Technology has created unprecedented opportunities, especially when it comes to the democratization of money-making money opportunities. One of these technologies is the Internet, which has had unimaginable effects considering the fact that we are just at the initial stages of what the Internet is truly capable of.
Let’s give you a perspective of the massive size of this industry: As an adult model, you were among the 4.39 billion internet and the 3.48 billion social media users online. According to marketing gurus and experts, this is indisputably the most fabulous time to be alive in human history. Being an adult model in this era presents unique ways for you to leverage the network effects that the Internet has had in ways that help you make money online. Just like any other job, it cannot be done haphazardly; you’ll need to be more strategic and intelligent to thrive in the adult model industry. So, let’s find out how you, as an adult model, can make money online starting today!
Top 7 Ways to Make Money as an Adult Internet Model
Camera-Streaming Performance a.k.a. Live Camming
The internet has a plethora of adult websites that host videos. What you need to bear in mind is that all of these streaming webcam sites demand a percentage of the money that you make through them. Therefore, as a customer and owner of your adult modeling business, you must go window shopping and discover the best deal for you. Then, you must document this search, and down the road, you’ll thank yourself, trust me!
Do not be swindled by appealing slogans, click-bait flash phrases that tell you that you’ll make an X amount of money. They advertise the earnings of the top performers to lure you in, and not the average earnings of a model on their site. Furthermore, you must look at the reviews that each site gets. You probably know that one of the most crucial aspects of a website is the traffic, and for you as an adult model to be able to make money online, you need a site that has better traffic. Moreover, you need to analyze the Alexa ranking of the site, agency, network, or studio, that you are considering. Just go to Alexa.com and type out their domain name. The most vital thing when it comes to the Alexa rank is that, the lower the rank, the more is the traffic on the site. You should think like a mass-market company whose products attract lower prices because of high volumes, and the resulting economies of scale! Another fact to consider is that most of these sites can deduct up to 70% of what you make as commission. Thus, in this sphere, you cannot get away with not doing research- so Do Your Own Research (DYOR).
Nowadays, a lot of clients love buying nudes of their favorite models. This is an effective method for adult models to make money online. For 10 dollars, you can buy nudes from Cindy on Snapchat, and for $20, you can get some nudes from Lakisha on some other platform. No matter where you look, you’ll see the grand female form; some people have just gone further and monetized their bodies. A barrage of offers from females confronts just a quick search for “nudes for sale” on Twitter or Reddit. The clients, perhaps in a democratic display of lust, say that they are willing to pay for nudes, and don’t care what the model looks like!
Those in the market for more custom nudes are willing to pay a pretty penny for your efforts. You can come up with packages or product features targeted at different customers and offer the highest form of satisfaction to your clients. Selling nudes is a form of intimacy, and fans/clients feel the need to connect to the person selling them nudes, and it is that connection that prompts them to reach deeper into their pockets!
Pre-Recorded Performance Video
If you are not that into live-streaming or don’t like the fact that there are a bunch of people gawking at you, then perhaps this is a way for you to make money as an adult model online- selling your pre-recorded videos. Besides, it gives you more creative license for your performances. You have the freedom to choose what you want to do without having to say no to people in a live session, especially if you are starting out in this segment. Over time, you get to see what your clients like, what’s popular out there, and you gain the experience needed to improve yourself. Think of it in this way; when you are just starting your business, you need to find the ideal product-market fit. If people like your videos and are willing to pay your asking price for it, then you have achieved the product-market-fit; if they ask for more, you can adjust your product to suit your customer requirements. Remember that we earlier said that your body is your product! And the reason that we are having this conversation is to help you, as an adult model, to make money online. Always keep a lookout for the best price and ensure that your research and negotiation skills are sharp. You are in the competitive world of business, after all!
Sex Chatting, a.k.a. Flirting, Teasing
Sexting can be fun, even in personal life. So why not make money from it? Sexting is comparably a mild way for you as an adult model to make money online as it only requires one to chat and flirt. In some instances, however, multimedia sharing is carried out where the adult model shares her photos/nudes, videos to clients. As time passes, the adult model can reveal her face and even personality to her clients, which can help build her brand. And since you should work as a company with a product does, developing your brand equity cannot be ignored.
Well, of course, sexting does not pay as much as performing on cam sites, but it does still pay well, with some going to the extent of paying more than a dollar per minute.
Since you are functioning as a business with a product, it is essential that you know the most significant pain point for your clients- most of them tend to be lonely folk, who feel unloved or unwanted. Many of them are shy and take time to open up. In the beginning, you might want to lead them onto a less intense path; then things can escalate as you both see fit. At both ends of the screen, both the adult model and the client should get what they want, a space that is regulated and safe, and where no one judges you. Notably, you do not have to be some sort of Athenian digital nymph or a pro at texting to make money. Nevertheless, you do need to have a good grasp of grammar and an uninterrupted connection to the Internet.
