Despite the oddity of it, selling feet pictures can be a profitable endeavor. Whether you have nice feet or not, some people are willing to pay for pictures of feet, making it a great way for you to make extra money. Learn how to sell feet pics safely with this guide.
It’s not just about people with foot fetishes. Other potential buyers include stock photo sites, marketing agencies modeling agencies, and footwear brands.
Anyone who wants to make some extra cash can sell photos of feet without being a professional foot model.
In this post, we’ll break down the steps to follow to start selling feet pics right away and share 21 places you can list your photos for sale.
How to Sell Feet Pics Online
Selling feet pics online starts with personal safety. After you get everything set up there, you’ll need to pamper your feet, take photos, then list them for sale on various platforms. You’re in complete control of your rates, and you can market your foot pics business as much or as little as you’d like.
You will have to spend time fielding scammers and dealing with people trying to get personal information from you. There’s a lot of competition, and it can take time to build a portfolio and following.
Keep Yourself Safe
When selling feet pics online, it’s important to take measures to protect your identity and safety.
Never include your face in photos
Never include your face in any photos you sell, as this could lead to someone finding out your real identity. With that comes the potential for stalking.
Beyond hiding your identity in photos, you should also create separate email addresses and social media accounts – anonymous ones with a pen name – for your foot photo business.
Do not, under any circumstances, provide your name, address, or phone number to clients.
Open a separate business account to handle payments.
Turn off location settings
Be sure to turn off location settings on your phone or camera before taking and uploading any photos, as this could also give away your location, making it easier for people to find you and figure out who you really are.
Use a VPN
Always use a VPN when accessing the internet from your computer or phone, as this will help keep your IP address hidden and prevent others from tracking your online activity.
Don’t Answer Personal Questions
People may send private messages to ask questions about your feet pictures, such as backgrounds, nail polish color, angles, etc. Those kinds of questions are the only ones you should answer.
Potential customers may attempt to ask other questions or get sensitive information from you, which is not okay. If a buyer makes you uncomfortable at any point, stop all communication and block the buyer. Report them to the site support team if necessary.
Don’t Pay Anything
Scammers may ask you to make a small payment to confirm that you’re legit. Or, they may ask you to pay transaction fees.
The only circumstance you should make payment is when you choose to pay for a membership to a legitimate sales website.
Never Accept Physical Gift Cards
It’s highly likely that the card is stolen or fake if someone offers to pay you with a physical gift card. It could also be that they plan on canceling payment once they receive your photos, so to avoid getting scammed, refuse physical gift cards.
That said, if you want to accept electronic gift cards, you can, with a little workaround.
Once you get the email with the code from the client, you can go on Amazon and purchase a new gift card with the customer’s code. You’ll be free to use the gift card whenever you want, without worrying about the customer canceling the gift card.
Accept Payment Before Releasing Photos
There are many platforms you can use to accept payments for your photos. Always check to ensure you’ve received payment before delivering the images to your buyer.
Always withdraw the money from your payment app before you send the photos.
Scammers will use PayPal’s refund policies to game the system and receive your photos for free.
Watermark Your Images
When you post images for sale, use a program like Canva to either blur the image or place a watermark on it to prove ownership.
If you fail to blur or watermark your images, other sellers may steal your photos and pass them off as theirs.
Use Secure Payment Platforms Only
Do not provide your financial information to anyone. Stick with reputable payment platforms like PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, and Patreon. If you sell photos from your own website, pay attention to the payment gateways you choose.
Never Accept Overpayments
Many scammers will offer you more than you’re asking for your photos, then ask you to transfer the difference back to them after it’s been deposited into your account.
Sometimes, they will “accidentally” pay you too much and ask you to refund the difference.
Regardless, the original payment is fraudulent, and you’ll lose money.
Pamper Your Feet
The better you take care of your feet, the higher quality your photos will be. Pampered feet sell well.
Keep Nails and Cuticles Trimmed
Trim your nails and cuticles trimmed regularly. Keep them short, but avoid cutting so short you end up with painful (and unsightly) ingrown toenails.
If you’re dealing with yellow toenails, apply the recommended anti-fungal treatment. You can also use whitening toothpaste to remove the discoloration if it is not caused by fungus.
Apply lotion every day to keep dry skin at bay. It’s a good idea to moisturize your feet at night and wear a pair of thick socks while you’re sleeping to keep the moisturizer in contact with your skin. Many high-quality foot lotions are available to keep your skin moisturized and supple.
Soak Regularly to Remove Dead/Thick Skin
Once a week, soak your feet to soften the skin on the soles. This will make it easier to remove thick and dead skin.
