Why do models quit
As we all know, video chat is an industry with a fairly high attrition rate when it comes to the cam girls that work. There are a lot of opinions and rumours about as top why and I’m going to try and take on a few of them and talk a little. An opinion from the inside as it were…
First of all a pretty big chunk of those reasons are actually personal reasons, problems the girls may encounter in their real life or things that have a backlash in their real life regarding work. Whether it is people making things hard for them or things of their own that they can’t deal with a model can encounter the fact of the matter is that they end up in a position in which leaving the job seems like the only option.
One of the things that happens surprisingly often is however something that could be easily avoided. Many cam girls start with expectations set fairly high. While having a target is indeed very helpful, very few realistically asses their initial period of working. And when that happens they end up disappointed with the money they made and focus on that instead of on what needs to be improved so as to get better. As with all things, working in the industry requires personal responsibility and some amount of responsible planning regarding your money and your time. So if you ever do find yourself in this position the thing you need to remember is to be patient. There is great financial potential but you need to approach it step by step, not just dive in head first and expect for everything to work out. Improve yourself as much as you can, ask for help if you have where to…study other models that you consider successful and see what’s going on. Giving up before you give it a proper fighting chance is a shame considering what you could be doing.
There are also the models that do not pay attention to their spending habits that well. Usually that leads to a vicious cycle that can become increasingly hard to break. The risk of going wild with spending after your first big pay check can be big. You want to get everything that you dreamed of, you have the money now and you just keep going, saying you’ll solve the other issues afterwards (your bills for example). And you usually end up not having enough money at the right moment…and you start scrambling to cover the minimum from period to period. That in turn leads to stress, which obviously decreases the quality of your work which in turn decreases the money you make…and on and on. Like I said a cycle that is hard to break and it just ends up feeding upon itself until finally the cam girl gives up because she can’t seem to remedy things.
What is model orientation
Let’s say these are two of the reasons that are more “model oriented” and could easily be avoided by some orderly planning and good old fashioned book keeping. Everybody can do those things with a little patience and it can dramatically improve your life. On the other hand there are also things that can affect the girls that come from outside of their own responsibility. A very common theme in that regard is the family/friends/spouses not being understanding or supportive.
Some people aren’t that comfortable with the concept of video chat. It’s how you end up with jealous husbands, angry parents and disappointed friends. Sadly the option the models feel is best is to keep her work as discrete and private as possible and hide what she does. While I understand where that comes from it’s not something feasible in the very long run to be honest. The hours you work, the way you are…eventually there are giveaways and it all boils up to one huge messy fight. Ideally this could all be avoided by talking with those involved in your life and making them understand that it is a job after all and try and get them to understand that there is nothing to be ashamed of. Sadly “ideally” isn’t always the case and unless you make sure beforehand that the people whose opinion matters to you are open minded enough to understand the choices you make you might be placed in a fairly bad situation.
Aside from the people in your life that could put you in an unpleasant situation there are also the inherent risks you take for yourself. You need to pace yourself in this kind of work and figure out the rhythm at which you best perform. Otherwise you will burn out or simply drift slowly towards depression because you can start feeling as if you’re not doing enough or that you are uncomfortable with what’s happening in spite it probably being a combination of fatigue and other small things that stack up.
There is also a small percentage of members that could add to all of the hassle. Some people are plain rude and not everybody has skin thick enough to let things slide. So sometimes a particularly rude member might not only ruin your day but make you feel as if you shouldn’t be doing this. You need to remember that people can be quite toxic and in no way should the opinion of a stranger over the internet affect your self-image and confidence. Sometimes you can’t help but feel bad…that’s when you should be using the tools at your disposal. Contact the site admins, tell them and get rid of the disruptive fellow. Or if you are that stressed at that moment…take a break, go grab a smoke and clear your head. Remind yourself that this is your work and in no way should you let any random asshole upset you. Just ask yourself if someone who has nothing better to do with his (or her) time is worth you getting that upset over. Remember you should always come first to yourself.
