How to sell feet pics: Breaking down the side hustle helping Gen Zers pay their rent

By Charlie Sawyer

Published Feb 22, 2024 at 12:25 PM

Reading time: 4 minutes

Just two months into 2024, and here we are, officially in the grips of a recession—and holding onto a bag full of our woes that our acrylics can barely carry. In times like these, if there’s one thing we deserve a free pass on, it’s making bank from selling feet pics. I’ve decided to take it upon myself to break down exactly why so many Gen Zers are selling pictures of their feet online as well as, why, for a lot of people, this trend has become a completely legitimate, lucrative, and kind of luxurious source of income. Let’s get our feet wet, babes.

I’ve dedicated enough time to dissecting the finances and earnings of singers and YouTubers—looking at you, Taylor Swift and Tana Mongeau. It’s now time we focus our attention on the real heroes, the brave souls selling high-quality pictures of their tootsies on the internet. I guarantee that by the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll be wondering, ‘Why haven’t I started this already?’. And if you’re also thinking ‘How do I sell feel pics?’, rest assured, I’ve got you covered there as well.

While pinpointing the exact moment the first ever feet pic was sent digitally is near impossible, it’s widely acknowledged that this unique side hustle started to gain serious traction in the mid-2010s.

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In the last decade, the digital landscape has grown and transformed to such an extent that sources of revenue now exist that never did before. Platforms like OnlyFans have skyrocketed in popularity among young people looking to grow their financial assets. Moreover, the fading stigma around sex work, in all its forms, has opened up a realm of possibilities. And the benefits are wild. OnlyFans creators pocket 80 per cent of their earnings, and in 2022 alone, the platform reported a staggering $1.09 billion in net revenue. That’s a lot of moolah.

As I said, types of fetishes, as well as sex work, have evolved massively in recent years, but let’s take it one step at a time. Let’s focus our attention on the specific content we want to dive into: feet pics. We’re going to discuss the dos, the don’ts, the best platforms to use, and the kind of money that you can generate from it. You’re welcome.

Is selling feet pics dangerous?

First things first, are feet pics definitely legal to send? The good news is, yes, it is completely legal to sell pictures of your feet online. However, it is crucial to note the laws can vary depending on your location, so make sure to do your research and check before you start flaunting your toes in selfie mode.

In most countries, as long as you’re over 18, selling feet pictures is not considered illegal as they are typically not classified as adult content. It’s a legitimate way to earn money, often used by artists, models, and influencers alike.

When it comes to the practical side of things, safeguarding your anonymity should be your number one priority. While you might feel protected since it’s only your feet you’re putting on display, it’s crucial to cover up any identifiable features like tattoos or birthmarks. Moreover, you should also always ensure that your financial transactions are 100 per cent secure.

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Pros and cons of selling feet pics

As I said, the primary danger surrounding selling feet pics is the possibility that your identity might be revealed or that you might be subject to a financial scam of some kind. However, with the digital realm having expanded so dramatically in recent years, there’s never been a better time to begin engaging with these kinds of online communities.

And, as I’ll later explain in more detail, this form of erotic content can be overwhelmingly profitable.

Where to sell feet pics for free

Okay, so you want to start selling feet pics, but where do you go? Some of the most user-friendly platforms include FeetFinder, Feetify, and Dollar Feet. All three of these platforms act as easy-to-use marketplaces for selling feet pics. Moreover, they’re all known for being incredibly safe and protective of their users.

OnlyFans is, of course, another really great option. With its Twitter-like interface and incredibly vast audience base, the opportunities it offers are endless. There’ll likely be a massive clientele waiting for your particularly primed and pedicured product.

How much can you make selling feet pics?

The price of a feet pic can vary depending on a number of factors. For a standard feet pic, a seller can maybe charge up to $20. However, videos and more personalised content can be far more expensive, with some sellers receiving payments of up to $500 per piece of content.

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One woman revealed to Business Insider that she was making nearly $5,000 a month selling pictures and videos of her feet. Moreover, Chrissy, the 32-year-old erotic content creator, explained how one of her clients, a major Lord of the Rings fan, will happily pay her $300 for certain grubby toe-inspired videos that remind him of scenes throughout the film.

In fact, her feet-selling business has been so lucrative that it’s now her full-time job. Some of her daily tasks include sending out old socks, applying certain nail polishes to her toes for particular clients, and running around outside in the dirt to capture those prime-time mud shots.

Chrissy also revealed that she finds the process rather therapeutic and enjoys speaking with her customers and creating content that she knows they’ll take pleasure in viewing.

What kind of feet pics make the most money?

As previously mentioned, any pieces of content that are customisable or, well, caked in mud, tend to do the best on many of these platforms.

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Moreover, once you build up a loyal client base, you can adjust your prices accordingly.

Why are feet pics so popular?

American neurologist Sigmund Freud once hypothesised that people sexualise feet because they resemble penises. I think he might have slightly missed the mark with that one. Searching for more answers, I naturally visited the place that holds all knowledge and wisdom: Reddit. My favourite theory had to be from a user named MrMisfortue who stated on r/psychology: “I remember reading somewhere that the part of the brain that interprets sexual attraction, is directly beside the part that deals with the feet, although I’m not qualified enough to know if it’s true or not.” I think it’s the honesty I admire the most.

Fetishes have always existed. However, there’s something kind of unique about the intrigue and fascination people have with feet pics. Perhaps it’s the sense of mystery? Wanting to know who the person behind the toes is.

Maybe it’s the idea of getting to see something that’s both intimate and yet not overtly sexual on the surface. Honestly, who knows? Either way, it’s definitely gripping to witness this once-niche interest become a global phenomenon.

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