Get Professional Pedicures or DIY with a Home Foot Spa
Invest in regular pedicures every 4 to 6 weeks. If you cannot afford the investment, purchase a foot spa and handle foot care at home.
Wear Socks or Slippers Around Your Home
This will protect your soles and avoid staining them.
Photograph Your Feet
Once you’ve set up your business plan and have your feet ready for their close-up, it’s time to start taking photos.
Invest in the right equipment
You don’t need fancy equipment to start selling photos, but if you want to separate yourself from the competition, it’s worth investing in a few things upfront.
You may also want to take a few beginner photography courses to learn more about photo composition. YouTube also has some great tutorials if you can’t afford to buy courses.
If you don’t have someone to help you take photos, you’ll also need to invest in and master using a tripod.
You can use a good smartphone camera if you’re not quite ready to invest in a DSLR digital camera.
Investing in a basic photo editor, like Canva, PicMonkey, or Photoshop, is a good idea.
Camera vs. Cell Phone
Depending on your cell phone, you may not need a separate DSLR camera to get started. You can take advantage of cell phone filters to adjust the lighting.
Regardless of what you use, check to ensure the photo’s location is not included in the photo’s metadata.
Natural light should always be your first option, avoiding direct sunlight. Taking photos in direct sunlight makes the photos too bright and washes out your feet.
If natural lighting isn’t possible, invest in basic lighting equipment with LED lights. It will provide the lighting you need to take high-quality photos of your feet.
Props can help enhance your photos. Experiment with:
- Foot jewelry: Wear toe rings, anklets, or toe bangles to add some more feminine appeal to your photos.
- Temporary tattoos: Applying temporary tattoos can accentuate the curves of your feet.
- Flowers: Placing flowers around your feet in some photos makes for attractive photos. This is helpful if you’re targeting spas or selling to stock photo sites.
- Candles: Strategically placing candles around your feet will not only add more lighting to enhance your final photo, but it will add a mystic effect your buyers will love.
For a better chance of success at earning extra income with quality pics, pay attention to the backgrounds you use when you take photos. Ideas include:
- Sand: If you want to get the beachy effect without traveling to the closest beach, add some sand in front of your feet.
- White Bedding: White sheets and blankets will allow your feet and nail polish to really stand out.
- Marble: Purchase a marble tile and use it as the backdrop for your photos. It’s modern, trendy, and will make for gorgeous foot photos.
- Wood: Use a piece of wood with the bark intact to create contrast against your feet.
- Carpet: Put a piece of plush carpeting underneath your feet to create more symmetrical photos.
Try Multiple Foot Poses and Angles
Some buyers will prefer candid or unstaged foot photos. Others will ask for specific things – and those specific poses are where you’ll be able to make more money. Try these 10 poses to get started.
Top of the Feet
Close-ups of the top of the feet.
Bottom of the Feet
Here, the focus is on the soles of the feet. Close-ups are ideal.
The arch is the image’s main focus – the higher the arch, the better. You can take these photos from the top, bottom, or side view.
This pose involves curling the toes.
This pose involves spreading out the toes. It can be taken from the top or the bottom of the feet.
Candids aka Foot Selfies
Experiment with Niches
You can take these photos from any angle. You can play with photos with the shoes on, leaving them dangling on the feet, or kicking them off, as shown in the photos below.
Dangling on Feet
Shots of polished toes.
Close-up shots of dirty soles.
Shots of fresh pedicures, usually close-ups shot from the top of the feet.
Popular Platforms to Sell Feet Pics
When you’re just getting started with foot images, it’s best to focus on one or two sites. With more experience, you can expand to additional foot photo platforms and start your own website to
Fun with Feet
You can use Fun with Feet to sell themed collections of photos and videos. You can show some content for free while blurring other content until someone makes a purchase. Popular niches include:
- High heels
You’ll pay $9.99 for three months of selling or $14.99 for six months. Payments are processed through a private wallet, which allows you to transfer funds directly to your bank account.
Getting Started with Fun with Feet
- Create your user profile.
- Provide information for verification.
- Upload a profile photo and bio.
- Wait for account verification.
- Upload content and promote it.
Feet Finder allows people to upload and sell photos anonymously. All sellers must provide their photo ID for verification before they can start selling. There is a seller fee of $3.99/month or $14.99/year.
Feet Finder will automatically blur your photos and shows the buyer a preview before they buy.
Selling on Feet Finder
- Apply for your account and have your ID ready to upload.
- Pay the seller fee.
- Upload at least four photos or videos. Create up to 10 albums.
- Add a bio with relevant keywords to make it easier for buyers to find your profile.
- Decide on your payment structure – either flat or monthly fee.
