Selling nudes is as old as mankind. Thanks to a little thing called the internet, though, making big numbers from it is easier and more profitable than ever. Despite being accessible, however, the whole nude-selling gig has some tricks. Today, we’ll shed some light on those finer points and teach you everything you need to know to sell nudes online in 2023.
Get the Right Equipment
Aside from you (the show’s star) and a camera (possibly your phone), everything else is 100% optional. The fact that something isn’t mandatory doesn’t mean that it should be ignored, though. Any extra effort or investment you put into your work will be noticed and appreciated, leading to a loyal, long-term audience.
For instance, you could invest in a quality DSLR instead of merely shooting passable nudes with your phone camera. Instead of using room lights, you can purchase ring lights and drastically improve the quality of your photos. Starting a shoot in some sexy lingerie, then gradually taking it off, will be much more exciting than going full nude from the start. A tripod will give you much clearer pics than using a desk or wall for stability, and so on.
Keep Your Nudes Hot
Everyone is different, and there is no universal formula for sexy. However, you can’t go wrong with checking out big names in your niche and studying their work. That way, you’ll learn what sells, and you’ll be able to incorporate what you discover into your own content. Hiring a professional photographer is also an option. Good ones will know exactly how to capitalize on your unique assets. Unfortunately, they’re rarely cheap, so you’ll probably be shooting solo, even if you occasionally bring in a pro. That process typically includes:
- Getting yourself ready;
- Preparing your shooting area;
- Taking and fine-tuning the pictures.
Getting yourself ready means more than just looking your best. You’ll need your head in the game. If you can’t do that, delaying the session is always better than forcing yourself through it. Frustration doesn’t go with hotness, and buyers can tell if you’re faking it.
Preparing your shooting area simply comes down to cleaning up your set. Ideally, you’ll remove anything that would steal your thunder, such as clutter and distracting decoration.
Finally, taking and fine-tuning the pictures involves the shoot and any possible editing. Filters are your friend if you don’t want to spend too much time here. However, software like Photoshop would be even better if you could use it.
Where to Sell Nudes Online?
You’re spoiled for choice here, as the internet has hundreds of websites on which you could potentially sell nudes. Still, three major platforms stand out among the rest: OnlyFans, ManyVids, and Patreon. Any of them would be worthwhile, with ManyVids being the best choice if you’re new, owing to its discovery features.
Selling nudes independently is another great option. That way, you’ll be able to keep 100% of everything you earn, with the downside of making fewer sales overall. In that regard, you have two major alternatives: selling nudes via social media and selling nudes on your own website.
The former involves creating specialized accounts on social media such as Instagram, Snapchat, Telegram, etc. You’d keep those public profiles relatively tame to avoid getting banned, then use DMs to deliver the goods to buyers. You can handle payments informally (via Cash App or Venmo) or use a specialized app such as Unlockt to ensure they go through without issue.
You’d launch your own model website, a catalog, and a sales platform with the latter. This was a pricey option, but modern website themes (premade websites that you can buy and customize) have made it easy and affordable. Vicetemple offers two of the best website themes you can get if you’re interested.
One, PornX, will give you the equivalent of a modern tube site like Pornhub or XVideos. The other, ModelX, is the first website theme made specifically for adult models, content creators, and performers. As such, it has everything you’ll need to sell nudes on your own, including a store, subscriptions, payment integration, and more. It’s also very easy to use and tweak, and it currently has two striking demos: Intense Indigo and Precious Purple, with more to come.
Selling nudes online is an easy way to make quite a bit of money. By following the advice we laid out above, you’ll hopefully find it even easier and earn even more. Good luck, and don’t spend it all at once!