For candid video interviews and recorded interactions aimed toward spreading awareness to the reality of the adult industry while providing insight on the best way to thrive as a performer.
Today Emma Lovett, a very successful cam model and entrepreneur on the cam site, Streammate, agreed to give us a glimpse into her life, opinions, and success secrets!
Emma- 1.) My business is centered around webcamming. I webcam on Streamate and produce content for my site LovettEmma.com which includes over 30 amateur models and porn stars from all around the world. I also create foot fetish content for my fetish site EmmasFeet.com. A few weeks ago I created a ManyVids store and am now uploading some of my content onto there. I also have my personal shop on my main website (lovettemma.com) where I sell panties, custom videos, photosets and more. My husband and I also have various affiliate programs as well. Eddie manages my sites and marketing while I focus on creating content and webcamming(:
Melody- That is incredible! Having your own website for your video content, a separate fetish site that caters to a specific niche, and a store site is very smart for a successful cam model to do. This is because you'll usually get a higher percentage for your earnings on these sites and you will build fans that are loyal to you! Anyone who is looking for a career as a cam model take note as Emma Lovett continues giving us her feedback.
Emma- 2.) I’ve been in the industry for 7 years as of this October. I spent my first three months on MFC and then joined Streamate February 2, 2012(: My best insight would be to persevere and not give up no matter what. Make (reasonable) goals and do your best to crush them! It feels good watching yourself grow and make progress. It doesn’t matter if you start with a goal of $50 a day, just give yourself something to work towards. Something you can visualize and conquer!
Melody- 7 years! One of the misconceptions about cam models is that this is a short-term gig, and Emma has just demonstrated that it isn't or at least, it doesn't have to be. Emma Lovett takes control and only works within her comfort zone, owning her work. But why did Emma choose Streammate over MFC (My Free Cams)?
Emma- 3.) I continue to work with Streammate because they are actually the most profitable cam site. Most cam sites are “freemium” token sites but Streammate is one of the few rare premium sites, meaning theres no nudity and etc allowed in free chat and people have to pay to see that. Streammate has the highest quality traffic out of all the sites. On Sm you are guaranteed to get good, quality, spending members. I’ve also met many people from Streammate and they are all so nice and you can tell everyone is really working together to create an amazing chat experience for members and models. I love Streammate so much, I could go on for days.
Melody- I agree with her statement speaking from my own experience as well. I've seen Emma Lovett win some Streammate contests as well, her and I have gone head to head many times haha. But what is her secret motivation?
Emma- 4.) What keeps me motivated? The goals I set for myself. I love working towards a goal and the amazing feeling I get after I achieve it. Contests are the ultimate way to see your progress. I love watching myself climb from 499 to as high as I can go up the rank! Its very motivating. I always feel so alive and happy…I get so much adrenaline and energy. The down side being that I don’t have much motivation when its not contest time. Its a lot of fun and hard work..but if you love what you do, you never really work a day in your life(:
Melody- That's wonderful and I can relate, however, lately I haven't had much motivation even for contests. I think I've been having issues as of late with understanding my own sexuality, I wonder, how does Emma view her sexuality and sex in general?
Emma- 5.) How do I view sexuality? Its a natural and normal part of life. I think people should stop shaming sex workers and embrace their own sexualities <3 I’m very comfortable and open with myself. I love performing online and getting naked.
Melody- I think that's it. I tried going into adult film for a while and though some shoots left me feeling great, some left me feeling rather ashamed and out of control, but when I was just a cam model performing online I never had this issue. I guess it is about finding what works for you and what you feel good about doing. Does Emma have other passions aside from her love of sex?
Emma- 6.) My passion outside of work is rescuing animals!(: I love all animals and eat a plant based diet. Im a dog mom to 3 small dogs. When I lived in Croatia I volunteered for an animal rescue and helped 7 dogs recover from bad previous lives. It was amazing watching the dog pack grow and seeing how the new dogs transformed from being scared and in bad shape to being beautiful, happy, healthy dogs(: They all got adopted except the last one…which I adopted for myself…he’s my baby Leroy <3
7.) What I love most about what I do? The freedom it gives me. I have so much time and flexibility in my life. I am forever thankful I don’t live a “normal” life with a 9-5 job and no time for myself and my family. I also love helping people online and making someones day(:
Melody- Isn't Emma's dog in the image precious? I also agree that flexibility and time to spare are the major pros of being an adult entertainer! However, what would be something that Emma feels the adult industry can improve on?
Emma- 8.) If I could improve one thing about the industries dynamic it would be.. In regards to the adult industry as whole, I think its too concentrated by a single business entity since the government doesn’t care about anti-trust laws when it comes to porn and that inevitably ends up hurting performers.
Melody- For those that don't know, the "anti-trust law is the broad category of federal and state laws that are meant to keep business operating honest and fairly," according to http://legalcareerpath.com/antitrust-law/. The competition in the adult industry is indeed fierce and at times even cut-throat. How does one even begin to get into the industry?
Emma- 9.) When I first got into webcamming I was excited. I gave it a lot of thought before I said “fuck it, I’m going in”. I grew up on stage. In modeling school, acting school and dance classes. I always knew I wanted to be an entertainer when I grew up. I entered very confidently and with my chin up. My first month on MFC I earned 5 figures and knew I was onto something good here. I later switched to Streamate when I saw how much my videos with my husband were going for. We created my business and brand and started adding more and more streams of income. One day I plan on settling down, retiring from my business and buying a nail salon(: I think I still have a few more years left tho, I love cam so much I don’t wanna leave anytime soon. Plus I want to coach girls for my husbands webcam studio and help create more powerful, successful, independent women!
Melody- Wow! How cool to have someone on your team, it's definitely important to have support because being independent doesn't mean having to be alone. One of the things many young men and women also seem to forget about being "independent" is that we do our own taxes. How does Emma take care of her taxes?
Emma- 10.) How do I handle taxes? I have a great award winning Arizona CPA that does all my book keeping, accounting and tax work.
Melody- I need one of those! And this is random, but I want to know Emma's zodiac sign! What makes Emma, Emma?
Emma- 11.) Horoscope? I’m an Aries! (: Strong, independent and fiery hot <3
12.) I think what makes me who I am is all the experiences I’ve had in my life. I was shaped by popular culture in America in the 90s and 00’s. I lived a crazy party lifestyle in mansions and in the hood, as a wild teenager. Then I married my soulmate at 18, started a business and ended up moving to Europe. I’ve been constantly evolving as a person and see my life as an exciting new adventure every day(:
Melody- Thank you Emma Lovett, so much for giving us your time. I hope this helps a lot of young models who are considering becoming a cam model and breaks a lot of stereotypes of being a girl in "porn". You can follow her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lovettemma/