Want to become a phone sex operator? Here are the best sites.

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One of the earliest remote sex work jobs was working as a phone sex operator. What could be better than making money by sitting on your couch and just talking dirty for a few minutes?

Working as a phone sex operator can be extremely rewarding. If you want to check it out, you’ll have to find a company that hires operators to work for their lines. Here are four of the best companies to explore to start your new career!

What it’s like to be a phone sex operator

Being a phone sex operator can be challenging, but many people find it very fulfilling. It allows you to work from home on your own schedule, and in some cases, you can set your own rates. In addition, some people are uncomfortable showing themself on camera, so this is a great way to get into sex work without taking your clothes off. It can also let you dip your toes in the water before you start an OnlyFans or join a cam modeling site.

In most cases, you won’t be an employee of the phone sex website. Instead, you’ll be an independent contractor. This allows you to work when you want, and makes it easier for the site to take on more people. The site won’t have to give you benefits like health insurance and time off, and you’ll have to set aside your own money for taxes, since they won’t take money out of your checks for them.

When you’re ready to start, you’ll sign onto the site whenever you want to take calls. In most cases, you won’t be receiving call after call your entire shift. Instead, you’ll have some downtime while you wait for people to call.

Unfortunately, you won’t be paid for this time that you’re waiting for callers. Many phone sex operators will do tasks around the house, paint their nails, or scroll through social media between calls. At some point, the phone will ring.

Most of the time, you’ll simply be connected to the caller so you can talk to them. For some services, a voice will come on the line and tell you what sort of kink the caller is into. Once you’re on the phone, it’s up to you to provide their fantasy.

Most customers will be horny and want to talk about sex. They might be masturbating on the phone. Some might be close to orgasm when they call, so you might only talk to them for a couple of minutes. In other cases, a client might be lonely and just want to talk to you about their life. Every call will be a little different, but eventually, you’ll start to notice patterns.

In order to make the most money, you’ll want to keep the caller on the line as long as possible. You’ll be paid by the minute, so it’s to your benefit to keep them talking or listening to you. The best way to do this is to cater to what they’re looking for and fulfill their fantasies.

If you’re planning to become a phone sex operator, you should be prepared to work with other peoples’ kinks. Since phone sex is pretty anonymous, customers will be more comfortable telling you what they really want. Some sites have more taboo options than others. You’ll be able to choose the kinks you want to cater to and the ones you don’t, so you can stay in your comfort zone.

If all of this sounds good to you, you’re a great candidate for the job! 

How much money can I make as a phone sex operator?

Since phone sex operators are paid by the minute, pay will depend on how long you can keep someone on the phone. In addition, your income will rely heavily on call volume.

One phone sex operator says she makes 30¢ per minute, which averages out to $20-$60 per night. However, she only works nights and occasional weekends. You’ll obviously make more money if you can pick up more shifts. It’s surprising, but anecdotal evidence suggests that you can make decent money working as a phone sex operator during the day as well as at night.

Some sites let you set your own rates, but they also have a range that you have to select from. Others let you have free reign. However, setting a higher rate doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be making more money, since you might have fewer clients who are willing to pay that price.

Some companies let you set your own rates between 99¢ per minute to $5.99 per minute. In other cases, rates can reach $20 per minute or higher. In addition, others will increase your rate per minute if the caller stays on the phone for a longer period of time. For example, the first two through 10 minutes might have a rate of 30¢ per minute, but it could jump to $1 per minute once you reach 11 minutes. Make sure you know the pay structure of your site before you begin.

Keep in mind that phone sex companies will take a certain amount out of your earnings because they promote you and have the site where you can list yourself. We’ll cover what percent of your money these sites will take in the next section so you’re not surprised.

For most people, being a phone sex operator is a side hustle, not a full-time job. If you just want to work for a phone sex line to make some extra cash, you’ll probably find it pretty lucrative. 

For people who want to make sex work their job, you might need to dip your toes into other types of sex work, too, like selling your used panties, camming, selling porn videos, or becoming a financial dominatrix. It’s totally possible to make lots of money if you combine these jobs together!

Sites to use as a phone sex operator

Here are the best sites for starting out as a phone sex operator. There are several options to give you more information to go off of and make the most educated decision.

Arousr

Arousr is one of the premier phone sex websites on the market. They have a large client pool, and all someone has to do is enter their phone number to begin talking with you. Plus, the site will give them 100 free credits to explore.

