Ringley worked for a web developer after a brief stint as a case worker for a social services agency in Sacramento.Out of the public eye, she stated, "I really am enjoying my privacy now.In May 1997 Ringley graduated from Dickinson with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She began charging for access to her site, allowing both paid and free access with the paid access updating the images more frequently than the free access.She added more pages to her website that included pictures of her cats and ferrets.
After she reacted humorously to their taunts, Jenni Cam was hacked, and Ringley received death threats. Initially, the camera tended to be turned off during especially private moments, but eventually this custom was abandoned, and images were captured of Ringley engaging in sex. in 1998, she added webcams to cover the additional living space (four webcams captured images of her life).
Ringley owned several ferrets and Modern Ferret featured Jenni and one of her pets on the front cover.
As an actress, she was cast in "Rear Windows '98," a 1998 episode of the TV series Diagnosis Murder, portraying Joannecam, a fictionalized version of herself.
People visiting the previously non-existent found a pornographic site with the greeting, "Thanks Dave".
She also appeared on The Today Show, and World News Tonight With Peter Jennings.