A student finances her medical studies by earning nearly £ 5,000 a month – or £ 58,000 a year – by selling photos of her feet online.
But self-proclaimed foot fetishist, Sweet Arches, 28, who also works in hospital theater, warns against seeing chic footwork as a way to make a quick buck – emphasizes that she dedicates six to 10 hours a day on her sidelines and that “Aesthetic pleasant feet “like hers are essential.
With an army of 105,000 fans viewing photos of her perfectly spoiled tootsies Instagram, she also gets between 50 and 100 messages a day through an OnlyFans account, from people asking her to do everything from kissing or licking her toes to crushing ants between them.
Sweet Arches (her professional name) from Portland, Oregon, USA, who says the $ 6,000 (£ 4,860) per month pays her diploma for her fetish photos, explained, “Some people like the soles of the feet, some of the toes, some of them like to see them in different positions.
“People like to watch me crushing things with my toes, such as raspberries, grapes, or pies. I’ve actually had someone ask me to crush ants, but that’s a no for me. I don’t do anything that lives!
“Some fans like” self-worship “where I play with my feet on the camera. Others ask me to suck, kiss or lick my toes, or send them worn out boots or shoes.”
She added, “A customer asked for a pair of my boots. Many people with a foot fetish love the smelly odor, but it’s super hard for me to get my feet smelly. However, the customer was still happy even though she smelled like my coconut foot mask!
‘After doing this for a month, I tripled my hospital income as a surgical assistant – that’s $ 2,000 (£ 1,600) before tax. It is insane.
“Since I had a foot fetish myself, I started it a year ago for fun just to share pictures of my cute feet. I didn’t think I could live on it. “
Sweet Arches says she has been fascinated with her own feet and those of others since childhood.
“I’ve always had a foot fetish, enjoy pedicures and make sure my feet look good,” she recalls.
“Even when I was very young, I would always compliment people on their feet or randomly give foot massages to my friends, when most people think feet are weird. They would call me rude.”
She continued, “Then, about two years ago, a friend showed me that there was a whole community of others like me online, so I dove right in. I was so happy to find like-minded people.
“I set up my own page on Instagram in May 2019 and started posting photos and videos every day. I had no idea what I was doing but looked at other sites for inspiration, and then a few larger pages shouted at me, so my followers went up.
“Now I have 105,000 followers on Instagram and 25,000 on Twitter.”
So six months later, Sweet Arches set up an OnlyFans account – a website that allows users to pay for a subscription for exclusive content.
“I send everyone to my OnlyFans site so they can request videos or images,” she said.
“I’m still on a learning curve with everything. Some girls offer pornographic videos or photos, but I don’t.”
Sweet Arches said, “There are many different things and you can make it your own.”
In addition to fans paying monthly subscriptions and purchasing individual videos or custom content, Sweet Arches receives gift tips and recently enjoyed a day out at a spa.
She keeps custom videos to a minimum, so she has time to keep up to date with requests and messages.
“I now have nearly 1,000 subscribers to Only Fans and usually receive 50 to 100 messages or requests a day, so it’s a lot to get through – although I have a friend who used to be a porn star who gets over 1,000,” she said.
“Mine is mostly foot-related, but there are requests for other photos.
“I never get completely naked. I do respond to some daring requests, but I’m careful. “
“The strangest request was from someone asking me to get him into my car! I said absolutely not. That’s the craziest thing I’ve refused, ”she continued.
“Working in a hospital, I thought it would be counterproductive!
“However, everyone is super respectful. Even if they ask me something and I say I don’t want it, they are still very polite. “
She added, “But I do get pictures of male anatomy. That’s a job hazard! ‘
Keeping her fans happy means Sweet Arches ensures her feet are always in top shape.
“I do my own pedicures and manicures twice a month,” she said.
“I often go for natural or nude nail colors, but I will also take requests from people,” she added.
‘I also love a foot mask and have a double-sided pumice stone in the shower that I use every day.
“I think if someone takes care of their feet, the rest of their body will look good. Feet and hands are overlooked, although research shows that feet are just as sensory as the more intimate parts of the body. “
Now Sweet Arches – who says her friends and family are completely behind what she’s doing – admits that since she started her OnlyFans site, she’s also developed a hand fetish and says her work has helped her feel stronger.
She said, “I have control over my body and I can say yes or no to requests. I am so passionate about it and have so much respect for the foot fetish community. “
But she does get some negative reports about her fetish work.
“Most of the messages I get are very nice, but I get a vomit emoji every now and then,” she said.
“The most negative thing I’ve heard is that I’m fat or a chubby girl – and it doesn’t bother me at all.
“I am so grateful that I was able to earn an income from this and that I can pay for my studies.”
She explained, “My ultimate goal is to help my mom retire. She is in cancer remission and has continued to work as an auditor and quality leader through her recovery. She is a powerhouse and I would like to be able to help her. “
But with unemployment rising as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sweet Arches warns people who think selling photos of their feet is a quick way to make money.
“It takes time and dedication to get to where I am now and you have to have aesthetically pleasing feet, like me,” she said.
“I do this six to ten hours a day. It is a full-time job. You can’t just start and expect to make all this money, ”she concluded.
“You really have to respect the foot fetish community. We all take care of each other too so we will know if you are not real and if you are just looking for a way to make a quick buck.
“While the fact that I have a foot fetish myself has really helped me understand why people enjoy it so much, which probably helped me become a success.”