Monetizing Your Snapchat
Snapchat has millions of users and is not only an excellent tool for promotional value, but also a lucrative revenue stream for adult models. All you need is to package your product and set a high price to watch the money flow into your account. Snapchat has revolutionized the lives of adult models. It is not only a new revenue stream but one that gets you recurring revenues!.
Become an Adult Star (P*rnstar)
This is an ideal option many people. However, research is essential, and what you get to perform is dependent on how you position yourself as an adult model. The number of people watching porn has declined, according to a ten-year survey done by Pornhub, and thus there is a renewed focus on quality in the porn industry. Typically, if you are starting as a porn star, you could rake in an average of $800 to $2,000 for a scene. More specific scenes bring in higher funds. You need to find the right agency, and then work your butt off! Do not allow others to take advantage of you, as there are many predators out there. Just do your research, don’t take shortcuts, and play smart!
Phone Sex Services
Phone sex has had a long history of fulfilling the sexual proclivities of individuals. It is still as relevant today as it was back in its heyday. Phone-sex operators are a dime a dozen. Fortitude is required to operate a phone-sex hotline. The reason for this is that phone models need one to forget themselves, leave their inhibitions at the door and embrace a more debauched air. There is a collection of misconceptions concerning the pay off from these services. People think that these services are a den for models down on their luck. Some even believe that this is an excellent industry for models due to the flexible working hours here. However, to succeed in this segment, you have to love this job; otherwise, it will not work out.
Top 7 Platforms To Make Money Online As An Adult Model
There is a medley of adult models who use Patreon to make money online by selling nudes and other features to paying customers. Some of these women are full-time adult models on Patreon contrary to the ones who see Patreon as a part-time hustle. As an adult model who wants to make money online, you need to figure out what you need. It’s okay if you don’t know now, but you should commit to figuring out why you are doing this. Have a plan!
Patreon is an excellent tool for self-management, the payment system is transparent, the content is exclusive, and there is a direct client-adult model engagement, which ultimately translates to more money for the adult model. It is interesting how clients feel an intimate connection to the adult models, and are ready to support an adult model’s career. The adult models, in turn, believe that these paywalls make their clients feel like genuine fans. You should know that your fellow adult models on Patreon believe that there is a ceiling on what you can earn from this website. So learn to identify where your peak is, or rather, like Captain Jack Sparrow, you should know where the wind blows and adjust your sails accordingly.
You have probably heard of Kaylen Ward, who went viral with a post that pretty much-reimagined philanthropy, or philanthropic nudity as it should be called. She said that she’d send a nude to anyone who donated $10 to the Australian fire relief efforts with a proof of donation, thereby raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause. You should know that Kaylen is an adult-model who uses Twitter to make money online. She discovered her niche on Twitter. Doing so has worked wonders for her, as well as the causes that she believes in!
Reddit is a hotspot for adult models. Its versatility makes it the perfect spot for niche communities. So, it was not surprising when NSFW content found its way in numerous subreddits. For example, the r/GirlsFinishingTheJob subreddit is a scintillating stomping ground for folks looking for anything erotic!
While Instagram’s policy does not support nudity, it is a place to curate yourself in a way that can help you in constructing your brand. It is a place from where you on-board clients onto other platforms. Think of Instagram as a marketing funnel where you get to create awareness for your product, generate interest, and ultimately convert these followers into paying customers. You should know Kaylen Ward’s Instagram account was immediately and preemptively banned when she announced her offer on Twitter. Therefore, you need to be tactical and efficient on this platform. You need to remember these three things: Curation, conversation, and conversion.
Snapchat is great to break out as an adult model. You need to know the pros and cons of the premium Snapchat feature. Now, before I proceed further, it is important to let you in on a piece of information-Snapchat has not given any official stamp to the premium Snapchat feature. So, you need to have a third-party payment gateway to accept money from your fans. One thing that you need to have at the back of your mind is that premium Snapchat is either a subscription-based feature(yearly, monthly, et cetera) or one that grants Lifetime Access to users.
Getting started is quite easy; you need a smartphone with the Snapchat app installed on it. Always keep a digital ID copy on standby if you want to register to any of the networks on Snapchat. A general rule of thumb, the more followers you have, the larger will be your subscriber base. Remember to curate, exercise quality control, and focus on conversion.
At the outset, you need to know that WhatsApp does not support the sale or use of adult products or services. This rule is for the business accounts on WhatsApp. You can create multiple WhatsApp accounts- for personal use and the other for your adult model persona. The platform’s peer-to-peer nature offers you the ability to engage with your clientele directly and provide services such as sexting. Just make sure that the payment process is well defined, and you have a concrete plan to monetize this platform. Make sure you protect your privacy at all times.
Phrendly is well-known for its professionalism and its active clientele. It is a great place to flirt and form connections with a new user base. Above all, it is an online dating company where you get to abandon the pressures of real-life dating. The platform is designed in such a way to ensure safety and an excellent experience for users. They are serious about protecting your privacy, and will not allow any leaks of personal information as long as you stay on the application. A significant milestone to achieve on the Phrendly app is the “Share a drink” option, which translates to real financial value, and if your date is feeling generous, then he gets to splurge on you. Get your fingers cracking and type away!
