Camming the modern day peep show has created money-making opportunity in the pornography industry. Unlike prerecorded porn, camming happens in real time and is hard to pirate. According to compete.com the most popular camming sites get more than 30 million visitors a month. These sites are generating millions of dollars in revenue. The money generally comes from credits or “tips” from the viewers to allow them to interact with cam girls.
Camming is becoming a lucrative career for some performers. It’s easy and cam girls can make lots money if she learned the rules. The cam girl can perform live video sex at the comfort of her home or anywhere she feels comfortable. Viewers can interact with her by typing messages to instruct them to perform an act, use a sex toy or use in a certain way.
Cam girls work for themselves in a safe place without a need for pimp or protector. They can sign up on the sites by listing thumbnail pictures and posting descriptions. Big earners get around 50 to 60 percent of the tips. These sites make money by selling tips. On MyFreeCams the tip cost $19.99 for 200 tokens. Viewers “tip” the cam girls by giving token during the performance. The site earns by keeping a percentage of the tips.
Camming sounds like an easy and lucrative job but there are some risks that come with this job. Cam girls are sometimes threatened or blackmailed to perform live video sex acts they are not comfortable with. They run the risk of having their identity exposed to family and friends if they don’t comply. Internet “trolls” identify cam girls and ruin their life by exposing their personal details just for the fun of it. Here’s some proof that even being too adventurous can make cam girl work land you in jail.
19 year old webcam model Kendra Sunderland aka “The Library Girl” was arrested and charged with public indecency that might put her in jail for filming herself masturbating in the campus library of Oregon State University. A public indecency charge in the state of Oregon could cost Sunderland up to $6,250 in fines and up to a year in jail.
Alexandria “Alexa” Moran a former cam girl for MyFree Cams who broadcasted dozens of her live solo sex shows from Windsor’s Riverside and Fontainebleau library locations was accused of committing an indecent act. Alexa was charged with one count of committing an indecent act in a public place. She could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 if it goes on as summary conviction.
Performing in public locations like the library or a public park is very lucrative. Many cam girls are making a lot of money doing it. But these kind of actions are not worth it because public performance is considered an “inappropriate activity” that can get you terminated of MyFreeCams because it’s against site’s rules and guidelines.
Mila Milan a veteran cam model and sex biz entrepreneur has been arrested by the police while appearing online on MFC. Mila plans on a design studio and independent web-site featuring Thai models. Sex cams are officially illegal in Thailand, she’s accused of promoting pornography, sex trafficking and drug possession. Some countries like Thailand, Philippines and UAE consider camming as cybersex, a form of prostitution which is illegal and punishable by law.