Ever considered a career as a cam girl (or boy)?
The kinky industry which sees workers earn an eye-watering salary has become popular over the years.
In lockdown especially, more people turned to a job that enables them to choose their own hours and office.
One woman who wants to pass on her wisdom is OnlyFans creator and cam star MelRose Michaels.
The model and YouTuber has over 352,000 followers on Instagram as she uses it to share success.
Not only does she run her own marketing firm and fashion brand, MelRose just launched Sex Work CEO, a school for sex workers.
Now speaking exclusively to Daily Star, she’s revealed all about her kinky venture.
She said how over the pandemic she saw millions of people trying to get involved in the sex industry.
The star added: “I came from a business background.
“I’d worked in mainstream marketing and sales.
“Prior to becoming a creator, I used those skills to become one of the top cam models in the business.
“I launched Sex Work CEO as a business resource for sex workers because I wanted hem to think of themselves as business people.”
MelRose wants to share her wisdom so others can have the tools they need to be successful.
She continued: “The outside world thinks this is easy, that it’s just taking your clothes off and picking up a camera. It’s not.
“If I can make MORE sex workers successful, they’d have the financial resources to become a stronger force to fight back that stigma.
“My lessons are generally applicable to all creators with the caveats no one tells you to make them work as a digital sex worker.
“I’m one who personally believes arguing your case for change is a small percentage of the fight for change.”
MelRose teachers everything from general productions skills which include finding the lighting and camera angles.
She also educates people on how to sext for money, as well as expanding your brand with a podcast.
The model revealed: “This is a rapidly changing industry, so we’re always adapting.
“I want Sex Work CEO courses to become a hub long after I’ve stopped filming adult content.
“Like any CEO, I’m always looking around the corner at emerging markets, and I want to build a product that adapts.”
Aside from her businesses and brands, MelRose also pockets a fortune from OnlyFans.
She told how she’s managed to build her dream home outside of Nashville and collected a few sports cars, including two Porsches.
The bombshell admitted: “I make a lot of money on OnlyFans, But as a good business person, I don’t put all my eggs in one basket.
“So in addition to being on OnlyFans, I also cam regularly on Stripchat, monetise texting and calling on SextPanther.
“And I am building a following on newer platforms, like My.Club. I use that money to invest in new businesses.”
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But despite being a busy woman, MelRose wouldn’t ditch any platform for OnlyFans.
She concluded: “I wouldn’t ditch any platform for OnlyFans despite the amount of success one can find.
“The sort of content I sell is the kind where I get naked. But even then, I’ve diversified by adult content.
“Yes, there’s the basic video content, but then there’s also cosplay, ASMR, different fetishes and custom content.”