A 28-year-old medical student from Portland has been supplementing her income by selling pictures of her feet online and earns as much as $6,000 per month.
The woman, who goes by the username ‘Sweet Arches’, says that she’s not only funding her studies, but is actually earning more than she does working at a local hospital.
She also says it’s far from an easy way to turn a quick buck. There’s maintenance and upkeep to be done, as well as shooting decent photographs and – of course – dealing with some pretty out-there requests.
Some people like the soles of the feet, some like the toes, some like to see them in different positions.
Some fans like ‘self-foot worship,’ where I play with my feet on camera."Others ask me to suck, kiss or lick my toes, or ask for me to send them worn boots or shoes."
People like to watch me crush things, like raspberries, grapes or cakes with my toes. I’ve actually had someone ask me to squish ants, but that’s a no no for me. Anything that’s living, I won’t do that!"
One client asked for a pair of my boots. A lot of people with a foot fetish like the stinky smell, but it’s super hard for me to get my feet to stink. The client was still happy though, even though they smelled like my coconut foot mask!
The strangest request was from someone asking me to run him over in my car! I said absolutely not. That’s definitely the craziest thing I’ve refused to do.
The online entrepreneur claims that she can earn up to $71,000 per year with her side hustle. "I tripled my hospital income as a surgical assistant – which is $2,000/month before tax.
Having a foot fetish myself, I started doing it for fun a year ago, just to share pictures of my cute feet. I didn’t think I could make a living from it.
I have always had a foot fetish, enjoying pedicures and making sure my feet look good."Even when I was very young, I’d always compliment people on their feet or randomly give foot massages to my friends, whereas most people think feet are weird. They would call me gross.
Then, about two years ago, a friend showed me that there was a whole community of others like me online, so I dived right in. I was so happy to find like-minded people."I set up my own page on Instagram in May 2019 and started posting pictures and videos every day. I had no idea what I was doing, but looked at other sites for inspiration, then a few bigger pages gave me a shout out, so my followers went up. Now I have 105,000 followers on Instagram and 25,000 on Twitter.
On top of that she’s got an OnlyFans account as well.
I now have almost 1,000 subscribers on Only Fans, and usually get 50 to 100 messages or requests a day, so it is a lot to get through. Although I have a friend who used to be a porn star, who gets more than 1,000, mine are mostly to do with feet, but there are requests for other pictures.
I never get fully naked. I do respond to some risqué requests, but I’m cautious.
Everybody is super respectful, though. Even if they are asking me for something and I tell them I’m not willing to do it, they are still really polite. But I do get sent, shall we say, pictures of male anatomy. That is a hazard of the job!
Sweet Arches says that the work she does has been hugely beneficial – both financially and for her confidence.
I feel in control of my body and I can say yes or no to requests. ‘I’m so passionate about it and have so much respect for the foot fetish community. ‘I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to make an income from this and that I can pay for my studies. ‘My ultimate goal is to be able to help my mum to retire. She is in remission from cancer and has been continuing to work as an auditor and quality line leader through her recovery. She is a power house and I’d love to be able to help her.