Sexual liberation has been a trend for decades, and platforms like OnlyFans have only sped it along. However, you won’t have to go full nude to turn that freedom into hard stacks of cash — at least if you become a foot fetish model.
Don’t believe us? Here’s a study confirming that body part-centered kinks are the most common ones out there.
As if that wasn’t enough, nearly half the participants have specifically preferred feet.
As a result, foot fetish models can always find well-paid work. To help you capitalize on that global lust for soles, ankles, and toes, this guide will cover:
- What is a foot fetish model?
- What does it take to become a foot fetish model?
- How to start as a foot fetish model
- How much money you can make
- Tips to make you stand out
- Staying safe
What Is a Foot Fetish Model?
A foot fetish model is someone who poses for photos, videos, or other feet-focused content. A shocking fact, we know — almost like the one that you should shower before sex.
All good? Let’s continue!
Being as old as time and as widespread as lube in a porn studio, the foot fetish has borne out a whole new market. And given how popular the kink remains on platforms like TikTok, it’s easy to conclude that the market is thriving.
In practical terms, becoming a foot model comes with a lot of flexibility and even more money. Namely, you can go part-time (and get some extra cash) or full-time (and make a killing off your feet).
Moreover, the job allows you to maintain your anonymity. If you’ve got a thing for Eyes Wide Shut, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better line of work.
Plenty of Foot Models Keep Their Faces Hidden
Given that the emphasis will be on your feet, you’ll be able to keep your head blurred or off camera.
However, you should keep in mind that models who reveal their other moneymaker — their face — tend to earn significantly more than those who prioritize privacy.
A foot pic without a face to appreciate is like a dick pic — it may work for some, but not for others.
You can creatively sidestep the issue, though, and have your cake while eating it. For example, you can become a foot fetish goddess — dominatrix, to be more precise — worshiped by many while preserving your anonymity with a tantalizing mask.
However, if you’re getting cold feet at the notion of fetish modeling, there’s still a way to make money without dipping a single toe into kinky waters.
Body part modeling agencies like CloseUp not only exist but thrive, and if you’d like to make money while twirling your toes, you can do it the family-friendly way.
Like always, though, you should keep in mind that the more you sex something up, the more money it will make. That’s why foot fetish modeling tends to be more lucrative than its tamer counterpart.
Whichever idea tickles your feet (pun intended), transforming yourself into a model is not difficult.
What Does It Take To Become a Foot Fetish Model?
Becoming — and staying — a foot fetish model doesn’t require much. You’ll only need a nice-looking pair of feet (maybe even just half of that).
So, how do you keep your soles, toes, and arches looking the best they can? In no particular order, you’ll want to:
- Regularly wash them with mild, quality soap, and dry them with a soft towel. If your heels are dry, try using moisturizer
- Apply a bit of moisturizer if your heels are feeling a little rough around the edges
- Trim and shape your nails or, better yet, treat yourself to a professional pedicure; nail polish or nail art that compliments your skin tone will make your feet look even more dazzling
- Get a healthy diet to nourish those nails — loading up on vitamins E, B, C, and fish oil will keep them healthy and shiny
If you’re considering getting a foot or ankle tattoo, think twice. While body art can be a great form of self-expression, it’s not every foot lover’s cup of tea.
Also, most foot fetish publications prefer clean and unmarked feet, so it’s best to save the ink for another part of your body.
But hey, if you want to show off your personality with some skin art, we won’t try to stop you. Just be aware that it might limit your job opportunities.
Now, this all might sound like a major hassle, none of it is necessary. You don’t have to maintain perfect feet to succeed as a foot fetish model, as many fans enjoy them in all shapes, sizes, and levels of upkeep.
So, there’s no need to get hung up on minor bumps in the road. Just kick off those shoes, get out there, and let your feet do the talking!
How to Start as a Foot Fetish Model
Before venturing into the alluring world of foot fetish modeling, you’ll want to make a couple of important decisions that will pave your way to fame and success.
- A stage name — ideally, something unique that reflects your personality while hinting at the kind of content you’re creating
- Whether to become a freelance foot fetish model (and release your own content) or a signed foot model (and work for an agency)
You’ll mainly want an alias for privacy. However, a sexy one will also act as a lure for potential fans.
But before you put your thinking socks on, check out other models’ monikers at FeetFinder and LegSex. These will give you all the extra inspiration you’ll need to come up with a toe-tally awesome performer name.
When it comes to deciding on your business model, though, you’ll need to consider a number of factors.
