GLAMMED up and wearing nothing but sexy lace lingerie, Emma Fiely smiles seductively at her fiance Daryl before turning her webcam on and pretending to pleasure herself in front of a complete stranger.
It might sound bizarre, but since quitting her £22k-a-year office job in lockdown, 26-year-old Emma, from Essex, has raked in thousands as a webcam model earning up to £1.3k a week – and her sales executive fiancé Daryl Bagg, 29, couldn’t be prouder.
After being together seven years and getting engaged in 2017, the pair had been due to wed in August 2020, but were forced like many other couples to postpone due to the pandemic until next year.
Now Emma’s using the opportunity to save for the wedding of her dreams by ‘seducing’ other men online.
But rather than drive a wedge between them, Emma says her new career has actually improved her confidence, and as a result, their sex life.
She says: “I couldn’t have done it without Daryl’s support. He wants to tell everybody about it and he’s so proud.
“During the day when Daryl’s at work I do it in the bedroom and watch TV in between calls. In the evenings I’ll do it from the sofa and Daryl’s usually out of shot at the other end of the sofa so I can still spend the evening with him as well. He’ll just watch TV while I’m on calls, or plays the Playstation!
“You can do as much or as little as you like. Some girls go fully nude or use toys but I personally only ever go topless, just out of respect to Daryl.”
‘I’ve never even had a one night stand’
Emma initially discovered the world of webcam work last year while working as an admin assistant after a friend recommended it, but she wasn’t sure if it was for her at first.
She says: “Initially I didn’t think it was something I could ever do.
“I’d never done anything like it before – my previous jobs were all office and retail roles and I thought it would be overly sexual and explicit, and because I’m in a loving relationship it was something I didn’t feel comfortable with.
“I’ve never even had a one night stand because it’s an emotional thing for me and I need to feel comfortable with the person, so the thought of what I thought camming was and doing stuff like that with strangers I thought ‘God no!’
“But it’s not like that at all, and you can choose what you do.”
‘I panicked and hung up on the first caller’
Despite her initial reservations, Emma decided to give it a shot at the end of last year.
She says: “I didn’t know how I was going to save for the wedding – by the end of the month I’d only have £40 left after bills. It wasn’t possible.
“I mentioned cam work to Daryl and he suggested I look into it.”
While researching, Emma came across a webcam modelling agency and applied on a whim.
She says: “The website looked nice and the application form was simple, so I filled it out and a few days later they got back to me and I got signed up and uploaded a couple of selfies and a bikini holiday pic.”
However the first evening didn’t exactly go to plan.
Emma admits: “I was really scared and apprehensive.
“My first ever evening I logged on, and Daryl and I were sat together on the sofa and I wore a mesh top and shorts.
“The computer pinged and the guy popped up and he just said ‘get naked’ and I panicked and cancelled the call! The next call someone just wanted to talk via messaging, which calmed my nerves.”
‘I earned more in three weeks than I used to in three months’
For a few months Emma would do the odd call here and there, which pays up to £1.49 a minute per caller, but it wasn’t until the first lockdown earlier this year that she was really given the opportunity to try it out full-time.
She says: “Before I’d hop on for two or three hours, but wasn’t consistent.
“Then, at the beginning of lockdown we were both on furlough for three weeks, and then Daryl got offered some additional work so he suggested I use that time to see if I could turn it into a full time job.”
That’s when she started to realise its full potential, saying: “In the first few weeks of camming full-time I earned the same amount I would have earned in three months in my office job – about £3k.
“It just went through the roof, and I just thought why haven’t I done this sooner.
“I think where a lot of people couldn’t go out but were still being paid on furlough, they had an abundance of money so it was the perfect time to launch and my dream has always been to work from home.”
‘I’m saving £15k for our wedding’
Unfortunately, Emma and Daryl had been due to marry August 2020, but were forced like many other couples to postpone due to the pandemic until next year.
While disappointed, Emma now feels it was a “blessing in disguise”, saying: “Coming across camming has actually meant we can save more money so it’s worked in our favour and I hope to save an additional £15,000 to put towards the wedding.”
‘Lingerie is my work uniform – Daryl certainly doesn’t mind!’
The money and flexible working meant Emma was soon able to quit her job to pursue webcamming full time.
Now, Emma works five days a week between 10am and 5pm and the odd evening, and has built up a whole host of regulars of all ages, from teachers, doctors, property developers and farmers – who all love her unique look.
She says: “I have 34DD boobs and a big bum, and my USP is my long red hair. They also go nuts for my freckles.
“I usually wear my hair down, natural makeup and eyeshadow to make my eyes stand out but never full coverage because they like my pale skin and freckles. Then I’ll wear a lace bodysuit, or a bra and some knickers, green and red lingerie tend to do really well.
“Technically lingerie is my work uniform so I can claim that back as expenses being self employed, which Daryl certainly doesn’t mind!
“A lot of people like stories, so you have to be creative and a lot of people just like to see you and to be teased, so there’s a lot of posing.
“Somebody recently wanted me to cover myself in baked beans and mustard, which is known as ‘sploshing’ – I laughed it off and said it would be too difficult to wash out of my hair.”
Clever techniques and multi-tasking
While webcam work is often automatically associated with sex, for Emma there are boundaries.
She says: “I only go topless, and I’m in control of what I do, so I don’t have to do anything I don’t want, and some people just want to talk.
“I have a clever trick where if someone wants me to ‘play’ with myself I just run my hand along the inner leg and don’t actually do anything.
“The other week Daryl was sat there and one of my regulars came on while we were watching a film.
“My face was out of shot and my hand was stroking the inside of my leg on camera, and I had to keep asking questions because I’d missed a bit of the film while talking to the client. It was a good thing he couldn’t see my face!”
It’s not all lighthearted fun however.
Emma admits there can be a dark side to the industry.
She says: “I did have to report someone to the police.
“He asked if I did age role play, and I asked what sort of age and he said he wanted me to be his friend’s 13 year old daughter and I just went cold and reported him.
“They should hopefully be able to track the IP address.”
‘I’m so proud of her’
Thankfully, as well as having Daryl’s full support, Emma’s family and friends have all been extremely supportive of her new career, which she plans to continue doing for the foreseeable future.
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Daryl adds: “I think it’s brilliant, and I’m fully supportive of what Emma wants to do. I’m very comfortable with our relationship, and it’s just work for Emma.
“We get to spend more time together, and it’s really boosted Emma’s confidence.”