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How To Work As A Phone Sex Operator From Home

Want to work as a phone sex operator from home but don’t know where to get started?

Read on for all the details you need to know. 

We all want to make some extra cash from home but do you have what it takes to work as a phone sex operator from the comfort of your couch?

In this post we will look at what you need to know to get started on this potentially lucrative side hustle:

  • What is phone sex?
  • What exactly you have to do
  • How to get a job as a phone sex operator
  • Starting your own phone sex business

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What Do Phone Sex Operators do?

As old as time, phone sex operators have existed since the days of premium phone chat numbers in the back of seedy magazines.

In general phone sex operators use either voice chat or text messages to speak to paying customers. Conversations will likely be of a sexual nature but can also be more for companionship.

When it comes to phone sexting for money, sexually explicit text messages or images are sent between cell phones.

Back in the day, most operators worked in large centers but now it is possible to work as a phone sex operator from home which makes it a great job for college students or stay at home moms. 

What exactly do phone sex operators have to do?

There is no set formula on what your job would entail as a phone sex operator. Most of the time you would take the customers lead for what they are expecting from you.

It could be role playing, friendly flirting or of course the cliched “what are you wearing?” kinds of conversations.

Bear in mine that your customers are expecting raunchy conversation for the most part so this side gig is definitely not for the faint of heart or the shy.

How Much Money Do Phone Sex Operators Make?

First of all, it is worth noting that phone sex jobs are filled with scam ads promising wages of up to $50-60 an hour just for chatting online.

The issue is that phone sex companies pay per minute of live chatting so unless you have calls lasting one hour each time with absolutely no space in between, you are not going to be making that kind of money.

Most companies actually pay you around $1 a minute for actual work. If you are on a call for 15 minutes then you can easily make $15 but you might not get another call for 20 minutes after that.

In general expect to make around $20 an hour as a phone sex operator. It may not be riches but it really isn’t bad work for a work from home job that you can do in pjs on your couch.

Have You Got What It Takes to Become a Phone Sex Operator?

Although you don’t need any special skills to be a phone sex operator, it can help if you have the kind of personality that likes talking to strangers.

I have a male friend who is a phone sex operator and he loves the job.

He says it is fun chatting to different people every night and he is always amazed at the requests he gets.

He also has a little portfolio of regulars now that make it a fun, rewarding job.

The ideal phone sex worker is:

  • Outgoing
  • Flirty
  • Loves talking to strangers
  • Open to customer requests
  • Ready to have fun and make money in an unusual way

Tips for Becoming a Successful Phone Sex Operator

If you think the phone sex business is something you would like to get into, here are some tips for success.

Focus On Every Call

While the job can be a bit monotonous after you have been doing it for a while, remember that your customers are paying a lot of money to talk to you.

Put the effort in to each call and you will be rewarded with long calls that mean more money plus returning customers who ask for you each time.

Listen To Your Customers

In the same vein, you will get more returning customers if you spend the time to listen to what they want and adapt your calls to suit each person.

The more “custom” you can make your calls and texts, the happier your customers will be and the more repeats you will get.

Dress The Part

If you have a hard time “getting in the mood”, it can help to dress up and put make-up on, even if you are just sitting on the couch.

Remember, you are selling a fantasy to your customers so you need to really believe in it yourself to do a good job.

Practice Roleplaying

You never know what your customers are going to ask of you but having a cache of characters you can pull from easily will help you.

For example, work on common characters such as nurse, secretary, teacher etc. Also consider how you will act if a man wants you to be a dominatrix or submissive.

If this is something that interests you, you can also look into working as a Findom.

Slow Things Down

We’ve already discussed how you get paid by the minute for most sex chat jobs. That means that the longer you can keep your client on the phone, the more money you make.

Stretch out each call by asking questions, teasing information out of them and making them do the same to you.

Have an open mind

It probably goes without saying but you need to be prepared to be shocked to success as a phone sex worker.

You will be surprised at client requests and need to maintain your composure and not judge anyone.

People call anonymous sex lines precisely so they will not be judged or made to feel silly so you want to bring your poker face to work every day.

How To Get Started As A Phone Sex Worker

Now you are ready to start applying for phone sex jobs online. Before you get started, make sure you are completely prepared with these tips:

Practise sexting and making erotic calls

If you have a partner, this bit will be easy and fun. You need to be familiar with common sex slang, especially from the World of BDSM as that can be completely unknown to many people.

Even if you feel awkward at first, practise makes perfect and you want to do it enough that it feels natural.

