When I heard that folks were selling feet pics online, I thought they were nuts!
I had no idea there was a market for feet pictures until I looked into it.
It turns out that it’s a realistic way to earn money online.
To the point that some people can get by pretty comfortably by selling pictures of their feet!
Some women reportedly make $70K a year with this gig.
If this sounds exciting, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about making money off your feet pictures online.
I’ll go over the ins and outs of the process, where to sell your photos, how much to charge, potential pitfalls, and essential tips to keep in mind.
If you go through this entire guide, you’ll be armed with all the know-how you need to start this off-the-beaten-path business.
Let’s get started.
Who Buys Feet Pictures?
As a beginner, I’m sure your first question is: who buys all these feet pictures?
Aside from those who are into feet, many businesses require these photos.
Included among these are the following examples:
- Stock photo sites
- Businesses that provide pedicures and foot care
- Foot jewelry makers
- Shoe manufacturers
- Modeling agencies
- Movie production companies
Is Selling Feet Pics Legal?
Local laws may or may not permit you to sell pictures of your feet online.
But in general, the legal age for selling photos is 18.
Checking if you have legal permission to sell certain types of images is crucial.
This can get a little murky.
For example, some websites will pay more for higher-quality foot pics.
They may ask for a particular position or set of scenarios.
No matter the platform, you must know its responsibilities and risks.
You should also only sell your feet pictures, not other sources.
Is Selling Feet Pics Dangerous?
Not at all.
As long as you treat it as a business and do things cautiously.
We’ll review some tips in the next section to protect you.
How To Sell Feet Pics Without Getting Scammed
We’ll go over the process of selling pics later.
Let’s first arm you with the proper knowledge to keep yourself safe in this business.
1. Only Sell From Reliable and Reputable Online Platforms
We can’t deny that there’s another side to making money online.
Scammers use phony sites to steal from naive, would-be entrepreneurs and regular folks.
So, the first thing you need to do is to find a reliable and secure online marketplace to sell your photos.
The following are some factors to take into account:
- The site needs to have a shielded URL.
- It has to accept standard payment methods.
- You’ve at least heard about it.
- It has amassed good user reviews across the board.
- Trusted sources should acknowledge it.
After considering all these factors, you can sign up for these sites and conduct your business.
2. Write Up a Clear Terms & Conditions Document Beforehand
Many of us fail to realize that accepting a website’s Terms and Conditions constitutes a legal agreement between us and the website.
And even if we’re aware of this, we often skip over the text and tick the checkbox to move on.
Most of your customers probably won’t read your terms either.
But it’s important to set this place to eliminate complications and vagueness before selling your feet pics.
3. Put Watermarks on All Your Photos
A watermark is some text or logo superimposed on top of an image to indicate that the document underneath is private property.
The vast majority of us ignore this function.
However, it can prevent customers from reselling or misusing your feet pics.
4. Always Use a Separate Work Email or Phone Number
Don’t ever use your own personal email or phone number to sell your foot pictures.
Instead, make a new one specifically for your business.
Better yet, use a fictitious name while registering for such services.
Giving away your authentic contact details makes you vulnerable to scammers.
The Google Voice app allows you to create a free phone number forwarded to your regular phone without anyone ever seeing your number.
5. Create a Professional-Looking Portfolio of Your Feet Pics
Ideally, you want to shoot your images in the most professional way that you can manage.
Take them in perfect lighting, at different angles, with a wide range of poses, etc.
Create a one-of-a-kind portfolio that stands out once you’ve shot and edited your original images of your feet.
Your portfolio of high-quality images must serve as a calling card to potential clients.
This should also deter scammers, show them you mean business, and know what you’re doing.
6. Try Not to Reveal Your Appearance
Pictures of your feet taken to sell them should be cautiously managed.
Some people are out there who are willing to take your images and sell them on the black market for more money than you charge for them.
Preventing this situation is crucial, as is keeping any aspect of your appearance hidden from prospective customers.
It can attract stalkers and other undesirables to you.
The safest method to avoid such people is to maintain the secrecy of your identity and appearance.
Pictures can also be sold on social media platforms.
And we all know that some platforms use trackers to publish our locations.
In any case, make sure that your business has its account.
If you don’t want your profile to be traceable to you, turn OFF the location services.
7. Use a VPN to Secure Your Connections
Does online privacy even exist?
We could argue about this all day.
But there are precautions you can take to make you less vulnerable to online folks with bad intentions.
To keep your data safe, a VPN will encrypt your device’s IP address.
In addition, it encrypts your data and sends it across encrypted channels to remote servers.
8. Take Your Own Sweet Time
The Federal Trade Commission reports that the common tactic used by con artists is to “pressure” their victims into taking immediate action.
