In the interest of sharing another money making method and providing a useful guide to keep you safe while doing so, here is a blog post on how to make money from adult chat lines.
This blog post is part one of a three-part series about working as a chat operative on an adult chat line. These posts will cover, and explain, the following:
- Which operators to use
- How much you can earn
- How to stay safe
There will also be a guest post by someone who's only income is from adult chat lines. Channel 4 showed a documentary almost two years ago about adult chat line operatives, and it seemed to create a lot of interest. Understandably for its shock factors, but also for the money making aspect of it.
A “great site” to get started with is Adult Work. It may not have a great website design and things may not be explained amazingly, but the clients continuously return to Adult Work over and over again!
The site works on a credits system – the clients can buy credits using a variety of methods and top up their account. You are then paid these credits when you offer services. When you come to withdraw your earnings, one credit is worth £1.
Before you even sign up to Adult Work, it is really important that you cover all bases for your safety.
- Think up an adult chat persona – this keeps your real identity hidden and also creates your unique selling point (USP). You are creating a character. Have a second name ready as your “real name” and NEVER give a client your real name or surname.
- Set up a free email address using your new pseudonym.
- Sign up for a free SIM card. Using your current mobile number can be risky for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is a service where a client can “book” your time, and Adult Work gives out your number direct to the client. THEY DO NOT MAKE THIS CLEAR (which I will cover below) when you put your number onto the site. Secondly, you risk never being able to “switch off.” If you get a completely new SIM, it means you can just put it in your phone whenever you want to work and take it out when you're fed up. You can also earn Quidco cashback by signing up for a SIM card. Here's the links for T-mobile, GiffGaff, Vodafone.
- Decide whether you want to use a separate phone. I've got a cheap £20 PAYG phone left over from sending my iPhone away for repairs. You can pick them up for as little as £7.49 at Argos. The battery life is much better on these phones than smartphones, and I like that I can still use my phone to text, tweet, etc.
Use your specially created email address and fill out your profile. During the sign-up process, you do not need to give your real name or address – just your preferred nickname, chosen password, etc.
You'll need to include at least one photo in your profile. You can add up to 3 photos to your main profile, and then add more to your private or public galleries later. You can pick what you display in the photo: if you're fully clothed, not showing face etc. Try and fill in as much information as possible although it doesn't necessarily have to be honest. Admittedly, by “information” one means that of an adult nature. You can also list your availability for chatting throughout the coming week.
On Adult Work, you can offer a few services. For this series of blog posts, we are talking simply about adult chat. There are two kinds that you can offer on Adult Work – Direct chat or Pre-booked Phone Chat. The difference between the two is simple:
Direct chat – you provide your telephone number, then you set your availability to “available now”. A client is then given a UK landline number to ring (not your number) and enter your unique pin number. You are then called by Adult Work and a recorded message is played, asking you to either accept or reject the phone call. You are not told who is ringing, so it could be anyone from the site. Adult Work take a fee for connecting the client through to you but it's not listed how much on their site. For shorter phone calls (under 5 credits) it's around 30% and for longer calls, it has been around 16%. So who knows how much it actually is?!
Pre-booked phone chat is where a client chooses to pre-book a call for a set amount of time, at a set time and date. If you accept the booking then the client will be given your telephone number. Adult Work do NOT make this clear, and this is where it'd beneficial to have a different SIM card – you can bypass the fee that Adult Work charge for Direct Chat, but you can also ensure that your personal number isn't used when you're not expecting it. You can also leave your telephone number blank, but then you'll be required to ring the client, at your own expense.
You can set different prices for each of these services. So you could offer Direct Chat for a higher fee to cover the fees that you're charged by Adult Work.
Another service that you can offer is Private Galleries – where you upload adult photos and clients pay for 24 hours, 3 days or one week's access to these photos. You can set the prices – the more photos you have then the more you can charge. These photos don't have to include your face, but they should be of an adult nature. This can be a good passive earner if you're happy with this sort of thing.
If you're interested in this, you might also be interested in selling smelly shoes online.