Fancy making a fortune with just your feet?
If you want to learn how to sell feet pics, we’ve got just the guide for you.
With the right amount of research and diligent approach to set-up, you could start making some serious extra cash by selling photographs and clips of your tootsies.
From fetishists and foot-lovers to companies and individuals looking for stock photos, the market is huge….like having the world at your feet, literally!
In this feature we’ll take a closer look at just how big the market is for selling foot pics as well as why people buy them.
We’ll also cover how and where to sell pics of your feet along with some top tips to getting started.
Why Do People Buy Feet Pics?
First up, as we all know by now, everyone is into something different when it comes to what gets their rocks off.
Being sexually partial to feet is known as podophilia and is one of the most common kinds of fetish around. In a review of Relative prevalence of different fetishes published in February 2007, feet were found to be the most popular body part.
Some fetishes are more common than others and feet are one of the most popular and mainstream kinks around.
See more: How to become a fetish model
It is certainly one of the oldest known fetishes and feet have been celebrated and worshiped through the ages and right across different cultures.
In China, for instance, small feet were so celebrated that women (painfully) bound their feet to achieve this desired look. So popular was this practice that it only stopped being common as recently as the early to mid-20th century.
In Europe, especially during the Victorian era, shoes were often the only revealing element of a lady’s attire and gradually became more elaborate. Along with corsets, women’s shoes (high heels and sexy boots) rapidly became the object of desire during this period.
Though a shoe fetish is slightly different (known as retifism, or altocalciphilia for high heels), a kinky focus on feet is not viewed as odd by most people and is far less likely to be viewed as deviant than (say) a fetish for golden showers or even BDSM.
Good old Sigmund Freud theorized that feet resemble penises (what didn’t to him) which is partly the root of our sexual obsession with them. He went on to suggest that men are attracted to shoes because this was what they saw first when they tried to look up their mother’s skirt?!
Whether the Austrian psychoanalyst was barking mad or not, he’s not far from the truth and more recent studies show that we develop our fetishes from an early age. This can be derived from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences including tickling, stroking and even hygiene.
Modern neuroscience can also help out here; studies from 1951 actually show that the way our brains are wired, the signals we receive for our genitals and feet are actually very close.
And, if you prescribe to the practice of reflexology, then ‘science’ will tell you that our feet can be directly mapped to the rest of our bodies, including our genitals.
Even if you don’t understand or believe in this ancient Chinese therapy, the truth is that our feet are highly sensory organs with more than 200,000 nerve endings.
Aside from our genitals, they are the most sensitive of erogenous zones and some argue that focusing on them is not a fetish at all.
Research has shown that men are far more interested in feet than women and this may sometimes be tied into a desire to be submissive.
Some men enjoy being humiliated by women and the idea of being trodden/stomped on or having smelly feet rubbed in their face is sexy to them,
Insight reports from Pornhub back this data up with men being 55% more likely to be searching for foot porn than women.
Their July 2019 report also goes on to show that it is visitors in the age group 18-24 who are more interested in this particular fetish.
This younger age range are 28% more likely to search for this content than any other age range.
Perhaps, contrary to the stereotype of a ‘dirty old man’, visitors over the age of 65 are 29% less likely to be looking for porn of this kind.
How Big is the “Foot Fetish” Market?
So, we know why people (mainly men) are so obsessed with feet but, seriously, how big is the market for selling foot pictures?
If you’re learning how to sell feet pics, you want to know how big your potential audience is, right?
According to research (‘Tell Me What You Want’, Justin Lehmiller), at least one in seven people have fantasized about feet in a sexual way at some point in their lives. This breaks down as:
- 18% of heterosexual men
- 5% of heterosexual women
- 21% of gay men
- 11% of gay women
That’s a huge proportion of people and a massive potential market to sell to.
Of course, not everyone who fantasizes about feet will want to buy snaps of them but compared to other kinks, this one is far more common.
How Much Money Can You Make Selling Feet Pics?
The internet is awash with attention grabbing headlines of how some models are making six figure incomes from selling pictures of their feet.
Whilst these women do successfully earn thousands each month, the reality is that we all have to start somewhere and it takes time to build up a brand, gain recognition and achieve sales of sufficient volume to bring home that kind of bacon.
Individual foot pics sell anywhere from $5 to $20+ with some specialist (or custom) content commanding much bigger prices ($100+). Photo-sets can be sold for a bit more but on average $5-20 per pic is typical.
