For many cam models and content creators, thinking about today — getting by today — is the main focus. I understand this tendency, but consider this: There are things you can be doing now that will both help you manage and balance your existing career while also preparing for your retirement from sex work. Here are some ideas!
Double your Efforts
I am sure you have either mastered the art of content creation, blogging, marketing and other skills it takes to efficiently manage your adult work and business or are in the process of learning to do so. Whether an established sex worker or a newbie, these skills are vital for your future.
You can use these skills to begin creating non-adult v-log channels, blogs, stores and other platforms that you can develop and build now. For example, you do a video for your website, cam site or clips store that contains fetish content. Film the process of doing your make up giving tips and tutorials about your process — the brushes you use, what makeup you prefer, how you get whatever perfect look you are showcasing.
This is a totally non-adult video that could be uploaded to any number of platforms. The same applies with blogging. Blog about mental health issues, weight loss journey and struggles, being a coupon Queen or tips for how to take care of a sick dog. Whatever your expertise is that doesn’t pertain to adult work, share it!
Another benefit that will come from developing non-adult content in this way is the additional reps this will give you in perfecting your wider skill set. This is a great way to start establishing time management and work habits that will be extremely useful during your transition phase.
One of the greatest difficulties that come up when leaving the adult business is figuring out how to adjust your habits and retrain yourself to do things that are “normal” and less sex-related. It sounds crazy, but when you’ve had the same schedule, habits and routine for a long period of time, you will find yourself in autopilot mode.
Capitalize on your Hobbies
Not only is it imperative to balance your work life with hobbies and other interests, but developing other interests can also be a great way to earn additional income, build a client base and eventually make it your main source of earnings. Whether you are gardening, painting, crafting or taking photos on your down time, you can start turning your hobbies into a profitable means of extra income. While you are still active in the adult industry, you can be establishing your business from your hobbies getting the foundation laid and groundwork in place.
Monetize your Daily Routine
Whether you are doing food preparation for your family, cooking, exercising or shopping, you can use your daily activities to assist in your adult work but also start making money by blogging, filming and offering advice related to these topics. It takes time and patience to implement certain activities you incorporate into your routine, but sharing your tips and giving advice can prove to be great income earners.
Become an Influencer
There are many brands looking for established social media representatives to help them advertise their products and endorse their brand. You can get paid to use your social media following and adult industry presence to help promote other businesses.
Pro tip: Make sure to pay attention to the FTC’s Disclosure Guidelines for Social Media Influencers — these are important!
Invest in Real Estate
Start with purchasing your own home. No more landlords prying into your personal business or needing to know what you do when you are you’re a homeowner. It’s an investment that builds equity and will help free you of many rental problems. As you earn more money, buy more properties and use them for short-term rentals, conventional rentals, vacation properties or flip and resell. Real estate is a great way to increase your financial freedom.
Get a Degree, Learn a Trade, Develop a Skill
How many times have you hired someone to edit a video for you? Create a logo or alter an image? What about remodel a bathroom or fix a sink? You can learn how to do all these things for yourself!
Continuing your education can be intimidating, especially when you haven’t been to school in a really long time. Going for a few classes however, whether they are to get certified in an area of interest or obtain a degree, is a great way to balance both your adult work and invest into your future.
Sex work is a great way to earn money and comes with many great lifestyle perks. For some, it’s a lifelong career. For others though, for a multitude of reasons, it’s not something we plan to do forever. Either choice — and a million other choices in between — great options. It’s also a great option to create methods of balance and a routine that incorporates additional methods of income into your life. Learning new things and developing other areas of your life can become full-time means of income, skills to augment your existing income or tools to keep you sharp and engaged and thinking.
You have the recipe for success, now go out and make it!
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Kari “Platinum Puzzy” Anthony is an events trailblazer in the adult industry community. She created and organized BBWFANFEST, the first BBW niche trade and awards show recognizing plus size performers, and BBWCAMHOUSE — the first live 24-hour voyeur house filled with curvy adult stars, cam performers, dancers and more. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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