With the cost of living on the rise, many people are turning to alternative forms of income to make ends meet.
One such way is OnlyFans, a subscription based service women are using to fund their lifestyle.
Most recently, a woman quit her job as a police office to earn thousands.
And none other than Katie Price has turned to the site in order to make some extra cash.
Now, a mum of one who lost her job during the pandemic makes thousands of pounds each month on the site, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Hannah Veillet, 32, has racked up thousands of subscribers to her pictures and videos.
Hannah, from Brecon in South Wales, was forced to claim Universal Credit after quitting her job as a teaching assistant.
She started up her own beauty salon in February 2020, but just weeks later the world was plunged into lockdown.
Hannah told Wales Online: “I like to keep active and I was at home bored – it was hard being in the house not knowing when it was going to end.”
Restless and struggling to stay busy, Hannah said she’d heard stories about people making money by posting content on OnlyFans and decided to try her hand at it herself.
She continued: “I think I always knew I could make money from my body.
“People have approached me for cam work in the past, but I never believed I could. I never wanted to step out of my comfort zone.
“I didn’t think just anyone could do it, but then I saw people doing it who were just normal, everyday people. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what body type you have.
“Maybe it was turning 30 that changed things, but I didn’t have the confidence before to do it.”
Within her first month on OnlyFans Hannah says she tripled her teaching assistant wage, and her fanbase has been growing ever since.
Today she has thousands of subscribers who pay a $15 monthly subscription for her content.
She’s also racked up more than 278,000 TikTok followers and 85,000 followers on Instagram.
While she didn’t want to disclose her exact earnings, she said she earns “tens of thousands” on the platform every month and said it had “really taken off in the last six months.”
Hannah’s typical work week involves hours of shooting pictures and videos herself for a few hours a day, and answering messages from her fans.
She says she has an “edgy cowgirl vibe”, meaning lots of snaps in fields and stables, and she also makes personalised content on demand for her subscribers.
Hannah said a lot of farmers subscribe.
She said: “I spend two or three days a week – maybe six hours in total – making content. There’s a lot of planning involved. Even if you’re only making a ten-minute video, there are outfit changes etc involved, so it’s not just making the content.
“I spend two or three hours a day answering messages – I get maybe 200 or 300 messages a day. It can be general chit-chat, ‘how’s your day’ type thing, or it can be people requesting custom content.
While most people would baulk at the very thought of baring all online, Hannah said she “doesn’t feel shy or embarrassed” about what she does and said she felt there were several reasons why people pay for content on OnlyFans.
Admitting her choice of career was a “massive risk”, Hannah said she is unlikely to be able to return to teaching work or other similar jobs. She used to get upset by people commenting on her choice of work online but said she no longer feels this way.
Hannah added: “I think there is still a lot of judgement around what I do and there always will be. I get hate comments a lot.
“People are entitled to their opinion on it, but I don’t think there’s any need for people to be nasty. At the start, I got quite hurt.
“I am from a smaller town and people were trying to jeopardise friendships and relationships. That upset me.
“People ask why I am selling pictures of my body, or call me a slag for sharing pictures of myself. I don’t read the comments anymore. I don’t care – I am making the money and it’s the financial freedom of making money I could otherwise never make.”
Hannah’s new-found financial position has, in her words, been “life-changing” both for her and her family.
She said: “I discussed it with them before setting it up and I wouldn’t have done it without their support. They were fine about it. They care that I am happy and safe, which I am.
“It’s been life-changing for them too. I don’t come from a very wealthy background, so it’s nice to be able to treat them too. I bought my mum a chainsaw. We’ve been on trips away too and made memories. It’s very overwhelming and has been a huge lifestyle change.
“I haven’t changed myself – I’m not buying designer handbags or anything. I’m quite aware that it might not last forever so I’m trying to save my money. I’d like to have a property portfolio, so I’ve got something to show for it.”