The key to success in this game is twofold.
- Selling in Volume
- Selling to Repeat Customers
If you price your foot pics at $5 then you need to be turning over a few hundred of these each month to make it worthwhile and if you don’t connect and build your fan following then these sales must all be achieved ‘cold’ every month.
As with all adult entertainment enterprises, there are no shortcuts to success and the level of income you can generate will be directly comparable to the effort you put in.
How to Sell Feet Pics: Getting Started
So, you’ve decided to start selling some feet pics, what do you need to know, and have, to get started?
First up, let’s take a look at the product itself, your feet.
There are lots of different ways to market and sell your foot pics and where and how you decide to promote them is up to you and, most importantly, your feet.
Take a long hard look at your feet and try to be as objective as possible when it comes to your chances of selling pictures of them.
Some people are blessed with ‘beautiful’ feet’ (slender, well groomed and delicate) whilst others have more ‘gnarly’ feet.
Don’t be despondent if you fall into the latter category, there is still a market for you but you’ll need to know how to promote yourself and what kinds of photos work best for this kind of foot.
Fetishists know what they like and this can vary from those that want to see high arches and clean, delicate toes to those who want to see broad and large feet.
Others may be more turned on by the setting and accessories which can of course include shoes, stockings and nail polish. It could be what the foot is doing which is important and footjob pics are particularly popular as are foot domination and giantess feet snaps.
The point is that you don’t need to be doing something explicit to be able to sell images of feet but you do need to be giving your audience what they want and, most importantly, be selling your product on the right platforms.
Take a few hours to browse around the sites we’ve listed below and look at what the competition are doing.
Note which models are popular and consider why their snaps are better. Look at what prices are being commanded by the top foot models.
You will quickly see the diverse range of ways in which feet can be photographed and, hopefully, understand what works well and what needs improvement.
It might be a good idea to find someone who has similar feet to you to see how they are marketing themselves.
Maybe you have pretty large feet, high arches or long toes…check what is selling and how others are marketing these variations.
Whilst generic feet pics sell well, it is important to differentiate yourself from the crowd if you really want to be successful. The key to this is tying in something ‘extra’ to the product you are selling by creating a unique brand; you.
You could add some fantasy and roleplay to what you are offering.
This could be as simple as creating a persona through which to sell. Maybe you are a nurse and your foot pics are all taken with glimpses of medical equipment and your uniform.
Perhaps you want to specialise as a 1920s-style Hollywood starlet with all your images taken in black and white with vintage clothes and props.
Likewise, there are some sub-genres of this fetish which you could consider such as domination, giantess feet and tickling. Whether its photos of dirty and mucky feet or glamorous shots with silk stockings, establishing a brand is important if you are to get repeat customers.
Preparing Your Feet
You may be blessed with beautiful feet or you might have gnarled trotters, there is a market for most so don’t let that put you off.
Depending on your market research will very much dictate what kind of preparation you need to do.
If, for instance, you are aiming for an elegant and sophisticated look then you will want to ensure your feet have been well treated to a good pedicure and have been well moisturised. The addition of nail varnish (natural tones or a bright, sexy red) can also help set the style of your pictures.
On the other hand, if you are creating content for the giantess foot domination markets then you might come at this from a completely different angle.
Think about what accessories your feet (and toes) might need to make them shine. Anklets, toe rings and even fake tattoos are all ways to enhance your shots.
Taking Feet Pics
Most of us have access to pretty good cameras on our smart phones but they don’t always offer the best angles with which to take good photos.
It does pay to invest in a decent tripod or selfie stick so you can offer more angles and better composition.
Even better if you can adfford a decent digital SLR as the quality will be much higher and, the general rule-of-thumb is, the better the quality of picture, the more you can charge for it.
Think about your background carefully and these should be as important to prepare as your feet.
There is no point trying to sell a photograph of your gorgeous feet in elegant shoes if all we can see in the background is a pile of unwashed laundry. Think carefully about mood and setting and make sure this complements the brand you are building.
Also consider your lighting. If you’ve done your market research, you’ll have seen some examples of poor-quality pictures that aren’t well-lit.
Lastly, if you have a friend or partner who would like to help you with this aspect of your business then it really does help if someone else can take the photos for you.
Set Up a Website & Separate email
Whilst you can sell feet pics through a third party site without having to transact any money yourself it is recommended that you have your own website, even if this is just to further promote your brand and direct customers and fans to your other social media channels and sales platforms.
