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To become a chat line operator?

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CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:10:57

I love my current job but it is no longer feasible with my other commitments. I need night work but there is nothing locally. This is the only thing I can think of that will replace my wages ( I'm only part time anyway) and allow me to devote time to what is really necessary during the day.

Can any one speak from personal experience? Is it that bad? Any thing to watch out for? Any reccomended channels to go through?

Or mental idea that should immediately be scrapped??

Mumsnetters, help?!

KungFuPandaWorksOut16 Sat 11-Nov-17 19:17:07

It was once an easy way too earn money, not so much now. Chat lines took a hit when online webcams and free porn sites took off.

KungFuPandaWorksOut16 Sat 11-Nov-17 19:17:58

Please say you meant adult chat operator otherwise I look a plonker blush

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:19:06

Even a small part time wage? sad I just need to replace a bit of it and free me up during the day.

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:19:37

And yes! grin

AnchorDownDeepBreath Sat 11-Nov-17 19:24:47

How much would you need to make, realistically?

LittleMyLikesSnuffkin Sat 11-Nov-17 19:25:15

You'll make fuck all money what with webcam models and free porn I wouldn't bother to be honest. Not to mention you'd be shocked and totally sickened l what turns on some folk envy <<< not envy shudder

LittleMyLikesSnuffkin Sat 11-Nov-17 19:25:24

At not I

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:29:22

I currently make £360 a month. Could take a small hit to that.

FluffedIt Sat 11-Nov-17 19:34:46

I’ve left my amazing office job after 10+ years and gone and got a job in a pub/restaurant in the evenings 2/3 nights a week. It felt like a massive step back at the time but I no longer have to stress about childcare or worry about inset days or half terms it’s such a relief.

I would so do chat-lines if I couldn’t find any evening work..but how does it work? I think I would die if dh or dc overheard me! confused

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:36:46

If I could get pub work I would, but no chance where I'am.

My partner works until 11 each night so was thinking it would be ideal for inbetween kids bedtime and him getting home. No one to overhear anything!!

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 19:38:46

Quite a few years ago, I was a web cam girl on adultwork. I had the Mic off so I just typed. I didn't do any sex stuff and I actually made quite a bit of money. I suppose I attracted the people who wanted someone to talk to. I stopped it as I started to get upset by it. I'd have married men talking to me which I didn't like. Also some really got infatuated with me and I felt so horrible about that too. If you did the sexual stuff I suppose you wouldn't start hearing about their feelings!!

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 19:52:41


What was the web cam stuff like? Just you clothed on camera writing to them?

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 19:57:45

Yeah I'd just wear tight top, loads of make up!!! I'd just flirt, talk dirty etc. But with regulars I'd actually chat a lot about their lives. I sold myself as girl next door, girlfriend experience

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 20:02:10

That doesn't actually sound too bad.....

Bubblebubblepop Sat 11-Nov-17 20:03:44

Do they still exist?! I used to do that in the 90s. What would be the point now when perverts can view women for free online?

PeppersTheCat Sat 11-Nov-17 20:06:45

What kind of punters did you get mintich?

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 20:07:59

It wasn't too bad but having to sit and look engaged in their conversation while smiling like a crazy person was exhausting!
Word of advice put your location down as somewhere different, as most of these guys wanted to talk to someone local and obviously you don't want that! Also they'll all want to meet you, so you have to string them along a little in order to keep them chatting while knowing you have absolutely no intention of meeting them!
They sometimes want you to watch them. Luckily you can drag the screen of them down into the corner so you can ignore whatever they're doing....

WebcammingIsOverrated Sat 11-Nov-17 20:13:43

Name changed for this....

Webcammed for money before. Only one of a few British girls on the site I was on. That was a draw for a fair few. Most were married many lied (fuck knows why it wasn't by business) and while yes some just wanted to chat about their day or whatever the vast majority wanted more. Dirty talk. I mean pure filth. Stuff I wouldn't even say to a lover. And ofc nudity. And sex acts. Many gross. Even if you say you don't do that and some webcammers won't, you will still be asked relentlessly.

On the whole most viewers were "ok" Nice enough if you can get past how they must treat their partners. Some were hilarious what they wanted. I'd have great fun if I was due my period because I could get out all my pmt rage at the ones who wanted humiliation and namecalling for example. Some were twisted. I won't go into what they said. But it gives me nightmares still. And I have heart palpitations if I think any man is looking at me for what I think is too long incase they recognise me. No one has ever approached me.

Also some are just utterly charmless. "You're so much hotter than my wife baby yeah" said the small dick fat hairy creep who I could see as he was cam2cam and in the room with him was a baby bouncer and a clothes airer full of tiny baby clothes. Fucking arsehole. Always hoped his wife uncovered his little hobby and took him to the fucking cleaners just for that comment alone.

I would advise anyone to never ever do webcamming unless they really wanted a job in the sex industry, which I make no judgments about. Not in a position to judge. I was pushed into by an ex. Who then more or less blackmailed into keeping doing it. Never thought it would wreck my head the way it did. Self esteem is on the floor and my opinion of 99% of male population is pretty fucking low as well.

AnnabellaH Sat 11-Nov-17 20:15:27

Yes they still exist. No the traffic is not great. I can earn up to £10ph where I have done them in the past - but you have to be on the same call for an hour to get that - and at 2am. Calls on average last 6 minutes.

One caller used to enjoy talking about putting sprouts up his bum at Christmas. Very festive!

You have to be filthy. You have to be loud. You have to not be shocked. You have to be a bloody brilliant actress and you have to actually enjoy filth and kink otherwise it is utterly soul destroying.

mintich Sat 11-Nov-17 20:15:51

Some single guys that couldn't get girlfriends....Some that definitely could too! Mostly men between 20-50. It sounds bad but most of them I felt sorry for! With most of them, there was a reason they were on there

AnnabellaH Sat 11-Nov-17 20:19:41

Oh and if you do cam work - invest in a good quality wig and some non prescription glasses wine

CatTheMouse Sat 11-Nov-17 20:26:14

Would it be ridiculous to say that the changing appearance bit sounds like fun? Kinda like an undercover spy.

Clutches at straws so tiny they make atoms look big

Thank you every one for your honesty and thoughts, lots to think about.

HelenaDove Sun 12-Nov-17 00:10:14

I worked in a sex chatline office from 2001 to 2003. The choice was either that or more workfare. (id been put on New Deal) i can relate to much of whats been said here. I couldnt listen to radio phone ins for a good while without thinking i recognised their voice.

I can top the sprouts thing. There was one caller who used to like to shove lighted candles up his arse. And going by the blood curdling screams he was doing it.

There was one particular cokehead who was boring, really boring, in fact so boring he literally bored one of the other girls to tears.

CatTheMouse Sun 12-Nov-17 07:20:02

If I could just make a little bit a month from it I'd be happy.

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