- Check your account every day and turn on notifications, so you don’t miss buyer messages.
Instafeet is a subscription-based site that allows amateur models to upload photos and start selling anonymously. All models must be approved before photos can sell. To sell on the platform, you must provide a copy of your photo ID and follow the rules.
Instafeet charges a 10% fee on all credit card transactions.
Selling on Instafeet
- Apply for your account with your photo ID ready to upload.
- Post at least five photos to your account after you’re approved.
- Set your price (less than $10/month is recommended)
- Create a link to share on your social media to drive traffic.
Dollar Feet is a bit different than the other platforms, and for some, may not be worth it. Before you can submit content for sale, you must fill out the model application form and submit a sample video for review.
The platform pays $10 per accepted video (10 minutes long!), so you could be doing work that won’t get you paid. The model form asks for your height and weight, and you won’t be accepted if you’re not an “athletic” model.
Dollar Feet expects your videos to show your face and quite possibly your entire body, which can be an issue for many people. The platform is not based in the United States and resells the videos on wantfeet.com.
While many report this as a legit site, we recommend proceeding cautiously.
Foap is a free platform where you can sell your photos. The photos cost $10 each, and you’ll earn $5 for each sale. The remaining amount goes to Foap. If you want to earn more money, you can enter your photos in “Photo Missions,” where you’ll compete with other feet pictures for rewards ranging from $30 to $500 per image.
How to Sell on Foap
- Download the app and create an account.
- Upload your pics.
- Earn cash when your photos sell.
- Increase your earning potential with photo missions. Unload premium missions with Foap coins.
Feetify is a subscription-based site dedicated to photos. You earn cash rewards based on your activity on the site. You have the option to pay $49 in cryptocurrency to become a premium member. Doing so allows you to keep all of the sales you make through the platform.
Sales are direct between you and the buyer through private messaging.
Selling on Feetify
- Create a free account.
- Upload your photos.
- Participate on the site every day and consistently upload more photos.
- Upgrade to a premium membership.
- Connect with potential customers.
Feet Lovers Only
Feet Lovers Only is a completely anonymous community for selling feet pics, videos, and worn socks and shoes.
All Things Worn
All Things Worn is exactly what it sounds like – a marketplace for all things worn, but unwashed. This includes socks, shoes, pantyhose, and so on. You can also sell digital content here, too.
A drawback is that they pay everything with “KinkCoins,” which must be converted to cash to get paid.
Your Own Website
When you sell photos from your own website, you’ll get to keep more money in your pocket. You’ll need to build traffic, which can take time, so it’s best to add this to your business after you’ve started making sales.
You can build a site with any number of ecommerce platforms like Shopify or Nexcess StoreBuilder. Beyond selling photos, consider adding a blog where you include content about foot care and foot photography. You can also:
- Sign up for affiliate programs like Amazon Associates to sell products – foot care, photography equipment, and props
- Earn money with sponsorships from footwear and jewelry companies
- Earn cash from ads
- Create and sell a course that teaches others how to sell their own feet pics.
Etsy is a great platform for selling digital products. It’s incredibly easy to set up your seller account, post your photo samples, get reviews, and deliver products to buyers.
Etsy charges a $.0.20 listing fee and collects 5% of your total sales.
Selling on Etsy
- Create your seller’s account. Fill out your bio and add a profile photo.
- Design your Etsy shop.
- Connect your bank account.
- List your blurred/watermarked photos.
- Market your shop via your anonymous social media accounts.
- Collect payment and deliver products.
Discord is a free app that allows for voice, video, and text chat. It has more than 250 million users. Anyone age 13+ can create a Discord server and use it to connect with others. Many servers are private and invitation-only, though there are plenty of public communities you can participate in.
You can create your own Discord server to share your content and invite others to join.
Selling on Discord
Create your Discord account. You’ll have to provide some personal information, but this will remain private.
Create a server – which is nothing more than a chat room. This will attract people to your profile. Tag your server with things like:
- Selling feet pics
- Feet pics
You have the option to break your server into smaller channels, to create private forums for each of your customers. This allows you to individually address each customer and set various price points, privately.
You can connect your social media accounts to the app to make it easier to build and track your customer base and link them to your server.
Obviously more than just a place to sell your photos, you can still make money listing them here. It’s worth mentioning that Craigslist won’t oversee the payments, so you’ll be on your own to protect yourself from scammers.
How to Sell Pics on Craigslist
- Set up a Craigslist account.
- Set up a payment method.
- Blur or watermark your photo before listing.
- Use your anonymous social media accounts to promote your posts.
- Deliver photos after payment has cleared.
