Need Money? Get Naked!

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A friend of mine recently told me her money secret. She has a modest job, yet always has the latest gadgets: flat screen TVs, home theater system, the works. She also recently had new carpet put in her basement and bought an air-hockey table for her rec room.

I finally asked her how on earth she was paying for all of this. I thought I was going to get the standard answer, that it was all part of an ever-growing credit card balance. I wasn’t even close, and I was even more floored by the real answer.

When she needs extra money, to either pay off debt, fix her house, or buy the things she wants, she sells naked photos of herself on the Internet. If she’s feeling extra frisky, she sells her underwear, too. She’s been doing it for five years, unbeknownst to her friends and her employer. Her haul? About $6,000 a year, or an average of $500 a month.

Wow. It never even occurred to me that earning money that way was possible, unless you worked in a strip club or were a “professional” porn star.

The professional adult entertainment industry generated $12.5 billion in revenue in 2005, according to one trade group. But apparently there are entire Web sites filled with average-looking real women who are making plenty of money in the Internet adult industry, that aren’t included in that total.

The barriers to entry are so low, almost anyone can do it. All you need is a cheap digital camera and some basic photo editing software, and you’re in business.

My friend stumbled on this several years ago, after she was laid off from a relatively high-paying job. Unemployment checks weren’t covering the bills, it was taking longer than she expected to find a job that paid enough, and she needed a way to make ends meet.

She had long been selling random items on eBay. When she sold a pair of her old high-heeled shoes there, the buyer told her about an adults-only auction site where she could sell her girlie cast offs, like shoes, dresses, etc., as well as naughty photos and videos for a lot more than she was bringing in on eBay.

She tried it out and the money was so good, she became one of the thousands of ordinary people hosting adult auctions online and turning a tidy profit. She just posts a few Playboy centerfold-like photos two or three times a week, she says, and the money rolls in.

“It was an easy way to make money at home in my pajamas,” she said. “And it turns out, I made a lot of friends online.”

She enjoyed it so much that when she got a new job, she didn’t quit.

She insists that what she does isn’t shady. There is no prostitution and she isn’t sitting at home producing amateur hard-core pornographic movies. The only contact she has with her customers is online, either through the auction site or a separate email account she has just for running her “side business.”

After a little research, I discovered that auctions are only one of many ways folks are making money online in their birthday suits. Some sites pay up front for nude photos, and then post them in their members-only areas. One site I stumbled across pays (ahem) extremely well-endowed women a minimum of $200 for topless photos. Another very popular site features artsy nude photos of young hipster women with tattoos and pays at least $200 a session. That kind of money isn’t to be taken lightly, especially if you are in a pinch and aren’t shy about baring all for strangers.

Obviously, earning money this way isn’t for everyone. But I will say you don’t have to be a supermodel to do it. My friend is pretty, but not gorgeous, average build — but dare I say, a little bit pudgy — in her late 30s, and she is doing quite well.

If nudity doesn’t conflict with your beliefs or your relationships, making money on Internet adult sites could be a significant money maker that can pay as much or better than a part-time job. (and without the unpleasant bosses and scheduling conflicts that can come with moonlighting). If it’s something you wouldn’t mind doing, it could definitely get you a lot closer to your financial goals, whether it’s paying off debt, paying for school, or putting money in your savings account.

(Image courtesy of Lies Thru a Lens)

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494 Responses to Need Money? Get Naked!

  1. Angel says:

    I would like more ways of making money online I am already a model and love it. Check out my site and tell me what you think. And send me more info on what your friends doing. thanks

  2. Kitten says:

    Did you get any info on this? If it can be done without showing your face? I would love to know where the well-endowed women can go to get paid well as well.

  3. Resa says:

    Could you plllllzzzzz send me a link to the website your friend uses asap, thank u!

  4. Madeline says:

    Hey this is a great article. I am very interested, could I possibly have some links?

    I was appreciate it thanks

  5. mandy says:

    Hey, help me out,jus lost my job and im 6mnths prego,but im not shy and love to get naked!..seriously need extra cash!!

  6. Broke says:

    Please give me website info. Need money ASAP!

