How to Become a Sex Worker (Online or Offline)

Being a sex worker can be an exceedingly tough job, but it can also be quite financially rewarding.

Especially now after covid-19 pandemic, more and more people are looking for best ways to earn some extra money, because it’s much easier now to work from home in the sex industry too.

On this page, we are going to give you a rough overview of becoming a sex worker.

We are going to try and avoid talking about any specific websites here, and we are going to veer away a little from talking about specific jobs for sex workers.

But we want to give you an idea of the considerations that you need to make to get into sex work. This information applies to both online and offline sex work. We are going to tackle both of them individually.

Being a sex worker is not for everybody

Before we talk about how you can become a sex worker, we do want to make it clear that this is not a job that is for everybody.

Only a few will thrive in sex work. There is something about this job, about putting yourself in a rather comprising position, that can cause havoc when it comes to your mental health.

Most sex work will involve you showing off your naked body to people you do not know.

Other sex work may have you doing a rather personal activity with people you have no connection with. For some people it is fine, for others, it is incredibly draining. A lot of people do not last more than a few years in the sex industry.

…But anybody could be a sex worker if they wanted

There seems to be a lot of belief that you need to be conventionally attractive if you want to be a sex worker. You don’t. Honestly, this is a game that just about anybody can get into.

Now, we are not going to deny the fact that a sex worker that looks good is probably going to have a far, far easier time finding work. However, there is even space for less conventionally attractive people.

We can promise you that no matter what you look like, there is probably somebody willing to give you money for your work. In fact, there are probably more than a few people who are willing to do that. You just need to ensure that you have a good personality. You need to be able to reel people in somehow.

Checking laws in your area

We are not going to go through all of the laws related to sex work here. Each country is different. If you are in the United States, each state may have different rules on top of federal rules. You need to find out which ones apply to you.

The only thing that we do 100% suggest that you do as soon as you can is work out how you are going to be paying tax. Sex work is work, as the name suggests. This means that you will need to pay tax on your income. There is no way that you can flout these rules. If you do, you will be found out eventually! Don’t even bother.

Deciding your job

A lot of the decision when becoming a sex worker will be dependent on what you actually want to show off and do. As a sex worker, you can set your own limits, but bear in mind that this will have an impact on your income.

For example; with webcam modeling, this is fantastic if you want to show off your body and have a bubbly personality that can pull in all the tips and private shows. However, this doesn’t mean intense masturbation on the screen if you do not want to do so. Flashing every so often is fantastic. If you don’t like the whole live aspect of things, then selling clips would be great. If you don’t want to show off your body, then maybe selling panties and phone sex is going to be awesome for you.

A lot of offline jobs (escorts, prostitution, pornography) will involve having sex with strangers. People will often draw the line at that, but if you don’t mind turning up one day, meeting somebody, and having sex with them a few minutes later then this job is right for you. If you are a good dancer, then you can also look into exotic dancing.

Honestly, the best way to choose a job as a sex worker is knowing your limits. Once you know them (and where your talents are), it will be far easier to find a job that is right for you.

Online work

Online work tends to be rather simple to get set-up. You have a few different options here:

Webcam modelingSelling clips & pantiesPhone sex (this can also be offline, but we will include it in online work)

For the most part, it is going to involve nothing more than finding a website that allows you to register to sell your services, and you are pretty much ready to roll. With webcam modeling, if you find the right website, you could feasibly be making money in a few hours. The same with phone sex. There are plenty of sites that allow you to sell your phone sex services.

There are a lot of websites out there. You should always read reviews to find out the best ones for sex work. Remember; the most popular site may not always be the best one. After all, popularity means that there is going to be a lot of competition. Try to find a site where you fit the niche. For example, when it comes to webcam modeling, some sites may gravitate a little bit towards classier acts (i.e. high-end private shows), while others are going to be a more casual experience. The latter can be more popular, but the former will likely generate you a ton more cash.

Offline work

With offline work, it can be a bit more difficult to come by. Here, we are talking about pornographic work, escort jobs, prostitution, exotic dancing, etc.

For pornographic work, and most escort work, you are probably going to want to work with an agent. It will be their job to promote you and hunt down work for you. Do bear in mind that sex work is incredibly competitive, so it may be difficult to track down an agent, particularly if you live in a smaller location. This is especially true when it comes to pornography as may states actually ban the recording of pornography there. Escort work agents are a little bit easier to find, although do bear in mind that not all escort agencies will outwardly offer sex as a ‘service’.

With some prostitution work, you can also find a brothel or something similar. Although, this can be particularly difficult to find outside of states like Nevada. Brothels, in most cases, are probably not going to advertise they are looking for people all that often (they keep a low profile) and when they do, they tend to fill their slots (not literally) pretty easily.

With exotic dancing, you will have to apply at a local exotic dance club. It is the only way to find work like this.

That being said, you can find offline work ‘on your own’, although it is a little bit harder. For example; you can easily create a website that allows you to offer escort work, and some sites will even allow you to promote yourself there. However, do bear in mind that it has become harder and harder to promote yourself on external websites in the US. You can also outwardly offer prostitution services in some places. Look into the laws for your area.


Hopefully, this page has given you a little bit of an insight into how to become a sex worker. Obviously, we could not go into the specifics of finding each job. However, we have given you enough pointers to get you started, particularly when it comes to choosing the work that is right for you.


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