Do Some research

Although it will cost you, it isn’t the worst idea in the world to call a phone sex operator yourself to get an idea for how the whole thing works.

Choose an Alias

Have your persona ready to go and round it out with a fake history, family and other information. The more details you can give your callers, the more believable it will be and the more “attached ” they will come to you.

Get Ready To Work From Home

Make sure you have a good quality phone and good lighting in your house if you are planning on sending pics and videos to sexting customers.

You will need a space in your house where you can work uninterrupted (nothing ruins a phone sex call more than a roommate rummaging around the fridge looking for a snack).

How To Find Phone Sex Operator Jobs

If you are ready to take the plunge, let’s look at how to find work as a phone sex operator. I’ve got a list of companies that you can apply to plus some that are just for sexting jobs, if that is more your jam.

How To Avoid Phone Sex Operator Job Scams

Just like any other industry, there are unfortunately some scam artists in the phone sex industry.

It’s important to do your research before signing up with any company to make sure that you’re getting a good deal.

Some companies may ask you to pay them in order to get jobs, or they may not offer as many hours as they promised.

Here are some tips for avoiding scams:

Research any company you work for

In this list I have included some tried and true companies you can look at but it is still important to research any company online to make sure they are still in good standing.

Search for reviews or look on Reddit which is a goldmine of information about phone sex jobs.

Don’t pay to work

Any legit company will not expect you to pay money for a “portfolio” or audition. This is one of the biggest scams in the phone sex industry.

Companies ask you to pay to be put on their list and then the jobs never materialize.

Confirm Payment Before You Start Work

Make sure you have in writing how much you will be making and how you will get paid.

Don’t leave this to chance as you don’t want to work for a week only to find they only pay in Crypto or something that doesn’t work for you.

Likewise make sure the amount you will get paid is made clear before you commit.

How To Stay Safe As A Phone Sex Operator

Working as a phone sex operator is safe but you need to have your street smarts about you.

It probably goes without saying but do not divulge any personal information to your customers. Use a fake name and do not give out your address or phone number to anyone.

You should also avoid any in person meet ups and of course, do not do anything, even by phone that you do not feel comfortable with.

10 Sites To Find Work As A Phone Sex Operator From Home

SexyJobs.com 

This is a job board that caters only to adult jobs. It is the perfect place to start in your search for your a phone sex operator (PSO) job. 

Here is an example of a job I found on Sexyjobs.com:

phone sex operator jobs from home

 

Phonestars

You can earn great money working right out of your own home or apartment with phone stars, all you need is a telephone and personal computer, a charming voice, and lots of personality!

You pay nothing to sign up with Phonestars and according to the website you can start earning money within minutes of your approved application.

Phonestars logo

PSO Profits

PSOProfits.com has been a leader in the phone sex business for years. The company is run completely by women and offers a supportive work environment and above average industry standard earnings.

According the the website, PSOs earn anywhere from a few hundred a week to over $1k depending on how much they work for PSO Profits. 

Paid By The Minute

PaidByTheMinute.com is a slightly different type of site that lets you work as a phone sex operator from home with no commitment.

It provides phone operators with a free pay-per-call and pay-per-text phone line and the opportunity to work from home or work from anywhere. 

Advisors can set their own rate per minute phone line in various categories:

  •  Business advice
  • Counseling and therapy
  • Phone sex
  • Phone sex with cam
  • Life coaching
  • Psychic medium
  • Tarot reading
  • Psychic hotline
  • Tech support
  • Love advice
  • Relationship advice
  • Adult chat and more. 

Symmetry Girls

Symmetry Concepts is a female owned and operated phone sex company offering adult phone entertainment to consenting adults.

In order to be considered as a contracted phone sex operator, you must:

  • Be a Legal U.S. Resident 21 years of age or older.
  • Be available to work a minimum of 25 hours per week.
  • Have a private telephone with unlimited minutes, unlimited long distance and 3-way calling.
  • Have a quiet place to take calls free from distraction and noise.

Lip Service Inc

Lip Service is one of the only alternative staffing agencies of its kind, providing phone operators for all kinds of jobs. They specialize in all facets of staffing, from Phone Operators to Models for trade shows etc. 

To get started:

  • All you need is a dedicated land line or a high-quality cell phone with headset.
  • A great voice and great personality.
  • Live in the United States or Canada.
  • Must be 18+ years of age to apply and for some positions you may need to be over 21.
  • Own a working PC OR MAC and have steady access to email/Web.

Posh Productions

Posh specializes in PSO and adult webcam placement for PSO and adult webcam workers. To apply for a job with Posh, you must be 18+, be available to work at least 20 to 35 hours a week, and have a quiet place to take calls.

