Looking for a job in the adult entertainment industry?
SexyJobs has been helping employers recruit the hottest talent and job seekers find the best jobs since 1998.
With over two decades of experience in the industry, they’ve witnessed masses of change and can offer potential candidates plenty of advice on how to bag their dream job.
Whether this is acting in porn or as an exotic dancer cam or nude modelling to kink and fetish performers, SexyJobs has seen it all before. Working with some of the biggest names in the sector, they offer an easy to use and effective platform to match the right people with the right careers.
In this SexyJobs review, we take a closer look at the adult industry employment website, Sexyjobs.
From what kinds of work you can find on this portal to how best to use this service to find your next job in the adult sector.
What is SexyJobs?
Find Adult Jobs, Hire Adult Talent. The Premier Employment Center in Adult Entertainment.
Launched in 1998 and based in Las Vegas, Nevada SexyJobs is an online employment portal, advertising job opportunities in the adult industry.
The site is owned and operated by InfoNet Publications Inc. and to date has been used by over half a million employers and job seekers looking for talent/work.
At the time of our review, more than 142,000 job seekers were registered with SexyJobs with around 1,750+ job opportunities being advertised by over 2,300 employers.
Most of these positions are offered within the United States but there are also plenty of listings for remote opportunities as well as some jobs located in other international destinations including Canada, United Kingdom and other parts of Western Europe.
They are a successful middleman, well respected by many employers in the industry from studios and agencies through to distribution companies and independents.
Over the last 22 years, SexyJobs have helped a number of adult stars to get their break in this business with the following performers (reportedly) owing their start in porn to SexyJobs:
- Bree Daniels
- Cherie DeVille
- Eva Angelina
- Jade Rose
- Kagney Linn Karter
- Kenzie Reeves
- Maddie Luv
- Nina Skye
- Sasha Knox
- Sierra Skye
- Tatiyana Foxx
- Tiffany Brooks
What SexyJobs is NOT?
This site is not an agency or an employer.
Therefore it is important to remember that any job listings created on the site have not been verified and employers are not screened by the service.
Scams are a part and parcel of the industry and there are several common methods for defrauding job seekers, including:
- Fake ‘Agents’ purporting to be from well-known sites and studios
- Being paid upfront for work by check and then being asked to refund a part-payment back to the client. These checks will not clear but eager prospective employees typically send the money before they do.
- Being asked to pay up front to pay for ‘medical screening’ or an ‘entertainer’s license’.
- Secret shopping roles where the employee is asked to cash checks.
For this reason, you should always request references from a potential employer and never to pay for any job opportunities offered.
It’s not always possible for sites like SexyJobs to effectively guard against their platform being used for scams but there are some tips to help you avoid this kind of thing happening to you including:
- Never giving free samples of your work or services.
- Always get a written contract where possible before starting work.
- Read whatever you sign very carefully.
- Having a chaperone attend any initial meetings/interviews with you.
If you suspect that an ad listing for a job is a scam or you feel that you have been treated unfairly then you should contact SexyJobs and/or seek legal advice.
SexyJobs is also not a platform for sex work and may not be used to advertise escorting, brothel work, swinger parties or other forms of adult dating.
What kind of work can you find on SexyJobs?
So, all the negative talk about scamming aside, the platform offers some very genuine and potentially lucrative positions for job seekers in the adult industry and these cover a wide range of roles.
If you’re looking to make money from the adult industry, this site is a great place to start your search.
There are five main categories of work that you can find on SexyJobs:
“Have been booked through SexyJobs.com and will accept bookings here again!”Bobby Banger, Via SexyJobs website.
Work in the adult modelling industry is pretty diverse and includes both live webcam streaming as well as lingerie, glamour and internet modelling. There are also jobs for fetish models and promo work for adult brands.
Nude modelling is perhaps the most common kind of work you can find in this category with around 110+ jobs available in this field at the time of our review.
Most often a role for which employers are looking for females, the type of work involved for nude models can range from posing naked for artistic print making right through to hardcore photoshoots.
