“Being from the south, you deal with how closed off and judgmental people are in regards to the industry and to yourself. There is an automatic guard up and judgment that is thrown your way,” CreepQueen said.
“Overcoming the idea that your sexuality doesn’t make you a terrible person can be a real struggle when all of those around you tell you how horrible you and your job are. I mean, if you’re in the Bible belt and open about what you do, there can be lot of consequences in that.”
CreepQueen, who is currently 27, has learned a lot about human nature and judgement during her time in the industry — but what matters most is how you see yourself.
“There is not much that I’m not open about in regards to what I do. I am real and honest and not at all scared to be so,” she shared.
We talked to CreepQueen about her work in the industry, which includes very clever and diverse ways of connecting with and marketing to her community, and her vision for the world – all of which are inextricably linked.
YNOT Cam: What prompted you to begin your career online?
CreepQueen: I was a CEO of an equipment company before I began in the industry. I started on Tumblr of all places while I was still with my company. I started slow and took my time to figure out where I wanted to go and what I expected.
I was so nervous to begin camming, but the social media platforms I was using at the time blew up. I didn’t have the ability at the time to get on a normal camming schedule or even produce regular content for clips sites, but I still somehow managed to make it a full-time business within a year and have been on the up-and-up since then.
Has sex work online had an impact on your IRL life?
When I first started, I lived in Boston. I lost a lot of “friends,” but on the whole I felt comfortable with my decisions and being open about them. After about a year though, I moved back south and suddenly felt like I had to keep my most proud accomplishments to myself.
It’s fun though. It definitely is far more rewarding and entertaining than I ever thought possible, and my mom is my number one fan. I was raised to be very open-minded and open within myself in regards to the world, and I think the way that translates into my business is beautiful.
What are some of the best things about camming?
The most important things to me about being in the industry are that I am able to be myself entirely and brand myself in a way that is best suited for me. For me, to travel and take care of my mental health and personal goals on MY time is all I could have ever asked for.
The levels of growth and opportunity are never halted by anyone else. Everything you do is for yourself and your business/brand. The connections and relationships that I have been able to make with members, other women in the industry, businesses, etc have taught me a lot and really enabled me to connect more with myself as well.
What about challenges?
The major challenges are really based upon yourself. If you don’t know exactly what you want out of anything — pertaining to any job or career — you can’t really expect to succeed. Learning the best ways to handle and maintain your business comes with the territory. You are always going to get out from this industry exactly what you put in. If you aren’t ready or don’t understand the work involved to succeed, you will only get so far.
Having mental illness and struggling with personal issues can impact your business too, as your full body and attention is used every day for your work. That would definitely be my biggest struggle — but also the most rewarding piece of the pie.
You have a podcast — How does it help your brand, connecting with others, your general wellbeing, etc?
My podcast is so wonderful for me! People have always come to me with questions pertaining to their own personal lives. I have always been very open and very personable and realized that, with a larger following, there is opportunity to make a difference for people in so many different areas.
My podcast is based off of listener submissions, which I think is very helpful for all involved to hear other’s ideas and problems, etc. It always helps to have an unbiased opinion and to open up on topics that you really can’t speak about to those around you personally. The fact that I have personally endured so much, as well as dealing with my own mental illness, I can speak on these things openly to help those around me or those who “look up to me” to give them small bits of hope and realization that there is always more than your experiences.
And what about your sponsors?
My sponsors are a large part of my business, and sponsor/influencer relationships are important. We both offer so much to each other.
I have a relatively large reach on social media platforms, so I do offer the basics: potential business, interaction and exposure. Outside of that, I try to have a better relationship with my sponsors. I have traveled to conventions, helped with product design and ideas and much more. I try to be as well-rounded for them as I would be for my own personal customers and myself. Building connections has always been very important for me, personally and within any business.
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— Creep Queen 🎃🍁🍂 (@CreepxQueen) February 3, 2018
How does CamGirlDollhouse (CGDH) factor into your work?
CamGirlDollhouse has really been an inspiration to me. Not only does working with CGDH present new connections and production, it’s also helped me connect with so many amazing members, businesses, etc. The owner of CGDH, LadyBellaKush, always has very insightful advice and is always willing to take her time to make sure you are getting your best from your experiences with the company. That’s so important for all of us. Doors are opened that wouldn’t be otherwise in addition to quality production and the ability to work with models that might be too intimidating or impossible to reach on your own.
Before I worked with CGDH, my very few experiences with other models were horrible and really set me off to any other type of future production. CGDH opened my eyes to the fact that my few bad experiences meant nothing when the reward of actually stepping outside of my comfort zone and allowing interactions with other models again would be so beneficial in every way. We are all doing our best for ourselves, but when you meet other wonderful models, you really want to do your best for them as well. CGDH really taught me how to open up more in various ways. It has been such a rewarding experience.
If you could change one thing about today’s world, what would it be and why?
Though there are so many things about the world I would change, I think each thing we experience as humans really helps to set our paths and shape us into our best selves — if we allow it, of course.
That said, I do genuinely hate the lack of security we feel as sex workers. So many women are eager to join the community without understanding the risks and setbacks it can create in your present and/or future. It feels as though we don’t have any say.
It’s so taboo and potentially risky to publicly say you support sex work. That’s very disheartening. I would love to see more support and safety within and outside of our community pertaining to us.
Any final thoughts?
I think, to all models, I would just say that your business and what you do as a solo entertainer is your own. Don’t get discouraged by others’ losses and/or success. Be open to learning and grasping everything you can from each experience. Whether staying solo or becoming a part of [a community] within the industry in any capacity, be open to everything.
Erika Chan is a sex positive people watcher (and writer). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image via Gerla Brakkee.