Think of it like a digital calling card or sales brochure where you can attract new business. It is worth having some form of email collection tool so you can build a database of interested parties.
Add these to the list of anyone who has bought from you or subscribes to you and you have a readymade sales list. So, if you want to launch a promotion then you can immediately let all your potential customers know about it.
For that reason, its also worth having a separate email account through which to send these kinds of emails. It helps maintain your privacy and keeps business separate from pleasure.
Set Up Payment Processing
If you do want to transact all of your own pic/clip sales then you will need to set up an account using a trusted online platform.
Your choice of provider will help customers feel more secure making a purchase from you and they will be protected by the guarantees offered by a larger company. Yes, you could simply ask them to wire you the money but would you be happy doing that if the roles were reversed?
PayPal is the obvious choice and there are no problems using this service simply for feet pics but any other kind of adult content is not.
Many adult industry performers, entertainers, influencers and creators steer well clear from PayPal as they are known to terminate accounts that have any links to porn or sex work.
They also charge one of the most expensive commissions around (business accounts).
Other options include Venmo, Payoneer, Paxum and Skrill.
Where to Sell Feet Pics
Right, you’ve got some great pics of your feet ready but where (and how) can you market and sell them?
Well, one of the best parts of selling pictures of your feet is that it isn’t considered XXX or adult content (unless you are considering a more explicit line of photography such as footjobs) and so it is perfectly acceptable for you to sell your foot pics on pretty much any platform.
The rules that restrict adult cam models from selling nude and semi-nude content just don’t apply to your tootsies. And it’s perfectly legal too.
There are some exceptions to this and which you need to be aware of.
Firstly, you must own the copyright to any photographs that you sell which means you should have taken the snaps and you should be the subject of them.
If someone else takes the photographs or the feet are not your own then you will need to have some form of model release form and a commercial agreement with the photographer.
Secondly, what you do with your feet is still subject to the laws in the country you are selling your snaps and you should ensure that you abide by these regulations.
For instance, it is illegal in most countries take and to distribute photos where insects are being trampled and though the content may not be sexual, selling pictures of a minor’s feet could also get you into trouble.
Lastly, if you are using your feet in an explicit way and these images could be considered ‘obscene’ then the rules about where and how you can market and sell them will apply to you in the same way as if you were selling porn.
How to Sell Feet Pics on Social Media
Of course, we know from the research done by Pornhub that more millennials are likely to be in the market for foot pics than the older generation and social media is the ideal way to reach this audience.
The important thing to remember when selling or promoting on social media is to use a business account to do it.
This protects your personal identity and help keeps you safe online. It also makes separating your personal life and private life much easier as well as helping you keep track of business expenses for the purposes of your tax returns (see ‘The Boring Stuff’ below).
The photo-sharing and social media platform that is Instagram is a great way to market your brand. Primarily you will be using this as a promotional tool in order to generate some followers and to kickstart a fan-base but you can also use the app to see your foot pics.
First of all, you will need to set yourself up with a business account on Instagram which gives you a load of extra features and enables you to sell. Without a business account your followers can’t tap on a picture and buy your product.
The next step is to reach out to potential customers and build a following. One of the easiest ways to do this of course is to target those people who are already following foot models. So, next is some more market research.
Find your competition and check out who is following them. Next, simply add these fans to your own follow list and reach out to them with a DM.
Lastly, start uploading your pics and make sure you add a decent selection of well chosen and descriptive hashtags. Use a free hashtag analysis tool like Keyword Tool to help you identify popular and trending hashtags.
This can make a huge difference to your reach, for instance #footworshipping is used 10x more often than #feetworshipping.
Though Snapchat doesn’t actually let you sell your feet photos directly from the app, it does allow you to create a private account.
To see how this works, check out our guide to Premium Snapchat.
The point of having one is to charge people to access it and this is usually done via a subscription sales platform like FanCentro.
You won’t get paid here for individual snaps but you can coin in some serious regular income if you can get plenty of monthly subscribers. It also serves as an ideal platform to market custom content and to engage directly with your fans.
We would always recommend having both a private and a public Snapchat account as the latter helps you promote the former. Yes, the problem with setting up a private Snapchat is that no-one can find you.
Running any social media account is hard work and requires a good stream of constant content to keep fans engaged and Snapchat is no different.
Twitter’s main userbase (approximately 40%) are from the age range 18-29 and though you can’t actually sell content on the platform itself, you can use it to promote your other channels and website.
