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How to Find Phone Sex Employment

A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Considering This Line of Work

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A news report says some moms are turning to phone sex employment for income.

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Phone sex employment is becoming popular with stay-at-home moms who want to earn extra cash while still being able to stay home with their kids. CNN reports the economy is driving many moms to turn to jobs as phone actors, also known as phone sex operators or phone entertainers.

What is a Phone Actor?

A phone actor is someone who typically takes sexually explicit calls. She is not someone who gets embarrassed by talk most people would find offensive.

This line of work isn't for everyone. According to moms who are working in this industry, you will hear things from strangers you may have never heard before and you will have to say things you may not have ever dreamed you would speak.

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Phone Actor?

The reasons for entering this controversial industry vary. The following comments are from moms who've submitted their phone actor experiences:

"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." -Alyssa

"Being a phone sex operator is my family’s sole job. I make plenty. I just bought myself and the kids an outside swingset and I love my job. I can log in whenever I want and at my company I make $1 per minute." -Sarra

"I am widowed. My husband was murdered 4 years ago and left us with no life insurance and I have a daughter to support." -Maria Lee

"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 first 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." -Camille

What About the Kids?

With phone sex employment, you set your hours. You can login to accept calls while your kids are napping or after they go to bed for the night. It's completely up to you when you work.

Investment Required

You should not pay a fee to become a phone actor. Legitimate companies pay you.

However, some companies may require you to advertise your character. Companies say this is a small price to pay to promote yourself.

Types of Companies

1. Dispatch - The company accepts calls first and then re-routes the caller to you. These companies typically pay a lower rate to phone actors.

2. Direct Dial - The caller dials you directly without the company first taking the call. You are more in control of your business and usually process payments from callers too.

3. Trolling - You'll visit chat rooms, message boards and use social media to actively seek out callers.

4. Combo - You "troll" for callers as you would in the trolling company description above but you also take calls through the company's dispatch line.

Affiliate - You promote phone sex numbers. You setup a website, visit chat rooms, message boards and use social media to get people to call. You earn money when someone calls, even though you're not the one taking the call. Some companies do allow you to take calls.

Phone Actor Payment

Phone sex employment usually pays by the hour or for talk time. For hourly pay, you earn a wage when you're accepting calls even if your phone never rings.

With talk time, you're paid for the amount of time you talk to a caller. This per-minute rate may increase the longer you keep a caller on the line. Talk time pay can be as low as 10-cents a minute or more than $1.

Some companies allow you to set your own per-minute rates. Many offer bonuses.

Your pay is usually sent by check or direct deposit weekly or monthly.

A Day in the Life of a Phone Actor

SAHMs who've reported they're working as phone sex actors say their work schedule revolves around their home life schedule. Your typical day may include getting the kids up, fed and off to school before you run errands.

At lunchtime, you put the baby down for a nap. You login to your phone actor account and are ready to take calls. While you wait, you eat and start on your household chores.

When it's time to pick up the kids, you log out of your phone actor account to stop taking calls. You spend the afternoon with your children, help them with homework, get dinner on the table and tuck them in at night.

Once everyone's asleep, you log back into your phone actor account to take more calls and troll chat rooms for new callers.

Or maybe you take the night off because your favorite TV show is on. Since you don't have a set schedule, the hours you work are up to you.

Getting Started as a Phone Actor

There are many phone actor jobs available. Research the company and ask questions before you commit.

These phone actors share tips for breaking into the industry:

"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!" -Amanda

"I have been a PSO (phone sex operator) 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." -Renee

"If you're smart and are a good business woman and are willing to learn the ins and outs 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." -Camille

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