In order to take calls, you’ll need to be online and available. Arousr operates with an Android app, so you don’t have to get a separate phone line like some services. It’s inclusive of models of all genders, including trans people, which isn’t true for all sites.

Many of the sites we’ll include here also offer other options to make money as a sex worker, and Arouser is no exception! Text chat is their most popular service, which can be easier than phone sex for some workers. You can also send images to use this service to keep people locked in.

If you’re interested in getting on camera, you can complete video calls instead of phone calls. Unlike being a cam model, you’re able to talk to only one person and do a private chat. You’ll get a request via the app and get to decide whether or not to respond. You can also set up a private store and sell photos or videos to clients. This might be a great way to upsell yourself after you’re done with a chat, video, or phone session.

Unfortunately, Arousr’s payment rates are a little low for the industry. You can expect to get 50¢ per minute for voice calls and 15¢ per text message. You’ll collect 40% of your earnings on video calls, content sales, and tips. If you think this is too low, continue reading for other sites that offer a higher percentage.

iWantPhone

If you’re kinky, you’re going to love iWantPhone!

This site works as an extension of iWantClips, which is a site that lets models sell their own amateur porn videos, photos, and other content. You don’t have to sell anything if you don’t want to; it’s totally worth it to just stay on the phone sex part of the website.

iWantPhone specializes in kinky phone calls. Users can filter possible people to talk to based on what kinks they’re offering. Some of the options on the website include:

  • Ass worship
  • Blackmail fantasy
  • Cross dressing
  • Femdom
  • Financial domination
  • Giantess
  • Humiliation
  • Leather & latex
  • Lonely housewives
  • Sissy
  • Taboo fantasies

There’s a huge range of options to explore, and you’re able to pick multiple kinks to cater to!

This site pays reasonably. Artists take a 70% commission on all calls. However, this is minus their connectivity fees. Domestic to domestic calls have a 20¢ per minute fee attached, while international to domestic is 40¢ and international to international is 60¢. If you don’t live in the United States, that probably means that the fees are too high and the site isn’t for you.

Before you take any call, you can hit a “calculate my earnings” button to see how much you’ll make for the call. This will keep you from accidentally connecting with international clients because their fees are too high.

The good news is, iWantPhone lets you set your own rates for your calls. Right now on the front page of the site, there’s a range of fees from $1 to $50 per minute. If you’re new, you probably will want to keep your fees sort of low at first, but you can always build them up with time.

NiteFlirt

NiteFlirt says that it allows its models to set up their own business from home, and with the amount of traffic that this site receives, it just might be possible!

It’s easy to sign up for this platform, so you should be making money in no time. You make your own listing where people can find you to call you. You can even make a separate listing for different fetishes you want to be listed under so you have more visibility.

While NightFlirt’s main business model is phone calls, they allow you to make money in other ways on the site. You can send emails, photos, and videos to clients to make their experience more personal. You can also sell exclusive clips right from your profile. If someone has just finished speaking with you, they might want to splurge on seeing what you look like as well.

The company also allows models to make their own recorded messages. A client can listen to it to help decide whether they want to talk to you live, or so they can fulfill their fantasies without actually picking up the phone. It’s a neat feature.

Models earn 70% of the money they make on live calls and 50% of that on recorded messages. Users seemed to be setting their per minute rate pretty low on this site, around $1.45 to $2 per minute. Compared to iWantPhone, those rates are pretty low. However, it’s possible that they get a lot more traffic to help them justify the costs.

TalkToMe

TalkToMe is a service that’s mostly focused on being a phone sex operator, which means that they know a lot about the industry and aren’t focused on other projects (although they do offer them).

This platform seems to run really well, and it’s very easy to sign up and make your listing. Their website says that they’ve been open for 20 years, so it makes sense that they’re among the best.

In addition to phone sex, you can also use this website for text messages, emails, IMs, webcams, and private Skype calls. Remember, you can always start out being a phone sex operator and see where things go!

One of the best things is their earning percentage. TalkToMe lets you take home 65% of your per minute rates for phone sex. Compared to some of the other places online, this is pretty impressive!

However, there are a few things to consider. The maximum you can charge is $2.99 per minute, so if that’s below your desired rate, you could still end up making less money than you would on a low royalty site. Also, they say in their terms that they can take out connection fees, but don’t specify how much this could be.

So now it’s up to you to begin your career as a phone sex operator! You can choose one of these sites to work with, or you might even sign up for a few to figure out what works best for you. If you work hard and have a knack for the business, you could be pulling in a side hustle income! Good luck!