Hiya! My name is Corii Siren. I’ve been in the adult industry as a webcam model and content creator for almost 10 years! I can be found on almost any platform (Google doesn’t lie!) and I absolutely love what I do and the opportunities I have been blessed with by being in this industry. My fans are the best, I couldn’t have done it without you!
Why did you decide to step into webcam work?
I was working for a healthcare firm and my health had started to deteriorate a bit, so I decided to step back. I had worked from home before, but nothing terribly long term, and I decided that I wanted to find something again. When I was searching, I came across a post about webcam models on Craigslist and said to myself, “Oh, shit. These porno pop-ups are real girls!!” I did a bit of research, found MyFreeCams, signed up, and was live within 12 hours.
How and why did you decide to get into it?
Honestly, it was on a whim. I had just left a high paying healthcare firm and I wanted to work from home again. I had no idea what I was doing when I logged on and I didn’t watch other girls before I dove in. I just showed up and did it and I’m still here 10 years later.
How does camming differentiate from porn for you?
It mostly doesn’t. Camming is a part of sex work and porn is a part of sex work. The girl camming and the girl shooting a scene for a mainstream company might be doing things differently, but they’re both doing sex work. For me, personally, I also film videos, shoot photo sets (myself and by others), and, even though they aren’t for a big company, it’s still porn. I, and my peers, consider this to be indie (independent) porn.
What is the best part of your work? What do you love the most about it?
The flexibility and the connections. I suffer from panic disorder and chronic pain. Those two things don’t make life easy and they don’t make a “vanilla” job very feasible. Working in the adult industry, I can do what I want when I want. Plus, the connections that I make with models, companies, members, are all amazing.
The interaction. I know a lot of people in the industry have a persona and I think that’s amazing, but I knew I could never keep up with that. My brand is literally me. I find it funny when guys tell me that they want to know “the real me, not the camgirl me.” The camgirl me is the real me and always has been. I can be myself, interact with my fans, be a goofball and a nerd, and they love it.
What is the funniest moment you’ve had in the business?
Oh dear… lol. At one time, one of my regulars sent me a link to a toy that he wanted to buy me and I was like alright cool, I’ll add this to my wishlist. I’m very guilty of not reading product descriptions….. when this toy arrived, it was a Shane Diesal dildo that literally resembled a tree trunk and I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. I just kept thinking, “there is NO way!” I told him I would use it for $500 live on cam and he tipped that twice lol. To anyone who wants to see those videos, you will be in tears laughing while having a raging boner.
Do you see this as a long-term career?
Absolutely. Whether I stay in front of the camera or behind the scenes eventually is still to be unknown, but I have been in the industry for almost a decade and I don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.
Where do you see webcam modeling going in the future?
Up. Even with all of the new fan sites and things like that, webcam modeling is still extremely lucrative and there is virtually no limit on the kind of shows and fun that can be had. Especially now, during the pandemic, everyone wants to be able to socialize and you can do that in real-time with webcam modeling.
What makes a successful cam model? Branding and clocking the hours. I’ve been told by countless other models that consistency is key and having a schedule, but I can say that I make 6 figures and I have never in my entire 10-year career had a schedule. Does it help? Sure. But, it isn’t the only thing that makes a successful cam model. Have a great name, not something with random numbers, and a brand that everywhere. Even if you don’t think you’re going to use the site, sign up and get your name on there. It will show up in Google searches and more people will be able to find you, even if you aren’t on those sites actively. Also, clocking the hours. Don’t expect to come into this and be an instant success. There are thousands of other girls and you need to get seen. That means showing up, even if there is no one there and you’re bored out of your mind. SHOW UP.
What are the positives from the work and what would you recommend to anyone wanting to get into it?
The positives, for me, are being able to work from home and focus more on my health and my family. It’s no secret that a lot of us suffer from something mental or physical and being a cam model really gives us the freedom to work when we feel we are at our best. Another positive is the connections made with people. I have met some of the most amazing people being in the industry and I’m proud to say that some of them are my best friends. I didn’t come here to make friends, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. I found the love of my life through camming.
One important thing that anyone coming into the industry needs to think about is how this is going to affect their future. There are tons of people coming into the industry because of the pandemic and not realizing that once you put something on the internet, it’s there forever. Absolutely no site that you work for can guarantee that your content won’t get stolen and posted somewhere. Someone you know will eventually find out that you do porn. Also, make new EVERYTHING to keep yourself safe. Email, Twitter, Instagram, everything. Don’t post the same pictures to your adult brand that you post on Facebook for your family. Google reverse image search is real. DO YOUR RESEARCH. There are tons of resources out there now that I didn’t have when I started.
The biggest topic on everyone’s mind nowadays is the coronavirus and social distancing. What have you been doing during this time to stay upbeat?
The pandemic hasn’t really affected me much as far as the social distancing aspect because, even though I’m an extrovert, I’m also a homebody. It was definitely a shock that everyone had to go into lockdown, schools, and restaurants closed, all of that, but it didn’t change things for me much. I’ve just been continuing to work and actually getting some more reading done, which is really nice. I also got to start my new business.
How you cope with it?
It’s not much different than my day today. I’m not someone who is struggling to cope because they can’t go out and party or got laid off from work, which is another perk to this job, thank goodness. I have definitely stayed away from a lot of news and social media much more than before though because with everyone being cooped up and a lot of us being scared, those things had gotten quite toxic.
Have you done something you’ve been wanting to do but never had the time? I started my own business. I wouldn’t really say I have any more time than I did before the pandemic because everything I do is online haha. But, I found time to invest in and build my crystal and divination (metaphysical) business and it is doing wonderfully!
What is the plan for the future? What next?
You know, I don’t really know. I just went to virtual Xbiz this past week and made a lot of new connections, new friends, and was presented with a lot of new opportunities. I’m going to do what I want to do and what makes me happy and go from there. I do know that I would like to start writing about the industry in the near future, though.
Anything you would like to add, thoughts you would like to share with readers?
DO YOUR RESEARCH!! When I started back in 2011, there were almost no resources for being in the adult industry. Now they are EVERYWHERE. Read them, memorize them, listen. As for my fans, THANK YOU!! I would not still be in this industry if it weren’t for you and you have literally made so many of my dreams come true.
Find Cori on Twitter: @coriisiren Instagram: @luxurylayne