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Stay-at-Home Moms Turn Phone Sex Operators

By June 1, 2010

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A recent CNN report says the bad economy is forcing a lot of stay-at-home moms to help supplement the family's income. And, according to CNN's interview with one work-at-home company's CEO, many SAHMs are turning into phone sex operators.

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Could you be a phone sex operator to help your family?
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Staffcentrix CEO Christine Durst says more moms are becoming phone sex operators, or "phone actors," because they need the cash. Staffcentrix doesn't recruit "phone actors," but Durst says her company receives calls from moms who want to know how they can get started.

She adds that most of the women who call are "apologetic" and "a little sheepish." They make it clear they need the $10 to $30 an hour a phone sex operator makes.

Why phone sex?

"They're looking for something that they can do while they put the kids on the bus," said Durst in the interview. "They can do this for a few hours while the kids are away at school and be done with it when the kids get off the bus. And the kids don't have any idea what mommy does while they're gone during the day."

When it's time to work, moms dial in so callers can get through. The women get to set their own hours, and their personal information and phone number are never revealed to the customers.

Personally, I could never be a phone sex operator for a lot of reasons. The most obvious is the way I would feel about what I did for a living. I would be more likely to consider going back to work full- or part-time if I couldn't find something in the work-at-home moms job directory.

Plus, I'm just not cut out to be a "phone actor." I would giggle at the first mention of a dirty word and get fired.

It's impossible to judge another family's financial circumstances. But with stay-at-home moms counting on that one paycheck to take care of the whole family, would you ever consider the "phone actor" line of work to help cover some of your family's expenses?

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June 8, 2010 at 10:57 am
(1) Jess says:

As long as my husband isn’t calling you I won’t judge, but I have to say I never could do it. I’d like to say it’s b/c I’m so pure and Christian but I spent way too many years of my youth enjoying life as a single girl in NYC.

But “talk” about it. I couldn’t imagine.

I said something “dirty” to my husband last night for the first time in 8 years. He laughed with shock and I couldn’t believe it even came out of my mouth. LOL

June 11, 2010 at 1:17 am
(2) Alyssa says:

I know exactly what the article is talking about. My husband and I both have full time day jobs though, but with the economy being as bad as it is right now, we need any extra income we can get. We have a baby who I take care of after work so hubby can go to his part time job, and then when baby goes to bed for the night, I log on to my “Phone Actress” line and wait for calls to come in. My husband actually suggested the job as I’ve had many customers tell me I have a sweet, sexy voice. I create a blog about it too and update it every morning on how things went the prior evening. It has REALLY boosted my sex life. :)

July 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(3) Candy says:

Well i am acutally a phone actor as im typeing this im on a call.I am vary new at this i have got one check i naver thought that i could make as much as i am!for less the 3 hours of work i can make $60!!thats almost $20 a hour its crazy!!Im married and have a 2 year old son.i work in my little office (my closet)it a area that is just mine and no one can hear what im doing or saying so all in all its a great job.

August 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm
(4) Sarra says:

Being a phone sex operator is my family’s sole and job. I make plenty. I just bought myself and the kids and outside swingset and I love my job. I can log in whenever I want and at my company I make $1 per minute. I love my job. I have hardly done a lot this week just being logged in when I am home and I have passed 500 dollars this week and it still has 3 days left.

November 3, 2010 at 9:54 am
(5) shakyra says:

@ jess: u so called christian people kill me w ur hypocritical status…u wont judge as long as ur husband aint calln?…hell..the christians r da ones callin da most…and u say u r pure..please!!! u werent born christian..u probably da freakiest person ur town knows..

November 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm
(6) Maria Lee says:

I did become a phone sex operator in April of this year. I am widowed. My husband was murdered 4 years ago and left us with no life insurance and I have a daughter to support. It has been tough and it took me a long time for me to find a reliable job, so yes. Phone sex has been good. I could do it from the comfort of my own bed with my pjs on or off. LOL It however doesn’t pay as much as I would have hoped, but it’s something.

January 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm
(7) Jessica B says:

If you really want people to take you seriously and think that you actually know something, please spell your words correctly and use proper english… da is not a word that I know of in the english language.

January 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm
(8) Jessica B says:

I am interested in finding out about phone sex and how much I can make. I am a college student right now and living with my mom which I hate because she is an alcoholic. Are there any safe, legit phone sex jobs that pay good and would protect my privacy?

January 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm
(9) Amanda says:

I used to work for a phone company that provided adult entertainment. A large percentage of our agents were first-time operators that had families to support. PSO’s (phone sex operators) can, in fact, make a lot of money in the business, as long as they have a good voice and can carry on a conversation. It’s just really important to find the company with the right fit. There are job listings at sexyjobs.com or various agency websites, if you are interested. Keep and eye out for the companies that PAY BY THE HOUR. These are the best and will often also offer bonuses if you do well on your calls. If they pay for “Talk Time,” they pay by the length of your call, which means if the company is slow, you receive no calls and therefore no payment. You can also search jobs by WORK FROM HOME positions, which allows a little more flexibility for stay-at-home moms, cutting down on travel time and travel expenses. Look for a well-established company, and try to avoid staffing agencies. They take a portion of your pay, while if you worked for the actual company, you would receive the entire wage. And, of course, DO YOUR RESEARCH. If you get information from a third-party site, check out the company’s home page, and make a phone call. Good luck!

