We interviewed Minnie St Claire, 35 year old cam model, content creator, and affiliate marketer from Canada. Minnie has been working in the online adult industry since March 2003 (17 years!) and has graciously agreed to answer some questions about her experience. Let’s get started!
Question: “Let’s talk about the early days and learning how to run your business. What were some of your biggest challenges?”
“Biggest challenge was people not being supportive.
Even after 17 years of working I still get family and friends that wonder when will I do something else.
When I don’t focus on other people’s opinions, it is managing my ability to work with my chronic illness and mental illness.”
Question: “Can you identify any ideas you once held about the adult industry, and how your own work has changed or affected these?”
Minnie: “I thought working in adult would be magical and fun with lots of money. Then I found out magical is a fabricated illusion.
There is fun but it comes with lots of work mixed in with self doubt and criticism.”
Question: “How has your work in the adult industry changed you as a person or affected your personality?”
Minnie: “It has greatly empowered and changed my self esteem, self image and what many people do not want to hear it has empowered my sexual identity.
To perform well there is no room for negativity or insecurities.”
Question: “How has your work changed or affected your personal relationships with family and friends?”
“Good news is finding a healthy relationship with someone you are romantically connected to is possible.
Family will always see you at the last age they remember you as which could be 2, 12 or 22.
Some friends over time will feel like you are a threat and they’ll want to eliminate the competition. As you grow as a person sometimes your friends will try and hold you back because they are not ready to grow in the same area as you are.”
Question: “What do you love and hate about your choice of occupation?”
“I love the flexibility in earnings and use of technology.
I hate how easy you can lose connection with human interaction and it becomes about transactions based on analytics and finances.”
Question: “Our society has a lot opinions about sex work. Tell us something about you or your work that would surprise someone who doesn’t know better.”
“I get it. I log onto my webcam, I use my lady parts and turn it into cash without leaving my house.
And I got a limited amount of time to build wealth. It’s hard as fuck to do and not let outside people have an opinion – if I didn’t use my money properly you would have an opinion.”
Question: “What do you think is the most important piece of wisdom you could possibly impart on someone just getting started in the industry?”
“Know your goals and do everything you can to accomplish them.
Also do everything you can to protect yourself legally, financially and emotionally.
You not having your financials in order hurts you more than it hurts anyone else.”
Final Question: Where can folks connect with Minnie St Claire?
Cam sites and content:
Minnie is featured in the documentary called I’m a Stripper – Documentary Miniseries. Check it out!
Minnie blogs about her pursuit of financial independence through the webcam modeling industry at WealthyCamgirl.com!
As an affiliate and cam model I also promote this quick ebook for newbie cam models you can grab it at https://t.co/55IThhL4Vk— Minnie C Riley🦄💰 #camgirl #affiliate (@OnlyMinnieXxX) August 3, 2020