working for a famous studio
I’m going to finish this approaching a slightly sensitive topic but it still needs to be mentioned. Sometimes a model could find herself in the unfortunate situation of working with a less than honest studio. For starters I can’t stress enough how important it is to check every paper you’re signing thoroughly and make sure what you’re committing to. Not just a few cam girls have been tricked into a deal disadvantageous to them by hurrying the signing on procedures. We all know the type, “come on, that’s just legal mumbo jumbo…just sign there” and “it’s alright, if you’re not sure what it means we’ll explain it better after and we’ll show you what we’re talking about”. And from here a whole deal of shady business can happen. For example, I knew a girl that work for a fairly famous studio who went through a pretty unpleasant experience. First of all, her earnings weren’t explained properly…as we all know, the sites take a cut and so do the studios. In the case of the studio it should be completely clear before the signing of the contract exactly what those percentages are. Instead my friend happened to stumble upon a situation in which her base percentage changed depending on how much time she spent online.
Now, that’s a fairly common practice and it’s actually very good incentive since the more you spend online the better your traffic tends to be and the more money you make. But the cam girl should be made aware of exactly the numbers before she can agree to them. Not in this case. The percentage was vaguely present as 50 percent with the “possibility to increase it”. Here was where my friend made a mistake…because she should have asked what that means exactly. It turns out that indeed the percentage can go up but it can also go down. Based not only on a grid of hours spend online that they make for you and don’t show you beforehand but also on different penalties from an internal regulation system that again you don’t see until it’s too late. And think minor things…penalties for a couple of minutes over your break time or maybe closing the sites a little to make a phone call. Things like that either directly impacted the percentage she was taking home or she was plainly “fined” what they thought to be appropriate amounts for the infractions.
Don’t get me wrong, internal regulation can and generally is useful because an organized working environment tends to be more efficient than its counterpart. But it does need to be discussed beforehand and presented fully to the model and it has to be made out of rules that made sense…I mean, who the hell counts and gives a minimum bathroom time for shifts that can last up to twelve hours? To that there was the added issue of the quality of support she was promised. They advertised training that would teach them to better themselves as models, help them increase their earnings…the whole package. Instead she got to listen to women that were, most of the times, less prepared than she was on the subject and downright insulting and patronizing. And in a work place where emotional well being is as paramount as it is in video chat that shit can affect your income seriously if it puts you in a bad frame of mind (think of what I was talking about at the beginning of the post). She got told what to do and she got not explanation as to why and when the advice didn’t turn out to be that productive they kept hammering into her the idea that she was doing things wrong, that it’s her fault and she obviously wouldn’t be able to handle any other job, anywhere else. That’s like two steps away from inducing Stockholm syndrome into someone in my opinion…especially since all of this was usually punctuated with “you do know I’m thinking only of your good and that’s why I’m saying these things!” (Wtf, right?)
And there is even more if you can believe it. Technical support was almost non-existent in spite being one of the few things she insisted on since she’s not the most tech savvy girl. The extent of it was…she got told how to work the sites and had to learn a lot of the finer points herself and when there was something actually wrong with her workstation she had to wait huge amounts of time for even the simplest fixes (changing an internet cable that was loose was a couple of days job it seems). Not even to mention the atmosphere that was encouraged…the people in charge always tried diving the girls, gossiping behind their backs with the others and even spreading lies so as to keep them at each other’s throats instead of allowing them to make a common front against the unfairness that was happening to them.
And she was stuck a year in this crappy position just because when she didn’t pay attention to what was being put on the table. That mistake is on her, I’ll admit that and she’ll be the first one to do so as well. But the very fact that people like this exist and are willing to take advantage of situations like this is horrid. So as a parting note I will leave with this: Take care of yourselves ladies when looking for work in the video chat business and be careful to weigh your options before you pick the best choice for yourself. Stay safe and remember that you come first.
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