February 6, 2011 at 5:18 am
(10) Camille A says:

I started working phone sex 5 years ago when my husband was going to school and we could barely pay the bills, we were expecting our fist child and I didn’t know what we were going to do to make it. I started working for a company making 1.00 a min plus tips and I was making well over 2 grand a week. I finally decided to start my own company. We built it up, hired, and now have one of the largest combo company available to work at. I still take calls from time to time and my husband and I have been able to save enough money over the last 4 years even through a recession to buy our first home with cash. If your smart and are a good business woman and are willing to learn the in’s and out’s of your job to be able to advertise yourself you can very easily earn 700 to 1,000 dollars a week right now even during a recession…Please be advised that is for trolling/combo companies only (where you have to advertise your phone sex characters), but if you are looking for a phone sex position where you don’t have to advertise, you just log in and take calls, try a dispatch company, however with dispatch companies you usually make between 30-50 cents a min.

February 6, 2011 at 5:20 am
(11) Camille A says:

And Jessica it is interesting you talk about how you are Christian and pure…lol…please don’t make me laugh. Your husband might have laughed at you for saying a dirty word but the girls I hire talk to guys like that ALL DAY LONG!!! Guys who like to get freaky or have freaky fetishes that their vanilla/ lay on her back wife would never in a million years do. In fact I would go as far as to say 80% or more of the customers who call my service call my girls, talk dirty, and then go to church on Sunday. And I wouldn’t at all be surprised if they were republican either…it’s a proven fact that republicans (and christian’s might I add) are more likely to be addicted to porn and phone sex than any other type of people. It is people like you Jessica with your boring vanilla sex and people like your husband who get sick of your boring ways that keep myself and my girls in business…so think about that the next time you want to open your mouth and talk about how righteous and “pure” you are. The thing I find so funny about your statement is didn’t Jesus say something in the bible about, those who have no sin may cast the first stone? Unless you are completely without sin (and your not, because your obviously judgmental which is in it’s self a sin) go ahead and talk badly about the woman in the phone sex industry…however your not without sin and your not anywhere near pure so go right ahead and keep you mouth shut.

February 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm
(12) lara says:

i need a job bad guys! i am a stay at home mom,and i really need tips on how to get started! any businesses you can recommended? thanks!:)

February 8, 2011 at 1:45 am
(13) Camille A says:

It depends on what type of company you are looking for. My suggestion is go to psosupport . com to see who is hiring and what kind of company you want to look for.

February 17, 2011 at 9:25 am
(14) Elene says:

At this addres job.foryou@ yahoo.com remove the blank produce a set of operator willing to work the hot line (phone sex)

March 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm
(15) Katressa T says:

@ Camille A, I am very impressed at what you had to say. I have worked as a telephone rep for over 10 years and it is not paying the bill, so i myself was thinking about starting my own pso company. What advise can you give to someone just staring out in this industry or better yet how can one get in touch with you to pick your brains…

March 11, 2011 at 7:49 pm
(16) Dianna says:

cna someone give me a list of companies that pays by the hour? Or where can I find those companies? Most of the ones on sexyjobs.com are per minute.

March 19, 2011 at 5:20 am
(17) busyb0223 says:

I am so glad I found this tonight. I have been a PSO for a few years now. I worked for one company that paid for log time as well as talk time when I was employed full-time (corporate). Now I work from home and want to get back into the business and can’t find a company that pays log time. I worked 20 hrs with only 3 hours of talk time with a new company and I didn’t even make $5.00. I can not work all that time for that type of pay. Do anyone know of log/talk paying companies for PSO?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.

March 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm
(18) Renee says:

I have been a pso for 7 months now and I will tell you it’s best to work at a busy company if you are doing dispatch since the pay is lower. If you can find a dispatch job that pays .50+ a minute apply for it and hope the calls are steady. If not a combo company is the key to the business if you are not into promting and heavy blogging and trolling only because you can do both dispatch calls and a little trolling, but what you put into it is what you get out of it so if you want to make good money log on for at leat 30+ hours a week if possible 40.

March 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm
(19) Strawberry says:

Yes i would love too become a phone sex operator i’ve always wanted to do that for extra income. It’s not like are degrading yourself your trying to make a living to pay your bills. So if anyone knows how to get into it please give me some info.

April 12, 2011 at 9:21 am
(20) telephone sexe says:

Excellent blog de telephone sexe américain qui donne envie de faire du sexe au telephone.

April 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm
(21) anthony says:

Much of the success depends upon being a good listener and genuinely having fun with what you are doing. Many women make the mistake and assume every guy just wants to get off and that it is her job to help him do that. In actuality though there are some guys who are more interested in helping you get off and will take all the time you need to help you – they are more interested in you having fun then in themselves. But they can’t spot faking a mile away and don’t expect a second call if you fake. A genuine and honest person has a much better chance at being successful.

