Jayda Jacobs is from Texas, and it shows.
The 27-year-old beauty has been working in adult entertainment off and on for three years. She started out doing cam work and later began creating custom content and doing Skype shows. She also offers her fans interesting voice work, including erotic phone play and audio clips. This ties into yet another of Jacobs’s areas of expertise –- radio hosting.
Jacobs’s disposition, a combination of no-nonsense direct and sugar-sweet, is quintessential Texas.
“I sometimes like to take vodka shots right before a show,” she said. “This helps when dealing with ‘time-wasters’ in your cam room or [direct messages], and it helps me relax.”
Touting business-mindedness and the tongue-in-cheek mantra “dough before hoes,” Jacobs chatted with YNOT Cam about her work, the intersection of sex media and wider social issues, and what new models can do to achieve success on their own terms.
YNOT Cam: Cam, customs, radio –- you do it all What prompted you to begin your career online?
Jayda Jacobs: Prior to my life as a camgirl and radio co-host, I was working for an advertising firm. A gap in employment led me to camming, and I fell in love with the freedom that this type of work allows me.
In your view, what’s the most important thing for new performers to be aware of during their career development?
I think it’s important for performers to be themselves and not try to emulate what they see others doing. Your audience wants to know you. Allow them to become a part of your world, and have fun with it.
As for getting started or increasing revenue, I’d advise you treat your shows like a job: take it seriously. Schedule times of day to perform; make sure you have good lighting, visibility, etc.; set goals and use the tools your cam site has provided for you to succeed.
Tell us about business promotion and marketing. Do you help other models with those things?
I do offer marketing and promotional help to girls who are just getting started or want to grow their social media audience.
When I first began, nobody was willing to help me out, and I had to find my own way. There are some others who do sell promotional services, which have been a huge part of my growth. However, I realize their rates are not completely affordable for everyone, especially someone just getting started. In order to close the gap a bit, I try to help new girls grow their audience quickly and leverage their earnings at rates they can afford.
Reach out for business promotion and brand building at affordable rates💖 pic.twitter.com/vkBUBaPgZj
— Jayda Jacobs (@jaydajusa) October 15, 2017
What’s your role at HotSugarTea? How did you get involved?
HotSugarTea is a porn star and celebrity news and gossip broadcast that airs live every Friday at 11 p.m. EST on Dollhouse Radio. I’m one of three co-hosts there, the others being India Morel and Ralph Terry. I started when India reached out to me on Twitter asking if I’d be interested in joining the show
HotSugarTea seems to be a space where discrimination in sex media is really called out. What are your general thoughts about inequalities in the industry?
Generally speaking, I don’t think camgirls experience discrimination of any kind (age, race, body type, etc.) the same way other performers –- porn stars, strippers, etc. –- do. In my opinion, this is partially because we are often working alone, and we don’t generally deal directly with producers or managers.
Having said that, I do think an antiquated mindset around adult entertainment, which is trickled down from production companies, has a huge role to play in discrimination seen in the business. Times have changed, and the days where tall, skinny and blonde are the only attributes that make an entertainer appealing to the public are no longer a thing. But, unfortunately, many production companies have not caught up with the current times.
If you could change one thing about today’s world, what would it be and why?
I would personally like to see better police/civilian relations in today’s society. There’s obviously a brokenness in this area, and it’s important that civilians feel they can trust those who’ve sworn to protect and serve, and vice versa.
Outside your work, what are you most interested in and passionate about?
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and my boyfriend. (Yes it’s possible to maintain a healthy relationship as a performer.) Enjoying time with loved ones really helps me appreciate the simple things in life, because this type of work is not always as simple as we’d hope for it to be.
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