  7. Zrose says:

    I would love to have the website names please. Thank you.

  8. kelly says:

    will u plz send me tht website ive been trying to find something like this for mnths … thanks

  9. sexylady says:

    Can you send me the site. I’m not shy.

  10. celia says:

    Send the email my way please

  11. lorena says:

    could you send me the links?

  12. Mika says:

    Email me please I need the money brown.

  13. glynn says:

    In dire need of site info also, I love doing photos, and dear hubby just left due to many issues, took most all furniture, left me the bills and I have children, and he took our good transportation and stuck me with a car that hardly runs. No spare money for lawyer or bills as he has had me work only part time. Never again will I allow this to happen to me. Thanks!

  14. gpsie says:

    I already have pics on the daily posing. Naked I love it and I want to know were. I can sell them

  15. rene says:

    Can u send me the name of that site? Could use the extrta money.

  16. Nizz says:

    Where does your lady friend sell her nude images? I’m very interested

  17. jet says:

    I am often photographed at biker rallies in all stages of nudity and poses–I’m an exhibitionist so I will pose for free–but my BF just left me and money is now tight…would you share your secrets with me? I could fly to have you photograph me if you like. I will share my raunchy biker pics if you like!
    Take a chance on me, please!

  18. Paula says:

    Please send me information on the site your friend uses. i would really appreciate it

  19. susan says:

    Greatinfo. but u never gave any companynames to go to.

  20. WilmaBbe says:

    heya email me the site please im very interested in making extra cash x

  21. mandy says:

    Need money, would love to know the website??

  22. helen says:

    hi there whats the name of the site please, desperately need to earn money fast im not shy about showing all of me to anyone…….

  23. Megan says:

    Can you send me the link for this please ! thanks

  24. aaron says:

    Please email me link me the $$$

  25. Kenny says:

    Please send me a link

  26. M. says:

    Can you tell me the sites you mentioned please? I ned money D: Thank you^^

  27. Chris says:

    33 yr old male
    tattoos and muscles

  28. chitara says:

    i would love the link to the website!

  29. Patti says:

    I would like info on website

  30. brittany says:

    Need the website name need some money bad

  31. JGirl says:

    Where do I sign up? Lol. Just had my boobs done – I’m 5’1, 95 lbs, 32 DD, & a 23″ waist. I looooove being classy sexy

  32. shhhh says:

    What is the website please :)

  33. Dani says:

    Please,can you send me the site,please?Thank you

  34. Izabela says:

    hey . i also need some cash. if someone can help me please!

  35. JChadwick says:

    Hi, can you tell me (like everyone else) what the link is? Thanks, would be a great help!

  36. breebree says:

    Send me the website please need cab bad

  37. Me says:

    Hello, could really use some help. If you could email me with more info it would be great! Thanks!

  38. lisa m says:

    hi there could you send me sites thanks

  39. bambam says:

    email me lets chat

  40. jessica says:

    Where does she sell her pics? I am very interested in this and don’t know how to start?

  41. vanity says:

    I would like to know more about the job im very comfortable taking erotic pictures and I really need the money but to shy to be in front of big crowds please message me back thank you

  42. Katie Lewis says:

    Hi thank you for your intel . I’m having trouble finding sites to sell my nude pornographic photos to I’d really apreciate if you could point me in the right direction

  43. Miche says:

    I’d love to find out these sites as well – need some extra cash and I’d be happy to do something like this. Someone please email me :) Thanks!

  44. Mary says:

    What website does your friend work for?

  45. Ashley says:

    I am looking to sell some of my sexy photos. Will you please let me know where a good site to do this at is.

  46. kayla says:

    if your free could you possibly email me some more information on this

  47. Tehya says:

    I saw your comment on a blog discussing posing nude and selling nude photography. Do you know where I could sell my pictures?

  48. D says:

    What is the name of the site she uses?

  49. Mary says:

    Wow, that seems like a great opportunity. I’m trying to get out of a less then favorable living situation and need some money. Can you send me the website?

  50. miata says:

    Do you know the name of the site she used by chance?

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