Not really known for being a visual platform, the best way to use Twitter to build your business is by gaining followers and funneling these people to your website. To this end, you should be creating content for this platform which doesn’t give the milk away with the barn. Tease but don’t let them have the good stuff for nothing.
Like Instagram, you should be using the best and most popular hashtags to promote your profile.
The microblogging social media site has rather famously withdrawn its adult content services but still does a great line in feet pics. You can find plenty of competitors on the site sharing all manner of images focusing on their feet.
Whilst you can’t sell content directly from tumblr, fans can follow you and once they check out your profile they can find where to buy additional material from you.
Just like Twitter and Instagram, it’s really important that you tag your photos with the right hashtags.
Kik is an instant messaging app with elements of social networking. It works well to bring groups of people together with shared interests and there are quite a few established networks of people who sell feet pics. It’s a great app to find potential customers from but does take a bit of work to get them to hit your website.
Another useful way to market your business is through Facebook but not such a great place to sell content. It takes a bit of effort to keep a Facebook page updated regularly with few tangible rewards (or sales) but can help boost your profile.
Look at Facebook as another free advertising source and try to use it to funnel potential customers to your website or to other pages and sites where they can buy your feet pics.
Again, set up a business account and make sure you fill in all of the profile information including your website and links. The goal here is to attract followers and fans and to convert these to sales.
Post teasing pics and status updates regularly to help build your fan base.
Another platform that should be used for marketing purposes rather than for direct sales but TikTok is immensely popular in the 18-24 year old age range.
The app specialises in short-form video sharing so the trick is to create something entertaining and enticing so that your intended audience will click through to your profile.
And that’s where you can funnel traffic direct to your website. It’s important to remember that content here should, of course, be PG yet explicit enough to capture interest.
A great way to connect instantly with others with a shared interest, it is really easy to create a ‘foot’ account for your business and start joining subreddits where redditors have a love of feet.
It can be tough to drum up trade but once you make connections with people who express an interest in your feet, just direct them to your website or other sales platform.
How to Sell Feet Pics Through Third-Party Clip Sales Sites
If you don’t want the hassle of managing your clip sales through your own website then you could use one of the many adult content fan sites which do it for you.
The benefit of using services like this are that the income generated is all done passively meaning you only need to upload the snaps once and the rest of the sales process is handled by the third-party.
From payment processing to delivery, you don’t get involved except to take receipt of your earnings.
Which is one of the down sides.
Platforms like OnlyFans, FanCentro, ManyVids and Clips4Sale all take a cut of your sales so you will receive less per sale but the potential volume of traffic these platforms generate could mean you end up selling more.
The economy of scale here means that most models don’t mind paying commission for more reliable sales figures.
The other benefit of using sites like those mentioned above is that you can also use the platforms to accumulate more fans.
Regular followers are prepared to pay monthly to subscribe to your premium social media accounts and you can diversify your income by selling memberships to your fan club.
Sell Feet Pics on Specialist Websites and Apps
We told you the market for feet pics was huge and so much so that there are even some specialist websites and groups which operate only in this niche area.
The most well-known of these is Feetify.
Ostensibly a clip sales site where male and female models can sell pictures and videos of their feet, the USP here is that customers can request custom content.
However, one of the main features of Feetify is that they pay for feet pics even if no-one buys them!
Free to join, you can create a profile within a few minutes and start posting pics to sell.
To qualify for unlimited posts and the bonus of being paid even when your photos don’t sell, you do have to register as a premium seller. This costs $47 for five months or $97 for the year.
Overall, the site gets some good traffic and all of these visitors are looking for one specific thing. There are currently more than 73,000 active members on Feetify.
Another decent looking site is Instafeet, a community group which brings together 74,000+ creators and 7,500+ subscribers.
The site consistently ranks in the top searches on Google for terms like ‘feet pictures’ and ‘foot pics’ and basically sells fan subscriptions. Again, setting up an account as a creator is free but it does take a little longer to get set up.
The site is run by a team of moderators who hand-check the quality of all contributors and do have limits on the ratio of users. Just be aware that it can take a couple of weeks to get approved plus they sometimes close registrations.
FeetFinder is also a specialist site for selling feet clips worth considering though not as large as Feetify.
Dollarfeet is another niche site where you can sell your stuff; however, they are more specialized and you need to apply to become a model for them.