Therefore, be wary of customers who seem to be rushing you or who request more images before sending payment.
Don’t get distracted by the tricks that get you to part with your money.
9. Keep an Eye on Customers Who Overpay
Avoid the online ploy of overpaying for the item to acquire it for free.
How does this scam work?
The first step is to get the seller to accept an excessive tip.
A refund request is made by the buyer afterward.
A complete or partial refund may be issued, depending on the original payment method.
In this case, the scammer gets your money back and your photos (for free).
A solution to this problem is agreeing to deliver additional images in exchange for the overcharge.
You may want to avoid refunds altogether.
10. Don’t Answer Personal Questions
If you get into the side of this business that gets a little shady, customers asking you personal questions won’t be uncommon.
Being friendly and polite is a must for an entrepreneur.
However, it might be challenging to fully comprehend the other party in a business transaction when communicating with them online.
A feeling of familiarity with a returning customer is natural.
However, con artists can use this relationship to learn your private details.
Discontinue the conversation right away if it veers from business to personal.
11. Do Not Accept Gift Cards as Payment
Never accept a gift card as payment if another method is available.
Gift cards are a popular payment method for scammers because they can be canceled before the victim can use the funds.
If the buyer’s card is successfully canceled, they get free photos of your feet.
The only way around this is to use the gift card immediately or exchange it for another one before it expires and becomes useless.
However, to ensure you get paid, you should only accept payments in cash, checks, or through reputable online payment platforms like PayPal.
12. Do Not Accept Haggling
Even though haggling is commonplace in business, stick to your original asking prices.
Customers will always try to negotiate a lower price if they sense you are open.
Don’t skimp on quality if you want to succeed in this industry.
Customers will gladly pay your asking price if they are impressed by your product.
And if they’re not, there are enough platforms to put up your product and attract a different kind of buyer.
13. Never Send Pictures Before You Receive Payment
Payment fraud ranks highest among the many challenges online vendors face.
Most fake customers have good communication skills and quickly acquire your trust.
They give you glowing reviews of your work without ever viewing it, and once you fall for it, they demand full access to your files and refuse to pay you.
Here’s how you can avoid payment fraud:
- Do not release your content until you receive at least 80% of the payment.
- Provide receipts to your clients who pay.
- Be upfront about how your transactions go.
14. Downgrade the Quality of Your Sample Images or Use Premium Blurs
Sometimes, clients want samples of your feet photos to test your credibility.
This part is where you need to keep your wits about you.
Even legit customers will ask for these samples, but you can protect yourself by blurring your photos.
After finalizing the contract’s conditions and making any necessary payments, you can remove the security measures and deliver the actual goods.
The following are some apps you can use to blur your photos:
You can add an extra layer of security by using an app like KeepSafe to password secure or fingerprint lock your photos.
15. Be Wary of Fake Payment Screenshots
Scammers are increasingly using this technique to dupe naive victims.
Most don’t realize we’ve skipped over the bank account verification step by only checking the screenshots.
Photo editing apps are responsible for more than 25,000 victims every day.
There are many tools at a scammer’s fingers for creating and editing fraudulent payments.
When agreeing to share your feet photos, it’s best not to rely entirely on the screenshot but to double-check your bank account.
If you need to verify the account immediately, request the unique ID that can be obtained only once a live payment has been made.
The recipient’s time, date, and account information have all been taken directly from the financial institutions used by the senders.
16. Only Accept Payments Within Your Chosen Platform
Here’s one way to eliminate many potential issues as a feet pic seller.
That is only to accept payments within your chosen platform.
It’s safe to assume, provided that your platform is legit, that it will have the regular payment methods we’re familiar with.
Criminals can steal your personal information and then blackmail you by sending you funds from phony bank accounts via third-party links (Phishing) or by using a Remotely Integrated Link (RIL).
Website proprietors risk losing their hard work due to a security breach, so they have safeguards against such attacks.
Where To Sell Your Feet Pics
OK, now that you know how to be safe out there, it’s time to explore your options for where to sell your photos.
Finding one or two reliable ones is fantastic.
However, leveraging multiple platforms will bring you more profits!
One option is to post pictures of your feet on your website.
You wouldn’t have to give any platforms a cut of your earnings.
Shopify is the quickest and easiest option for launching your online store.
Since maintaining a website requires time and money, you should weigh the pros and cons carefully.
Your feet are a vital part of your body, and proper foot care is something you could write about.
Many people are interested in learning more about body care.
That’s why blogs like these show up a lot in search results.
Help them with dry skin and proper foot care.
Promote both the post and the photos of your feet by highlighting them on your website.