Jobs in the performing category include both hardcore and softcore porn acting roles. These kinds of jobs are typically aimed at those job seekers who have some experience in the adult acting industry.
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At the time of our review there were more than 450 opportunities being offered for performance roles in both the hardcore and softcore porn markets.
However, there are also some good opportunities for amateurs and newcomers to the porn sector with two classifications of performing roles:
- Reality Performers
Adult content producers are often looking for newcomers to the industry who can debut for them in their clips and movies. The difference between the two roles is that reality performers are expected to take part in unscripted roles that document real life situations and events.
Also advertising in this category are employers looking specifically for sub and Dom performers for BDSM and kink producers.
The adult entertainment industry covers more than just live cam streaming, porn movies and nude modelling with employers looking for professionals to fill other vacancies such as:
- Personal Assistants
- Phone Sex Operators
- Text Chat Operators
- Private Dancers
- Exotic Dancers
Support and Technology
Jobs in the adult industry are often more focused on those roles that are front-facing but performing is only one part of what is a huge operation and the following types of job cover those roles that are off-camera and more behind-the-scenes:
- Make-up Artists
- Admin/Office Staff
- Production Staff
- Graphic Artists
- Social Media Experts
Beyond those roles listed above which can be more easily defined you can also find some other work opportunities on SexyJobs which are more ‘miscellaneous’.
Categorized as follows, these jobs can sometimes be for independent content producers, smaller cam sites and affiliates looking to refer candidates for a fee.
- Paid Travel
- Work From Home
- Shoot Locations
- Business Opportunities
- Industry Services
Getting a Job Through SexyJobs
Though you can browse the opportunities posted by employers on SexyJobs, you won’t be able to apply for any positions or view any important information until you are registered on the site as a prospective candidate.
So, you will first need to place a resume on SexyJobs.
Don’t worry if you have very little or no experience as there are plenty of openings available for newcomers, debutantes and amateurs.
The most important thing is to ensure that your profile and resume includes a decent photograph; this means one taken professionally or at least one that is high-resolution, good quality and shows off your best assets.
Obviously, this is less important if you are applying to be a phone sex operator than a glamour model but employers do tend to view applications that include photos more often than those without.
Your main profile image should be a professional (and SFW) one but you have the opportunity in your private profile which can be shared with potential employers to upload a gallery of more revealing pictures.
Once you submit your resume, nobody but registered employers will be able to view the information you have provided and make contact with you. You have the option of making your resume available to all employers or just those that you make contact with first.
This helps protect your identity online but does limit the amount of prospective job offers you may otherwise receive.
Searching for a position on SexyJobs is really easy and you can browse through the categories as listed above or search using Business Name, Location or keywords.
Once you have made contact with a potential employer, the rest is up to you and all negotiations and contracts are dealt with directly. SexyJobs is just the portal for you to find each other.
“Hi I just wanted to say thank you all very much. Within an hour of posting my resume on SexyJobs.com I was receiving calls from employers. One of them was an option of a life time… it feels great. THANK YOU!”Elizabeth, via SexyJobs Website
Tips on Landing Your Dream Role on SexyJobs
We can’t help but notice the number of job seekers on this platform outnumber the quantity of roles by around 8 to 1. This means that standing out from the crowd is essential if you are going to get that job.
Firstly, make sure your resume is completed as thoroughly as possible and that you come across as professional, easy to read and free from any spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Get someone to proof-read it for you if you are in any doubt about how to do this.
Secondly, it is always recommended that you have some professional photographs taken of you even if you are just looking for a role as a personal assistant. Obviously, if you want to work in front of the camera then your portfolio should also include suitable nude/topless body shots along with head shots and fully clothed pictures.
Next, you can wait for potential employers to find you or you can start browsing for jobs.
As you do so, it is worth looking at the job listings themselves to give you an idea of the kind of organisation/individual who is advertising. Those banner ads don’t come cheap and this often signifies a larger company than those Economy or Text Ads.
