By Daniel Bird
A stunner has spoken out about her new career – making nearly £3,000 a month by selling her SELFIES online.
Former care worker Lottie Miles, 23, from Cannock, Staffs, was searching for a new job when she came across online subscription service, OnlyFans.
So far, over two months of her new full-time job she has made more than $7,400 USD [£5,500] from taking selfies in her bedroom and selling them to her fans.
Lottie said: “Since I made my account and started posting in January this year, and I’ve since made $7,400 in total.
“When you sell your pictures, a statement gets sent to you, with a breakdown into subscriptions, tips and messages from fans.
“The first time it came through, I was so shocked.
“I never intended on this being long term, it was only temporary until I got a new job as I needed some money to tidy me over.
“Now though, I upload every day.
“It’s pretty much a full time job.
“The timings are so flexible, I post throughout the day with content that has been taken in advance or sometimes, I’ll take it and upload it instantly.”
The site allows users to charge fans between $5 USD and $49.99 USD to see each image, with creators receiving an 80 per cent share of any revenue generated.
It also allows fans to contact influencers direct to chat or request a specific picture or video.
While the website states users can earn from uploading ‘tutorials, tips or endless selfies’, Lottie insists despite her sometimes raunchy shots she doesn’t feel concerned about who is using the sight.
And with just over 150 fans following her, she has dismissed fears she might be preyed on by older men – revealing her parents even know about her unusual new career path.
Lottie said: “Some fans remain anonymous with a randomly generated username but a lot of people use profile pictures and their names.
“I don’t know of any older men that follow me – a lot of the messages I get are nice, people just want to compliment me.”
“Initially I initially posted the images to my Instagram page, but hid certain posts from most of my family.
“But someone who works at my dad’s local pub has subscribed to me, and a few of the younger guys mentioned it.
“Our family friend, who runs the pub, found out and told my dad.
“He told my mum, but she already knew.
“He was more concerned than anything, my mum was concerned at first too, but she’s more relaxed now – and my gran even supports it.”
Without having a clear direction for selling her selfies, Lottie, who also currently volunteers part-time, is taking every day as it comes and does not rule out her new hobby as a career.
She added: “I’ve been approached to do some modelling work but that’s never really taken off.
“If the opportunity is there, I would take it.”