How to become a fetish model
Are you looking for a side hustle that can help you pay the bills, or maybe just give you some extra money to spend on your caprices? We hear you. Luckily for all, in this internet era we live in, there are no shortage of options, and there’s one you might want to hear about: fetish modeling.
The upsides of becoming a fetish model are that it can be done online, it has a great pool of money to earn from, it’s fun (and depending on the fetish, pleasurable too), it doesn’t require you to get naked or be explicit if you don’t want to, and if done right, it can even become your full time job.
What is a fetish model?
If this is what you’re wondering, we don’t judge.
Fetish modeling is a pretty broad category that entails creating content catered to specific fetishes. It can include anything from live shows to clips or photos, and it involves wearing clothes, using toys and devices, or showing certain body parts relevant to the specific kink.
Even though it’s not necessarily porn (unless you want it to be), it still requires you to be at least 18 years of age in most countries.
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For example, if you tap into foot fetish modeling, your job would look something like taking pictures of your feet and people paying to access them. Needless to say, if you’re a fetishist yourself or enjoy some specific kink, making it your bread and butter would be the epitome of “find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.
Choose your fetish
As previously stated, the best case scenario would be devoting to a kink that you also enjoy in your private life. Otherwise, things you have to take into account when choosing your fetish niche, are whether or not you would feel comfortable in it, the type of outfits, photos, and content that that fetish would require you to make, and even the existing competition that already exists. Like with any other endeavour, it’s important to do a market research and see where you have more chances at making money; the fetish that everyone is already covering, or the one that it’s still unexploited yet has some good demand?
On the other hand, there are as many fetishes as people in this world, so you will have to do your own research on existing kinks out there. However, these are some of the most common and popular ones.
- Foot fetish: infatuation for feet and desire to worship them. Some people may enjoy the humiliation aspect of it and wish to be stomped on or have have stinky feet on their faces.
- Role play: it involves playing characters outside of everyday life, usually as part of a sex scene.
- Cosplay: do you get turned on at the idea of having sex with Sailor Moon or Wolverine? Then you might enjoy cosplay fetish, which involves costume play impersonating different comic or movie characters.
- BDSM: all things bondage, discipline, dominance, submission and sadomasochism.
- Exhibitionism: arousal at the idea of being seen naked or engaging in sexual activities by others.
- Used underwear: exactly as it sounds. The sexual gratification of smelling, licking or using used underwear.
- Nylon fetish: getting off on the look and feel of someone’s legs in nylon stockings, for example.
Getting started as a fetish model
1. Do social media first
The answer to how to make money from a fetish, relies mostly on social media, as it will be your launch pad.
Before making any sales, you’ll have to let people know that you’re available as a fetish creator, and your best bet to do this is going to your social media platforms and let the word out. Your first customers will more likely come from your social media efforts. You can even create a dedicated Instagram or Twitter account just for your fetish model profile.
Start by using related hashtags in your post to be discoverable by your target audience, and follow people who are already producing similar content to yours. Make regular posts to promote your new business and post teasers to whet everyone’s appetite and thus lure them to your fetish model account where you sell the content (keep in mind that depending on the kind of content you deal with aka adult, some platforms might censor you).
Don’t fall into the fallacy that once you already have your fanbase, your work on social media is done. You will still have to use it if you want to keep connections with fans alive and their interest awaken. Use your channels to announce every time you have new fresh content up and inform them of any other updates.
2. Sell photos and videos
Now it’s time for the fun part: producing the content. You will first have to make sure to stock up on accessories, lingerie, and outfits relevant to your fetish, if any. Then, lights, camera, action! But what lights and what camera?
The secret to looking like a Hollywood star lies in the lightning and angles. You don’t have to be a pro, but knowing the basics of soft lighting (nothing a Youtube tutorial can’t solve) is necessary. In a nutshell, the best lighting system you can have is 3-point adjustable stand lights: on in the front and two on each side. Just be sure to never have any lights in view of the camera. What some people do, is getting a softbox to add a layer of diffusion to the light while minimizing harsh shadows at the same time.
Regarding the camera, you don’t want anything below a minimum resolution of 1080p. Get yourself a high-quality HD camera and a tripod for extra points. The latter is not a must, but it will help you produce quality pics and videos and expand the variety of footage you can capture.
If you don’t want to invest into a DSLR camera, you can always use your phone’s camera as long as it comes with respectable parameters. In fact, you’d be surprised about the amount of models who are using their phones to produce their juicy shots. You can even download a photo editing app from your app store to add them the final glow-up before posting and selling them.
If you excel at selling pictures and videos, you might even start getting custom requests from your fans. Hence, you can charge an extra fee for this personalized content.
3. Do live cam shows
You might be wondering if there’s any other way on how to make money from a fetish aside from selling content, and the answer is yes: live cam shows.
If you’re not familiar with this world, it involves going online and putting up live shows where you interact directly with your fans and customers, who in turn can pay you in the form of tips. There’s also the possibility of doing private sessions where you charge your clients a per-minute rate.
The good thing about offering cam shows, is that the platforms used for that already cater to specific fetishes and might even have a specific category for them, so getting a target audience won’t be an issue. On the other hand, most cam platforms offer a lot of money-making options such as games during your stream, and many other features, so there’s a huge piece of the cake there for you to take.
You can always get the best of both worlds and combine income streams to maximize your revenue, that is, do both content selling and cam shows. The best part about this is that most cam sites already offer both options.
General advice on how to be a fetish model
First tip we want to give you is to find the perfect platform for your business. Finding the right platform for you is kind of like finding the person you want to embark on a relationship with; it requires some research and exploring, and you must asses the pros and cons before making a final decision. And this task shouldn’t be taken lightly, as your platform will be an important determining factor of your success.
Do they have good traffic? Do they have a niche for your specific fetish? How many features to make money do they have? All of those are questions you should ask yourself.
Some of the best sites we can recommend you to kick off your career as a fetish model are OnlyFans, FlirtyFeet, FanCentro, Stripchat, and ManyVids among others.
Secondly, if you really want to make a killing, you must take this job seriously. Sure, you’re your own boss and put your own hours, but if you want to make it to the top, you must treat the job with the professionalism you would treat any other. This means being nice to your customers, working hard, having a fixed schedule for posting and doing so with regularity.
Third, customers sometimes can be nice, but others can be pushy, or even rude, and requests all kind of things. You should never do something you’re not comfortable doing. At the end of the day, you set the rules and boundaries, so don’t be afraid of saying no when needed. Furthermore, for your own safety, never agree to arrange meetings with customers in real life or give out your personal details.
Next, try to get familiar with your fans and customers and show them that you care about them. Kindness can go a long way, and by doing simple courageous things such as remembering their name, and checking up on them every now and then, you will be boosting engagement and building user loyalty. Use private messages and other features your platform might have for your own advantage. Remember that interaction is everything!
And last but not least, always enjoy what you’re doing! The goal is to make money while also having fun (otherwise, where’s the point?) Moreover, if you genuinely enjoy it, that will be transmitted through your work to fans, and they will thus like your content even more. When things are done with passion, it shows, and it drives results. So get out there, do your best, and good luck!