Given the time and effort required to build an audience and attract them to your business, this strategy is best implemented after establishing a brand.
You can earn money from:
- Endorsement deals with shoe and jewelry companies
- An online course that teaches others how to promote their own feet pics
- Affiliate programs to promote foot care items
If you want to get into the business of selling feet, know that you’re not limited to selling your feet pics yourself.
To capitalize on consumers’ insatiable need for all things food-related, you could, for example, create a line of products featuring your feet.
This is where Prinitfy comes into the picture.
You can choose the items you wish to customize and submit your photos or designs to the site.
Make your custom mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, shoes, photo cases, and totes, just a few options.
You can sit back and wait for your money to be deposited into your bank account or PayPal.
With a trust pilot rating of 4.6 and more than 210K monthly active users, Feetify is among today’s most popular and trustworthy feet pic selling platforms.
This platform matches buyers and sellers worldwide and takes 20% of the final sale price as a commission.
The most excellent feature of this service is that it does not pry into the personal transactions between buyers and sellers.
You can also upgrade to a premium account, which grants you access to more services for a one-time fee of about $49 for a year of service.
Here, premium members benefit from increased privacy during customer conversations and the ability to keep all the money they earn.
Even if no one buys your work, you could still be eligible for $10 to $1,000 incentives.
Another platform to consider is InstaFeet, founded by Fabian Lejsek in Santa Clara in 2017.
If you want to join and protect your anonymity while getting extra help selling your feet photos, you’ll need to shell out a subscription fee.
In other words, you pay for exposure, and Instafeet will bring in the buyers.
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Since you’re only a seller on OnlyFans, remember that it receives 20% of all your subscriptions.
If you post consistently, you can immediately generate income by creating excitement around your content.
Of course, you’ll have to charge customers to view this content.
This model provides the creators with a steady stream of income month after month (provided you sustain your popularity).
Although you might think that OnlyFans is only meant for lewd content, it also accepts singers, personal trainers, photographers, and other professionals with marketable skills.
FeetFinder is one of the largest and most trustworthy online marketplaces for selling feet pics.
With FeetFinder, users can anonymously buy and sell images of their feet.
All sellers must show government-issued picture identification before they can begin selling photos.
Remember that FeetFinder charges a seller fee of $3.99 per month or $14.99 per year.
If you upload a photo of your feet to the website, the system will automatically blur it so potential buyers can get a vague impression.
Of course, they’ll have to pay first to view your products.
You might have heard of Etsy before.
It’s an online marketplace where users can buy and sell handmade goods.
Please be aware that selling actual photographs of feet is not the platform’s primary objective.
To succeed in this market, you have to use your creativity.
It’s simple to profit from images of feet on Etsy.
To attract more buyers, you may, for instance, model feet products.
Taking high-quality photos of feet increases the marketability of the product.
As a platform, Etsy facilitates communication between foot models and those looking to buy foot-related products.
The free site Foap will let you sell pictures of your feet.
Please note that Foap is not specifically about feet but rather about photography.
Foap streamlines the process of uploading product photos for vendors and advertises them to prospective buyers.
There are also “photo missions” that allow you to submit your best shots for a chance to win cash rewards of up to $500.
Anyone who wants to buy one of your photos will have to shell out $10, of which $5 will go to you.
Yes, unfortunately, that’s half of your sales.
But the website also features your photos and provides other opportunities to stand out.
Discord Feet Pics Channel
Discord is a chat platform that can be used on any device or operating system.
It’s not a site that’s solely dedicated to selling photos.
There are more than 300 million active users on this site.
You can find and connect there with others who share your interests and eventually become close friends.
Communities centered around shared interests (in this case, feet) can be excellent places to connect directly with like-minded folks.
Discord suddenly becomes a place to make money and share ideas with others.
You can also start your exclusive channel and welcome your trusted client base to join the conversation.
With Meta at its helm, Instagram’s popularity skyrocketed.
It was formerly a central photo-sharing platform but has since evolved into a quiet commercial center.
You must create an Instagram business account and publish and promote material using hashtags and captions.
Here’s how you can earn money by posting feet pics on Instagram:
- Sponsored posts
- Commissions from affiliate links
- Sell feet pics directly
- Work as an Instagram coach and teach others how to sell feet pics.
- Work on your brand and conduct promotions.
Instagram’s potential is vastly underrated but can replace your day job!
If you’re looking for a website with a large selection of classified ads, there’s no better place than Craigslist.
More than 70 countries contribute to the site’s monthly 20+ billion pageviews.
Taking pictures of your feet and posting them on this site can attract a large following and boost your profile’s popularity.
Signing up for an account here will also give you access to a community forum to interact with folks who share your interests.
