Interview origionaly appeared on www.ynot.com and reprinted with permission.
I love a go-getter!
In August, I wrote an article on how to build your social media following. In it, I talked about the importance of getting publicity for yourself – the more you get your name out there the more success you’ll have. On top of it, when you have something published about yourself, you can share it on all your social media.
Chloe Wildd obviously knows the importance of promotion, as she reached out to me to get an interview. Way to hustle! Even though she’s been camming for only two years, it’s no wonder she’s already in the top 0.01% on Chaturbate with over 350,000 followers and the top 0.71% on OnlyFans.
A French-Canadian living in the Caribbean whose motto is “be wild, be proud, be free,” Chloe’s an incredibly smart businesswoman who shares a lot of great tips for building success in the industry. Read on for her insight on what it takes to have a great career as a cam artist.
How did you get started in the business?
When COVID started, I was working as a hostess in a chic restaurant. It closed during the pandemic, so I was out of a job. My husband was telling me about a documentary of a girl who did webcam alone and with her husband. He thought she was so smart. He was like: “If I was a girl, I would clearly do that or porn!”
Since we have matching personalities, it rang a bell in my head, so I researched camming to learn more about it. On top of it, I had just left my parent’s house to go live with him, so I knew I was free to do whatever I wanted. I’ve always been the rebel kid who didn’t want to do a normal job, but I was having a really hard time finding my path. Because I’m someone who’s really open with my sexuality it seemed like a perfect fit! I’ve always loved modeling and had done boudoir photos when I was 18. I already loved showing my body and making it into art. So, I guess that in the back of my head, I always wished I could do that kind of work as a career. I just didn’t think that I would find someone who would let me do it.
You’ve only been in the business for two years what do you attribute your quick success to, and what advice do you have for newcomers?
I’m a passionate person and always do everything the best I can, and I think that devotion has helped me grow fast. I also stay true to myself and I’m always super energetic, smiling and trying to shine the most that I can. I tease and dance a lot as well. I never want to do a boring show, just sitting there and waiting. I want people to come to my show, be hooked, and fall in love. For my fans, I always say “Hi,” ask how they’re doing, make them feel special, and show them I’m happy to share my time with them.
For my content, I want it to be perfect. I take a lot of time in photoshoots with my husband. We are hard on ourselves, and I think it shows. I don’t want to just take selfies and be like “well I am done for today.” I’m an artist – I’ve been drawing all my life – so, I want to create beautiful images and videos.
My advice for newcomers is: Be yourself, don’t try to copy other webcam models.
Show your true colors. If it’s what you really want to do, be passionate, work hard, invest your time in your creations and in your shows. With so many people in this industry, it can be hard to shine. But if you truly want to, you can do it. Believe in yourself and be devoted! Don’t just do it for the money, do it because you love the business and truly want to be a part of it.
What do you think is one of the biggest misconceptions about camming?
Just because I’m a webcam model, people think that I’m probably an escort too. A lot of people are expecting me to meet up and/or have sex in exchange for money and this is totally not a part of my work.
What type of self-care do you practice to stay motivated to cam?
I go to the gym to stay in shape. It’s also a way to relax and get out of my head. I also always make sure to take multiple days off in my week. I usually stream two or three days in row and then take two days break. Having good days off, recharging my body and not overdoing it helps me stay motivated.
I’m also married and in love. My husband takes care of about everything else except my shows. He’s also my photographer, and we spend a lot of time brainstorming for new ideas and goals. My husband also makes the budget and all the short term/long term planning. Everything is always organized. That helps me a lot because if I don’t feel good one day, I can reorganize everything with him and take an extra day off without feeling bad about it. I think it’s important to have a schedule and goals.
Also, my fans give me a lot of love and that will always be a big motivation to keep making content for them.
How do you keep in shape, any tips?
I have been going to the gym for three years now. I do bodybuilding and I love how strong it makes me feel. I’m lucky because my husband has been training for 25 years so he’s helped me get a great routine. In addition, I keep a good diet.
Going to the gym regularly, knowing how to train properly and eating healthy will keep you in great shape!
If you weren’t camming, what would you be doing?
I really have no idea. I would probably do art because I am really talented, while doing some crappy job on the side. If it didn’t work out, I would probably have to go back to school and get a real job.
What are you most proud of?
I’m proud of what I have accomplished. It means so much to me because I spent my teenage years being anxious and depressed. I had mental health issues and was scared of my future. I was miserable. I’ve tried so many times to end my life. I was at rock bottom, mostly just surviving.
In a few years, my life radically changed, and I became a different person when I found the love of my life and got married. He freed me from my chains and helped me become the person I really am, the person I was hiding all this time. He used to tell me “You are not the dark person you think you are you are a radiant sun, and you just need to be it.” When I left my parents, I just started to blossom. I found myself, I found my path.
Then I started camming and found a lot of success in it and fell in love with this business. It was another way to be free and show who I really was. Because of camming, I now travel and live in the Caribbean. I feel like I’ve gone through such a big journey in such a few years, and I’m so grateful for it.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m a pretty open person so I don’t hide that much stuff. But something I never really talk about is that I was adopted. I was adopted when I was a young kid, and I lost my biological father when I was 7. I never got the chance to meet him and that really affected me. As I said in the previous question, I struggled a lot when I was a teen and developed mental health problems. I still take medication for it to this day. I don’t think a lot of people know that because I’m such a happy and confident person now.
What are some of the pitfalls in camming that you’ve come across and what type of advice do you have for newcomers?
The first thing is that when you start, you can’t expect to have success in your first month. There’s a lot of competition and a lot of streamers that have been doing this for a long time and have a big fan base. You have to be patient and build your fan base.
When I first started, there was nobody coming into my room, it was really lonely and boring. You are face to face with yourself during many hours and it can be hard. Thank God, I had my husband coming home every night to cheer me up. Becoming a successful cam model is not easy and you need to have a lot of patience and determination.
You also need to be healthy. If you get sick, get something broken, any misfortune and you can’t work anymore. Obviously, you don’t get paid sick days. You have to be careful, eat healthy, exercise.
Being a cam model can also be hard on your body. I get injured sometimes because of the positions I do and the dance moves. I get muscles strains and my back and neck often hurts. I’m happy that my husband treats me, massages me and helps me to get better. But if you are alone, you may need to seek professional help from time to time. Better to be safe than sorry!
The last thing I would say is that the more you’re successful, the more it can cause anxiety. You fear that you could lose it all. I often dream that I can’t cam anymore and that people get tired of me. So, it’s also stressful to be on top because you have so much to lose!
My advice is to not sit on your success: always try to do better and bring more to the table.
What are your hopes and aspirations?
My hope is that everything continues on the same path – that my success keeps growing and that I get more famous. I want my fan base to keep flourishing. I won Diva of the Year 2022 in the Cammy Awards. It would be amazing and an honor to win more awards. I’m dreaming to be the Cam Star of the next year!
Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via [email protected].