If you want to make your own profile stand out then you should consider upgrading from a free Silver listing to a Gold ad (see below).
Before approaching any employer and responding to an ad, make sure you have read the whole listing carefully and prepared your inquiry.
Tempting as it may be to rattle off a quick response so that you are quick to the wire, it is worth taking your time over this important communication. After all, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression so make sure your message is professional, clear and error-free.
When it comes to making contact and attending an interview, you should do some research on the company/employer to show that you are seriously interested in their opportunity. This can also help you avoid any potential scams but also demonstrates professionalism.
Prepare for your interview well and arrive on time. Be courteous, be confident and have some questions ready.
Always follow up after an interview if you are serious about the position. It’s nice to send an email to your contact thanking them for their time and to reiterate your interest in the role and company.
Finally, if you are lucky enough to be offered the job then ask for a written contract and, if needs be, have this checked over by a professional before you sign it.
Cost of Using SexyJobs
Please note that all prices are correct as of the date of our review.
For job seekers, using the site is entirely free and you will get a standard Silver listing for your profile. This allows you to add up to 10 photos to your portfolio and check job offers on the site.
You can pay to upgrade your resume to a Gold listing which gives you extra exposure on the site and indicates to potential employers that your identity (name, age and address) has been verified through using a credit card.
A Gold jobseeker ad will cost you:
- $19.95 for one month (currently on offer at $14.95)
- $59.85 for three months (currently on offer at $27.95)
- $239.40 for one year (currently on offer at $99.95)
“Thanks for the prompt service!!! As for the site, I found it simple and user friendly to use! I was impressed with the quality of most of the responses I received! And I didnt even advertise in the pay section, which probably would have gotten me many more quality situations to look into? Thanks again for your kindness and prompt service on my request!”Nikkilee, via Sexyjobs website.
Pros and Cons for Employers Using SexyJobs
Employers pay to promote their job listings with fees being based on the ad type:
- Economy Ad – $28.95 per month or $82.50 per quarter
- Text Ad – $34.95 per month or $94.25 per quarter
- Bold Ad – $49.95 per month or $127.25 per quarter
- Banner Ad – $95.00 per month or $228.00 per quarter
- Premium Ad – $245.00 per month
All ads on the site rotate for optimum exposure but the higher priced listings receive more prominent positions on search results. Employers also get some useful tracking tools so they can monitor the performance of their ads with changes able to be made at any time to optimize results.
Once an ad is placed, employers can also use the talent database to search for suitable candidates for their roles and contact them directly.
“SexyJobs.com has been very profitable for us. We have attained many good entertainers from all over world due to SexyJobs. We will continue to use their site for our advertising purposes.”L.J. from Lionheart Entertainment Group, via SexyJobs website.
SexyJobs Review: An Excellent Adult Jobs Marketplace
With over two decades in the business, there are few other platforms around that can offer the same opportunities in the adult industry as SexyJobs.
Though most of the jobs being offered are located in the United States, the service has some intriguing roles available for international candidates as well as those interested in remote and work from home jobs.
The site is comprehensive with its advice and includes a really helpful FAQ section which addresses most, if not all, of the questions that both employers and job seekers might have about this industry.
We would thoroughly recommend that you read these guides before posting your resume or job listing as well as in advance of making contact with anyone through the site.
Pricewise, SexyJobs is free for job seekers so there are no complaints here and even for those who want to get their ads seen first are paying a small fee to get ahead.
There are some nice features on the site for both employers and job seekers including activity logs to show you what ads you have been responding to, ways to comment publicly on listings, a calendar and messaging service.
“SexyJobs.com pioneered the concept and now has more traction than any of its half dozen competitors.”AVN Online Magazine
The only negative we have about the site is the slightly dated design and the fact that there is no app available for use with smartphones and tablets.
Overall, if you are looking for a job in the adult industry, particularly in the United States then there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be using SexyJobs to help you find the right role for you.
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