When model Jennifer Love found herself hard-up during lockdown, a friend suggested an unusual way to make money.
The 25-year-old was between jobs as a waitress when Covid hit, and pals joked she should try to earn a few extra quid by flogging pictures of her pretty feet.
Jennifer Love found herself short of cash during lockdownCredit: Supplied
Jennifer’s pals suggested she try an unconventional way of making moneyCredit: Supplied
But Jennifer soon found that her male clients wanted more than just snaps of her toes – but their requests weren’t as racy as you might expect.
Bizarrely, she received a string of requests from blokes asking her to insult them.
She charges £40 for a 10 second shot of her feet, and £150 for a personalised three minute video where she ridicules her clients – known as ‘paypigs‘.
For a 10-minute paypig session, where Jennifer has private calls with clients who send her money in return for being mocked and humiliated, she can rake in £1,000.
Jennifer claims she makes around £4,000 during a quiet month – and double that in a good one.
However, webcam modelling can be a dangerous profession, while the ‘paypig’ industry has come under fire in some quarters for exploiting vulnerable clients.
She says: “A lot of people have criticised me saying I’m taking advantage of vulnerable men and that I should be ashamed.
“But it’s their kink to be ridiculed and to give away their money.
“I love the freedom I get from my work, I can work as little and as often as I want and I feel empowered.”
Jennifer only has to work between two and three hours a night, but admits she’s had some very odd requests, including one client who asked her to spit into the camera.
She says: “I go into my bedroom on a Friday and Saturday night in all my make-up, watch TV, and just wait for the punters to roll in.
“I have to mock and ridicule them. I call them pathetic, tell them I’m too good for them and that they should give me all their money.”
I have to mock and ridicule them. I call them pathetic, tell them I’m too good for them and that they should give me all their money
Jennifer says she gets most of her business at the weekends when men come home drunk from nights out.
She adds there is no way of defining a paypig, and her customers aren’t always what you’d think.
“I have a lot of older businessmen and also younger men who have too much time on their hands,” she explains.
“I once even had a woman client. I was very shocked, I didn’t expect to see a female on the other side of the camera.”
Jennifer says the money is rolling inCredit: Supplied
Jennifer works for a webcam agency called Off The Record which brings her greater protection and safety from unwanted and unwarranted requests.
The company even provide the women with therapy.
She adds: “I don’t do anything I don’t feel comfortable with, and for me that is anything below the waist.
“I’m in a relationship and my partner is very supportive of what I do.
I’m in a relationship and my partner is very supportive of what I do
“We have been together for a year and a half and he asks me how my day has been and what I’ve been up to.
“I tested the waters by saying I did OnlyFans because I was so worried he wouldn’t take it well.”
At first Jennifer kept her unusual job secret from her family and friends, but now everyone except her grandparents know.
She says: “Obviously my mum would rather I became a brain surgeon but the most important thing for her is that I’m happy.
“My dad is not impressed with it at all, but we still talk.”
Before becoming a camgirl, Jennifer admits she had no self-esteem and low confidence – but now she has never felt so good in her own skin.
And she hopes to start up her own agency so she can support other women in the industry.
She adds: “People say we’re forced into this work because we have no other options, but it’s not what people think it is.
“It’s a choice and we do it because we want to and we enjoy it. It’s empowering.”
Jennifer sets boundaries with her clients – and says her boyfriend is supportiveCredit: Supplied