Freelance Foot Fetish Model or Signed Foot Model
As we footnoted before, there are two general paths to finding work:
- You can take the independent route and be a freelance foot fetish model
- You can work with an agency as a signed foot model
To elaborate, freelance foot fetish models typically go hard on the sex angle, preferring kinky work due to the increased earnings and lower competition that it offers.
On the other hand, a signed model works with an agency and gets provided with work that — most of the time — won’t be erotic or sexual in nature.
Despite being different, though, they’re leading in the same direction. You can take any of them — or even both — on your way to footopia.
Freelance Foot Fetish Model
As a self-employed freelance model, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands (and feet!).
This means that you’ll have to find your own work, pitch your ideas to fetish publications, and examine every contract with the scrutiny of a foot fetishist inspecting toes.
You’ll essentially be running your own porn business, complete with all the ups and downs that come with the territory. It can be challenging, but with dedication and a little legwork, you’ll soon be able to stand on your own two feet.
Being in charge isn’t a piece of cake, but it gives you more freedom to do things your way. Plus, taking the right steps could lead to a fatter paycheck than working for the man.
On the flip side, going the freelance route will be tougher at first because you won’t have anyone representing you; you’ll be working by yourself.
However, if you:
- Are self-motivated
- Love having a flexible schedule
- Desire greater freedom and flexibility
- Don’t want to give an agency a portion of your profits
- Don’t mind working harder today to make more money later
…then a freelance modeling business might be for you.
Modeling websites and agencies are a great way to find work when you’re wandering the fetish modeling world on your own. Here are some of our top picks:
- Purpleport – The best worldwide search algorithm; UK-based, with incredible value for its membership costs
- Model Mayhem – US-based, has an iffy algorithm for location searches, but is the oldest and most well-known model site on the net
- Model-Kartei – Germany-based, covers all of Europe, offers English and German language options
- One Model Place – US-based, not as popular as the others, but still reliable
- Madcow Models – UK-based, Purpleport’s closest competitor; offers a great variety of membership benefits and opportunities
These are either free or cheap, typically costing between $5 and $20 a month. We can vouch for the sites above, but you could also do your own research.
In that case, though, we suggest favoring paid sites, as free ones can be packed with scammers.
Premium Content Websites
But if you really want to live like a queen (or king) and enjoy complete financial freedom, then you have to set your sights on OnlyFans or a similar platform.
The aforementioned Twin Titans of free porn may have higher traffic, but even they can’t provide the all-around luxury that comes with being successful on premium content websites.
So, without further ado, let’s put the spotlight on your options for stepping up your game.
When it comes to foot-themed websites, here’s one you don’t want to skip over: FeetFinder. If you’re still not convinced about how widespread the fetish is, know that this platform is one of the top 250 most-visited adult sites in the world!
Interestingly, while FeetFinder will let you offer pics in your underwear, bikini, etc., it doesn’t allow complete nudity, genitals, or nips. That’s why you’ll always want to check their ToS before shooting above knee height.
You can sell pics and videos the old-fashioned way, or lock it all behind a subscription. The on-site category and filtering system will help people find your content, assuming that it’s all properly tagged.
The platform allows for a wide price range — between $4 and $100 — and takes 20% of everything you sell.
Registration goes as you might expect — after submitting a face photo and ID pic, all that’s left to do is buy a membership plan, and you can start selling.
You have six options in that regard, ranging from $14.99 for a quarterly basic plan to $99.99 for a lifetime premium subscription.
But here’s the real kicker: you can go buck naked, use toys, or even get freaky. Yep, they won’t punish you for having kinky sex in your content; if anything, it’ll be one of your selling points.
However, there’s a catch — OnlyFans won’t do any legwork to help you stand out. The site has no discovery feed to showcase your stuff, lowering your initial earnings unless you already have a solid fanbase.
On the bright side, starting an OnlyFans is free and easy as pie — all you need to do is sign up and verify your identity. OnlyFans will take a 20% cut, but that shouldn’t pull your focus from wowing fans with your foot-centric goods.
You can deliver your content on an individual basis or via subscriptions. The latter is the more popular option, with the upper limit being $50 — although newer creators typically go for around $5.
Lastly, OnlyFans has one perk that content creators absolutely love: the payment threshold is set at just $20. The downside is that they only support bank transfers, which can be a real pain if you’re not in the States.
Unlike most of its competition, ManyVids offers a more intimate space where you can build a closer relationship with your followers.
Much more importantly, they also have a discovery feed, which gives them a leg up over many similar sites. After all, you want your toes to reach as many eager eyes as possible.