May 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm
(22) China says:

Ok to the ladies who are working as phone actresses can you PLEASE let me know the website on where i can apply! We are in such a finacial bind my family needs money both me and my husband has been laid off and i’m willing to give it a try. I don’t judge you gotta make a living out here so please please!!!! if u can email me what company or website to apply to i and my family would be forever grateful. THANK YOU
my email is:
hershkisses07@yahoo.com

May 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm
(23) LOL says:

ID REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHERE U GET STARTED WITH THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW

May 20, 2011 at 10:32 am
(24) L.E.W. says:

I have been out of work for over a year and am desperate to go to work. I have joked for years that THIS would be my forte’……..male friends agree…I have a daughter I am supporting & want & need to know how & when I can get started. I will be eagerly waiting for your response:)

May 20, 2011 at 10:34 am
(25) Annie says:

Please let me know when & how I can get started. I am not kidding…please contact me soon:)

May 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm
(26) Aimee kay says:

I am interested in finding a good paying hourly or per minute paying job as phone sex operator or phone dirty texting if they have that. If anyone is willing to share information with me on where to apply and any advice about this type of job…I would greatly appreciate it. I have two children to take care of and in need of extra income asap!
Aimeekay87@gmail.com
please contact me soon :)

May 31, 2011 at 2:16 am
(27) Meghann B. says:

I have actually just gotten into the biz via a very good friend of mine! She and I are so much alike and she knew that I would probably be excellent at it! I was trying to do a little research before I started and I found this information very helpful! You guys rock!

June 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm
(28) Bobbi says:

I am not currently employed with any company right now and am looking something for something just like i recently had at boulevard ent. inc. which pays hrly. they are a great company to work for but there was a misunderstanding and it has left me looking for something new. any help will be grateful thank you. :)

June 6, 2011 at 1:46 am
(29) kiki says:

hey i need to know how about going being a phone sex operator. only my hubby worked. now he is layed offf. i need to work as soon as possible. please help me.

June 8, 2011 at 10:21 am
(30) anthony says:

Its my experience that girls who know how to “milk” a guy’s wallet without coming across as greedy or just interested in the money have the most success. Many men like to be financially dominated, but at the same time they don’t want the woman to be greedy. The woman who knows how to walk that line has the best chance of success and keeping a man coming back for more. Also, its important to work for a site that allows you to market yourself and have some control over your presentation, rates, etc.

June 11, 2011 at 12:01 am
(31) shugapie says:

Hello I’m a mother of 2 and trying to go back to school. I really need a job that I can work from home because I currently do not have transportation. I am very interested in becoming a phone sex operator/text can someone please help me. I really need the money. HELP! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

June 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm
(32) serena says:

Hi im very intersted in the phone texting/sex jobs im a recently single Mother of two young children under 2 and their father is cureently unemployed atm, and isn’t paying for he’s children , i need to make some money anyway i can, to survive and make a living please someone email me the company you work for , much appreiciated :)
serena
lilyndionsmumma@hotmail.com

June 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm
(33) Bella says:

Hi im on the net trying to find out how i can make extra money, i currently go to school and work but do not make enough to care for me a my daughter, anyone with information please email me Velma06@Gmail.com

June 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm
(34) Babyj says:

Can someone tell me where I can apply … I got laid off and got a little one on the way

June 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm
(35) N/A says:

LADIES GO TO niteflirt. com

you’re welcome

July 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm
(36) Sasha says:

Hi I’m searching for a company that pays by the hour, or a dispatch company I would like the experience so that , one day I can start my own company, if you know of a company and you have tried it yourself and you know it works please email me the website so that I can apply Thanks for the help.
loveandaddictions@gmail.com

July 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm
(37) Missangie says:

Ok now after reading all your comments I’m very interested. I’m mother of 3 and my fiancé is the only one working I’ve applied to every job under the sun and no luck at all. If this pays the bills and you can make your own hours then hey y knock it? Somebody let me know how to start my bills are piling up high and we are falling behind on our rent and I’ve run out of options. Please help!

July 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm
(38) ginger says:

Hi Camille – I really like your story and what you have to say about the business. Can I work for your company? I want to get started but am scared to get ripped off. Please contact me at gingermichaels29@yahoo.com

August 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm
(39) Julia says:

At first I was a little reluctant to get into the phone sex business but the money has been great! I started my own business with a company called PayPerCall.com, I’ve been very happy. They have a great staff, and very reliable phone system for billing my customers. Plus I really love what I do. I’m happy to share the site info with you

August 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm
(40) About.com Stay-at-Home Moms Guide says:

Thank you for all of your comments. There’s obviously a need for more information so individuals can decide if working as a phone actor is right for them.

I’ve researched this industry for those of you wanting to learn more. “How to Find Phone Sex Employment” walks you through the types of companies, pay and what to expect to help you make your decision:

http://stayathomemoms.about.com/od/moneymatters/qt/How-To-Find-Phone-Sex-Employment.htm

I’m closing this discussion from further comments so readers can easily find the answers to their questions.

Apryl Duncan
Guide to Stay-at-Home Moms
http://stayathomemoms.about.com
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