Why the F!?K did you go into sex work?!
I feel like the biggest question that's always asked, not just to me but so many others in this industry, is why did we choose this? It's so hard for many people to grasp that we choose this job, we choose this career, and we choose this lifestyle. We all have different reasons why we get into it, and different reasons of why we stay. But, of course, many people are curious as to why and how we got into this.I've talked about this before in interviews, as well as on cam, but lets dive a little deeper into it. It started back in 2016. My husband and I had done a lot of talking and wanted to spice things up in our relationship and just try some new things. At the time my husband run a porn blog on Tumblr. He was just re-blogging other peoples content, but eventually he brought up the question of what if we started to add out own content. Could we make pictures and gifs like the ones he was re-blogging. I honestly don't even remember if I thought about it or if it was just like 'ok sure'. And that's really kind of where it started, it was just something that we (and I) did for fun on our down time.
Several months later I had a good friend tell me that she was starting to sell her used panties. She met a girl who was making good money doing that and really wanted some extra cash. She asked if it was something I would be interested in and we could run our own little panty selling business. We actually sat down and took notes and started to make a little plan. Part of that plan was creating a name and persona, and Jessica Sage was born! After a few days of really thinking and planning, I realized that selling panties full time like she was, was just not for me. I started thinking of other similar ways that I could make some money. My husband suggested maybe I could get into phone sex, so I started researching which a job listing website meant for adult jobs. That's when I saw listings for cam sites. I asked my husband what he thought and we researched it together. I think it was that same day I decided that this was what I wanted to do. So, I spent some time learning and figuring out what I needed and began looking at the different sites figuring out which one would be best for me, and within a few days I did my first broadcast.
But why!? Why not get a 'real' job? Why get into sex work?
Well, for starters, I can promise you that this is definitely a real job. I actually work more hours than I would at a regular job because this job is 24/7. Why choose this, though? Well I have kids and have been a stay at home mom since, always. I also have a lot of health issues that really make having a job difficult. But mostly, it was because I needed to be home with my kids. Sure there's daycare, but where I live it costs about $2,000 a month for 2 kids. I would need a full-time job that pays about $20 an hour just to make any profit. With this job, Ican be more flexible and make my schedule conform to what works best for my entire family, which is what's most important to me. Plus, on days or times when I'm having health problems, I can take the time that I need to focus on myself and take care of what I need to and not miss any work or have to call out and risk being fired. It started as a way to earn some extra cash, and turned into me finding myself and realizing I'm doing exactly what I want to do and found a career path for myself that I absolutely love. So don't worry guys, I'm in it for the long hall. You're not getting rid of me just yet!