I shoot with companies once or twice a month. I work with a few of the top bbw companies shooting hardcore videos. I always negotiate my rate. Never take whats offered at first. They should pay for room, travel, food and testing. If you aren't getting all of this done you need to ask for it! Don't complain about what people wont do for you if you aren't willing to demand better treatment. Earlier this week I gave a new model this very advice about testing and she took it and asked the producer to pay for it and like that her wish is granted. Most porn companies want to keep you happy, because you are their product. So don't be afraid to ask for what you need. You don't have to be a diva about it. You can act like a smart business woman.
I webcam on streamate. I have a goal of at least $100 a day. I usually make it in the first 30mins to an hour of being online. Then I log off and go relax. At the end of the month I've made around $3000. Custom video requests come in everyday. I keep track of them and go down the list creating them, when I have shoots. Fans are willing to pay a premium for custom work. I promote my ass off on social media like twitter and instagram. I make public appearances at AVN, BBW fanfest, Pornstar Karaoke, Plush Night Club, and on radio shows like SinCity Bounty. All of these places and events are easy to access. I network with models, photographers, producers etc at these events.
Occasionally, I have see a fan who wants to pay me for my time, but it is not where I make the majority of my income. I used to escort, but now I don't have to, because I have focused my attention where it needed to be. I do not look down on girls in the industry who do it obviously. Just be safe and smart always.
So, If you add the total time I spend working a month it comes to about 1 week. While everyone slaves away to barely pay their bills I am watching Netflix or getting my nails done (You get the idea). You can definitely make a living in the adult industry if you are willing to work when you need to. Good luck ladies!