This is to make sure that your ads get the right eyeballs.
Not only are sales converted at a high rate, but so are commissions (because there is no intermediary).
You can set up payments with providers you’re familiar with, which opens up the chance to negotiate with buyers.
The site features images of famous people’s feet and attracts many visitors.
Most site users have a penchant for feet, so there’s a space for you to post pictures of your feet and sell them.
You can use this chance to advertise your website and profile and the photos you’ve taken of your feet.
Fun with Feet is a platform for buying and selling feet-related items.
To start making money from your feet photo portfolio, create a profile and show it to interested parties.
Fun with Feet suggests catering to a niche market of people particularly interested in feet by creating distinct categories.
It showcases a range of pricing options for foot photos and presents paid and free opportunities.
The listing fee on Fun With Feet is only $9.99 for three months ($3.33 per month) or $14.99 for six months ($2.50 per month).
Your earnings are available for withdrawal when they enter your Fun With Feet wallet.
As the platform suggests, Whisper is for people who wish to discreetly and covertly sell photographs of their feet.
Whisper is a free, encrypted messaging app that only requires initial account creation.
Your published content is called “Whisper” here, and potential customers can only reach out to you through postings or public comments.
This is NOT an eCommerce platform, so you MUST transact privately.
Last but not least is the major social media network, TikTok.
If you want to boost your feet-selling business, you can gain popularity by publishing short videos on this platform.
You must share your material on TikTok using the appropriate hashtags on relevant group boards.
Here’s how you can earn on TikTok:
- Partnering with brands and getting paid to collaborate with others
- Publishing sponsorship videos
- Advertising your main platform where you sell feet pics
- TikTok fund payouts
Being genuine, open, and original in your content can boost your profile and increase sales.
How To Prep Your Feet For Pics
Your feet will be bringing home the bacon, so treat them nicely!
Folks generally want pictures of well-maintained feet, but there is also a market for dirty feet in poor condition.
If you’re starting to build your portfolio, it’s best to get your feet camera-ready with the following tips:
Applying moisturizer regularly is the best way to keep dry skin at bay.
Massaging your feet before bed and wearing thick socks can help the nighttime moisturizer stay in contact with your skin.
Many high-quality foot lotions are available for those who want to use them regularly.
A weekly foot soak can help to soften the skin on your soles.
That way, sloughing off coarse, dry skin will be easier.
Give Yourself a Pedicure
Spend money on a pedicure every four to six weeks.
Think of it as an investment.
If you can’t afford professional care, consider purchasing home foot spa stuff and treat yourself at home.
Don’t Neglect Your Ankles
Your ankles will likely be in most pictures, so ensure they’re soft and exfoliated.
Feet Pic FAQs
How can you sell your feet pics at higher prices?
The trick is to improve the quality.
You need to know how to pose your feet properly for images of your feet.
You can adjust your foot placement to get the most exciting shots.
There are only so many ways to take photos of your feet, so get creative!
Maybe paint your toenails or wear jewelry to stand out.
You can also play around with props, lighting, and backdrops.
The key is to be memorable.
Check out the exciting and find out which products of theirs sell the most.
Then, create your version to attract some of their client bases.
Is selling feet pictures online as easy as it sounds?
Some people may find it easy to sell feet pictures online, while others struggle.
The hurdle is to get customers interested in your images so that some marketing skills will benefit you greatly.
It might be easier for you if you already have a solid following online.
However, if selling feet pictures is out of your character or brand image, this might be polarizing for your audience.
Can you sell feet pictures that you didn’t take yourself?
To avoid breaking the law, you should sell your images or artwork.
However, if you adhere to copyright policies, you can sell altered photos, images from a third-party website, or pictures that do not legally belong to you.
For example, you could have to get the OK from the proprietor and then pay them royalties first.
Is it dangerous to sell feet pics online?
It’s not dangerous, but it’s not perfectly safe, either.
We’re talking about selling photos of a part of your body.
So, NEVER reveal your identity or where you are; always keep your details to yourself.
And while I’d like to think that only good people would ever purchase a foot pic online, it’s best to err on the side of caution.
Things get freaky on the internet.
How much can you charge for feet pics these days?
Depending on the quality of your photos, you’re looking at anywhere between $10 and $150 per image.
You should charge what you think is fair in light of the time and thought you put into your work.
You can keep prices low for now and gradually increase them as you determine what sells.
Selling feet pics is a fantastic idea for a side hustle.
However, ensure you’re always safe by never revealing your identity and only transacting on trusted sites.
Have fun with it, and get creative.
You’re probably a newbie at this, so enjoy the ride and see where it goes.
You might make a living off this unusual gig.