Heeeyyyyy! I bet you thought I forgot about this place! I know I’m starting to say this a lot but, I’ve been SO busy. I had such big plans for this site when I first started it almost a year ago, and I STILL have big plans for it. Unfortunately, I’m low on free time these days… and I’m about to be even LOWER on free time, if that’s even a possibility, since school is starting again soon. Yah, my crazy ass decided to go back to school this semester since I only have ONE year (two semesters) left! So I’ll be attempting to juggle 3 kids, a home, work, and school… all while my husband is also in school full time. It’s going to be interesting to say the least.
So, I know the summer is coming to and end, but I wanted to talk about something I hear about every summer and that is “the summer slow down”. There’s a debate among cam girls: is there such thing as “the summer slow down”? Similar to “do sporting events hurt camming traffic”?
So my answer to the “summer slow down” question is this: it depends on how you look at it!
At the beginning of the summer I was starting to see a serious decline in paying traffic on the main site I work on. I was all kinds of frustrated and upset over how slow it was, how awful the traffic was, “great, here comes the summer slow down!” etc. I’m pretty sure that the traffic coming into my room could tell that I was getting frustrated as well. Mid June I had my lowest earning week ever and lowest hourly average in my entire history of camming, relative to the hours that I had put in. But, this actually ended up being a huge eye opener for me. It made me remember that even though I had just had my shittiest week ever, I still made way more than the average person and that I’m very blessed to have such a flexible, high paying job. Basically, I had become spoiled. Prior to that week, I had been complaining about my income on days that I made $500 in a single day (5-7 hours online). Suddenly $500 a day was “not enough” for me! I know, spoiled bitch.
My point in telling you this, is that after I gave myself a serious attitude adjustment, everything went back to normal. The summer has actually been pretty average, if not great! So this shows proof of the idea that attitude is everything! Especially in camming! If you log on with a bad attitude thinking that “today is going to be slow, it’s the summer slow down” then you are setting yourself up for a slow shift. You’re not making yourself as open or available to potential customers when you are in a bad mood or assuming the worst. These guys can tell, trust me! If you log on being happy and grateful for anything that comes your way, suddenly you are making money and are satisfied, even if it’s lower than your average. It’s all in the way you choose to look at it.
This isn’t to say that things are not slower in the summer, rather that they are different in the summer. I have noticed that my regulars are not around as often lately, and the quality of the traffic has definitely declined, but my overall income has remained the same, or better on some weeks. Lets face it, most of the quality cam site customers that we all want, have families and other obligations that are more pressing in the summer than during other times of the year. So you might be dealing with a different type of customer, and that may require adjusting your hustle a bit. But, if you keep your attitude right you should come out of the summer season just fine.
Another thing to keep in mind, since the summer can be different and harder to work than other times of the year, is that it’s a good idea to make sure you are saving and not taking a lot of unnecessary time off prior to the start of summer. That way, when you do have slow days or slow weeks, you are not panicked and struggling to make ends meet. It always seems like when you NEED the money the most, you have the slowest week. So making sure you have a nice cushion for the slow times is always a smart idea.