Some people call sexting ‘21st century literature.’ Many people do it for fun, but it is also gaining ground as a lucrative business opportunity! Can you really make money sexting?
Let’s take a closer look at it!
Making Money Sexting
While a sexual approach to making money isn't going to appeal to everyone, sexting is already a popular practice, so why not make some money from it?
But first, what exactly is sexting?
Sexting, putting it pretty simply, is the act of sending someone sexually explicit messages, photos, and/or other communications… usually via smart phone or some other mobile device.
This is something that has been happening since electronic messaging became a thing. But nowadays, some people are also using it to cash-in big time, and sexting as a side hustle to earn extra cash.
There is actually a lot more to this hustle than you would think, so let’s start at the basics and talk about why someone would pay for it.
Why Would Someone Pay For Sexting?
Sexting is something that people do for fun all the time. And yet, there is still a lucrative paid market for it. Why?
Well, the first thing that you will quickly discover is that paid sexting is a service mostly provided by women. And the most common customers of such services tend to be heterosexual men who are interested in flirting and sexting with women.
And there are a variety of reasons for why men might want to pay for a service like this.
- They may be a busy professional, and not have the time to find the type of sexting they want in their lives
- They may not be very good with women, and struggle to make connections
- They may prefer not to sext their dirtiest, most explicit fantasies to women they know in real life
- They may prefer the anonymity of paid sexting, because it takes place with women they will never meet
- They might want some spur-of-the-moment fun, and paid sexting could be the quickest, easiest way to interact with a real person without going to a lot of extra trouble
- They might crave a personal connection, and seek it out via sexting because it is easier than seeking it out face-to-face
No matter how you slice it, sexting is a form of sex work. But it is also pretty much perfectly legal almost everywhere… and as long as you are of the age of legal consent, you will find that there are few rules regulating it on most platforms.
Now, with that being said, it is always a good idea to brush up on local laws and regulations concerning nude photos, explicit messaging, etc. But for the most part, you will find that such communication is pretty much legal and unregulated in most places.
Which Websites Or Apps Will Help You Get Paid To Sext?
Fortunately, there is no shortage of websites that allow you to start chatting to make extra cash. If you are a woman, you will likely find a much higher demand for your services on sites like these, as heterosexual men seem to be the primary customers in this market.
Here are just a few different websites where you can get paid to sext clients.
Arousr.com gives you the opportunity to make money sexting, having phone sex, and video chatting. They are looking for what they call ‘Chat hosts.’ They do not require that you keep a fixed schedule, but they do require that you login at least once a month, or your account will be considered inactive.
As for rates, they pay you $0.18 per message, $0.49 per minute on voice chat, or 35% of the amount in credits the customer spends on video calls, pics, clip sales, and tips.
Chat Recruit is a UK-based company offering models and women worldwide what they call a ‘great opportunity’ to earn money at home with their own home-based business.
They accept women from outside of the UK as well, in case you were wondering!
They offer webcam chats, phone chat, and messaging… and give their models the opportunity to choose their own hours, earn cash that can be paid directly into their own bank account, and utilize a service that is both safe and secure to conduct their messaging side-hustle.
While payouts vary, they say in their FAQs that for calls, they range from £1.30 per minute/ $2 per minute.
Other Sites With Sexting Jobs
While these seem to be the most popular sites online for sexting, there are a few more phone sexting companies worth exploring. These include websites like Flirtbucks.net and Lipservice.net. Merry For Money has more resources.
There are also girls who do their own independent work, have their clients send them money via PayPal, girls who run Premium Snapchat accounts, and girls who use Patreon. How each person finds clients differs, but a common way is just by posting sexy photos on social media.
Any girl with half a boob on Instagram is instantly flooded with DMs. Same on Twitter and Facebook. There's no shortage of leads out there.
How To Make Money Sexting On Your Own Terms
Personally, I think that you can see the economic law of supply and demand at work when it comes to sexting and other online sex work. A single text only pays $0.18, and phone calls are only $0.50 per minute. That's not very much, even for an easy job.
If you get into things like Snapchat, OnlyFans, and other more modern versions long distance flirting, you can really get into some big money.
Keep in mind, the women who make the most money are the ones who treat this like a business.