How Can You Grow as An Online Adult Model?
Align Yourself As A Brand Rather Than Just Making Money
All through this conversation, we have emphasized the need for you to build a brand. No business can survive for long without creating a brand recall value in the minds of its customers.
The most important thing while building a brand is that your customer comes first! Don’t over-brand yourself and lose sight of your customer; over-branding can get impersonal and ultimately might slow down your progress. With this goal in mind, striking a balance becomes a business strategy. Building brand equity leads to longevity and optimizes your conversion rate.
Get a Brand Manager
You can take your business to the next level with a professional manager or agent. Find someone compatible with your needs. They must have decent experience in this sector of helping adult models achieve their goals.
A brand manager’s role is the development and implementation of brand marketing activities. Once you find this person, you need to stick together like super glue, but don’t be afraid to let them go if they are not living up to your expectations. It
It is vital that you manage your expectations in this regard, and not spend too many resources on the manager. Hiring a brand manager lets you concentrate on improving the quality of your work and other aspects of your trade. You can easily find adult agencies or companies offering brand management services to adult models. Just do some research, and you will find an ideal adult marketing company to cater to your cause.
Reach Out To Other Adult Models: Organize, Mobilize, and Startup!
There is an African proverb that says- “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
This proverb is even more valid in the adult model industry. Collaboration and looking out for each other goes a long way, as opposed to backstabbing and other nefarious ends. We are not advising you to be a pushover or let others walk all over you. What you need to have is a strategy for reaching out to your fellow adult models so that you can all make money online! You can get to learn the nuances and subtleties of the industry from them so that you can adjust and become more efficient.
Who knows, you could use this approach to form business partnerships and end up building a billion-dollar startup! A case in point is the strippers in the annual ‘Stripper Bowl‘ in Atlanta. Twenty-five of Atlanta’s most beautiful strippers were selected to perform in this event, and each of them took home an amount of $125,000 during a spending spree by the who’s who of the entertainment industry. According to media reports, people like Pee Thomas, CEO of Quality Control Records, spent over $500,000 during the session! I am sure all these strippers knew each other and had built up a good rapport with one another in a valuable and meaningful way.
Keep A Journal
Writing a journal is an excellent coping mechanism as it helps one to process the day’s events and everything related to it. You can put everything on record- right from the emotions you went through to that one client who made an off-the-cuff statement or the one who took you by surprise and made you smile.
Writing also helps you keep track of your clients, the regulars as well as the new ones- and helps you in understanding their peculiarities. You can process this information and arrive at insights that allow you to convert this information into monetary value while providing customer satisfaction. It is suitable for catharsis and formation of perspective. Who knows, you could end up writing a book!
Manage Your Psychology
We have stated earlier that your business philosophy should be that customers come first. But, that does not mean that you ignore your personal needs to build the business. You need to achieve a balance between work and life, and then only can you make this business a sustainable one.
It is of absolute importance that you develop psychological fortitude to deal with the not so kosher side of adult modeling because you will have plenty of these moments. Besides, there is only so much attention that you can give to your clients. You have to train yourself to love your job. Otherwise, it is going to be a chore, and sometimes chores can be annoying to no end. You must understand the reason why you are an adult model in the first place- all the rest comes later. Building your knowledge of your own self is a great way to manage your psychology- read more, watch related videos, keep yourself motivated, and chiefly, plan your joy. According to Michelle Obama, we should plan for joy in the same way as we prepare for work, building our resilience in the long run.
Have A Financial Plan
Depending on what your goals are, you need to make a detailed financial plan for your life so that you do not experience burnout and stress. For instance, if you are a cam girl, you can make anything between $6,000-$12,000 dollars a month. But the amount you make depends on how much you understand the nuances of the adult industry, e.g., whether you are using an agency or you are a DIY kind of adult model.
In each case, financial planning is crucial. You need to track every aspect of your life and how much money you make, and remember the best way to save money is to create wealth, so you need to invest wisely.
Get a financial adviser if you have to, ultimately, make sure you have specific milestones set in place. Milestones are a good measure of progress. Financial planning helps you in prioritizing areas that help you bring in more money.
Hire A Virtual Assistant
“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. “~ George S. Patton
There are plenty of virtual assistants available online. Using a virtual assistant can prove to be a crucial productivity hack for a creative person, such as an adult model.
Since you are a company-in-yourself, virtual assistants assist you in tracking your operations, right from your clientele to the nitty-gritty details of your business. They can assist you in streamlining your adult modeling career for the long-haul.
“No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.”Quote by Andrew Carnagie
All in all, adult models can and do make money online. Your body is your product that can set the cash registers ringing.
Without giving in to fear, you should elevate your mind to the point where you can build your persona as a brand, and extract value from it!