Hey, remember how pumped for change most of us were on December 31st, 2019? I clearly remember writing down all my aspirations — in various colored ink, no less — for 2020.
Now, I sit here in my house, on furlough from my day job, in quarantine, stressed AF. The year 2020 is NOT going as I had hoped it would, and I’m guessing it’s not going exactly how you planned either.
Happy New Year?
While #newyear goals rarely come to fruition quickly, 2020 has thrown us all a significant mental and financial blow in the form of a global pandemic.
TechCrunch recently wrote a post about how although nothing is going how any of us planned in 2020, the key to surviving is remaining adaptable. They wrote:
…even the most intrepid executive, entrepreneur or freelancer would be forgiven for struggling to adapt to a global pandemic… The impact of coronavirus has been unrelenting: hospitals at capacity, students sent home, conference cancellations, sold-out inventory, markets in free fall and cities under lockdown. Whatever you thought 2020 was going to look like, you were dead wrong.
Staying Adaptable on Cam
TechCrunch’s rally cry for universal adaptability got us thinking about how cam models are changing up their game while dealing with COVID-19.
YNOTCam recently interviewed Lindsey Banks and Corii Siren about how they’re changing up their cam routines because of the Coronavirus and, if they are using any new cam strategies to stay lucrative, what are they?
Lindsey Banks on New Content Creation and Enjoying the Small Stuff
Lindsey Banks is thankful that so far, she hasn’t had to change up her camming and clip content making schedule. She’s still able to work when she wants and on her terms. However, since “quarantining in-place” became Banks’ new normal, she’s started doing a weekly live broadcast every Monday.
“The content I’ve been working on is still relative to my brand but different in the sense of how I’m conducting it,” Banks told us. “I’m including more social media techniques — IG live show B95 for BanksieTV. I’m also doing my ‘Rona Report & Relief plan, where sponsors within our community will be supporting local food banks like Central Texas Food Banks and are helping give directly to families!”
Banks is noticing that some of her fans and members are acting slightly differently.
“We are all going through changes in our real world, and that’s definitely a topic that comes up often in my open chats and privates,” she added. “I’m not sure if it’s because that’s what I’ve kind of directed my brand into, but I have noticed the Coronavirus-effect in the chat.”
Banks also mentions that since worldwide travel has somewhat ceased, she’s been able to lead a more balanced home life. “I make more food for myself, dance around more to my favorite music, and spend less time packing for events. It feels different to me — I can actually store my suitcase away!”
Banks added that she feels incredibly fortunate to have the simple luxury of being safe at home. She’s choosing to view social distancing and quarantining as self-care measures that can help her, as well as society, get through this.
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Corii Siren on Increasing Income and Embracing Self-Care
“So, quarantine has been interesting,” said Corii Siren. “I was an extroverted homebody before, so it’s not much different there, lol, but with everyone else being quarantined and my stepkids being home from school, I have had to change some things.”
Siren explained that her fiancé is working outside the home because he works at a hospital.
At first, she tried working during the day, but that schedule ended up not working out because even though her stepkids keep to themselves, they were still in the home.
Thankfully, Siren and her fiancé have worked out a plan that allows her to work uninterrupted. “He usually sleeps in the living room, and I do most of my work at night into the early morning hours,” Siren says. “Whether I’m doing shows, filming content, admin work — I do most of it at night now. If I’m up during the day, that’s when I do a lot of sexting, advertising, and just general planning and chatting with my guys.”
Siren also feels relieved that she hasn’t had any income issues during the pandemic. Her income has actually “increased tremendously.”
Siren says that she’s “having to upload content more frequently, take more pictures, make more videos and come up with things to keep my guys entertained because what else are they going to do besides gaming and porn? I’ve even had a lot more people paying to game with me!”
Siren added that since the pandemic began, she’s taken some extra self-care days. She’s considered a “high-risk individual” is she catches COVID-19, so she values the time she can decompress.
“Despite everything that’s going on and the changes being a bit stressful, I’m surprised and really thankful for how generous my guys have been,” Siren said. “The interaction level with some of them has also gone up, and I’ve had to hire an assistant to do my admin work, so I have more time to chat with them! Things have definitely been interesting during this time.”
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Abbie Stutzer is a queer, non-binary writer living in Kansas City, MO. You can find them doing witchy stuff at home with their numerous pets or at the local animal shelter saving lives. Contact Stutzer via email@example.com.