Eve Adler’s Twitter bio describes Adler as a “freelance writer, disabled sex worker and queer human.” Also, an “accidental activist.”
Adler is from England and has been in the industry for a little over seven years, working under the name Ruby Rousson.
“When I got started in the industry, I had a ‘pet inflatable dinosaur’ named Spanky. It made it really easy to find my pirated shows because all I had to look for was an inflatable dinosaur!” Adler shared, which is a genius idea.
Adler took some time out to share a bit about her career online with YNOT Cam.
YNOT Cam: What did you do before you began your career online?
Eve Adler: Before I was a model and performer, I was a student. I started my career in the adult industry just a few months before I left university. In between student life and my adult career, I helped out my ex with their modeling pictures, and website creation.
What are some of the best things — and some of the most challenging things about — about sex work online?
I love that I can set my own schedule. I can work solidly for a few days and then take a week off if I need to. I can queue content for weeks and let it roll out whilst I focus on my hobbies and my health.
The most challenging thing is also that I can set my own schedule and queue content, but if I don’t have any content to spare or I can’t work at all, then I have nothing and might not make any money.
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— Eve Adler (@MsEveAdler) April 22, 2019
I see on your blog that you have made over 1000 clips but that you recently started over in the clips space. What’s it been like “starting over” in that manner?
I found starting over really freeing. I started under a new name, with no history, and it was nice to just do what I wanted to do. I could post videos I’d shot from my phone because there was no expectation of quality or content. Let’s face it — videos shot on phones nowadays can rival the quality of webcams!
What I learnt was that it’s so easy to get caught in “the brand. And whilst [“the brand”] has to be a consideration, it shouldn’t stop you from creating content or making money. For quite some time, I split my two personas – tease and femdom — and it was a lot of work. I always fussed over if it was right for “my brands,” and nowadays I’m more relaxed and have combined all the Ruby personas because I haven’t the time to split everything.
What I’ve taken away from my new store is that if I want to shoot a quick video on my phone, I can. It might sell just as well as my professional setup.
I read your reactions to the changes to iWantClips made to its payout percentage. Can you talk a bit about the stability of the industry, utilizing platforms to make money and what models can do to be aware of the instability of it all?
The industry will never be stable, but that’s the nature of it and it’s what makes it so lucrative. To combat that, the one thing a model should never do is keep your content or your camming dedicated to just one site. Sites shut down without warning all the time — look at Clipvia and YouKandy — so you have to spread your income around.
At the same time, it’s sensible not to spread yourself out too thin and be on too many sites. Direct your customs where you want them to go and where there is traffic. Pick your “main” site and build around it. Offer exclusive content on that one site to drive traffic towards it but keep the content just in case the site goes under so you can post it elsewhere.
Know that whilst being friendly with site owners and social media teams isn’t a bad thing, you must remember that they are not your friend. At the end of the day, they are there to many money off you — that’s what you need to remember. A free t-shirt won’t mean anything if you’ve not been paid for months and they’re not answering your emails.
Do you have any work practices that help you maintain this balance or distance?
The one thing I do to keep myself in check is I never count the money I’ve earned from a site unless it is in my bank account. I’ve been burned too many times by sites “forgetting” to pay me, and it’s really effected my money flow.
As I’m an international model, I’ve also moved most sites over to daily pay. Whilst they do take a cut, at least I’m getting paid.
Outside of your career, what are you most interested passionate about?
Outside of my adult career, I enjoy blogging about the accessibility of sex toys and write about sex with a disability. I also try to do as much sex worker activism as I can. When I do eventually switch off, I like to read, write creatively or attempt to play one of the many instruments I own.
If you could change one thing about today’s world, what would it be and why?
I would ensure that there was comprehensive and all-inclusive sex education in schools with a strong emphasis on consent. I think that if we were taught about consent properly early on, we’d avoid a lot of the issues that we have in society today.
Erika Chan is a sex positive people watcher (and writer). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.