Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney. Thanks for reading the blog! Reply 2 Dana October 27, at 8: I have never thought of this profession as a side hustle. Kudos to the writer for taking on this job. It seems like a great way to make some cash. Reply 3 PKamp3 October 27, at 9: How did you get the idea to apply?
Thanks for the fascinating piece! Reply 4 Darla October 27, at 9: Her dad owns adult video stores and her mom was a PSO. Thema Martin October 27, at Dana, being a PSO is a great way for me to make cash while completing other duties simultaneously.
When my friends call me, I never just stop, sit down, and talk to them. I am always multi-tasking. I do the same with my callers.
The profile for callers who want to just chat is a white male over The oldest client I ever had was We also talked for 55 minutes. I remember reading a book about a high end escort. During a one-hour session, they would have sex for only 10 minutes; the other 50 minutes would be devoted to him just talking to her.
I learned quickly that part of my job is to act like a therapist who has excellent listening skills because callers want you to just listen to their problems. Most have no one to talk to or they are ashamed to talk to others about certain issues.
Even though I taught college part time, I was making a full time salary from it. However, once the recession started, combined with more and more people not seeing value in a college degree, I went from teaching 8 classes at a time in to just 1 to 3 right now.
Therefore, I had to come up with replacement income. I remember a few years ago, a publisher had sent me a book about the escort industry to review for my blog. The book gave non-escort women advice on how to spice up their sex lives. One tip was to engage in phone sex with their lover.
She also noted how people do that for a living from home. When I started brainstorming about jobs that I could do from home or within walking distance of my home I have no car , I remembered what the book had said.
I also considered becoming an online Web researcher, which is doing research for companies from your home. Reply 8 Celia butler June 13, at 6: Reply 9 dynasty January 29, at 2: Shoot, I used to for free with my then husband when he was in the Marine Corps and deployed!
Reply 11 kriash July 19, at 4: That alone made this post worth reading. Great insight to a discreet line of work lol, I had no idea Reply 14 Steve October 27, at Also, we have something in common because I do service enlisted men and officers. The only true downside to this business is when the business executive calls and wants you to act like his biologically little girl who is still in grade school.
I get too many of those types of calls. Of course, I disconnect and flag the call. Reply 17 Gina October 27, at She has quite the wig collection that she wears to the office. I would do it. She does outcalls only so she has a security guy her boyfriend go with her. It was an major learning experience but also really odd since they were all walking around the same room there were some small, closet like places to go for more privacy.
I think doing it at home would be much easier. Not sure I could do it though. As Nicole pointed out, women are already unpaid phone sex operators.
Therefore, it is easier for them to take that leap to the paid world. There are more people doing this job than you think. My 3 specialties are: With the latter, subjects beg to buy me expensive gifts and pay my bills because that is their way of serving me.
I had a caller once who was going giving me his credit card number for me to buy some high heeled shoes. I had to command him to stop once he started reading off the number. Trust me, he is not an isolated case. Reply 20 Chinna love December 12, at However, I am looking at your picture, and I can tell that there is a PSO inside of you ready to call out: You just have to find an area to specialize in.
For instance, you could be Jessica, The Baby-making Princess. Yes, a caller called me once to role-play that we were making a baby. I always wondered if he was sterile and by role-playing making a baby, that somehow made him feel better. Or, you could be Jessica, The Moaning Princess. A caller once wanted me to just moan, no sex talk, just moan. Reply 22 Angella October 27, at I would absolutely consider doing something like this. It would have never crossed my mind! My question for T. Thema Martin is…have you ever dealt with calls that have made you very uncomfortable?
How do you handle that? Thema Martin October 27, at 1: You will receive calls from men who want to discuss taboo subjects: Once a client says any of those 6 words, I immediately disconnect the call and hit a special code that alarms my employer that a caller discussed a taboo subject.
From there, I am not sure what happens because I am off to the next caller. Whether a man works on Wall Street, No Street or Main Street, he still has the potential to ask you to role play a taboo subject.
However, he already tricked you into role playing a mother-son scenario with him. Keep in mind that it is just not the taboo calls that are disturbing or uncomfortable. I am a different type of Dominatrix. However, there are women online who would love to take your call. Reply 24 retirebyforty October 27, at 2: I wonder how long people last at this kind of job.
Does a PSO keep working for years and years? It sounds like a good side job. How much do you really make in a 4 hours shift? Does anyone in your real life know about your work and how have they reacted? Has doing this made you feel any different about those who work in the sex industry? Reply 26 Evan October 27, at 5: Webcams has to have killed this business 27 T. Thema Martin October 27, at 7: I had to take some international phone sex calls from London.
I work that segment, too. I do know the person who hired me is a married woman who has been doing it for 6 years.
It is a good side job. Also, the weekends are the busiest time when people call. Once again, your income is going to based on 2 factors: If you are willing to take almost any type of call without being selective, then you are going to make more regardless of which shift you work. Reply 28 Amy I.