Are you a sub who is new to the industry and looking for a bit of advice on how to get your career off the ground? Raine Bird is here to help.
Raine Bird does sub work on Snapchat, Skype and Niteflirt. She answered our questions about how someone can craft their sub work into a “show,” how subs can maintain their safety and more.
YNOT Cam: How can a new-to-the-industry sub craft a brand, performance, etc.?
Raine Bird: It’s all about being visible. No one is going to know who you are if you do not market yourself. Make sure you create advertisements for what you offer. Further, it can be really exciting to get started, entertain and earn your pay. Take it as you can. The cam sites will always be there. If you are not comfortable right away — maybe doing private Skype shows — be upfront. If you are too overwhelmed, you’ll burn out.
How have you embraced being a sub in your work, and how did you get started?
Honestly, I’m a sub in relationships. I’m able to translate those emotions, habits and mannerisms into cam work. In real life, I am a bit of a brat. I love attention, getting gifts and when people compliment me. I just do this in camming, and it works really well.
How do you maintain your safety?
I use a private name and try not to say my name in general just in case I accidentally slip. I frequently Google my name, and Google literally refuses to look up Raine Bird. Apparently, Rain Bird is a brand of sprinklers which I think is funny because I am a frequent squirter.
How do you connect with other subs in the community for support, tips, etc.?
Honestly, I don’t at the moment. But when I did, I found subs on Twitter. Make friends, chat, and ask if you can get some tips. But I do get a lot of my sub knowledge and overall porn information from my friend/ex domme. She’s a master in the field overall.
How do you find a safe and reliable domme to work with? And how do you handle solo work?
I started this with my friend/ex domme. This is not recommended, but we ended up meeting on Tinder, and she started me out as her sub. We didn’t have the opportunity to really perform a lot together, but eventually, we will. I would just suggest communicating.
The majority of my work is solo. It is terrifying at first. You feel super insecure, and I often asked, “Oh, what would you like to see?!” I don’t really recommend always doing that. It’s a bit like reading the room. Just start with sexy work. If it is verbal, talk about touching yourself. If it is visual, actually touch yourself. The customer will tell you what they like, in one way or another.
How does your sub work differ on the various platforms you use (Snapchat, Skype, Niteflirt, etc.)?
Overall, for me, it’s just the way I’ll work to obtain the same goal — that my customer is talking to a sub and receives some kind of satisfaction. It is just different for each platform. It is actually funny because if you are not assertive, regardless of your role, you won’t get anything. It’s almost like you always take the lead. So, while I play a sub, I have to dominate the situation to get satisfaction.
It is all about what I present. Visual performances include speaking as well as showing. If I can, I tend to either put on or keep my makeup from the day on so my customer feels special — like, “Oh, my baby sub looks so pretty for me!” But it definitely helps with a Skype or Snap show. I can see if the guy is enjoying the conversation, and if not I can do something special to keep his attention.
With NiteFlirt, I tend to lead the conversation so I can obtain hints about what my customer would like. It really is an art, how to successfully make your customer cum.
So, I guess the role of sub never changes based on platform. It just adapts to reach the same goal.
Any other thoughts you’d like to add?
Do your best, and stick to your rules. Never do a show without payment unless you know you can trust them. And be a bitch. It is your time and energy. If a guy doesn’t want to pay your fee, fuck him.
Editor’s note: Raine Bird is a person. Rain Birds are, in fact, sprinklers.
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