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Cam Models Tell Us How Much Money They Are Really Making

Cammers tell us about their startup costs, hours, and how much they make getting naked for strangers.

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

In my freshman year of college there used to be these flyers littered across campus. They were fluorescent, highlighter yellow or bright pink, with the words “HOT MALES WANTED 500 DOLLARS A DAY” spelled out in bold. For weeks I passed by the flyers without much thought, but one day after a canceled class, I stopped to read the fine print. They were looking for people willing to strip then masturbate on webcam. There was an email address and website urging people to contact for more information.

For awhile I considered it. Five hundred dollars [$372 USD] was about double what I had in my bank account at the time. Plus there was something kind of hot about the idea of people paying to watch me jerk off. At that age, I was caught somewhere between the indie rock and emo aesthetic, svelte with long hair. The look meant the creeps holding out in the dying days of Myspace would message my profile with lewd requests or suggestive flirtations. Why not try and turn that attention into money? What better way to make a quick buck? Continue reading Cam Models Tell Us How Much Money They Are Really Making