One of the benefits of this platform over others is that pay you a flat fee for each clip or pic you send to them. You may need to show your face in some photos so if that doesn’t suit you then you shouldn’t apply. More of an agency than a clip sales site, a lot of the content you will be asked to create will be custom.
Also, check out the app foap.
A place for creators to sell visual content, they aren’t an adult brand nor are they feet specific but you can sell all kinds of pics here including those related to your trotters!
It’s certainly a SFW option and some big-name companies use foap to source unique and unusual images. You never know, you could become the face (or feet) of an advertising campaign for some household brand.
If you are interested in selling SFW pictures of feet then you could also check out sites like Shutterstock, Alamy and Adobe Stock.
All sites which trade in stock images, feet are just another object to be photographed. Plenty of websites and businesses need good-quality commercial images of a whole range of things.
Your pictures will need to be approved and will need to be of a really high standard to be accepted but the money here can be pretty good.
Sell Feet Pics in Marketplaces & Classifieds
Wondering how to sell feet pics on eBay, Craigslist or Zazzle?
These are large potential markets, and you can definitely make money from them with pics of your feet.
As we’ve said, photos of feet aren’t considered adult content by most businesses and you can therefore sell them on traditional marketplaces and classified websites.
As long as you stay within the guidance issued by each individual site in terms of language and content then you can easily promote your pics on these platforms.
We’ll be honest and say that they aren’t the best way to market your foot photos but you would be surprised by just how many people buy from these mainstream sites.
And, with Zazzle, you can offer a more diverse range of ways to deliver your product including your feet pics printed on a pillow or coffee mug?!
You can even sell your socks on these sites!
Yep, similar to the sites selling used panties, there is an equally sizeable demand for used socks and shoes.
Top Tips on Selling Feet Pics
Right, so now you want to put your best foot forward (sorry) and find out some of the tricks of the trade.
We’ve managed to find some of the best advice available from people who are already making money selling foot pics.
Keep Safe and Keep Private
Never give out any personal information online and always allow yourself some time to edit your photos to ensure they are anonymous.
It can be tempting to respond quickly to custom content requests but that hastily snapped photo of your feet might just have some identifying paperwork in the background.
Protect Your Content
When posting content for free to your social media channels or as teasers to prospective customers, you can protect your images with watermarks or blur them using image editors like Canva.
Those adult content analytics experts over at Pornhub did some research back in July 2019 which showed that whist feet-related searches were very popular, the search term ‘foot’ was actually twice as popular as those for ‘feet’. This is worth remembering when you tag your clips and pics across the above sites.
As we’ve already mentioned, one of the keys to selling foot pics (and selling lots of them) is to ensure you have done your market research properly.
To help you with this, the above insights report went on to show that by far the most popular search term on the Pornhub website was ‘footjob’ followed by:
- Foot worship
- Foot fetish
- Lesbian feet
- Feet worship
- Foot slave
- Feet JOI
- Lesbian foot worship
- MILF feet
- Foot domination
After this, the search traffic starts to decline but other niche areas include:
- Nylon footjob
- Goddess foot domination
- Tickling feet
- Giantess feet
- Footjob under table
Don’t Send Pics Until You Get Paid
Simple advice but essential. Always make sure that you have received your payment before delivering the images that you sold.
Check your own payment processing account and don’t trust screen shots sent by a customer to ‘prove’ they have paid.
Stay Up To Date
The only way to keep ahead of the competition is to stay informed about changes in the market which may affect you. This can include new trends, new technology and new techniques.
You can always stay up to date using adult industry websites – like Red Light Network! – but checking in on the competition is also a good way to keep your finger on the pulse.
Take Care of Your Feet
It goes without saying but if you are starting to earn good money through selling clips of your feet then you will need to make sure they are well looked after. We won’t go so far as to suggest that you insure them but these are now the most important tools of your trade.
The Boring Stuff….
A last reminder that even if you only earn a few hundred bucks selling feet pics then is a taxable income and you will have to declare this.
For that reason, it is important to keep a track on all of your sales as well as any associated expenses, this can include the cost of your photographic equipment, website hosting charges and any payment processing fees as well as any specific accessories you need to take your niche photos.
If in doubt, contact a tax adviser who should be able to help you stay on the right side of the IRS.
It is strongly recommended that you treat your activities selling feet pics as a small business and if you are generating enough income then you should consider having a separate business bank account.
Interested? Why not jump in, feet first?
Featured image via Pixabay.