filming. Also, the best months I had on c4s is where I posted 4-5 days a week. It is so important to be consistent with updates.

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