OnlyFans is another subscription-based platform. Though it’s most well known as an avenue for sex workers, the rise in popularity has led photographers, personal trainers, and musicians to use it to make money.
How to Sell on OnlyFans
- Create an account and keep it anonymous
- Wait for account verification (it can take 24 to 72 hours)
- Upload content
- Market the content.
Wikifeet features collections of photos of celebrity feet. You can use the forums on the site to promote and sell your content.
Whisper is an anonymous social media platform available on iOS and Android. There are 250 million monthly users across the globe, so you have access to a wide audience. The only problem is that you cannot accept payments on the platform. Like with Craigslist, you’ll have to handle that part separately.
Many people use Whisper to drive traffic to other platforms where it’s easier to sell.
Using Whisper to Sell
- Download and install the Whisper App
- Upload photos with text to advertise your business
- Communicate with potential buyers via the comment section
- Share your email with payment information or a link to your website
Tinder is a dating site, but you can create a profile and use it as a vehicle to promote your photos.
Create your account and post photos consistently.
Eventually, you’ll start getting matches and receiving messages from potential buyers.
You should be careful about using the words for sale, sell, etc. in your bio and profile, as it can get you banned. Rather than using it as a direct vehicle to sell (you’ll be responsible for handling payment on your own), you can use it as a platform to market your work.
Reddit is a forum for asking and answering questions, but the subreddit r/feetpics has over 300,000 members. That’s a lot of potential clients ready to buy your photos. Subreddits worth joining include:
Selling on Reddit
- Create your Reddit account.
- Join relevant subreddits.
- Participate – don’t just try to sell. Add value to the conversations. Ask and answer questions.
- Where appropriate, share your links to promote your photos.
Other Ways to Make Money with Feet Pics
To diversify your options, consider expanding your efforts to include:
Stock Photo Websites
To sell your photos on any of these platforms, create your account, upload the images, and receive payment whenever someone downloads them.
Print on Demand
With platforms like Printify and Printful, you can create your own products with your photos. You can create an online storefront, then whenever someone orders a product, the company prints and ships on your behalf.
You can also link your POD storefront to your ecommerce site, which is especially easy if you’re using a platform like Shopify.
Social Media Sites
You can sell products easier than ever before with social media. Facebook and Instagram shopping make it possible to sell products without an external store. You can also sell on Snapchat and TikTok. You can also leverage Facebook groups appropriately to market your side hustle.
To get started:
- Create your Facebook and Instagram account.
- Create your Shop on your Facebook Business page.
- Add and tag your products.
- Promote your store and work on growing your Facebook page.
For more tips, check out How to Sell on Instagram and How to Sell on Facebook.
Setting Your Rates
Setting your rates is nerve-wracking for many ecommerce business owners, especially if you’re new to a niche.
Whatever rate you set, stick with it. If you compromise on your price, your clients will either start to believe that your work is of subpar quality or the price of your work is open to negotiating in the future. Save yourself the hassle and set the tone from the beginning.
Spy on Your Competition
Take a look at what other people are charging for similar photos. Pay attention to the size of their portfolio and how long they’ve been active on the particular platform you’re using.
Beyond pricing, take note of the poses that sell the best. Are the photos indoors or out? Do they have jewelry and other props? Use their styling tips to help grow your business faster.
The foot photo niche is one where many veterans are willing to help out the newbies. It’s okay to reach out to various foot photographers and ask for tips.
Start Low and Work Your Way Up as Your Portfolio Grows
Expect to start out at around $5/photo and grow your way to $100/photo. As you build a clientele, get reviews, etc., you can invest in equipment to take better photos and justify higher rates.
Marketing Your Feet Pics
Promote on Social Media Channels with Hashtags
To increase the chances of people finding your photos on social media, promote them with hashtags. Some good ones include:
Optimize Your Listings on Various Websites
Each platform your sell your feet pics on will have a profile and product listings you can optimize. Describe the photos accordingly. Categorize them in the appropriate niches, and use keywords where necessary to make them easier to find.
Drive Traffic to Your Website with Ads
Use ads on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Google, and other platforms to drive traffic to your website. If you haven’t started your own ecommerce website yet, you can still use ads to drive traffic to your social media profiles and profiles on the foot pic marketplaces.
Is Selling Feet Pics Right for You?
If you like the idea of earning passive income and are willing to put in the work consistently to build up a portfolio and following, this could be a way to earn decent money. Selling pics like this is one of many legit ways to make money online. You can combine it with other ventures to increase your monthly income.
You can still list pics for sale even if you don’t think you have “foot model” quality feet. Since you can stay anonymous, you don’t have to worry about embarrassment.