Now, let’s talk business. When you want to earn great money and do it quickly, ManyVids is the way to go.
During your first year on the platform, they’ll only take 10% of your subscription earnings — a total bargain compared to some other sites. After that, it goes up to 20%, which is still pretty reasonable.
Sadly, this generosity doesn’t extend to sales, as their commission from those is a whopping 40%. Therefore, if you wish to do business with them, we recommend sticking with subscriptions.
Even so, the platform provides various payment options such as bank transfers, wire transfers, checks, and Paxum for your convenience. Although the $50 minimum payout may appear high, it’ll be fine once you start building your subscriber base.
Admittedly, ManyVids is only about one-tenth as big as OnlyFans, but that difference shouldn’t be a deal-breaker. Size matters types don’t need to worry because 10% of ridiculously big is still big.
Sex.com is essentially the TikTok of porn — easy to use, addictive, and full of surprises. They cover everything from vanilla to kinkier stuff and are a solid platform for freelance foot fetish models.
One of the site’s major selling points is its interface, which you’ll immediately recognize if you frequent social media. It may not entirely be original, but it’s memorable, easy to use, and fun.
Similarly to ManyVids, they will push your content to the front page if you add a caption and at least three tags. So, make them catchy and relevant to make the most of it.
Where they differ is the fact that Sex.com won’t nickel and dime you based on what you’re selling. Specifically, they take a flat 20% free from both your subscriptions and individual sales.
The only downside is that you’ll need to accumulate at least $200 in earnings before you can cash out via bank transfers of Paxum. While we do admit that the number is a bit high, reaching it won’t be a problem when you’re in a niche as profitable as feet.
Clips4Sale has been catering to the internet’s kinkier corners for a while. As such, it has a dedicated and diverse user base who know exactly what they’re looking for.
So, whether you’re making tasteful, lewd, or downright weird content, there will be a buyer for it on this platform.
That being said, we absolutely advise picking a popular niche, at least early on. Stack your wallet first; you can indulge your artistic desires later.
One of the cool things about Clips4Sale is that they have multiple discovery feeds, making it the perfect starting point for any new model. The only bummer is the high cut — 40% — which you can make up for by getting a loyal audience faster than on other websites.
Pricing your content can be tricky, but we recommend browsing the platform and using what you find as a basis for your catalog. Typically, a 5-minute video sells for $4-6.
Payment is made on the 7th day of each month, and you can choose to receive it via check or bank transfer. The payment threshold is $50, which is, as Anatoly would put it, not great, not terrible.
In many ways, iWantClips is the sweet spot between the newbie-friendly Clips4Sale and the merciless OnlyFans.
With 10-minute videos costing between $10 and $40 depending on the performer and niche, a discovery feed that makes it easier for your sole-mates to find you, and a 30% commission, there’s much to like here.
They offer a payment schedule that is as flexible as an open-minded gymnast, with monthly, bi-monthly, daily, or per-request payments. As for payment methods, iWantClips supports Paxum, wire transfers, checks, and direct deposits.
However, depending on where you live, you may not have access to all available options. To learn more about those — and your minimum payment threshold — consult their official guide.
Other Premium Content Websites
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Remember, unlike nude models, you won’t have to worry about getting the boot from mainstream social media — so you might as well use that advantage.
Of course, you can always step up to the plate and launch your own website — a fantastic option for freelancers. The ModelX theme (which we’ll go into later) is a fantastic choice in that regard.
But if you’re not quite ready to handle the workload of freelance modeling, no worries! You can still monetize your feet the more traditional way, as we’ll cover below.
Signed Foot Model
Pursuing a career as a tame foot model isn’t easy.
Professional model circles tend to be exclusive clubs. That’s why you’ll often need a certain degree of recognition for any publication to take you seriously.
That being said, signing up with an agency like CloseUp will be the path you’ll want to take if fetish-related or sexual content is your Achilles’ heel.
Admittedly, these clients’ banks won’t be as fat as those of their kinkier counterparts. But even though the competition is higher and the income lower, the option is there if you want it and are willing to jump through some initial hoops.
Now, if you’re worried about your anonymity, this is where professional foot modeling comes with a downside. Namely, signed models find work based on their fame, and getting famous without showing your face — although possible — is extremely unlikely.
On the flip side, the content you’ll shoot while working with an agency generally won’t be too risqué. It might be unusual, though, depending on the company and product in question.
So, how do you get signed with an agency? Well, a solid portfolio is a great start!
