You're still working through, say, My Free Cams, but instead of only giving MFC a cut of your take, the studio owner takes a piece as well. If you don't stick to your mandatory hours, you'll be fired.
You'll also be potentially living with strangers in conditions beneath the grimiest motel.
If you think cam girls -- those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads -- are raking in easy money, you're right.
If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you're also right.
We just talk about stripping and streaming sex, her chosen field for the past couple years.
The massive Live Jasmin would have you believe it's owned by "Gestao e Investimentos, Lda", a company based in an autonomous region of Portugal -- and has a host of fraud complaints lodged against one of its subsidiaries.
It's a web red light district, and unlike some gaudy Dutch strip or seedy sidewalk, you're completely anonymous. The basic premise of the cam girl game is a simple one: You pay a girl for her time, and in exchange, she'll take off her clothes, talk to you, play with herself (and others), or any combination thereof.
When your money is up, so's your time -- the two of you part ways until you've got the cash and willingness to go at it again.
That's a tough stab at making a living, even with your clothes on. How did they wind up these poorly furnished, fluorescent-lit rooms in this oversaturated, low-res corner of the web? She says it with a serious voice that sounds a little tired.
So who are these tireless women (or girls), these internet sex pioneers? I don't know her real name, and I don't get the feeling she's willing to tell.