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. Mee says:

    Am interested as well

  2. Brianna says:

    Hey I’ve been searching forever for someone to pay me for something I love to do. I love being naked and I’m very comfortable in my own skin. And very sexy…if you could give me more info id be very thankful.

    Thank you.

  3. L1sbeth says:

    Hi – can you send me the website that I can use? Starting a twitter account to see how it goes but want to see if I can make some money too….

  4. L1sbeth says:

    Where is it she/you sells the pics? Need to find somewhere for my pics…

  5. Sam says:

    If you could send me the name of the sites she uses or any additional information I would really appreciate it. I am interested in finding out more about this opportunity. Thanks

  6. sthefany says:

    I’m interested but who do I contact?

  7. samantha says:

    hi im really intrested in making money this way could u plz email the sites i can sell my pics on and some more info as i dont no where to start thanks

  8. a says:

    can you email me i would like more info

  9. Kristine says:

    Please email me some trustful sites where I can get started. Thank you very much.

  10. Emma says:

    Interesting article! Please could you email me the site she uses too? I am very interested in trying this out too. Em x

  11. Jessica Jones says:

    I am very interested on this. Could you please email information on this so I can do this? I have been looking for legit sites that would pay for these.

  12. Ashley says:

    Hey can you message me and tell me where I can go to sell my pictures please?

  13. Angie says:

    Send me so info on the web site she used I have a lot of pic I would like to sell

  14. Jenny says:

    We’re is this site

  15. Jimi says:

    I am ready and really want to do this..Please send me Info.

  16. Rach says:

    Where can photos be sold?

  17. kaisha says:

    Hi im really intrested in this can u mail me with more info pl
    z xx

  18. hollie says:

    Hi could you tell me the site she uses please x

  19. keke says:

    hey im looking into this also is there anyway you could let me know of the websit also

  20. Natalie says:

    I would love the info on where to send my photos!!!

  21. Jasmine says:

    Id love if someone could let me know the website

  22. Matt says:

    Could you give me the website address please to sell pics

  23. Amy says:

    I have been trying to find these websites and have had no luck finding a legitimate one. I would love more info on the site names. I would very much appreciate an email with information. I have been unemployed and ACTIVELY looking for over two years now. As a single mom, that is very difficult to do.

  24. Claire says:

    how do you sell the nude pictures? in a website? if so, what is it?
    i’d really like to know and make some cash of my own. thanks!

  25. rebecca says:

    hey could you tell me the name of the site please thank you xxxxxxx

  26. Zoe says:

    I too would be very grateful please for any legitimate websites to get started please via email. Such an opportunity would be much appreciated. Thank you.

  27. Angelica says:

    Could you email me some websites? I would love to have some extra cash in my pocket.

  28. Lani says:

    Hi I want and need to make some extra cash and I’m willing to take the pics and everything lol can someone send me the website please thanks:)

  29. Babydoll78 says:

    Site address please!!! Single mom of 3 looking for work for 8 months and this sounds hot!

  30. Sarah says:

    please send me the address of this adult site that requires these cute and naughty photos only too willing to show what I have.
    Because it is where no man has gone before….

  31. I.X says:

    Can you please send me the sites you were talking about?

  32. Peter says:

    I have a lady friend that would like to do some pics. Which sites could she approach to sell her pics to.

    Your help would be much appreciated.

  33. Pamela says:


    I am really interested in making money from nude photos. I have a really nice body, and think it’s kind of a fun way to earn a little extra. Can you let me know which sites you recommend. Thanks

  34. Bunyip says:

    Can I have the address please? I am interested in it.

  35. effy rose says:

    Hey could you message me the websites she uses please? poor student needing quick cash!

  36. Bree says:

    Can you send me the link?

  37. Lascivious says:

    Oh please send us a list of the sites … very please

  38. Dawn says:

    Can you please tell me what site I can sell my nude pictures cause I need the money..

  39. angel says:

    I would like some more info. I haves lots of nude photos

  40. LALA says:


  41. Tasha says:

    I would like to know of any site where I can sell my nude pics and videos, any info would be great!

  42. Angela says:

    I would like the link to the site she does this on as well as more information bout the site please

  43. derek says:

    Hi John, I just read your post about your lady friend who has ben posing nude for a few years. I’m a photographer and have had a few people ask me about doing that.

    Would you be able to point me in a direction where I could submit photos?? even a hint? lol.

  44. crystal says:

    need money bad. help please

  45. Destiny says:

    hi im very interested

    contact me at anytime. 😉

  46. sweet thang says:

    I need the website and I need it fast, exlusive pictures is what I’ll give. EMAIL ME !!

  47. Lex says:

    Please can you email me site info? Thanks

  48. sara says:

    Also Can I have the site info Im in bad need of cash fast.

  49. sue says:

    and me please x

  50. brandi says:

    Yup! Sounds great I’m next in line for some info!

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