Foot Modeling Portfolio
Your portfolio is your golden ticket to getting hired, so you’ll have to make sure that it’s packed with your sexiest foot pics and videos. Showcasing your feet in all kinds of provocative positions will make potential clients weak at the knees.
Either way, remember that the spotlight should be on your feet and not the rest of you. There should be no distractions — unless they’re sexy feet accessories, of course.
Models typically host their portfolios on model websites, their Instagram profile, or their personal model website. Let’s shed some light on each of those options.
When it comes to platform options for hosting your portfolio, you have several to choose from.
Both platforms provide free registration and are simple to use. However, StarNow also offers paid membership alternatives.
Alternatively, you can always use your Instagram profile as your portfolio.
Simply share your best photos, use their editing tools to make them pop, and let potential clients know that you’re a freelance foot model available for hire by stating so in your bio.
As we pointed out earlier, feet are considered fair game for social media. You can post as many foot pics as you want without worrying about your content getting taken down like a statue during racial injustice protests.
Regardless of your chosen portfolio option, make sure that all your contact details are included and easy to find. That way, potential clients won’t have any trouble getting in touch with you.
To help you grow your profile and get as many eyes on your pics, here’s a bunch of effective hashtags:
#feet #prettyfeet #barefeet #instafeet #cutefeet #happyfeet #beautifulfeet #feetworship #perfectfeet #hypefeet #feetlovers #teamprettyfeet #feetstagram #feetmodel #feetfetishworld #feetlove #feets #nylonfeet #feetheat #feetpics #feetup #lovefeet #softfeet #instafeetlove #girlsfeet #bigfeet #feetlover #feetslave #feetlicking #pantyhosefeet #heatonfeetgang #selfeet
Your Personal Model Website
Launching your very own website is the most certain way to climb the ladder to success. This approach was once expensive and time-consuming, but modern WordPress Themes have made it both easy and accessible.
We’re primarily referring to ModelX — the first theme made specifically for adult content creators. It sports a wide range of features, including an image gallery, which you can use as a portfolio.
The theme is easy to install, and anyone can use it to set up a polished and fully functional website. It requires no coding or design skills, although you could hire a designer or developer to tweak the end result.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to start reaching out once your shiny new portfolio is ready. Let’s shine some light on your options.
How to Get Signed
Living in (or close to) a bustling city will give your game a significant kick-start. With all those shoe stores, beauty and skincare shops, and hosiery boutiques, someone will have to be on the lookout for a foot model.
Major brands tend to gravitate towards New York and Los Angeles, so if you’re in one of these premium locations, you’ll be starting with home-field advantage.
As you’re probably aware, businesses aren’t too keen on covering anyone’s travel costs. Therefore, establishing yourself within foot’s reach makes you more likely to be considered for opportunities.
But what if you’re not in the US, let alone close to those two cities? No need to worry, as there are still plenty of chances to show off those gorgeous toes and arches.
Companies all over the world make foot-related products, and they all need models to create promotional material. It’s just a matter of approaching them through the right channels.
We recommend starting with this model agency directory to find the right fit for you. You can submit applications to as many agencies as you want, just don’t do it more than once every six months.
If you’re lucky enough to get chosen, the agency will reach out and ask you to come in for a casting call. Don’t lose hope if they don’t, though, because that won’t necessarily mean that they’ve given up on working with you.
An agency may decline your application for a variety of reasons. For example, they might not have any open spots, they might have a model whose feet resemble yours, their clientele’s preferences at the moment may not align with the way your feet look, etc.
Nevertheless, if they don’t explicitly reject you, they’ll probably keep your information on record. And once another gig pops up, they’ll go over their database and check you out again.
To succeed at anything, one needs to deal with and overcome rejection. And rejection happens to be one of the modeling profession’s most common elements.
The agency that has your glass slipper is somewhere out there. As long as you’re persistent, you’ll find each other.
How Much Money You Can Make As A Foot Model
Not all modeling opportunities are created equal, especially in the foot modeling industry. In fact, the pay gap is even bigger for freelancers.
Although solo models like Scarlett Vixen (aka Jessica Gould) can rake in $70k per year (over $5,830 per month), many amateur performers make only a few thousand dollars over the same period.
So, what separates the cream of the crop from the foot draggers? If you thought commitment, you’ve got the right idea.
The big earners consistently produce quality content, stay in tune with their audience’s desires, and consistently give them what they crave.
Be proactive, keep that content flowing, and numbers like $5,000 a month won’t be impossible to reach.
Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
Back in 2019, the average foot model earned $36,430 a year ($17.52 per hour). The top 10% made over $55,630, while those in the lower-paid bracket took home around $21,930.
Of course, these numbers were lowered by individual and smaller artsy commissions.
Commercial modeling gigs are generally more lucrative, paying between $25 and $175 per hour. Pharmaceutical clients, in particular, can really shell out, with bonuses of up to $1,000 per shoot.
Custom-order foot pictures go for between $5 and $100. And if a client has a special request, like a little toe curl or some fancy footwear, you can up that fee even further.
It’s also important to remember that agents and model management companies typically charge a 20% commission — not a small chunk that all signed foot models need to pay.
Tips To Make You Stand Out
Beyond having the confidence to put your best foot forward, you can prop up your modeling career in plenty of other ways.
So, let’s cut to the chase and dive into some tips that will have you standing head and shoulders above the rest.
Tips For Freelance Foot Fetish Models
Keep Publishing New Content
Posting regular updates to your platform(s) of choice is toe-tally important. Not only will it give you more goods to sell, but it’ll also demonstrate your commitment to your fans.
Showing potential buyers and subscribers that you’re serious about content production and that they can count on you for fresh, exciting material will keep them coming back for more.
Treat Your Fans Right
While telling a model to smile may be as old as Ron Jeremy, there’s no denying that putting on a cheerful front can move both mountains and dollar bills.
A positive attitude can make a big difference in your earnings, but that doesn’t mean that you should bend over backwards — at least not for free.
Just be respectful, treat your audience with courtesy, and they’ll show you their appreciation with their wallets.
Connect With Other Models
With the world wide web at our fingertips, getting in touch with peers is easier than ever.
Foot modeling isn’t wrestling, though, so don’t try to be a face and look at everyone in your field as heels — especially if they are more experienced. Instead, consider them potential mentors or allies.
Many seasoned models will be eager to assist newcomers and offer their knowledge. Making use of collaborative opportunities can and will help your career in the long run.
Consider Custom Requests
Custom requests can be your ticket to some big bucks and even more loyal customers. Just remember that once your work gets out there, it’s in the internet’s public domain, so make sure that you’re comfortable with that.
Fetish fans are (mostly) pleasant to work with, but some can be pretty intense. Therefore, it’s crucial to establish boundaries and communicate clearly.
Also, don’t forget that you are in control of the content you produce. If a request makes you uneasy, you have every right to refuse it.
Speaking of requests that make you uneasy, you absolutely shouldn’t agree to meet anyone or give out personal information. They may offer absurd amounts, but you can’t put a price on personal safety.
Tips For Signed Models
Regularly Update Your Portfolio
If you want to land more gigs, you’ll have to show off your A-game.
So, whenever you finish a shoot, make sure to update your portfolio with all your latest and greatest snaps. One spectacular picture could make the difference between a major publication reaching out or not.
Also, remember to have some references or examples handy in case someone wants to see more of your work. They’ll already be interested by then, and all you’ll have to do is seal the deal.
Establish An Online Presence
If you’re looking to make it big in the modeling industry, you’ll have to leave a sizable digital footprint, so to speak.
That means creating accounts on any and every model networking site that you can get your hands on (think Model Mayhem and the like), as well as hopping on social media channels like Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
By doing so, you’ll put yourself on the map and potentially attract the attention of industry professionals. In fact, some models got signed based solely on their impressive social media presence, so you better get your online hustle on.
It’s essential to show your clients that you’re as dependable as you are good-looking. Everyone wants to feel like they’re in good hands — or in this case, feet.
When you’re building relationships, the little things matter. That’s why you’ll want to make sure to keep your emails organized and your follow-up game strong.
Your clients will appreciate your attention to detail and will recommend you to their colleagues in time.
Being a freelance foot model is about as safe as a pillow fight at a sorority house. If you’re a signed model, though, you’ll want to take some additional measures, as described below.
First and foremost, whenever you accept a shooting gig with a new employer, make sure to notify someone you already trust about the exact shooting location and your expected return time.
Even better, bring someone with you. While most studios have excellent reputations, it is not uncommon for some small, independent photographers to be a little more hands-on, and you absolutely shouldn’t stand for it.
You are a professional and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. If you don’t get that (no matter how good the opportunity appears), we heavily suggest simply walking away.
Now that you know how to become a foot fetish model, all that’s left is to jump in — feet first — and make a splash in the industry. The road ahead may be long, but you’ll absolutely find it worthwhile.