Nowadays, we live in an age where the lines of taboo have significantly moved from the point where they once were. Luckily, today’s society is far more accepting and open to various forms of sexuality, and talking about it is no longer something to be ashamed of.
What’s more, people are now more open and forward about their preferences and appetites. And that’s precisely why platforms like OnlyFans became so popular. On top of that, more and more people are looking for ways to sell nudes to an interested audience.
So, with that in mind, let’s see if making and selling nudes is something everyone can take part in.
Before you begin
In theory, selling nudes sounds super easy and like something anyone can do. And the simple answer is that it is. However, before you begin your content creation process and get all the necessary equipment, you’ll need to decide on a few factors first.
1. Why do you wish to do it?
First and foremost, you need to ask yourself why exactly you want to sell nudes. Do you just think it’s an easy way to get some quick bucks or is there more to it? Some people choose to join this line of sex work as a way to boost their confidence and self-esteem. However, if this is also the reason you’re doing it – be extra careful, because the internet is full of trolls, you should know that you’ll probably come across negative feedback as well as positive.
The last thing you want to happen is to have some internet troll emphasize things you’re already insecure about. This could really negatively influence your mental well-being, so make sure you’re truly ready to face both positive and negative feedback before you start.
2. How will it affect your current lifestyle?
Next, you will need to determine how and if selling nudes might affect your current lifestyle. If you choose to include your face in your photos, or even if you have some easily-distinguishable tattoos, piercings or beauty marks, some people will be able to tell that it’s you in those photos even if you don’t include your face.
You should know that not everyone will be accepting of this type of career, so you’ll need to decide how you wish to handle things further.
3. Do you have a partner and are they okay with it?
Finally, if you have a partner, you’ll need to discuss this with them before you begin. Not all partners will be supportive and understanding, and not all of them will feel comfortable sharing their loved one with millions of people on the internet. However, some will.
That’s why you need to discuss your ideas with your partner beforehand, to avoid having them accidentally stumble on your nudes, which could really prompt an uncomfortable conversation.
If you decide to do it – do it right
After all the talking and assessing your needs and wants, you’ve decided to go for it. Now comes the time when you’ll need to think about how you wish to brand yourself, where you’ll get your initial following and all of the other ins and outs of running such a business. Here’s a little list of the things you’ll need to do.
1. Brand your business
First of all, you need to understand that your body now becomes your business and your brand. So, you need to market it properly if you wish to attract an audience. You can easily gather a following on mainstream social media platforms by posting regularly and interacting with your followers. But keep in mind that the mainstream social media platforms, like Instagram and TikTok, don’t accept full nudes, so you’ll need to get a bit creative initially, at least until you manage to bring enough followers to other platforms through which you intend to sell your product.
2. Get all the necessary equipment
Furthermore, you’ll also need to invest in the right equipment from the get-go in order to have the highest quality pictures to offer to your audience. Here, you’ll need to think about a good quality camera and various camera lenses, ring lights, backdrops, and all of the tools and props you wish to feature in your photos. What’s more, you can also consider hiring an editor if you wish to add a bit more pizzazz. If not, see if you can find a good online course and learn how to edit the photos yourself.
3. Decide on the aesthetic
Finally, you’ll need to decide which types of nudes you’re willing to create. As with any other branch within the industry, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from and you’ll also have a ton of creative freedom. However, make sure that all of the pictures are tasteful and that you’re not doing or promoting anything that’s considered illegal in them.