As promised, here’s part 2 (and read part one if you haven’t yet) of my tips for maintaining your privacy and security as a cam model. This post will focus on some important steps for securing both your personal and professional social media accounts. Camming confidentially is of upmost importance. We’re here to help. I’ll preface this by saying that some models who want to focus on their careers simply delete their private social media accounts altogether. Honestly, they’re by far the biggest culprit in opening the gates for your camming life to creep into your private life. But I’m sure this isn’t possible for everyone, so here are some essential steps for keeping your privacy intact.

Privacy Settings

On your personal Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, make sure you use the privacy settings to their fullest. This will keep strangers out, and make sure only your curated group of friends and family members can see your posts.

Use a Nickname

Change your display name to a nickname. If one of your fans happens across your profile and recognizes you, your real name still won’t be visible, providing your privacy settings are maxed out.

Reverse Image Search

If you decide to keep separate profiles for your on-cam and off-cam persona, never mix photos between the two. A reverse image search can lead a curious viewer to your other profile very easily.

Turn Off Location Services

The most popular social media sites have features that tag your posts with your approximate (or sometimes your exact) whereabouts. A fan knowing your exact real-time location can be disruptive or even dangerous. Make sure this feature is disabled before posting to your professional account. Here’s how to do it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and for turning on “Ghost Mode” on Snapchat.

Touristy Stuff

Never post photos of your neighborhood, local landmarks, your awesome new car, or even your pets to your cam-model profiles. Any aspect of your off-cam life can be a privacy risk.

What the Heck is an EXIF?

Another thing to know is that sometimes the pictures and video you post contain something called EXIF data. This information usually contains your camera model, settings, and editing software. It can also contain location information in some cases. For a better sense of what EXIF data is, and how to remove it, check out this article.

Again! No Clicking!

At the risk of repeating myself: Never open links from your customers. Remember, always operate confidentially. Never open links. Not in chat, email, or a tweet. No matter how trustworthy they seem, this is the best policy. Apart from malware and viruses, there is also software that can reveal your IP address, which can give away your location.

As it is, becoming a cam model will make you something of a public persona. As you gain viewers and fans, many of them will actively try to learn more about you. Also, you will find this both flattering and invasive at times. And while none of these steps, or those I listed in part 1, are cure-alls for keeping your personal and professional lives from uncomfortably mixing, they should offer you several layers of protection when it comes your privacy and your safety. In closing, I hope this was helpful. Stay safe, and thanks for reading.