You need to brand yourself by building a website using your name. You need to dedicate time every day to posting teaser content on social media. You need to set up a payment portal through a WordPress plugin, or find a reliable company to handle your payments.
My key advice here is that you should take control of your content. There's no reason to be getting paid pennies per text when you can make good money selling your own content online.
Of course, this depends on your personal goals, and how much you feel comfortable doing. While sexting is simply sending texts, having a Patreon or Snapchat usually involves publishing nude photos, or doing live webcam work.
How Much Money Can You Make Sexting?
Some people (especially women) earn some extra money here or there in their spare time sexting. But some women actually earn pretty decent money…supposedly. There aren't actually a lot of real, verified income numbers out there.
After a deep dive into Google, I could only pull up two scenarios.
- Obviously fake income numbers to promote sexting services
- Vague income numbers from women who don't want to reveal their earnings
So it's kind of a guess how much people actually get paid for sexting. It sounds like, from what I could gather, that the top earners can pull in several thousand dollars per month. Keep in mind, these are probably the people doing it full time, spending multiple hours each day, and working at this like a regular job.
If your plan is to just send some dirty texts in the evenings and on weekends, or when you feel like it, this will only ever be a side gig, and certainly won't make more than a few hundred dollars per month.
Does Sexting Require You To Send Photos?
You don't necessarily need to send nudes to make money, but it is a brave new world, and with so many options out there, if you want to keep clients, it just may come to that. If you do feel comfortable sending photos, or even video chatting, you can actually earn a lot more.
For the most part, the more you are willing to do, the more you can get paid. So, if you only want to message, you will likely be capped at a certain amount. But then, if you would be willing to share pictures, you can usually demand more. The same is true for video chatting, etc.
Is Sexting For Money “Easy”?
From what I’ve learned through my research, this type of work is easy in some ways, but difficult in others.
Of course, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of sexting or talking dirty in-general, then this would obviously not be the right side-hustle for you.
If you want to be really successful at it, then you need to be good at a few different skills. These skills include…
- Typing quickly and accurately
- Being able to hold an intelligent, witty conversation that keeps the client engaged
- Being comfortable with ‘naughty chatting’
- Being open to saying and listening to a lot of sexual things that you may not otherwise hear or speak about
- Being able to build a genuine connection with clients, even if all you are doing is texting
Of course, you could probably manage to send a few texts, make your client relatively happy, and get paid. But is that going to keep that client coming back to you for more?
It is not surprising that women who strive to build the most believable and energetic connections in this market earn the most money. The men who are paying women for sexting don’t just want a series of dirty texts, sent in a specific order.
Men have unlimited access to pornography online. The guys who are engaging in this are looking for personal connections. There is a reason for why they are paying a real human to engage with them.
So, it only stands to reason that you would be able to command better rates and gain more clients if you were very, very good at your craft.
It may seem strange to call sexting a craft. But at the end of the day, like any service-oriented skill… sexting is absolutely something that a person can get better at with practice.
My Personal Thoughts About Sexting As A Side Hustle
There isn’t quite as much demand for men in this market. So you will be much more likely to find work sexting if you are a woman.
You also need to be 21 years of age or older in most cases. Though 18 is the legal age of consent throughout most of the U.S., some companies actually still get a bit nervous at the idea of having someone so young on their roster… so that is something to consider as well.
As for whether or not this could be a profitable side hustle—the answer is most definitely a yes.
You usually need access to a computer, or at least a smart phone or some other mobile device. But aside from that, you can usually work from the comfort of your own home with an internet connection to make this side-hustle successful!
You may not become a millionaire in this market… but there is certainly a market for it. And if you are good at texting, capable of holding quality conversations, and care enough about other humans to build genuine connections with them in circumstances that may defy the idea of ‘typical,' normal, everyday interactions… then sexting may be a profitable and enjoyable side hustle.
A lot of the women who are successful at it say that they enjoy sexting, because it is fun, naughty, flirty, and gives them a wide range of different experiences that broaden their idea of what the opposite gender is actually interested in.
Human sexuality is, after all, a varied and complex thing. It is little wonder that so many people would be willing to pay to have a real, intimate, fun, flirty, and frank conversation about it!
Our Final Opinion Of Sexting
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