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Being an independent entrepreneur offers freedom. Setting your own work hours, not having a boss, choosing your dress code and creating your own content exactly how you want it? That’s the dream.
As XBIZ explains, being an independent worker doesn’t mean you can do everything yourself. Individual content creators may not also be designing websites, writing code, developing apps, or processing their own payments like a bank. The recent pandemic and shutdown of non-essential businesses have left many adult performers without a steady income. Cam work was an option for a lot of performers—and OnlyFans, FanCentro, and Segpay all saw performers and traffic rise in recent months.
Independent artists, whether they be cam performers, phone sex operators, dancers or escorts, can all benefit from retaining creative control over their likeness and content. Ideally, single performers should seek out hosts that don’t want creative control, and which don’t take a high commission off the top.
Being your own boss in the adult industry carries risks as well as perks. The business end of things can be daunting to the uninitiated. It’s a good idea to consult an attorney before writing up or signing a contract, forming a legal business entity (such as an LLC), filing proper tax returns, and understanding intellectual property. If you just wanted to make sexy videos, all that can seem overwhelming, especially without help.
Enter the Industry Newcomer Support Program, or INSPIRE—developed by the Free Speech Coalition. It’s a guide for those who are new to the adult industry and need a hand figuring out the finer points. Given how often sex work is marginalized, and its workers undervalued or outright mistreated—it’s important to know your rights upfront. Members of FSC are eligible for myriad benefits, like help getting insurance, ID protection, and more.