Niteflirt

Niteflirt is an all in one company that allows you various way to make money as a phone sex operator.

Set up your own phone line, digital store, or both. Sell emails, photos, video clips, and chat with your customers all while making money. 

The website claims that top “Flirts” earn over six figures a year working on the site. 

SextPanther

SextPanther is a different kind of site as you will be in charge of your own phone sex operator business in this case. 

Connect your SextPanther phone number to any of your existing phone numbers and intuitively route your text messages and phone calls from fans to your cell phone without your fans ever seeing your real phone number!

The main downside for SextPanther are the requirements which might not work for everyone.

You must have:

An established following on social media sites such as Twitter or Instagram
OR
an established following on another adult platform such as MyFreeCams, Chaturbate, ManyVids, or OnlyFans

This is because you have to drive your own traffic to your site in addition to getting clients from the SextPanther website. 

If you meet the requirements, however, this can be a great way to start working as a PSO. 

Sexting Only Phone Sex Operator Jobs

If you are looking for phone sex jobs that do not involve any calling, I have a whole list of companies you can try in my post on how to get paid to sext. 

You can also look into my list of  18 Text Chat Operator Jobs From Home. 

If you want something a bit more PG friendly, then make sure to check out how to get paid to chat online.

Starting your own phone sex business

You will have to do a lot of leg work if you decide to go this route as finding customers and taking payments will be on you completely. 

That being said, as an independent phone sex operator you will be able to charge whatever you want without anyone else taking a cut. 

As you won’t necessarily have your own premium phone line, you will need to find another way to charge customers for phone calls (eg. they get your number after payment has been received). 

If you want to go out on your own, you have a few options:

Build Your Phone Sex Services Website

You can create your own website and social media profiles and go from there. You’ll need a brand name and pages about the services you offer. 

You’ll also want to have a “burner” phone so that your regular cell phone number remains private. 

To start your own website:

Step 1: Buy a Hosting and a Domain

The first thing that you need to do is buy a hosting and a domain for your site. The domain is the name that people type into their browser to get to your site. 

I always buy my domains at NameCheap as it is easy to use and doesn’t cost much. 

However, NameCheap does not allow adult content on its hosting so you may have to try a different host depending on your content. 

If you are just advertising online phone services without any explicit content per se, then you should be ok. 

I use a host called Lyrical host and I confirmed with them that they do allow sites selling sex toys.

Here is what they said:

” please note we do not allow any Pornographic content or advertisements that verge on Pornographic sites. 

Get 10% off your Lyrical host hosting using my special promo code “WORKFROMHOME”. 

(Lyrical also have domain names to purchase too in case you want to do everything under one roof, so to speak. 

When you choose a domain name, make sure to choose one that is easy to remember and preferably a .com or .net. 

Also check to see if the social media accounts are available for the domain name so you can have matching Instagram, TikTok and Facebook accounts.

Installing WordPress

Once you have purchased your domain and hosting, it is time to install WordPress. This is how you will make your site look pretty and ready to sell. 

You can purchase a WordPress theme or use the free ones provided to make your site look good. Then you will want to start making your pages. 

On the left hand side menu, you will find the page tab, click “create new” to make the following:

About and contact write a blurb about who you are and add photos

Services – Create a menu of the services you offer and how much it costs. 

Privacy PoliciesUse the GDPR Framework plugin to create your privacy policy page. You also need to disclose if you will be using affiliates on your website.

DisclosuresIf you will be using affiliate links, you need to disclose this somewhere on your blog. 

Create An OnlyFans Account 

Another way to advertise your phone sex services is by creating an OnlyFans account. 

Bear in mind that to be successful on OnlyFans, you will need to create connections with your fans and share your photos and possibly videos. 

Go Old School And Use Craigslist

Craigslist is completely free to use which can make it rife with scams. However, you can find legit phone sex operator jobs there and also advertise your services too. 

Make sure to use a “spam” email address when advertising on Craigslist and to never give out personal information. 

Also ask for cash upfront from potential customers. 

Work As A Phone Sex Operator From Home-FAQs

Can men get work as a phone sex operator from home?

Truthfully, most companies that are hiring phone sex operators specifically mention that only women may apply. 

However, there are some sites such as Dream Lover who will hire men and men are in demand for certain phone sex jobs. 

Is it possible to remain anonymous as a phone sex operator?

Absolutely. Most of the major sites that hire PSOs understand the need for privacy and will actually insist that you create a stage name for yourself. 

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